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Tick, Tick, Tick…

Boom.

Maggie picked up a tick – attached to the upper fold of her ear!! – while we were in Vermont for Easter. Ah, the joys of a Sunrise Service on a beautiful hill-top that is also a cow field ๐Ÿ˜‰

So…that was Sunday morning. However, she didn’t mention anything about her ear hurting until MONDAY morning. And that was only to let me know that tucking her hair behind her ear hurt a bit. I looked quickly and at first glance it looked like she had a few scratches in her ear…until I realized that it was LEGS. (barf!!!)

Ya. “Uhm, Mike!!! I NEEEEED YOU!!!” Thank God he hadn’t left for work yet!

We were able to remove the body (SO.GROSS.), but the head was clearly staying put. Yep – Maggie stayed home from school because I was *SURE* the doctor would want to see her. Of course, I couldn’t get a hold of Dr. Pedi until we were already on our way to a different doctor for Logan (Dr. Neck for the nodules in his throat. What? I haven’t mentioned this before? Hm. Next post, I guess). Dr. Pedi didn’t need to see Maggie. I could have sent her to school. HRM. They just need us to watch her for the next 30 days and see if she shows any signs of…well…anything.

So…Tuesday morning, Maggie wakes up and is coughing (not unusual – we ALL are). But she’s coughing so much that she makes herself sick. And at that point I was 99% sure that it’s ONLY because she’d been coughing. (She didn’t even cough for the rest of the day!!) Day 2 of no school for Maggie. OY!

Wednesday went by without a hitch…until bed time. Maggie starts complaining that her arms are itchy. Cue the panic in mom…as a rash is one of the things we’re supposed to be looking for!! Anyway, pretty sure it’s just dry skin, but we’re obviously keeping a close eye on it.

Fingers crossed that it’s nothing!!

Bridging to Brownies

Maggie is officially a Brownie! She has such wonderful scout leaders. They’ve been with the troop for 2 years now and are going to continue with it next year as well. I’ve been so impressed with how much they’ve been able to accomplish!

Anyway – it was a sweet ceremony. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry it’s so blurry – pretty sure Maggie RAN across the bridge ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dear Santa

Maggie wrote a letter to Santa…asking for him to send an Elf on the Shelf.

Burke doesn’t want one (he’s afraid ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

It reads:

Dear Sata (Santa),

My name is Maggie.

Sata can I and my faly (family) have a Elf on the Shelf thenk (thank) you.

When I am 100 Years Old…

Maggie’s teacher does these exercises during class and then puts all of the papers into a binder and sends the “book” home for parents and kids to read together. They request “fan mail” to be sent back with the book.

I’d heard about this book LONG before it reached my house. Every parent I came across mentioned it…thank goodness…so I was well prepared for Maggie’s entry:

Typical entries were “I will play with my toys” or “I will be working and making lots of money” … I’m kind of glad that Maggie isn’t typical. If you can’t read it, she wrote, “I will get married to Charlie”

Dance Picture Day!

Today was picture day at Maggie’s Dance class. She’s dressed in her outfit for the recital that is on Saturday.

Maggie’s in the 1st row, 2nd from the right.

My First Field Trip!

(As a mom-chaperone, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I went with Maggie’s class to a local tavern-turned-museum. We got to ride the bus and everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Playing a Colonial-Time Game

Let Me Put My Surprised Face On

We’ve been talking up switching Maggie and Logan out so that Burke and Logan will be sharing a room and Maggie will have her own room. The first few times we brought it up, there were tears and no one wanted a change. Okay, no biggie – it just wasn’t time.

Recently, along with a trip to Jordan’s Furniture – just to look, we brought up the whole “Maggie into Logan’s room” thing again. THIS time, everyone’s on board (although, Burke is most definitely going to miss Maggie).

To make the switch more appealing, we’ve talked about a new bed and painting the (currently blue) room.ย  Wanna guessย  what color Maggie has in mind for her walls? Can you believe there’s actually a color called Princess Pink?! Ya. That’d be her choice. Luckily, it’s not Pepto-bismol pink, and even better – it’s just paint ๐Ÿ˜‰