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Sunday, December 30, 2007


Ok, I don't think I can be the only one to be blamed for everyone getting sick!!

It looks like we can add Uncles Doug & Eugene to the list of those that got it.

I was told there were signs posted at the St John Nursing Home that the flu bug was spreading rampant there and to PLEASE don't even visit. Well my father stopped in there Xmas day to visit his brother-in-law. SO......he could of easily picked some germs up there. ALSO, don't I have an aunt & a cousin that BOTH work there....and weren't they BOTH at the Walter Xmas!?!?

New Camera!

Yesterday we went shopping & Lexi used her giftcard she got from Nana & Grandpa & bought herself a digital camera. She's really having fun with it. You can add picture frames & stamps & it even has a video function so she can record her own videos! I'll maybe have to set her up with her own blog so she can share her pictures & videos. But for now, here are some of her pictures & what she did with them. I didn't do any of the special effects, she did that all on her own!



Wow...that is the number of people in the family that was hit by that nasty flu bug!! I've never heard of so many people getting sick like this! I saw a doctor at the gym last night & asked if there were alot of people in the clinic this week with the bug & he said yes...so..it's not just the Fischer's spreading it around!!

Is there anyone I don't have listed here that got it?!

It started with Lexi....then Zander, Zachary, & Nick got it. Then Phil, Eric, & my dad got it. Then I got it. Then I heard that Dennis (who managed to still deliver the mail while puking his guts out...glad I'm not on his mail route!!!), Shad, Cary, McKayla, Cary's mom all got it. And then Dave & Marcie (Phil's parents) came to our house on Wed/Thurs, went home & BOTH got it. Hoping they didn't take it to Wisconsin with them!!

The good thing (if there is such a thing when dealing with viruses!) is that it WAS a short bug & didn't last more than 24 hours. I couldn't imagine being sick longer with that one! Course, it DID make me smile when I stepped on the scale for my weigh-in!!

I'm still working on getting photos/videos posted from Christmas.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nachreiner Xmas

We had the Nachreiner Xmas on Saturday. Here's a video mix of that...of which some was taped by Lexi!

The Flu...

Well it's still hitting the Fischer house.

Xmas Day we all loaded up in the van to head to Sanborn. We got to New Ulm & Zander had been whiney for awhile & Zachary didn't look good. So we decided to turn around & Phil stayed home with the two boys while Nick, Lexi, & I headed to the Walter Xmas.

Wednesday night Phil ended up getting sick. He had a tummy ache & the diarrhea. He went to bed early last night. I stayed up until about 11:30...still feeling fine & convincing myself I was NOT gonna get it! I couldn't fall asleep right away & laid there until about 1:00. I think I feel asleep then but woke up at 2:00 am.....tummy starting to hurt.....I then got the diarrhea with the upset stomach. I was dealing with that from 2 until about 6 & then managed to fall asleep for a couple of hours.

I'm not feeling quite as bad as Phil did & I'm *hoping* mine is passing quick. My tummy is still a little upset.

Got a call this morning from my dad.....I guess he got hit last night with it...the puking bug. It's going around. It hit here about every 2 days, starting Sat night with Lexi, Mon night with the 3 boys & then Wed night with Phil & I.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

What a night......let's actually go back a couple of nights to start with.

Saturday was the Nachreiner Xmas party. I've got pictures & videos to share but that will have to wait. We got home late Saturday night, around 11:00. Got all the kids to bed & Phil. Eric stayed over so him & I were playing Scrabble...until 12:30 or so I think it was. I finally went to bed & then couldn't fall asleep. Which was probably a good thing? I laid there until 1:30 am.......and then Lexi came in our room & said "Daddy....I just puked in my room" Well, Daddy was snoring away so I got up right away & put her on the couch. Then asked if she needed a bowl.....went to her room & oh my. I am NOT the one that can handle that stuff. It was NASTY. I tore her room apart & took the bedding down to the laundry room. Oops, couple of chunks dropped on the stairs....that's gonna have to be dealt with later. I started the wash & headed back up to her....it's about 2:00 am & she's getting sick again. We were on the couch all night & she was getting sick alot......with it finally turning into the heaves. Then Nick woke up around 8:00 & came to the living room. Lexi got sick again about 8:45 & after that I went to get Phil up & told him I needed to get SOME sleep as I was up with her all night. So he got up & tended to the 3 boys, well 4 if you count Eric. Lexi then went to sleep in Zachary's bed. Phil took the kids to church so her & I could get some rest. Then they went to Grandma's for lunch & gave us some more time alone which was what I needed after that night! (THANK YOU PHIL)

Lexi was in bed until 5:00 that night & still feeling icky but managed a bath & ate a piece of toast. Today she woke up & her tummy hurt on/off all day but I think it was more nerves for the Xmas program at church she was in more than the flu bug.

She did NOT want to go to church, but once we got her dress on & did her hair all pretty, she was feeling better about it. She did just fine at church......

So after church we picked up a pizza for supper & came home. Santa had been to our place while we were gone so we opened presents & at that time everyone seemed fine. (I'll post pics/videos of that later too). Everything seemed to be going fine until it was time to eat the pizza....and I had made little smokies. Nick was slouched over at the table & said his side hurt. So then Phil told him to go lay down. I thought he just wanted to go play his new video game. He came out once & finished eating & then took his pizza to his room. Zachary hardly ate anything & Zander only had a few bites as well. We just thought they were all excited about their new stuff that they wanted to go play. So we let them.....I started cleaning up & then Phil mentioned Zachary was just laying on the floor.

Well a few minutes later, Lexi yelled "Zachary threw up!" And sure enough.....all over the living room carpet. Grabbed him & put him on the kitchen floor & let him finish. During this time Zander says "I think I'm gonna puke too" Go to the bathroom we say.......and he does. And then HE gets sick.......

So for the next hour or two, they both are taking turns getting sick. Phil got Zachary all changed into his pajamas...and he got sick again all over them!

Meanwhile, Nick is in his room & his *side* still hurts. We ask him if he feels like he's gonna get sick & he says no, it hurts, but not like the flu. So then a little while later, he goes to the bathroom & I'm walking by the same time & ask him if he's gonna get sick, he says no. So I go back to the living room & then a minute later he's in the hallway....PUKING ........his GUTS out. Phil YELLS at him to get to the bathroom....and he does to finish in there. So glad he came back to eat that pizza. Ugh.

So then he's back in his room for awhile & after an hour or so I check on him again & ask if he's gonna get sick...NO he says. Well, shortly after that he does...but he does make it to the bathroom again.

Phil takes Zander to bed........but he ends up getting sick again before he falls asleep.

Zachary was in my lap & got sick again before he fell asleep.

Nick...he's on the bathroom floor right now.

Lexi....says there's nothing to do and I want a snack. So I tell her to get an ice cream bar from the freezer. She does...then says she doesn't like it. So I eat it & it's all melted! I told Phil to check the freezer if it got turned off or door left open or what. He thinks the freezer is going out. The top shelf items are soft but the bottom stuff is still frozen. Like we need to deal with that right now.

As I type this, they are all asleep.......Zachary is next to me on the couch here because I have a feeling he'll wake up & heave again. Lexi did it for hours when she had the bug. And I don't want him to choke so I'll watch him here for a few hours. Zander is asleep in his bed. Nick is still on the bathroom floor.

Phil is having a strong drink. I think I may join him soon enough cause I have a feeling we'll be the next ones puking......

And guess what, we ALL had the FLU SHOT this year! Go figure.

I just reread this & forgot to add....remember those chunks I dropped on the way to the laundry room? Well, that next morning, Phil saw them.....Eric said it looked like jerky...so Phil picked it up. MMMMM

Ha ha, just kidding. When I told Phil that I needed to get the vacuum out for the steps and explained what happened, he said, "oh, that's what that was" I said ya, why. He said he saw it & picked some up...I said what did you do with them....he said threw them away. PHEW!!!

Well time to head to finish the laundry....did 3 loads on this wonderful Christmas Eve at the Fischer's!!

****Edited to add: I went down to switch the laundry & heard Zander coughing....go in & he's getting sick. Get done with him & head back upstairs. Sit down for a bit & hear Nick coughing. Check on him, he's sleeping, but I can tell it's coming. Wait a while........go back to the living room. Hear him cough again & go in there & he's getting sick..............deal with that & go back to the couch to check on Zachary....who's tossing a bit & figure he's next. Sure enough a few minutes later and he goes at it. So...at least they are all on the same schedule!! I told Phil it'll be every couple of hours if it's the same way it was when Lexi had it. So we get a break now until about midnight......

Thursday, December 20, 2007


This was a cake ordered at Wal-mart for an employee's last day of work. When the bakery clerk asked what they wanted on the cake, the customer indicated "Best Wishes Suzanne", underneath that, "We will miss you".

Are people REALLY that stupid!!?!? I guess so, huh?!?

Screaming Boy & Missing Piece....

BUT, I swept my floor & FOUND the missing piece! Yeah!

Monday, December 17, 2007


My puzzle boy.....he LOVES doing them!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Pizza Ranch

We had free buffets for Nick & Zachary from the Pizza Ranch for their birthday's & since Zander & Lexi stayed the night at Grandma's, we thought we'd take them out for lunch today. Now I shouldn't have to cook supper since we ate so much for lunch.....RIGHT??


Friday, December 14, 2007


Santa came to the Courtland Rec Hall last weekend. Zachary was home sleeping & I figured he wouldn't go near Santa anyhow! Santa even let Nick in the picture (who went with just in case they handed out candy bags he said...) And they did....BIG bags of candy and peanuts & an apple & orange!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Tonight was the last night of this session of Gymnastics for Lexi & Zander. They took the parents around to each area & showed us what they learned. Since Phil was working, we took Grandpa with. And I made it too....surprised since I'm feeling near death......sinus/cold/sore throat etc.... it pretty much has hit everyone in the house. Nick missed two days of school but will be going back tomorrow! Here's a video clip from tonight. Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Home Sick

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wild Life Kids

The first & second graders at St Paul's got a hands-on lesson about wildlife on Thursday. They viewed a slideshow & then were able to pick up & handle turtle shells, fox skulls, & various pelts and antlers. The Journal caught some pictures & you can see Lexi in a few of them. She has a red shirt on. Check it out HERE.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Zander & Santa....

We went to the bank today & I saw a sign posted that SANTA will be visiting the Rec Hall on Saturday. I told Zander that he would be able to sit on Santa's lap & he could tell him what he wanted for Christmas. I asked him what he wanted.....he said "presents". I said, well what KIND of presents do you want. "oh, I don't care, whatever he wants to get me" And then he said "but if he gives me lotion, I'll probably give that to you"

Lotion?? Where did he come up with THAT one?!!?

Poor guy is feeling icky today. He woke up with the croupy cough & a fever of 102. He pretty much went from the couch to the table (to work on his puzzles) today. I tell you the nice thing with him feeling icky is that he doesn't bother his lil bro as much!

He can SEE!!

We picked up his new glasses yesterday. To recap, the day of his initial eye exam, he kept telling me "I'm not gonna wear them, they are gonna break right away, I don't need them, I can see...etc"

We got to the van after picking them up & he put them on.....and was just AMAZED. Everything was so CLEAR....he kept saying that over & over....it's so clear. And then he would do the comparing of having them on & then put them a little lower on his nose to see what it *used* to look like. It was hilarious to watch him in the rear view! We stopped at the store & he left them in the van, but the minute we got back in, he put them on & again kept saying "it's so clear"

He is nearsighted so they should really help in school to see the chalkboard since he sits way in the back row. His friend came over last night & I saw him show him his new glasses. So I think he's ok with them & will probably wear them instead of leaving them sit in the case which is what I thought he'd originally do!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


This is what happens when you have THREE brothers.............

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or was it from falling off the sled!?!?!?

Poor thing...she doesn't want to go to school tomorrow..."everyone is gonna ask what happened"