Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
*I did not eat birthday cake for breakfast- twice.
*I did not watch the "Tim in Whale" video 20 times and laugh each and every time. Never!
*I did not put the kids to bed an hour before the bedtimes twice this week because mommy was tired of being mommy.
*I have not let my emotions get the best of me this week. And thusly, I have not made decisions or said things that I later regretted. Not me! I'm more composed than that!
*I did not lay perfectly still in bed several times this week hoping that Nathan wouldn't realize I was there and go back to sleep. And even if I did do that, which you know.. I didn't.. it's not like he couldn't see the huge (eh..) lump in the bed where I wasn't laying perfectly still.
Now.. on to you.. what did you not do this week?
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Anyway, to answer a question from Chrissie. Tim (the guy in the video below) totally knew he was going to be on youtube and posted on my blog. He is a great guy. Very laid back. I really like him and the kids adore him. I'm really rooting for him with Kent's sister. I totally hope there is a wedding in the future for those two. Super sweet guy.
Now.. on to other details. I'm glad the kids are so young and don't really notice or care so much about their surroundings yet. Yesterday we were expecting between 35-40 people. That's how many we invited. Out of those 35-40 people there would have been roughly 15ish kids. By the party's end 3 kids showed up.. 3. And 11 adults. That's it. Now, don't get me wrong.. I know people have lives and they have things that come up that they can't make every event. But goodness.. if that is the case.. call. Let me know before we order food. We ordered pizza thinking we would have at least 30+ people. Yeah.. we're eating leftovers for lunch today. At first when it was well past time for everyone to be there.. and no one other than immediate family was.. I was mad.. then it turned to embarrassment.. then disappointment.. then I started questioning if we were bad people and no one liked us. I mean, that is crazy.. but it crossed my mind. We aren't extra social people. I have one good girlfriend myself and that's it. We have close family (which we of course invite.. then extended family and friends from church) who always pull through for us.. so thank goodness for close family. I guess in the end, I'm just hurt. We go to all these other people's parties and if we can't be there we are sure to let them know. I don't know. It just hurts. Like I said.. I'm just glad the kids are young enough to not care at this point. But I told Kent from now on, at least until they are in school and can make friends, that we aren't doing this big party thing again. Just our close family, those who come through for us all the time, will be invited.
Anyway, all in all.. the kids had a good time and that's all that really should matter.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I received this award from Bernadette. She is a hoot! You all need to click on over and visit her and let her know you linked her from here. She is a mom of two and is always having a crazy adventure. Seriously.. I laugh every time I read a new post from her. I originally met her in J-land (AOL) and I'm so glad she decided to move on over here to blogger. A hoot I tell ya.. a hoot!
Anyway, the rules to this little awards game go something like this..
I need to post the award on my blog.
Link back to her blog : Just a stirring in my soul
Link back to the originating post.
Pass it on to 5 of my fellow bloggers.
Post the rules for the recipients.
So, I've done all that.. on to my "winners"
Erin is a wonderful woman. She is a wife, mother, nurse and child of God. She is a great writer and I always feel such a connection with her. I believe Erin has been a "reader" of mine for most of my years of writing. I like to think we have become more than just lurkers but online friends. She is just a great person.
This Is MY Life
Brandi is another woman that I have known "online" for years. Since before Jon Kent was born. She is a mother to one little boy, Ryan, with another baby on the way (hoping girl!!). She is a great mother and a great person. She is just a down to earth kind of gal.. my kind of person!!
The Hair Raising Joys of Raising Boys
Karen is a mom to two boys. She is a great, creative mother who enjoys being with her boys. Karen and I met through a pregnancy board with "our Nathans". We then bonded further with our love for being republicans. ;o) She is another person that I feel "gets me" sometimes. I enjoy reading her!
Away in Arooba
Claire.. Claire.. Claire. She is another hoot. It doesn't matter what she writes about, it's always full of humor and always makes me laugh out loud! She is a mom of two boys and I also met her through my pregnancy board while pregnant with Nathan. She is crazy and fun and just a great mom!
Audrey and Stella's Playground
Megan is a mom to two little girls. Two BEAUTIFUL little girls.. at that! We met, again, through my pregnancy board with Nathan. We've somewhat lost tough over the months but hopefully that won't last too much longer. She is a great mother who gives her all to make sure her girls are well cared for and loved. I love reading about her days and reading about all of Stella's new accomplishments. Go on over and check her out!
OK, there ya have it. Now.. go check all these blogs out and tell 'em I sent ya!! Ya hear?!!?!?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
And lastly, for your viewing pleasure.. O'viller's
Monday, November 17, 2008
I did not have a great weekend with my family celebrating my first born's 4th (!!!!) birthday.
I did not enjoy cuddling my littlest boy even though he is sick.
I did not enjoy laying in bed late yesterday morning with all three kids (yes, ALL 3) laying on me.
I did not have to take my littlest BACK to the doctor for the 2nd time in less than a week.
I am not too tired to think of all the not me kind of things I did over the past week. OK, so maybe I am...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It was four years ago today (at 5:05pm) that I gave birth to my first wonderful baby boy. He came into this world so tiny at only 5 pounds, 8 ounces. He filled my heart and scared the life out of me all at the same time. He will always hold the title of my first. He is the one who made me who I am today, a mommy.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
3 chest x-rays
3 tests for flu
3 tests for strep throat
3 finger pricks
1 breathing treatment in office
Results: Jon Kent has strep throat. Zoey has the beginning stages of pneumonia and Nathan has severe wheezing. Jon Kent is on antibiotics for 10 days, as is Zoey. Nathan is on a steroid to try and get the wheezing under control. He also is the one who got the breathing treatment. Now THAT was fun. I took a picture of him with the cell phone. I'll have to load it so y'all can see the enjoyment on his face.
Here's hoping this gets us back on the road to recovery.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
It's that time again. Not Me! Monday. As always for full rules just click on the above button. Here's my not mes for the week.
I did not enjoy getting up early to work out, just because it meant some alone time.
I did not go a whole week without shaving my legs. And even it I did.. my husband did not call my legs the woolly beast. He loves me too much to say that!
I did not look forward to the kids' swing set being built because it meant they could go out and play and I didn't have to be right there with them.
I did not put off sending the kids' birthday party invitations out because I've been lazy and haven't addressed them yet. I'm more productive than that!
I am so not tired today because the kids slept great last night. I could totally take on the world today.
I am not still hurt by hurtful things *someone* said.
So.. what did you not do this week?
Zoey is also sick. As is Jon Kent but his is just coughing and a runny nose. Zoey has all that plus a fever. No outside play today.. and that with a brand spanking new swing set outside. I'm hoping it's just a cold and it passes soon.. without passing through the rest of us.. especially Nathan.
Since the kids were sick last night, neither slept well. And Nathan never does... so it was a long night. THEN on top of that I kept have some seriously weird dreams. I would be dreaming about something and then "wake up" only to be "waking up" in another dream. Does that make since? It was really weird. I was so tired from all that getting up and down all night that I didn't manage to get up this morning to work out. I'm just drained.. physically and emotionally.
And lastly.. I have a clogged milk duct. Which I know how to unclog it and all.. it just stinks that I have one. Bah! I'm done... hopefully my next post will be more delightful... maybe.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
- Let your child "fix" your hair. You can close your eyes while they work!
- Lay down on the floor and let the kids drive their cars over your back!
- Close your eyes and tell the kids to go hide while you "count"... ;o)
- Get a basket full of towels, dump it out and let the kids "help" fold clothes while you rest.
- Get the phone, call someone who would want to talk to the kids and let them have a good 5 minute conversation.
Enjoy your 5 minutes!
- He can crawl and is a crawling fool these days.
- He can pull up and stand.
- He still doesn't seem to like solids. Just mommy milk.
- He is still getting up 2-3 times at night, but has been getting better some nights.
- He has been taking 2 good naps a day with maybe a small catnap towards the end of the day.
- When we make a kissing sound in his face, he will bend his head over so we can kiss him.
- He loves to watch his siblings play and tries his hardest to get into whatever they are doing.
- He is still getting the hang of his sippy cup. But still just likes to chew on the spout.
- He has two teeth.
Happy 7 Months, Nathan!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
In the other news, both the kids are currently in time-out. They are going through a phase of not sharing and purposefully getting on each other's nerves, which in turn, gets on my nerves. Maybe they need 90 minutes of "me time".