Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
OK, back to my day. Kent and I cut the grass and then we just hung around the house. Kent left to take the kids to t-ball practice while I headed over to my parents to grab my glasses. I stayed over there for a bit and then headed to class. I skipped last Wednesday's class because I was just tired of it. Wanted to play hookie so I did. Well... my teacher decided that we would have a test tonight on what was taught Wednesday.. yikes! But then decided to not test tonight and put it off until this Wednesday.. whew! But really, it wouldn't have mattered much. I have made straight 100s on my tests so far, so if I didn't do so hot on this one it wouldn't have hurt me too badly. After school I came home, we chatted with Kent's parents for a bit and then it was bath time and bedtime for the small O'viller's. I then studied for my test in A&P 1 that is this Thursday and then got on here, chatted with my daddy, blogged to y'all and now I am about to go to bed. Pretty exciting.. no?
Maybe tomorrow will be... later!
- This week I did not pray without ceasing for Stellan.
- I did not cry more than once after reading updates from MckMama.
- I do not feel a bond with another mother that I have never met.
- My heart does not ache for another mother that I have never met.
- I did not cry when reading other people's comments about how they were praying as well.
- I did not hold my children extra close and squeeze then extra tight when giving them hugs.
- I did not look at my precious baby Nathan and realize that he is only a few months older and how easily it could be him.. or any of my babies for that matter.
- I did not thank God over and over again for the health of my babies and realize just how blessed I am.
- I am not going to keep praying and praying and praying for Stellan until God heals him.
Also, tomorrow is the deadline for the Red Envelope Project. I know the email was circulating earlier in the month, but you may have forgotten about it.
Well, I am off to fold clothes (is that all I do?) and study. Later!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Kent and my daddy try to be kids again.
Then we headed home to give the kids a bath and send them off to bed. Right as we got home Kent's grandmother called and asked if we knew we were under a tornado watch/warning. We had no clue.. lol. When we were driving home I saw some clouds building with some lightening in them, but I just figured it was a thunderstorm. So we watched the weather for a bit and they downgraded it to a severe thunderstorm so we felt safe sending the kids to bed. They all slept peacefully until 11pm when one of them started whining which woke the other two up. Which usually is no big deal. But Nathan wasn't having it. He decided to stay awake until 1:05am. I tried everything. Singing, rocking, swaying, laying down with him, walking him around.. everything. Finally after almost two hours of trying to get him to sleep I gave in and nursed him. He ate and back to sleep he went. I hope he doesn't start getting up though in the middle of the night again. I think more than anything he is teething. Anyway, we all got up this morning and went to church then went to Kent's grandmother's house for lunch. We hung around and napped (Kent and Zoey mostly.. lol) and then headed back to church in the evening. Now, the kids are all asleep. Kent is playing XBOX with some buddies from work (online) and I am here blogging. I just finished up my study guide for my next test (Thursday) for A&P 1. Next weekend is going to be extremely busy and it will also be the kick off to t-ball in full swing. I'm going to try and enjoy my peaceful, slow week. It will probably be the last slow week for at least the next 6 weeks.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tomorrow we have plans to take the kids to the movies to watch "Monsters vs Aliens". That is if the weather permits. So far we are until a slight risk for tornadoes, hail and damaging winds. Hopefully we will be able to take them. We need to find someone to keep Nathan though. Will have to figure out who soon.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
"When does it start?", I asked.
"It's starting now.", she said.
Thinking to myself.. Now that was good timing!
Apparently they have reading hour everything Thursday at 10am. The kids enjoyed themselves. There were probably 30 other kids there and they sang, danced, read two books, watch a short video and then did a craft. The kids really enjoyed it and we are looking forward to do it each week now. Also, in two weeks they are going to have an animal type show. I'm sure they will get a huge kick out of that one! I'm so glad I decided to take them. Gives us something to do.
It's raining, so no playing outside.
There is no where in a 30 mile radius to go.
Days like today make me wish we lived in a populated city.
Or at the very least had a McDonald's with an indoor play area.
Thinking about taking them to library to check out a new book.
They have never been to just go look at books.
I wonder if they will behave.
We have been before for Imagination Hour.
But that is a little bit more relaxed.
Hmm, what to do...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Then you put peanut butter on two slices and jelly on the two other slices. Really simple, no?
Oh, but my kids are far from simple.
Zoey's is on the right.. peanut butter.. no jelly. Jon Kent's is on the left.. jelly.. no peanut butter. And big momma's (aka me) is at the bottom. I'm the weird one.. I actually prefer my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to actually include both peanut butter and jelly. How weird am I?
Please continue to pray for Stellan. The above button is also in my sidebar so please click on over and keep up with what is going on with Stellan. It's so hard to understand why these things happen, but thankfully God knows all. He can see the bigger picture while we can only see small parts of it. MckMama is wearing herself out and is pretty exhausted at this point. Pray for strength for her. She is going to need it in the coming days. Pray, pray, pray!
My clan is fairing well. We still have the colds, but in light of all that is happening with Stellan, I am thankful that we just have colds.Anyway, please continue to pray for Stellan.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Zoey's fever is gone. Has been since yesterday. However... Jon Kent is running a low grade one and coughing pretty badly. Kent gave Jon Kent some puffs from his inhaler so hopefully that will calm his breathing/coughing down. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't get Zoey's 24 hour fever virus. They share everything.. I'm hoping Nathan doesn't get it and that we can get rid of these germs soon. Being held up in the house for the next few days won't help though.
Please continue to pray for Stellan. He still isn't doing well and MckMama hasn't updated or twittered recently. I hope and pray that he pulls through this. He is such a precious little baby.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Zoey is doing better. Her temperature has remained around 102 all day except for a few hours after we give her some Motrin or Tylenol. She hasn't really wanted to eat although she started eating better this evening. She has been drinking, so I wasn't too worried about the not eating. This evening she seemed to have cooled off a good bit so hopefully she will be back to normal tomorrow. Everyone in the O'ville house was up at 5am this morning for one reason or another. So not cool to be up before the sun.
Jon Kent is doing well. He went to his first t-ball practice this evening. Kent is the coach and Zoey is on the team as well, almost she had to miss tonight. Kent said he did well and the whole team practiced well together. They practice again Thursday if the weather permits (it's supposed to rain/storm starting tomorrow and not let up much until Saturday or Sunday). Jon Kent so far hasn't caught what Zoey has/had. He is sneezing a lot but I think it's allergies. The pollen is horrible right now. Hopefully the rain will wash a lot of it away.
Nathan is doing well. He still has his cold. He was wheezing a good bit today but it has since gone away starting this evening. He is walking pretty well right now and is trying to run. He will walk as fast as he can and just giggle. It's the sweetest thing. He is starting to talk, although right now it's just babababa and sometimes mamama although I haven't heard him say mama yet or at least recently. And he also seems to be saying or trying to say bye-bye. I'm not too worried about it, Jon Kent didn't really start talking until he was closer to two. He would say maybe 5-10 words but that was it. He would just grunt and point. Until Zoey started talking. She basically taught him how to talk.. seriously.
I ordered Nathan's first birthday cake today. So sad. And got a lot of his party supplies as well. I mailed his invitations today too. They are so cute. I'll have to take a picture and show y'all but I will have to wait until everyone gets their invites first. Some of them read my blog. We are only having a very small party for him. Great grandparents and grandparents type gathering. No extended family or friends. Just keeping it small this year. Next year maybe we will do something bigger. But he won't care either way. I am sure he will be spoiled rotten no matter what.
Well, there is the update. Very random, I know. Oh, school started back today. Woohoo (sarcasm). Had a test the first day back.. I think I did well though. Anyway, please remember to continue to pray for Stellan.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Kent hurt his back. It was funny, we were looking at my anatomy book trying to figure out which muscle he pulled.
Zoey is running a fever.. 102. Gave her some medicine and she is happily playing. No other symptoms that I can tell.
Nathan still has his cold.
I have a cold.
Kent has a cold.
Jon Kent.. hmm.. he sneezes a lot. But other than that... not much.
Hopefully we will all get better soon.. without many (any!) trips to the doctor.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Since Nathan is sleeping through the night (at least 3 nights a week now... soooo nice) I figured it was just way too easy and decided to chunk his pappy.. because you know.. I like drama. No really, he has a cold and wasn't using it much because he couldn't breathe so I figured it was a good time. So that's what I did and we are on day 4 without it. So it got trashed today. It's the end of an era. There has been a pappy in one or more of the kids' mouths since November 15, 2004 (the day Jon Kent was born). What will I do with all the extra money we will be saving!?!?