Friday, February 27, 2009
i am not usually one to buy into anything advertised on TV, (i mean, do we need to talk about the snuggie and all it's rave?) and it has taken me a long time to give into this. but i'm starting to think i trust those folks. i'll put it like this...i no longer have troll feet. they were silky smooth within 5 minutes. and the "mess" was all contained in the little egg. and i didn't have to contort myself in such a way that i nearly broke my neck, all while in the shower. no, friends, this was done just sitting on the floor.
i'll never be without my ped egg. it deserves serious respect. i may even hold a moment of silence. flip flops, for the 2nd summer in a row, you will be my only foot wear. my pregnant feet of last summer wishes they would have known you sooner.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
so...what to pray for?? glad you asked! my schedule is:
march 12 & 13-- my thyroid scan (take med on the 12th at 8, get first set of pics at 2 and then again the next morning at 8)
march 25--repeat lab work
march 30--follow up with doc
and now, for keeping it real...an AWESOME picture of a frazzled momma at the end of a loooooong day with no make up. i'm doing you a favor by showing you the end of the day and not the beginning. only those closest to me are allowed to see that. (can yall see the excitement in my eyes, what with having 3 kids, a fouled up thyroid, and showing my house for the FOURTH time this week? again, add that in...if you can remember.)
how on EARTH am i gonna resist this face for 2 days???
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
so i never got in the habit. he will choose a poptart over anything else any day of the week...hands down. and let me just say, he absolutely prefers the chocolate ones. so you know, health. at least i make him alternate with cereal. however, i have been thinking about it lately. i have already said how i have gotten completely lazy over the last year+ and get up about the time micah is walking out the door and the boys are at the table. but come fall...we will be in big school. KINDERGARTEN!!! i just cannot believe it. and let me just go ahead and say now...I AM COUNTING THE HOURS. the number of fights that i will have to break up will be cut down by half, surely.
ok, all that to say...do you have any make ahead, tried and true recipes? there are biscuits, muffins, pancakes, breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, eggs...do you have anything else to offer? do you make any kind of "bars"? what's your favorite? what freezes well? help a momma out who is trying to do better by her family. i trust you. (this is puppy dog eyes pleading for help.)
also, here is a glimpse of my refrigerator.
i find myself writing verses that i really like (or really need to work on) on index cards, but they wind up in my drawer. so, i bought some magnetic "buttons" at walmart in the craft section and stuck them to the back. and voila...a memory verse collage for momma!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Luke at the V Day Party at MMO--sharing the love
Seth with a super old stethoscope...and as always something on his face
Our V Day ciniminis with pink and white butter cream frosting...oh yes ma'am
did yall eat this much sugar? cause we did.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
she has sounded clear as a bell when she has slept at night and yesterday she napped sooooooo much better!!! that just thrills my soul!! giving her breathing treatments and hearing her sound so sick was kind of like an acid flashback, only without the pretty lights. or so i'm told. i also was at court yesterday with my friend for a custody case (another flashback i didn't want to relive) and everything worked out just the way it should and i am sooooo thankful to God for that. and i'm thankful to those of you i asked for prayer. i know it made our day!! (and when i got home, we had a surprise house showing...how fun??) i had to say goodbye to that same friend, one who has been one of my best for 15 years, this morning as she makes her way across the country for the next 4 years. i hate it when you know something is for the best, but it makes your heart so heavy with sadness.
if blogger will ever cooperate, i have promised you a blog filled with pics of our last week cooped up. and i intend to oblige. i got a new camera for valentine's day/my birthday next month/mother's day...etc and i have pics to show!! i haven't figured much out about it yet other than point and shoot, but i'll have it for a long time, so there is room for improvement. micah said "hey, even i can take a decent picture with this!!"
Monday, February 16, 2009
also...i added a few new folks to my prayer list. so please add them to yours. and little jacob tuley had his second surgery to try to put his liver back in his abdomen and patch the hole in his diaphragm, and i hear it was a success!!! praise God for that!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
these 3 are sick, but have still managed to have a good time
we have made cinnamon rolls with pink butter cream icing, we have made sugar cookies with icing, sprinkles and M&Ms, heart shaped pizzas and heart wreaths. i haven't downloaded today's pics yet, with all the crud and nose wiping. but surely you'll like a post with nothing but pics, right??
sissy's outfit compliments of my mom. it's a hershey's kisses criss-cross back top with "clown pants". i thought it was super appropriate for yesterday's valentine's party.
ps--please pray sis doesn't get too sick. the boys can handle it, but it could turn into RSV quickly with her.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Little girl, you are getting way too big, way too fast! I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying!! You now have 4 teeth, sit just fine alone, and are even getting up on your hands and knees and rocking!!
Ally Claire-8 months old
You "track" me no matter where I am and if I pass through the room, you let me know that I somehow "forgot" to pick you up! I love it. With all of the heartache some of our blog friends have been going through, I don't care one little bit that you and I don't want to share each other right now. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Until maybe next month when you learn to crawl and you follow me all day long!! I love you so much. You are THE most precious little angel!
Friday, February 6, 2009
seth:: "momma, (something something something...stutter stutter...don't remember exactly what he was saying)"
from the back of the van
luke:: "spit it out, seth!"
same lunch as the other day...
luke:: (looking for something in the pantry, seth at table) "seth, are your eyes blind?"
luke:: (annoyed and louder) "are your eyes blind?"
seth:: "no. and my hair's not blonde either."
luke:: (very annoyed that a 3 year old doesn't understand what he is saying, and louder) "NO!! not blonde, BLIND. you know...like you can't see!!!"
seth:: "oh. no."
mama in background thinking "you may want to ask him if he is hearing impared." but knew immediately seth would say something about not being a pear.
happy weekend ladies. love!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
and so today, since it is thankful thursday, i am thankful that it is a fairly simple diagnosis.
I am thankful that i was sick a few weeks ago and went to the doctor when i normally would have just rode it out.
I am thankful for western medicine. I will always be thankful for that!
I am thankful that I have friends who have prayed for me and will continue to pray for me. (Because i would LOVE it if this can be taken care of with medicine only and without any kind of radioactive treatment!)
I am thankful that I have a doc who errs on the side of being overly cautious.
I am thankful for God's perfect timing (even though I don't always realize that it IS PERFECT.) If I would have had this earlier, I may not have been able to get pregnant with my precious angel girl and also may have had complications with that pregnancy. He knew just what I needed...LIKE ALWAYS!
and that's it!! you are welcome to ask any question that you want. I think we all know I'm an open book.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Luke: "momma, when the days are hot, it's summer time. am i right?"
Me: "that's right bub."
Luke: "seth, am i right?"
Seth: "yep...you're right...and i'm left."
luke:: age 5
seth ::age 3
me:: almost 31
and now luke is in sis's face saying "buhbuhbuhbuhbuhbuh"....traitor.
As moms, especially if you are at home during the day and making every meal, we spend tons of time in the kitchen. And that isn't really a bad thing. But, we plan the meals. We shop for the meals. We cook the meals. And then there is the mommyhood right of passage. We have to BLOW ON THE FOOD! And the more kids you have, the more breaths you are required to give. And I have 3 young kids. That could easily be a good 15 minutes of heavy breathing looking like a blow fish while your own food gets
Number two came from the need to get nutritious food into my CHILD and not clean it off of the FLOOR! My second little fella was a notorious spoon-turner-overer. He couldn't seem to get his applesauce into his mouth from the spoon. And after tiring of so much being wasted, I started taking a straw and cutting it in half. I stuck the spoon into the applesauce and he was able to slurp to his hearts content. No more wasting and no more messes. Instant sanity!!
I hope some of these tips work for you and save you some breaths and sanity along the way!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
4:20 am:: hear seth's acquarium in the monitor; i'm still awake
4:45 am:: hear seth's acquarium stop; i'm still awake
5:15 am:: hear foot steps coming down the hall and through the living room and for the first time ever, luke is out of his bed. seth must have woken him up; i'm still awake
5:16 am:: luke is disoriented and wants to know where daddy is...(right here beside me) why are you up? my hands are asleep. seth, why are you up? i had a bad dream. micah, take luke back to bed. seth, crawl in a second.
5:30 am:: seth, you have to go to your bed. stop in the living room to dry it up in case luke is asleep.
5:31 am:: luke isn't asleep.
5:55 am:: i hear talking in the monitor. i get up to turn it off. i am ill as a hornet.
6:10 am:: make luke get on the couch.
6:20 am:: i fall asleep...HARD.
7:25 am:: don't hear a sound until micah is walking out the door. holler at kids in living room to be quiet.
8:17 am:: finally haul it out of bed. seriously couldn't get my eyes to open, although the constant bickering kept me mentally awake.
12:15 pm:: finally down for a nap (boys)
12:55 pm:: still not asleep. they will stay there until bed time if they don't nap. they need seperate rooms.
2:05 pm:: after a couple of warnings and 2 spankings, i'm too tired to try anymore, i seperated them for the jillionth day. please, somebody buy my house. we desperately need 4 bedrooms. it's no longer what i would consider a luxury item. i am debating taking in a roommate in AC just to seperate the boys. seriously.
2:10 pm:: i think i want to quit. can i do that? can you quit your stay at home job? i didn't think so. that is mama needing a nap talking. new medicine is wearing me out.
2:39 pm:: all kids asleep. looking up valentines day ideas for the kiddos. (cause i really do love them. i'm just seriously tired. that reason is 2 fold.) wind about to blow my house down. will escape when micah gets home for sanity.
3:00 pm:: micah gets off in 2 hours, will be home in about 3. i can do it.
Monday, February 2, 2009
we've been fighting. about most everything. we can't seem to get along. we have a problem with back talking (STILL!!), with saying words over and over that we aren't supposed to say, with getting into things we aren't supposed to get in to, with tattle-taling, with screaming and whining (the younger one), with not taking naps (the older one), with constant fighting, with crumb dropping, with pig-like eating, with general rowdiness...i am worn out. (i feel guilty for these thoughts because of my "friends" who have sick babies. i'm sure they would love to have their dust-buster glued to one hand and a whistle in the other.)
and i have a condition with one of 3 names. i'm not sure which one yet. may hear tomorrow. maybe not until i go thursday. that condition doesn't help my attitude in the least. neither does the title "referee". however, i bet those vertical black and white stripes are slimming!!
i wish i had funny and entertaining things to tell you today. however, i am on the brink of having a "visitor" and i have become madame crankypants in the last 8 months when she is getting ready to rear her ugly head. caffeine and chinese call my name. both things really aren't good for my probable condition.
and my little ray of sunshine is in her bed crying it out b/c she doesn't want to settle down for her nap. i am not impressed. i'm not a fan of monday. but i just saw that the circus is coming to town. wonder if they are accepting new acts?
Sunday, February 1, 2009
http://glovertimes.blogspot.com/ ::mom broke hip/recovering from surgery/in nursing home (this is the mom of "my NICU nurse")
http://themcclenahans.blogspot.com/ ::lost infant to neuroblastoma
http://www.maxeyweb.com/ ::2nd child diagnosed with cancer (lost first)
http://thetuleys.blogspot.com/ :: newborn with hole in diaphragm, facing surgeries
http://treverjennaeva.blogspot.com/ :: quads born @ 25 weeks
http://jan-thesimplerlife.blogspot.com/ :: child with epilepsy
http://byrnebabies.blogspot.com/ :: triplets born premature
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannahgraceharrison :: young child battling after brain tumor removal