Friday, November 30, 2007
A NaBloPoMo Member has tagged me: Northern_Girl She ran this way so go see if you can catch her; Whaling Season
Did you find her? She has a great site though, doesn't she!
Alright on with the game....
Here are the guidelines to follow:
* Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
* Share seven facts about yourself.
* Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
* Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
7 Facts about Me;
1. I am still madly in love with my husband after 13 years. He still gives me butterflies in my stomach when I see him.
2. I really like the Disney shows for the kids. I catch myself continuing to watch their shows long after they leave the room.
3.Apparently I must have Cat genes in my blood. Lots of people say I have cat eyes and I love being petted!( Ask Jason he rubs my back and feet every night) If I had to say what breed I am, it's a Scaredy cat. I am afraid of everything! If I watch something scary I'm terrified of the dark, and any little noise.
4.I am very stubborn. When Jason and I first got together I made a cake for him. When he came home he said "It doesn't look like the one on the box". That cake went straight to the trash , he didn't even get one bite.I didn't bake him another cake until 2 years ago!
5.Mrs. Sugar-Holic here. My coffee in the mornings looks like a milkshake.I have such a sweet tooth. I really buy all the candy and Debbie cakes for myself, the kids are just a good excuse.
6.I have learned after attempting Yoga class, I have no coordination. I spent the whole time I was there, trying to hold back laughter. My sister was with me and she Just couldn't get it either. By the time we figured out one pose they were off to another.The glares from the instructor were enough to know I didn't need to go back.
7.I'm very absent minded. I can't tell you how many times I have locked my self out of the car. I hate making that call to Jason to come and get me. It's always at the worst times too.
My 7 People to Tag off the Randomizer;
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
No matter where we go she has to pack a lunch. Why? Because she might get hungry so she says! It’s a battle to get her out the door without a lunch, even if I know I’ll be coming back home in 30 minutes. I have enough to gather for Jacob without packing an entire lunch just to run up to the bank! Every week it is all I can do to buy enough snacks for the house. Last night Jason was rumbling through the cabinets looking for an evening snack and I hear him say “whoa now that’s a big box”! He had run across the box of cheez- it’s I bought. It’s is as big as a box of cereal. (Thank goodness for Wal-mart) The sad thing is I doubt it will even last till Friday. I don’t know how we will afford groceries when they are all teenagers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This is so cute I have to share it! Jacob is at that age where he is starting to figure out crawling. Well he hasn't quite figured out what to do yet. He knows what he wants and where to get it, so he came up with another solution. Instead of try and crawl I'll just roll there! Take a peek it's too funny!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Every year there's that one hot toy. I rack my brain searching all over for whatever it is. Last year it was the Heeley shoes, Love them!! They keep them busy for hours.Tired of your kids being bored while you shop? Buy Heelys.
I'm holding my breath, on what this year will bring. I hope she forgets about this horse!
Friday, November 23, 2007
We took our turkey bones and made a wind chime.
With leftover sweet potato casserole, we created our own day spa.
(Mash it up really well, and it makes a great skin mask)
Look how relaxing this was!
We even have our very own testimony videos of Sweet Potato Facial results!
The girls even brought thier Mamaw in on the spa!
(Here's her rendition of a Redneck grandma after a facial)
(I seriously don't know her!!!! ) Lol
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Ernie- My sister was Thankful just to be awake enough to eat, because she worked all night.
John- My Dad was Thankful to still be alive and hear what everyone was saying. (So he thought)
Katherine- My mom was thankful her famous biscuits turning out light and fluffy.
Terry & Tammy- My brother and his wife were just thankful to eat by 1:00, because they had to eat again with her parents.
Jason- Was Thankful for the 35lbs of meat on the table.
Kailey- was thankful she got twice as much whip cream than pie!
Madisen- was thankful for the rock hard biscuits she made for mamaw.
Jacob- was thankful for all the extra attention, and his first bites of Pumpkin pie.
Myself, I was thankful my turkey was good, even though I cooked it upside down for the first two hours!
All and all ...Everyone ate too much and got lazy. It was a great Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Been to the store 4 times, and still missing whip cream!Busy busy, I had one Pilgrim to get ready this morning. Then juggled two Turkey parties at school today. Bouncing back and forth across the halls. Now I'm cooking two pies, making a pumpkin cake and boiling deviled eggs all with a baby on my hip. I can defiantly relate to this woman getting my Turkey into the sink to thaw today. So much to do such little time!
Look how cute Madisen was!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Kailey & Madisen ; "Daddy come play a game with us"
Jason; "Daddy is sick, I can't"
Madisen; whinning..."Why not?"
Jason; "I'm sick!", " Back up Madisen, your too close, I'll get you sick"
Kailey; "What's wrong with you?"
Jason; "I don't know, I just have a cold or something."
Madisen; "What kind of cold?"
Jason; "I don't know just a cold."
Kailey; "Ew...I hope it's The Virus, because you don't throw up with The Virus!!"
Jason; ??? blink...blink ???
Now 2 Months later, I go to Bi-lo’s to purchase more formula. This is another local grocery store where I know everyone. As I am looking for this particular formula I come across a big sign on the shelf. It read ‘Please go to service desk if you are looking for Enfamil with Lipil’. Here I am panicked that there has been a recall or something. Everyday you here on the news it’s something else. I’m thinking great now what will I feed him as I walk to the desk. I see one of the managers I know, and ask about the formula. I told him I needed some and asked what was wrong. He proceeds to tell me they are a high theft item. Oh I see, for those who can’t afford it or something? “No” he said, “Apparently it is some ingredient being used to make new drug out there, cocaine he thought”. What??? Oh my! Last year it was cold remedies, if you bought Aleve you had to sign for it. What’s next I’ll have to give I.D to buy baby formula? Here all I want to do is give my baby the best, and I get marked as a criminal. I guess that explains the guy following me before. He wasn’t hitting on me; he thought I was a dope head! I’ll be sure next time I go there to make a point for him to see me shopping with my kids. Now I hate to buy it when I am by myself, afraid what people might think of me. What is this world coming to?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I don’t let my kids do much of anything. No sleepovers, but at grandmas, and hardly any fieldtrips at school, if I can’t go. I drill them about strangers, phone numbers ect.. every morning before school. Then I end up crying after I drop them off. Stupid I know!! Even up until Madisen was 6 I made a place next to my bed every night, for the girls. Just in case they got scared in the middle of the night. Let me explain..There is no extra room in the bed when your husband is spread out like a hot breakfast. As I told you in a earlier post, the girls share a room. It wasn’t that we didn’t have room enough for them to have there own room. I just wanted them close to me. I had their bed faced exactly where I could see them, straight across from our room. That way if I opened my eyes at night, I could see them. Finally just 2 years ago, Jason convinced me to let them move there bed, and stop making a place in the floor. I didn’t sleep for a while, and finally got used to it. As for the bed in the floor, the truth is they hadn't been using it for 6mos. prior.
Now that Jacob is about to turn 6 months, Jason’s on my case again! HE thinks it's time I moved Jacob out of our room. My stomach knots up at just the thought. He did have a point that he is getting a little big for the bassinet. He clearly showed me the tag which reads max 18 lbs. He’s exactly 18lbs, so I think he’s fine. He does have at least another inch or two before he touches the ends! It’s not like I was planning on leaving him in it, until he is sitting up or nothing. I can see it now….He’s sitting up turning on his mobile himself in the middle of the night! Okay that would be bad. Anyways, Jacob has been cutting teeth here lately so he’s been a tad bit cranky. It’s made for some very sleepless nights. (If you have read any of my posts lately you’d know for sure…I had to do a little revising!) Last night was no different, and at 4am he tossed and fussed, till I got up to feed him. The only difference was when I laid him in the crib to make his bottle, he went to sleep immediately. I decided I only had 30 minutes till the alarm went off, and I was so tired, so I went back to bed. I laid there a few minutes just listening, Not a Peep! He ended up sleeping 2.5 more hours. Apparently he just wanted his crib, so Jason just had to point out! So, today I decided to go out and buy a little sleep. I bought a new and improved monitor to assure all my fears. Not as if that was easy. They had to have 100 different monitors. I bought The Angel care monitor. Supposedly it detects a heart beat. I still don't think I'll sleep but we'll see. (I think I’ll test it with a bag of sugar tonight , before I trust to leave him. Jason may find me sleeping next to the crib in the morning!)Does anyone have this monitor? If so drop me a line! Oh please tell me I’m not the only crazy mom, do any of you suffer from this craziness?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In our house we pray every night before eating supper. The girls have a trundle bed , so whoever sleeps on top prays for the week. Had to make that rule after the fighting to pray started. Nothing like having to pray after a big fight at the table. Usually Kailey starts it. There’s “ She’s takes too long , I’m starving” , and “ It’s my turn” ect… They end up arguing , I can’t remember who prayed last night. The food I prepared is getting cold, so I get upset. Jason jumps in adding his two cents worth, because he is starved. Then after all that someone begins to pray. That really makes it hard to get your heart in the right spot to pray. Therefore, the new rule was established!
Every night when it’s Madisen’s turn. She is so precious, but so long winded. Thinking she gets that from her papaw. If she takes a breath sometimes you have to tell her to rap it up. Ready or not she starts praying. Most the time your caught in mid sentence talking or walking to the table. She doesn’t give you a chance to even shut your eyes and she’s off. Her prayers always start out with everything but nothing. It’s thank you god for the silverware, the chairs, the food, plates ect.. Then she comes out with something Every time off the wall. One night she prayed for God to take care of everyone. She names off every one , but my husband Jason. She gets through and he looks at me and say “ We’ll I guess I don’t need praying for”. One time she ended her prayer with “ and be with all the Mexicans , Amen” . We go from sick people to the Mexicans!? My husband and I were there trying our best not too laugh. I am choking on my own spit by the time she is done. Madisen is one to get very offended so you have to be careful. She’s now getting to where she looks at your expressions and knows something is wrong. She looks up so innocent and say’s “what?”. I usually have to just get up and hide my face! Kailey for the longest never listened to what she said or just didn’t pay it any attention. Now she’s one of the first to comment. I constantly have to blare my eyes at her to hush. Then she just sits there. “What? She doesn’t know any orphans in the orphanage”. I defend Mady and tell them to eat. Poor Madisen just goes on about eating. Bless her heart she tries and that’s all that matters. I know Gods getting a good laugh.
Monday, November 12, 2007
As for where I stand , we have Live breaking news! You would think here in the mountains we wouldn’t be susceptible to tornados , well were not. Of course today I would say it was at least a F 4, that came whipping through !! Look at the devastation this Tonado (Madisen) brought us today…
It’s a good thing she didn’t destroy us all.
I’ve seen a lot come through these walls but this was a bad one.
You can see where she came right through the door.
Didn’t leave a single toy unmissed.
We are thankful to have the troops to come in and help with the clean up.
One was not too happy , but with a little money incentive was eager to volunteer.
Some were just happy to still be alive!
For all the storm chasers out there.
We will continue to keep you updated on further storms in the area….
Sunday, November 11, 2007
During the birth I thought, it would be as easy as my girls were. I wasn’t in much pain, so I ended up Waiting too late to have any kind of pain medication ! Big mistake, they should mandatory all woman to have a epidural! Let me assure you Forget any prior pregnancies and pretend it’s your first! Be scared out of your mind and do anything and everything to a sure you will have an easy time. See, I was just spoiled my first two which were cake walks. No pain and no meds …. Not this time around. Although, ask my husband and it was like ordering fast food. Fast and easy! I don’t think so, here I am having a near death experience and all he had to do was stand at the bed catch the baby! Pushed out a 7.5lb baby boy and I thought the worst was over. It may have been the worst but not everything was over. I still had a numb hand for a solid month. I now magically had a unexpected perm added to my straight long hair. Which would have been nice had I actually went to a beauty shop. Nope this one came free with baby, go figure. And here all I was expecting was a free gift bag. Now I spend an hour every morning straightening my hair. Once I quit breastfeeding at 3 months because of problems, I started going bald, so I thought. My thick luscious pregnancy hair was now falling out. Oh I’m not talking about a little falling out as they claim in the books. Clumps of hair!! We had hair balls everywhere. They were all over my clothes. So, with every wash my husband had to pick out the hair clumps found in his underware. Needless to say he wasn’t too happy. Ending breastfeeding not only ruined my hair , but my once full Big Boobs were now gone. I’m not talking back to regular size. They got the life sucked out of them and so they become shriveled up little prunes. I surely don’t remember seeing that stated in any book. Then he had to deal with my crying AGAIN. He comes in “ What wrong?” , “Gee I don’t know I have nothing to wear, my hair is dry, I’m going bald and I have NO boobs. I just feel SO pretty !!!!! All he can do stand there looking at me like I’m crazy. Why?? Because he can’t possible ever understand. Men have it so easy, no periods no nothing! Here’s my title for the next big pregnancy book. ‘ You’re a Total Mess ...taking out the sugar coating of being pregnant’ .
So, if you’re like me. Just keep telling yourself “Give it time, you just had a baby”! Everything your going through is worth it. Listen to all the giggles in the background and wait for your hubby to come home and make it all better. Even if he really doesn’t understand. You can at least smile at him and think “ He wouldn’t have survived the first cramp!”.