Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crazy busy!

Right now I am so stinkin' busy I can barely thing straight. I just wanted to let y'all know I'm not avoiding blogging, I just don't have time to do it right now. It might be a couple of weeks, but I will be back. I have some funny pictures of my kids sleeping in various places and pictures of Kami's first day of ballet, so when I come back I'll post those. :) Have a great rest of the week!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can a get a little cheese with that whine?

HOLY SMOKES!! My kids have been whiney, whiney, whiney all day long! I'm about ready to pull my hair out! Tim needs to come home soon so no one gets hurt. (ok, just so you know, I'm being dramatic. I would never hurt my kids on purpose even on the worst days.) I have been busy all day long and I'm tired and they seem to be tired and that just isn't a good mix. I want to crawl in my bed and go to sleep for an hour or so and then I think I would feel better. I just yelled at them both and made Taylor cry. Not my finest mothering moment. *sigh* I still have so much to get done today and I just don't feel like it. I need chocolate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kami's project

Why do parents feel the need to do their children's homework for them? Especially when they are 3?? We got this assignment to do over the weekend for Kami's school about families. I let Kami do the project since it was HER class and HER school. When I got to school this morning I saw a mom with COMPUTER GENERATED graphics and pictures! WHAT??? Then I get into Kami's classroom and I'm putting her lunch and backpack in her little locker and I see another project that a mom had obviously done and it was one of Kami's teachers!! What is wrong with letting our children be creative and doing their own work? What kind of pattern are you setting if you will already do your children's work in preschool? I guess I'm irritated b/c I am trying to raise my children to be independent adults and there are tiny steps along the way, such as doing work on their own, that I believe will lead to that goal. I could probably go on and on and on, but I'll stop now.

I went to Hobby Lobby after I dropped Kami off and I could spend hours and hours there just wandering around. *sigh* I picked up some huge vase thing and some greenery to go in my China hutch. It was all 50% off. I LOVE 50% off. :D And I ran into Jamie while I was there! It was good to see you, girl! Hope you got all your running around done!

Monday, September 22, 2008

More colds :(

Kami woke up yesterday morning with what I thought was allergies. No such luck; she has another cold!! Poor kid. And this morning Taylor woke up with it. So they are both a little fussy and really snotty, especially Taylor. Kami doesn't like the feeling of snot, so she keeps up with her own, but Taylor can sneeze down to his chin and it doesn't bother him. Not sure if it is his age or his gender. ;)

Now I have to go clean house and do laundry. I am trying to get all the fall/winter clothes washed so that when we get a surprise cold front I'll be ready. And I like looking at all the clothes I bought over the last few months and at the end of the season last year. :) I'm a sucker for kid's clothes. I was kind of glad no one could see the piles of clothes I bought for each child, especially Kami. It was pretty eye-opening to see it all laid out on the floor and has definitely made me not want to buy anything else for awhile! Oh, well except if it is for next year and is on sale. :-P

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Report on Taylor's tubes

Taylor had his tubes put in this morning at about 8:30. He is doing great!! He is already acting as if nothing happened. It's totally crazy! The nurse said he did perfectly and never even whimpered when he woke up. In recovery he harldy cried at all even though he had to be in pain. Kami went nuts and it took her a full day to recover. Taylor was back to normal in 30 min. Just confirms what I already knew about my kids. ;)

Thank you, God, for such a successful surgery and recovery!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I love my kids. :)

My kids are my true joy in this crazy life. I have really been enjoying them lately even more than I normally do. Kami is so passionate about everything. She has been that way since she was born and I think it will continue for her whole life. She is either happy, happy, happy or NOT happy at all. It used to frustrate me b/c I thought it was my fault that she was so unhappy sometimes. But now I know it is just part of who she is and I need to help her find a way to better express her anger than throwing fits and screaming and crying. Because she is so passionate, she is such a loving girl. She randomly gives me hugs and tells me that she loves me all the time. It makes my heart swell with love and pride to hear her tell Taylor that she loves him and that she will take care of him forever. So sweet! And she does take good care of him! Yesterday he really wanted to get his shoes and socks off after we came home from the grocery store but wasn't having much success. I was going to help him after I got the groceries put away, but when I peeked into the living room to check on him, Kami was sitting on the floor with him taking off his shoes and socks. It was sooooo adorable! She does stuff like that for him all the time. Oh, and she has started trying to teach him that is wrong to do things. The last week or so I will hear her say something like, "Do you want me to spit (or hit) you?" "No," says Taylor, which is his response to most things these days. "Then don't spit at me!" She says it in a very patient voice and is pretty nice about it and it just makes me smile to hear it. :) Kami is very into princesses and other pretend play. I think she always has a running dialog in her head and sometimes I get to hear some of it when she is playing house or something with her Little People. She loves baby dolls and we have a plethera of them, but I'm considering getting her a couple more b/c she really does play with all of them. They are all nekkie right now b/c she is going through the stage where they all have to be that way. She does dress them up every now and again, but mostly they are bare bottomed. ;) She loves to dance, especially if she has a Prince. That used to be me, Daddy or Granny, but now it is usually Taylor and he loves it! She took gymnastics at the community center for the spring and summer sessions but has now decided she wants to be a "weenut" (ballerina) so she is taking ballet starting at the end of the month. I can't wait to see her learn some cute little moves! She really enjoyed gymnastics but I told her she had to choose which she wanted to take b/c I didn't want to overschedule her. I think she will really enjoy it, even if it's just b/c she gets to wear tights and ballet shoes. :)

Taylor is my busy, busy, busy boy. He has been moving from inception I'm pretty sure. I had to have 2 NSTs (non-stress tests) done every week for my last trimester with him and I would be strapped to that machine FOREVER b/c he would move all over the place and they couldn't get good readings. I was supposed to be there for 30 min. or so and I would almost always end up being hooked up for a good hour. Crazy kid! After he was born, he only moved more since he had some freedom. ;) He started rolling over at 4 months, crawling at 8 months and walking at 12 months. He's 16 months now and he is running all over the place. It is amazing how much babies change and grow in that first 2 years! Kami didn't do all those physical things until several months later, so I wasn't really prepared for Taylor to be so active, I guess. Anyway, since he was so physically ahead of her I thought he would be slower in speech and other things like that. Um, not so much. He has a ton of word and is starting to make sentences. It is just amazing!! He loves to be outside (both of them do, actually) and he loves to swing. He is very into cars and dogs and all other animals, too. He loves his Mama, Daddy, Sister, Granny and Papa. He loves to laugh and be chased around. He also enjoys his "naks" or snacks. He hates sleep and having his hair washed and the blender, but other than that I can't think of anything he really doesn't like. He has started saying, "Awww, man!" because I say it all the time, I guess. I didn't realize how much until he started saying it. :) I used to say, "Crap!" a lot, but when Kami started saying it I realized that I had to stop that and quickly!!! Anyway, it's really funny to hear this tiny little voice from the other room say, "Awww, man."

Did I mention I love my kids? :-D

Monday, September 15, 2008

Craft Fair Report

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day! We had a great spot under a big tree so we were shaded from the sun so in the afternoon it was quite pleasant in our little booth. Financially I did pretty well, too. I did two shows last year and I made more at this one show than I did at both of those combined, so I call that a success! I am considering doing another one in Sept. at Maxey Park, but I need to get more info on that one. I am for sure going to be doing the one at Monterey Church of Christ in Nov (the 15th, I think??), so come by and see me. :)

In other news, I have unfortunately gained 6 lbs this last month. YUCK! I do not feel good and my pants are tight so I am going back to writing everything down that goes into my mouth and drinking more water. I know that I can lose it again, it is just frustrating to know I let hard work that I have already put in go to waste. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to report that I lost it all and then some. ;)

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Politics and the rain

Why is it that the arguments made against Sarah Palin's nomination are things like, "She doesn't represent women well. She is an insult to women, etc." Maybe she is an insult to liberal women, but it doesn't mean she is an insult to me. What I know of her, I like her. I like that she is conservative and has an opinion about things. I don't agree with her on everything, but then again, I don't agree with my own husband or my parents on every issue, either. I'm not asking anyone to repond really, I just needed to vent. I'm tired of being referred to as an idiot b/c I am a conservative woman who backs Sarah Palin!

Ok, on to other things. I need the rain to stop by Saturday. Please pray that it does. For one thing, we were in Dallas for the first TTU game of the season and I am really wanting to go to the game and not sit in the rain. But that's not the real reason I need the rain to end. The Garden and Arts Festival is on Saturday and my friend, Alisha, and I have a booth there. We have spent a lot of time getting ready for this and I know the other vendors will have done that as well. If it is raining as hard as it is now, NO ONE is going to be out there to shop. Or if they are, I might not want to sell my bows to those crazy people! ;) So pray that the rain lets up by Saturday!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bible study

Last night we had our second Bible study on the book of I Corinthians. It was amazing!! I love getting together with my friends and discussing God's Word. The fact that the Bible was written so long ago and still applies to the struggles I face daily is proof that God has had a plan for us and for ME from the beginning of time. I won't profess to know or understand all of what I read in the Bible. Far from it actually, but I feel that if I'm willing, God opens up new things for me to discover each time I study. Because I grew up going to church, I have a lot of general knowledge, but I never have taken the time to do in depth study of His Word besides during my AIM time. I Corithians (and Hebrews) talks about being ready for the spiritual meat instead of staying on the milk. I think I have been taking the milk road for way too long and it's time to get my teeth into the meat.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kami's Open House and first day of school

Kami goes to Sonshine PreSchool over at Broadway Church of Christ and she LOVES it! This is her third year and she is such the big girl now. Here are a few pictures of her from Open House last week and her first day on Tuesday. :)


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dallas Trip

Right before we were supposed to go to Dallas Taylor shared his lovely cold with his sister and with me. I was pretty tired of being covered in snot by then end of the cold!!! Taylor's nose is still runny and Kami still has a bit of a cough, but other than that we are pretty much well. Taylor is feeling much better because he is back to terrorizing his sister. LOL!

The drive down to Dallas was OK until we hit Ft. Worth. OH.MY.GOODNESS. It was insane!!!! It was raining cats and dogs and people were driving like idiots and we passed 3 or 4 major wrecks. It took us TWO HOURS to get from Ft. Worth to Plano. The kids both woke up about half way during that mess and Taylor pretty much cried from the time he woke up until we got out at the hotel. Or actually until we got out at the wrong hotel b/c I got confused about which Marriott we were staying at. So we loaded the kids back up, Taylor screaming and kicking, of course, and drove around getting lost until we found our way to the correct Marriott. We stayed in the Legacy Town Center and it was very nice there, like a little village. We walked to a few restaurants and down to the pond with a waterfall, the kids loved that, and it was just very nice.

Meeting up with my friends was awesome! I like them even more after meeting them in person which is always a good thing! :D I got some great pictures! I may post some of just my family another day. I'm too lazy to go upload them right now. ;) Anyway, we went to a couple of malls and to Ikea and had lots of fun just being together. Plus I got to shop at a Hanna Andersson store!! Whoo hoo! I got a few things for Kami off the sale rack and a hat for Taylor. Then I shopped at Janie and Jack and got Kami a sweet, sweet dress with a cardigan that is just, well...sweet. :) It is really precious and was almost worth the trip to Dallas. OK, so not really, but it is a really cute dress and cardi! Then I hit Baby Gap and got Taylor a couple of shirts and a baseball cap. He loves his hats!

The trip home was not so good. It was llllooooonnnnnggggg and the kids were not so cooperative. They were tired and hadn't eaten well the entire trip and were just out of sorts. So I sat in the back between the two car seats for way too many hours and tried to ply them with food, drinks and activities. We made it to Abilene without too many incidents, but from there home it was pure torture for everyone. Tim was having a hard time staying awake and focused and I was ready to chop my ears off from listening to all the whining and crying coming from my kids. As soon as we pulled into the drive way Kami started yelling for joy! She was soooo happy to be home and she ran to her room and did a little dance and it was hysterical! She really missed our house. :) Taylor was still a fussy boy until Tim picked up Chloe (our crazy jack russell/mutt) from Petsmart. He loves that crazy dog and they chased each other around the house for at least 15 or 20 minutes. He laughed and laughed and laughed!

So that was our adventure. Oh, I forgot to mention just one tiny thing. Taylor was on antibiotics for his ear infection and then getting the cold on top of that have made his diapers disgusting. Plus we weren't at home were I could feed him a BRATY (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, and yogurt) diet so we went through over half a pack of diapers in 4 days!! Good thing I brought the whole pack and two bricks of wipes! His poor bum has a horrible, horrible rash on it. It is healing but taking soooo long since I keep having to change his diapers. Just for reference (cuz I know you want to know all of this!) he poops at least 5 times a day, sometimes 8 times. Well when he is sick, it goes up from there! Every time I turn around he's telling me he is poopy. I never thought I would be relieved to only have to change 5 poopy diapers a day!!! LOLOL!

And on that lovely note, I'll wish you a happy hump day!