Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's fixed!!!!

The a/c thing is fixed!!!!!!! My very best friend since high school surprised me last night with the parts to fix everything. I have lost count of the number of times she has saved my butt over the years. I am so grateful to have such awesome friends! I am also grateful for my honey. He is so incredibly tired. He worked a 12 hour shift last night, plus he's working another tonight, but he stayed up after he got home to put the new fuse block in so that I can take my kiddos and go home tonight. I am so excited to sleep in my own bed! I will have to think of something awesome to repay these special people.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


It's 8 am and I am so tired I can barely see straight. The kids and I spent the night at my mom's house last night and I spent all night fighting the dogs off her bed so they wouldn't bother Noah. Why did we spend the night here when we have a perfectly nice house to sleep in? Becauase when it rains it pours. Last night Bryan was getting ready for work in the back bathroom. He usually isn't back there, so this was unusual. He smelled something burning and went into the backyard. The fuse block to our central a/c unit had caught on fire. I am so incredibly grateful it happened when he was home because he knows how to shut off the power to the thing. If it had happened 30 minutes later I wouldn't have known until the back of the house was on fire. Or if we had been sleeping. I shudder to think. ANd now we have no a/c *sigh*

Monday, July 28, 2008

Round two

Savanna has what Mady has. The last week has been oh so pleasant, I just can't wait to repeat it.

And we're off

to the Dr again. I swear we keep this office in business ourselves in the last year. Between Sam being sick so much before his surgery and Noah and his arm, we have spent several hundred dollars there, out of pocket. Savanna has a fever now. Lowest it's been is 101.5, highest is 102.8. Sometimes she says her tongue hurts, but usually she says her throat hurts. Strep is going around here. I told her i'm thinking about having the Dr give her an antibiotic shot if she needs antibiotics. After the drama last night just trying to get her to take a liquid or a chewable I dread doing it again. Now i am a mean mommy for wanting her to get a shot. Oh well.

Saturday, July 26, 2008



The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, 'What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?'

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

Ah, what a place to call home. .

God Bless Our State of Arkansas

A funny

My mom and I were at Wal-Mart this afternoon and one of their employees stopped me so she could look at Noah. Here is our conversation.

Wal-Mart employee: Boy?

Me: Yes

WE: How old?

Me: 8 weeks.

Insert astonished look here ( we get this a lot)

WE: He looks at least 1 1/2 to 2 months old to me.

Me: Just smiling and nodding thinking *Isn't that what I said?*

Friday, July 25, 2008

My poor Mady Grace

She is sick and so grouchy! Of course I would be, too, if I had blisters in my mouth. This sounds so nasty, because what it is, is never what people first think of when they hear it. She has a herpes infection in her mouth. Herpes Simplex 1, Oral herpes, meaning cold sores. The primary infection either has no symptoms or blisters in the mouth. My baby girl was so lucky enough to get the blisters. She has at least 5. She can't eat, barely drink, and is so not sleeping well. She wakes up several times a night whining. There isn't much I can do for her and there isn't really anything she wants to do. She went swimming at Grandma's and spent half her time there crying. Poor baby.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Free DVD

Sam loves Planet Heroes and Fisher Price is offering free DVD's. THe website says 12-14 weeks for delivery, but I don't think it takes that long.

Another Noah update

Are you guys tired of them yet? I just can't resist. He had pt yesterday. We are at the moment on a once a month schedule and I do the range of motion exercises at home. So we went yesterday and as I laid him on the table Miss Adele asked how we were doing. I told her I hoped she would be as excited as we were. Barely letting me finish my sentence he pulled his arm up and bent his elbow. Her eyes got HUGE and she just kept saying *OH OH OH* She was caught very off guard and very very excited!!!! She said she did not except such a big improvement in only 4 weeks. She was so excited she had tears in her eyes, as did I. It really and truly is such a miracle. Interestingly, his improvement started speeding up after his blessing (like a Christening for you non-LDS folks), where he was promised he would have full use of his arm. So now we have new exercises to do and another appointment at the end of August.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Noah's 6 week check up

He is growing so quickly! He lost a bit of weight after he was born, just like all babies. His first trip to the pediatrician was the Monday after he was born. Since then he has gained exactly 4 lbs! He's grown 2 and 1/4 inches. People do double takes when I tell them he is only 7 weeks old, they all think he's at least 3 months old. He also has great head control and has since he was two weeks old, so that adds to them thinking he's older. I wonder how this will play out when he's over 6 months old. If he will still be this much bigger and not be crawling because of his arm. Hmmm....... Oh well, I think he's perfect!

I just couldn't do it

The picture made me cringe every time I opened my blog. I had to take it down. I will take a new one soon to put up.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Some personalization

I've been trying to add some stuff to my blog, pics and stuff. Still learning how. I just realized how incredibly awful I look in the top pic. Sadly I'm not changing it until I get a better pic of our family or one of the kiddos.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

An Aden update

Apparently while swimming he was running and fell. He only complained about his stomach hurting, not his head so my sister didn't think he hit his head despite the presence of a big red spot on his forehead. He has a small concussion on top of aspirating the water.

Does anyone else ever want to wrap their kids in bubble wrap just for a little while?

A very scary thing

Noah and I just spend four very long hours in the ER with my sister and nephew. He almost delay drowned. You can read about it here. Had he not thrown up before we got to the hospital it could have had a different ending. He's home now and fine, but so scary!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Noah is moving his elbow! Ok, so he still doesn't move it much, but he can and he does sometimes! I am so beyond excited. It's such an accomplishment for him. That means everything works exactly how it should and it's just a matter of time before he has complete mobility!

Monday, July 07, 2008

I've kinda been avoiding this lately

There are a few blogs I read occasionally and a few I read quite often. I have been doing some thinking and i think I feel inadequate, but that's not exactly the right word. My blog is mostly about my kids. Others post about other things, politics, things going on in the world, stuff like that. I must be either very boring or one dimensional. I'm not into politics, I can't vote, so I mostly don't pay a whole lot of attention. The news usually ends up making me cry, so I don't know much that's going on. I guess i have my head buried in the sand. Is it a bad thing that I write about my family? They are my life, this is the time and season to be a mother. Is that the only thing my life revolves around? No. I have my knitting (which includes my doing it at home on my own, a weekly stitch n bitch I attend, and the class I am teaching at the library), I have a scrapbooking group I go to once a month. I read. I do have my own interests. Although, truthfully, they do get put on the back burner when something come up for the kids. So, I guess I feel like my blog is painfully boring, and then I wonder why it bothers me because I only know one person that really reads it and I'm not sure she does often.