Monday, October 20, 2008

The end of the sickness???

Could it be, could we really be well again? WE ARE!!!! Well, I guess that's no entirely true. Poor Miss Lauryn has gotten her very first ear infection...woohoo ammoxicillan (seriously, how do you spell that?) At least we got her to take it. After 2 and a half years on antibiotics it's a struggle to get her to take anything. Tylenol for a fever...only in the last 6 months. Fluoride...easily for some odd reason. And heaven forbid the medicine is a different color than the last one that we gave her :-) Good thing that I love this little girl.

Last night I decided that the house had gotten out of control while we were all feeling yucky and it had to be cleaned before the flood of kids returned this morning. So, the whole gang (yes, the WHOLE gang) helped out and the house was returned to normal which meant that I got to spend the morning catching up on my Beth Moore study,baking scones, mixing up granola, and prepping chicken tortilla soup to throw into the crock pot. I love those kinds of mornings. Now, if I could just find the time in there to finish the skirt that I've started for my niece and spend a little more time checking out a pattern for this super cute bag that I want to try. I'm too lazy to find the link right now...and Lauryn's crying in bed. I guess I should go and check on her and then put myself to bed so we can start another day that goes as smoothly as today. That's kind of a joke but we can always hope can't we.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fun times and then...not so much

I had such a blast scrapbooking with the girls on Saturday. I was once again reminded much good it does for me to get away and recharge for the day. We ate too much junk (but it tasted so good) and laughed about the silliest things that no one else would find amusing. But we don't care. :-) I am loving playing with that Cricut and I'm sure if K gets things going I will be putting it on my Christmas list!

It's funny how even after a day away you can get THROWN back into real life. Like walking in the door and hearing Collin crying softly in his bed, trying to sleep but not being able to stay that way. I got myself ready for bed and he quieted down so I thought "Hey, I might get some sleep!" That was dumb, I know that now. 20 minutes later Brian and I wake up to the sound of Collin throwing up in his crib. Poor little man, he was pretty miserable. Church in the morning was now a no go. We changed jammies and snuggled him up with us. He slept off and on for a few hours until Brian put him back to bed. Lucky for us he fell right to sleep and didn't get up until almost 9. He ate breakfast and then proceded to throw it all the kitchen sink. He must have realized something was coming up because he walked over to me and wanted me to pick him up. Good thing I was standing right by the sink because it came up fast.

Needless to say, we spent most of the day resting and Collin was actually feeling a lot better this evening. Hopefully after one more recovery day tomorrow we'll be back in the swing of things.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bread is so yummy

Today I only had my own kiddos, so I felt motivated to do some baking. 2 large loaves, 4 mini loaves, and a little more than a dozen cinnamon rolls later my house smells like fall. And, since Denaye mentioned super cheap pumpkins (and once again, only my own kids) I loaded them up and hit the store because I've always wanted to bake a pumpkin but never knew what to actually do with it :-) I've got extra kiddos tomorrow...and a broken blender...whoops, forgot about that. K, can I borrow your mom's? Maybe I'll be baking my pumpkins on Friday.

It's been a bit of a week at our place. Not really the whole week, just yesterday. I had 6 kids all day and then had to get them all off to their houses in time to haul Lauryn and Taylor to dance class in Cashmere. We got there with about 2 seconds to spare! It was watch week so I actually got to see what they are doing in class instead of just hearing it through the walls. I was so proud of the way that Lauryn was listening to her teacher even while the other girls were sliding around on the floor and watching their parents watch them through the window. She's getting better and better at the ballet steps and her tap moves. If you ever need some entertainment I would suggest watching a 3 year old's dance class.

Dad's here...time to go for a brisk walk in the cold!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lauryn and Lali

Lauryn had a great time yesterday spending the day (and night) with Lali and Papa. They had a little Larry's chicken for lunch and then went to do some work at Lali's school. Lauryn said that she was doing some cutting and cut her finger but "just a little bit, not really." As best as I can tell, I think that she got a paper cut :-) Then they topped off their day of fun with a little Monster's, Inc. with Papa. Collin was so happy to see his sister after church this morning...she was already in her classroom when we took him in. And, by the way, Collin has stayed in the church nursery 3 weeks in a row!!!!!!!!!!!! We may have finally turned the corner. We're told that he actually played today! It's pretty nice to be able to sit in church and not see our number pop up on the board for once :-)

One Lauryn story that must be told..aside from the one about her telling Papa what part of her body she would be feeding her babies with.

She was talking about how she is going to have babies when she is a grown up and that God let her grow in mommy's tummy and Collin too. But she isn't going to let God do that, she's going to do it by herself. We're really not sure how she is picturing God getting those babies in there...maybe like a magician?

Open up the sky

Open up the sky was the name of one of the songs this morning at church. I'm not sure who wrote but it was new to me. It spoke of wanting not blessings, but God. Not being satisfied with the ordinary. This is a link that I just found to the lyrics. Check them out. I know that I tend to get satisfied with the blessings that God so richly pours out. But that's not enough, that's really not what we should be wanting. We should be wanting God and nothing else will satisfy. The blessings along the way are just a bonus.

On a whole other note...I had such a blast scrapbooking and just relaxing with friends yesterday. Although by the end of the night with just Lynn, Karalee, and I left, we were getting goofy. We have decided that we may have been a little high on Pepsi and licorice :-) Who needs anything stronger? Not us apparently!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm back

I'm really going to try to start blogging more consistantly. I want to, really. I just can't seem to make the time to read the blogs that I like and then actually write anything on my own. My alone part of the morning just doesn't last that long.

The kids are getting so big and are just busy busy little ones. Lauryn has started dance classes on Tuesdays and Brian is a football referee this fall, so time is tight for extras like sitting down and writing more than 3 words at a time :-)

The newBeth Moore Bible Study is starting tonight and I am more than ready. It is really my favorite time of the week! Now I've got to go and do a few things so the family can have dinner tonight.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Long time no see, blog, whatever :-)

Here is my disclaimer. These pictures aren't supposed to be at the top and they should be in a different order. I'm not that talented. Someone tell me what I did wrong please!!!

So, I know, I'm a total slacker. But I have an excuse...will you accept it? The siding is done on the house. We're still waiting to do a little touch up when this stinking wind will die down. When will that be by the way? My allergies were just driving me nuts until my lavender came in. I tried some as soon as Denaye handed it over and within 10 minutes I was breathing through my nose!!!! I went for a walk with Laurie and the kids this morning and put some on my face before I left. No problems at all!! Yeah for the lavender, and yeah for me being able to breathe.

Do you want to see my "new" house?? Let's see if I can post pictures. Here goes nothing.
Once one of my dear friends helps me get the pics in the right order and in the right place I'll post some more.
The house looks great in my humble opinion and it really got done quickly with all the wonderful help that we had from family and friends. Thanks!