Tuesday, July 29, 2008
3 Joys: (In no particular order)
1. Watching a movie with my hubby after the kids have gone to bed.
2. My kids
3. A clean house.
3 Fears: (Again, in no particular order)
3. Someone I am close to dying
1. Help Megan finish painting her upstairs.
2. Get my craft room organized so I can start scrapbooking.
3. Run a marathon. Who am I kidding, run a mile is a more likely goal.
1. Unfinished projects, (I hate em!) I have a hard time with other peoples unfinished projects.
2. Dr Pepper (Okay this is more of an addiction but I am obsessed with my addiction)
3. TV (Sad but true)
3 Random Facts:
1. Hmmm, well, I got ran over by a car when I was in the 9th grade.
2. I have had my cat since I was a sophomore in high school. (He is now nearly 16 years old)
3. I am crazy, certifiable, nutso. Yup, it is true!
I tag: Melanie (I cant remember if you did this already), Cheryl (Trying to give you something to post about), and...................drum roll please................my imaginary friend, Judy. (Told you I was crazy!)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thanks to Nikki, (sorry I don't have a picture) for coming and seeing me through my first weekend with Ryan back to work and me back to work as well. I could not have done it without you. And thanks for making me so many great treats and wonderful meals. I could not have gained those 15 pounds without you! Thanks for going shopping with me even though you hate shopping. Thanks for loving my kids and for loving me despite all my "issues." You are awesome and a true life saver!
Thanks to Becky for coming to my rescue while Ryan was out of town for a week. Thanks for understanding that your sister is crazy and not judging me for it. Thanks for falling in love with my new baby girl and spoiling her rotten. Thanks for playing with Kutter and Payton and going with me on adventures. And most importantly, thanks for being there when I had no one else. You saved my life, yet again!
And last but certainly not least (I listed these people in chronological order), thanks to my other mom for coming to my aid on another one of Ryan's out of town trips. Your timing could not have been better especially with Payton breaking her arm. I nearly lost my mind with you here and can only imagine how loony toons I would have gotten had you not been here. Thanks for reading the same books over and over to my kids. Thanks for playing BINGO at least a thousand times. Thanks for doing flash cards with my kids and showing enthusiasm each time you read them like it was your first time looking at them. (By the way, does anyone know how long Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet? Jeez, where have I been!!!) You are an amazing grandma and I was so happy and thankful you were here for us.
And most of all, thanks for raising such a wonderful son that I have the honor to be married to. He has got to be, hands down, the best person I know and he is a perfect husband and a perfect father. I know you are responsible for that so thank you so much!
Friday, July 18, 2008
This first picture, Maggie's tummy seems to be busting out of the swim suit. She is trying to keep up with her cousin Wyatt.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Payton is scheduled to get her cast off on Aug 6th. She is adamant that she does not want the cast to come off. I tell her that she will grow too big and the cast will keep her arm from growing and she explains to me that she will just stop growing then. I ask her why she does not want it off and she cries...."I love it! It is cute!" I guess I may have done too good of job painting it.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Kutter and Payton just finished up swim lessons two days before Payton broke her arm. At the end of each lesson, the instructor let Kutter jump off the edge. I think he was actually trying to clear the whole pool when he jumped. There was one time that he landed on the stairs on the other side of the pool. Pretty much every time he jumped, he slapped his face on the water but he did not seem to mind.
You will notice that Payton is not in the pictures. That is because she refused to get in the pool. That was $40 well spent, don't you think? She usually loves the water but we could not get her to get in after the first day of lessons. I think she had a crush on the 19-year old hottie that was teaching the lessons. She was playing hard to get.
Note: Thanks Cheryl for allowing us all to invade your pool this summer. It was so nice to have the lessons so close to home. You're awesome!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Payton screamed."I don't want purple!"
The doctor said, "you don't want purple? How about blue instead?"
I looked at him with eyes that said "are you insane!"
Payton laughed and said "Ya, blue!"
I told the doctor "NO! Just put on the purple!"
He threw the purple away and said, "it is okay, we can do blue!"
No, it is not okay. It is not okay at all. I wanted purple! I wanted to cry at the thought of my little princess in a blue cast. I was heartbroken. : ) I later asked Payton why she picked blue and she said "because it is Kutter's favorite color!" Oh, now isn't that the cutest thing ever. I had to hold back tears on that one. So now, although I would have still loved the princessy pink, I am okay with the blue. I am, however, considering the suggestions given to have her blue cast bedazzled. A little bling couldn't hurt, right?
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Saturday, July 5th, was an interesting day for us. We were all just hanging out while Ryan was at work. I was upstairs in my room feeding Maggie a bottle and Payton came up to join me. She was sitting on the end of the bed watching TV and did not realize how close to the edge she was. She started bouncing a little and off she went. Her feet were caught a bit in the foot board so it made her nearly land on her head. Instinct kicked in and she tried to catch herself resulting in a broken elbow.
I knew immediately something was wrong. She screamed like nothing I have ever heard before and she would not stop crying. No matter what I did over the next hour or so did not calm her down. I called Ryan and told him I was heading to the ER because I was certain Payton broke her arm. He just said.."OK." Leave it to Ryan to show a lot of emotion in a situation like this. (Love ya babe!) I knew I would get there ahead of Ryan and could not imagine being there with three kids. I called my friend Bridgette and she was so willing to take Kutter so I could focus more on Payton. I loaded the kids up and drove to Bridgette's house to drop off Kutter. Her husband came out to look at Payton's arm and I noticed Bridgette taking out Maggie. She insisted on keeping her too so I could just deal with Payton. I was hesitant to leave Bridgette with such a load but so grateful that I did not have to worry about my kids, they were being taken care of. It was such a good thing I did not have Maggie because I had to carry Payton into the ER and could not have done that and carry Maggie at the same time.I was in the waiting room only 5 minutes or so and was taken back to have Payton examined. This hospital was great, they gave her stuffed animals and just took really great care of her. Ryan arrived a few minutes later. They took some x-rays and our fears were realized, Payton's elbow was broken. All the thoughts of my little princess in a cast in the heat of the summer and not able to get wet were so sad. I felt so bad for her. The hospital splinted her arm and we have an appointment tomorrow morning with an orthopedic specialist to get her permanent cast put on. Here is one of the x-rays of her arm..................
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This next instant happened just today and it was friggin hilarious!! Payton was walking around the house in her swimming suit and from a distance, it looked as though she had her hands in her swimming suit bottoms. Kutter saw this and screamed, "Payton!! That is gross! If you put your fingers in your bum and smell them, they stink real bad!" I looked at him and thought, "I wonder how he knows this?!" Aw, these are the proud moments of being a mother. He was just helping teach his sister one of life's key lessons. That's my boy, so responsible!