Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I've been struggling the past few weeks with Blogger. When I upload pics it puts them all over the place. Then, when I try to put captions either above or below pics it shows on the sides and not matter what I do I can't seem to get it moved. Help???!!!
Family pic time! We have so few. And, I love all the comments I've already gotten about my hair...I really do have it!! I just really, really, really, really, really like my visors and ball caps. Keeps the sun off my face (and allows me to not have to fix my hair!).
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Happy Birthday to my Luke!! You are 1 years old! I can hardly believe that 365 days have passed since your first sweet breath. We knew as soon as we met you that you had a sweet disposition. You've survived a lot this first year. A momma who might've been a wee bit nutty b/c she had to go house-hunting when you were 10 days old. Sleeping in the closet. Being drug all over creation. A big move. New house. Irregular schedule. People forgetting to feed you meals. An ER visit. Twin older brothers who love you a lot (heck, just that one is too much for one little person in itself!!). We certainly weren't expecting you, sweet thing, but oh how you've changed this house. You completed this family and we've loved every minute since you arrived. From your middle of the night cries to your own independent streak, you are a blessing!! We love you!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sooooooooooo, where is all this going? There is the rudest, grumpiest old man ever that sits out on his lawn chair and yells at my dog. Now, Bonner is a runner and he may stray a little but he NEVER strays on that side of the street. He runs all over creation in that wheat field and vacant lot. The first few times, I thought, ok this guy doesn't realize that's my dog. So, the next time, I waved, smiled and said, oh, that's our dog; he sure loves to get off that leash for a bit. The guy said nothing. Now, mind you, he is outside whether I go at 6 am or 8 pm like I did tonight.
**Sidebar** I had a sitter with the kids so no need to document me for Child Protective Services (wink-wink!).
Again, tonight, running down X street and Bonner is whooping it up running all over IN THE VACANT LOT ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET FROM THE TOWNHOMES when the guy gets out of his chair and yells, "Yaaaaaaaa, get out of here, you dog. Get your dog out of here!!!" Seriously?? Put a pillow over my head in my sleep, Jereme, and put me out of my misery should I ever get so miserable in life that I feel the need to yell at people's dogs running in a field across the street from my house. Ok? OK? Whew. Thank you.
Now, feel free to roll your eyes at this utter waste of time. By the way, baby boy turns one in less than 48 hours. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Isaac: Momma, look a squirrel.
Jorden: Momma, remember when we saw that squirrel that a car ran over and smashed?
Me: Yes, I do. That was sad.
I: Look, here is a frog. He's dead.
J: Oooooooooh!! A dead frog.
I: Now he lives with Jesus.
J: So does that smashed squirrel.
I: Jesus needs to come by in His car and get this frog and take him so he can be fixed and live with Him.
J: Yes, Jesus' car came and got that smashed squirrel and took him and fixed him.
I: Momma, dead animals live with Jesus, right?
Me: Yes, honey, momma believes Jesus takes care of all of His creations, even after they die.
J: Am I going to live with Jesus?
J: Right now?
Me: No, baby, not right now, but someday. And someday momma and daddy will live with Jesus, too.
J: Will monsters live with Jesus?
I: And, what are we going to do in heaven?
Me: Well, what do you think we'll do in heaven?
J: I think we going to sing and dance.
Me: I do, too. I think we'll sing and dance and laugh and it is going to be so much fun.
Isaac: **Ponders all of this for a moment** Momma, will Jesus have combines and tractors and planters and grain wagons and DEKALB corn in heaven???
Me: I bet so, just especially for you and your daddy!
I love those boys! I have no idea why the boys think Jesus is coming by in cars to pick up the dead animals. But, perhaps that goes along with Isaac's comment to me the other day:
"Jesus tell us in the Bible to obey momma and daddy and Jesus say we need to get spankings if we don't obey."
Ok, so maybe we need to revisit that topic...
Or, maybe not?!
Monday, August 23, 2010
*Switch from formula into whole milk 6 weeks ago? Luke is actually thrilled.
*Make him start leaving his pacifier in his crib after waking up in the mornings and nap? Still smiling.
*Less than 90 minutes of sleep all day on Saturday? Still a giggler.
*Short catnap in the car on Sunday and then awoken from a deep sleep mid-afternoon to head to church? Happy boy all the way around.
He must take after his momma, don't you think? Ha!!
And, what did Jereme and I do on our Friday night of freedom (really, just having one child is considered freedom!!). Go out to a fancy dinner? Head to Manhattan for some fun times and shopping? Rent a good movie? Socialize with friends?
We were far more exciting than that. We hung pictures over the stairs. Jereme couldn't believe that's what we were doing. But, I kindly reminded him that if he didn't do now, whenever he did do it, most likely his "helpers" would be climbing up the ladder.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
*Talked with a sweet friend from college who is expecting a baby girl in the next few months. I had no idea that they had found out some news re: that sweet baby. They could sure use your prayers. Her attitude was awesome, though.
*Headed to the farm to meet the folks. Had several interesting (and crazy!) convos with the 3-year-olds including wondering if poppa and mimi were going to use bad words and if their cousin's daddy knew how to "drive a plane".
*Found the boys at the edge of the cattle lot partway under the culvert (as in under the road) with a magnifying glass.
*Got a text from my dad this evening wanting to clarify something as Isaac was ADAMANT to my folks that "his daddy told him it was okay to pee on spiders on the driveway". Of course, that was AFTER he had already accomplished that task.
*Headed out to a plot tour the hubby was participating in this evening with baby Luke. We parked a little ways down the road and were walking to where the group was in a corn field. There were trucks parked up and down the road. And, about 15 ft in front of me, what should saunter out from between two trucks and stop at the edge of the blacktop??? A bobcat. A dadgum BOBCAT. He turned my direction, spotted us and high-tailed it out of there. It's possible I wet myself just a little. I was attempting to remain ever the professional's wife out there amongst those people but I really wanted to scream my head off.
I shall leave you now with those incredibly exciting tidbits from my Thursday.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
For those non-FBers, remember that little boy in my previous post that had a temp the night before we left. Well, it only took us 4 days of whiney kids, not being able to do a dadgum thing, the baby having a 103 temp for like 20 hours and tons of screaming to determine we needed to find a doctor in CO. Turns out all three boys had strep throat. So, we holed up until Thursday when we finally went out and did a few things. We left the next morning and by then, I, too, was running a temp and feeling slightly less than perky. It was the.longest.drive.ever. Twins did awesome. Baby boy was just still not feeling well and did a lot of screaming. But, he is almost as thrilled as his momma and daddy to be home.
But, my goal this year has been to try and find joy. Joy in every situation. And, here are a few things for which I am joyful:
*Setting the bar so low on this family vacay that it should be near impossible to have a worse one next time (I probably shouldn't have said that...totally jinxed it).
*Jereme laying down EVERY single day with his boys for a nap. He never gets to do those things and they loved every minute of it.
*Tylenol with codeine...hello, my new best friend!
*And, dang it, this my blog so I'll say it again...just being back home with my little family. Love them!
Here are pics from the trip. Needless to say, there are very few!
Staying overnight halfway to our destination
Baby boy before the tears began in full-force...should've know then what was coming.
This is how the boys "fished" and played while sick...
This is how an almost 3-hour hike ended. I'd have killer biceps again like I did in early twin-days if I did this a little more often!
Getting ready for a little adventure with daddy...
Just had to share this picture that my 3-year-old took. I would think he is a camera prodigy except I am not going to share the pictures that followed and quickly became not suitable for a "family" blog.
Friday, August 6, 2010
*And, that I didn't have a single thing packed or prepared for that trip?
*Thus leaving me less than 20 hours to do it all?
*Then coming home to a child who had fallen asleep on the garage floor while his dad was cleaning out the truck?
*Then that same child went in and slept on the couch at 530 pm?
*Something finally clued in with his mother and father that this wasn't right and we took his temperature?
*That that temperature was 101.7?
*While all this was going on another child of ours was filling the pack-n-play set up in the garage that shall be the baby's sleeping headquarters (in theory) for the next week with inches upon inches of water?
*With all this we are still going to leave in like 14 hours?
I am guessing probably not. That's just how we roll. Whatever. I can't believe how uptight I used to be about being a parent. Anymore, I feel pretty dadgum proud of myself to just remember to get all three kids with me wherever I go. I figure we can buy whatever we've forgotten!
See you in a week!!!
I am guessing it will take me most of the day and at least 2 Diet Dr. Peppers to recover from this experience. And, maybe a piece of chocolate. And, maybe a good stiff drink.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
But, in other big news, Jereme just found out that he and I will be taking a VACATION! He earned Master Sales and that means 7 days in HAWAII in October. Bless you, Poppa and Mimi for agreeing to take our little stinkers for that time. There isn't a person that knows better than me what it means to have those kids for 7 straight days! They are a delight but they are also BOYS and TODDLERS!
I really don't know how I am going to kiss those sweet faces good-bye for that long. I am quite certain the food, drink, relaxation, beach, ocean, sleeping will somehow alleviate it. But, that's a long time to be away from your babies!! I've got a lot to do between now and then...tear myself away from baby Luke a little more will be a challenge but I am guessing the biggest challenge will be as my mom so eloquently put it, "getting swimsuit ready!!" Holy smokes, Batman, I better get going!!
Those sweet little faces and the progression of pictures with 3 boys in it!