This morning...do you know what I heard at 1:14am??? rrhghhtkegoeigsosdjfhaoghosd
Monday, December 28, 2009
This morning...do you know what I heard at 1:14am??? rrhghhtkegoeigsosdjfhaoghosd
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Blogging from my phone while snuggled in bed...
Isaac has been throwing up constantly for the last few days. We even went to the peds this morning to get his flu shots....yep, he slimed me in the waiting room. He isn't throwing up because of a stomach flu...it's his thick saliva that he can't swallow. So, today...I finally asked our ped for a suction machine (so I don't have to keep using a little snot sucker). Let's hope that insurance will approve it and I can help Isaac clean his little mouth and throat out......at least until he learns how to swallow!
Now...I already announced this on Facebook...but, everyone is invited to MY birthday party on Thursday at Chuck E Cheese. We will be at the one on Eastern at 11:00am and I will share my pizza, drinks, and tokens!!! ( don't I have the best kids ever for throwing me such a great party?)
Tomorrow....I will try really hard to post pics and new videos. I just need more time in my days!! And...no...I still haven't sent out any Xmas cards. Maybe next year. I have started making cookies though....and im making a fee pies tomorrow (pumpkin, of course)
And...Hollie. Do NOT leave goodies at my house when I'm not home. SomeONE eats them all without sharing (you know that I can't mention names because my blog is monitored for quality assurance)
Dang. My fingers hurt....so, ta ta for now
(I wish this phone had spell check)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
He's still as cute as EVER! We all made it to church today (including Kenny, my nephew that stayed with us for the weekend). It was a great morning...wonderful music, great lessons, and lots of fun chats with friends. I LOVE it when a day starts off like that!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Isaac just LOVES music...he just loves it when American Idol is on and when So you think you can dance is on.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I'm actually sitting on JOE'S side of the couch, using HIS laptop (shhh...don't tell him)...and all the pics are on MY computer...on the other side of the room...NOT on the couch.
SO...I'll have to promise pics tomorrow. We've had a really busy weekend...and I'm about to drop.
Eli had his Christmas concert at school on Thursday night. It was SO cute. I do have video...and will post it soon. (i promise mom).
Friday...I can't remember Friday...I'm sure we were busy.
Saturday...I (just ME) woke up at 7am and cleaned the house (with help from a friend)...until about 7pm! OH...my bones are aching. In all that time....we just got the kitchen, family room, and guestroom complete (and a bunch of laundry).
I did take Isaac upstairs to my room at one point during the day. I was hanging clothes in the closet and he was in his crib watching Gabba Gabba while being fed. I just happened to walk over and peek inside the crib...AND almost had an anxiety attack. The crib was soaked! Isaac had moved around too much...and his BUTTON FELL OUT of his belly! Not only did he just disconnect himself...but, THERE's a hole in his tummy showing...all his milk is gushing out. GROSS GROSS GROSS.!!
Joe normally changes his button for me...and Joe wasn't here. He was out with the big boys.
I had to be strong and go to work. I raced downstairs and got my supplies: a new button, 5cc's of water in a syringe, ky jelly (to make the button slide in easier)....and my nerves.
Isaac was trying to crawl around...like nothing had happened...still gushing YUCK out of his tummy!
I was brave...you guys would have been so proud of me! I put that button right back in his tummy, filled up the balloon with water...and started his feeds again.
I think that just drained all of my remaining energy from me...
Because today....we just couldn't get up for church. I know....bad excuse. We just can't seem to rest...really rest.
It was a beautiful...warmer, and sunny day today. I decided to take the boys (all of them) out to Boulder City...to see if we could catch a ride on the Santa train (joe was at church at choir practice).
When we drove up...the parking lot was packed! I gave Chris some money and he went up to see if they had any tickets left (only $2.oo each...how cool!). Well, they were sold out:(
So, we decided to just get out and go look at the trains....we were already there...it was such a pretty day.
AND guess what?? Some lady just walked up to us and asked if we had tickets. I said, "No"...and she handed me four tickets! When I reached to give her money....she refused and said, "Merry Christmas". How cool was that??
I hope that I'm able to surprise a few folks this season. It's those little things that people will always remember.
Isaac is doing great. Only throwing up once a day these days. Pulling to stand ALL DAY LONG. He's growing up so fast. He still doesn't speak English or understand English (or at least he doesn't listen to us). OH....Isaac found a new substitute for eating the tv table....Thomas the train wooded tracks! He's been dragging pieces around all day chomping on them!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
and the story continues...
Yep. That's ONE BIG waterpark! Jen and I were talking and decided that although we LOVED staying at her house for the weekend...we might get in their way on Monday morning while they're trying to get off to work and school....and we're trying to pack. SO, the boys and I got a room at the Great Wolf Lodge...and we all were able to frolic in the waterpark for FREE!!!
And let it be known that Jen and Mysti made me ride on the scariest slide...I almost died.
and I didn't ride another slide either.
This is what I did:
and here's what Isaac thought about the water:
What a wonderful thing to do on such a cold and rainy day.
Little did I know that all that rain that we were getting....
would be SNOW on our way home on Monday. We didn't drive in any...but, there was snow on the sidewalks at every stop...and the boys HAD to make sure and throw snowballs every chance they got.
We had such a great time while we were there....
and we'll be back!
And Crabby Old Man...we're headed to your house next!
and for today.
I am tired.
Isaac had the shaky legs all night...
Eli needed a breathing treatment about 2am...
Joe snored a little....
and Isaac decided to wake up before the sun and we were UP and downstairs by 4:45!
I went back to sleep....after starting Isaac's feeds, getting Chris out, and making Joe and Eli's lunch. (about 6:30am)
THEN, my alarm went off again.
I just wanted to lay in the bed. Eli could go into school late...right??
but, no....I decided to get my big ole' bum out of bed and get my little guy off to school.
Where I then decided that retail therapy was the ONLY thing that would get me through the day.
MACY's....I heart you!!!
(I'll have to show you pics of that trip tomorrow)
(Joe's in here...he'll see)
Thanks for checking on us!
Monday, December 07, 2009
The people in my house are trying to kill me. I'm not sure what I did to make them so angry with me....but, they are ALL out to get me. I don't have life insurance on me....they will NOT get rich. They will only gain MORE work. I am certain though....they're out to get me.
I would LOVE to share with you our final Texas day...but, I NEED to tell you about this family of mine. Let us start with Saturday morning. Elias. He was having a horrible time with his asthma. No problem...just give him a breathing treatment....and he'll be ok. UNTIL about 2- hours....he can't breathe again...so another treatment. And just put that on repeat.
ALL NIGHT LONG. Coughing, gagging, coughing....breathing treatment. Coughing, gagging, coughing....breathing treatment.
That afternoon...as if Eli wasn't enough....JOE decided to eat something from the freezer. About an hour later, told me that he felt horrible. Then, he RAN to the bathroom....and OUT it all came.
THEN....have you seen "Hitch"?
Something triggered Joe's allergies and his face started swelling like a balloon! I've got Eli settled down in our bedroom trying to sleep through the coughs....now, I have to help Joe pop Benadryl. NOW.....as funny as this sounds now, at the time...it is NOT funny. When he has these allergic reactions...his airway closes...and so, we have to watch him closely because sometimes he needs to be taken to the hospital. I can't even remember how many Benadryl he had to take.....but, sometime after mid-night...his face stopped swelling (it didn't go down any...just didn't get any puffier). So, we went upstairs so that I could keep an eye on Eli also.
In the meantime...we told Chris to be "on call" if we had to take Joe to the hospital...where I might as well take Eli too.
THANK GOODNESS Isaac was well this weekend (it would have been too much).
I still have to wake up every 2-3 hours and give Eli breathing treatments...and I check Joe during the night and he's still alive.
It's now Sunday morning....whew....it should be a better day.
Joe's eye is still swollen...but NOTHING like it was the night before. His throat is a little scratchy...but, he has to teach the lesson in Sunday School...so, he takes Chris to church...where, I'm still checking on a sick little Eli. I check Eli's sats that morning...and he's at 92....any lower and he really needs to be taken to the hospital.
When Joe returns from church, I take Eli to an Urgent care right beside the hospital.
ALL is well...we get a prescription for steroids...keep up with the breathing treatments....just have to wait for it to pass.
We were all exhausted on Sunday afternoon...and we WERE able to get a nap.
This morning....Eli's STILL coughing. I let him skip school. He then proceeds to
throw up in the middle of the kitchen floor (he was trying to rush to the trashcan).
But...like a Christmas miracle...I think the second day of steroids started to kick in...and he's sounding much better tonight.
Joe...poor thing is exhausted...I can just see it in his eyes.
Chris has been a good help (not great....but, I wouldn't trade him)
That crazy kid. We had rain today...and I couldn't keep him from sneaking out the doggy door to splash around (it was too cold, or I would have let him have his fun). We worked with his fancy walker today....practiced standing and playing with his toys. AND...he will NOT stop eating that wooden table that the tiny television is sitting on. (little chunks of wood are everywhere).
OH...and WHERE is my new television?? I emailed Amex yesterday (ok, Joe did), and we got a tracking number. So, I called the company that was suppose to send it out a MONTH ago. Guess what? They canceled the order!! why!?!? Because they said they had the wrong price posted and they couldn't sell it to us at that price!
I wrote a FIRM email back to Amex...and they refunded ALL of our points and some extra.
SO, we ordered ANOTHER television tonight.
Maybe we'll be watching BIG tv soon!
OH....and Joe and I saw Blind Side this weekend. Such a good movie.
(I guess they didn't try to kill me the entire weekend)
Tomorrow...I'll finish telling you about the Texas trip....I'll post some pics...
I just need more time in my days.
anyone know where I can find some??
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I should start from the TOP of our road trip. That would be Thanksgiving Day. We woke up that morning and I DID NOT HAVE TO COOK! Joe and Chris went to a local park to play football with some guys from church. We headed out a little after noon.