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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Forced Family Fun Night

Can I just say....

We ALL made it to church today. Yep...it was a rather smooth process. No screaming or yelling...no wrinkled suits.
NOW...we did spend most of church in the hallways with a grumpy little Isaac. But...we made it!

After church...we ALL had a nice LONG nap! (I just LOVE Sunday afternoon naps!)

I made a roast in the crockpot...so, lunch was ready after church and dinner was leftovers.
Where we FINALLY get to watch Harry Potter.
Eli and I took our positions on the loveseat (the best viewing spots in the house), Isaac crawled around on the floor sprinkling crackers everywhere, Chris was at the table STILL eating, and Joe was laying on the couch.
The movie started....
Eli was so excited...
THEN...Chris went upstairs to sleep (at 8:00!)....
THEN...we could hear snoring from the couch...
and that left me, and lick, and ick (eli and isaac).

We finished the movie...Eli was SO excited then...went up to brush his teeth and to bed.
Joe woke up...then, tried rolling back over...
WHEN...Eli came downstairs crying!
Yep...he doesn't want to go to school tomorrow...he wants to be HomeSchooled.
poor little thing.
SO...while I was feeding Isaac his last "late night" feed....
I sent Joe and Eli up to my bed...
where they are snoring happily together as I type...
Chris is STILL asleep...
and I just heard Isaac open his door and scream out (he can open it from his crib....like I can't hear him screaming with the door closed?)

We begin our day in the morning early....
wish me luck...
I need a nerve pill...
so bad!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Too Much Information!

Do you see that face?? That's him talking to me...well, screaming at me...he isn't mad...that's just how he talks. LOUD...LIKE THAT...ALL DAY...(I can't pop enough excedrin at this point in my life).

Isaac is fine. We had an ot evaluation on Tuesday...so, he'll be in community pt twice a week, community ot once a week, home school twice a week, home school pt once a week, home school speech once a week, and home school ot once a week.
got all that?
AND...we get a cardiology update NEXT WEEK! I'm SO excited!!!! Not nervous at all. Isaac's been perfect. He has his random blueberry moments...but, pops right out. I think he gets a holter monitor this time...that will ease my mind about his rapid heartrate.

He doesn't like wearing the supersuit. I don't like putting on the supersuit.
There....I said it.
BUT...Joe told me to be a good mom and put it on.
(even though I have to take it off EVERY TIME I CHANGE a DIAPER--which is like every freakin' hour it seems...and it takes FOREVER to put back on...and let's NOT even talk about if there's a leak in the diaper!)

Speaking of my sweetie...Joe. (and he is a sweetie...he worked all day and he's working tonight also). A few days ago...the kitchen trashcan was FULL. It needed to be taken out (but, that's Christopher's job...and I just remind him when he appears downstairs). SO, Joe's in his office cleaning it...he comes out with a trash bag from HIS OFFICE trash can. He doesn't take it out side...BUT, he SHOVES it in the kitchen trash can...making it SUPER FULL now.
Please...we need a vote...
He thinks I'm a nagger for pointing that out...
would you??? Think I'm nagging??

Thank you.

Harry Potter update: We have only FIVE chapters left!!! Eli and I decided tonight that we should read a little extra over the next few days and to have Sunday night as our HARRY POTTER MOVIE night!!!
and it shall be!
I'm SO excited!

OH--I keep forgetting to post this...BUT, we switched our home phone to "Clear" service last month...and it is NOT clear. I can't hear a thing when people call. SO, I've been working with their techs for weeks...and still NOT working. So, today we got a regular land line turned on, a new home number....and I can call everyone back! (sorry...I didn't want to burn up my cell minutes since I'm on Mandy's plan now).

AND...Joe has his final interview on Friday.
What do you think about Forks, Wa??
yep...that's right.

Cross your fingers and toes and say your prayers!
(Christopher is NOT even talking to us about the idea of possibly moving...poor little thing).

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekend Report

It's hot here.

That's all.

I got a LONG nap today...yeah for me!

Joe worked Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. SO...he's quite POOPED!

Isaac has the runny poops...totally YUCK! Maybe we'll all go to church and Joe can take him home early (that's the LAST thing I want to clean up outside of the house).

Eli and I are ALMOST finished reading Harry Potter!

Chris TALKS WAY too much about the girl with the piercings. I may have to do an intervention...but, I'm keeping an eye on the situation.

AND....Joe's been interviewing with Bank of America for a job in ANOTHER STATE. I will NOT spill the beans...but, it's CRAZY! He'll have his next phone interview on Tuesday...don't worry...I'll keep you updated.

Really...we've had a drama FREE weekend! Who would have thought??

oh...and pictures. Would you like to see what the kids look like?
WELL...I'll see if I can pull the ole camera out tomorrow and see if I can snap a few!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I've been ONE busy mama! I mean, really...do you expect anything less from me?

ALL boys are out of school until August 30th. SO..they are always here, messing up my house, watching my television, trying to talk to me...OH MY GOSH...I can't wait until they go back!

Eli cute moment:
Since the birth of Isaac...poor Eli has had to take a backseat to everything. One moment I really miss with his is reading to him every night. It was our routine...it's what we did every night...until we had Isaac. Now that Isaac sleeps in his own room...and Eli is a super star reader...we were talking last week when he found a Harry Potter book. He asked if he could read it...and I said sure! BUT...why don't I read it to you each night!? You see...Eli was too young to remember watching all the movies when they came out...and when he can remember seeing them, they were rated PG13 and I usually ended up out in the halls with him because he was scared. HE DOESN"T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HARRY POTTER! How awesome is that? SO, we're reading everynight. I put Isaac in his crib, and Eli and I snuggle in my bed and read. Eli falls asleep with me and then Joe moves him to his bed.
It's just perfect.
I needed that time with him...and I KNOW that he does too.

Onto Chris.
He asked about DATING today. You see...he's talking (texting) about 50 different girls at the moment...but, the forerunner seems to be this girl he met at summer school with a pierced nose and lip. We talked today about dating once he's 16...and then, it's only group dates. THEN, I asked him if he understood WHY it was only group dates. (you should just see his little face turn red...but, we have to talk about those things...because he'll be SIXTEEN YEARS OLD on Sept. 9th!)
yep...i am OLD!
OH...and he took his Bass guitar out of the closest...and he's plucking at it ALL day now. I suppose he'll be in a rock band soon (don't worry...I'll get you his autograph before he gets too famous)

and Isaac.
He will NOT keep his glasses on his face. He does NOT like to wear the super suit. He continues to scream at us relentlessly until we turn the channel to YoGabbaGabba on the big screen, his playroom tv, and his ipad. seriously.
Sometimes I just make him scream (yes i do)...
but, I do understand his frustration with his lack of communication...
AND...I do like to give my ears a rest...so, gabba stays on FAR too much in my house.
(I am STILL waiting for them to contact me so that we can be on their payroll...I feel like we single handedly told the world about YoGabbaGabba!)
and...if you say, "good job" Isaac...he claps like a madman! You can say, "clap for mommy" and he just gives you a blank stare. "good job Isaac"...crazy clapping.
at least he understands and likes "good job".

and Joe.
My sweetie pie. Continues to look for that most awesome day job that will pay SO MUCH so that I can continue to live in my fairy tale world....but, until that day comes....he got a night job. He'll be working security at some clubs and restaurants in the Venetian. I am so proud of him for not just sitting around and waiting for money to fall from the sky. AND...guess what? This job qualifies for benefits after 90 days and only part time hours...AND..it's the most awesome insurance that we had before that covers ALL Isaac's docs and therapists!
(this is super important for us...for instance...Isaac can't talk or eat...but, our current insurance doesn't cover speech therapy...and I can't afford $80 twice a week for therapy...but, I would like him to talk and eat one day).
SO...my superstar hubby gets a BIG OLE FAT GOLD STAR for taking care of us and doing what he needs to do to make it happen.
He'd shovel poo if he had too...and I'm so proud of him for that.

I think that about covers it.
My house is still messy, the hamster cage needs to be cleaned, I am still the pool man, there's doggy poo that needs to be picked up from outside....but, my pantry is full, the freezer is full, the internet works, the tv works, and the boys are happy...
what else really matters?

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Walking Isaac

ok...he's getting SO close!

Here's a quick little video of him tonight. He took about three steps! (then, he lunges forward...but, he'll get it soon...i think!)

NOW...if you're TOTALLY bored and want to sit in your seat for a little longer, here's a video of Isaac walking to my sister. It is hilarious! He is SO excited, that he takes ONE single step, and then stops to sit down, do his happy dance, and clap for himself....and repeats this 20 times.

I DO have Isaac's newest ORANGE glasses...but, he keeps taking them off...so, no picture yet. BUT...Eli just found his other glasses...so, I have TWO pairs!

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

What do I really need to say about this babydoll??
(other than the pj's NOT matching, the pillow case NOT
on the pillow, and NOT matching the blanket on the floor)...

I just love this stinker.
Just a short and sweet post updating you on our chaos. (I mean...family fun house).
  • Isaac learned how to clap....and claps for himself ALL DAY LONG!
  • Joe still doesn't have a job (but, we're hoping that he'll get paid for his good looks)
  • Chris remembered to do his chores today (after a small prompting)
  • Eli is in LOVE with Greek Mythology at the moment....he's a reading madman!
  • Isaac gets his NEW ORANGE Converse glasses tomorrow!
That's all folks!

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Funny Pics!

Dang...I tried posting this LAST night and it took
FOREVER for the pics to load...
so, here we go:
THIS is the picture that Eli gave his teacher for her "end of the year" gift.
We put it in a talking picture frame that talked and he said,
"Ms. E, LOOK what I have in my hand for you"
(in his little devious voice)
She's going to LOVE it!

Peek a boo...
I see you!
This is how Sir Isaac was sitting on the couch
yesterday watching Gabba.
Ok...I moved the pillow...
I know...he doesn't really match...
but, who cares!
See that smile...still watching Gabba!
SHoot....it's almost NOON and I need to feed my bugaboo now. I hope you enjoyed the pics!

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010


ok...here's the backside of the supersuit...
notice everything is covered,
except for the bum:)
Front view...
he had to stop for a moment and pick his nose...
It isn't too tight or too loose...
see, he can get on the floor and change the channels!
still picking his nose...
and watching television...
his TWO favorite past times.

Sarah...you totally made me laugh! (where's my supersuit?) That's the voice that I use now when I'm looking for parts of it.

Of course...it's late. I finally got Mr. Isaac to sleep. We had NO appointments today!!!
Eli made it to school...
Chris made it out of his room...
both boys made it to scouts tonight.
life is pretty good.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

My Kids Have gone CRAZY!

When Eli got his Wolf badge...
Joe and I got to paint his face at the Pack meeting!

Isaac is still loving his crackers....
and his hands so much...he put a blister on it chewing on it.
I put a band-aid on it for now..
but, it's only going to last a few hours before he chews it off.

Gosh...I haven't posted in a few days because the KIDS HAVE GONE CRAZY!

Let's see....
Thursday--Isaac got a new Super Suit from physical therapy. It's like a tank top with attached buttless chaps. (if that makes sense). It snuggles him tight to give him more input. WELL, we had to take it off as soon as we got home...he was just too hot. By noon, Isaac was super grumpy...with a FEVER!
of course.
He just laid around all day...I kept him drugged up and hydrated...and he slept. We had to cancel our homeschool for Thursday:(

Friday--I can't remember much. Isaac was still feverish, but no other symptoms (so, I didn't take him in). I get a call about noon from ELI's school...he has a headache and is crying. I pick him up...BOTH of my babies aren't feeling well.

Saturday--Isaac was feeling better...now ELI was NOT. He ended up sleeping in our room and just laid around. Eli's only complaint was a fever now and a headache.

Sunday--We get up and Eli's fever is pretty high, so Joe takes him to urgent care because I have to teach in Relief Society at church (the plan is that if he isn't back home in time, I'll take Isaac to church with me).
Luckily, they make it back in time. They couldn't get a good swab from Eli, but they suspect STREP!
Could that be what was wrong with Isaac on Thursday?
who knows?
Eli has not eaten anything but crackers all weekend...I now have him on antibiotics and fever reducers....
Isaac seems fine...just screaming when all the televisions in the house are NOT on YoGabbaGabba.

Monday...I suspect Eli will be skipping school...Isaac will go to therapy with his supersuit on and leg braces and be VERY angry with me. BUT, we don't have any more appointments for the day...so, I might just be able to go upstairs and SEW!

Chris is around here...locked in his room...texting, facebooking, playing xbox....slowly losing what brain cells he has remaining.

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