Monday, October 27, 2008

More Kids Stories

We were at aerobics at the church last week when Oaklee came up to her teacher, Lorene, and said, "Do you love Jesus?" Lorene said, "Well, yes I do". Oaklee says, "Then here" and gave Lorene one of the missionary pass along cards with a picture of Jesus on it. It was so cute. Lorene asked me why we couldn't all just be like Oaklee all the time and not care what anyone thought about it.

I was in the car when I called Jaxson a Stinker Butt. He said, "Not butt me, butt Mommy".

My Mom told Oaklee that she had to go to work. Oaklee responded with, "Are you going to The Crusty Crab to make Crabby Patties?"(Spongebob Reference!)

Jaxson was playing with Grandma and told her that he wanted "Farties". He meant the candy Smarties!

I put Jax to be a couple nights ago and told him that I would see him in the morning. He responded with, "Eggies, Juice, Bacon, Cinnamon Rolls, Biscuits". Dang!! Anything Else!!

I was around the corner when I told Charlee "I am this close to spanking you!". She said,"Mom, I can't see how close".

Charlee went in to Jaxson's room while Brian was reading to him and said, "I don't mean to interrupt, but...".

I had worked out hard one week and had to go get my prescription the next day. Jaxson said, "Medicine. Mommy butt hurt?". I told him that I did not need medicine for my sore muscles (my butt). I guess I had complained about having a sore butt alot that week.

We were in the car when Oaklee asked, "Mom, How do you say panties in Chinese?" Hmm??

Charlee said I needed to come outside with her because I was a "good scaring away dogger".

Thinking of my angel.

Well, today is the two month mark from Trevee's Birth and death. I was a little surprised at my reactions the last couple of days. I am happy and sad at the same time. Brian was telling me about someone he met. Without thinking, he told me his wife was expecting at the end of November. He continued with his story, but I did not hear a word. All I was thinking was that I should be having a baby at the end of November. My goal date was December 3rd. I had my baby in August and it was not fair. I want my baby at the end of November and I want her to be okay and happy and healthy and alive!!! Whew. Then I pause and take a minute to think of what I have been given since she was born. I have been given the opportunity to participate in things with my kids that I would have missed. I have been able to spend time with my great husband. I have been given a new primary class to teach. I have been given so much!! I have a perfect baby girl who came to this earth for a split second and went back home. I am happy and sad about this. I am grateful for the chances that I have been given in the last month to share my testimony and give comfort to others. I am grateful for the comfort others have given me. I am a little sad today, I guess this means I need to serve someone else. Anyone need anything?????

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Lawn Adventure.

Last year we planted our winter grass three times and it never came up. It turned out our ground was too hard for the roots to get in the dirt. Well, this year Brian was not going to have that happen. He rented a tiller from Home Depot and went over the grass area 3 times. So many rocks!!

Then he had to rake the whole area clear of most of the big rocks. Jaxson had so much fun doing the male bonding thing!!

Then he seeded the ground and covered it in "Cow Poop". Oaklee cam in the house and told me that dad stunk like poop. I thought it was pretty funny. He had it caked in his leg hair and when he took off his socks, this is what it looked like. I threw away his socks. GROSS!!

He is so funny about watering it. We have a sprinkler system, but he thinks it was important to get the spots a little better.

We planted last Saturday, and today we have lots of grass on one side. Brian added a rainbow sprinkler to the side that he feels needs more water. I guess we will have to wait and see if we did it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My new Prize!!

My mom got me one of the Wii Fit platforms for my birthday this year. It is so fun. You can snowboard, tight rope walk, ski and do yoga or strength training exercises. My fave is the hoola hooping game. You catch additional hoops over your head and it counts the number of spins multiplied by the number of hoops. I am the champion with 299 spins in 1 minute. I told them all that I have great "Pelvic Skills". Take from that what you may. Here are some fun pics from the night and a video of Nancy playing. HAHA No sound is needed...It is just us screaming!!

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J's BAD HAIRCUT!!!

I took Jax to Super Cuts yesterday... Yeah, not so super!! Lots of Cuts, though. His hair was a little longer than 2 inches long, so I told her to take off about a inch. Before I could say anything, out came the buzzer and she did her worst. All of his curls lie in a heap on the floor as my baby gets a BUZZ as far as I could tell. I did not know what to do. After the first buzz, what else can you do. She got out the razor thing to clean up his side burns (Which are above the top of his ears, I might add). She did the back and with out me knowing, took a big chunk out of his air in the back. I didn't notice it until later. She did not say sorry or oops he moved...Nothing!! Just a bad haircut. I called Brian after and told him almost in tears and he asked if I paid. I told him she was hovering over me. I even tipped her in fear for my life!! Needless to say, Aunt Mindy will be the only one around my baby's locks anytime soon.

He is cute, but the haircut...not so much!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm Done!!!

Whoo Hoo. I loved those books. I couldn't seem to put them down. I decided it will be a while before I will read again. I just can't seem to do anything else when I am reading a good book. I think my mind just gets so involved in the characters and what is going to happen. I told Brian I was going to read the first book again because now I know how it will end. I have a slight headache, but I think that is due to reading four 600+ page books in 4 days!! Well, I will be posting some fun stuff in the next few days to make up for my absence in the nerdy world of blogs :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Twilight- Still!!

I am abandoning my blog for one more day!! Okay, so I just finished the 3rd book. I loved it!! So, on to book 4. I will write tomorrow!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Twilight

Blame my mom. She gave me the Twilight books last night. I am on page 414 now. So, boring post today, dirty house, grouchy kids, and irritated husband. Hopefully I can finish book one tonight and get back into life again.:)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dog Found!!!

I found a slow, old dog on my back porch tonight. Brian and I went out to admire our dirt when we were surprised by a dog who answered to the name "Bear". We thought Bear was dead. He used to come over all the time, but we are a long walk away for this old pooch. Our construction workers used to feed him chicken nuggets everyday for lunch, but when they were done, he was done with the walk. Does anyone know who he belongs to? Cough Tara. Cough Breanne. Cough Cheryl.??? He may make it home in the next couple of days. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Poster Day!!

I am a total nerd. I volunteered at Charlee's school to make the posters and decorations for the Fall BBQ. It has a Safari theme, and like my mom taught me "Anything worth doing is worth doing fabulously". So, I made the posters today.





These ones go on the driveway at the school where we drop kids off.


These are pics of flags I made from African countries.




I made a Fear Factor banner for one of the games.


Brian asked me of it reminded me of my cheerleading days. I told him it was more like Student Government revisited. I love doing this kind of stuff. I guess anywhere I can express my creativity makes me happy. This also counts toward my volunteer hours at the school. What can beat that??


Friday, October 17, 2008

I found a new site for moms who have lost their angels. It is cute.

This one's for you Becky!!


http://latterdaykeepsakesangelbabies.blogspot.com/

Be Grateful

I am grateful for what I have. I was telling Brenda that I am so grateful that I had Trevee. I am thankful for that whole experience. It reminded me that what is most important is Brian, my kids, my parents, Brian's parents, and all of my brothers and sisters (including my beloved in-laws). Losing Trevee reminded me that these people are what is truly important. My clean house is nice, but not more important than holding one of my kids. Brenda sent me a great talk that Boyd K. Packer gave in a testimony meeting in Utah. He said we all need to be prepared for the catastrophes that are yet to come. Trevee has reminded me that these things are the things that will get me through those times. I think she continues to teach me everyday and in turn, I teach you, my peeps!! jk As President Gordon B. Hinkley said:
Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful.
These things will help us to be prepared and remember what really matters. I love you all!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fun kids danicing

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As long as I can remember, my mom has played the Beatles "You Say it's Your Birthday" for us on our b-days. She even calls all of the grandkids first thing in the morning, and a loud music song is on our phone. We love it. This is her and my kids dancing to the song like goof balls. Happy Birthday to me!!

Thank You!!

My sweet visiting teachers, Donise and Kathy, brought by presents for my B-Day today. Donise made me the cutest little bracelet. She used Trevee's Birthstone and made it out of the really small block letters. She said she wanted it to be petite and small because that is the way Trevee was. Kathy brought me a cute Halloween prize with a pumpkin cookie cutter, so when you get pumpkin shaped cookies, you can thank her.
My cute bracelet!!
Isn't it funny how when we are little, we are asking for things for our birthdays the week after it is over for the next year? Yet when we get a little older, we forget it is our birthday. We were up in the middle of the night with Oaklee and Brian said, "Happy Birthday, Honey". I forgot it was my birthday. I guess 29 is not as exciting as 8, 16, 18, or 21!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Random Thoughts Thursday

So, I almost forgot it was random thoughts Thursday with all the excitement going on around here. So, here is my question for today... Do men have a "Time of the month"?? I think Brian does. There is just a little irritability about one time a month. Brian's PMS showed up last night when I was making dang cute posters to help Charlee's school (I will be sure to post them... soo Cute). So, I was ignoring my family for about an hour when my sweet hubby asked me if I was going to help... Help? Me? You mean I am not helping? Well, that ticked me off just enough to make me clean the house and want to go to bed. I know he regretted his question as it was coming out of his mouth. He spent the rest of the night asking me if I was okay. He is so kind and sweet, but I do believe that men have a natural grouchy time once a month, too. I don't know if it is medically proven, but it is definitely a statement approved by Scottee.

Name ideas for Allison's baby...

My sister in law is due, as she would like to hope, any day and poor baby boy Barry still has no name. I am taking the role as buttinski and having a name contest, so here goes...Any Ideas???
EVERYONE, please comment. She needs our help as a blog nerd community:)

Remembering Trevee.

My sweet friend, Becky, had this link posted on her blog. I am too dumb to turn it into a link, but, you can visit the address on the bottom of the picture. It is so great that the United States is recognizing the pain that parents of lost children go through. To dedicate a whole day to these children is truly special...just like they are!!

A letter from Oaklee.

I got my tonsils out today!!!
Dad took off work to come with me and mom to the surgery center.


They had me put on this cute gown. Don't I look fabulous!!!


Mom thought I looked soooo funny from behind. I can't figure out why?????


Mrs. Lorene gave me a very soft teddy bear to take with me.
The doctor gave me a fun turtle. At first I thought it had 5 legs,
but dad said the fifth one was just his tail.


The nice nurse took me back and I waved to mom and dad.
Do you like my hat??


After I woke up, I was not so happy.
They had a "pokey" in my arm that hurt and a red light thing on my toe.
All I wanted was for my dad to hold me.
The doctor told mom and dad that he found this pretty RHINESTONE on my adenoid. I guess when I stuck that up my nose at sometime ago, it went pretty far. (Sooo Scary. If it would have went into her airway, it could have killed her!!). Mom and dad got to keep my souvenir. The blue one is the stone and the copper one is a penny.

Once we went to Walgreens and got my drugs, I got happy again.

The doctor said it was going to take about a week for me to feel better. Don't worry, I'll keep you all posted.

Love,

Oaklee

Monday, October 13, 2008

Update on the "D"

So, last Sunday night, I weighed myself to get my start weight. Brian said I should do it in the morning so it was more accurate. I said that I wanted to do it at night so I would lose a big number the first week. I did!! I was down 5 pounds yesterday. I am kind of bummed that I did not listen to him because then I would really know how much I lost, but oh well. Today I made more lemon bars, but to be healthy, I used eggbeaters instead of eggs...mmmm not so good. They blew up and got all weird and fluffy. I put a picture of the pan so you could see what I mean. Usually they stay all flat, but not with egg beaters. I also put a pic of my birthday pedicure. Brenda bought me a pedi for my birthday (Thursday the 16th). Cute, huh??

Good luck getting a good picture!!







Olivia's Birthday

My cousin's daughter, Olivia, turned 4 on Saturday. She had a fun party at Encanto Park in Phoenix. The kids had so much fun. They rode on a roller coaster and flew planes and helicopters. Charlee went on the roller coaster 1 time, but wimped out and would not go again. Jax and Oaklee LOVED the roller coaster. Brian said it was better than Disneyland (Brian hates Disneyland with a passion). It was fun to have the kids be able to ride all of the rides. it was a fun evening!! Watch the slide show to see our pics.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm Back!!!

Okay, I went a whole day with no new posts. I know, amazing, huh.
Well, today was our church Primary Program and it was so fabulous. The kids all did great. It was so much fun being up on the stage watching the proud faces amongst all of the parents. I have the opportunity to teach the 11 year olds who are just a hoot! It is amazing how if you listen to them, they seem to listen to you. During the program, we sang the song I Am A Child Of God. The chorus goes:

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me
Help me find the way
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.
When these great kids were singing this song today, it made me realize that they are talking to us. Their parents and friends and teachers. They NEED us to help them to find the way back to our Father in Heaven. I just had this little insight. I also wanted to share the 3rd and 4th verses of this song that my cousin, Torel, sang at Trevee's burial. They just touch my heart:

I am a child of God
Rich blessings are in store
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.

I am a child of God
And now I've gone back home
I'm not so very far away
So please don't feel alone.

I know that these are special little spirits that have been saved for this day. I love my kids both in heaven and here on Earth. I love the kids I have the opportunity to teach and I hope we can all try to lead and guide them in the right direction so they can return to our Heavenly Father.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Box Tops

Charlee's school does a fundraiser where they collect the Box Tops off the tops of stuff. She wants to win the pizza party, so everyone, please cut the box tops off of stuff. You can save them for a while and I will come get them, or you can mail them to us. This is a big fundraiser for her little charter school. They do such a fabulous job teaching our little Charlee, so please help us!!!

The hill is like heaven!!

READ THE NEXT POST FIRST.

Okay, here is another crazy post from Scottee!! So on my walk up the hill today, my mom and I likened it to getting to heaven. It is a hard walk. You will get cramps in your legs and have to pee. People will drive by in their nice cars and think, "Wow, that looks like a lot of work" or "Man, I really need to be doing that, but I don't have time today" or "man, she runs like Phoebe j/k". When we get to the top, there is a sense of accomplishment and I wanted all of my friends and family to be up there with me so they could get the same feeling. When I got to the bottom, I thought I was done and had done all I needed to do, but I had to climb back to the top and down again to get home.
So, this is where I get a little goofy. It is like trying to get to heaven. It is hard. You have to stay on the path so you don't get hit by a car. Others may point and laugh and some may want to do what you are doing, but don't want to put forth the effort. When we make it to heaven, we are going to want to have our family and friends around us and share the experience with them. I want all of you in Heaven with me because it is not fun to be at the top of the hill alone. When we get to the top, we are not done. We need so continue teaching and doing service and try hard until we get to go "Home".

"Running should be fun or why do it?"

Well, I had a very ambitious morning. I asked my mom if she wanted to walk Oaklee to school with me. She goes to Mr. Lorene's preschool which is kind of far away. At first, we were going to walk down our street to Tara's neighborhood, over the hill, by the high school, past circle K, and get to Mrs. Lorene's preschool. Then I decided we would drive and park in Tara's neighborhood and walk over the hill, by the high school, past circle K and to Lorene's house. Then when we were driving I told my mom we would walk over the hill, by the high school, and to the light by circle K. Then when we were walking, we decided to walk over the hill and to the high school. After we made it to the high school (Whoo Hoo) we walked back over the hill, got into the car, and drove Oaklee to Mrs. Lorene's preschool, which is kind of far away. I will tell you this. My legs are still burning. I guess we will have to work up to walking Oaklee to Mrs. Lorene's preschool!!
My calfs cramp up when I speed walk, so I would rather jog. My mom says that I run like Phoebe from Friends. If some of you remember that episode, Phoebe runs crazy because she says that if you are going to run you should have fun and running crazy makes her happy. I don't think I run crazy, but if anyone is driving on the road with the hill, just look away or remember that at least I am having fun!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Lack of Alone Time

I love when I get those minutes of alone time. I usually have 1, 2, or 3 little friends with me. When I go into the bathroom, if I am lucky, I can make it in there alone. Usually within 10 seconds, I have little knocks at the door and little hands under it. When I was pregnant, Charlee came with me to the doctor. I had to pee in a cup. Charlee was so disgusted with me. She could not believe I was that gross. She covered her eyes and gave me the most grossed out little look. I guess I had never really thought about it. Today took the trophy for privacy infringement. I started the shower and ran into my room for a second. When I came back to the shower, there were 3 little naked kids in my shower laughing. They said that they had beat me in. I did not invite them!! I wanted to take a quick shower, not have a family event. I guess I should enjoy it while they are young because soon it will be too creepy to shower with them!

Random Thoughts Thursday

Today I was thinking about the hot date I am going on later tonight. He is tall, dark, and handsome and treats me like the queen I am. We were gossiping at aerobics (Tara can not take any more days off or we just chat) and we were talking about our sweet men. They are all so different, but the same. Cindy has teenagers and has a husband who supports her in doing that. She has one son on a mission and one son in the armed forces. I am sure on occasion she cries in fear of their safety and her cute husband just hugs her and supports her. Katie and Julia both said how lucky they were that their husbands are also good fathers. Brianne said her husband is great to her, too. These women saying how great their men are made me think of mine. He is so great. He loves me, serves me, and is a great dad. He lets me cry. He makes me laugh. He does service for others. He gives me my way pretty much all of the time!! That is a huge bonus especially when I see that my way and his way are usually the same way. I am so glad that I get to be with him for "time and all eternity". I look forward to eternity with him, my best friend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Life's Puzzling Questions

Does anyone have any 3/4 full boxes of Luck Charms in their pantry with no marshmellows?
I currently have 2 of this type of cereal in my pantry as I write this. How does a 2 year old know how to get EVERY LAST MARSHMELLOW out of the box. I am sure it is because he is just so bright and talented.

Is it fun to unroll the entire roll of Toilet paper? I have never done it, but it must be fun because Jaxson has turned it into an Olympic sport at my house. Oh, and I have the gold medal in re-rolling the paper!!

What do kids think of bras? Well, if you ask Oaklee, it is called my boob top. I went shopping for a new one last year and Brenda had the kids outside the dressing room where they proceeded to tell everyone that passed that Mommy was buying new boobs!!

Do kids think they can do everything we can? Charlee told me she would take care of me the other day when I was sick, but, "Mom, you will have to drive the car because I don't have a driver's license". Yes, Charlee, that has to be the reason why 5 year olds don't drive.

Thinking of my angel.

People keep telling me I will have good and bad days. Nancy was saying that 5 years later, she still has her bad days. I think most of my days are good. I haven't cried about Trevee for a while. I guess I just get sad that she isn't going to experience the fun things with us. I won't be able to write the bad or funny things she does and says for all to read. She is perfect. She is happy. She is fulfilling her destiny. These are things I tell myself daily. I am happy for these things and they usually bring me comfort. Amazingly, I think about her less and less each day. I love her and I used to think about nothing but her, but I think she is helping me find the joy in my other kids from the other side. She has taught me that I need to cherish whatever I can get. Some people don't get ultrasounds because they want to be surprised. I think this is fine for some, but for me, I want to know everything about that baby every chance I get. Ultrasounds were the only time I got to see Trevee kick or punch or roll over. That is all I get to see. I can't imagine not having that. I guess today I am just thinking of my angel.
I found this on lds.org. Talk about comforting!!

On the subject of the resurrection of stillborn children, President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote: “There is no information given by revelation in regard to the status of stillborn children. However, I will express my personal opinion that we should have hope that these little ones will receive a resurrection and then belong to us. I cannot help feeling that this will be the case” (Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols., [1954–56], 2:280).

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oh, Oaklee

I just had to pull chewing gum out of Oaklee's nose. Go figure!!

Cinnabon

Charlee has a webkin named Sparkles the cat. My mom has a gross, old, smelly dog named Cinnabon. I don't like Cinnabon. It is no secret that I don't like her. She is gross. She has a stuffed cat that is just as gross as she is. Her cat's name is Smelly Cat. So, when Charlee went to see Grandma today she said she had to leave Sparkles home so Cinnabon didn't think she was Smelly Cat and want to play with her. I keep telling my mom that Cinnabon needs to have a "unfortunate accident" and be buried in our back yard. She has not agreed yet, but if she wakes my mom up anymore at midnight, I think Mom may be coaxed. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

My "Twins" Playing Hop Scotch

Today I was asked 2 times how old they were. They, thinking that they had to be the same age. After all, boy/ girl twins, the boy is usually a little bigger than the girl. Imagine the looks I get when I say that she is four and he is two. Everyone seems stunned. Jaxson out weighs Oaklee by about 4 pounds now. He lays on her and laughs while she screams. Now he can get back at her for the first year of hiis life where she was able to bully him around. I don't think that will ever be the case again. Physically, anyway. I have a sneaking suspicion that she will always be able to out wit my sweet boy. We went to Charlee's school today and they played a little hop scotch. FUNNY!! (Oaklee still has a hard time jumping with 2 feet).

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Monday, October 6, 2008

The Lessons I Needed To Learn

Conference was this weekend. Some of you may not know that 2 times a year, the leaders of our church have a general conference where they talk to the whole membership of the church (13 million+ members) via tv. Yeah!! We get t stay in our jammies on Sunday. Well, this year, I learned many things and I would love to share some them with you, my "Peeps".

1. Say I love You more.
Brian's mom always says I love you and at first, I was like whoa, what do I say back? Well, of course I love her, but do you say that to someone besides your husband and kids? I learned this weekend that I want to be more like Brenda and say it to all of the people I love more often so they KNOW that I love them. So, I love you, too Brenda!!

2. You can be strong without being abrasive.
I can stand up for what I believe and not be ashamed of it. I don't have to force my beliefs on others, but I can share. Which leads me to my next point...

3. Be slow to being offended.
Most people don't intend to offend others when they talk. Maybe they are not good communicators. Maybe they are just shy, not snobby. Maybe they need me to be a friend because it is hard for them to make friends. Sometimes we can change our outlook about someone when we choose to not be offended by them, but to love them instead.

4. Pride is the opposite of unity.
Pride tears families and friendships apart. Pride makes us want to be right. Satan loves the contention that brings into a home.It is when we think of others first, not ourselves that we can truly find joy. Let's be united as a country, as a family, as people.

5. Serve, Serve, Serve!!!
If you feel bad for yourself, find someone to serve. There is always someone hurting more than you. Help them. Love them. Don't quit. Some people (like me) have a hard time accepting service, but we need to. When we reject service, we are keeping someone else from receiving the blessings that they would receive through us.

6. Find Joy in The NOW!!
Enjoy the messy house, the yelling kids, the minivan... Well, a cooler car would be nice, but enjoy it. Our kids will grow up. We will never get this time back. Love them. Hug them. Don't wait till the kids leave the house to show your husband how important he is to you. Tell him now. Show him now. What if later never comes? Do it now. Share the gospel now. Share your love now!!!

I love you all. I get so excited to get on my blog and see who has visited it. My mom says people used to talk on the phone, but this is like having a big party line. I appreciate all of your blogs. Many of you inspire me. Some of you make me laugh, some make me cry. I am thankful for this community that we have here. I am so thankful that I have the knowledge that I have and that I am able to continue to learn from living Prophets we have on the Earth here today. Would the Lord really have his children on the Earth today with all of the crappy stuff without someone who is inspired to guide them? I don't think so. I am thankful for each of you!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Dredded "D" Word!!

That is right, followers of my crazy blog, tomorrow the DIET starts. I knew this day would come, but I am officially ready to start being healthy again. For me, healthy is synonymous with eating better and exercising. Both of which I abandoned at the beginning of my pregnancy. I am sad to see how fat I have gotten lately with no baby to show for the "baby weight" (No baby here on Earth, with me... You know what I mean). I am not stressing about it because I want to get back in the "Pregnant Way" whenever Heavenly Father wants to grant me the opportunity. Well, salads, healthy chicken, and Craisins here I come!!!

The week of the sickies

Well, we have had the cold from H-E- double hockey sticks this week. Oaklee started it with a cough and runny nose. I quickly followed with the crappy feelings. I took Oaklee to the doctor and she was put on antibiotics because she developed an ear infection. Since she gets her tonsils out in 10 days, they want to get rid of it quick. Jaxson developed a nasty little cough by Thursday. Charlee has a sore nose, but since I am a "Mean Mom", I keep sending her to school. (Her words, not mine). I caught Brian sneaking Vitamin C today, so maybe he will join the rest of us in this misery. I don't know why, but when we get sick, Brian very rarely joins us. If he is sick, he doesn't complain like a big baby like the rest of us do. Well, wish us luck in kicking this cold!!

This is a video of Oaklee with her hoarse little voice. It is so cute. just ignore the grouchy Charlee at the end. Push pause on the music pad before playing the video!!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

My New Obsession!!

So, April told me about a website called blurb.com. You download your whole blog on it and it puts it in a book for you. A 40 page book starts at around $13.00. I was so excited. It is like having a journal from the year in a book. I told Brian that I am not blogging, I am journaling for our posterity!! Pretty good reason to be on the computer all day. j/k

Friday, October 3, 2008

Snow Cones

Yesterday right after breakfast, Jax and I has the following conversation:


Jax: "Snow cones Snow cones!!"
Mom: "Not today, Jaxson."
Jax: "Snow cones, please"
Mom: "We are out of Ice"
Jax: "No, ice Garage" (We have a freezer in the garage)
Mom: "Nope, it's all gone"

Next, I hear the alarm sound that means the garage door opened and Jax came in and grabbed my hand. He pulled me to the garage, opened the chest lid and pointed at the bag of ice.

Jax: "See, mom, I told you"

Needless to say, we all had yummy snow cones at 9 am yesterday. Healthy breakfast, huh??

The Barry Family Band

Originally I came in to find Brian and Jaxson playing their tennis rackets, but when I got back with my camera, I found this sight. Brian was too embarrassed to be in the group with his tennis racket. Jax was the wii guitar player, Oaklee was the flute player, and Charlee was the lead singer. We sure make beautiful music.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Random Thoughts Thursday

So, my random thought of the day is about something my dear mom said last night while I was reading Jaxson his goodnight farm book. Why do we teach our kids the animal sounds first??? After Mom, Dad, and food, then we go to Moo or Oink. How often will these words actually come up in everyday conversation for our kids? How often do we use Neigh or Baaa? I know that in the recent past, I have not used these words at all, except for with Jaxson. Charlee who is only 5 has lost all need for these special words. So, why do we as parents put such an emphasis on these words in the first couple years of life?? Just my weird mind at work again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Moments in the blue van

A lot of funny things are expressed while riding in our car. Here are a few of the conversations happening in the blue van. I record them on my memo on the phone so I can write them down later.
Today in the car, it was quiet. No radio. No talking kids. Then Oaklee says, "Who's in the mood for chicken wings? I know I am". She has never eaten a chicken wing in her life. I asked her where she heard that one and she said that it was from iCarley.
Last week in the car Charlee blurts out, "Oh yeah, well smell this." Then she proceeded to lift her arm to expose her armpit.
Oaklee had a sore on her foot and Jaxson said, "Oakee Pokee". I thought that was so clever.

The joys of younger siblings!!

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Charlee tried to sing me a song, but everyone wanted to be involved. Push pause on my music pad to the right before you push play.