Thursday, January 28, 2010

He is so cute I have to forgive him...

Tonight while I was making dinner, I felt something hit me in the tush.  When I turned around, I saw the cutest little baseball bat wielding attacker.  It was my little Devon, he was giggling at himself, and took another swing.  I can't help but laugh, he is too cute to look sinister, and because it didn't hurt, it is kind of funny.  I guess I'd better put a stop to this soon.  Don't want the kids at the YMCA to fall victim to my little thug.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yeah for sunshine!

I am so glad that we have had a few days with sunshine!  It gave us a chance to get outside and play! Even if it was for less than an hour.  I think it is so much easier to make it through the cold with the sun shining.  I also need to have an outlet to wear out my kids : )  Having said that, I don't want to wish away winter, because that means my kids will be that much older, that much quicker.  They already grow at the speed of light.  So, I will just take advantage of the sunshine whenever God gives it to us, and enjoy my kids while they are little, even if that means having stretches of days with crazy kids, cooped up inside.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Never thought I'd have to say that...

For Christmas, we got the boys each a play phone from Wal-Mart...the ones in the checkout isle.  Devon loves to pretend that he is talking on the phone, so we thought it was a good idea. Well, approx 10 min after opening his....he ate it.  Yes, ate it. he ate off the buttons.  Needless to say we took his away from him and trashed it...only out $3.  I kind of forgot about Jake's phone (pictured) and Devon got ahold of it last out $6.  Yesterday we were at our daily Wal-Mart stop, when Jake started asking for a new one.  Jake- "mom can I PLEASE have a new phone?"......Me- " No,  Devon will eat it".  Never thought I'd say that one. Then on the way home, Devon was babbling to Jake when Jake calls out "Mom....Devon is hungry for phones".  Never thought that phone eating would be such a problem...what is wrong with my kids?

Sunday, January 17, 2010


It is really hard to imagine the pain, death and destruction that is occurring down in Haiti.  It breaks my heart to see this unfold.  Families unsure if their loved ones are alive, children who can't find their parents.  Volunteers who are trying to help, but are still unable to do as much as they need to.  It is just horrible.  My heart and prayers go to these people!
This week I made a donation on the Red Cross website, and because it was overloaded, I never received my confirmation email.  Well, I did it again and then wound up giving twice.  I was kind of feeling like a tool, because part of me knew that I didn't budget for one donation, let alone two.  I would soon figure it out.  Not long after this discovery yesterday, I was in the break room at work.  The tv was set to CNN and they were showing stories from Haiti.  A co-worker of mine started talking about how she "is so tired of hearing about all of this"  that "we don't need to be giving all of this money to them"  "they are a communist country and we don't need to be giving our money to them...." she thinks that every other country should help before we jump in.  At first I thought she was joking...then I realized she was serious.  I just looked at her and said "Umm...the last time I checked those were people who are dead and real families who are hurting....that is the important thing".  I was appalled at her beliefs.  I realized that everyone can think as they choose, I was just disgusted at her views.  I think that she should be embarrassed at her sense of inhumanity.  The kicker is that she likes to toot her "Christian Woman" horn fairly often.  PUKE!  At the end of the day we were leaving and there was a flyer about a fundraiser for Hati and in front of everyone else she said "oh, that is nice"  I know she was really thinking "NICE" as in oh great, here we go again.
After this encounter, I decided that because there are actually people in the world who DO NOT CARE, then I would find a way to fit my double donation into my budget.  I am going to pretend that I am forcing her to donate without her knowledge.  That will make me smile the next time I see her.  Thanks to her ranting, there will be a little more money to help out people who need it.

God Bless those people of Haiti and the Volunteers who are helping do all they can!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thanks for the memories...

R.I.P. Cowboy Frosty!

December 30, 2009

January 14th, 2010

It was fun while it lasted, we'll see you again...hopefully soon!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I should have seen this coming

Last night while Colby and I were watching a movie, we heard the sound we had been dreading since our bunk bed purchase.  A giant thud, followed by a blood curdling scream.  We couldn't get up the stairs fast enough.  When we arrived in Jake's room, he was on his bed sobbing.  He told us that he was "just trying to hang upside down just like a monkey"  He said that his feet slipped, and he hit his head on the wooden frame that surrounds the mattress.  At the base of the Right side of his head, he has a huge boggy bump (a hematoma).  I am not sure what it is about me or most nurses for that matter, but when it is your kid that is hurt, you think different thoughts.  I thought...."head injury.....CT.....admission/possible surgery"  when the nurse in me should have been thinking "Head for abnormal behavior".
I did eventually come to my senses (sort of) and decide that Jake was not acting abnormal...I asked him if he feels like he does after he spins around the room, he told me "no, my eyes are not going crazy".  He also told me that his tummy felt fine.   Nonetheless, I set my alarm to make sure that I did neuro checks every 4 hours.
He has been fine this morning, complete with insisting that we make pancakes for breakfast....I am glad that this ended the way it did, but am sure that this will not be the last of the possible injury's he and Devon will have. Ahh the joys of having boys.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The catch up blog

I have been a slacking on my blog lately. I do however have a few things to share, so I might as well just get caught goes.

Devon has been climbing on the table lately, I know he shouldn't, but he looks so cute up there. Today he was dancing to the music on his laptop, and dancing along while I was uploading these pictures from our camera...
Jake has learned that the dog leash is a versatile tool, it can be used for both toys and to keep your baby brother just where you want he was trying to coax Devon over to him, to hook him up. He told Devon "Hey Devon....come over here, it's me in the glasses"
Colby and Jake had a ton of fun playing in the snow in our yard last week. They made a cowboy snowman, and sledded down our uneven yard...

While Devon looked on..
Devon has been in the phase that he wants to use spoons, forks and eat off of plates...
unfortunately he hasn't gotten down the correct usage for them, but he looks cute in the process.