and kids

and kids

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Today I took a nap with my favorite little two-year old. All the stories are true about how Mac is a stinker and is constantly getting into trouble, but it is also true that he is a great little snuggler. Granted, I think he is a little "under the weather", but after we got home at 2:30 from carpool (ok, he was exhausted too, he usually goes down at 1:00) he and I snuggled up in my bed and took a snooze. It was so nice! The big kids were downstairs playing and I needed some quiet time so I snuggled down with Mac and he fell asleep in my arms. I slept about 45 minutes and then let him snooze another hour. None of the other children would have done that, but Mac did so I savored every moment. I love that little guy!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Daegan's lost tooth!

OK, three posts a day will not be normal, Daegan just lost his first tooth and the excitement is overwhelming.

Bye, Bye Birdie!

My family members would consider me "not a pet person". I do not like cats! If we had property, I'd love to have a few Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. Jason has already named the dogs for when that day comes - Omar and Rommel. Part of my problem with pets is that I am slightly (cough, cough) OCD. I need my surroundings clean and tidy and you just can't do that with most pets. The kids had fish for awhile, but I wanted the tank algae-free, and that wasn't possible. I kept killing fish because I'd keep the tank too clean.
Last spring we had a turtle. He/She was saved from the road and we were only going to keep him a few days, but I was the one that didn't want to get rid of him. His/Her name was Josie. Josie lived on the screened-in porch, never hiding when we were all out there. Josie was the best turtle ever!! Toward the end of the summer, Jason left the door open to the porch by accident and we assume Josie wandered out. I cried (ok, a few tears), why? I don't know, I'm not even a crier. Who says I'm "not a pet person".

About four years ago I decided I wanted a parakeet (for the kids, of course). I grew up with Bilbo Baggins, a green parakeet. So we got a beautiful blue parakeet and we named him Whistle Britches. He was great. He never made any noise at night and he always greeted me each morning. He never bit the kids very hard, even though he was poked at and tortured. He loved to sit on the screened-in porch with Jason when it was warm outside. We tried to get him a friend, a yellow/green parakeet that the kids named Jedi Master. Britches was not friendly to him and Jedi Master ended up in a seperate cage. Jedi Master never seemed strong or healthy, and passed away (unfortunately to Jedi Master, his death didn't bother me and the kids didn't even notice). It wasn't hard to take care of Britches. Jason built him a big, beautiful cage. He didn't even eat much. The biggest annoyance was the feathers and open seeds that were always all over the floor around his cage in the kitchen. Jason suggested that to get rid of one more mess (for my sanity), maybe we could find him a new home. We put an add in the paper for a free parakeet. Let me tell you, I don't know if that many people like parakeets or if it was the word FREE but the add ran three days and we have received about 30 calls a day. We gave him to the first lady that called and it seemed like he was going to a good home. I was thankful that Jason was home because I got teary as he left. I felt like an idiot, but no one can say I'm heartless to animals, I loved Josie and Britches.

This morning it was sad not to have Britches chirp "Good Morning", but I hope to have a cleaner kitchen without him. Maybe I should remind the kids what happened to Britches because he was too messy........ :)

Running with the Big Boys!

Mac had his 2-year old appointment today. He weighed in at 23 lbs, which was in the 3%, up from 2% at 18 months. He also was 32 3/4 inches, which was 10%, up from 5%. He has just recently bumped up to a size 5 shoe and is slowly moving into 18 month clothing. He may be small, but I do not fear for him or consider him delicate. He can wrestle with the big boys and cause pain for anyone in his path. After his appointment today we went and ate with the big kids at school. After lunch we joined the 1st and 2nd graders on the playground and he wasn't timid at all to "run with the big boys".

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mac turns 2!

Mac turned 2 on the 15th! He had our standard pile of iced sugar cookies for a cake and since you can rarely find Mac without a train in hand, he got three trains for his birthday!Add Video

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Superheroes and Cowboys!

With five children, I never know who is going to meet me around the corner. Spiderman, a Princess, a Pirate, etc. This morning I was being protected (from whom I'm not sure) by three superheroes. All with "blankie capes". I tried to remind them of the No Capes rule in Incredibles, but they didn't seem too concerned.

By this afternoon, it was Cowboys. Of course, I don't mind the ones from Dallas, but this one was too cute to kick out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I've finally done it!

I've finally done it! Many of my peers have been telling me to start a blog. I love to journal everything and I enjoy looking through my friends' blogs that I have on my "favorites" list. With the new year I have started a blog. Jason isn't exactly sure what it is for, actually I'm not entirely sure myself, but I think it will be fun..........

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