Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thankgiving

Well today was turkey day. And yes I got "stuffed" So I thought I would make a list of what I am all thankful for. And if you feel like adding this to your blog, let me know I would love to read yours.

~I am Thankful for 3 Wonderful Healthy kids.

~I am Thankful for a wonderful husband, even though he can drive me nuts but I do love him.

~I am Thankful for food on our table. It may not be much some days but its better than nothing.

I am Thankful for the clothes that I wear or can afford some people don't have enough money for new clothes.

~I am Thankful for Friends. I know I can call them whenever I need someone to talk too and they are always their

~I am Thankful for Family. No matter what they will always be their for you.

~ I am Thankful for my job. Yeah some days I feel like I am going to go crazy, but its better than no job at all, like some people have.

Now its your turn to make a list. I can be as long as you would like or just short like mine.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

poor jacob

Yesterday Jacob was going to climb the step to go upstairs when Katey tried to put a santa hat on his head. Well he hit his lip on the step and began to cry. I was making dinner and normally if he gets hurt he will come looking for me, but this time he didn't so I figured that he was ok. Yeah right. When he came back downstairs and I seen him he had blood coming out of his mouth. I laid him down and wiped the blood away and checked out his mouth. Come to find out the little piece of skin that attaches your upper lip to your gum line, is what he tore. Poor little man. Talk about the blood. I know head/mouth wounds bleed but this was nuts! I gave in and gave him his paci that I took away last week. Well we got the bleeding to stop but every time that he put a toy in his mouth we were back to step one with the bleeding. When I put him to bed I let him have his paci hoping that as he sucked all night it would put pressure on his mouth and help with the bleeding. Wrong, when he woke up this morning he was covered in blood! He had blood in his ears, hair, nose, you name it blood was there. It looked like he got into a fight with something and lost. It was nuts. So needless to say in the tub he went. Called the doctors, and they wanted to see him. She said it does take some time for this kind of injury to heal because of where its at. IF it keeps bleeding, call tomorrow and then they will run some blood work and then maybe send him to the dentist to see what they think. So soft foods today. After we got back from the doctors he fell asleep and when he woke up NO MORE BLOOD!! So yeah iam happy that he has stopped bleeding, cuz that was nuts. So now he is in bed with out the paci once again and hopefully forever.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

not me mondays

Well another weekend flew by and its another Monday for a Not Me Monday's. MckMama started this whole, self help therapy for everyone. So here I go:

I AM NOT peeved at one of my former daycare mother who owes me money, she has a grant and the only thing that is in the way of me getting paid is her signing a piece of paper.

I NEVER call my kids by the wrong name. I mean come on, I am their mom why would I do that for?

I DO NOT feel relaxed when I stuff my diapers at the end of the day, and just smile inside when they are all folded in a neat pile and looking all so nice. I mean cloth diapers are more work and with being a mom with 3 kids why would the extra work make me relaxed??

I DO NOT watch the clock when it gets closer to 7 pm and think 30 more min before the kids go to bed. I love spending time with my kids, so why would I want to put them to bed earlier than I have to?

I DO NOT EVER lock the door when I go pee sometimes just to be alone. I would NEVER just sit in the bathroom and tell the kids that I am still going pee as they are banging on the door saying they also have to go pee, we have a second bathroom, I think they just want in.

Ok its your turn to vent about what didn't happen this week. Check out MckMama page and read about other people's Not Me Mondays. It might just make you feel better and you might make some new friends.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

camron cow

This summer we went to Washington State to visit family who live out their. We had a great time, but the week flew by like nothing else! While we were out their the kids got to play with baby kitty's, see chickens, cows and such. One day Jerry and I took the kids to the water park and such and when we got back Camron went outside and I guess checked out the chicken coop. Then he went to my brother and asked" where did the chicken go?" Needless to say the chicken lost his/her head. He was the only one of the 3 kids to notice one chicken was missing out of maybe 10 or so chickens. My kids have seen cows before, my parents live out in the country and we know a lot of the farmers so they have seen and touched cow/calf's before,but on June 24 a special cow came into the world on that day. Why is this cow so special for? Well for one little 3 yr old boy, this cow is his friend, it was born on his birthday! Rex, my uncle, was going to time the calf's birth around 12 pm, but missed calculated and this cow had her calf at 12am. That day when we found out this cow was going to have a baby, I told the kids that they could stay up late to see it be born, I guess sooner or later I have to teach them about birth. As it turned out Katey and her cousin fell asleep around maybe 10pm or so. Camron the little trooper never fell asleep! He would go out with who ever checked the cow to see how it was going. Then he would come in and report to all of us inside what was happening. When I went out the bag of water was showing and Camron so proud said" look a balloon!" Yeah I do have to say it kinda looked like a balloon. Needless to say we all got a chuckle out of that one. SO a few mins after 12am Camron cow was born! He got to touch the calf the next day, and so did the girls. I am bummed that I didn't get any good picutres of the Camron cow with Camron, they are on my cell phone and I dont' have the cable to download them. So now if you ask him who is buddy's are he will proudly say Julian, Papa and Camron Cow! You ask him about going to Aunt Rita's house all he will tell you about is Camron cow and going to the ocean. I have asked him if we should send Camron cow a card, he very proudly will say 'YES". I did ask him the other day what we should get Camron cow for his birthday, "a baby Jacob cow to play with"

Katey was a cow for halloween one year and the cow outfit is now in the dress up bin. Camon will put on this cow outfit, that is 1-2 sizes to small run around the house telling you that he is Camron cow.

Friday, November 14, 2008

blueberry diaper

My, well ok Jacob's, diaper came in the mail weds. I was like a little kid in the candy store waiting for the mail that day. I never get mail, besides bills so if I know something is coming for me I get excited. I know its sad, but what can I say?? But anyhow, his diaper came wed and I was very excited to try it on him. Did he really wanna sit still while i tried to take his picture?? NO not really. But I like this diaper. It super soft inside.

Here he is sitting still for one moment
You can see me so you can't take my picture. HEHEHE.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

kyle david miller

A few weeks ago, I was searching for how much a latch system in a car/van could hold before you had to use the seat belt instead of the latch system since some car seats, unlike mine, goes up to 65-80 lbs. I didn't really find what I was looking for but I kept seeing the name Kyle David Miller. I read a little about him. He was a 3 year old who was riding in their van, when another driver ran a red light and hit the van. His seat belt came undone and he was thrown from the van and killed. He was riding in a booster seat. A parents worse nightmare!! Then maybe a few days later I ran across this youtube video. Then it seemed like every time I searched for something about either the latch system or a car seat I seen his name. So I read more about his story and found his web site . I just wanted to sit and cry about this whole story. It just so sad. It makes me count my blessings everyday. Here with Katey and Camron I turned them around before they hit one, yeah I know they recommend a year and 20 lbs, but they were over the 20 lbs and their legs were getting squished. SO I thought they were safer forward facing. Then when I watched some other youtube videos it made me realized that I made a mistake. Then our car seats only went up to 40 lbs, but they were too tall for the car seat so we put them into a booster seat. Jacob is still rear facing and he is 16 months and 25 lbs. This car seat goes up to 35 lbs rear facing. Needless to say he is gonna stay rear facing as long as possible. So as I was looking at Kyle's website I came across where they help families who can't afford the higher weight 5pt harness car seats. Check out their website or their youtube video on it. I have thought about putting both Katey and Camron back into a 5 pt harness but no way can we afford two seats that goes up to 80 lbs! The weird part is in Sweden kids are rear facing until 3-4 years old! They have fewer deaths than the USA when it comes to car seat saftey. I did apply for help and right now the waiting list is 6-9 months. But for who ever is reading this post and did check out the links that I attached you can help. HOW you ask? You can down load the goodsearch tool bar. And for every search you do they donate a penny to the Kyle David Miller foundation. You can even donate on his web page or shop the sister sites and proceeds from every sale will be donated to the Kyle David Miller Foundation!! SO please check out Kyle's web page.

Monday, November 10, 2008

not me mondays

Well another weekend flew by again and its Monday. So I will do my not me Mondays. Mckmama is the the queen of not me Monday's so hop on over to her blog and check her out.

I DID NOT eat a bowl of chips for dinner last night cuz nothing sounded good.

I DID NOT get excited when I realized that I won a cloth diaper from The cloth diaper whisper. And I certainly DID NOT call Amanda like 4 times before she answered the phone just to tell her that I won something

I NEVER EVER put my kids to bed early on the weekends sometimes just because I wanted some quiet time to myself before I go to bed, what kind of mom would do that.

I DID NOT call Amanda last night to ask her how to link someone to a page on blog spot without having the whole web address showing. And I HAVE NOT added a bunch of links to my page just proving that I know how to do this now.

I DO NOT check my blog spot everyday hoping for new comments, since they are few and far between and I DO NOT get giddy when I get a new comment, so DON'T make my day and leave me a comment. ;)

So now it is your turn to do your not me mondays. Its fun try it

Sunday, November 9, 2008

my pumpkins, pumpkin

I have finally posted Jacob's pumpkin carving day. We did this on a day after he took a nap, and he was in a good mood. Katey helped him gut his pumpkin.

He thought the pumpkin was cool being inside. All the time that these pumpkins were on the porch he kept trying to bring them in.

He wasn't too sure about the guts, but he did try to gut it. We had a trash can next to him on the floor and he helped by throwing the guts away. He did also try to eat the pumpkin and the seeds. I told him that they would taste better if they were cooked but he didn't seem to mind the raw taste. YUCK

Gee mom you broke my pumpkin!! After we, well ok I, gutted his pumpkin he took the part and tried to put them back where they went. I guess he thought it was a gaint puzzle.

Jacob's finished pumpkin. So now instead of him trying to bring in the pumpkin he would play with the lids to the pumpkins, and switch the lids, or bring in the lids.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

omg i won something!!

Ok I never win anything in my life it seems like but I won something!! And I really didn't even have to work that hard to get it. I was just posting my blog and I thought I would check for any new comments, since I never really get that many, I really don't check it that often, but it paid off today!!! Over at the cloth diaper whisperer they have a contest called fluff Fridays. I entered and WON!!! Now what did I win you ask? I won a blueberry diaper and a wet bag my diapers. They should be in the mail today, I can't wait until the mail comes!! Now for those who don't know I do use cloth diapers on Jacob and love them! I wish I used them for my other two kids, but didn't know how easy cloth diapering is, until now. I normally use bum genius 3.0 cloth diapers but I won a blueberry cloth diaper! Trust me when you start cloth diapering you get addicted to them, its hard to explain until you get this addiction. Man I can't wait until this arrives in the mail and then take his picture for all to see!!! I won Iam so excited!!!


Well Amanda over at Scattered among the mess tagged me and now I have to post 7 random facts about me. ugh where do I start?? Why did she have to tag me?? Now I have to think................

1) I use cloth diapers on my youngest son, and I love them, I just wish knew about these when my first baby was born. They aren't like the diapers that my mom used on me.

2)I used to love purple, but now its blue. Why not purple now you ask after all my bedroom at my parents house is purple. Well one of my teachers who I didn't like, liked purple and she graded all her paper in purple ink. So yeah that's why I don't like purple, but Katey loves it now.

3) I would love to have another baby. Why? Cuz I love being pregnant, I love how you feel when you hold your newborn for the first time, the cuddling, the little noise's the make. But is it gonna happen I doubt it Jerry don't want anymore, Iam I sad about that, yes but no. Iam I really ready to get rid of all the baby clothes yet,NO.

4) Yes it was love at first sight when I met my hubby. I just knew that someday we would be married. Did we get married like we planned? nope. Our plan was to find a house, get married and then start a family, but we stared a family, got married then bought a house. But oh well things worked out like they were suppose to. Would I change things from they way they happened no.

5) I have grey hair growing in. Yikes kinda scary since I am NOT that old. But oh it add charm to my hair right??

6) I hate shopping for shoes. My shoe size is either a 10 or 11. Which you can never find in the pair that you really like. So for me to go shoe shopping I really need to have new shoes. Kinda like right now since they have a hole in the side of them

7) I love scary movies, but haven't seen a really good scary movie since I have been younger. I think either I have grown up and less things scare me or scary movies just are not made like the use to be or maybe both.

OK that is my 7 random things about me. Iam not gonna tag anyone but IF you want to play let me know so I can check out your random things about yourself

hey mom anit' these cool??

The kids and my mom went to the hallmark store the other day and I guess when you buy so many cards you get this snowman cheaper than normal price. My kids love to watch these things dance. If you would let them they would push every single one in the store. So she bought her cards and this snowman, who you can tell will be very loved at time goes on.

Jacob would push the button and watch them sing and dance, turn them off, turn them back on again. When it was time for baths tonight I told him to leave the snowman's on the table he looks at me with that look of , aww mom do I really have to?? He grabs them and "carries" them half way up the steps until I figure he thought its easier and faster just to leave them. When he got out the bath he grabs them and carries them around the house. I have to make sure to put them up.

After we got home from shopping Camron took them out of their bag and lays on the floor with them., I thought this was just too cute not to take a picture of him. He likes them just not as much as Jacob

happy halloween

Looky looky new pictures. Yeah I know Iam late for halloween pictures but better late than never right?? The weather was GREAT! IT was warm for michigan at this time of the year, but it has been nice. This is the first halloween that I can remember where you didn't have to wear your winter coat over or under you costume, just to stay warm. Everywhere you looked the kids had on just their costumes, yes even the little girls who were princess's or tinker bell, didn't have tights, or long pants on. IT was just a great warm day. I really hope more halloweens will be this "warm". Well trick or treat went great. Jerry got to go with us and that was the first time in maybe 5 years. The first house we went to was the "spooky house". They had it all decorated spooky. IT was very nice. They even put on a little "haunted"house. The kids went thru it 3 times. The first time we had to go thru with them, the second time I went thru with them, and they even has a kid hidding in the bushes, that scared the crap out of Camron, all I could really do was laugh. They wanted to go thru again so I let them and I chated with the lady who puts this together. I guess they do this every year and they also change it, so I really have to remember about this next year. But any hoo they went thru it the 3rd time and they went alone. When they got to the part where the guy jumps out, well ok he makes a noise and puts an arm out, Camron flips out! He yells for me, again all I can do is laugh. Yeah I know mean mommy here he is, frighten and all I can do is laugh. I put my hand to him and he is shaking and keeps looking at this boy making sure he's not going to get him,, the only way to get him out of this place is to pick him up an carry him out. Needless to say I asked the kids if they wanted to go back thru again, they both say "NO" now what a bunch of chickens!!

Katey and Camron sorting out the candy. Every time Camron got a peanut butter cup from someone all he could say was"mommy they gave my your favorite one!" What a good boy watching out for his mommy.

I didn't get a good one of Katey from the front this year, but I do have a few other pictures but this one was cute I thought with her walking with Jerry

Jacob after trick or treating. Still has his nose on also.

OH so I just take this bucket and show the person at the house and they give me candy?? He loved that they gave him candy. When someone gave him candy he would stick out his tounge and giggle.

Here is little batman. Yes these are jammies. Now he gets to wear them longer than just on halloween!

Monday, November 3, 2008

not me mondays

Well here we are, it's Monday again! So I will do my not me, monday. Mckmama who is the queen of this, is taking a week off due to the fact that she had just had a beatiful healthy baby boy on wed. Go and check her out and the great pictures she takes of her 4 kids!

I DO NOT bag the leaves that fall every year, cuz my husband who blows them into a pile, working hard with the leaf blower, also bags them.

I DO NOT get mad at some daycare parents who fail to listen or follow my rules, that I have laid out for them and thier kids, while they are in my care. I DO NOT wish that sometimes I could just forget being a daycare provider and just be a stay at home mom.

I WILL NOT miss all of this election crap that is happening cuz I always stay on top of election stuff and always know whats happening, cuz what kind of person would not pay attention? NOT ME anyhow.

I NEVER forget to download my pictures off the camera, and promise you all that i will be posting new pictures tomorrow cuz what kind of person would promise you new pictures and never follow thru? NOT ME

I DO NOT feel sad that my baby is growing up and he is almost 16 months, acting like he is older than he is. I DO NOT miss those first few months of non stop crying, eating pooping cuz really who misses them days? OK i really do miss them days and really want them back. Not saying that I want more but somedays I would like to have just one more.