Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blogging Bum

Ok I am so sad to see that my challenge to my self went by the way side when it came to blogging! It seems that in the midst of all the drama with James and then Miah being sick , Re being sick, and then me being sick I just totally lost site of that goal. Oh well maybe I will try it again soon.

However I have been keeping up with my scrapbooking goal and have a few more to add here today and it will almost get me to my goal of 10... Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Day 5&6: Drama... No I mean Trama & LO's

Day 6 First... I am working backwards here! So as you can see by the pictures I have been working on my LO challenge to myself... and I have even had a friend join me!! So make sure you check out Robin and her LOs as well. Ok here are three more LOs and then there is one not posted here since I went out on a limb and entered it into a small contest here... On the Hop. That brings my total to 6 so far and look I am only on day 6!!! I think I am going to make it!

LO 1: This is not my favorite, but I decided to go ahead and keep it.
LO2: This is James at three 1/2 and dancing his little heart out! Simple design but fun!
LO3: I really love the b/w and Color Photo together and this is so easy to do, Just print your photo the same size in color and b/w then crop the color photo, and add to the b/w!

Day 5...


We interrupt your daily life with an emergency broad cast.... Thunk ????


My heart stops in my chest. It is the moment you know your baby is hurt. Not just the "My sister hit me" or the " I skinned my Knee" kind of hurt, but the really really I am in PAIN kind of hurt. I literally can not tell you what I was doing at that moment, all I know is that I ran from the kitchen in time to see James running into the living room with a look of pure pain and horror on his face. This is when mere seconds seem like hours, the moment between where your mind runs wild with what it could be and the reality of what really happened. Asking a child anything when they are really in pain is like talking to the ocean... Lots of noise but no sense. I finally got that he had hit his ear, I mean the fact that it took all of one second to See that it was already swelling was enough to get me going. So I went to hold him and he was just so confused on what he really wanted that he would not let me touch him ( be still my heart) he asks or more chants " just give me my blanket " a few times. So I rush to get it as at this point I will do anything to comfort my baby! As soon as I come back around the corner to see James I knew it was going to be a trip to the ER. His ear was flowing blood and at first I thought it was from inside. He would not let me look at it closely and did not really want the blanket at all. James was in so much pain he really did not know what he wanted. Thus he began to wail for daddy... another heart breaker, and I softly talk him into letting me see what is wrong and lead him to the kitchen for a towel for his ear that is getting blood everywhere now. Finally after much debate I see that his little ear has been split almost all the way through and the cartilage is sticking out... (EWWWW) After a few rushed calls to his daddy and a quick stop to drop Miah off at her Aunts we were on our way. We went to an Urgent Care Clinic, but just a side note here as we now know that can not help you if there is cartilage involved. So we were sent on to the emergency room where they called in a specialist to fix James up. He was really great through the waiting and most of the stitches, but when the Doc went to numb his ear James pulled the needle out and was strong enough to keep his daddy and the Doc from keeping him still. Eventually the Doctor talked him into relaxing and the stitches, four in all, were put in place. James is ok and seems to have no pain in his ear,and the stitches come out Monday if all goes well. I am however suffering every time I hear the slightest bump and I am finding that I say be careful about ten times an hour. Here is a look at his stitched up ear.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Day four: Just my Luck

Why is it every time I find a product I really like there is always a hang up?? Guess that is just my luck. Miah will turn three in a few weeks and I have been planing her birthday party and trying to get her a few gifts ( even if I really can not believe she will be three already!!), I say trying to get her a few gifts because I have had the most aggravating time finding what I want!
First of all we are getting her a power wheels, but DH is very picky and has certain ideas as to what she should have. After much searching, deliberating and me getting worn out we came to a decision on this cool Pink Barbie Kawasaki four wheeler that according to Wal*mart is only available at their online site... it is an exclusive to their store. Ok I can deal with that, I mean they do ship site to store with no additional charge and I do not need the product today so I can handle that. So I am all ready with CC to purchase said item, I mean it only took a couple of weeks to find something Randy would allow and wouldn't you know it there is no such item listed on the online site! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Let me just say " Not Happy". Well to cut a long story short I did a lot of web searching and a lot of phone calling. You know the kind of phone calling where one company (F*isher Price) tells you to talk to the other company ( W*almart) as they have the contract and then that company (W) tells you to speak to the first company as they make the product ... Round one....2...almost three but I decided that I was done!!!! So a few days go by and I decide to look at the products from W online one more time to see if just maybe I can convince Randy to go with another toy when low and behold there is the coveted item in all its glory on the site and in stock.... Go figure! Well that items has been safely ordered and now I am in yet another hassle with yet another product from FP. I want to get Miah the Cool School system to reinforce her learning of numbers letters and shapes but the software I want to go with it is NO WHERE TO BE FOUND! GRRRRR
So if you happen to come across Cool School Sesame Street software Please give me a shout out!! I have searched every nook and cranny of online and not a title to be found. Oh well that is just my luck!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Day Three: four Things about me

Well It is Sunday and as usual this is a busy day in the morning and a Lazy afternoon. I have decided to list four things about me for this post... Just for fun, and the fact that I am trying to stick to my thirty days of blogging.

1. I love to sing, and am always humming or singing some song. However one of my favorite things to do is belt out a tune while I am cleaning house. When I say belt out, I mean singing with all my might at the top of my lungs with all the soul I can muster. Well this has been fine for a very long time... Funny how kids change EVERYTHING... So there I was minding my own business singing my song as I loaded the dishwasher totally unaware that my son has decided to play in the back yard with a few of his friends ( with his dads permission). I am going to town dancing and just being in my zone when I hear snickering. Hmmmm, so I turn and five pair of eyes are watching me intently. BIG SIGH HERE! Caught in mid step of what I call dancing and my song abruptly ended I realize that to my seven year old son this if the funniest thing ever. Now mind you he has seen me do this a million times, but to get his friends in on the action of his crazy mom was too cool. GREAT!! Oh by the way they love my singing... my dancing, not so much!

2. I love to read, I read as much as I can and have been known to go through a entire novel in about four hours. My all time favorite next to the Word is Anne of Green Gables. Some new books I really like include the Twilight series and by the same author Stephenie Meyer The Host... that book is a real mind bender and I loved every page. I also enjoy the Eragon series and the Summer Hill books about a young girl who live just outside of an Amish community.

3. Scrapbooking is a passion as well as a therapy for me. I find it to be relaxing but more than that it reminds me of why I love my family especially if I have had a hard time with one of them or just a bad day in general. It is my moment to tell the story and to show the reasons why I love my family, how I love them and that I will always love them.

4. I hate doing laundry. I know that I have heard from several friends and relatives that if I would just do a load a day I would not have such a mountain all the time. I have tried this and it just does not work for me. If I could just get the task done it would not be such a big deal, but since I haft to wait for them to wash then wait for them to dry then fold and at last put them away, I just get wrapped up in other things and by the time I get back to it I am to tired to mess with it. Yep I hate laundry.