Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A bragging mom...

Ok, I have to brag. I know that is sinful and pride comes before fall; however...

My boys are playing basketball for high school (Ok so that is hard to think, I have a junior and a freshman....ugh....)

Anyway, for the first game Jacob started varsity and Nathan was the 6th man. I realize it is just summer ball, but I don't think I would be a good mom if I wasn't excited. Right? Right.

It had been a hard time at the end of school for them, so the feeling of some success was wonderful!!!!!! Even dad was a little excited.

We know there is A LOT of hard work that will be needed, and we aren't always going to see them in these spots...I know, but oh well. For right now, I am proud!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tooth fairy...part 2

Kylie lost her first tooth. Suprisingly enough, she didn't even flinch. I could not believe it!

So in the last two weeks, we have had 7 teeth lost. Geesh!

In addition, Jacob got braces two days ago. That night he broke a bracket so it was back to the orthodontist the next day.

Next week, we have the first round of dentist appointments for everyone.

Have you seen the advertisement for the Duggars? They are all going to the dentist and there is something like 317 teeth that will be looked at...

Sound familiar?

Friday, May 15, 2009

The tooth fairy

I think I have found my limit when it comes to taking care of my children.

Jacob, 16, had 6 teeth pulled today. 4 wisdom teeth and 2 permenant molars. They needed to do this to make more room on the bottom.

He will have braces put on in a couple of weeks and then in about a year and a half, he will have jaw surgery. Poor guy.

Anyway, I think I have found my limit, and that is blood from my children.

I just don't do well with it. My skin crawls and I almost feel sick. It is not that the sight of blood bothers me, when they skin their knees or if they have a bloody nose, or pick a scab, really nothing. But when I know there is pain associated with it, I can't handle it.

I am a wimp!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


John is a pistol. He is naughty and at the same time he is the sweetest little guy. And there are times when he can say and do the funniest things...

For example - tonight we went to pick up Jacob from his baseball game. It was just Jacob, John and myself in the car.

Tomorrow is preschool screening. And like a good mom, I was grilling him on the more important things a four year old going in to preschool should know...

How old are you? What is this color? What is this shape? Etc, etc.

Anyway, I said, "What is your whole name?"

He says, "John."
"No John, what is your whole name?"
"I don't have to tell you because it makes me a headache."

It should be VERY interesting tomorrow when we go through the screening. To be honest with you, I am very nervous. You never know what you might get.

Take for instance, when I asked him to spell him name, he says, "n, h, o, j." Agh. He might show him how smart he is and then again, who knows?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm back...

Well, we didn't win a fortune...actually the only amount we gambled away was the $4 my dad gave us as we dropped of the kids at their house. We were able to bring back $6.30 to my dad. High rollers we are...

What could I possible write about on this trip?

The fact that my husband surprised me with orchestra seating to the Phantom of the Opera?

The almost "Pretty Woman" bathtub at the hotel we stayed in?

Here are some pictures of the hotel where we stayed. Of course these are off of the website and they don't show the bathtub...but honestely, the bathroom was about the size of most hotel rooms!!!

The LITTLE BLACK DRESSES that were so little sometimes you had to look to make sure everything was covered?

The people who were stumbling all over the place after having too much to drink?
Or the absolutely wonderful time I had with my husband...just the two of us?
I could write all day long about those things, honestly.
But I would have to say the best part of the trip was coming back and being with my family again. (Actually Leonard is still in Las Vegas, he doesn't get home until Thursday but I know we are closer to being a family again.)

4 days was a long time...just a brief show for when I am gone to China. At least Leonard will be here to take care of the kids. Pray for him!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Goin' to sin city...

Leonard and I are off to Las Vegas for a couple of days...actually we won't leave until Saturday morning but right now, I have to pack 5 suitcases, get homework done, take Jacob to the dentist, get my haircut, paint my toe nails, and go to Jacob's track meet tomorrow afternoon.

Hhmm, it is 9:14pm right now on Thursday night, I still have um, let's see, about 10 loads of laundry to do.

So what am I doing? Blogging about having to do all of the work...

But the laundry is calling, the suitcases are yelling and the list of things to do just won't go away!

Still no news on Noah. Day 64...ugh!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jacob's prom

It is hard to believe Jacob had his first prom. He went to another school's and had a great time. Of course, mom had to cry as she was taking the pictures of her oldest son dressed up in his tux.

I would post pictures of him and his date, but I didn't ask for permission to post her photo on the world wide web...so I will just show Jacob and how handsome he looked.
He was a little nervous here, can you tell?
There were 11 of them that met and had their pictures taken. Then they had dinner and made it to the prom for about 45 minutes, missed pictures, but then went to the after prom. He was finally home at about 4:20 am then had to be ready to leave for Vail for FBLA state at 6:15 am. Haven't seen him since but I am sure he is one sleepy guy!