Thursday, May 28, 2009
Remember back a few weeks ago, my house just didn't seem to get over being sick? I ended up with the stomach flu, then I was fine, took care of my sick daughter, then (sorry for the bluntness) I had a bad case of diarrhea, got better just in time to take care of my son, who ended up with the stomach flu, then again ended up with diarrhea again!! Even the two girls I babysat seemed to come down with something similar along with throat issues, which Syd finally got over Memorial day weekend. It was a never ending cycle of sickness......
Well, because of the illness, I ended up 2 weeks late on my period (Sorry once again for the TMI but it is my blog. lol.). I was sorta excited as Hubby and I are going to attempt baby number 3, however, after 3 pregnancy tests (days apart) I realized that I was definitely NOT preggo. I was disappointed. I just wanted to get my cycle back on schedule so I could start trying again and nothing was happening...
Till today. The irritability set in so I knew....and sure enough it is here. I am so glad to know that it was just big time late and there is nothing wrong.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
We did the cake, the friends and family, and I held onto her even tighter that day, but I didn't get a chance to do a post about my beautiful baby girl who turned the big girl 3.
So here's to you little one. Happy 3rd birthday!
Birth Day.....she was precious.
Sydney at Age one......
Age 2.....The sassy comes out.....
Finally, you, our baby, at age 3. Still sassy, yet sweet sweet Syd.
Happy belated to you. We love you.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Anywho...I will upload those pics and share a few tomorrow. Right now I need to vent.
I got sick again today. Third time in 2 weeks. Stomach again. No puking...just nausea and diarrhea (as if you wanted to know that right?) But, I just can't seem to get rid of this. I have SCOURED my house and disinfected every area. I babysit 2 girls, both of which have been sick as well, my son, and my daughter. But me...3 freaking times.
Noah, however, has a fever tonight. He says his throat hurts. This is a symptom that has occurred with the 2 girls I babysit. I pray he doesn't wake up tonight vomiting. I don't know if I have the energy for this again.
I just want the plague out of my home.
And just to make sure I called my neighbor Amy and she came over with a pregnancy test she had leftover from her last one so I took it. It is negative. Hubby and Amy swear there is a FAINT VERY FAINT line that makes a plus....I think they are on crack. There is no plus.
I wish it was because at least there would be a reason to all this sickness.
Enough whining here. Thanks for the ears...or should I say eyes???
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sydney got a new bike from us for her birthday and a cute little helmet. She has been practicing her peddling techniques through the house and she has gotten so good she has taken on the driveway. After she has mastered that, I thought I would venture out with her on our community road.
Today I pushed the little one I babysit in the stroller along side my girl in her big girl Barbie bike. She was doing so well all the way around the circle by our house. So we come to the small hill heading down toward our house and she picked up too much speed. She freaked out and tumbled over. The back of her head it the ground and bounced!! Thank God she had her helmet on because the only thing it did was scare her. She had no cuts or scratches, but just trembled from the scare.
I picked her up but she didn't want to get back on the bike. *Side note* My son who is 6 fell off his bike at 4 and rarely gets on it...I am SO afraid Syd will do the same.
She LOVES her bike. :(
I went upstairs and read her a book. After the book, I talked to her about how it was Mommy's fault because I should have held on, so she wouldn't go down the hill so fast. I said, "I'm a bad Mommy. Mommy will hold on tonight when we ride. No more falling down." She said, "I otay Mommy. I no fall Mommy." So, I pray that she will get back on tonight and I promise to stand by her side.
The theory of your children should wear helmets was proven today. Keep those helmets on. The force her head would have taken to the asphalt would have sent us to the ER. But because of that helmet, she is fine.
But I still feel terrible. I should have seen it coming.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Let me wrap it up with the major details and some a picture slideshow.
Noah and I had a blast on his Cub Scouts camping trip Friday night into Saturday. We set up out tent, made a bonfire, toasted marshmallows, giggled ourselves to sleep, slept like babies thanks to Mary's Insta-bed, got up WAY too early, had a yummy breakfast, played kickball, went on a hike, played on the playground, cleaned up camp, went fishing, and then had lunch. It was a perfect trip for the 2 of us. He learned a lot about nature and had a good time with his troop. And I have been asked to be Den leader....I took the job. :) A new adventure for both of us.
Then, I worked my butt off Saturday to get things ready for Sydney's birthday party on Sunday. She turned 3!! I can't believe it!! Her party was great. The kids seemed to have a good time. A big thanks to my brother Andy and my sister-in-law Deanna for providing the moon bounce room for the kids. They had a great time in it (especially Syd who we could only get her out for cake and presents) lol. Thank you to the beautiful Princess who came to blow bubbles and paint the girls' nails. They thought you were ENCHANTING. Thank you to my Mom and Dad and Grandfather for helping with balloons and food. And a big thank you to all who came to celebrate Syd's big day. She LOVED having all the "people" here. (That is what she told me)!C
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Do you own a gun? NO.
What flavor of Kool-Aid was your favorite? Cherry. And still is. :)
Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? A little.
What do you think of hot dogs? I like them, but feel guilty eating them because they are so fatty. I do like the 97% FF ones. I like mine with chili or ketchup :)
Favorite Holiday movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I laugh my butt off every time I see it :)
Favorite thing to drink in the morning. Water or Hot tea
Can you do push ups? hmm...about 10 girly ones before my arms collapse.
What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My mother's ring b/c it has all our birthstones on it and my hubby got it for me :)
What's your favorite hobby? Scrapbooking and planning birthday parties for my kiddos.
Do you have A.D.D.? Oh no, but maybe A.D.H.D....I jump around from one thing to the next and am very hyper most days :)
What's one trait you hate about yourself? I am a procrastinator. I try not to be but it always turns out that way. I tend to do better under pressure though.
Middle name? Ann
3 thoughts at this exact moment: I wish I would be better so I can get things done. I wish it wasn't raining so we could have went to the zoo. I need a shower.
What do you read in the bathroom? Nothing.
Current worry? How will I get everything done before Syd's b-day party on Sunday??
Current hate right now? Being sick to my stomach. I hate how it takes over my daily routine and shuts me down from doing the things I need/want to do.
Favorite place to be? Home or the beach.
How did you bring in the New Year? Laying in bed with Hubby...and fell asleep when it struck 2009 lol.
Where would you like to go? Hawaii (That is the plan for our 10th anniversary next year unless we are preggo then)
Name three people who will complete this. Who.Knows.
Do you own slippers? yes 2 pair. love them.
What shirt are you wearing? a pink PJ shirt
Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don’t know that I ever have slept on any
Can you whistle? Yes but not that cool finger whistling...just the typical whistle.
Favorite color? Pink
Would you be a pirate? Hell no. What kind of a question is that?
What songs do you sing in the shower? No singing cuz it is always a quick 5 min shower. No time for singing
Favorite girl's name? Eliana (if I ever have another girl) lol.
Favorite boy's name? Jackson (if I ever have another boy)
What's in your pocket right now? No pockets in my pjs
What vehicle do you drive? Toyota Matrix
Worst injury you've ever had? No injuries.
Do you love where you live? I love it.
How many TV's do you have in your house? 4, usually 5 but one is at the shop
Who is your loudest friend? Amy K lol
Do you have any pets? 1 dog, Elliott Smelliott
Does someone have a crush on you? My Hubby :)
Your favorite book(s)? Childhood: Anything written by Judy Blume, and now....anything i have time to sit and read.
Do you collect anything? No hate collections. Hubby collected Star War toys. They just take up precious space and cost too much money.
Favorite Sports Team? Steelers
What song do you want played at your funeral? Something upbeat and that celebrates life
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A day late, but at least it has been done for me since Sunday. I wanted to share a great blog that I follow for menus and recipes. I have shared it before, but she has recently added her templates for her menu plans. They are a great way to organize your week and they are FREE!! It is so nice when others share because it saves time! Cynthia's blog is What's for Dinner?
Menu Plan for May 10-16
Sunday: Grilled fish, grilled potatoes, and corn
Monday: Baked chicken (olive oil and seasoning), rice, and gravy with corn
Tuesday: Penne with spaghetti sauce, hamburger and mozzarella & garlic bread
Wednesday: Baked fish, baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, and broccoli with cheese
Thursday: Hot dogs and beans
Friday: Camping trip with Noah and the Tiger Cubs. Hubby is on his own with Syd
Saturday: Out to dinner when we get home from camping trip
My parents introduced these to us years ago and that is all it took. Hubby was stuck on them. Since then we have been telling people how to make them and passing it on because they are so YUMMY and easy to make when grilling out.
So here is how to do it:
1. First Step: Peel and cut your potato into small cubes.
2. Place each potato on its own GREASED piece of foil.
3. Add butter and seasonings. We like ours with about 1 tsp of butter or Olive oil and seasoned salt, paprika or chili powder and pepper.
4. Pull sides up to create a pocket and fold.
5. Roll the ends to keep from leaking while grilling.
6. Voila...you have your individually wrapped potatoes ready to grill. Hubby grills them on low-medium heat for about 20 minutes. Open to check if you want to make sure they are done.
7. There you go!! Dig in!! Tender, juicy and seasoned just right for a great side dish with your grilled chicken, fish, pork, or steak!! You could add peppers, onions, veggies, or whatever you prefer. DELICIOUS :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Well, at 5:00 he woke back up and said he had to puke. So, for the next 5 hours I sat up with him while he vomited and had terrible, uncontrollable cases of diarrhea. I felt terrible. I felt responsible even though I tried not to pass it and had no control over it. But you can not avoid all the germs in the world. I did my best to stop it, but it was inevitable. He is starting to feel better. I know because he is back to his old antics picking on his sister.
Thank you Hubby for a wonderful Mother's Day!! I love you guys!!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Out with the old and no money for new.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
A water bottle with a door hanger that includes M&M's and a 4C Lemonade packet.
Tuesday: They had a field trip, and I got sick so I waited till Wednesday to give them Day 2 and Day 3 Gifts. I needed something that had 2 of something that they could always use. Hubby (also a teacher) suggested scissors since he always needs them). And I remembered a cute pack of pretty pens at the Dollar Tree for the Day 3. (Whatever the pictures won't flip and I just don't have the patience to deal with it lol). And I apologize for the crappy pictures but the sun isn't shining here so everything is so dark :(
Tuesday: Day 2: Cute pink scissors :) Two Blades for cutting!!
Wednesday: Day 3: Three pretty pens for grading!
Thursday: Day 4: Found this idea *HERE* I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics where luckily they had their fabric quarters on sale for .97 cents this week. I got 4 of them in cute patterns, some fabric glue, and ribbon. Then headed to Walmart where they had Lavendar Fields sachet beads for .97 a packet. I will be using left overs for Mother's Day gifts. So for 2 people, it cost me about $3 and I have leftovers for more gifts.
Four Sachets for my dresser
They smell SO pretty!!
Friday: Day 5: $5 giftcard to local coffee shop. I will take a picture of it tonight and update it tomorrow.
I will post my Grilled potatoes tutorial on the next blog. I gotta get a move on of my day or I will sit here and gain back my 4 lbs lost while I was sick lol. Till then...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Hopefully it isn't the swine flu. I looked at the symptoms and I paniced. But they said it wouldn't get better after 24 hours and I am already starting to feel better.
I had a rough night last night. After spending a lot of time in the bathroom last night, I went to the sink to wash my face, collapsed, and fell to the ground. I have a gash out of my leg and it hurts big time.
Hubby said he came and got me to the bed, where I proceeded to drop to the floor. I just remember falling in the bathroom and feeling confused of where I was. I was much more comfortable on the floor but felt my body dehydrating.
Not fun. Hubby stayed home to take care of me and Sydney and get Noah on the bus. I couldn't have made it without him.
Meanwhile, laundry is piling up and I need to get this house disinfected. I pray to God my children do not get this. :(
Monday, May 4, 2009
Noah and Syd playing
More T.A. Week Ideas to come!
- Sump pump is running NONSTOP. Hopefully no flooding with all the rain we are to get all week.
- I work online Tuesday-Friday nights.
- My Mom's birthday is Friday.
- I ate terribly all weekend. Did have my water each day except Sunday. No exercise.
- Our Veggie garden is half done. Need to finish once the rain slows down.
Have a great Monday. Sorry about the long post. Had a lot going on.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Prior to my staying home with my children, I was a high school teacher for 3 years and then a middle school teacher for 3 years. And when this hit the news last night, it struck way to close to home. Close as in geographically and in what I used to do and love to do. READ THIS so you know what I am talking about.
I can't in a million years understand or comprehend why anyone in ANY position would EVER do anything with a child. It sickens me and my heart breaks. I have no other words but that I am disturbed. I taught children and it angers me that this woman did this. Sick. Bitch.
People like this give teachers a terrible reputation. People. Suck.
I better stop before I blow up my laptop.
Ate like a Hog
Watched too much TV
List of things to do multiplies
Good eating day till the afternoon
Big Bacon cheeseburger and Cheese sticks
Drank 64 oz water
Feel like crap
Visited with my friend Mary and watched Greys
Hubby kept me up with coughing and snoring
I moved to spare bedroom
Woke up at 5 am to son having nightmare of Lions
He peed the bed
I changed it and slept with him till 6:15
6:15 awake and ready for the day.
This is not a complaint, because I can't stand when I complain because truthfully happy and blessed. I can't complain since I was able to sit on my butt yesterday feeling the way I did. I don't get a day off, so sometimes when I feel that way, I "give" myself an easy day. Today is a better day already, so CHEERS to a good day :)