Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York

On my way to New York...be back next week :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two Digits

Our little lady hit the two digit numbers at 1:33 this morning. Our precious little Roo graced us with her presence on Good Friday in 2003...and she has been a delight ever since. She is planning a huge fashion party this weekend for all her girlfriends....and she is so excited.
So today is her day...a yummy sweet for breakfast, a lunch together at Chick-fil-a and then time together as a family tonight. We love you little Roo. You are a delight and every day is a joy with you in our home. Happy 10th birthday...may you have many, many more decades before you. Love you!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Visit in the Night

We got a special visitor in our bed the other night...around four in the morning. Special, yes. Surprise, no...lol. He mainly visits our bed most nights. Our special little Judah bear. All of our kids have gone through this. They love to come and get in our bed. It lasts a short season and then they don't come. It's sweet when they are young.
Okay, so anyways....He came in and was snug in our bed. Until about 5 minutes later Judah screams that he has a bug in his ear. He gets totally hysterical on me. Screaming, yelling...and he is totally not controllable. We thought this must be a huge nightmare. So we check his ear...nothing. Matt flushed his ear out...nothing. I finally told him that we will take him to the doctor in the morning. I held him really tight and I finally got him to go to sleep.
When we woke up in the morning I figured that all was well and done. But, not for Judah. He mentions first thing that we need to go to the doctor immediately. Now we are suspicious. It must not be a dream. But we figured that he must have put something into his ear. This little man could easily do that. He is busy. And always getting into mischief. He denies immediately that he didn't do that. He is insisting that there is a bug in his ear. So, we were going to head to the ER...but then I remembered that our older daughter is going to the pediatrician later in the day. So I call them and they fit him in to the same time slot.
We head there in the early afternoon. He is still insisting that there is a bug in his ear and that he didn't do it. I am totally expecting nothing, right. Well, guess what? THERE IS A BUG IN HIS EAR!!! And it was in there just flapping it's wings away. A little moth got in there and set up a home. The worst part-she couldn't get it out. So, now we are headed to the ER. Can you believe this? Thankfully,  the ER is dead and we are put right in. In a few moments they got it out and we were headed home.
The funniest part...they send the bug home in a little container and he carries it around all day long the next day. It became his best buddy. My boys are just writing chapters in my How to Survive 3 Boys Book. They sure keep me on my toes :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Something is missing???

Huge celebration here at the home front. Our little man lost his first tooth!!!! I can't believe it.  We knew it was coming. He was shaking it...wiggling it...and begging it to come out. He knows what happens when it comes out...MONEY!  And lots of it.  So, there was $5 under his pillow the next morning that he gladly took for himself. The funniest thing about the whole situation was that all day he continued to ask me for the tooth back. He begged all day. I have never had a kid do that before. I told him that I will give it to him when he is 25 years old.  He wasn't too happy about that...but he was happy about the money :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthday Boy

I failed to mention at my last post, Marathon week, that we had a birthday last week too. My little William turned 8 years old. So sad. My little man already 8!!! We had a Lego mania party on Saturday with all his friends...boys only, mom, no girls allowed. He really is growing up too fast and I don't feel quite ready for this. Happy Birthday little man...may you have many, many more. And may your heart be like God's heart and may you always follow Him. Love you, Mom.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Marathon Week

Well, I have been missing again all week. Not intentionally, folks. I had good thoughts of coming on here and blogging. I promise. But the week just got crazier and crazier...and now it's Sunday. And we wonder why time goes by so fast.
School started back again. And that's a big adjustment. After only just a week off, the kids are totally in a different element. And the weather is getting nicer. So the thought of being stuck inside isn't very fun. But we must continue, right? So, the first couple days was a rough adjustment. Nobody wanted to stay on task and my little Judah bear would have rather been elsewhere. But we stuck through and finished. This week's reading was exceptionally long too, which made it hard to muck through.
Then on Wednesday morning (very, very early) I got a call for one of my ladies who I will be assisting in their labor. Well, she was in labor. So, start this marathon day. First call, at 1:55 am...home from the hospital at 9:30 pm. The day was fantastic. The birth was beautiful. But I was tired. And the best part (haha, if you want to call it that)....was Matt went to Miami for three days for business. Well, that left this very tired mama alone with five kids. Oh my!!! On Thursday I thought I was spinning. My head that is. Back to the grind after the grueling day before. AAHHHH!!!!
By Friday I was whipped. One of my boys was really pushing it with their behavior. With dad gone it's a lot easier to try to get away with bad behavior. And the kids try to push it. And I was tired. When he came home on Friday, I was ready to deposit all the kids on his lap and take a siesta.
Anyway, it's Sunday and I am trying to get ready for the upcoming week. Lots planned as always, but at least my hubby is home and I don't have any births planned for this week. Hope you all are good. Anything keeping you extremely busy lately???

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Back to Life, Back to Reality

So long spring break. Thanks for visiting...you will be missed. Monday we headed back to school. After quite a lovely spring break. I started the week with a tremendously large list of things to do, and I am happy to report that they were all done :)
Now that's what I call a good little break. Though the weather was very chilly all week, so we didn't head to the beach once. Which usually happens at least once during spring break. We had one of the coldest month of March that I have seen in a long time. I don't think we ran our air conditioner once the whole month...which is rare for Florida. Anyway, it was a busy week of work. I worked on my certification for my doula work. That took a lot of time and patience...but that should be sent out this week. I also had two cars at the mechanic getting things done. That felt good. And all the kitchen cabinets were cleaned out and reorganized...fantastic. And to wrap up the week the carpet cleaners came by and cleaned the carpets :)
So, now we are back to school. Only 9 more weeks until we are done. It's been a great year and we have been very successful in all that we have got done. I am getting ready to buy next year's curriculum, which is always a scary thought. It's good to be prepared, but I hate to jump ahead because then it makes life go by too fast.
I hope your Easter was good. We had a fantastic day together. We love our time together.