Monday, October 12, 2009

My night and day child



David was so sick! I think he caught a cold at church on Sunday. He had a high fever on Wednesday and was sickly up until this morning. This morning, a new child awoke!! I was worried that I had a horribly naughty child on my hands, but it turns out he just felt that bad. He still has a rough cough, but look at my new boy!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Harrison

I couldn't get this to upload onto facebook, so here it is.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blah blah blah, I'm going to bed now.

It's 12:00 and I'm still up. Why do I do this when I know I have to get up at 7:00am; not even mentioning the other times I have to get up during the night?
Oh, well.
BTW, I quit potty training David. We were both getting frustrated. I'll try again in October, I think. John is going overseas for two weeks on Monday. This is my cry for company. I'm looking for people to keep me company and sane while he's gone. I have much respect for "army" wives. I could not do it. This is a boring post. Sorry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Swimming

If thrown in water, I will probably not drown. But, I am a horrible swimmer. I never made it very far in swimming lessons because I refused to try and dive. I don't like water much. It always goes up my nose. I never learned to blow bubbles out of my nose.
All of this said... My husband was a life guard in high school. So, he's been taking David swimming at my parents' house. I want you to look at my little 2 year old swimming!


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Friday, September 4, 2009

Well, I gave it another try.


I took David and Harrison to try and register David for gymnastics today. But, it turns out that they don't open until 3:00. The internet said 10:00. Oh, well. Maybe I'll go back tonight, maybe not. So, I decided to take David to the library as a consolation prize. It, of course, didn't open until 12. So, I took him to the park. We stayed there until the library opened.


I must stop here and tell you about the last time I went to the Woodruff library... I had just had Harrison. Mom was keeping David, and I took Harrison with me to pick up some books. I knew what I wanted, so I could get in and out of there. When I went to check out my books, it turned out that I had late fees on some DVDs that I checked out. (My fault, not a problem.) I handed her my card. "We don't take cards." Umm, okay.. So, I had to take Harrison out to the car and get my checkbook. (BTW, it was about 99 degrees outside.) Then, her computer wasn't working right. I wrote the check for the amount she told me, then she said .."Wait.. have you already written it?" AHHH! She gave me a receipt that said something like 16.36 paid or something. Then, it gave the run down of what each thing cost. It said something like 15.20 total. So, I asked her why I paid 16.36 when it should only have been 15.20. She didn't know. She went to get someone else to ask her. She proceeded to tell me that I still owed 1.12. I mentioned that that was the difference in the total and what I paid. They told me that I was wrong and was just reading it wrong. I, of course, got mad, but tried to remain calm. (I know it was a stupid 1.12, but it was my stupid 1.12, that I had just paid her. They eventually decided to just "let it go." (They never acknowledged that they were wrong.) At this point I am crying. (I do that when I get mad, and having just had a baby!!!) So, I told her to keep the books, and left.


Now, back to today. I put Harrison and David in the double stroller, thinking that would make it easier. I tried to look up books on the computer while they were still in the stroller, but David became restless, so I brought him over to the kids section. You're supposed to stay with your children over there, so I couldn't look any books up (I wanted to find one on gymnastics to show DAvid) No one offered to help me. Everything was okay, until I realized that David had pooped. Of course!! So, I drug the double stroller over to the bathroom. And.... there are two big heavy doors that you have to pull to get in the bathroom. The distance between the two doors is about the length of a double stroller. It took me forever and lots of banging of the children into the doors to get in. I got David's diaper changed and began the process of getting out of the doors. I had to back all the way into the wall to get out of the bathroom. The big map on the wall behind me proceeds to fall on my head. At this point, I give up. I call out..."Can somebody help me?" I waited. No one came!!! I was finally able to get out of there. I couldn't reach to hang the map back up.

I came around the corner and told the lady that the map had fallen on my head. She looked at me like I had killed her cat. We checked out our books and left.

And thus ended my last trip to the Woodruff library.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mommy Lesson Plans

I forget how much staying at home is like when I taught music in the public school. And, I should know that, because I'm teaching David. Duh! You absolutely get out of it what you put into it. And, the more prepared you are, the better behaved the children are.
Today, so far, we've taken a walk...(well, I walked), then I put Harrison down for a nap. David and I had a snack, we played cars, watched Silly Songs, colored, and now we're listening to Elmo sing and David's ...well, he's tearing up stuff, but he's learning ;-). I bought a kitchen timer, more for me than for David. I put it on 10, 15 minutes. Then, when it goes off, we go do something else. I think it helps alot, because David gets bored, but doesn't realize it. And, ....so do I.
So, I've learned what I've always known. I need to make "lesson plans" for the day. I've been thinking about doing a letter and a theme for the day or week. ....maybe finding books, shows, and foods to go along with it. Send me some encouragement so I'll keep it up. Pictures will come soon, I promise!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Potty Training

Potty training, days one and two.


Well, we've sort of started trying to potty train David. Yesterday we had one pee and one poop. Today, only one pee. I'm using the pull-ups, but I would really like to try the naked thing. I think David would catch on quickly with that. But, I'm pretty sure that in getting there, everything in my house would be covered in pee (or worse). I'm also interested in finding some of those thick, cloth training pants, but I can't find any. Any suggestions, ideas, success stories with little boys?

Thanks!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Two years old!


Happy second birthday, David. You are my joy, each and every day. I love you!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Why I don't write more blogs...

I love reading blogs!! I love laughing at all of the witty comments that all of my really smart friends write. I, however, can never think of anything funny or even interesting to say.

So, I must apologize to those of you who also enjoy reading witty blogs. Mine will often if not all times fall short of that.

But, here goes. Life is slowly starting to fall into a new normal. I'm still 3 weeks away from the "you can pick up your 2 year old" go ahead. So, that makes life really interesting around here. David is being a real trooper. He's learned to get into and out of his bed by himself with the help of a stool (sool). I'm still amazed that he never uses it until I come in to get him up in the morning. I think it's because he knows that his pacifiers stay in the bed, so he does too. And, he has moved from his high chair into a chair at the table with everyone else. I still have to put him in his chair at the table and in the car (don't tell my doc.), but he can get out pretty good by himself.
Harrison is amazingly laid back. He really only cries when he's hungry. Sometimes he grunts a little bit when he has the hiccups or needs to poop or spit up (yes I talk about that all of the time, sorry). But, he is already able to get himself to sleep pretty well.
I feel pretty good. I don't really have any pain anymore. Yah!!!
Okay, so that's it for now.

.......Something witty here......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Harrison is here!!






Well, I successfully did it!! Harrison was born at 10:39am on June 19th. He was 8 lbs 1.6 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. No surgery is fun!! But, this c-section was 100% better than my last one. I was so scared that it would be like the last one. The doctors, nurses, and nurse anesthetist were awesome! I won't go into details, but feel free to ask me about it if you are facing a scheduled c-section.







Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Almost here!!

Well, the big day is almost here. We arrive at the hospital at 8:00am on Friday morning, and Harrison's c-section is at 10:00am. I'm so glad that they were able to move it up from 12. The less time I have to sit around worrying, the better.
I'm really excited to finally meet Harrison. ...to finally see him as another child. I think I'm just picturing having David again:-) I'm starting to get anxious about the c-section. I really don't do well with hospitals, needles, pain in general. I'm hoping to get to go home by 12:00 on Sunday. ...so says Dr. Toler. So, feel free to come and visit Harrison and the rest of his family at my house by Monday:-) I've asked my family to come and see him on Saturday. I'm hoping I'll be well medicated and situated by then.
Please pray that there are no complications; that I stay calm through the surgery so I am able to remember and enjoy seeing Harrison come into the world; and that I have a quick recovery.
I'll put pictures on here as soon as I can lay the laptop on my belly again.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Do Again

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We finally got to get the sprinkler out last week. As you can see, it was a big hit.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Playing with Friends!!















































This was a visit from our friends, the Baileys.







This was a visit to our friends the Cox's.







This was a visit with our friends, the Snooks.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nothing Yet

I have some really cool pictures to put on here. But, we're having computer issues in my house. The computer with the pictures, doesn't have the internet, and the computer with the internet, doesn't have the pictures. So, you can see my pickle.
The pictures will include many visits with friends and a lovely day outside with David and Daddy.
So, soon to come.........

Monday, May 11, 2009


Aunt Marcia and (Harrison) meet baby Anna Kay for the first time!!




David and Daddy watch a Gaither Vocal Band video while Mommy gets ready for church on Mother's Day morning.






David playing with Grammy.


Me and (Harrison), snuggling with cousin Brynn. Isn't she a cute little lady bug?:-)







Thursday, May 7, 2009

I swear I'm not sleepy!!!!


This is where I found David today during his nap!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

David's First Haircut

There are many more pictures, but they were taking forever to download. Check out my facebook page for more!!




























Sunday, April 19, 2009

Playdate!!

David and I were so excited last Friday that the Snook girls were able to come over for a playdate. You mostly see the backs of our heads, because we were so engrossed in playing. After lunch, Hannah had the wonderful idea of cat watching:-) We can't wait for them to come and play with us again!!