Sunday, August 30, 2009

All Boy

We are definitely a house with all boys.

Where else can you eat a meal with everyone half dressed (except for mom of course) and have a discussion about arm pit hair.

Where else can you hear the following "I am going to try to touch them" And when you look out the window you see the following.

Where else can you send your oldest child outside to get rid of the dead mole that the dog has brought up onto the back porch. While telling your middle child "don't touch that dead animal, it's gross" Of course you would think when you told them to put it into the trash he would not have thrown it into the kitchen trash. Of course you would also think that the mom would realize this when there is a stench coming from that trash can.

Where else would you hear Dad say "don't throw dead animals in the kitchen trash"

Where else would your youngest son try to get his father to teach him the fine art of burping and talking at the same time.

Where else when you hear two children playing on the bed and the mom is not alarmed when she hears one of them say "you have to land on your feet when you are pushed off the bed".

Saturday, August 29, 2009

6 Month Checkup

Look at that drool.

This picture cracks me up.

Weight: 16 lbs 10 oz 25th percentile
Height: 26.26 inches 50th percentile

I was surprised with the percentile for the weight. He seems chubby to me. He hasn't got any teeth yet but he is trying. He can roll over and almost set up by himself. The doctor said that he was right on target with everything.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day Of School

Ti is going to Kids Day Program on Wednesday while I work at the vet clinic. He is getting mobile and the office isn't the most clean thing at the clinic. Mrs. Ginny and Mrs. Wendy are his teachers. I think he misses his mama but I know he is in great hands. He is not up to taking naps when there is so much to watch around him. Maybe in January he might go on Fridays also. Andrew is going to Kids Day Program at our church three days a week. His teacher is Mrs. Kelly. He is so excited and loves everything about it. I asked him what he learned on his first day and he said "about Jesus". I think he would like to go everyday of the week if it was available. He says his favorite part of the day is playing with Garrett at recess. Oh yeah and he thinks his worksheets are soooooooo easy. lol
This year Noah is in second grade and his teacher is Miss Overstreet. He enjoys school even though he won't admit it. It seems to be very easy for him. I am ready for him to be challenged some. He thinks easy is good. His favorite part of the day is the special classes such as PE, Art, Computers etc. He usually plays football at recess and his best friend is Logan.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hating is Not Allowed

The other day at church a little girl came up to me and informed that another little girl did not like her. She had a look of total astonishment that someone didn't like her. I quickly informed her that I liked her and I didn't know why anyone would not like her. Later I told her mom what she had said. Her mom told me that they had been teaching her that they are suppose to love everyone and that is probably the reason for her acting so shocked that someone didn't like her. Kids are so very matter of fact. If the Bible says it is wrong, well it is wrong. Later in the week I was informed that someone didn't like me either. I think I might have had the same thought as that little girl. How could someone not like me. You know maybe they don't want to be best friends but to actually hate me and wish me ill. Somehow that just seems wrong. Can we truly be a child of God and hate someone????? That put me on a search of the word hate in the Bible.

Leviticus 19:17
"Don't secretly hate your neighbor. If you have something against him, get it out into the open; otherwise you are an accomplice in his guilt.

1John 3
10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love (hates) his brother. 11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.

I have to come to this conclusion. I am not allowed to hate anyone. That is what God's says and it is the Truth.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another "Sweet Andrew"

We are riding in the Tahoe to bring Tim a drink at work.
Andrew "Mom, people are not obeying God when they smoke."
Mom "That's right sweetie"
Andrew "Cool, yellow car"
Andrew "Mom that woman is smoking in that van"
Andrew "Look a baseball field"

He is so random sometimes

Andrew is laying in my bed drinking hot cocoa on the first day that Noah goes to school.

Andrew "Mom, Noah is going to get a girl friend today"
Mom "Oh, really how do you know that"
Andrew "We talked about it last night"

Five minutes later
Andrew "I hope Noah gets a girlfriend"
Mom -nothing
Ten seconds later
Andrew " I hope I do too."
Mom - hides laughter

Saturday, August 22, 2009

WooHoo Puppies

We had such an exciting Thursday. I went to work in Springdale that morning and Kendra kept the kids for me. I got them from her about noon and took Kadyn home with me. We have been switching off some this summer with babysitting.

That morning when we were leaving for their house and I was telling Andrew to hurry up (imagine having to rush Andrew lol) because we were going to Kendra. Andrew says "yeah, I am going to play with Asher". Mom says "No, Asher is in kindergarten now". Andrew says "aaaaawwww man, I only get to play with Kadyn". Obviously girls are not as much fun.

Anyway on to the exciting part. I fed the kids lunch and then they went into the bedroom to watch a movie. I went outside to check on Laci because that morning she was acting a little weird. She was due any day. When I went outside I could tell her water had broke and it was green. This was not a good sign. I called the vet and they thought I needed to bring her in. The puppies had had a bowel movement before being born. While I was talking to the vet I was letting Ti eat (I can multi task) so I told them when I was finished I would try to load everyone including dog and dog crate and head to the vet office.

I decided to stop by the school and pick Noah up for the big event. I really wanted him to experience the new puppie thing. So, Noah, Andrew, Kadyn, Ti, Myself and one very pregnant dog in a very large dog crate headed to the vet. When we get to the vet they decide to do a x-ray to see where the puppies are at and if they are headed the right way.

The kids thought that this was pretty cool. You could see the skeleton of each puppies. I was given the choice c-section or wait it out and see what happens. Due to not wanting to lose Laci or the puppies and not wanting to pay to have a c-section at the emergency clinic during the night we chose to go ahead and have the c-section.

My next thought was I don't have my camera. How am I going to blog about this exciting event without any pictures. So the good blogger that I am, I loaded the kids back up into the car to run home and get the camera. Really what is a good story without some pictures to go with it. So here are some pictures.

Dr. Thompson was on vacation so Dr. Waggoner delivered the babies.
After they are born they have to be rubbed on and suctioned a lot to get them breathing. Everyone had to take a turn. They even went and got the groomer to take one. Without going through the birth canal to squeeze all that stuff out of their lungs it is very important to get them breathing good first thing. They had to tell me what to do. Now I am a pro at this, so if anyone is planning on their dog having a c-section just let me know and I will come help. This is when things got just a little more exciting. The kids watched the whole surgery. The doctor explained what she was doing during it and they stood by the wall and just watched. After they got all the puppies out we went into the other room to rub on the puppies. Kadyn was standing beside me at the table. I look down toward her and I see her eyes rolling into the back of her head. Yes that is right, she passed out. Luckily I did set the puppy on the table and caught her before she hit the floor. Needless to say I never thought of watching puppies being born would make a child pass out. I don't see doctor in her future. I then called Kendra and confessed what a bad babysitter I was and that she probably needed to come as soon as possible and get her. She was not feeling well. I think my exact words were "wellllllll, there has been a little incident" Okay, now you know you never want to leave your kids with me.
She had five puppies but only four survived. We have three males and one female. At first she didn't realize that these were her puppies but now she is being a great mom. She doesn't mind us playing with them but other dogs better beware. Buddy realizes that she is not going to allow him any where near her children. At least not while they are so small. This is the prettiest one I think. He is colored up so good. They look kinda brown now but I think they will be turning red like their mother as they get bigger.
We are all staying in the garage a lot these days. We have a pin for them in the backyard as soon as they get a little bigger. Our garage is a little stinky these days.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Praise the Lord that our kids can fight, scream, pinch and scratch each other. That they have to be threatened with their lives every night when they go to bed to be quiet. Praise the Lord that they need a snack before bed even though they just got up from supper and hour before. Praise the Lord that they are never satisfied with what we have for supper. That they would rather use the bathroom outside instead of inside. Praise him that they can cry over not getting hot cocoa in the morning to drink. That they can ask you how old they have to be to have a girl friend. Praise him that they can spit food at you and think it is funny. That they can poop where it not only goes all over their clothes but also cover the bouncy seat they are in. Praise him that they can cry when left in the nursery and smile as soon as they see their mommy. That they are alive and they are healthy. PRAISE GOD BECAUSE THEY ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE AND GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR THEIR LIVES

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ti - 6 Months

Well we have reached the half way point to one year. Ti weighs about 16 pounds and we go to the doctor next week for the rest of the measurements. He is a happy, healthy baby. He is happiest when he is being entertained by his mother (his favorite) or his dad and brothers. He can almost set up by himself but he has only turned over once. He is usually being carried around or held so he really has no need to turn over or set up by himself. He is eating some vegetable, usually with some protest, and cereal with fruit in it. He is usually pretty happy and now that we are back from vacation he is not eating during the night. woohoo for mom. Ti was an unexspected blessing and now we couldn't imagine life without him.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Beach

Well by now I am sure that all two people that look at my blog are tired of seeing vacation pictures. This will be the last post. We did have a good time. Going with family was great for us. With a baby you need all the helpers you can get. Nannie spent a lot of time in the condo giving us time to do stuff with the older kids. Babies really don't have any desire to be in the hot or to have sand all over them. They really think it is no fun at all. Here is the family outside our condo. Our owner was very nice to provide everthing we needed. She provided the chairs, umbrella, jelly fish kit, boogie boards, movies, games and much more. Basically all we had to have was our clothes and food. It was great.

Yes, Andrew did write an A in the sand. Look how proud he is.

I love these picture.

We all made sand castles. With not being able to get in the water to swim one must find alternative means of entertainment. I say We very loosely I didn't actually help at all.

Here is the sand castle that Tim made.
Here is the one that Uncle Matt and Regan made.

We won't say whose was the best. I did hear the excuse that someone stole all the tools though. hahaha

Our condo was on the bay side but we were close enough to actually walk to the ocean. Fort Morgan is skinny. You can see from one side to the other.

No beach trip is complete without being buried in the sand.

WooHoo what a hotty. I am just putting this one on here to aggervate Tim. You will notice there are really no pictures of me in my bathing suit. There is a reason for that. ITS MY BLOG.

Aren't you impressed that his shirt matches his shorts. Aunt Stephanie was very impressed also. Now that is one cute baby. And no that tree is not growing out of the top of his head.

The first day we do a little boogie boarding. The kids love this. I even enjoyed it. I even have pictures to prove that I did it. I am not posting any of mine though. Beached whale comes to my mind when I look at them. But I do have proof that I did it just incase I need that for some reason.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Traxs

Because of the Jelly Fish issue we went to town each day to do something fun. On Monday we went to Traxs. It had go-carts, water boats, and video games. It also had this huge swing. Andrew wanted to do it but of course we wouldn't let him and he wasn't tall enough. He has no fear.

Noah is all serious about this motorcycle ride. I hope this isn't a hint of what is to come. This was Andrew favorite game. Moose watch out here comes Andrew.
Andrew chose to ride with Pops instead of me. I guess he doesn't like my driving.

I did not do the water boats because I didn't want to get wet. It was quite funny watching Timmy get wet though. He was just to tall to duck. He was the biggest target out there. One little boy that was out there was constantly shooting him right in the face. I was laughing hard.
Doesn't Tim look like a little girl screaming. Hehehe I know the picture is dark but it was just to funny not to include. The boys could drive these carts by themselves.

Nannie stayed at the condo with Ti so there are no pictures of them.