Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas you guys! Well, I guess it's not actually Christmas anymore but it's only a few hours past now. I know it's late but I wanted to get these posted before we leave tomorrow. We are headed to Houston to spend the week with my dad. So anyways here we are. We had a great Christmas. I hope you all did too. The kids are so much fun aren't they? I had especially forgotten how much fun little ones are. Landon just had a ball. He was too cute! The big hit though was our family gift. We got them "Guitar Praise." It's the exact same thing as "Guitar Hero," almost except it plays off the computer and it plays christian music. So that's been the big hit of the day. Even with mom and dad. It's pretty fun, I must admit. It's alot harder than it looks too. Or at least for this momma. Guess I should have gotten some pictures of that huh? I'll have to do that when we get back. Anyways! I guess I need to get to bed since it's after 1:00. Hope you all have a great week and get to relax after this hectic week of Christmas. I will be! ;) He He He...... Or as least that's what I hope to do.....

Monday, December 22, 2008

William's 40th Birthday

William turns the big 40 on the 29Th but we had a surprise birthday party for him last night. He was so surprised. I can't believe I was able to pull that off but I did. He was truly surprised. He had a great time. He kept saying it was his best birthday he's ever had. I've had several I love yous too. So I know he enjoyed and appreciated it. We had some really good friends come and family so it was very special. We also had a video made up for some of those who could not make it and he loved that, thanks Sharon! In fact, he watched again, as soon as everyone had left. He loved it! We had a great time. I'm exhausted. Being so sneaking is hard work. he he he... But very well worth it. You only turn 40 once. The look on his face was worth every grey hair on my head! Ha!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

His Birth

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Birthday Boys and my sweet uncle Harold

Hey Ya'll! How's it going? I hope this finds all well. I'm sure you are all just as busy as I am. It just seems to be crazy busy around here. With this and that to do, it just seems never ending. Anyways! I wanted to share a few photos with ya. My grandparents came in this week and spent the night with us one night on there way back home. They live in New Mexico. My brother came in as well to see them too. He and my pawpaw have birthdays just a few days apart so we celebrated their birthdays. I really enjoyed getting to do that. It's been a very long time since I've got to spend any time with either of them for their birthdays so I really enjoyed doing that for them. It was just a really nice visit. I love my grandparents so much. I wish they lived closer so I could see them more often. I don't get to see them very often maybe once a year if I'm lucky. So I really enjoy every minute when I do see them. Anyways, the last picture is of my sweet Uncle Harold well, great uncle. He passed away a few weeks ago. He was such a precious man! He was 76 and had a wonderful life. He lived in Texarkana so we got to spend some time with him while we lived there and really enjoyed the time we had with him. He was such a joy to be around. He was a very important part of my life and I will miss him terribly. But we know he's with Jesus and we will one day get to see him again. I look forward to the day I get to hug his neck again! I love my sweet uncle Harold! Anyways! I hope you all are Blessed and Healthy. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy! I find myself getting stressed and forgetting what's this season is all about. I hope we can all take time to remember what it's really about. I love you guys! Have a great day!

74th Bithday!

33rd Birthday!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What happens when you mix a 22 month old, Albuterol, & Vaseline....

Okay... I know it's been like forever since I've written on here. But we've been sick and that just wears me down. Anyways! Week before last Landon started with a stomach bug on Monday and then by Thursday I took him into the Dr. I was just concerned because he had it for so long. Come to find out he had a throat infection, probably strep, and double ear infections. I had no clue. He had no fever or nothing. I felt like hill. So anyways they put him on antibiotics. The following Monday evening he started running a 102 fever. Then on Tuesday started this real high pitched cough and still was running high fever. So I called the Dr. back and of course they needed to see him. So I said well, I'm gonna give him one more day. I mean he's on antibiotics still. Well, we were up all night. He started wheezing and really struggling to breath. Just about scared me half to death. I just about made a ER trip in the middle of the night. But I held out and took him at 7:00 the next morning. The Dr. really was debating on putting him in the hospital but because I had a breathing treatment machine he didn't send him and I think because the next day was Thanksgiving. But I had to promise to take him if he was not better. Of course, I told him if he felt he needed to go then I would go now. But he said we could try the breathing treatments from home. He felt like he had croup and the start of phenomena. So we got new stronger antibiotics and then ALBUTEROL ;( Okay, have you ever had a 22 month old on Albuterol. It's like putting them on speed. Not much sleeping and he went ninety to nothing. No kidding! It was insane! I was about to pull my hair out. He was like speed Gonzales. I mean I would come into the kitchen and he would be standing on the counters. He's never done that. Or standing in the middle of the tables or the high chairs. I mean crazy insane stuff. Well, Saturday night, we were playing cards with my in laws and I thought he was in playing with the girls. I here this scream so I start running to find this.... He had emptied an entire jar of Vaseline onto his body. Do you know what that's like? We had to laugh because if was quite comical but at the same time I was so frustrated. I had it out on the counter putting it on his hinny with all the diarrhea from the week before and I guess it was in reach. Well, he thought he'd just cover his body with it. His hair mainly. Have you ever tried to was that off of a baby. Yea, it doesn't come off. Especially a whole jar. We washed and washed and washed and washed some more. It was like an oil pit. But he was the softest 22 month old you've every felt. His hair though. OMG..... I washed it like 5000 times. Even tried dish soap. It's been four days and it still looks like I haven't washed it in a week. For the first two days it wouldn't even lay down. It just stood up all over his head. It's been crazy to say the least. But he is so much better and we avoided the a hospital trip. So I guess it was worth it. But I can't say I enjoyed it all that much....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lauren's 10th Birthday!

Our little Princess turned 10 last Thursday. She's now in the double digits. So very sad... :( She had a sleep over, which was fun. A little tiring for mom but fun. I'm just getting too old for that mess. It wasn't too bad though. They all crashed about 1:30 but the boys were up at 6:30. But I got to take a big nap so that was good. Except it really made me feel worse I think. I wish I had just stayed asleep. Oh well, anyways! She had a good birthday. Thursday night we took her to Peter Piper's pizza because no one but one girl had RSVP'd so we assumed no one was coming but the one girl. Well, not so and hour or two before they all started calling. (side note soap box: when did rsvp mean call 30 minutes before? I was just a wee bit irritated! I mean how rude can you be???) So we ended up with six girls showing up eight including Lauren and Hailey. I mean I was happy for her just not as prepared as I would have liked to have been. So we impovised. It worked out fine. She had a great time. She's really growing up. She's big into kitty's and butterfly's ans so she wanted a cat cake and that's what I ended up with. I thought it turned out pretty darn cute. All the girls really loved it. It was a big hit. All the fussing and worrying last week about what to get her and one of the girls bought her a "webkin" that was the hit of the night. She hasn't been of this stinkin computer since. It's a stuffed animal but it has a web site that you log on to and you have an interactive site with it. It has it's own room, you decorate it, you feed it, you play with it, walk it, just all kinds of stuff. I wish I had known about the dang thing. It sure would have saved me alot of money. Ha! She's liked her other things too but not nearly as much as the Webkin. Huge it with all the girls. Anyways! Here's a few pictures from the party.

So Silly

We're NOT tired!

Good Morning, Sunshine!
There's five girls on this bed! Four at the top and one at the bottom.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Truly a Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, November 03, 2008

Just playin...

Seems like that's all I'm doing these days is just playing and chasing after him. Little Stinker! My baby Landon is 21 months old. I can't hardly believe he'll be two in just a few short months. ohhhh.... I just want to cry. I knew this time was just going to fly by. And sure enough it has. In the last few months his personality has really blossomed and has just become quite a character. Being the last and the baby I thought all along that he would want to be babied and do things slower than normal but not so with him. He's wanted to be right in the middle of what ever is going on. He doesn't want to miss a thing. And he's defiantly no baby. He's become very independent. He can do it all! He can feed himself, as you can see. He just thinks he can do it all. He's talking so big and stating to really put sentences together. His most common one is, "where's sissy? lets go get er" or "i nee see her." (this is Texan toddler talk) He also misses daddy alot too. One day we had to watch out the window for him. Just in case he came home early. He's just been so much fun. He had so much fun at the Fall Festival's over the weekend. Of course, he just mainly wanted "mor cany pwez!" Didn't care a whole lot about the games just the candy. He had his first Hay Ride and he seemed to enjoy it. He wasn't sure what to think about that. He didn't seem to mind it to much until we hit a bump and he rolled over in the hay and then he fussed a bit about that. He really enjoyed the Bounce Houses though. What a mess... Elmo is our whole world right now. We love love love Elmo. Anyways! Just thought I'd update some on him. It's usually just about the bigger kids but today it's just all about Landon! Whoo Hooo...

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Trick or Treat....

I know, I know... I'm being a really bad blogger. I just have been busy. We had a garage sale last weekend. So that put the week before getting everything all ready and going through everything and then this week trying to recoup and put everything back to some kind of normal. Whatever that is supposed to be. Ha! But I survived and I think I'm done! Thank Heaven's. I'm even quiet proud of myself. Not only did I have a garage sale in which I was able to purge and get rid of alot of pure JUNK! I donated what was left of my baby stuff to some foster families and then the rest of my junk went to goodwill. I also took some of Landon's nicer baby clothes to a resale shop and traded them. So that was cool. I felt like I had a productive week. Actually got quite a bit accomplished. Ya know how it is. You don't always feel like you make a difference. oh well... Anyways! Also, another friend of mine got me hooked on Facebook. OMG... So I'm totally hooked and find myself always playing on there. Sorry! It's pretty fun too though. Here's a few pictures of the kids from last night. I took all of them but Hailey to a friends church, fall festival. They had a blast. Well, all but Allen. He was in trouble. I know big shocker, and couldn't participate. So he didn't have much fun but hopefully a good lesson for him. Landon was the best though. He had more fun. Although, he just wanted to dig in the candy buckets. He just wanted to skip the games and go straight for the candy. I got the cutest picture of him. It looks like he's looking to see if anyone is watching him or not. He had so much fun. They even had a baby bounce house and he had too much fun. I loved watching him. I didn't know what he'd do. But he loved it. His personality is really coming out lately. He's talking like crazy and he's so funny. He's just been so much fun lately. We've enjoyed him so much! Oh, and the scary mask! Yea the girls bought these scary mask to scare their brothers with. Well, it worked. Allen is now officially terrified of pigs. Probably will never be near one ever again in all his born days. Hailey has just tortured the poor boy with it. I had to step in yesterday and say enough. I mean you'd think he'd know who it is and not be scared but no, he's still absolutely terrified. To the point of blood curdling screaming and tears. I thought Landon would be scared but he just says, "silly girls." and laughs. Bryan doesn't say anything. He's trying hard to be really big and not be scared but he's not screaming. Sooooo... that's what I've had to contend with for the last few days. Well, I have to run. I have to get laundry done. In the midst of all this, the laundry has been badly neglected and so we are all fixing to go naked. Not a pretty sight, I might add. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday.....