Life

Distractions..

When I am driving there is a lot going on. There are three kids in the car. Two of those children like to argue constantly. There is either High School Musical or Camp Rock soundtracks loud enough for Katie to hear. She has issues about the volume. I’m also on my phone a lot of the time. Handing tissues to the kids, drinks, snacks, turning around to reprimand them. Add to that my pentiant for speeding and I’m sure I am an accident waiting to happen.

We were headed to the airport yesterday in rush hour traffic. It was only Brian, Alex and I. We had to catch a flight to Pennsylvania for Andy and Karen’s wedding.

Last time we flew to PA, we were in horrible traffic, which consisted of many accidents and I believe two car fires. They weren’t sure if our luggage was going to make it and we had to run to the gate as they were waiting on us so that they could close the doors. Very close call. In fact when our luggage did come off the conveyor, we jumped for joy, praised God and I passionately kissed Brian. I was excited to say the least!

So I was commenting to Brian how there was traffic and how I was glad we were almost to the airport and had plenty of time to spare, unlike last time. I was thinking in my head, thank goodness there are no car fires. That’s when I notice a bus coming in opposite traffic and it looks to be on fire. I mention it to Brian, I think that bus is on fire, nope just  a lot of exhaust billowing out of the back and out of service. That’s when I look in front of me to see traffic stopped dead. I hit the brakes and proceed to smash into the car in front of us. I freaked. Brian had me pull over to the side. He got out of the car and so did the woman I hit. I was shaking so bad. She was ok and there was no damage to her car. Brian asked if she wanted to exchange numbers, she said no. We then went on our way. Made it to the airport and had plenty of time.

Brian was very calm about it all and gave me a much needed hug. Two seconds, that’s all it took. When I normally have so much more going on. Brian tells me it’s a lesson. I think it’s one I needed to learn!

LCC, Life, My Husband

I was resting my eyes…

At least that is what I thought I was doing. Brian said I had bobbing head syndrome, and it looked like I was a puppet being manipulated by Kelly Peters, who happened to be sitting right behind me.

Rick Tawney is going to be the part time cell group pastor and he was the speaker today. The problem wasn’t the message or the way it was delivered. The problem was that Alex woke up at 3am and was hitting me in the face with his little fist and whipping me with his spit cloth! He wasn’t interested in nursing. He was just interested in talking and being wide awake! I finally got up with him around 6:30am. Church had just the right environment for my brain to shut down and try to nod off into dream land. I was absolutely exhausted.

I was wondering why Brian kept nudging me, I thought he was being sweet and rubbing my leg because he loves me, he was just embarrassed by my lack of consciousness!

Life

No Presents on Christmas Eve..

The girls big gifts this year are, drum roll please, American Girl and Bitty Baby. Multiple family members have contributed to these gifts in one way or another. We’re talking Kit for Brianna, and a Bitty baby for Katie, outfits galore (some even matching for the girls), beds, accessories, you name it, they are probably getting it.

The problem: Aunt Paula not being able to stay for Christmas due to work. She and Michael are coming in on Monday and leaving on Christmas Eve.

My Mom and Aunt Freda’s solution is the following:  Let the girls open up the dolls and everything Christmas Eve so that Aunt Paula can take part.

I put my foot down with dramatic irritability. I cannot stress this enough, in no way, shape or form will the girls be opening their biggest gifts on Christmas Eve. Not gonna happen.

My Mom now understands. Freda sent a text saying she understood as well.  I will have a talk with Aunt Paula, but I don’t think it will even be an issue.

Now I better not hear anymore of this nonsense again!

Life

Blah..

I’ve been in a major LJ slump. I just don’t even know what to write. I suppose I should just write whatever is on my mind, but I have been reluctant to do so for some reason. I know I usually go through my phases with LJ, but I wish I could just snap out of it.

We have been pretty busy around here, and like usual I have been running around like crazy. I have managed to get Christmas done for the kids and Brian. I’m pretty excited for Christmas this year. I’m still crocheting a bunch of stuff, but it’s a quick scarf pattern so I’m pretty sure I’ll get that stuff done.

Tonight is Brianna’s Christmas program at school. It’s called “A Star is Born”. She is thrilled. They are doing it in Chapel this morning for the whole school and then the family performance is tonight. Katie’s Christmas program is tomorrow at 1. I’m going to pull Brianna from class so she can see it. I’m praying that Brian will be able to make it, someone is out from work this week and there is an auction due tomorrow at some time that he has to do. My Mom and Dwight are definitely going to be there though.

I got a pink and gray dyson from Target on black friday. I’m in love with this machine! And I was completely sickened by what my old vacuum left behind. Who knew that vacuuming could be so much fun LOL.

Last night was the second to last unit in the Bible Study my friends and I are doing. I think I’m going to take a break from leading after this one and just do a study with Brian. I think it will bring us closer to the Lord individually, as well as together as a couple. Not sure what we are going to do though, anyone have any suggestions????

I need to go food shopping today at Aldi, and I’m so glad that it is more on the warm side. I was thinking of seeing if my Mom could watch the kids so I could go alone and then leave Katie there and just take Alex home. More stuff is arriving via Amazon today and I want to open it up and wrap stuff.

Oh and Alex has his first illness. He had a fever on Sunday, and it’s possibly back today. I was actually thinking of taking him in, but he is his happy self. He was miserable on Sat. night though. Poor baby boy. Though I think being 6 months old and the first time getting sick is pretty awesome!!!

I got a diaper sprayer and tried to install it with my mind not all there. I don’t have a flexible supply line, which was my first mistake, the second was turning the water on full blast instead of off. I had a flooded bathroom and I was soaked. Thankfully I found it more comical than aggravating. I need to go to Home Depot and get the right line and then reinstall. At least this time I will get it right!

Alex has been having oatmeal and started doing the first foods. Just apples, bananas and sweet potatos. He loves it, but now his poop is just plain nasty. I need this diaper sprayer!!!!!!

Alright, Katie is clammering for my attention. I need to go. I’ll try to get some pictures up soon!

Life

Whoa, I’ve been busy..

And it’s not stopping anytime soon.

I started painting the loft yesterday, spent 1.5hrs at walmart with all 3 kiddos getting stuff for Brianna’s late sleepover birthday party. made a huge pan of brownie/peanut butter cookie, had cell group, started decorating for the party, making craft projects for the kids.

Today I have to finish up the one wall in the loft, finish the craft stuff, finish decorating, my friend Tammy is coming over and maybe Kelly for a playdate this morning, eat lunch, take Katie to school, get HSM:senior year the wii game.get anything else i missed from the store. pick up the girls, take Katie to my parents for her special sleepover, meet brian at school for Brianna’s conference with Mrs. Mann. Drop the van off to get checked out before our big trip to PA, get home and finish party touch-ups. Send brian out for pizza. Then 7 little girls will be arriving for the party. 2 will not be spending the night.

I have been reading little bits at a time, but just haven’t been able to post or comment much.

Can I breathe yet???

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

And the clock keeps on ticking..

Today I’m 37wks! Alex can come out whenever he wants now. Brianna came at 40+1 and Katie at 39.. I would rather have him early than be overdue! I’m more than ready to have him out and share him now, plus I can’t wait to see his cute little buns all fluffed out in cloth! I have my appt. today. Last week they started internals and did the GBS test.  I was 0 dilated, firm and long. With my history of doing no change before going into labor I wasn’t surprised!

Brian has a lot going on at work and would like Alex to come anytime now as well so he can take off, LOL.. He is really excited about this little boys arrival and thinks it will be next week sometime.

Brianna’s last day of Kindy is today. I can’t believe it. Where has this year gone? I feel so sad that I wasn’t the best mom I could have been for her this year with being so sick most of it or so uncomfortable and irritable. She’s going to miss her friends, so we’ll have to set up lots of playdates and keep in touch.  Her class had a fieldtrip to the zoo yesterday. I went as well as Katie, my Mom and Dwight (who got layed off 😦 last week I think it was). Brianna really wanted to go with her friend Eden, it was a really laid back trip. So I let her go off with Eden and her Mom and another little girl. She was thrilled. I was walking around like a snail and so uncomfortable anyway and Katie was super whiny. I’m glad that I made her last field trip a fun one, by not trying to be involved LOL.

Katie was done with preschool last week. My poor girl. The reason she was so whiny yesterday was she was getting sick. I thought it was just plain old allergies, but it wasn’t. Had a fever last night of 102. Threw up in our bed and complained of her ears hurting.. I’m getting her into the ped. today. If she has an ear infection that is the 2nd one this year.

Alright, I know I have more to say, but my brain is starting to falter…

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

Please let the sickies go!

I want all this sickness gone from my house, especially before Christmas.

Katie and I have pink eye.

Brianna is getting over pneumonia w/asthma.. She was on zithromax and has to take an albuterol inhaler every 4 hours. She missed 6.5 days of school.

Brian is now sick as well..

On the upside, the last two days morning sickness hasn’t been bad at all.. So hopefully I’m coming to an end of that..

I’ve pretty much been away from the computer, we had internet issues so I was offline for two days and just taking care of everyone and feeling sick myself..

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving..