Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Well, here in Virginia we are wishing for snow! It did snow all day on Monday (my hubby's b-day) and we are going to get more, they say! =) I hope this time it is more fluffy! It has been bitter cold here! But that is fine with me! It just doesn't feel like Christmas if it isn't cold outside!

Today was Sam's first day back at school this week, she was sick with pink eye. But my favorite part was when I took her to the Dr on Monday and the Dr asked her why she was there? Her answer was "I don't know?" So then her dr asked her if she was just there to hang out? She said yes! The teenage brain is taking over!

I have all my Christmas cards out, sad to say I didn't make them. Maybe next year!

Only a couple of gifts left to buy and wrap!

Not really sure if I am going to be doing any baking this year, just not really feeling it.

Sam will decorate her gingerbread house this week! She was getting things from around the house to decorate her locker with.

I hope everyone isn't too rushed and is relaxing and enjoying the wonderful gifts around them!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just stopping by to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was very nice. Jack was feeling better so we got to enjoy the company of wonderful food and family!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nov. 24, 2010

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! I would be even more happy if I thought we were going to be going to my Hubby's Grandmother's house to eat. But at this moment not sure if we will make it. Jack has been sick for the last 2 days with fever as high as 103.9.
So unless he has a wonderful night, and no stomach cramps that wake him up screaming so loud in the middle of the night, if feels as if your heart is being ripped right out of you, as a mother, because you feel so helpless. I pray he gets better soon!
I have made the side dishes I needed to take with us. Red Velvet cake balls and deviled eggs! I guess my mother in law can take them over there if we don't go.

The tress are so beautiful here, almost all the leaves have fallen off the tress in our yard. Today it is cooler, finally! =) I love the cold!

Have been getting ready for Christmas! Already have lots of gifts wrapped! More to wrap still! I was so happy this weekend we went to a craft show, and I got a toy box for Jack from Santa! It will be fun to fill it and put a huge red bow on it!
Made some gift name tags. Sam and I are going to a Stamping class in December where we get to make an ornament out of fabric! I am so excited!

We filled a box with toys and donated it, I hope it brings joy to a little girls Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nov. 4 2010

I am enjoying a cup of coffee in a mug from a good friend, I have been thinking of her lots lately. Because it is time to make cards for all the holidays that are coming up!

I have lost my voice again, nope I haven't been to any concerts!

My H took off today, to go to his dad's. So Jack and I can be as loud as we want and go in any room of the house. AHHH
it is nice!
I am grateful my H took Sam to school toady. But sad when he found his car had been broken into and his ipod was gone :-/

Today I need to do laundry, oh I hate doing laundry!

We had a fun Halloween, Brenda came over and one of Sam's friends came along with us as well.... I need to throw away the candy, it keeps calling my name!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

P... is for Pumpkins

P.... Is for pumpkins! Last night Sam and I painted pumpkins after Jack was in bed. I miss doing crafts with her, even something little. It seems Jack just makes it so hard, to get anything done. But Sam and I had fun, even tho it was past her bed time I felt it was fine! I might let Jack paint one today, but not sure if I want to put myself threw the pain. He isn't going to listen to me so I might end up covered in paint myself, fighting with him.
I took the kids yesterday to get their pictures done in their Halloween costumes. It hit me that this is the last year that Sam will dress up to match Jack and she will probably be doing her own thing next year, and not wanting to hang out with Jack and I! On Tuesday after school we went and picked out pumpkins! It has been raining here the last couple of days, and I knew I wanted to go get them before Saturday, when it would be slim pickings!

Jess helped me decorate my mantel this year, she did a awesome job!! Her brain just thinks different than mine, so it is fun to see what she comes up with!

Jack has had a cold, last Sunday I took him to CHKD ER because I just didn't think he was doing good and moving enough air. He used the neb, but it he was still wheezing, so at 6:30am I took him after staying up with him all night and watching him breathe. It was nice there was no one there and they got us right back. His Oxygen in his blood level was 94, but would dip down to 91 some. They gave him 3 Albuterol treatments and oral prednisone. Then they sent us home, and he has been bouncing off the walls ever since!

Today I need to go to the post office and clean out my poor van!
Happy Thursday to all! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Relaxing Sunday

It is a relaxing Sunday at my house! We made pancakes, the kids loved them. Sam has played the trombone or us. I had my yummy coffee. My hubby got me a new coffee maker, it is so awesome! It is a Tassimo by BOSCH. It is so easy to use!
It is raining here again. We have had so much rain, and I think it is going to rain for the next 3 days.
We went to yard sales yesterday, found some cool things, Cake candles for $2.00, some signs, I love signs, that have the cute sayings on them like, Home sweet Home, May blessings from above fall on this house, Love as if there is no tomorrow. Got a ton of books for Jack, I love books for kids! Sam got some things for her room, and new quilt, I am also a sucker for quilts and a cool bin she can put things in with a chalk board sign for $2.00 the quilt was $4.00!
Now I just need to clean out my garage! Ha, maybe this week I can get to it. I hope so, it would make my hubby smile!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

The best things in life arn't things!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rain, Rain, go away....

It rained all night and it is going to rain all day. We are going to get around 5 inches of rain. Yuck, it doesn't help me feel any better. I have Jack's cold. My head feels so heavy! I don't have any motivation today. I would really like to crawl back in bed.

Around the house: I am trying to get the garage cleaned up but it is very hard to load up the van to go donate things when it is raining so hard.

Samantha is doing well in school, she seems to like it, and is putting in alot of effort. I had to order her Yearbook already, $56.00! Wow, I was shocked, for a middle school yearbook? I had to order it by today.

Jack's favorite thing to play with is of course Packrat, if I will let him get her out. He has been playing with puzzles alot the 26 pc ones. Jack has been sleeping in his car bed, but he keeps getting out 10 times a night. I am ready to put him back in his crib!

So Happy Fall is on the way!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Survived first week of Middle School!

Happy to say Samantha survived the first week of middle school! =) And so did I.
Today was kinda ruff for her she had to dress out for P.E. and she had to go to the nurse first and take her inhaler. By the time she got to the locker room she had 1 min to dress out and some lady was counting down the seconds. Sam said the nurse didn't even give her a note. I thought that was a bit odd. So we will have to get that straight next week.

The weather today was beautiful, cooler! I think Fall in finally on the way!

I had to find a baby shower gift for my sister-in-law, her baby shower is tomorrow. I also need to make a taco dip to take.
I also have an appointment for Scooby to get a bath tomorrow. =)

I am tired and have a headache, so off to bed I go! The hubby is watching football so shouldn't be hard to go to sleep!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Lake was wonderful....

We had a wonderful time at the lake! The kids had a blast swimming in the lake!

Ronnie and Bonnie met us up there the first day, then they left Sunday evening. Then we had some friends come and join us on Thursday-Saturday. It was fun to have Brian, Emilee, and Anthony there. Samantha and Anthony would play ping pong, pool, the Wii, and Air hockey. They liked to run and jump off the deck and do ticks. Jeff and Brian work together. I enjoyed hearing Emilee talk about her canning, and making strawberry jelly, and telling be about her horses. I hope they also had a wonderful time! Anthony is a few years older than Sam, but they got along great! Jack of course liked having someone else to play with him.

There was deer in our front yard every morning. We saw wild turkeys. One night I found a snake on the front porch. I was amazed when I found a praying mantis, it was so strange. I was watching Sam walk down to the boat house, I leaned over the railing on the deck and I saw him turn his head and look right at me. I ran and got the bug cage, I had to show him to Jack. Jack wasn't as excited as I was about it. Then Emilee and I went to let him go and get a few pictures of him, and he jumped onto her leg and Jack started SCREAMING! Then it jumped onto my glasses, it was so funny! Jack wanted NOTHING to do with him.

Samantha lost a tooth while we were at the lake! I told her what a summer to remember!

There was a Dog named Mason that lived across the lake in a boat house with his family. Jack loved him, his owner would bring him over on the float when we were in the lake and we would chat, she was really nice and Mason was so friendly! On the last day he actually swam over by himself.

We all had a great time and can't wait to go back next summer!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Next week at this time we will be enjoying the view of the lake! We are all so excited to go back to the lake! I am starting to get things together that we need to take with us. Last time I think I over packed so, I am only trying to take what we will need.

I have been alone since 7:45 pm last night! Well not all alone I have the dog here with me. But no kids, or husband! I couldn't tell you the last time my house has been this quite! All I hear in my ear is the clock my mom painted ticking away! Last night when Granny picked up the kids, I jumped in my car to go get a pedicure and my nails done. It was nice all I could think about was going home to an empty house!

The day before yesterday, some guy ran into Samantha and she was wearing flip flops and he stepped on her pinky toe and broke it. So she has been milking it for all it's worth. I know it hurts because I have done it too! I told her of course right before was leave town, she would break a toe! The hubby was joking with her telling her "Shreck called he wants his toe back!"
Then Jack would say "oh my toe, I just broke it and it is bleeding everywhere!" Oh the drama!

To do List for this week...
Get Packed for the lake
Jack getting his 3yr pictures done (I know a little late but better than never) He will be in his cowboy outfit
Eye dr on Wednesday, to have my contacts checked
Friday, Take the dog in to get boarded
Saturday to the lake we go

I can't believe the summer is almost over!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Aug 17, 2010

Outside: Today was very hot, 96 was what my car said so the heat index was well over 100! AGAIN!

Kids: Are doing fine, Jack is counting really good! He loves doing puzzles, right now he enjoys the 24 pc ones! Yesterday we went to the thrift store and he found one and begged me the whole way home to do it. He really wanted to do it in the store! It was really cute! At the thrift store Sam found a dress I said she could only wear as a Halloween costume. You will have to wait to see it on Halloween!

This Morning: We cleaned out the new cage for PackRat! Yes she is still here! Jack is so funny, he will be holding her and she will clean her front feet and he will say "Oh look she is clapping!" And Sam will ask him if she can hold her and he will tell her no, it is his turn!

To Do List: Laundry, dog bath, clean up my desk, get some birthday cards, eye dr tomorrow.

So I am sure you are wondering about my find at the thrift store, I found an alligator for my Hubby. He is in FL and said he wanted to see one. So I am going to let this one surprise him when he gets home!

Sam is having a friend sleep over, so off to bed I go. I know she will be up early!

Friday, August 13, 2010


I can't believe it is Friday already! I am tired, long night again last night with Jack. I ended up sleeping with him on his floor. Samantha spent the night at a friends house, so she is also tired. I hope we all sleep well tonight!

I am working on laundry, I also consedered going to the laundry mat and getting it all done at once!

I have gotten some things checked off my to do list
Eye Dr appt
Haircut appt.
Return some things (had to go drop off at ups)
Order meds. threw the mail (for some reason this is hard for me and I really rather just pick up at Walgreens)

Earlier in the week we went to the thrift store and Jack was so happy he found the phone that was in Toy Story 3, it is the orginial one it makes the noise when the wheels turn and has the longer string for him to pull it all around the house, and the eyes move.
But it was missing the receiver. He has played with it alot it was worth the .98 cents!

The hubby and I are trying to figure out a bed for Jack, don't really know what to go with. We are going to figure it out tomorrow. He is just too big for the crib and his car bed he rolls out of.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! It's not going to be too hot here, FINALLY!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Hi all, it is Sunday! I am feeling very lazy toady. I am trying to do laundry, but is is never ending! It is still very hot here!
My Hubby came home yesterday, so we are all happy now! Jack misses him alot now he is getting bigger. He loves to play with his daddy!
The kids and I went to a few thrift stores, didn't find anything we couldn't live without. Maybe we will go to some around the beach tomorrow.
Samantha has been doing really well keeping her room clean and making her bed everyday! She was so excited she counted her silly bands today and has 202! She kept trying to get Jack to trade with her, but he wasn't trading today!

I talked to my sister today, they are doing well, except for the getting up alot at night. But that is to be expected!

Since Jess decided to close down the baby store we have had a visitor with us, but she will soon be going to jess's house.
My kids are always asking if they can get her out. She is very cute but I worry too much about her getting away from them and her making my couch her home. She is a hamster named Pack Rat.
Now that Jack is 3 years old, he can open doors and lock them, I am so glad we have the alarm on the house so every time he opens the door I can hear it! He also opens the fridge!

Tomorrow I am going to work on my long list of things to do!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


it has been busy at our house. For the last 3 weeks my back has been hurting, on Monday I went to the chiropractor, and then a few more days. It seemed to be helping until yesterday, I don't know what I did but I am in a lot of pain again.
Something is wrong with Scooby he won't eat, I hope today he acts and is feeling better!

my sister is doing well, if baby Hannah doesn't arrive before July 8th she will get induced!

it is almost my mom's birthday, I need to get her gift in the mail.

The heat here has been awful to say the least. Every day it is in the upper 90's. Last week a friend lost her horse, she was only 3 years old. The vet that came to her barn said that that was the 4th horse under 5 that he had to put down that week because of the heat! So very sad.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010

Just got back home from Samantha's 5th grade Graduation! We are very proud of her, this year was a hard year for her. She is excited about going to middle school next year! I am so glad that there is only one more day left of 5th grade! Jack got to stay home with daddy, he took the morning off so I could go to the school and not have to chase Jack around. There is no way he would have sat there, for an hour and a half. I could barley do it. My back it really hurting and sitting in the metal chair for that long didn't help a bit!
Today I am going to try and get the laundry done, yes it is a goal everyday!
The weather here is still REALLY HOT! it is in the upper 90's everyday! I am already ready for FALL!

Over the weekend we went to the Virginia Aquarium, we had a blast they had changed a ton of stuff since we had been there! We took Jack to see and I-Max, he did better than I thought he would, he wore the glasses most of the time!
I can't believe Father's Day is almost here. I have already mailed my dad's off, now just need to find something for my hubby!

We have started a list of things to do this summer! We are still adding to it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9, 2010

Jack and I are sitting on the couch watching OSO! Yesterday was a very long day. Jack woke up at 5, I did get alot done, but I am really tired. Jack is getting up 3 times a night for over a week. Yesterday I gave the dog a bath, made some returns to Lowes, cleaned out the car, Laundry, vacuumed!
I cannot believe this is June! School is almost out! Next week will be a really busy week with 5th grade graduation and class party! It is summer here! It will only be 94 today! It will be 107 on Sunday!
I am trying to figure out what to get my dad for Father's day. It is always a hard task!
Jack and I have a cold it hasn't wanted to leave us yet. I hope it does soon!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busy Week...

Sam coming out of the tube! She LOVED it!

This has been a very busy week for us! Tuesday, when Sam got out of school, we went to the Great Wolf Lodge! I had heard it is great! It was, the kids had a blast! I am glad we went while school was still in. I am sure they are packed all summer long! It was so nice that it was all indoors, so didn't have to worry about getting burned! We didn't do everything they had so we can go back and do some other things! LIKE THE SPA!
I cannot wait for this school year to be over! I think I am more excited than Sam!
Today we went to Papa and Mamaw's house! The kids stayed there and got to get in the pool! While the hubby and I went to a movie! I guess Jack was fine, didn't cry for me! Yippiee!

I haven't been feeling 100%, my throat has been hurting! ARGGGG! I hope it's not strep!

Today my sister got married! My mom said it all went well! I haven't talked to the new bride yet. I will call her tomorrow! I can't wait to see the pictures. I really wish I could have gone but with it the last few weeks of school, I need to stay her to keep Samantha on track.
I wish my sister and my new brother in law the best! All he needs to remember is she is ALWAYS right!

Jack drew this heart yesterday! I was so proud!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Last weekend the kids went with Granny and stayed at the Beach! They each got 2 frogs, how to care for frogs I have no clue! The hubby says to let them go in a pond!

This week flew by for me! A few dr appts for the kids, all is well! I finally got my mother's day gift from my hubby, it was on back order. I am in love with it! It is a ipad! It is so cool! Now just have to wait for the case to come, it is on back order! So NO kids will be touching it!
I am as always trying to get cought up on laundry. I am thinking about my sister, she is getting married on the 30th. Then on June 5th she has her baby shower. I wish I could be there, but I have go to stay on Sam, she has a few grades she has to work really hard on for the next few weeks!
The weather here in VA is HOT, it is summer here! Always goes right to summer no spring here!
Happy my hubby is home, to help me with the kids. We went to see Shreck last night, We didn't stay for the whole thing. Jack wasn't really into it. So I was holding him and his diaper malfunctioned and all the sudden there was pee running down my leg into my shoe. That's when you KNOW it is time to leave!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

I am so thankful my hubby is home safe and sound tonight. Jack was so excited to see him! Jack kept saying all day, "I need my Daddy".
I am so happy it is Friday! But for some reason Sam has been getting homework on the weekends now. I thought that was against the LAW! She needs to work super hard, I can't believe school is almost out and she will be in MIDDLE school next year! YIKES!
Jack has found a new passion, picking his nose. Yes, I know, how lovely. The other day he even picked it and showed a police man who was trying to eat his lunch, Jack walked up to him and showed it to him and screamed "EWWWWW". Thank goodness the policeman just said "EWWW" back! I was so embarrassed.
Jack has also been chewing every toy he has in his hand. I even found him eating paper. I don't know what to do with him.
It was so very hot here today, felt like 100! I am already over summer!
Sam and I both got our hair chopped off this week! I will have to take a picture of us!

Good night all!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Already?

I have a hard time believing it is May already. We have been having weather like it is July tho. YUCK, I am already over SUMMER!
My Hubby is gone again, should be back home on the 14th. I have been busy getting my mom's gift ready and I did get it in the mail today.
Last night we went over to a friends house and saw her 4 horses! I love horses, Sam was so excited, but oh my did she start having trouble with her allergies. Jack just wanted to stay really far from them he kept saying, they might bite me!
Thursday night is Sam's Violin program at school, I am so excited! Her Papa and Mamaw are going to join us. She needs to get practicing. I need to make sure to get there really early! Seems all the good seats are always taken!
My ears are finally feeling better, I did have an ear infection. Jack has a little cough, I am sure it is allergies!
I officially took Jack's crib out if his room. It is in the hallway. I didn't want to move it too far, tonight I almost put it back up. He just won't stay in his bed! Sam ALWAYS stayed in her bed! I don't know what to do with him!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Week and Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Been Sick...

Last week was awful with my back hurting, then getting the stomach bug and not being able to get out of bed on Thursday at all! Friday just not feeling that great, but had to get moving. Saturday got up at 10 to 6am, YES, that is 5:50am. For those that know me that never happens! So the kids and I went to my friends mom's house and got ready for the people to come! But around 8 am my friend had to take her baby to the hospital. He was just wheezing so bad and not moving air. So she left and we stayed until 2pm. We made $500 that was great! But my hubby was home sick with the stomach bug, and today, still isn't feeling well. I have fluid in my ears, oh I hate that feeling!
This week on Wednesday, Sam has a field trip to Pamplin Park, she won't get back to the school until 5:30. What a long day!

Oh I hope we start feeling better soon, and Jack doesn't get it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday April 21, 2010

Yesterday my hubby and I had a wonderful day. We went to the mall had lunch, looked at the new ipads! I love them!! We then went to a movie and had a nice dinner! I am so thankful Granny was here and kept the kids for us. Poor Sam was sick, throwing up. All she has talked about is spending time with Granny and then the one day she is here, Sam was sick. =( I know Sam was really sad she couldn't hang out with Granny at the mall. She seems to still not be feeling well today. Oh, I hope it passes soon.
Today, Jack has an appt with the ENT, just his post op check up from getting his surgery.
I hope we can get in and out fast!
I am going to try and get all the laundry done today! Clean up my messy desk, and change sheets!
My back is still hurting a bit but I must just keep moving! Every night I hope that when I wake my back won't hurt. Maybe tomorrow!!

I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Today I didn't get as much done that I wanted. My back is still really hurting, but I tried to keep moving all day.
Jack was able to sleep in a bit today b/c my hubby is home. So I didn't have to drag Jack out of bed when I had to take Sam to school. Jack only got out of his bed once last night, as soon as he did I took him back to his bed. He didn't go to bed tonight until almost 9pm so I am hoping he sleeps in tomorrow. My Hubby and I are spending the day together. My mother in law is watching the kids for us. It will be nice to have some quite time!
It has been really nice weather here in the 70's! I love in the morning the birds are so loud! Spring is here! I just wish the pollen wasn't I hate it all over my car!
I went to Jesses today, we are going to have a yard sale on Saturday, So we have been getting a bunch of junk together. I wish I could have been more helpful. My left leg keeps going numb! I am guessing I have a pinched nerve somewhere, wish I knew where, & how to un-pinch it!
I am trying to clean out my closet and get rid of some things, Jack has so many toys, especially now that he brings home so many from Jesses store! His latest one is puzzles!
Sam was crying tonight, she was doing her nightly reading and she was finishing up her book, she said it was really sad, she was reading "A dog named Kitty" by Bill Walace. I guess the dog died! I said well I don't want to read that book.
I hope tomorrow I can get more done around the house. At least some laundry, before it takes over the whole upstairs!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sorry Steph

Sorry Steph for not posting for over a month! I hope you forgive me. =)

Things have been busy, or I try to stay busy when my hubby isn't home. That way my mind won't wonder and I won't feel down.
So I have been hanging out with Jess, the lady that owns the store. She makes me laugh lots, and keeps me busy. During the week I go up there around 11 or so and pick up the girls when school is out. Then we stay until close 7pm. Then we usually go and grab dinner together. Our favorite is Sushi!
Last night we had Panera Bread. We got it to-go then brought it back to my house. Jack was so excited to have Cobi come to his house and see his toys. Jack was showing him his chair and the kitchen.... it was so cute. Jack also shared really well I was surprised! I thought it was going to be "NO THAT's MINE! But he didn't do that. But he was very wired and up late, then we got up early to go to Yard Sales with Jess. So he was really Cranky all morning , then while Sam was up at the store, I brought Jack home and put him down for a nap! My back also went out this morning so I have been in pain all day, hurts to move a little bit!
Also last night my mother in law stayed with us, she was leaving early today to go on a shopping trip with her mom. Sam was upset that she wasn't staying longer. She misses her Granny lots. Sam has been so moody lately! Between her and Jack oh my, I hope I make it threw the next year. I think it is going to be ruff.
Jack has been sleeping in his car bed! The crib is now time out and he goes in it often for hitting and throwing things and yelling, oh all the wonderful things.
We have plans tomorrow to have lunch with my father in law in his wife, the kids are excited!

The weather has been nice here. But everyones allergies are going CRAZY!
I must go lay down, good night all.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wow, Thursday, already?

This week has gone fast for me I guess b/c I have been busy. With what you ask, Doctor appointments, sick kids and boys chasing Sam around.
Monday, I had to fast and get my blood checked, So I took Sam to school then ran to the lab to get it done, of course I had Jack with me. Got in there and a sign said, NO one under 18 allowed in, good thing Jeff hadn't left yet to go out of town. So I ran Jack home and went back to the lab.
Tuesday, I went to my regular doctor and then Jack went to his doctor. His nose ran all weekend, last Tuesday he was throwing up. Then Sunday he started coughing. So I really wanted them to listen to his lungs and make sure they were clear. I also wanted his ears checked b/c he had been so fussy. So on the way there is says to me "mom I am fine I am not sick" I say well lets have them just check you and make sure. So we go in and the dr comes in and of course has a student with her, and she checks him and he is fine. I laughed and told her what he told me. She laughed.
Then we went to a program at the school, Jack loved it. Samantha's ex
-boy friend followed her around. When the program ended, it was dark and I couldn't let him ride his bike home so I gave him a ride. Sam didn't like that either.
So then Tuesday night Jack was coughing alot so I put him in bed with me. Then at 3 am Sam comes in crying her ears hurt. So I got her some meds and tried to get her to rest.
Wednesday, I called Sam's doctor got her an appointment. Took her and she has 2 ear infections.
Today still working on getting them well. Jack is very fussy, I am beginning to think maybe it is his age, but I have heard 3 is worse!! I have got to get him potty trained! =)

Good night!

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

I really can't believe it is March, Oh, I am so ready for SPRING!! I am tired of being cold!
This week has been another Crazy one at our house. Tuesday night Jack was up all night throwing up. So I slept (not really slept) on the floor next to his bed. Oh, by the way my hubby thought it would be a good idea to get him a big boy bed?!?! YES, when I left him on Saturday alone with the kids ( I was at a Longaberger show!) they went to Toys R us, and got Jack a car bed. I always had in my head he wasn't getting out of the crib until he climbed out!! Anyways, Jack still isn't feeling well, won't eat or drink much and when he does he says his tummy hurts.
I keep thinking everyday, ok tomorrow he will feel better and eat a TON! I hope tomorrow he feels 100%! I don't know if I can do another day of mommy I need you!
Samantha has been doing good! She has a boyfriend at school, I guess they had a lunch date!
Oh, I just can't believe that is starting already.
My hubby just informed me that he will be leaving again on Monday, for 2 weeks.
Jack was scheduled to get his adenoids removed today, but since he was sick it is now scheduled for April 5th.
I don't know if it is because Jack is sick or if he just can, every night he crawls into our bed.
So I am not to happy with that, I guess I will be working on fixing that over the next few weeks.
Goodnight to you all, I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Feb. 26th 2010

I am glad this week has come to an end. Finally my H comes home today! We are all so excited to see him. It seems as tho he has been gone for months. I guess just so much has been going on.
I have been helping a friend in her store. She has a consignment store, she sells baby stuff. So I get all Jack's clothes and toys there. So that makes me feel good, helping someone out. Jack gets to play with lots of kids, and he needed that. He is having a very hard time at sharing. But he is 2!
Jack and Sam both went to the dr yesterday, Sam had to get a booster to go to middle school next year, the also gave her Malaria and chicken pox shots. So her arms hurt really bad, and the poor thing has violin today. Jack just was getting a re-check after being in the hospital, he is doing fine. He is getting better at using the neb.
Well, I better clean up this house a little for the hubby, then Jack and I are going to the store.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hard Week....

It has been another hard week at our house. Jack started coughing and had a runny nose. I took him to the Dr on Tuesday to get his lungs checked, b/c his cold sounded so bad. But she said they were clear. So we went home and around 4:00pm I called them back and they didn't want to see him again. So I tried to relax and just keep a close eye on him. I put him to bed but I kept going in his room to check on him and around 8:30pm he woke up and he was working hard to breath so I told Sam to get dressed we are going to the ER.
We got there pretty fast not much traffic at that time! So we parked and went in. I wasn't really prepared at all, I didn't put any shoes on him no coat, he just had the 2 blankets from his bed. I also forgot the diaper bag in the car, but figured they had plenty there for us to use.
We waited a while in the waiting room, I was kind-of surprised.... Usually if it is a breathing problem they take you right back.
So they called us back and right away the nurse came in she was so nice her name was Liz. Then there was alot of dr and nursed coming in and out. Sam was also not feeling well, and she looked really hot her cheeks were all flushed. She started crying, I think she was just worried about Jack. She got some water and calmed down.
Then they gave him 2 neb treatments back to back then checked him and did 2 more back to back. He got to have a Laser on his toe like BUZZ lightyear (the pulse oxygen)
He had to be on oxygen, 2 liters. He hated that! They also gave him some prednisone.

They said he was going to be admitted, I wasn't expecting that. Then she said we are trying to see how he does on the oxygen I think is he would have needed more he would have gone into the PICU. I was so happy he didn't have to go in there!

By 3 am Sam was loosed up and so was Jack, he was feeling better. Sam was joking around with the dr. asking him where she could find some food, asking for the keys to the ambulance, even tho she wan't 16 yet. He told her all he had was a cracker, She said a cracker... I don' t want that. He said oh wait I might have something better. So he came back with a orange icee. She loved that!
Finally around 3:30 they had a room for him. So we went up to the 8th floor. Then the dr and nursed up there and tons of questions. OH, and the nurse said she had to go. She as Samantha, Yep my hubby's not here we just went threw the whole ER and now she had to leave. I was pissed, but I didn't have the energy to fight this nurse. So I called her papa to come and get her. She took it very personal. She was very upset. But I knew she would be fine and I had to be there with Jack he needed me, and I know that because he told me a million times..."mommy I need you" Even when I was holding him. Of course the first thing he said when he woke up and didn't see his sister was, "where is sissy!"
So we all know how it is in the hospital, they come in every 10 min and the machines are all beeping, and the beds are awful!
My mother in law came to town to take care of Sam, and I stayed with Jack. He was very good. All the nurses loved him. He finally got to go in the playroom, he didn't want to leave, I rode him around in a wagon with is buzz and woody. He loved that he could push the red button and his nurse would come in and get him whatever kind of juice he wanted.
When we left yesterday at 2:30 he said I like the post office. I said Jack this isn't the post office, it is the hospital, OH, I like the hospital.

So today he had to go to the allergy dr and they tested him, the only things he is really allergic to is Cat and Dog. Cat more than dog.
So he will have to neb 2 times a day and have a nose spray, then he goes back in 3 mo to get re-checked.

I am so tired I have to go to sleep.... goodnight blog land!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! (Jack is in love with potato heads)

Today we didn't do too much, My hubby had to go out of town for work. So we got up early, opened Valentine's, got him packed and out the door! We went to a first birthday party today, Jack enjoyed it!
I am still feeling tired, and not the same after my hospital ER experience on Wednesday. I started having really bad stomach pain around 11:30 am, I was go glad my hubby was off. But Sam had a friend come home with her from school. So we went to dinner, but I could barely walk, and definitely didn't want to eat anything. So we dropped her friend off and my hubby put the kids to bed and I went to the ER.
It was only 6:30pm so I didn't wait long, but did have to go threw the metal detector. But they got me right back, and in a room. I did have to wait a while before anyone came in. But I really didn't think it was going to take that long to figure out what was wrong. I got home at 2:30am.
They gave me morphine for the pain, I didn't think that was going to happen, and when they started putting it in my IV I freaked! I told the nurse not to put anymore in. I didn't want it. Then they were going to to a CAT Scan so I had to drink that nasty crap, and wait 2 hrs. But then I started not the liking the fact that I was alone. I thought these people don't give a crap about me, I could die in the room and they wouldn't even know. So I called my hubby and told him I needed someone up there with me. So his dad came and sat with the kids and he came up there. But before he got there I started to freak out again and I pushed the help button and it called housekeeping to my room number, so then I pushed it again and held it down and some guy said yes how can I help you and I said yeah I wanted a nurse.... Well, let me just say she never came and my hubby was there before she was.
They took blood, and ran tests, did the cat scan of my abdomen, they found a hernia. BUt they don't think that was causing my pain. But couldn't find anything. The next day I was still very sore. But I go to the dr in a couple of weeks so we will see what they say.

Yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 13 year anniversary! We went for a drive down to the beach where we got married, it was funny because we never saw the house in daylight. It costed $30. It was fun going down memory lane. It has been a wonderful 13 years! I do believe I found my true love!
Happy Valentine's day I hope you had a day full of love!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Feb. 2, 2010

We still have lots of snow on the ground, it was nice for a day. But it can melt away now. When you don't have snow things the snow isn't much fun. But we only get this snow ever 10 years or so. But it was wonderful to see the white stuff.
Samantha has had a blast playing in it. Jack on the other hand doesn't like it at all he won't walk in it he just will freeze, and want to be held.
I am still trying to get the house clean but it is endless. I don't know why I can't wrap my brain around that my house will never be spotless, at least not every area at the same time.
Samantha has been out of school, they still don't have school tomorrow. I think on Sunday when my hubby went to the store they said they would be closing at 6pm b/c they haven't got their truck. That is just crazy to me where I grew up, everything still was open and life still went on. NOT here in Virginia, we get shut down!
Our heater has been broke so hopefully tomorrow they guy can put in a new one, if it's not raining. Thats the other thing today there was snow all over the streets and ground but it was raining, I don't think I have ever seen that in my life.
I had free movie passes so I took Jack, Sam and her friend to see Alvin, Jack did pretty good.
Well, I am off to bed, I am very sleepy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The day before the big 3-1!

I really can't believe that tomorrow I will be 31 years old. I am thankful I am well to celebrate it with my kids. My Hubby is still out of town. That's ok b/c in a few weeks he will make it up to me by taking me to Atlantic City without the kids =)
I am feeling much better, little headaches, coughing, and sore throat, but at least I can get out of bed.
I have been cleaning all day! I really wanted to have a clean house for my birthday. I need to go down and clean the floors but that shouldn't take too long.
We are going to get snow.... So they say. 10 inches! I hope so but I am not going to hold my breath.
I am creating Valentine's for the ones I love.
Sam had a half day today and No school tomorrow or Monday!
I was happily surprised when we came home this afternoon to find a nice box on the porch with some beautiful tulips from sister! Oh how they make me smile =) THANK YOU CATHY!
In the kitchen for dinner I made chicken and dumplings... YUMMMM they were good!
I am looking forward to a nice quite day with my kids tomorrow.
Well, Jack is in bed I need to go clean up the kitchen!

Good night ya'll see you when I am 31!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jan. 23, 2010

Saturday I think, I really don't know what day it is anymore. Things are still a blurr for me. All I really know for sure is I don't feel well and haven't for many days now.
Thursday night I asked my H's step-mom to come back over and stay with us. Just easy things like feeding Jack or changing his diaper seemed impossible. She of course did, once again we are so lucky to have her in our family.
Friday I called Jack's dr back b/c his cough is still so bad and he was still saying his ear hurt. So we went back, she said we must have the flu and gave him the Tamiflu stuff. So then I called my dr office to see if they could call me in something, that was like asking them to do the impossible, I was really ticked off at them. But they finally did. Thank goodness, I didn't have the voice or energy to fight them.
Sam didn't go to school on Friday b/c she had a temp on Thursday night. Today she has a sore throat so she is coming down with it. My hubby is missing out on a really fun time!
Jack has been so cute, I have to share what he has been sleeping with lately.
Buzz and woody (of course)
Green toy solders ( from Toy Story also)
people from the little people house
alway his pooh bear
last 2 nights his lion.
oh and an alien (yep, Toy Story)

The next time you hear from me I hope I am well and so is everyone else in my house. =)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's been awhile

This week has gone by very crazy for me. Where do I even start... I will start with Sunday my Hubby left out of town for work. Monday, Jack's nose was pouring and he was very fussy. He was up all night, at 5am he went in and turned on Sam's light and then she started screaming. He finally went to bed around 6am Tues. for a few hours. Then yesterday was a wild day everything was pretty normal until I picked Sam up from school and she was in the kitchen fixing her snack, and Jack a snack. Next thing I know she is runny out of the kitchen waving at the fire alarm, I guess so it wouldn't go off. I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on, so I run in the kitchen and there is smoke pouring from the microwave, I yell at her to get Jack and the dog and get outside. I went back in the kitchen (she was making Jack some mac and cheese in the cup where you just add water.) She forgot the water and to remove all of the plastic off the top, it was just a pile of burned macaroni in the microwave and the worst smell ever! So I go out check on them. Then go back in with a coat around my face and open up the house, good thing it was in the 60's yesterday!
So I thought we will just leave the house for a few and let it air-out, I was driving down the road and Jack wouldn't stop screaming, the dog was in the back of the van. So I pull into 7-eleven, one I don't ever go to either. Give Sam $5 to go get her and Jack a snack, and I decide to vacuum out my car, thinking she will be back in just a sec. so I let Jack put the money in and I try to set him down and he isn't having it, so I ended up vacuuming the whole car holding him. Keep thinking where is Sam the whole 5 min I am vacuuming. Finally I go in there and she is in line wrapped around the whole store. (Jack still screaming) I go back outside and call Jack's doctor's office. Sam finally comes out I get in the back seat with Jack trying to figure out what was the matter and calm him down. Because he won't let me put him in the car seat just to get us home. I sat back there with him for about 45min. finally put him in his seat and drove us back home, and waited for the dr office to call me back.
They finally call back and said bring him at 5:30. So we waited for 5:30 to come, I noticed he was wheezing and seemed to be having a little trouble breathing. But he was ok.
We got to the Dr office and there was only 1 other person in there so we didn't wait long.
They took us back, I said he is wheezing the nurse said take off his shirt, she went and got the pulse ox machine to see what his oxygen level was, but couldn't get a reading because he wouldn't hold still. Then the dr came in said yeah he is working hard, they brought in some liquid steroids for him and then the neb.... that was when the fun started trying to hold him down and hold the mask on his face, a nurse had to help me hold him down, he screamed the whole time and kept telling the nurse "I'm sick" she just kept telling him she knew and was trying to make him better. So a few min after that treatment the Dr came in and listened to him again, said we need to do another treatment. The second one wasn't so bad, he was so tired, so he fell asleep. Then the Dr said give him another treatment at 10. So we left there around 7:20 with 3 meds to get filled & a Neb for Jack, it is so cute it has a little fish mask. (Nothing like that when I was a kid or even Sam)

Went to Walgreen's on the way home, their computers where down so I had to go to another one. Jack was in the car saying mommy I need you. Oh I forgot to tell you I didn't feel well either. My throat was hurting so bad.

So when we got home, Jack was all hyper, running around and wouldn't slow down. I was so tired and worried about him, all the what if's running threw my head. I called my H's step-mom to see if she could come over and stay with us. Of course she did, she is always so sweet and helpful. I am so thankful for her! She can put a smile on all our faces!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy First Week for New Year!

Sunday: We met a friend and her daughters (Sam's friend) at Barnes and Noble to exchange our Christmas gifts. Jack was pretty good except he wanted every book, oh so did his sister. I had to keep reminding her that her birthday was just days away. We were going to go in the cafe, but it was packed so we went to a near by sandwich store. Jack had to bring in a few little figures from Toy Story. So we are by the table and there are all the people trying to have a nice lunch and Jack screams out very loud...."YOU KILLED MY FATHER, NO BUZZ I AM YOUR FATHER, AHHHHHH! Oh, the looks I got.... Kids really do say the darendest things. So of course he just kept saying it over and over, except when I got smart and gave him a cookie!
Then that evening we went to dinner at a steakhouse. We asked the waitress to give him juice if they had any if not water. So a few minutes later she comes back and gives him his cup and says we don't have juice. I said ok thanks, Jack takes a drink and very quickly says "sorry lady, but you forgot my juice." The waitress didn't really know what to say, but she said, "no honey I didn't forget, we don't have any juice." He said oh ok. She said "oh my god he is so cute, how old is he." Jack says very quickly, "YOU don't say that (god) you get in big huge trouble lady."
It was so funny. =)
Monday: I cleaned house
Tuesday: I cleaned house, Sam's friend came home with her.
Wednesday: I cleaned house Sam had allergy shots. Then we went to J's dad's house to take Brenda to dinner for her Birthday.
Thursday: Cleaned house, went to store, Jack and I had lunch with Cookie monster, Elmo and Zoe! Can't say that happens everyday! Sam's school lost power, Sam's friend came home with her, then we went to the mall. Cooked yummy tacos, gave Jack a bath and Sam and I went to get our nails done!
I am ready for bed I hope I can sleep tonight.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Happy New Year to all, I hope everyone has a happy, full of smiles and laughter, 2010!

I just can't believe that my baby will be 11 years old in 10 days!!!! Where did the time go? She is growing up to be more than I could have ever dreamed, she is my sunshine, my light!
Then that means I will be 31! Again where did the time go?
I think Jack is feeling better finally, I took him back to the dr on Monday and they gave him some more meds. He was so cute tonight... I put him to bed around 8, then around 9 he was talking so I went in there and he said "there is something in my closet." So I said, "do you want me to turn the light on?" He said, "Yeah, so you can see what it is!" So I turned on the light and looked in the closet and said nope I don't see anything. So I shut off the light and there was a shadow on the wall from his train table, and he points to it and says, "there is a ghost!" I showed him it was the shadow from his train table. So I rocked him some more. I would have never thought at 2 1/2 almost I wouldn't be rocking him to sleep. But ever since he was sick around the end of Nov. that was the only way I could get any sleep. He is so sweet he was talking and saying I am so glad you are here mommy. Then he would touch my head, then he would yawn and say I am so tired. But I know before I know it he will be turning 11. So I am just trying to make the most of it, be in the moment with him, and know I will not be rocking him too much longer.
It was very cold here I think at one point my car said it was 28, but it was very windy, so that made it even colder! I wish it would snow!
I am reading Secrets of the baby whisper for toddlers. When reading it I keep wishing I would have known about the baby one, I think it could have been helpful when Jack was a baby.