Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Not-so-Wordless Wednesday

Woof! I feel like this past month has been a whirlwind of...just stuff! So, I apologize for the lack of postings, but seriously it's a half-hearted offer because I'm so tired right now....

Not that you're all truly interested in my mundane rantings, but I thought it might benefit me to have all these random things cataloged and out of my brain. Let's go back, shall we?

Here we have Hannah's bridal shower, which went swimmingly...and left her with only a few things to be returned (one should rarely deviate from the registry!)

Moving on....Our house is finally healthy after a month of unrelated illnesses. One day a kid could be coughing and sneezing....the next day someone else is throwing up. You never know what you're gonna get over here!

Everyone has been busy, busy, busy!

Trey was working very hard at developing a lovely diaper rash that could bring a grown man to his knees. In the past, for severe diaper rash, we have gotten Triple Paste which works wonders! However, it is fairly expensive and has to be specially ordered from the pharmacy because it's too expensive to keep in stock. So we asked around for opinions...and, of course, if you ask 30 different people, you'll get 30 different suggestions. After wading through all the remedies, 2 kept popping up. Baby Powder with Corn Starch and (shudder) Butt Paste. I have not used these products before for very specific reasons.

A super long time ago, I read an article about a little boy who aspirated and died after "playing" with and inhaling baby powder. Since then, all powders have been banned from the house. I think someone gave us baby powder as a shower gift for Joe...I still have it locked in the linen closet.
And I never used Butt Paste...because of the name! I hate it! Why would you call a product that??? I get the point, but really??? Bum Paste, Tushie Paste, Cheeker Paste? All better options to me!
I can hear some of your eyes rolling...
We did get both products, though and his rash is gone....and the powder is locked up and the Paste is now referred to as The-Paste-That-Shant-Be-Named.

Trey also started his physical therapy. He has low muscle tone and needs some work to catch up to other kids his age. After one session, he's already showing improvements!

The biggest development for him has been....HIS FIRST HAIRCUT! I cried a little.

Bella has been busy keeping up with the rest of us. She has been the most sick out of all of us...but she persevered.

Joe has had his hands quite full. He started baseball!!! On a real team and everything! I have no pictures of this because the only practice I went to, it was 45 degrees...and raining...and I had gone to the wrong field first. I did get a cool picture on my phone of a double rainbow...but surely I cannot get that picture from there to here.

He also participated in the school district's Science Fair...and won 3rd place for Kindergarten! It sounds really impressive when you think that in the district there are about 400 kindergartener's...only about 15 actually participated in the Fair. So, it's still very impressive and he was so proud!

Oh yeah...and Easter? We completely missed Easter! By missed Easter, I church( it's okay though, He is still risen without us there) no dying Easter eggs, no family dinner! The kids were all too sick to leave the house. So, if you were expecting pictures of cute angel babies wearing their Easter suits....forget it. They sorta enjoyed their baskets ( I just realized today that they never opened the eggs to find the chocolate), and Jay did a WONDERFUL job making an egg hunt in the front yard for after nap time.

I, myself have conquered the Kipping pull-up and can do three in a row! And the bridesmaid dress that I ordered too small, fits like a glove!

I'm sure there's what's Jay been up to??? But, that's all (and I use the term loosely) for now!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

How big is a cocktail napkin?

So, Courtney "tagged" me with this little challenge. An idea pilfered from a Glamour magazine article; could I summarize my successful life in 100 words or less? Can it all fit on a cocktail napkin? What defines success? Clearly, none of my fashion ideas have materialized on the red carpet, my demo albums have failed to get picked up by a label (by demo album, I mean singing into the duel cassette tape player), and the President has yet to take ANY of my advice. So, am I not successful? I believe it to be all relative......

But getting the words out is hard for me! Should it be funny and clever? Serious and introspective? Hmmmmm......Let's see....

Mid-summer's night baby.
Scrappy kid. Little girl lost.
Look at me! But not too closely, please!
Jesus said to her "Talitha Koum!" (Mark 5:41)
Heart for Christ, mind for the world.
Trying to "run in such a way as to get the prize" (1 Co 9:24)
but often running in the wrong direction.
Delerious in love, engagement, marriage.
Hubby is my first roomate!
God, family, work, Young Life.
Baby, baby, baby!
I am a wife.
I am a mother.
I am a successful woman because
I am a heart in progress.

Well, kids, there you have it. I'm going to go ahead and tag some folks to share their stories. Feel free to add it to my comment section or make a post of your own and keep tagging others.....pretty interesting. So let's here it Diz, Rebecca, Megan, and of course Jay.

AND, Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy birthday, Crafty P!!!

Happy birthday, Diz!

There is waaaay too much to write about this girl! We've been through junior high, high school, Young Life, weddings, 7 children.......Yowza!!! Diz is a great friend and an even better sister in Christ (that in no way lessens how good of a friend she is, merely emphasizes the importance of Christ)

Now, why do I call her Diz all the time???? Hmmmmm......

Love you, friend!