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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why?

Do people feel the need to be so judgemental??? We went to Target today and this woman in line kept staring disapprovingly at us and pointing her finger and whispering to other people in line. We were waiting in line to exchange something and the Boys really wanted to see the trains. They were running around being a little loud, but come on, they are 2! They are very well behaved and it seems like the handful of times they have acted up or been a little too excited, there is someone there waiting to point a finger. I'm tired and not feeling well, so this may contribute to how I feel about this, but I really just don't appreciate someone making snap judgements about my children or about our parenting skills. I feel much better now getting this out. And yes, they were a little excited and grouchy, they have been sick and only took an hour nap today. All I have to say is God bless her.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A little late but...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Whew, I've really been slacking blog-wise lately and that was weighing on me!

We had a great Christmas! We started the day off with Santa gifts and opened all of our gifts. I made fresh blueberry cakes(muffins) to which we sang "Happy Birthday Jesus" and blew out pretend candles(2008 of them would not fit on the cakes, I considered trying it until I realized we were birthday candle-less). We then played with all of our plunder while watching the parade and then took naps. Upon waking we headed to the beach and played there for a bit. We came home and had a simple dinner, played some more and headed to bed. We had our Christmas dinner on Friday and it was delicious! A very laid back, cozy weekend for a laid back, cozy family! I hope everyone else had a wonderful Holiday!

Fast forward to tonight: A cute "Collin-ism" for you. After getting out of our evening bath, we always ask what color towel they want(It's always the same color.). Tonight Collin replied, "I saaaaid YELLOW!" In this gruff little man voice. Of course I died laughing and had him repeat it for Dove about 50 times. Probably not the best thing to teach him, but I'm guessing he learned it from Mommy saying, I said No. This has nothing to do with the above paragraph, but it was too funny not to share.

I will get some Christmas pics up soon. I hope everyone is happy, and well. Have a wonderful last few days of 2008!

Nighty-Night!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

What a slacker!

It's been a crazy month! The Boys all got super sick along with me and we all finally started feeling better about a day or two before Dove came home from Japan. We basically staying home in our pjs for a week only going out to go to the Dr., the ER and to get medicine. We had fevers up to 105.4, breathing treatments, meds, a little throw up and lots of laying around. But we made it!

We have been going non-stop since Daddy came home. We have one more week with him before he goes back to work so we are going to take advantage of it. We have been to the beach 3 times in the past week or so since we have had such wonderfully warm weather! It is so hard for us to believe that most of the country is under snow while we play around in shorts and t-shirts. I'm sure it will get cold(our version of cold anyway) before too long and we'll get a little use of our jackets. It won't last long though and I can't wait for spring. It's so beautiful here, when everything is blooming, I absolutely love it! I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

More later, I hear, MOMMY? MOMMY!...

Nighty-night.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Really, what else?

Ugh, of course you would know that I would start getting sick the day Dove left! I started coughing and it was getting worse, so Monday afternoon I made an appt because I can so not be sick right now! The Boys and I went at 9:15 this morning and (they were the hit of the office and very well behaved) were very promptly put in a room and saw the Dr. As soon as she listened to my chest she got concerned and had me keep breathing in and out. I told her I was dizzy and it had been hard to breathe the night before. She said you have bronchitis and you are getting a breathing treatment right now. She left and got that and came back and said you are also getting a steriod shot and going on about 5 pills! So after the treatment and the shot I am also on an inhaler, a cough medicine, a decongestant/antihistimine and two antibiotics. Fun, fun! At least I went when I did, I was getting worse fast and it would not have been pretty if I had waited longer.

With all of that, I am going to bed. I am worn out and definitely need to rest every chance I can get. There aren't too many, but that's ok!

We still miss Daddy and are counting the days until he gets home!
Nighty-night!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daddy far away!

Yes he is sweethearts. Today Daddy left for Tokyo before the Boys woke up. We all miss him like crazy and he hasn't been gone for 24 hours yet. I just checked his flight plan and he is somewhere over Russia right now. He should be landing at around 1:30 our time, 3:30 Sunday afternoon Tokyo time. Yucky! We want him home now!

I explained to the Boys that we have to go to sleep 14 night times before he comes home. That seems like so long for a 30 year old, I think it must seem like forever to a two year old. I am going to make a chart for them to cross off the days until he comes home to help reassure them that he will be back.(And reassure myself.)

I don't think they are quite getting it though. They kept asking for him today or looking for him. Which would bring me to explain again and another round of "Daddy far AWAY"! I told them we would go to church tomorrow and they could go to their "big class"(they moved up from the nursery) and Lex's eyes lit up and he asked, "DADDY???". One of their favorite parts is to go say hi to Daddy while he's playing his guitar and listen to him sing. It's Mommy's favorite part too.

Please pray that he stays safe and returns safely home to us. I miss him so much. I am so incredibly blessed to be married to such a wonderful man and father. And to have a great marriage. I love you so much sweetheart!

I am going to try to sleep now...

Nighty-night.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their loved ones. We sure did!

It was a beautiful day in Savannah today. I baked two pies this morning and filled the house with yummy smells. As the temperature climbed towards 70, we decided to take a walk down to the ponds in our neighborhood. It was absolutely gorgeous! We came home and played outside, drew with sidewalk chalk and the Boys jumped in their bounce house. We ate lunch and I got to work on our dinner feast. We shared it with friends and the Boys ate maybe a bite of dinner and a bunch of fresh whipped cream. Oh well, there's always next year!

I've been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for and I'll share it with y'all. Here goes.

I am so thankful for my amazing Husband. It has been over 13 years since I met you and you can still make my heart skip a beat just by walking in the room. I knew the moment I met you that I was supposed to spend my life with you and I thank God daily for the love that He's given me in you.

I am so thankful for my Boys. No matter how frustrated I get or how loud you scream, I melt when I hear your little voices say Mommy. I love the innocence in your eyes and the excitement that the simplest of things can give you. I pray that you keep that in your hearts your entire life and I am so grateful that God trusted me with you. I love you all so, so much, there aren't words to describe it.

I am so thankful for my relationship with my Glorious Creator. Thank you for Your Love. I hope that I can be the woman that You created me to be. Thank you Lord for my life.

I am so thankful for our families. I so wish that we could be with all of you more, but know that you are in our hearts and thoughts always.

I am so thankful for our friends. Thank you for being our extended family.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and that there are many, many more in your future. God bless you all!

Nighty-night!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's already Tuesday.

How did that happen???

I had something come up yesterday and ended up having to reschedule the pelvic u/s, it is now Dec 15. I'm waiting until Dove gets home. I am a little nervous though, my mammogram and u/s is tomorrow morning. I wish it were over with already!

You know how when you don't want something to happen, time flies by, and when you are excited about something, it drags by? That is what is happening this week. I am dreading Saturday morning when my Husband leaves! It sounds so silly, but I felt so incredibly lost and lonely when he was gone last year. It's like I could feel the distance between us. I am really not looking forward to explaining to the Boys where he is. I keep telling them, but I don't think it's really going to sink in until he's been gone all day. They love their Daddy so much, they are going to miss him like crazy and I know he will miss them too.

We ended up going to the Roundhouse museum this morning. They are still snotty, but it's clear and they've been on antibiotics for a few days, so we decided to get out for a bit. They love going there so much. It's so exciting seeing their absolute joy at all of the choo choo trains. I think we are going to get a yearly membership so we can go often. It is definitely worth it! I will share a pic I took of my wonderful men!!!

I hope everyone is well!
Nighty-night!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A minute or so of our life...

We had to make another trip to the Dr today. It was a good thing we went though, Lex has the green ooze now and Collin has an ear infection. Both have green ooze out of the nose as well. Hopefully now all three of them will be feeling much better in a few days.

We did go up to Target at the mall to get their prescriptions filled and while we were waiting we rode the Christmas Train for the first time this year. They LOVED it! They couldn't stop talking about it. I have a feeling we will be taking many trips on that this year!

We came home, ate dinner and hung out in their room for a bit before bath. Collin put his Thomas underwear on over his pants and diaper so I broke out the camera. I took a few videos, so I'll share this one with y'all. It's a little dark, but I got some of them singing. They sing all day! They know so many songs I can't even keep track anymore. Who knows we may have the next Hanson, ha ha!

I totally spaced on adding this yesterday, but Lex woke up from his nap and went pee pee on the big potty!!! We haven't really been working on potty training, so this was awesome! We should probably start soon, but I wanted to wait until after Christmas. Maybe we'll do one at a time. Who knows, lol. I'm in no rush. I'd be happy if they stayed babies forever, so when they're ready, I'm ready!

Enjoy a minute and a half of our life!
Nighty-night!

video

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Duct Tape

May be what's necessary to keep three two year olds in bed long enough to fall asleep at night. I asked the Boys' Dr. yesterday how to keep them in bed at night and that was his answer. HA! I had actually put that on facebook as a thought. I told him that and we had a good laugh and he said to make sure and rip it off quickly like a band-aid. It is really nice to have someone who has had three two year old boys to joke with bounce ideas off of.(*DISCLAIMER*Don't worry, we were both joking, I would never actually tie them to their beds, no matter how great it sounds.)

Why were we there you may be asking yourself?

Just a little bright green ooze coming out of Brody's eye. His nose was pouring clear and he sounded horrible in his chest. We had done breathing treatments earlier in the week. He is my little wheezer and last weekend I thought they were sick, but then changed it to thinking it was just the record cold temps we have had. Unfortunately the first one was the winner. He is now on an antibiotic so he should be feeling much better soon. He did say that his nose looked like RSV though.

If you have ever had a preemie or known someone who has, you will know how utterly terrifying those 3 letters can be. Thankfully he is much older and healthier so it's not a big deal, but I don't think I will ever be able to hear that again without cringing. I am marked for life.

Well, three little boys who are supposed to be in bed are very busy singing the alphabet and playing. That would be my cue to leave.

Nighty-night all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a day!

Today was a long day. I woke up at 6am to very awake ready to play Boys. I groggily played with them for about 10 minutes until I realized that the sun wasn't even out yet. I then informed them that the sun was still asleep and they should be too. I told them it was still night-night time and that they needed to get back in bed until the sun woke up. Luckily it worked and we got about 20 more minutes of sleep!

After breakfast we headed to my Dr's office for a check up. It was wonderful seeing everyone! The Boys have gotten so big since we were there last and they enjoyed all of the attention! They were very well behaved.

Now this is probably nothing, so don't worry, but I have a couple of cysts in my bosom, so I will be having another mammogram and ultrasound next Wed. I found a lump that turned out to be fine last February, but now I have some newbies. I am also having ovarian pain so I have a pelvic ultrasound on Monday. Maybe I will be radioactive for Thanksgiving?

I'm sure it will turn out fine, but you can't help but think about it. I am being very positive, but I will admit that I'm also a little scared. I think the scariest part is that Dove will be leaving for Japan on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I will most likely get the results alone. But hey, this little body carried 3 healthy boys at once, it can do anything!

HEY! Maybe that's what did it! I was so full of testosterone carrying 3 boys that's it turned my girly parts against me. MEN!!! Well, at least they were worth it! *wink*

If you have an extra prayer, I would definitely appreciate it.

With that I will say nighty-night, I could really use some beauty rest!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pictures!

I've been playing around with the photo editing software on my computer and just wanted to share a couple of pictures. These are a couple of pictures that I've taken in the last couple of days that I really liked. Thanks for looking!
(From top to bottom, they are ABC)








Saturday, November 15, 2008

A great day!

Today was hectic. We had a million things to do and my head felt like I had been in a boxing match. We were on our way downtown by 8:30 and after the Book Festival, Dove's rehearsal, a Birthday Party and errands we finally got home a little after 2:30. The Boys and I took about an hour nap and then we headed to Target and the grocery store and ate dinner around 6:45.

But you know what?

It was a wonderful day!

As I sat at the table laughing with my family, I felt so incredibly lucky and so content. God has given me so much. And I am so incredibly grateful.

I love my family. I love laughing with them, singing with them, crying with them. Every minute with them is the most precious gift I have ever received.

I may never be anything more than what I am right now, and that's perfectly okay with me. Because I have it all right now. My life may not be recorded in history, and that's okay. Because it is recorded in my family's hearts.

Today was just your average hectic day but it was ours and that makes it priceless.

Nighty-night!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Growing up...

Every day I watch my little men grow up so much. How can my little itty bitty babies be so big??? Today Brody was eating something and started crying. I asked him what was wrong and he told me "Mouth". He actually told me what was wrong!!! He must have bit his lip or tongue, but that is such a breakthrough. Instead of playing, Mommy figure it out, he actually told me! If that wasn't enough for one day, tonight I laid out their pj pants and went in the closet to get the tops. When I came out Collin had both legs in his pants and was pulling them up while sitting down! I showed him how to stand up and then pull and then he put his shirt on with a little help from me! I'm so proud of them!!! And also a little sad. I wish I could freeze them and keep them this age forever!

With all of that said, I also had a first today. My first root canal, yay me! It was a blast, let me tell you. Everyone was really nice and it wasn't that bad, until the novacaine started wearing off. It's sore and I'm tired. With that I'm going to bed!

Hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you. Every minute is a gift and today is not forever.

Nighty-night!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

AHHHHHHH!!!

I have my first toothache ever. I teased Dove about how pitiful he acts with one and let me say to everyone...I owe you a HUGE apology Sweetheart!!! This is absolutely AWFUL!

Wish me luck, I have an appointment with the Dentist at 9 in the morning. Pray that it's not too painful...for me or our wallet!

We had our small group tonight and I am so thankful for our friends. I really look forward to Thursday night and the Boys definitely do. They are so incredibly social. They LOVE having friends come over. They got to meet Baby Joseph tonight. The two week old addition to our group. He is soooooo sweet! The Boys were in complete awe of him and so was I. He is beautiful!!! We are so grateful for his family and him!

The throbbing is making me loopy, so nighty-night all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shuffle, Shuffle.

That would be the noise that I've been hearing for about an hour now. Someone can't seem to stay in their bed, Brody.

They are getting much better. Lex will not get out unless he asks and we say it's ok. Collin will stay in after a while. But my little Brody thinks it is a fun game to get up and down, up and down, trade beds, go see Indy. Whatever he can do to get out of bed. He is the most excited about it though, so what gives? It must be the sweet call of freedom.

Shuffle, shuffle...here we go again. It is pretty cute though.

P.S. Happy Veteran's Day to all of our Veteran's! Especially to my brother Brad!!! We have your selflessness to thank for our Freedom. God Bless You ALL!!! We love you Uncle Brad!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Bed Pictures!

"Mommy, you are interrupting a very important conversation."

3 Big Beds for 3 Big Boys!

Lex

Brody

Collin


It is slowly getting easier to get them to fall asleep. Every day gets a tad better. They love them and sleep totally fine once they fall asleep. Getting them to stay in them long enough to fall asleep is the trick. It will happen...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Big Boy Beds!!!

Well, the time has come! This morning Brody was bouncing on his bed and bounced so high he lost control and dove headfirst over the side of his crib. Luckily he flipped right before he hit the ground and landed on his back. I was at the door to their room and just missed grabbing him. It was the most terrifying moment of motherhood so far. I am so thankful that he is okay, but I told Dove they are not sleeping in their cribs one more night.

I really wanted to wait longer, I was not ready for this, but I'm also not willing to risk that happen again. It was a super crazy day and long story short we finally got all of their beds put together around 9pm. They are normally in bed by 8, so this already screwed up our schedule, but hey, safety first.

They are SUPER excited! They have been asking for "Big Beds" for weeks now, so you can imagine how excited they are. It is 11 and Brody and Collin are still wide awake. I don't think they've ever stayed up this late. Lex is sleeping like a pro on Collin's bed! I think they think it's a musical bed game because Brody adopted Lex's bed and Collin has staked out Brody's. Oh well, a bed's a bed, ha ha!

Since it was so late I haven't gotten any pictures yet, but I will tomorrow for sure. They look so grown up. Just pray they actually fall asleep at some point, hopefully on a bed!

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Nighty-night.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween...FINALLY! Part 3: School Party


I see you too Mommy!!!


My little Brody-Ham!


Lex driving!


So hard to get a picture of one face, let alone three. I'm just glad they are all in it, ha ha!


Collin loves the cool pirate beads!
(They aren't super tiny, lol, that is their teacher's son and he is older.)


Okay, cheese, now can I trick or treat???


There's nothing in mine yet either...


FINALLY! Brody thinks he found something!


Waiting for the party to start after trick or treating through the school. Starting off with a smartie appetizer.

Halloween...FINALLY! Part 2: Oatland Island

Someone(I won't name him, but his name may sound strangely like a bar of soap.) took my sd card out of my camera...so I only have these two pics!



Halloween...FINALLY! Part 1: Pumpkin Carving

"Alright Mom, I'll give it a go," says Lex.


It's not so bad with a spoon. Meanwhile Brody is completely content making his skeleton dance and not touching the pumpkin.


No Mom, I'm not going to try. Lex is doing just fine on his own...where's Collin???


Mommy says I have to give the top back and stop eating it.


Daddy and our masterpiece.


The infamous Pumpkin eater, Collin!(I took the top away and gave him a triangle eye.)


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Oh peas!

Mommy made a mess! UH OH! Mommy dropped it!

Yes I did. We were getting stuff out of the fridge to make lunch and Mommy knocked over a full bag(open, thank you Daddy :/) of Steamfresh peas! And of course they poured in slow motion all over the floor of the kitchen and the inside of the fridge.

As my mouth went down in a frown, I watched three little boys eyes widen and big smiles cross their faces. I don't know what was more exciting, watching hundreds of little green balls bounce everywhere or realizing that Mommy made a BIG mess. I couldn't help but give in and giggle at their excitement.

Just then I saw a look cross Collin's face and before I could stop him he started stepping barefoot all over the peas. My first reaction was to tell him that was not what we do with spilled peas and he was making a bigger mess. My second reaction was to see what he thought of squishing peas with his toes. I also started taking off my socks ready to make it a fun pea squishing game.

That is until I saw the new look on his face. The gross one.

Apparently cold peas don't feel so good on bare feet, even two year old ones.

Secretly I am a little disappointed. In those 20 seconds I thought I might get to join in, I had visions of it being some kind of therapeutic foot massage treatment.

Oh well it brought joy to my hungry little men and gave our Indy some fresh greens, and I got to see how many peas we are getting for our money.

It's a good deal!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Seriously!

What's the deal? My own blog hates me! I've been trying to post a message for a couple of days and it's been taking FOREVER! Oh well, all that matters is I'm here now! HA!

If you haven't heard, there is a WONDERFUL article in the Savannah Morning News about my beautiful little men! Anne Hart did a fantastic job, I cried reading it! You can find it online here:
http://savannahnow.com/node/608318

I have tons of pictures to share with you and lots of stories of our latest illness, but that will have to wait.

Today is my 6th wedding anniversary. I don't know why God chose to bless me with such a wonderful man for my husband and such an incredible father to my little men, but I thank Him every day.

I love you sweetheart, I always have and I always will.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wow!

I seriously think the Twilight Zone sucked my house up for a few hours tonight! It all started with me suggesting an early bath...

The next thing I know, Collin has bit Lex and both are screaming. Daddy is in the bathroom running water so I decide to start stripping everyone down to get in the tub. He comes out and joins in.

I got Collin done and Dove got Brody done and they are running around naked while Dove grabs Lex. I am gathering the diapers to toss when I see Brody looking down behind the train table in a funny way. He kept raising his legs and looking disgusted so I thought, crap he must have peed. Right?

Wrong.

He POOPED! Then he stepped in it and tried wiping it off on the floor and side of the train table. :| How he managed to get it in that many places in mere seconds, I will never know. I am trying to keep him from making a bigger mess and wait for Dove to be able to hand me stuff to clean Brody and then the mess up with and keep Indy away when I hear Dove yell COLLIN, ON YOUR PILLOW???

I look up and Collin is standing on the side of the armchair, in his birthday suit remember, peeing away into his bed and on his pillow!

At that point I think I started laughing.

Dove corralled them into the tub while I tried to salvage as much floor and bedding as possible when Brody comes strutting back to put his trains up. On the way back he pauses and guess what, apparently now he has to pee pee. Which he does in the middle of the room on the floor.

Our house could be quite possibly be labeled a biological hazard at this point.

All's well that ends well. Who needs sitcoms in this house???

Night all!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nuggets, Nuggets and Fries Please!

That is what Collin is saying from his bed right now. I love the baby monitor. They may have that in their room until they move out. The conversations between two year olds are hilarious!

I just ran to their room to check on them and in the two minutes I was there I had Happy Birthday sung to me, got to hear the difference between car and train noises, was almost convinced to let them go slide, and when that didn't work Collin's back-up was playing choo-choo trains. Giggling I told them goodnight. Honestly I thought they were all asleep, the room had been silent for a good thirty minutes before the N/F comment. I love my life!!!

They are so stinking excited about Halloween! We originally thought we would not carve a pumpkin, knives, pumkin guts and 3 two year old boys just didn't really go hand in hand in my mind. We bought a plug in pumpkin at Target and were content with that until the pumpkin patch this weekend. We went ahead and got one and they had been so excited to give it a face since Saturday. Well tonight was the big night. I cut the top out and they were so excited until I reached in and brought out a hand of goo. Not one of them wanted to touch it. They kept looking inside saying, No, No, No. This went on for a good while until I told them that we were going to cook the pumpkin seeds after we were done which prompted Lex to eat one raw. They slowly worked up the courage to help take one seed out at a time. This went on for about ten minutes before I got back in the drivers seat. I then gave the job to Dove and it was around this time that I noticed that Collin and the top were gone. I called his name and heard, "Mmmm mmmm!" He came back in the kitchen munching away on the raw bottom part of the pumpkin top. In shock that he would actually eat this and not the wonderful, yummy meals that I cook him day after day, I sat and watched as Lex also joined in on eating raw pumpkin. Dove and I just started laughing and hoping that pumpkin doesn't make toddlers sick. I will have to admit that I tried a bite and it's not really something I would like to take a bite of again. But hey, it's a veggie so it must be good for you right??? We finally got our pumpkin done and lit to many rounds of Happy Birthday and then 5 minutes of trying to blow the pumpkin out.

It was a wonderful evening, and I really mean that. I am the luckiest Mommy alive!

I am still a little hurt thought that a raw pumpkin looks more appetizing than a plate of spaghetti...night night all!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rain, Rain go away day...

is what my 3 little men have been singing all day.

My poor Boys, it's been a rough day.

We started out with a trip to the Dr. to get every toddler's favorite thing(drumroll please).................
SHOTS!!! They were out of the Hep A shot at their 2 year check up so we waited until they had the flu shot in as well so we could get both at the same time. They were so brave. I brought them a piece of candy to hold while they got them and then to eat after. Brody barely cried, he was too excited for his smarties. I am very glad that it is over and we are clear of those things for a bit.

We had a big night planned. We were going to go to Oatland Island, our kind of zoo, they were having a trick-or-treating event and we had been looking forward to it for a long time. Unfortunately it was raining when we woke up and it's still going strong so we did not make it out. It is going on tomorrow night also, so maybe it will dry out by then. There are so many festivals going on this weekend, we had planned on having a packed schedule. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little less moist.

I'm tired and it's about time for our weekly ghost show...soooooo night y'all.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah

This is a whine post. I'm tired, I'm cold and I don't want to clean. BLAH! Yay, I got that off my chest. Whew!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Okay, so we did a "trial trick or treat" today and it went pretty good. We found out a few things:
1. Their costumes are a little big so we have to exchange them.
2. They LOVE candy corn.
3. Candy corn makes two year olds EXTREMELY hyper in large quantities.
4. Halloween is going to be AWESOME this year!!!

They had fun, we were torn between two sizes because one is almost perfect, maybe a tiny bit too small so we went with the bigger one. The bigger one has really long legs and I realized this could be really bad for short legs in the dark going up and down steps. Please pray there are still 3 smaller sizes left. They are going to be the 3 Blind Mice and will wear sunglasses/big eye glasses and have canes and cute little noses and whiskers(if they let me) on the big day(s). I think Dove and I are more excited than they are, ha ha!

This video is of our trial run, enjoy!!!
P.S. The tags and hanger things are still on, just in case they didn't fit. That's what is sticking up on their heads!

video

Friday, October 17, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!

Gosh it's been a crazy few weeks! Grandma and Grandpa McHargue have been here a lot trying to close on their new condo here. It's been so much fun spending time with them, we all were very sad when they left! If they ever get to close, they should be back soon though to finish decorating, so we are looking forward to that!

The Boys got a stomach virus a couple of weeks ago and Dove and I got something that really seemed like the flu. It was a rough week! We all got better and then out of nowhere Lex got super sick on Monday. He woke up from his nap completely sweaty and burning up. He had a fever of 103 and couldn't stand up or sit up. He was completely lethargic and started gagging so Brody, Collin and I took him right to the Dr. He threw up in the car on the way. He got an antibiotic shot and a bunch of meds. He kept getting sicker and sicker and Tuesday morning he couldn't even hold his neck up. The Dr's nurse called three times to suggest things and relay messages from the Dr and give him updates. It was really scary. Brody started running a fever and throwing up too, but he was just a little grouchy and still wanted to play. Finally Tuesday afternoon Lex's fever came down a bit and he started asking for something to eat. Neither of the fevers broke until Thursday morning. It was the scariest thing in the world to hold my 2 year old and have to support his neck like a newborn. They still aren't really eating much, but they are getting back to their old selves! Praise the Lord! I think Collin may have had a much milder form of the illness last Saturday. He ran a low fever for two days and didn't really eat much. I'm just praying they get a break and stay healthy for a bit!

My 30th Birthday was yesterday! I had a perfect day! How could I not with the most perfect Husband and Children in the world. I am a lucky, lucky lady! We went out to dinner with a bunch of friends from church and it was just a wonderful day!

I am going to sign off now and watch a ghost show with Dove. The Boys are in bed and it's our Friday night tradition.

I almost forgot, we got the Boys costumes tonight and they are the most adorable things you've ever seen! We will have a preview photo shoot tomorrow, so I'm going to keep you in suspense until then.

Goodnight world, sleep tight!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Psalm 143

1 O LORD, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.

2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.

3 The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in darkness
like those long dead.

4 So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.

5 I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.

6 I spread out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Selah

7 Answer me quickly, O LORD;
my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me
or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD,
for I hide myself in you.

10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.

11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life;
in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.

12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
destroy all my foes,
for I am your servant.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sooooo.......

What is going on here??? My sweet angels have been NUTS for the past couple of days. I don't know if it's the full moon, the medicine they have been taking for a cold, the weather change or what, but I miss my sweet Boys!

Today was better, and I even went to a baby shower for a friend by myself for a few hours! I eat so slowly when I go somewhere and eat so much. It's nice to actually taste food every once in awhile! I missed them like crazy though and came home to them being so sweet and happy to see me. Maybe they are just getting sick of me, ha ha! They need me to leave every once in awhile.

I can't think tonight, I'm so tired. We had a yard sale this morning and I am pooped. It's been a long day, so I will talk to y'all soon! Night!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A few more...

A few more pictures, just for fun! They were really ready to go and not very happy with us for taking so long. Hence the no smiles. I think my camera may actually have an anti-smile feature. It guarantees to turn every smile upside down. It probably didn't help that their "zebra" movie was on either, ha ha!





A big day!

We had such a big day here today! This morning when the Boys got up I asked them if they wanted to go to school today. They were so stinking excited! They were ready to go, jammies and all. We got their backpacks ready and they couldn't wait to leave! They were so excited about their backpacks and having their names on them. They kept running around yelling, "Backpacks and names, SCHOOL!!!". It was hilarious!

We finally went and they were so happy, they didn't bat an eye, just started playing with all of the toys and everyone there. They didn't care that we left at all. I called to check on them and they were happily playing on the playground and when I went back to get them, they were so excited to show me all of the toys, they didn't want to leave!

I have to tell you though, that I missed them like MAD! I didn't know what to do. Our house was sooooo quiet. I wanted to go get them every minute, but I cleaned like crazy and actually took a long shower to pass the time instead. Hey, I even shaved my legs! Look at me, I am almost a girly girl again, ha ha!

We also went to the pet store tonight and they picked out their fishies. They each got a shrimp and a guppy. Lex's is orange, Brody's blue and orange and Collin's is yellow. They love them and watched them all night. We even had to cut our bath short to go back and see the fishies. I must admit, I have been staring at them off and on since they have gone to bed.

Speaking of bed, I need to go there myself! I'm worn out tonight! I am going to try to add pictures of their school adventures and then go nighty-night. Sweet dreams everyone!









Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I FORGOT TO MENTION!!!

My Husband, the most AMAZING man in the world, has a new book out today!!! His "Twilight Zone" comic was released today!!! Check it out!!!

Here is a link to Barnes and Noble:
http://browse.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?ATH=Dove+McHargue

P.S. The Boys and I are mentioned on the back cover, pretty sweet, ha ha!

School tomorrow!

Last year the Boys went to a Parent's Morning Out class while Dove was in Japan. They went twice a week for 3 hours each time. Of course I always stayed forever and came back early, so they were maybe there for an hour and a half. I hated being away from them, but they loved it! Every time we drive by they yell, "School, School!".

Well, I couldn't decide what to about this year. I ended up agreeing to teach their class, that way they could go and I wouldn't feel horrible for leaving them. They ended up not needing extra teachers so that flew out the window. I decided not to take them and then a week later they were getting stir crazy, so I thought we'll try it for one day and see how it goes.

They loved it! They were ready to go back when we got home. So they will be going one day a week for 3 hours. If they really, really love it, and while Dove is in Japan again this year, they will go twice a week. Tomorrow is their first day, we got their "school supplies" yesterday. They are basically, crayons, markers, glue and art smocks. They just play and do crafts while they are there, so it will be fun for them. I will miss them like mad, I already do! But Dove and I are going to go have breakfast by ourselves after we drop them off and before he goes to class. That will be nice.

My little men are growing up so fast. I just want to stop time and enjoy them for a while. I hate how fast this flies by.

Now I get to go clean and set up their new fish tank. Thank you so much Granpy and and GranMissy! They will love it, I can't wait to see their faces. I will take pictures to share.

Nighty-night!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back to work!

Today Dove went back to work. We are so blessed that he has the job he does and can be home so much, it always stinks though when he has a couple of weeks off and has to go back. We miss Daddy like crazy when he's not here.

I don't know what is going on with my sweet little men. They have been so grouchy lately. Lots of fighting and whining. I feel like I'm getting sick today and almost lost it when I told myself, remember you are going to miss this one day soon. I got a second wind and we had a good lunch! I can't wait for the "terrific twos" to kick in, ha ha!

They are so funny though. They all LOVE the letter B for some reason. They love it so much so that Collin now says his name is B-Collin. I need to get it on video, it's hilarious. He spells his name Bcollin when you ask. Brody is such a little ham, he is always doing silly things and making funny faces to make you laugh, definitely my class clown! And Lex, that boy thinks he is the boss of the world and loves it! He is so sweet though too, he is always hugging his brothers, Indy, Mommy, Daddy and everything else. He loves group hugs and when he finds something he "loves" he has to hug it. Including the outside and juice(in cups without lids and with).

They are freaking out so it's time to go. Good night!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lookie, two days in a row!

Wow! I can't believe I'm blogging two days in a row! Today started off with lots of arguing and whining but ended up lots of fun! We went to the Little Jumping Bean(the Boys favorite place ever!) and Mommy and Daddy made fools of themselves jumping like toddlers. Let me tell you though, every ounce of humiliation is worth it when you see the smiles and laughter that it brings from the only people in the world that matter. I've decided that it doesn't matter what anyone other than God and my family think of me. I don't want to sit on the sidelines and miss the fun because I could look silly. Besides, it is a blast to be silly! I love it!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

What a bad blogger I am...

I forgot I even started this. I kept thinking, gosh, I should start a blog and then I found my own, ha ha!!! I'm going to try this again. I really do have the best intentions, I just get so caught up in our little world that I totally space. I'm going to regret not doing this if I don't do it though, so here goes!

It's been a year since I wrote on here, and gosh what a difference! Every day they grow up a little more, it's nuts! They are talking like crazy, running non stop and loving every minute of life. I am learning so much from them. Speaking of them, I hear a rustling from their room so they must be waking up. More later!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gosh, it sure has been a long time since I did this. I don't even know where to start. Maybe I should just start fresh with the new year and all.

My Boys are 17 Months old now. I can't believe it!!! They are so incredibly amazing and I am still in awe of them every second of the day. They talk like crazy now and are truly little sponges wanting to soak up anything you give them. They can count to 3 and yesterday we learned to stand on one leg and try to hop. Notice the try, lol. It's so cute though!