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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Half Birthday Little Men!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

This day is extra special in our house because our three little Boys turn 2 1/2 today. I still can not believe that I am so incredibly lucky to be the Mommy to these special Little Men. I am even luckier to be married to such a wonderful Man. He is so loving and amazes me every day(usually in a good way!)! I hope all of my Men know how much I love them. I could not survive without any one of you, from the big one to the tiny, furry one. If you could see what my heart looked like, it would be each of you. God has given me so much, I am one lucky woman.

We had a really nice day today.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pop-A-Lock!!!

First of all, thank you so much Carey(aka Pop-A-Lock hero)!!! You totally saved the day yesterday! For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about, read yesterday's post.

I need to take a minute to let everyone know how wonderful this company is! My first reaction after locking my children in the car was to call 911. My Mommy friend and the owner of Bouncing Angels told me we needed Pop-A-Lock instead. They called them and told them what was going on and gave me the phone for the car details.

The woman I spoke with was so sweet and efficient. She even stayed on the phone with me and explained the process while we waited for an ETA. Shortly after, Carey came and saved the day in under 3 minutes. It was ridiculously quick. I think it actually took longer for me to watch the door lock than it did for him to open it! No one made fun of me or pointed out that locking them in the car is not the best idea in the book. They were very understanding and reassuring.

And guess what else????

It was FREE.

That's right FREE.

They drop everything(so if you had to wait here yesterday afternoon, sorry, my bad) and come rescue your children and they do it with a smile asking for nothing in return.

That is this Mommy's idea of a wonderful business! It is so nice to see a company do something because it is a good and right thing to do, rather than just for financial gain. I will tell everyone I know what a wonderful company this is and I hope they are your first choice if you find yourself on the wrong side of your keys.

Thank you so much Carey and the Pop-A-Lock family, you ROCK!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the Mommy of the Year is...

You guessed it!

Little ole' ME!!!

How I came to accept this fabulous title is the story you are about to read...

(Can you feel the excitement in the air???)

Here it was, just a typical Thursday. We spent the morning bouncing our heads off at our favorite jumping ground, Bouncing Angels. After a pizza lunch and a few more slides we decided to call it a day.

With the promise of M&M's leading them, my three little angels skipped to the car. I safely secured them in their seats, gave them their reward(I know, I know. Bad Mommy, M&M's AND pizza? Well, they had pretzels and fruit too, so we're good.) and their water cups, started the car and turned on the a/c. I then grabbed my phone, why, I don't know and hopped out of the car pulling the door to behind me.

This is where the weird time shift starts.

As I pulled the door closed, time froze and I saw my door was locked. How could that be??? I always click it open TWICE to make sure it's unlocked. I then saw that the passenger door was locked as well. As I grabbed the van's side door I had just shut I heard the dreaded, CLICK!

AAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOCKED MY THREE KIDS IN THE CAR WITH IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHO does that???

(hand raised) ummm, I guess that would be me...

I look in the window at them and they are all just smiles happily eating their treat.

I tried every door to no avail. I burst into Bouncing Angels to announce to the owner and my friend my predicament they instantly called Pop-A-Lock and got them on their way. The owner came out and we took turns playing peek-a-boo through the window.

I tried my best to explain the situation to them, basically shouting at the top of my lungs so they could hear me. I think I also informed half of Savannah of my actions and got a few well-deserved "crazy lady in the parking lot" stares as well. I re-assured them that all was well and we would be on our way soon. After a few "ready to GO's" from them, they fell asleep.

Praise the Lord! No tears, no fights, just M&M's and Zzzzzzzzz.

Shortly after, my hero, the Pop-A-Lock man showed up and reunited me with my sleeping brood. He commented that I was very calm and that most people are freaking out. I commented back that the a/c was on and they were asleep, so I didn't need to really worry at that moment.

The second he left I had to hold back the bile rising in my throat. It hit me.

They are okay and that's all that matters, but man I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THAT!

*sigh* *deep breath*

All's well that ends well.

I may be getting a necklace to sport an extra key or two though. I need some new bling. Maybe that could be my medal...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Help save Babies!!!


You may have noticed my March of Dimes Fundraiser Bar on the side. Dove, the Boys and I will be walking in the March For Babies here in Savannah at the end of April. We started walking the year we had the Boys and this will be our 3rd event!!!

We are and were so incredibly blessed that Lex, Brody and Collin are so healthy! They were born at 32 weeks gestation, 8 weeks early. Lex spent 18 days in the hospital and Brody and Collin spent 19. They are such fighters! They all weighed less than 4lbs when they came home! Can you believe that??? It's so hard to imagine my 30 lb Boys that small! But they were. Normally a preemie is delayed physically and developmentally. Once again, our Boys have amazed everyone and are advanced for their age. We are so, so grateful for them and their strength and health.

Not all preemies are so lucky. So many babies are born too soon. We expected it with our Boys, but many people don't. The March of Dimes has provided so much to give these babies a chance. 20 years ago our Boys may not have had much of a shot. Today they and other babies due thanks to the March of Dimes. They fund research that has been crucial in giving babies born early a fighting chance. They provide so many resources for parents thrust into a terrifying world. Imagine your 3lb baby and much smaller hooked up to tubes, respirators and machines.

These are babies that can fit their entire wrist through your wedding band. These babies deserve a chance. The March of Dimes is dedicated, dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Please help us help them.

Sponsor us.

Lex, Brody, Collin, Dove and I thank you from the absolute bottom of our hearts.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Help!!!

I need a cool blog layout! If someone out there wants to help me, I'd be sooooo grateful!

Happy Monday!

It's 7:30 Monday morning and I have already broken up 2 fights, cleaned up a C-Collin's mess of spit out medicine and yogurt and picked up two boxes of cereal! And they say Monday's drag!

It's going to be a beautiful day here so we are going to spend it outside!

We never have a boring day around here, and I LOVE it!!!

Have a great Monday everyone!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A little circus video!

I know, I know. I have really been stinking, but hey, we have been getting up at 6(even earlier some days, lucky me!) every day for a bit now, so I have been passing out shortly after they do. My me time is dwindling fast!

We had SOOOOOO much fun at the circus! Here are a few pics and a video of us waiting for the main event to start! Enjoy!
P.S. They really did have fun, I just can't seem to get too many smiles on camera, I think I may annoy them with the camera, ha ha!