Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Have a *SPOOKY* day!

 From the TurtleMan, Ye Ye!
 From Luigi and his friend Mario!

 And from Jack o Lantern!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Retail Therapy works!

Yesterday was a crazy day with two different incidents involving vomit!
Babe got choked on a piece of candy and I had to do the Hiemlich on him which got the candy and everything in his stomach out.
LG would come home early from school and coughed so hard he vomited in the van.
Needless to say we are all fine, but LG is home from school today due to a fever last night.
So he and I decided to put the vomit behind us and shop!
Here's to a vomit free Wednesday!
LG in the Lego aisle at Target! His favorite - he could hang out here all day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Super Food

Scored some $15 per pound late season Salmon at Whole Foods today. So the Man and I are putting up 10 lbs in the freezer. Yum Yum Yum.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Took a second between washing supper dishes and reading time with LG to snap a pic of our nice sunset this evening.
Just makes me wish I was sitting on Aunt Jean's porch!

Lack of Photos not Adventures

Well, I managed to take a grand total of 11 photos in the last week.  Very likely one of the lowest photo counts ever and its wasn't that we were too busy, it just that I wasn't reaching for the camera very much. 
It was fall break this weekend, so we had no school on Thursday or Friday. I'm happy to say we didn't go anywhere. Thursday the van wasn't even started, which is always nice.
Buddy had a sleepover Wednesday and then went to a sleepover on Thursday. LG and I just hung out trying to practice his reading.  Babe was wild as ever!

 Lunch Duty: It was very color balanced with the browns and greens.
 Hotel Transylvania the Movie!  We went out to eat and to the movies Friday night as our big adventure for fall break and I'm happy to report Babe made it through the entire movie without a major fit. It was a pretty cute movie and one we will likely watch again later.
Last night, after I put Babe to sleep I got ready to go to bed and found these sneaky boys fast asleep in my bed. They were so cute I almost didn't want to move them, but I love my bed so much, I did. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekly Recap

Seems like I can only get myself together enough to blog on Monday's - not a good habit. But regardless here's whats been happening.

Wednesday night (Thursday AM), Babe makes his way to our bed where he proceeds to vomit on M.E., the Man, our bed, and bedding making a huge mess.  He and I had to take a shower at 12:30 AM.  Not a fun evening, although he seemed happy as can be.
He never vomited again, but got diarrhea that evening.

In the meantime, LG had his first ever flag football game.

 It was near dark, so I couldn't get very good pictures. But LG carried the ball once for about 5 yards.  We wound up tying them with two touchdowns each.

Friday Babe had many, many diaper changes and I did laundry. After school and chores, we took all the boys over to Judy's for a sleepover.  LG was beside himself about his very first sleep over. I was really nervous about Babe and his stomach -  he hadn't eaten in two day, but I knew Judy could handle it.
The Man and I had date night. Jack White in concert. And it was the best concert of all time. He played two full sets and had a blast.  We got home very late but I was up and at 'em by 7 AM on Saturday.
I picked up all the boys at 8. Babe had slept all night and not had one bad diaper.  Amazing.
LG had so much fun and was excited for his second football game.  Sorry no pics. We won 12-6. 

Immediately after the game, LG and I headed home to pack the truck for the annual Mom and Me campout.  I was really excited about this, because I always love the Mom & Me and this year was LGs turn. We got on the road at 11AM and it was raining. Storms forecasted for the entire day - yikes.
Despite the rain we managed to do a few quick activities between storms.

 He love shooting bow and arrows. He didn't manage to hit the target but got pretty close. 
By the time we got to the zip line, it was already starting to rain again, so my pics didn't turn out very good.  This was pretty cool for him and he loved it. 
We made our way back to camp right after this. I had brought plenty of activities to keep us busy, UNO, Sleeping Queens, travel TROUBLE, and LEGOS.  We sat in the tent along with some other moms and sons and played, talked and visited.  A couple pretty big storms rolled through and by 5 PM, my rented tent was leaking and half our troops moms had left. I was determined to stay and so set up my tent that I brought along as a precaution and set it up inside the rented tent and got us all settle for a long night of rain.
We made our way to supper. Where is stormed again, big time, but hopefully for the last night. Well, come to find out we were under a tornado watch, so they started evactuating the camp, which was the worse decision ever. Really? Put all these Moms and Sons on the road when there was suitable storm shelters on site. Really? I wasn't happy, because it was dark, storming and they wanted us to leave, but told us we could stay if we needed to, but we had to sleep in the mess hall. 
Tired, upset and ready for the adventure to be over, I decided to finally give up and pack up to go home. There was only 5 Moms of about 150 left. When I made this decision the Man said doppler was good, nothing but rain heading our way and currently is wasn't raining, so LG and I packed up and got on the road at 8:15 PM.  Five minutes later the heavens opened up with torrential rain, lightning that was too close, high winds and then hail.  I had to stop in the middle of the road, as I couldn't see a thing. Called the Man in tears, he said he just refreshed doppler and there was a storm that just popped up out of nowhere and I was right in the middle of it and it was bad. I creeped along at 5 mph until I finally made my way off the ranch at which time the rain slacked and I caught up to two more moms trying to get home.  The three of us drove the next 10 miles going about 30 mph often just stopping in the middle of the road as we couldn't see a thing.  I was very scared. 
By 8:45 the wind and rain but died down and I managed to get home at 9:40 PM and got to sleep in my own bed. WOW!  What a Mom & Me experience. 
Yesterday, I had youth group and fell in bed exhausted at 10. I'm really looking forward to fall break this weekend. 


Monday, October 8, 2012

New Leaf, literally!

 Buddy asked, the Man said okay.
 To let Buddy mow the yard, hopefully for the last time this year.
 They went over all the safety rules, how to do it, and how fast to go.
 I think Buddy was a little nervous. And had trouble mowing in a straight line.
I think the Man eventually took over, but at least Buddy got a taste of whats to come next spring.

Friday, October 5, 2012

In the last 10 days...

 I got my new glasses.  They are stronger and at first made M.E. dizzy, but now I'm loving them.  I can see so clearly. yay!
 LG officially began selling boy scout popcorn.  We went up to the Man's office to sell.  They were very generous! 
 Babe loves having chores.  The latest is returning the trash and recycle cans to their spots.

 I organized one shelf in one cabinet.  Its a start and I love my jars.
 Its fall break in KY, so the family arrived last Friday. Yay!  Here Buddy is practicing his October oral report about the Erie Canal.. Low bridge, everybody down, low bridge, we are coming to town.....

It was so fun having the cousins here. The kids played and played and played. 

Last Saturday night was the school auction and the Man and I looked good, but we totally forgot to take a picture. UGH!

 Sunday was the church picnic. LG had so much fun. Buddy took off with his friends, so I didn't see much of him. LG is on the right.
Also Sunday, Buddy had a soccer game.  He didn't get to play much, but it was fun anyhow.
 Babe is totally in love with Uncle.
The fort is built and boys are on guard for attack from Sman. 
Aunt Cream took this. I think on the way to eat.

Monday all the kiddos stayed home from school to play and visit more. We also got to visit with our church friends from KY.  A couple of the guys are doing a job in the area, so their families came out for fall break, as well.  It was so fun.  I had 15 people from KY at my house. I don't think that'll ever happen again.  It was wonderful. 

 Tuesday was picture day for Babe, so all the boys went to school.
 The family decided to get on the road Tuesday night, so Wednesday wouldn't be such a long day.  Here's the kiddos after supper.  It was sad to see them leave, but hopefully we will get together soon. 

I wouldn't have much time to miss them, as in the night Tuesday, Babe had the croup and wound up fighting for his breathe.  He woke up several times upset and having trouble catching his breathe. The third time, it was bad and I really thought he was going to stop breathing. The Man and I were so scared that we actually took him to the hospital.  And they admitted him. 

 After chest xrays (at 2 AM) it was determined that he had a severe case of croup and his windpipe was nearly swelled shut. He was getting plenty of oxygen, just having a hard time getting it. It was a relief to be there, but also a very long day, as they really didn't do anything but monitor him and gave him some steroids (at Noon), which I am very grateful for.  The steroids kicked in about 8 PM (an hour after we got home) Wednesday and he finally had quiet breathing instead of the loud whistling sound.

Like I always say, its an adventure, but one worth having. 

Babe is fine. LG is hoping to get another 'A' on his 5th spelling test and counting the days until his birthday. Buddy is practicing soccer and loving school. The Man suffers from duck fever, but is dove hunting in the meantime. I'm keeping on, keeping on! 

Thanks for reading.