Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

A bat, a skeleton, and Sleeping Beauty had a fun night on the town!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Pumpkin Puker

Campbell did not do so well with pumpkin carving last night. She was very excited and had been asking for days to put the face on the pumpkin. She gave us no warning of her "trick" which was definitely not a "treat."

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Birthday to the happiest twins on the planet. It was a great third birthday at our house. We had a pizza party and opened presents. As I was cleaning up downstairs I heard a THUMP upstairs in the kitchen. My over eager beavers wanted to see their cake just a few minutes too early. You guessed it, the cake was on the floor. I was too stunned to get pictures but I do have some pictures of them opening presents. Now, at 3 the gender differences are beginning to show. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Disney Bound!

Less than one week and we are headed here:

Yes, you are correct, Walt Disney World, the mouse house, nirvana, what ever you may choose to call it. Little Miss Bella is sooooo excited to see the Princesses. Truly, I don't think Lily ever got that excited about a trip to Disney. I will be sure to post lots of pictures.

We are leaving on Saturday to spend a few days in Ft. Lauderdale with my parents and then we will travel up to Orlando with them. After the nightmare on the airplane two trips ago I have either wisely or foolishly (time will tell) invested in these:

This is the CARES Airplane Restraint System. It is FAA approved so an excellent alternative to car seats. But it will still keep my little monkey safely sitting while on the plane. Am I buying them for safety? No, I really am not. Since my hubby is a pilot and a airline safety guru I know that in the event of an accident it isn't going to matter. However, I don't want to be one of those people who get kicked off the plane when my two-year old twins can't sit still for 3 hours. When we took the huge Britax Marathon seats to San Antonio in April it was wonderful. They sat still and didn't complain once. Why? They are use to sitting in their seats. So I am hoping the same theory applies here. For 79.99 a piece it better or back they go. I will keep you posted.

More later!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Headed back to the doctor

Well, here it is Friday. Four full days after I posted the pictures above of Aiden's toe. We are headed back to the doctor today since as of last night he had a temperature of 103.8. So, is it still the toe? Is it simply a virus? I can tell you he is acting sick which is so unlike him. Last night he got down from the dinner table on his own accord, after not taking a bite, didn't say one word and walked upstairs, laid down in his bed and went to sleep. Can you say strange? Never has my child acted like that. So off we go to my most trusted pediatrican this afternoon.

Monday, July 7, 2008

You Can't Be Serious?

After waiting for three hours on Sunday night in urgent care at Children's and after the nurse told me that my son's toe was infected (notice the red creeping up his leg) the good doctor (ur, resident) came in and told me that it wasn't indeed infected but it was a callous. "Your joking, right? Not infected. Umm, that is not what the nurse said," I exclaimed. "What is this red inflammation creeping up his leg," I asked. "Well the callous might be sore," the good doctor said. Right!!!

So I asked for antibiotics just in case it got worse. She reluctantly gave them to me. Last night, (Monday) he started to run a fever and was very quiet and didn't want to move. Thank God for my cousin-in-law who is a paramedic who came over and lanced it and drained it. We started him on the antibiotic and today (Tuesday) it looks a little better. At least it is not worse.

I took the pictures as we will follow up with his wonderful pediatrician on Friday. I plan to show him these pictures. I know medicine is a "practice" but come on. What if I took her word for it and moved on and didn't keep an eye on it? What if my cousin wasn't able to help? It is just so frustrating and truly what do I have to complain about. That is minor, trivial, compared to what many families are facing right now.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Please pray for Kennedy!

For those of you in my limited readership I have a favor to ask of you. Please pray for little Kennedy who has undergone spinal surgery. Kennedy's mom Renee is an amazing women and I follow her blog which is just so wonderful and puts mine to shame. Kennedy and her entire family truly need your prayers right now as she recovers from major spine surgery. You can check out her mom's blog and follow her progress at Life with My Special K's

Thank you all so much!

My Oberlin Model Home

This is a video of my house! Well, the model of my house. I could only wish mine was that clean or that well decorated. My husband aspires our home to one day look like this!

Thursday, May 29, 2008



Welcome to my first post! Welcome to my journey. If you have stumbled upon this blog please leave a comment. I decided to write to chronicle my blessed and crazy life. I want my kids to be able to look back some day and really know what day to day life was like and to remember the small memories.

I am a full-time working mother of 3. I have twins who are 2 and an 8 year old. I also have a wonderful husband who does more than his share (most days.) I often wonder how I manage to compose a fairly competent sentence working full time at home and at my job. But here I am.

Today I am busy getting ready for a week long business trip where I will leave my poor husband alone to work like a dog at work and at home. Did I mention he just got back today from a business trip of his own

May 2008

May 2008
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