Thursday, December 07, 2006

We are officially moving in!!

Well, I know it's been a while, and this post won't be much better, but here it goes. We are officially in our new home in OK. We moved in on Monday and got connectedback to cable, internet, and phone today. Now, we just have to get the boxes unpacked. Hopefully by the end of the weekend we will be completely box free and have our Christmas decorations up. I will load some pictures soon to share...just have to find the camera, LOL.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Am I really that horrible of a person????

Okay so today I resigned from a play group that I have been a member of since 2004. I started taking the boys so they would have others their age to play with and then about a year ago, when Robert left on one of his deployments, we stopped really participating because we moved back to MO to be with family. Well during this time there was a flurry of new members, which of course being out of state I never met, anyway there have been some problems, but I never thought it would get so bad I'd think about resigning.

For future reference this is the ticker I'm talking about...

This morning, I come across this email...

DOD WE OR DO WE NOT HAVE A NO NUDITY RULE ON THIS BOARD? Because, I got tell y'all, I am so sick of seeing Jennifer's naked little girl. We've got members with weirdo husbands and boyfriends and who knows who else on here and really, there's no problem posting a naked picture of your kid? UM, something AIN'T RIGHT here. It's offensive. Perhaps not to everyone, but to me, it is.

First off, I didn't even think about the picture being there. It's Kaitlyn's 12 month picture, and I don't see anything wrong with it. Second, I think that if she had a problem with it, it couldhave been handled differently. So I wrote this back because I was really frustrated...

I'm so sorry to have offended you. That has been on her ticker forever! I'm done! This is absolutely ridiculous. First we throw members out who are looking for support and now this. This group has become a place I no longer for comfortable and most of the members just aren't what I'm looking for for me kids. And since I'm moving no point in staying.

XXXXXX, you have my email if you want to contact me.


Okay so while I most likley would have resigned soon anyway, due to the move, this isn't the way I wanted it. I feel like it was benefitting the boys and I should have stuck it out longer, but I don't want to deal with people who think I'm a bad person. I honestly forgot the picture was on there...I had to physically go look for the picture so I knew what was being spoke of at the time.

So I get this back...

Actually, it was handled through a moderator. You were the reason for the no nudity rule. However, you apparently need to be smacked over the head with the obvious to catch a subtlety, so I did. I would say I'm sad to see you go, but I really thought you were a nuisance on the group anyway, what with the pecans in the graveyard crap that you pulled, so bye.

Then I wrote this and blocked her email because I don't want to deal with it anymore...

Well, I was never contacted by a moderator in response to my ticker and that should have been done if that was a problem. You are apparently one of those people that believe the rules only apply to others! I believe that nudity clause was placed due to another forward in the group of a little boy peeing in the backyard naked. If you want honesty, I didn't even know what picture you were talking about until I looked. That was a picture of my daughter from 12 months old, and I found nothing wrong with it. If it was something I wouldn't have displayed in my own home I wouldn't have it on my email. Sorry you think I am such a horrible person. I'm glad to be rid of you as well, apparently the feeling is mutual.

I just feel like this group has become so high schoolish, and why should I expse my kids to that. There have also been other problems in the group...I mean, just the other day theybanned another member who no one had ever met due to problems with her ex or soon to be ex-husband. This girl was just looking for support with her divorce and such and they just ban her becasue people don't want to be exposed to her ex. I've always been taught to get to know people before making a judgement, but apparently not everyone is raised like that.

Oh well, I guess I just feel like cliques were formed and I was pushed out. And it does kind of hurt, but such is life. I guess we will move on and be better off without this group in our lives.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Well it's finally official, we are moving to Oklahoma!!!! I can't wait to be closer to family and back in the Midwest. It seems like so long since I've lived within a days drive of home. Anyway, now the fun begins. We have our pre-inspection on Monday, so I have to get things cleaned up for that. Then we are packing out the 12th and 13th. My birthday is the 14th. Our final inspection on the house is the 18th, Robert finals out of the base on the 20th and then we are planning on leaving on the 23rd. It all seems to be happening so fast and I hope things go smoothly. Only time will tell if w can get everything done in time. Well, that's all I have for now...Hopefully I will have more updates soon, but we shall see...I need to post some more new pictures soon too.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Reenlistment Today!

Well like the title says today is the day Robert commits to another term in the AIr Force. Although this is sooner than we had planned on doing it, it all works out for the best, hopefully my next post will have something about our orders in it. We are very mcuh looking forward to moving, but nothing can get done until we have hard copy orders. Such is life in the Air Force.

SO anyway, our weekend...not much to tell really. Friday night Patrick was sent to the ER for his constipation. OUr ped wanted him to have a barium enema, but apparently they cna't do one after 5pm because that department goes home, so we spent 3+ hours in the ER waiting for Patrick to use the bathroom. After a babylax glycerin enema he finally did. We were released to go home with another enema for the morning and a new med for the weekend. On Saturday we went back for the barium enema. This is a test where they take a seris of xrays of your colon. I will spare the details, but it wasn't fun. He cried the entire time, and we were still left with no answers.

After that we went and did some Halloween shopping and got lunch and went home for pizza that they were supposed to get Friday but since we weren't home they didn't get it. We got the rest of the kids costumes and Robert's costume so I am now the only one without one. I think we will be getting mine this weekend..after payday.

Sunday we went to church, the kids went to Sunday school, and then we went to the local Corn Maze in ID. It was fun until the last of 3 mazes and then Patrick decided he didn't want to walk...needless to say Robert's back and shoulders weren't feeling too well when we left. The place also ran out of water, so I ended up with a slight case of heat exahustion...not fun. I was not geeling well last night, but thank goodness I am fine this morning. Here are some pictures from the maze.

Daddy and the kids.
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Eating lunch.
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Mommy and Kaitlyn.
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The boys lead the way.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Well, I've got quite a bit I want to write about right now...

First, Patrick went to his ped yesterday for a follow up on his chronic constipation. And the news wasn't what we wanted to hear. She did an x-ray to see if he had been able to clear the stool out of his body, and it appears he is still very full. At this time we are going to try suppositories, milk of magnesia, and continue with his current dose of Miralax. Then he will have a follow up x-ray and appointment on Monday. Considering that his stools have been really loose, almost to the point of liquid is a concern to everyone. I really though we would go in and be told we could back up on his Miralax dose, but we re being told the opposite. Now just so everyone knows, this isn't just an issue that popped up. This is something we tried dealing with an home before ever taking him to the Dr. I've increased his fiber, given him apple juice, tired increasing his fruit and vegetable intake (which is hard since he's a picky eater), and that kind of stuff. He's been on this Miralax for a month now and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I don't know what the next step is, but I have a feeling we will be finding out on Monday.

Also, we still don't have our orders to move!!! We are getting beyond frustrated at this point. We've known where we are going for almost 2 months and no one can seem to get us our orders. Robert has had to reenlist in order to get them. Not that this is a bad thing, but he was only able to reenlist for 4 years instead of the 6 that we had originally planned. Not that big a deal, but if we had been told sooner it could have been taken care of a while ago. Instead here we sit and wait. As far as we know we are still supposed to be at our new duty station by October 30th, and we still don't have a date and time set to pack our belongings. Again, I say I am beyond frustrated!

And last, but not least...for the first time since they started school, Michael didn't want to go to school. He thought his Daddy had left during the night for a long time again and didn't want to go to school without Daddy. Needless to say, Robert had to come home from work to see him get on the school bus. It was the first time I had realized how much him being in and out of the kids' lives had affected them. I'm so happy he is home and will be for a while.

Although that was a lot of random stuff it sure feels good to get it out. Thanks for reading it you made it this far.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Robert's HOMECOMING!!!

As I'm sure you have all guessed by now, Robert is HOME!!!! He came home on September 5th. It was wonderful for me and the kids and everyone loved seeing him again. The pictures aren't great since it was late due to airline problems, but here they are...

Waiting for Daddy to get off the plane.
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The boys go right to Daddy!
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Kaitlyn getting a Daddy kiss after 2.5 months.
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Kaitlyn, it's late and some strange guy has me...Mommy help.
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Well, he seems to like me.
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I hope you all enjoy!

Just so everyone knows, Kaitlyn warmed up to Robert about a day later. Now she runs around the house going Daddy, are you?


Sorry these took so long...I've got the pictures from the boys first day of school!!! They've been going to school for almost 2 weeks and they love it. That's most likel an understatment for them. Anyway, without further dlay, pictures from the first day of school...

Eating breakfast.
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Michael and Patrick, all dressed and ready to go.
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Michael, Mommy can we go yet!
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Patrick, I'm ready now.
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Outside of school ready to go in.
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Michael hanging up his backpck.
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Patrick hanging up his backpack.
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Bye Mom, we are playing now.
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I hope you all enjoy they are getting so big!!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Michael & Patrick's First Day of school

I can't believe the boys went to school today. They even road the bus home! I can't believe they are old enough for all of this. And guess what THEY LOVED IT!!!! Patrick has already told me he wants to go back to school on the school bus. He was very upset when I told him not tommorrow, but hte next day. I'm sure he won't be too disappointed since he will get to go to the airport today and see his Daddy.

So, they loved school, but how did Mommy do? I did okay. I didn't think I would make it out without crying, but I did. It's kind of strange because for 3 years my life has revolved around them and now I can actually take some time for me. I went and ran a couple of errands with just me and Kaitlyn, came home, put Kaitlyn down for a nap. I didn't have to worry aboutthw boys waking her up. And then I got the counters clean and cleared, the dishes done, and the laundry started. All in about an hour. I have to say it was nice. I could definately get used to this.

I will post pictures in a bit...I have to get the loaded first. I'll be back soon.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Wow we have a lot going on tomorrow. I'm tired just thinking about it, but in reality it's all good stuff. And it all starts first thing tomorrow morning. We have to be up early for the boys' First Day of school! Can you believe the little 3 lb 11 oz and 3 lb 13 oz boys born 3 years ago at 31 weeks gestation are ready to go to preschool? I can honestly say I can't, but time has really flown by and we are at this point. Hopefully things will go well and it won't be a fight. Judging by this morning I'm not sure yet. I will be sure and update when I can tomorrow.

On another great note, ROBERT comes home TOMORROW!!!!!!! Me and the boys are doing our homecoming signs today and then we are all headed to the airport tomorrow night to pick him up. I can't believe we are finally at the end of this training. Thank God for keeping us all safe and bringing him home again.

The boys don't know what to be more excited about so tomorrow should be fun. Since Thursday I've been telling them how many more naps and night nights until Daddy gets home. And this morning they woke up and told me, "Mommy only one more sleep until Daddy is home, YAY!" It was so cute.

Anyway, we are headed out. I'll update tomorrow if I can...And hopefully I'll have lots of pictures of my two big boys.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Coming to terms

Well life has preceded as much as I tried not to let it last night. I was really hoping I would go to sleep and wake up to find out he is still coming home, but as usual, no such luck. I still am very upset, but there is nothing I can do, but go on and start my countdown again. I guess I will just look forward to lunch and computer shopping on Wednesday now.

The thing that hurts the most is he is missing another first. One that he and the boys were really looking forward to. I mean you only have ONE first day of school. I can't reproduce the excitement and nervousness that all of us will feel that day. I mean I can make a big deal out of the second day, but it's still not the same.

In this year...September 2005 to September 2006 he has been gone for 7 months! He missed Kaitlyn's first time crawling, her first baby food, her first time sleeping through the night, the first time she sat up by herself. He missed her first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. And then he was home for about 5 months and left again, now only to miss the boys' first day of school. And I know this is the life we decided to live, but that doesn't make missing things any easier on him, me, or the kids.

I guess I'm still coming to terms with all of this and it just might take me until he arrives home.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Heart broken

That is really all I can say right now. I guess I should be happy my crying has finally stopped. I just got word around 1pm that Robert will not be returning home on Saturday like we had thought for the last two weeks. Instead it will be Tuesday late at night. I'm heart broken and beside myself right now. The thought of another weekend without him is just something I cringe thinking about. I know in the grand scheme of things this really isn't a big deal, but right now it hurts!

I'm sad he is going to miss all the school preparations and the first day of school for the boys. I feel like he misses so much and this was one thing he wasn't going to miss and it got yanked right out from under him because of one person. I know I need to forgive this person, but right now this isn't on my agenda...I will deal with that later, right now I'm thinking much later. I feel like my whole week has been reset. I know God won't give me more than I can handle so I must be able to do this, but I just didn't want to deal with this. Life is so unfair at times.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Only 6 days to go...will it be over soon?

Well yesterday was a bad day. My family all left and I was here alone with the three kids for the first itme since Robert left. Kind of a bad situation for me since I don't do well with daying goodbye and I still have a week until Robert returns. The good news, I made it through!! Robert was finally able to calm me down and get me to take the kids out for lunch and a trip to Walmart. Not only that, but we also made a trip to see a movie on base in the evening. All in all it ended up being a good day. I can say, I'm not one that enjoys saying goodbye to anyone I'm close to, but I know I have to get through to Saturday for Robert and the kids. It may not be easy, but somehow I have to manage.

It's kind of frustrating that all the things we were doing in the summer have come to a complete hault last week. I had been taking the kids to a movie every Tuesday and then lunch and things liek that, but they all end since school is getting ready to start up around here.

On that note, the boys will be starting preschool sometime after Labor Day!! They will be going 4 days a week from about 9-12. I'm so excited to have some one on one time with Kaitlyn. It will be nice and I know the boys will benefit from preschool.

And, as I draw this post to a close...we are moving in a little over 1 month!! I'm excited, but scared of what the new place will hold for us. I mean it took me 5 1/2 years to get involved here and I'm wondering if I'm going to have the same problem there. Anyway, more to come, Kaitlyn needs a nap.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

It's official...

I talked to Robert a few hours ago and was told that his plane tickets have been changed at no cost to us!!! That means he is for sure coming home on September 2nd!!!! I'm so excited less than 2 weeks to go until our family is together again.

That exciting news and now some not so great news. Patrick went to the doctor on Monday and was diagnosed with chronic constipation. Since yesterday we started medication to control it. We were also officially given the diagnosis FTT. As much as I'm not happy with that diagnosis I'm happy they are taking step to improve his weight, he is 3 years old and only weighs, barely 30 lbs. I know it could be wose, but he still won't eat much and has a problem with weight gain.

Anyway, I will post pictures soon as we are going to the waterpark tomorrow. Michael is really looking forward to it, and for that matter, so am I!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Okay, I couldn't be more excitied tonight. I just got word that Robert will be returning from school earlier than we thought. Now mind you all of this is pending getting the flights rearranged, but it's looking good! He will be calling travel and working on that aspect of things on Monday. I'm so excited because that means, should the boys start school on the 5th of September, he should be here for that. I was upset that he was going to miss their first day of school. So, that means, only like 2 more weeks and he will be home.

This separation, although easier than most, has been really hard. The boys are old enough now to realize what is going on and Kaitlyn keeps asking for her Daddy on a daily basis. I think she is learning to accociate him with the phone because everytime the phone rings she runs around saying Daddy, are you? Translation...Daddy where are you? She has also started making a kissing noise whenever you put the phone up to her, TOO CUTE!

I can't wait for him to be home and get going with this move. I'll be so happy once we are moved and settled into a new place!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

15 Months, where did the time go?

My oh my, where did my baby go? Can anyone find that little sweetie that I brought home from the hospital after 6 days, because I think we lost her along the way. The little one I see before me is anything but little! Kaitlyn is now 15 months old! I can't believe how much she has grown and turned into a wonderful, smart little girl, but she is a drama queen. Anyway, I took her to the doctor for her 15 month well baby check up and she is almost 22 lbs!! She was 21.6 lbs and 28 1/2 inches. I don't know where that puts her on the growth curve since we didn't see her ped, but I'm sure she is growing fine. The bad news is she got THREE shots! I didn't think she was going to get any, but apparently I was wrong. Boy was she mad. But she came home took a small nap and then was good to go. It was like nothing happened. I'm so glad she is good for shots, especially right now with Robert being gone...the last thing I need is a really crabby baby.

So, I got the pictures back today from our photo shoot on Monday. Let me say they tunred out great!!!! I am really happy with what we got, the only bad thing is Patrick is only in the family shot since he was being the stubborn child he is and and didn't want his picture taken. I guess that's life with three kids, one is bound not to cooperate for pictures at sometime or another. I don't know how many I can post here, but I'll try to get as many as possible on here.

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There are more, but the rest are just playing with these mostly. Like doing different colors and what not...let me know what you think. I LOVE them.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

So frustrated!

Okay, so Robert has been gone since June 18th, Father's Day, that in itself is frustrating, but at to that taking care of three kids and my sister since then. So anyway, I usually do the yard Monday morning, but we had something to do and wouldn't you know...I got written up for not doing the yard. I was planning on doing it in the afternoon, but apparently I got inspected before then, Go figure. So anyway after getting took me 4 hours to take care of the yard since our lawn mower is deciding to be tempermental.

Anyway, good news from yesterday, the kids and I went and had photos done, but SSSHHH, don't tell Robert they are a suprise and he has no clue yet. I'm really hoping to get some GREAT shots. The only bad thing is Patrick wasn't being cooperative so we didn't get any individual pictures of him. Oh well one of them was bound not to cooperate. I mean with 3 kids 3 and under what can I expect. She also took some pictures of just me. Which I'm really excitied for since I can't remember the last time I had pictures taken of myself. I even have very few candid ones since I'm almost always the one behind the camera.

The other thing is, I'm kind of sad :( Kaitlyn turns 15 months old tommorrow. It really seems like she was just born yesterday. How can she already be a 15 month old drama queen?? And can anyone explain how a little girl can have so much attitude? She is seriously turning into a diva! She has learned how to climb anything and everything! She climbs the couch, the stiars, the dining room table, her brothers...I mean I can't keep up with her. I can't believe we are talking about having another with the way she acts, LOL. No in all seriousness she is the sweetest, and most bueatiful little girl and all the kids are definate blessing from God. I wouldn't trade them for anything!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A new place

I've decided to start a new place to share with family a friends what is going on with our life in the Baker household. I figure with us moving a few people might want to stay in touch. I hope this turns into a good thing for me...more to come soon.