Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Isn't that cute!

Kaitlyn is getting so big. I hope you enjoyed that little movie as much as we did last night.

Now for the not so fun part. We are dealing with the sickies again. I took Michael to the doctor on Monday due to drainage from his tubes, and guess what...He has an ear infection! ARRGH, this is frustrating. And now Patrick is complaining about his ears, so we are headed back to the Dr this afternoon. Patrick also has a REALLY bad cough, so hopefully this isn't anything too bad and he will be all better soon. He is on his 2ND day out of school, so hopefully it will get better quickly. Kaitlyn seems to be doing good, but has a cough so I'm just hoping no one else gets sick. We are in for another cold spell too, so I will be staying in the nice warm house with them all week/weekend to try and get them better for next week. I'll let everyone know what the Dr says today.

I'm off for now.

Kaitlyn's prayer

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I've been so busy with life. You might think a SAHM just sits around and does nothing, but that is so not true. We've been very busy in our house and it just going to get busier, LOL. I'm glad though because I hate just sitting around doing nothing.

We got our new washer and dryer as of Sunday morning, thank goodness as we NEEDED to do laundry. I love it and I will post some pictures of it soon.

The boys started Smart Start Basketball yesterday. It's a special program for 3 and 4 year olds to teach them the fundamentals of a sport. They can't wait to actually start trying to play. They each got two basketballs, a t-shirt, a scrimmage jersey, and a players manual. It will require us working with them at home, but I think they will really enjoy it. I was hoping they would get to play soccer this summer on a team, but it looks like they just miss the age cut off. I think they will be able to play in the fall. They keep telling me they want to play and I think this is a great time for them to start. It will also be good for them to be around other kids their own age and hopefully make some friends.

Michael started speech therapy again on Monday. He really seems to like it.

Friday, January 19, 2007

If it's not one thing it's another

Well as most people will say, if it's not one's another and so that' where we are today.

It all started yesterday when I decided to do laundry. I got everything loaded, like always, started the washer...heard water running left the room. Didn't think anything of it until lunch time. I remembered I had a load in and needed to switch it and get the next load going. I go into the laundry room, lift the lid to the washer, and do you know what I see?? A washer full of water!! It never finished cycling. So, I play with the dial, check the electricity in the room, everything I can think of and nothing works. It won't drain, cycle, or even start for that matter. So, I call Robert on his cell phone...he has no clue what I'm talking about. He comes home and looks at it and can't figure it out. We go out for the evening, and come home and he attempts to take it apart to no avail...couldn't get inside without a lot more work than he wanted to put in it at 9:00 pm, so he tried to turn it on. Guess actually turns on and starts going. Okay, it's a little loud, but if it will drain I'll take it. We decide to stay up with it while it cycles to see if we can figure out what's going on. It went fine for about 10 minutes, when we hear it shut off. What is going on? We go look and it hasn't drained or anything. He said I think it's the motor, so I guess now we have to go look for a new washer at least. If I have to replace one I'm thinking we might be better off just to replace both, but I don't know right now...this just isn't something I want to deal with right now. I have no way to do laundry and we have a big winter storm coming in that is supposed to give us between 5-12 inches of snow. I don't want to have to deal with all of this at once!!!! And I know God won't give me more than I can handle and everything happens for a reason, but I have no clue where money for a new washer is coming from. I fell like every time we start to get ahead, we fall farther and farther behind...UGH! Thanks for listening...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

One week and more expected

Well as of today the boys haven't gone to school in a week. I didn't realize how old they are really getting until having them home full time again. I will have to find them something to do this summer or I'm going to go nuts. Anyway, we did get ice and sleet, but not near as bad as the weathermen predicted. It might have been a couple inches total over the weekend. Anyway the boys were out of school Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day, but then starting Tuesday they've been out because of the weather. They don't have the ability to clear roads here, so road conditions are hazardous for buses and such so we just cancel school. And while I agree that this is good for safety reasons, I'm beginning to wonder how many days of school they are planning on tacking on at the end of the year. They've already taken away 2 holidays...none of which affect the boys since they don't go to school on Fridays.

The other thing is, I'm going crazy!! I really need that time with them in school. That's when I can get the cleaning and housework done, and with them home it's a bear to find time for that. I finally got some of it done yesterday and Robert was very thoughtful when he got home, but I feel like I'm neglecting it during times like this. I wonder how this summer is going to go...I guess at least then I will be able to send them outside in the backyard.

The bad news of all of this is they are calling for another round of winter storms to hit us this weekend! We are being predicted to get 5-10 inches of snow, most of which will fall on Saturday. I hoping if won't be that bad, but I really don't think the boys will be going back to school next week either...only time will tell.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Is the world coming to an end??

Last night we went to Walmart couldn't find a parking space in the parking lot. Needless to say we didn't even try the store. Now I understand that we are having an ice storm coming in, but my goodness. People are acting like it is the end of the world and they won't be able to get out for at least a week. They are calling for it to be bad this weekend, starting today and ending on Sunday. Then we decided well we will go on base to the BX and Commissary. The BX was completely out of salt so that was a no go. And the Commissary was as bad as Walmart! The line wrapped around the whole store. Now mind you they have a queue for people that is two lanes, and it addition to that it wrapped around from the diary section to the produce, and this was less than an hour before closing. So imagine you local grocery store that bad and you will know what I'm talking about. The good thing for us was I was able to get everything I need in less than 15 items so we got to go through the express line. I was smart and went and got my WIC while the kids were in school, of course that is a totally different store since I ended up leaving my wallet there, but was recovered and everything was in it...I only left it for about 5 minutes and the cashier had found it immediately.

I understand the weather is going to get bad, but I guess people don't keep anything on hand here, of well hopefully it won't be too bad.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Two posts in one day, WOW

I must be caught up on housework, LOL. These are the remaining pictures I promised...enjoy

These were taken at the OKC Science Center.
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These are the OKC zoo.
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And now Halloween, well apparetnly this is the only one I have actually form Halloween. The rest are form Boo at the Zoo, a few days prior.
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Okay, I've put up too many as it is for now. Hope it didn't take too long to get through them.

Funny story...

Too bad I forgot to take pictures.

But anyway, last night I was giving the kids a bath. Kaitlyn had gotten a Christmas present from our friends in WA and it was a bath finger painting set. Anyway, they were all playing with it and I decided it was time to wash her and get her out. Well, that all went like it should, no problems. Got her out and sent her to her Daddy to get ready for bed. Well, I told the boys I'd be back in a minute I needed to go in the other room. So I go and I'm doing some stuff and I hear Mommy, Mommy, KK's in the bath. Well I thought they meant she was in the bathroom, but nope. After a couple more times of hearing that I hear Robert come upstairs. I guess he found Kaitlyn fully DRESSED in the bath tub plying with the boys!!! He brought her to me in the other room and she was soaking wet. Needless to say, she needed dry jammies and a new diaper.

Less learned, make sure the bathroom door is clicked closed before leaving the room with a toddler on the loose.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Life is back to normal...almost

I can't wait for the boys to return to school. I know that sounds bad, but it's not because they are bad or driving me crazy, but more because I feel like they don't get enough stimulation at home right now. I'm just so busy trying to keep up with the housework and Kailtyn, I feel like they get the short end of the stick, if you know what I mean.

I really came on here to share some of our Christmas photos...hopefully I can remember what I'm doing, LOL.

These are from Christmas...I'll post some from the time between WA and here in a separate post...

Okay, it's a little cheesy, but it's the best I could get.
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This year's Santa picture
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Our Family, taken Christmas Eve
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The boys opening presents
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Kaitlyn opening presents
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Kaitlyn sitting in her new chair (Thanks Aunt Tina!)
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I think that's all the Christmas ones I'm going to share. I have more, but I have laundry to do. I might be back later with another post with pictures from before Christmas...including Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Another New Year

Okay so yes as usual this is late. I just don't know what id going on with seems to be passing me by as usual...Let me update....Oh starting back just before we left WA!!!

On Oct. 20th, I got word that my Grandma had passed away. It was very unexpected and really took me off guard. If certain people, in personnel had done their job right we most likely would have made it for the funeral, unfortunately that did not happen. We got to Kansas City a couple days afterwards. I miss my Grandma, but I'm happy she isn't suffering anymore and I know I will see her again some day.

We were in Kansas City for Halloween and left there on Nov. 2nd and arrived in OK. We got here only to find out we didn't have a house for another month. Now living a month in a hotel with 3 children 3 and under is NOT fun. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but needless to say we lived and moved into our new house like I posted on Dec. 4th.

We are loving the new area. The boys are going to school 4 days a week, half a day. They are on winter break right now. They go back on Jan. 9th, and we are all looking forward to getting back on schedule.

I did find the camera, and I just need to load the pictures and I will post them. Hopefully I'll also get better at posting here too.

Until next time......