Monday, July 28, 2008

A trip to the ER...

You would think a trampoline with a net completely around it and all springs covered would be safe for a mom and her two children. Well, friends it is not. Laney, Logan, and I were playing on the trampoline when Laney fell on the trampoline. She was not doing any wild acrobatics just walking on a trampoline. Anyway she fell and immediately began screaming in pain. I was terrified. She wouldn't put any weight on her right leg. After a 4 hour wait in the ER and xrays from her hip to her toes, we found out no broken bones. It appears she has sprained her ankle. It will have to heal on its own. She should be able to put some weight on it within a few days. Poor baby, she is so miserable.

This is just another example anything and everything is a safety hazard with kids. Be careful!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Pet Peeve..

If you read my last post, you know that Laney is on the larger size for her age. I do not know how many strangers and random people at church approach me to ask her age and comment how big she is. First of all I think this is very rude. I don't walk up to strangers in a restaurant and say my you sure are fat for your age. I don't see how you get around. I have actually been told by strangers that she is really big so much bigger than their grand child who is that age or "How do you possibly carry her around?"

Well, here is my advice. The only phrase that should be said to a stranger with a child is "She is cute." I will accept the compliment and we both can go on about our day. Otherwise, say nothing at all.

By the way kids come in all shapes and sizes. I have friends that encounter this same issue when their child appears to be small for their age.

Okay, I am off my soapbox..


Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days. We had a busy weekend.

Friday was Laney's 18 month check up. She now weighs 28lbs. 2 oz. (90th percentile) and is 32 in. tall (60%). She is very healthy according to her Doctor.

Saturday we traveled to an Amish farm with our Sunday School class for dinner. This was quite an experience. It took us 2 hours to get there. Once there you are seated in the basement of a farm house with no air conditioning. You are served Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes family style. It reminded me a little of eating at my Grandma's house passing around the bowls. The food was good but I am not sure I would drive 2 hours to eat there in July again. As we left the farm, we drove with our windows down to embrace the Amish experience. By the end of their driveway, we were ready to roll up the windows and turn up the AC. Back to the real world...

Sunday night was the last night of Bible School at my Mom's church. Logan sang with the group and received his certificate. Yeah Logan!!! We are really trying to talk to him about Jesus but it is challenging to explain God and Jesus to a 3 year old. You get lots of questions like why does Jesus live in the clouds and Can I talk to him on the phone?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

18 months old today

My baby girl is 18 months today. It is amazing how fast the time flies by. It seems like only yesterday I found out I was having a girl. I was so thrilled. She has truly been a blessing in our lives. She is looking more and more like a little girl instead of a baby. Her vocabulary continues to increase. I think she talks more than Logan did at this age. Her favorite word is "shoes". She absolutely loves anything to do with shoes, her shoes, my shoes, even her daddy's shoes. I think we are going to be in trouble when she gets older.

I am so thankful to have such a beautiful family.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

I wanted to give a shout out to my favorite cousins celebrating their 26th birthday today. Happy Birthday Magen and Raven!!! I hope this is the best one yet.

A Great Day in Disguise...

Yesterday I received a call from the daycare that Laney was sick. I was extremely busy at work and dreaded the long afternoon ahead of me taking care of a sick child. I am happy to say that Laney did not seem sick at all. I picked up both kids and we shared a very enjoyable afternoon. We read books and played together. It just made me realize that great opportunities to spend time with your kids come in many packages. I would not have taken yesterday afternoon off intentionally but really enjoyed being home with the kids.

There is always a silver lining...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sibling Rivalry

I think my children have officially entered a new phase. The blissful status of brotherly love has officially ended between big brother and little sister. Now, they always want the same toy. "Mine", "She pushed me." are becoming common phrases in our household. I feel like I am constantly playing the role of a referee. I am hoping they will return to the hugs and kisses that I have become accustomed to. I know deep down they love each other but right now sharing is not in their vocabulary. Any words of wisdom...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July

I am feeling quite patriotic this year. After hearing everyone in the media complain about our country, I would like to say that I am very proud to live in the United States. I believe this is the greatest country in the world.

The kids are celebrating with a 4th of July Parade at their school. They are going to be featured on Channel 5 news. They are quite the celebrities. I will try to post pictures later.

I would also like to honor the many men and women that have served in our military. I have posted a link This gentleman is a member of our church. He is a wonderful Christian and the greatest Razorback fan I have ever met. I thought it would be appropriate to honor him on this special holiday.

Be safe and have a wonderful holiday...

Bald Eagle July 4th

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Search for the Perfect Vehicle

Please pray for us as we search for a replacement vehicle for Chad's truck. This can become a subject that causes great tension in our household. We spend a great deal of time in this vehicle since Chad's company furnishes the fuel. We want to find something that meets Chad's work needs but still provides the comfort of a family vehicle. Chad wants a truck and I want an SUV.

Maybe, this could be our compromise...if we can find one that fits our budget.

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche