Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pictures finally

Ok, it wasn't me it was Shutterfly. Thank goodness, I thought I was losing my touch. There are a couple of pictures of Cody and the kids with our '66 Mustang. Cody got this car when he was in high school. His senior year someone hit it and he was never able to drive it again. His Pop bought the car then his uncle and then we were able to buy it back 2 years ago when Cody finished residency. Pop fixed it up for the parade so the kids and Cody could ride in it. I am looking forward to having the car here to play around in.

I had the great fortune to be the carpool mom today. So I got to hear things like fart hee hee hee hee (when I wouldn't let them use that word they moved on to toot), I like cows, do you?, We like horses so no else can! ( I have 2 sets of siblings), Did you see that train? That would be cool if we crashed into it (that was my kid), Can we cut our hair today at school? Me: "NO" Well, we have scissors at school, the list could go on... By the way Tori and Cara if you are reading I did tell them they could not cut their hair or anyone else's at school. The whole time I was gone I thought one of them or all of them (4 of the 5 being girls) would come home with a haircut.

Tonight we were at the WT football game I told my mom that this football player looked like he was talking 'trash'. Joshua looked up and asked "why is he talking about trash?"

I know this has to one of my more random blogs...
Stay with me I will get back on track once we get into the new routine.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Great Day

Maude and Joshua started their school today. Maude was all smiles all morning. She finally got to wear her new outfit. Aidan and Joshua were real happy for her. Tonight over dinner they all talked about their day and how great it was. Maude said " I love Miss Janet." She talked about her friend Daily also went to school today. (Daily is Maude's imaginary friend). Daily loved Miss Juanita (the teacher's assistant). So even Daily had a good day. I love Miss Janet and Miss Juanita because they give me the chance to have a few hours of alone time and they also are awesome teachers for my kids.

I have to tell you a few funny things that I heard today...
We were getting into the suburban and Aidan walked up to me and asked if he could drive home! He was completely serious and didn't act like I would say "NO." Where in the world would he get the idea that I would possibly even consider this. Crazy what 1st grade makes you think you can do. "Give me 10 years before you say those words again to mommy."
Then tonight we were eating dinner when I heard him say that his sandwich had really good rockomolly on it. I just kept eating and didn't correct him. Let him be 6 and eat rockomolly. It was really good rockomolly, I thought to myself.
I have pictures but I am having a hard time getting them transferred.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to School

Aidan went back to school today, as a big 1st grader. He was so excited about his locker. We went up last Friday to find out his teacher, meet her and see the classroom. The teacher and I were talking about the kids in his classroom, when Aidan asked her if this little girl from last year was in his class. Mrs. James looked it up and she was, so the teacher and I were excited he knew somebody. He replied he was hoping not she is really mean...
Aidan doesn't have to be at the school until 8:00 but he got up at 7:00am and was ready at 7:01. It was a long 45-50 minutes until we left. He asked that I not go in and that I not take pictures. (Are you crazy?) I assured him only today. I am so happy he loves it and wants to be so independent but come on your first day of school you need your mom.

The two little ones start tomorrow Tues/Thurs school. Maude has had her outfit picked for 2 weeks. I will blog hopefully tomorrow with pictures of them as well as Aidan's first day.
This will be the first time in 6 1/2 years I will have free time. Well, if you consider free time as grocery shopping, cleaning, driving car pool...I am sure I will squeeze in some time for myself.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The tooth is gone

We took Joshua yesterday to get his tooth removed. When we got to the dental office we gave him his medicine to relax him. It took affect really quickly. Cody and I were watching the Little League World Series, when we looked over to find him drooling large amounts. We got him a sip of water and then he was called back. So he naturally hopped up and started walking back, while Cody and I started to discuss he probably shouldn't walk, he fell over and hit his head on the chair. He settled down quickly and did fine through the shots but when they had to dig the root out he became a screaming sad little boy. It wasn't hurting, but with the medicine he started fighting everyone and couldn't figure out what was going on. It was a crazy 20 minutes. He wanted to leave, he wanted to stay, he wanted Dr. Gaynor to pull his tooth(which had already happened), he wanted mommy, he wanted daddy, he wanted whatever he didn't have. I was really thankful Cody went, have you ever tried to hold a 45 pound drunk child? When we got home, he asked when we were going to have his tooth pulled, then stood up, fell over and hit his head on the coffee table. In all of the falls he never got hurt, thankfully. My mom kept him for a little bit while we took Aidan to soccer practice and Maude to open house. She said he told the truth about everything on his mind.
I happy to report this morning he doesn't remember anything and feels fine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Little Detail

My mother informed me that I left out a little detail about the Wal-mart sticker story. I was at her house when I discovered the sticker. I failed to mention that the sticker was 6" long and 1/2" tall, clear with bold black lettering. So let the humiliation roll on...

Also I added a site meter and have found that there are a lot of you reading (like my husband). I hope you are enjoying and I think it is really cool how it is spreading all over the United States.
(My husband said he was reading, the site meter didn't tell me he was.)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Laugh out loud funny

This is a good one, so everyone says. It apparently is blog worthy.
Today we went to Wal-mart (things that happen at Wal-mart should stay at Wal-mart) to pick up 2 things. Cloth to make a tooth fairly pillow and soccer balls for Aidan's team. Joshua learned to tie his shoes today, so I gave him $2.oo that I found in my pocket. So right off the bat he had to pick something with his money. He picked silly string, a couple seconds later he had the lid off. I, along with the rest of you, thought that could not be good, a kid with silly string in Wal-mart. So I made him put it in the cart until we checked out. Well, we ran into friends from Tulia and then Joshua and Maude's teacher for this fall so we ended up in there for an hour or so. I checked out and then Joshua, we made it home with no silly string all over the place. That is were you thought this story was going, wasn't it? Nope not at all. When we got home I noticed I had a sticker on my rear end. This is a natural occurrence when you run around with 4 and 3 year old. So I didn't think much of it, until I peeled it off and it read "Shake well before each use!" Yes, yes I had walked around Wal-mart for over an hour with a sticker on my rear end reading "Shake well before each use." So the next time your 4 year old gives you a love pat check to make sure he didn't add anything with that love pat. He had gotten the sticker from his silly string and just decided to leave it on me for safe keeping I guess.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Went to the dentist today with Joshua. Seems that he had cracked the tooth when he fell in May but it didn't show up on the x-ray. So in the mean time he either hit it again or bit down on something and cracked the root off. We will be going back next Thursday to have it removed and he will have to have a spacer in because it is a bicuspid. I tell you we can't do anything simple.
On a lighter note, we got final four tickets for the Final Four in San Antonio 2008. This is a makeup for when I missed 3 years ago when I got tickets. We found out we got tickets in August 2003 and then I came down with what I thought was West Nile Virus aka Maude. When we found out her due date landed 1-2 weeks around the Final Four I stepped out of my ticket. Let it be known Cody went on with his daughter due within days. No bad feelings because I was promised that one day I would get to go when it came back to San Antonio. Well, my day has arrived and we are all going. This includes the kids, my parents and reluctantly I am letting Cody go. Well, really my dad won the tickets so I guess my dad is letting Cody go. My dad lucky man has gone 3 times and this will be his fourth.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I found this piece of paper that I had jotted down a story about the kids, so I wouldn't forget. I forgot about the paper. So here is the story...about Joshua (big surprise).
One morning before Tuesday/Thursday school the kids were eating breakfast and I was finishing getting ready. When I walked into the room Maude was patting Joshua (who was laying on the floor) and cleaning the floor with a towel with the other hand. I thought oh no they poured milk all over the floor. When I got closer Maude informed me that Bubba had thrown up and she was taking care of him. I sent Joshua to his bed, cleaned Maude up, called to let school know he wouldn't be coming, cleaned the floor up and finally got to go check on Joshua. The stomach bug was going around really bad in Tulia. So I thought I would get on top of it and gave Joshua a vinagrin suppository right away. He slept until the afternoon without getting sick again. When he woke up he was starving and wanted spaghetti. I told him "no, you need sip some Gatorade and eat some crackers because you are sick, remember you threw up this morning." Too which he answered "No, I am not, I just got choked on my biscuit this morning. " In all the chaos and me trying to be super mom and jump on top of it, I never asked Joshua what happened and he didn't tell me. He got his spaghetti for dinner that night.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Parents of the Year goes to.....

Not us. We have several stories that would lead up to this. I am only going to share this one today because I haven't blogged in a few days.

We repeat every Sunday Morning, Sunday Night and Wednesday night do not run at church. The kids have gotten so use to the lecture they nod and say "We know, we could run over an old lady and break her hip" Well, one Wed evening before church Joshua was running with the other kids and fell in the hall on the tile floor. He cried, there was a lot of blood out of his mouth. If you remember Joshua feels no pain. So we were worried the next morning when he cried about eating. Cody thought maybe he had broken his jaw. So we made an appointment to go see the dentist in Plainview that afternoon. Oh good I thought we will have time to run by Wal-mart before the appointment. Well, at Wal-mart he stood on the edge of the cart and pulled it over on himself. In the process he cut his collar bone. There I stood thinking we are going to have to go to the ER for a broken collar bone and explain we need to hurry because we need to make the dentist appointment, we think he may have broken his jaw. At what point is CPS called? Well, he was fine we didn't have to go to the ER. We did make it to his dentist appointment to find he had knocked his tooth out and bit it back into place. He would be fine in a few days. It ended up being about 2 weeks of soft food. He was fine though, until the past 2 weeks he has complained off and on about his tooth. Cody and I thought it was just Joshua trying to get out of eating. Well, today he was complaining and he wasn't eating. So I decided to check it. Guess what...the root of his tooth from the running fall had broken off and is coming out the gum. He has been in pain. I called the dentist they will see him next week and he may have to have the tooth pulled!!! Only our Joshua. Just when you think you got the parenting down you get knocked off your pedestal.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Planting Seeds

After a long afternoon in Lubbock picking out flowers, mulch, potting soil, and all that fun stuff. We stopped on the way home at Burger King for something quick to eat so we could get home and plant, mow and spray the yard. We were in the pickup so the kids were sitting side by side. Joshua looked over at Aidan's burger and said "Save all those seeds (sesame seeds) on your burger, when we get home we can plant them and have hamburger plants and trees." Cody and I kind of laughed, then Joshua asked if they would have cheese on them. Cody asked Aidan if his burger had cheese. Aidan said "no, I guess it won't be a cheeseburger tree."

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Today was an eventful day in our house. I have been teaching the boys Bible class on Wed. nights. I only have 5 in the class they range from ages 8 to 4. We started with the Old Testament and they learned it so quick. We went on to the New Testament (without singing it). They learned that quickly also. This last one we have been studying a little longer but tonight they all said it with no help (the 4 year old got a couple of key word helps). It was the Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-11. It was amazing they did so well and I was really proud. I am posting their picture tonight, I took them to Sonic to celebrate.

Also, I am putting a Picture of Miss Maude and her new look. She got her ear's pierced today. She is very proud, she didn't cry until it was all over and everyone was looking at her. She walked out very happy and BIG. She told me "I am big now." Daddy even got a little teary eyed when he saw how big she was with her new earrings.

Sorry no funny stories. Just give me a day or two. We will be going to Amarillo tomorrow, so who knows.