Saturday, January 30, 2010


Our first snow in Canadian has been very eventful. We have been snowed in for a couple of days now. School was suppose to start at 10:00am yesterday morning. We are use to snow but the hills have not helped us! Yesterday morning we got our kids up to take to school bundled them up and off they tried to go. The suburban got stuck right off the bat. The pickup wouldn't start on Wednesday and still wouldn't start on Friday morning. So we went to the Ranger for help and it wouldn't start!!! So I called Aidan's school to let them know he would be extremely late or wouldn't make it. I was going to walk the two youngest since we are only 2 blocks away. It took us a little bit to get to the top of the street the drifts and steps to the top of our yard took a while. Then we started walking the drifts were waist deep for Maude in some parts and the cars started sliding towards us and we hadn't even made it to the house next door!! So we turned around and stayed home. Today we were pulled out of the field, the pickup and ranger got jumped! We are back in business. I took the kids to a park to sled after they got bored with our alley. Then when we got back to house we pulled them around in the ranger dragging them on their sleds. Someone said "Why does this stuff always happen to you?" I think God and I get along really well and we have a good sense of humor. He would only joke with those of us who take it really well ;)

The picture of Maude is how close she came to sledding into a bench!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ballet and Tap Recital

Maude had her Christmas ballet and tap recital today. Yes a little after Christmas, the auditorium they were using was being finished. She did very well and wasn't as scared as I thought she would be. She received flowers from the family and said it was the best day ever. Yeah for best days!!
Aidan came out of his boot this past week. He is still limping around but my floor is looking better! He has been dragging that thing around marking up the floor!
Joshua has had a pretty typical week. He took my razor in the shower and sliced his thumb a few times. He came in the living room buck naked bleeding but not crying. We asked what happened and he couldn't remember exactly. Luckily no stitches but Cody did say "That has to be the dumbest thing you have ever done." Which made him cry, not that he is bleeding but the words. He is fine and now knows the effects of a razor and hopefully will leave it alone.
By my last post I am sure most of you thought that if Cody came down with the stomach but I would be the last to help. Well, Friday night I walked in the door and Aidan threw up. I had Maude go get Cody to see how much medicine I could give him. When Cody walked in he turned and went to the other bathroom and threw up. So I went to Allsup's and got Gatorade, and stayed up with Aidan. They both woke up feeling fine yesterday morning. Short lived thankfully!!

Have an amazing week, I am sure we will.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Get a cup of coffee it's a long one...

So let's begin on Tuesday...
Tuesday morning I went to get the oil changed on the suburban and my nails done. When I got home I kind of felt funny but nothing bad. Went to pick up the kids did the normal after school homework, snack thing and then started dinner. Cody was on call and had txted me that he would be late. So we went ahead and ate without him. The kids were going to watch a quick episode of Hannah or Icarly or something on Netflix and then bathe and go to bed. Simple evening. When I sat down to watch with them I felt terrible and quickly realized I was going down fast with the stomach bug. Cody walked in about this time. I was off to the bathroom only to come back and ask where the meds were. This is were I thought it was a little interesting. He told me where they were but didn't offer to get them. Didn't really care at the moment... After 3 doses of phengran and a long night about 4:00am I finally was done with throwing up. However 3 doses of phengran I guess make you a little sleepy because I slept till 10:45 Thursday Morning!! So I missed an eventful day by the kids description...
I remember waking up and seeing Maude in front of the mirror brushing her hair Wednesday morning. I asked her where everyone was. Maude said "OH we OVERSLEPT and Daddy said for me to brush my hair and get ready he would be back for me after he took the boys!" Yes Yes the 5 year old was getting herself ready for school. Hair/Crazy Clothes/umm different Necklace and scarf in place and hat. So off they went to school. Also on Wednesday they all 3 had dental appointments in Amarillo and were having to be picked up at noon. So Cody had and extra chore of Mommy duty. So at noon gatorade appeared in the fridge and Cody peeped his head in and asked if I could let the dog in. They made it home safely through the freezing rain that night. And on Thursday made it to school on time. Maude came home coughing her little head off but dressed much better then the day before, however the hair was still not done. So we started her on steroids and breathing treatments. I was up till 2:00 am with her. This was the third night on a twin bed for me and I was beginning to feel it. Also gave me some time to think about how my husband not once came to check on me while I was sick. So the next day (Friday) I asked him if something was wrong. He said "No just didn't want to catch it." Hmmmmmm This is the man who sees sick people for a living!! He walks across a field in the middle of the night to the hospital in 1 degree weather to see people like me!! Maude stayed home with me on Friday and we continued with the breathing treatments and hot showers. I also had her take a bath, which she informed me was her first one since MONDAY! We watched an entire season of Hannah Montana. What say What? Yes I just quoted Miley Cyrus and Maude decided to become an actress. Ahhh Life is good in the Culwell Household.

Side notes.
Joshua when I picked up from school on Thursday: Mommy are you all better?
Me: Yes Joshua I feel much better.
Joshua: Oh good I can hug you again.

Aidan's teacher on Friday said Aidan was a little worried about me being sick and his dad having to take him to his dentist appointment.

Maude's teacher from Maude: Maude did you take anything for your cough today?
Maude: No
Teacher: Is your Mommy still sick?
(Now remember she is an actress now so that might not be real) :)

My husband was very sweet and let me get away for a little girl time this afternoon.