May 31, 2010

Getting into the swing of summer

Summer is here and I am ready to soak it all in. Gardening and playing outside until the sun goes down. It is what my family lives for. I am not sure if this is just my family but we always seem to NEED this time of year. No hard schedule to follow, dinner when we get to it and served on paper plates. The best part has to be stocking up on plastic whiffle balls so we can play baseball in the back yard.
Last year we started having a no TV SUMMER and it was so worth it. The money we put towards our dish satellite gets put towards new games instead. We always start on June 1st and end Sept. 1st.
Just so you understand. Will does think he is going to die for these 3 months, but we just remind him that he didn't die last year. Really none of our kids would say they think this is a good idea, but they all survive.
Jake has to listen to baseball on the radio and computer. We go to Sky Socks games. (thank the Lord for $2 Tuesday at the ball park) Never mind the fact that we spend at least 3 night a week watching Jake actually play baseball on his team.
I am telling you if Jake ever plays professional baseball I am going to write a book called, From stretch marks to bench marks, because I got both from him.

So here's the thing: Oh, I know the summer will fly by and I will be crying when it is time to go buy more school stuff but I cherish these days of washing grass stains off of clothes and saying go wash your feet instead of put away your shoes and buying Popsicles for the neighborhood kids. We love summer!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 26, 2010

I'm just saying

I love, love, love that I get to stay home with my kids, but some days are hard!
Especially when 2 of them are sick. I am sure they get the whining from me, but it gets old really fast. Hopefully today is a better day for the kids.

So here's the thing: I love that Benadryl makes my kids my kids sleepy!!!!!!

May 21, 2010

Gardening is bliss

I really love gardening. We finally have warm enough weather to put out all the garden. Scott, otherwise known as Sugar Daddy, has been helping me so much. I love, love him for that.

Pictures will come in a few days.

So here's the thing: My love language is acts of service, but it is even better if when you perform those acts of service you have your shirt off and you are my husband.

May 20, 2010

Mornings are not my favorite

If I could remake my personality, I would chose to be a morning person. Needless to say that is not possible so, I am not a morning person.

So here's the thing: Don't call me in the morning.

May 19, 2010

The Cardiologist is our friend

We spend a lot of time at different doctors. Today was the day we had to take Will and Kayla to their appointment with the cardiologist. We have been here before, lots of times because both the kids have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. So we try to prepare the kids every time we go and we get rewards for being good the entire time. This time we used getting to go see the new "Sherk Movie"
It worked and they both behaved great.

The medical update is: Yes they both have more growth of the septum so we are increasing their medicine at little bit and they get to wear a halter monitor for the next 24 hours, just to insure they are not having arrthymias. We will get updated from that next week.

So here's the thing: I am a fan of bribing kids to behave when it come to being at the doctor, especially when I get to be involved in the reward.

May 17, 2010

My tutoring session

So here's the thing.......

I needed help learning how to do this blogging thing. What a good friend does is teach you how to be better and that is what my friend, Sara did. I am on my way to blogging heaven.

May 10, 2010

Getting a blog off the ground

It turns out that the IDEA of doing my own blog is easy to buy into. The ACTUAL WORKINGS of a blog are a different story. Formatting, uploading pictures, profiles, permissions -- aargh!

So here's the thing: It's better to get going than to wait till everything's perfect. Otherwise, NOTHING would ever get done, right?