Saturday, February 27, 2010
I have been thinking about this because I have children, and I use their names. I could go back through every post and change the names or I could make my blog private... THOUGHTS??
I would of course invite all my current friends and future friends to read my blog, but I guess I am beginning to worry about all the CRAZIES that could be reading it...
I have LOTS of family that reads it... would they have to open a Blogger Account to read it then?? HELP!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Matt's Dad had a co-worker go to the games, and he asked her to pick up a pair for "All the Women" in his life. You would not believe my surprise when they showed up on my doorstep! THANKS DAD!
YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO MAKE A GIRL FEEL SPECIAL!
As you can tell... we love them! They coordinate very nicely with my snuggie... I think I might have to use them with it! :)
P.S. Hailey has a red pen in her mouth... and this is me before hair and makeup... :)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Your FIRST adoring fan is Hailey. Hailey LOVES to call her and talk to her on the phone, and asks us often when we get in the car if we are going to see Grandma and SharShar. (Sharon my sister) Just the other week Hailey got her suitcase and dressed herself and was waiting by the front door to "GO GO GO" When I asked her where she wanted to Go, she said " To Grandma, and Grandma's and Shar-share and Preston." It was TOO cute... yes, she calls Grandpa Grandma too! We hope she will sing Happy Birthday to her when we call tonight...
And her is her next adoring fan... Landon. He likes her because she takes good care of him when we go places. He thinks Grandma Andersen is SO funny! When he was a baby she could get him to giggle just by talking to him! It is so fun when we go to visit to see how excited the kids get to see their Grandparents.
And this is my mom at her best! Giving Hailey a TREAT after dinner. My kids are SO spoiled by my mother, and I appreciate it because I remember being spoiled as a kid by my grandparents and how much LOVE I felt!
My mom is AMAZING! She can cook ANYTHING! She can mend any clothes that need it! She can make anything! She is such a helpful and loving person, no wonder she has so many crazy fun friends!! I know if I need help with anything I can give her a call and she is there ready to help in any way possible! THANKS mom!!
And of course her last two adoring fans are Matt and I... we are ETERNALLY in DEBT for all the love and help you have given us! She has been supportive of everything and anything we do from day one! THANKS A BUNCH MOM! WE LOVE YOU TO PIECES!!
I hope my mom is able to relax and enjoy her birthday! We want you to know that we love you SOOO much mom! We hope ALL YOUR WILDEST Dreams come true!! Have a safe and fun Birthday weekend!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
We got home from church today; I was stirring the crock pot, and Matt was putting our bags on the table. I hear a crazy crying and then a THUMP...
I turn around to find Landon laying face forward in the middle of the floor with nothing around him... what could have happened... Hailey is NO WHERE in sight to have caused this...
As I walk over to him Matt is picking him up and all I see is BLOOD... EVERYWHERE...
(the first thought to cross my mind is UGH ... REALLY... we are all in our nice church clothes... and I JUST did laundry...)
He bit through his upper lip and the blood was non-stop... Matt and I are both in shock. We are trying to strip the nice clothes off the kid, and calm him down and assess the damage. I freak out because I think he has bitten through his upper lip and hit tooth is stuck... I can't really see because blood is just all over the place...
We jump back in the car and rush over to the Clovis Kaiser only to learn that they do not provide Emergency Medical Care... that would have been nice to know earlier... no wonder there were no cars in the parking lot!
We are already out of the car because Landon was not having it being in the car seat. He just wanted someone to hold him. Matt and I are looking at each other like "WHAT DO WE DO NOW??" I hate feeling helpless... especially when it is my kid that needs me to help them! Matt grabs his paci and while I am holding him looking around like What Now He falls asleep on me...
Did this kid who just bit his lip just fall asleep??
We wipe up the blood a little more... the kitchen cloth I grabbed to used is no longer white... it is now full of blood. Matt looks in his mouth again because the bleeding is slowing to see if we can figure out if this is really serious, or just going to have to heal on it's own.
You know when you go to the Dr. and you pay the co-pay and they tell you... Oh we'll just wait and see... YEAH I saw that scenario happening here. We decide to go home, and luckily the kid stayed asleep and we were able to see that it was not all the way through like we thought. It was pretty deep, but not all the way through. After calling the call center to confirm my fears, if the bleeding has stopped and the kid is sleeping and it was not all the way through the skin we are good to go. Just watch him extra close she said... PHEW!
I mean we did take another trip to the Hospital, so that my friends is trip number THREE for this week. I only have two kids... how does this happen??
Prayers that we will not need Kaiser's services anytime soon would be GREATLY appreciated! ;)
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
So I got home just before 2:00 AM, (I know I know, nothing good happens after midnight... but I got a free t-shirt, and I am not a teenager anymore) Matt was asleep on the couch watching The Winter Olympics. I tried to quietly go to the room and change for bed, but Hailey woke up and wanted to sleep in my bed. I was so tired I let her stay... I was OUT FOR THE COUNT, and woke up to my whole family in our bed. GOOD thing we have a Cal King bed huh!? After I went into the bathroom to wash my face, I heard Hailey coughing. Not just like a little cough, she was really having a tough time. I am one of those parents who HATES when other parents bring their sick kids to Nursery, so I knew one of us would be staying at home today with Hailey. Then Landon woke up, and he started with his coughing... wait WHAT? BOTH kids are coughing up a lung? GREAT! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ME!!!
We really enjoy spending time together as a family. That is exactly what I would have wanted my Valentine's Day to be like... (minus missing church and sick kids) I am SO thankful for my husband who lets me escape and have fun with my friends, and who can also show me a good time just us together! I look forward to MANY more Valentine's Day's with my hubby! Quite Literally my Little Love Bird! ~
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I LOVE to go up and snowboard without kids, but I HATE to take the kids up to the snow for a "day of fun" with friends. Matt and I have wanted to get the kids up in the snow ever since we were in Tahoe. We told some friends about this, and it ended up being a big huge trip!! We had planned to go up the week before, but the weather did not permit us to go then. It ended up being a big deal, because we went up with EVERYONE else on the three day weekend... and that is just the start of it.
So the kids were both coughing at breakfast, and I asked Matt if that was our sign to not go. We decided it was going to be a warm day so they could not get any worse... so we packed up the car, got in, and headed up. Half way up the hill (through twists and dips) Hailey throws up ALL over herself and her car seat... after cleaning that up I again ask Matt if that is our sign not to go. We get back on the road and meet our friends at the park n' ride. We head to the Snow Park and Landon throws up all over himself and his car seat to which I tell Matt " UGH, I am DONE!" now at this point I an REALLY thinking we need to head home. My friend Megan drives by right as I am thinking that and they come back around and confirm we are like 20 minutes away, we are sure it will be fun. So we go up despite the 4 previous signs... Here is our Happy Family Picture... notice the not so happy kids... Matt decided he would take Hailey up the hill and ride down the tube run. The boys went up on Thursday and Dug out a tube run. They were SO excited to get up there and check it out. I told Matt to let Hailey work up to the big hill, but I guess he did not hear me. He comes back to the car while I am getting Landon ready with a crying wet child. I guess the run was a little TOO fast, and Hailey fell off and slid down on her belly for a little while. She wanted to strip off her clothes and have nothing to do with the snow from there on... And does this picture not show you that! Oh, how I love her pout face! And by the way; she is wearing Landon's Gloves and Beanie. We got her cute pink gloves that she refused to use... go figure!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
When I see this picture I think of the old Mervyns comercials where the lady is standing at the door saying " Open... Open... Open..."
Oh the little things in life that make the kids SO happy! :)
After the movie, we all posed for a picture with the ONLY Movie Poster they had in the whole place about the movie... haha! Glad to see they have great publicity at Manchester for the movie!
We have (left to right) Amalia Cutts, Amber Cluff, Me, Megan Cluff, Lauren Baker, Amy Harden, and Kassie Humman.
The movie was BETTER than the book for me! I really enjoyed reading the book, and I think it helped me understand the movie more, but I was not a fan of the book ending. (you may have caught that from my post last night) The movie ending was SOOOOOO much better!
So I am officially waiting patiently until this movie hits the $3.00 theatre now. I love you very much my Dear John, but not quite another $10.25 to see you full price again!
Thanks to all the Girls who attended! We need to make more GIRLS NIGHTS OUT in the future! It is JUST what I needed! LOVE YA! ~
Did I mention he is Hot??
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Sure, people tell me I am a Strong Beautiful Mother... but how?
My friends tell me I am nuts, and I look great. But they are LYING! Maybe not all of them because some of them do not know what I looked like before kids.
My clothes are the only ones who tell the truth. Items that fit nicely now cringe when I try to pull them on. I appreciate them for letting me know I have changed, and this is not the change I had wanted OR planned for!
WHO IS WITH ME???
Wednesday, February 3, 2010