Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Settling In

Last Thursday was Allie's first day of preschool. I couldn't even bring myself to blog about it. Don't get me wrong. I am so excited for her, and she is absolutely loving it. That is the part that is hard for me I guess. That she loves it. I miss that little girl that didn't want to leave my side for a minute. But I am so excited to see her grow up into this big girl who loves her teachers and her new "pestool". Today was easier on me when I dropped her off. It is natural for her and becoming natural for me and I am so happy she is happy! Here are a few pictures from her big day.

My Little Mess!

Joshua trying to take sister's lunchbox!

Who are you and what have you done with my little girl!

And this my dear friends, is accomplishment. Sadly,so many stay at home mom's do not feel accomplished. They feel like they do not contribute to anyone or anything. However, I have been blessed by an Almighty God not to feel that way. To me, sitting with my two babies in the chair reading a book at the end of a very busy day is the very definition of accomplishment!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday is DONE

Yesterday went pretty smoothly considering everything that it entailed! Allie was a little jittery when she had her hair cut, but looks much better now. Thank goodness most of the chunks missing are underneath some hair that was mercifully spared. If I blow dry it, you have to look really close to notice the whack job underneath the fluffy hair.

Joshua was a trooper yesterday. He was hamming it up for all of the nurses and patients showing off his walking ability despite that huge blue cast on his leg. He would fall down, look up, and with a big smile say, "uh-oh." Of course everyone loved that and he knew it. He did not care for the saw that removed his cast at all. Nor did he care for the x-rays that followed. But, I was able to calm him rather quickly and everything looked great on x-ray.
Today however we headed back to the doctor because Joshua had a terrible reaction to mosquito bites. He is actually on an antibiotic by mouth and by application for the next ten days. I am hoping and praying that this is it for a while. I AM TIRED!

Pre cast removal and hair cut!

Allie will be starting school tomorrow and is very excited! Say a little prayer for my brave girl tomorrow, and for Mommy too!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beautiful Fall Day; Not So Beautiful Tuesday!

Friday we had such a wonderful time playing outside, enjoying the nice cool weather we have been experiencing lately. I took the sweetest pictures and wanted to share.

However, today unfortunately will not be so pleasant. Allie decided to cut chunks out of her hair yesterday! IT IS AWFUL! Her reason, she wanted to look like Mr. Scarecrow. Well, she is scary alright. Michael and I FREAKED out and probably traumatized the poor child for life. We have been telling her how cute she is because we do not want her to be embarrassed, but it is AWFUL! So, today I have to take her to the Salon to a professional because I was not about to touch that hair; and see if she can make some sense out of it. After this lovely appointment, we will head to have Joshua cast removed! Although this is a glorious occasion and I am so happy for him to get that thing off, it will not be a pretty process. After they bust out the saw in front of my one year old to remove the cast, I am sure there will be xrays. So pray today, not necessarily for my children but for MY sanity!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Open House

We had Allie's open house yesterday for her preschool. It took her a minute to warm up but in no time she was going around the room checking everything out and playing with the other children. I cannot believe my baby is going to be in preschool!!! That was the cutest thing I have every seen. Little preschoolers in their pigtails walking around and trying to figure eachother out. Joshua was in his stroller having the best time watching everyone run around and play. I have decided to just accidentally leave him there one day and see if anyone figures it out:) I really like Allie's teachers. I even voluteered as a sub and helper whenever needed. HOW MUCH FUN!!! She starts next Thursday and I am so excited!! I think she will really benefit from finally having little friends her own age.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wow, is it September already!!! Me and the kiddos spent the latter part of August in Florida with my family and we had a wonderful time. Allie loves her cousins and her cousin-dog Lexi! She keeps on saying, "can I go back to Ninny's and Pa's?" She always has such a blast.

This Thursday is Allie's openhouse for her preschool. I am really starting to get a little bit nervous. What if she hates it, do I keep sending her? What if she loves it so much that she no longer likes being home with boring old mommy? I hope she falls somewhere inbetween! Anywho, say a little prayer for Mommy and Allie as she starts this little adventure next Thursday!

I was blessed with a wonderful day off yesterday thanks to Mimi. She kept Allie and Joshua for about five hours while I went shopping for some much needed clothes. I weigh four pounds less than when I became pregnant with Joshua and still had to buy a bigger size. GO FIGURE! Anyway, I was so tired of being depressed about not getting back into some of my clothes so I solved that problem!! Having a day off was wonderful and I feel rejuvenated as a mommy!

Less than a week for my little man to get his cast off. HALELUJIAH! He is actually walking with it on but I know it has to bother my big boy.

Well, that is all that is going on with us right now. Let's hope and pray that nothing eventful, like o say a broken bone, happens this week!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

He Figured Out a Way

My little man figured out a way to walk. How sweet is this. And Allie is breaking it down to Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho! What a great video!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My One Year Old

Can you believe that Joshua is One!! It seems like yesterday I was bringing my little man home from the hospital and now he is walking around eating dum dums and peanut butter sanwiches. Of course he had to make his first birthday interesting, so he decided to break his leg for us. My poor baby, in a full leg cast! He has taken it very well though, and has learned to crawl with that little leg!

We had a wonderful summer with Michael home. Wow, what a summer. We watched our little man learn how to walk together; realized that our little girl was becoming more of a big girl together; had a cup of coffee together every morning; visited best friends not seen in a long time together, and took a wonderful family vacation together! Thank you Lord for our excellent summer!

Some new news around her, Allie Kay will be starting 3-K on September 10th! The church that I really wanted her to go to for Pre-K had an opening last minute, so I signed little miss thing up! I am so excited for her. She asks about having friends all of the time. I can't believe I am entering the stage in Allie's life where she will be going to birthday parties and showing me her school work when she gets home, sniff sniff! But we are there and I am really excited for her!
I am now beginning to realize why I quit blogging (that would be Joshua on my leg screaming at me) so I will bring this to a close. Hope to blog really soon!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

They Have No Idea

Why am I able to blog right now. Because my children are in the living room playing, and they have absolutely no idea that Mommy is in Joshua's room on the computer. I give them about one minute to figure it out, come in here and demand my undevided attention. Joshua will be at the chair looking at me screaming. Allie will be saying, "I need you to hold me." And as soon as I turn the computer off, they will be playing peaceably in the living room once more. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? How do they seem to just know when you are trying to do a little something for yourself? Same thing happens when I read my Bible. Michael asked me one time why I didn't read my Bible while they were on the floor playing when I complained about not getting to read my Bible that day. I just looked at him with that look that says, "are you kidding me? Do you really think they are going to leave me alone for two seconds when they know I am into something besides them?" But I will admit that I secretly love how much they need Mommy. A smile comes over me when I here that little pitter patter and crying coming towards me that says, "Mommy, I need you." I love it when Allie just needs me to hold her for no apparent reason. It reaffirms in me that although I make many many many mistakes that I hope they will never remember, they love their mommy. The one thing I want them to know is that Mommy loves them immensely and there is nothing they could do to change that! And to my surprise, they are still playing peaceably in the living room and they are melting my heart and don't even know it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Have To Get My Camera!

Don't you just love the instances when you walk into a room and your children have absolutely no idea that they are tugging hard on your heart strings. I had just one of these instances yesterday. I walked out of the livingroom for about one minute and came back in and my two precious children were standing at the couch "reading" their books. Of course right now I use the word "precious" cautiously because Joshua is looking at me screaming his head off. He thinks he has to be held 24/7 these days and it is about to drive me crazy. I end my day thinking, why didn't I get more done than what I did. And then I say, "O yeah, Joshua!" Anyone want a nine month old until he grows out of this seperation anxiety stage???????

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Little Allie; Mr. Independent

It is amazing how much they grow in just a year! This time last year you were lucky to pick two or three words out of five while Allie was singing a song. Now, she seems so growny. Not only does she sing a song, now they are accompanied by illustrations. She loves Humpty Dumpty. In fact, he is about all she draws these days!

Joshua is Mr. Independent. He must have a spoon to hold too if I am feeding him something with a spoon. If I forget, he quickly reminds me by throwing his head down in despair on his tray until his little hand is holding a spoon too. He proceeds to try his darndest to pick up the food on his tray with his little spoon!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

O what the Hay

I am all about TRYING to make sure my children get a well rounded nutritious meal. Let's just say that went straight out of the window tonight! What did they have you ask. Blueberry muffins. Yep. Allie also had some cut up cheese. Joshua had a little taste of mine and about went crazy for some more. I rationilzed it by pretending it was a breakfast supper and they were blueberry pancakes. Same difference right! I would be delighted if they ate blueberry pancakes on breakfast night! Don't worry Ninny, it does have blueberries in it. That is healthy right? Think of all the antioxidants!! Anywho, Joshua was too cute to pass up taking a picture of. Here is him after his "supper" and little miss priss too:)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quiet is Never Good

I know that when all gets quiet, I must go investigate immediately. Upon one of these investigation, I find my three year old in the midst of all of my nightgowns. She was very proudly wearing one of my silky gowns. At first all I could see was the mess that none other than me had to clean up. Then, I saw my sweet little three year old in her mama's clothes and it melted my heart. So, I let her play dress up and she had a ball.
Then we gave our dog Bear a bath. Poor Bear. Allie decided that his face needed spraying with the water hose more than anything. But, we got him clean and flea free so in the end I know he was a happy dog. It was all in all a great day and I find myself counting my blessings more and more.