Monday, February 25, 2008

Whats on your ipod??

I want...well need to get excercising again. My stress level and my weight keep on rising! I need a new playlist for my ipod, and I thought that you all were just to the people to ask to help me out. Leave me your favorite workout song or the song that just gets you moving. I will make a new playlist and post it here for everyone. I like all kinds of music I just need some suggestions to get me going!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

3 Words Sunday...

Pug*mama has gotten all started on posting pictures/words that sum up your week. From Pug*mama's blog "The pictures can be funny, sad, poignant but most of all it has to be honest". I can't link to her blog but you should start seeing others posting their 3 words.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

There is a "13 Year Old" in the House!



Happy birthday Ben! We love you! You make us laugh, crazy and proud! We can't believe that you are 13 years old today. You are so lucky to have such young, great looking parents:)


*** thanks for agreeing with the "great looking parents" part of our birthday greeting to Ben.....but what happened to the YOUNG part???? :P

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Surrender....

I have taken down my "Welcome" flag and replaced it with a white flag of surrender. I am home with Sophie again , she started running a fever on Monday. Chris and I split the day Tuesday and I stayed home today. She didn't have a fever and all seemed like we would all be heading back to school tomorrow. But no dice folks. Ben called he had a headache and a fever, Sophie woke from her nap with a fever of 102 degrees and puked all over the kitchen floor. So needless to say I will be wiping down door knobs etc with Cl*orox wipes and taking yet another day without pay. No sick days left between my maternity leave and sick kids.... Care to join me in my pity party, y'all are invited, I would wear a mask and gloves if I were you.....

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Gift Of Maia Faith......Vietnam 2008

Congratulations D & J and the rest of your crew back here in NC! She is beautiful! Happy Family:)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Odds and Ends

I love this picture of our kids. It is from CNY weekend. Sophie fell asleep in the car and we didn't want to use the stroller because the festival would be crowded. Ben wanted to carry Sophie in the carrier. Hannah is trying to keep the sun out of her eyes so Sophie can sleep. (We have an ERGO carrier and love it. It isn't the cutest carrier out there but it is the most comfortable one we have ever had!)

This is my favorite place to shop lately.

Can you honestly tell me congress has nothing better to do than to worry about baseball players using steroids?? Really?? And who really cares??? I love baseball. I think that any athlete who uses steroids is cheating and the governing bodies of those sports should deal with it....but congressional hearings??? I don't think so!

This has been a nice quite weekend her in TBG land. Basketball is wrapping up and soccer and lacrosse are starting next week. I am ready for spring, it has been pretty mild here lately (except for the snow on Thursday that melted by 3:00). We want to put our winter stuff away and start wearing spring clothes!

Only about 4 months until summer vacation! We are planning on joining a different pool this summer. The pool that we have gone to the last 3 years is nice, but none of the kids friends belong to this pool. I can't wait to take all 3 of my kids to the pool this summer!

I brought Sophie to get her picture taken at one of the quick "professional" places. She was not very co-operative:) I only planned on buying the promotional package anyway. I think it was worth the zillion pictures I got for $10

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day and Snow Day!!

I woke this morning to a surprise snow day! In the district that I work in, the kids often will have school canceled but teachers have an "optional work day". You can opt to take a sick day ( which I have used taking care of sick kiddos), a personal day or a day without pay....nice options huh???? The roads have cleared up so I am heading in to work for awhile, and bringing my trusted helper Sophie:) Ben and Hannah have some chores to "give" me for Valentine's day and Sophie will be back in time for her afternoon snooze.

Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cue the Birthday Cake....

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Dear Friends
Happy Birthday to ALL of you!

Sorry for the late birthday wishes know I love Ya!

Have a great weekend!( Wish I was going too....)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Friday Eve

Hannah ready for cotillion

We are very happy to see Friday just around the corner! Sophie is feeling better. The al*buterol gives her a little "boost" but it hasn't been bad. We are all looking forward to going to local Chinese associations CNY celebration this weekend. We are going to have our CNY dinner tonight since everyone is feeling a little better. We wish all of you a happy year of the Rat filled with happiness, good friends and referrals!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Things are Looking up....Well Kind of

Well Wedneday has not been the day I hoped it would have been but it could always be worse!

* Sophie woke up early this morning with a fever. She had started wheezing the night before but did not have a fever. So off to the doctors we went...

* Sophie's doctor is treating her for RSV. Not good. She is feeling better once her Tyle*nol kicks in, but she still is feeling pretty yucky.

* Sophie's medice will help clear out her lungs.....but al*buterol is a stimulant. She will be taking it 3 times per day until the yuck is all out of her lungs. It should be interesting to see how reacts.....

* The good news is that we have insurance to pay for doctors visits and medicine (so many people don't), and any day that I can be a stay at home mommy is a good day.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Looking Forward to Wednesday..

OK, I was optimistic about Tuesday I really was until......

* Sophie whined in her sleep all night, waking me several times. No fever, not wet, just snotty. We have been running the humidifier every night for a month.

* Woke up at 4a.m. to the sound of Ben crashing out of his room so he could FINISH throwing up in the bathroom.

* Fed Sophie breakfast at 4:15 am . She kept signing she wanted to eat PLEASE! Maybe that is why she was whining she was hungry? She ate a good dinner and had her bottle before bed????

* Tried to fall back to sleep, but my alarm went off at 5:30 anyway.

* Chris in his sickness haze forgot to give Sophie her daily medication. Not a huge deal...unless of course you have been up since 4 am and wonder why YOU have to take care of everything! ( he of course wonders why he has to pay for everything:)

* Pretty calm day at school....thank you Jesus!

C,mon Wednesday bring it......I'm ready!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Is it REALLY only Monday......

Seriously folks. We have all had Monday's when you leave work and can't believe that it is only FREAKIN Monday. This was my Monday:

* Woke up just as tired as I was on Friday....WTH. I need to find a way to recharge my battery on the weekends.

* Sophie has "daycare nose" know the runny nose that won't go away. I expected her to catch everything, but really her nose has not stopped running since January 2nd! Tried antibiotics, didn't do a thing.

* I was in the office waiting to get a meeting started when my principal told me to come with her; "one of my students" was having a problem in her kindergarten class. ( student is six with significant autism). I am thinking that she is throwing a tantrum, or something. WRONG. Her teacher comes around the corner with her limp body in her arms telling us "there is something not right! She is not responding!" Our principal immediately turns and runs to call 911, and I grab the student to get her on the floor to make sure she is breathing (holy sh*t), which she is thank God. We figure out that she is probably having some type of seizure, and pick her up to bring her to the office. The EMT's arrive quickly after, about the time she wakes up. After someone has a seizure that are usually pretty exhausted, and she was, but she is echolalic, and when I called her name she repeated it back. Her parents came and picked her up and I won't share their odd behavior with you....

* Our school speech pathologist is awesome. She would not let up on a pre-k student (who does not speak English) effectively taking the hearing test. This student had difficulty taking the test, for example raising her hand when she heard the beep. Our SLP pushed and pushed and the system audiologist came out and tested her using some $8000 machine and discovered that the child has a significant hearing loss! Not a little hearing loss, she is likely deaf. She is 4 years old. She also failed the vision test.

* Chris is home sick in bed. He never stays home sick. This is not a good thing. Lets be honest here, men are not good patients.

I hope the rest of my week is quite and can hope!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I obviously have nothing to blog about...
Jazzie Before.....

Jazzie after her $38 haircut?!!!?

How is it that Jazzie's haircut cost more than my haircut?? (ok granted not including color etc.) Hannah pointed out that Jazzie has hair all over her body... I do have to admit that she looks really cute all cleaned up:)