Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the cold that wouldn't DIE!

holy cow, this cold will NOT leave my house!  emily started with it last tuesday, and still has a cough.  mine started on thanksgiving, and i still have it!  oh, and i'm on day 4 without a voice!  yesterday david started with his...my husband will be the last to get it.  oh, and he'll get it!

besides the piles of tissues, coughing, and sneezing, we're doing well.  its been a while since my last post.  we had a nice thanksgiving with the family.  i'm really looking forward to getting in to the christmas spirit now!  hubs brought up the decorations last night, hopefully i'll have them up by the weekend.

on friday i'll be meeting with emily's school psychologist to discuss some strategies on behavior.  emily has been getting better, but i want to find a way for all of us to be consistent.  i'm looking forward to it!  also on friday--date night!!  woo hoo!!  seriously looking forward to that!!

i can not come up with a pic(s) to use for a christmas card.  i fear that i may use a plain old boxed card this year.  for some reason, i just have no desire to put the kids through a photo shoot.  i mean, it would be my sister shooting, but we haven't come up with a time to do it anyway.  i don't want to push them, i'll just end up regretting it anyway, and having to calm them down!  maybe next year!  i still have a little time to decide, but the clock is ticking!

david had a terrible night of sleep, so i put him back to bed when i got emily up for school.  to my surprise, he went back to sleep!!  i think i'll go pull up some couch before he wakes up again.  then we have to make a quick trip to cvs for more tissues!!  i'll leave you with some pics from thanksgiving!  hope you all enjoyed your holiday!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

a passage into manhood

yesterday was an odd day.  i was super forgetful--which isn't totally out of the norm, but if my head wasn't attached, i'm sure that would still be missing today.   i went to my sissy's house with david.  i forgot extra clothes, juice, his sippie cup, and my cell phone!  and to top it all off, we got our first taste of snow and sleet all day long. 

when david and i got home, i still couldn't find his sippie cup.  no biggie, it was nap time anyway.   my good napper turned into a one hour quickie and woke up right before i had to get emily off of the bus.  crap.  instead of bundling him up i thought i would gate him in the living room.  the pink panther was on, he lvoes the pink panther.  he loves mommy more because he was glued to the window the entire time.  so i waved.  i knew he saw me wave, because then he got emily's pony flashlight and started waving it at me.

i guess he was trying to communicate with the light!  the next thing i see is him banging on the glass, with the pony light.  in my head, i knew he was yelling while banging.  i gave him the "NO" finger wave from the car...he stopped.  "that worked?", i thought..."sweet!"  i can scold him with my thoughts...i AM super mom!  until i saw him reach through the pain of glass.  "SHIT!"  i through the car in reverse, flew into the house to see the glass smashed in.  then i looked for the blood.  there was none!  thank GOD!  i snatched him up, through him in his car seat, and continued to wait for emily...checking for cuts the whole time.  because of the weather, emily's bus was a little late...good thing.  i checked again for any cuts when he had his bath.  i don't know how he made it through with NOTHING!  if that was me, i'd be a bloody mess @ the hospital--crying, no doubt.

so the sippie cup is gone.  i have no idea where it is. david has transitioned to a big boy cup...with a straw.  so the breaking of the window has lead to a new big boy stage.  i'm hoping today is just a regular normal day...broken glass-free!  i can only take one life altering moment at a time!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

happy belated halloween!

it dawned on me that i never posted pics from halloween!  the kids were awesome!  david held it together despite not having his nap.  emily was so fun to watch this year!  she walked almost the whole time and even held her own bag!  

 i am now in the process of trying to come down from the sugar high.  not an easy task when there is a giant bowl of nummies calling my name!!