Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I just ordered a wet/dry bag from diaper junction and also two drawstring bags. I am going to send the wet/dry bag to day care and keep a drawstring bag at the changing table downstairs and one upstairs. So easy and so great for the environment. Also cheaper once you have made the investment. Griffin seems to love them!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Growing up we always had a garden so naturally I wanted to have one after Bill and I got married. It took a bit of convincing but he finally agreed. We enjoyed a garden every year we lived together in Indiana.
Will you be planting a garden this year?
Monday, March 22, 2010
Bill is crazy about this kiddo.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Well I will be the first to admit I have these days. I know my limits and when I am at the point where I cannot take it anymore I just get the essentials done and go to bed as early as possible. Of course it is not always possible with two little ones around but you know what I mean. I am amazed at the things that I can do to help my attitude turn around. I have found that if I listen to Christian music in the car versus the news or a secular station I am in a much better mindset. I also found that having a scripture verse on the dash really helps.
Sydney and I are working on memorizing scripture. The verse this particular week was Psalm 118, verse 24 "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." I cannot remember the day of the week when this happened but we had had a morning. Sydney was not cooperating, we were having to push her to do anything, hair, brush teeth, get dressed. Finally out the door with several instances of raised voices and angry faces. I of course cannot leave well enough alone and I lecture her on the way to school. We take Griffin to the baby room and Sydney is again arguing with me, not wanting to put on the booties then playing with toys that a baby had and not giving them back. Yes, I know little things but I could feel my anger inside just boiling up. I take her to her classroom and ask her to put up her things in her cubby, still not listening and playing with toys in the room. I then take her next door to a room she stays in until her teacher arrives. I ask her to wash hands, she stands there and will not more. I physically move her to the sink and put soap in her hands and turn on the water. She refuses to rub hands together. I wash her hands for her not so gently. I give her a hug and kiss and try to leave. Of course she is hanging on my leg. I leave the school with her crying and myself close to tears. Then I see the verse on my dashboard. I realize I could have done so much better. Yes, she was being difficult but I am the adult and I should set a good example. I need an attitude adjustment. I thank God for the opportunity to start over and that He does not require perfection. A scripture verse I am working on now is Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." What can I say I am a work in progress.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
and then another Popsicle...
you could hardly keep her from eating more Popsicles
Sydney did very well with her surgery. When we first got to see her she was still waking up and was rather irritable. She only wanted momma to hold her and did not know if she wanted to lay down or sit up and just kept saying "I wanna go home". After 30-40 minutes she calmed down and took some apple juice. She stayed awake all afternoon watching cartoons and eating Popsicles, I lost track of how many. We left the hospital at about 6:30 pm and she did well once we got home. Today she is doing better than we expected, up playing in her kitchen this morning. I got her in the tubby to fresh in up and then talked her into some soup. She does great until the pain medication starts to wear off and then she is whiny and irritable but that is to be expected. We are so thankful that everything has gone well so far and the surgery was a success. Gotta get back to my patient.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
She was as happy as can be and had no idea what was about to happen. We read books about surgery and talked about it but we were so positive when discussing it that I do not think she realized she was going to be in pain.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
I cannot believe I am going to admit this but I am. Not Me Monday is all about admitting the things we do that are a bit silly, crazy, or embarrassing. This is definitely embarrassing. This past week when I took Syd to the ENT again. If you have not read about her upcoming surgery read this post. So Sydney gets her vitals taken and then we are waiting in the room for Dr. W. Of course Syd is sitting on my lap because she is a bit scared and really does not care for male physicians. Dr. W comes in and we talk about how she has been, he looks in ears and throat and then we discuss the particulars of her upcoming surgery. We discuss biofilms and a few things that he probably does not go in to detail about with the average parent but me being a PA we can have these conversations. Then I fill out some paperwork with the nurse while trying to keep an eye on Syd who manages to get into a few things that I specifically asked her not to touch! Why my child has to act up when I am trying to make a good impression I have no idea. We then proceed to the front of the office and pay our bill. I get out to the car and put Syd in the car seat, yes strapping her in this time. Then I get in and realize my zipper is undone! Are you kidding me? I think I actually said this out loud. So now I am thankful Syd was on my lap the whole time hopefully hiding my hot pink underwear. How embarrassing!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
What fun or silly or serious traditions did your family have growing up or does your family have now?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Warmer weather brings opportunities to go to the park! Two weekends ago it was in the mid to high 50's so we went to the park twice!
Here she comes! The twisty slide is her favorite slide.
We had a great weekend. Bill had to work at a convention all weekend which was a bummer but I decided I was not staying in and that I could handle two kids at the park. The first day it was just us and then our friends joined us the second day. We enjoyed the warm temps and the bright sun shine. Have you been to the park lately?
Monday, March 1, 2010
This actually happened several weeks ago. Sydney had an appointment scheduled with the ENT. I was feeling bad all week, nauseous and weak. I work with sick kids all the time plus some of our office staff had been sick so I figured I was catching a bug. It was my half day so once I wrapped up seeing patients I ate a bit of lunch while driving to the day care to nurse Griffin. I then headed home for an hour or so before it was time to go back and pick up Sydney. All I wanted to do when I got home was change into pajamas and lay down and take a nap. But being me I got myself together and sat down at my desk to pay bills and get organized. Bill was supposed to meet me at home to drive together to Sydney's appointment. Well Bill called and said that he was selling a bathroom and was running late but would be able to meet us at the appointment. I had actually considered just having him take her (this is how bad I felt) but I really wanted to be at the appointment to discuss Syd's health issues. So I left home and got to the day care to pick up Syd. Since her teacher knew I was coming early she had her up from nap and ready to go. Well not exactly... I have had an issue lately with Syd's face being clean when I pick her up. I just cannot handle snotty noses and dirty face. Part of the reason for the ENT visit is that Sydney has had repeated infections, strep, ears etc. So when I pick her up I see that her face is not clean to my standards and also that her hands are dirty. I have the lady from the office look at Sydney so she can see why I recently complained. She agrees with me and this issue has been resolved. But on this day I am changing her clothes from school clothes to good clothes in the lobby while talking to the lady. Then I set Sydney into her car seat and begin to clean her hands, it takes 3 wipes to have her clean. I am then trying to fix a pig tail and finally I feel like she is presentable. I drive to the ENT and get a call from Bill needing directions and 1 block from the office I look back at Sydney and discover that I never buckled her in her car seat. She is just sitting in the seat. I am trying to talk her into buckling her seat but by this time we are at our destination. I have never done this before and I am so thankful that we were safe during the short drive. My excuse is that I really did feel horrible that day and I was half in a daze but whew I cannot believe I did that.