Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

I am leaving DH in charge of the kiddos and I am heading to spend the day with my mom.

I went looking for a recent picture of her, but couldn't find one that she wouldn't be mad about me posting.

Mom, this next year I will be taking more pictures of you, so smile!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Dec 7th, 1941

I have more pictures that I wanted to put up, and maybe my computer will cooperate later.

My friend Jessica is at the memorial today. Today is also the day that they will be dedicating the USS Oklahoma memorial. I have pictures of that somewhere too.

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Peace and Quiet

When I was little my brother and sisters and I used to ask our parents what they wanted for Christmas/Birthdays/Holidays, etc. We always got the same answer--Peace and Quiet. I doubt we ever complied and we probably made them or bought them some "treasure"--I am almost certain that my mom has every treasure that we made, but that's a whole other post!

Now after having three kids that are programmed for "Loud Only", I understand where they were coming from. When I am alone in the car I don't listen to any music. I never watch tv during the day or usually until late evening (thank goodness for DVR). My husband noticed the other day that he had started turning off the radio as well. I guess we are getting old.

Since Abs came home yesterday, it is quiet. Her throat is too sore to argue with anyone. Her usual singing and talking voice is on mute. She has resorted to sign language and writing things down.....who knew she could come up with so many ways to communicate "ice cream" to us. I went to wake her up this morning and she moaned a little and went back to sleep.

Even with two kids home today, it might be a quiet day after all.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Abs was awake this morning when I went to get her up and she hopped up out of bed ready to get her tonsils and adenoids taken out. She was dressed in record time and raring to go.
She was happy at the hospital.

She loved the wagon ride to the operating room. They even gave her something to drink to put her to sleep before they gave her an iv. She went from fast slow out. The surgery went off without a hitch and she woke up.....she was upset because she saw two of everyone.

Ice cream makes it all better.

She is now watching cartoons--which she never gets to do--and is doing okay. She was kind of whiny about taking the tylenol with codeine, but she managed and is doing well.

Junior went to the doctor and he has a perforated eardrum. Poor kiddo is on ear drops and antibiotics. Hopefully he will start feeling better.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Too busy

My husband thinks I am too busy. Just because I got everyone dressed and ready after getting no sleep last night (I think Junior has an ear infection and the earliest appointment I could get is tomorrow). got the girls to school and Junior to daycare. Then I drove 40 minutes to work, worked, drove home. Ate lunch. Picked up Abs to take her to her PT evaluation--twice a week starting next week, and they think they can catch her up in a couple of months, so that's good. Dropped Abs back off at school where we waited till her class came back in and she showed me her desk, her journal, etc. Noticed she now owes 15 tickets to other people/teacher and she told me she hasn't even earned any--I can see the teacher's ticket plan will not work on my daughter. Went and got Junior, fed him, went and picked up the girls, came home and did homework, ate dinner and I am ready for bed. The girls are making a mouse house and Junior is playing with DH. Still have a ton more to do, but at least the weekend is almost here.

Tomorrow is Ab's big exciting day--it will probably be the only day other than Christmas, her birthday and the last day of school that I will be able to get her up with no problems. We have ice cream and fruit and yogurt and milk for smoothies as someone suggested. Em wants her tonsils out now.

I have no dress for the ball, but I still have 8 days, so I shouldn't stress, right?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Taken during our visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. We both got choked up reading these words. (You will probably have to click on the picture to get it to enlarge and be able to read it)
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Shopping & Tonsils

I'm done. How about you?

Keep under budget?

I shop all year to find the best deals and this year I came in wayyyyyyyyyy under budget.

I'm still in shock that I did so well! I know that the girls and Junior will love everything that I got and I will be pleased watching them open the gifts and knowing that I scored such good deals. I should be a professional shopper!

Abs is getting her tonsils and adenoids out on Thursday. The girl is so excited about this, she can hardly contain herself. I tried to tell her she would have an IV and her throat would be really sore, but it hasn't dampened her spirits at all. She wants it done, and she wants it done now! Must be the promise of ice cream afterwards.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mayborn Museum Pics


They always seem to fly by.

We went to my brother's party on Friday and had a great time! The band was great and the kids were well behaved (well minus Abs hanging on everyone). Beer was good too!

We got home Saturday night and today we took the kids to the Mayborn Museum in Waco. They had a Bones exhibit that the kids really loved. They got to put together skeletons of animals, put bones in a human puzzle, look at bone under a microscope and tons more. Even Junior had a great time running around looking and touching everything. After the Bones exhibit and checking out the dinosaur and woolly mammoth sections, we headed over to the two floors of hands on activities. Most of the stuff even Junior could do, so he was all over the place. They put on a weather show, played the giant piano with their feet, played house/store/rescue hero, visited the pioneer section, played with bubbles, watched animals, walked through a giant heart, worked with mirrors/magnets/levers, and tons more. Junior slept on the way out there, on the way back and is fast asleep now. The girls never get tired and managed to talk the entire day as usual. What would I do with total silence anyway?

We met my MIL for dinner and then got home to watch Amazing Race. Seems like they haven't let anyone stay yet that has come in last. Wonder if this means there will be more people in the final episode? Hope they do that when I am on there!