Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here we go again....

Abs was sitting on her bed playing her leappad and came out of her room and told me "I barfed".

Woohoo!

I went to checkout the damage and she got her leapad, her bed, the floor. Not very much.

While I was cleaning up the mess she returned with the biggest barf bucket she could find. She could probably give her brother a bath in it.

She is now in the tub singing opera, feeling better. I wonder if it was her deworming medicine?

Is the sick diet around the corner for all of us?

We got the Christmas tree put up, and it looks nice. It's a pre-lit tree, but I can't figure out how to get the top colored lights on. Who wants a tree that's totally lit anyway. It gives it personality.

No presents yet underneath it, but that's probably a good thing since Junior is way into presents now and thinks that they should all be for him. We have a Fisher Price little people nativity set under the tree and he thinks the baby is his cousin Wyatt. We put the tree up while Junior was napping and he didn't know what to think when he got up.

I finally watched Front of the Class, the Hallmark movie from several weeks ago. It was really good and made me want to teach 2nd grade--wait, I do, but my kids, well, are my kids. Great story though. I would like to think that I would be able to go forward and dream anything if I had that much negativity towards me, but who knows.

....several hours later and Abs is fine. We'll just chalk this up as one of those random times that she barfs. She actually does it quite a bit. My mom is coming over to get all three kids, I just need to feed them and dress them for bed. Done. Thank goodness they like oatmeal! I'll spend an exciting Saturday evening cleaning, sorting, folding laundry, and sleeping. You know, I used to be a more exciting person!

Gunner called the other night, but was hard at work after running missions. He sounded tired. He had gotten several Christmas boxes from some friends in Washington and my uncle in CA, and even one from his parents. During his first deployment, on clearance, I bought 24 stockings at Michael's for cheap, cheap, cheap. They are still sitting in my closet waiting to be used. Maybe the next deployment?

Abs tonight--she was upset because I told her she needed to go to her room until she was calm. She threw a fit, then as she was storming to her room we had this conversation:

Abs: Mommy?
Me: Yes?
Abs: Crown is spelled c-r-o-w-n.
Me: Okay, go to your room.
Abs: Remove the c and you have r-o-w-n.
Abs: Then add a f and you have f-r-o-w-n frown.
Me: Where are you going with this
Abs: Add an -ing and that's what I am doing right now. F-r-o-w-n-i-n-g. Frowning.

She then went to her room.

And how come the minute you run out of trash bags you manage to find millions of things to throw away? Probably the same reason that I was trying to be energy efficient and buy those super expensive lightbulbs that are so dangerous when they are broken. I discovered that they really don't fit in any of my light fixtures because they are too long.

Missing Gunner...

8 comments:

Uncle Dan said...

Another day in the life of one of my girls, never a dull moment.

his biggest fan said...

When Cody was two, we bought a nativity set- just a Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus- the kind that's big enough to put outside in the yard- well, Cody decided he wanted to climb into the manger... and broke it. That year, Baby Jesus was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a.... big 'ol green wheelbarrow. It wasn't the worst that could have happened that year, but it sure added some character to my front yard! :)

Here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

~heather

cj said...

I love the fact that you put the tree up while he was sleeping. What an amazing surprise for him!

I wish I could wrap Gunner up and slip him under your tree...

Merry Christmas.

cjh

Gunner said...

at lrast your don't deployed and going on the sick diet. i'm wishing i was there.

Gunner said...

ops, typing in the dark. what i meant to say was at least your not deployed and going on the sick diet.

The Mrs. said...

we are on the sick diet here. Dash-1 also has the hobby of spontaneous vomit, its a great party trick. Does Abs have a hard time getting over stomach bugs? They just seem to last and last with dash-1. I'm ready to pull my hair out.

dutchgirl said...

Abs always cracks me up!

This is going to sound bossy, (because it is) but I forbid you from thinking about the next deployment until this one is over. I'll even think up something crafty to do with those stockings.

Kasey said...

"Abs: Mommy?
Me: Yes?
Abs: Crown is spelled c-r-o-w-n.
Me: Okay, go to your room.
Abs: Remove the c and you have r-o-w-n.
Abs: Then add a f and you have f-r-o-w-n frown.
Me: Where are you going with this
Abs: Add an -ing and that's what I am doing right now. F-r-o-w-n-i-n-g. Frowning.

She then went to her room"


This made me laugh so hard!