Thursday, December 18, 2008

All I Want for Christmas...

is my 2 front teeth:-) Caleb lost BOTH of his front teeth yesterday--with a little bit of help from a basketball to the mouth at Upward on Tuesday:-) His teeth were loose, but after getting hit, they really were about ready to come out. Caleb was really bothered by them, so he kept messing with them and wiggling them back and forth--then he pulled the first one out and asked me to pull out the second:-) They bled a little bit, but now he is fine. I told him now he could sing the above song for Christmas, so he started in. He has a pretty cute lisp when he says he "s" sounds, and I have noticed him sticking his tongue in the spots where his teeth were. He already has 1 of the "big" teeth coming through--he is growing up so fast!

PS And yes, I'm keeping it real--that is my ironing board in the background, along with the box for my Christmas tree, which is up without lights or ornaments--how did I get this far behind?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Spoke (or wrote) too soon

Well, I mentioned in my last post that Emma has been sick twice in the last few weeks. Well, we can add 1 more time to that for her, and also 1 to Jake's tally. Both of them had incidents where they threw up out of nowhere a few times, and then were fine. Emma's was in the middle of the night around 2 am, and Jake's was in the afternoon, but it was just in time for us to miss our Kid's Day Out Christmas parties. Thankfully he gets to go tomorrow, but I missed out on seeing all my sweet kids on Monday. I did go up to school to deliver the birthday cake for Jesus that I had made for class. I also had a bunch of embroidery items to get delivered ( and get paid for:-).

Mom came down last week to help me transport kids everywhere. Caleb had Upward basketball practice Tuesday, and choir practice Wednesday and Thursday. I just didn't want the other 2 kids to have to sit around and wait for him to be done. So mom was wonderful to come and help. She stayed with the younger 2 Wed. night, and took Caleb Thursday so she could watch the dress rehearsal. The program was on Sunday, and it was so good! They had 3 different acts, and Caleb and all the other kids were in the 2nd act. It was really sweet:-)

This week I have a cold that is really wiping me out, on top of Jake deciding that he needs to get up every few hours at night--it is really exhausting! Not to mention trying to finish up shopping, embroidery, cleaning, cooking, etc., all while Shon is out of town. Plus it has just been really stinkin' cold this week!

I do love Christmas, and thought I would leave you guys with my favorite version of "O Holy Night"--I absolutely LOVE David Phelps:-)

Hopefully I will get to post again before Christmas, but if not, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Catching up (the story of my life)

I am so sorry that I haven't updated in forever--Shon has started traveling again every week, and it seems by the time I have the kids down and in bed, I can't form a coherent thought, much less blog about anything.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Shon's family--it was wonderful to finally meet my nephew. Jake was predictably jealous at first, but seemed to do better the longer we were there. He was very sweet to "baby pa-ton" (Clayton) and towards the end of the visit was wanting to help by handing Renessa his blanket and paci.

We have been busy with choir for Caleb and Emma, ballet for Emma, upward basketball for Caleb, and just the KDO work/school for Jake and I. I have also (thankfully) had several people wanting me to monogram Christmas gifts for them, so that has kept me extra busy.

Also, Emma has been sick twice this month--more that she was all last year. She woke up one Saturday afternoon with high fever, so I had the pleasant experience of sitting in a walk-in clinic on Sunday for about 3 hours waiting for her to be seen. She ended up having strep throat, so after a shot and some Motrin, she was good to go. Thankfully she doesn't seem to be bothered at all by high fevers--I remember having to take her to the ER on Christmas Eve when I was pregnant with Jake because she woke from her nap with 104.6. She was still talking up a storm and jumping around:-) Then today she stayed home with me because she had fever upon arriving home from school yesterday--none since, but the whole 24 hour rule with school applied. I admit, if the temp is right at 100, sometimes I do go ahead and send them, but only if it has been long enough for the medicine to wear off, they are having no more fever, and they are acting fine.

Our KDO Christmas Party was yesterday, and it was so much fun. To my delight, I actually won a door prize:-) It is a really cute "bowling bag" style cosmetics case, and inside it had a manicure set and a set of yummy lotions from Bath and Body works.

I am trying to come up with some less expensive ideas for Christmas this year for family, so if anyone has any good ones, I would love to hear. I will email you mine, since I have some family that reads this and I don't yet want them to know what they are getting:-)

Since this is such a random post, I will go ahead and write down a few funnies from Jake today:

Jake(just out of the bath and in his room spinning around): I a princesh
Me: really? you are? what princess are you?
Jake: I wal mawt princesh
Me: ok, you're a wal-mart princess?
Jake: no I not princesh, I muh mayd.
Me: oh, now you're a mermaid. Have fun swimming!
Jake: ok-bye momma!

I really have no idea where that came from, but he really enjoys Wal-Mart- probably because he knows that is usually where we are going if I fix my hair and put on makeup. Hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful Christmas--it is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I can't wait to decorate the tree this weekend.