Monthly Archives: April 2010

5 Question Friday

Check out this blog carnival on Mama M.  It is a little bit of fun and only takes a little bit of thought, perfect for a Friday!

Questions for Friday, April 9th:

1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Ummmmm, have to steal one from Mama M, but I would say Reese Witherspoon.  I think she is fun and cute.  🙂
2. Did you ever go to summer camp?

I went to several different week long camps.

I loved the Free Methodist Church camp in Manton!  Went every year from age 9 to 16, then was a counselor for a couple years after I turned 18.  That is where I found out Jesus wanted to live in me.  I was 9, so the memories are a bit vague, but I know there was a puppet show where they talked about Hell.  I thought it sounded scarey, so I wanted to go to Heaven.  And while I still think Hell sounds scarey, and Heave is much preferred, I am glad there is more to the Christian walk than staying out of hell.  I’m glad He walks with us every day.  I see so much pain in lives around me, of those I know and those I don’t, and honestly don’t know how people face it without Jesus.  Some of it is HARD to face with Jesus, without Him, I would be a complete basket case!

I also went to 4-H camp. LOVED it.  Had one of the coolest camp counselors names Lisa.  She was awesome, the fun activities were fun.  (If you put your elbows on the table during meals, you had to stand on a chair in front of everyone and do something silly, mine was barking like a seal; I am a great seal!)  The crafts were cool, the polar bear swim in the morning was even COOLER, but in a very different way.

One year I went to Girl Scout camp.  I hated it.  I don’t know if it was the camp or was the fact that it was the third one in a row that summer, but it was not fun.  I don’t remember why, I just remember it was not fun.

3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction?

Hmmmm, I guess lizards. I mean they are slimy and move really fast and yuck.  Of course Caitlyn agrees with me, while Sue was glued to them at the zoo (just hours before she got sick and turned kinda green around the gills…yeah, maybe it was the lizard gazing that made her sick, see, lizards are yuck!)

4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?

Oh probably lots of things, but I try not to notice or remember them. I think one is my obsession with Cafe world and Farmville on facebook. He doesn’t get it, but I use it as my replacement for TV.  Or to do while watching TV.  I get bored while watching TV.

5. What is currently your favorite song?

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland.  It has been one of my favorites since I first heard it after Caitlyn was born. It is a beautiful story from a daddy to his daughter’s future husband, how no matter how much he will love the daughter, the daddy loved her first.

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Great kid quotes and moments

As I have mentioned before, my kids are funny, very funny.  Here are some quotes from these two little girls…

While Sue was sick, I told her she needed to drink fluids.  She looked at me and said, “I don’t like fluids!”

Yesterday, as she improved, she kept refusing juice.  I asked her why she didn’t want to drink juice.  She said “because it won’t stay in.”

After nap yesterday, she wanted to go back outside to play.  We had let her for a bit earlier in the day, but were afraid of her overdoing it.  She cried and cried seeing daddy and Caitlyn outside.  Finally, she found an open window where she could talk to daddy through the screen.  They probably chatted about juice and eating and how much she wanted to go outside for about 15 minutes.

Yesterday Sue was again not feeling well.  Caitlyn decided she needed a bowl in case she vomitted again…so what did she find in the cabinet and bring to me????  The noodle strainer….ummm, that might not have worked so well for the intended purpose.

And we have figured out another layer of 2 year old code today.  Sue has been complaining of having a cough for the last several days.  Thing is, coughing has not been her problem.  But especially yesterday, she cried for an hour or more about how she had a couch.  And never coughed during that time.  Today, she again started complaining of a cough…without actually coughing…but today, we got it.  “Cough” mean she doesn’t feel good…and has nothing to do with actually coughing.  A couple weeks ago Caitlyn was sick with her breathing issues.  We talked a lot about her cough.  Apparently Sue put together in her head that a cough means anything that makes you not feel good.  This is a handy piece of information to have!

There is one show we plan to watch on TV each week, The Biggest Loser.  When Caitlyn sees the trainer Jillian on the tv, she yells for us to come watch Biggest Loser.

I made the girls hooded towels for Easter.  Due to Sue being sick, we did not give them to the girls until last night.  They were super cute crawling on the floor going “squeak, squeak!”

Not Me–the lost weekend

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not wake up on the wrong side of the bed Friday morning and decide I better get me and kids out of the house or spend all day yelling at them just for being kids.  No, not me.  I am always calm and peaceful with my kids.

I did not then take them to the zoo where I refused to let them get out of the wagon because I did not want to chase them.  No, I understand they need to run and play.

I did not bribe my 3 year old to leave the zoo by promising McDonalds, and then decide it was too hard to get to the McDonald’s because it was on the opposite side of the street from where we were.  No, I keep my word.

I did not then convince my hubby we had to go to the mall for dinner so I could feel less horrible about not taking them to said McDonald’s.  No, I wouldn’t do that. (They had a great time doing what I would never encourage)

We did not bring them home to go to bed, only to have Sue wake up a little bit later sick, very, very sick.  We did not then spend the next 3 days watching her get sick over and over, agonizing about taking her to the hospital or waiting to see how she would do. 

Oh who I am I kidding, yes we did.  She was one very sick little girl.  It was tough, we agonized and prayed.  And just took it moment by moment.  She showed much improvement today, but due to her small size and weight loss of about a pound in three days, I took her in to the doctor.  Yes, she has mild dehydration, but seems to be improving.  She is playing and smiling.  She still refuses all liquids, but did eat a decent amount of jello.  And we are thrilled.  She is napping right now in her own bed for the first time since this started.

(Just before she got sick one of the many times)
Here she is just before today’s nap—she looks perfect to us!

Here’s praying and hoping the improvement continues…I would never to be such a pessimist as to be afraid she will wake up sick again. No, I would never think that might happen…

Glorious day

Today is a beautiful day in our part of the world,  I mean gloriously beautiful. 

But I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and was grouchy with my kids.

I had today off, so had decided to get a bunch of projects done.  I dreamed of getting up before the girls and finishing my sewing project for their Easter basket and then during their nap being able to cut out my next sewing project.  But my 3 year old woke up earlier than I hoped.  And sewing takes all my concentration, so a few minutes of her chatter while I try to sew is enough to make me crazy.  That did not start things off well.  I did not get that project done.  But she came over and so sweetly said, “I just want you.”  So I decided to give up for the time being.

But I was still grouchy.  And it did not get better when the 2 year old got up.

I decided, if we were in the house all day, they would end up in their rooms being punished for miniscule things. 

So, today turned out to be a great day to use our zoo membership.  I loaded up the wagon and some stuff and we met up with a friend at the zoo.  Glad we got there when we did, parking was crazy.  But we had so much fun.  And the girls were soooo good.  It was a great choice.

And to top it off, it tired out Sue like nobody’s business.  She kept saying in the car how tired she was.  “I not hungry, I tired.  I need nap.” 

When we got home she really did opt not to eat, but go straight to her nap!

Caitlyn, on the other hand, was bummed we did not go to ‘Donalds on the way home for some lunch.  I had said we would, but then realized there wasn’t one that was very easy to get to on our drive.  But she bounced back.  And we are going to get her beloved ‘Donalds for dinner.

And that time with my cute little family will cap off this glorious day.