Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Out of the mouths...

This morning, I was making a bottle for Chayse and Kaylee was the only one in the living room. Out of the corner of my eye I see her run by me. Then again, and again. She was running laps around the couch and kitchen island. She made about 3 or 4 laps. I stopped what I was doing to watch her, trying to figure out in my head what in the world she was running from. Chandler was upstairs, daddy was also upstairs, she isn't screaming or scared.... just running. (run, Forrest, run!) And so I said "Kaylee, what are you doing?" She said

Trying to get the hair out of my face.

I love my job!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nana and Papa's video

Please excuse the hiccups! I am so sorry that I happened to get them as I was videoing her! She talks to your picture all the time! See Nana? See papa?

Who takes what medicine when???

I sure thought that we made it through flu season with flying colors, but I was a bit premature in that assumption! All four of my kiddos are on meds this week. Chandler and Keira have bad allergies and are taking drugs for that, and Kaylee and Chayse have ear infections. Chayse also had RSV, but she went in to Dr Raley today for her 4 month check up and she is all cleared up. That is great news! But, boy, lemee tell ya... I had some Maternal Guilt! I felt so bad that only a couple of days after stopping nursing her, she got sick! I kept thinking, If Only I had nursed her a little longer... But like a wise friend/niece told me...It could have happened at any time, I could have nursed her for 2 years and then when I quit she "happens" to get sick. I guess I can still be thankful that we didn't actually get the flu.

Spring break is almost here and mom is coming to visit! I am very excited to see her and so are the kids! We should be all well and rip-roarin'-ready to go! Definitely have some MOMs Club stuff planned and lots of outdoor playing. Praying that the weather will cooperate!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My next Season of Motherhood

Well, I have been having a hard time getting adjusted to this new season of my life that I am transitioning into. Chayse is not nursing anymore and it has made me realize that I am truly, really, actually done with the "birthing" phase of my life.

That is a very hard thing for me to accept. Not that I am not looking forward to this next phase that is not so dependant on me or my body! But, that I will never carry another life inside me, or be the sole nourishment for my baby is very sad. I have to tell myself to enjoy them all and realize that my kids ARE dependant on me still. They still -very much so- need their mommy!

Time flies by so quickly and I just get adjusted to the season I am in, and I am thrust into another one. I have this one down pat, lemme tell ya! I can mother an infant pretty darn well! I've got a schedule and a routine that runs like a well-oiled machine (most days!). But the toddlers and 4 year olds are harder. They aren't as moldable into my schedule. And don't get me started on 2nd graders. I have to adjust to THEIR schedule! Football, baseball, taekwondo....

Just when I get comfortable with my abilities, I get tested and the kids are older and smarter. I guess I will grow right along with them and we will weather these seasons together.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Chandler's Taekwondo Medals

Last night Chandler had a Taekwondo tournament. He took First Place in One Steps/Self-Defense and 2nd place in Forms and 3rd place in Weapons. He did a GREAT job!