Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
View from the from yard of Stanley's home
Pawpaw's living room
Mary making the most of her carpet-less floors had painted her walls.... and then had dress the floor a bit by adding a splattering of paint which actually looked awesome! But after her grand babies arrived she let them take to it with permanent markers.
Jax made this HUGE heart... he said it took him hours! I have never seen that kids stay in one place for hours. I guess when you are 6 and write that many names.... it must seem like hours!
A good view of the whole floor. You can also see how Mary has been living with everything out of sorts. (Ok..... so our bags add to the drama of having nothing where it belongs!)
Just if you were wondering I still love him ;-)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here are just few picture from the trip:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Last weekend we went to Austin and enjoyed the laser lights at South Park Meadows. The kids got to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.... Jax forgot.... good thing Santa already knows what he wants ;-)
Friday, December 5, 2008
Poor Emma.... she is still struggling with her Asthma. She was sent home early after an attack yesterday at school. I have another appointment for her today!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
in the little things!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Unfortunately, the two go hand in hand. Watching your child struggle for air is one of the most scary things ever. She had her first problems with asthma when she was only 6 month old. I have many unpleasant memories of late night emergency visits to hospitals. This past week at 9 1/2, she had an awful attack at (white face & blue lips) and is slowly getting better.
We have been counting our blessing:
- The school nurse is wonderful and recognized Em's asthma "cough" (her typical sign)
- She is on the mend and new meds!
- We just found a new pedi that seems to be very wise about asthma! They are HUGE about prevention
- Dax comes home for Singapore TODAY!
- The rest of the kids colds are getting better. Plus, I actually feel GREAT.... 1st time in months with the chest cold :)
- Asthma for Kids: this site is great to look at with your kids.... plus, it has lots of other kid illnesses!
- Asthma Kids. CA: another great one for kids w/ asthma
- Web MD: a good one for parents
- American Lung Association
~12-3-08: Emma is doing much better and is adjusting well to new preventative meds. We went in for a check-up... she is still scoring low on her peak flow meter but hopfuly we can get that up. She was able to get her flu shot.... YEA! She has not been well enough till now.... this helps me breathe a sigh of relief!!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
What a wonderful couple of weekends.... I just had to blog about it. Dax has been out of the country this was my second weekend alone. This by far is NOT the wonderful part...
On Saturday, I just stayed home all day. I had a revolving door of neighbor kids in and out. WONDERFUL!!! In the afternoon Holly, Sherry and their kids came over. We had 11 to 13 kids in the house at any given time. Surprisingly, a little Rum makes kids whining seem less annoying. We talked, laughed and played some dominoes. These ladies are really a blessing in my life. Plus, their boys & my boys have a special bond that I think will last a lifetime!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A Long Time Ago (this past weekend)
In a Galaxy Far, Far away......................
There was a battle called the Great Pine Cone War!
3 of my 4 children have battle wounds from this Great War. The one above was the easiest to photograph. My brown eyed boy has his in the hair... with a giant bruise. The littlest man... his was too close to the bum ;) My 12 year old nephew also had some scratches. What were these kids thinking?..... and yes they were told NOT to throw pine cones at each other!
Monday, November 10, 2008
A Legacy is Born
During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines. As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776. Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Princesses wear crowns to remind them that they are smart and beautiful because some days it's easy to forget. ~ Author Unknown
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be. ~Helen Claes
"Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it." ~Walt Disney
*This year the girls are going to be Dorothy and a Vampire! Have a Happy Halloween!
*Here is Dorothy, Princess(my niece), Vampire, Superman, Opitmus Prime, & a Unicorn (also my niece) at Zoo Boo this year!