Sunday, July 27, 2008

The coffee is brewing...

It's one of those mornings...I just HAD to make some coffee. I don't always drink coffee in the morning. I'm not one of those people that have to have their morning coffee to function. I like it but truthfully...I'm too lazy to get it started in the morning...and by the time I get it made it usually ends up being cold in my mug because I'm too busy to drink it. In the winter I'm a little more motivated to make it for some reason. But today is a coffee day for sure. I was up till 2am (not doing anything important, just going thru my pictures). Then Mason woke up at 3am (which is normal for him) but by the time I got him all settled back to sleep in our bed I couldn't fall back asleep. When I did it seemed like just a few hours later Jordan came in our room (at about 6:30am) asking to lay in bed with us. Of course he didn't just lay...he tossed and turned and kept talking to Mason which made him want to stay awake. So finally at 7:30am I gave it up and got up. Now I'm dragging and SO tired. Not to mention I have a hyper baby boy on my hands as well. He won't just play, he feels the need to crawl and get into everything right now!!!!!!!!!!! Man, I'm tired! Now my coffee is done. Yum, coffee with 1% milk and splenda...okay, it's not Yum...some flavored creamer would taste much better but it's all I have right now. Maybe the caffiene will kick in soon and give me a little boost of energy.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Let's see..this is going to be a rambling blog...just kinda rambles of what's going on...

First of all...we were suppose to be heading to Wisconsin today to visit my family. But yesterday Hurricane Dolly hit Texas. We knew it was heading that way but weren't sure if it was going to hit Texas or Mexico. What does that have to do with us and our trip to WI you ask? Simple, Ryan is an insurance adjuster and he has to go and work claims from storms. So now we are playing the waiting game. Will he get called to go and work that or not?? The storm hit as a Catorgory 2 hurricane which causes significant damage. The only thing now is whether or not it hit a populated enough area where they would need to call in other adjusters other than the ones the insurance companies already have in that area. It's a 50/50 chance he could get called. So we have decided it would be best to wait it out here at home because if he would have gotten called on our way to WI we would have to turn right around so Ryan could bring us back home and then head way down to TX. Also, we didn't want to just get up there only to have to turn right around and drive back either. So we decided to wait it out here, we should know something in the next few days. If he doesn't go we are going to WI early next week. I'm so hoping we can make the trip..i wanna see my family so bad! I miss them greatly.

Let's see...what else..oh, i guess I never blogged about our mini family vacation to Branson, MO. We went last week for a few days...just to get away. Ryan had a slight break in his work and we just needed the time away to enjoy ourselves. It was real fun. We went to Silver Dollar City for 2 days and then hit the outlet mall and Branson Landing (for those of you who haven't been to Branson since that was! it's incrediable..i would never have imagined branson to have such a great shopping's an outdoor mall with tons of stores and restaurants. it's so pretty and really amazing!). We also played Putt-putt and went and seen Noah, the musical. That was amazing too! We all enjoyed the show. It was a nice mini vacation and just a time away to spend together as a family.

Well, I guess that is enough of my's already 11:00am...almost lunch time..then I get to take a trip to Walmart to buy groceries. Fun stuff!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pray for Blake's Mommy

A few days ago a girl that is on my shutterfly forum said her cousin Bethany was in a real bad car accident. She is in the hospital and isn't breathing on her own. She has a little boy, Blake, who just turned 3 I believe on the day of the accident. He doesn't understand what is going on. He was suppose to have his birthday party this saturday. I have never met Bethany nor the girl on my forum (at least not in person, just on the computer) but I just can't stop thinking about them. It's such a sad situation. That poor little boy and their whole family. I know our God is a healing God and I just pray that he will heal Blake's mommy. Please join me and pray for her healing. Pray for their family and pray for Blake as I'm sure it's hard for a 3 yr old to comprehend what is going on. My heart just goes out to them. I know God can do miracles and I believe that is what is needed right now. Please remember them in your prayers.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Are my hands really full?!?!?!

Seriously, if I had a dollar for everytime someone told me I had my " hands full" I would have A LOT of dollars!! People are constantly telling me that I have my hands full or making comments similar to that to me when I'm out and about with my kids. I didn't really think much of it until today. We were walking thru walmart and I had Mason in his car seat in the back of the cart, Mya was in the front seat of the shopping cart and Jordan was walking next to me. We were doing our normal grocery shopping that we do every week. I had groceries shoved all around Mason and underneath the cart. Nothing unusual for me. Just a normal trip to the store. Then a lady looked at us and kinda laughed..then her husband said, "wow, you have your hands full!!". Just kinda smiled back and kept walking. Then I looked behind me to make sure there weren't some other kids walking behind us or something. I mean, the way they looked and commented you would think I had a trail of kids behind me. Is having 3 kids really having your "hands full"? I mean, yeah, I'm busy, but usually when people refer to you having your hands full they usually mean you have almost more than you can handle. I honestly don't feel like I have more than I can handle. Maybe if I added a few more then I would feel as though my hands are full. I don't know. It's just strange to me. By the comments people make you would think I have 10 kids or something (which by the way I would love to have!)!! I never really thought of 3 kids as having a lot of kids. Maybe because I grew up in a family with 3 kids. I don't know. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it's a piece of cake having 3 kids, it's not always easy. But it's my life and it's what I'm used to. I LOVE having 3 kids and couldn't imagine not having them. I would LOVE to have about 2 more (but I don't think that is in the plans). They are just so precious. I don't consider "my hands full". I consider myself completely blessed.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ice Cream Stories

Yesterday I took the kids for Ice Cream at Dairy Queen. It's our thing we do when Ryan is out of town and lately he's been out of town a lot so we've had LOTS of ice cream. Normally both kids always get the same thing, a kids cone dipped in cherry. Jordan wanted to venture out and get something different. At first he was saying he wanted one of those things that you tip upside down. At first I was confused. But then realized he wanted a blizzard. They show on the signs that they are so thick you can tip them upside down. Funny story...when I was about 12 yrs old or so, my mom took us to DQ and I got a blizzard and saw a sign with a girl upside down holding a blizzard!! So the BRILLANT child I was, I tipped it upside down and.......I had mint oreo ice cream ALL OVER ME! False advertising?? No...just a dumb 12 yr old that didn't take the heat into consideration, that it might possibly have melted the ice cream some. ANYWAYS...back to my new DQ story. The lady brought Jordan his blizzard to our table...and the second she handed it to him..what did he do?!?!? Tipped it UPSIDE down...and it started to spill! Yup, Like Mother, Like Son. I hadn't even told him about that story...this was all him! Guess I passed down the "not always the brightest" gene! Then he claimed that I ordered the wrong thing because he wanted "that thing that you can tip upside down". I had to then explain that they probably just didn't make it as thick as it should have been. He wasn't very pleased but didn't hesitate to eat up all his MINT OREO blizzard (yes, it was the same kind I had gotten when I dumped it!) While he was eating I told him my story. Then he asked if I had any more ice cream stories. I told him I did now and then told the story about him tipping his blizzard. He just gave me one of his many "Jordan" looks and said I wasn't funny!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fun with Friends

Yesterday was such a fun day! The Kids and I met Denise, Easton, Dalton, & Quinton at Fun City Pizza! The kids had so much fun. And I had fun visiting with Denise. It's so nice to get together. It's hard because we are both busy with our little munchkins and we live like 45-50 away from each other. But it was so nice to finally meet up. It was long over due. After Fun City we went to Hobby Lobby and looked around. That is always fun. It was such a nice day. After we left the kids kept asking if we could go to their house or if we could go to Fun City with them again the next day! I think they had a blast hanging out with the Slater boys.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Only 8 minutes left.....

Okay, so Mason is crying in his bed right now...i'm sorry, not crying, SCREAMING! I'm trying to block it out..but I just can't. I feel so bad. I suppose you are wondering why I'm not running in there to pick him up, right?!?! Well, I'm attempting to let him "cry it out". I'm doing all I can to keep my butt planted on this seat and not run in there to pick him up. I know he's SO tired. He keeps falling asleep in my arms. I mean it won't be 2 seconds and he'll be completely sound asleep. But the second I put him in his bed he wakes up. He needs to learn to sleep in his bed. He does sleep in there at night but only after about 10pm. Before that he sleeps in my arms. It just gets so hard to hold him and try to get the other 2 kids ready for bed and spend time reading to them and doing our bedtime routine. It's one thing if Mason was awake during all that but he is usually asleep. Okay, so now there is only 4 minutes left until I told myself I would go in there and comfort him then walk back out with hopes he will stay laying down and drift off into a peaceful sleep. I don't know if i can make it thru though another 15 minutes of this. I'm sure i'll see his little tear stained face and scoop him up into my arms and squeeze him tight and tell him I love him and that I'm SO sorry. Then he will wrap his little arms around me and nestle his face in my neck. And there we go...another night that I said I would let him "cry it out" and then just couldn't do it. Okay, time is up...time to go and rescue Mason from trying to go to sleep.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Jordan!

Bet you all didn't know that on July 1st, 2003 a famous scientist was born! Yup, Jordan Lee Beers is his name!!!! Jordan's 5th birthday was on July 1st and that kid has too many toys and there wasn't anything he really wanted so we didn't know what to get him. I knew he wanted "science stuff" because he LOVES anything to do with science. SO Ryan was in charge of going to Toys R Us and buying is birthday presents. WELL, I should I learned by now that if I send him, he's bound to go overboard..and yes, that is what he did. He bought pracitcally every science thing they had! A human body where all the parts come apart and you can learn the anatomy, a bubble making experiment thing, a space thing where it projects space images on your ceiling, a REAL teloscope, an eye clops (that thing that magnifies everything and you can see everything up close on your tv..kinda scary! i don't like seeing objects in my house that close, makes me want to clean everything even more! LOL). Let's see..what else...some other science experiement kit. As he was opening them up, he looked at us and said, "wow, these presents are getting amazinger (he made up that word! LOL) and amazinger!!!" Then he got a driver (a golf club) which he really wanted. So Jordan is keeping very busy and is LOVING all the science stuff. We had a very fun time at Chuck E. Cheese where he had his party. His cake was Indiana Jones. So that is his party in a nutshell.

I can't believe my baby is FIVE yrs old! He will be starting Kindergarten August 18th. That is SO crazy to me. It doesn't seem possible that he's that old already. It's exciting yet sad at the same time. Last night I was holding him in the rocking chair and he fell asleep! So I had to carry him to bed. I couldn't believe how heavy and hard it was to get him into bed. I hadn't really lifted him in awhile and man, that really made realize how big he's getting!