Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Climbing up this pretty big rock to get all the way up to daddy. I must say that I was impressed that my 2 and 3 year-old kids got up this by themselves!!!
We made it!!!!
They did so great...we hiked for about 35 minutes, and they only complained about being tired for the last 5-10 or so. Jordan got a little lift on Daddy's shoulders, and Lawson wanted to sit on this rock and take a rest. When Jordan was climbing up her last little rocky trail before the end, she kept whispering to herself "My heart goes bum-bum, my heart goes bum-bum, my heart goes bum-bum..." SO CUTE! :)
Despite the fact that a couple times a year I am plagued by poison-something--oak, ivy, sumac...I have no idea--I don't know what any of those plants look like. I know you can look them up online, but I can never recognize them in real life--you know, when it matters...
I was totally paranoid the whole time we were walking around, sure that every plant that grows in the wild must have some itch inducing oil on it!!! I saw this plant and it is red and has 5 leaves...someone tell me--did I spot one??? :()
We got back to the park after a completely enjoyable little family hike! I am so excited--the kids did great, and I really think they loved it! I think this is just the beginning of another family hobby for us to all do together. This is when our trail came back to the park. We took a little swing to rest and cool off...then headed home for NAPTIME!!! :)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Lawson got his bike when he turned 2--he's getting a little big for it...I think we'll get him a bike with training wheels for his 4th birthday or for Christmas this year...
A little wrinkled up--Says "Boomer Sooner!!"
The day we went to Chick-Fil-A for free Chicken Strips we came home with 3 or 4 leftovers so I stuck them in the fridge. The next morning I came downstairs after hanging up some laundry and this is what I found.....
Last week we took the kids to the park to kick balls...we used to have a soccer ball but earlier this summer i accidentally backed over it in the van and it popped...the kids love their Kickballs, though...and it reminds me of when I was in elementary school! :)
The other night I looked into the playroom and saw that the kids had found Jon's lunch bag and were sitting together so nicely playing 'picnic' with their play food! It was the sweetest thing! Later I snapped this picture of them sitting still and playing together...They were being so sweet I hated to break it up to put them to bed!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here are some pictures from my dad's visit...The kids call him Grandad...
Lawson was splashing...but it was a very cool day and had been raining in the morning...we couldn't talk the kids out of going swimming...but they were FREEZING!!
Lawson is so timid in the water....
At our neighborhood park...
I CANNOT believe Jordan fell asleep like this with my dad!! This has never happened in her life!
While my dad was asleep, Lawson had some fun playing with Grandad's boots!
The kids had a lot of fun playing with Grandad...we're so glad he was able to visit!
Monday, September 22, 2008
That's 'Long Time, No Blog!'
It has been 3 weeks since I have posted anything. I felt obligated to post something today, though, because Jon's grandma called Jon's mom to see if we were ok! When Jon's mom said, "Yeah, why?" Grandma said, "Because Stacy hasn't blogged in a LONG time!"
My dad came for the weekend after Labor Day. We had a good visit, and the kids really enjoyed getting to spend time with him! He doesn't get to visit much, so we really tried to enjoy all the time he was here.
Let me tell you about my Walk-In Clinic escapade....Earlier that week, I had been working in the yard trying to get it cleaned up before the Fall Pine Needle Attack! I'm not sure where or when it happened, but I got poison ivy again!! This is the 2nd time this year! Late Wednesday night I started itching, then Thursday it was a little worse. The Friday he was driving down I decided I just couldn't make it through the weekend without getting 'help'! It was all around my left eye and ear, on my left jaw and chin, down my neck, and on my right shoulder and armpit. My guess--It got on my left glove, then when I rubbed my face and shoulder the oil rubbed off.
My doctor couldn't get me in, but told me to go buy a cream over the counter. I left my house at 11:30 to go get it then go right home. I was only gonna be gone 20-30 minutes! I found in on the shelf and it was $40!!! And the pharmacist told me that by the looks of it my rash was too far gone for this cream to help. She told me I needed to go get a shot. I told her I couldn't get in, and she recommended a walk-in clinic. I ran through the drive-thru to get lunch to eat in the waiting room, then I toted myself and the kids over and started filling out paperwork. She told me it would be an hour to an hour and a half. I took the kids out to the sidewalk to eat a 'picnic.' After an hour of waiting-not counting the paperwork time- I went to ask how much longer. She checked and there were still 4 people in the waiting room that were still ahead of me!!! They hadn't even gone back. By now it was almost 2 and I had both kids with me, no diaper bag, no toys, no cups, no snacks--NOTHING!!
In the meantime, Jon had been looking for another place for me to call and found one that said there would just be a 30-45 minute wait to see the Dr. So....we loaded up, headed ACROSS town, filled out all the same paperwork AGAIN, then started waiting again!! I finally saw a doctor, got a shot, got a pill, plus he gave me an anitbiotic and cough med for my sinus infection. I finally got home at 3:45!!!! So much for a 25 minute trip!!! CRAZY!!!
Last Friday was my 1-year mark from my car accident last year...I am so thankful that I am not having major problems from it!! After particularly long or hard-working days, I do have minor lower-back pain, but nothing I can't handle! What I'm worried about is that I was rear-ended right after I left from renewing my tags. Well...it's that time again, and I'm afraid to go get them renewed again!!! What terrible deja-vu that would be!!!
Last week I called into a radio talk show that I listen to every morning! I have tried to call before, but I always get a busy signal. Well, this time I got through! I told the host how much I enjoy his show and I feel like I learn a lot about the political and social issues surrounding us today. He asked me why I was up and I told him I listen while I deliver papers, but I only get the first hour. He gave me a premium membership to his website for calling, so now I can podcast the other two hours commercial free and listen to them at the gym!!! May sound dumb, but I was SOOOO excited after getting through and talking to him! And SO excited about the membership...whenever I quit the papers, that radio show was going to be what I missed most about my mornings!
About last Wednesday I decided to have a yard sale on Saturday. I pulled out a bunch of stuff that I've had stored and moved from house to apt to apt to house to apt, etc....It was raining in the morning, so I don't think I sold as much as I could've, but either way money is money!!! I started with 5 totes of stuff, plus some bigger things. I have a couple totes left that I'm taking to charity--and Jon and I are so happy all that stuff is GONE!! I feel like I had such a productive week last week sorting through everything then selling and giving it all away!!
Well, that may be enough for now...kinda overwhelming to try to catch up when it's been so long since a post... I'll try to get some current pictures up of the kids this week...we'll see how that goes!!
Happy Monday to everyone!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
What a great long weekend we've had! I love it when Jon is home...it's so much nicer to have another adult around to tag-team with!
It was especially nice to have him around for a couple specific reasons, though. For one, I spent the weekend subbing papers for a friend. Saturday I woke up at 2:15 and went to p/up the papers, but they weren't there yet. Turns out the press broke down and they didn't get there til almost 4! I got home at about 7:15!
Sunday we wrapped about 750 Sunday papers and Jon threw them all! (B/C he's awesome!) When the alarm went off for church, we were both tired, both had sore throats, and my left eye was red and oozing gross goo. We decided to keep everyone home and not infect the rest of the church! We slept in while letting the kids watch extra TV, then spent the afternoon going through a pile of papers that I've been meaning to go through for weeks!
This morning I threw about 950 papers, then Jon let me sleep in a little. I woke up and we started to work out in the yard some while the kids played. We went to Chick-Fil-A for free chicken strips (my grade=C-, but free!) then put the kids down for nap. Now, I'm fiddling on the internet while Jon and Mike watch the football game.
Busy, Fun, Sick, Tired, Better, Fun and Busy pretty much describes the events of the weekend. Yeah for long weekends!! :)
Well, I'm off to give the kids a bath...here's to a good rest-of-the-week!!!