Saturday, February 12, 2011

Broken Arms, Dogs and Firetrucks.....

Two Sundays ago Addyson broke her right arm jumping on the trampoline. She came in whimpering and I took one look at her sagging forearm and knew it was broken. I wanted to cry, but, since I'm the mom, I was strong! So, we headed down to Children's at Scottish Rite, downtown. Since her arm had to be re-set, they put her under.  We had to wait for the orthopedic surgeon to get out of surgery, and that wasn't until 12:30am!  She was a trooper, though, and patiently watched the one Spongebob video they had for hours! Travis told her that she was a tough cookie, and she said "I'm not a cookie, I'm a pumpkin". haha.  She was excited about her cast being pink and about getting princess stickers. The staff was great.  After they re-set it, it was hard to wake her up, so the nurse kept putting a cold-pack on her belly. Poor baby!  When we finally left the hospital at 2:30am and the valet that brought my car around had my door handle in his hand.  REALLY?!  My daughter broke her arm, it's 2:30am and my car handle is broken?  Too tired to care!

So, not only was my car handle broken, but I need to get a new oil tank, as mine was cracked and leaking. I took my car into the shop, so I had my mom's car.  I had dropped Sydney off at school, come home to get some work stuff and then I planned on dropping Addyson and Rylin off at my babysitters house.  As I was getting back in the car, Addyson tells me that she has to go potty. Rylin and the dog are in the car, so I leave my keys in my seat, get Addy out and take her potty. We go to get back in the car and it's LOCKED!!! The dog had jumped in my seat and stepped on the remote to lock the door! I was so mad!! I called my mom to get the extra key, and the extra key was on the key chain that was locked in my car.  At this point Rylin is screaming for me to get her out and all I can do is smile and wave at her.  I call the locksmith and they tell me that if a baby is in the vehicle, that I have to call 911. GREAT! So, I call 911, and it takes them 10 minutes, which feels like an hour, to get there. When they get out to get their equipment, THEIR door is BROKEN and they can't get the lock equipment out. GREAT! So, they have to call ANOTHER firetruck. One of the firemen actually has the gall to ask me if I have another set of keys in the house.  NO, SHERLOCK! What do you think? That I just REALLY wanted to look stupid and have two firetrucks come to my house for the fun of it.  DUH!!  So, 30 minutes into this, I have a screaming child, a dog scratching the door to get out, TWO firetrucks parked outside of my house and one little girl with a broken arm who has started taking her clothes off, and I'm late for work. Lovely.  Fun Day.
I just laugh.....what else can I do?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GA Snow = GA shuts down!!!

We got quite a bit of snow here in good ol' Dixie this week.  Since the city of Atlanta, and the surrounding areas, only have about 5 snow removers (or whatever they are called) for 5 million people. That means we are basically stuck in our homes until the temperature warms up and melts all the cold stuff away.  The girls were THRILLED about the snow and couldn't wait to get out there and play in it.  Of course, GA snow is VERY WET, unlike Utah/Colorado/etc. snow and the temperatures were in the 20's.  Inevitably, the cold dampened their winter wonderland spirits, and they only lasted about 1/2 an hour the first day.  The next day, they weren't so thrilled about going out, but still wanted to.  I think they made it 15 minutes.  Addyson, sweet Addyson, has to do everything with her shoes off, so before I know it, she's run out into the snow with bare feet....that didn't last as long as she thought it would.....5 seconds maybe.  Rylin was so excited to go out in the snow too, so I bundled her all up, sent her out laughing and running into it....then she fell and felt the coldness...then came the tears...for, I swear, 30 minutes after being inside trying to get warm.  She hasn't beckoned to go out again. 
The girls, however, were bound and determined to go sledding, so we took the Tupperware lids off of our big containers and Travis took them out to one of the hills on our street.  They had a blast!!!  We've watched a lot of movies, made cookies, played games, driven each other crazy, but also have enjoyed being shut in together.  I've LOVED having Travis home!!  I get to sleep in!  We get to hang out all day!  He, on the other hand had to "try out the roads" today...just in case he needs to go anywhere.  ha ha.  I think he's had fun too, but he's also itchin' to get back to his wrestlers. He's stressing out on how much weight they are gaining right now by not practicing. ha ha!
So, the snow has been fun, but GA is not equipped for it, and this GA girl is not equipped for it either, so BRING ON THE SUN!! Melt this stuff already!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here are some Christmas pics of the girls.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Family is what matters most!

So, I haven't blogged in over a year. I realized that adding a third child and a part-time job made me prioritize my time differently, and blogging wasn't a priority. So, why am I blogging tonight? Not quite sure, but since Travis is downstairs watching the Bowl games and the girls are asleep, I thought I'd give it a go. I'm sure I have zeeeeero readers, which is fine. This blog is actually just for myself. Of course it's a brand new year and we all begin to think of ways to make our lives better this year than last. Last year I had a tough go, and am still in the throws of it, but a new year brings about new hopes for better things to come. That being said, last year also came with renewed blessings that I sometimes take for granted, like my incredible husband and my 3 precious, gorgeous little princesses. The princesses being the reason I need to start a blog again. I need to post their pretty pictures and goings on for me, and for my out of town family.

One of the things that I've realized this past year is that friends come and go. Friends who I thought were friends weren't. My BEST friend, my husband, is the most important friend and the only friend I should really care about. I realized that my mom is one of my best friends and I'm so blessed to have her. I've realized that it doesn't matter what others think of me, but it does matter what my children think of me and how I raise them. I realized that I need to go to church for spiritual reasons, not social reasons. DUH. It's hard for me, however, sometimes to go when I don't have any friends there. Shallow, but true. It's hard when you feel invisible to everyone around you except your children. But, how blessed I am to have 3 wonderful children to think I'm the world.

So, is this a poor me blog? Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe it's a poor me/ lucky me post. :) Poor me b/c I'm sad about a lot of things, but lucky me that I'm so blessed in my life. We aren't rich in money, but Travis has job he loves and he HAS a job! I get to stay home with my girls and not worry about someone else raising them! Of course, it might be nice to have someone else to blame if they act up. ha ha. just kidding. I'll take the blame if I can have the time and memories with them!!

I'm sad my parents are having a lot of health issues, but I'm so lucky to have them, be great friends with them and live close by to them so that my children can have the experience of grandparents. My parents love my kids and play with them almost ever day.

I have the true gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, which is priceless beyond measure. He comforts me when I'm low and I know I am loved.

As the holiday season comes to a close, I realize that all in all, I'm more than blessed. I need to be nicer to myself and believe in myself the way my husband and children do. My resolutions are pretty much the same as they are every year! I need to make my life body, my mind and my spirit. I need to make sure I continue to cultivate relationships with my children, husband, parents and siblings. I need to love myself more.....which is the hardest part! Hopefully if I strive to do the other things, this will come along with it!

My ultimate resolution....spending more quality time with my family, teaching them the gospel of Jesus Christ through loving them.

So, I'm going to post some recent (and not so recent) pictures of my blessings. They are what life is all about.

Number 1 is, of course, MY #1! My wonderful hubby, Travis.

My beautiful, wonderful, spirited girlies

My awesome, fun parents!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween 2009

I'm finally posting our Halloween pictures!! Better late than never! They aren't even in chronological order, but, hey, they are up here!

Travis and I went to a costume party dressed as an incompetent doctor and nurse....I'll leave some of the detail out in case I might offend anyone.....
These are Sydney's and Addyson's pumpkins that they carved with Daddy.
Sydney and Addyson were really good about saving the pumpkin seeds, so we could roast them. YUMMY!
This is Addyson's gymnastics class. They got to wear their Halloween costumes the first part of class. This is Halloween night.....
Rylin zonked out about 1/2 way through trick-or-treating.
The cutest "chick" in town. Ariel AddysonDorothy Sydney Our friends, the Kudlas's, go trick or treating with us every year. It's so much fun!
Poppy and ArielBefore changing into their costumes.
Sydney's kindergarten class had a little Halloween party that Rylin and I were able to go to. Here are the rest of the pics from the party....
White Trash , Hannah Montana, Marilyn Monroe, Zombie bombshell, incompetent nurse, surgeon.....Brittney and K-Fed showed up later.The other half.....
Billy Ray Cyrus, surgeon, Bubba, incompetent doctor, Joe DiMaggio, Zombie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cousins, fair, and dancing

In early October, Travis's mom, Di, or "G's" came down from VA to visit us with her sister, "Crazy" Aunt Barb and our niece, Kayleigh, who is Sydney's age. We had a great time. We went to a little fair like thing at a shopping center near our house, then the next day Addyson's dance class performed at our county fair, so we went to see her dance, then spent the day at the fair. It was so fun. After Di, Barb and Kayleigh went back home, we had another chance to go to the fair in the evening. It was a great start to October!
"G's" and Rylin
Standing in line waiting for the pony ride
Eating cotton candy
The awesome playhouse we bought a raffle ticket for...we didn't win. :(

Aunt Barb, Rylin and G's
Face painting

Arts and Crafts
Dancing at the fair!
Poppy and Annie met us at the fair.
Addyson is the 3rd car from the front. She loved it.
The big rocking pirate ship. Sydney was liking it until she almost threw up all over everyone!