Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today we got some goodies in the mail

Though I had to hide some of them from little eyes (Isabella!).  

We got two new bottles for Miss Calleigh (One a new brand to try, the other a spare of one she'll take begrudgingly)  Normally I wouldn't worry with bottles, but sometimes its necessary for her to stay with other people when we go ot the older girls appointments, so she needs to take breast milk in a bottle. 

So far, she does seem to be digging the Sweet Pea bottle. And I love the pea pod cover for it!  SO cute!

We also got some BOON utensils -- Benders. For Miss Calleigh. They are for her easter basket (Yep -- I'm pratical)

Then we got some Soy crayons for the older girls easter baskets. 

And  a BG AIO baby gift.  :)

Hope the other package with our easter goodies in it makes it in time.


Tackle It Tuesday -- Play Room/Nursery

This week I tackled the Play room/Nursery.  I had lots of clothes to put away and new ones to sort through (Broke out the spring/summer clothes for all girls).

I needed to put away new birthday toys in the playroom, and toss some older broken toys.

I still have some unpacking of spring/summer clothes to do, then I will post before/after pics.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

PSF -- When she was 6

Miss Caity wanted a Littlest Pet Shop cake for her birthday.  Of course, none of the local stores had any premade cakes or sold LPS decorations for cakes.  So my dear sweet big girl decided we needed to make our own.

Here she is!  Not too shabby to have been deocrated by a 6 year old huh!


Happy 7 months!

I'm a little late in posting this. But Better late than never. Remember that one girly girl.

  • You hate your inhaler. But it helps you breathe so much better. 
  • You are still teething but have yet to have a tooth poke through. 
  • You have not quite figured out that if you lift your belly off the floor, you can use your hands and knees to move you around. Part of me wants you too, the other part hopes you don't learn soon. 
  • You like food some days and others refuse to eat. 
  • You have a really good grasp.  You love picking things up.  Your pincer grasp is nearly perfected too.  Maybe we'll try cheerios soon. 
  • You are another fan of Ketchup (Thanks Izzie!). Lets hope you dont' think its a food group on its own.
  • You are a good "talker". You say many consonant sounds, but have not yet said a real word! 
  • You are 11lbs 14 oz, and 25.5 inches long! 
  • You wear 3-6 month clothing for the most part. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -- Crashed HARD



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Just Slingin'

So there's a recall for an Infantino sling out right now.  I keep getting told about it. 

So I'd like to point out that NOT all slings are dangerous.  

And like most things, when used properly, there is very little risk involved.

So My SSC's are just fine.  My wraps are also just fine. 

Thanks for the concern, but I'll keep wearing my baby thank you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dear Lifetouch Photographer

I received the brochure with the form to send back today for picture day. 

I just have 2 questions for you.

#1 -- Have you ever met a 5/6 year old kindergartner? 

#2 -- What makes you think that a 5/6 year old is going to POSE in a particular fashion for their school picture?

My daughter, the one you'll be snapping a pic of, yeah, she's known for her comedic antics while picture taking. Hands in teh face, turning her head, Loser sign on the forehead and who knows what all else.  And you expect that I can just pick an option and have you get her to do it. 

I will just be happy with a SEMI DECENT picture.  I don't care what pose she's in. 

BTW -- I chose the sullen, mad looking child with the arms across the chest pose because I figure its the closest one you'll get too. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So not my week.

So far this week has been the pits. 

The baby is sick.  Not its allergies sick, really truly sick.  Respiratory sick.

And of course, on the week when I have a huge birthday fest to get prepared for.    Hopefully, all will be well for us to continue with the party as planned, because I really don't want to wait until after spring break and easter to do the birthday party.

Things I have to get done this week.
  • Clean Kitchen
  • Clean Playroom and girls bedroom (They will of course help)
  • Cake.  Buy cake mix and get cake baked
  • Ice cream, drinks, plates, cups, etc.  Need.  Buy. 
  • Wrap presents.

New background coming.

I like the monkeys but I need/want something Springy!

Tackle It Tuesday -- Laundry Room

This weeks Tackle is the laundry room.   No before pics, but I'll post the afters tonight or tomorrow when I get a chance.

My Dearest DH, loves to help with laundry. Help by taking dirty clothes downstairs.  Only his vision of helping and mine. Well they are quite different.  My idea of him helping take laundry downstairs, would be carrying the full hamper downstairs and dividing it into the divider.

His idea.  Well it can go one of two ways depending on how "helpful" he's being.

1) He stands at the top of the stairs and dumps the hamper down them, so the clothes fall down to pile at the end of the stairs and some stay on teh stairs as you go down.

OR if he's being SUPER helpful

2) takes the hamper downstairs and dumps it in the laundry room floor.

So this weeks tackle was actually getting all the laundry into the laundry room and getting it sorted and laundry going.   I also had to clean up a fallen box from the storage shelf in the laundry room. I think a little girl, CAITLYN, knocked it over, but she's not admitting that! 

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Monday, March 15, 2010

It's an exciting day!

We get to find out if Caleb and Andrew are going to have a Little Brother or Little Sister!

ETA:  It's Jess and CJ having the new baby -- not I!  I am DONE DONE DONE!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tackle It Tuesday -- Socks.

This week, I tackled the unmatched sock bin.  This is just the socks for the littles.  Not the adult socks.

Big bin of unmatched socks.

Turned into 3 smaller bins of matched, paired socks ready to go into each girls dresser drawer.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

It's never a good sign

When your pediatrician calls you at 20 minutes til 9 PM.  Dr. M finally got ALL of Izzie's lab results back from when the neuro had them run at Children's back in December.  Yes -- 3 months later.  Yet another reason to make it known that I HATE our neuro. 

Well apparantly there were several (she actually said A LOT) of things that were not registered at normal levels.  And we are being referred to a genetecist who will run some more tests and tell us more about her results.  She also told me that there were defenitely some metabolic issues at play.  We'll discuss more at our appointment.

Nothing quite like a late night freak out.  

But hey, maybe it means we are possibly one step closer to figuring all this mess out.

And on a good note, Her lead levels are Down quite a bit! 4.8 -- That's a far cry from 14.

The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Weekend.

It started Thursday about 2 a.m.  Caity came into my room, telling me she'd thrown up.  I told her to go back to her room and I'd come help her clean up and change.    She'd thrown up on the floor -- thankfully, so we got it cleaned up and got her clean and changed and she went right back to sleep.   Figuring it was a fluke, I headed back to bed too. 

She awoke 4 more times before 7 a.m. puking as well.  The bed, the floor, the living room, nothing escaped.  So. No school for her on Thursday.  NO leaving the house for me.  Friday she had a bit of fever, but not much puking, so we kept her home, took her in for a doctors note and prayed everyone else stayed healthy, as they had been.

Daddy left for out of town around 3.   Friday, we got home around 5:30ish.    10 minutes later, Isabella is puking.  That lasted through the night. More yucky laundry for me.   

 She spent most of Saturday not feeling very well and occasionally puking.   At lunch time, I opened the freezer to fix a quick frozen pizza for Caity and I, only to discover that everything in the freezer was thawed and WARM.  The fridge was cool -- but not COLD.  I took everything out of the fridge and put it into ice chests, called G to bring us some ice (thankfully she was able)  She did a drop and run so as not to catch teh pukeapalooza.    Then I called Papaw to see if he could help me figure out what was wrong.  Nothing worked. The fridge was dead.  So I called DH with the sad news that the fridge was dead and so was all the food we had stocked (JUST) the freezer with. 

Sunday afternoon, Izzie was better.   But Calleigh got it.  Thankfully not as bad as the older girls. And Luckily I have not caught it.   Dh came home and with him brought our new refridgerator.  It's a different brand and type!  And I'm still getting used to it.  I'm going to take pics of it soon.  I have to learn to embrace the new fridge LOL.


It's monday again!


Well I had my menu all planned out.  Then the unthinkable happened. My fridge/freezer died and I lost everything in the freezer and half of what was in the fridge.  Which means, we had to get a new fridge last night when My DH returned home. AND we have to go grocery shopping.  So this menu plan might change, depending on what we find at the grocery store tonight.  More on my weekend in another post.

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner. Pancakes, sausage, eggs
Wednesday: Stroganoff (crockpot), fresh bread, green beans
Thursday: Potato soup
Friday: Taco's, refried beans, mexican rice
Saturday: Fajitas (with leftovers from Fri. night)
Sunday: Dinner At Pap's.

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A simple math equation....

3 Sick Kids + Daddy out of town + King size Bed = No room for mommy


Friday, March 5, 2010

I had so much planned for this week/weekend.

And then. 

Disaster struck.

In the form of Illness.

Big C started throwing up in the middle of the night Wednesday. So no school for her thursday.  And no school today either because she's still got fever (103.6 this am) so We're off to the dr this afternoon.

Isabella and Cait were supposed to go to Nana's tonight.  That's not going to happen now, because of the illness, so all plans to do things without kiddos are out the window too.

At least the bedding is super clean after 2-3 washes!



You are THREE years old!  

  • You are potty trained.  (well, for the most part)
  • You know tons of words and speak in full sentences.
  • You Adore your big sister and your baby sister. 
  • You have a curly mop just like your big sister. 
  • You are blonde blonde blonde! 
  • Your favorite color is Pink. 
  • Your favorite foods are Mac & Cheese, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and shepards pie. 
  • Your favorite fruit is oranges (the little mandarin ones) 
  • You LOVE to be outside. 
  • You can count to 15 without assistance.
  • You can say the alphabet. 
  • You make everyone laugh with some of your antics. 
  • You love Dora, Diego, and Max & Ruby (whom I can't stand) and also Thomas the Train and Chugginton. 
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Toy Review

Ebeanstalk sent us a toy to review.  We received the Home Sweet Home Book by Tiny Love

Miss Calleigh enjoyed the book with the help of her big sisters.  I know she'll enjoy it more as she gets older.

I loved that you could look at the pages of the book individually OR combine the book with the velcro strap to make it a 3D house.   Calleigh enjoyed chewing on the animals that pulled out of the pockets. 

I think this is a great gift for an older baby/toddler just beginning to understand some concepts. 

Thanks Ebeanstalk for the toy!

Ebeanstalk is a website dedicated to selecting great toys for 1 year olds and toys for 2 year olds. They have a team of moms and a team of child experts that help them pick out toys by age, so you can be sure your child gets toys that have been specifically matched to his or her age!

I was sent a free book for review. I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions about the product are my own.


Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

This week I'm working on birthday plans.  Isabella will be 3 on friday (ZOIKS) and Caitlyn turns 6 2 weeks later!   We're having our combo party the 20th. So I'm finalizing the details and getting those invites out!

Now to decide on the Cake!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Half Birthday

Calleigh turned 6 months old last month!  We had her 6 month checkup last week.

Stats First:

11lbs 13 oz
25 inches long!

We also found that she had a double ear infection.  And we got a couple shots.  She did not enjoy that! 

Things She is trying to do:
  • Sit up. She is tapering off on the tripod sitting and sitting straight up -- that lasts a few minutes right now. 
  • She has figured out the pincer grasp to pick things up. 
  • She started solids! She has mad love for applesauce and bananas and avocados and taters.  
  • Not crazy about squash.  
  • She is getting very verbal with her sister with a series of squeaks, squeals, and babbling nonsense.


What's for Dinner


I'm not new to Menu Planning. I, however, am new to blogging it.  So here goes.  Our Meal plan for this week is as follows.  No need for grocery shopping this week, as we're well stocked now. 

Monday:  Sloppy Joes, green beans, raw veggies with dip
Tuesday: Chicken rice casserole, rolls
Wednesday: Salisbury steaks, mashed taters, gravy
Thursday: Spaghetti, garlic bread
Friday: Chili
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Burgers, Fries

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