Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh my gosh I broke her head

I was frustrated with the kids not picking up their toys and dragging them all over the house. We had picked up a bunch of random little toys from all over the house and was tossing them in the playroom all morning. I tossed a little round Barbie ottoman and it hit Lexi in the head. I didn't mean to hit her I was just trying to get it all in the playroom. Well all of sudden she was bleeding everywhere, I try to remain calm and grab some kleenex and put them on her head but it doesn't seem to be working so I hollered for hubby. He came and took her to the kitchen I grabbed a towel and he got it to stop. I am now completely freaking out. I feel horrible, she doesn't seem to really notice but dang I feel bad. I guess I learned my lesson and why we say no throwing toys, I guess that should apply to all of us not just he kids. She seems to be none the worse for the trauma but man mommy is still traumatized. Thank god Jas was here as I was having a hard time remaining calm.

Friday, March 14, 2008

She's Finally a Bike Rider

Well for several summers we have tried to get Lexi to become a bike rider. She couldn't coordinate pedaling and steering at the same time. She would usually turn the handle bars all the way the directions she wanted to go causing her bike to tip over or pedal backwards. Yesterday it was so nice out we decided we would go for a walk. She begged to take her bike but we were reluctant as we usually get just past the house and she is done so one of us has to take the bike home. We relented and she surprised us with actually being able to pedal and steer. Now we just have to work on getting her to watch where she is going and not her feet as the pedal and how to stop with the pedals instead of dragging her toes. At least she is now a bike rider.

Landon shocked us with his riding too. He has a bike with out pedals that is suppose to allow them to practice getting their balance with out having to think about pedalling. He is like a mad man on this bike. He was going so fast we had to keep telling him to stop. At the end he was even coasting with his feet up for a few seconds.

Liam is our chicken when it comes to bike riding. He still wants to ride his bike with training wheels. Well Poppy brought over a big boy bike with out training wheels so yesterday we had him on that one as his training wheel bike had a flat tired. He didn't love it but he tolerated it. We took the pedals off that one so he could practice working on his balance like Landon. He did ok but complained a lot and then wound up pushing his bike instead of riding. Imagine my surprise when he got off the bus today and asked to go on a bike ride.

Now we just have to work on getting Brenna mobile. However she is so tiny that I doubt she would be able to reach the pedals on the tricycle we have.

Monday, March 10, 2008

For Tricia All the things I can't wait for you to get to do.

Inspired by the blog at Crazyinlove who I found by reading Tricia's husband's inspiring blog Confessions of a CF Husband Their story is really amazing and I recommend you take a minute to read it if you have time.

I can't wait for you to

~have so much laundry you have no idea how you will get it all done

~Get woken up by crying kid to find them covered in throw up

~ have to change a smelly diaper that the diaper couldn't contain and their is surprise in places you never knew poop could go.

~ See that look in your kiddos eye and know they are filling their pants even though they are looking at you and saying I NO POOP

~find all the places she can get food from her high chair

~ feel her heavy on your shoulder as you carry her sleeping to bed

~watch her as she discovers ABC's & 123's

~cry as she gets on the school bus for the first time

~cry when she choses Daddy over you for the 100th time in a row

~be all ready to go out and that little one need one last peanut butter filled hug to the leg

~that right as you are ready to go out together will be the time she has that up your back explosive poo

~feel the moritification as your child says "Man that guys is fat/smelly/short/has a big butt"

~go to the Dr to have the pea, lego, pencil eraser or some other thing removed from an ear or nose.

~ finally have a quiet moment with just your husband only to hear a tiny knock at the door

~ be watching great part in a tv program at same time she is inspired to put on a dance performance with lots of singing and you have to watch

~not be able to go potty with out a little helper along or someone banging on the door because they miss you

~ be excited to look in a potty and see someone else's poop because you finally don't have to scrape that one of their bottom

~ see the excitement on their face as they feel grass, sand, snow, or rain on their face

~ have a little hand pat your face and smile at you when you are sad

~have a small voice call you in the night just because they need you to be there for them

~ look over head and share look with your husband of pride in something she accomplished

~ be able to take your daughter home for the first time and start your life as a family of 3

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I was browsing my photobucket account showing Brenna different pictures and asking her who they were. We came across this picture of a baby

who is that baby

At first glance I thought it was Liam, then the more I looked I thought it might be Landon but then again it might be Brenna. I really couldn't tell. So I showed it to Jason and he first said Liam then said he wasn't sure either. So I found the picture date and discovered it was and then remembered when it was taken. Can you tell who it is?

Here is another picture that makes me think of the above picture


Do you know who this one is?