Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Driving in the winter in Indiana, clumsy pregnant person, and he's starting to write!

Okay...so we got some snow (I'm guessing approximately 4")....but somehow...between seasons and even snowfalls, people in Indiana FORGET HOW TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW. When I get in the car on a day such as this...I'm not worried about MY ability to drive...I'm worried about everyone else. I'm not sure why its a surprise to everyone that you need to pay attention, give yourself some extra time to get to where you are going, and be patient. I could stay on this soap box all night long, but thats all I have to say right now. I'm sure I will be back in approximately March when we have a nice rainfall and people forget how to drive in the RAIN.

As for the clumsy...tonight my MIL took the kiddos for me so that I could relax a little since I am battling a cold and trying to be pregnant at the same time. I dropped them off around 6 and was supposed to go back and get them at 8. I decided I would get a bubble bath and relax...which was a good plan in theory. Until my clumsy self FELL INTO THE TUB. Don't worry I'm fine...albeit a little sore right now. I promised Larry I would call the doctor if I felt even the slightest bit off or worried about the baby. I'm sure he/she is just fine.

However, what I'm a little perturbed at is the fact that the clumsy part shouldnt come till LATER when I'm gigantic and pregnant. At this point I havent even gained any weight (though I look like I've gained about 30). Okay...and that bring up another point...it is NOT appropriate to say "Are you sure its not twins" to any pregnant woman.

Finally...a proud mommy moment. Jackson was coloring at the table and he brought me the paper and told me it was a poem for his Grandma Paula. Much to my surprise....he had actually written something (besides his name and words that contain 2-4 letters)....he had actually tried to write out the "1, 2, buckle my shoe...." poem. I know there are spelling mistakes...but I dont care. I am so proud of him!

And since I think I need to add in a picture of the boys for posterity...

What kind of creative are you?

What kind of creative are you? I'm apparently "eyes wide open". Its just a silly test but I thought it was interesting.

(This was originally posted by Jess at How About Orange who is of course awesome and talented and has NO IDEA who the heck I am)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nothing like a big kick in the face to remind you how lucky you are...

Yesterday, friends of ours 1 year old was taken to the ER for dehydration (flu-yuck)-he hadnt had wet diapers in 3 days and was miserable. Not keeping anything down and eventually had to have an IV. I ended up going to pick up their older kids (13 and 5) from the hospital and taking them home so they could go to bed and get up for school.

As I was driving home, I thought about how good I really have it. If I had to take one of my kids to the hospital...I have a NUMBER of family members I could call to either come to our house to take care of the other child(ren). Most of our family lives within about 20 minutes of us and one of them is bound to be available for emergency child care.

I have no idea what we would do without them.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

So so so so glad school is back in session...

Don't get me wrong...I love Jackson to pieces. He is wonderful...sweet, fairly helpful, even 5.5 years later he is my cuddlebug. But he THRIVES on structure. When he comes home from school he's great (he's hungry but great)...Quinn loves to have his brother home. But on the days when Jack is home for days on end...they fight. (yeah...summer should be grrrreeeeat)

So I LOVE school...well Jack being in school because he does SO well. (Which furthers our thought that he will enter the military when he is of age...)