Monday, June 29, 2009

been busy

Last week was non-stop it seemed. Well, except for Wednesday, but I was so tired.

Monday I had a wisdom tooth pulled. I had chipped it when I was pregnant and the pain was getting really bad and not tolerable or controllable anymore. Monday night, we had a nice Father's Day dinner with my step-dad, David. It was his first Father's Day with us. He is so entwined into our lives now that it is hard to believe. He takes great care of my mother and it seems he really cares about all of us. He claims Joshua to be his grandson and not Mom's. Joshua loves his Pops. Tuesday night held a meeting for Jeff & I. These meetings are going well and we are meeting less often. Wednesday, my mouth hurt, just like the surgeon said it would. I felt like I had taken a good hit to the jaw. Thursday, I finished up my bra for our Pink Bra Contest benefiting Susan G Komen. The contest was Friday night at Pappa G's in Watagua. Our team did awesome....we raised $840!!! Instead of just taking donations at the door, we asked people to buy tickets to vote for the pink bra they liked the best. It worked out great. We have two other Pink Bra Contest that will be scheduled this week. Saturday...it was so freakin' hot outside. We didn't do much...except ran for the nearest A/C. Saturday night, my mother's neighbor asked if they knew anyone who would want a trampoline. My mother called and Jeff and I were interested. We went down to "look' at it Sunday...and then came home with it Sunday. We had to call in help....many thanks to Jeromy, Josh & Daniel....we cut some limbs off a neighbor's tree that were hanging in our yard and attempted to take out a Crape Myrtle. The chainsaw died, not sure what went wrong. Once it is fixed up, we will finish taking out that tree. The trampoline is in the backyard and Joshua loves it. He thinks it is his for some reason - it is really mine. :)

Potty training has temporarily come to a halt. Joshua can home Friday with a bad diaper rash. It has gotten worse over the weekend. He has no interest in sitting down on the potty and is walking funny because it hurts so bad. He is big on Mommy, Daddy or whoever is available kissing owie's/hurts...so the conversation with Daddy goes:
"My butt hurts, Daddy."
"Your butt hurts. I'm sorry. It will get better."
"Kiss it, Daddy." As he pats at this bottom.

Snapshot Sunday is obviously delayed again. Perhaps I should just call it Snapshots and post on any day.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

snapshot sunday

Father's Day Edition of Snapshot Sunday.

Just over two years ago, Jeff became a father. Here he is showing Joshua off. He had just brought Joshua out to the nursery. Can you see his smile behind the mask?
This past week has been Father's Day week for Jeff & Joshua. Last Monday, they mowed the grass together. Joshua got to use his Bubble Mower we got him for his birthday.

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This morning, Joshua helped Daddy to shave.


After Joshua's bath tonight, they were posing for a picture. Jeff had put his arm around Joshua and without missing a beat, Joshua did the same to Jeff. He loves his Daddy. And without my prompting today, he has been all about Daddy all day today. I had them dressed alike, blue shirts, jean shorts and flip flops. They have the same feet. They were cute dressed alike all day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

prayers

Tonight we sat down at dinner and Joshua as usual mumbled something, but tonight, I understood more of it because it was longer than normal. He said, "God s good....food...amen, Jesus name". I was absolutely speechless. I was trying to find the words, but I was so shocked. We had tried for a while saying a prayer at dinner, but he would jibber jabber through it or eat through it. I am sure they say a prayer at school before lunch. Something simple that all the kids can learn. Jeff didn't know what to say either. I will go to bed tonight happier than I have been in a week. It's is funny how things work out sometimes, you never know who will say the words you really need to hear.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

snapshot Sunday

It has been a busy week...
Wednesday night - baked cake
Thursday afternoon/night - turned cake into cake pops and made choco pretzels
Friday night - Pappa G's fundraiser for the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk
Saturday - worked on bras for Sunday
Sunday worked on bras until time for the 8.0's fundraiser for the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk
The 3-Day Breast Cancer fundraisers are taking a lot of my time lately.

Also on Thursday, I went to see my OB-GYN and guess what.....I am not pregnant. Duh!!..I knew I wasn't. He had me start Metformin. It tastes nasty...I hate chalk-y meds.

Now...time for Snapshot Sunday (on a Sunday!!!)
Tonight at 8.0's in downtown Fort Worth, we had a 3-Day Breast Cancer fundraiser that included at Pink Bra Contest.

Here is Joshua dancing to band playing. At the end of the video he has noticed the lights that were hanging from the trees.
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Here are the bras that Steph and I got decorated.

And here is Steph and I modeling them at 8.0's.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

bruised up bites

On Monday night, when Jeff put Joshua in the bath he noticed bruising on Joshua's side. Of course, I came to investigate!!!!!!!! Sure enough, Joshua was bruised on his left side up under his arm on his ribs wrapped around to his back. I panicked. I didn't want to think that anyone would have hit him like that at school....or did he get hurt on the boat? He didn't fall on the boat..well, he did, but he caught himself with his face on the seat. Nothing bad and nothing to cause a bruise under his arm. I was getting more ticked that the daycare caused this. I slowly calmed back down. Joshua didn't seem to be in any pain and didn't care if we touched it. He just wanted his jammies on so he could brush his teeth....a highlight of his day, every day. We took some pictures.

This morning, when I got him to school, the bruising looked worse than last night. I showed his teacher and she said she wasn't in his class yesterday, but she would ask the teachers that were. I called mid-day and the school's director still wasn't in. When I got there to pick him up, his afternoon teacher was incredibly apologetic. Apparently, he was climbing on the changing table and had gotten on the middle shelf and it collapsed. His teacher was changing a diaper up top, and when the shelf collapsed, Joshua climbed out and went about playing. The teacher checked him when she was done and he seemed okay, but she never lifted his shirt...after all he got right up and went on playing. She apologized at least 100 times and she feels so bad because of the bruising. Tonight, Joshua still seems just fine. The bruising is more obvious, so it will probably stick around a couple more days.

On another school note...this morning Joshua was bit by his friend Mason. When I got there to get Joshua, Mason came running over and told me, "I bite Josh day". Really?? The kids in his class are always so proud that they bit someone. I am sure it is just an age things. This afternoon though, Joshua bit his girlfriend, Chloe. Mason bit Joshua over a truck and Joshua bit Chloe over a book....isn't that how rabies are spread???

Monday, June 8, 2009

HUGE announcement

On Saturday morning....Joshua....pooped in the potty!!! This is a major accomplishment in the potty training journey!! I was so excited. And very happy that Jeff was home to share in this event. I didn't over react like I did last time....I didn't want to scare him like I did last time.

Also it was funny this weekend, I was hiding in the house and Joshua was walking around looking for me saying, "mommy, moooommeeee, susan, mommy". It was funny.

snapshot sunday on a monday again

Here it is Monday again and Snapshot Sunday is late...well...at least you are getting it!!!

We had really nice weather last week. Joshua and I took advantage of one evening and played outside for quite a while. He loves to haul his Cars ball around in his dump truck. On Thursday evening, I left Joshua to wash his hands. He had washed them, I had drained the water out and mopped up the counter and left him to dry his hands. Normally within a few minutes he comes and finds me. Well...this time he didn't.
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On Sunday we went out on the my brother-in-laws boat with my sister's family. It was Jeff & Joshua first time out on a boat like this for fun. They both did really well....much better than I who was a nervous wreck about Joshua.
Joshua was like a pro. He had little fear and loved to just stand around on the boat...right in the middle. By the end of the day he was looking over the edge and requesting to "git down" into the water. We didn't get a picture of him in the lake because we were all in the lake then.

This is Jeff tubing for the first time. He had an absolute blast. He held on for quite a long time.
Then my baby went out with his Uncle Brandon. Joshua kept one arm up and extended toward the boat for most of his trip. I will spare you the video...it is pretty hard to video well from a moving boat. When they got back to the boat after the ride, we asked Joshua if he had fun, his response, "no". But he sure did like to watch everyone else tube and ski.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

snapshot sunday...

...will be delayed one day. We just got home from the lake and I am exhausted. Will get pictures and a post done tomorrow.

Monday, June 1, 2009

biting THAT kid

This morning it was very hard to get up. I am not sure why, but no one in our house wanted to get up and get ready for a Monday....perhaps if it had been Friday, things would have been different.

This morning at school, Joshua bit...again. Again this time he bit Boston. He also bit Boston last week. This morning, according to the report, Boston pushed Joshua out of the way at art time and Joshua got mad and bit him. Last week, Boston came over and took a truck away from Joshua and Joshua got mad and bit him. In the morning, I will be asking his teacher if she came keep them separated for a week or so.

Also, Joshua came home from school today all eaten up. Between Memorial Day weekend and random times outside playing, both at school & at home, he is getting eaten alive. Tonight, after his bath, Jeff and I attacked him with After Bite and counted at least 40 bites on him. From head to the bottom of his feet. Explain to me how he got bites on the bottom of his foot when I sent him to school in socks & shoes. In the morning, I will be asking his teacher if she came keep him inside or seriously limit his time outside. I loaded him up with Zyrtec tonight, but I know it takes a couple of days to actually see the results. I also bought scent free oat bath soap for him tonight, thinking that maybe, just maybe, he will not smell as good as he does with lavender soap. I will also take his bug/sunscreen combo back to the school tomorrow, as I forgot it this morning.

Since everyone else seems to be giving potty training updates, I will update and say that it is going. Joshua requests to go, but seems to be actually going less in the potty. But when he does go, he is so proud. The school & I are going about it differently, which I think has slowed the process. He still goes some for me and some for them, just not consistently.

Tonight we grabbed dinner out before heading to Wal-mart for groceries. At dinner, we had THAT kid. It was horrible and embarrassing. OHMYGOD!! People were looking at us with looks that said, "control your child". Joshua did not want to use his inside voice. Joshua did not want to use a spoon, only a fork. Joshua did not want to eat his eggs and announced to everyone that he "don wan no egg". Joshua wanted more "choco milk" and tried to give his cup to the waitress twice. Joshua squealed with delight the more Mommy & Daddy squirmed. This was our first real experience of having THAT kid. And I swear if the lady with the about 8 year old glared at me one more time, I was going to ask/tell her, "like your child never acted out...I mean...seriously...just look at his hair...he was a punk!, so stop rolling your eyes". He didn't get any better at Wal-mart until I got him out of the buggy so he could help "sop". He was pretty good after that.

Now he is bathed, medicined and in bed and I need to go put in some work out time.