Friday, January 26, 2007

Mommy hers is missing!!

All of us that have children of two different sexes have probably at some point dealt with one or both of them wondering why they have something different than their sibling. Well lately when Connor has thought he needed something he says we need to go to that specific store. Need a new toy, "Mommy we need to go to the toy store. Want new underwear "Mommy we need to go to the underwear store." The other day Dutch was wearing a tie so Connor said he needed to go to the tie store. While I was giving Connor and kahlan a bath the other night Connor had a concerned look on his face while looking at Kahlans private area. I tried to give him a toy and distract him, but he just looked up at me and said, "Mommy sissy needs to go to the peder store she lost hers!" I laughed so hard. He was genuinely concerned about her. Perhaps it could already be time to start doing separate baths!

Monday, January 22, 2007

The dreaded Red Pepper incident!!

You know how sometimes your kids do stuff that you feel like you should have seen or been there to stop, and since you didn't you get that I am a bad mother feeling. Well I just had one of those. Dutch, me and the kids were at dutch's parents house. We visited then we went home. We were home about five minutes when I here Connor screaming and not one of those regular upset screams, this was a painful scream. I ran back to him and he had some sort of red dust all over his shirt and paints. I went to wash him off not really knowing what it is. I was just trying to clean him off because he was screaming histarically and now his face and eyes or turning red. Dutch goes back to his room to try and figure out what it is and then runs into the bathroom saying, "Strip him and get him in the tub and wash his eyes because he is covered in red pepper" and as I start trying to strip him as he is crying just being near him my eyes start burning. I had him in the tub for twenty minutes trying to calm him down by keeping cold water on his eyes. It was horrible I kept asking Dutch, "how did this happen??" Afterwards we figure out by talking to Dutch's mother that it was her red pepper shaker that connor had to of taken put in his pocket and brought home (his pocket was full of red pepper as well). I just felt so stupid. How did I miss that!! Luckily he seems fine, but it is hard to see your baby in pain.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Why do we keep doing this to ourselves!!!

Not that it is surprising to those of you that know me, but me and Dutch or remodeling right now, with most of the focus being on our bedroom. We just finished laying new flooring in our hall bath. So for the first time in a while I have two working bathrooms, and now we have decided to lay new carpet in our bedroom, and when I say we I mean me and Dutch or doing it. We or kind of those people that never hire people to do stuff, instead we just buy a book and go for it. Though sometimes it is more difficult than it seems. We did spend five hours last night hanging one celing fan!! Everytime we start something and I have my life turned upside down with tools and equipment and ofcourse stress I always find myself asking,"Why do we keep doing this to ourselves!" Well I will let you know how it goes!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The joys of christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. It was for me. The kids had the normal rush for presents filled with more toys to clutter my house, but they love it. I don't know how many Christmas's you guys attend every year, but I come from a divorced family and now I have in laws as well, so it is something like a never ending marathon! Don't get me wrong I love seeing everyone, but I kind of feel like I need a vacation when Christmas is over. I must say though that I am blessed with a wonderful family that does actually put emphasis on what Christmas is really about, and that does make me happy. Anyway, I just wanted to say that 2006 was a great year for Dutch and I. One of the reasons I believe it was so great is because this year we joined Eastwood and a wonderful group of people were brought into our lives. So I just wanted to say thank you for being you, and bringing my family and myself alot of happiness.