Monday, September 20, 2010

I married a wonderful man!

He may work my nerves at times, but that's all part of being married. I think our life would be boring if we didn't argue and work each others nerves from time to time.

He treats me so well. It's the little things. He holds doors...he cooks...he brings me home chocolate :0)

He loves me and shows me that every single day.

He's also a great father. After dinner, he plays with the kids. I've never worried about leaving the kids with him...some moms worry about leaving the kids with their own fathers, can you believe that?

My husband changed diapers and understands Diva's love, at the tender age of not yet 3, of cute clothing, shoes and pocket books.

He helps with the housework...he does laundry (well, ok, I fold it but he carries the baskets for me!)

He is a man who will help anyone, he is generous and kind.

I just had to brag about him a little tonight :0)

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I'm so bored.

After holding a yard sale this morning (and being up at 5:30 am!) my mother-in-law and I decided to take a trip to the local bakery supply store. We got the rest of the stuff I need to make her wedding cake for next weekend and the cake pan for Diva's birthday party.

Then...on the way home...the battery gauge on the truck drops to low and the "Check Gauges" light comes on. Hubby too it to the shop, they aren't sure what's wrong because they can't find a problem. Alternator is fine...batter is fine. I think the truck is possessed.

Anyway, why am I so bored? Because Bubba went to spend the night with his Great-Aunt, Hubby is at work and Diva is in bed asleep.

For the first time to day, I have nothing to do. Maybe I'll watch a movie. "Babies" is on On Demand, and I've been looking forward to watching it.

Maybe I'll just go to bed early. I mean, I'm exhausted and we are hosting a yard sale again tomorrow.

We made over $50 today! Here's hoping tomorrow will be better!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bubba's First Day of School...Part 2

When the bus pulled up, I went out to meet him. I asked the bus driver if he cried all the way to school. She said no, which made me feel much better.

He and Diva spent about 5 minutes hugging and kissing each was so cute!

I asked him how school was, he really didn't give me an answer :0)

I asked him if he was excited to go back tomorrow...he is.

I asked him if he was happy I made him go today...he was.

We are taking him out to dinner tonight, whatever he wants to have, because he had a rough day today.

All in all, he seems to like school and he seems really excited about going.

Bubba's First Day of School

We have spent weeks talking to Bubba about going to school. We told him he would get to ride a school bus (typical boy, he is obsessed with anything with wheels)...we showed him the school he would go to. We talked to him about how there would be new toys to play with and new friends to meet.

Last night, we had one last talk about school. He seemed excited. I was more worried how Diva would act seeing her Bubba get on the bus without her.

When we got up this morning, I started talking to him about going to school and he still seemed excited about it.

Then it came time to get dressed.

He was all out crying, tears streaming down his face. I called Hubby and after telling him he should have listened to me and taken some time off today to be here I had him talk to Bubba.

It didn't really seem to help.

He cryed for over an hour.

He was just starting to settle down when his bus got here (for Pre-K they are bussed, kids are picked up at their house and delivered back to their front door after school).

As we walked outside, he started crying again. I helped him up the steps and he was still crying. He sat down in the front seat and was still crying.

Diva and I waved to him until the bus pulled away. Then she had a melt-down. I'm not sure if it's because she is tired from not sleeping well last night or if it's because she didn't want her Bubba to leave.

I'm sad...I'm happy...I'm worried...I'm amazed.

I was told I'd never have kids, yet I gave birth to two perfect children.

After Bubba was born at 31 weeks, I was told all these things will probably be wrong with him...again the doctors were wrong.

Seeing my former 2 lb 15 oz baby climb on the school bus has brought out so many emotions...the biggest of which is pride.

I'll update after he gets home with how the rest of his day went.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wow!! It's been awhile.

It's been awhile since my last post. Why? Life, why else :0)

We have been so busy!!

We decided to split the kids up and give them each their own rooms. To do that, we needed to get Diva a new dresser for her clothing. I refused to spend $100 on one that was nothing more than cheap press-board so off to the farmers market we went.

We found a solid one (maple painted white) for $2!! Was there anything wrong with it? Hubby had to put a finishing nail in one of the dove-tails that was loose. Yeah, that was it.

Off to Lowes we went. We got some white spray paint and new knobs (they are pink) and the dresser looks great!

Oh, and to give the kids their own room we had to move the play room. In order to have a place to put the toys we decided to give up our dining room for a few years.

I mean, we tend to eat out in the living room anyway. We sit around the coffee table, it's easier on my back since I am most comfortable on the sofa.

What else has been going on...Bubba has his first day of school tomorrow! More on that tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy...Excited...Sad...Freaking out

I'm experiencing all those emotions at the same time. Today, I registered Bubba for Pre-K today.

In our school district, Pre-K is part of the public school system. He will go in the afternoons, 5 days a week for 2.5 hours every day. And he will be bused from my front door to the school then back to my front door. Yeah!


He has his placement test next Wednesday and I'm freaking out a little.

He's a smart kid but I'm wondering if he's smart in the right areas.

He knows the alphabet, can count to 15, knows his colors...but he doesn't recognize letters or number well, he has a very hard time drawing shapes and tracing in general.

He is a very active child and I feel like I should have insisted he sit and draw more...I'm worried that my approach of teaching when I can (we could how many scoops of sugar is needed when we make something, or I'll ask him the color of a car we walk past...that kind of thing) is going to hold him back.

My biggest fear is that they will tell me he isn't ready for Pre-K and to try again next year.

He is a smart kid and very much a sponge. He uses words many 4 year olds don't know and uses them correctly...and I'm not just talking about the cuss words :0)

He can throw, kick, catch and hit a ball...he tells stories about things that we did weeks ago...he tells stories about things from his imagination.

I am so worried.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

My back is killing me. I'm really not sure how much longer I'll be able to take this pain...and I have a fairly high tolerance (example, I was off my pain meds within 2 days of both my c-sections.)

I'm not able to do what I want and need to do. I can't play on the floor with the kids because, well, I can't really get back up to easily...and that's not good when you are potty training a 2 year old :0)

I am in such pain when I bend over to load or unload the dishwasher...running the vacuum is almost impossible.

Ugh. Hubby says if I'm not feeling better tomorrow I need to go to the doctor. Like the doctor will be able to do anything. He hasn't been able to help in the last 7 months what makes Hubby think he will help me now :0(

The kids were great today. Diva is doing so well with her potty training and it's great to see Bubba cheer her on.

I'm so amazed at how much my children love each other, and how much they show each other the love.

Well, I'm off to see what I can do to relieve this pain in my back, butt and left leg as well as the burning sensation I've been having in my feet.

Sweet Dreams!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25, 2010

Well, Sunday is almost over...great time to start a daily blog, huh?

My kids went on their first sleepover Saturday night. They went down to Hubby's aunts for the night. Took me this long to let them spend the night anywhere :0) They were fine, I knew they would be.

They had a blast! I mean, they got to stay up late, then their aunt made them scrambled eggs with hot dogs for breakfast (I know, it sounds weird, but try it sometime), took them swimming and they had McDonalds for lunch.

Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to a night out. We went and saw Inception. It was a good movie, but my back started hurting about 30 minutes into the's a 2 hour and 22 minute movie :0(

So here I sit...sort of...on my heating pad, having taken a dose of pain meds and I'm blogging.

I'm also trying to figure out what I will need to take along with me when I take Bubba over to the elementary school to get registered for Pre-K, since it's part of the public school system here.

My baby is growing up. My little 2 lb 15 oz preemie (born 9 weeks early) is doing pretty good for himself :0)

Well, I can feel that I'm starting to babble...and the fingers aren't doing what the brain is telling them...I'm signing off for now.

Sweet Dreams!