Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trip to Phoenix

Sunday my friends, Liberty and Becky, and I traveled to Phoenix for a few days of fun. Liberty's parents let us stay in one of their rental homes that wasn't rented at the moment. A completely empty rental home, I might add. So we packed up the cars with blankets, air mattresses, sleeping bags, food, clothes, and kids and headed that way after church. We made a stop at Makutu's island where the kids proceeded to have a complete blast. After almost every kid had a slide burn on some body part they decided it was time to go. The night was filled with fun and games and laughter.
Monday the mommies got their fix by heading to IKEA and the mall. The kids had fun, too at the wonderful play area in IKEA and at the book store at the mall. After another fast food meal we headed back to the house for more fun and games.
The trip was like camping out without the bugs, the weather, or other outdoor elements to deal with. The best part of all was we all had a blast spending time with good friends.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Will's Tubes

Will had his surgery on Wednesday. He had tubes put in both ears and his adenoids out. He is doing great. In fact, it's like nothing ever happened. The worst part of the entire ordeal was him waking up from the pain medicine they gave him after his surgery. He was like a zombie. When he did finally awaken he was just fine. Kids are amazing. We even went to a movie yesterday. He's been eating just fine, and he hasn't complained once. He needs to keep his ears dry for five days, so we are using plugs in the bath. (I think we'll wait to go to the pool) After that he is good to go.

I'm so glad this entire ordeal is over. He can hear so much better now. The doctor said the fluid on his left ear was like jello. Yuck! Thank the good Lord for modern medicine!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Four Years ago today...

Four years ago today my baby was born. He woke up this morning, climbed in bed with me, and declared, "Mama, I'm four now. Now I can chew gum!"

He's my funny little boy. AND no matter what he will always be my sweet baby Will!

Happy Birthday, big boy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


The funniest thing happened this morning. I mean HI-LARIOUS!!!

I decided that our coat closet by the back door needed cleaning out and organizing. This area is used as storage for our art supplies, my sewing stuff, the ironing board, the mops, our pool stuff, the wrapping paper.....Should I stop here? Yes, I think you get my drift. As my sister would say, "It was a HOT mess in there!" out I did. I moved everything out and swept and dusted and threw away and organized and moved stuff around and oh how lovely it is now! After arranging everything in the most organizingly efficient way I was finally finished. If the heavens could shine down its glory into my windowless little coat closet it would. There is now a place for everything and everything is in it's place. The art supplies now have their own organized bins. If you have a hankering for gluing puff balls on red envelopes you would be able to find the puff balls sitting in their bin next to the stickers. The red envelopes are in their bin next to the construction paper and the glue is next to the assortment of scissors. Now would you all please join me in a nice sigh of relief.

But......I did accumulate quite a bit of trash in my process. Old crayons, coloring books, paper, stickers, fuzz balls, hard play dough.....again, I think my drift is caught. So, I had a big bag full. I gathered my regular trash and then called up to John to come down and help me. He proceeded to pretend not to hear me. (I know that's what he did) So....I yelled louder! To which he replied, "What. Mama!?" So....I yelled even louder! (I know.....I'm a great role model) He finally came down and helped me haul the trash bags to the garage. He had one bag and I had one bag plus some recycling. When we came back in he tried to run back upstairs, but I said, "Wait! Can you please take this big cardboard tube (the kind that fabric comes a bolt) to the recycling?" To which he responded.....

Are you ready for this?

You sure?

Ok....I'll tell you.

My dear first born son then responded,


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well....we are all still here. I've just been busy and all that jazz!

Summer is here and in full swing. We have been enjoying the pool and the warm weather. Most of all we have been enjoying not having much to do! I think having so much to do at the end of the school year just about did us all in! Now we don't have much to do except watch too much tv, swim at the pool, and visit the library. All of which we plan to do a lot!

I promise to try to be better about updating. I plan on getting some pictures on here real soon. But what I know WILL happen is a nice relaxing summer!