Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Along Came A Spider

and bit me on the top of my foot!!! I was in the ER Sunday night. I could hardly walk and my foot was the size of a big sausage. I have never experienced this much pain ever. They cut my foot open and packed it with gauze. I got another anitbiotic and more Percocet.

So I am miserable and can only work 4 hour days because I am on my feet all day. So I will be home this afternoon resting. Hannah and Gracie are very happy about this.

I have a lot to write about but I am in to much pain to even make sense.

So I will check in soon and give you tons of stories.

Everybody have a good day!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Guess What I Did Friday Night?

So last night I left work and went to the Grocery store all by myself!!!!! My husband was working and he picked up the girls later. So I cruised the grocery store all by myself. It was really nice to have 1 hour to myself. I didn't feel rushed and I bought food instead of nothing. When the girls are with me I can't concentrate. Shit gets in my cart and later I am like, what the hell am I going to do with this. I even went and got Chinese for dinner. Yeah,I know I am an awesome wife.

I forgot to mention that Gracie went crazy over the fried rice. She screamed at me when I stopped feeding her. Who knew that would be a hit!!!!!


Please send good thoughts to my Aunt Barb she is getting ready to start chemo on Monday. She is very optimistic and I think she will do fine. It's just my nature to worry about people.

I have to have a root canal. Yippe!!!! I am on Amoxacillin and Percocet until then.

Well everybody have a good Saturday night!!!! I want reports on your super weekend fun.

Personality Type...

You Are An ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

I think that is pretty close.

Did anyone else notice that I am the exact opposite of my husband?! hmmmm.

It's The Weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's going to be a exciting weekend in our house. We are taking Hannah to the State fair this weekend. Hannah is very excited because she loves the Carousel. Well Hannah calls it "the round and round". She is so excited to see the animals. The other night she asked me "do cows take tubbies?" Of course they do Hannah!!! I am really looking forward to this. I just love the look on Hannah's face when she is having fun.

I bought the DVD by Baby Einstein "Baby's Favorite Places" for Gracie. So last night after dinner I took the kids down the basement to play. Hannah was so excited to watch the video. Gracie payed no attention to it but Hannah loved it. The video includes sign langauge in to the DVD. Hannah did a great job with the signing.

So today is "National Dog Day"!!!!!! I am not a dog owner but one day I would like to be. So to all of the dogs out there and their owners. I Salute You!!! Have a great doggie day!!!

So today's question is Who has a dog and what is their name?
So that's it for now check back later for my Grateful list.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Feeling Blessed

If you would have asked me ten years ago where I would be now? My answer would be who knows. I have been through some stuff in my life that I would like to forget. Really if I think about those bad times they have made me a better person. They got me to this place in my life and I am truly grateful.

So this is what usually goes on in my house.

I wake up every morning with one of the girls in my bed. My husband and I smile at each other which means this is the best.My husband makes me coffee and gets me whatever I need for the day. I kiss my husband and the girls and say I will be back soon. I leave happy because I know they are usually with my husband. I call in the middle of the day to see what drama is going on. Hannah gets on the phone and says, "I la u mommay". I say something sweet to Gracie and I get some kind of jabber. My husband will call and give me updates on the house. Worried I might be upset if it's a mess. We end every telephone conversation with "I love you". I hang the phone up and thank the Lord for sending me a wonderful man.

When I come home I am greeted at the front steps by my husband and two little girls happy to see me. The girls sit on the couch with me as I give them hugs and kisses and talk about the day. We talk about dinner and what swingset we are going to visit.

At night I read books usually to the girls or Hannah has picked a movie.I feed Gracie her bottle as Hannah has her head propped up against my arm. They have both fallen asleep and I carry each one up to their bed or crib. I layout their clothes for the next day and try and find something for me to wear.I make bottles for Gracie in the sequence that I do everynight.

I go to bed exhausted and my husband rubs my head some nights. I say my prayers and am truly blessed for my life.

I didn't get to this place in my life by accident series of events had to happen. I am reminded how awesome God is and his plan for us. I fall asleep feeling blessed.

This really happens I am trying to make it interesting. I love my husband and my kids that most of the time I am happy sometimes I can be irritated with my husband. I try to make the best of it. This post might not stay up cause I don't want to sound corny.

Dearest MaryGrace,

You are 8 months old today and that doesn't seem right. Mommy and Daddy are enjoying you so much. You have been such a blessing in our lives and we love you very much.

You love to roll and roll. You roll to get to what you see and want to play with.You get into everything and make a mess.It seems you learned to do that from your sister. Speaking of Hannah you love her so much. She is very protective of you and loves you very much. One day last week you both were on your tummies playing together with a toy. You rolled over and kissed her on the cheek. I thought it was so cute because it is usually Hannah giving you kisses also love it when Hannah wakes you up in the morning. I can here you giggle in the morning and I know that Hannah is in the room with you.

You are happy and smile all the time,I call it the gummy smile. You do not like it when we take something away from you that you are not suppose to have. You scream with anger when Hannah teases you and takes a toy away. You love to play peek-aboo with Hannah and I. You start laughing really hard and want more and more.

When I come home at night ,if I don't pick you up right away you cry really hard. You just want mommy time because you missed me. I love when you suck on my cheeks and start laughing really hard and they you do your adorable monkey squeals. To everybody else that doesn't know you, they think you are upset. I know how happy you are.

When you see your ba bot (bottle) you go crazy like you haven't eaten in a year. I love when you fall asleep in my arms after a good feeding. You love you baby banana yogurt. I get all kinds of sounds when I feed you that know you are done eating because you start your raspberries.

You are such a sweet baby. You just love your Daddy. You smile when he walks in the room. You give him a smile then say "AH" like you are saying Hi. I think you are turning into a daddies girl. You have your moments when you just want me.

Your red hair is really coming in fast. Your bald spot is not there anymore,yeah!! You have so much fun in your Johnny jump up and you will jump for at least 30 minutes then we say to you ,"go Gracie go Gracie go go go". You take off jumping and laughing non stop.

You and Hannah have made my life so wonderful. I love everyday that I get to hold you and look forward to the days to come. I am so glad that you are my little girl. I love you MaryGrace.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Busy Busy..................I guess?

Sunday Dean and I went on a date with another couple. We went to see the O's loose. Still we had great seats and good food. We even held hands and he kissed me in the street. That was our life before kids I thought I forgot how to hold my husband's hand. He even wore his cologne that makes crazy.

When we picked up the girls at my parents house they seemed happy to see us. I know my parents spoiled them rotten all 8 hours . Then we took Hannah and got "frocolate icefeam".I covered both girls with kisses the whole way home.

So that in a nutshell was the highlight of my weekend!!!!!

Oh, I cracked a tooth so now I think I am going to have a root canal. The pain is incredible. I have been going to the same dentist since I was a young kid. He tells me jokes while he cleans my teeth. Please try not to laugh,thanks.

I will have more tomorrow!!!It's a special day in my house.

Sorry this is boring it will get better tomorrow.

P.S. Please tell me something about your weekend that was exciting!!! please please!!

Friday, August 18, 2006

What's It All About?..................Love

Nobody ever told me that motherhood would be easy. I had my own ideas and I was ready for this challenging job.

When I first had Hannah I remember crying in my room at the hostpital because nobody from lactation showed up to help me. When I first came home with Hannah the first night was the worst. I had a high fever a earache and recovering from a c-section. I just remember thinking this is not it's suppose to be like this,this is pure hell. The next morning my husband had to go to a class for 2 hours. I was so scared to be by myself that I sat in my big chair and didn't move until he got home. I remember my friend calling me who is my pediatrician and me telling her I can't be this baby's mom. Debbie told me that is why she is here to help me through.

I dreaded evenings with the baby because that is when my anxiety showed the most. I had to go to the doctor the first week and I was pacing the room until she came in. I cried anytime anybody asked me how I was doing. I loved this little Hannah and I knew that I could do this.

When I had MaryGrace I didn't know that I could love somebody else as much as I loved Hannah. I was wrong, my love has tripled with Hannah and I am in love with my Gracie. I kept thinking how am I going to take care of 2 babies under the age of 2. It was my love that got me through the hard times.

When Gracie was in the hostpital at 3 weeks I didn't know what was going to happen to her. All I knew is that this was serious and I brought her in at the right time. When the pediatrician came in to ask me how I was holding up. I said to him" how do mothers do this watch their child be so sick". He didn't have an answer neither did I. I know now it's love, the love that you have for your children that grows stronger and stronger everyday that gets you through the hard days.

It's amazing what children do to your spirit. I have become a better person because of my children. Just in the way I do things in general and feel about life. Always being reminded of them and the person I need to be.I can get really goofy with them and they just laugh at me, and Hannah says,"again mommy".

I am reminded of their love for me when I come home from work it's their smile that greets me at the door. When Hannah says over and over again "I la u mommay" I can't help but pick her up at just hug her. When Gracie opens her mouth to suck on my face and laughs while she does it you can't help but be in love.

Sometimes during the day when I am at home I stand and watch the Girls. I think to myself how did I get to this place in my life ? What did I do to deserve this wonderful life?

Then I realize I fell in love with my husband then we were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. The 2 of us fell in love with them and that's what it is all about.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Who's Been Watching You?

I had to get up early this morning to be at work. I hugged the girls grabbed my breakfast and out the door. As soon as I got to work I realized I left my lunch in the fridge...oops!!!!!!!

So my adorable husband called to remind that I left it at home. So being the awesome husband that he is he brought me my lunch at lunchtime. I really picked a great guy he's the best.

So now I am laughing because,I opened the back door to kiss Hannah and she has syrup on her face from breakfast this morning. I look at Gracie and she still has sleepy's in her eyes. The funny part besides the obvious is that they were on their way to my il's.Of course I will get blamed for that somehow.

So if you ever see my adorable kids out in public and they are a mess blame my husband. I would never let them look like that. I am not picking on my husband I just laugh about the differences between women and men parenting.

Does anybody else have this issue the way your husbands take care of the kids verses you?

So that is the highlight of my day! What was yours?

Monday, August 14, 2006

I'm Grateful For ...................................

1. Hannah and Gracie's beautiful smile in the morning.
2. the smell of fresh coffee!!
3. naptime with Hannah.
4. Gracie rolling all over the place and getting into everything.
5. Saturday night dinner with my il's meatloaf and mash potatos.
6. chocolate covered cherry snowball's.
7. my mom coming to watch the girl's and bringing me milk.
8. Gracie's laugh when I do something funny.
9. Dean making vanilla cinnamon pancakes for dinner.
10.Erin asnswering the phone last night because I needed to talk to a good friend.
11.Erin and Ben be such an important part of our live's.
12. having 2 beautiful girls that amaze me everyday.
13. having faith in God that he alway's provides without him I would never be me.
14. my awesome husband who is loving and praises me for my role as a mother and wife.

What are you thankful for? I want to know.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Long Time No Blog!!!!

So how are all my mommy blogger friends. I am sorry I have not been around. My computer at worked crashed so I can't do anything involved with the internet. So I am trying to catch up on everybody. I've missed you guys a lot. I am having bloggy withdrawal. What a terrible thing to have. I am sure there is a drug out there to help the addiction.

The girls are keeping me very busy. Gracie is 7 months old and into everything. Hannah just talks my ear off. She sings all the time and she pretends that she is on stage.

So what is Gracie doing these days? Dare I say a lot!!!

Rolling around and scooting to get to places.

Babbling like crazy " ma ma ma"

screams when she sees her bottle in my hand totally loses her patience. When I squeeze the air out she goes nuts. When I put the bottle to her mouth it's pure joy.

so happy to see me when I get home if I walk past her and I don't pick her up she cries. My hands are full I am not neglecting her.

Bedtime or naptime she now likes me to sing to her and rock her.

She is such a cuddly baby.

Loves her sister Hannah, like I said wants to be right next to her.

Johnny Jump up is her favorite activity besides eating and her mommy holding her.

Anyway this is just random and I don't want to forget.

There is a lot going on in my life. Unexpected medical things have popped up. There are going to be a lot of changes here in Mommy land I have that feeling.

Sorry that I haven't commented much on anyone's blog. I just have a lot on my brain. Just a little overwhelmed. I have read all your blogs though. Can't forget that!!!

Everybody have a great week, I will check in soon.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Visit With The Cousins

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I thought that I should get a picture of Stacy holding Hannah and Kate holding Gracie. That's what my girls are going to look like when they get older. The only thing I have to say is I am in trouble. Kate and Stacy are beautiful. They are also the sweetest girls too.

So my mom and I took Hannah and Gracie to see my Aunt Barb. We took them lunch and had a real good time.

Barb is doing well and has the best attitude I have ever seen. We all had a good time together.

So in other news!!!

Yesterday was Dean's birthday. He turned 38!!! He is much older than me. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday dinner. He said,"pizza" so that's what we had. So we ate pizza and watched the Lion King with Hannah. Gracie was rolling all over the place.

That's all here in Mommy Land. Hope you are all well!!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Who Ate The Doughnuts?

I am always having funny converations with Hannah. She really keeps me in line.

We were leaving church 2 Sunday's ago and we are in my car.

Hannah: Mommy I want a doughnut (remembering last week it was doughnut Sunday)

Me: It's not doughnut week Hannah the doughnuts are all gone.

Hannah: I hungry momay(being silly)

Me: Well were going to Panera and you can get a grilled cheese.

Hannah: where all da doughnuts go?

Me: Everybody ate them last week

Hannah: why?

Me: well they were hungry?

Hannah: why?

Me:(getting frustrated that this conversation is going nowhere)Hannah Fr. Chuck ate the doughnuts he ate them all, okay!!

With that Hannah stored this conversation in her little brain. So this past Sunday we are walking out of church and Fr. Chuck is standing there and we said hi. He said he wouldn't be coming for dinner next weekend because something came up. So we both said we will come up with a different date.

So Hannah hearing this conversation, we are walking out and she says, "Fr. Chuck ate all the doughnuts".

Yes, Hannah he did.

Gosh she remembers everything!!!!!