Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Life needs to slow down so I can catch back up!!!!


Well I realize that it has been way tooooooo long since I last blogged. So I am not even going to try and tell everything that has been happening since then but I will at least catch you up to date of what is going on now.
Well lets see here. The boys are signed up for baseball and have already started practicing and so my life now just got a whole lot busier. They both seem to really like their coaches and seem to be learning more about the game. (Always a plus)
The last two weeks were very difficult though because Kyle came down with a sore throat on a Thursday night, by Fri. morning he was running fever. On Sunday night Jericka started saying she didn't feel good by the time they went to bed Nathan also wasn't feeling to hot. On Monday, I ended up taking Kyle to the Doc to have them check for strep throat but it ended up that it was the Type A flu. By that Friday, I started feeling nasty and ended up sleeping the whole weekend. I went to the Dr. on Monday and found out that I too had the same flu with a sinus infection on top of it. By that night Erick wasn't feeling to great and we both ended up being sick the whole week. Talk about not a good thing around here with mom and dad sick and the kids all feeling better it made for quite the interesting time.
Luckily we are all back to normal life and the kids are all doing good in school. We got report cards today and both boys made the A-B Honor Roll. Jericka is also doing well, but tends to love the social life. So there you have it I am ready for life to slow down and let me catch back up!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don't Eat "Sleepy the Turkey"



Well the last few weeks have been very busy for us with projects coming due for all three of the kids. Nathan had a ABC Colonial Book that he had to do and have information on all letters of the alphabet related to colonial times with pictures to go with it. He then was also graded on his creativity and his presentation on his book. After a lot of stress trying to get it done he came home with the wonderful grade of a 100. (WOW we pulled it off).
Kyle then had a science project due the next week of a desert and had to have animals and plants that are in the desert. Then also had to do another project this week of a poison arrow frog.(YUCK!)
Jericka came home and had to dress a turkey. Now that means not to eat but to dress it in clothing so that it won't be eaten for Thanksgiving. It turned into being a fun and challenging project. They could do anything they wanted from coloring to making an outfit. Of course she had to cloth it, so we spent an evening making this turkey look not like a turkey. She also had to write a short story about why you wouldn't know it was a turkey. She named her turkey Sleepy and said that it was a slumber party animal. (The imagination of a 7 year old) When she took it to school she was the only one that had actually clothed her turkey and received rave reviews. All I can say is that I hope with all of the work we put into it I trust she gets a great grade. So when it comes time for Thanksgiving I hope that she doesn't have a problem eating turkey.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Amazing Husband


I am writing this blog as a small thank you to my wonderful husband for all he has done over the past three weeks. Although, I am sure to him it feels like a lifetime and the next three will take forever. He has had to pick up where I can't and do the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. And make sure that the kids don't need anything that requires any type of physical labor. The other night he was doing laundry and I had sorted the clothes for him and noticed a grass stain on Nathan's school pants so I told Erick to spray some shout on it and scrub it before putting it in the washer. Later when I asked if the spot came out he said I guess I sprayed the whole pair of pants with shout.....so if you aren't for sure about it just shout everything!!!! Needless to say we had a good laugh over it. But most of all Erick has not once complained or said that he was tired of doing all of the extra work while I am down. I really appreciate everything he has done for me and the kids even though I know that he is exhausted when he gets home from work. Sat. night as he was climbing into bed he made the comment that he now realizes that a moms job is never done. Thanks Erick for all you have done and are doing to make me comfortable and lighten the load. You are an absolutely Amazing Husband and I truly love you beyond words.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Taking a Back Seat

Isn't is interesting how you never realize how much you take every day chores and pleasures and just part of life until you can't get up and do them. On October 1st. I went in for a simple knee surgery for them to repair a torn meniscus and upon arrival thought that I would be down for a week and then able to build up from there. Going into surgery I was oblivious to anything going on around me, when I came out Erick told me that I was down for SIX WEEKS!!!! Needless to say I thought he was joking and just laughed and said OK. One big problem it was really true. When the Dr. went to repair my knee he discovered that I had pot holes with arthritis because of the damage done from my accidents. So he scraped around and made it bleed to form scabs and then scar tissue will form to try and get me five more years on this knee. I was then informed that it was bone against bone and I would not be allowed to put any weight on my leg for the next six weeks or it would undo what the Dr. had done. So I am now learning to take a back seat and allow my wonderful husband to do the things that I normally do without thinking anything about it. As a mother it is very hard for me not to be able and tuck my children in bed and jump and run when they need me. I am trying to remain positive but I am not one that likes to just lay here and let everyone cater to me. I guess God is allowing me to learn a valuable lesson for me not to be so self sufficient and learn to know that it is OK to ask for help. Thank you Erick for being such a great husband and wonderful father to the kids. I couldn't get through this without you. You are awesome!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting Back to Normal


Well a week ago on Sunday as we were walking out of church the wind was blowing strongly and we really didn't think to much about it but the weather had said that we were under a high wind advisory and really how bad could that be......WELL, it ended up that majority of the area lost power, luckily we only lost power for about five minutes and the kids ended up not having school all week.Talk about interesting trying to find groceries! During the week Nathan had a history project due for when he went back to school. And as it goes we had the material and just kept putting it off but we were finally able to help him get it done. He had to have a project of something from the region that he was given and so he decided to build a Hogan. Talk about interesting on how to build one and keep the mud from falling off of the wood. After much work we were able to get it completed. It was very interesting to learn how others used to live. So I was thrilled with the project and that they were finally able to go back to school and life could get back to hopefully a normal routine.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fast Lane




Well this is for all of you that think I have forgotten all about blogging. I really haven't but there has been a lot happening here in our neck of the woods. First of all, Jericka is now a big 7 year old and thinks she is going on 17. Nathan has been selected for Safety Patrol. Talk about sweet talking the person in charge. He had to write a letter stating why he should be chosen. I guess it worked because the very next day he was accepted and started working and helping with the car pool line. Kyle on the other hand is starting to enjoy school this year. He is always amazing me on the things that he likes to do. His love for science is paying off because this year he has been added project manager for the science projects at school for his class.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And They 're OFF!!!


Well it is finally here....the kids have started back to school this week. I can't believe that Nathan is in the fifth grade, Kyle is in fourth and Jericka is now a second grader. I trust that we will have a great year and make a lot of memories. They have all enjoyed getting to know their teachers. I am absolutely loving having a routine again and I am truly enjoying the peace and quiet!!!! (LOL) I know that we will start making up for all of this when the homework starts pouring in.