Tuesday, January 29, 2008

(somewhat Wordless Wednesday)Some pics of Sweet Pea on her birthday 1/29/08

One down two to go. She has her kids party on this Friday and on Saturday Princess and Sweet Pea are having there combined Family party..
Oh my house is such a mess and I need to get it cleaned really good again before these parties...
Must step away from the computer and clean my house..

Happy 6th Birthday Sweet Pea!!!!!

6 years ago today the sweetest little baby was born She had brown hair and blue eyes. She was 6 lbs 3oz and 19 inches. She entered into the world at 2:12 pm She has grown a bit and now has blond hair but she is still my little Sweet Pea. Happy 6th birthday baby girl.

Update on Mr Man.

update on Mr Man.. The cyst is only 8mm big , Doc says it is a different kind of cyst then what cancer is.. He said this is the kind that normally forms if he had fractured a bone and didn't know it or from it just not growing right, Said more then likely he could have went his whole life and not even known it was there. He said it had nothing to do with the pain he has been having in his heel and ankle. BUT they are going to keep an eye on it.. and watch it(whatever that means, my guess is he brings me in to the office every so many months to ask if it hurts LOL)
IF they see it is causing him trouble, the said what they normally do is fill the cyst sort of making it bone like. Now with his heel/ankle trouble.. if the gel inserts we bought doesn't stop the pain with in the next month or two.. He said we will talk about sending him to a pediatric ortho doctor to see what he says and maybe do a casting of his food and get him those sort of inserts. So we see him again in a month for a recheck on that.. So I guess there isn't really anything to worry about with the cyst..
I told the doctor about DH's cousin dieing of bone cancer while he was a teenager.. and asked if that could increase the risk(this was before he told me it was a different kind of cyst) He said.. "yes it will slightly increase the risk of mom worrying" LOL

Last night I was laying in bed trying to figure out if Mr Man could have broke his leg there with out me knowing it.. At 1st I thought there was no way.. but then I remembered bad to this summer when he slid into 3rd base and turned his ankle or so we thought.. he limped around on it for weeks.. But only complained a very little when he tried to run and really only limped on it when he was done running the bases at his games. At home he never said anything about it hurting. so I figured he twisted it and it just needed some time to heal so never took him for x-rays... Now I'm thinking he must have fractured that spot on his leg then and that is why there is a cyst now.. hummmm wonder if that is it, guess I'll never really know.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekend Recap(1/25-27/08)

Time just flies when your having fun. Seem like I was just typing out last weeks recap.
Friday I really didn't do all that much. I did laundry, cleaned the house, took care of kids the normal stuff. Friday night Princess had softball practice.

After that the catcher from her team came home with her to spend the weekend. She is the one in the light blue next to Princess in the above photo. They didn't get home till close to 9:30pm so there was only time for showers and some pizza before heading off to bed.. had to get some rest because Saturday and Sunday we were going to be going on a trip.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early, getting dress, packing up bags and loading the van. We had a few things needing to be done here in town, Like basketball games. 1st game of the day was Princess's we knew going into this game it was going to be a lose, we were playing the 1st place team.. It wasn't pretty 8 to 39 YIKES...
DH and Mr Man had to leave the game early to get him over to his game. I got to it right as it started.. Sadly his team lose also 6-8 BUT it was still a great game for Mr Man seeing as how he scored all 6 of his team points.

After his game we headed into the town I grew up in to drop Little Man off at my parents. Mom had offered to keep him but I had planned to take him with us, but thought I would do better Sunday(when I was going to be without DH help) if he wasn't with us, Plus with his ear infection he really didn't need to be in the water anyways. So we dropped him off and was on the road headed about 1 1/2 hours south. Got to the hotel and went right to the pool. spent 3 1/2 hours swimming and then walked across the parking lot to an Amish restaurant for dinner, Then it was back to the hotel for another 2 hours of swimming when they closed the pool.
Went back to our room and watched a bit of TV and then went to sleep.
Woke up this morning at 6:30am(UGH that is way to early for my liking) went down and had breakfast. At 7:30am DH, Princess and the catcher. Took off and headed south about another 30 to 40 minutes south to our state university for a Pitching clinic that her softball team was sending her too. While they were doing that.. I took Mr Man and Sweet Pea back to the room hoping they would go back to sleep for a bit but they didn't.. So I laid down 1/2 asleep 1/2 awake for an hour while they watched cartoons and while they waited for the pool to open.. at 8:30am we were off to the pool where they played and swam for another 2 1/2 hours..
At 11am I took them back to the room we all showed up packed up everything and worked on our Awana stuff until it was time to check out and then we had to wait about 20 minutes longer for DH and the girls to get back.

I just posted a few short(each one less then 15 seconds) video clips from Saturday at the pool. If you haven't seen them yet, you can view them by clicking these. Clip #1, Clip #2, Clip #3, and Clips #4. Think I'll save the still shots for Wednesday post.

After they got back we headed home But we had to make stop for shopping.. I needed to get Sweet Pea's birthday gifts seeing how her birthday is Tuesday and I didn't get her anything yet. and Princess had some birthday money she wanted to use for a few new shirts. When the shopping was done we went over my parents house DH and Princess took the other girl home, while Mr Man, Little Man, Sweet Pea and I had a late lunch with my parents and I did some stuff on my dads computer(loading pictures and printing some off because Mr Man needs them for school tomorrow) Then we stopped by my IL's who had some stuff they needed us to pick up and then Got back into town right on time for PM church/ Awana. Little Man had fallen asleep on the way home and it was his only nap of the day and it was 6pm.. So I dropped the kids off Awanas then drove home and left DH with the sleeping Little man and I went back to church.
We had leftovers for dinner tonight after church and Everyone except Little Man(who didn't wake up till 7:30pm) and myself are asleep.. Wish I was asleep also.

Some of you wanted to know about Mr Man and the cyst that I posted about last week. I don't know anything yet. He will be missing school tomorrow morning because we have an appointment to see his doctor about it. I'll let you know more when I have more to tell. Thanks for keeping him in your prayers.

Clips from this weekend #4

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Clips from this weekend #2

Clips from this weekend #1

Friday, January 25, 2008

It's report card time again.

Today the kids came home from school with there 2nd 9 week report card. Now I know this is going to be a REALLY exciting read for everyone ;P But I'm sure the grandparents will enjoy it.. LOL

So here you have it the grades off my kids 2nd 9 week report cards

Princess(my 6th grader)

Language Arts
Nine week Grade..... A-
Comprehends what is read.... 5
Applies reading strategies(test scores)...5
Uses writing strategies.....4
Home work completion.....4
Classroom behavior....5
Comments Nice work, Princess!(well they used her name LOL) You did an excellent job!

Nine week Grade B+
Uses problem solving and reasoning strategies.... 4
organization skills......4
Applies math concepts(test scores)... 4
Classroom behavior....5
Comments: Princess understands math concepts very well!

Nine weeks Grade.... A
Comprehends concepts(test)....5
Masters investigation and experimention(lab skills)...2
Homework quality and completions.....5
organization skills......4
Classroom behavior......5
Comments: Great job this nine weeks Princess.

Social Studies
Nine week grade......A
Applies concepts(homework/project completion) ...5
Demonstrates an understanding of citizen responsibilities...5
Compares/contrasts various cultures/test.....5
Classroom behavior...5
Comment: Great quarter Princess. Continue working hard and asking questions. Keep up the good work.

Choir ..A+

Princess is also in the gifted program and they get a grade card for that also.. So her A.B.L.E report card looked like this. (grade in O=outstanding, G=Good, S+ Satisfactory and U= Unsatisfactory)
Takes initiative....O
Works well independently...O
uses time wisely....O
Completes work neatly and on time...O
Avoids distracting others...O
Assumes professional attitude about assignments...O
Uses imaginations and creativity when dealing with topics...O
Shows self confidence....O
Takes pride in projects and work...O
Takes directions well...O
Comments: Princess has done excellent work for the school newspaper this grading period. I have been very impressed with the work she has done. Her interview of Emma Penrose and the Are You Ready article in the January issue were both well written. She also did a very good job as editor of the December issue. We are also happy to have her on the Academic Challenge team again this year!

Next up is Mr Man(my 2nd grader)
Nine week grade ...... A
Applies phonics skills ...S+
Recognizes and understands vocabulary ...S+
Demonstrates comprehension strategies....S+
Demonstrates comprehension strategies...S+
Reads fluently with expression.....S+

Nine week grade......A+

Writing Composition

Nine week Grade....S+
uses correct capitalization and punctuation....S+
Organizes and expresses ideas in writing.....S+
Applies correct grammar and usage.....S+
Applies spelling skills....S+
Legible manuscript handwriting....S

Nine weeks grads....A
Understands concepts....S+
Applies computation skills....E
Applies problem solving strategies...S+
Completes homework on time......E

Social Studies

Nine week grade.....E

Nine week grade....E

nine week grade...E
completes projects...E
Demonstrates understanding of concepts...E

nine week grade ....S+
Actively participates...S+
Skills/demonstrates understanding of concepts...S+

phys. Ed.
nine week grade ...E
Displays good conduct/sportsmanship...E
Actively participates...E

Study skills and Conduct
Works accurately.......E
Listens to and Follows directions...E
uses self-control......S+
General school conduct.....E
Completes work on time....E
Keeps material and school work organized....E
Works well with others.......S+

Comments: Mr Man is doing a great job in second grade. He is a leader and role model in our classroom. Keep up the great work, Mr Man! I'm very proud of you!

Last up is Sweet Pea(my K student)

Work Study Skills
Follows directions......E
Completes assignments on time...E
Stays on task......E
Finishes work neatly.....E
works independently....E
Puts forth effort......E
Participates in classroom activities....E
Accepts responsibility for belongings....E
Is courteous and considerate.....E
Demonstrates self-control....E
Follows school and classroom rules....E

Nine week grade......E
Identifies shapes....E
Identifies a penny, nickel& dime as introduced...E
States the value of a penny, nickel and Dime....E
Recognizes numerals....E
Counts orally....E
Extends a pattern.....E
Counts and matches sets.....E

Nine week grade.....E
Demonstrates Phonemic Awareness
identifies rhyming words.....E
identifies letters of alphabets as introduced....E
Identifies sounds of letters.....E
Identifies numbers of syllables in a word.. E
Applies Reading Strategies
Blends sounds into words......E
Recognizes sight words....E
Retells story in correct sequence....E

Writing Process
Nine weeks Grade....E
prints name correctly ..E
prints capital/lower case letters...E
Associates letters sounds in writing...S+

Social Studies..
Nine week grade...S

nine week grade...S

Nine week grade...E
completes projects...E
Demonstrates understanding of concepts...E

Nine week grade...S+
Actively participates...S
Skills/demonstrates understanding of concepts...S+

Phys. Ed.
Nine weeks grade....S
Displays good conduct/sportsmanship...S
Actively participates....S

Comments: Sweet Pea is doing a wonderful job in school! She should be very proud of herself! Keep up the great work!

Sweet Pea also got a report card for her Speech That had a grade of AP which stands for Making Adequate progress. and the comment was this.... Sweet Pea is really beginning to "catch on" to producing her error sounds correctly at the word level. She is aware of what sounds she is working on and works hard to use the sounds correctly.

Well there ya have it folks Princess, Mr Man, and Sweet Pea's 2nd 9 week report cards.

Know & Tell Friday 1/25/08

Found this fun meme some time ago, but I haven't had the time to play along. Not that I have much more time today but I'm playing along for the 1st time anyways.
It's simple There are questions and you answer them. Linking back to To Know Him so that everyone playing along can come and visit your blog and read your answers. So here we go Know and Tell Friday for January 25, 2008
Question 1
What is your favorite fairy tale?I guess I'm just a big kid at heart because I like them all. Snow White was the 1st fairy tale movie(1st movie at all) that I got to see at a theater. I also love Cinderella and The Little Mermaid
Question 2
If you could be guaranteed a spot on the reality show "Survivor", would you go? NO I wouldn't go. Can't say I ever even gave this a thought.. I wouldn't put my self though living like that if I didn't have to and I would never be able to eat 1/2 of that stuff. My biggest reason is I wouldn't want to leave my kids not even for a week.
Question 3
Meanest thing you ever did to a sibling??? I know what kind of question is this :) One night while growing up a bat had flew into the house though the back door at the same time we were walking in from church. My Sister sort of freaked out and was afraid to go to sleep that night. Well Dad got the bat out of the house so there was no need to fear or anything. Now we had a brother and said brother had a toy plastic black bat. So I just so kindly took this bat and while my sister was sleeping(on the bottom bunk) I hung this bad on the under side of the top bunk right above my sisters head so when she opened her eys the bat would look like it was flying right above her..
UMMMMMMM yes she did open her eyes and when she did the whole house woke up with her and maybe even the whole neighborhood LOL... Maybe I should say I'm sorry for that but it was too funny and she pulled a few things worse then this on me
Question 4
Best Fashion Era... 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or now... I enjoyed the fashion of the 80's and the 90's weren't to bad.. but I can live with the fashion of today also. Just wished I had the body I had back in the 80's and 90's before kids time to put the fashions of today on LOL.
Question 5
Have you ever skipped to the end of a book before you finished reading the book? The better question would be have I ever NOT skipped to the end of the book before I finished reading the book. Or even better when was the last time I finished reading a book.

Bonus Questions (I found these questions through a website, and boy are these challenging...)
Question 6
What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year? I can't answer this one, since I don't know what I will need to ask God for until the time in my life that I need to ask for it.. But isn't it wonderful that our God knows our needs before we even ask Him or tell Him about it.
Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Question 7
What is one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? Spend time with God in his word. Praying and seeking His will.

John 1:1-5

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

I picked these verse to share this week, because they are the ones Sweet Pea has memorized this week to say Sunday at Awanas. Once she says them she will have finished her first Spark book.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

mid-winter giveaways.

While reading blogs tonight I came across a new blog that has a fun mid-winter giveaway going on, but not just ONE she has your choice of 4 give aways.. The blog is Chyrll's Corner. So stop on over and check it out

more fun from last weekend(1/19/08)

I mentioned how last weekend we had kids spending the night with us every night. 9 girls Friday night because of Princess's 12 birthday. On Saturday 3 of the girls from the party spent the night and then went to church with us on Sunday morning. Then Sunday night one of the girls who spent Friday and Saturday with us also spent Sunday night and Mr Man also had his best friend spend the night. Saturday the girls just carried over the party from Friday night and just had a blast all night long. I already posted the girls playing the pass the puppy and singing HERE some of the other events from the night was playing with Princess make up she got for Christmas and then doing a fashion show for me..
Here is S all made up and below is G(the one who spent all 3 nights with us)
Next up is JW and Princess.
Even Sweet Pea got in on the action
After washing there faces They played some twister and ended the night with some UNO and then a movie After being up till 3:30am the night before all the kids were out cold by 10pm Saturday night which was good since we had to get up for church Sunday.

Still don't know what happened to the ball

Took Little Man into the doctors earlier this morning for a recheck on his ear. I explained to the doctor what had happened last night with the ball.. She was pretty sure there was no way he could have got a super ball down his throat, she said his air ways are to small. Which is is exactly what I thought also.. I told her I looked everywhere for the ball and still can't find it, and when I ask Little Man about it he is still opening his mouth and pointing in. She asked him where he put the ball and he did the same thing for the doctor, he opened his mouth and pointed inside. So the doctor asked him where did the ball go after it was in his mouth he pointed at his throat and then to his belly and he said " Me ate ball" She said "you silly boy you didn't eat the ball" and he said "yes, me eat ball"
She put it in his chart as a possible foreign object and then looked over him carefully.. listing to his chest, belly, throat..
She tells me there is nothing stuck any place or there would be a whistling sort of sound and he sounds perfectly normal. So she doesn't think he ate the ball and again she tells me she just doesn't think it is physically possible for him to have done that. So I guess time will tell if he did or if he didn't..

Now back to the reason for this appointment. His ears.. or well his left ear. I'm pretty sure I have told you all about that. Back on New years Eve he was very fussy, running a fever and in alot of pain so we took him in and he had an ear infection in his left ear. They started him on amoxicillin and He was seen again 10 to 12 days later(I think I blogged about that also but I'm not going back to look it up) At that appointment his ear was looking alot better but the tube was still a little blocked because the graph wasn't in the right spot. His Doctor didn't want to do another round of antibiotics and instead wanted to try a steroid nasal spray to see if that couldn't clear it up and open the tubes.. Today was the recheck on that and Little Man had also started tugging on his left ear again. Well sure enough his left ear is still bad, not only did the new treatment not work at making him better, his ear has got worse. This time from the little graph test thing it is a flat line no curve at all. grrrrrrrrrrrrr... I understand the not wanting to give kids to many antibiotics but his ear would have been cleared up by no and he wouldn't still be in pain and I wouldn't have had waisted the money on the nasal spray and waisted two weeks of trying that.. if they just would have gave him one more round of the amoxicillin. So now he is back on the amoxicillin and we go back for another recheck on Feb 1.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Did he or Didn't he.. what's a mom to do??

Princess and Mr Man has a collection of those little super balls,(rubber
bouncing balls) Little Man loves to play with them.. I normally don't let
him because he throws them all over my house and then I can't find
them. Well tonight he found one under something I'm not sure what..
He was playing with it tossing it back and forth though the room.. I
didn't bug taking it from him because he was being good..
I go into the kitchen because my parent just got there and I was
letting them in the back door.. when Little man starts coughing alot. Sweet Pea
yells Little Man is choking.. only it didn't sound like he was it sounded
like a fake coughing.. but he was bent over and his eyes were
watering. I pick him up and ask him if he is ok he says yes so I
think he was fake choking he has done that a time or two. Sweet Pea
tells me "I think he ate the ball" I'm thinking there is no way he could have, he
would be turning blue because no one can swallow a rubber bouncing ball
right?? But I don't see the ball any where.. I ask Little Man where the
ball is and he opens up his mouth and points inside.. I said you
don't put balls in your mouth.. where is the ball now and he said "Me
ate ball" OH MY GOODNESS?!?!?!?!
I asked if anything hurts he says no.. I'm not 100% sure he ate this
darn ball.. but he is breathing fine and acting normal..

I thought about rushing him to the ER but then thought I'm over
reacting seeing as to look at him nothing seems to be wrong with him
at all. and I'm not even sure he ate the ball.. but this happened 4 hours ago and he is still fine. but when I ask him where the ball is, he still opens up his mouth points inside and tells me he ate the ball..
He has a doctors appointment tomorrow for a recheck of his ears so
I'll just mention this to the doctor tomorrow and see what he has to say.

Princess's 12th Birthday(wordless wednesday)

I don't know if it is my old slow computer or if it is slide.com but for me to get the slide show to move from one picture to the next I have to nudge my mouse. The more I moved my mouse the faster the slide show went.
So if you see your stuck on one picture and it's not moving to the next try nudging your mouse. enjoy the show

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This is really dark.. Saturday I was playing around with my camera and just figured how to do short video clips from it.
So here you have Princess with 3 of her friends Saturday night.. playing a sort of hot potato hide and seek sort of thing.. They passed this puppy until they stopped singing and then they all hid there hand behind there back and another girl would come in and try to guess which one had the puppy.. It was Sweet Peas turn to hide while the girls sang and passed the puppy.

Well I'm off to the dentist a trip which is sure to prove to leave me in pain.. having a wisdom tooth pulled and having some casing of a root canal gone bad removed.. OUCH!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

ALOT OF STUFF!!!!(a whole week reflextion & Princess's birthday)

WOW a week without a post.. and I wasn't even gone on vacation. I don't even know where to begin.
Academic Challenge Stuff:
Guess Tuesday will be a good place. Princess had Academic Challenge. Well her AC team was competing in there 1st ever quiz bowl. They were playing against a school that has been doing this for a while. We got there not really sure what to expect and found out they get less time for question and once you hit your buzzer you have to answer immediately(in there AcademicChallenge tournaments you can hit your button and have like so many seconds to still discuss your answer with your team before answering) So our group of kids were a bit nerves about all of this but they did really well and ended up with the victory. The final score was our team 62 there team 26... Yeah we did well LOL.Day to Day stuff:
Tuesday they also started construction on our road.. Making life a little harder to get around but it was a great help in entertaining Little Man while I was working at getting the house party ready
I spent the week when I was home washing windows,cabinets, and flood, dusting, vacuuming and then shampooing the carpets in the kids bedrooms. Thought I would get the whole house done with the steam vac but never got to it.

Doctors Stuff:
One of the reason I didn't finish was because Mr Man could hardly walk on his foot. He doesn't remember hurting it but his foot was killing him.. He started complaining to me about it on Sunday last week but he was still walking.. though the next couple of days it got worse.. so on Wednesday morning I called the doctor and took him out of school at lunch to take him to have his foot checked out This took some time because after the doctors we had to head off to the hospital for x-rays. I thought I would get the results that day but never did so I thought I would get them on Thursday but the doctor never got them so I called the hospital to see why they hadn't sent them and the reason was because NO ONE READ them?!?!?!?! So they told me to look for them by Friday. Mean time keeping him off his foot was doing him a world of good he would wake up feeling fine and able to walk but after school his foot was hurting him so we made him rest more.. Friday at noon a nurse from the doctors office called and told me the doctor had them looked at them but wanted to talk to me about them so wanted to know if it was ok for the doctor to call me in an hour. This had me thinking it was broke, because if it was OK the doctor wouldn't need to call me. When I did hear back from her, she had good news and some other news. Good news is nothing is broke or chipped or anything in his foot, BUT from his x-ray they took of his foot, they found a cyst on his Fibula bone in his leg, then she tells me not to worry to much because in most cases they are benign, but she is passing this case over to our primary doctor(she is not our normal doctor) I should be hearing from him some time this week.
I keep trying to remind myself that she didn't sound to concerned and that most cases are benign... but then I have my MIL super worried right now because her brothers son died of bone cancer which started as a cyst on a bone around his knee. UGH UGH UGH.... I can't wait to talk to our doctor.

Birthday Stuff:
Princess turned ~*12*~ Years Old on Friday
She had a few friends (as in 8 which is a real small group for her seeing how it is normally 20 to 30 friends LOL) come over and we loaded up the van and a car and headed uptown to eat at a pizza place(oh those poor peoples face when we all walked in) after Pizza we went to the mall, OH MY Goodness!!!!! LOL nine tween girls walking though a Mall LOL.. They were so funny but what was even more funny was watching the looks on peoples faces as Me and DH along with our 9 girls passed them LOL. We kept having people come up telling us either we were brave or crazy. On guy came up and said "WOW you have your hands full, are they all your?" LOL one of the girls jumped in and said "yes, we are all hers, she had all of us in one year" OH ME....
After about an hour at the mall we headed over to a bowling ally that dose glitter glow bowling on Friday nights after 9pm. We spent two hours with these crazy fun girls bummer glow bowling.. They were all very very good but all very fun loving crazy girls.. They would blurt out all the words to all the songs that came on that they all liked and a few of them were even crazy enough to get up and start dancing to them. We left the bowling ally around 11pm and headed home for cake, we had to make a stop because I forgot to pick up candles so while in the parking lot of the store the girls enjoyed themselves by having a Chinese fire drill.
Once we got home we had cake and did gifts and they bagged and bagged to have me drive them so they could go TPing but it was close to Zero out so we killed that idea. and around 1:30am they laid out there sleeping bags and started a movie.. at 3:30am all but 2 were asleep so I turned off the TV and told those to to go to sleep and I headed off to bed myself.
Saturday morning the girls all helped themselves to breakfast, that I had read for them, which I thought I would have to be the one serving them like I have done in past years.. guess I forgot these are mostly 12 year old and they feel all grown up doing it them self so before I even heard them up and moving around they were all sitting around the table eating..
Then there parents came.. Well most of them.. 3 of them spent all day Saturday with us and then spent the night again on Saturday night.

Sporting stuff:
Saturday morning at 11:30am I loaded up the van with the kids I still had and we went to Mr Mans basketball game.. They had there 1st lost Mr Man played well but afterwards his foot was hurting again, it didn't hurt him on Friday at all and Saturday morning he was wanting to play in his game. BUT there team lost 6-2
We came home I made lunch feed everyone.. Packed up food for DH who had to go into work later that evening/afternoon.
Then we headed over to Princess basketball game. There team had there 1st win of the season and it was a down right dirty game.. The other team was just plain old mean, hitting, pushing, and just playing dirty.. One of there girls fouled out and got made that she couldn't play anymore and so she took her water bottle and threw it at her coach.. OH My Goodness!!!!
There fans were just as bad, yelling and screaming at our team, our coaches and the refs.
DH was needing to be on the road quickly after Princesses game to get to work, but he stuck around until I was ready to go with princess and all the kids because he was afraid some of the crazy fans from the other team was still going to be waiting to yell and scream and who knows what more to the team as they were leaving. goodness I didn't think that stuff happened until High School ball not 6th grade ball. but we won the game in the last 30 seconds 16 to 14 More Day to Day Stuff:
Today we woke up and all 9 of us ate and got dressed for church in our one bathroom house LOL.
Went to Sunday school and church came home and ordered pizza for lunch. by 2:30pm I was down to my 4 kids and one extra girl who is spending another night with us tonight.(LOL she has been with us since Friday afternoon and I don't think she is going home until dinner time tomorrow) Mr Man also has a friend over and spending the night tonight.
This evening we went to Awanas/PM Church and then I went with all the kids to my grandparent to get these pictures on my blog because for some reason my computer isn't letting me upload photo to any sight.. don't know what is up with that. I also got 1/2 of the birthday/this weekend photos online.. When I get them all online I'll get them sorted and let you all view them.
All 6 of the kids were out by 10:30pm tonight.. Mr Man's friend and princess's friend were both asleep by 10pm all my 4 was still awake LOL. The boys were all in the family room watching a movie with there sleeping bags and the girls were in the living room watching a movie. I'm leaving the boys were they are.. but Princess and Sweet Pea got up turned off TV and went to there room. they tried to wake up G(Princess's friend) but she is out like a light in the recliner so I think I'll just let her be, and hope she doesn't mind that we all left her alone in the living room. She has been spending a least one night every weekend with us since the start of December so I hope she feels at home here by now LOL.

Well It's after 11pm now so I guess I should end this book by now.
Hopefully I will get sometime this week to get caught up on all your blogs. I know there is going to be a doctors appointment for Mr Man sometime this week, and I have to have some dental work on Tuesday which I'm sure is going to be painful.. UGH..
but other then hopefully getting around to shampooing the rest of the carpets, I don't have anything pressing going on until the weekend.. So I'll see ya all in the blog world. Good night.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend Recap (Jan,11-13, 2008)

I'm a little late once again getting my weekend recap posted, but hey what's new right??
This weekend was like most of our weekends, busy.
Friday morning got the kids off to school and when DH got home from work we headed off to do some running. 1st stop our favorite camp ground so we would write down the numbers of some of the spots we liked and wouldn't mind camping on so that we can plan a camping trip for this summer since it is about that time to reserve our spot and days. Then we got a bit for lunch and headed to the grocery store, by the time we got home I had about 25 minutes before the kids got home from school. Mr Man was going to have his best friend spend the night so I spent those 25 mins picking up the house, only Mr Man's plans didn't happen something came up and the boy couldn't spend the night after all.
Princess got invited to spend the night with one of her friends but she had softball practise.. so we told the girl we didn't think it would work out this week, but the girl called back and asked if it was ok if Princess came over after softball we explained it would be late but her parents and she didn't mind so we packed up a bag for her.
After dinner DH took Princess to softball they got home about 8:45pm and Princess headed off to her friends house to spend the night. While they did that me and the 3 younger kids played UNO and watched Flushed away and I got them to bed
We had to wake up early Saturday Morning to start our crazy day of basketball. DH made us all breakfast of oatmeal and butter toast and then He took Mr Man to his basketball game early because it was picture day.. I was running a little behind so I met them there.. I got there before the game started but my FIL, MIL, my Grandma and my parents had beat me and the younger kids getting there. Mr Man's game started at 10am, and Princess's game started at 11am, She needed to be at her school by 10am so it worked out nicely her staying with the friend, since the friend is on the basketball team and she could get to school with her.
Mr Man's team won again 6-2 and he had 2 points this week his team is now 2-0
After that game my parents took my 3 younger kids to spend the night. My Dad was taking my boys to get hair cuts at his barbers and then they were spending the the dad with Grandma and grandpa. The rest of us(DH, My IL's , My grandma and myself) headed over to Princess's school to watch her game.. Princess had a great game but there team ended up losing. They are now 2-2 but there 2 wins were preseason so in the record book right now they are 0-2.
After her game we came home she showered up and we headed off for a long eventful day. 1st stop the Mall. Grandma had given Princess some money for her birthday and wanted us to take her out to her two favorite stores Aeropostale and Hollister though I don't know how she could count Hollister's as a favorite store seeing how she had never been to one before LOL.
We went to the Mall closet to us 1st and went to Aeropostale and she got two tops and a pair of jeans. We got a bite to eat and ate it on the road as we headed out to watch the 14U team from Princess new travel tournament team play a indoor softball game. She and DH wanted to go and watch them play at this place because sometime next month Princess's team(which is 12U) will be starting there winter softball league games there. After we left there we hit one of my favorite malls(MUCH MUCH bigger then the one closet to us) and we stopped by and saw my SIL she works at this mall, then we went on the hunt for Hollister.. WOW I have never been in a store like this before in my life and I must say it really did make me feel OLD LOL.. all thesepre-teen and teen 's all over the place in there with all these mothers being the throw rack for all these girls saying "hold on to this I need to try it on" Us mother were standing there with are arms about ready to fall off. The dad's that were in the place was sitting down in these big comfy leather chairs and couches which were place though out the store. All the lighting were dime and the music was so loud.. but it was fun to see Princess in action.. tossing cloths out at me asking me to run and get a different size. Poor DH couldn't stand all the girls running around this store and just shook his head and said I'll wait for you in the Mall LOL..
Princess ended up getting 5 tops there..
Then it was off to watch my Nephew high school basketball team play the school that I started kindergarten at. We go there for both games normally we will just show up for the varsity but we didn't spend as much time in the Mall then we had planned and the school they were playing at was 1/2 way between the Mall and home so we watched 2 basketball games . The team we were routing for lost both of the games. but DH's Great uncle and Aunt lives in that town so they came to the game so it was nice seeing and talking with them and my IL's When we got home that night I was so sleepy.. I watched some politics on TV and was asleep by 11:30pm

and programs. Last week they started back up 3 of my kids and I were sick so we didn't make it.. guess they didn't miss much it was more everyone trying to figure out where they left off sort of thing... This week they Sunday was church and cleaning up the house a bit, then church again. Sunday night is Awana's Though our club took the Month of Dec 07 off due to Christmas and all the Christmas cantata'sannounced clubber of the month for the Month of November. (Mr Man won it the month before)
And the WINNER IS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet Pea!!!!!!!!!!!!

We came home took these pictures and that is how we ended our weekend.

Today I cleaned all morning, in the afternoon we to my parents house, in the evening spend an hour or so at my grandparents house and ran Princess back and forth and what not for basketball practise.. and here I am now.
Little Man is spending the night at my parents again, so I can go with Princess tomorrow morning with her Academic Challenge Team to there very 1st ever quiz bowl.. none of the team is really sure what it is all about.. They kick butt at there academic challenge matches but thought they would give the world of quiz bowl a try. So If I"m not around tomorrow this and and shampooing my carpets is why. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taking Care of Business

It's time to take care of a little blogging business.
First up is Bloganolics Anonymous. Melanie over at Livin With Me has invited me to join her new club.. If you interested check it out. Thank you Melanie for thinking of me.

Next order of business is a new award that Shaundra has given to me. Bring happiness to the world with the You Make Me Smile Award.
I'm going to pass this along to. Momof3 The Cynical Optimist Courtney and Shana

Last on my taking care of business this week is house cleaning.
that pretty much covers my home. LOL.. But starting this coming weekend I'm going to have a birthday party at my house every weekend for the next 3 weekends.. With over night guest also. SOOOOOOOO I need to get it cleaner then just clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.. So if I go MIA this week it will be because I'm just not getting enough cleaning done to be ready for party #1 on Friday.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Faith-Lift Friday

Matthew 6:25-34

6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday(christmas day and some after christmas shots

These are a few shot from the day after christmas playing with some new stuff.