Tuesday, June 30, 2009
E: Well...can i play with playdough?
E: Well...can i have a tattoo?
E: Well...what can I do then? Just play with my toys?
M: Yep...or color, or play a game with your Bubba, or put your babies to bed since they are all over the living room...
Monday, June 29, 2009
I was bathing the children before church on Sunday and Princess Emily did not want her hair washed so she was screaming at me. Oh how I LOVE that. It makes me feel so especially cheerful about church. ;)
So I had washed them up and Ben was out of the tub in a split second when I said everyone out. So I pulled the plug and I heard Emily start SCREECHING. I mean that blood curdling screech that every mom is familiar with. That one that will wake you from a dead sleep even if you were dreaming of Justin Timberlake, or is that just me? :) or make you come running from one side of the house because you are SURE that the other side is burning.
So I turned around expecting to see Emily sprawled on the floor with blood spurting out of your mouth or something, thinking that she had slipped getting out of the tub. But no she was in the tub still...hmmm...what was going on.
Upon further inspection I noticed the BIGGEST roach I think I have ever seen, and I grew up in Houston so I have seen some big ones, but this sucker was HUGE. He had jumped out of the drain when I pulled the plug. So I grabbed Emily as quick as possible because that is horror movie stuff in our house. Because you see in the six years that we have lived in our house we have NEVER seen a roach. NEVER, and let me tell you that is the way I like it. A home with no roaches is the home I want to live in.
I was a little frazzled because Emily was escalating and I needed to get her calmed down so I called in Chris. I know I sounded like a CRAZY woman because I needed him to come and take care of it. He comes and says what it is just a roach...men!
Sunday night Ben decided that he wanted to write a song while daddy was playing the piano. We love to listen to him play the piano for us. Mostly Beatles songs. Anyway, I digress. So Ben and I sit down on the couch and start composing his first song. Of course Emily had to join the fun when daddy was done playing she had him write hers. Ben's makes a little more sense, but they are still a little crazy. But I applaud the effort. It is difficult to write anything and Ben has become very prolific in his writing. The only help I gave him was to tell him how songs are usually organized with the verses and the chorus.
Nightbird of Day
By Ben Cullum
Day falls to night
But I'm not fright
For think of the things our in that world
I will love it
So I am a nature traveler
For the things I will like
Trees and butterflies
Sprouts of flowers
Day falls to night
But I'm not fright
Since where time
I'm going to tell you I'm a nature traveler
I search for bumble bees and wasps they won't be mean to me
I'm still a nature traveler
Day turns to night
But I'm not fright
So I am going to warn you...this song is VERY silly...
Sally Hot Dog
By Emily Cullum
I love you, Jesus
But you need to cover your mouth when you cough.
So what I'm not a salad.
I'm just a hot dog.
I'm not a baby or a guitar
SHA-LEE, SHA-LEE, AH AH AH
I have freaky eyes
I love you butterfly
I love you towelie
I love you Caty
I love EVERYONE!
So can you tell that we have been listening to lots and lots of SO WHAT! by Pink lately? I am telling you I have been nominated for mom of the year, I swear! ;)
Ben new exactly how he wanted to paint his ship, starting with the canons. Those HAD to be black. I had to search and search and search for black paint.
So I found a plastic shelf lying around that I had not used so you can see that I used that for my fabric. This is not ALL of my fabric. I still had to put lots of it in Rubbermaid tubs. Some of it is under the bed, and some in the garage, but it is organized and labeled now. At least I have all my Christmas fabric in the same tub, and the orphan quilt blocks that Chris' mom found in Granny's house are in their own tub. I finally decided what I am going to do with those...stay tuned for that. Also I made a current projects basket. That is what you see there in front of the shelf. I have them stacked in the order I am going to do them. Then I can just carry the basket to the kitchen to begin the project and stick it back in the basket if I am not finished.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
The blog this week comes from someone who started following me on Twitter. I am loving Twitter, btw. I am posting about my business and general fun things. I am starting to get a little following and that is fun! :)
Okay, so back to the blog! This a mommy blog and I just started reading it this week, but I LOVE IT! They do little webcasts like Mom It Forward and I can't wait to hear one live. But they also archive there on the blog so you can listen later...LOVE THIS!
The blog is called 24/7 Mom, go check it out!
use the button on the side because for some reason the link is not working from the text, but the button does! :)
Friday, June 26, 2009
We decided to meet our friends the Thielman's at Owen's Family Farm. This is THE Owen's family that makes the sausage. Their farm is here in Dallas just right down the road from the kids' school. Chris remembers taking field trips there when he was a kid. The kiddos all enjoyed feeding the animals.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
But, then we got there and it was HOT! We got there in the middle of of the first game because the kids took a nap, and ended up staying through the entire second game. We were thankful there was food because it gave us a place to cool off for awhile during the break between games. We had lots of fun and Ben entertained us all with his many styles of hats. I will have another post completely dedicated to the many hats of Ben. Emily really liked the game. She watched and whenever we said "Are you ready to go, yet?" She would say, "No, I want to see more baseball!" Loved it
Coloring the inserts for the cups....
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Anyway...this time last Friday (that is a flashback right?) I was laying in bed wishing that I could just crawl in a hole somewhere because of that kidney stone, at least that is what I thought. I found out on Monday that it was also a REALLY bad infection as well. So, this flashback is a little bit of an update to my condition.
So I have been on antibiotics three times a day since Monday and I am finally feeling like myself, and back to 100%. I also did a ton of research on kidney stones, infection, and failure. I found out more than I ever wanted to know about the kidneys and how to really not take care of them at all. I think most of us neglect these organs. After reading about them I don't know why we do except maybe because we have two??? So we figure that if one gives out we always have another one, right?
Well, this is true to a point, but if one gives out you are still going to have to have some medical intervention and it could be pretty significant. So I decided that I am going to try and take care of these precious organs. Did you know that there are three different kinds of kidney stones? And that each one is caused by something different? And that if you eat lots and lots of sugar (me) that it can cause the pancreas to produce too much insulin and that insulin can cause stones? And that eating lots and lots of animal protein (me) can cause you to have stones as well? And did you know that it does not matter if you are underweight, a healthy weight, or overweight that you can get kidney stones and have kidney failure?
WELL...all of these things are true, and I am sure that some of you did not want the Public Service Announcement, but this post is as much for me as any of you. I need to be held accountable. I have given up processed sugar, half the red meat that I eat, and sodas. I have also added in lots more water. I am trying to drink about a gallon a day.
NOW...let me say that I am also taking some vitamins and supplements to help as well. Calcium supplements are crucial for all of this. I have always had a deficiency so this will help me in lots of ways. And the time that I take the calcium is important for absorption otherwise I will be wasting my time. I need to take the calcium with my meals for proper absorption, but some people need to take it between meals.
So now back to the flashback...I never want to forget the incredible pain that I was in last Friday. Not because I am a martyr, but because I want to have motivation for the changes that I am trying to make. Here are a list of the changes that I began this week:
- No processed sugar
- Reduction in animal protein
- Calcium supplements
- Exercise daily (OMG...this is the hardest one...)
- Increase in the amount of water I drink
- NO MORE SODAS, ever....(yuck, ick, i hate this one)
Now I need every one's help...keep me accountable. I plan on writing an accountability post every once in awhile, but ask me about it. Hear and when I see you...most of you who read this on a consistent basis I see or talk to quite often! :) Although I love my stalkers! LOVE you guys!
I will tell you that I feel a difference. I feel great. It has only been three days, but you know what...I don't miss the sugar or the sodas...I am starting to look forward to the exercise again...and water is not that gross...right??? :)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
B: Mommy, I can spell poop!
M: Really...well let's hear it.
B: *insert giggling here* p.o.o.p
M: Oh my goodness you can spell poop! You know if you can spell poop then you can spell loop.
B: *insert more giggling* l.o.o.p
M: Awesome...if you can spell poop and loop you can also spell snoop.
B: *almost falling out of his seat giggling* s.n.o.o.p
M: Perfect...you know if you can spell poop, loop, and snoop then you can spell scoop.
B: *almost unable to talk because of giggling* s.c.o.o.p
M: You are such a good speller! *insert giggling of my own*
Teachable moments people...that's what is all about right?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
So over at Jeannie's Happy World...you might remember me posting her blog in favorite blog of the week last week...she is giving all bloggers this beautiful award! SO I am giving it to you! If you have a blog go ahead and copy it and paste it into your blog and give yourself a lovely award! :)