Thursday, December 24, 2009

Test post from my iPod

Test, test, 1, 2, 3......

Just found a cool app for posting on my blog from my iPod. Maybe I will update more often this way!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wow, where have we been??

It's been a while.........actually almost 4 months! We've certainly had things to blog about just no time to do so! One of the last few posts I made was Ben and his triathlon in June. Well, he just completed the October triathlon, so I guess it's time to post on that. Adam started preschool at our church in September, a new school for him! Tyler is growing like a weed and trying to do everything "Bubba" does. I am teaching piano again this year, and as of today, I have 13 students, possibly 14. That keeps me busy!!

So, life has been busy for all of us, but it's no excuse to not share pictures with family and friends. At least there have been no emergencies to post about! Here's hoping I'll be able to post a few stories this week......

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Adam and Charlie at the Reds Game

Adam and his best friend Charlie across the street went to a Cincinnati Reds game with their daddies. They had a blast!! Adam, however, was not crazy about the fireworks that went off after homeruns. So, the boys only lasted through the 4th inning, but that was so much longer than we thought they would! Hopefully this will be a fun annual event for the boys!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our first emergency!!

We can now say, with raising two boys, we have had our first health emergency due to playing too hard. Adam was playing at Charlie's house, and the two of them were so excited coming down the stairs because we were talking about going to the pool for the first time this summer. As Adam approached the bottom of the stairs, he squatted really low and jumped up really fast, I believe to jump off the 2nd step. As he jumped up, he hit his head VERY hard on the corner of the banister. OUCH! It was bleeding immediately, so my friend Jenni ran quickly upstairs to get a washcloth as I stayed with Adam. The wound began to clot pretty quickly, so the bleeding wasn't so bad. I was afraid his hair was getting caught in it and that's why it was not bleeding as much.

After Adam had calmed down, we went home where I could inspect the wound a little closer. For those who are faint at heart, I'll spare you the details. But I did end up calling Adam's pediatrician, and they said bring him in. Luckily, there was a doctor in the office that day who could put stitches in instead of having to head to the ER. So, Jenni was an angel and took Tyler shopping with her boys while I drove Adam to the doctor's office.

Adam did great while the nurses cleaned and inspected his head. I was shocked at how calm he was while they were "messing" with it. They frantically put together everything they needed to do the stitches, and before we knew it, Adam was getting his numbing shot. That wasn't so pleasant. And Adam was freaking out when they made him lay down, so I climbed up on the exam table with him and laid down next to him. He was really OK until they had to hold his head still, and one of the nurses was holding her hand over his ear. He didn't like that he couldn't hear, so he began to panic. After the first stitch was done, Adam said he just wanted his thumb. We had been holding his arms down to avoid him flailing his arms around. Low and behold, we let him suck his thumb, and he was a perfect patient for the rest of the time! Bless his heart!

Adam has his stitches for 8 days, and he was also quite the trooper when we went back to get them taken out. I had taken Adam out for ice cream after he received the stitches, so he was begging for ice cream after the "procedure" to take them out. I thought, "Great, now he's going to think he gets ice cream every time we go to the doctor's office!" So, I took him anyway to Coldstone, and we had a great time.

I did not take a picture of his stitches, although, now I wish I had. But I would not have posted it on the blog for those of you who would not like to see that. :) You are welcome!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Ben completed his second triathlon on June 7th! We are so proud of him! He shaved 45 minutes off his last finish time, coming in this year at 3hr 41min. Our neighbor, Rob, was Ben's canoe partner. Rob finished the triathlon in 3hr 10min. Way to go boys!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

Well, since I'm finally catching up on some posts from way back when, I might as well throw in a post on Mother's Day. I had an awesome day from two awesome little boys. After church, I was treated to lunch at Waffle House - YUM! Then I got to take it easy all day, and it was fabulous. I sure love my boys!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Adam's last day at Sonlight

Adam had such a great year at school! Ms. Judy and Ms. Michelle will truly be missed this summer and next year. Adam loved going to school, and he would actually talk about it on the way home, as well. At first, he had no interest in doing the "artsy" activities, and I don't think he ever put his hands in the colored sand boxes. But by the end of the year, we did receive a binder of his artwork that will be cherished forever. Adam would always talk about his friends at school, so I'm hoping we can get together with some of the kids over the summer. Unfortunately, Adam won't return to Sonlight next year as we are moving him to the preschool at our church, Kids' Academy. We will miss Sonlight!

Adam's first day in September

Adam's last day with Ms. Judy and Ms. Michelle

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Piano Recital

As the school year came to a close this year, so did piano lessons. For the summer, that is. And as my first challenge ever to my students, we held a recital at the end of May. It was a great success! I am so proud of all my students - everyone memorized three pieces to play, and they all did a great job performing! I've really enjoyed teaching my girls this year, and I look forward to seeing them come back in September.

As a tribute to my grandmother who passed away last summer, I made her butterscotch pecan cookies for our recital celebration. My grandmother is the reason I got started with piano. She gave me her piano from the 1920's when I was 8 years old. And I haven't stopped playing it since! Actually, I can remember playing it while it was still housed at her home in Dublin, GA. I enjoyed tickling the ivories with my Granddaddy every time I visited. So it was only fitting to honor her with one of her delicious cookie recipes at my first ever piano recital as a teacher. She was a special woman and is dearly missed, but I know God is taking care of her in heaven!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Easter was quite memorable....

Tyler started walking!!  (As you know from the post below).  But even more amazing, we were reminded of Jesus' sacrifice for us, His people, and how important He is to us.  The Lord is Risen Indeed!!

Here are a few pictures to enjoy!

Easter 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tyler's First Steps

Here are some of the first few clips of Tyler walking...........he started walking on Easter Sunday! So, now, a week later, he's flying, sometimes literally running.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Daddy and the stomach bug

Looks like Daddy caught the same stomach bug last month that also attacked the boys.  Good thing Adam was close by to help Daddy feel better.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mini Mozart

Monday, March 16, 2009

You never know what you'll find under Tyler's highchair

We have an awesome high chair..........It's the Fisher Price Space Saver chair that fits directly on an existing kitchen chair.  And once in a blue moon, I get the inkling to actually clean the chair that it sits on.  This is not a fun job when it's been months since it was last cleaned.  As stated above, you never know what you'll find!!

In this picture, there are many items:  3 crayons, 1 pen, a whole oyster cracker and several crumbs, part of a peanut butter and cheese cracker, 1 blueberry, some mozzarella cheese, and then a whole bunch of nasty!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Torturing a 3 year old

Ok, so we should have probably known Adam was not going to like the Dinosaur exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum.  But we gave it a shot!  Maybe next year....

Two cool guys...

Monday, March 2, 2009

January Snow.......schools were out for a week!

We had a huge snow storm the last week of January.  I think the total in inches over the course of 3 days was around 8-10 inches.  It was fun, but hard to play in because the first snow was too fluffly, then a layer of ice formed, then the second part of the snow coupled with the ice made it too hard to walk through.  

My friend Amber was staying with us for a few days, and it was fun having her "snowed in" with us!  We made snow cream as our tasty morning snack........Adam didn't like it!  He preferred to eat only the chocolate sauce we put on top.  

While Mommy was trying to shovel the driveway, Adam was being a big help in moving the snow.  Until he accidentally peed in his pants!  We had to change him from waste down out in the garage......he didn't seem to mind the cold!

Mommy's Little Helpers

The boys love to help me cook dinner.  It's wonderful because then they are not getting under my feet while I'm trying to get dinner ready.  Looks like it was pancakes for dinner when this picture was taken!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh WOW, it's been TWO months!

Oh my, it's been two months since I've last posted on our blog!  Not to get into too many excuses, but we have been missing our camera's battery charger, so no pictures have really been taken since Christmas.  But, we're back in business now, so I hope to update more often.

I've been very intrigued by some of my friends who are doing a "365 blog."  That's where you post a picture about something every day.  I'm not going to make it a New Year's Resolution, or anything, but I think I'm going to try it.  We'll see how well a stay-at-home-mom can do with it while taking care of a 3 yr old and 15 month old.  I hardly have time to think to myself lately, so keeping up with a blog?  geez!  Tyler is currently pulling on my PJ pants, whining and crying to be picked up.  Why?  Who knows.  Guess I better go find out!