Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I was in a hurry the other day to get to an appointment and had all the kids with me. I did a quick (rolling) stop at a stop sign and started driving towards the freeway. Out of the blue Banden asks me what the sign meant and I absently answered that it was a stop sign. He paused and then said "But you didn't stop mom." Busted! Kids really know how to call us out don't they?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Because I don't have enough to do

I've decided to start a new blog about everything that is going on with Atty. I am doing this because I want this blog to stay our family blog and not be consumed completely by Atty's seizures and health issues. Also I need to vent and I want to journal the whole experience separately. Feel free to read it or not. I won't have hurt feelings if you don't. It's mostly just for me anyways. Although I have to say I love all the comments from my regular know who you are...thank you for your kind words. I will still be posting on this blog, but I will be trying to keep it more all about the family. I want to make sure the spot light shines on all my kids. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

~An update~

An update on the update...we are home. Not really any changes to report, feeling very frustrated. I will write more later, right now I need some family time.
Original post below.
We are back at Children's.
He's just not getting any better.
Hoping he will perk up enough that they will let us start the Ketogenic diet while we are here.
I might just refuse to leave until they do...
See me on the news.
Just kidding.
Sort of.
Will blog when I can...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Drama on the home front

This adorable little sweetie is really starting to pitch.
She makes the most disgruntled faces.

Unfortunately for her it sort of makes me giggle most days.

Because the drama is so very over the top...already.

She gets it over with fairly quickly though, thank goodness!
Probably because her brothers trip over themselves trying to "help" her. Who could stay mad in a situation like that? Lucky lady.

Monday, April 12, 2010

~When I borrow time~

Because I have decided that in my spare time (ha!) I should rip up my front yard and landscape it. (With both beautiful plants/flower and yummy edibles.)Everything else tends to fall apart.
When I borrow time for things that I want to do I either have to deal with that little fact of life and get over it, or never work on extra projects. I can't stop gardening, that's just too sad. I love gardening it makes me feel so at peace. I pray. I dream. I breath. I relax. Or if I'm angry/stressed/sad, I work really hard and wear myself out which feels good too. But I ran out of space for planting so I need to make more. That means...the lawn is gone. Because of the time I took to work outside today (when I wasn't taking care of my kids) my house fell apart. So tonight as I made dinner I was trying not to stress out about it. Like I always tell the kids, you have to deal with the consequences of your choose wisely. I'm not sure if in this case I chose wisely or not, I guess it's all in the perspective. But I do know that it means... I need to be okay with the kid on the floor in the kitchen (he follows me everywhere).
I need to have patience with the fussy baby that wants me to hold her while I am trying to cook.
I have to NoT freak out about the dishes that need to be put away and the mountain of dishes that still need to be washed.
I need to get dinner on the table in a timely manner with my arms still full of baby and with out tripping on the adorable little red head still laying on the kitchen floor.
I need to pause and gaze at the flowers from my garden that are brightening up my dinning room table, always helps my mood.
(Bubu picked the 'Daisy Lion' for me...from the lawn...not the garden.)
Which is necessary when you have laundry piled up on the couch like this. Yikes. Boys quietly watching a movie after a bath while I make dinner is always nice. They worked so hard outside helping me that after dinner they went into their room and were asleep before I could even tuck them in! That is unheard of around here.
Oh and even the dog needs a bath, the chores are piling up all over the place.
But I got some fresh air, and I dreamed a little and I got an awesome tree to plant and we all worked together and it was nice. I'll clean tomorrow. Maybe. If it rains. ;) Other wise the garden might be calling my name again...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fuzzy Friend

"Mom he's my bestest friend ever, I love him mom.""Where's he going mom?"
"He's so silly!"
"He's tickling me!"
"No mom leave him, he's so cute." (Right about here I got a little freaked out, something about it crawling into his hair made me want to scream!)
"Oh mom he's so silly, I love this friend. He's my friend mom. What's he doing? Um, can you get my friend mom? I can't see him."
"Thanks mom I love this friend." (I wish I could say that Friend had a happily ever after sort of ending but...Spike threw him off the deck when I said it was time for Friend to go back to his family. Thought he had wings I guess.) True love was found if only for a moment.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Help me!!

*Update...I finally figured out a different way of doing it, it's not the same look but it works for me. :)
This is totally a lame thing to post about but I am so irritated by it that I thought I'd ask you all a question in hopes that someone has the answer. I'm computer dumb so when something goes wrong I'm out of luck most times. I can not get a header picture that is the right size anymore. I use to click on the little box that says shrink image to 660 pixels and then I would download a picture from my computer out of my photo files, but now when I do that the picture doesn't shrink and it's just a up close corner of the photo that downloads. I have tried over and over again and tried using different pictures and such and it keeps doing the same thing. I've never had a problem before when I switched pictures. Ugggggg! I love pictures and want a nice photo at the top of my blog and I can't get it to work!! So maddening!!

Late Easter post...better late then never.

We made our bunny baskets again this year and had lots of fun making them. Aren't they the cutest (the baskets and the littles)! This year Bubu decided that the bunny's would not be complete with out a cotton tail, so we glued a cotton ball on the back and I have to say that it was a grand idea. "Little bunny cotton tail bouncing down the bunny trail..." We then went and spent Easter with family. It was really relaxing as always at their house, we love it there. We stayed the night and then the boys woke up nice and early Easter morning.
Easter baskets waited for excited children. Yes I am that mom that puts socks, books and mini bananas in her children's baskets. :) They also got a little sunflower to grow.
The floor was covered in minutes.
A beautiful baby girl. I wasn't going to get her an Easter dress, I'm not much into pastels or busy floral prints, but then I spied this red number with my favorite flower on it and I couldn't resist. She looked absolutely adorable in it I must say. Her cousin was in a black and white number so they looked super cute together.
We had to do the egg hunt indoors because we live in the rain NW and haven't had a decent Easter Sunday in YEARS. It's always seems to pour buckets, soaking the grass and making awesome rain puddles and yards of mud. Fun for mucking around in, not fun for Easter egg searches. Actually my boys would probably think so, but not the rest of us. Thankfully the house we were at is big enough for lots of good hiding places and they had a blast. Bubu was so funny, he was super excited about the "magical bunny" that he wouldn't stop talking about it. I really don't know were he got this idea because we don't really talk about the Easter bunny in our family. But I do encourage imagination so I was going along with it and asking him question about this magical bunny and he really had a lot to tell me about it. It was adorable and he was so excited. The only problem was that after the egg hunt when he didn't find the magical bunny he was crushed. He really though he'd find that sneaky little bunny. He was so troubled by it that he looked like he would cry. We talked about how it's good to use your imagination and then he decided that since he didn't find the magical bunny he would be the magical bunny. He hopped back out into the living room and proceeded to hide the eggs again and then mommy went on an egg hunt. He was an excellent magical bunny and I seriously had a hard time finding those eggs. That magical bunny better watch out or he's going to find himself out of a job. ;)
Finding eggs.
Sharing eggs.
Comparing eggs.
Beautiful, colorful, bountiful eggs.
These girls are adorable. Pretty Easter dresses and all. See that mouse Strawberry is holding, she adores that thing.
The girls looked especially adorable in their bunny ears. You should have seen them in their jumpers with their bunny ear on just jumping away chatting to each other. It was hilarious.
We had a wonderful day and didn't want to leave as usually. We would move in if we could. :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April first...

April Fools Day makes me miss J.
We always played funny pranks on each other.
Maybe I can figure out a long distance prank?
Drawing a blank though, brain is malfunctioning at the moment.
Man I miss that kid.
One year I hid in the bathroom behind the shower curtain in the morning right after I heard his alarm go off.
He came stumbling in and I jumped out with a gorilla mask on my face and he freaked.
It was hilarious.
He's tried to get me back since then, but never has equaled that one.
Makes me giggle just thinking about the look on his face when I jumped out.
Hope somebody gets somebody good out there...happy April fools day to you all. I'd tell you all I'm pregnant but that's just not funny. Not even going to pretend.