Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Happy Christmas Eve!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Another member of our family was also in the paper today:
We have had an unusual run with cats over the past year and a half. We had never owned a cat before, but when we moved to our house last year we have woods behind us. Brandt was sad about leaving his old house, so we got 2 wonderfully, amazing kittens for outside. I have never seen a better cat as either of these 2. They were brothers and raised by a family with small children. When we bathed them the 1st time they were so docile, my mother thought they had something wrong with them. Nope, just that sweet. Last fall, a stray cat came on our property and one of our kittens got into a fight with it. It wasn't a major one, but 2 days later and $500 later we lost him. His stomach had been punctured and it had filled with bacteria, and the vets were unable to help him. We were devestated, and the boys instisted our other cat would be very lonely without his brother, so we found another kitten at the animal shelter. We started keeping both cats inside over night and out to play during the day. After around 8 months, the kitten we got at the shelter decided she didn't like the litter box, no matter how clean it was, and would go on the floor right next to it. So she became a 100% outside cat, while Smokey still came inside 1/2 the time. This summer, we went to visit my parents for a weekend, and when we got home Smokey was gone. Cassie (our shelter cat) was still there, but we have not seen Smokey since then. He was a family member and extremely missed. Since then the boys have frequently talked about how much they miss the cats and how sad they are. Now we still have the outside cat, and she lets them pet her, but they can't hold her and cuddle like with Smokey or Rascal. Plus she is amazing at killing rodents and small snakes that she is our outside cat for good now. So for Christmas their grandparents bought them a new kitten from the animal shelter. Dustin and I went for several days without the boys looking to find just the right one. We found him on Monday afternoon, but because he was a stray he had a 72 hour wait period to allow the owners to come looking for him. His time was up yesterday and we went and signed all the papers. When we got there they told us the Eagle had taken pictures of him and he would be in the paper today. He is at the vet this morning getting fixed, and we get to bring him home tonight.
If you have today's Eagle he is on the front page of the Region section. Otherwise, here he is on the online version:
Brandt wanted to name him Rudolph since he got him for Christmas, and Brayden wants to name him Sheepy Sheep. According to the article his name is Jingles. Hopefully, by tonight we'll have a name nailed down.
AND JINGLES IT IS!!!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
All the toys are at least 50% off plus tax, the tax is just because I paid tax. If you buy a bunch, I can probably make a better deal. Feel free to pass this around, but I ask that you don't send strangers to my house, but if they are friends of yours they are welcome to come look as well.
Any questions, please let me know.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Brandt coming in and seeing him the 1st time.
Even Bryson wanted in on the action
His grandpa has a huge stash of candy, and he quickly discovered our boys sweet teeth. All week long this is the scene that was replayed over and over again in their living room.
This was Friday, right as we were leaving. This was the last picture taken.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I'll go through and post pictures later.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This should be fun!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
What: Texas A&M vs. Miami football game televised at Kyle Field
Where: North-east corner of stadium ("the ZONE" seating) - game will be shown on the jumbo-tron.
When: Game starts at 6:45, gates should open around 6:15-ish,
Admission: Free (Concessions available)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Well we couldn't hide it any longer. I had to get out my maternity clothes last night, because my regular pants are just too uncomfortable! We told my boss today, who was thrilled for us. So tonight we told the boys and took them to McDonalds to celebrate. Brayden jumped up & down and yelled yay! Brandt was a little more subdued, but I heard him lean over to Bryson and tell him we were going to have a new baby. He has said how excited he is and happy he is to have a new baby. He then was talking about his sister. We kept telling him it could be a boy, and he said he knew, but he thinks it is a girl so that is why he said it. lol
A really funny story: we got home and Brandt asked how we were going to get a new baby, were we going to adopt. I told him no I had a baby in my tummy, and he wanted to know how I knew. I said see how my tummy is bigger, that is how we know. He said well how do you know that is a baby and not food! lol I about died laughing.
Anyway, we ran by Motherhood Maternity tonight to see if they had any cheap shirts I could wear to work (since I have a ton of t-shirts, but not a lot of work appropriate shirts. Brayden saw those tummy pillows they have so you can see what the clothes will fit like when you get bigger. He put it on, and he has to be the cutest little pregnancy tummy I have ever seen!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Here is my schedule during the week, it makes me tired just looking at it. lol
Mondays: Drop Brandt off at school at 7:45, take Brayden to preschool by 8:45, then drop Bry off to his childcare and head back to BCS. Thankfully in the afternoons a friend is taking Brayden home from preschool, so I'll get Brandt, then go get Brayden from the friend, and then go get Bry and head home.
Tuesdays: Meet a different friend and give her my youngest 2 to take to MDO and pick up her son. Get both of them to BCS by 8, now the afternoons will be easier because I just have to drive across town to get them from their friend's house.
Wednesday: Meet same friend and give her Brayden and take her son. Drop Bry off at his childcare, and then get both boys to BCS by 8. I will run over at lunch and pick Brayden up from preschool and take him where Bry is. Then after school I will immediately take Brandt to his Spanish class and while he is there go pick up the other 2 and come back and get him.
Thursdays: I don't have a class until 10:30 so it is a much less rushed morning. I take Brandt to school at 7:30 and then come home and get ready. Take both boys to MDO and then pick them up in the afternoons from my friend's house.
Fridays: Take Brayden to speech at 7:30, take Brandt to school. Come back and get Brayden, then take Bry to his childcare and then Brayden on to preschool by 8:45, then dart back to school on time for my class at 9:30. This will be the hardest to get back to since it is completely across town from his preschool. I will sometimes get done at 1:45 and sometimes I will have meetings until 3:45. When I am done I will go get Brayden from my friend who has graciously taken him home from preschool, and then get Bry and then head home.
It is a lot of running, but worth it I think. Next year since Brayden will be at BCS too, and Bry won't be old enough for preschool yet, I think I am going to try to find someone to come to my house to watch him. That would simplify things a lot, especially since I only live maybe 5 minutes from school, but spend over an hour trying to get everyone where they go in the mornings and afternoons.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I called and Brayden will start speech again with Mrs Jones starting Friday. It will be for 30 minutes at 7:30. Last year I would have croaked at 7:30, but this year it works great, because I can drop him off, then run Brandt to school, then come back and get him, then take Bryson to fit for kids, then take Brayden onto Central. I will be pooped by the time I get back to school, but it will be worth it if it can help him catch up with his speech. He is still nowhere near the other kids, but he is getting easier and easier to understand.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Brandt about to go into his classroom
Brandt and mommy, both of our 1st days at Brazos Christian
I am now officially a teacher. Can you believe that? I have been doing in-service the last week and a half, but today was the 1st day with kids. My very 1st class ever was Brandt's...pretty cool! Overall, today went well. My last class of the day is high school, and I have 3 classes in 1. The yearbook kids were out of control, so they aren't going to like me come Monday when 1/2 of them are sent to the principal's office. There are 33 kids total, so we are going to have to weed out some kids, that is just way too many in 1 little class to learn anything.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Anyway here is a link: http://rebeccasbargains.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
So now we need a name for the kitten. I know this sounds terrible, but I can tell a girl cat vs a boy cat, but it is really hard to tell in kittens. So I am not sure if it is a she or a he yet. So any great names?
There is a place in Austin the boys get their haircut, and if you do a good job they put colored gel in your hair. When my nephews were here we took them to get a hair cut, and they asked for colored gel. They didn't have any, but my mom went to Sally's and bought some. So we came home and I colored their hair.
Dustin said he is practicing to be a macaw for halloween. lol
This is Brandt with his hair colored, but we were out on the boat so the wind had blown most of it out by then.
We went with a big group to the Children's musuem in Waco. Bryson was 1st scared of this bear, but after seeing a friend get on he decided he wanted to as well. His face still looks scared, but everytime I took him down he cried and tried to climb back on.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Also, please pray for our kitty Smokey. We went to Austin late Friday night and left food and water out for them. When we came home Sunday Cassie was still here, but Smokey wasn't. We haven't seen him since. We are starting to get really worried about him. He has a collar on, with his county tag, rabies tag, and his microchipped #. He is use to being an outside cat (he spends 1/2 the time inside and 1/2 the time outside). I am just hoping someone else is feeding him, and he will be home soon. We haven't said anything to the boys yet, but I can't even think about him not coming home. Here is a pic of him that I have shared before.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
It is really hard to tell everything, but there is 2 things of Cascade, 4 packs of diapers, Dr Pepper, 2 wipes, 2 kandoo wipe refills, 12 generic tylenol, tons of Boost (that I am going to donate to the food bank unless anyone wants it), 3 kids toothpaste, 9 toothpastes, trashbags, tons of razors, and refills
2 Lysol toliet bowl cleaners, giant listerine, giant crest mouthwash, 2 bags of Iams dog food, 2 bags of Nutro Max cat food (from petstores), Tylenol Sever Allergy 48ct
tons more razors and refills, 4 travel aleve/bayer, 4 coppertone sunscreen, 5 softsoap wash, 3 Huggies lotion, 11 All laundry soaps, deodorant, 5 shave gels, 4 pantene shampoos/conditioners, 2 Herbal Essences shampoo/conditioner
2 Ousts, 4 Febreeze, 2 Pediacre, 5 RGX Body Spray, deodorant, 2 softsoap hand wash, 9 packs of 10 count Minute Maid Juice Boxes, 2 12 ct Fruit by the foot, 3 packs of Florida Naturals dried fruit
Now for the part I am excited about....the total was less than $55 for EVERYTHING! Not to mention I still have $35 of Extra Care Bucks to spend later (basically free money to CVS). So in essence it only cost $20 total. I took these pictures to remind myself that I CAN do this. That I need to do this. Right now I am pumped, and I hope to keep excited. I can really help our income to stretch if I apply the principles God has taught me. I know there is no way that our family can use all of this anytime soon, but I have such a strong desire to help the kids and people in Acuna, Mexico at the orphanage there. God provided me a way to be able to afford more to send to them. They are going to be getting lots of toothbrushes, deodorants, and shampoos. lol
I am happy to answer any questions I can if you would like to start a stockpile of essentials at your house too. Most of my deals came from Extra Care Bucks at CVS, Register Rewards at Walgreens, Clearance at Target, and lots and lots of coupons. lol
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Another prayer request I have involves the orphanage we have been going to in Acuna. The 2 directors of the orphanage desperately need a break. They need time to rekindle their marriage and to recharge their batteries. Imagine taking care of 30+ orphans plus 3 of your own and not having a break/vacation in over 16 years. They are needing a few people to go down there for 2 weeks the end of July and help with the orphanage so they can get away. I want to go so badly, but I need prayer that God will show me if that is my will or His. I love those children, and I am very anxious to go spend more time with them. If I am meant to go down there than He would need to provide childcare for my kiddos. My mil is having knee replacement surgery on July 2nd (another prayer request) so there is no way they will be able to watch the kids. Then my parents are trying to lease their house out and can't commit, because they might need to be working on the house or showing it. They need to know quickly if I am going or not, and I can't commit without having a place for my kiddos. The only thing I know for sure is I have them signed up for the Thursdays out at church from 9-1:30 and Dustin will be here in the evenings, but I think 2 weeks of all 3 kids by himself would be too much to ask. I don't think I could handle all the bedtime routines by myself for 2 straight weeks, I think he would come home to find a loon. lol So right now, I can't see how it would work out, so that would be a sign if childcare fell into place. I just need God's wisdom in this.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Yesterday morning I was a sleep and I heard someone in the other room. I thought it was Brayden talking to the cartoons on tv (he woke up before Dustin left for work so he got him milk and turned on the tv for him). It never happens that he is still here so it was fantastic to get to sleep a little longer. The 2nd time I heard it I thought that it sounded like Bryson. I got up and Bryson was at the gate at the top of the stairs. He had climbed out of his crib. Yesterday at nap I put him in bed and shut the door. Sure enough, after nap he climbed out and was banging on the door...I had shut the door to his room this time. I put him back and asked him to show me how he got out. He immediately went to the corner and put his leg on the top and pulled himself over. No good! I woke him up this morning to go to church and he was still alseep, but at nap time he climbed back out. So tonight we converted his crib to a toddler bed. It actually went pretty well. He was so excited and would climb in and then jump out. When I told him it was bed time and to lay down he cried for about 5 minutes, but actually stayed in his bed and went to sleep. That is exactly what he does in his crib. I am sure praying he goes to nap that easy tomorrow.
I don't know if you can see everyone or not, but it's first time off the dock we had Dustin, myself, our friend Hollis, his son Clayton, my 2 nephews H & C, and our 3 boys
On the way to the lake it started raining and I mean pouring!!! We waited it out for almost an hour and a half. It finally let up and we went out. We were still out and it let go again. I mean poured on us. My mom took this picture and I think you can see how completely drenched everyone got and how hard it was raining. It was a lot of fun though.
Here is a picture of the boat trailered. Like I said not a beauty, but it is perfect for us. It goes 30+ mph and is strong enough for us to ski behind.
It has been raining so much here lately (like everyday at some point for almost 4 weeks). I don't know if that is the cause, but I have been in such a funk lately...thus the no blog for 1 month almost. We were driving back from Austin on Sunday and we saw the most beautiful rainbow. I couldn't get the whole thing in a picture, but you could see where it touched the ground on both sides. It was amazing and even had a shadow rainbow as well (a 2nd rainbow that wasn't nearly as bright). You could see each of the colors clearly. It was just what I needed, it was like God reached out and said "I am here and I do care"
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
We survived the car ride. It was raining so hard coming and going in Dallas that we were driving 30 mph for a while. That was fun, but other than that is was good. My grandmother was being oh so very cranky, and if the kids were in the house she was fussing at them that they *might* hurt something. So thankfully both of my cousins and their families live there so we hung out mostly with them and stayed with one of them. Overall it was really good. I just hate that we couldn't see my grandmother longer, but oh well. It wasn't worth her fussing at my kids, and they were actually being VERY good. For instance Brayden was sitting at the bar eating a go-gurt. He eats them all the time and he was sitting at the table for crying out loud. She hovered over him fussing the whole time that he better not drop anything. omg It didn't seem to bother him, but it did me so we just went outside and played. For the record, he didn't spill a single drop. lol and it is yougurt and can be wipe doff the table/tile even if he had.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Right after his surgery, we are driving to Hot Springs, Arkansas to see my grandmother, aunt, and cousins. It should be 7 1/2 hours of driving time, plus stops along the way. Please pray we get there safely and Brayden does well. Everyone thought he would be fine to go, and after the other 2 surgeries he has slept most of the day so that would be good for the car ride. We will be there until Monday, so I am praying we will have a nice visit and the boys won't be too much for my grandmother who is not in the best health.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
This afternoon a friend called and wanted to take her son to get snowcones and go to the park. I suggested the splash pad since I could already invision what my kids were going to look like after eating a snowcone, and I figured that would be a fun way to clean off. So we went over to the splashpad, and had a great time. This was our 2nd time to go this year, and I am just surprised how much Bryson likes it. He is only 18 months old, and is not scared of the water at all. Last year, Brayden had just turned 2 and it took some real coaxing (and about 3 trips to the water pad) before he would get in. Bryson only needed to watch the other kids for about 2 minutes and realized it was ok, and off he went. Here are a few pics from today.
Brayden loved standing in the water and having it splash on him.
Bryson kept trying to figure out a way to drink the water. Again notice how completely NOT afraid of the water he is.
He also loved walking under the water and having it fall on him.
This is Brayden, Brandt, and Brandt's best friend Clayton. This bucket fills with water and then dumps over, and usually there are a ton of kids there, so it was neat to get a picture with just them. Bryson was standing there and at the last minute decided to move. lol
Bryson was enjoying his snowcone. He decided it was easier to reach in and grab it, than to use a spoon. By the end his shirt was covered with blue snowcone, but thankfully all the playing in water got it out before we left.
We had a really fun day today. The kids were all well behaved and used their manners. Brandt laid on the sofa and snuggled with me for a while tonight, and it has been a while since he has done that. It was really nice. Of course, Brayden snuggled for a while too, but he is my snuggle bug.
Brandt's preschool graduation was last Friday. It is amazing how quickly time flies. As the kids came in to sing, they had baby pictures playing on a slide show. This is Brandt's picture that was playing. He was exactly 2 months old to the day in this picture (his 1st Halloween)
This is Brandt singing and doing the hand motions to the song
He is walking off the stage to line up so the teachers can call each child individually to give them their godly trait
This is his teacher, she was so good with him this year. She is due with a baby any day now. She was already 3cm dialated when this picture was taken. Brandt got the godly trait of "inquisitiveness" If anybody knows him, you know this is a PERFECT trait for him. lol He has to know why and how everything happens. Even when he was in the hospital he wouldn't leave the nurse alone until she opened up the IV machine so he could see how it all went together and worked.
My birthday was Saturday, and my sweet husband made me banana nut muffins and brought them to me in bed. We spent the rest of the day putting trim & chair railing in our bedroom. Everyone laughs at me that I chose to spend my birthday doing that, but my parents had the baby so we HAD to take advantage of baby-free time to get work done. My youngest sister's birthday is the beginning of May so we always celebrate our birthdays together. So Sunday all of our family came to our house and we had a nice time. Dustin gave me a new click & shoot digital camera (as our other one didn't survive a game of duck, duck, goose in Mexico. lol). The boys gave me 2 dozen roses. They are beautiful! Dustin said it was 100% Brandt's idea, and he even picked them out and brought them to me. I wish I could have gotten a picture of Brandt's face when he gave them to me. He had them hidden behind his back and he looked so proud of himself. He was such a cutie! Here is a picture of them on our entryway table, pardon the unpainted wall in the background (a future project yet to come. lol)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
It is hard to see, but the nasty bruise that is on top is also on both sides. Plus it is red all the way around.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
UPDATE: After waiting 45 minutes, although Dustin did get the message I left him and met me there after about 15 minutes, the Dr said he had a lot of irritation in his canal. He said there was blood, but he thinks they missed the ear drum, he would like to see him in a week after the swelling and irritation of the canal has gone down to make sure the ear drum is ok. However, since we already will be in surgery in 8 days, he said they would just check it over really well then and no need to come back.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I was at A&M when Bonfire fell. I was a sophomore and Dustin and I were just starting to date. My roommate and I were taking Dustin and the guy she was dating (Rusty) back to the dorm. It was around midnight, and Rusty said does Bonfire look like it is leaning to you? I was driving, so I didn't look over, but those words still haunt me. Was Bonfire leaning, 2 1/2 hours before it fell?!? We got a call at 4 am from Rusty that Bonfire had fallen. We turned on the radio and listened in horror as the death toll continued to rise. We then got a call from our other roommate who was in Houston trying on her wedding dress, that her sister was MIA and was at Bonfire. I worked at home for a company in Austin that I used a phone line all day to connect to the internet. The lines were full of parents trying to call their kids to make sure they were ok, many couldn't get through. So I called into the office to tell them I would not be working and tying up a line all day. Another Aggie answered the phone, and I as I said the words outloud that Bonfire had fallen, I broke down. My roommate and I decided to try to do something so we went and stood in line for 7 hours at the Red Cross to give blood. Yes, 7 HOURS!!! The line wrapped around the building. Businesses were bringing food and drink donations and dropping them off for the people in line. It was at that moment that I knew I wanted to stay in College Station and make my life here. The community rose to that awful day, and to watch this communtiy as a family was amazing. We went to an impromptu prayer vigil/memorial service that night at Reed Arena. We walked over there with literally thousands of other people. I read the Battalion in disgust as they had a picture on the front of Tim Kerlee still stuck in the bonfire with his body twisted, he would later die at the hospital from internal injuries bringing the death total to 12. Dustin and I went to the memorial service Central Baptist church held, with George W Bush in attendance. It was at that service that Dustin leaned over and grabbed my hand, and we went from casually dating to a new couple. We drove to Austin and attended the UT prayer vigil that was held, and in that moment I realized that it was not only the A&M campus that was hurting. For as much rivarly there is between the schools, there was also a lot of pain and shock on that campus as well. We went to a prayer vigil on campus several weeks later and prayed earnestly for the last victim still in the hospital, he was in very critical condition. He would make it and we would later see him out at a store, he lost a leg and a lot of function and would remain in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but he was alive! I saw a highschool friend who had been on top of Bonfire when it fell, and I listened to him tell about how he rode it down and walked away with only a severely injured hand. All of these events deepened my love for A&M, and it was only fitting that when Dustin & I got engaged the next year, he proposed under the Century Tree. It has now been 6 1/2 years and I remember the events like yesterday.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Both of the older boys went to the dentist for the 1st time today. Brandt let them do x-rays and look at his teeth, but wanted to lay in my lap when they cleaned his teeth. He has 1 small cavity in the front that we will have to see a pediatric dentist for, but other than that the dentist said he looked great.
Brayden was a little nervous this time. He wanted no part of the x-ray, and I was really nervous about how he was going to do with having his teeth cleaned. He wanted in my lap too, which is weird to lay in the chair with the light, but not have to have your mouth open. Anyway, he ended up doing great and had no cavities. So Brandt picked out a new green toothbrush, and Brayden picked out a new orange toothbrush.
Now on to the prayer request. Brandt had a follow-up appt with a pediatric gastroenterologist last Thursday. They ran 8 different blood tests, and we scheduled an ultrasound of his stomach and an upper GI, with continuance into the lower bowels for next Wednesday. Then we'll have another appt to go over the results on that Thursday. I am praying since we haven't heard anything on the blood results, then there isn't anything serious going on. We also could use a lot of prayers for that appt. He can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight until after his tests are completed. We start the ultrasound at 8, followed by the upper GI at 9. We're going to need prayers to get him to drink that stuff, although she did tell me to bring chocolate syrup from home and they'll add that for him. Then we have to wait for it to pass all the way through his lower bowel, which she said could be 30 minutes, could be 4 hours or more. All of this time, he can't eat. Ideally, we'd love to find nothing wrong and to presume these episodes are behind us.
Thank you all for your prayers!
Sunday, April 8, 2007
UPDATE: 4/8/07 3:15 PM
Well Brandt's stomach is hurting him again, nothing like this morning, but it is very painful to the touch. So off to the hospital again we go. When I called earlier (he had started throwing up again), they are pretty certain they will keep him overnight for observation. Praise God, my parents were here for Brayden's birthday yesterday and stayed for Easter today. So they are taking the other 2 kids back to Austin with them now.
Please pray this is nothing serious, and that if he does end up needing surgery that God would direct the doctor's hands.
UPDATE: 4/9/07 12:40 PM
Brandt had a good evening, and his stomach hasn't hurt since yesterday afternoon. He had IV fluids all night, and today he is an all new little boy. He is very active and dying to get out of here (which we should do in just a little while). They think he had a blockage in his large intestines, and it passed yesterday right after the CAT scan. Since he hadn't had anything to eat or drink since dinner Saturday, he was also getting dehydrating. So we are praying that he is good to go now, and all of this is past us. He has a dr appt with a pediatric gastrointerologist on Thursday.
Thanks for all of your prayers!
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Here is a video montage I made for Brayden. I really love looking back and seeing all the changes he has gone through the last 3 years.
Happy Birthday my buddy, I love you to the moon & back!!!
Friday, April 6, 2007
He told me yesterday that when he gets to be the dad that he won't ever make his kids sit in time out.
He also so said he is so mistreated because he never gets to do what he wants.
Hello, where did my baby go!?! Those are big kid statements, when did this transformation happen? I was getting all excited, because reinforcements were coming tonight (aka my parents). I just called to ask what time they would be here, and they have changed their minds and are just going to come in the morning instead. One more night, I can make it...right? To top it off 2 grandparents mailed us money to get a present for Brayden for tomorrow. So now I have to somehow try to figure out a way to get to the store to buy 2 presents and then wrap them all without him seeing. I am having a nervous breakdown just thinking of trying to take the 3 of them to the store today.
Anybody have any miracle ideas for dealing with a very strong-willed 4 yr old?
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
I love the look on his face! He was just so excited with everything he opened. This is a cowboy dress up set from a little girl in his class.
Twice a year a little carnival comes to our mall and sets up. The boys have been begging to go the last few weeks and decided they wanted to spend their piggy bank money on it. Things have been so hectic that we were afraid they were going to leave before we got to go over there. Dustin left this evening for Dallas for 3 nights for training, so we ran over there and let them ride a few rides before he left. It was a great little family time. Dustin commented on how shortly it was going to be before it was going to cost us $135 to get wristbands for everyone. Thankfully now they are ok with going on around 6 rides and calling it a day.
We didn't take Bryson on any of the rides and he rode contently in the stroller. For any of you that know him well, you know this was a miracle in itself!!!
The boys absolutely loved this dragon rollercoaster. They laughed just about the whole time from when they left the gate until it pulled back in. They loved it so much, they rode this one twice.
What a priceless picture. They were holding hands and running around trying to decide what to do next. It is moments like that, that make this crazy life we lead worth it. Brotherly love, there is nothing like it!