Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A few prayer requests...

First prayer request is for my sanity. lol Brandt is with my inlaws this week so I just have the younger 2. Brayden is very sad about that, and so I have been trying to do something special with him everyday this week to make it easier on him. Today is the $1 kids movie in town, so I took Bryson over to the daycare and had a mommy date with Brayden. I splurged and bought him the kidpack with a piece of candy, popcorn, and drink which I NEVER do! This the 1st time I have ever bought anything from the concession stand, but I wanted it to be special for him. So we watch the whole movie and the last 30 minutes or so he sat in my lap and snuggled. It was so good, then fast forward to about 2 minutes before it was over. He is sitting in my lap and it is dark so I can't see him very well, but he does something near his nose. Now if you had any other child, but one of MINE you would think nothing of it. However, I am now petrified that something has yet again gone into his nose. I take him outside where he tells me he thinks he put a popcorn kernel in his nose. You think!?! Aren't you 3, shouldn't you know if you did or not? Now this is his 3rd time he put one in his nose, not to mention Brandt has done it 2 times himself. Before I was able to get it out, but I can't even see it now. So did he or did he not? I wrestled with that all day and finally took him in to the ENT at 4:15 this afternoon. He can't see anything, but it is swollen, red, and the mucous is doing something funny. lol He is pretty certain it is in there, but there is no way to get it out without surgery. SURGERY!!!! Again, on my poor baby that doesn't do anesthesia well. What do I need to do to get into them NOT to put things in their body parts? They know it, they tell me it, but then they do it anyway. I am so frustrated with that I can't even tell you. So now we will be in surgery in the morning spending more money that we do not have on another dense Vaughn boy moment. UGH!!! I was so angry today and frustrated that I spanked him and yelled at him. Please pray that God would show me how to handle it better next time, because I am sure there will be a next time, and today was not one of my finer moments as mommy. I know one day I will find this humorous, but today is so not that day!!! A praise to this is our friend that usually watches Bryson in an emergency is out of town and when I was talking to my Mom about it she volunteered to drive down here from Austin tomorrow by 7:30 am to help me. I didn't even think about asking her, so it was a tremedous help for her to be able to come, since Dustin just started a new job and is feeling overwhelmed he no longer will need to miss a day of work.

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

My Baby is growing up!!!

Bryson has done everything so much earlier than his brothers. He is all boy and on the go all the time. Brandt spoke very well very young, but Bryson is even earlier than that. He is a sponge and repeats everything. He uses 2-4 words together all the time. Tonight he and Brayden were taking a bath and he kept taking a toy and saying "here you go" and giving him whatever. He tells me what he wants, thinks, etc. I am so blown away by his speech that I have to step back and remember he is only 19 months. He is much larger that Brandt was at 2 and is almost as big as Brayden was at 2, and he is still 5 months younger. It wouldn't surprise me if Bryson at 2 is as big as Brandt was at 3. He is wild crazy, but he gives lots of great hugs and kisses. He has started developing a great sense of humor and is laughing all the time.

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.

Wow, a long time between blogs

Well we finally bit the bullet and bought a boat. It will not win any beauty contests, but it will hopefully provide good memories for our boys. We got it really cheap, it is a 15 foot 1974 Glastron. We took it out 2 weekends ago for the 1st time. Here is a VERY crowded boat. lol

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"