"" Three Ladies and a Dad: October 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

Zoa got "booed" last night! All of her pre-school teachers dressed up and went to the homes of their students and handed out goody bags.

Jeremy and I knew about it but it was a surprise to the girls. The doorbell rang and we let the girls open the door. They got the shock of their life! Four masked people were at the door. Zoa flipped out! She was terrified! We tried to tell her who it was but she was not having it. She eventually calmed down and devoured her candy.

Tonight means more candy and late bedtimes. I will put some halloween pictures up tomorrow.

Be Careful and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

School Pictures

Macie got her school pictures back. I think they turned out so well. With school pictures, you obviously can't be there when they are taken so you get them dressed and ready then send them off and hope for the best! I have come to the conclusion that my kids take better pictures when I am not even there. Go figure!

It is crazy that we are officially starting school pictures. The girls have had them since they have been in pre-school but this is official. School pictures. Where did the time go? Sometimes I look at her and I can't believe she is ours. I can't believe how big she is.

They had a dress down day for picture day which Macie was so excited about! It's hilarious how excited she gets over a pair of jeans now that she cannot wear them everyday. But hey, what can I say? I am easily amused too!

Last night, the flu hit Macie full force. She stayed home with me today...so much for the perfect attendance at school we were trying for.

Monday, October 29, 2007

For your viewing pleasure...

This is a small video of Zoa. We were sitting on the couch reading and Zoa wanted to count. (Be sure and listen at the very end!) Got to love my phone for fast pictures and videos because I love this!

Other than that, there is nothing too exciting going on in our home. We are in the process of re-doing the girls' room, which means steam cleaning, painting, and closet cleaning. Until we build, they are sharing a room since the other bedroom is filled with toys. After this, our next project is to clean that out to to make room for the holidays and birthdays. I will post pictures in a week of before and afters.

Oh! Beware...the stomache flu is going around. Yuck! Zoa had it last week and Macie is complaing a a tummy ache now. Good news is it doesn't last for long...however Macie always goes above and beyond. Last time she had the flu, we spent the weekend in a hospital room with her on IV's because she was so dehydrated. Hopefully, that won't happen again.

Have a good Monday!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Where did the trampoline go?

If you live anywhere close to where I do, you probably will know exactly what I am talking about. We got a bad storm a few nights ago - wind, rain, and thunder. The wind was especially bad but Jeremy or I didn't think to check our things outside before I left for work that morning. Needless to say, our mornings are a little hectic. Okay, a lot hectic.

After work, the girls and I had to do a few things and once we got home, I went to the backyard to check on the swing set and trampoline. I could not find the trampoline! I look down the street and it was mangled in someone else's fence...3 houses down! Ugh! (In this picture, our house is the white one in the upper right corner.) Jeremy had his night mapped out for him once he got home. The trampoline is now in pieces sitting in our garage. It's a good thing we got it on sale!

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pure bliss...

My dad is brilliant. Although he may never admit it, he is one of those people that just know a little bit about everything and has never had an official class for anything. He just knows it. Computers, building, cars, woodworking....anything.

He put together this slideshow for Jeremy and I. He learned how to do this months ago but this was his first chance to do one for our immediate family members. Even though it is fuzzy on this blog, it is amazing and priceless. The songs you will hear were all a part of our wedding. Thanks you and I love you dad!

Coffee Apparel

Isn't is so funny how kids associate things? Last night, after bath time, Jeremy and I were getting the girls ready for bed. My mom has sent the girls home in some of her old shirts before and they love sleeping in them. Zoa looked at the shirt she had on and informed us that this was the shirt Momma Donna drinks coffee in. (The girls call my mom and dad Momma Donna and Papa Dave.) How funny! My mom just wears this shirt around the house, it's not like she goes to Starbucks in it. But Zoa remembers. She is getting so good at putting sentences together and her memory is amazing. I love it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Macie has a fan club!

Macie's artwork will now be published online! The school informed us last week that they will now start publishing our child's artwork here.

You can comment on her pictures, join her fan club, and view most of her artwork from school. I am so excited! I'm sure she will think it is so neat to see her pictures on the computer and read what people write her. Everything gets approved by me so be nice...but really...how could you be mean?

If you would like to take a look at it, you can comment me or email me and I will let you know her screen name. Her pictures will be up within the next few days and I will add some daily. I am not sure how often her school will add them.

Be sure to check it out and have a good week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's official...I'm a soccer mom.

Macie recently started her first soccer season. Even though she started mid-season and has had only one 'real' practice, she isn't doing too bad. She is a pretty timid girl to begin with so we just have to get her brave enough to get in and get the ball. She loves it though (and I love the uniform) and it gives her some physical exercise so all in all, we are happy with it. Their last game is this Saturday so I get my free Saturday's back to clean house. :) That makes me happy!!! Until spring when it starts all over again.....

We had to take Little Miss Zoa back to the doctor. That darn knot is not going down. Well, it has barely went down. Her doctor was afraid since it was soft, it could be a scull fracture. What!? They wanted her to come in and get an x-ray done. No big deal, right? Wrong! You try getting a 2 year old to lay still so a nice lady can take your picture with a big machine with a bunch of buttons that turn and make a light shine in your eyes. Good luck with that! We got the x-ray done (finally!) and thankfully, no fracture. She does however have a hemotoma. Basically blood has gathered in the bump and we have to wait for it to re-absorb back into her body. Poor Zoa. I think for her birthday she is getting a helmet.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Not just another knot....

So there I was, listening away at my small group for church last night, when the phone rings. I get told the phone was for me, which shocked me because nobody knew the number so I knew it had to be an emergency. Jeremy tells me Zoa hit her head again and they are taking her to the hospital to be checked out. She was at my mom and dad's at the time it happened and they said she was acting extremely "off" and her eyes were dilated. She was having a hard time walking and staying awake. Uh-oh.

The hospital wasn't all that bad. Zoa felt and acted fine once I made it there and Macie did her homework. ER rooms are never fun, but we have had worse experiences there than last night.

Zoa's name was finally called and the doctor came to check her out. Her diagnoses: A Concussion. She thinks that since the symptoms were completely gone 3 hours later, there was not internal damage. (Praise God!) She gave us the option of a CT Scan, but since Zoa would have to be sedated to have it, we opted out of that and are just watching her.

Zoa has always been the child who runs into things, falls, and bumps her head. But I never thought I would have a child who would have a concussion at the age of 2!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I must be a terrible mother.

Yesterday, I picked Macie up from school. She gets hungry for a snack as soon as I pick her up so I gave her an apple while I finished up at the office for the day. She wanted to ask her old pre-school teacher for a snack when we picked up Zoa and I told her that she should not do that...you just had an apple and we will be going home soon. Her response? I was ruining her life.

Wow. Kids really do say the darndest things.

Monday, October 1, 2007

What am I doing here?

Hello out there! I am really not expecting anyone to see or read this. After all, what about my life is exciting? I am married to Jeremy and am called mommy by Macie (5) and Zoa (2). Life with children is the greatest thing ever, and humorous things happens on a daily basis. My mom always told me to write things down as they happen but who uses a pen and paper anymore? :) I thought a blog would serve this purpose well and my girls can always look back on this once they get older and see what life was like for us as we raised them.