Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pity Party

My husband came home early this evening so I could go get a haircut, I am ashamed to say how long it has been since I have had one. While I was sitting there listening to the talk around me, there was a grandma talking about her 3 month old grandbaby.
That during the mother's last ultrasound the baby's brain didn't seem to be developing right and so all were concerned. The grandmother went on to say that they were afraid that the baby could have down syndrome or some other genetic problem. All I could do was sit there.... part of me wanted to just scream out I have a baby with down syndrome, don't make it sound so bad! But I just sat there and kind of had a small pity party but thankful that my baby is healthy and doing good. I just hate the "oh I am sorry" looks, people may not say it out loud but they still give the look. You would think after 20 months I would be over this....

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Things are still busy in this house maybe things will slow down soon. We have been getting up early so Ty and Tori could be at Vacation Bible School this week they have been having a real good time and enjoying themselves. This evening while hubby was working late I took the kids to the sprinkler park and of course I forgot my camera! We had been there for awhile, the older kids were ready to go but not Ty and Tawni. When we picked up Tawni to go instead of growling like she does she signed "more" so of course I was so happy we put her down and let her have more fun so off she went to play in the water! So proud of her!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Our house if full!!! Too bad I can't say it is all happy either. Just so many kids and not enough space seems like. We are dealing with two 18 year olds who say they are adults but still don't have much responsibility but thank goodness they both have finally gotten jobs! An angry, hormonal 16 year old that has all the answers to life! Two 12 year olds that think THEY are the ones in charge! A 10 year old with skin problems that's hard to keep in control. A strong-willed 3 year old that wants everything his way! And then the little 19 month old that can brighten your day with her sweet little smile!
I feel like that sweet little girl, Tawni is being neglected, I haven't been able to work with her like I had been doing. She's so sweet though she just goes with the flow. I did catch her the other day playing with her drop ball toy and she was doing so good, she would put the ball in the hole and then do the lever for it come out again and she was not having any problems at all. We're still working on the signing and it still seems to be getting better so I am thankful for that, she's pulling up more and more and cruising on the furniture our big goal now is to stand alone, when we try her legs just turn in to jelly though. Like I said though I haven't been able to work with her like I feel like I should be doing, from doing all the cleaning, laundry, cooking, breaking up fights trying to keep everyone happy. You would think with these older kids they would help out, but that just turns into a fight so I end up doing it myself. And yes I know with me doing that I am not teaching them anything! Wonder where I went wrong not teaching my kids how to take iniative to do things? Tori is pretty good about helping after you ask her and she complains some, she is good though about keeping her room clean so I should brag on her about that!
Well time to get off I hear my name being called, AGAIN!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just Life

I don't know why it takes me so long to blog. I have these ideas and I am going to write about them and then I guess I just get tired. Alot has been going on and so some of it I think is the "blues" and so I shut down and clam up.
Tawni is doing very good. She's had the croup a couple of times but not as bad as it has been, but we get through it and she's doing good. We have been doing swimming on saturday mornings and she really seems to be enjoying that. She has another front tooth coming in and looks like 2 more on the way! She is communicating more with us which has been so exciting. One of the saturdays that we went swimming I guess she didn't want to be there because she kept waving bye-bye, but I hugged her tight and told her we were going to stay and we would leave soon, but I was so proud of her for communicating with me. She's signing eat better and trying the sign for "more" and "mommy" which I love! We've had to move her into Tori's room (will post on the reason why later when I truly work through it) but she has adjusted well of course Tori has spoiled her, because now when Tawni wakes up she stands up in her bed to the side closest to Tori and yells at her until Tori gets her out and puts her in bed with her! So cute!
Ty is doing pretty good on going potty, it's off and on but about what I expected. Tori leaves on monday to go to South Padre for the week with our church, lucky girl I think she will have a blast! Also on monday the 3 step-kids will be here for a month so I am praying that goes well, last summer was not a pleasant one at all! Just one of the hard things of being a step-parent! I know I don't have alot of readers but I do ask of anyone that does read this to please say a little prayer for our family. We are having some major ups and downs going on around here and we are taking it day by day! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

18 months old and going to Crazy

Yesterday we went for Tawni's 18 month check-up and Ty's 3 year check up.
Tawni is 22.5 lbs and 31 ins. long, she is growing very well. Ty is 35 lbs and 36 ins. long. I am not sure Tawni's length is right, I can't imagine Ty only being 5 ins taller than her. Ty did good and performed well, knew his shapes and colors, he is very smart. Tawni did good also, she only had to get one shot, but the blood they had to take was like getting 3 shots! Tawni has been having awful and I mean awful smelling diapers! So this next week I will be collecting stool samples, doesn't that sound so much fun?!?!

Tonight while we were playing outside and Ty was driving his car, he said, "Mom, I'm at Crazy." I just laughed! There are crazy things going on in our lives right now and so when Ty asks "where are we going?", I tell him, "we are going to Crazy, you want to go?" so I guess he made it there tonight, little does he know his mom is already there ☺

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Toy?

Tawni discovered something new today... she realized she can pull up on the toilet and play in the water...☺ Time to put down the lids!