Saturday, November 29, 2008

What we have been up to lately...

Last week we saw this at the Wendy's downtown...the man in the suburban said he thought he was in reverse but was actually in drive. He hit the drive thru menu and also the fence behind it and also the white SUV in the foreground.
Tyler had a dr. appointment and stayed home from school so we took him out on the boat to fish while his brothers were at school. It was his first time on a boat!

Me, Tyler, and Colby made these turkeys for Aidan and Jackson's Sunday School class.

This is what Jackson did to his tooth on Wednesday. He fell in the living room and it popped right out!

Kyle caught this huge redfish! It was 40 inches long and weighed 25 pounds!

And here is our Thanksgiving table!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What I am Thankful for...

-A forgiving, loving and grace-giving God!
-My wonderful husband Kyle that provides for us
-A healthy family-Jackson lost one of his front teeth yesterday and I was very upset (he is a snaggletooth now) because he lost his handsome smile. But then I realized that didn't matter! I know a family that is in the hospital with their youngest of 3 sons that is just now recovering from meningitis...Jackson is totally healthy otherwise and a crooked smile for a couple of years is not the end of the world.
-A nice home in a safe neighborhood
-2 cars that run
-Good friends
-A loving church family
-Ability to send my kids to a Christian school
-Dr. Pepper and Reeses
-My computer
-Websites like Money Saving Mom and We are THAT Family (my favorites)
-Having enough money to go shopping on "Black Friday" for Christmas Gifts
-Grey's Anatomy, Jon and Kate + 8, Desperate Housewives and the Style Network
-The ability to go to school and learn to be a nurse
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Tree Farm

Tyler's class went on a field trip to a Christmas Tree farm on Tuesday.

Kyle really likes this tree right here!
Kyle and Tyler
On the hayride...handsome boy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No room for robots...

One of these pictures is of Kyle...and one is of me...can you tell who is who???

Friday, November 7, 2008

What's been going on...

Another trip to the Pumpkin Patch! This time with Aidan...
Fish catching...
Pretzel making...

Ant attacks...

(That is oatmeal water in the looks really gross in this picture!)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween 2008

My little convicts...

we actually had them chained a chain gang...everyone thought it was so cute...except for them...they whined and cried so we took them off half way around the neighborhood!
My little scarecrows!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bringing your child to the ER

After our experience in the ER on Wednesday I have some advice for parents who have to bring their child to the emergency room.

Document the time you arrived, the names of all the drs/nurses/staff that you come in contact with, your wait times, and medicines they give your child.
If you feel like your child is not being cared for properly get in touch with one of the hospital directors or administrators. Always be catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar! I was very frustrated in the ER and wanted to fuss at the dr's and nurses who weren't doing their jobs but I knew that wouldn't get me anywhere. However now I wish I had been a little more assertive!
We were able to convey our discontent with the hospital after the fact. My husbands mother used to work at the ER we brought Tyler to. She was able to get in touch with one of the directors at the hospital to let her know everything that had happened. I feel better knowing that something might be done there so another child might not have the same problems we had but at the same time I wish things had been taken care of while we were there...