Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ice Cream is so much better. Sydnie woke up this morning and was actually on her floor playing with her little pet shop animals. We stopped giving her the pain medication and she is only on tylenol, seems to keep the pain down a little and she is not so out of it. She has eaten a bowl of ice cream and mashed potatoes, not together. She is doing really good. Hopefully it will last. Now me on the other hand, could use a serious nap today...but I will just keep plugging along.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Not such a good day

Today has been such a rough day for Sydnie. She has a horrible fever and she is in pain. She does not want to swallow, but she will drink. The only thing that she will "eat" is ice cream. Which of course she likes. Did you know that studies show that kids that chew gum after a tonsillectomy improve quicker, so we tried that today but it did not taste good to her. We have been through a ton of movies and she is on her second nap of the day. Hopefully she will feel better in the next couple of hours.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Surgery Day

so here we are seven months after Sydnie's first round of sickness and finally the tonsils are coming out. She has been sick every month since march and the pharmacist has become my best friend. We checked in this morning at 7am and Sydnie was excited to be there, only until they finally told her she would have a "straw" in her arm that allowed them to put medicine into her body without getting shots. Now Sydnie is too smart and knew that they were going to stick a needle in her arm, but she did okay with it once we told her it was not the size of "straw" you would drink a slurpee out of. She was so brave and really came through the surgery without any complications. The actual procedure lasted 30 minutes and recovery was only about an hour and half. She has eaten one bowl of ice cream so far and taken some pain medication. We have movies on hand and lots and lots of popsicles. Thanks to all of our friends who have been praying for the situation, we felt every prayer today. So for now life is good. we will see how tonight goes.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Let's get it started....

So here it is monday afternoon and you know what, I actually sat down with Noah today and worked on writing his name....he surprised the heck out of me and wrote most of his letters really good. The "n" is the hardest, but he didn't do half bad. I also used some flash cards to work with him on his alphabet recognition and sounds. He rocked on that one, because he loves to play his Leapster phonics game. It only took 15 minutes, but it felt so good to be productive with him. He loved it because he received a cookie and a video when it was over....I think I am on to something here. I decided that on the days he does not have preschool he will have to play on {} and work on writing his letters for a half and hour. I would really like him to be successful in his kindergarten education and if I work with him now, he should be ready and enjoy it next year. Let's see how far I actually get with it, but for now, I have one day down.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

How did this happen?

So I was watching Noah the other day and I realized something.....somewhere along the way I stopped teaching him. I think that as a stay at home mom you take your first child and you teach them everything you to put their socks on, tie their shoes, recognize their alphas, spell their name...but the second child, watch out. I see my son, who is almost 5 years old and the baby of the family, throw a jump up and down fit if I ask him to get dressed. What is up with that? The number one sentence from his mouth is "but I want you to do it" okay maybe that is not a sentence, but you understand. Seriously how did this happen? I think I am so proud that I made it through the first one that I relaxed on the second. Noah came home monday with a sheet from school and he had attempted to spell his was brutal. I remember all summer thinking "I cannot wait for his teacher to show him how to spell his name." Sad but true. I think I just don't know how to motivate him....daughter not a problem. I think this is a common problem with moms or maybe I am just trying it make myself feel better. I can see a whole learn how to "spell your name" teaching thing coming to our home shortly. and maybe a get yourself dressed and well the list could go on and on for him. The real truth is we never stop teaching our kids, my parents still show me truths today in my life. So I guess I better settle into this role, because it lasts for a long time.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A little shameless plug

So I have this amazing sister in law {Leslie Gould...}who is a wonderful author and her third book is releasing next week. I just finished reading a copy of the book and wanted to write a little something to entice you to go buy a copy.

The book is titled "Scrap Everything" and it made my heart happy and my mind think on the "fears" in my life that make me hold on too tightly. I loved that Leslie incorporated lots of different real life elements into this story about powerful relationships and what happens when we let go and let God. When we trust in Him as our creator, savior and planner. The relationships explored in this book are heartfelt and full of honesty. Have you ever found yourself afraid to open up? To explore a new friendship or hobby? To admit that it is okay to be afraid?

Of course one of my favorite lines from the book is when Rebecca the shop owner is explaining the art of scrapbooking and refers to dressing her children in outfits that match a specific piece of scrapbooking paper that she has in her I wonder why I would like that?

Seriously you have to go and pick up a copy. It releases on October 10th on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or go request it from you local Christian bookstore.