Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tweet! Tweet! May 2008:
She isn't "eating" the forbidden lollipop, she's "just sucking the juice out." 2:29 PM May 31st from txt
I'm watching Maddie on the daycare's spy cameras during naptime. She's obviously misbehaving and not following directions to go to sleep! 12:09 PM May 30th from txt
TATTOO has TWO T's. T says Tah, Tah, Tah, Tah.... 8:33 PM May 29th from web
Maddie got an Elmo tatoo on her forearm at school today, and she wants to "keep it forever and ever until there are no more weeks left." 8:10 PM May 29th from web
Wendy, beet and carrot juice is beautiful, but tastes like dirt. I even added apple to make it go down. Still struggling. 4:29 PM May 28th from web
Just added mah tweets to mah blog cause clicking links is just too hard for those over forty. 3:23 PM May 28th from txt
Brooke was so mad when I dropped her off at daycare today that I could still hear her screaming from the parking lot. 8:04 AM May 28th from txt
Brooke isn't sleeping well AGAIN these last few days. Teething? Well, she's drooling! Another ear infection? NOooooo! Tubes next week. 9:30 PM May 27th from web
Brooke pooped on the deck, then again an hour later in her swim suit. I guess she doesn't enjoy going diaperless. Nor do we like poop duty. 2:49 PM May 25th from txt
M had s'mores for the first time, and she "didn't like" it. She likes all three ingredients...but not together? Need to get a DNA test. 11:09 PM May 24th from txt
I *heart* muh juicer. Read the blog post. 1:56 PM May 23rd from txt
Maddie: "I was the only kid yesterday that didn't have on a Spurs shirt." Yes, talk to your Rocket Fan father about that. She's a misfit. 7:43 AM May 22nd from txt
Maddie tries to negoiate with me: "So, HERE'S THE DEAL MOM...first, we eat dinner, then we take a bath, then I eat a cookie, THEN I sleep. 10:41 AM May 19th from web
M is still sick. She wanted to go to the store with me, and while I was putting on my shoes, she fell asleep on the couch! 1:15 PM May 15th from txt
Maddie walked into our bedroom at 3:30am with a 104 degree fever. 10:17 AM May 14th from txt
For mother's day I got a pair of binoculars. For peeping? 9:18 PM May 11th from txt
I never thought I'd say: "Brooke Alexandra, stop licking the toilet!" 5:01 PM May 11th from txt
I love that we have no cable TV or internet at the lake house. We talk! We play! We work on the house! We REST! We play some more!! 2:43 PM May 10th from txt
I have a zit on my forehead that could totally pass for a third eye. I must have an important event coming where I need to look good. Ha! 4:01 PM May 9th from txt
I wasn't carded at the liquor store. This new hair cut makes me look way older. Or maybe it's the Post-Pregnancy boobs. 3:25 PM May 9th from txt
Just got pulled over for going 79 in a 70. Issued a warning. 6:50 PM May 7th from txt
I'm in Del Rio Texas, and its 95 degrees!! It is exactly what you saw in No Country For Old Men minus the guns. And blood. . 5:31 PM May 7th from txt
Brooke said "Ball!!" And threw my camera across the room. 9:43 AM May 4th from txt
There are massive amounts of bugs committing suicide by flying right into our windshield. Zak: " WHY they aren't smart enough to fly away?" 12:00 PM May 2nd from txt
One and a half hours in the car on the way to Surfside,TX and not a whine yet. Jinx. Still have two hours to go. Cross your fingers. 11:02 AM May 2nd from txt
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My mother "Nina," (Queen of All Things Teeth, Withholder of Cotton Candy) will be so proud to know that Brooke is VERY into brushing her 8 tiny teeth. I have to PRY the toothbrush out of her hand, (insert screaming here), tell her that's enough, one doesn't need to brush for thirty minutes twice per day. Distract her with some hard candy. Kidding.
I guess she will be right handed, and with that little delicate tooth brushing hold she will never accomplish any serious plaque removal. Looks like Nina must come for a tutorial/visit very soon, or Brooke's teeth just may fall out next month.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Our college friends, Sean, Lisa, and their sweet baby, Shelby (and another one in the oven) came for a visit on Saturday, and we had a great time with them. Their little "Shelbs" is quiet, very very quiet...and isn't crawling...YET. Zak and I exchanged sly glances at each other which was code for....They have no idea of the chaos that is about to descend. Heh Heh. "Oh, yes, parenting is all roses and sunshine!" Heh Heh.
Life sure is different from the old days with the three little ones now underfoot demanding food, diaper changes, milk, toys...etc. I recall a particular music and sangria soaked evening in Dallas with them. I also fondly remember their wedding day when Sean played a classical concert on the piano (I had no idea he could play!) and Lisa came out in this red hot dress and they Salsa danced for their guests. They are always so much fun and so "easy" to hang out with. And, see that smile on Lisa's face...yeah, it's a permanent thing. She's one of those people that you love to just be around because she oozes positivity. For the short snippets of time we had to chat, it was great...just too short and too interrupted.
We had our little inflatable pool out on the deck all weekend, and since Maddie only likes to be outside when it is less than 80 degrees or in the cool shade (like her mama), we used it mostly in the mornings.
(Maddie's teacher told us that she's always the first to beg to go back inside whenever they are out on the play equipment because, "It's hoooot." I'm sure her friends just love her for that.)
So, Maddie put her suit on right after breakfast to go swimming. Brooke (not in her suit yet) wanted to join her, so I just stripped her down so she could get in the water. Brooke was trying to get into the pool fully diapered and clothed. I planned to get her swim diaper as soon as Zak joined us outside. In the five minutes she was diaperless, guess what happened?
It kinda reminded me of the time that Maddie pooped in the bathtub and put it on the side next to the soap like it should GO there!
Friday, May 23, 2008
I think I will bring it to the lake this weekend along with some RUM and fresh fruit. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Click it every now and then--->
I wonder if they make any sense to anyone except for me and Zak...like the rest of my life.
I sometimes twitter multiple times a day, but sometimes not. I can only use 140 characters, and that's not easy for me. I'm wordy.
My twitters tends to be stories or conversations that I've had (or overheard) with one of the three knuckleheads that I live with. Usually the blond one.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I forgot to write a post about the trip that we took to Surfside, TX to see our friends Jason, Caroline and their dog Belle. We had a blast! Thank you for letting us stay with y'all!! Even the four hour drive, they were not nearly as unbearable as our previous long car trips we've taken recently.
Jason and Caroline have a cute vacation beach house on the Gulf, and we were there for just two nights, but it felt like a vacation!
Zak and Jason did a little "surfing." I call it "surfing" because I never saw either one get up nor were the waves all the great. (Jason, please feel free to write your rebuttal in the comments). They were able to relive their youth and get in the water, paddle around, and most importantly get away from The Girl complaining about BUGS! WAVES! SAND!
And this...maybe the best photo of all time....I call it BUTTS, and it's the
best funniest way that I can think of to thank our gracious hosts:
Thursday, May 15, 2008
and when you open it up....
Maddie's classmates, friends, and teacher made this card for her today after missing her for three days. It was the sweetest thing!
Maddie's fever basically went away today, and it hovered around 100 degrees (without Tylenol). She was even back to her normal self today when we made a quick stop to the grocery store. She was happy and chatty, and even asked for some food (although she ate very little again). Once she got home, she hit bottom again and was super tired and very whiny. She actually really scared us because she wasn't making any sense and was really out of it. The doctor never figured out what it was that caused the four day long fever, but I assume it was a virus that needed to run its course.
THEN...I got an email from Ebay saying my password had been changed there! I immediately went to my ebay account and saw some one had fraudulently listed FOUR items!
I have always known my passwords were far too simple and easy to figure out, but just left them easy so my simple brain could remember it. PLEASE, everyone, double check that your passwords are not simple and also have some numbers included.
Let's hope the monster who is scaring the shit out of me right now isn't fishing around in other accounts! I've already changed the majority of my accounts to protect myself. Now, please do the same.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I called a 24 hour nurse line, and was told to put her in the bath, give more Tylenol, and bring her fever down. She climbed in bed with us (mistake #1), and tossed and turned the rest of the night. She was so hot, her heart was pounding, and I had trouble sleeping due to my worry, her hot poker feet in my back, and steamy sicky breath in my face.
When we woke up at 8 am, Zak was no where to be found, and I assumed he left for work. I found him on the couch trying to catch some Zzz's. I suppose I'm used to catching a little sleep here and there since nursing Brooke, but it's been about 8 months since I've been kept awake for the majority of the night. Sure I'm tired, but you'd think Zak had only two hours of sleep by the way he was acting! He didn't go to work until after 10:00!
I took Maddie to the doctor this morning. Since this was technically the second day of a fever that had not been broken, we needed to go. I explained that she had no symptoms of anything that would explain her fever (no runny nose, no sore throat, no bad poop, no hurting ears, didn't hurt when she peed, etc). The doctor looked her over, and couldn't find any cause of an infection. He asked her to pee in a cup to test for a Urinary Tract Infection. Maddie has had a UTI before, and peed on command into the cup, so I didn't think this would be a problem (mistake #2). I bribed her with cookies, stickers, candy, or shopping (all of her favorite things) to get her to pee in that damn cup, but nothing. The Camel only pees about 4 times per day anyway! We were at the doctor for TWO HOURS.
While we were waiting for the pee pees to make their appearance, Maddie decided to read a book. She ended up giving herself a paper cut, and you'd have thought I cut off her finger by the way she screamed. Big huge tears. Blood from the paper cut. Silent open mouth scream followed by the full angry cry. Since we were in the back by the bathrooms and nurses station, everyone probably assumed I had threatened her for her pee! Two or three nurses came over to see the paper cut, clean it (I had just used her shirt!), put on a band aid, and cater to her every little whim. Do you want some water? Yes. Didn't drink it. Do you want a vanilla milkshake (pediasure)? Yes. Didn't like it. AI YAI YA!
After the two hours had passed, we decided to go home. Guess what she had to do when we got here? PEE! The doctor's office had given me some of those cups to collect the urine at home, and then bring it in. Turns out she only peed a few drops, and now we'll have to wait until after nap to try again. After MY nap, that is.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We took Brooke to school this morning (who was diagnosed with another double ear infection last week) so Maddie could get some rest. She fell asleep on the couch watching Sesame Street.
Maddie is the sweetest girl when she's sick. She's just a little blah and sleepy, but very cuddly. She's only had 1/4 piece of toast and a small amount of milk. I'm not sure what this is...a virus, I suppose, so we will wait it out.
Brooke-ster's ear infection is the SIXTH since October. That means it's time for TUBES. We saw a Pediatric ENT specialist who highly recommended them to "ventilate" her ears. The doctor believes that Brooke constantly has fluid in her ears as they are unable to drain themselves normally. This is what may cause her "drunken sailor walk" and poor balance. If left untreated, it could get much worse, and even cause hearing and speech problems. We have scheduled the surgery for June 3.
I'm pretty sure she can hear okay because when she does choose to ignore me, she laughs about it knowing full well what she's doing. However, her speech is lagging a bit. It's not fair to compare her to Madison at the same age, BUT Maddie was using two-three word phrases at this time and had a large vocabulary. Brooke is still very much "normal" in her vocabulary among her peers. Normal at 15 months is 5-10 words, which is where Brooke is if you can understand her. She is using lots of baby signs which cuts down on the screams of frustration when she can't communicate.
Friday, May 09, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Zak: Maddie, should I wear this shirt with these pants?
Maddie: No, you should wear shorts with that shirt.
Zak: I would love to wear shorts to work, but I don't think my boss will let me. You should ask her for me?
Maddie yells to me: MAMA, CAN DADDY WEAR SHORTS TO WORK TODAY?