Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So I said "You and your Hubby like hockey"?
She nicely replied "I guess so."
So I took that as she was not a bit excited to go.
The next day my brother-in-law called to tell me that he might be needing a sitter for their baby in maybe March 2010. He told me that at the hockey game he bought my sister a raffle ticket and she just happen to be the lucky one to win a $1,000 TRAVEL VOUCHER!
I bet she is thankful she went to that hockey game after all!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I told my hubby on Saturday that we will probably end up with a house full of girls and my sister will have all boys. Then yesterday we were looking at some things at Fleet Farm and I saw a family with 3 boys and a baby girl. So then I got to thinking maybe we'd end up like that... 3 and one. As Rose would tell me, I don't get to pick what it is.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Now I didn't really think Rose would have much of an answer but I guess 5 year olds know more about pimples then I do.
"Well, I think someone told God to put that there".
First I laughed. Then I said "Someone better not be praying for me to get pimples".
So if the person out there praying for me to get pimples is reading this OH PLEASE STOP!
PS. I usually don't care to share that there is a pimple on my face but I just found Rose's perspective of how it got there so funny.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I was not trying to get pregnant again so quickly. When I found out I actually got alittle bit freaked out. I didn't understand why God would give me another child so soon and not my sister. I mean I already had 3 girls! I remember telling my mom I was expecting on Christmas Eve and I started crying. I was excited to have a baby again but I was so sad for my sister. I felt it was her turn.
Mothers know everything! My mother told me not to worry. She said it would be just like the last time I got pregnant. My sister would get pregnant not long after me. Years ago if someone would have told me Mothers know everything I probably would have laughed and said "Whatever". But since I have gotten older and become a mom myself I realized my Mother does usually know what she is talking about. She is usually always right.
So I waited. I prayed. My girls prayed for their Auntie. I hung a cross in my room for decoration and the Dancer said I could use it to pray at night for Auntie M. Well somewhere somehow in God's plan he answered our prayers.
My sister is PREGNANT! She is going to be a Mommy! I could not be more excited for her. I really wish I could have gotten the Dancer on video when she was told she was going to have a cousin. She was so excited. She started jumping up and down. Maybe somehow even at the age of 7 she felt too that God had answered her prayers. Now she reminds me that we pray for a healthy baby.
Everything is going very good for my sister. I know she has been worried but its in God's hands. She has actually had a few ultrasounds and the baby looks good and has a good heartbeat. She even had the chance to give her husband a scare and make him think there were twins in her tummy but she is only having one baby. I will save that story for her to tell.
So if you didn't know I am going to be a Mommy again and an Auntie, now you do. And when my Mother said it would work out like it was supposed to the first time and we could go through our pregnancies together she was right. We are about 4 weeks apart! I couldn't be any more excited for the both of us.
Please don't tell my Mother I said she is usually right.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My Sweet Baby Girl is running a fever again. She is napping and I hope she is better when she wakes up. She won't eat anything but she is drinking milk and juice. She loves the neighbors puppy. They have a white fluffy puppy named Chopper (so cute I want one). She was so crabby and I noticed Chopper outside and I pointed to him and wow did it change her mood. She started smiling and pointing (I think she wants one too)!
Of course hubby is sleeping again too. He is worried I will get sick... not sure why. Mom's don't get sick days.
Well, he gave his burps to Sweet Baby Girl and holy cow do they stink. You sure don't want to be too close to her. She started getting alittle fussy lastnight and felt warm but no fever so she went to bed early and slept good for a few hours. She woke up in the night and was crabby and running a fever. Of course still burping those stinky burps too. So I finally woke up enough to give her Tylenol and get her some milk and the little stinker decided she wanted to play. I hardly had the Tylenol in her mouth and she was laughing and smiling and waving her arms. I was so tired. So I did my best to ignore her playing and finally we both feel asleep cuddling. She seems to be better this morning. She isn't running a fever at all and is eating some kix finally. But she is still burping those stinky burps.
Of course Hubby is still sleeping and its 9:45am!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Speaking of baby and what it is- Did you know I got a speech from Rose on where babies come from? Yes, she told me all about it. She told me that God goes POOF and the baby ends up in my tummy! God makes the baby a boy or a girl. Rose said God gets to pick that part but we get to name it. She also told me we should name our baby Sweet Pea. So Sweet Pea it shall be. Well, for now anyways.
Ok so onto my second date. I figured since I don't ever leave my children with a sitter and go out. I am going to leave the whole daycare with the sub after my ultrasound and go on a lunch date with my Hubby! It is very much needed. The break away from home is needed and who doesn't love food?!?
Sadly my dates are almost a month away. At least I have something to look forward to.
This morning at 6:45am the phone rang. Now I thought it was going to be a daycare parent. No it was the Tax Guy! I am sorry but who wants to talk taxes this early in the morning? Seriously who calls people at that time?
I can just tell this is going to be a long day. I think I am going to need a snickers candy bar!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I was reading a blog of another daycare provider I have talked with for some time. Sadly we haven't met yet but anyways, I was reading her blog and she posted a recipe for cake balls and commented about wanting to make them for her son's graduation. I figured I would give it a try. I am so glad I did. Like I said- they are to die for. So delicious.
What you do is make any cake mix out of a box you would like. I really recommend Red Velvet. After baking the cake while it is still hot dump it into a large bowl. Add one container of frosting. You can use any kind but I would recommend Vanilla. Stir it all together and mix it well letting the cake crumble. Once that is finished take a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper. Roll the cake mixture into round calls. You will need to pack these tightly. Almost like you do when you make hamburger patties!
Once all the cake is rolled into balls refrigerate them for at least 2 hours. This will cool them down and hardened them some.
After your 2 hours are up take them out of the frig. and melt Almond Bark Chocolate. Best to melt half a package at a time as the choc. will harden. Roll each ball into the choc. and place back onto wax paper. I also took about 4 balls and added coconut to them. You can be creative and melt butterscotch chips and drizzle those on top as well. If you are a peanut lover you could add chopped nuts to the top as well. The choc. will harden fast so you want to add your coconut or other ingredient to the top right away. I found it easier to sprinkle coconut on top rather than roll the choc. ball into the coconut.
These are so yummy but I think I already told you that. I only tried one and I shared it with my Hubby. I am hoping I can contain myself and not eat any more. My plan is to have them last until Sunday when I have company.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
As far as yesterday being St. Patrick's Day we had to do something little to add green to her day. The silly Leprechaun came while we went for a walk and turned our milk GREEN! The kids thought that was pretty neat.
Monday, March 16, 2009
This view is when I am standing by the window.
The shelve on the wall is displaying my angels!
My favorite part of the room is my angels!
The door next to the shelf is for our walk-in closet!
This closet is the size of our old Master Bedroom at the small house.
When I first saw this room I almost fell over. My first thought was
"Its bigger than our whole house, I am buying this house. I want this house"!
View from the door. Behind the crib is a huge desk. I use it to store all my scrapbooking stuff. However when we moved it yesterday it started to fall apart. There is also a window back there with the same curtains as the window you see in this picture!
Master Bathroom with shower.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So anyways I was told it would be nice if I added a story and a picture to my blog today. So here is a picture of my family room. The family room does not get used at this time because of its looks and it is located in the basement. If you look closely at the picture you will see that there is a wood dresser in there. That was left here by the previous owners. I can tell you why. That things is so darn heavy we will be leaving here as well (if we ever move). There is a black futon and also a matching couch and chair. So its a bit strange a person who already has furniture for their family room wouldn't do something with it and use it. Well here's why- My sister hasn't painted it yet! If she would have gotten it painted for me when she helped paint the rest of my home we'd be able to use it. The room also needs new carpet. I think the previous owners used it as a bedroom or for a wild child. There is color crayon on the wall and stains on the carpet. You can also kind of see from the picture there are 2 different colors on the wall. Purple and funny looking beige. Our hopes in the future for our family room is to add an egress window. We have gotten an estimate but need to at least wait until Spring (if that ever comes). We have also talked about turning our basement into my daycare and removing the toys from our living room. However if I move my daycare to the basement I want a small kitchenette for making snacks and lunches (I know I am dreaming but I did say small). Most of this also depends on if our baby is a boy or girl. If its a boy The Dancer would like to move her room downstairs and give her current room to the baby. So until them we will wait to work on our family room. We also want a bathroom down there. Which we have gotten an estimate on also (wouldn't it be nice to win the lottery).
So anyways, there is the story of my family room. Its amazing how fast a person can fill up their space. I still can't believe we used to live in a house 3 times smaller than this one. I could never go back.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Everyone is feeling better! Please whatever my Husband says he was not sick. Maybe he had a tiny headache but he sure looked like he was feeling ok to me. I am glad we're all feeling better. We had a relaxing weekend and got lots of rest.
The best part of my weekend was I got $25 free to spend at Target! I got an offer in the mail last week that was for $5 off a $50 purchase. Spending that much money is not hard to do at Target. I try not to go there often. Then the next day I got another offer. If I registered for a baby registry I got a gift card for $20. Ok who doesn't think it would be fun to run around with the scanner and scan a bunch of stuff!?! I really had no need to register. Plus have you looked at baby stuff recently? You almost have to know what you are having or you can not buy ANYTHING in advance. Everything and I mean everything was Pink, Blue or Purple. What ever happen to green and yellow? The very little they have in those 2 colors seems to be rather boyish or girlish. So I put diapers, wipes, q-tips, baby shampoo on my list. There was no need for a registry but I just wanted the $20! So I ended up with about 15 things total. Now it didn't even work. It brings up my old registry from Sweet Baby Girl (on-line it did yet as of Sunday night). But hey at least I got the $20.
No I did not really buy myself anything special. I got Sweet Baby Girl some new sippy cups that she picked out, baby yogurt snacks, mac and cheese, eggs, 2 gallons of milk, chips, and a few other items in the grocery area. I also found some really cute birthday plates and invites that have a 1 on them. Best thing they were on clearance! Can't beat that. Sweet Baby Girl seemed to like them (she was with me). I was pretty happy with my savings! It worked out well to use the $5 off also!
Well, I hope everyone has a great week! I have a feeling ours is going to be busy!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Influenza A- No you do not want it. Yesterday as the day went on The Dancer kept getting worse and worse. She at one point was coughing so bad she was fighting back the tears she hurt so bad. She had a fever of 103. So Hubby took her back to the Doctor and came home later to tell me she has Influenza A. They claim we caught it yesterday at the beginning.... ok what the heck does that mean? She has been sick all week. They did give her an inhaler to help when she is coughing. I was really hoping to be at the end of this not the beginning. I feel so bad for her. She is always the one who gets the sickest. It always takes her the longest to get rid of this kind of junk as well. I am blaiming it on a poor poor immune system. Her birth mom had no prenatal care when she was pregnant with the Dancer until she was in her 8th month of pregnancy. Supposedly she didn't know she was pregnant. Well hello sister. How could you not know? Your body goes through so many changes. That is a whole different post. Anyways, I am going to check into getting her some type of vitamin or something that might help her fight off some of the little stuff or at least help her so she don't get as sick as often. So hopefully after a weekend of rest everyone will feel better soon.
And only 5 more days for Rose to take her chewable pill. They even smell like bubble gum!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
But now I do need to say something else that is bothering me. Now I am sure I will look like the bad one at Social Services because I asked good kids to be removed from my home. However my thought on this is- there is a reason why daycares have a limit to the number of children we can have at one time. This includes our own children. Not only is it for the safety of the children in care but for the providers sanity. Can you imagine the nice paycheck at the end of the week if you could have a total of 20 kids at one time? Yes, it would be great. But what would those kids have learned? How much attention would they have gotten? So I do agree with daycare licensing when it comes to limiting the number of children we can care for. I am also a bit frustrated that social services would allow me to take a family of 3 as my first placement when I would be going over in my daycare licensing. Having a child here 24 hours a day is much different than having a child here from 8am- 5pm. Those who go home at 5pm don't need me to give them a bath or wash their clothes or do all that other motherly stuff. So its very different. So I am a bit upset that they placed me with a family of 3 for my first placement. But that is just my thought on it. It was an overwelming experience to be honest. I think if I wasn't feeling sick it would have been much easier for me.
On another note: The Dancer missed school on Monday because she was still sick and that is when I took all the girls to the doctor. She went to school Tuesday and Wednesday. Last night she was coughing so bad she almost threw up a few times. So she of course couldn't sleep. So again she missed school today and is sleeping/ coughing now. Rose thankfully did not have school this week until Wednesday. She went because she seemed fine. Well Hubby had to carry her off the bus when she got home because she was sleeping. This morning she seemed ok and at lunch time ate slower than a turtle and told me it was too hard to eat and she couldn't go to school. She is also napping (she only naps when she is sick). Sweet baby girl took her normal morning nap and wouldn't eat any lunch. So she cuddled with me and fell asleep and is sleeping along with the other 2 girls. She is still coughing and has a runny nose. My hubby who has not coughed once, nor have I seen him blow his nose came home early from work today to supposedly help me since I am not feeling well. Yes, you say how kind and thoughtful. Well where is he? He's upstairs sound asleep!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Oh wait it will be 7 kids if you count my Hubby! I will do my best to keep my blog updated but please know I am going to be a busy women!