Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Pics

I got a new photo editing program. This is the result! Pretty cool huh! Brandon at home.
Ronnie and Bubba by the pumpkins... Edited with Adobe Light Room.

This is what happened when I tried to get a picture of all of the kids together at the pumpkin patch! Don't they know I can't scrapbook this!!!!!!

After the pumpkin patch we went to Steph's house and the girls had a blast playing in a wheelbarrow. Doesn't take much to amuse my rednecks! LOL

This is everyone all together at the pumpkin patch. Alexis and Jordan are mad in this one because they... "Don't want to take no pictures". Keep scrolling down for a new post about what's up with us.


I'm such a slacker. I haven't been on here to update in forever. Thanks for reminding me Linda. Let's see. New developments here... Brandon's hernia is worse. We are leaving in an hour to go get it looked at again. He was in the E.R. on Sunday night with a ridiculously high fever. It turns out he has a really awful ear infection which is strange because he never complained at all! So he's doing a bit better with that. They were concerned with his color around his lips. They think something may not be right with his heart, so we go for an echocardiogram on Thursday. At this point I don't know what to think anymore. I'm just praying.

Jordan is doing well. She has to have glasses though. Wish me some serious luck on keeping them on her because I just KNOW it's not going to happen. She picked out cutesy pink ones. We have to go get them when they come in. She's going to be fitted for a new kind of leg braces on Nov. 5th. I can't wait for them to get it done. She's not wearing any lately and is having pain in her feet from not wearing them. The orthopedic Dr. says she'll have to have surgery on her feet when she turns 4. They won't do it before then because she's still growing. I just hope it helps relieve some of her pain.

Alexis is having a hard time. She is off of her ADHD medicine because she was having a racing heart rate and the Dr. would rather be safe than sorry (So would I) and have a cardiac workup done. The problem is that the cardiac Dr. is out of town until November 20th. We are on week two of no ADHD meds and I'm about ready to pull out my hair. Thank goodness she's still on the bipolar meds or we'd really be going nuts. She keeps asking if she can have her medicine so I know she isn't feeling well either. I feel so bad for her because she seems uncomfortable in her own skin at times. It just makes me wish I could help more.

Ronnie and I are doing okay. I'm just exhausted, but is it any wonder? My Dr. wants to put me on anti-depressants but I keep telling him I'm not depressed. I'm just tired. I've been depressed before and this isn't depression. I need more sleep and more time to relax. Speaking of not relaxing I'm still working on stuff for my business. I'm so thrilled to be selling in two stores! I can't wait for PAYDAY! LOL

Journalling question of the month LOL: Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what do you do? If not, why not? What do you do instead?

Growing up we did celebrate Halloween. Not so much the dressing up and trick-or-treating part, but we'd carve our pumpkins and usually have a bonfire and roast weenies (It's not Halloween without roasted weenies!) and marshmallows. We'd invite friends over and just hang out. Usually we ended up getting in trouble. I'll never forget one Halloween my Mom had one of her friends over and her friend proceeded to get sloppy drunk. She stumbled everywhere and was pretty much a source of entertainment for the whole party. It was pretty funny until my Mom demanded she stop drinking and she got angry and tried to leave IN HER CAR!!! We were all yelling at her to stop and trying to get the keys away from her, but she was too fast and we didn't realize she was trying to leave until it was too late. She backed out of the driveway and straight into the ditch in front of our house at 30 MPH! I don't know how she wasn't injured. My Mom called the cops and they arrested her to keep her safe from herself. I swear there was never a dull moment in my life. "Normal" people don't have these kinds of stories.

Now my husband and I don't celebrate Halloween either. He's Catholic and he is very anti-Halloween. He doesn't mind if we carve pumpkins. We go to the pumpkin patch every year and have a blast. I am thinking this year we may institute the bonfire tradition and let them roast marshmallows over a very tiny fire. I think they'd have a blast. We don't do trick-or-treating because I just don't feel like it's safe for the first part, and the second thing is I'm already paying a fortune to the dentist! Why should I get them buckets of candy to do more damage! Yikes.

Anyway it's time to be off to the Dr. with Brandon. Wish me luck. God knows we need it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Real Fine Place to Start-The Smuggler-Snake in my Butt

I am very proud to announce that my digital products are on sale at ScrapCentral.ca and at digitalscrapping.com!!! I am so excited! I think it's a real fine place to start. I can't believe I've been designing for a month now and have already been picked up by two stores. Amazing.

Brandon is doing somewhat better. The surgery incision has FINALLY closed, but his hernia reoccurred. So he has a huge lump on his belly, but he's able to play on his tummy again so we have hopes that he'll be crawling soon. He's sitting up like a champ tho! See picture below.

Of course there's always something funny/funky/strange going on. The other day at gymnastics Alexis won the handstand contest. She is AMAZING at gymnastics. At 5 she can stand on her head for minutes at a time. Talk about balance! Anyway her prize for winning was a piece of gum. She KNOWS she's not to have gum. I can't count the number of times she's gotten it in awkward places. In her hair, in the carpet, etc. And now she's not allowed to have it. She knew she wasn't. So when she saw Ronnie coming down the steps to get her she darted around the corner and frantically stuffed the gum into the CROTCH of her leotard. In full view of about half a dozen other parents who then stared at Ronnie like "Why is your daughter stuffing gum in her pants?" He said that he was mortified and when he asked her what she was doing she proceeded to pull out the gum and hold it up for him and say "I was saving it for you Daddy." ROFLMAO He wanted to die. I only laugh b/c I wasn't there and didn't have to deal with it! For once a weird thing happened to Daddy. Hahahaha! Ok but seriously I asked her later if she was going to eat it and she said yeah. So we had the whole germ talk again. She's such a TOMBOY! The other day while in time out she itched herself like a man. Ronnie keeps demanding that I teach her to be a lady. I am trying! It's just not sticking! Any suggestions?

As far as Jordan goes... We've been potty training. Not very successfully at that, but the other day she was on the potty and I was sitting there with her hoping that this would be the time she'd decide to be potty trained. No dice Mom! She's just not very interested and I'm not pushing her. It was funny though because she passed gas and announced to me "I got a snake in my butt!" She was so freaked out. I guess she hasn't heard it before because it was muffled by her diaper. I spent 5 minutes convincing her that there was no snake in her butt and I'm not sure she believes me yet!