Oh my big girl!!! She is doing great! She will be turning five soon and WHOA I can already feel the teenager in her coming out! AHHH! LOL!!! She finished up Soccer and loved it! She is also doing Swim lessons right now and we hope she can start the Swim team also!! She is just like her daddy when it comes to swimming! She loves it! She is busy learning new things and enjoying school. She is going to graduate preschool in two weeks. :( We registered her for the Elementary school here! I know she is going to LOVE it but it makes me so sad to know that she is going to KINDERGARTEN :( But I guess she has to grow up sometime! I will be sure to update about her swim and graduation!!
I felt bad because I dont ever update on the big girls enough! Well, Rylee is doing GREAT! Still just as fearless as before. She loves to sing and dance and be the center of everyones attention! She is also PRISSY! Which is great I guess but WOW she is something. She has to have a purse, high heels and rings or bracelets EVERYWHERE we go! She has started Swim lessons and is doing great! Next Thursday is their last class so I will be sure to add some pictures! She is writing her name and practicing with both her sisters names and Mom and Dad! Madison had an advantage because "M" and "O" are both already in her name so she got that right away. And "d" and "a" too! LUCKY GIRL! But Rylee has proved to be super smart already! Her school year is coming to a close soon and we will have ALL summer to play and learn!
DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! Abby can now have MILK :) Yep thats right! No more soy and making special food for her! Her little body just needed some extra time to get used to it! thank GOODNESS! I am so very excited about this! The doctor told us to slow her into it and we started about a month ago giving her some things that had milk cooked into it and then gradually went to more and more. and started more diary and then PLAIN WHOLE MILK! By the way! SHE LOVES IT! Amazing how just 2 1/2 years ago when Rylee was a baby you werent supposed to give kids Cow milk until their first birthday! Now its 9months! WAHOO! Anyways I had to add that first off because I am just BEYOND excited about it! :) Now her stats! Height--27 3/4" this puts her about in the 30-40th percentile Weight-17lbs 14oz. this is about the 10-20th percentile Head--17" She is all over the place! Crawling, cruising, scooting. You name it! EXCEPT walking! LOL! Soon enough though!! She is getting soooo big!
A little late but I guess its better late then never :) We started the day by getting up an hour earlier than we would normally because my clock Sprang forward again :( But it was ok! Worked out to where we had PLENTY of time to enjoy what the Bunny brought the girls! And he even hid a MILLION eggs outside the front of our house! The girls were beyond excited! After that we went to church at 9 am and boy was it PACKED! We got there about 830 and we still had to sit outside. The girls were VERY well behaved and enjoyed sitting outside in their pretty dresses. I was very proud that they sat there and read along with the readers the whole time! And of course everyone said how gorgeous they were and how well-behaved! Made me feel so wonderful! I love hearing how well-behaved my kiddos are! And I do have to say that they really are very well-behaved! Only with occasional flareups! Anyways! We then headed over to my parents where the girls had yet another egg hunt! And of course got lots of candy! Girls had LOTS of fun!!! For dinner we headed over to Colins parents house. And yet again another egg hunt! Girls were pretty good at it now! LOL They had soo much fun and were in such great moods the whole day! I am so very blessed to have such great kiddos :) LOVE THEM!
This was at a friends little boys birthday party :) Everyone had a lot of fun! Especially Madison and Colin! HA! Madison got to get in a snow ball fight with a older boy LOL!
See told u that Colin had fun too :)
yea this was seriously the cutest thing. He is the older brother to the boys that had the birthday party! As most know my girls are pretty rough. So David was in heaven when he threw a snowball at Madison and she threw one right back. SOO they chased each other pretty much the entire time throwing snowballs at each other! SO DARN CUTE! Not sure if Daddy thought her playing with an older boy was as entertaining as I did :)
And even RYLEE touched the snow :) WHOOP WHOOP!
She had just slammed one at him and took off running the other way before he could get her! Notice his intense face :) :)
We went to the doctor because of her allergies and her very odd behavior the other night. Come to find out it was an allergic reaction and she has SUPER bad allergies. OH MAN! BUT the good thing is she is growing great. 17lbs 9oz which puts her between the 10th and 25th percentile. BIG difference from her 6 month appt. She was over 75 :) Her length is 28 3/4" that puts her in the 75-80th percentile...so she is one tall skinny girl!!
**EDITED TO ADD*** I wanted to add that until this last dr appt we had always measured her as her DUE DATE not her actual Birthday since she was premature. SOO that is why there is a huge jump from last time being in the 75th percentile to now in the 10th! but hey at least she is on the chart now :) :)
Sorry Facebook friends BUT I had to post it here too because it was just the FUNNIEST thing EVER :)
This is a conversation I had this morning while telling my oldest daughter who is 4 (5 in July) to go get some clothes on to go to school
Me- Go get dressed for school Maddie-(goes in closet and is digging through everything huffing and puffing) ME--Maddie whats wrong? MADDIE-Mom, I just have NOTHING to wear. I NEED new clothes. All the clothes I have is for babies. I need something cute. Hayden** is going to be at school today ME-WHAT?!?! (Dying laughing at this point) Maddie-Mom its not funny. All my clothes are ugly. I want NEW ones ME-Little girl u better hurry up and get some clothes on Maddie-Mom, I am FOUR now almost FIVE and these clothes are just NOT cute anymore ME-(Grabbing some clothes for her to put on) Put these on and get in the car Maddie-FINE but i dont like them Me-U dont have to like them. I do :)
**Hayden is a little boy at school that is in love with Madison and Madison with him! SO DARN CUTE! although Daddy doesnt see it that way! She once told me that she was going to Marry him so she could kiss him! I said Good Job...as long as ur married u can kiss :) :)
I seriously could NOT stop laughing at this. She is FOUR years old and worried about what she is wearing because a boy she likes is at school! OH MY WORD! I am just in shock! LOL! I guess I can add this to the Kids say the darnest things :)
Colin got home this month just in time to celebrate his 24th birthday :) Girls enjoyed helping me decorate his cake and Madison had a soccer game that night. It was the first one Colin got to see! And it was ADORABLE watching him stand on the sidelines :) then the next day we had his parents, sister, brother and sister in law (HEHE) over for dinner. We had a lot of fun for his birthday!!
Opening gifts from his parents and siblings :)
Yep I made him cook for his own birthday :) Only the night of his parents coming over :)
At the Big girls school they did a fundraiser to raise money for St. Jude. They got to bring their bikes to school and ride around in the Main hall at Church and they had a BLAST :) I remembered my camera for Rylees day (the girls had to do it on different days since Rylee is in the 2 year old class and Maddie is in the 4 year old class) but I totally forgot to bring it for Maddies. BUT Colin did take some with his phone so I will post it when he gives me those pictures! I am sure as soon as he reads it he will send them! HA! Anyways! If you would like to help St. Jude and donate for them here is their website! stjude.org It is a GREAT organization and I hope you decide to make a contribution to them :)
I am going to try to make this story as short as possible. It was the most scary moment of my life. And I hope NO ONE has to ever go through this EVER
On Feb 10, 2010 (I remember because it was my moms birthday) my world fell apart. Madison and Rylee were outside playing with the dogs on the swing set. Much like they do EVERY DAY! I was inside tending to Abigail because she was hungry and tired. I was getting her bottle ready when Jojo (our German Shepard) barked. It wasn't a bark I have ever heard but honestly didn't think to much of it. It was a startling bark though and I did look outside. As I looked out the window I saw Madison with this look on her face of fear. I though Jojo had caught another animal. This must have been when I put Abby in her swing because I don't remember actually putting her down. BUT she was in the swing. thank goodness :) I walk out the door and ask Madison what was wrong. She didn't say anything but I could tell something wasn't right. And plus Jojo was still Barking like crazy! And eating something. (I found out what the next night by the way) So Madison looked at me then back at Jojo and screamed as loud as she could while she pointed to Jojo. Still I thought she caught an animal. Not thinking anything of it I started to walk that way and called "Jojo". she looked at me and as soon as she did I saw Rylee's feet. and arm. My heart sank in my chest. I knew at that moment something wasn't right. I ran over there and as I got closer Jojo finally moved and I saw Rylee's face Blue and she was not moving. She was just hanging there. From what I got from Madison once we were in the car was that they were playing with a Jump rope and climbing up the slide with it. It was tied to the top bar on the top of the slide. Rylee had it hanging on her shoulder and ended up falling down and went down the slide with the rope around her neck. And that is when I saw her. So now back to what happened. I pushed her up on the slide and the rope just fell off (I will also explain why this was at the end because at this moment it didn't dawn on me what had happened). I laid her on the ground and looked down her chest. She was in fact not breathing. So I did what I needed to and breathed into my precious child one good breath. Again I looked down her chest. Still NOTHING. Still BLUE. I began to panic. Again I breathed for her and in the middle of my second breath she moved. I felt her try to cough. I backed up and surely she coughed and I am pretty sure threw up. Not positive because I did have a dog right there watching my every move. (Also Madison ended up telling me later on that Buster was with her on the ground during this whole ordeal. Which was funny because I didn't even think about where the dog or Madison was but again more on that at the end) She finally came too and was crying and I picked her up and ran inside. I put her sitting on the basket of blankets by the garage door while I put the other two in the car. I grabbed Abigail and Madison and Madison buckled herself and Abby up. Such a BIG Girl! I then proceeded to put Rylee in the car. She was calmer now and wasn't crying. I buckled her up and got in the car. I was headed to the nearest doctor I could find which happened to be at the Lake After Hours about 12 minutes away :) And my In-laws live right there so I called my FIL who was at home and told him I was dropping the oldest and littlest off and I needed to get to the DR. My heart was pounding and I knew she was going to be ok. She started to get color back in her face and even though she was pale I knew it was better than blue. And she even smiled at me at one point. I dropped them off and headed to the LAH right there. Of course I knew I needed to go to ER but I also knew my nerves were not going to allow me to drive my child all the way over there (at least 30 min away). And no it never crossed my mind to call 911. It never dawned on me. So I get to the LAH and they checked her oxygen levels and it was a little low but not bad at all. I thought it was 97 BUT from what the nurse said that when they called to tell them that we were coming her O2 level was 95. Sooo in was somewhere in there! But either way it was still GREAT! They told us to head over to the Lake for her to be examined even more. So we head there. Took LOTS of different test and ended up staying overnight. It was nice though. She enjoyed all the attention and won the hearts of EVERYONE who worked in the hospital! Especially her nurses and doctors. They were great! So all in all my baby girl is ok. A very tragic accident that turned into a pure miracle. It still amazes me the strength that I had to get through it and not to mention the strength Madison showed along with both dogs. Now to go back to a couple of points!
The rope--Come to find out the night we got home that Jojo was actually Eating the rope to get it off of her neck. It was almost completely torn and I think if I would have been just 3o seconds later, if that, Jojo would have had her completely free off the rope. Such a great dog! It still amazes me what she did to warn me that something was happening.
Now Buster--I never even thought to see where Buster was. Never dawned on me until yesterday actually! I did see Buster with Jojo when I first asked Madison what was going on. And then after that had no memory of Buster. Come to find out Buster was sitting on the ground with Madison. Madison told me that Buster was taking care of her while Jojo and I were with Rylee. Madison said that She was hugging Buster the whole time. And he just sat there. That is SOO not like my hyper doggies! But I am soo thankful to him that he did that for her. I am sure it was because of him that she calmed down. And I am so glad that he took care of her while I was with Rylee. So Buster you are DEFIANTLY a hero to me also!!
Rylee is doing soo much better now. Still not sleeping great and nervous to go outside without me or Jojo but is getting better. She is coughing but not too bad. At night it is pretty rough but I think she is just scared. But with every day she is doing soo much better. I just know that God was on our side that day and worked through Madison, Jojo, Buster and me to make sure we kept Rylee safe. And although it was the hardest thing I have EVER done I know it made me stronger. It made me appreciate my dogs and my daughters strength along with mine. I never expected that I would be able to do the things I did but now it gave me some peace of mind knowing that if HEAVEN FORBID something happened to one of my girls again or my Husband I know I would be able to get it done and help them as much as I can. Now don't get me wrong. I freaked out BIG TIME! But not until I realized she was ok. And that is when it hit me how severe this really was. And I have some GREAT friends that prayed for Rylee along with all of our family and workers at Our Lady of the Lake. Everything happens for a reason and I know my baby girls are truly wonderful :) ALL THREE! Even Ms Abigail and her cute smiles when I kept flipping out in the car. Every time I cried I would hear her giggle and it calmed me so very much!
this is Rylee about an hour before we got to go home. My mom got her phone out and took a picture of it! She was sooo cute and having so Much fun :) All the nurses and everyone kept bringing her colors and blocks and puzzles. It made her feel soo much better! Here she is showing off her "bracelet" like mommy and her IV! Oh and I totally forgot to mention her IV. when they came in to give her that we had her held down and she freaked out. She was scared of being held down. She wanted to see! So I let her up and she watched the WHOLE thing and never even cried. She even saw all her blood coming out and it never phased her. She had such strength!!! And was soo proud of her IV pole or as she called it "her friend"! She loved pushing it around! LOL
Yep thats right! ANOTHER snow day here! I still cant believe it! We woke up on Friday morning to a white ground and roof :) It was amazing and for this southern girl I actually get used to that Well only if it could be about 70 during the day :) But that wont happen SO I will have to deal with it when it does happen.
Well, the Saints won the Superbowl as EVERYONE knows :) It was a HUGE deal here! I dont think I have ever been so excited about the Superbowl. Anyways, it was always a saying that if the Saints ever won the Superbowl that Hell would freeze over! I guess that it wasn't just a saying! Hell really must have frozen over because not even a week after the Superbowl it snows AGAIN in LA :) This is just not normal. From what I have read it was snowing on Friday in 49 out of the 50 states. How cool is that! Hawaii was the only state that had NO snow! Which is actually not normal because of all the high mountains there they usually have snow at least somewhere. But it honestly amazed me. I think twice in one year is just a miracle and we couldn't get enough of it! And at OUR house we got a ton :) It was a great thing to be able to come home to from the hospital! I am going to try and find the plug for the laptop and camera so I can show everyone all the snow!
First Jojo our German Shepard! She is the MOST WONDERFUL dog in the whole world! I of course already knew this BUT now I know 100% she is GREAT! She saved my daughters life and for that I am so truly greatful for her. I am not going to get into details of what happened because I honestly can't just yet! BUT Hopefully soon I can :) Just know that my German Shepard is wonderful! and it amazes me how dogs KNOW something is not right. I just love her soooooo much its not even funny! And now as I type this she is laying on my lap with her head and hand on Rylee. She doesnt let Rylee get to far from her now :) Gosh I love her! And Secondly Maddie my 4 year old :)She is wonderful too :) She let me know not by words but her actions that something was going on. Although she couldnt tell me exactly what it was because of the look on her face that I knew something was wrong!
God worked through both of them and everything worked out! Thank you SOO MUCH! I love u Jojo and Maddie! You both are definatly my heros :) :) I love u both soooo very much!!
An update on Rylee--She is doing GREAT! Back to her totally normal self getting into trouble with her sister and all! Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts! I know they worked :) I wil update later with the story! When I can get the chance! But for now I am just thanking God and my two angels here!!
I had to edit this post and make sure that Buster was now mentioned! LOL Buster stayed with Madison the whole time and calmed her and looked out for her while Jojo and I were with Rylee. He helped Madison and stayed by her side the whole time. Everyone had a part in the whole situation and I love each and every one of u so very much :) This picture makes me laugh! He found a hole in our yard and stayed in it. He is probably about 10 times bigger than that now but its still cute :) He is the same size if not bigger than Jojo is! I think this was in November when it was taken!
I am NOT one to freak out when it comes to blood or anything gruesome like that! I actually laughed when my daughter got her tooth knocked out when she was ONE :) For some reason I am still not sure why but when people, including myself, get hurt I find humor in it! NO I AM NOT A CRAZY PERSON or anything but I guess that is just my way of dealing with it. Instead of flipping out I laugh. Or gain control of the situation. Depending if I am needed to deal with it or if it cant be handled by me! ANY WHO! The girls and I went over to my nieces Birthday party at my sisters house. It was GREAT! VERY cold but it was a lot of fun. My sister got it to SNOW at her party! The kiddos were having soo much fun! Rylee not so much! But I think its because she definitely took after her mom in the fact that she HATES the cold :) Well, everyone was leaving and it was just me, my parents, and my aunt still there. Of course my sister and her fiance' too! I was helping pick up outside because EVERYTHING was flying everywhere. I picked up everything and was about to get the trash out the garbage can and put it in the big garbage can :) WELL I did not realize there was a HUGE piece of glass sticking out of the trash bag because she broke a picture frame earlier. I went to grab the bag and push down the garbage can and I pretty much SLIT my wrist :( I Took one look at it and PANICKED! All I cold think was that I hit my artery and I was loosing blood quick! I ran inside as quick as I could (as my dad described it I could have won an Olympic medal with how fast I ran LOL) calling for my mom who had 3 or 4 cases of Cokes. As I found her she dropped them ALL on the ground and I ran over Hannah Grace (2 1/2) flipping out. And I also yelled at my sister and Richie to leave THEIR kitchen LOL! My mom and I fell to the ground as she gripped my wrist to stop the bleeding. I was starting to calm down a bit but I could see all over my moms face that she was panicking too! So I kind of calm down and my mom takes a look to see if she thinks I should go to MD. My Aunt at this point comes in and tells me I need stitches ASAP! YEA I panicked again. Not over her saying that just because I needed STITCHES soooo close to my artery :( I flipped out. After about 1o more minutes I finally get calm again and realize that I really should go to MD to get it checked out at least. It hurt like HELL! So my mom and dad bring me to MD. Dad ended up bringing girls back home with him. i was VERY nervous. I finally got called back and was pacing in the room. and of course LAUGHING! I knew it would come :) I couldnt sit down and when they took my BP it took 3 different times to come up and finally she MADE me sit to get it. It was normal :) A little high but nothing to be alarmed! And my HR was through the roof OF COURSE! So I go into a bigger room so they can Examine my wrist to tell me what I needed to do. A Nurse Practitioner came in to tell me I definitely needed stitches. It was 3/4 of an inch wide and a little over an inch long. Yea it was GROSS :) At this point I was laughing hysterically :) (If you havent realized by now that is my way of NOT freaking out) and talking A LOT! She gets the needle out and numbs it up. I watched it all! Wasn't too bad by the way! And I also watched her stitch it up. BTW it was SOO COOL watching my once open flesh get pulled back together :) Sorry if that was rather graphic! It was awesome! And I litterally LOVED every minute of watching them stitch me up. Probably because I didn't feel a thing. The regular doctor ended up having to come in because the NP couldn't figure out what she should do about this piece of skin just hanging out. He came in and did this AWESOME thing and made it look like it still belonged there! After it was all done I came out with 6 stitches and 2 steri strips to hold in all in place. And I was on my way! Very dramatic day :) But although it was my first real freak out over something I do have to say it was pretty neat in the end. So I had to post my very dramatic wrist injury! I was pretty excited to be able to watch them stitch my arm back together BUT I would rather not have to do that again! Although the big girls think its the COOLEST thing ever and told their teachers all about it today at school!!
WOW! What a game! They played AMAZING!! I still cant believe that they won :) Final score was 31-17 SAINTS :) Of course LOL! I do have to say the onside kick to start the 2nd half and the interception that scored the touchdown really defined this game. They were playing with all their Heart and you could tell they came to WIN! Way to go Saints! We are ohhh sooo proud! WHO DAT!
yep! that is what they call my dad! HAHA! I love it! It started with my baby cousin who is now 8 almost 9...still can not believe that. We have always called my dad Kevo (his name is Kevin) and my cousin Mason was the first one born in a while and was VERY close to my mom and dad and ME :) Well he would try to say Kevo and it came out Doe Doe! Well of course it was the funniest thing EVER and now 8 years later it has STUCK :) So now that I gave you the insight of his name here is a GREAT picture of my dad with Alexa, Madison and Rylee! It was Alexas birthday and we met her and my sister at the park and my mom and dad came too!
They were just having SOO much fun and you can tell on each of their faces :) :) Happy Birthday Alexa!
My big girl is SIX months old now!! WAHOO! I still cant believe it! She is growing sooo fast! I love it! She is also looking more and more like Rylee every day! Well except she has Madisons hair! So I have a feeling Abigail will look JUST LIKE her daddy! And it also makes me laugh all THREE of the girls look totally different! I love it! :) She weighed in at 14lbs 14oz and is 27inches long! So that puts her in the 90th percentile for height (go figure right LOL) and 20th for her weight! She is such a big girl! I love it! We are still battling her milk issues and have pretty much decided she has a milk allergy and cant have ANYTHING to do with it. Its hard because my big girls are always trying to feed her :( They are slowly getting it though! Hopefully she grows out of it but if not we will work through that :)
Isnt she just the cutest and look JUST like Colin :) WOW! (she needs a bow now though!! LOL)
A little better with the bow :) She is just so darn cute I love it!
This is the rig my hubby is on :) Have u ever been in -30 to -60 degree weather. Well I haven't but my hubby is everyday!! Up on the north Slope!! I dont think I would survive! HA He works on the Largest Land Rig in the World. Its on the North Slope in Alaska on a man made island! Can u say COLD!! If u arent sure where that is Look up a map of Alaska and go to the VERY top of the state. That is where he works! Cook huh!! Or if u have ever seen the show Ice Road Truckers? Those Trucks are going to rigs where he is!!!
The Rig in the snow!!! I am not sure if there is ever NO snow LOL
My husband is NOT the one to over react over ANYTHING! Well unless its when Rylee knocks her tooth out and has blood all over him and her. THEN he will freak out! LOL! Well the other day I was talking to him on the computer since well they have really NO phones...lol! Well!! He tells me the weather is getting pretty bad up there. I didnt think much of it. Just that snow was flying everywhere because it was windy! Then he comes back like 5 min later and says in these words "weather bad. gotta go. phase 3" Like I know what that means. And usually I am pretty good about not googling that kind of thing. BUT I did it anyway! Oh My WORD. It scared me and all I found was phase TWO! I of course got freaked out. But all was well! LOL! of course! But I wanted to show u some pictures he took of what the weather was like! Just think Hurricanes with SNOW yea i can ONLY imagine :)
This is a Phase 2!! U think this is Pretty Bad right......
And well that is because u havent seen Phase 3 on Alaskas North Slope...oh BOY! Makes me all warm inside LOL Doesnt it do that for u!!!
Take it how you want and judge what you must. But its the Oilfield and that is who we are :)
So A friend of mine wrote a blog out tonight that I have wanted to write soo many times. But haven't because its so personal to me. I am an Oilfield Wife, my kids are officially Oil Field Brats and my husband is an Oilfield Worker. It is our life and it is who we are. Its hard as hell and might not work for most but its OUR life and it works for us. My husband is one hell of a man that I love more than anything! He works his butt off so we can have the best life! So I wanted to share this blog with all of my followers on here! A great note on the Oilfield :)
Since my girls go to school everyday its been hard to get together with any of our friends. And Madison and Rylee have been BEGGING to have everyone over. So I gave in. Even though we have no furniture and the girls mattresses are on the ground :) HAHA! oh well dont think the kids cared :) Well I invited everyone over and WOW I got one big surprise. All our friends decided to SCHEME behind my back and plan a 6 month birthday party for Abigail! I was sooo shocked. I couldnt believe it at all! I just stood there as they walked up my driveway! HA! I was totally surprised. I realized (although I did already know this before hand) that I have some GREAT friends. And I love them soo very much! Thank you ladies soo much for doing that. It was not expected at all but greatly appreciated!! And I know Abigail loved it too :) Thank yall soooo very much!ok so with this picture i had to add it. I couldnt believe how much our kids have grown! And how much Rylee and Owen look alike...WHOA! I am sure its just the eyes and hair but still! They could be twins. They are only a month apart!!!
I am still trying to recoup from the other day but I had to share it. At the time it was SOO not funny But now that I look back on it. Yea it was hilarious!!! It started with us bringing Colin to the airport. Granted it was an early flight but not as early as he used to fly out on. Well we say our goodbyes and head to the car. Rylee starts fussing. Like she usually does when we drop him off. I go to put her in her seat and WOW the craziness starts. She throws a massive fit. To be honest I have NO clue what it was about anymore but I think because she wanted to be held and I couldnt hold her. So she gets in the car and I take a deep breath :) we head out and head over to Academy to get her some cleats for tball! I figured this would make her happy since it was for her. She was happy while we were trying the shoes on and that was it. I told her she had to take them off before we got to the register and she LOST it. So I hurried and got the shoes and headed for home. most of you know we live in the boon docks. So that means more than 30 min to our house from Academy. YEA! She screamed the whole way home. I was hoping she would go to sleep but no such luck. Just SCREAMS! We get home and she falls OUT of the car (big all wheel drive SUV) because she is crying so bad. It was about 10 by now. She is flipping out still. Finally I get her to lay on the sofa and she falls asleep around noon. For 4 1/2 hours she was crying NONSTOP! That will wear on a momma! So I was so happy Rylee fell asleep because I was getting pretty tired myself. I was fixing Madison something to eat and put a movie on for her to enjoy. She picked it out :) So I am sitting on one sofa and she is laying on another then all of a sudden she has a melt down. Throws herself on the ground and starts screaming. I had NO clue what was going on. Not a clue. She gets the remote and THROWS it across the room and it lands no where else but on RYLEES head. Like Seriously! Rylee just fell asleep. Thank goodness Rylee was so overly tired that it didnt phase her too bad. She cried for a second mainly because it scared her and then was back asleep. So I put Madison in her room and let her cry it out. She was freaking out sooo bad. I just stood by the door and cried myself! I didnt know what else to do. She was kicking the wall then all of a sudden I heard her throw up. Oh MY! I got her all dressed again and new sheets and blankets on her bed. If you have never tried to dress a 4 1/2 year old while they are throwing a fit you are lucky! AND DONT TRY IT :) NO FUN!!!! I keep her in her room because I hear Abigail start crying. I head her way and WHOA what do I find. POOP everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean it! On her, the bed, sheets, bumper, and so on. I couldnt even get it off without giving her a bath. It was YUCK! I get her all cleaned up and sheets changed and give her a bottle then put her back in her bed. Just as I lay her down (shes sleeping by the way) I hear MAdison scream again. I head in there to calm her down a little and she falls asleep. then Abigail screams again. This is not even 20 min after I put her down! I walk in there and YET AGAIN there is Poop EVERYWHERE! Just as bad as before if not WORSE! It was yucky! SO I give her another bath and so on and put her BACK down for her nap. FINALLY some peace and quiet right?!?! OH NO!! I go sit in the chair and start watching a movie and I look out in the back yard in time to see Jojo and Buster sneak out the back fence and start running full speed. Of course I run too because I had no clue what they were doing. And then I find them. And they found a CAT! SERIOUSLY!!! Jojo is slinging the cat around like a rag doll. I yelled drop it (Thank goodness she listens to me :) :)) and of course she drops the cat and I told the lady I was going to bring them home and come right back. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my dogs. If you know me you know this :) Well I snapped I guess and I felt sooo bad for it but I was pissed. All I was thinking was this lady was going to be soo mad about this and it was going to be a HUGE vet bill. So I was dragging Jojo back home by her collar. She was walking so it wasnt hurting her of course. But she knew I meant business. So I run over to the neighbors yard and she has a towel trying to pick up the very much alive cat. Although it had a huge gash in it and blood everywhere. She told me that it wasnt Jojos fault! Jojo was actually trying to play with it and the cat clawed and hissed at Jojo. (I didnt see any of that) And she informed me that it was a stray cat she was just feeding because she felt bad for it but it had no home. And that she was not a cat person. She was bringing it to the pound today :( So she said she was going to take care of it! I felt soo bad. I dont really care for cats either but I dont dislike them. And it is NOT acceptable for my dog to attack them!! Under ANY circumstances. Well I go home after I told her that if she needed anything to let me know. When I get home I hear Abigail screaming YET again. Can you guess what I walked in to? Yep for the THIRD time. I was DONE! I gave her yet ANOTHER bath and change all her sheets and put her in her swing as Ihear our doorbell ring. It was the lady. She informed me that the cat was dead and she took care of it and buried it by the trees in the back. I almost cried. Granted I dont think ANY doctor could have saved it..it was pretty bad off but I really wish she would have brought it in. I am not sure how she TOOK CARE OF IT but Jojo killed a cat. I still cant believe it. But I dont think she will EVER get out of the fence again. I honestly dont think she meant to hurt the cat at all. I dont think she likes cats but I also dont think she meant to be mean. Although clearly it was. So this is my day and it was only 3 :( Once everyone woke up from their naps and I had a good cry because it was just the only thing I could do (LOL) everything got better. We ate and sang and all! It was a blast. Although I was mentally and phyiscally DRAINED :) So I had to share. and hope to look back at this and laugh. I am just still not there yet!
The last few years Madison has been wanting to play soccer soo bad and it was just not working out UNTIL NOW :) Last year I was a million months pregnant and in Lafayette you have to be 5 to play soccer and she wasnt quite FOUR yet :( She was pretty upset so I told her next year when we move into our house she would be able to play. Finally its time :) We just signed her up for our local Soccer league. She is super excited. Her daddy comes home on Friday so we get to go and get her shin guards and cleats :) She is soo beyond excited and tells everyone she gets to play soccer. Trust me lots of pictures and if I can figure out how to do a video that will be posted as soon as it starts :) Now for T-ball :) I played softball back in the day and loved it. So I really wanted the girls to at least TRY to play! Although Madison was CLEARLY more interested in Soccer but she said she wanted to try. We are going to play with some friends from our playgroup we have been knowing for THREE years now :) It will be a lot of fun. Rylee will also be playing so she is excited she finally gets to do sports this year! So check back for all of our Sports updates to come towards the end of February. Madison starts Soccer the last weekend in February and then it ends on March 22. Then T-ball will start March 28 :) We are going to be SUPER busy and we can not WAIT
2009 was an AWESOME year to say the least :) We got soo much accomplished and I loved every second of it. Yes not everything was wonderful and actually some things totally sucked but I have my 3 girls, a hubby, and my 2 dogs so I loved 2009 :) Here are some EXTRA special things that happened throughout 2009 of course in no certain order:
Colin got a new job in Alaska with a SCHEDULE :)
We bought our first car as a married couple HAHA! It was only my second car my whole life!!
We welcomed a special little girl to the world 4 weeks early :) Abigail Dawn! Although she had to have a GRAND entrance it was all worth it and she is so very special and we all love her dearly!
We got a NEW puppy :) He is a Doberman/Lab mix and his name is BUSTER
Madison turned FOUR!
Rylee turned THREE!
We bought our first HOUSE!
We Moved back to Baton Rouge!!!
That is all I can think of at the moment :) I am sure there was TONS more but that is what I could come up with while 2 kids are slip and sliding on the floor in the living room! And screaming laughing!