Friday, February 27, 2009

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad the Midwest

It is that time of year where I desparately wish I lived ANYWHERE but in Midwest Indiana.

The end of last week it was warm enough to wear just a sweater, the next day it was sunny, then it dumped another 4-6 inches of snow on us throughout the weekend.

This week it was frigid, then warm enough to thaw everything out and make it muddy, poured rain all yesterday and today the wind is so bitter cold and ferocious that I feel I may have moved to Alaska...What misery.

And More Sickness

Isaiah is sick....AGAIN. Why won't this bug leave our home? He complained of a cough on Wednesday evening and I (nicely) told him to quit faking (In my defense, it sounded like a fake cough designed to obtain a Fruit Breezer....).

By Thursday morning, he complained of a sore throat and was still coughing, albeit still fake sounding. By Thursday afternoon when I picked him up from school, he was running a fever that reached about 102.5 before bedtime, even with medicine.

Needless to say I had to apologize for telling him he was faking the day before....My poor babe. He is so miserable it almost breaks your heart and I have coddled him all morning....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sickness and More Sickness

It started off with Eric sick as a dog. Suddenly, one day I woke up with a head full of mucus and much to my shagrin, Isaiah felt stuffy just two days later. Cold meds and some sleep and...Isaiah and I are still a little "snotty" but good to go. Unfortunately, Eric cannot say the same and after approximately 1 week of me telling him he should probably go to the dr, he WENT THIS MORNING! One sinus infection, an order of antibiotics and we can only hope...


A baby room. Initially I thought could find neutral things to go in what used to be our guest room and simply transition to baby room. Then a friend came over, I asked her opinion and unfortunately heard what I knew in the back of my mind. The beautiful (and quite extravagant and time comsuming paint job I had done in the "guest room" seven years previous was "a little girly" and " didn't quite go...").

Needless to say, I became productive on Monday and painted the baby room! Barring a few things here and there (a rug, a non-girly lampshade, curtains, etc.) the room is ready and waiting for our new arrival. I am retaining the sewing skills of my dear mother so that she will help me seek and find material to make stupendous curtains and a table cover. While I plan to make the items on my own I do believe I need a little guidance. Soooo, those things aside, the room is ALMOST done! Yeah for me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm a new auntie!!!

Welcome to my new niece, Chloe Rose! Seth and Joy just had their first baby born on Feb. 10th. I haven't been able to see her yet but am on my way to Ohio tonight! Isaiah was very exicted to know he is a big cousin again although his first comment was, "Aww maaan, there's gonna be girls all over. I'm gonna be the only boy and won't even know what to do! This was said in quite a funny manner and caused me to chuckle. I did remind him I was helping the cause but he would have to wait about 2 more months....Anyway, congrats Seth & Joy!

Chloe Rose

6 lbs. 7 oz. 21 inches

February 10, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beautiful days...Icky ones

Well....I was going to write about the amazingly beautiful weather we had yesterday...then I woke up and it is dreary, rainy and icky today. I guess I remain thankful that it is at least a warmer dreary, rainy, icky day than the past couple of months. But, back to yesterday, Isaiah, Jeb (dog) and I took a long walk and then went to the playground where Isaiah emjoyed himself immensely and Jeb enjoyed a moment to run freely in a large space. This beautiful weather came at the perfect time; we all were suffering from slight bouts of cabin fever, needed to get out and needed the exercise! Because of yessterday, I think we will just overlook today...Thanks God!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The "Party"

So to follow up with the Birthday tribute, Isaiah chose to go to Chuck E Cheese and take 2 friends instead of having a party. Note to all...this is the ONLY time we have agreed to set foot in said restaurant and it will only ever happen once a year (not even that often if we can convince the kid otherwise). I do want to add a note though that as much as Eric will tell you he despises it, he seems to enjoy the fact that he gets to play video games and I don't even grumble. We did find out that Tuseday evenings are relatively uncrowded, less crazy and most kids do have parents. Isaiah took his friend Tyler (from school) and Landon (son of the lady that watched Isaiah this past summer). They seemed to have a great time and enjoyed pizza, cupcakes Isaiah and I made and lots of games. Isaiah would like everyone to know that his favorite birthday gift was a Star Wars light saber! Whew. Another year until another possible visit. (We never even mention it, he always seems to remember it exists...)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It is amazing to think that 7 years ago we had no idea what this would be like. Isaiah, you are such an azmazing gift from God! I am thankful every day that God gave you to us. You are healthy, smart, talented, kind and thoughtful. We love your laugh, your cuddles (okay, maybe I love them more than dad...), your constant desire to learn new things. Watching you grow and learn every day is such a privilege...even if you are getting more independent and don't think you need us as much! I hope you have a FABULOUS, ROCKIN' 7th Birthday! We love you Isaiah!

Monday, February 2, 2009


We are now in the lovely month of February which brings with it Isaiah's birthday and typically alot more snow and cold weather. Would be disgusted with it except Isaiah's feelings would be hurt I am sure...

As I prepare for my baby turning 7, I realize he is no longer my "baby" except when he wants to be or secretly in my head....Here are some things that have changed dramatically, sooner than I thought they would and probably should get them out so they don't hurt my feelings so much...
  • He only wants to cuddle with me when he wants to, the rest of the time I hear "mom, you are kissing me too much" or just "mo-om..." (hear the exasparation)
  • He looks around in the store before giving me a kiss, lest one of his friends see him...the terror!
  • He doesn't want me to come to school and eat lunch with him because he might be embarrassed (yes he said this...well, he actually said he didn't think it would work because sometimes they just have too much paperwork to do during lunchtime...upon further inquiry and pressure he admitted he didn't want his friends to tease him because his mom came in to school). Eric did inform me he thought this was normal for boys because he didn't want his parents coming to school either. I told him it wasn't the same because
    I am cooler and more hip.
  • I'm not allowed to cry in front of people
  • He chooses his own hair cut/style and sometimes feels pretty protective of his wardrobe choices.
  • He can get his own cereal (actually this is a positive and saves me work...)

Okay, I think I am done. I wanted to get it out so I could profuse on all the positives tomorrow for his birthday!!!!!