Thursday, October 30, 2008

Swiper...No Swiping

Anyone who's watched Dora will know exactly what I am referring to. My little one has become quite the "Swiper". Swiper (on Dora) is a little fox who likes to take things that belong to other people without permission. Above you will find my little "Swiper". Here she is holding exhibit A- Mommy's coke. While I went into my room yesterday, Someone climbed up on the couch and swiped my drink. I could hear the pitter-patter of little feet along with a "slish-slosh-slish-slosh". As I rounded the corner I came face to face with this. Audrey was sipping from my straw and saying "mmmmmmm". I asked her if she was drinking Mommy's drink, and she so politely replied "mmmmmm". When asked if she was supposed to be drinking Mommy's drink she gave this sweet innocent smile then took another swig and said "mmmmmm" again.

I, of course, had to grab the camera for this shot before I put a damper on her fun and took the cup away. I didn't exactly want her hyped up on Coke.

And the photos below...well more proof of that innocent/mischievous looks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm not usually one to preach/discuss politics. However, I have very definite views on certain issues and murdering babies is a BIG, BIG NO-NO!!!!!! I won't rant and rave here, but I do think that you need to view the video below and then visit the blog A Bouquet of Blessings. She makes some very good points. Now, watch the video, read her blog and then hit your knees in prayer.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And the Grammy goes to....

Now see, I told you that Cassandra was a great gal. She thought I was worthy of a 2nd blog award. Thank you , Thank you.

I graciously accept this honor. Now for answering the questions and passing the honor on to a few fellow bloggers:

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood?
I have kept in touch with a few throughout the years, but I have made other friends in adulthood
2. What do you value most about your friends?
They are reliable. No matter what- they are always there.

3. Are your friends sounding boards?
Of course!

4. What is your favorite activity to do with your friends?
I don't have the opportunity to visit with them often, but you can bet when we do get together there is always food involved.

Now I will present this blog award to 3 of my favorite blogger buddies:
Tara- I used to teach 2nd grade with this girl. She is a super duper teacher and I miss her dearly.
Diana- once again...My Partner In Crime
Nan- Did I tell you how much I love and admire this lady?
Now scoot! Go give these ladies a little blog love!

Drum Roll, Please.....

I recieved my 1st blog award...Thank you Cassandra!!!! Cassandra and I have known each other (actually in person) for a while. Her hubby and sister-in-law were friends of mine growing up. I don't get to see her much, but love to keep up with her family (which includes 2 so adorable boys) through her blog.

And so in order to obey the "rules" so I can so gratefully accept this award:

I have to mention the blog & who gave it to me (see above). Tell 6 things you value & 6 things you do not value. Then give the award to 6 other people!

6 things I value...

*My Lord
*My Husband-He is the best husband, friend and father to our little girl.
*My Precious Daughter- she is my heart. I fall in love with her all over each morning.
*My Friends/Family- I have so many wonderful friends/family. No matter how much or little we talk, they are always there for me.
*My Freedom-we are so blessed- in spite of what the news says
*Children- They are precious in His they should be in ours. They are so pure, simple, loving and forgiving...wouldn't it be nice if everyone could remain that way.

6 things I don't value...
*Abuse (of any kind)
*Sleazy clothes for these little children (actually for all people)
*Unsympathetic people
*Political campaign ads---Aren't you sick of hearing them bad-mouth each other!

Now to pass the award along to 6 people...

Nancy- She is my forever friend, mentor, "adopted" mom, and amazing teacher. I've learned so much from her. Drop by and give her some love.

Diana- my "Partner in Crime" as they call us at work.

Jenny- Who happens to be Nancy's daughter and a dear friend of mine. You've got to visit her just to check out those precious boys.

Suz- I don't know her in real life, but she's gotta be the coolest mom!

Suzanne- Her hubby and I went to school together. Their daughter is Audrey's age- and she is just adorable. Now hop on over there and see what is the latest in their life.

So I just picked 5, but hopefully Cassandra will still allow me to accept the award.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Last week we took Audrey to the Pumpkin Patch. She had a blast petting all the animals and riding on the hayride. One of her favorite moments was picking out the pumpkin from the patch (or the "ball" as she refers to it). We had a great day of family fun together.

You can see the rest of the photos here.

Eye--can see!

Thanks for all your comments, emails and prayers for Audrey's eye. It is healing well and the doctor is pleased with the way it looks. She is almost 100% now. Both Audrey and Lambie are patch free.

Monday, October 13, 2008

We Interrupt this Program to Bring You...Audrey's First Emergency Room Visit

This poor little sweetie spent several miserable hours (along with her Mommy and Daddy) in the ER on Sunday evening. While I was working, Corey stayed with Audrey. They were outside playing and throwing/kicking the ball when suddenly Audrey put her hands to her eyes and started screaming hysterically. Corey was right beside her and didn't see anything get into her eyes. Scooping her up, Corey took her inside to flush her eyes out and see if he could find anything in them. All the while, he is trying to get in touch with me and of course my cell phone wouldn't ring. No service convenient!!

Audrey continues crying uncontrollably and is still upset when I get home about an hour after the incident. After a phone call to her pediatrician, a long wait for someone to call me back, and then instructions to head to the ER, we jump in the car en route to the hospital. (Let me just say that since Corey is a paramedic and I work around people who make emergency/rescue calls all the time, I try not to overreact or be one of those folks who call the ambulance or rush to the ER just for a slight injury. But after not being able to console her at all, that was our only option. )

During the conversation with the on-call nurse, we are told that they will alert the ER that we are coming. Upon arrival, we check in, only to find out that they had no info sent to them from our DR. (gee thanks!!) Now, during the entire trip to the ER I am praying- not only for AK's eye- but that we will not have to wait in the waiting room with the 592 sickly folks since AK has an immune deficiency. She is more prone to catch anything around.

Well, those prayers were answered. After only about a 1 minute stay in the waiting room, they called us back to a room where we would wait, and wait, and wait some more.

A couple of hours pass...........

And now, enter a couple of nurses and the Dr. We tell the story (AGAIN) of what took place. The Dr. orders several drops to be placed into Audrey's eyes. Here are Corey and myself holding this little one down. She doesn't understand what is going on...she just knows she hurts! Corey is holding her head and I am practically laying on her to keep her arms and legs from knocking the Dr. out. Then the Dr. pulls out his special light to "look" at her eyes. He sees nothing....NOTHING! Now, I am thinking "This doctor thinks we are quack...we brought our kid in for a little eyelash in the eye". But the mommy in me said otherwise. Well after they left to fill out our discharge papers, Corey happened to be sitting at just the right angle and said "Hey, I see something on her eye".

He goes out to retrieve the Dr. and nurses again. Then round #2 begins. We assume the restraint positions and prepare for more drops and poking/prodding in Audrey's eyes. They are looking, and looking and looking...and still claim not to see anything. By this time I can see it clearly (and that is something because my sight is terrible). I am to the point I want to scream at them. Audrey is crying, I am crying because we are hurting her. FINALLY------ they see it and deem it to be a bad corneal abrasion.

We continue the restraint holds while the put some ointment in her eye and bandage it with a patch. They give her a dose of Tylenol with codeine.

And we wait....for discharge papers! Whew!!!!!!!!!!

Audrey was absolutely exhausted and slept with us last night. Corey and I hardly slept any, and Audrey was very restless.

She went back the the eye doctor today for a follow up. He said it looked pretty good and we are to return tomorrow to check on the healing progress.

Please say a prayer for her quick healing.

OH---as you will see in the photos- Corey was so kind to give Lambie a lovely eye patch too. Just like Audrey's!

Monday, October 6, 2008


A huge pumpkin. One cute kid. A camera. = precious pictures...

At least her mommy thinks so.
Just a preview...more to come later.