Friday, September 24, 2010

Photo Friday: Fourth Children Really Do Have To Do Everything for Themselves

Well, since I missed Wordless Wednesday with this one I am creating Photo Friday. That way I don't have to be wordless, too, because this deserves a brief explanation.
The other night I heard water running in the bathroom and since Jon Tyler was MIA, I figured it best to investigate. As I thought he was the culprit. He had taken off his clothes and was brushing his teeth. When Hannah and Corey were that age that independence would never have occurred to them. God bless them for that, because if it had my younger two may not be here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Birthday Boy!!

Jonathan Tyler was born
On September 19, weighing
Nearly 9 pounds - 8 lb 14 oz and he was
Tall, at 22 inches. Now he is 2
Years old and this is hard to believe. He is full of
Life and love and
Energy. He is our special boy and we are
Really glad God blessed us with him!

Even though his "party" isn't til next weekend, we had cupcakes. He was a pro at blowing out his candles and had them out before we even finished Happy Birthday!

Curious George is one of his favorites!

He got to open his present from his brother and sisters.

He loved it and played with it for a LONG time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tracy and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Today was just one of those days. There were no flat tires, fender benders or broken bones. But every little thing that could have gone wrong - did. One can only take so many little incidents until they come UNGLUED!

To begin with I overflowed the washing machine. It does this funky thing where it leaks all over the floor if you change load capacity in mid stream. We can't find any possible place where if leaks from, you just walk in and - voila - there's water everywhere. Today it got all the way to the computer room before I found it. As I was cleaning it up, Jon Tyler came running along and did a wipeout.

I was waiting for the phone company to come change my internet from cable to DSL. They were supposed to be here between 8:15 and 9:25, per the "customer service" rep in the office last week. Well, they called at 9:50 to schedule my job. What?!?! So I missed my kids Patriot Day program all because of waiting on them. I am not happy about that.

CVS was sold out of the netbook I wanted to buy and probably won't get more in.

I had to pick Hannah up from school early because she has a stomach ache. Turns out it was anxiety. That is a different story and all I will say on here is I might have to go "red" on some folks. My mama bear claws are coming out.

My printer quit printing. The stupid "printer cannot communicate with the computer" thing. Restarting did not work. Guess I will reinstall it now. I would have done it during nap time if I didn't spend most of nap time trying to find the installation disk.

I got crossed up with my car line buddy, my son is mad at me for not picking him up when I picked Hannah up. He "oooed" at her, which has become a major sin in my house. So his punishment was no TobyMac music for the day. (Don't laugh, it is a very appropriate punishment considering his obsession.) And on the way home I forgot to stop at the post office as I drove RIGHT BY IT. So I had to go back before I could go home.

My 5 year old decided to draw a nearly life size self portrait. On her bedroom wall. In crayon. I spanked her. Hard. Her cousin watched her do it.

For those who hung in there til the end of this, I commend you. I have no profound thought, no light at the end of the tunnel thought for tonight. I have a dirty kitchen and 4 loads of laundry to fold. Oh, wait, tomorrow's Friday and 3 days til we leave for the beach. I lied - there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Few Funnies

I have been meaning to post these for QUITE some time and just now remembered. These are things my kids have said, specifically the "middletons" as I call them - that's what happens when you have 2 middle children.

Me to Corey: Why didn't you eat your oranges at lunch?
Corey: I couldn't get 'em opened so I just skipped ahead to cookies.

Allie: When I grow up I wanna be Joker's wife

Allie: (playing superheroes with Corey) OH NO! I GOT A BOMB ON MY BUTT!!!"

Lastly, (and this one scares me the most)
Corey: Mom, When I grow up, will you pay my bills?
Me: No, son, you'll get a job and make money to pay your own bills.
Corey: But I wanna spend my money on other stuff, like video games.