You may remember me talking about Steve Baker. Tonight, is a benefit concert in honor of him. Channel 2 did a wonderful story last night on the news.
You all know what a name dropper I am... or well, how I like it when people I know are on TV. So I decided to put the video on here. If you go to my previous post about Steve, you notice a picture I took, about 2 weeks before he died. Well, watch the video! They included it!! HEEHEE!!!!!! Just say it, I'm the coolest person you know! *grin*
Be sure to stop it after, or you'll get all the other stuff.
Last night, we had our concert debuting Donny's never before heard piece! I just don't have enough words, to tell you how amazing it was. It was recorded so hopefully, I will be able to share it with you all soon!!
I have seen this before, and found it again. I think it's cool! Plus, when I'm on instant messenger, I tend to disregard spelling, and my chatting look similar! heehee...
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So can you read it? It's interesting how the human mind works...no?
Clean up went ok. Nick came and helped me, thank goodness, or I would have been there all day! It was a little hairey, cuz again, I wasn't sure where everything went. Next time will be better, cuz I will unpack it. They've asked me to come back and do Christmas. It will be MUCH better, starting from the beginning. If I can jump onto a speeding train that's just been in an accident, I can certainly take it from the beginning. I get to do all the hiring, so if any of my blogging buddies want to come play with San ta, let me know!
We also took the kids to the Zoo. It was a beautiful day, we didn't go until about 4:30, but it was nice to have the excuse to leave. Anyway, everyone had a great time, and I took lots of fun pictures. I'm totally obsessed now. All I need now, is a really nice camera, and the obsession will be complete. HAHA...
Well I made it to end. I still have to pack everything up. This should be fun, considering, I didn't unpack it. So I hope the home office doesn't mind stuff randomly thrown in boxes! ;)
I'm kind of sad, to see it end. If any of you have been in plays, you know how much you want it to be over, and then when it is, you miss it. Well, last night, while we were doing our last closing stuff, the mall came to take down the set. I have to admit, I got a little teary. It has been my home away from home for 3 weeks now. And it was so pretty. To watch these burley, sweaty men, tear everything apart, was a little disturbing. I wish I didn't have to witness it. It will be hard enough to go back to an empty spot.
I know...I'm a dorkus. It's easier to be one- a dorkus- when ya own it like I do! :)
My mom taught me a long ago, Easter and Easter Bunny, are different. So I have always done Easter Bunny/baskets, on Saturday. The kids woke up to an Easter Basket, beside their bed. Parker was shocked! He said, "When did the Easter Bunny go to the store!?" haha...I think he was impressed that I got it all done! After Basket were gone through, we took Jack and Em... Parker came along, cuz it was at Wheeler Farm, and Nick was at a scout campout... to the Easter Egg hunt. Jack was pretty clueless, but loved being at the farm. Check out the video! SO funny!!
He's getting so adventurous. I put the pictures from the morning, on flickr, so check out the pictures to the right at the top. SO CUTE!!
Then we went to breakfast, which is where Jack figured out the straw! How cool is that!?!?!?? I really thought he'd never do it, at least till his palate repair.
Then of course I went to work, for 12 hours. SO FUN!! *rolling eyes* It WAS fun, to see all the kiddies, in their easter best! We had some CUTE kids yesterday!
So on to something else...Not sure what I'm gonna venture into next. Getting the house back into some sort of order, is the top priority. I wanna do fun stuff with the kids this week. Spend lots of time outside! This weekend I have a couple of fun concerts with choir.
For those who still believe in the Easter bunny...
PLEASE DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS POST!! :)
Yet another EB 911. Today, I had NO EB!!! So guess who donned the outfit!!??
That's right folks, that would be me! Oh my hell...I haven't had that much fun in ages! I posed like that for only a minute just for a picture for you guys!! And I'm pretty sure I lost 10 pounds today! :)
Work is SO fun, and SO exhausting. One week left, but 2 CRAZY Saturdays, and this weekend, I'm down a bunny. It'll be over before I know it. And I'll come out of it richer and skinnier! Hopefully my family will appreciate me more too!! ;)
Ok then. CRAZY day! Of course after not sleeping. we were late for the CT. But they are great, so it was ok. Jack was so cute. When we got to CT he was fine, then he decided, he was NOT in the mood. He got kind of scared, but once I talked to him, and told him he was ok, and I was going to stay right there with him, he was fine. He was still a little leary, but did great! I brought his koala, he thought that was fun. And the tech let the bear come along for the ride!! :)
So I asked to see the CT, and it looked to me, like his ventricles were enlarged, so I went to NS, and wanted to compare from last time till now. We got a resident, and she came in and said, everything looked the same. And "Has he been symptomatic?" Well, No, but last time his shunt wasn't working AT ALL, and he had NO symptoms. I told her about the prenatal HPE (shouldn't have), and the MRI's, and how we only found his shunt was failing, because of the repeat MRI. So I asked her, if I could see them to compare. We went back, and were looking at the two. They did look the same, so I was relieved. Then she says...are you ready for this? "It looks like he has LOBAR prosencephal, a very mild case." Seriously. I was quick to inform her, he did NOT have HPE. I don't remember if I corrected her pronunciation-haha-and then told her about the holodienencephaly, which of course she knew nothing about.
So once "school" was over...we left. Goodness, why do I have to know more than the Dr? So CT scan is fine. Just a big head. :)
So we get home, and about 10 minutes after we walk in the door, he was just walking, and tripped and smashed his forehead into the corner of the wall.
HUGE goose egg. SCREAMING RANTING WIGGLING. He carried on for about an hour. I was scared to death he had done something worse. He SCREAMED ever time I tried to put a cold towel on it. He finally calmed down, thankfully. This was all before 10.
So just before 11, I get a bunny 911, and have to run to the mall. Then we go to get Em, and rush home to get some lunch before I have to be at work at 1.
Around 1:30, just as I'm taking bunny out to the pasture, DH calls.
me: Hello? him: Do we have any steri- strips? me: silent him: Hello? me:...why him: Jack cut his chin, and I think I can see fat. I didn't see blood, cuz he was covered in beans and franks. I think he needs stitches.
Jack had fallen off a chair, and banged his chin on the way down. So I had a half hour, before I need to bring Bunny back, so I ran home to assess the damage for myself. Um ya, he needs stitches.
We decided to just bring him to the new IHC ER across the street. They were great. But of course I had to tell them what to do. They were talking about using a papoose board. I suggested just making a baby burrito(as Emma calls him) with a nice warm blanket, and he would do better. Which of course he did.
4 stitches, and 6 steri strips later, and only about an hour and a half, I was back at work.
I really don't know how you mom's who work full time do it. My hat is off to you.
This picture I took this morning, he is so proud to show you...oh, and the steri-strips? Ya, he took those of before he even got out of bed. *sigh*
This picture... was just after our bunny 911. I looked in my rear view mirror, and he waved and smiled at me, it was so cute, I grabbed the camera! How cute is he...really now...
Let's hope today, is a little less eventful *knocking on wood*
Yep, 2:48 am. My mind is going a hundred miles a minute. I thought I'd get SOME thoughts out, so I can go back to sleep. I sent a couple of texts out, while still in bed...that didn't help. So here I am.
First off, Jack's bday was very uneventful. Kind of nice actually. He got some clothes, and books, haven't has time to get him much else. Oh! Emma and Kayleigh, according to Emma, got him a bubble mower!(thanx Tami) . He LOVES everything, so he was happy. That's what matters right? I was taking video of him unwrapping his presents, and the battery died on my camera. So I had to drag out the video camera, while everyone waited for cake! ugh... So pictures are coming. Well Video, camera died... phewey... I still need to do his koala picture! I can't wait!!
Now for why I'm awake news... I desperately need a babysitter, and Jack's head is too big. I know, weird huh...
This job, is SO FUN! I wish I could do it care free, but instead, I'm a worrying about the kids. I am a stay at home mom, for a reason. I want to take care of my kids, not pay someone else to. All the jobs I've had in the past 8 years or so, I have been able to bring them with me. Nice huh(not sarcastic :))...When I took this job, I told my boss, I could work, maybe a couple hours in the morning, then go back in after Nick got home, till close. Ya well, it is SO NOT working out that way. I'm the boss, I'm the one who has to work when others can't. I only have 6 people working with me, and 2 are EB! I'm kind of freaking out. In my little perfect world, my sisters would live here...or in the super universe, Mary Pop pins would come for 2 weeks, spit spot my house, and whip my kids into shape. The other thing is...I can't leave Jack with just anyone. Reason number one, I haven't worked since he was born.
So I'm sending out a plea to all my blogging friends...If you or someone you know, can watch my kiddos, for the next couple of weeks, cheap or free... I would be eternally grateful!
Second reason my brain won't turn off. Jack had his well check today, and his head is measuring 52 cm. They are a little concerned, so we are heading up to PCMC at 8 am, to get a CT, and make sure, we are all over reacting. *sigh* Most of you won't get this till the CT is over, but please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I think I might have a nervous breakdown, if he needs surgery.
Oh, on a humorous note, Jack's head is 2 cm bigger than Emma's! ...silly Jack...
And I'm doing payroll. Not happy about it. I would LOVE to be writing a thought provoking post, about my thoughts on Jacky, but alas... I have a freakin job. And I'm the freakin manager. Don't get me wrong, I really do love it. Today, I was alone, with the bunny. So I took all the pictures, and did the cash register. It was kind of fun, and even gave me a little rush! It is the coolest thing to "get" the perfect picture. SO FUN! SO MANY sweet kids, and newborns, and even a gramma and grampa had some taken to send to their grandkids.
Oh, and just so you know...my friend is helping with an excel spreadsheet, so it will be easier for me! That's why I'm talking to "you". I am VERY proud of myself. I did the whole schedule, and made all the formulas, so the hours add up! And...it's pretty. Always...right? ;)
SO... I'll chat to my blog, until he's done...haha
Anyway...Jacky's birthday is on the morrow. I think I am almost trying NOT to think about it. There has been SO MUCH loss around me lately, and I've been thinking about what could have been so much, I'm emotionally drained on the subject. There was a young man who came to see the EB today. Didn't know he was delayed, until I talked to him. He was SO sweet, and so excited to see EB. I bet he was in his 20's. But after he left, I got so teary, wondering if Jack will be that way. And then someone else came to see the EB, so I snapped out of it.
I don't know...I TRY to focus on what he can do. And I feel so blessed for all he can do. If I have time tomorrow, I want to make a list of things he can do. But I still can't help but wonder.
So hopefully, I can write the post I want to write tomorrow. If I'm still conscious that is. I have to sing in the choir for Stake Conference, and then run to work till 5. *sigh* But to Jack, I will be gone all day...again... At least he doesn't KNOW it's his birthday!!
If you haven't been checking The Mack's blog, on Sunday she posted the video they played at Kaden's funeral. I haven't had the emotional energy to watch it until just now. Plus I knew what it would do to me, and I wanted to watch it in silence, with no kids around.
I was doing ok. The music is some of my favorite, and the pictures were so beautiful. Then there was a picture of Kaden with two doctors. The one the left, is Dr. Tim Lap ine. He was Jack's main Dr in the NICU. I don't have the words to tell you how much this man means to me. He is the kindest, most loving doctor I have ever met. He was so sweet to me, before Jack was born, and after. Every time I was there he would come up behind me, and put his arm around me, and say how wonderful Jack was. He was the one, who said how Remarkable Jack was. So when I saw that this wonderful man, got to spend time with Kaden, I was overwhelmed. I sobbed through the rest of it. Ok...like I didn't know I would, but seeing Dr Lapine, made it worse! I'm just so happy I could "share him". I know...I'm a dorkus.
As I start to reflect on Jack's birthday on Sunday, the magnitude of it is starting to sink in. We get so caught up in day to day drudgeries, we forget what a precious gift Jacky is. I vow to remember. My sweet boy is turning 2. Wow...
Ya, so I'm the manager now. For a week now, I have wanted to ACTUALLY be in charge, but now that I am, I'm kind of freaking out. I'm just back in self doubt mode. I want to do a great job, ya know?
And I'm nervous about being gone so much. I told my boss, I'm a stay at home mom for a reason, I don't like someone else taking care of my kids. But it's only for 2 more weeks, and I know, when it's over, I will feel so much better about myself, Right?
So anyway...send good vibes my way. Good, "keep your brain straight", and stay healthy vibes!! ;) Oh, and come see me! I don't want to say where on my blog, in case I have a stalker! heehee So email me, and I'll tell ya.
And the picture...was taken on the first day, before I started working. Jack looks thrilled doesn't he? Happy, Sarah?? :)
Well, it's been an interesting week. I took the job with the bunny for a couple of reasons. I figured it would be fun, I love kids, and taking pictures. I needed to get out of my house, and be "ME "! I need the money, for our vacation fund! And this job, only lasts 3 weeks. I haven't worked in over two years. I haven't worked retail- as in anything to do with money, in about 7. So I figured this would be a great way to see how the family does, if I have a little "get out of the house, spending money" job.
Well, it's not really going according to plan. The people who were hired to run the booth, aren't working out, to put it nicely, and I've had to take on WAY more than I was planning on. But it's been so fun! Most of you know, I'm a control freak, so taking over has been easy! ;)
Emma has been able to come with me on a couple of "bunny emergencies" we call them. The first day she had to come, we had to go get the bunny, and bring him to the set. I started out, and realized she was about to see the Eas ter Bun ny, with no head on. The first time I experienced that, I was 21 and it was my first day at Disney land. I was walking to get my costume(uniform) and there was Mickey walking on the sidewalk, with his head under his arm. Oh...and it was a GIRL!!! It was so disturbing. Then I saw Cind erella talking on a pay phone,(this was in the stone ages, before cell phones) and then I saw Snow W hite in the cafeteria, and when she went to sit down, she HIKED up her dress!! It was eye opening to say the least. So I was about 2 minutes, from exposing Emma to the ugly truth. So I had to think fast! I said to her, "You know how Santa has people that dress up like him, and go to stuff so kids can meet him?" I said, "The Easter Bunny has helpers too, and my friend is wearing a costume!" She was fine! She thought she was SO COOL, to know the Bunny's secret.
So it's been an interesting week, and it's going to get more interesting. Luckily, it only lasts till Easter!
So. How's things? S'all good here. Health wise anyway. My heart is still on my sleeve. Maybe I'm just getting old! *rolling eyes* Or maybe...it seems to happen the same time every 3-4 weeks or so. *rolling eyes* again!
Op rah, has a new show. That should get the water works going again!!
4 out of 6 went to church, so it was a big day! ;) For 2 out of 3 meetings! ;) ;)
I GOT A JOB!!!! That's right folks, I'm a workin girl. NOT THAT KIND....goodness. Although...they make GOOD money... :)
I'm hangin with the Easter Bun ny! I've worked twice, and it's a blast! The kids are SO freakin cute, I can hardly stand it. And it's fun to run into friends. Well, they run into me I guess...haha. Email me and I'll tell you what mall, and you can come see me. I think this will stick. It's the same company that comes into the mall, and does San ta and Easter Bu nny, so I can just do it when it rolls around.