Monday, November 24, 2008

The Sweetness of Jack: The Ham!

I got Jack out of the tub the other day, and he was so cute all snuggled up, and insisted on staying that way. So I grabbed the camera. He is such a ham...ooooohhhh I love this kid!


And then of course, a little case you didn't grasp the peek a boo.

Then I got this one...
and it reminded me of one my favorite baby pictures...

Seriously, is there anything sweeter!?!??!? He has changed SO much, and yet his soul is the same. You'ld never know all this kid has been through, looking at him.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Catch up


So Jack's cheek is a bruise, that turned to scar tissue. duh... He just wants to watch it and recheck it in about 6 months or so. So it looks like he'll have a sweet dimple for a while, if not forever. *rolling eyes* He did hit it the other day again, and now the knot is harder...this kid.

Emma is feeling better. Fortunately her rapid strep was negative. Unfortunately, her rapid strep was negative, so she's still sick. Just a little cold, but can't go to school, so she's going crazy! "I miss my friends", she sobbed to me this am. :(

Other than that, I'm trying to pretend Christmas is not coming. But it's Christmas at it's hard to deny.

I'll let you know if something exciting happens!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


So Emma is running a temp. *sigh* She woke up in the middle of the night, ok, it was 6 am, but when you've gone to bed at 1 am, it sure feels like it.

Anyway... sore throat headache thing, I am a little worried, cuz this is the age Parker started getting strep every 6 weeks or so...till his tonsils came out, and hers...ARE HUGE! ...but the real reason I'm blogging about this is...

My ear thermometer, has been well used, and unfortunatly "played with". So it only reads in celsius. When she had her kidney infection, in the ER her temp was 40 something, and that alone shot her to the head of the line to be seen. And when Jack was in the nicu, I remember something about 36-37 being normal. So when it read 38.8, i knew is was high, plus she as hot. :)

Anyway, I just got on the computer to find out what it was exactly, and found this page. Cool, but when I read how to convert using math, instead of a computer formula, I laughed out loud. I'll share it with you, so you all can do it, when your computor is not handy!

°F to °C
Deduct 32, then multiply by 5, then divide by 9
°C to °F
Multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32

Ya, my brain's gonna compute that when I have a sick kid in the middle of the night! haha

I just know 38, is "running a temp". We'll leave it at that.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

stuff to look at...

I did a few posts on the other blog...if you wanted to know... if you need an invite, let me know! :)

Something else

So Jack has something new going on...

I looked at him the other day, as he was grinning at me and realized he had a dimple, he never had before. Then I noticed, "he has had that bruise, for a LONG time, too long." Yet, I can't remember how long, or even how it happened.

I asked him how he hurt his cheek, and he pointed to Parker. *rolling eyes*

It only dimples when he smiles, and the bruise has a knot in the middle of it. And to make it MORE interesting, it's in the same side of his face his cleft is on.

Here's a couple pictures taken on the same day, a couple days ago.

This is his favorite toy. And just a funny picture. But a good one of the "dimple".

So I have been wondering what to do, who to call, if it's worth worrying about. I finally decided to call the plastic surgeon, since he's the one "in charge" of his face. Well he wants to know, when and how did it happen. And I'm embarassed, that I don't know. None of us, can remember.
Well, I decided, to look back through pictures. I take a few, if you didn't know. And fortunatley, they are dated! YAY! So I found this one taken on Oct 16th.

And then we all remember, a couple days before, he had tripped in the office, and landed on the wheel/leg of the chair. I'm SO glad we remembered, and found out how long it's been. A month is a bit long, for a bruise, don't you think?

So his appointment is tomorrow, and we are hoping and praying it's nothing. Join me won't you??

Friday, November 7, 2008

One Proud Momma

I've always known Parker was special, even when he was little. Actually, when he was little, he was a pain, but when he wasn't being a pain, he was sweet.

Yesterday, his teacher gave me the greatest gift. She told me how much she loves having Parker in her class. She said how he is so popular, everyone gravitates to him, and that he is "A little ball of Sunshine." We are still giggling about that one.

But the gift was when she told me about Jebba. Jebba is a little girl with special needs, in his class. She is from Africa I think. She came to the states last year to get help with her severe facial cleft. I, of course was instantly drawn to her, but so was Parker. He was so excited the first day of school, when he found out she was in his class. He talks about her often, and how cute and funny she is. A few weeks ago, she had some work done on her face. The second he got in the car, he tells me" Jebba is having surgery tomorrow!" Then he saw her, getting on the bus, and was SCREAMING out the window..."JEBBA, JEBBA, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SURGERY!!!!" Then one of the girl in their class ran up and gave her a big hug. It was so sweet, I cried.

There are a group of girls, that really watch out for her, and help her in the class. She has an aide, but she also gets help from the kids. Mrs H, told me, that Jebba always picks the girls to help her. Then last week, she picked Parker. We talked about how Parker's main issue with his school work, is staying on task. And yet, when he was helping Jebba, he was TOTALLY focused for the 20 minutes they were working together. She said that she has been so impressed with Parker the whole year. But to see him working with Jebba was so moving, and it really touched her. She felt like she had witnessed Parker's life unfolding, and how neat it was to watch this amazing 11 yr old, and see what a wonderful special ed teacher he would be. She moved me to tears, yet again. Then she said, "Having Jack for a brother has really determined your path Parker." He is SUCH a good big brother, and loves Jack SO MUCH. I'm just glad we get to share him with Jebba too!!

I'm so proud of him, I don't have enough words. And I'm pretty sure HE'S proud of himself too...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cool Song

Jack's new theme song.

I know he can walk, but I think many things will come hard to him, and already have. This song touched me! I think it's a good message for all of us!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Emma tells a joke and states the obvious

"Hey Mom, what is black and white and red all over? A Zebra in a blender! HAHAHAHA

Hey Mom! What is green and red all over? A FROG in a blender!

What's pink and pyrple and read all over? A Butterfly! This wing is pink, and this wing is purple.

What's black and blue and red all over? A black and blue sea horse in a blender.

What's grey and has a big trunk and is red all over? An Elephant in a blender!

Oh, and did I mention, the blender is REALLY big!!!"

Oh this girl kills me...

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Here are some. I have more, but they are of s at school, and I don't think their parents want me posting their kids pictures on my blog! :)

Ths one is at Daddy' work.


The Rules: Answer the questions using only ONE WORD.

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your significant other? sleeping

3. Your hair? flat

4. Your mother? loving

5. Your father? intermitten

6. Your favorite thing? laughing

7. Your dream last night? idunno

8 Your favorite drink? water

9. Your dream/goal? contentment

10. The room you’re in? office

11. Your hobby? singing

12. Your fear? illness

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? content

14. What you’re not? organized

15. Muffins? YUM!

16. One of your wish list items? house

17. Where you grew up? beverly

18. The last thing you did? IHOP

19. What are you wearing? jammies

20. Favorite gadget? phone

22. Your computer? his

23. Your mood? good

24. Missing someone? always

25. Your car? messy

26. Something you’re not wearing? pants

27. Favorite store? albertsons( sad I know.)

28. Like someone? yes

29. Your favorite color? pink

30. When is the last time you laughed? today- alot

31. Last time you cried? today

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Carving our pumkins seemed like it was never going to happen. I took me forever to get some, and then with me working evenings, we could never coordinate carving them. SO YAY...the kids were off school Fri, so we headed outside...yay again for beautiful weather... and got the nastiness over with. Just kidding... The kids had fun, Jack thought it was all SO interesting...but we did miss Daddy.