Friday, July 29, 2005

Bedtime Blues

HELP!! I am so mad tonight. I feel like it is a struggle every night to get my kids to bed. They are night owls and I need them to be in bed. Reid really tried my patience tonight and I don't really know how to handle it right now. He wanted to watch a movie at 10:00 (after being sick all day, again) and I said no and the tears started to flow........It makes me feel like a terrible mom. Is it bad that I need a little "me" time?? Maybe I need to go back and read "The Strong Willed Child" for the millionth time. :)

Sorry....had to vent.........

Monday, July 25, 2005

Tylenol, Motrin..whatever works

We have been a little puny lately. I think I started it with a headache and fever for me. It's just a viral infection but it lasts for about 3-4 days. Macy had it last week and was pretty pitiful. I ended up taking her to the doctor because I thought she might have strep, it was the viral infection. She is finally her old self and back to playing play-doh, barbies and making big messes! Yesterday while I was getting ready for church, Reid started feeling bad. I let him stay home with Troy and by the time I got home he had a fever and bad headache....UGH!! He ran fever all thru the night and this morning is a little better but still laying around complaining of a headache...the fever is a little better but he is still not himself. Right now he is watching Toy my bed. I hope Troy doesn't get it!

I was thinking today of times when I was sick and all the things my mom would do for me. I remember her making a "bed" for us on the couch so we could watch TV while we were sick, how wonderful the clean sheets felt when she changed them after us being sick, soup and crackers, I remember Nana always bringing popsicles out to us. And of course the TLC that Mom gave us until we felt better. :) I still wish for that TLC and for popsicles when I am sick. I know being sick isn't the best memory but anyone remember things your mom or dad would do for you that was special?

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Hottest Coolest Time in Texas's 11:15 pm on Saturday night and are my kids sleeping???? NO THEY ARE NOT!! They are bed. I hear a lot of flipping and talking but no sleeping. This summer has been a crazy one so all of our schedules are off. We just got back from our annual Schlitterbahn trip with the Sab's. It was another fun time with family. The four of us went a day early so we could get two full days of waiting in line for an hour really fun??? Anyway, the first night I got food poisoning (or something) :) I can tell you that I won't be eating at Applebee's any time soon. Thankfully, I felt better the next morning and we were off to the park. We stood in line for the river ride for about an hour (after standing in line for a lifejacket and kiddy toob for Macy) and when we finally got to the front of the line Macy had a screaming fit....legs straight and NOT getting into the toob that I stood in line for 15 minutes to get...well we made her get in and she cried all the way down. The river ride is not a scary's really relaxing but she didn't think so. There is a point in the ride that you can go one way to the Comal River and the other way to get out and yes, you guessed it...the girls had to get out and the boys got to finish the ride. :) So, the rest of our trip Troy and I took turns with her and played in the kiddy part. I was glad when it was my turn to go with Reid to the FUN rides!! We had a great time and look forward to going back again next year.


Before we went to Schlitterbahn we had a fun weekend at Mom and Dad's for the 4th. I wrote that we were going to Rosanky to watch the fireworks but we decided to stay in the 'ville to watch...the were really good. We all had fun...we sat on the tailgates of Old Blue and BA's truck. Macy did not like the fireworks but loved the snowcone!! :) Reid loved the fireworks and didn't finish his snowcone....go figure. Mom had a BBQ at her house and we did a lot of swimming and eating! Oh, my gosh we ate ALL day!! One of Reid's favorite things was getting to ride Terry's golf cart all over D. River! We had a blast and hope to make the 4th party and annual thing!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy 4th of July

What a busy summer this has been! I can't believe that it is about half way over and school will be starting soon. I also can't believe that I will have a 3rd grader....that is unbelievable. I still feel (at times) like I am a kid myself. We have been doing a little driving this summer.....we went to Lake Conroe the last two weekends. Troys parents have a time share thing there and we stayed there and went swimming, played putt-putt, went out on the boat and played dominoes and sequence all weekend. It was fun and very relaxing. Reid had fun hanging out with Eric and Marc....they are 15 and Reid thinks they are pretty cool. All they do is burp, toot, and talk about girls.....I hope Reid didn't catch on to any of that! We go to Schlitterbahn in 2 weeks with them...that ought to be exciting...more burping, yeah :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th....I think we will be heading to the 'ville to watch the fireworks in the big 'ole town of Rosanky...population 25...saluuuuuutttttteeeee!! No, really I bet they are pretty good...I'll let you know :) Troy has to work this weekend so I'll be traveling with the's torture sometimes. Macy is potty trained but we have to stop in every other town to tinkle. It takes us all day to get there....Oh, well...I know all the good stops! There is this one stop in Ellinger that I always stop at whether thy have to tee-tee or not. It has a very cute gift shop inside with scrapbook stuff!!! VERY CUTE!!

Have a great weekend!!