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Welcome to T.A.D.ay in the Life!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Out Of Control!

The kid's were watching a Sponge Bob video, and Bob was really tired and seeing everyone as a Crabby Patty. LOL, but at one point, when there was Crabby Patty's everywhere, Dylan said "Mom! They are Out Of Control!!"
Man they crack me up.
I'll have to put a pic up, but we got a new blow up pool for the back yard. The kid's have been having so much fun in it. It's Been SO HOT. I'm really going to get in there with them one day soon.
Our neighbor, Jennifer, and her little boy, Ryan, came over to swim with them today. We had a lot of fun. The kids all got cranky, and we had to cut it short though, so we'll have to do it again one day soon.
Abbey started her dance class tonight BUT, when we got there, the instructor "wasn't feeling well" so we paid for our six week class, then did nothing. I wasn't too pleased. Oh well. Abbey and I went for Ice cream instead. The boys were very upset that they don't get to dance yet. But I told them they have to start wearing underpants like big boys ALL of the time, not just sometimes before they can dance. So, maybe that will be an incentive to start wearing undies all the time like Big BOYS.......However, Abbey and Dylan both say that they don't want to be big, EVER........They want to stay little and stay home. aaawwww. Trevor however, wants to be BIG BIG BIG...heehee

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Who Made This???

Before I get to the meaning of the title, I'll tell you a little about our day. It was SO stinkin hot out today, we really didn't feel like doing much. At one point, before nap, the trio decided to all be "jungle boys" and "jungle girl" and run around the house in their underwear yelling and jumping and climbing. ha ha
Then we took the show out to the back yard, for some "sprinkler action" and mommy even got in with them. Eventually, daddy even joined us! We had a ton of fun, and took some great pictures!!
Tonight we had movie night at church. The kids and I went over. Now, I must say, that Brenda M and I have been working on getting a garage sale together, so our newly cleaned garage, looks very cluttered right now. On our way out the back door through the garage, Dylan stopped on the steps and said in a shocked voice "Mommy!! Who DID this MESS????" I about fell over laughing. and he said "Clean it UP!" He cracks me up.
Tonight was another Aaaaawwww moment with Trevor. I had already prayed with both boys, and they decided they needed to try to go potty, and then back to bed again. I was really ready for some quiet time. Daddy was getting ready to read, so I was leaving the room, to go pray with Abbey and tuck her in too. As I was shutting the boys' door, Trevor said "mom, Wait!" I said "what Trevor" thinking, 'come on,not the potty again." and he said "I love you mom."
Now to the title. When we were leaving the fellowship hall after the movie tonight, I heard Abbey ask me something but really didn't pay much attention at first. When I asked her what, and turned to look at her, she was standing there intently admiring a beautiful rose bush beside the building, and she asked me with awe and wonder in her voice, "Mom, who made this?"
After I caught my breath, I told her "God did honey." She gave me a look like 'well, He did a good job.' Oh, my, these babies God has given me. Could I be any more blessed???? I really don't think so :)

Friday, June 24, 2005

Meeting With Heather

Today we went to meet Heather, Gavin, Garrett and Claire in Lima. It was a good time. H and I didn't really get to talk too much, with all the kids, but it was good to get together. We decided to leave the kids at home next time, so we can just meet the two of us. The kid's all had fun together, and we drew lots of attention. LOL
I was SO proud of Abbey on the way home. She doesn't like to go in potty's that aren't "our potty's" so she wouldn't go when we were out. However, on the way home on the expressway, she screamed because she was about to go in her pants. So, I pulled way off the road, and got out the little portable potty I just bought at the store last week ( best investment in a long long time) opened the front and back passenger side doors. and put her on the potty. She told me to Leave!! so I went over by the boys and talked while she pooped and peed. Now, I'm SO proud, cuz she has this habit of saying she has to go, then if she doesn't like WHERE she has to go, she won't go, and then ends up peeing her pants. But she was just as comfy as can be going on the side of the road on that little potty. I was so proud.
Anyway, when we got home, we tried to find some fire-flys. We saw a bunch of them along side the road on the way home, but not many in our yard or the church yard. They were so cute. Whispering, and Dylan carrying the cup while we all looked around in the dark...I promised that tomorrow we'd take a walk and go look again.
OH, and one more thing. Earlier today, I had them take a little nap before we went to meet Heather and the kids. They had just each had a drink after playing outside,and Abbey said her "belly was full, and sick" so I told her "well, you need to lay down and take a nap, and it will feel better." So, she went in to take a nap, and then told me she wanted Trevor to give her a kiss. So, he came in and kissed her, and then he rubbed her hair, and said "it's ok, you just lay down, you'll feel better. It's ok" It was so cute. He's become such a little caretaker lately. He's always watching out for me and his brother and sister anymore. It's so cute. I guess all his hospital experiences have "growed him up" a bit maybe. :(

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Hey, we finally went to the "Kitty Cat Pool" LOL aka the Kiddie Pool.
They had a blast!! Sarah was with us, and her and a friend took the boys into the big pool a little bit too. But they had a great time in the kiddie pool.
At one point, the boys were having a good ole time making their swim trunks get "puffy" in the water as they sat down in it.
Dylan shouted out, "Mom, my butt's gettin big!" HA HA
Me and another lady there with her little boy, started laughing. I said "well honey, mommy has that problem too, but it has nothing to do with the swimming pool water!"

"Daddy will take care of You!"

I'm feeling pretty crappy today. My friends Brenda and Alissa came today, to help get my garage sale stuff together, and clean the basement. I thought maybe I was hungry, and too hot or something. I just felt yucky, and really shakey, so we went downtown to get something to eat.
Well, the restaraunt was cool, in more ways than one. Couzins now has a play area in the back for kids. So the kids really enjoyed it. But lunch didn't seem to help me any. I couldn't finish it. I just felt like Pukeing. So, we went to the car, and of course, they didn't want to go home yet, they wanted to play somewhere. I told them "you guys, mommy feels really yucky, and needs to go home and take a nap or something. Ok?" Trevor said "ok mom. Mom?" "yes, honey" I said"
Trevor said "Daddy will take care of you mommy. Let's go home"
aaaawwwww.....My sweet sweet boy.

One A Day

No matter how many times I repeat the word "vitamin," every day, Trevor asks for his "bitavin" LOL.
Well, at least he likes them, right? Abbey refuses to take hers. Any ideas? It's the chewable kind.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Having Freinds

Today, the trio had some friends come and play. Luke Zachrich from church, and his cousin Zoe. They were all excited, but we had a few probs with sharing. They are so used to having each other, and knowing who plays with what and so on, that it was hard for them to share with another almost 4 year old. They did pretty well when my friend Lynn and her kids were here, but maybe because the "almost 4 year old" in that set of kids is a girl, maybe made a difference?? I dunno. Anyway, it was good for them regardless. Hopefully Luke and Zoe can come over one day next week again and play. They are looking forward to their birthday. That's all they're talking about right now. It should be a fun one!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Don't Wanna Be Big!

Just had to share this one. This is my second post tonight, but earlier we were talking about Birthdays and Armpit hairs (don't ask) but both things led to the "getting big" conversation. I went later to help Abbey get her PJ's on, and she told me "Mom, I don't want to get big and go away anywhere, I want to stay little and stay with you."
:( aaaaawwwwww

Rapper Boy.....and Tired Tootsies!!

LOL, today the five of us went to the zoo. On our way there, someone said something, and I said "what the?!" And Dylan for some reason just said "WORD"
HA HA HA, Dave and I just cracked up, and were like "where did that come from?"
We had a good time. It was hot, and crowded, but fun.
They had their first Cotton Candy, and Dylan got brave enough to hug the Tiger (the one with the person inside the costume heehee) before we left. I knew he really wanted to, but was afraid when we went in. But on the way out,he didn't want to leave the thing!!!
They all did really good at holding hands, and not getting too cranky.
OH, but before we left, Trevor wanted daddy to hold him because his "tootsies were too tired." he said. ha ha ha

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Out of the Mouths Of Babes.......

A few days ago, a good friend of ours from church died. Today, Father's Day, was the funeral. Last night, the boys were all worked up and didn't want to settle down to sleep, so Dave took his sleeping bag in their room, and slept with them. He told them "Remember Larry, the "coffee guy" (because Larry let Trevor drink his coffe when he was at our house)?" And the boys said "Yeah!"
Dave said "well, he's in Heaven with Jesus now, which is good, but Ruth and Anita are very sad because they miss him.....So, boys, lets pray for Ruth and Anita, ok?"
So, Dylan went first and Dave said he prayed for almost a full minute, then he finally heard Amen!
Then Trevor said "Trevors turn dad!" and he prayed much the same as Dylan had. However, he stopped before the Amen, and said "hey dad" and Dave told him, "Trevor, honey, your praying, finish praying first." and Trev said "no, hey dad!" so Dave said "what?" And Trevor asked, "Is Larry doing this?" and in the dark of night, Dave heard his two little hands start to clap...................
After Dave wiped the tears from his eyes, he said "yes, honey, Larry is doing a lot of clapping right now."

Friday, June 17, 2005

Growing Boys!!!

Wow, well, today Brenda M. and I were working on Garage Sale stuff, and Alissa watched the kids. It was nearing Lunch Time, and I heard Dylan repeating "I want Sketti!!" To Alissa. When he saw me, he practically begged for it! I think that's the first time one of my kids had a "craving." I didn't have enough spaghetti noodles to make spaghetti,so I opened some cans of beefaroni. He LOVED it. He absolutely scarfed the first bowl, and when I asked him if he wanted more he said "yeah" as he was digging the last noodle out of the bowl with his fingers and eating it!! And yes, I did feed them breakfast. He ate TWO waffles!!!
Later, they ended up downstairs where Brenda and I were working, and found Daves hand weights. Dave and I were in the dining room. He went to the top of the stairs and I hear "oh, wow, buddy, careful!!!" and then "ok, thanks" and here he comes with a TEN POUND hand weight, and looked at me, and said "Trevor just carried this one handed up the stairs to give to me!!!" Now, that my friends, is a STRONG boy. ha ha ha

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Cast Off!!

Trevor got his cast off for good today!! Yippee!! His little arm looks so white and scrawny! heehee but he's loving having it off.
I took all three kids, and then we went to lunch at Wendy's, and then to the grocery store. They did really well.
For some reason, the boys (especially Dylan) have decided that they are afraid of the dark. I don't know what the deal is with that. I put a night light in their room a few nights ago, and that did the trick for a night or two.
Then one night , we lost electricity, so it was REALLY dark and QUIET, so I put Abbey in their room, and layed in Dylans bed to get them all to settle.
For a couple of nights, everyone has been fine. But tonight as I type, they are ALL crying. UGH......Any ideas anyone???
The night the electricity went out, and we all layed in the boys' room, I waited until it got all quiet, and then made a noise with my mouth, and said "Oh, TREVOR! quit farting!" and they were cracking up. Then everyone was like "me now mom, me now" so I kept doing it to everyone. It was funny. We were like a bunch of teenagers laying around in the dark at a sleepover, just being silly.
WELL, today while we were walking down the Milk aisle in the store, and all of a sudden really loud Abbey does the noise thing, and says "ah mom, quit Farting!!!"
It was funny, but I told her that's only funny at home, and not in the store. ha ha ha
The boys are FINALLY doing better at the potty thing. They're really trying. They get a jelly bean or some other peice of candy if they go, or at least try to go. And they are really trying. So HOPEFULLY, by the time they turn FOUR, they will be fully trained! sheesh!
Things are going pretty great all in all. Gotta go check on the munchkins.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Know What Is Hurt, Before You Offer To Kiss It!!! LOL

Tonight, Abbey didn't want to go to sleep (as normal) and I went in to her room for the umpteenth time to tell her to settle, and she said "but mom, I got Hurt!"
I said, "Ok, where, I'll kiss it, then you go to sleep!" She got up on all fours and turned around so that her but was pointed up to my face!!! ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing)
We (me and the kids) water flowers together everyday. We each have a watering can. As we were walking out the door, I poured a little trickle of water on her head because she wasn't moving out of my way. She said "MOM, I'm not a flower pot! I'm just an Abbey!" HA HA HA

Monday, June 13, 2005

Swimming Pool

The kid's and I took a walk tonight. We heard a baseball game going on at the community park, so cut through some yards to go watch, but the game had just ended. :(
BUT, we went over by the library and played on the swings, and then checked out the community pool! I know that they don't allow floaty devices, so I thought that stunk, and have never taken them to the pool. BUT, tonight, for the first time in almost our 3 years here, ha ha, I noticed that they have a kiddie pool! So, we went and checked it out, and it's only 1 foot deep! That would be fun and they wouldn't NEED floaty devices. It's only 1.50 for the kids' to go swimming, so I think we'll go up sometime REALLY soon. Maybe even tomorrow!
I talked to the girl that was working there, and as we were getting ready to leave, and Dylan said "No, I want to see the Kitty Cat pool!" The girl and I were cracking up. She said "that just made my day, that was the funniest thing I've heard all day!" I told Dylan "Honey, it's not a Kitty Cat pool, it's a Kiddie Pool, a pool for Kids!" ROFL

The Movie Was Fun!!!

Well, we went to see Madagascar last night, and it was a hoot! We had a lot of fun. It was a cute movie. The Lion in the movie was shot with a tranquilizer at one point, and was "tripping" so when Trevor, who was sitting on my lap, asked what was happening, I whispered that "alex is tripping."
Then a few minutes later, it happened again. Then Trevor said OUT LOUD "that lion just keeps tripping and tripping and tripping."
HA HA HA it was so funny.
We were ALL really ready for bed when we got home though.
Sarah went with us, and when she left Trevor was so sad about it. He cried and said "I want my Sarah!"
Everyone went to bed and to sleep pretty quickly. Abbey and Dylan just loved the movie, and can't wait to go see another one.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

First Movie!!

The kid's and I are all soooo excited. I am taking them to see their first movie tonight!!! WOOHOO.....
We're going to the 9pm movie, so they're excited not only to get popcorn, pop, and candy, but that they get to go somewhere when it's DARK!! heehee
Sarah is coming over after work to spend the night, so she is going with us!
I'll let you all know how it goes!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Start

Oh, there is just SO much I need to be keeping track of, that I decided to start this so that I can write it down in the kid's letters later.
Trevor is still in an arm cast, but a short one. He should be getting it off next week. He's been complaining a lot about his "legs hurting" or "being tired" so I took him to the dr. They said it's probably just growing pains, but that I did the right thing by bringing him in. The other day, he fell for no reason, and that worried me. I'm just supposed to look for certain things that if they change or appear, I should take him back in. While we were in the waiting room though, he came over to me and said "mom, you're my friend!"
What a sweety.
I gave the boys both haircuts the other day. I haven't used the electric clippers for a while and they don't remember them. So they were afraid of it. Trevor threw a FIT...A MAJOR one, and screamed at me that I "broke his hair!!" It broke MY heart! I usually just use scissors. Looks like I need to go back to doing that so I don't traumatize my boys!!
Abbey is potty trained and doing GREAT. I'm trying so hard with the boys, but they just aren't interested at ALL.
I know there's some cute things I need to write in here, but can't remember right now. So, I may just come in and write some little notes to myself once in a while.
OH, I'm going to see if I can become a board member on the Art's Council here in town. I'm really pumped about that. They're bringing dance to Grand Rapids, and Abbey is going to take ballet classes. WOOHOO...... I'm so excited about it. So is Abbey.