Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Manhattan Declaration

Have you heard of this?

All Christians should not only read this, but sign it and tell all your friends about it.

Here is part of the Preamble:

We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

  1. the sanctity of human life
  2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
  3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty. 
Interested?  You should be.   Go.  NOW!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

So quiet

The two big boys are at Nana and Papa's house this evening.  The house is quiet.  So quiet! 

This is the first night they have both been gone since the night Max came home from the hospital... I believe.  I wouldn't trust my brain to remember much of anything at this point in my life.  I have forgotten so many things lately.  Big things.  Small things.  So many things.  All forgotten.  What is wrong with my brain? 
I was talking about something... oh yeah.  The quiet.

Ahhhhhhh.  The quiet.  It is nice.  Just me and Max right now.  He's asleep.  Eric is out on a run. When he gets home, we are going out to dinner.  A nice quiet dinner.  Just the two of us and a child that cannot talk (back) or walk or fuss about his food.  A nice quiet dinner.  And, I can probably even sleep in tomorrow morning.  Just feed Max when he gets up (did I mention he slept 8.5 hours straight last night???) and then we can go back to sleep together.  So beautiful! :)

We might do a bit of shopping in the morning.  Groceries and Christmas.

Ahhhhhhh. The quiet. :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Max's 2 month stats

We had Max's 2-month check-up on Monday.  Here are his stats:
Ht: 22 1/2" (25%)
Wt:  11 lb 2.5oz (40%)
HC: 50%

So, he is the littlest peanut in our house.
Mason was 11 lb 9oz and Miles was 11 lb 13oz. 

Don't worry, I am not comparing, just observing.  Love my little peanut. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Conversation this morning:

Mason: "Mommy, Me and Miles are like Tom and Jerry.  We're best friends."

Me: (laughing) "Yes, Mason, you are JUST like Tom and Jerry." 

I guess the fact that Tom and Jerry are friends deep down and love each other deep down really stuck with Mason.  The fighting, chasing and all the rest, that is just what friends do.  Apparently.  Right! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Little Eyes

Such a great reminder that children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say........

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall fun

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The one in which I disclose which boy is my total, absolute favorite........

..........Max slept 8 hours last night.

10pm - 6am.

Thank you.

The End. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009


So, we had to take Miles to the ER Tuesday morning.

Miles picked up and then dropped a glass on the wood floor in the den and it shattered everywhere.
I had just finished a shower and Mason ran into our bathroom saying "Miles dropped a glass" over and over.  I didn't think a whole lot about it for a second, but then I saw the look on Mason's face and the panic in his voice hit me.  I ran into the den and Miles was sitting on the floor screaming.  His (white, of course) shirt was covered in blood on the tummy.  My heart stopped.  I grabbed both of his wrists to try and determine where the blood was coming from.  Thankfully it was just from his hand, not his tummy or chest like I originally thought.  Apparently, after the glass shattered, he picked up a piece and cut 2 fingers, one much more badly than the other.

I ran him to the kitchen to clean his hands and saw a wide cut on the ring finger of his right hand.  It was gushing blood (sorry to be gross!) and I knew I had to put pressure on it.

Mason was not doing well at this point, so I kept sending him out of the room to get me things - my glasses, a towel, etc.  Miles was still screaming and Max was screaming from his bed.
I called Eric and had him call the pediatricians office.  I knew I could not hear them over the screaming from Miles.  They asked us to come in so they could look at it to see if he needed stitches or if they could use the skin glue in their office.  We went to our ped's office and the nurse felt that he needed stitches and sent us to the ER.  After an hour and a half waiting,they decided to just use the skin glue (dermabond) and avoid the trauma of stitches (and needles!).  The thing was that it was not terribly deep, it was just wide and had a hard time staying closed to heal.
As of about 8 hours later, he had already started picking pieces of the glue off and it was totally gone a little over 24 hours later.  I am just hoping it had time to close up enough so that it will not get an infection in it.  I am bribing him with jelly beans to keep a band-aid on it.  More often than not, he gets a new band-aid and not a jelly bean. 
I know accidents happen, but I am feeling like a terrible mom as it was my water glass from the night before. I have said for months that Miles is the one that will always keep me on my toes and that will end up in the ER the most times.  So far, Mason - 0, Max - 0, Miles - 2.
I think he is going to be the cause of my grey hair.....!!!!