Monday, February 25, 2008

A day at the Butterfly House

On Saturday, I felt the need to get out of the house and give Jason some quiet time. I called up a friend and we decided to head out to the Butterfly House in Chesterfield. My friend has 2 girls, ages 4 and 1 1/2 years. I took quite a few pics. So I would like to share some with you.

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This is my favorite photo. I like the colors on this butterfly.
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I love this pic of Nate. He is learning to smile when we ask him to, so this is him smiling! I think he was being goofy too!
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After spending time at the Butterfly House, there is the Carousel House. Here is Nate on his horse!
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Hope you all enjoy the pics! Please leave a comment if you want!

One for the books

Any body been woken up at 5:45am with your child yelling "SOOOOOORRRRRRYYYYY"? Well, I have been and it's not funny. Nate decided that 5:45am is a great time to wake up and frantically start searching for a toy. Maybe I need to translate the sorry for you. He was saying "SSAAAALLLLLLLLYYY". Sally, if you all know, is the blue car from the movie "Cars". In all reality, it's my fault that he has Sally. You see, we were supposed to go away for the weekend and Jason's parents were going to watch Nate for us. I had a great idea to buy 2 die cast cars from the movie Cars. I bought Doc and Sally and wrapped them up for him to open on Friday and Saturday. He has been asking for those 2 plus sheriff. He bought Sheriff on Monday. Thursday night he opened Doc and was excited. I let him open Sally on Saturday. This kid is hooked! S
So, after running in his room trying to help him look for Sally in the blankets and not finding her, he was content to lay down and try to go back to sleep with just Doc, Sheriff, Lightening McQueen, Mator and Bertie the Bus from Thomas. Well, he hasn't gone back to sleep. We have a crazy day of grocery shopping to do and get the shocks fixed on the van. Maybe he will go done for an early nap and sleep for 3 hours. That would be nice. Oh, yes, and looking for long lost Sally. I could have sworn he had Sally at nap time yesterday so I have no clue where she is. Oh, well.

I will add more when Nate goes down for nap.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mission Accomplished

When I left my parents old house in Hillsboro, they were on their way to Springfield. They didn't need me to help them on the other end unloading. 3 guys who helped load up the truck went to Springfield to unload. I know there were other people who were there too to help.

Please keep my dad in your prayers. Saturday he woke up with a fever and had chills. Saturday night when they were at supper he had the chills again. Mom and dad were supposed to go back to Hillsboro either yesterday or today to pick up dads truck so he could go back to work but I don't think thats going to happen. I talked with mom last night and said that he was going to see the doctor yesterday.

I got to talk with a old family friend on Saturday. It is my god father, Jim. He is such a good family friend that I call him Uncle Jim! He got remarried on Feb. 2 to Linda. I don't know anything about Linda only that from what mom says, she is a wonderful person! I haven't seen Jim in probably 15 years. I have talked with him on the phone in those years. We both have birthdays on May 19th! It was so good to hear his voice and talk with him.

I am surprising Jason with something good this weekend. He knew nothing of it till last night. All he knows is that we are heading to his folks Thursday night. I didn't want to keep him in the dark about that. He doesn't know whats happening after that. He does know that his folks are keeping Nate for the weekend. I will have to let you all know what we did on Monday.

Well, I have a chicken taco quiche to make up for supper. It makes 2 so I can freeze one! I am off to do that.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Will be gone till Sat.

I am helping my parents move today, tomorrow and Saturday. I finally counted how many times they have moved since I was a baby, so since 1976. Where they live now was move number 13 and this will be move number 14. Now they did move 2 times to the Czech Republic so those were 2 big moves. Of those 14 moves, I moved 10 with my family and then after I moved out of the house, I moved 5 more times. Ha, I have my parents beat by one move!!! Not fun, but crazy!

Ok, off to take Nate to Parents day out and get my rear into Illinois to my folks house.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Look what came for me today!!

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This gorgeous rose bouquet came for me today!!! I was quite surprised. Of course Jason sent it! I am going to be gone on Valentines day so it was sent early. He is such a sweet guy!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fluffy day for me!!

Ok, fluffy in the cloth diapering world means a cloth diaper! The diapers I buy are so soft and fluffy! So, I received the following 2 covers made from fleece. Fleece is an excellent material for covers for diapers at it repels moisture and pushes it back into the diaper. Also with fleece, I can wash it with normal clothes and put it into the dryer and use a dryer sheet as that helps keep the fleece repel moisture which is what I want. It is a no-no to put a diaper in the dryer with a dryer sheet b/c the dryer sheet will add a layer of stuff and that will make the diaper repel moisture when I want the diaper to absorb.

So, here are the 2 fleece covers/soakers:
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The next thing I have to show you is a decal for the car. It goes on my window. It shows how much into cloth diapering I am!! After I posted the blog and looked at it, I noticed that the pics were getting cut off. Too tired to fix, but the decal says "Cloth Diapers Rock".

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I still need to take off the protective cover. The letters are blue.

My mom came down yesterday to spend some time with us and then she and I went to the Reba/ Kelly Clarkson concert. It was special for us to see Reba in person. Not that we got to meet her, but at least hear her sing in person. We didn't stay the whole time as it was really loud. I was a bit upset b/c I had hoped Kelly would open and then Reba would sing, but they sang together the whole time. We were surprise to have a special appearance by "Barbara Jean"!!! Melissa Peterman plays Barbara Jean on Reba! She is so funny.
It was so nice to have my mom here for a visit. Nice treat. She and Nate have so much fun together. Next week on Thursday, I will head up to their house and help mom clean and pack as they move to Springfield on Saturday. I will stay at mom and dads till Saturday. Jason has Friday off and he and Nate are going to have daddy and Nate day. On Friday, mom and dad close on the house and then my brother will be there to help pack and pack up the truck. It's going to be just the 4 of us again for the day. Thats going to be weird.

Update on V. Her son called last night and he said that she had some inner ear problems so that's why she got dizzy and fell. I don't know when she will be home. I hope soon.

I have been busy going thru my stash of cloth diapers deciding what I want to sell so I can buy different diapers for Nate. There are a few that I don't like, or they don't fit Nate size wise and just don't fit right on him. There are some other things like books and parental items that I am selling also. I am going to be placing them on diaperswappers. I am hoping to get a little bit of pay pal. That will fund the other diapers. I don't need much, but I do need some things. I will probably list everything the first of March. Too much going on here before then.

Tomorrow is already filled. I am going to a friends house. She is hosting a Party Lite party for her cousin. If I find what I am looking for, I will post a pic of it after I get it. It's too hard to explain what I am looking for. I have a feeling I will find it tomorrow.

As I was busy taking pics of all the items I am selling, I wanted to listen to some music on the computer. Jason told me of Mikes Radio world. He lists alot of radio stations out there. I clicked on Tennessee and found a Bluegrass, Mountain, Old Country station there. Really good music. Not liking the dj at night. Older guy who gets into some political stuff that I have no interests in.

So, back in the beginning of Dec, I posted that I have been seeing this new dr who is holistic. She has helped me so much. I am eating better and the enzymes I am taking helps me to digest and absorb the food I eat alot better. I know I have lost some weight but I have tons more to go. I feel better. I feel healthier since seeing this dr and starting on the enzymes. So I had an appt yesterday with her. She said I am doing great. I brought up that Nate was getting sick again. He had a double ear infection 2 weeks ago and it seems that it didn't clear up completely as he is coughing and has a runny nose again. She mentioned that I need to take him to my chiropractor and get adjusted. She could adjust him too but Dr Gina already knows Nate. She also gave me some herbal supplement to give to him to help get rid of the bacteria in his ears that is causing him to get ear infections. I have to open up the capsule and empty the contents into applesauce or yogurt. I have been doing this for him since Thursday and I am already noticing a difference. Not coughing as much, he feels better. I do have an appt on Monday to see Dr Gina to get him adjusted. I hope she looks at his ears and lets me know how they are. We do have a follow up appt on Tuesday with the ped's to make sure the antibiotics did their job from 2 weeks ago. I think I will make a standing appt with Dr Gina once a month for Nate. He would benefit from it.

Ok, enough of me talking. I need to go do a load of laundry so I have something decent to wear tomorrow morning.

Have a wonderful night!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Update on V

Jason received a call from V's daughter yesterday and said that they were going to do a CT scan as she did hit her head when she fell. V also has a irregular heartbeat. No broken bones, thank goodness. They checked her in yesterday and kept her overnight. I have a feeling she will be there tonight as well. Hopefully, Jason and I will go see her tonight.

Tomorrow night is going to be exciting around here. My mom and I are going the Reba/ Kelly Clarkson concert!! Whoo-hoo! My mom will be here midmorning and she and I are going to spend the day together. Maybe a little fabric shopping and lunch.

So, I got signed up for this sewing class and the class is on Thursdays. I thought it was on Mondays. Ok, that's fine. Last week was cancelled b/c of the snow. But, I will have to miss tomorrow night and the following 2 Thursday's b/c of things going on that I will not get out of. So, I am hoping they will hold my payment and let me get in on Mondays the next round of classes. Thursday's just don't work out for me. I was looking forward to taking this class. Will have to wait now.

Nothing else is going on.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A bit of a sad morning

Our neighbor V fell on her driveway this morning. Thankfully, our neighbor across the street was out getting her paper around the same time, 6'ish, and heard V calling for help. I know God sent the other neighbor out at the same time so she could find V. The neighbor came over to get us. She had called 911 already and had covered V up to keep her warm. V had gotten dizzy when she reached down for her newspaper and fell. She isn't hurt, but she does have a heart condition and Parkinson's disease. Jason called V's son right away and they are meeting V at the hospital.

My heart is heavy right now. I know V will be ok, but it's a bit of a shock when you go outside and see her laying in her driveway. She is like a grandma to all of us. Please lift V up in prayers this morning if you would.