Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our latest "Lucy Chronicles"

A sweet friend said the other day that she loves to hear about "the Lucy Chronicles" I thought that was hilarious and a perfect title to our post today. So, February has been the longest shortest month ever! Everyone has been sick and Mama's going nuts! It started out with Lucy having bronchitis and a really high fever and then Jason got it (and possibly a touch of pneumonia), I felt terrible for a couple of days and now Julianne has a nasty nose and little cough. Anyway, enough complaining... so Jason was on call this past weekend and I felt awful for him. He was feeling miserable and actually called in sick (he NEVER calls in sick) on friday even though he still had to go in at 3:00 to finish up everything for his call. So, he got a call at 2:00 a.m. Sunday that they needed him there to repair a hip fracture (well, do the anesthesia anyway)at 8:00 a.m. SO, that left ME to get all of the kids ready for church, prepare and teach our bible class (30 months to 3 years... heaven help me) and wrestle the girls through church by myself...
Well, I'm brave (and really ready to get out of the house), so I get everyone packed, dressed, fed and out the door by 8:30. I taught my class (it was AWFUL.... I had to get a parent because the little boy was just about hyperventilating and I felt so badly for him... the others were just straight up out of control)... and by the time I got the kids from their classes, they had already started. Well, I'm telling you at Hoover Church of Christ, these folks like their aisle seats! Just kidding... not really. But most of the aisle seats were taken when I drag in carrying 4 bags and three kids... I seriously looked ridiculous I'm sure. Well, let me go back... I was uber stressed trying to get it all together when we left home, so I told Adelaide (4) and Lucy (2) that they could pack their own backpacks (their bags were a reward for staying in their rooms until 7:00... I'm not above bribery) as long as nothing made noise (last week they packed harmonicas without me noticing). So, when we sat down, they immediately go to unpacking their bags and digging in to the fun stuff they brought... and guess what Lucy packed!!! Her boots! That's all!!! Hehe!!!
So, she didn't have much in terms of activities... and I was feeding Julianne her bottle during the Lord's supper so I've got my hands full when Adelaide and Lucy are sitting with their arms around each other... acting very sweet. Lucy in a normal volume for outside... not the Lord's supper, says, "Adelaide, I love you." Adelaide: I love you, too, Lucy. Lucy: I pooted.
This is when we got up and went to the nursery for the remainder of worship. I tried and I consider it a victory... not a wasted effort!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Julianne's six month check up

So, I took Julianne to the Dr. wednesday for her 6 month check up (I. can. not. believe. she. is. six. months. old.)
She weighed 16 lbs and 1 oz (50%), was 27 inches long (75%) and her head was (50%) and that's brain growth (as Dr. Hamm would say).
She's doing perfect and has been given the all clear for all things baby food! Watch out food processor, here I come!

"Please, please don't pull her wig off!"

So, at church last week, Jason and I were trying our level best to keep all of our girls in one general area after worship and I was holding Julianne. I had walked up to talk to some friends when one sweet, sweet lady asked if she could hold Julianne. I, of course, said yes and handed Julianne to this sweet, sweet lady... (am I stressing how sweet she is???). Well, this sweet, sweet lady was looking so nice all dressed up for church with her Sunday wig on and everything... As all moms know, the very first thing my innocent 6 month old baby goes to touch is your hair... well, with a frantic motion, this sweet, sweet lady shouts, "Oh, no! Don't let her pull on my hair!!! This will come off!!!" Oh, me! I'm thinking, "please don't let my baby pull this sweet, sweet lady's hair off!!! I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do or say if my child pulls someone's hair off!"
Anyway, luckily for this sweet, sweet lady (and my peace of mind) Julianne was not successful in pulling her hair off... I will count that as a good day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The life and times of living with three littles

So, as you know, we have three precious little girls living at our house and although this is always a blessing, it can get pretty dramatic at times.
For instance, last week, when we were getting ready to leave for school, little miss Adelaide decided she wanted her nails painted. I told her we didn't have time right then and we would have to paint her nails when we got home and she said, "Mommy, I'm not leaving this house until my nails are painted, and that's my deal." Well, I don't like to be told what to do, especially by a four year old, so I shot right back at her, "Adelaide, when you have kids of your own you can make the deals, but until then, I'm making them, and you're getting in the car."
And if that's not enough to knock your proverbial socks off, I have another strong willed child coming up right behind her (if not two). Lucy has now worn her jack o lantern hairbow to school both days this week... oh well. I don't want everyone to think I don't make the kids obey... they are well disciplined (in my opinion)... I'm not saying they don't act up, but when they do, they are firmly disciplined. I pray all the time that I will discipline in love and not anger, but that I will be firm and consistent. I want my kids to obey because they know what is right and wrong. Meanwhile, sorry about the tangent, Lucy has begged to wear her "pumpin" bow, and I didn't argue. If I had told her she couldn't wear it, that would be the end of the discussion, she would have to do what mommy says, but in reality, does it matter? She's going to mother's day out, not the little miss perfect pageant (*gross*)... if she wants to wear a terribly hideous bow, so be it... it's not a battle I'm willing to fight. I'm just thankful they are all dressed, fed and ready close to 9:00 three days a week...
So, I went to visit a friend that has a baby that is one month old and I got to cuddle with her (the baby, not the friend... hehe) for a little bit. It's amazing how fast these littles grow, and I already miss those sweet little baby days. All too soon, my Juli will be crawling and life as I know it will never be the same. I'm excited about seeing her personality develop, though, she is such a sweet girl.
Okay, so naptime is coming to an end soon, so I need to wrap this up... my sister in law is in the hospital right now and is probably in labor (not really sure what that means) so we may have another neice in a little while!!! I can't wait to meet baby Molly... until then...