Monday, March 24, 2008


Don't be alarmed. I am not insane. I do not want another mouth around here to feed or another creature that poops. The Easter Bunny left the boys the cutest fish tanks. They have wavy glass and fish that go round and round in front of a light...voila...FISH TANKS. Jake's are dolphins.

Here's something I was just fooling around with to see if I could figure it out.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

This is a priceless picture of Zachary having a "throwdown" b/c he wasn't getting to hunt the eggs on HIS time...he was having to wait. We had such a great Easter weekend. First, Saturday morning we went to Amye's church to a community egg hunt. It was good practice for Zach, as he had never done that before. Well, not that he can remember. Then Sunday the Easter Bunny stopped by our house before church. And after church, we went to Neil's mom's for the day. It was great to see Bub and his friend Ryan (Rynin, as Jake says it.) AND YESTERDAY WAS UNCLE AARON'S BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE AARON.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is EXACTLY why I haven't been to Costa Rica...that and the Jurassic Park.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Murphy moved in Murphy's Law

Let's talk crazy. I can't even think now what I said last time...but here's where we are now. (And don't think for a minute Lynda or Mark that I am not just writing to get a laugh. I love being here with your kids...but you have to admit at some point it gets comical)

  • Grace now has an ear infection, bronchitis, thrush, and a diaper rash (oh, and she's teething)
  • Katherine is OK, but has a runny nose at night
  • Garrett is nice and healthy, yeah!
  • Same for Kyle
  • Jake has a runny nose.
  • Zach has pink eye and an ear infection.
  • Jake the puppy has a terrible case of diarrea, poor thing.
  • Neil is still having pain from his oral surgery last week
  • I'm just fine, physically...mentally? you ask...just don't ask.

I KNOW EXACTLY WHY THE BRADY'S HAD TO HAVE ALICE NOW. It was not b/c of her good was for everyone's sanity.

Love to all.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

One flew over the cuckoo's nest...and it was Polly

Time passes pretty quickly over here. Night #1: Not so great. Grace was up at 12 and 2. I knew something was not normal, but after 2 she slept until 8:30. That was good. She wasn't even awakened when the puppy screamed his head off for about and hour until I got up and checked on him. He (poor thing) had a stomach issue and had had diarrhea all over himself and his cage and his bed. I spend the next hour bathing him, then put him outside while I washed out his cage, found a new towel and got it set back up in the utility room. Then I brought him in from the back yard just in time for him to have more diarrhea all over the white carpet in the dining room. So then I spend the next 30 minutes trying to clean up the stains in there. Whew...I then slept until 6:15 when I get the kids up. However, it is a joy to get these kids up. You wake them up, then they bathe/shower, clean their rooms, then come downstairs. What a joy. Jake (my child, not their dog) will not like going home b/c he is going to have a new routine. BLAME IT ON THE PASHENS, JAKE!!!!! Night #2: not so bad. I think Grace woke up once. And I fed her a bit, gave her some Tylenol for her fever, sucked her snotty nose then cuddled her back to sleep and she slept until about 8:30 again. But that's what sick babies do. No problems anywhere else. Zach wanted to stay up all night and play but he eventually fell asleep. Day #2: I got up and go everyone out the door who was leaving. Got Katherine and Grace ready and headed out for our appt at the doctor's to get their physicals so they can go to Vietnam. Got to the appt, went in the door Lynda told me to go in. But I don't think she realized they have built another building there, so her doctor's office is no longer in the building closest to Kingsland...they built another one closer. So after I got to the RIGHT building, I signed in and sat down and started to entertain Grace. They finally called our names. I stood up, got all my bags and went to the window so they could tell me, "Your appt is tomorrow" *@!?*& So I left and came back home. Fast forward to this afternoon when I took Zach (and Grace) to my pediatrician b/c Zach has pink eye. Well, when I got there I begged them to see Grace, too. B/c she just is not right. Fever, not eating, snotty nose....well, Zach has one ear infection and pink eye and Grace has one ear infection and bronchitis. Yeah for us. I think we might win a medal or something. More to come, I'm sure. Here are some cute pictures of all the kids. Of course, you'll notice that all her great kids are sleeping (G was just finishing reading) but my kids continued to be up and fighting for another hour.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Cool Half night down.

I am trying to make this blog look fun and excited…how I’m feeling right now. For those of you that don’t know…I am “family sitting” for my dear friend Lynda. She and her husband are being transferred to Vietnam and so they needed to go over there, pretty last minute, and find housing, etc. Well, Lynda and Mark have 4 wonderful children…yes 4. So I have moved into their house and will be taking care of their 4 and my 2 children for next 8 nights. But let me say…Mark and Lynda have proven to me what great parenters they are by not being here. At 8:30 sharp, every child was in bed, teeth brushed, prayers said, book read and some almost asleep. My 2, on the other hand, were running Helter Skelter around like this is Disneyworld. Oh wait…to my kids…this house IS Disneyworld. Anyway, I’m going to try to update this everyday for Mark and Lynda mostly. And for the rest of you…so you can see my sanity level go downhill sharply and drastically. LOL.

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