Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Splash Pad Fun!

Our evening fun! The best part it was free!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The yearly check up

Racky- 50 lbs. 51 inches- can you say noodle Height in the 90th percentile
Lula- 44 lbs. 46 inches (I think) Height- off the chart, good height to weight ratio
Biggie- 36 lbs. 41 inches height in the 90th percentile and 75th percentile for weight
Lu2- (2.5 months) 12lbs 8 oz. 23 3/4 inches
My guess is Lu2 might be average, but the rest will be pretty tall if they keep this up.

Kids say the darnest things!

I over heard this today after a Bratz commercial.
Biggie: Lula you want that?
Lula: No Bratz are naughty! You know why? Their mommy and daddy don't give them spankings! You know why? 'cause they're mommy and daddy are bratz too.
Not quite how I explained to her the reason that we won't have any Bratz dolls in the house, but pretty close;)

Friday, August 24, 2007

My After Vacation Buddy!
I suppose it's better than finding a stream and beating them on a rock;)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Saga Continues

Vacationing with kids is way too much work but we do it anyway. Memories, right? The first night the hubby drives back home because the air purifier we brought out quit working. If you know Racky an air purifier is a must. The second night I drive back home to pick up some medicine that I forgot because he is getting wheezy despite the air purifier and didn't want to have to drive home in the middle of the night. (I did take a shower when I was there-bliss sweet bliss- hot water.) Thank the Lord he slept through the night and was okay, not great but okay in the morning. So we venture to the fair and all is well. After a while Hubby, Racky and Lula go on the merry go round swing ride. Racky complains of a headache, hubby rubs his head, I give him some cherries and water, he pukes up cherries and water up in the middle of the fair grounds, yummy. He feels much better after the up chucking incident and goes on more rides, but nothing that spins. Now our van is full of cheap fair prizes that I'll have to sneak into the goodwill box over the next six months, thanks daddy. So tell me do you tell them you got rid of their stuff, play stupid when they ask were that beloved toy that they never ever played with went or change the subject as quickly as possible? Well I better log off and try to get some sleep even though there is a bar wedged between my shoulder blades on this cheap hide a bed. Well here's to making memories.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away!

We're braving the great outdoors, okay not really but we only had outside activities planned on our little "camping" vacation here. We're in a trailer with four kids and two adults and a typhoon decides to roll through last night and still hasn't really quit yet. It's loud on a metal roof let me tell you. I've been up since 5:45 when the kids started to climb in our not very comfy hide-a-bed because the typhoon also woke them. By 7:00 they are all up a are surfing the unfamiliar cable channels for some toons. Now I remember why we never camp in a tent anymore. Lula also know as "Pigpen" has gone through her 3 pair of pants that I brought for her in less than 24 hours and nothing is drying in this weather. Now I can say I'm glad that daddy packed the XBOX, one nice thing about being married to a electronic toy junky. I know its a rough life "camping" with Internet access, air purifiers cranking and cable but somebodies got do it. Anybody have a need for a tent because I think I have one for sale. This kind of camping is bad enough, maybe when the kids grow up will break out the tent again HA yeah right. It's not all bad though daddy took the boys on a late night golf cart ride in the rain after mom had them all tucked in bed. We also found the indoor pool so they got out some pent up energy. Racky getting pretty good at swimming but he has to really work because he can't float, lack of body fat. Well hopefully it quits raining so we can get out of this trailer. Hope you all have a good week!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Frugal Friday

My tip today is about swim diapers. I know they have washable swim pants for babies but some place like hotels, public pools and water parks require disposable swim pants. The daddy of this house also requires them. I reuse and even wash the disposable swim diapers. I simply wring out all excess water and turn them inside out and hang them too dry. I accidentally washed a couple and air dried them and they worked great. I have found they work for about 4 to 5 times before I pitch them that means 4 or 5 less packages I have to buy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More Changes!!!!!!!!!

The hubby's allergy result's are in. The verdict- NOT GOOD! For at least three months he cannot have bananas, peanuts, soy, rice and here's the kicker GLUTEN! Peanuts is easy to avoid but kind of stinks because he's allergic to all other nuts too. Bananas no big deal. Soy was already being avoids. But rice and gluten are the worst. If you can't eat gluten you eat rice and vice versa, but no both showed up so corn and potatoes here we come. He's allergic to dairy also which we knew but when you look up gluten free recipes they all contain something else he's sensitive too like rice or dairy. Well Lord willing this helps him to feel better and I'll probably lose a pound or two. He hasn't been tested in since January 2006 so this was way over due seeings how allergies can change. If you have any great food ideas let me know especially thing for lunches and such. Dinner should be okay but portable food is going to be harder. Well I'm off to Google more gluten, rice, soy, peanut and banana free foods. (Note to self buy a bottle of wine, no make that two :0))

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What's a Girl To Do?

The pooch is not going away! The scale has not moved in the last six or more weeks-ack! I knew turning thirty would be bad. So I broke, actually crumbled and went to the mall and spend money that was set aside for bills and vacation! I spent 75 bucks in one hour, which for me is a ton. My whole maternity budget was 100 dollars and I stuck to that. I got two pair of wam up pants, 1 pair of jeans, 1 shirt and a nursing bra. I still don't have much to wear but its better than it was. Well now I must jump back on the frugal wagon and hold on tight. I wonder how hubby and I survived when we first got married- oh yeah that's right we didn't have kids or allergies.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Anniversary Baby!!!

I love growing old with you!
10 Years can you believe it!!!