Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ashley update

So, yesterday morning Ashley's doctor called. He asked first how Ashley was feeling. He said that one of the urine cultures is beginning to look like there might be a UTI, and he asked us to go have another test done.
So, I loaded all the kids into the car and we headed for a Quest center (Jon had to work, otherwise I would never in a million years take a bunch of kids with me). Not a great place to be on a Saturday morning. Super busy. Everybody and their grandmother was there trying to get testing done. No sooner had I signed in and looked around for a place to park all five of us, then poor Ashley became sick and lost her breakfast. Great. Poor Jason was standing under her; needless to say, he got a headfull. Nice!
I took them all outside, cleaned up Ashley and Jason, grabbed the barf bucket from the car (which we should have taken in with us to begin with), and headed back inside to wait to be called on. So there's one empty seat in the waiting area, and I tell Ashley to sit down there. The old lady next to her gets all freaked out, "Is she contagious?" she asks. I was not as nice as I should have been, but informed her that no, I didn't think she was contagious, and probably just had a UTI, (thanks so much for making me broadcast that to the entire waiting room). Poor lady, she'd just had surgery, and just didn't want to catch anything.
So, we're still waiting to hear back on that second test. Our doctor isn't in the office today, but he said one of his associates would check on it and give us a call. Dr. Dorway called me around 7:30 yesterday morning, it's 11:09 now. I'd say he's much more on the ball than his associates. I lay you odds he calls me in the morning before I have a chance to call him. He's awesome.
Ash continues to be up and down. The quesiness comes and goes. We're having her drink lots of cranberry juice just in case.
Anywho, just thought I'd let you all know how it's going. I appreciate all your comments and suggestions. Sorry if this is all just TMI.

OH PS! One pretty awesome thing about this whole thing, Jon suggested the other night that maybe she should get a priesthood blessing. Jon suggested it! I thought that was pretty awesome. It hadn't even crossed my mind I'm ashamed to say.

Friday, May 29, 2009

SO agitated!!!

Venting session ahead, beware!

So, yesterday I had to pick Ashley up from school again, because she didn't feel well. Nausea.
This is the fourth time I think in as many weeks that she has missed a day of school due to these symptoms. The first two times were for sure legitimate. She was definitely sick.
The past two weeks, I think the culprit has been nerves. Regardless, I took her to the doctor yesterday to have her checked out. He had some tests run, and called us back last night and this morning, and everything has come back clear (let me just say, I love our kids' doctor, he's truly one of the best!) . The last test he was waiting on, which he called about this morning, checked for any lingering traces of infection in her body. He said everything looks great. SO relieved about all that.
today, she's not feeling well again. Sais' she has diarrhea, and her tummy is upset.
The play is over, so it's not nerves about that.
She mentioned yesterday, after questioning, that there are a couple little girls in her classroom that are probably causing her a bit of stress. They don't come right out and blatantly harass her, but she feels like they are talking about her. You know, the old sit in the corner and whisper to each other while they're looking at you bit. She also feels that the biggest reason for they're "whatever" sort of not really there but there harassment is her weight. She's probably one of the biggest girls in the class weight wise, although she is by no means fat. Maybe a bit on the chubby side.
So, what am I to do? I can't just let her stay home from school because these girls are cowing her. I know I dealt with a few kids when I was growing up, who were less than kind.
i told her she can stay home today again, but she's cleaning her room.
I just don't know what to do to help her deal with this. And right now I'm just too irritated and frustrated, and yes, sad for her to be any good helping her cope.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Toymakers Grand Idea

So, Ashley's in a school play and Tuesday night we got to go see her perform.

It was pretty cute. Typical elementary play I suppose, lots of missed lines, and stage fright and what not, but it was cute and fun (aside from the very annoying kids of mine who wouldn't hold still during the performance, but what do you expect from twenty-two month olds right?)

The play was called "The Toymaker's Grand Idea". Here it is in a nutshell........The toymaker is tired of working so hard on his creations, and dreams up a way to do less work and get rich fast.

meeting of the city council, to discuss this dreadful plan...

Here he presents his idea to his marketing girl. It's a card, and the kiddies just look into it, and wish for the toy they want to be.

Big birthday party for some lucky kid. The presents were a hoot. They looked like they were about to topple over at any second.
So, kids start getting the card for their birthdays, or Christmas, and desire to be a toy. Poof! they become the toy.
One of Ashley's pals, (we'll just call her C-for privacy).

She played the role of school teacher.
Poor teacher, now that her students were turning into toys, they weren't paying attention in class, so they weren't learning anything.
My favorite part, the Barbie Girls' performance.
(My Ashley is the cute Barbie in the white hat)

TeddyBear Performance...

The Baby Dolls performance...

All the toys were acting up during school, they demolished the school library.....

The Topps performance.
In the end, a Grumpy Gramms came up with a plan to reverse the toymakers grand idea, and all the toys were turned back into kids again (including Grumpy Gramms).

The End

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I want a new drug!

Memorial Day Recap

So, for Memorial Day we went to a local park/fishing hole and had a little family picnic. The girls didn't catch anything, but they had fun trying.

Lots of geese out and about, and quite a few of their babies.

Time for lunch, hot dogs on the menu.

Sharing our lunch. Ok, this was probably a mistake, after we had fed one, of course a whole gaggle of geese descended upon us looking for their lunch.

After lunch, we went to check out the critters.

Isn't she sweet? She was born on Saturday, which made her two days old on Monday.

The kids couldn't get enough of the horses, and other farm animals.

This is Jason chasing the geese. As I mentioned before, there were quite a few baby geese (goslings?), and some protective mamas and papas. We didn't catch any of the really great footage, where Jason would approach one of these little family's, needless to say, he was chased away a few times.

Some days.....

I just wish God would strike me down dead before I have the chance to do or say some of the things I do and say (especially to my children).

PS. the kids are ok, I haven't DONE anything to them, except yell and scream already.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What just happened?

Ok, my google reader just marked everything as read on me. THIS TIME I did not do it!! THank goodness, I've been keeping it pretty well cleared out, but still....between Blogger acting up lately, and now this, I think our computers are getting ready to rise up against us.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

To all those who've died
in the service of our country
and ensuring our freedom,
Thank you.....
May your day be filled with memories and peace.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Can't catch up

I just went through my Reader and marked everything as read.

I love all my blog buddies, I'm sorry if I haven't visited you lately.

Could you all just slow down on your posting a bit? Say, one a week, that way, maybe I can keep up.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Silly Boy/Sweet Girl

These were so funny to me. Jon said whenever Jason see's the little red light on his camera, he makes this goofy face..... When Jon covers the little red light with his finger, the silly face goes away.......

red light......

no light........


When I came home from work last night, I found this sweet note from Haley on the table.

Let me translate:

I want my mom
I want my mom to come home tonight so I can not miss her and the only day I get to see my mom is on Monday and Sunday and on Saturday morning and I want her to be (?home?) at 11:30 but I will be asleep and I will be watching tv at 9:00 to 9:30 but you mom will probably be home all day tomorrow and I am happy if mom is home all day tomorrow because mom can tuck me in tomorrow.

aw, sweet Haley. I'm glad I'll be home all day today too!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mouse Story

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it." The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers." ! The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose." So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What I've been up to lately

I put this together for my mom for Mother's day. I haven't given it to her yet though. We were in Salt Lake on Mother's Day, and I forgot to pack it. She'll be here today sometime, so I hope she likes it. I need to work on the concept a bit more. I actually made it a bit small, I wanted the flaps to be able to slide right in. I had to put elastic on the edges instead so it would fit. sigh. Hope she likes it anyway. I made the straps long too, so it could slide right over her shoulder, thus freeing up the hands for other things. (sorry, the pic is blurry)
I made her a cell phone holder too.

This one I made for the winner of April's giveaway last month. I made it to order--the winner got to pick out the fabrics she liked. I love these two fabrics together. I thought it came out cute.

So hey, if you'd like your own cell phone holder, custom made, just stop by my other blog and order one. Really, I wouldn't mind a bit!

Monday, May 18, 2009

THE best use for old bananas

1c. sugar
1/2c. butter
2 eggs
2c. flour
1/2c. chopped walnuts
1t. baking soda
3 bananas mashed
Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Pour into greased/floured bread pan.
Bake at 325* for 1 hour and 15 minutes (or less--keep an eye on it), until toothipick inserted in center comes out clean.

(just try not to burn the bread!)
Perfect amount of moistness for me.