Thursday, July 31, 2008

can't help it, he's funny these days...

After leaving the bathroom unsuccessful, Brody said,
"I'm all out of poop Mom, maybe next time."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

more brody talk

today at the pool, i told brody he could have some ice cream. when i asked him which flavor he would like, he responded,
"Rotten Candy."

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tonight it was sort of a choose your own dinner kind of a night.
A, I don't feel like going to the store, so if you don't want hot dogs, cereal, or popcorn, you are on your own, kind of dinner.

Micah and Isaiah said they'd have popcorn.
Emily said she'd make a tuna melt.
Hannah said she'd take a hot dog.

Brody said he wanted a hot dog without the red thing in it.
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Remind me not to do internet searches on things I know little about.

So, I think we have entered the world of expensive dental problems. Let me begin by saying, that I don't go to the dentist, or the doctor, but that is a different subject all together. The idea of taking my kids to the dentist was not one I came by naturally. Last year I decided it was time, and remembered to make the phone call during business hours, and got 4 of the 5 kids in. First time for all of them. And NO cavities. I even elected to have the sealant put in the next week. I was reminded I needed to get them in again in 6 months, but that came and went.

Today I took Isaiah in for his now yearly cleaning. Perfect teeth again, no decay.
However... if you have ever seen Isaiah's mouth you know that while he is very loud, and can project at incredible volumes, his mouth is extremely crowded with teeth. He even has this weird "extra" tooth in the roof of his mouth, that we knew we would eventually need to get removed, if it wasn't supposed to be somewhere else.

So the x-rays showed that the tooth is indeed extra, and not only that, he has LOTS of extra teeth above his current ones, still in his jaw. The dentist didn't really say much, except to tell me that we needed to have a consultation with the orthodontist.

Well. I went home, and decided to do some research on the supernumerary teeth thing. Bad idea.
Apparently these "extra" teeth are rare in kids unless, of course, they have some other horrible disease or defect. So I have now spent all sorts of time reading about conditions and things I know he doesn't have, because the possibility is there.

So, next time some doctor or dentist gives me too little information about a particular thing, I will leave it at that. No more on-line research for me!

(and just to put you at ease, yes, I made the appointment for the consult with the ortho.)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Going, going, gone.

He held on for much of the drive home.

About an hour away from home, he finally fell asleep.

And then I got to play with the toys!
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The way home..

We stopped at Starved Rock State Park to strech our legs, and have a snack.

Not a bad view for eating snow cones.

Here we have Steve doing what Steve does.

It reminded me of the Rocky Mountains. A beautiful place that we will take the whole family back to.

By the end of the trip, Micah kept saying, "I wish Brody was here."
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The Field Museum

This was the reason we took the trip to Chicago, to visit Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum.

Of course there was much more to see... here we have Micah and his buddies.


And, much to my dismay, in the basement of the museum, there was a McDonald's. Lunch done.
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Breakfast all alone


And before I forget, while we were driving here, Steve said to Micah, "Isn't it cool that it is just going to be the three of us buddy?" and Micah responded with the biggest smile I have ever seen, saying, "Yah, I might be so bored I will even fall asleep!"
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Next stop...

The hotel pool!

Even though he was the only one there, he had a great time.


And I have realized something, in this short time since our departure... the reason I am so tired at the end of every day has nothing to do with the fact that I have five kids, but rather, because I have Micah.
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Micah's present...

For Micah's birthday this year, Steve and I decided to take Micah on a trip by himself.

The first stop was a dinner of Micah's choice, Cracker Barrel.


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Call me Martha

I made homemade Oreos this morning. And yes, they were amazing.



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i read an amazing thing today on a blog... it wasn't the post, but the comment that got my attention. i don't know the woman who left it, have never read her blog, but since it was she who said it, i will give credit where credit is due...

"He was an incredible man... as are most average people when you just start listening to their stories."
Hot Tub Lizzy

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Love, then do what you please..."
--St. Augustine
he just looks so darn old in this one...
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a gift

A couple of days ago, I caught Micah outside letting his birthday balloons go. I asked him why he was letting them go, and he told me he was sending them up to God, to tell Him how much he loved Him.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

simple things make me happy

sleeping all night with the windows open
toads, frogs, snakes, and turtles
sun tanned feet
cold beer
iced mocha's
tired kids who want to cuddle
big beds
fly swatters
cheap plastic pools
waking up to the birds singing

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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here is what 94 mph winds do with 500lbs of sand in a basketball hoop.

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