Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ok, so any of you moms who may be unsure of yourselves at times...

Let me make you feel better. I am a mom of 5. And I took Vivian (#5) to the dr today and I was convinced she had this roaring ear infection that wouldn't go away with the natural things that I have been doing. Guess what? She's teething! Both eye teeth are coming in. Talk about embarrassing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Playroom Pics- AWESOME mural!!

Our friend Chris came over today and painted a BEAUTIFUL mural for our playroom. We are redoing the playroom so more pics to follow!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Have you ever had one of those days?

I had one today. Vivian is sick. Making this the 7th week in a row that someone has been sick in this house. We started potty-training this week. And that's going well except that Vivian is obsessed with the potty. So when she's not attached to my hip crying, she's pushing the potty around crying. Madison and Leah are about off their rocker due to being in the house for so long. They don't even remember what their friends look like. Mackenzie is a little emotional these days. So everything is a battle. Today we were working on a paper, and I made the mistake of doing my job and helping her see her mistakes. Crying. As we were working in the office, Madison and Leah are helping themselves to the contents of the fridge and trying to let the mail lady in the door. Spankings, more crying. Then we move to the laundry room, where they have pulled the shoes and socks out of their neat little bins so they can use the bins as race cars. So, cleaning up sparks more crying. As we're cleaning, I look down and see that Vivian is choking. All out, not breathing, turning blue choking. I hang up on Aimee and scoop her up and she throws up all over the floor. I am hoping the penny that came out was the cause of the choking. More crying. I am extremely thankful that she threw it up though. I don't know how to do the heimlich on a baby. Note to self: Find a child safety class that Tim and I can take, in our spare time.

Friday, February 15, 2008

You know it is time to potty train when...

Leah came in the kitchen a couple of days ago and announced that she had poopied in her diaper. So I told her to go tell Daddy. :) She said, "No, it's ok. I will just sit on my knees."

We are potty training next week.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Awesome video for VBAC

If you or anyone you know is thinking that they have to have another csection, you need to watch this wonderful video produced by ICAN (the International Cesarean Awareness Network)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Funny sites on our trip

When you take a driving excursion across the country for two days with four kids, you have to do something to keep it interesting. So Tim and I found things that were funny and took pictures of them.

What are they going to do, start shooting from the sky if they catch you speeding?

An indoor village?

Ok, is it weird that a billboard, completely makes me go off about our society? It's all about you? No wonder our society is in the state that it's in!

Evidence that there are rednecks everywhere. This was in CT.
We could not live in this town, our kids only know how to get sick or hurt themselves after 11pm.

Ok, I REALLY hope they have tested the brakes, before entering the highway!?!?!?!
Don't let the kids look at this one

What a name

Do not adjust your computer, yes it's duck tape holding the trunk together.
They are going to spray your car so that it wont be icy, brillant!!

One might think that the country is the only place you might find a live bait vending machine, but no, this is NJ.
Madison again
New York again

If we ever eat another hamburger, it will be too soon
This is a pest control company in RI
This is the exit of Tim's first apt.
We made it!
How did they do that?
Funny name

Lots to do in this town huh?
This is just the car that welcomed us to New England by promptly trying to run us off the road. Welcome back!!
Self explanatory
We felt like the Griswold's in Christmas Vacation so this was very fitting
You can't see this well, my husband doesn't see the need to slow down for a good photo op, but anyway it says that for littering, the fine is between $55 and $500 dollars. I am guessing it depends on what you throw out. A kid is probably closer to $500

We're home!!