Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Peyton is doing better today. She is a little whiny still but she went back to school today and got back in the swing of things. I spent most of the day catching up on bills and all those nit-picky paperwork things that I seem to always put off. I then started my plan/list on getting the house clean and the food ready by the time everyone gets here for the Superbowl. Peyton heard me tell that to Jessica on the phone and Peyton's response was- "Oh, No, it's going to be a disaster." Thanks for the vote of confidence kid.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Peyton woke up this morning again with no fever and a cranky attitude. She quickly infected her sister with her cranky attitude. Peyton was complaining of a sore throat so I called into the doctor and they wanted to see her. Then she started worrying over getting a flu shot and I was beginning to wonder if she was even sick. I didn't think it was possible to have a sore throat and talk and whine and bitch that much. By 10 I had banned them both to the playroom. I had to keep refreshing tmz.com today so I could follow how Heath Ledger died and she if crazy Britney made it to court or not. You all know I am a gossip monger and since I don't have a school to gossip about I have to find something else to keep up with. After nap time, I got the girls ready and we went to the doctor for our 3:10 appointment.
Peyton got her temp taken and again it was starting to climb again. The doctor said that Peyton's tonsils were really swollen and she had a red throat. She didn't appreciate getting her throat swabbed but did like the pink popsicles that she and Landree got. Landree decided to make a hat out of a bucket and continually drop it, stand on a chair and try to take everything Peyton picked up. The test was positive and the doctor said she was surprised Landree didn't already have it and to watch her for the next few days and after 24 hours to change Peyton's toothbrushes. Of course- she just got a new expensive Tooth Tunes toothbrushes. We left there to head to Walgreens- last night Brian went to pick some refills I had called in for myself and there was a problem so Brian just told them I would be in to handle it today.
I go to pull in and realize I am the 10th car in line so I decided to go in to pick up my prescriptions and drop off Peyton's and one for Landree's Epi-pens and let Brian pick it them up on his way home. I thought I would be running in and out and just brought in my purse. Well it was no better inside. I stood in line holding the hood of Landree's jacket to keep her from playing in the shelves. I finally got up there and dropped off the new prescriptions and the kid from the Photo department tries to ring me up and it says that my prescriptions aren't covered. He then gets a pharmacy tech who can't figure it out who then gets a manager who can't figure it out. By this point, Peyton has found a book to start reading and Landree is standing on a chair walking from one to another. The manager finally comes back and decides we need to call the insurance company. While we were on the phone with them Peyton starts fussing she needs to go potty and Landree starts unloading my purse. After 1 hour in the store we finally walk out of there at 5:35. Oh did I mention that I forgot my cell phone and hadn't called Brian yet.
We get home and I try and call Brian on both of his cell phones and he doesn't pick up either. I quick called Haley and gave her the strep warning as I hear Landree scream out and Haley then asks if we were headed to the ER again- very funny. Landree had tried to play in the potty and Peyton had slammed the potty lid on her previously broken thumb. Now I have been cursing those cheap plastic toilet seats but I was grateful for them tonight. I got her calmed down and then Peyton came and got in my lap. I heard Landree scooting a stool around in the kitchen and told her to get out of the kitchen. People she came around the corner chugging a bottle of Children's Motrin and yes she had the lid off. My 23 month old had used a stool, climbed up on the counter, got the child-proof lid off the bottle and started chugging. I finally got Brian on the phone and told him he needed to take the morning off because one of us had to stay with Peyton and the other had to take Landree to get her extended flu shot and that I was going a little crazy and he might want to come home before I lock myself in my room for some peace and quiet.
Brian got home and we ate supper. This evening Landree was so cranky and fussy that I'm worried I'll be taking her in later in the week. Brian put Landree to bed and Peyton got to eat the ice cream he brought her. We're flipping a quarter to see who has to go for two hours with Landree and who gets to stay home with Peyton. I hope Peyton gets over her fever so that she can go to school on Friday afternoon because if she and I are cooped up for one solid week together one of us might not make it out alive.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I stayed home with the girls and Brian went to Weight Watchers without me. Our leader labeled Brian, Haley, and I a dysfunctional family a few months ago. Well the dysfunctional family has lost a member. Between the 3 of us we have lost 105 pounds and our leader told them that we have lost another person. Two good pieces of info- Haley is only 17 pounds from goal weight and in five months Brian has lost 53 pounds!!!!!
Monday, January 21, 2008
K- They don’t have Chili's in Paris, it is the number one food capitol of the world
A- Oh, that’s right they have Mexican food there
K- No they don’t they have Paris food there, Paris Rocks
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The girls helped me make Chicken and Dumplings tonight and I think more dough ended up in their tummies than our pot. Abby and Kacy came over to spend the night. They are spending the day with us tomorrow. Peyton let Abby borrow her extra sleep mask. I am going to do my best to sneak in and get a picture of that.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Landree is now wanting you to read to her all the time. You hear, Mama-read, Daddy-read, a lot and don't even think about trying to put her to bed without reading to her. Every morning this week we have watched Sesame Street. Landree now knows all of the characters. My favorite is hearing her say Monstuh for Cookie Monster. She even watched Plaza Sesamo this morning- you guessed it, Sesame Street in Spanish. So I think we are definitely going to have a Sesame Street birthday. That is all I am going to say about that because it will be here one month from tomorrow and I'm not ready for my baby to be 2.
When your child's preschool teacher tells you that your child is going to be a lovely teenager you might be in trouble. Yesterday, Peyton put on the same style of socks she has always worn. She started complaining that the seam was on top of her toes and no matter how many times I told her that is how they always look, she didn't care. All the way to school she whined and complained about that seam. She then fussed when I told her to leave her sweater on while in her classroom because she was afraid she might get hot. Her teacher just laughed. Peyton is going to play soccer this spring. While watching Sesame Street she got all excited because there were kids playing soccer. She then announced that we had to go shopping. When I asked her why she informed me that she needed some of those outfits. Only my child would call soccer uniforms-outfits.
Everyone knows she sleeps with a sleep mask. Santa put new ones in the girls stockings but it always seems like we are going on a sleep mask hunt at night. Tonight I was tucking her in and she said, "Oh, No, my sleep mask." So I started hunting and she said, "Don't worry, I have an extra," and pulled her old one from under her pillow. I almost fell out. Our joke is that we are probably the only ones with a kid who uses a sleep mask every night. Now I know we are the only family that has a kid who keeps one under her pillow for that just in case middle of the night sleep mask emergency.
Grandma- expect a call from Peyton. She is mad that her daddy did her knicklepit. She is wanting to call you to tattle-tale on her daddy. She hit her hand against Brian's and her knuckle popped and she has been fighting mad ever since. She's planning to call you tomorrow afternoon.
Well we plan to go to early church tomorrow even though Peyton is lobbying for late church so she can sleep late- it has started young. I am starting to feel the need to start my Spring cleaning and organizing and should start going through the girl's closets tomorrow. Haley and I are planning a future trip to the Container Store. I'm sure the angels sing when you walk the the door of that place.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Nice fake smile huh?
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Me: Peyton, what do you think about having a pottery painting party.
Peyton: Mama, I want a Harry Potter 2 birthday party.
So Brian then had to explain to her the difference between pottery and Harry Potter.
Landree got into the Bath and Body Works hand soap and put about a 1/3 of the bottle on her body and hair so she got a mid-day bath and the whole house now smells of Warm Vanilla Sugar.
P- Mom, I could collect these little thingies (unpopped popcorn kernels)
M- And do what with them
P- Just for collecting- collecting is collecting things and keeping them so this is my new collection
D- Put those in the trash
P- No Daddy- I am collecting them
D- Peyton put them in the trash now
P- Okay but they are so exciting
P- Buddy's eating chocolate
M- Make him stop
P- Buddy stop, if you eat that you could get sick, you're allergic. Buddy I said stop, don't make me go get mama.
I guess we know who the enforcer is around here
Saturday, January 12, 2008
With Haley's advice, I finally finished my first scrapbook page. While we were at Mawmaw's we learned that Landree could enjoy one my childhood favorites, Moonpies. When I was a kid, I remember being shocked when I saw them at a store in Shreveport because I thought they were only sold at Mawmaws. Landree is still eating the ones that Brian bought in Louisiana. Aunt Geneva said that if we can't find them here, she will send Landree a box of them and I'm sure she will. Now, I really don't want to know what is in them since they are milk and egg free. The funny thing is- Peyton does not like them. I never thought I would find a sweet that kid wouldn't eat.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Today is has been one of those days where I loved my children but I really didn't like them that much. I got up early this morning and had breakfast ready before the girls got up. Peyton got up all smiles and so did Landree. That was until I changed her diaper. She was excited to see Elmo on her diaper and then Bert but then got ticked off because it didn't have Abby Cadabby on it. So now I have a crying toddler trying to pitch a fit because there isn't a fairy on her butt. Hey Pampers, can you work on that for her? I finally got them downstairs and eating mini-waffles that are egg and milk free- yum.
Peyton was going to preview a dance class and has been excited all week and then started getting worried that the other kids would tease her because she didn't have a dance leotard and only had a gymnastics leotard. I finally got her calmed down from that, I didn't even know she knew what teasing meant. She then informed me that she had been in the sun too long. Why, Peyton. Because my goose egg turned yellow. So then we had a discussion on how bruises change color and I just about had them out of the door when Landree started telling me yucky, yucky. Landree needed a diaper change and I put a Cinderella pull-up on her which she normally loves and runs around showing everyone Rella. Well not today, I put her in the car screaming and crying about Elmo because I didn't put an Elmo diaper on her. This should be a fun day- did I mention that I realized last night that Landree was cutting her two year molars and that is why she has been running random fevers and having more fits than normal.
We finally made it to dance class and they took her in and found a pair of tap shoes for her and away she went. I then hit the parent's room and realized that it was packed and I had forgotten Landree's cup. They had kiddie picnic tables and one kid was eating cheez-its, another cheese balls, and I couldn't even identify what the other one was eating so no table for Landree. There were more designer labels on the moms in there than in Nordstroms. I don't even want to know what Chanel sunglasses and Dior tennis shoes cost. If anyone wants to have a moment of pure enjoyment, go visit a 4 year old dance class, you can't get much cuter than that.
Afterwards, Peyton came out and told me she LOVED it and could she come back. Her teacher came up and told me that she needed to move to the next class which was the same curriculum but faster. So I signed her up and paid her recital fee and for her costume. There was a discussion on what size costume to order for her because she wears a five now but the recital is 5 months away and the owner said that Peyton had large feet for her age and that usually means she's going to be tall (In my mind I am thinking she's not a puppy). We then went next door to the dance store- 40% off the whole store- whooohooo. Trust me- there is hardly a worse place to take two girls than the dance store. Trying on 6 leotards, 4 pairs of shoes, and a toddler throwing a fit because she isn't getting new shoes was almost more than I could take. $40 later we left with a leotard, ballet shoes, and a pair of tap shoes and a still crying toddler.
I nixed the idea of going to get something notarized and should have nixed the idea of going to the grocery store. We made it through with no problem and the girls got their Buddy Bucks. Of course the Buddy Bucks machine was broken and they couldn't put in their dollars and I left another store with a crying toddler who was sobbing- buck, buck, buck. On the way home, Peyton would not stop talking. Now she thinks she knows Knock-knock jokes:
Peyton Craft- we then had a discussion on how this wasn't a joke because it wasn't funny.
Next one: Knock-Knock
Abby Landree- now mama, that's funny. Lovely! Peyton do you think you could stop talking for awhile. Why Mama? Because you are talking too much right now. But mama, I love talking too much. I know.
We got home, unloaded groceries, got our supper in the crockpot and tried cutting off my finger in the process, fed the girls lunch, changed Peyton into school clothes, got a picture of Nana, Nicki the American Girl doll, and her cross necklace ready for show and tell (N week) and were out the door in less than an hour. Peyton then announces that her teachers will be so proud of her necklace because she is going to God's house with her cross necklace. She then started worrying that her friends would tease her about her necklace or not like it. So that conversation took us all the way to school. Of course Landree didn't want to leave the school and laid herself out in the doorway to express her displeasure. So again, I put a crying toddler in the car. I called Brian and told him that it was only 1:15 but I was already needing a stiff drink.
I got her down for a nap and people I think I could hear the angels singing it was so peaceful in my house. I didn't even do the laundry because I was afraid the sound of the machines would send me over the edge (good excuse huh?). After nap we picked up Abby and Kacy from daycare and went to Peyton's school where I realized that I had forgotten Peyton's leotard. So this time I put a crying 4 year old in the car. We went to gymnastics to drop off Kacy and Abby and I filled out a drop form for Peyton and left with this time two crying children. Brian actually got home a little earlier than normal and we watched Landree stuff herself on Teriyaki Beef and Rice. We got them bathed and in the bed in record time. It is now 9:15 and Brian has mentioned going to bed. I would agree but that means I would have to drag myself out of this chair and up the stairs. Do I really have to do this again tomorrow?
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
For her fourth birthday last March, she got a new bike. That is the only time that bike has been riden because she fell off and wouldn't get back on it. So today we put her on the bike to get her going again. Her helmet wasn't fitting right but we stuck it on her head and went on because it was an 80 plus degree day in January and we were going to enjoy it. She was successful and finally started riding it herself.
Peyton was very hesitant on her bike and I got her going because I would tell her that she couldn't catch me and of course her competitive nature kicked in she had to chase me. She even started yelling, "You better run Mama, I'm going to catch you." She then chased Brian for awhile and then it went South. She started headed downhill towards the curb and didn't slow down and at the last minute tried to turn and she crashed. Her forehead hit the curb and gave her quite a goose egg. Brian put Landree down and went running. Landree went berserk and started hollering, "Peypey, Peypey." It ended up taking longer to get her calmed down than Peyton. Keeping ice on a four-year olds head is not easy so I designed a system involving a ziploc of frozen peas, a paper towel and two headbands. We made a bed for her on the couch:
Of course Landree had to join her. Can you tell we like fleece blankets and pillows? Remember it was over 80 degrees here today. I mentioned getting her a new helmet and Peyton quickly informed us that she was not getting back on that bike and she wanted a new one. I convinced her that Daddy would work on the seat of hers and she should be fine.
Our neighbors got a trampoline and invited Peyton over so of course she was no longer injured. She had a great time over there with Britney.
During bathtime tonight, Brian forgot about the bump when washing her hair and all hell broke loose. I am not going to worry about her expressing her feelings because after Brian and she had gone back and forth for awhile I heard her say, "Daddy, you have made me sad and hurt my feelings." When I was drying her off she told me that her Daddy had hurt her zit. She meant goose egg and kept calling it zit for the rest of the night. She then showed me the bruise on her hip and told me that her hip bone was broken and she was going to need a walking stick or a wheelchair. Brian quickly informed her that after all of the jumping she had done on the trampoline that he thought she was going to be okay. I'm just glad there wasn't another ER visit involved, no need in that CPS file getting any larger.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Well, I had planned to do my Christmas recap blog today, but Haley let me in on this new message system called Hello where you can share pics and chat at the same time and I spent all evening playing with it instead of blogging. Ms. Marilyn if you are reading this, I hope you are recovering well.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
We go tomorrow to have the cast taken off. Hopefully they don't need to put another one back on. I am a little worried to see what that thumb looks like. Her cast is getting a little funky especially today when I see her trying to stick a pretzel down the opening in the thumb. Who knows what might fall out of that thing when they open it up. If the world goes according to my plan, I will give a full post on our holiday tomorrow. However, when you are the mom to the Wild Child- you plan, God laughs.