Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Ugh. So my last post was a celebration of my son's life. Well, since then, I've found out that my son's classmate has a rare liver cancer that he has been battling for a couple years now. The cancer has now spread to his brain and he is in a lot of pain. Oddly enough his classmate has been having severe headaches. I am so thankful that my little boy is okay from his headaches because after reading his friend's story (which I didn't find out about until this week and I didn't realize how severe it was) I've been so sad. I'm totally crying just thinking about it. He's 4 years old-- Jr. Peanut's age. I can't even begin to imagine what he is a going through, let alone his mother and father. It breaks my heart.
His family just found out last Friday about the tumors in his brain and he has been given 2 months. If you're reading this...please say a prayer for him and his family. Then go hug your little ones and be glad they're healthy.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
My son recently gave me a frightful scare. He was having headaches for almost two weeks that weren't accompanied with a fever. They were so debilitating for him that he would just lie on the floor wimpering. If I didn't give him ibuprofen or tylenol for the pain...he'd throw up. I was so worried that I woke up one morning crying and thought of all the horrible things it could be. Aneurysm, tumor, meningitis, really a whole slew of things. So we took him to the pediatrician and then the emergency room to get a CT scan. The CT scan showed nothing and he's better...so I'm not as worried. Honestly, I think it's a reaction to sugar (candy). So, in celebration of Jr. Peanut here are some of the silly things he says. I am so very thankful that God gave me this silly little boy!
After eating a meal, he grabs his belly:
"Mom, my baby is growing bigger and bigger. It's almost coming out."
Or when he's hungry:
"Mom, my baby is making noises."
Peanut: My bottom still hurts.
Me: It does? What happened, did you fall on it?
Peanut: No, it cracked...all by itself.
On the pot:
Peanut: Mom, my poo poo is not coming out. Can you wipe my bottom?
Me: Why do I need to wipe your bottom if your poo didn't come out?
Peanut: It doesn't come out unless you wipe it.
This is because Jr. Peanut often (about 80% of the time) calls me over to wipe him before he's truly done. I think the record for false finishes was 3 times. I've learned to tell him I'll come in 5 minutes.
After a shower, Jr. Peanut is running around naked:
Me: Peanut, go get your underwear and Jammies on.
Peanut: You go get them
Me: I'm not your slave. You go get them.
Peanut: Then where's my slave?
Me: I don't know. Go ask your dad. I just know it's not me.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Jr. Peanut:I'm going to marry The Princess (his sister)
me:Are you going to marry The Princess or Cassidy (a classmate)
me:Are you going to marry Cassidy or Brooke?
The Princess:Are you going to marry Karson or Jack?
me:He can't marry a boy (at least not here in California).
The Princess:Oh. That's right. In Paris, you can though.
me:Who told you that?
The Princess:Daddy did.
Thanks, breadwinner for that stellar piece of unnecessary information for a 6 year old..
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
So...in keeping with last week's post, here are some links that will help you pinch your pennies! Enjoy!!!
- Joann's Coupon (exp. 04/17/10): 40% off one item
- Michael's Coupon (exp. 04/10/10): 50% of one item
- Staples: (exp. 4/10/10)Free Ream of Copy Paper
- Aaron Brothers (exp. 4/10/10): 50% off one item/25%off custome framing
- Local Coupons for Dining & Services: Bogopod --This once saved us $150 for a large party.
- Bath & Body Works (exp 4/18/10): Free Shower Gel
- Gap (exp 4/30/10): 15% off
- Justice 40% off entire purchase
- Macy's (exp 4/15/10)$20 off 100 for a registry item
- Office Depot$20 off 100
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I know they say that we are no longer in a recession...however, here in California, I feel like we still are. I think most everyone is still house poor...including myself. These are some of the things that I've done during these recessionary times.
- I've reduced the number of channels we get from satellite TV.
- We no longer do toll or long distance calls on our land line.
- I clean my own house :(
- I've called and gotten my DSL rate reduced.
- We're not doing large birthday parties for the kids anymore.
- Got rid of my satellite radio.
- Cut back on the eating out.
- Husband brings lunch twice a week.
- I follow people on twitter that offer bargains.
- We've limited the number of times we use a babysitter.
- I no longer buy books new. I either borrow them or buy them used for a $1
These are just a few things that I've done. What do you do? I'd love to hear and get more ideas. :) Hope you're surviving!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A few years ago, my husband and I took our first child with us to Washington D.C.. My daughter was too young at the time to know where we were, but it was AMAZING for me! I had never been there but of course I've always seen replications of the places there on TV or in film.
There are so many things for them to see. Most of which they've only seen on TV...the White House, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Building, Arlington Cemetary, and of course all the many FREE museums!!
I recommend watching some films that feature Washington DC before you go because it makes your experience more fascinating. For instance, if you watch National Treasure -- it will help you create an itinerary of places you may want to see...and there are sooo many. Just think about it...there have been hundreds of historical events that took place at our nation's capitol. It's like walking around one huge landmark. You can teach your children so many history lessons here! Show them old pictures of historical events like MLK's famous speech in front of the Washington Memorial.
I also recommend not going during the summer because it's extremely hot and humid. If you can-- try finding someone that could get you into the White House for a tour. It's a lot harder to do now (a lot of security/background checks) but it's totally worth it!