Thursday, February 28, 2008
dum dum dum....
Palm Treo 680 only mine's red!
I LOVE IT!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
On a positive note: Eli finally got a clean bill of health today and was able to get his 6-month shots (a week shy of 7 months)! Both ears are finally clear. I just looked at my calendar and it's been a month and a half since he received his first (of 3) diagnosis-es (what's the plural of diagnosis?) of an ear infection. So hear we are, 7 weeks later, with uninfected ears...FINALLY! Even better? He was released from the nebulizer! No more wheezing...3 weeks of albuterol...5 days of steroids (just call him Clemens)...and 1 more week of albuterol!
Okay, I think I just figured out where my days go...the doctor!!!
Friday, February 22, 2008
For my birthday, Shane gave me an "audible" gift (it's his specialty and I think he actually created the term). An audible is when he doesn't actually HAVE a wrapped gift...but he tells you what he's GOING to get you. Basically, for some reason, he doesn't make the purchase prior to your birthday lunch, so he just says what the gift is and at some point in the future, you'll get it. But since I'm his wife, any audible gifts given to me become my responsibility to make sure actually get purchased. I say that because last year, I got an audible, too. I got a watch. Shane wasn't exactly sure what I wanted, so he printed out three pictures of watches he looked at and thought might be what I had in mind. The picture hung on my board for an entire year. Let's just say I'm still watch-less...a year later. I think I've given up actually GETTING the watch.
Back to this year: I got "a new cell phone". I wanted the iPhone when it came out. Now, though, I don't think I want it. Not that I COULD have it, I have Verizon...not compatible with the iPhone. But I want a phone that takes away some of the other "stuff" in my bag. I want it to hold my music, my contacts, my calendar, and...oh yeah...my phone! So I was all set on the LG Voyager (better than the iPhone in that it has a QWERTY keyboard). But then I went to the Verizon store on Monday and looked at the phones and got all confused.
Shane is switching Cell Phone companies! His work will pay for it now. The only catch? It has to be Sprint or AT&T. He is choosing AT&T since we have a not-so-great history with Sprint. If I stay on Verizon as a single, I'll go over in minutes and texts EVERY MONTH, guaranteed. Especially since Shane won't be "in network" anymore. If I up my plan, it becomes almost as expensive as it is now...with both of us on the plan. So, I think I'm going to switch to AT&T, too. Which means a whole bunch of new phones to consider.
Since I'm married to the King of Research I did some more searching (side note: To hear how Shane got the research title, just ask Corey how many times he heard, "Let's talk about it again this weekend" when they were growing up). Again, I think I've narrowed down what I want...I think! That's where you come in. I need your options, advice, thoughts, comments, other suggestions, rude remarks, whatever...just help me!
Option #1: The Pantech Duo
Option #2: AT&T Tilt
Of course, if I do switch to AT&T I could now get the iPhone...ugh!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Apparently, I'm supposed to reveal some random facts about myself. Hmmmm...shouldn't be too hard, I mean, I AM a talker and sometimes, I don't think I have a filter. So, for your boredom/pleasure, here are five ridiculously absurd tidbits about me. (Supposedly, the real thing calls for ten, but since Alejandra only did 5, so am I.) Just think of this as a way to get to know each other better...
1) I've never broken a bone. Crazy, right? I used to think that was really cool, but now I think it might be a bit sad. Does that mean that I'm boring? Too safe? Not adventureous enough? I mean, I played basketball in high school. I've been skiing. I've traveled to far off places. So how come I've never broken a bone? I think I'm just not crazy enough. Maybe I'll work on that in 2008. Of course, that means I'll focus on a non-priority bone (i.e. One that will NOT make parenting 5 kids too difficult!)
2) I think I might be addicted to "the lunch salad". It started when I was pregnant with the triplets...I'd havea big giant salad everyday for lunch. And, well, it's become habit. Boring...(oh no, I'm starting to sense a trend...)
3) I'm supposed to be losing this "baby weight" and I cheat on my diet EVERYDAY, somehow. Either it's eating after dinner...a bowl of ice cream some point in the day...not enough water...an extra slice of cheese or two.
4) In a previous life (a.k.a. "pre-kids") I worked as a Human Resource Professional in the HRIS world. Somedays I miss it. I mean, I used to travel...farther than the local grocery store. I used to manage people...and they'd listen to me. I used to get dressed up...and shower everyday. My, how times have changed!
5) Okay...I'm struggling here...lemme see...I guess I could admit to my hyper-organizational habits...or my addiction to The Biggest Loser...but I guess I'll find something a bit deeper: I can't name the books of the Bible in order! Sad, considering I'm a pastor's kid and have grown up in church, right!?!?!?!
So Alejandra? How'd I do? Now, I guess I'm supposed to tag others...right? How does one do that? I'll start with Alexa...or Alex! Who else???? How about Shelli? Okay...Pam...now that you have Olga, you should be well rested and ready to be tagged! I'll try Gayle, but she hasn't updated her blog since Christmas, so I'm guessing she won't play. Last, but DEFINITELY not least, Suzi...just because I don't know her all that well and I think it'd be fun to hear what she has to say.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Painted/Decorated Memory Boxes:
(One of Ty's requirements was the use of paint)
Saturday, February 9, 2008
"You aren't going to blog that, are you?"
"Are you blogging me?"
"Please don't blog that!"
All things I hear from Shane every night. He LOVES the idea of me blogging...even asks if I've got a way to back it up in case Blogger suddenly shuts down...but he's slightly afraid that I'm going to share with the world when he makes a bone-head move. Odds are...at some point, I probably will...but I keep reminding him that I DID tell the world what a great Dad he is. And now, I'll tell you all what a great husband he is!
Remember last night, I was moaning and groaning about being exhausted. I was complaining about EVERYTHING (what a whiner, I am). Well, hubby came to the rescue last night...BIG TIME! He had an amazing idea: Bunk the big kids in Ty's room for a slumber party (afterall, it is his birthday) & I could sleep in Zoe's room (also the guest room). He'd take care of any baby issues throughout the night. He'd only wake me up if things got really bad. I got to sleep in a queen size bed...alone...all night! I went to bed at 11pm and woke up at close to 9am. WHAT???? I haven't slept that good since I was 4 months pregnant!
Wanna know the best part? I get to do it again tonight!
See...my husband is the best there is! Ain't NONE better...
(that should make up for any future embarrassing posts, right?)
I just read him this post to make sure he approved prior to posting. And he asked why I didn't include a picture of him like I do with the kids. So...
Friday, February 8, 2008
I'm exhausted. For the past few nights there hasn't been a lot of sleep for the parental figures. It's not actually sleep we're getting. It's more like bunch of naps back-to-back until morning. I can't remember the last time I slept for more than a few hours at a time. And by few...I mean 3...TOPS!
I mean, it's Friday night and I'm posting a blog while watching the season finale of LOST Season 1 with my hubby. Why's that significant? Well, because I'm typing so that I stay awake! Keep in mind, I've already watched this season, but with the writer's strike, there's really nothing on, so we joined Netflix. And Hubby has discovered Lost! Oh sure, I told him about it when it was on ORIGINALLY...but he didn't care, then. So now, we're watching it...a few episodes a night. Okay, I've gotten off track.
So...it's been a week of the blah's. What are the blah's? I donno...I guess it's my way of saying I just wasn't that excited to be a mother of 5 this week. I felt like everything was a fight: getting Zoe out of bed for school each morning, bringing the trips for their 6 month check up, finding out Eli's got another ear infection (I was shocked, to say the least), having a full day without Super Nanny Lindsay, planning Ty's 4th birthday party (he wants an art party...I'm sure that'll be a blog in itself), trying to stay on top of laundry, switching the babies to cereal at least once a day, etc. It was just not a fun week. And I'm excited to say "adios" to it!
James 1:2-5a -
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God..."
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
This massive change I decided to make...to say the VERY least, I wasn't looking forward to it. I can remember the cereal struggle with Zoe & Ty...teaching them how to eat from a spoon...how to swallow something "solid". The thought of struggling with 3 at once just stressed me out THINKING about it.
Thanks to a great idea from my friend Mary (an awesome Mother of 4) I tried tackling this challenge one triplet at a time! (Leave it to a mother of singletons to come up with this idea!) One baby got cereal for "breakfast" and the others had their typical bottles. At "lunch", another baby got cereal and the others had THEIR typical bottles. Then I did this all over again at "dinner". Before bed, everyone got a bottle.
I have to say, it wasn't all that bad! A bit messy...VERY funny...but not really that bad. Monday was a tad interesting, but by today (Friday) everyone definitely improved.
Here are a few highlights:
Cole was pretty straightforward. He spit out about 50% of whatever I put in his mouth and HAD to have a bottle after his bowl of cereal each day (stay tuned for the 6-month old update post for a good explanation for his eating habits). Can I just say that I love this picture! It's so him. I'm pretty sure he's thinking, "this is not what I ordered!"
We did need to make a few adjustments on how to feed her. She didn't really fit in the highchair. She couldn't see over the tray. And the bibs were a little big on her. You might not notice the child UNDER the bib, but I promise she really is there. At one point, she pulled it off by just pulling it over her head. I guess they don't expect little peanuts to need a bib for cereal!
Eli, on the other hand, was somewhat of a nightmare. He screamed something FIERCE when I put the cereal in his mouth.
But eventually found a way to swallow it...
You can imagine how long it took to get through Eli's feedings! Seriously, the first 3 days he had cereal, sucking his thumb was the only way that Eli would swollow. On Monday, when he put his thumb in his mouth, he actually got mad at his thumb. He gagged, took out his thumb, glared at it...and tried the other thumb.