Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Well into the afternoon, my daughter was outside playing in the yard with a friend. I was in the house, easily within earshot, with both my boys. I heard a little noise, then a big crashing sound out in the garage and figured someone had knocked something over.
Savannah came running in the house screaming hysterically. I couldnt understand a word she was saying so I just kept asking, "Are you alright? Are you alright?" She wouldn't answer me but started screaming, "I did that! I did that mom!"
I went out into the garage to see what she was talking about as she is crying, "I dont want to be in trouble! I did that mom. Im sorry!" I could see black stuff all over but had no idea what it was. It kind of looked like someone spilled soil or something. So I asked her, "What IS that?"
"It's the window mom! I opened the window and closed the garage door... I dont want Dad to be mad at me! Im going to be grounded for a week" she started to ramble (for the record, she has never been grounded). All of the sudden I realized that she was talking about the back window of our Expedition.
Apparently she decided to open the back window to get something out. She left it open and then for some unknown reason, decided to close the garage door. The problem is that we have a very short garage, and when you pull all the way into it, you only have 2-3 inches clearance between the back of the vehicle and the garage door. So the garage door came crashing down on the window, shattering it into a million little pieces.
Over an hour of cleanup time later, all the glass was cleaned out of the garage and out of the vehicle. I've made the calls and now just have to take it into town tomorrow to get some estimates on getting it fixed.
I had hoped this would be enough to put me into labor, so at least there would be an upside, but so far, no luck on that one :)
It's only a few hours later, and Im already chuckling about it. I realize she is 4, and she could not have possibly thought through what exactly would happen if she did what she did. In fact, let's be honest, I am the first one to do stupid things like that, so why would I be mad at my 4 year old for the same type of thing? Frustrated, yes, but it was just an accident, and it could have been much worse. Now I can remember, years down the road, just what it was like to have a bunch of little kids. You never know what's coming next!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
My little Jaxon is a different breed than my older 2 children. He is much more mischevious and into everything than Mason and Savannah ever were. Just when you think you have this mom thing down, one of your kids reminds you that you always have to be on your toes.
Jaxon is almost 18 months, and boy, has he learned how to climb. Often I will hear him hollaring from the other room, "Uh Oh!" or "Aht!" (OUT!) and when I go to see where he is, he is on top of the table, on the bathroom counter, or somewhere else that he can get onto but not down from.
Today I was straightening the house when I realized I hadn't heard him for a while, which is never a good sign! I went to look for him and found him in the bathroom. This is what I found:
Not only had he climbed onto the counter, but he proceeded to empty out the drawers onto the floor (as you can see), climb into the drawer (with a pencil, no less) and draw his masterpiece all over the counter. He was very proud of his accomplishment!
And just think-Im adding another mischeivious boy to the mix any day now :)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Not very clear, but the bump is apparent. This is 16 weeks along, January 2008.
This is what happens when you employ your 4 year old to take your picture :) 33 weeks pregnant. May 2008