Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tough Thursday...

My Schedule Last Night.....
To Bed @ ????
Up @: 2:00a.m.
Up @: 5:00a.m.
and really didn't sleep much after that.....

The Reason:
My little Lincoln has an ear infection. I called Daddy first thing this morning and said "Poor Lincoln...he didn't sleep through the night, I am going to take him to the doctor this morning." He said...."Your the MoM!!!" So our normal doctor was out today so we saw the nurse practitioner. She was really great!! We have never had an appointment with her but she was really cool!!

So she confirmed that Lincoln has an ear infection on the RIGHT side. This was the same side he had the other EI in last time he went to the doctor. Also, he weighted in at 20.6 lbs. that is with clothes and a diaper that was probably wet on....I can really keep up with all of the peeing that is going on in my house.

But that being said....Parker Update...
Lets start out with Madison's potty training adventure....
So I was watching 4 1/2 year old Rachel (Daniel's Cousin) and I asked Rachel if she would go potty on the Elmo and Big Bird Potty chair. I told her that I would even put it outside so she didn't have to come in away from the fun to go potty. She was excited!!! So pretty much that was all I did...Madison caught on VERY well, just like she does most things....YEAH!!!

Parker on the other hand is still getting the hang of things....One day he will be great (Like today we went to the Doctor, Wal-Mart and Schnucks and when we got home he went potty like a PRO) and then other days he will forget everything....But there is progress b/c he is telling us potty. And guess what....when he has to go so do one of us....I have never gone potty so many times in one day....

So please pray for Lincoln's ear and again the potty training.... THANKS!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

From Lincoln.....

Attention ALL: I have a TOOTH!!!!!!
Just thought you all should know :)
Lincoln Jay

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


It makes a mom proud to find these moments in their children.....

that is right....that is my little girl reading her little brother a book.....she is so sweet!!

Here is a photo of Madison getting off the bus and some of Linclon's new THANG.....

"L" pucker up baby....I look like an old man....."

Monday, August 20, 2007

And she's OFF......

and she didn't even look back. Madison was the 4th one up today. Right after she heard Lincoln rolling around in bed. She came and got into bed with Lincoln and I am then we heard Parker-Man. He was the last one up to CeLEbRatE Madison's Big Day..... We went and had breakfast. Madison had cinnamon and sugar toast with grapes and milk. Parker had the same and Lincoln had some blueberries and pears with a bottle of course!!! Then it was time to get some teeth brushed.....and clothes on......she was so excited that she could tie her shoes for the first day of school....... She wore a yellow ribbon, her duck shirt and her tennis shoes b/c on Mondays she has PE. So below are some photos of her on her 1st day of Kindergarten.

So I haven't cried yet but that doesn't mean the tears will not come.....

Thursday, August 16, 2007


That is right folks......between my mom and I we got Parker to go potty 5iVe wonderful times today!!! He gets so excited and runs into the living room (with NO pants on) yelling "Daddy, Mama, Daddy, Mama......."about 5 million time. He gets a piece of candy and gets to call Daddy and Mama after he goes. I swear it is the cutes thing I have ever seen!!!! So those of you who have been praying....Thanks a TON it is working!!! He will be with my mom this weekend as Daniel and I will be taking Madison on a weekend out before she starts school. So she will be working with him more and more on his huge accomplishment!!!! Great Job, Parker....Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you but the diaper makers are NOT!!!!! Keep up the GREAT work : )


Good luck as you work with Parker this weekend. I know he will be a big boy and work really hard for you!!!

You are the BEST!!! For more that a million reasons!!!


Jen (your FAVORITE daughter (that is b/c I am the only one!!!))

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SSRs (Secret Stalker Readers) ~By Rachel Huse

Secret Stalker Readers (SSRs)

Yeah, you know who you are! I coined the term Secret Stalker Readers and it comes from pure love. I use the term in the best way possible. Some of you are friends and family of mine, you just peruse and never leave comments. Some of you are friends I haven't met yet. Hint hint. I have received several comments in the last few weeks from the SSRs and it makes me so happy when I get them. Sometimes I feel like only three people read my blog. Not that I don't appreciate those three reading it, but they are also the ones who know everything about me and probably look at my website and go "ugh - I already knew that - post something you haven't talked about!"Thank you, SSRs for being there with me in the background. Every once in a while, poke your head up and leave a comment. You don't have to leave your name or contact information. If you have a blog, I'd love to add it to my daily reads, but it's not required. Now that you're done reading this entry, go back and read it with the Budweiser commercial music in your head .... "Mr. Secret Stalker Blogger Reeeeeeeeeeader" It makes me laugh.

The Kiddo's Bathroom....

Here are some more photos of the bathroom. We are getting there. And I oh so wish I had photos of Daniel putting the toilet back was hilarious......we will leave it at that....

Since the kids bathroom is out of order we have been using our bathroom and here are some photos of Lincoln and Parker in the bath tub together....they are so cute and I hope they will be so close when they get older. Lincoln will have to probably put Parker in his place a couple of times and then he will get the point!!

Her First Flight.....

This is Madison and Makayla.

Well we did it....and she did freakin' AWESOME!!!! I was so proud of her. We were getting all set up with her booster seat and she had the biggest smile ever on her face. She brought Makayla with her (that is her American Girl doll that she loves to DEATH) and at one point as we were getting onto the run way she said that Makayla was scared but just a little though. I think that was a way for her to tell us SHE was a little scared. But she did wonderful!!!

After we all went up Papa brought me down and then she wanted to spend the night with Papa and Grandma so away they went.....

Monday, August 13, 2007

Parker's Illness

That is right...Parker has a virus. It all started on Friday. I thought that my mom just gave him too much juice...yeah, that would have been nice because then....he would not have dirty diapers every other hour. Now Monday, it is getting better now we are just trying to keep Madison and Lincoln free from it. All I can say is I have NEVER seen a little bottom so RED in all of my diaper changing the way I am going on 5 years now. I am a PRO :)

On another note....Madison and I are going on her first flight with Papa tonight. I will be bringing my camera...this in one of many to document. I have thought about bringing Parker but not too sure about it yet. I don't know how he will do!! I am still not too sure how Madison is going to do but we will see. Papa is our ticket to see Daniel on Friday for Madison's weekend away before she starts school. We plan to do this with each one of the kiddos!!

Check out tomorrow for an update on Madison's Plane Ride!!


Friday, August 10, 2007

I am a HORRIBLE mother....

So YESTERDAY was Lincoln's 7th monthday.... Sorry I totally forgot about this. So.....


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Parker's 2 year old Stats

Parker went to see Dr. Agolia on 8.6.2007. Below are the updated stats of his little growing body!!!

Weight: 28.5 lbs (50%-75%)
Height: 36.5 inches (90%-95%)
Head Circumference: 19.5 inches (50%-75%)

Dr. Agolia is not a very big man at all; he said that Parker will probably be taller than him by age 10-11. Well on his way to being as tall as Uncle Bruce and just as skinny!!

How Could I Forget...


So the other day I was thinking about when Madison started showing signs of toilet training....and I remember one of the signs being that she stayed dry through the night. The reason I am thinking about this is because Parker is now 2 and should start to show those signs any day (or at least that is what I hope). So this morning when I went to get him out of bed I checked to see if his diaper was my surprise it was not wet so I hurried to get him out of bed and tossed Lincoln on my bed then we found the potty chair (which was moved b/c of the bathroom remodel). When we found it I put it next to the big potty and WE WENT POTTY TOGETHER!!! I made a HUGE deal out of it we called Daddy at work; I think he fell out of his chair.....And then we called Airplane Grandma and then Papa of course and he even had some candy!!! So with that all being TYPED....Please PRAY for us and this new GOAL oh and the carpet too!!!!


From Blue to NEW!!

Yeah that is Daniel doing a great job painting!!!
I helped but I got in trouble for not painting the correct way.....
I married an engineer, I guess that is what I get......

Kind of hard to tell but this will be the new decor for the room!!

That is right if you ever went potty in our blue bathroom it is NO MORE!!! (I think Daniel is VERY happy about it too!!) We (Daniel and I) were up very late last night painting the bathroom! Soon I will have photos of Daniel putting down NEW ceramic flooring!! Madison is NOT happy about the change....she only wanted pink or purple....go figure. Check for more updates as the bathroom goes from blue to NEW!

Parker's B-Day Photos

Here are a few photos from Parker's Birthday. It was a great time with Airplane Grandma and Papa and Grandma Sandra!! Thanks from coming!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Happy Birthday, Parker

Yeah, Our Parker-Man is 2 today!!!
Happy Birthday Parker, we love you!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Lincoln Jay

Thought this one was too cute NOT to share....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Lincoln's 6 month photos

Parker 2 on Saturday!!

So today we took Parker's 2 year photos and they turned out really cute!! They are below for you to enjoy!!

Think Before you TYPE.....

A Must Read for All EVERYONE

After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line. She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message:

ByAngel213:Hi. I'm glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird!

GoTo123:LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you? Don't you live in a safe neighborhood?

ByAngel213:Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz' I didn't see anybody when I looked out.

GoTo123:Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven't done that have you?

ByAngel213:Of course not. I'm not stupid you know.

GoTo123:Did you have a softball game after school today?

ByAngel213:Yes and we won!!

GoTo123:That's great! Who did you play?

ByAngel213:We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees.

LOLGoTo123:What is your team called?

ByAngel213:We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool.

GoTo1 23: Did you pitch?

ByAngel213:No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don't want them mad at me. Bye!

GoTo123:Catch you later. Bye

Meanwhile.......GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out.

He took out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.

Her name: Shannon
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
Age: 13
State where she lived: North Carolina
Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall. Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told him. He knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her parents came home from work. He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the team was named the Canton Cats. Her favorite number 7 was printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School . She had told him all this in the conversations they had on- line. He had enough information to find her now.

Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn't want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective.

By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her. Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely. He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt. After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her.

Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car.Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move.

Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room."Shannon, come here," her father called. He sounded upset and she couldn't imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa. "Sit down," her father began, "this man has just told us a most interesting story about you."Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today!

"Do you know who I am, Shannon ?" the man asked.
"No," Shannon answered.
"I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123."
Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo is a kid my age! He's 14. And he lives in Michigan !"
The man smiled. "I know I told you all that, but it wasn't true. You see, Shannon , there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze."
Shannon was stunned. "You mean you don't live in Michigan ?"
He laughed. "No, I live in Raleigh It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn't it?" She nodded."I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone. Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line.. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realizing you have done it. I hope you've learned a lesson from this and won't do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe too?"

"It's a promise!"That night Shannon and her Dad and Mom all knelt down together and thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.