Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A New Princess

My sister had my niece this morning at 9:30 am (NY time). She weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great. Courtney had a very short, smooth labor and delivery. Savanah Michele is precious and looks just like her big sister Rachael.

I can't wait to meet her!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Colin's Herb Garden

Colin told me that he wanted to plant a little garden, and I had been wanting to start an herb garden for a bit, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to combine the two!

I took Colin to to store and we bought all of the necessary items to get going. Colin was so proud of his little gardening bag & tools.

He mixed the special dirt with the water to make soil.

 He filled up his containers and added the seeds.

Rinse & repeat 7 times, and we've got a happy Colin with 7 pots of seeds! He can't wait until they start growing!

Things a 3 1/2 year old says

My 3 1/2 year old, Colin, was just watching an episode of The Backyardigans. He was siging one of the songs...and this is what I heard:

'Hookapeli, hookapeli the ERECTION is coming and is coming soon.'

The song is about a volcano ERUPTING, not ERECTING!

He's too cute!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Brennan's Time Out

Brennan is at the age now where he can understand right from wrong (to a VERY simple degree). We've started putting him in time out when he doesn't obey or hits. I had my camera handy to capture him in his first ever time out. It broke my heart, but I know it'll be good for him n the long run.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dinner & Mavs Game

A bunch of us YGers went to the Mavs vs. Bulls game last night...where the Mavs kicked some major butt!

Before the game some of us met up for dinner at a quaint little Mexican restaurant.

It's always fun getting together with them.

More pictures can be found on my smugmug!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Long Time No See...

It's been a long time since Casey and I have gotten the kids together to play. In fact, it's been a really long time. We've been trying to get together since before August, but every date that we set up, something came up on one end or the other. Literally...since before August. Now, the kid did each other at a couple birthday parties, but to actually set up a's been forever!

We FINALLY got together today, and it was nice. The kids played nicely...well, mostly nicely. You can't ask for perfection when the kids are: 6, 4 1/2, 3 1/2 x 2, 1 1/2 x2.

The great thing, is that our youngest children were born only a day apart. I love getting pictures of them together. The rest can be found on my smugmug site.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Nursing Blog

For many years I've wanted to start a nursing blog. A place where I could talk about my journey as an ER nurse. I've [finally] just gotten around to it. I hope for it to be a place of laughter & wit.

Go on over and check it out!

*I'm looking for a few more people to write on the blog with me, so if you are an ER nurse and interested, let me know!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brennan Walking

Well, over the past 2 or so weeks, Brennan has decided that it is FINALLY time for him to use walking as his main method of getting around. It's cute watching him walk. He's still wobbly, but gaining confidence every day!

On a more serious note, I've noticed that his 'walk' doesn't look quite right. A few other people have noticed and mentioned the same thing to me. It's kind of hard to describe, but it looks like there is something wrong with either his right hip or right knee. Almost like a limp. I called the pediatrician's office yesterday and talked to a nurse. She talked with the doctor and we decided to watch Brennan closely for another week or so. If he seems to have pain with walking or dragging his leg, then we need to be seen right away. If not, then it can wait until his 18 month appointment (which is next month).

New Template...

Working on a new template as we speak, er, read :-)