Thursday, April 30, 2009

Conversations in the Car

Skylar has joined the driving world. She got her permit a couple of weeks ago and now NO ONE ELSE is allowed to drive anywhere. EVER. Lord help us all! Stay off of the sidewalks until she gets the hang of it.

The first day that she got her permit, Tommy took her out driving after school. Alex was in the backseat, giving a running commentary on her driving skills.

As Skylar was winding her way down a back country lane, Alex pipes up from the back seat and says:

"Sissy, I think an old lady could push our car faster than you're driving!"

What are you supposed to say to that????

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ramblings of the mind

Where to start...

*Skylar's softball team, the Landrum High School Varsity Lady Cardinals wrapped up their REGIONAL championship tonight. They have been undefeated in regular season play all year. One more regular season game to go tomorrow night, and then on to the playoffs and hopefully a run at the state championship.

*Alex has a field trip planned for Friday. His class is going to the zoo. Hope they don't lock him up in the monkey exhibit!

*My mom's health continues to go downhill. A visit to the cardiologist revealed that she needs further testing to confirm a heart attack. Tests scheduled for April 30. A full day of tests...Echocardiogram, Nuclear Stress test, and Carotid Dopper. The cardiologist has stated that he will be in the room the entire time for the nuclear stress test, which I find oddly disturbing. I know that they don't normally appear on a regular basis for these tests.

*I have soooo much work to get done in order to be off on April 30 in order to be with my mom. I just don't know yet if there will be enough hours in the days to come to get everything completed.

*Alex is reading me a book about Batman. This is his first real book to read to me completely on his own without being asked to read to me. He chose the book at RIF and has not put it down yet! I may have one child who is a bookworm like me!

*I am really craving some cheesecake, but will be good and will not give in to this urge!

*I am ready for our vacation! Hurry July!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Chloe and Tyson

Chloe is sporting a Pooh Bear ski band because Tyson lived up to his name. Yes, he bit a chunk out of her ear. I'm pretty certain that it was not one sided. I envision that they were playing outside, he gets hold of her ear and pulls one way. Chloe apparently pulled in the opposite direction and thus the injured ear.

Fast forward to the next day. Vet's office. Surgery. Stitches. Spayed?!? That was not in the original game plan for the day! Tommy was proud of himself because the vet's assistant told him that if they went ahead and spayed her while she had her ear repair surgery, it would save us the anesthesia fee, a whole whopping $60. So Tommy said ok. He didn't call me and ask my opinion. He just said ok.

For $315 my Chloe had ear repair surgery and was spayed. Had she not been spayed at this time, it would have only cost $120. We could have taken her to the low cost spay clinic at the Humane Society and had her spayed for around $50, anesthesia included. Have I reminded him daily about this lack of communication? Why, yes I have.

Chloe after her surgeries.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Wacky.....Wild......Kool-Aid Style!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We're finally home from a full day of church and family.

Skylar and Alex had a great day with their many cousins and extended family members.

Milestones had an awesome Easter Service this morning.

Hope everyone had an Awesome Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Salamanders and CPR

Alex caught a salamander yesterday. Poor thing probably died of fright within 2 minutes of his capture.

I found an old jar and let Alex keep it on the back porch while we had dinner. After dinner, Tommy tried to convince Alex that the salamander was dead, to no avail.

Alex insisted that Tommy remove him from the jar and let him hold it one more time. Tommy shook it out into Alex's waiting hand. Alex looked him over and then proceeded to place said dead salamander on MY KITCHEN COUNTER. Belly side up. And thus began the chest compressions for the salamander.

Luckily, the salamander had already kicked the bucket and was not revived. A salamander funeral was swiftly thrown together and executed.

A half of bottle of Lysol later, my kitchen counter bore no traces of the CPR for the salamander.

Why do these things always happen to me?

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Overheard bedtime conversation between Skylar, 15, and Alex, 6.

"Know why I tell on you alot Sissy?"



"Alex, you don't know what puberty is."

"Yes, I do. It's when your voices changes and stuff."

"Alex, where did you hear about puberty?"


Thanks, I-Carly for taking care of that conversation for me. I appreciate it. Really, I do.