Friday, November 14, 2008

Not Ready

Would someone please tell my daughter that I am not ready for this:

Before long she is going to be driving, going on dates, and kissing boys!
I can't handle it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This week has been rough. Daddy is in St Louis for work, my parents are in St. Thomas for fun, and my in laws are in New Orleans for a wedding.

Under normal circumstances taking care of the kids for a week by myself is rough. Add chemo to that and I am wiped! Luckily, the kids have been pretty good and Kyler has been a good helper for mommy. I'm just so tired!

We are also dog sitting my in laws huge black lab. He's actually a pretty good dog. However, his internal alarm clock goes off at 5:30 AM! Mine does not!

My mother in law thinks I am a bit depressed. Interferon can cause depression. But honestly, I don't think it's depression. I think it's exhaustion!

Another side effect of Interferon is hair loss and weight loss. These are rare, however I have them both. My hair is falling out in handfuls. I am also losing weight like crazy. Not that I am complaining all that much about that, but I have no clothes that fit! And guess where the weight is leaving first-it's not my ass like I need it to-it's my boobs! That sucks!

I have currently gone down 3 sizes in pants. Which in turn means that I have to buy new pants or my ass hangs out. Oh wait, my ass hangs out of these darn low rise pants any way!

Ella is getting her 1 year molars. She is a little crabby. Good times.

Ella's cloth diapers are pissing me off. We have a High Efficiency washer and apparently that is not the best thing to use with cloth diapers. At first they had a stinky smell, after many, many washes I got the stink out. Now they are giving her a rash so apparently something that I used to get the stink out did not agree with Ella's little tushy. I really do like cloth diapering and I don't want to give it up, I just need to figure out what in the world is giving her a rash. All 30 of her diapers are currently in the wash on the sanitary cycle. Let's hope that does the trick!

Kyler had his 3 year well child appt yesterday and the Dr is concerned about his growth. He weighed 29 lbs which is in the 20 %ile and his height is 37 inches which is the 38%ile. I don't think they measured his height very accurately though. I measured him at home and he was 38 inches. I'm not going to stress about it to much. He eats. A little!

And, just because my kids take goofy pictures. Here are some funny pictures to brighten your day.

That's a good little tent.
Mama! Quit taking my picture.

That is so not funny Mommy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tunnel Time

This week the weather has been kind of icky so we decided to get out the tunnel.
Kyler has always been a fan of the tunnel, but this was Ella's first time experiencing it.
She had a blast!
Her favorite part was when Kyler (or mommy-yeah that only happened once!) would go through the tunnel with her.
For some reason she found that hilarious.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

10 months and 3 days

Check out Ella's new shoes! Come to find out Ella has HUGE feet for her age! These are a size 5! I made them measure her feet 4 times just to make sure!
She is still getting used to walking in them. She prefers to be barefoot.

Mama, help me walk. These shoes are funny feeling!

Dear Ella,

I can't believe you are already 10 months old. That means in less then 2 months you will be ONE!


I can't believe it.
You are already so ahead of the game it amazes me.
You are a walking fool. Sometimes you prefer to crawl, but lately you walk more then crawl.

You love to give kisses. All I have to do is ask for a smooch and you start kissing.

Your newest trick is waving and saying "Bye-Bye."

You can say mama, dada, bye-bye, and hi.

You are definitely a "high maintenance" baby girl, but I love you so very much.

Thank you for keeping life entertaining!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Read Me A Story

Hey Kyler, will you read me a story?

Dang, this is one great story bro!Here, let me help you.

Ha, ha, ha. That is one funny story!
Thanks Kyler!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby Kyler

This afternoon, as I was moving pics from my computer and putting them onto my external hard drive I found these adorable pics of Kyler when he was a little man.

I think he was about 5 months in these pics.

Where has time gone?
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