Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just Venting

I just have to vent. I HATE the winter. I know I have mentioned this before in past blog entries, but it's so true.. and the more winter I have to endure, the more I hate it and become extremely bitter by it.

Reason #1.. my kids are sick.. AGAIN! Hailey had the flu last week and I just hate puke. I don't know anyone that likes it, but when your little toddler throws up all in her bed and all over her favorite blankets and tinker bell pillow case (which she can't sleep without) it makes you just want to throw everything away that got infested with puke. Who wants that put through their washing machine! Poor Hailey. She got over it pretty quick.. but even still, it's awful to watch your kids be so unhappy and yucky.

Addy, is a different story. She has pretty much been sick her whole life. I'm so tired of it.. I could scream.. which I actually have done recently. She has been in and out of the doctor, hospital and specialists and i'm just so sick of it. She threw up this past week which was expected with how Hailey was feeling and I thought that was the end of it.. well, now its something new and i'm afraid its not just the usual teething issue. I'm pretty sure she might have something else going on. But who knows.. poor thing. She wakes up from a two hour nap and is ready and wanting to go back down a half hour later. Her face is puffy, her eyes are glistened with moisture and she is pretty clingy and just miserable. I know it's not an earache and I know its different than the usual flu.. so if it's not improving by tomorrow, i'm taking her in I think.

Winter just seems to bring on illness and this reason alone is enough for me to want to move to a more permanently warm climate. Not that it will ever happen. New Carpet and a New City just aren't in the cards for me, i'm afraid.

Reason #2... I have appointmens and responsibilities that more often than I would like take me away from home and from my kids. While this may not be such an issue, who would want to babysit sick children while i'm off doing whatever responsibility I have.. like taking my cat to the vet for shots and appointments I have that Nate can't help with for reasons like work or callings.. ugh.. the trials.

Reason #3... It's just cold and I don't like it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marley Luke

I'm a week late on this post, but I wanted to welcome the newest memeber of the Luke Family. Marley Luke was born on Feb. 10th and weighed in at 7lb. 4oz. She is, as you can see.. Adorable and we're so glad she's here! Congrats Jared & Jenna, Gavin and Preston! Can't wait to meet our new little niece and cousin in person!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hailey and Addy got an unexpected delivery today... ROSES...from Daddy! So, naturally, I had to take some pictures. Hailey was smelling them constantly, and Addy just wanted to eat them... Just like everything else!

We hope you all have a great Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Meet Scratch!

Scratch is the newest member of our family! He's two months old and the best part is, he's potty trained and already sleeps through the night! :-)

Hailey absolutely LOVES him to death and the feeling is mutual. He pretty much follows her around all day long.

Addy is still trying to figure out what he is exactly! :-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

chest pain and scary knocks

Let me just tell you what happened to me the other night. Some of you have already heard this story, but I felt it was blog-worthy.

Anyone have CRAZY dreams?? Well, I use to not dream very much because i'm an extremely light sleeper. Let's just say that Nate has to turn his computer OFF at night because I can hear the sound of it running and it keeps me awake!

So, the other night, I had a dream that pretty much scared the pants right off me. This is what happened.

All I remember from the dream is that Hailey was having struggles. She was getting a little upset so I went downstairs to get something for her when Nate started to ask her what was wrong. So, I shouted up the stairs to tell him when he came running down the stairs to see what it was I had said... apparently, I didn't shout loud enough. For some reason, I started gasping for air (in the dream) and was clutching at my chest becaues I couldn't breathe. He came all the way down the stairs to see what was wrong and I fell to the floor not being able to breathe and doing everything I could to get some air.

Well, not such a weird dream, right? WRONG... the next thing I know, Nate is over me SHAKING me to wake up. As I wake up, I gasped for air and he was asking if I was ok. K, People, He said I was hyperventillating! WHAT? It really freaked him out and said I couldn't breathe so he was shaking me to see if he could wake me up! Yeah! SCARY!

The weird part is (since that isn't weird enough) that my chest was hurting SO bad after that dream. You know when you haven't worked out for awhile and you run like 100 miles and feel like your lungs and chest is going to collapse???? yeah, that's what it felt like.. and it felt like my heart was on FIRE! So weird.. I went to the chiropractor the next morning because I was still having pain.. but i'm feeling better now. So weird.

OH... and the other night... at about 12:30 after we had gone to bed and all our lights were out, I heard a knock at our door.

FREAKED me out, so I woke up Nate and he went down to check out what it was. Meanwhile, i'm freaking out and I had THE worst feeling come over me. He came back to bed and said there wasn't anyone there.. then I made him go check all the doors to make sure they were locked (even though secretly I knew they were because i'm pretty anal about that). We called Danny, who lives in our basement and was working that night (doing security) and he said he would come check out the area. He did and found the cops BUSTING some guy a couple houses away from ours! WHAT THE???????

Yeah, I've had my fair share of crazy nights this past week!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

BIG NEWS for such Little Girls!!!


Sweet Hailey... growing up so fast. No longer in diapers and thinks she's pretty hot stuff because of it. She holds conversations with me like she's my friend just hanging out. I can't get over how smart she is. While driving around town, she points out places that we are getting close to and asks if we can go there. She remembers things that I wouldn't dream of remembering and best of all, tells Nate and I "I love you SO MUCH!" It melts my heart. She is still nonstop and runs around here like the energizer bunny. I am usually completely wiped out by the end of the day, but it's worth it. She loves taking care of her baby sister and gets extremely mad at me when I get Addy out of her crib. As soon as she hears Addy waking up in the monitor, she says "i'll go get her mommy." and she runs upstairs and climbs into her crib and talks to her for a few minutes till I get there.


Little Addy... always changing. Sits up so big all by herself, eats crackers and pretty much wants anything else Nate and I are eating. She usually helps me eat my dinner. EXTREMELY enjoys drinking water out of regular cups... Wants nothing to do with sippy cups. She has her two bottom teeth which decided to show up on Christmas. At 7 months, weighs a whopping 20lbs 13oz.!! She loves to just sit around and watch Hailey play. Smiles constantly! She is dying to crawl and tries really hard at it.

I thought Hailey grew up way too fast, but I can't believe how fast the second child goes by.. I have no idea where the time went!

this is the best job in the world!