Thursday, May 23, 2013

ER Visit

Wow!  When you think you have seen, heard, smelt, felt, and loved all you can as a mother something happens and you realized you haven't done it all.  Thank God!!!! Today I realized that a job of a mother is probably the hardest thing I have ever done.  There is parts of being a mom that I love...and then there are parts that I dislike.  I haven't found many parts that I dislike but there are a few out there.  You know..when your child is sick it's heart wrenching.  It's awful to see them feel bad.  I thought watching them have a fever or seeing them throw up was bad.  But seeing what I saw today was the worst site I have seen.  I could go the rest of my life without seeing that or feeling that way ever again.  

After Josiah and Adalyn woke up from their nap we went out to play, the same as we do everyday.  Josiah wanted to "ride" his skateboard.  He rode it down or driveway and halfway down our street and he fell.  I thought to we are going to the ER today.  I talked him into riding his bike to see the thorn bush down the street.  He is obsessed with them.  Once we checked out every thorn bush in the neighborhood we decided to make our way to the park.  

We went over to the swings and I pushe him and Adalyn high up to the ky (sky) as Josiah would say!  Josiah was done so I put Adalyn back in the stroller and Josiah ran off to the half circle thingy that you can climb up to the top...not sure what it is called he climbed up almost all the way..held on and dropped down while hanging!  I said, "be careful baby!"  He said, "mommy go over there..I can do this by myself." So I pushed the stroller maybe 2 ft and while my back was turned it jumped off.  Hit his belly Nd then his head.  He got up screaming louder than I had ever heard him.  I ran over to him and before I knew it he was quiet and falling over.  He had passed out.  Nothing could ever prepare me for what just happened.  I couldn't believe this was happening.  I tried to wake him, he was limp. I screamed as loud as I could...somebody help.  My phone was on the stroller which seemed so far away.  I checked his breathing once, checked it again and finally felt his breath on my cheek.  I thought..oh my gosh he is I looked around and screamed for help again.  Finally a man that was driving by stopped and ran over.  Josiah finally was conscious and the man called 911.  Then the neighbors started coming out.  All I could do is hold on to my baby.  Worried sick.  I had the neighbors call Josh.  The next thing I knew my mom, aunt, Josh, and the ambulance were here.  The EMTs checked him out and said he looked ok but they thought he still needed to go to the hospital.  We decided it would be less traumatic for Josiah if we just took him ourselves.  Three hours later we found out that he was ok.  The doctor just told us to check on him every few hours. Ha!  I don't think we will take our eyes off of him to tonight!  I am definitely thanking God that he is ok it could have been really bad.  My little guy has been having way too many accidents lately and is driving his momma crazy!  I think Josiah gave me my first grey hair tonight!  Love that sweet boy more than he will ever know.  Too bad he can't EVER go to the park again!!! :) just kidding he can go when he is 13!  Boys will be boys.  I'm just going to snuggle a little longer and pray a little harder to protect my little daredevil!!  

Now that I releived some stress by writing..this tired and worried momma is going to try and get some sleep!!  Hug your babies a little extra!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lucky number Seven

I can't believe seven years have passed since the day I said "I do!"  That day was perfect!  It could not have been any better!  I married my best friend and we were surrounded by our favorite people! Seven, that's like 49 years in Hollywood!!   HA!  We've lived in 5 or 6 different houses, laughed together, bought three houses, wiped each others tears, adopted two sweet babies, Josh has had a ton of jobs that he was promoted into and our love grows more and more each day!  I'm not sure what is in store for us in the future, but I do know one things...I can't wait to see where God leads us.  Our love is stronger than ever and I can't wait for many more years together!!!  Joshy I love you babe!!!  Our life together is awesome and I love our little family!!!!  Thanks for being there for me and for loving me are my rock!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day

I hope everyone had an awesome Mother's Day!!  I sure did!  But that hasn't always been the case!  

Before we adopted Josiah I dreaded that day.  I remember one Mother's Day we headed to church and they were handing out flowers to all the moms.  I wanted a flower....but I turned it down when the man handed me one.  I don't even like flowers...why was I upset???  I was upset because we couldn't have kids and we had just started the adoption process and I had no clue when or if we would ever have a sweet baby to love on!!  So today Mother's Day is a little bittersweet for me!  I am so excited that I am a mommy now but I hurt for all those women that are longing to be one and they haven't yet been able to experience a good Mother's Day!  So I pray for them and want them to know their time will come.  God's timing is always perfect even if it seems as though you will never get what you want.  He always has something better in store for you than what you have planned for yourself!!!  

Monday, April 29, 2013

Burlap Wreath and Monogrammed Wood Letters

This past weekend I had a business thing to go to called the Small Business Blitz. I wanted to show off these cute letter that I sell at Sweet Pea Co. I had two days to make something and I needed something that was simple.  The craft gene skipped right over me so I was looking for something easy.  I asked my bff Jaime to make one for me and she was all for it, but I thought I would try it first! I decided to look on YouTube and found something that I thought I could actually do.  I ran to Michael's and purchased two burlap rolls and a metal ring.  This cost me about $15.  I watched this video and bam...I had a burlap wreath that I actually did myself!!  I just glued on the letters and I was ready to show it off! 
We had so much fun at the Small Business Blitz.  I can't wait to do in again soon! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Andrea comes to visit!!!

A few weeks ago my friend Andrea from Georgia came to visit us!!!!! We had such a great time! We headed to the beach one day. This was Adalyn's first day actually in the sand. She may have eaten a few handfuls of sand but she had such a fun time playing in it! We were so sad to see Andrea go but can't wait till we see her again!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

9 months and some randomness

This little diva is a little over 9 months and I can't believe it!!  I took her to the doctor last week and she is 29 1/2 inches tall and 20 lbs.  She is going to be TALL!!! 

We finally got to go see one of our favorite guys!!!  My uncle is having to do chemo off and on so he is in the hospital quite a bit and this little guy has missed him!!!  He likes to take Uncle Ray into the bedroom and play on the bed with just him.  I ran back there and snuck this picture.  Uncle Ray went back into the hospital today for a week for his 3rd round of chemo!  What a strong man he is!!  I know he is just going to kick this cancers butt!!

We had Brantley's birthday party to go to this weekend!  We had such a good time.  Here is Adalyn trying to hit on the birthday boy! 

Josiah's bff came over and spent some of the day with us on Friday!  They had such a good time together.  It was actually beautiful outside so we played in the backyard most of the day!  I can't wait till we can be outside everyday in the summer.  It is going to be so much fun with the kids this year!!  Beach here we come!! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Since St. Patty's Day is coming up I wanted to have a little fun with it over the next week or so.  I tried to find something on Pinterest to do with Josiah but I didn't have all the supplies for the projects I found so I decided to come up with something myself!  Josiah knows his letter really good and most of his number but a few of them he has problems with remembering. 

What you need:
Scrap piece of paper
Snacks - teddy grahams, goldfish or any snack that is little

I just drew some clovers on a piece of green scrap paper I had laying around.  At the bottom I glued on a Pot of Gold but you wouldn't even have to do that if you didn't want to. 

I put some snacks in a bowl and told him he had to put the number of snacks that were in the clover.  He loved it!!!! 

When we were done "playing" with our food Josiah said, "Are we going to give Paddy this piece of paper when we are done?"  He doesn't quite get what St. Patty's day is, I thought it was too funny!  I love coming up/finding new ideas that are fun for him to learn!  It's hard keeping this big guy interested in things but when I do he really learns a lot.  We will be using this again in the next few days since he had such fun with it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Business and Babies!!

Wow it has been awhile and I miss blogging so much!!! 

I have been busy starting anew business and it takes a lot more time than I thought.  I had to set up my own web page which was actually a lot of fun for me.  Very time consuming but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I have been working on it for about a month and finally decided to launch it yesterday.  Sweet Pea Co. is the name and if you would like to check it out please click here .  I am selling personalized cell phone covers, iPad covers, koozies, plates, platters, etc.  It is so much fun you can basically design your own products from choices that we have!  I don't have all the products up yet but I am working on it everyday to get more of the items on the website.  I am so excited for this new adventure and can't wait to see how it all works out!!! 

The babies are doing absolutely wonderful!  I can't believe Adalyn is 9 months old now and Josiah is 3 1/2!  Time sure is flying by!

A little about Adalyn
  • She has two teeth right now and two new ones coming in.  All on the bottom!
  • She is crawling all over the place and if she has something in her hands she will stand all by herself.
  • She gets into everything and puts everything into her mouth!  haha!
  • She loves big people food and has NEVER liked baby food!
  • She gets so excited when its bath time!
  • She is the sweeeeetest thing EVER!!!

A little about Josiah
  • He still LOVES to dress up.  Right now he is into super heroes.  He doesn't know it but we are planning a surprise birthday trip to Disney!!!!
  • He is so smart it is sometimes scary.
  • I love when he says, "Guess what?" and I will say, "What?" and he says "I love you!!" Melts my heart every time.
  • He is still pretty picky about food but LOVES his fruits. 
  • We signed him up for Pre-k and I think I might cry my eyes out.  I can't believe he will start school everyday in 5 months.....*tear
My babies and this business are keeping me busy and I am loving every minute of it!  It is so amazing to see Josiah and Adalyn play so well with each other!  I can't wait to continue to watch their love for each other grow.  Maybe one day we will add a third??  Maybe...We will just have to see what God has in store for our little family!!!! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Live Strong for V.Ray

Long story short.  My favorite Uncle was diagnosed with Melanoma in July.  It's been a rough road for him but I have faith that God will heal him.  I have been torn up about this.  He is Josiah's all time favorite person.  I can't explain the bond these two have.  When they are together my heart just melts.  Josiah just adores him and talks about him constantly. 
I don't even have words to explain how I feel about this.  I am angry and sad.  Only time will tell, but I am hoping and praying he heals quickly!  My little family needs him and I know his family and friends do too!!! 
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's been a while..

Ugh...I have been slacking so much on blogging.  I really miss it, but I have had way too many things going on in our lives.  I have started a few posts but just can't seem to get out what I want to say.   I'm hoping to have some exciting news soon...(not concerning babies!!! ha!)  I hope everyone is doing great and I hope to find some time to start blogging again but with a busy schedule, two little ones that keep me on my toes, classes at Troy, and a hard working hubby that seems to live at his office it may be a little while!