Friday, November 28, 2008

Glasses and Patches

Some of you know and some of you don't know that we have started a new adventure in our life. Eyeglasses and patches for Izaac. So the story goes...a few weeks ago I get a call from Izaac's school nurse. He failed his eye test. Her results showed that Izaac's right eye was only seeing at 20/60, but his left eye is 20/20. So I made a call to the eye doctor and got an appointment for the following Monday. We go in and the doctor confirms what the school nurse found. What he least what I understand is that Izaac's right eye never made the connections it needed to see correctly, and therefore his left eye has been compensating for the right eyes failures. And even with the glasses they could only correct his right eyes vision to 20/50, not good! At this point I was quite upset because I sat through his whole eye exam and could see just how bad his right eye was, and I was wondering to myself why had we not picked up on the problem. You would think he would have problems with physical activities or sitting too close to the tv or something. But the doctor said that there really was nothing we could have noticed. I heard him, but I still was upset with myself, thinking that we missed something. So anyway that was Monday, and Tuesday we picked up the glasses and started the whole routine. The first night did not go well. After we put the patch on, he actually sat at the kitchen table and sobbed because he could not see the tv. It just broke my heart. But it has been going well. Izaac does not have to wear the patch to school, gymnastics or while doing physical activities like riding his bike...which leads me into the accident.

So here is my bad mom story for this month. On Monday of this week, I had the all the kids, Izaac, Ivy, Kyle and Tyler. We had a really good day and around 2pm we finally decided we would go outside to play. Well in the confusion of getting everyones socks and shoes on I forgot to take off Izaac's patch and he forgot to remind me. Well, with the patch on Izaac has a HUGE blind spot, and well, Ivy was in it. Izaac was actually looking at me and when he turned his face forward it was too late to stop and he slammed into the side of Ivy and her tricycle. She went flying and you can see the results on her face. I am so thankful she was on her tricycle, because it could have been so much worse that when I think about it it makes me sick to my stomach. I saw the whole thing and it was like watching a movie in slow motion. I knew what was coming but could not react fast enough. That is a time when you really can see the delay in the brains response time between what you realize is going to happen and your body doing somethin about it.

So the adventure continues. We go back to the eye doctor on December 11th to have his vision retested. So pray that his brain and eye do what they need to and we can get him out of the patches soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Joke, as told by Izaac.

Why did the cow man want a dog? Because he wanted a long skinny dog.

Now here is the real joke.

Why did the cowboy want a dachshund? Because he wanted to get a long little doggie.

Tobie told him this joke one night and he repeated it to me in his way. I thought it was a one time thing and he would forget the joke...but no. I am watching my nephews a couple days this week and we were just sitting around the table and Izaac announced..."Do ya'll want to hear a joke?" After the punch lin Kyle looked at me like "what" so I had to repeat the real joke for him. I am still laughing to myself, because Izaac will tell you the joke with all seriousness and he doesnt skip a beat. He just does not realize that his joke doesnt make sense to anyone but himself. Oh the humor of a 5 year old.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Four Crazy Weekends

So I posted about three crazy weekends and then at the end prayed for a relaxing next weekend. Well that next weekend (last weekend) I was a chaperon for 46 high school students for a Saturday trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the Body Worlds exhibit. I had a great time, the kids behaved themselves and I feel like I spent my time with kids who probably would not have been able to go on their own. But, man was I tired. So here I sit...weekend number 5 and I actually don't have to go anywhere, unless I have forgotten something and now its just too late. So what to do....I guess I could clean my messy house.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween Table

So I said I would post some pictures of the Halloween/Non-Birthday party, and this is the third time I have sat down to do it...I did not do a cake, just tons of cupcakes so that the neighbors could just pop in and pick one up. No one really wanted to try the brain jello. Robert had a bite from the part that was not exposed to the many poking fingers, and he said it did not taste all that bad...just not very appetizing looking

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Three Crazy Weekends!

So I have already tried writing this blog once...and at that time it would have been only two crazy weekends. But seeing that many of you are bolggers yourself, you will understand when I say "The site ate my blog." I had the whole thing written including four pictures, I was making adjustments to it and then...gone. So this is going to be a quick run down of the following three weekends. And let me preface it with saying I am glad that we did it all and had a good time, but sitting here right now I am exhausted.

Three weekends ago...

Shelly and the kids came for a visit. We managed a trip to the Dewberry farm and had a wonderful time. The last time we went I was BIG pregnant with Ivy, and I would have said that I would not go again. Knowing that I might have had a slight bias due to the fact that I was HUGE and hated every picture of me, we went because Shelly wanted to go. We love Shelly, so off we went. Well we had a fabulous time...and not just because I was not gargantuan but because they actually stepped it up and the place is well worth the money. Shelly made the cutest dresses for the girls. Don't they just look sweet:-) During our walk back from the pumpkin patch all four kids shoved themselves into the went bad quickly.

Two weekends ago...

Garage sale. No, it was not fun. No, I did not get enough sleep. But we did get much need "junk" out of the house and made $350 in the meantime...enough said.

Last weekend...Halloween and Ivy's non-party, Birthday celebration and Travis' wedding in San Antonio.

Even though Ivy will not be officially 2 until the 8th of November, we went ahead and celebrated early. On Ivy's real Birthday, Adam would have been working, and we like to plan around him so he can be included in the festivities. So Friday night we did the whole trick-or-treat birthday party for Ivy. If you normally get invited to the kids parties, please do not feel slighted...We decided against the big party and opted for only family. Mainly to maintain what little sanity we have left. We then left early Saturday for Travis' wedding in San Antonio. We had a wonderful time, and hope to get back to that area again. I will post wedding and birthday photos in the up coming blogs:-)

So now Wednesday is almost over and the weekend is sneaking back up on us. This is my prayer for the weekend...Dear Lord, Let the nights be long, let my kids sleep past 7:30am and let us not have to go anywhere. Amen