Friday, January 30, 2009

Cabin Fever

WE NEED OUT OF THE HOUSE! An entire week stuck inside is no fun with 2 small children. I am running out of ideas! If anyone has any ideas on ways to entertain 2 small children please let me know.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What a long day

Aside from the blizzard we had last night, I still had to go to my clinical day at the hospital today. It took me 20 minutes to get to a hospital that is literally 1/2 a mile from my house. The day started out ok, we had a tour of the hospital and learned where everything we would be using in the future was. Then the fun began, I like to call it being thrown to the wolves. You get your patient and then it is on. The teacher starts asking questions and the assessment of your patient begins. Just so happened that my day was cut short since my patient was gone (moved somewhere else) NOT DEAD! So I was allowed to remove staples from someones head! It was so cool. It seriously was just like taking a staple out of a piece of paper, aside from some blood and the sterile gloves. I was so excited when I got home that I could not help myself but do a little dance around the living room. James thought I was a little crazy.

James had a great day, he had a snow day and got to stay home with the kids all day. Sophia actually went to preschool until 11:00 when they decided to cancel and send the kids home. James started a fire in the fireplace and let the kids roast some marshmallows. The kids must have been exhausted since they were in bed at 6pm.

I have been doing school work non stop since I came home and I still have 23 drug cards to do. I think I am going to call it a night and finish them in the morning. I cannot stand the burning of my eyeballs any longer.

I am hoping with everything that I have that WVNCC is cancelled tommorow so my school work will not be due until Thursday!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What a weekend

WOW we were running around like nuts this weekend. Friday night was crazy because James did not get home from Morgantown until almost 8:00 pm. He had to meet with his advisor for his research/Phd. Saturday we overcame our colds and went to Nic's birthday party which the kids totally enjoyed. James and I were exhausted when we got home. I did manage to muster up the strength to walk Birdie (our golden retriever) We walked 1.25 miles and I was frozen when we got home.
I have to explain the walking that I have just started. I have a class for school, it is a gym class. I had to take it to be full time and to get enough financial aid to cover all of my nursing classes. It is called the power of walking. RIDICULOUS HUH? So it is a class that you basically do on your own. You have a chart and you have to log all of your walking and report back to the teacher 4 times during the semester. I know people cheat in this class, I just cannot do it. I am going to walk the required 15 hours throughout the semester and maybe I will lose a few pounds too.
So today, Fletcher refused to nap again and my cold is getting worse. James and Sophia went to visit James's parents and were gone most of the afternoon. I managed to do all of the laundry, walk the dog (before James left, I did not leave Fletcher home alone), organize all of my school work, finish my work for tomorrows class, pack Sophia's lunch, clean the house, and entertain Fletcher. I am patting myself on the back for all of this. I just got back from the grocery store and now I am planning to watch the Heath Ledger Batman movie. I am kinda excited by kinda scared. Heath Ledger looks a little spooky. Hopefully I won't have nightmares!

A fun party










Yesterday we went to Nic's 2nd Birthday party (Nic is the little boy with orange icing all over his face). The kids had a great time aside from a balloon popping and a walking dinosaur (these things terrified Fletcher). Nic had tons of great gifts and some tasty cupcakes that had about 4 inches of icing on them. The icing was so messy but made for some great pictures. Happy Birthday Nic! Thanks for having us!









Friday, January 23, 2009

We are being spoiled with a nice day!












I am not sure what is going on with the weather but it was in the low 50's here today and we were pretty excited. We tried going to the playground but it was snow covered so we came home and went to feed the ducks. The people at the end of our street regularly feed the ducks so it is a guarantee that ducks will be hanging out waiting for a snack. The kids were thrilled to be outside and in the fresh air. We even made some snowballs with the last little bit of snow. I am hoping that the fresh air will dry up the snotty noses I have been wiping for a week now. I have a feeling this nice weather is the calm before the storm and we will probably have 4 inches of snow in the next couple of days. Tomorrows high is 20...Yippee!

Man on a mission




It seemed like everything Fletcher did today was with such determination. He was truely a man on a mission. He put his mind to something and did it, whether I liked it or not. He is getting to be so stubborn and opinionated. I kinda liked it when he would just do what I told him and not question it. Now he acts like he knows more than me. I don't know what I am going to do with him when he is 16!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A morning of pee

This morning was so much fun! I am being sarcastic. After waking up I came down stairs with the kids and everything was fairly normal. James went off to work and then I smelled something! It was cat pee, I know that smell anywhere and it is NASTY..... I was down on my hands and knees sniffing the dining room trying to locate it. I was unsuccessful and then it occured to me that maybe it was just the pork and sauerkraut I was cooking. But no, I smelled it again! Then I located the pee, one of our pain in the arse cats peed all over the kids red fabric/foam stuffed chair and Fletchers school pillow! Nice huh? So then after cleaning that up, Sophia had to pee and slightly peed in her underpants. Then off to petco for some sort of cat pee smell remover. We found that and headed home. Then it happened, Sophia peed in her pants in the car. I think this is more how those wonderful moments occurred, "I am wiggling, I am wiggling, I HAVE TO PEE MOM, MOOOOOMMMMMM IIIIIIII HAVVVVVEEEEE TOOO PEEEEEEEE NOW!, I am wiggling" then silence........." I NEED NEW PANTS MOM!" So when we returned home and it was 12 degrees outside she did not want to walk to the house because her pee soaked pants were probably freezing to her little legs, so I had to carry her and then I had pee on me! IT WAS A GREAT MORNING!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More snow = More fun










On Sunday we went to James's parents house for the football games. I was snowing like crazy and they have the best sled riding hill. We packed up the kids snow clothes and our sled and away we went. The niehgbors little girls even joined us for a little while. The kids had a blast and James and I had a great time as well. I especially love the first picture of Sophia, it is hard to get a good picture of her but when they are good, they are sooo good. She loves the snow but for the past two days we have been on house arrest due to some nasty runny noses and really cold weather. I did have my first day of nursing school today for this semester and I passed my math test!







Friday, January 16, 2009

Tea for two






We decided to have a fancy snack today. The kids were so excited when I broke out Grandma Molly's wedding china and let them have a tea party. My mom passed away about 4 years ago and she was not a fancy person so I can think of nothing she would love more than seeing the kids having a tea party with the only fancy china she owned. I served the kids apple juice and M&M' s and a few graham crackers at their little table. They cleaned their plates, of course, since they were covered with chocolate candies. I thought Nanny Vopal would enjoy these pictures since she is family tea drinker. However, today I did drink some hot tea because it is so DARN COLD OUTSIDE!!!!!!!





We are in the deep freeze





We are frozen. It is soooo cold outside that we cannot leave the house and Sophia has a runny nose. So out of shear desperations we got out the watercolor paints and painted some coffee filters. After they dried we turned them in to spring flowers. I guess it was wishful thinking. The kids thought this was so cool. They love doing little art projects. We try to do something creative everyday. I am just hoping that everyone will nap today.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Its a Blizzard




Oh the weather outside is frightful !



Sophia's snow day





FORECAST : snow snow and more snow