Thursday, December 31, 2009

Not exactly smooth sailing

Well this week hasnt been the funnest in our home. We started Tuesday out with Malia getting her finger shut in Maddies bedroom door. When I looked at it it had taken the shap of the door jam and looked crooked then it started to swell so fast and started to bruise so I rushed her to Childrens Urgent care, I thought it was for sure broken. Malia had only cried for a couple minutes after it happened but I could tell she wasnt moving it. When we got to Childrens they gave her juice and got us in a room right away, she didnt like being poked at until the boy doc came in and then she was all grins for him.. even while he moved her poor little finger around! He sent us for XRays and came in shortly after to let us know she was fine!! I was so relieved.. I really didnt need 2 kids in casts! She was such a trooper through the whole thing! They had given her a good dose of Motrin and told me to keep it up for the next few days to help with pain and swelling. She fell asleep on the way home and slept for another 3 1/2 hours and woke up happy as ever. She does every once in awhile bump it and have me kiss it then she says all betta and runs off!
She felt pretty dang cool in the bed watching cartoons eating snacks and drinking juice! It was a cute moment in a very stressful situation!

THEN... yesterday Malia and I were hanging out in my room watching tv and she asked for snacks so I put her on the floor and left to get her grapes, on my way back to my room I heard a bam and screaming I ran in to find her covered in blood.. OMG! She was bleeding from her nose and mouth, I had to stick her in the shower because it wasnt stopping and I was trying to figure out in my head how I was again going to get her to the hospital all by myself. It all of a sudden stopped bleeding and she stopped crying. I figured her teeth had probably gone through her lip but it didnt thank goodness. She does however look like she got in the ring with someone.. seriously it looks horrible...

OUCH!! But seriously after we washed off the blood I was trying to put ice on it and cuddle her on my bed when she saw the grapes on the floor I had dropped and she started asking for them and started doing her happy dance. She hasnt complained about it since.. she is a tuff girl for sure!! Her face looks even worse today its so bruised it just really breaks my heart every time I look at it.
But does this girl look sad... nope she was all smiles and is today too!

Even though we've had a ruff week, the kids have been having lots of fun. The other night Malia found Maddie in the tub and emidiatly started stripping down.. she tried to jump in with her panties still on.. so I went ahead and let her get in and omg this girl had a blast!!!!

Maddie was happy to have a pal to play with her new water toys!
She kept closing the door so I couldnt take her out! lol

Love this one!

Thank goodness I have happy kids cuz I on the other hand am DONE FINISHED SPENT! I am exhausted, I feel totally warn down and like a total failure mother. I had a poor me session last night and had a bit of a melt down.. until Malia came up to me and kept hugging me and said I luv you much momma over and over again.. how could I stay down with that!! Shes to cute! Love her much too!
I am preparing for my project 365 challenge. Which means I will post everyday next year with pictures from that day.. I cant post old pics unless Im posting new ones too! I might change that a little and try to put in my own goals or own challenges. I had a few bloggy friends do this this year and only 1 was able to complete the challenge. I am hoping I can do it, I really need to find some motivation and get out of the funk that I have been in this year. I will start my posts with something I am grateful for. Im hoping to complete but Im going to need help so please post comments and help keep me motivated! Are you ready for 365 of me.. maybe not me but my kids!!
Heres to hoping we have no more trips to ER!! I hope you all have a great New Years Eve.. dont drink and drive!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A session..

This is Megan I did her senior photos today and had the BEST time with this amazing girl!! Go to to go check out some more!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ya my 3rd post today WHAT!

Maybe my most favorite pic of Malia ever.. I love her pouty lips!!

Malia loves learning toys and she got a couple for Christmas and she spent about 30 minutes trying to trace letters on her leapfrog today.. it was so cute, she was concentrating so hard!

Maddie makes a cute domesticated mommy!! She just needs the pearls! We played lots of kitchen today.. I was always the bratty daughter.. she was so patient with me lol!

And finally her sweet smile made an appearance today after almost a week of her being totally cranky.. man I love her smile!


If you dont watch any of the other videos you HAVE to watch this one.. I pee my pants every time.. you'll see why!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

We had a great Christmas, the kids got spoiled, there were lots of laughs and excitement!! We started out on Christmas Eve which our exchange tradition. We draw names and go shopping that night then go to dinner, come home and wrap and exchange. Its lots of fun and the kids get really into it!! This year Rich drew Kadens name, he got him a hat and some cool shades!
He has worn these glasses in the house all day today.. when should I tell him hes not a celeb??

Malia had Maddies name, she chose a purse and a notepad and lip stick.. it was a big hit!

I had Malias name.. I was excited because its so much more fun shopping for the girls than the boys.. sorry its true! She got a purse with an M and a little monkey, she loved it!

After we all exchanged (Rich got a jacket from Kaden and I got a running suit and jammies from Maddie) another tradition is to open new jammies.. the kids LOVE new jammies and they all looked super adorable!
As with anything she puts on, Maddie felt pretty sassy!
Then we all sat down while Rich read "Twas the night before Christmas"

Malia was loving the story!

When we sent the kids to bed we told them to wake up at 6 and no earlier!! Well little did I know that Miss Malia thought waking up at 5 would be a better idea! When I went to get her out of bed she yelled daddy presents daddy presents.. how the HECK did she know that!! It was pretty dang funny!!
So after brushing teeth and going potty the kids were all ready to see what Santa brought... Malia headed right to Kadens stuff where she began to open a gift, we quickly rerouted her and she was excited to see a new baby! I picked it up in NY and FAO and it is an amazingly cute Asian baby, which is very hard to find.. I was pretty excited! So was Malia!
Malia was loving on her new kitchen and toys!

Kaden noticed right away the frame with all of the NFL today show peeps signing his jersey, honestly I was surprised he caught on so fast! He was sooo excited!
Checking out the signatures.. he was most excited about Shannon Sharpe

All Maddie wanted was drawing stuff and a horse.. she was extremely happy!
This pic cracks me up.. Maddie has been begging for a snuggie forever.. I have refused to get her one but I saw one at the store and decided sure, why not. Glad I did because her reaction to a stupid snuggie was awesome!
After trying to steal Maddies horse Malia found her puppy and has been loving on it a ton!
Maddies big xmas gift was a karaoke machine, it took quite awhile for her to even realize it was there in her pile and once she did she was so excited and started singing and singing!

After about an hour of opening this was our disaster, YIKES!
Playing with baby! She was trying to get her to dance.. to cute!
How bout a wet kiss!
Kaden got sour candy in his stalking.. this was him realizing the fuzzy sourness.. SO FUNNY!
Playing iwth my new camera and lens!! SOOO LOVING IT!! I love her serious face!
I got this hat for Maddie in NY, shes not loving it but I had to have a pic of it!
The boys playing OGO?? Its actually really fun.. they got up to 58 hits I think!!
Maddie got some moon sand.. she was loving it!
Malia is dancing to Maddies music, she was rocking out!
Kaden got Rock band beetles.. we LOVE IT!!
Maddie was killing it on the drums!

Drumming is serious business
Malia is the back up dancer for all of us!
He really loves his glasses!
After lots of game playing we finally had our pie.. it was awesome, I am still full from all the yummy food we ate!! Malia is a big fan of the pie!
We had a great Christmas, the kids were all happy which makes me happy! I hope you all had a great Christmas too! Heres the rest of our pics.. Blogger and slide are being a pain and I cant get all my photos to upload! GRR