Sunday, March 25, 2007

Allison said she had a great day yesterday! I'm so happy that everything turned We ended up getting her a microphone stand and cord, the titantic dvd, the Narnia dvd, and two necklaces (the kind that are made from shells that were popular when I was a kid, she's allergic to metal). She went skating with my dad and Jon all day and then my mom took her to get a pretty dress for today. Today my mil and my mom took the kids to The Lion King musical after sunday school. I'm hoping that they are having a good time. It looked like a lot of fun and if I wasn't brea$tfeeding, I would have gone also. So overall, I think she had a nice birthday. We also had her favorite Carvel Icecream Cake last night. I think next year I'll make my own ice cream cake, those things are expensive and made out of mostly artificial things. yuck.

I just can't believe that Allison is 15 now. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. She's really growing into a wonderful young lady but it's happening way too fast. I am so grateful that I have been able to spend all these years getting to know her and seeing her grow. I think it would be very hard to handle her growing if I had sent her to school and not had as much time with her. It will be hard to let her go in a few years but having this time is extra special and hopefully will help when it's time.

On the home front, lol, I have my poor sleep deprived dh rearranging the little's bedrooms. We are moving Evie into Isaac's room and that will be the bedroom for them both. Evie's bedroom will be turned into a playroom/toyroom. Eric is going to put another shelf in Isaac's closet so that their clothes will hang lower and I'll store the baby clothes on the top shelf. We are going to put a bunch of shelves in Evie's closet for the toy bins. We are hoping to get the toys cleaned out and organized so that I can rotate them during school times. Right now, Evie's room is a complete mess.

When we go to Home Depot today for the shelving and for Jon's paint, we'll also be getting me my new oven! Whoohoo! No more fires!!lol I've decided on the LG 5.6 cu ft freestanding range. It even has a bread rising feature so you always have a warm place for baking. It sounds great and I'm hoping it'll be a good one.

I've started Sophia on the gas drops in hopes of a happier baby. I don't think I've ever had a gassier brea$tfed baby. Eric and I think she sounds like a grumpy old man. Always, grunting and groaning. Poor girl. Evidently whatever I eat doesn't agree with her. Now, if I wasn't on such a restricted diet just to keep me healthy I'd try eliminating things but I'm at the point where I have to eat SOMETHING!!! So she either has to start feeling better with the drops or we may move to a bottle. I hate to see her so unhappy and uncomfortable.

Well, I guess I'd better get to work!




Jodi said...

You sound busy, busy busy! i bet happy to be able to get to all thse projects though. Your idea of ombing the kids so you'll have a toy room sounds really good.

Home made ice cream cake, that sounds like a wonderful and yummy idea. Do you end up using the completely non dairy ice creams for yourself (soy delicious, rice dream...) or just natural or lactose free types. I love some of the newer soy and rice ice creams Soy delicious chocolate is so good, but expensive.

Kristine said...

Poor Sophia. I'm glad the drops are helping. My memory has fogged over those days of screaming babies with unhappy tummies.

Lisa in Jax said...


I AM busy and it feels good! I do love being able to get things done again. Combining the kids has been wonderful. Can't wait until we get the toy room finished.

I haven't had much luck with soy or rice icecreams. Most of them have high fructose corn syrup in them and that's a huge no-no for me. I'll probably make the icecream cake with homemade icecream. For the chocolate crunchies in the middle, I'm thinking brownie crumbles twice baked to be crunchy or organic Oreos. YUM!

Lisa in Jax said...


It's important to block out those memories.lolol The gas drops have been a big help although if I eat something like garlic shrimp I can just count on a fuss fest. I've crossed those off my list for now.lolol