Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa's Lodge Disaster

Here's my weekend wrap up..

My husband was off work this Saturday for the first time in 3 weeks and he kept saying I want to go do something I don't want to just sit around here all weekend again. After he said it enough times he got what he wished for a 1:15 I called the Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus IN and made reservations for the night. The Lynch family was taking a road trip. By about 2 we were on the road. It is about an hour and a half drive and the kids were excellent in the car (which was shocking). We got there and checked in and took the kids swimming which they all loved. I thought to myself this is awesome what a great family day together. And then it hit. The demon that posesses my middle child started to come through. We went to this Christmas store and he was wanting to see Santa and my husband said you have to wait in line and he started having a tantrum right then and there in this crowded store. We just left with what felt like a million peoples eyes on us. Things got a little better from there we went to the land of lights and drove through to look at all the lights and things were looking up for a brief instant. Then we get back to our hotel and go downstairs to the restraunt to eat. Connor doesn't want to sit still and eat and keeps getting out of his seat. While I am getting my food from the buffet Keith is giving me the death look and motioning me to get over there with some serious urgency. Come to find out Connor had been laying on the floor and when Keith was getting him up Sam had spilt Maggies drink all over the table and floor. Awesome. I forgot to mention when we first got into that restraunt a little boy was choking on his food and finally threw up all over the floor. That is a great way to set the mood. Needless to say Keith hauled Connor out of that restraunt immediately and Mag and Sam and I finished eating and followed. Now we are on to the meet and greet with Santa. My kids are waiting there turn to see Santa and Connor is running around the lobby like some demon child. I tried to act like I didn't know him but he kept calling me mom so it ruined my cover. Haha. It is there turn now and guess what Connor and Sam are both terrified of Santa. Once again Awesome... Now Connor is screaming having another fit and I just took him and Sam back to the room and made them go to sleep. Maggie stayed up and had milk and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. She was in heaven and had the time of her life. The sleeping for the night didn't go great. My kids just get laid in their beds at 8pm every night I haven't slept with the boys since they were newborns really and now I am more aware of why. Sam tossed and turned and slept on my head and on my back and everywhere imaginable. He finally passed out about an hour after he started at the foot of the bed. Connor woke Maggie up bc he had his knees in her back. I think it was 3 in the morning when I finally got to sleep. What a night. Sam woke up at 5 in the morning. We ate breakfast with Santa. He talked to Connor a couple of times and he screamed loud enough everyone once again looked at us. Then it was back home and does it ever feel good to be home. I can honestly say I am glad we went. It wasn't all bad and you have to make memories. The kids will only remember the good parts when they get older right? On the way home my husband springs it to me that a trip to Wal-Mart would have sufficed him. It would have been nice to know that a little earlier on...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have been so crazy lately I have completely neglected the blog and the facebook ( 2 things I didn't think I could do without out Haha).

Where do I start...
Last week Keith's grandma was in the hospital and when it was time to discharge her we were told she couldn't go home:( So... I went to the Legends (Btw it is sooo nice there) and made arrangements there for her and grandpa to stay while she got some more physical therapy and hopefully gets her strength back enough to come home. It has been stressful. Grandpa didn't want to move out there and grandma has been acting really confused and not like herself. It really sucks to have to be the one to make all of these tough decisions but we are all they have and are just trying to do what we think is best for them right now. Maybe she will really improve and get to come home. But I have a hard time seeing that happen. It is hard to see these people who have been like parents to us start to decline so much. I guess it is life but at the same time I am just not ready for it.
Moving on to my own household.. Things are just as crazy as always. Mags is growing like a weed (which explains why all her pants are high waters again. I can't find a pair of pants that fit that kids waist and are long enough). She is so excited about Christmas but has been asking if Santa is real or not. She can't figure out why he had the same Hannah Montana wrapping paper as I did last year. We aren't ready for her to be big so we keep making excuses for things. Maybe that isn't right but we still want her to believe at least till next year. Dang those kids at school and on the school bus. Lol.
Connor is like talking to a person now not like the baby boy he was last Christmas. He is now saying thank you mommy and please and sorry and excuse me. He almost acts like he has manners. It is so sweet. He is really beginning to love his brother and has fun running and chasing him all around the house. On the other hand he has learned the meaning of no. Now if you say Connor let's go to bed he says no way momma. It is so cute you have to laugh but at times it is pretty trying. His tv watching recliner has turned into the bad boy chair and he has done several stints in it each day. I wonder if he will ever learn to share with his brother. It is so hard to discipline your kids but I just really want him to be a good boy and we want to instill good values in him. Maggie was always really well behaved. I don't know if it is the difference between boys and girls or what but this is really our first rodeo. It gets interesting around here. Lol.
Sam has been cutting the mother load of teeth and he has been a disgusting drooling mess. He has been having to wear a bib all the time to keep his clothes dry. He has also had a sinus infection on top of that (the kind when he cries he blows a beautiful snot bubble). So for that reason I have had him quarantined. I didn't want him to catch anything else or pass it on. Plus who wants to see a snotty kid. Yuck. I still love him and kiss his drooly mouth at any chance I can get. When it is your own it is never that gross, right? But he is running like a wild man. He is kind of bow legged ( the dr assures me he will out grow that) and is getting a big belly on him so he just waddles around the house all the time. It is so funny to watch him. He is saying just about everything. It is amazing how quickly he picks up on stuff.
Anyways Yo gabba gabba is almost over (btw that is the stupidest show I have ever seen but for some reason Connor is loving it now) so my time is up. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. Oh yeah one more thing Courtney Owens my computer will never let me leave a comment on your blog but I am still reading it and loving it. Thanks for always commenting on my blog. My computer is about to get a revamp bc our lap top is broken and then I ought to be back in business.
Take care everyone.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm still here!!

Where do I start...
The last 2 weeks have been really crazy around here. On the 18th I had breast reduction surgery. It has been something I have been wanting to do for years and was waiting to be done having babies to do. I felt like my back was always hurting and none of my shirts were ever fitting right. Anyways so I went for it and I am so glad I did. I am feeling so much better already. The surgery wasn't bad at all and the recovery has been pretty easy as well. Just been hard to not pick up the kids for the last 2 weeks. Sam I can pick up but Connor is way to heavy so I have had to have help from my mom and mother in law in order to recover. I think I am about back to normal though and i go to the dr tommorrow and hopefully he will say I am ok to go back to the usual.
We have been gearing up for Christmas. Decorating and putting lights up are such a big job. Especially because now that we have a bigger house I keep buying more trees and more decorations which my husband is thrilled about. Haha. Sam is obsessed with taking all the ornaments off the tree and Connor is having fun unwrapping the gifts. He brought me a shirt the other day and said look mom this is such a cool shirt. Guess what it was the one I had bought for my sister and had wrapped under the tree. This could be a long 23 more days. I am almost done with my shopping except for just a few odd and end things but the majority of it is done. yay!! I hate shopping after Thanksgiving with all the people out. Today is actually my brothers birthday. Last year Maggie and I were at a party store and saw this Hamburger hat and she wanted to buy it for my dad for his birthday. We decided that he should wear it to all the birthday parties after that. Little did I know that on my birthday I got my own hat. The hot dog hat. Now my brothers birthday has rolled around and he was blessed with the duck hat. So for everyones birthday they will get a hat until we all have one and wear them for the parties. Yeah my family has issues but we have a good time and get a lot of laughs out of each other. Happy birthday Uncle Danny!!
Here is Miss Mags at Uncle Dannys party.

Sam is now a biker. Loving to ride his brothers motorcylce.

Daddy and his boys.

Connor is enjoying himself a bubble bath in our jet tub. (Actually I started out enjoying it until I ended up with 2 little boys with me.) When you turn the jets on it makes the bubbles grow out of control at this point his face was barely sticking out of the bubbles. How fun.
Anyways that is just a little preview of what has been going on around here. Hope you are all doing well!!