Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I made it into our house yesterday with no real problems, and I headed back to my bedroom to get changed from my work clothes. Jackson was hanging out in my room and from my bathroom and closet I hear him rustling around getting into something. I decided to poke my head into my room to see what he was up to, and I spotted him standing on this giraffe thingy in my room and checking out stuff on my dresser. It didn't concern me much, and I headed back into my bathroom to finish getting changed. As I walked away, I heard Jackson mumbling something. Not being able to hear him, I called back him and said, "What did you say?" Jackson said, "I found my lotion." Y'all, we don't usually keep Jackson's lotion on my dresser so I immediately turned tail and walked back into my room to find out what he had gotten his hands on. Imagine my shock when I spotted Jackson holding this...
That would be super glue. Can't you just hear my acceptance speech as "Mother of the Year" award had he gotten the lid off the tube. I can also hear me trying to explain the situation to Jeremy. It would have been priceless!
Once I got the superglue out of his hands I convinced him to come into the bathroom area with me. Jackson scaled the side of my garden tub and started to play with some of his tub toys. Imagine my delight when Jackson picked up a watering can that just happened to be completely full of ice cold water from the night before and proceeded to dump it all over himself. You should have seen his face! I couldn't help but laugh as I did what any blogging mama would do: run to get my camera. I just couldn't pass it up! Y'all, the kid was saturated from his chest down. By the time I made it back with the camera, he had already gotten one of his water logged shoes off, but he was willing to ham it up for a minute so I could get his picture. I literally had to pour water out of his shoes and wring his jeans out.
Jackson is such a mess! I was telling Miranda about it last night and she was shocked that he could think of so many things to get into. I swear it's a boy thing! He is always looking for his next adventure, and I can only imagine what he's gonna come up with next. At least I know that he will always keep me entertained and on my toes. Stay tuned!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
$5 is practically nothing these days. It's one fast food meal out. 2 drinks at Starbucks. The cost of a movie rental. A gallon of milk. A few months ago it was almost the cost of 1 gallon of gas. $5 doesn't go as far as it used to, but for some people, $5 could make all the difference in the world. $5 could buy 2 pairs of shoes for people who don't have any.
Soles4Souls is having a campaign to raise 50,000 pairs of shoes in 50 days to be given to people all over the world who don't have something as simple as a pair of shoes. They are given to people who are victims of disaster, or are simply not able to afford shoes. Children. Adults. Anyone who needs a pair of shoes. I headed up a shoe drive in our church this past April and we got together 627 pairs of shoes to donate to this amazing organization, so I fully support this worthwhile organization.
I don't know about you, but I can waste $5 on tons of stuff that isn't nearly as tangible as a pair of shoes for someone that doesn't have any. I made a simple decision that I can skip a few fast food meals in order to give someone something as important as shoes. I would be ashamed if I didn't.
It's only $5. What are you waiting for? Go make someone's day!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Me: "Jackson what do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?"
Jackson: "Monster Trucks."
Me: "What else do you want?"
Me: "What else?"
Jackson: "Monster Trucks."
Me: "What else?"
Me: "Anything else?"
Jackson: "Monster Trucks."
Jeremy told me that we should be grateful for a child that only wants 2 things for Christmas. Shopping it would seem for Jackson at least, should be easy this year...he just better learn to like his completely gender neutral itchenkay. Santa worked hard putting that thing together.
Diagnosis: Strep Throat
It really wasn't surprising since I had strep last week. The Doctor was great, and he told us that he wanted to just cover all his bases and do a quick chest x-ray on Jackson. After waiting a few minutes the doctor came back.
New Diagnosis: Strep Pneumonia
Yes, you read that right. Our little man has strep AND the beginning stages of pneumonia , which is then appropriately called strep pneumonia. The doctor actually said that if we had come in any earlier, that the pneumonia wouldn't have even shown up on the x-ray. So, all things considered, we got really lucky with this one. Jackson didn't show ANY normal strep symptoms considering that we knew he had been exposed when I got strep last week. No strep, no fever….just a slight cough. So Jackson will have 10 days worth of antibiotics, and be just as good as new. So, Moms, just watch out for those less-than-normal symptoms. Sometimes they just sneak right up on you, even when you are watching carefully. Oh, and we got home last night at 10:00. That's fun. Anyways, I catch up with you later gaters!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
And because I just had to do it....This is Rick's leftover's from supper that I snuck back in to get a picture of and NO, I did not take anything off his plate. I'm not that crazy. Yet.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Jackson up in the tree
Isn't he so handsome!
I love this kid!
Aren't they so cute together!
It may or may not have come in a box with a million pieces to assemble, and it may or may not have taken close to 3 hours to put the whole thing together.
The loot may or may not be hiding in the bathtub of our guest bathroom behind the shower curtain.
It may or may not be the cutest gender neutral itchenkay that ever was.
Santa and Mrs. Claus may or may not be overjoyed that they didn't make a huge mistake and wait until Christmas Eve to try to put the thing together.
Now we just have to keep this little secret between you and me!
Friday, November 14, 2008
First of all, I want to thank you for the extra exercise I had at 4:00 this morning. There really is nothing like the fresh air of a foggy morning as I wonder the neighborhood in my pajamas and flip flops trying to find out where that blasted barking is coming from. I especially appreciate it that your stupid dog thought it would be nice to quit barking as soon as I came outside so I couldn't find out which house is yours. It's not like I looked crazy at all with my bedhead hair, over sized t-shirt and flip flops wondering around the neighborhood.
I love it that you allow your dog to bark incessantly when other people might be trying to sleep. It's not like your dog is barking in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!! It isn't at all rude to NEVER bother getting the dog to stop barking, or heaven forbid, bringing the dog inside if it won't shut up. It's not like your dog ever.stops.barking.day.or.night.
I'm not quite sure what I would have done if I had found your house this morning. My first thought would be to get in your yippy dogs face and tell it for the love to SHUT UP, and my second thought involved ringing your doorbell to ask if you could for the love make your dog SHUT UP. I don't know if I actually would have done that. I guess in a moment of sheer desperation for silence I don't quite know what I would have been willing to do. It was after all, the middle of the night, and your dog had been barking on and off for several hours.
So, while I may not have found you this morning, please be aware that if needed I will continue my nightly prowls until I find out which house is yours. I will then probably leave you a not-so-nice note on your door right before I call animal control. If you can't control your yapping dog, they can!
In closing, I don't care how long it takes, but I'll get you my pretty... and your little dog too!
Your not-at-all bitter, resentful, overly tired and grumpy neighbor Amy
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Jackson ready to dive into the cake!
Jackson loving his cake! Isn't he sweet!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Jeremy: "What is your name?"
Jackson" "Jackson Thomas Wade."
Jeremy: "What is Mommy's name?"
Jackson: "Amy Lizbeth Wade."
Jeremy: "What is my name?"
Jackson: "Jeremy Paul Wade."
Jeremy: "How old are you?"
Jackson: "I'm 2."
Jeremy (pointing to the picture of Jackson and Santa): "Who is that?"
Jackson: "Santa Claus."
Jeremy: "And what does Santa Claus do?"
Jackson: "He takes my toys."
I think he's lost something in translation...And I have a new poll going up on the right side of the page under the Blogher Ads and I am really wanting some input!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Abbie on the way home last night. Isn't she beautiful!!
The other thing that happened was that my friend Crystal Webb who I have known literally since she was born, got engaged Friday night to her boyfriend Tim. They have dated forever, and Tim is wonderful! I am so happy for the two of them!
Her ring is STUNNING!!
So congrats to 2 great couples in my life, my cousin Brandi and hubbie Michael, and a dear friend, Crystal and her fiance Tim. Y'all are great!!!
Friday, November 07, 2008
8 TV shows I watch
1. House. First of all, House cracks me up, and second of all, who wouldn't want a doctor that is willing to do ANYTHING to find out how to fix you.
2. Jon and Kate +8. Jeremy hates it when I make him watch this show, but it is like watching a train wreck. Kate is so grumpy, but I probably would be too with that many kids. She actually mops her kitchen floor 3 times a day. I can't remember the last time I mopped.
3. 17 Kids and Counting. I am in awe of the patience of Michelle Dugger. I am even more in awe that she wants more than 18 kids.
4. Eleventh Hour. This is a new show that is coming on CBS and Jeremy and I both are hooked. Think CSI meets House. It is great!
5. Law and Order: SVU
6. Mystery Diagnosis on TLC. Another one that always grabs me when I am channel surfing.
8. Talk Soup
8 Things that happened yesterday
1. I went to work.
2. I blogged.
3. I ate a free lunch down in our cafeteria yesteday. Free = Good!!
4. I ordered pizza for supper from Papa Johns. It was delicious!
5. I gave Jackson a bath and for once he didn't cry when it was time to get out because I made up a game that a shark was after us in the bathroom and that we had to be "really, really" quiet so the shark couldn't find us. Don't hate me...bath time makes me somewhat desperate, and Jackson was only slightly traumatized this morning that a shark might come get him.
6. I watched Eleventh Hour with Jeremy.
7. I worked on conference stuff for an event that is 6 months away.
8. I looked at the pile of laundry in my closet and decided not to worry about it for now.
8 Favorite places to eat:
1. Kobe or Shogun
2. Logan's Steakhouse
4. Taco Bell
5. Olive Garden
6. Red Lobster
8 Things I am Looking Forward to:
1. Going to Denver in December. I have never been to CO, so I am so excited about that, and getting to see my best friend for the last time for the next 3 years.
2. When Jeremy and I decide to have another baby. It's on our list of things to do, but just when to have another one is the big question.
3. Getting Jackson potty trained. Diapers are EXPENSIVE.
4. Getting rid of Jackson's pacifier. It's also on our "to do" list.
5. Buying a bigger house.
6. Somehow deciding on whether or not I want to pursue writing a book.
7. Being debt free.
8. Running a 5K race. I'm working on it now with my friend Britney, but it is a slow process. I'm not good at running, but it is something I really want to say that I've done.
8 Things on my wish list:
1. A bigger house.
2. An I-Pod.
3. A sewing machine and someone to teach me how to use it.
4. For Stacy and Clinton on What Not to Wear to give me $5000 and "teach" me how to shop.
5. A sassy new haircut that is easy to maintain
6. A trip to Africa
7. A new car for Jeremy
8. To go back to school and get a Master's degree.
8 Tagged People
3. Grits With Cheese
8. The Canada's
Thursday, November 06, 2008
The family is trusting God with their burden, knowing that whatever happens is in his divine plan, but they are praying for a miracle. Please visit them and say a prayer for baby Gracie, her Mommy and Daddy, and her big sister Caroline. They need all the prayers they can get at this difficult time.
Papa and Jackson made up a hilarious game where Jackson would pile all these pillows up, and then Papa would push Jackson onto the pile. Jackson LOVED it!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Jackson: "Me not run in parking lots."
Me: "That's right Jackson. We don't run in parking lots. Why not?"
Jackson: "I could get hurt."
Me: "That's right. You could get hurt."
Jackson: "I could bust my tail."
Y'all...I nearly died laughing. He is too funny!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Well, it's official. According to my totally scientific poll over there, John McCain is going to win with 92% of the vote. Whew. I was scared it was going to be close race.
Jackson tells you to go vote!
Disclaimer: This video contains a political endorsement by Jackson (with a little help). If you don't want to see who his candidate of choice is...well, then don't watch this video :)
Just make sure you Go Vote!!!
Updated to add: I am going to be "Calling in my vote" later today. Go check out themotherhood.com and join the voting circle. When you are ready to vote (or after you vote), call the number on their website, and then you can record a little snippet of your voting experience. You can embed your clip into your blog, and then go to Musings of a Housewife and sign her Mr. Linky saying that you "called in your vote" so tons of people can come listen to your experience. Sounds fun right???
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday was a normal churchy day, and now we are back in the swing of a typical week. Typical meaning Jackson had a trip to the dermatologist today (went good) and then tomorrow is the big day!! Make sure you vote!!