Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Have I Been and What Has Been Going On at The Crow's Nest?

Wow, has it really been 11 days since I have written a blog piece? Well, I am alive, no illnesses, I guess just extremely BUSY! Football wraps up, or I should say the regular season wraps up this week. ( we are not going to discuss the outcome) )-: Our all-star has been asked to play in post-season! Yay! So, we will be going until at least November 21st in football. But, we made a decision. We are not playing basketball this year. We need some family time. We are tired of running and never seeing each other.

My Moma surprised the kids with a visit last Wednesday and stayed through Sunday, so needless to say, I have been away from the computer. We had a great visit! She did bring Jason's birthday gift- we are now sporting a new yard ornament- and a quite pretty one if I say so myself! What do you think? And Soooie on you if you don't like it! She found this in Mississippi, so this Hog has a lot of miles on him!

On another note, Braden had all A's on his first report card. We are so proud of him! And now I have to share a funny story that happened last night, he of course will disown me, but I have to document this one, LOL! Last night, Braden was sitting in self confessional crying his eyes out- it seems he had been keeping a BIG secret all weekend long. He had received a "like" note from a girl at school on Thursday and checked YES, he is terrified that we are going to turn him into the school authorities ( I told him it was in the handbook, NO GIRLFRIENDS). I guess I am blessed that it has waited until 3rd grade! BTW, her name is Bailey, and mom is a teacher. This all started because we were getting ready to watch Transformers 2 and Bailey reminds him of Megan Fox- oh for crying out loud, sorry but I don't think a 3rd grade girl, or any girl could hold a candle to Megan, but I did not dare tell my DS that!

Miss Kaybrie, well she is into the WHY's! She is into the I need to find this, and if I can't you find it for me. And, she is into the "I am the boss" stage. Yep, the 3's are quickly approaching, only 2 more months and we will have a darling three year old in the house. Oh is she a Drama Queen! One of her favorite things right now is to go to her Grandma's and play with Grandma's black porcelain baby doll! So sweet!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Break at the Pumpkin Patch

We finally got the opportunity to make our annual visit today, aka pumpkin picture taking at the pumpkin patch and it was soooo cold! And of course, I didn't realize just how cold it was and did not dress myself or the kids warm enough, it was hat and glove weather! 48 degrees, at least it wasn't raining! I didn't get as many shots as usual, and Kaybrie still is not as photogenic as Braden is on the pumpkins, maybe orange will be his color- but I'm pretty sure he is going to bleed Hog Red Forever, LOL!

Look, I even got into the pumpkin shot this year! Thanks, Stacye!

Here is Braden and his classic surrounded by pumpkin shot!
John Deere Green Tractors were an attraction this year, Braden was a little too big...oh well!
Kaybrie really tried to peddle, she prefers a diesel engine though!
Oh dear, her hair was blowing in the wind!
Isn't Braden just the cutest?
Moma's little Pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

An Early Birthday Present: A Miley Mistake or Lesson?

Oh dear, what have I done? Braden heard that Miley was coming to town in early Summer and knowing how much he loves Hannah Montana I made the decision to purchase tickets for him as an "early" birthday present for him to go to his first concert. Here is my review of the concert. Rated PG13 for suggestiveness! Hannah has Grown Up! I am quite sure many parents of the young children there were very disappointed! I love her music, but can 16 please be 16? I had to have the talk with him on the way home about the way he saw her dance really wasn't appropriate. Just hoping and praying that those words of mine went into that beautiful head of his and erased some of those images in that growing mind of his! Over all though, like I said the songs were good and even on his favorite songs I could not get him to get up and dance with me, so looking back, I am praying that is a GREAT sign! ;) ;)

Jason and Braden after the concert in front of the beautiful BOK center!

My fave of the night, when she was lifted by cables across the crowd singing I love Rock N Roll!

Love this song-Girls Night Out!

Close up on the screen singing her hit from her upcoming movie The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, and below playing the piano of the same song.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Start It Out Right Sunday- Week 15

My Start It Out Right Sunday is to get my family well! Or at least Kaybrie and prevent the other family members from getting sick. Yep, Kaybrie has the dreaded flu! What started out as allergies last week spiked a fever late Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning she was running over 102 degrees.
Conversation between the doctor and I.
"The actual flu test came back negative, but all symptoms point to the Flu Virus that everyone is getting."
Oh, so is that the Swine Flu?
"We can't call it the H1N1 because only 5 counties in Oklahoma are actually testing for that particular virus and to test for it would mean sending the test off to a lab, but all symptoms to point toward it, your daughter has the flu."
"Treat her with ibuprofen for the fever, lots of rest, and liquids. If she starts wheezing bring her back in. Make sure she is fever free for 24hrs before she come in contact with other kids."

I dunno, first of all I love, love, love Miracle Motrin. No fever this morning. It does make a kid bounce back fast. Second of all, I took my kid in because I thought she really had a bad sinus infection. Thirdly, I am probably not going to ever take one of my children back to Urgent Care on Saturday unless they are bleeding!
For those of you deeply concerned, I will follow the doctor's advice, I have a business degree not a medical degree but seriously sometimes I really think the Moma degree rules out, just saying....
And, as reported from my DH, at church this morning we now have 25 new brothers and sisters in Christ that not only gave their lives to Christ this morning in church, but followed up in believers baptism! How Cool is That! Praise God and What a Way to Start It Out Right!

How do you participate in Start It Out Right Sunday's? Please email The 4-Crow's, you'll be added as a reader, then just play along. All you have to do is grab the button, sign MckLinky, and share how you are going to Start It Out Right, it can be from the sermon at church, the diet you will start, the house you will clean, the amends you will make or just anything to Start It Out Right! I look forward to reading each week!