Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bieber Fever

For anyone who doesn't know, my kids are totally, completely, 100% OBSESSED with Biebs. They spend every waking (and some non-waking) hour of the day listening to Justin Bieber music. They love it all, they love the pop versions of the songs, they love the acoustic versions of the song, they love ANYthing Bieber. Recently, Jimmy Kimmel had Justin Bieber on his show and they surprised a three-year-old little girl named Cody with a visit from Justin Bieber. She, like my children, is completely obsessed with JB. She is obsessed to the point that she cries about him for no reason. If you click here you can see the video of that surprise visit. Well, as it turns out, Leyland (now 4 years old) likes to lie in my bed in the early morning before school and watch YouTube videos on my iPhone. She is a very smart little girl, and she knows how to find all of the JB videos. Anyway, early one morning Leyland found this Jimmy Kimmel video and EVERYday since then she has asked me "Mommy, when do I get to hug Justin Bieber?"... it's pretty much the saddest/cutest thing ever. Now, for the really funny part... Corey (now 2 years old), has also become OBSESSED with the Biebs. I would dare to say that Corey has Bieber Fever worse than Leyland. Corey would (and tries his hardest to) watch/listen to Justin Bieber ALLLLLL DAAAAAYYYY, and now at night too. For his entire life, Corey has listened to a lullaby CD that he got from the hospital at his birth. Since his introduction to Justin Bieber, he now REFUSES to sleep unless he has an endless loop of Justin Bieber music. Click here for a video of me trying to switch him to the radio instead of his JB. So, to bring this post to a close, if anyone knows Justin Bieber, please tell him that my children want HUGS!! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kids say the darndest things

My daughter, Leyland will be three years old next month. She is so funny. She experiences the world in the most precious ways and comes up with her own spin of things. She is always making me laugh, so I thought I would share some of the funny things she has said.

- While pretending to drive with Gigi: Gigi: Where are we going, Leyland?

Leyland: Walmart

Gigi: What are we going to buy?

Leyland: Orange Juice and Beer

-When her stomach growled: Mommy, my stomach said "I want popcorn"

-When she saw me on the computer: Mommy, I need to get on myspace.

-Trying to touch her brother's privates: Me: Leyland, you can't touch Corey's privates. You have you own privates. :: She looks down at hers and replies::: "Awwww" ( as in aww man )

Here are just a few words that she says funny:

Backyardigans (a kids tv show) = Back yards again

Spaghetti= Tusketti

instead of "with" she says "to" as in "Will you play to me?" "Will you lay down to me?"

Lemonade= Mellade

sandwich = sammich

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I hope no one has a coronary

I'm acutally updating my blog. It's only been, what? 6 months? Oh well. I just wanted to post something and see if I remembered how to use this site. :) I don't really have anything blog-worthy right now, except, I guess, that I started back to school last week online with The University of Phoenix. I guess in a couple of years you might see me on the commercials declaring that "I am a phoenix". Anyway, maybe I'll get back to blogging since I have to be on the computer for a goodly portion of the day anyway.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fort Yargo.

Sunday (2/8/09) was such a gloriously beautiful day!!! Dustin and I could not bear to sit at home on such a wonderful day. We decided tbat we would get ourselves a picnic and go to the park! We packed up all of the various and sundry items that are required to take two kids and prepar for a picnic. We went to the playground where Leyland had a ball climbing up and down the apparatus and sliding down. Each time she went down she would yell "WEEEEE". It was so cute. I can't believe how big she is getting. We decided to walk down to the "beach" area beside the lake and let Leyland play in the sand. This is where the tables and grills are also. We discovered upon arrival that our hamburger meat was still frozen.... FAIL (for you Kate). So we aborted the picnic plan and went down to play in the sand. For those of you who don't already know, Leyland is a bit of a klutz... she gets that from me. She fell in the sand because she was pretending it was snowing (throwing sand in the air). She saw some other kids walking in the "surf" and decided she had to do that too. I was going to do it with her, but I swear to you the water was like 2 degrees. I couldn't do it. I tried to discourage her, but she absolutely had to walk in the water. ( she had on her new shoes and I didn't want her to run out there anyway and get them wet). I rolled up her pants and removed her socks and shoes. I let her walk out just a bit, the she got brave and wanted to let go of my hand. When she did she immediately walked out so deep that the bottom of her pants got wet. then.... I saw this all in slow motion.... she teetered, she tottered, she lost her balance, and FELL IN!!! She whimpered a little and said "Mommy I wet and cold!!". I could not help but laugh. It was so funny. I will include a video of immediately after. That is all I have for now. I intend to blog more often, but it seems that everytime I have something to write about my mom has already written about it, and usually better than I could've. Anyway, I'll work on getting a more interesting life ... haha just kidding. Well, I hope everyone enjoys the videos from the park !

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Catch up

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog with the holidays and such. We had a wonderful holiday even though is was pretty hectic. The kids got more toys than you could possibly imagine along with many outfits and trinkets. Mary and Leyland both got digital cameras (why they need them I don't know) lol. Leyland has increased her vocabulary exponentially in the past couple of weeks. She is like my own personal little parrot always at my feet. I guess it's time to work on improving my vocab before she picks up some words she shouldn't. Incidentally, this has been rather hard for Dustin to do. For those of you who don't know he has a tendency to have a foul mouth especially when playing video games. He has been working carefully to try and replace his choice words with less offensive ones. Instead of the usual "Phooey" or "Crap", Dustin chooses to make up his own words. His latest invented phrase is "Doo Doo Butter". I'm not really sure why he chose this phrase, but that is what he said. Of course the little parrot picked up on it and is now constantly filling the house with the sound of "DOO DOO BUTTER". It's quite lovely I assure you. She has also taken to calling Dustin and I by our first names. She still uses Mommy and Daddy most of the time but she will occasionally pipe up with "Hey Whint Ney" or "DUSSIN.... EAT". It's quite hilarious, but I should probably nip it in the bud before she becomes one of those kids who consistently calls her parents by their names. Corey can now relocate himself whenever he pleases. He can scooch across the floor (not crawling but moving). He can roll all across the floor, which seems to be the most effective method of transportation at this point. Sometimes, he falls asleep in his bouncy seat before his middle of the night feeding, so I just let him sleep there until he wakes up to eat. The other night I had swaddled him and put him in the bouncy seat. As a result of swaddling him I could not fasten the belt. I woke up to the sounds of his little voice cooing and found him lying on the floor. Apparently the little weasel squirmed out of his seat. Needless to say, that put an end to the sleeping in the bouncy seat. Anyway, now that I have written a book I suppose I'll stop for now and write another chapter later. Lata!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sick and Tired

Sorry for neglecting my blog for the past several weeks. I know that for most of you who read my blog, it is the only source of joy and light in your entire world. I am extremely sorry for depriving you of my hilarious anecdotes and photos. Okay I'm totally kidding, but I have been neglecting my blog so I'm going to make up for it. My mom is not one to neglect her blog so I'm sure that some of you have kept up with the goings on in my life via her blog. The past couple have days have been pretty stressful. Dustin and I have been dealing with a sinus funk for a couple of weeks now and Leyland and Corey have now come down with it too. The kids went to the doctor yesterday (corey for shots, and I wanted him to check Leyland out because she has a pretty nasty cough). Corey was "the picture of health" yesterday, but Leyland got a diagnosis of Acute Sinusitis and probable RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Leyland was hospitalized for this in 2007). Leyland is old enough now that it will manifest as a bad cold, however Dr. Edwards warned that we need to be extra cautious that Corey doesn't get it. Last night at approximately a zillion o'clock I had to get up to pee, I had been holding Corey because he was really "figety" and just restless. I hadn't realized until I returned that he was burning up. He had a fever of 102 degrees. I gave him some Tylenol and chalked it up to the shots. Leyland also woke up shortly thereafter with a horrible coughing fit. All of us piled into the bed and hung out until everyone was feeling better. When we woke up (at an unheard of late hour of 8 am), I decided that I would call the Doctor's office just to be sure that they were aware of Corey's fever. The nurse said that 102 is a little bit higher than what they would normally attribute to shots, but as long as the fever didn't recur we shouldn't worry. She said that if he spiked another fever that we should probably bring him in. Well, low and behold about 2:30 Corey's fever returns. I took him back to the doctor's office for re-examination. He now has sad weak eyes and a runny nose and a somewhat suspicious cough. Dr. Edwards said that RSV starts in the head (like a sinus infection) and can move quickly into the chest. He wants to see Corey again on Friday. He indicated that if Corey's symptoms worsened we may be looking at a hospital stay :( I really really hope that Corey will not follow in Leyland's footsteps as far as trips to the hospital. In 2007 Leyland amassed a total of $65,000 at St. Mary's alone ( that doesn't include Regional First Care and her most recent stay which was at MCG) no, we don't have to pay all of that money out of pocket, but that is enough to by a small house. My intention was not to write a "poor us" blog, I am just trying to be informative. Hopefully next time I will have a hilarious story to tell. For now please pray that the green mucus blob men that have taken up residence in my sinuses will move out soon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I don't really have time to write a long drawn out blog, but I've been neglecting my blog so I wanted to share a quick little story that brightened my day. A certain grandmother of mine ( I won't say which ) was discussing Christmas gift ideas with me for the kids. I was telling her that I was at a loss for what to get for Corey because he can't really play with anything much. I also mentioned that I knew that other people would probably get plenty for him. She also brought up that he would be able to play with a lot of Leyland's toys also because most of them are "bisexual" (meaning, of course, to say "unisex"). I almost peed my pants and thought I would pass the joy along! I'll try to do better about blogging.... peace out