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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Updates

Thinking back about my post on the election, boy how right I was, LOL....But now I need to post about the going ons in our little neck of the woods......

We moved back to Oklahoma in July.....Awesomeness.....Yes that is a word, don't argue with it, hehehe (Aunt Judi that was directed to you :D, Love ya) So happy to be back on sooner soil and apparently so are the kids....We got progress reports yesterday.....Alyssa is in the 6th grade now and loving every minute of it...She has 2 A's, 3 B's and a C and even that C is a high C, her B's are 1 or 2 points from an A....And better yet she is completely mainstreamed..She is also in Band and taking Clarinet....She practices every night and is actually getting good at it and has passed her class mates on.....Here is the bad about her......On Sunday the 9th while Grandma was here, she fell off Dream Catcher...Shadow being the butt he is started acting out because he wasn't being messed with.....He bumped into Dream as Alyssa was climbing on top of her and she lost her balance coming right back off before she was even settled on her back.....Landing on her neck/back funny....We called the ambulance and she was taken to Claremore where they did a CT scan, it showed that she has fractured T 3, 4, and 5.......We go to the ortho dr tomorrow.....She missed most of last week because of it, Poor girl tried to go on tuesday and was completely worn out when she got home...She has to have a pillow behind her back and the bus is not exactly the most comfortable place for her...But I have faith that she is healing as she has slowed down complaining of her back hurting.....I did make her use her back muscles to bend over......Using my nursing knowledge I thought it was best she stretch them by bending but not picking anything up.......She seems to be tolerating it well....She also is out of gym until further notice which actually has her upset, she loves gym......They are running the track and she is enjoying the running......Now on to Joshua....He is a handful but is a very remarkable kiddo....Full of life and can't wait for wrestling to start again...He is so excited to be back here and doing the wrestling that he knows.....Austin will be joining on the fun this year....Yikes 2 boys in wrestling is going to be dividing this house....Which means Dad and I will divide and conquer once again....One of us will have the 3 yr old hurricane and the other will have the 2 yr old tornado....They are still at their finest....Ornery little stinkers.....I have a parent teacher conference with Joshua's teacher tomorrow evening so I'm hoping that he is doing fine as Austin's teacher isn't requesting a conference with me but then again I have sent everything I have on Austin's testing and spoke with her before school even started about Austin and his "plans" LOL.....She knows his little escapades...Hehehe Other than both Joshua and Austin have bad allergies....Something that Joshua has never had to deal with.....ChiAnne is being a normal 2 yr old.....Love her personallity but yet she is a handful at the same time....We had her eval done recently and she has completely caught up and passed all her age range goals.....Most are at 3 1/2, she won't be 3 til Feburary.....Then for 2 months and 2 days I will have 2-3 yr olds.....I saved the best for last.....Jace Andrew Lane......Omgosh this boy knows no fear whatsoever...He is a handful....He never slows down which is why I have nicknamed him the 3 yr old hurricane......he started therapy again this past monday, while he wanted nothing to do with speech he did warm up to the OT just fine.....He is still severly delayed in both areas and will continue to get services for awhile to come.....As of now he is getting them threw the school district here in Chelsea but there is a possibility that he will be transferred to project Keep in Claremore to help with therapies depending on how they assess his delays..We also have contacted someone to have him evaluated for aspergers/autism....I do not think he has autism but I do think he has something else going on besides just being a preemie.....But this is the first step in the road to figuring out his quirks and how to help him...He will be having surgery again on the 28th.....He is having his tonsils out and tubes put back in (our 3rd set) we have gotten his allergies under control but he is still having seasonal allergies and with the rain we have had recently, the trees and the grasses are confused and they are pollenating....YIKES.....Ok so I think that sums up our little ole family in a nutshell ok, well ok maybe a chapter, LOL...but either way there it is........ 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The election

Normally I don't get to involved with politics....I vote on my beliefs and the subject matter at hand but up early this morning because of the dang tree company sitting off Terah (tried going back to bed after getting the kids off to school and didn't succeed) So anyways I was watching CBS this morning and they were interviewing T. Boone Pickens.....This man is an awe inspiring wise man even if he is an OSU cowboy.....Listening to him speak always gets me to thinking and today I decided what the hell he needs to become president then maybe we would get somewhere.....He brought up the fact that last year the oil industry in the US bumped up production by over 10 billion barrels of oil, so much so that they are talking about exporting it but yet gas prices are still at 3.50 a gallon or better...I see an issue with this......Come on, lets be dependent on ourselves not some small foreign country who gets picked on so big brother has to step in and end up seperating our troops from their families for months at a time....How many of our troops have to die overseas in order for our country to realize that we don't need them and their oil, we got enough right here at home.....Which then lead me to think about the upcoming election.....A wise friend of mine said "I'm neither ass nor elephant, I'm about the topics" I agree with her on that.....You know does it really matter how much money one made last year or the year before that or 10 yrs before that??....Does it really matter if you worship the same God that I do?? What matters is America needs jobs, People are loosing their homes left and right, Families are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table and it shouldn't be like this....Ok so social security is going broke, how about fixing it the right way not a bandaid fix til who knows when......Don't like the Gas prices, how about using some more of the oil that is in storage and upping production, oh wait that would mean we would be less dependent on the small countries that we are playing big brother to......Does it really matter what a person has done in the past??  People are human and they do make mistakes as long as they can admit that they made that mistake...Medicaid/Medicare not working, well its not working because the government is always putting its hand in it and cutting the budget...Taking money from this program to fund that program....Sit one budget and stick to it....Prepare to increase said budget every year....Admit when you make a mistake.....Own it and move on, its not that big of a deal....But above all support our military...They are the reason I can write this post without backlash...they fought our freedom over the last 3 centuries, how about we honor them.......Give them what they need to get better...Help them live a healthy, fulfilling productive life.......And help their families to support them and adjust to their injuries, weither physical or mental....Don't look down on them with pitty because of their injuires......They knew when they signed on the doted line what they were signing and why they were signing, they were willing to sign it just so you and I could have our freedom of speech....Secondly if you come to our country, learn our language, acknowledge our beliefs and customs even if they seem strange to you...You came here, we should not have to learn your language, change our pledge to take God out of it or adjust anything just because you don't like it.....While I haven't decided who I am voting for I do know this...the mudslinging needs to stop.....Like I said before, you make mistakes, you learn from them and then you move on....If some guy is doing a good deed, let them into your country, its not as if he is moving there.......And for heaven sakes if you don't like who is in office or running for office, run for yourself....Good luck to all the canidates this year......You are going to work hard at getting back in my good graces.....But for once can there be a meaningful race and no mudslinging about who did what in his past.....Or turn the government over to a mom who knows how to budget or to T. Boone Pickens....This probably doesn't make any sense but I don't care, it made sense to me and I thank the military for making my country free so I can feel comfortable posting it.......

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Meeting another large family

We got to meet a wonderful large family today thanks to Freecycle......Her name is Michelle and she has 5 kids with a 6th one on the way....Finally someone in this state that went out of their way to show some kindness....Thanks for coming out Michelle (she told me she read my blog, lol) You are more than welcome to come out anytime while we are still here.......Bad weather is moving in as well so I must close this post and cook supper, you know the joys of a mom.....I have hambuger out but nothing else decided so I guess  I had better get busy.....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Clayton Matthew!!! Wishing you many, many more and that you are safe and sound!! Til we meet again, I love you!!!! Your mom

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy 3rd birthday Jace

Jace turned 3 on friday the 13th.....I jokingly say he is my hurricane....This child keeps me hoping......He has no fear of anything, his speech is coming along and he is excited to be starting therapy with the school this week....Its been a rocky rollar coaster with him but its one that I have loved being on but am ready for him to slow down just a bit and let momma have a chance to catch her breath....


He shared his birthday with an amazing lady....Granny..He was born on her  87th birthday and she passed away 2 yrs later on her 89th birthday so it would have been her 90th....I have decided after much soul searching he will know what an amazing lady she was and will always know what her greatest birthday gift was (those are her words, not mine) she will never be forgotten.........Granny we love and miss you......You always knew how to calm my heart and soul and I wish I could talk to you right now as you would know what to say and how to make me laugh......

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Life has gotten away from us again

I haven't blogged in ages...Having 5 very active kids at home keeps us a hoppin as if you didn't already know that, LOL....Since I last posted ChiAnne has turned 2...Kent has turned 49....Spring break has come and gone....Alyssa has her braces off and is doing good with followups...She actually got them off 6 1/2 mths early because it was causing issues with her gums....Gums are already back to size but still have a bit of redness to them....but the new dentist here in kansas is quite pleased with them.....Chi spent 4 days in the hospital due to pneumonia...Poor baby was so sick and I was so scared....I took her over to Herington which is where the kids' dr is and the hospital when checking her O2 sats they were down to 84...Not good after my summer episode..They couldn't get it up so they transferred us by ambulance to Salina Reginal....I really don't care for the hospital but they did good with her....She is so active that she pulled out her iv 4 difference times...finally after the 4th time they agreed to leave it out...And she came home 2 days later.....Ornery little girl.....Joshua did flag football and started wrestling but ended up not liking it because he knows a different style...He is a force to be reckoned with when he has an opponant that actually can wrestle his way....I really hope he will pick back up next year....As a wrestling mom it has been a fun season but yet a heart breaking season....Jace is Jace....Lord have mercy if this kid makes it til he is 5 it will be a miracle.....We live on a very busy highway, which I hate, but he makes it out the door and straight to the highway he goes....I can't turn my back for a minute with them two...He has had his transistion meeting for the school and the school will be taking over his therapy...He will still continue to get speech therapy but will be adding 2 more therapist...He needs to improve his fine motor skills and one more....I can't remember it, just know he is going to get it, LOL...He is also on an IEP...Some of the testing that they did indicates that he has ADHD (oh gee, like I didn't know that but I really didn't want to hear that) having 3 kids with ADHD is not fun....He did pass some of his allergy tests...but he tested positive for brewer's yeast/yeast so he can not have apple juice, breads, beer (as if a 2 yr old will be drinking) grapes anything that can ferment is a no no for him.....They are considering on rerunning blood work next month....The last time we ran blood work was when he was 1 (2010) and it showed a comprimised immune system but no significant allergies....so it really is time to repeat those tests....He is experiancing a whole bunch of atopic dermatitus...We have dealt with this since he was about 6 mths old so its nothing new but it is causing more work for momma....I have to give him a bath every night, rub the areas with aquafor and a cream (that our insurance didn't cover, working on that so for now we have samples) and then wet socks...It hasn't showed any improvements but we just started this to....He is also on a new antibotic that required a preautherization with the insurance company, still haven't gotten it, thankfully he isn't that sick....We just can't get rid of the ear infections and sinus issues but I have a feeling we will have this for awhile...Welcome to the wonderful world of dealing with a child with allergies to the unknown...the school district is pushing me to put him in head start and while I see the benefit I'm not sure I'm going for it....First of all it is 30 miles one way on a bus at about 7:15 in the morning and then he wouldn't get home til about 3:30 in the afternoon.....Um so that is 60 miles round trip for a 3 yr old on a bus....They keep pushing me to meet the bus driver...It really has nothing to do with the bus driver, it has to do with the distance that he will have to travel.....I can promise that he will be sleeping both ways...and then will be a bear to deal with when he gets home...Maybe if it wasn't 5 days a week I could see it but it is....
Alyssa is her loving old self, not...We have had major changes in her medicines...they put her on a patch for her ADHD meds...It has really seemed to help at school but not at home....We also stopped her celexa but now we don't have her seeing a dr because hers is no longer seeing patients...GGGGRRRR just when we are starting to get somewhere.....She is still seeing her therapist....Still not cleaning her room....still being Alyssa.....


Moving to Kansas hasn't been all that honky dorey...I'm ready to go home...First of all the kids hate it here and are making it well known...I live not that far from family and I hardly see them....Mom is the only one who bothers calling me or seeing me...My brother well he is my brother thats all I can say....My other brother is back in jail...seriously that is his home away from home....The younger brother is still down towards home (he happens to be the smart one, LOL) or should we say the youngest one is the smart one....He is living with the most amazing woman....I love her, we didn't really start out on the right foot but we have talked since then and have really gotten to know her....And she is awesome.....She also has 3 kids....1 girl and 2 boys.....but the awesome news is they are having a baby girl!!!  I'm so excited to have a niece...Well she isn't close enough for me to spoil....But thats ok.....I will be spoiling her from afar, LOL.....
Mom~I have been spending at least once a month at mom's house...doing the books for the storage units...Kent doing her honey do list along with Bobby....Just really trying to help her keep it together thou I'm not sure we are really doing a good job of it....She is still having an issue with her leg...I know she is tired of dealing with it but it is what it is and it will heal when it needs to....I just can't believe it went from a small scratch to what it looks like now...


OK back to kansas...the people are just plain rude here,they don't wave, they don't use their turn signals, they are just downright rotten here....I'm ready to move back to oklahoma where the people wave as you pass them down the road, the schools are not pain in the butts....and everyone knows everyone and there is nothing wrong with a new family moving in....OK so thats all in a nutshell....

April 4th, 2012

6 years ago today I gave birth to my 3rd son...Austin James Levi...9lbs 0.6oz of pure orneriness....today he had school and was so excited that his birthday was during the week but because one of his classmates had a birthday tomorrow, they brought their cupcakes today and then tomorrow they have their easter party and then no school on friday so we are going to celebrate his birthday on monday with cupcakes and capri suns......We didn't do anything special for it other than just us....I made him a homemade chocolate cake (his choice) not so sure on the recipe...Easy enough to do but a little on the dry side.....Happy, Happy Birthday Austin, Mommy loves you!!!