Thursday, February 26, 2009

Unusual Sightings

Can you guess which of these pictures is most like my child's personality. *Hint* Davis is happiest when he is ______ and Parker never wants to _______.


If you guessed eating and sleeping, you're right. Davis really isn't much of a crier (especially if there is food involved) and Parker isn't much of a napper.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Poor Hudson!

As most of you know, Hudson, our Boston Terrier, is our first child and the most wild. Well, here's the scoop...Hudson started acting weird and yelping last Friday night, by Saturday he was holding his right eye closed, constantly. I figured he had a brush with a stick or grass blade, but I kept my eye on him and started using some antibiotic drops that I had leftover from his last eye incident (remember, Parker poked him in the eye with a plastic fork.) By Sunday, after church, he had what looked like an ulcer on his eyeball. I kinda freaked out and told Jerry, Hudson was going to lose his eye, I just knew it! By, Monday the ulcer had doubled in size and I got him into the vet first thing. Hudson was in big time pain, holding the eye closed and sleeping all day, not even greeting us when we came home. Okay, long story, short, We got a referral from the vet to an animal opthamologist (sp?) Hudson was admitted that afternoon for surgery. Get this, he had a flesh eating bacteria on his eye that the normal, healthy enzymes were unable to fight off and it had eaten its way to the last layer of tissue on his eye. So, it was a hole that had melted through the eye and was on the verge of rupturing. He had to have tissue removed from the inner eyelid and sealed over the eye to help regain blood flow and salvage his sight! It looks really gross and he is on a whole slew of antibiotics. He doesn't act in pain, but he hates that Elizabethan cone collar. Parker has given him the nickname "Coney." Poor Hudson!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Where I have been, lately

I have a friend that recently told me I needed to update my blog. I apologize. Jerry (aka Chintzy) and I have decided to put hard wood floors in March 16th. But before we do that, we have to finish our ceiling scraping project. I am the unofficial popcorn scraper and ol "Chintzy" is mud-spreader-sander guy. I have scraped lots and we have been up on ladders, listening to the ipod, and working until at least midnight every night! Chintzy has rigged a cool system, though. The dust is so unbearable, we'll probably both be on oxygen before the project's over, we put a box fan in the window pulling all of the dust outside. We are making way. Anyone wanna come help?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fun with Daddy!

This is the kind of thing we do when Daddy's home at night. It kinda makes me wish I was still a kid! It all came about when we were folding sheets and "Sassy" jumped in it and then the fun began!
video

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fun at the Park

Last weekend we were just itching to get out and play. It was a bit breezy and overcast, unlike this weekend, which has been warm. The kids were having fun and all over the place, I guess I should've set my camera to the "motion" setting. Sorry for the blurriness. I cannot wait for summertime! It is on it's way, however, I don't know if I am ready to pick out swimsuits, though!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweet Siblings

And to think, "Sassy" hated him when he arrived 15 months ago. video

Monday, February 2, 2009

Secret Blog Names

I have a friend who, on her blog (and a lot at home,) goes by "mommy." This is a cute idea from "mommy" to come up with blog names for your family, you know, to keep your identity private. I was talking this over with my hubbie and we thought of some that would be fitting for us. He is Chintzy (if you know him, it is fitting.) I am Bossy (again, fitting, but Big Spender would work just as well) Parks is Sassy and Davis is Hungry. I think it is cute...thanks for the idea "mommy."

Just for fun, I included a 13 month flashback photo of "Sassy"

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A verse to live by...

"When times are good, be happy, but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other."
Ecclesiastes 7:14