Monday, May 9, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

American Greetings

So I'm officially employed now! The job pretty much found me since I didn't even know there was such a position as a "greeting card merchandiser". I had never actually thought about who was responsible for putting out and taken down greeting cards, now you know it is someone employed for the companies like Hallmark or American Greetings. The job is ideal for those wanting a flexible schedule and part time work and I am grateful for the friends I have who helped me get this position!
It's crazy to think I haven't worked outside the home in over four years! I was really rusty when it came to the interview questions and I am so shocked I actually got hired. I had one particular question that cracked me up, "How did you prepare yourself for this interview?" I wanted to say "I took a shower and got dressed"... I didn't actually say it but I couldn't help but think how funny it would have been if I did, so I started laughing and I was sure he thought I was out of my mind. The rest of the interview questions weren't any better than the first but I was at least able to answer them. Maybe next time I should prepare myself for an interview by practicing answers to stupid questions. Anyhow I start next week!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rainy days in SC

Yesterday went from hot and muggy to a frigid 68 and rainy, so loaded the kids up and headed to Columbia children's museum. Giant boy statue, fire station and water works made for a fun way to kill a rainy day.

Chrissy's mom called to let her know that she found a letter of admission into the nursing program at NCU Colorado from Nov 2003. So Chrissy spent a lot of time crying yesterday. Kind of like finding an 8 year old lottery ticket you can't cash. I guess some things happen in life that we are just incapable of understanding.

But hey, today is a new day. We have Easter eggs to dye, and nobody has ever had any luck trying to change the past so now we focus on the future:)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Jaxon's B-Day

Well, yesterday was little jack jack's real birthday. He started the terrible two's a couple weeks ago though and I don't know if we are ready for this or not:) Took the fam out to china buffet to celebrate and then came home to play in the sprinkler. It has started warming up here so even the sprinkler feels nice. It is raining today though so is a bit cooler. Still nice enough though that the kids are out rolling in mud puddles right now.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It was the terrible twos

This weekend we celebrated Jaxon's second birthday a little early, tomorrow he actually be two. We had two parties the same day, one was in the morning at Chuck-E-Cheese with just family including Uncle Chad :) and Jaxon's future girl friend Chloee and later on had a second party at our home with our "Air Force family".

Jaxon was such a turd that day, I don't know if he just didn't like being in the limelight or if it was the terrible two's starting a week early but holy cow he was unhappy. The whole day the lyrics "it's my party and I'll cry if I want to" rang through my head. He did NOT want to open gifts, he did NOT want to sit by his cake and blow out the candles, he did NOT want to be bothered. His sisters were more than happy to open his gifts for him. Mikayla even went as far as jumping up and down and screaming when she opened a movie he had gotten. At least someone was excited! He eventually warmed up to his gifts and at Chuck-E-Cheese refused to let go of his dino puzzle and at home refused to give up his cars laptop and ended up holding it while blowing out his candles. I just wish I hadn't gone through all the trouble to throw him two parties when he didn't want them. Maybe next year we will do a little less.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Didn't see that coming

My children are fearless and a lot of times they end up doing stupid things that I can only imagine might require an emergency room visit but Monday night was like any typical boring evening so the fact that I ended up waiting 3 hours in the ER with Kaitlyn so they could staple her head took me by surprise.

I'm not positive how it for sure happened but when I looked over Kaitlyn had tripped and fallen backwards onto a little dollhouse. I thought maybe she had hurt her back and picked her up to give her a hug when I noticed blood running down her face and shoulder. Head wounds bleed a lot and since I couldn't see how bad it was I ran her to the shower to clean her up, after finding the wound I knew it would need stitches. While I ran to get stuff for the hospital Zach was doing his own doctoring he managed to stick a band-aid into her wet hair, not the brightest idea because it was extremely taxing and painful for her when I had to pull it out. He also came up with a brilliant idea to wrap her head but since we didn't have any medical tape he thought he would wrap her head with party streamers LOL really?! I put my foot down insisting that the streamer would turn to mush on wet hair and I really didn't want people to laugh at her when entering the ER.

After waiting hours she finally got a room and they determined that one staple would be enough to shut the wound. It looks really gruesome but at least now I know I don't have a weak stomach because I'm sure this wont be the last time one of my kids get hurt.