Sunday, May 25

STOP the insanity already......

Seriously, in the last 2 weeks my life has felt as crazy as this little dude joke!

Let me break it down for you:

·I have not been able to log into my blog in over 2 can imagine the things I was thinking about that. And the Blogger techies couldn't tell me why. Go figure! But I am back on now, so keep your fingers crossed!

· Little R. got a wicked case of strep the last week of school & missed all of the festivities at school. That meant the hubby & I were playing "musical children" during the busiest week of the school year.

·So last Tuesday we were getting into my van to head to the school for the kids' exit interviews (end of year conferences) & as I climbed into the driver's seat I couldn't help but notice the front seats had stuff everywhere. Apparently someone had broken into our van overnight & was looking some goods. Of course they found my uber-expensive digital camera that was in the console between the front seat (mistakenly kept there so I wouldn't forget it during all of the aforementioned school activities). They also stole our dual-DVD system. But with that the joke was on them......first of all they forgot the power cord. I know for a fact a replacement for it runs about $25. So once they buy a cord to power the system, they will discover it BROKEN! Ha! Jokes on them........ serves 'em right!

Needless to say I am super mad about the whole ordeal. I ♥LOVE♥ my camera *makes super sad face*. And the whole ideal of somebody breaking in creeps me out. I mean we live in a nice, well-lit subdivision. But this just goes to prove nobody is immune. The cop that came out said tons of people in our town have been hit in the last 2 weeks or so like we were . They suspect its kids doing the work......great........just what I wanted to hear........

· Anyway...if you are still with me, it gets better.............

Thursday night I am grilling up some fabulous steaks for dinner & I hear R. say to his sister "I'm going inside, my eye hurts!" I took a quick look at it as he came onto the deck & it was a bit red. I told him to go get a wet cloth & I'd be right there. Anyway...I'll spare you all the details but in less than 10 minutes the area around his eye had swelled to the size of a baseball & the conjunctiva (the membrane in the eye socket) had swollen up & was actually bulging out. was so not pretty. Needless to say we were at the ER in under 10 minutes. For a brief moment I wondered if we were overreacting.....then as soon as we set foot in the door, the nurse at the triage desk took one look at him, and told us not to move. Even though the waiting room was packed, they ushered us straight back to an exam room.....they didn't even take his name. While we were pleased with the immediate attention, we got really freaked out then. You know to be concerned if they don't even take time to slap an arm band on you.

In the end, they determined he was having an acute allergic reaction to a bug bite & were able to get him fixed up with some meds & such. Then we followed up the next day (at the ER doc's recommendation) with both our pediatrician & an opthamologist. In the end everyone is in agreement - little dude is having progressively worse reactions to bug bites. We have seen bad reactions to mosquitoes in him before....but this was this was the worst (thus far). So now we armed with prescription emergency antihistamines out the wazooo as well as the almighty Epi-pen! Fun...............oh yeah.......................

So there is my fun in a are things going with everyone else????

Oh & by the way, since I wasn't able to log on to blogger, I wasn't able to reveal the answer to the the Jellybean challenge. The number of Jelly Bellies in the jar is 3670! about sugar rush! And the winner is...............drumroll, please....................Corey. Congrats! I will be contacting you via your blog Corey to get your goodies to you!

Lator gators.................

Monday, May 5

So it'a time for the "Slow Down".......

At least in my delusional little mind it is.....

Friday was the last day of Spring semester- can you scream hooray???? I did :) And in the last 3 days I have had literally dozens of people ask me if I'm "done". Cheerily I say "Yes I am....for the next week & a half!" Pretty sad that I am ecstatic about a week & a half off...... But you gotta take what you can get!

So...the kiddos have less than 2 weeks left of school before summer vacation & we are all thrilled about that. However, I about had a heart attack when I woke up last week to this

Holy guacamole.....seriously people we got a record amount of snow (over 10 inches in a matter of hours in APRIL none-the-less)....3 weeks to the day before summer vacation. Something is seriously wrong with this situation! But now the snow is gone **crosses fingers** and its is 60 degrees as I type. Let's pray that it stays this way.

On another note....I have decided my children must get jobs. Jobs to support their Webkinz addictions. They are kind of high-tech Beanie Babies. It is some weird elementary school craze that is sweeping Alaska and from what I hear, the rest of the nation. Well last Saturday, Patty who owns Sidekicks here in the Valley hosted the annual Webkinz party & it was crazy! There were Buy One-Get One Free specials followed by an entire afternoon of for which she gave Webkinz as prizes.....literally hundreds of them. My kids won over a dozen Webkinz combined that afternoon. And then we found out later in the day that D. had won the "Guess how many Jelly Beans Are in the Giant Jar" game and won not only the aforementioned jar & Jelly Bellies, but also a bag full of Webkinz & goodies!

Seriously it was insane!

On another note~ my kiddos sent me flowers for my last day of school on Friday (with the help of their Gma.) They made my heart melt....

until little R. came and snuggled up on the sofa with me

R: Do you like the flowers Mama?

Me: I LOVE them!

R: We got them for you cuz it your last day of school.

Me: I are tooo sweet!

R: We only have 2 weeks of school left.....

M: Yep! Then we'll be home together for the summer.

R: So when my school gets out what kind of present are you gonna get me?

UGH!!!!!! Seriously....only out of the mouth of a soon-to-be 1st grader.....

So, since I am feeling cheery with school being out & all I figure I'd have the first ever "Life Inside" contest. I will take entries until one week from today, Monday May 12th at 12noon AST. In the comments give me your guess of how many Jelly Beans are in this jar. See the above photo of my almost-10year old holding said jar to get an idea of how big it really is. For reference she is 5 feet 11/2 inches tall. The winner will get a care package of some Alaskan goodies! Good luck!

P.S. Mom & can't play cuz you already know the answer, but I promise I'll make you Cosmos really soon!