Friday, February 27, 2009


Next Tuesday the students will take the Writing TAKS test. My collegue has worked hard and prays for success. It is very stressful because this one test "decides" if you are a good teacher and are worthy of your subject. I teach Reading and my doom day will be in April. I feel like I don't get to have fun with the students but "teach the test." It is very stressful and the kids are burned out. When does school get to be fun???

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Check your Medicines

I have a friend who is going through a prescription medicine nightmare. My friend has a son who has health issues. She went to fill his medicine and the pharmacy gave her the wrong dosage. The medicine he was prescribed already has serious side effects if not monitored. The child was suppose to be taking 250mg 3x a day for his seizures and the pharmacy gave her 500mg 3x a day, therefore; doubling his dosage. The child is looking at long term problems. He could possibly have liver or pancreas problems.
Parents we must be cautious about what the doctor is prescribing and check the prescription slip with the bottle and the medicine itself. My friend happen to the check the pills that had the dosage on it. It is so scary to know this happen to my friend. I am going to be more cautious and ask questions if I don't know.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spring Break Coming

I am on the countdown till Spring Break. I am so ready for a break in our daily routine. Well I guess I should say the school routine because I like routine and schedules with the kids. We are going camping and I am very excited but one dilemma where are we going to put all the kids to sleep?? Our camper is set up with bunkbeds and the couch and table make out into a bed. Caleb could possibly get in the top bunkbed with a side railing keeping him in and Colby could get in the bottom with a side railing but what about Caylin??? Any suggestions?

Oh something funny..... I took all the kids to Walmart to get a few things and I had 3 people ask me if all those kids were mine, LOL!! They wonder because they all are very close in age. I love it when people just bluntly ask me or I get the stares of curiousity. I think it is so funny. I guess next time I should say I don't know who all these kids belong too. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

11 Months Old

I can't believe in one more month my babies will be a year old. They are doing so good. Caylin has been walking since 10 1/2 months. She has 5 teeth and has used them on her friends and teachers at preschool. She is a mess. She is petite but has some chubbiness to her. She has started her temper tantrums and will let you know when she doesn't agree with something.

Colby started crawling at 10 months old and pulling up and cruising along the furniture. He is still the observer of the group. He is long and small built. He still has the sweetest smile. Colby has started taking up more for himself. He wanted a cracker Caylin had and just took it from her and of course sister was not happy. You don't mess with sister and her food.

It is amazing how different they are. I am so blessed with my sweetie pies.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Colby's New Love

Is his new love his mommy? No! His daddy? No! His sister or brother? No! It is CHEETOS!!

He discovered the making of cheesy cheetos and he would live off of them. I gave him a bite for a snack and he loves them.

Love is grand!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

3 Year Old Big Boy

(6 months old)

I can't believe my sweet angel is 3 years old. It doesn't seem right. I mean he should be the twins age. We had his birthday at McDonalds and this was his first party to invite kids. He had a blast.

It all began with a thought to expand our family and two weeks later I found out I was pregnant. I was due Jan. 28th. Well of course being the personality he has now he will do things on his own time. He was late of course. I was induced on Jan. 31 and 12 hours later at 6:48pm, my angel was born. He was 7lb 12oz. He was so cute!! He was looking around and was innocent. It was an amazing experience that I hope I will never forget. Now it is 3 years later and he is so tall and big that it only seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. I love him so much. He is smart as a whip and very strong willed but that makes him unique. He still has his baby face to me and I love it. Would I go back to the baby days, ummm??

3 years old

Blast From the Past:

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm Going to be an Aunt

As of yesterday I found out that Raven is pregnant. I am so excited! I was going to put as the topic "The Family is Growing" but I was afraid someone would think I was expecting and Lord knows 3 is enough, LOL. Lets start praying now because I am sure she will be drama(I know Raven you are reading this :) ). Dave's sister had a baby in December and I haven't saw her yet :( I hope that Raven and my kids grow up close.