Friday, March 26, 2010

Everybody Loves Babies!

So, as you know, I am a member of several different groups that let you try things out for free. This time I get to promote a new movie coming to theaters. It is called, "Everybody Loves Babies" and will open in theaters on Mother's Day. Perfect timing! I am a BzzAgent and that is why I get to offer this preview. I LOVE being a BzzAgent! Great stuff, all the time!

Anyway, basically the movie follows 4 different babies all over the world from the time they are born until they can walk. If you liked March of the Penguins, then this movie is for you.

Click on the link to watch the Trailer and go see it on Mother's Day! Who could resist cute little babies!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fragile Bones

So yeah, apparently Sam has really fragile bones. I took him to the ortho today because it still wasn't doing any better since Saturday. Broken elbow and possibly a broken forearm!!! Geez! He has a cast from hand to shoulder. It will only be on for 3 weeks, and I think it will be much easier on him than his ankle was. Thank Goodness! It really isn't bothering him in his cast at all, so yea for that!

When we got to the ortho, the guy that did his ankle cast said, "Wasn't he JUST here?!" Um, yeah, a month ago! For real, people are going to think we beat him up!

What in the world is going on with people that can read x-rays. Really?! It's their job!!! Why do we keep having to wait for days to finally have someone figure out it has been broken all that time. Ugh!

This time at least he can deal with it and it is going much better than his ankle did. I guess not having to walk on a broken bone is a lot easier! :)

Too bad he had to do it on the first day of Spring Break though. Poor kiddo! He's sad about not being able to ride his bike, and especially about not being able to do the swim team.

Surely, this will be our last broken bone for a while. When we left the ortho today, I said "How about after the next visit, we don't come back here again!" Sam just laughed! Niiiccceeee. :)

Avery thinking Sam is cool.

Sam thinking he is cool.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Words

Well, let's just say it has been an interesting weekend.

This weekend was my chorus competition in Chattanooga. It was for our region so, all of the choruses in the southeast United States competed. I am excited to report that we WON 1st place AND we beat our previous score by quite a bit. Plus we beat the 2nd place chorus by even more. Yippee!! I was a bit worried because everyone seemed disconnected and complacent before this contest. Thankfully, our last rehearsal went much better, and we were able to bring it to the stage on Saturday!! 1st place, baby!!! WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!

After the contest was over we ate dinner then had a little time to go to our room and freshen up for our show of champions later that night. I forgot my phone charger so I had been leaving my phone off as much as possible. I had just turned on my phone when I got a call from AJ. He said he was on the way to the ER with Sam. He had fallen off his bike and landed on his arm. He was screaming, couldn't move his arm, and it hurt from his shoulder to his fingers. Lindsay and I packed up super quick and were on our way home. We got here just as Sam and AJ got home. They did x-rays and it didn't look broken, but they said in a few days if it was still hurting then to go get more x-rays from an ortho. We all know our experience with his last broken bone. When they said it wasn't broken at first, then 5 days later, it was. Ugh! I hope that isn't the case this time. He came home with a splint, his arm all wrapped, and a sling. I had him take a shower this morning, but he was hurting a lot afterwards, and couldn't use his arm, so we put all of his paraphernalia back on. His fingers are really swollen and his arm looks a bit funny, so who knows. Hopefully it is just bruised really bad or something and gets better quick! This is Spring Break for him, so it won't be any fun with a hurt arm the whole time. He just got his last cast off less than a month ago! Boy this kid has fragile bones!

The other thing that happened this weekend, happened today at church. This is the mystery thing I was talking about in my last blog. :) In our church, the church members are responsible for the different positions within their congregation. We don't have a paid ministry, so we all pitch in and do different jobs. I was called to be the 1st counselor in the Primary Presidency. That means I am responsible for all the children in our building who are under age 12!!!! I have never even been a teacher in Primary so this will be interesting. My kids are excited, that's for sure! I have taught a lot of these kids at school, so it won't be a big change in that respect. As a presidency we are responsible for all the children, the teachers, cub scouts, etc. I have never done anything like this before so I am a little worried, but I am sure it will be great. At least good practice for teaching full-time soon. :) Next week will be a bit interesting I am sure!!

Well, that's the news for this weekend. Hopefully, nothing else "exciting" will happen this week. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Stuff

Hi! It's been a while!

Things are good here. Let's see, what have we been up to....

Sam joined the swim team at the Y. He practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6. Then they have meets once a month. We haven't done a meet yet though, so we will see how that goes! He loves it! It is a lot of work, but he is doing great. This will be his third week and there is already a ton of improvement. He has learned so much and gets better and better each practice. I love watching him. He has such an amazing work ethic. I already knew that, but it is really pronounced in this sport. He is always the first one ready to listen to the coach. He immediately does what she says, and works HARD to do it exactly how she said. The other kids will be playing around, and there he is practicing and doing exactly what he should. It is amazing to watch. He is such a good boy, and I am glad we found something he can do without all that running. His ankle still is not better. Yeah, he can walk on it, but he still has a limp, and it still hurts him, especially when we have to walk longer distances like at Target and stuff. I don't know what to do about it. We also just got his report card last week. He was one of only 5 in his class to get all A's. Go Sam!

Avery started the swim team too! That wasn't our intention, in fact, he was DYING to play soccer! Sam's first practice, Avery went and got in the other pool to play. After like 20 minutes he was bored and came to sit with me, watching Sam. He then asked if he could try. I told him he had to ask the coach, so he did. He went in and kept right up with the other kids! He swam like a 600 that night! The coach said he had a natural stroke and that he did great. She said he was ready to join if he wanted to!!!! He's 5! I couldn't believe it! Anyway, he changed his mind and decided to do swim team. That works for me. Less trying to juggle where they are going. Last week he didn't like it as much. It is hard. I can imagine! That is a long way for him to swim. We are going to cut his practices back to just an hour. I think he will do great though. What else? Hmmm. Oh, he gets to ride Sam's old BIG bike now, so that is exciting. The kids go outside and ride their scooters or their bikes EVERY day! Even the cold days. Plus, doing all that swimming. They are definitely going to be fit little boys! He also is reading a lot harder books, that he calls BIG books. He is the only one in the class able to do those big books, so he LOVES it!

Spring Break is next week, so the boys are happy. I like it too. :)

AJ is getting ready to go on a 3 day backpacking trip with the Boy Scouts. They are crazy. They are hiking like 20 miles in 3 days. YUCK! He can't wait though. Weirdo. ;)

I finished 3 classes this past week for school. Yippee! I am way beyond where I should be right now so I am cruising along. I get to add some more classes for this semester, so that will push up my graduation date even more. My counselor also said that next semester we will move me to a newer version of the Teaching program, so like 6 more classes will be dropped. Yippee! This weekend is also my Regional singing contest. I am not competing in a quartet this year. Sad! I miss quarteting, but at least the chorus gets to compete. I hope we do well!

Some other things are happening soon, but I can't share yet, so I will be blogging again sometime soon.

Overall, we are doing great. We are busy, but in a good way. Everyone is loving what they are doing. I can't believe this school year is almost over. It's crazy how fast it goes.