Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weeks in Review

Its been a few weeks. I have been meaning to sit down and write but cant seem to find the time. I have been running around with my head chopped off. I woke up at 6am today, couldnt go back to sleep so I got up with the intention to write and O woke up. So we came down stairs, got some breakfast and made our coffee (well he had hot cocoa). I love our mornings together and really miss them. I miss mommy and Owen time.


We have been so busy.

Owen had a few field trips over the last few weeks.

We took a trip to the farm two weeks ago. I went along with Shane. Boy was that a mistake. Well actually I wouldnt say it was a mistake but probably not the best idea with a seven week old. The whole trip was on a hay ride. Not the best environment for Shane. He was strapped to my chest in the ergo and it was ok but we were both so hot and it was really bumpy. Talk about hay fever, the dust from the hay was everywhere! We survived and learned our lesson. I dont know how many seven week olds I have but I wont be taking them on a hay ride, thats for sure.

I loved these cows. They came right up to the tractor to eat the hay we were sitting on!

This was our "driver"

Owen and his buddies...they ended up eating a bag of candy corn for lunch.

My boy was so sweet...he had to make sure he got a pumpkin for me!

I was standing back watching the kids all get down off the tractor for lunch when I spotted a few of Owens buddies. This is how kids in Black Rock get down from tractors.

It was a great field trip.

The next week we went to the fire house. That trip was much easier. We walked from the school and Shane slept the whole time in his stroller.


Other than that we have been doing the typical Fall activities.

Cosutme shopping

We have a vampire and a pea!!!

Little mister here smiling at his dad!

Shane snuggling in the ergo!

So as most of you know, Owen never smiles for me when I ask him to. How did I get these pictures you ask...they were my birthday present from Owen. He said I could take pictures of him and he would smile for my birthday! My favorite bday present EVER!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Follow Up to Previous Post

I wanted to make a few more comments in relation to this post Everything Happens For a Reason.

The way I was talking made it sound like I was all doom and gloom. I do have high hopes that he will pull through this. If it goes the right way he will have a surgery to remove the piece of his lung that is infected and hopefully that will be it. Lots of recovery but not toxic chemicals to kill the cancer and him too.

I guess from previous experience with my Grammy (dads mom) I just immediately thought it would be terminal. It doesnt have to be terminal. Positive thoughts are the only way to get through something like this.

And the love of family. Our family is so big and when need be we rally!!! We come together from where ever we are and what ever we are doing and are there for eachother. That is the true meaning of family. We are all so busy in our lives but when one of us is in need we are all there. I love my famlily and am so lucky to have them.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Everything Happens For a Reason

Sometimes things get trown at you like a ton of bricks. They may be hard to take but you have no other option other than to accept them for what they are and deal with it. Other people need you and yes, your feelings matter and are important but they are not what important at that very moment. I am a firm believer in "Everything Happens For a Reason". Bad things happen for a reason, good things happen for a reason. When something not so great happens its because something better will happen later down the road. The bad things are paving the way for the good things to come. I have proof of this.

So when something bad happens I can only get through it knowing that something good is coming soon.

My heart is breaking but I have no other option other than to think positively and know that what is happening is for a reason.

My grandfather was just diagnosed with stage three cancer. That is all we know. We do not know anything more until he talks to the doctor. He doesnt even know yet. This will devistate him. It devistates us!!!

I has been a year and a few weeks since my grandmother passed. Its no coincidence this is happening. I am not a religous person but I do believe that there is a heaven. I know my Grandmother is up there saying "come on dad, I am getting lonely up here.". She always called him dad. I guess after five kids, seven grand children and five great grand children it would make sense she would call him that.

I can not be selfish in this. I want him here with us and healthy as ever but I know I cant have my way. I have had a beautiful 28 (almost 29) years with him. I am lucky.

I have lost three grandmothers and he is my only living grandparent. It breaks my heart to know that they will all be gone but I know they lived long lives. I was lucky to have what I had. Owen is lucky to have had the chance to know his great grandparents. Poppy got to meet his newest grandson so he can go up to heaven and tell mama just how precious he is!

Poppy, I love you!!! We are all here to hold your hand through this. You are so strong and have gone through so much this past year. You can do this!!!! 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Morning Pancakes!

I had a little breakfast date with my eldest!!! We woke up and left Shane and Dad in bed.

I was making coffee and he looked at me and said "Mom, I would really love some pancakes, can you please make me some?". I just about melted the way he said that (and he knew it).

Try this recipe will never eat box pancakes again!!! I promise!!

Buttermilk Pancakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Beat the egg and then add the buttermilk and soda.

Owen was at the table drawing and chatting away while I cooked the pancakes. It was really nice. We sat together and chatted some more while we ate our pancakes and drank our orange juice. It was so nice and something we havent done in a while.

I miss our mornings alone. Since Shane came my mornings are spent juggling.


Brian is finally back from Boston. We are all so glad he is back. We really missed him.

Shane has his six week check up on Tuesday. He will be seven weeks but thats ok. I really can not believe how fast this time has gone. Six weeks have flown by. My baby boy is smiling and really has so much to say. Since he hasnt figured out how to make the sounds with his mouth speaks with his hands and feet. The just start going!!! Its so cute!


Owen is doing swim club at school. He gets to get on a bus after school and go to the YMCA all by himself. Piece of cake for most kids but he has never done this before as we walk to school everyday. So this was a big deal.

My boy is getting bit. He tells me that he doesnt need me to walk him into the school anymore that I can stay outside. He can get to his class all by himself. I let him walk there by himself but I need to make sure he gets there so I walk in a few minutes later to check. I will let go some day!

So swimming is going well. He is a swimmer but not a strong one. He is more nervous and unsure of himself than anything. He started off in the group that swam by themselves. He told them he could do it. At least he tried. They soon realized he was not very strong. He had to go to another group.

HAPPY SATURDAY!!!! Enjoy your weekend!
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