Friday, April 4, 2008

For the best man I ever knew

I am really missing Patrick these days. I guess I've never been the one staying here while he leaves - it's always been me leaving for fun places like Myrtle Beach or Philly. So I have been a little more sappy lately. I saw this somewhere today and totally thought of my Babe... I love the title especially.

The Best Man I Ever Knew

When we married, I saw you as perfect,
The ideal husband and more;
I thought I knew all about you,
All the things to love and adore.

But when you became a father,
I saw new qualities to treasure.
You enrich all our lives in fresh ways;
As a dad, you bring so much pleasure.

Our children are forever blessed
To have a father like you,
And I love you more than ever,
You’re the best man I ever knew.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Things that make Gavin go "Hhhmmmm"

This morning we were getting ready to go to the gym and were in the bathroom. As many of you already know, Gavin is fascinated with his "male member". He is just into that phase where he identifies who are boys and who are girls...and he knows that boys have a penis and girls do not. So today he watched me go to the potty and said..."Hmmm. Mom? If you don't have a penis, how do you go peepee?" I didn't really know how to answer without laughing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fun Day in the Sun

So today was another glimpse into possibly nicer weather. It was upper 40's or low 50's (a little chilly but nice) and SUNNY! So what a perfect day to neglect all the household chores and purging and to go outside ALL day! Basically from noon until 4 - we were outside playing. I found the playset I have been looking for on craigslist and my mom said she would buy it - so my neighbor was kind enough to help pick it up in his truck last night and then I put it together today (with the help of Ashli, Nathan, Carter, Angie, Kelly, McKenna and Gavin). It is perfect for the space I wanted it in and for the littler kids to play in. Even crawlers can enjoy it as there are tunnels, etc to play in - but the big kids loved it too (with 2 slides and a small tunnel to crawl through for them).

The second we got inside Gavin fell asleep. Unfortunately, when he woke up he had a super nasty rash - almost like a sunburn/sunpoisoning rash ALL over his back and chest. It was red with goosebumps and clearish little bumps. Poor thing was scratching himself on furniture, with forks, hair brushes - anything to relieve his itch. The doctor thinks it may be a strep rash - but I think it is from grass. It is sporing time here in Columbus and I know he has had reactions (although different from this one) before. We'll see. Anyway - we all enjoyed getting outside and forgetting about cleaning and purging for a while!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

If you have a quick gag reflex - DO NOT LOOK

Since Patrick left this morning for Philly, I am trying to re-organize the entire house. I am starting with the kids stuff - since that is the majority of it anyway. It is hard for me to do this when Patrick is home because I tear everything out of it's place and then put back the stuff I want, give away the rest. But when everything is out - Patrick sort of has panic attacks because there is so much clutter. I eventually clean it all out - but it takes a week or so. So I have to do it when he is away.

Anyway, I am cleaning out the kids' rooms and I find Evelyn with this.... My first reaction was dry heaving, because my mind automatically goes to the thought of poop. But then I realized she just ate a brown crayon...still gross though!