Thursday, January 29, 2009 they'll wear glasses...

So for Christmas, my best friend Ambers mom got the boys those straws that we loved as kids...ya know, the ones that are glasses and you put one end in the cup and the other end in your mouth. Now, I had a pair of these when I was younger...dont recall if I liked them or not but...i'm pretty sure that my mom prolly didnt. Anyways, she got these for them and they LOVE them. LOVE them. So...without wasting anymore time..Brenden trying to figure them out. As a side not, we found new shirts that fit our personalities just great. Brendens says "NO! You Calm down!"

We finally got them working. They're just so cool...hahaha - and great fun to wash.
Landon helping Brenden drink out of the cup.
Brenden helping Landon drink out of the cup.

Landons shirt, which you cant see in the pictures, says "I do all my own stunts" and has a stick figure on it. Fits perfectly. Peyton was wearing one that night that said "Night Watch". Which brings me to my next topic, Peytons newest pasttime is sneaking back to the bedroom and crawling into the toddler beds - only to crawl out face first.
Then the boys decided that if he's going to be in their beds, they'll just get in his bed...and so I found them tonight - in his bed. Check out the height that Landons getting as he's jumping - which is why we put them in toddler beds.

Just wanted to share the story of my life....

'Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."

- From an email from my wonderful and very happily married Grandma C (aka GiGi)

*Thanks Grandma - i needed it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

There's no days like snow days....

Well, these are the pictures that I couldnt find to post from when the last big snow hit us. They were burried beneath all of the car pictures that i have to sell. Anyways, I thought they were all kinds of cute and I wanted to get them posted eventually.

Okay, so we made a snowman....and got a little bit distracted in the process....Landon sitting on the snowman in picture above.
Learned how to make snow angels...I think they should be called "snow heathens" b/c that's definately what these two are. LOL. Brenden and then Landon in the pic above.
Brenden on top of the snowman...they thought they were pretty much cool. LOL.

And the finished product plus two frozen kiddos. We had to make it in the backyard in the way back b/c Peyton couldnt see it from the window if we made it closer.

And...Ally asked what I was going back to school for. It started out that I have to renew my license to go back to teaching b/c I only have a 2 year license. So, i knew that I could take classes towards my masters and use them to renew my license. You have to have your masters completed within 5 years I believe. Anyways, I went to Ashland (Massillon Branch) to talk to them about taking classes for renewing my license and the awesome lady I talked to gave me a great idea. She mentioned about taking classes towards getting my reading endorsement as well. So....since they're all going to go towards teh same thing, I can go back to school for my masters ( A masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy), renew my license (woo hoo i'll be able to teach again!) and get a reading endorsement all at the same time - which is awesome. Plus, Ashland is offering a buy one get one free tuition this summer. I'll pay for one class and take two!'s to summer classes, a new computer getting myself back on my feet.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stuff they dont teach you in school and Landons Appointment

Well after spending an interesting day down at the farm "washing my car" and "cleaning out the inside"...i learned a few things (ya know, the type of things they dont teach ya in school) 1.) The hole in the back of the woodburner that you can see flames through - it's NOT supposed to be there. 2.) There's atleast one hot nut down there and Jeffs not afraid to touch it. 3.) Peytons shorter than the boys b/c it runs in the family ;-) ....and Aunt becky reminded me that I never posted about how Cleveland with Landon went.This is our little trooper. I went in irate with the doctor. Last time we were there, I wasnt able to meet him or talk with him b/c Peyton was getting his exam done at the same time. So when he came out with a perscription for glasses and a box of patches, I wasnt a happy camper. I know why his eyes are turning in - it doest take a rocket scientist. They're turned in ever since they had to cut the muscles to put the radiation plaque in. So now, his vision isnt the greatest, he wont wear glasses and the patch wouldnt stay on longer than ten minutes AND we had to wait three months from the time of scheduling to get him in. So we got there and I was determined to go in and tell that doctor that Landon needed the surgery - Dr. Singh seemed to think so too. Anyways, they checked Landons vision and he did great. He could name the Christmas tree, House, Horse, Jeep and birthday cake with ease - with his left eye. The right eye wasnt so great.'s what's going on. The doctor knew what my plans were b/c I had already told his nurse and she wrote it down. So, he said to have Landon wear the patch for 4 hours a day. After 4 hours, he can take it off. Do this for 3 months and then we're going back. At the next apointment which is scheduled in April, we'll see how his vision is. Wearing the patch should improve his vision as it's straitens out his right eye as soon as you put it on. Dr. Traboulsi said that if his vision has improved and his eye has started to straigten out on its own, then we'll do the surgery to straiten them out. The problem with doing the surgery now is that if his eyes arent straight b/c of his vision, then doing the surgery wont matter b/c they'll turn back to compensate again. So, for now....Landon knows this:

...and that's about all. Have a great day - i'm off to find a hotwheel price guide so I can sell all these cars.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

a little bit of nothing really....

Scrub a dub dub, i put all three of my kiddos in the tub...because it saves me time and I only get completely soaked from being splashed once. Thank God I only have 3 kids, four wont fit.
"No doctor, Peyton doesn't eat crayons...why are you asking?"
"The green on his mouth you ask? That's um....."
"Well, okay, you's like this, he thinks his Crayola Crayon holder is a nose kisser (ie bulb syringe) and keeps trying to "suck his nose out with it" - putting it up to his nose and snorting a few times....

Calvin Klein watch out...Brenden is one cool, stylish dude...the bottom half would include the elmo big boy pants...just big boy underwear b/c we're trying our hardest to potty train...yea, ask me how that's going.....

Landon, multitasking...talking to Gab (Great Aunt Beck) and coloring...Okay, it's bedtime now, just wanted to share the few pics that i managed to upload. We get to venture out in the snowstorm tomorrow to take Landon to see Dr. Traboulsi at the Cleveland Clinic about his eyes again - maybe this time he'll just tell us that we can have the surgery done and his eyes will be so much better.....anyways, thought's and prayers tomorrow !!!!! Thanks!

Here's to you GAB

So, Landon for the past few days has been walking around on his "cell phone". He carries it in his pocket and will occasionally answer it and talk on it. Gab, would you believe he's talking to you?
I asked him in the morning who he as talking to and he said "aunt Becky"...I said "Oh, really?" and he said yes.....check it out

So, Gab, thanks for calling Landon - I'm pretty sure that we dont have a plan for that phone so....keep it short :-)

Until next time....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Mom - Snow!"

So that's what i woke up to today. The boys knew when they went to bed that it was snowing. They also knew that we told them that when they got up, they could maybe go sledding. So, on the monitor i heard, "Lan, (s)now, ouddide...." which in Brenden talk translated to "Landon, it snowed outside". To which Landon answered "Yeah! (s)now!" and so the day went...we got up, ate breakfast, got dressed and waited to go outside. We were out and playing at 10 am. What a great, cold morning! Anyways, in the inch of snow (and that's being generous on the amount), we played and played and played....Even Peyton got in on the fun...for a few minutes - he thought it was way too cold and it was definately time for a nap in a nice warm bed.
So, other than that, not much has been going on. I've been busy posting ALL of Ricks diecast cars on ebay.