Monday, May 18, 2009

Goopy Eyes

The first indication that something was wrong was yesterday morning when Maddox cried all the way to church. He usually loves going to church, but yesterday, he started asking us to take him back home as soon as we walked out our front door.

A nice, sympathetic mommy would have turned that car around and taken him home for a day of pampering and rest. I'm usually more of a "rub some dirt on it and get back in the game" kind of mom, so I ignored him. Oops.

This morning he woke up with green goopy eyes. Time for a doctor visit! As soon as the doctor walked in the exam room this afternoon, Maddox announced, "I have goopy eyes. I need medicine to make it all better." Turns out, Little Bear has pink eye in both eyes, a nasty fever, and an ear infection.

So he did get some medicine to make it all better. Three medicines, to be exact. And, as retribution for the fact that I ignored his pleas, I also made him a strawberry-banana milkshake and let him have his pacifier all day. I'm not sure if this is enough to get me back in the "good mom" column, but it's a start.

Saturday, May 9, 2009



Daddy and I love you very much! I thank God for blessing me with a strong, sweet, courageous, caring, loving Christian mommy. Thank you for putting Daddy and me first... and always doing it with a smile. I hope you enjoy your gift! You deserve it!

We love you. Maddox and Daddy

Mother's Day is now easier since Maddox is older. Finally I can get a second opinion on what to get Jenny. Here is a little background on the Mother's Day video. Maddox is sitting on a massage table at a local day spa and, since it is a women-only facility, the really nice girl offered to take him back to show Mommy what she was getting and wish her a Happy Mother's Day. He was such a champ. The bag next to him is Jenny's gift card for an hour long massage.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since I posted. Jenny Marrs got me hooked on a Christian fiction book series so it's all her fault! (This is also my excuse for the dishes in the sink and the clothes begging to be ironed. Jeff is upset because he has no clean clothes to wear to work, but I gently remind him that there are children in Africa. And that I need to read these books.)

One of my many talents is passing the buck. It's a God-given strength.

Enough about my prowess as a housewife. Bring on the videos...

I like this next video because, even though Mad wasn't successful right away, you get to see his tenacity and his training. He keeps looking for the step and rolling over when he can't find it. Plus he has a great burp at the end! (Another one of my strong suits is maturity.)

And some videos of Maddox and the man wrapped around his little finger...