Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lagoon, Father's Day, Surgery: normal weekend

Saturday we went to Lagoon. With Gary's work. The kids had a blast, obvious right? Well, on the skyride, (which I do not like) Olea kept saying "This is the best day ever!"
(so why do I have to throw this kid a birthday party? ;)

Zurich knows how it's done. Zurich and Mommy on "Dragon"

That's Gary with the Nev. Babies wait in line.

Olea and Zurich on the planes
riding the train (Zurich does his train whistle)

Suiting up for our old west picture

Nev waits for the Old west pic to be printed. She wears a snail Tattie. She was a total sweetheart all day long. She's such a good kid!

The Dragon Fly. YUP, Nev rode it. She takes everything in stride. We were all buckling up in a row when some kid hops up in Gary's seat (while he was getting Zurich in) and the one Gary is left with has the SHORTEST belt. Solution, unbuckle Zurich and switch him. Solved.

Olea and Zurich. Bumper cars.

Zurich was hilarious, he totally got this and went after people with purpose and had this maniacal laugh when he connected.

Last ride of the evening, we were there till closing. This picture says it doesn't it?
The kids were out 30 seconds after buckling into their car seats.

Father's Day we all went in our matching outfits to church. After we gave Gary his other Father's Day gifties: a new lunch box-for to make him not be teased anymore, and a new rifle case and pictures from the kids. The Dad frame from last post I gave him on Friday. Couldn't wait.

Then bless it. We took a nap, except mine was interrupted by stomach pains around 2pm. By 4 everyone was up with me. At six I told Gary that, as much as I hate to say it, I was pretty sure I had appendicitis. By 8:30 or so kids were in bed and I was useless, writhing in pain and vomiting. Gary called my sis and her husband and they came to stay the night with the kids. Toward the end of waiting for them to get there I was laying in bed talking to myself saying: lets just go, the kids will be fine. We were just about to head out the back door when Ken and Eric showed up at the front door. Good timing. Of course I was eventually diagnosed with what I had already diagnosed myself with: appendicitis. They decided to postpone the surgery till 6am so the surgeon could get a good night's rest. (it was 1am or so when I got that news). Fine. Load me up with morphine and if it ruptures.... but thankfully it didn't.

On the way through surgery doors, oh yes, I can smile, I'm getting the sucker out!

I remember waking up at 7:30. Back in my room around 8:15 and Gary tucks Surgery Monkey in the crook of my arm. He loves me.

It's Thursday. I'm only just feeling like sitting for longer than a little while. (been working on this post in sessions) Still feeling exhausted and achy, and my shoulders still ache! I thought that was supposed to go away within the first 12 hours. Not my luck. But I've been very blessed, we caught it in time, are home, and have been very blessed with friends bringing meals, helping out, making Olea a cake (her bday was this week) and my dad coming down to help with the kids.

Cake my friend Jen made for Olea, talk about going above and beyond! Olea was SO thrilled and told everyone she could about it.

I just need to be smart and take it easy. I have such a hard time with this. I always think I can do more than I can/should.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day

Today, after completing some sewing projects I took pics of the kids (who were not very cooperative today) to update Gary's Father's Day frame. It worked out all considered.
I sewed:
Nev's Dress
Nev's Shoes
Ojo's shirt applique (actually, currently no sewing, just ironing and cutting but a totally awesome result with my cricut and some heat and bond)
Ojo's skirt
I also added sleeves to a black shirt I had using leftover material from the girl's items.
I purchased Z's tie and one for Gary that matches. So we'll all be matchy on Sunday. I bought Z's tie a little big thinking of the future.
More self indulgent than Father's Day... but don'w worry DaddyMan is getting some of what he actually wants too. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Articles of Faith

I belong to the LDS church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Yup, I'm a mormon.
There is a document that was created early in the church's days of restoration that is a set of 13 articles of our basic beliefs. In our church we encourage the young children and new members to learn, and memorize these. I currently work with the 8-10 year old girls by doing an activity with them twice a month. For one of our activities we focused on the Articles of Faith.

We used the document I created below to make magnets. Each girl gets to take the appropriate magnet home when she passes off the corresponding Article of Faith.

This document is a set of icons for the Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 4 sets on the page (legal size paper 8.5x14). To be printed and modge-podged to a clear stone with a strong magnet hot glued to the back. To be used as an aid or incentive for memorizing the Articles of Faith.

I am happy to share.

A Off 4

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Naughty Nema

Nev plays the piano

She's a little climber, I find her all sorts of naughty places:
My keyboard

The kitchen table

the speaker

(touching the TV)

And getting into all sorts of fun stuff
my cell phone

the Tupperware

In the cupboard

my tatting though this picture is mild, I typically pull her away quickly and not take a picture due to all the little needles, scissors and etc.