May 26, 2010

Happy Birthday my babies!

Today is the twins' birthday! (My thoughts on Lost will have to wait!) 10 years ago today we went to the hospital knowing our lives were going to be changed forever. I was 39 weeks and I had developed pre-eclampsia. My doctor sent us home for our last night as a family of 3. The next day I was scheduled to be induced. We went to the hospital and the on call doctor came in to talk to me. He went over what was going to go down and he made a comment saying it was too bad I didn't want a c-section because that would be safer. It made me laugh. My doctor and I had an ongoing "discussion." I wanted a c-section, he wanted a "normal" birth. We didn't get along very well! (I am not a huge fan of male OBGYNs. Get back to me after you've had a birth of any sort and then we can talk about what should or shouldn't hurt!)

I jumped on the c-section (take that, man doctor!) and at 3:24 Parker was born. At 3:26 Tyler was born. One of my fears was that I was going to mix the babies up and Parker would now be known as Tyler and vice versa, but they helped me out with that. Tyler came out with a bruise on his chin from Parker kicking him. FORESHADOWING!!!!! They were perfect. Parker was 6 pounds 1 ounce and 19 inches long. Tyler was 6 pounds 2 ounces and 19 inches long. My prayer for their safety was answered and they were healthy and beautiful!

As many of you know, shortly after they were born I almost died. I was so concerned about their health and safety I never thought of my own. Women don't die in childbirth anymore so that seemed a crazy thought. Not to ruin the ending for you or anything, but I live. I am so glad that God kept me around to be their mother. I am so thankful for something I almost didn't get to do. It is an honor to love them and watch them grow.

Happy Birthday my babies!

May 23, 2010

The End is Nigh!

The day has finally arrived. The end of Lost. I hope questions will be answered but even if they aren't, I am looking forward to enjoying the end of something great.

I have my popcorn and cherry coke ready. I changed into sweats and have a blanket at the ready.

As Parker always says, "Let's do this, gentlemen!"

May 21, 2010

How do I feel today?

Frustrated! I run 2 miles, 5 days a week. I have given up sugar. I keep my caloric intake between 1000 and 1100 a day and the stupid scale WILL NOT GO DOWN!!!!

Forget the diet, I'm hungry and I want a Cherry Coke!

May 15, 2010

A bad day

I am having a bad pain day today. Advil is not working. I hate days like these!

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Holidays that fall on Sundays aren't really holidays in our house. Technically, Sunday is a workday for my husband, and me, his always faithful, unpaid sidekick. There is no sleeping in. There is no breakfast in bed. Mother's Day is just another Sunday. However, that isn't a bad thing. I have 4 men who take very good care of me, every day.

Tyler is full of love. He makes sure he hugs me whenever he, or I , leave the house. He writes me notes and leaves them on my bed. He picks flowers for me. He snuggles up next to me whenever we watch tv or a movie. When there is housework to be done Tyler likes to help. He puts laundry away, sweeps the floors, or helps with dinner. He has a very sweet soul.

Parker is an encourager and a gentlemen. He opens doors for me. He gives me first choice. He makes me laugh. He shares his ideas with me. He shares his struggles with me. He compliments me on the food I make. He thanks me. He is constantly encouraging me with kind words. He is fiery, but has a surprisingly sensitive soul.

Anthony has a very tender heart. He senses when I am in pain and does what he can to help. He is sensitive and thoughtful. When I get home from grocery shopping he puts his shoes on and brings the groceries in without being asked. He puts other people's needs ahead of his own. He is responsible and never complains about having to watch his brothers. He has a very loving soul.

My boys have a great example in their father. They treat me the way he does, with love and respect.
It is Mother's Day and I may not be able to sleep in or have breakfast in bed, but my boys show me they love me every day. That is the best gift they could give me!

May 7, 2010

I will not move

There is only one piece of furniture our dog, Rolo, can be on. It is the couch that looks out the front window. He so enjoys watching over his kingdom.

The plug in to our internet is next to that couch. When our wireless doesn't work we use the plug in and sit on Rolo's couch. He refuses to move. He insists we work around him. He has us trained very well!

May 5, 2010

May 2, 2010

They are the Champions!

Anthony's team won the Banks Tournament! They were some very happy young men. The final was 15-7. Go Sherwood!

May 1, 2010

Baseball Tournament

This weekend is the Banks Baseball Tournament. One of four tournaments that our team is playing this season. They have a full schedule!

They won their first game Friday night. Anthony had a good game. He had, according to his and the other team's coaches, the play of the game! He was playing 2nd and the batter hit the ball between 1st and 2nd. Anthony managed to catch what should have been a base hit and got the guy out at first. Pretty awesome for him! Not so much for the other guy.

Saturday. Banks is not that close to Sherwood. It is about an hour drive. The weather didn't look great and the twins didn't want to go to the game. I decided to stay home with them. Brian and Anthony left and about an hour later I got a call from Brian. Guess what?!! I'm going to the game! Anthony left his cleats at home and he was batting lead off. I knew I had to hustle and I was soooooo glad that Parker and Tyler didn't fight me on having to go. They got shoes on while I tried to print out the directions to the field. The printer kept stopping so I gave up on that and just unplugged my laptop and threw it in the car. Parker navigated us to the field. We just made it! Whew!!! They won.

With that win, our next game was Sunday morning at 8:30am. We have made church a priority in our family. That means Anthony doesn't play baseball during church time. That doesn't always go over well. Coaches and some parents get upset about it. There have been times when Anthony gets penalized for it. It is definitely not the popular or easy road. Can you skip church and still be a Christian? Absolutely. Church isn't a magical place that gets you in good graces with God. It is the principle behind it that we are trying to instill in our kids. Attending church is an act of worship and obedience. It is a time to come together as a community to be in God's word, to praise and worship him authentically.
So, his team won Sunday mornings game for the opportunity to play for the championship at 3:30pm.

That game just started and I am, sadly, at home. Parker and Tyler have homework and such that we are at home doing. Brian will keep me informed by text. How I love texting! Anthony had his cleats with him, so that is a good start!