Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mr. Big Head

Jaxon's Wednesday night teacher told me that one of his classmates mentioned that something was cute. (this was while the lesson was taking place)  Jaxon began to repeat over and over "i cute, i cute, i cute".  When the teacher said yes, Jaxon you are cute who told you that?  Jaxon's reply "my mommy!"  Ok so needless to say I am enjoying the older boys being in school so that I can enjoy some time with Jaxon.  

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Zoe's test came back normal so we do not have CF!!!  What an answer to big prayers!!  Of course there is still more testing to do to see why she is having the trouble she is having, but they were testing for worse case scenario.  Although I feel we could handle anything, selfishly I was begging God not to ask us to handle this one.  I try to use my life as a teaching tool for others, and I was really trying to prepare myself for this one, but I am very very thankful that I don't have to.  Thanks to all of you for your kind words and your prayers for Zoe!!  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


We finished our test for Cystic Fibrosis yesterday without too much trouble.  We will know something by Thursday.  While the test was non-invasive, it was not the most comfortable for Zoe and there was lots of crying. : (  The lady that administered the test was awesome!  When we finished she asked to hold Zoe and held her up close on her shoulder and kissed her apologizing to her.  I really appreciated that!  I will post tomorrow when we know the results of the test.

Monday, August 25, 2008

David Cassidy and the first day of school

I totally got your attention with the caption didn't I?!  OK before I can post about the first day of school - David Cassidy is on the Oprah show and while I don't usually watch her I caught myself with a HUGE grin as I was watching him perform while checking email.  I didn't realize I was that old?!  ; )  As for the first day at school - it was great for both kids.  Mason had a good one but is a bit touchy this afternoon (he is very tired).  He said going to 2nd grade was not as scary as kinder and first because he knew what he was doing.  Cooper was amazing this morning!  We got out of the car and he told Jeff and me, "I'll just go ahead and go to my class - I remember where it is."  We told him that parents were supposed to walk their kids to class on the first day of school.  He looked so big when we left (sitting in his seat and coloring his first paper).  He didn't say much when we first went into the classroom, but when we left he was talking up a storm to the little boy next to him.  His classroom is right next door to the special ed teacher's room and Ms. Wagnor (Coop's teacher) had already asked if she could use a weighted lap pad if needed.  When she told me that I almost hugged her!  I stopped by and introduced myself to the special ed teacher and we talked for about 5 minutes or so and she assured me that she would visit with Ms. Wagnor on a regular basis and also said that she was very good with kids like Coop.  GOD IS GOOD!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mason's new teacher

So tonight's meet and greet with Mason's teacher was completely different.  Her room was very organized: Names on the kids desks so they could find where they would be sitting on the first day.  Bulletin boards completed.  She had little laminated business cards for parents wallets.  Baggies with their names on them for their extra supplies.  Little pieces of paper with their names and breakfast numbers for them to go ahead and memorize.  She came over as we were filling out paperwork and introduced herself.  She moved around the room during the whole thing visiting with each and every student and parent and had an awesome hand shake.  I think she will be great for Mason.  Looks like we are off to a great start!  Can it really be that 2 of the 4 are going to be in school on Monday.  I take it back - I'm not ready : (

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Teacher

So tonight we met Cooper's new Kinder teacher.  I have to remember that God is in control.  Her classroom was not what my classroom would be and her people skills were not like mine and she just rubbed me different.  I have to remember that God has a place and plan for Cooper.  It challenged me to remember that Cooper actually functions better with people who are much less controlling than I.  He was very excited and when we finally got to meet her there was no one in the room and he talked her ear off.  Let's hope her patience in listening continues and he has a really great year!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Too sweet

This afternoon I was trying to get some work done when Zoe began to cry (again).  She has had a rough day and I had put her in her bed asleep but of course she had woken up within 5 min of me walking out.  Jaxon begins to say "baby crying" as he does and Cooper shouted "I'll check on her".  I heard the gate to her room open and heard her stop crying.  Within about 10 minutes Cooper comes downstairs, wipes his hands on his tiny grey sweatpants (well they look tiny to me), and says:
"Well, she's quiet for now.  I got into her bed and turned her over and patted her back.  She burped so I turned her over and wiped her mouth.  Then I told her a story and put her paci in her mouth and patted her until she went back to sleep.  I'll go up and check on her in a while but she is ok for now."  

Who is this sweet child? What happened to the kid that was kicking a little boy at McDonalds today because the kid was calling him a screaming doodie head.  (Hey, I would kick someone if they called me that too ha-ha).

I love how he takes care of her!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Not a reflection

All you mothers repeat after me 
"I am a great mom"
"God gave me my children for a reason"
"I can not take my children to seriously I must enjoy them"
"They will not stay little forever"
"When my children do not behave exactly as others- it is not a reflection on me that I am bad - it means that they are little humans and I am not perfect either."
Now go hug your children and find lots of reasons to be thankful for them today!  

*To my friends who inspired this post thanks for reminding me to remind myself God chose me to parent the children I have and He had a reason.  They are mine because He gave them to me.   He gave you yours too and that means you are the greatest mommy in the world for them!!!
Hugs and kisses for a great week for you!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hooray for school

Yesterday I registered Cooper for Kinder.  It was hard to register Mason but for some reason Cooper was harder.  Anyway, as we were driving out of the parking lot Mason said "so, next week is our last week before school starts?"  I told him it was and we would be sure and do something fun each and every day until then.  His response: "Well, mom, school is fun too".  What a kid!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's a great feeling

It is a GREAT feeling when your five year old says to you: 
"Mom, I think I'll go lay down and try to take a little nap."
What?! I'm sorry what did you say? : )

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Family Reunion

We returned on Monday from our family vacation in Amarillo, where we attended the Babcock family reunion.  We had a great time and met lots and lots of new relatives.  The trip up and back was not to bad just long but the kids were AWESOME!  The boys all got to ride a horse and a four wheeler which I think was the highlight of the trip for them.  The horse they rode was named rooster and Uncle Bobby led rooster while riding bubba.  Cooper thought Uncle Bobby was the bomb and I think they formed quite a friendship.  When I get them I will post a few pictures.  We had some technical difficulties with our camera so I choose to stop many times and like Mary "cherish all of the things I saw in my heart."  There were several times that I had to wipe tears from my eyes because the joy in my kids eyes and the smile on their faces were too much to handle.  We also got an opportunity to see the farm where Martha grew up and Jeff spent much time as a child.  Then Jeff took us to see the houses where they lived and the schools he went to.  It was nice to be able to share that with him.  I think the highlight of the weekend for me was being able to spend time with Jeff's family.  We had not seen Brady and Christine in a while and it was great to watch Alan and Martha with all of their grandchildren together.  The best quote that I head while on the trip was-- The panhandle- you can look out farther than anywhere else on earth and yet see absolutely nothing!  True soooo True!