Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Explosion

Well at least we slept through the night last night. The kids haven't been sleeping lately, they were both up several times the past couple of nights. The night before last Alex was up screaming like a girl...LITERALLY SCREAMING LIKE A GIRL!! He screamed and when I didn't get there right away because, of course, I was tangled in my blankets he yelled, "MOM!!" then screamed again....I yelled I was coming and got untangled and ran to his room. When I got there, he was sitting up in bed and said, "I heard a big explosion". Just then we saw Evan getting up off the floor (he had fallen out of bed). Alex said, "Oh, it was just Evan falling out of bed." Now, I know that Evan is a big boy, but EXPLOSION?! I don't think so. Anyway, I had a very hard time getting back to sleep because of all of the adrenaline! Needless to say, Alex has been at the top of my list lately between the tooth pulling and the explosion! Evan isn't sleeping because of his cold, but he just comes to my room and then I go and tuck him back in again. It is an endless cycle.

We went to karate last night and we are excited because Kyler and Alex are going to be in a tournament on March 21st. Kyler has never been in one and Alex did very well in the one he was in about a year ago. We also found out that Sa Bom Nim is going to set a test date and we will know that next week. It seems like we just tested! Of course, I go into panic mode and I will be like that until the next test is over.

Well, I better close for now, I have to go get ready to go to Kelsie's playoff game. Tonight is the first night since she hurt her knee that she will be playing and depending on if they win or lose, this could be her last game this year.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Just passing time

Not too much happening lately. We have been so busy and Daniel and I haven't spent very much time together. Yesterday we saw each other for about 2 minutes and then I was out the door to sub for BUNCO at my mother's house. Of course, he can't handle being alone so he called me twice while i was there, that I don't understand.

Kyler is done with basketball now and so cheerleading is done also. It just doesn't seem like we have any more time than we did. It has been pretty rough with him and I lately. He doesn't seem to want to do what I ask him to do lately (pouting and stomping when I ask him to do something) normal teenage behavior I guess, but totally irritating! Every time he gets in trouble, he acts like I am just over reacting. Funny how the pages turn. He is a good kid, I have to admit, and sometimes I do think I am a little hard on him, I know Daniel is, so I guess I should be thankful he isnt like some of his friends. I think he would like a girlfriend, but is too shy to ask someone out. He has been back and forth between liking two girls, he actually is planning on going to the movies with one of them this weekend as "friends". I don't know if I am ready for girlfriends and heartbreak yet!

Alex is doing great! He is all smiles when he comes home from school and will talk about his day like nothing. He was up till after midnight the other day because he "told himself that he wasn't going to bed until he pulled a loose tooth" He succeeded! Now his mouth looks like a checkerboard and he talks with a lisp. That is one determined kid.

Evan is growing like a weed. He is wrestling every stuffed animal he has...poor Elmo! He is wearing Alex's protective headgear from karate and looks like he just got off the short bus! I can't help but laugh at him. I can't believe how big he is.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Everything in this house lately seems to revolve around wrestling (yuck). Alex and Evan are constantly playing it, whether it is on the playstation, with the figurines or with each other. I guess I should be happy about them actually playing together and not fighting, but the other day Evan came out of Kyler's room after playing playstation and was singing "Im not your boy toy, I'm just a sexy boy...Sexy booooooy" Hum, I think that the playstation game is going to have to get lost! How do you keep a straight face when your 3-year-old s singing about being a boy toy?

Finally cheerleading is over! No more games. I am going to try to see what kind of interest I have for next year here soon and at least try to plan for that. I have decided to continue with the torture! Daniel isn't as excited as I am, but I am hoping that next year will be alot smoother, since I will have a clue what to look out for. I chaperoned the dance last night...Is it a bad sign when one of your chaperones is arrested??? I have learned sooooo much this year and at least I will know that I will have to approve every chaperone from now on...last dance we had a young, very pregnant chaperone who I believe danced more than the teens. Ahhh live and learn. LOL I am going to miss the girls though, I do feel somewhat relieved, but I know I will miss them.

Just had to do a short blog tonight, it is almost midnight, and I really don't want to turn into a pumpkin right in front of the computer. I will write more when I have more time!

Friday, February 6, 2009

PMS- if that's still possible

Today was a bad day all around!! I think Daniel and I fought just about all day long, except when we were on separate floors of the house. I think everything he did irritated me! We got along great tonight-- after he fell asleep. LOL His sister and I sat and watched our Friday night shows while he snored on the couch. AWWW family time~

Alex had his 8 year check up today...He grew 1-1/4 inches and gained 6 pounds this year. He is now in the 7% for his height and 26% for his weight. He definitely gets his height from his mother!!! It is so funny. I was just saying how he grew out of his clothes...he only grew 1-1/4 do you grow out of clothes with that???? He was going out the door with Daniel this morning on his way to the doctor when he told his dad that he had an ear infection...sure enough he came home with an antibiotic. I swear EVERY time we take him to the doctor, well or sick, that child has an ear infection.

Evan was in rare form he ran around the house singing a song that I am not so sure where he got it, I had never heard it...something like "I'm not your boy toy".. I think I am going to have to lock him up now!

I barely saw Kyler, he had an away game after school and then decided to stay in town for the varsity game. He came home, ate some chips, showered and went to bed. I don't see him much anymore. Teenagers! LOL

***Just a quick update on Alex with school....He is doing great with his new teacher. He is a totally different kid when he comes home. He talks about school now and actually tells us how his day went instead of just "ok" or "good". It is amazing. There was obviously more to his story than what he told us...I am just so glad that he is finally happy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Good Grief

Today we buried one of the nicest, sweetest people I know, my Aunt Evelyn. She lived a long life...83 years. We went to the lunch afterward and spent a long time reminiscing with family about the "good old days". By the time I picked Evan up and got home it was almost 4:00. I was emotionally exhausted. When Alex got home, I asked him to go downstairs and get the cat food bucket. As he got to the top of the steps, he put the bucket down and pinched his finger on the handle....without missing a beat, he yanked his hand back and said "ouch, damn it!" and looked up at me with the same shocked look that I am sure was on my face! I stifled the laugh that was trying so hard to come out and told him I didn't ever want to hear him say that again! He said he was sorry with tears in his eyes and then ran out of the room. Normally I would have problably smacked him and sent him to his room, but the sound of Daniel not as successfully holding back his laugh made me think to myself how short this life is and how blessed we truly are to have the family that we do for as long as we have them...good times and bad...all the proud moments and the not so proud (case at hand) and how it is good to have grief because it makes us appreciate what we have no matter how bad we think it is, because in the big scheme of things, it is not so bad.