Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sick Babies Make for an Exahusted Mommy!

Wednesday Kylie woke up pretty pitiful, just didn't want to do much. Around 12 she insisted she was not sick.

"Mom, I'm not sick I'm just tired, leave me alone."

So we went about our day as usual. She took a nap which is very rare so I knew something had to of been up. However she woke up from her nap feeling fine and playing. I took her outside to show her that her Daddy's ship was viewable from our house. Which excited her until she realized that didn't mean he was coming home that day. I wasn't brave enough to hit the store when I knew she wasn't 100% so Mo came over that night so I could get formula and diapers. You know the 2 things you CANT run out of and I do every time it's hard to leave the house. Not even 10 minutes after leaving the house Kylie threw up on Mo. How does that work? I was home with her all day long but the 15 minutes I am gone she does it. Luckily Mo was feeling okay and did not add to the pile of throw up. She even had it all cleaned up and Kylie in her night clothes when I got back. The next morning Kylie was fine and ready to play. I of course forced her to be stuck in the house for the next 24 hours. So having 2 kids means the "24" hour virus turns into a 48 hour virus. Delainey cried continuously for hours. I knew she didn't feel good but couldn't do much for her. I gave her Tylenol and we stayed away from solid foods. By Friday we were all better.  I spent the day attempting to clean up the mess of our 2 days stuck in the house. I sanitized toys and washed all blankets and clothes.

Kylie being pitiful on Wednesday night!
Yep, she is back to normal.
Nothing too exciting has gone on around here. Ryan's dad and his girlfriend will be here in the middle of next week. Then our ball is on Friday! Hopefully I will have a more exciting blog in the weeks to come.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MIA= Mommy In Action

I've been pretty MIA in the blog world lately. But I think it is because it is so crazy around here when Ryan is away for a while. So I am  not "Missing In Action". I'm being a "Mommy In Action". Plus I have just been one lazy bum. It has rained from Saturday to Tuesday. And I know you are all saying, doesn't it NOT rain in California? I beg to differ. When it rains here it pours and it floods. The gate was flooded on one side yesterday making it confusing to get in. {If you were one of those idiots who went in the visitor lane without looking to see what color the light was, I want to kick you}I realize that it doesn't rain much in California and this is why they don't have many drains but it just makes no sense to me. The few times it does rain we need more drains so things are flooding! There is ONE drain for every 5 that North Carolina has.

Saturday we had another birthday party in the culdasac. These neighbors have really made me feel welcome and I have started to love being here. Where as I am the farthest over and hide from my other neighbors I am not so fond of, when I get out of the house and do not hide it's always fun. Lenora is so sweet and we always have good conversation and she has love for Chickfila just like us! I don't just say that because she blogs as well. I do enjoy having her as a neighbor. Our kids are both within months of the same age which is a great thing to have in common.

Monday I got horrible news that my longest dearest friends lost their husband/father. He had diabetes and went in on Friday to get his foot amputated. Surgery didn't go as well as planned. By Monday he had had a heart attack and they did a brain scan that proved him to be brain dead. He was pulled off life support soon after. This man was such an amazing person. He was a gentle giant and was loved as well as loved many. This family has been in my life since the day I was born. Many years ago we lived next door to each other. My brother was the same age as their oldest daughter. My older sister is the same age as the youngest daughter. My younger sister is the same age as the son. No I did not miss a kid to match up to my age! I have given Mommy Janet, my moms best friend, a hard time for years. She forgot a kid for me. My mom said that if I could of seen the look on her face when she told her she was pregnant with me I would know why. Ok got a little side tracked but this family means alot to our family. It is killing me to be so far away at this time and although I could not do much more than be there, I want to be there.

All day yesterday I wanted nothing more but to eat Olive Garden. After Melissa {Mo} got off work she was wanting brownies. So we made an executive decision to go out at around 8 at night for a brownie and Olive Garden run. We got home the kids were asleep and oh how I love the easy nights like that. Mo took no time waiting to make those brownies. {She is 8 weeks pregnant. (:}I took one bite of my 5 cheese ziti and it did NOT hit the spot as I thought it would all day long. However those 4 bread sticks I ate were exactly what I wanted. So I will have lunch for today. On our way home we could of would of should of been in a wreck but some how passed it all easily. A car had spun out, from what we could put together, and was facing the wrong direction in the middle of the 5. A big truck was in the second lane we were in the far right lane, he had stopped in time but I know better than to slam on my breaks while going 65 in the rain so I slowly stopped and we went right by it all. As we went by we saw the backwards car drive away. Mo said she had direct contact with the man driving and saw the wife's face and it was complete terror, as mine would be. It still blows my mind how as far as we know no one was injured and we could all drive away. All that truck had to do was swerve over to get out of the way and there goes my drivers side and that would me little miss Delainey. Scares the crap out of me but we are fine and that is all that matters.

Pictures are down until tomorrow or I would have some for you, hope you all have had a great start to the week!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bathing Blues

Kylie has never really enjoyed taking baths. She loves to play and be in the bath but water in general is not her thing. Much like her mother who didn't learn how to swim until 3rd grade. I was that kid in the pool with floaties, a tube, and a noodle. So getting Kylie to take a bath is quite a challenge. You have to convince her that it will be the most exciting event of her 3 year old little life. Then while in the bath you have to again talk your way into getting her hair washed. Most often I would say she had bugs, spiders, food ok anything that would make her want to wash her hair. I try for a bath every other night. Never happens but the thought is there.

This was a while ago but shows how much she hates baths! lol
Recently Ryan was in charge of baths and all was going well. They all came out alive and he wasn't soaked upon leaving the bathroom. Until one day a few weeks ago the world ended in Kylie's eyes. Ryan was drying Delainey off as I was in the other room and I said "Did you leave Kylie in the bath alone? " His response, "Yes, she's at the age I don't have to stare at her in the bath the whole time she's in there." Not a minute later Kylie is screaming in agony. He had told her to wash her body. I walk in and 2 bottles of soap were empty in her bath soap bubbles were filling the bath her head, eyes, nose, mouth and anything else that would be painful. I had to let the water out and get clean water to attempt to debubble the child. About the time she had enough with the screaming, and mind you this screaming was like I took the poor girls barbies and held them over a 10 story window. I rinsed her as much as I could without her scratching and biting me. {Ryan said he was impressed on how she was trying to defend her self, me wasn't so impressed.} She must of swallowed quite a bit of soap and almost threw up once we got her cleaned off. Poor girls eyes were blood shot. Needless to say Daddy felt bad and will never leave her in the bath alone again.

Now she is going on maybe 3 weeks of no hair washings. I've tried everything I know how but at this point I'm glad I can even get her in the bath. We will be taking baby steps to get back to where we were. At first she was scared of the bath now she will get in just doesn't want her hair washed. Last night I was able to wet her hair just no soap. I swear she will have dreads before I know it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How many tickets did you say I had?!?

My husband normally gets off anywhere between 4 and 5 but yesterday to our surprise got off before 2. He had an errand to run then he would be on his way home. About 45 minutes went by and I knew it shouldn't of taken that long. I finally got a text from him saying " I'm sitting at the gate because of my tint, this is retarded." I don't think either one of us thought anything more of it. We have gotten pulled over in his car between the two of us at least 5 times in the past few weeks.

So some time passes no text back. I get a call with his frantic voice. The cop actually ran his drivers license this time. He then proceeded to tell Ryan that he has gotten 15 tickets, had his license revoked twice and been in an accident. First off he hasn't gotten a ticket since 2005. Second he has never gotten his license revoked. Third obviously by looking at his car he has never been in an accident. {ok since Garst tried to smoosh him into a cement wall} So he gets home and we look up numbers to call and try to figure out what to do about it all. Obviously it is a case of stolen identity. I just got my credit checked when we moved and it was fine, I'm assuming his is still in tact and no one is using his social. Hopefully the only thing being used is his drivers license.

Of course to our luck this all happened around 3:15 west coast time so all the offices in North Carolina were closed. And again to our luck he leaves Friday and has 2 days to figure all of this out. What baffles me is this guy {assuming its in fact a male} has had his license number long enough to get pulled over that many times! And how horrible of a driver is this person? After sitting thinking about it all for a while we both looked at each other and thought hmm maybe the cop just typed in his name and clicked it. There is in fact another Ryan Michael Burke in the Lake Norman area that we are from.

Little bit of a side track but a few years ago the other Ryan Burke fell threw a roof and was pretty badly injured, I believe he was in the paper as well. The amount of phone calls the two of us got were ridiculous. The weirdest part is both Ryan Burke's have a brother named Brendan.

So back to the real story, Ryan called his brother and said "Hey can you call Ryan Burke." Explained the story. After his brother laughed and gave the response" Oh dammmnnn, dammmmmn." after each sentence my husband said to him he agreed to call him. Still haven't heard back from him though. My husband will be calling the DMV and our insurance company to make sure our insurance doesn't go up. How did it not go up already?! And how and why wouldn't they tell us about it. I can't believe people do these things. We are fortunate enough to have the military to back him up to say yes he was here he hasn't left the state and so on and so forth. I'm hoping to catch this man and sue the crap out of him for fraud. Okay I doubt we will find him but hey we could use that money!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not So Eventful Weekend

I have not blogged in a while. My mom and stepdad were here this past week and we kept semi busy. My mom helped me sew a lot and showed me all her "tricks". Which I watched her do many times but still cant seem to do. We ate, which we do so much of when she is here. Of course there was a trip to Pink Berry! She was like a kid in the candy store when it came to the Commissary. The Naked beverage she drinks is normally $5-$6 but is only $3 there. My mom doesn't eat meat {and hell anything else that is good!} so I did not  bother to go to the store before she arrived. I said to Ryan, "Only thing I know she eats is salad and I'm sure I'd pick the one that is bad for you."

Friday, Ryan and I had our first date night in I think well over a year. We saw Life As We Know It, then headed to my favorite place The Melting Pot. I love that place! I have always left that restaurant feeling sick and asking my self why I ate that much. But you can't help it. I even asked for more brownies. Those last 2 little brownie chunks were the death of me! It was so nice to get out and eat with 2 hands, see a movie that has no cartoons in it and hop right in the car without buckling 27 buckles!

Ain't we just too cute?

Saturday, my parents left and headed up to Huntington beach. I'm assuming my stepdad's broken airplane that prevented Kylie's Paw Paw to be here Thursday got them home safely. Seeing as I got a call that my "toll violation" came in the mail.$59 because I had no cash to pay a toll and forgot to do it online!

Sunday, I sewed and destroyed the house as usual. I have 4 or 5 things started but some how haven't finished anything! How does that work? I should probably make my new project be finishing all my old projects. What I really should of been sewing is my favorite pair of pants!
 These things are my favorite. Ive had them for hmm 4 years now. I acquired them from a friend and know I appreciate them far more than she would have. My mom recently patched that hole my face is in. They use to be okay to wear in public, now adays I can barely run an errand in them. I try to wear them just around the house. The Commissary has a dress code and I'm positive these don't meet the criteria. Which I might add I find it ridiculous they have a dress code of any sort. And I can hear my mother saying "You shouldn't wear anything you cant wear there anyways." The many dress code battles I fought as a teen at school.

Monday, Ryan had a day off. He and Kylie went to get his hair cut, which is their outing that she looks forward to every weekend. I cleaned, sewed and went shopping, for food of course. All of our friends are deploying this week so we invited a few over to BBQ. Wanted to make sure to see them before they left!

That was our not so eventful weekend!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Babies are going to be everywhere!

I bet you all thought I was pregnant again. Nope I'm going to be an Aunt!

Yep I said it I'm going to be an Aunt. Before all my family freaks out no it is not Katie. Kelly {best friend} is pregnant. I have been holding this information in for months now and it is killing me. I was so happy when she gave me the okay to blog about that little bambino. Kelly is due April 2011. The day before she found out she told me she was late so when I got the 6am wake up call I ignored it knowing what she was going to say. So I went back to sleep and thank God I did! That day was I believe more stressful than the day I found out I was pregnant at 16 with Kylie. I paced my house all day trying to take in the news. I was more than excited for her but so stressed about being thousands of miles away from her at a time like this. I was on the phone all day with her as well as texting Lacy. We waited for Danielle to get home from the beach to give her the news. Were on a three way call and it got confusing to know who was talking so at first Danielle thought I was pregnant again. Once Danielle knew I could calm my nerves a little. For the next week I would get texts randomly from Danielle that would just say "dude Kelly is pregnant". It still has not quite set in but now that she is spilling the beans I think it will become more real.

I can't wait to spoil her kid the way they all spoil my kids. I thought it would be a while before Kylie would have cousins of any sort. I plan to be in North Carolina the entire month of April to make sure not to miss the birth of this beautiful little baby.
This was exactly 5 1/2 years ago tomorrow.

Not once on that day would either of us think 5 years from then I would have two kids living in California. Or that she would have one on the way. Life works in mysterious ways. I like to think kids at a young age is a blessing and I am so glad to be able to be there for her through this time. We've been thru a lot in our friendship but would never let any silly fight get in our way. I'm excited for her to start this adventure and ready to  help her in any way possible. Love you Shmelllls! :D