Monday, May 11, 2009

What does a Lemur say?

Corey treated Lily and I to the San Antonio Zoo on Saturday for Mother's Day. We had such a great time looking at all the animals and reptiles and birds. Lily wanted to walk and run and take off her shoes and she really wanted to pet all the animals. At first she called them all puppy (expect the leopards, they were "kitty, kitty").

When we got to the Lemur area, they were up close and started barking, so daddy asks her what Lemurs do and she says "bub bub bub bub". Her absolute favorite however was the aquarium. She named all the fish, you know "Dory, Nemo, Gill, Bubble bubble all those. I think if she could have gotten in the tank she would have. The Bald Eagle was very serene sitting on a log just 15 feet from visitors. He was unable to fly due to an injury and still sat as proud as ever as some people snapped photos and others just walked right past.
How can you walk past a bald eagle?

We visited the elephants and zebras and the small lions. And I recalled a few of the areas from my childhood so we set out to find my favorite- the Hippo. He opens his mouth WIDE so you can toss in a handful of pelleted food. We looked on the map and circled around and around and never found him. I was a little bummed, but there is always next time.
Corey told his co-worker about our trip and she said" oh we went there last week, my kids loved the hippo most." Well, they didn't get to see the elephants- so there!

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Friday, May 8, 2009


There's power in the precious blood of Jesus.
There's power in the precious blood of the lamb.
Power to tear down principalities,
Power to set those prisoners free,
Power to cast those demons out,
The blood of Jesus, there is no doubt.
There is power, power, the blood, the blood, the blood, it gives us power.
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Corey's Friday

Top 10 ways to waste the last 30 minutes of the day

1. Empty your shred bin one page at a time.
2. Make paper clip action figures
3. Modify said action figures with rubber bands for "karate chop action"
4. Stage a war at your desk
5. Empty your co-worker's shred bin.. One sheet at a time
6. Search for signs of intelligent life in the dust cloud behind your computer
7. Turn the speaker volume to max on all computers in the department.
8. Turn everything upside down on a selected co-workers desk.
9. Strike up a conversation with anyone… it will last longer than you need it to.
10. hide. Pin It

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How now brown cow?

Today it feels like Summer. The sun rays are shining, the mercury rising. Then the thought occurs to me- 'Aww man, it's bathing suit season'. As much as I want a nice golden tan, I am just not pool or beach ready. I wonder how much thinner I could be by August, in time to hit up the beach when all the kids are back in school.
I'm glad for the nice cover ups and trendy two-piece suits that cover all rather than bare it. I'm sure Corey would prefer I wear a itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny- yellow polka dot bikini. Sorry babe, last year's suit is pretty teeny since I out grew it!
I wish our yard had a privacy fence all the way around it, then I could venture out in the sun with Lily in my suit in the pool and not feel like eyes were on me. You know how lighter colors reflect light? Well, if you stare directly at my stomach in the middle of summer, you will be blinded by the light refracting.
Although, I never see the neighbors outside except at 2 am, and there is no sun then! Maybe I could steal away some sunlight and achieve the illusion of being tone. I saw a billboard once that summed it up: Fat looks better tan.
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

The days are long but the year is short

I heard that quote from a friend and thought "how true". It seems like just the other day when I was waiting for Lily to hold her head up and then call me mom. Now I run around listening to her tell me "No! Trouble" like I am the one who needs a spanking. In another two days she will be 19 month, which is just 4 months shy of graduating to the Toddler class in church, and 3 years away from Kindergarden, which she will actually start late because of an October birthday, but I'll cover that much later.

When I was waiting for her to kick in my womb and then waiting to actually look pregnant and not "heavy" I thought the day would be forever away that I would hear her cry for Daddy when he went to work. After 8 hours of active labor (and 2 full hours in transition) I should have guessed that she would grow fast when I only pushed for 24 minutes. I also should have known that she was going to have a mind of her own when she marked Corey with her fresh newborn baby poo. Good thing he has a strong stomach, or was overwhelmed with emotion as a new dad.

If I could slow down time though, I don't think I would. I am excited to see where we are going to go after this. I am also ready for another, but a boy this time- I don't think I could handle Lily and a sister just like her. Lord please help me now! I know that in just a few years we will be teaching them to drive and taking away the keys to the car.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Are those normal boogers?

With all the hype about the "swine flu" I can't help but watch all the kids in church with a keener eye. Are the boogers they have normal, from crying, from teething, from a small cold, allergies or the dreaded flu?
I am not one who runs to the doctor everytime I have a fever or cough. I have only taken Lily in one time when she was 5 months old and had a cough Corey swore was in her chest. That turned out to be a "normal" cough. So when do we decide what is the everyday sicknesses and when do we have a pandemic panic and rush with masks adorned to the ER? Normally I would wait it out, especially since the last time I had the flu was 5 years ago and Lily has only had one fever in her life and it was gone in 4 hours. Runny noses are king around here, allergies take hold for many months and will not let go. I even seem to be prone to nasal infections, making my boogers not normal. Even then, I don't go on antibiotics, I let it run its course and use a nasal flush. However, the media has a small hold on me and this man made flu has me a bit concerned. I am also glad none of us has had the flu shot so we are a bit more immune to this one-I hope.
This may actually be a time when I won't wait to see a fever break, not because of fear of death or sickness, but because I don't want to get anyone else's kids sick! Pin It