Monday, April 27, 2009


I feel like the last month I have been tied to the couch for most of the time. This is because Mackenzie has been sick so much. First was strep #1, then a short lived stomach virus/food poisoning. Two days later she got strep again, and then a cold a few days later. Then starting last Tuesday she has run a high temperature for 5 days straight. Today was the first day that she had no sign of a fever without any medicine. Now when Mackenzie isn't feeling good all she wants to do is curl up in my lap and watch TV. It is nice to have some snuggling time, but it really has been too much lately. I need to get back to my regular life. Right before bed out of the blue Bailey complained about his stomach feeling sick. If he is really sick I will cry. I don't know if I can take any more sicknesses from my kids (or husband).

Last week I was able to have a garage sale with my mother in law, sister in law and a friend. I was not their favorite person at the end of the sale because I came home with more than $500. I sold a lot of the extra toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shampoos that I have accumulated with good sales and coupons. I was quite proud of how much I sold of my stockpile and can't wait to accumulate enough stuff for another sale!

I am hoping that my life will get back to normal soon. Please. Before I go crazy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hair Envy

I have never really liked my hair. It usually has a mind of its own. When I want it straight, it is wavy, when I want it wavy it is straight. Actually most times one side of my hair is wavy while the other side is straight. So when I found out I was having a little girl I dreamed of putting her beautiful hair in ponytails, curling it, and just brushing it.

Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be.

It is hard enough that Mackenzie is small for her age, but her lack of locks really makes her look younger than she is. I know she doesn't know any different. It isn't like the other 2 year olds are making fun of her. But for some odd reason I am sad that she doesn't have more hair. As if it makes her less of a girl. I know it doesn't. But you would think by 2 1/2 she would not still be called a "little boy" at the grocery store (yes, I know male grocery store clerks and really old ladies aren't the best at gender guessing, but by this age it is usually hard to get it wrong).

Maybe what I am really feeling like I am less of a mom because she doesn't have girl hair. I know I haven't done anything to prevent her from hair growth, but I do feel like people (adults) talk about it. I have had people say things to me, like when is she going to grow hair, and I wish it didn't hurt my feelings, but it does. I admit it. I also admit that I have googled "how to grow hair", and it obviously hasn't helped.

I just remember there was a family at church a long time ago who had two little girls. The older one had beautiful long brown hair. She was such a pretty girl with a sweet personality. The younger one had straggly dirty blonde hair, and just wasn't as cute. I felt bad for her. Maybe I fear people feel bad for Mackenzie because she doesn't have pretty hair.

Am I being superficial? Probably. Ok, yes, I am. Who knows, a year from now I could be writing about what a pain it is to fix Mackenzie's hair every day. But in the meantime, if anyone knows any hair growth tip, I am open to almost anything (except for shaving her head, I really don't like the cancer patient look when there is no cancer).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Something that I want to remember

I am so glad that even at 8 years old, Bailey is still pretty innocent. In the world we live in, that isn't always possible. Kids know about too many adult things, and I am glad that Bailey is oblivious to many adult issues.

So the other day Bailey and I were watching TV together (The Biggest Loser, I believe) and someone in the show said holy beep (the bad word was beeped out). Since we had an issue with Bailey and the word jackass, he has been sort of interested in what other bad words there are, since that is the only one he knows. He says to me "I know what they said". I said "Really?" He says "Yeah, they said cow". I had to try really hard not to laugh. He then said "why did they beep out cow when holy was the bad part?" I just answered that I didn't know, but I was impressed that he understood that saying holy like that is sort of sacreligious.

If only I could shield him from the world forever.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Story, in Pictures

Snickers is such a good sport!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Commercial, of sorts

I just wanted to share with my loyal readers (all 3 of you) about this great website where you can get points just for searching the internet. I know, you have probably heard of them before, but this one is a good one! Swagbucks is a great site that uses Google and search engines, but the best part is the swagbucks you can earn! If you search multiple times a day, you are bound to earn swagbucks, because it is sort of random how they are given out. What I really love is you only need 45 points to cash in for a $5 Amazon gift card (and I LOVE Amazon!!).

So if you search online and don't have a way to get rewarded for searching yet, I highly recommend Swagbucks! Give it a try!

OK, commercial over. Will get back to the regular blogging later!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Funny

Mackenzie came in the room while I was getting dressed this morning. She picked up my bra and attempted to figure out how to put it on. I told her that it was too big for her. She took it off, put it on the floor and said "yeah, I need more" and pointed to the appropriate spots on her chest!!!

She is so cute!