Sunday, June 29, 2008


Yesterday around 1:30 Mallory began vomiting. So I called the on call doc from ENT and they asked a few questions and told me to take her to the ER. That was a little difficult being that Clint was still in the midst of moving from one building to the other trying to get their network back up so if I went I was going to need to take the boys which didn't sound like fun either. So I called my sis in law and she came and stayed with the boys and then clint was able to come home until we got home. We got there at 4p.m. and didn't even get back to a room until 6:45p.m. Then they had to stick her twice to get the IV in which she was very upset about but the IV made her feel so much better and they changed her pain med. By the time the fluid ran in she was actually making jokes and asking to eat. We got home around 10:30 and she was exhausted so she went straight to bed and seems okay this morning just in a little pain we have to wait for the pharmacy to open to go get the new pain med filled so she is just taking plain tylenol which doesn't quit cut the pain. Hopefully she will cont. to drink and maybe eat something for the first time since Wed.!!! Anyway that is where we are now.. Hopefully it is only going to get better!!

Friday, June 27, 2008


Why do I always count my chickens before they hatch.. Mallory took a turn down the wrong road late Wed. night... She is in a lot of pain hasn't eaten anything I mean nothing since Wed around 7p.m.. She has maybe drank 4oz of liquid in the last 24 hours and she is so high on pain meds that she looks like a zombie.. She has a low grade temp which is normal but I am sure only makes her feel even worse. I just talked to the nurse at the ENT clinic and she said no matter what the girl has to drink or she will end up in the hospital for dehydration which duh I am a nurse like I didn't know that already but it is like I told her it is hard to tell a 7 year old that,especially one that is "high" She told me to work my mommy magic, but I guess I must be a really bad mommy cause I can't find the right spell.. We have tried sprite, gatorade, sonic slushes, water, juice.. Nothing every time she swallows my heart breaks for her I see the instant pain come over her. I feel so helpless.. I don't want her to end up in the hospital, but maybe they just shouldn't shove little kids that just had surgery out the door so soon? Right now I am trying to figure out what to do about going to the store.. Clint is working crazy long hours for the move to the new building so he is no help and we are out of Milk ( a necessity) and other things like Motrin (also a necessity).. I will think of something, but sometimes it really sucks not living closer my parents/in laws so that we could get help whenever we needed it.. Okay I am done complaining I have to go figure out how get baby poop out of the carpet and clean up pee off the bathroom floor and about 500 other things. Why is it when it rains it poors, but this to shall pass and right now there are people dealing with a lot worse than this.. We will be just fine!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It is over!!!

Mallory is home and resting!!! Everything went well and very FAST!!! Our surgery time got bumped back to 11a.m. and she was in and out of surgery by 12 and we were on our way to pick up the boys from Aunt Jamie's by 1p.m.!! Can you believe that? It was like drive thru tonsillectomy! She did great she was just a little confused when she woke up but her pain seems to be tolerable and she is drinking and eating fine.. I think she is going to bounce back really fast!!! Thanks to Aunt Jamie and Grandma for watching the boys and letting us wreck your house!! And to everyone else for your gifts,calls and prayers!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tomorrow is the Day

Tomorrow is the day that Mallory is getting her tonsils/adenoids out around 10:30.. So please say a little prayer for her.. She is a little nervous, but I am sure she will do fine!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Cavin calls his ouchies "bleeds" I don't know why? But it is cute... Today while we were driving he said" mommy I broken need go hospital get backyardigans band aid.." I said what your broken he said "yes my bleed is broken need go hospital.." What in the world was all that about? Just goes to show you that their little minds work in funny ways what we tell them they translate into their own language..

We went to a summer concert this morning it was Jim Cosgrove "Mr.Stinky Feet" The kids had a great time this guy is awesome.. Anyway Carter got to be his "lead Singer" he actually got to use a real microphone and sing the song with Mr.Stinky Feet.. It was so CUTE and of course I didn't take my camera, I did take a couple pics with my cellphone I will see how they turned out maybe I can get them on here somehow... He was so proud of himself. After it was over I said Carter you did a great job and he said "I know Mom I am a great singer" my teacher taught me!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Swim Adventure

We went swimming with our friends on Friday night it was the first time we have been to a pool since the Great Wolf Lodge... The water was COLD, but it didn't stop us all from having a great time.. Here are some pictures I got of Clint and Carter doing flips into the water and of Clint throwing Carter.. Carter is not scared of the water as long as he has his life jacket on and anytime it comes to flips he has no fear. We are thinking of putting him in gymnastics. Never seen a 3 year be able to do a back flip.. Crazy Kid gives me a heart attack just watching him tumble and flip!! Needless to say Cavin and Maxton weren't so crazy about the cold water, but they had still had fun..

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mallory Jenae... Cont..

I feel like I hardly ever talk about Mallory so today I posted some pictures I took of her at the park.. She really doesn't like me to take her picture much these days because of her toothless mouth, but I think she looks adorable with all those empty spaces in her mouth!!!
Mallory is my right hand she is a second mother to these boys and without her I wouldn't be able to get through most days.. She loves to take care of the boys especially Maxton.. She is begging Clint and I to have another baby.. She reminds me so much of myself. I know she will make a wonderful mommy some day.. She loves to play house and baby dolls. She loves to listen to music, play outside, have lemonade stands and anything to do with art and her imagination. I am telling you she can take a empty papertowl roll and make it something special.. She is a big Daddy's girl and she has him wrapped around her finger.. They are such great friends sometimes I am alittle jealous of their relationship... She says things that are way beyond her years, she is so mature for her age.. What else can I say? She is just a wonderful beautiful little girl who we all love very much...

Mallory Jenae

Maxton's Birthday Party

We had Maxton's bday party on Sat. with grandparents,aunts,uncles and cousins... I know his cake isn't much, but it is homemade and he seemed to enjoy it so I feel good about it!!! He did what most one year olds do dug right in with both hands... He enjoyed opening his presents to it was very cute!!! All and all it was a happy/sad day!!! The last picture is one I took today at the park and I think it turned out pretty good :)

Wits End

okay so here goes...... I visit several blogs daily they are all other moms a few I have met personally and most I haven't.... There seems to be a running theme going on quit a few of them... Most of these moms are at there Wits End.... I usually go through my day just doing what I have to trying to run a pretty orderly house, but lately I can't keep up with the kids, the laundry, the dishes or anything.. I am very into routine, but since summer is here that has gone out the window and I desperately need it back. The kids at least the older kids sleep in until 9:30 at least, but Maxton thinks it is time to get up at 6.. You would think that would give me a jump start on my day, but by the time I walk, get him and I breakfast, put in a load of laundry, pick up a little, give him a bath because he squashed his breakfast in between his fingers got it in his hair and everywhere except his mouth, fold some laundry pick up some more junk, unload the dishwasher.. the other kids are up wanting breakfast, then it is fighting,crying, he did she did it, watch your mouth, we don't push, we don't hit, we don't pee outside!!! in between a whole lot of picking up, laundry,dishes, cleaning bathrooms (with boys this happens daily), moping who knows what off the floor 10 times in a hour, making 3 meals and cleaning them up.... You know where I am going with this................... I am at my WITS END..... Anybody care to join me?? I am leaving you with the lyrics to Trace Adkins Your going to miss this.... I am going to repeat it to myself all day as I am doing the never ending chores, listening to the fighting etc.. a getting all my hugs, kisses and I love you mommy's... Because I already know I am going to miss this and it does go by so fast so instead of staying home today and cleaning up and all that junk I am getting my kids up and going to the park for a picnic and some play time.. Hope everyone has a great day..

You're gonna miss this

You're gonna want this back

You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast

These are some good times

So take a good look around

You may not know it now

But you're gonna miss this

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Just Wanted to say

Happy Fathers Day To all the Dad's.. especially a few of my Favorites My Husband Clint, My Dad Don, and my Grandpa Richard!!!! I love you all very much :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

MAXTON'S 1 !!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SWEET BABY MAXTON... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... One year ago today I was in the hospital in labor not knowing if I would have another son or another daughter and when this little sweetpea arrived I couldn't have been more happy or more blessed.. I love you sooooooo much Max!!!! Happy 1st Birthday Pumpkin!!!

Love Mommy
This picture was taken this morning after Daddy woke Max up to tell him Happy Birthday before he left for work...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A poem to live by.....

by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first,and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more,and point the finger less.
I would do less correctingand more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious,and seriously play.
I would run through more fieldsand gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often,and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power,And more about the power of Love.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


New picture of Clint and I and the words under the pictures are courtesy of my wonderful(goofy) husband... I will leave them up for a few days, but then they are coming down!!! Sorry honey...

Appt.'s, Grandma, Zoo and Allergic Reactions!!!

Well Friday we went to Topeka to see Dr.Franklin our ENT(ears,nose,throat) doctor to see if Mallory needed her tonsils out and sure enough she does.. So that is scheduled for June 25th time to be decided closer to the day.. Needless to say Mallory is NOT very happy about this, but hopefully it will mean less sore throats from then on!! My mom met us in Topkea it was a surprise to the kids so when she showed up they had no clue and they were all very excited to spend the day with Grandma. After Mallory's appt. we went to Gage park and the Zoo!! We had a great time!! And lucky for me the kids slept all the way home!!

When we got home we had a little time to rest up before it was time to go to Clint's brother Torrey's surprise 30th bday party.. While we were there Clint ate 1 tiny shrimp and not more than 5 mins later he began to have a very strange feeling/taste in his mouth and felt like his throat was swelling then about 30 mins later he began to look really sick and have chest/stomach pain so bad that he was doubled over in pain.. We got home and we weren't here more than 30 mins and I was sure he needed to go the ER, but being the stubborn man he is he wouldn't go.. But we got him some benadryl and he went to sleep and feels fine today.. But needless to say no more shrimp for him!!! That was our Friday!! Never a dull moment in the Meade House....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My baby is almost 1..... (cont.)

Well Maxton's bday is approaching fast and well I am not doing so good. This is typical for me which is how I ended up with 5 kids in the first place.. I come to that 1st bday and realize that my "baby" is not a baby anymore so I beg Clint to have just one more, but I am afraid that trick has been figured out and Clint has put his foot down... NO MORE KIDS he says everytime I even mention having another... So it is pretty safe to say that our family is complete and for some reason that is sooooooooooo sad for me..I am one of those crazy people who love being pregnant,loves having a newborn baby and loves all the little stages they go through well at least most of the time !! So I will miss this baby stage in my life sooooooo very much, but I know that what lies ahead will be a blast and I am looking forward to raising my kids and if Clint should happen to change his mind I would definitely be up for it!!! What do you say honey just one more??? :)

My Baby is almost 1...

Monday, June 2, 2008

funny conversation

Yesterday at lunch Mallory got on the kick of how old she would be when Maxton was 13... I told her she would be 20 and away at college and so would Mason.. Carter would be 17, Cavin 15.. She said that I would be a grandma when she was 25 and that she was going to have 2 kids.. Mason then said he was going to get married and have 6 no 10 kids!!! Wow..Carter said he was going to have 20 kids... haha... We then looked up the world record for most biological kids and found it to be 69!!! HOLLY CRAP is that even possible???? There is no way..... I can't even imagine!!!