Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Well I guess you could say I have been taking a bit of a break from blogging lately..... Holy cow its been over 2 months since I last posted and man oh man has a lot happened!! So lets do a catch up hopefully followed by some pictures!!

Clint is still working like a crazy man and most of the time loving it! When he isn't there he is here but still there, he is in need of some serious Blackberry addiction counseling! He got in a little deer hunting in Nov. I believe he got a buck and for the first time ever he decided to let someone else process it which I believe is a wise idea! When he isn't working or checking his phone he can be found helping the kids with homework or working on various projects he has started around the house.

Mallory is breezing through 5th grade only hit a few hurtles along the way. She continues with her straight A's, Got on the principles Honor Roll last 9 weeks and enjoys math and art. She is the best babysitter and can be found watching her younger brothers a few times a month while Mom and Dad catch some alone time :) She really enjoyed her volleyball season and is looking forward to her spring season! She just had her first band concert last week and has worked really hard at mastering her Trombone! When she first started playing back in Sept. I thought Oh my word but now she plays actual songs and they sound good! So proud of her! When she isn't studying or practicing her trombone she can be found listening to her Ipod or watching her favorite TV shows and once in a while reading a book for fun and not cause she has to...

Mason is getting along well this year in 4th grade. He likes his teacher lots. Seems to be learning quit a bit. There has been a few nights when we have had to put homework off til Clint gets home just cause this dumb mom can't figure out 4th grade math :( I swear I need to go to school with them to learn whats going on! He continues to have his same good friends, they get along really well and have a lot of the same interests! We are thankful for that! He celebrated his 10th birthday with a sleepover and some laser tag! A good time was had by all! He is looking forward to baseball season and is thinking maybe he might want to play football. We will see! He is such a good kid but he has shown some attitude lately that I am not to happy about! He is patiently waiting his bday present til Spring/Summer a Puppy now if we can just get dad on board 100% we will be doing good!

Carter is loving 2nd Grade and his amazing teacher! He also had a wonderful student teacher this year til Nov. and he loved her as well!! He continues to amaze us and his teachers with his incredible Math skills! He catches on so easy and the things he can do in his head are crazy! He struggles with his reading as far as comprehension but we are seeing wonderful improvements! He finished his football season with 0 wins :( but he did a wonderful job at QB and later in the season as a running back. It took a few games for him to tackle but once he did it he was hooked! Clint and I enjoyed watching him! I thought I would hate watching him get tackled and he got creamed a lot but watching him have fun, and make awesome plays was Amazing! Looking forward to next season! I will probably be "that" football mom but hey if you don't like it don't look or listen!! He continues to be the crazy one of the family always jumping around and acting like he has ants in his pants, he is the one all people are drawn to especially little girls oh dear please help me! Although he still says "mommy is my only girlfriend"!! Hope to keep it that way for oh about 10 years!! :) yesterday he asked me to call him "yes sir" to which I replied "um No but you can call me yes mam" so he says "then call me Mr.Meade" to which I reply "um no that's your dad" to which he says " then what can you call me?" and I say "Carter" end of conversation? Seriously!

Cavin is kicking butt in Kindergarten!! His teacher is phenomenal!! He has learned so much already and it's only Dec.! He can add simple problems, write sentences and is starting to spell words!! He loves going to school! He has really came out of his shell this year, no more shy guy! I have actually witnessed him walking up to a little boy he didn't know and asking him to play! Amazing! Never thought I would see the day!! I hated not putting him in all day kindergarten til about mid Sept. then it finally hit me this is my last year with him 1/2 day this is Maxton's last year with him 1/2 day.. So enjoy it! Cuddle, read and have picnics under the kitchen table, bake cookies and cuddle some more because folks something happens to your kid when they enter all day school, they loose something and so do you..

Maxton where to start? He hated school til mid sept. wasn't really participating in class, was shy and quiet and kept to himself! And then Miss Sarah worked her magic and out of the box came Maxton! He still doesn't warm right up but by the end of class he is singing and dancing along with his friends! He is so happy to show me his papers and tell me about recess! He has mastered writing part of his name and while the letters aren't in order they are still on the paper!! Right before Halloween his Vascular Malformation flared up on his elbow and on the top of his hand it freaked Clint and I out as the bumps have never came on so fast and gotten so large. So off to the Dr. we went for what I would say was a very disappointing visit. We did get sono's, plain films and labs. Which all indicated his type of Vascular Malformation is called a Lymphatic Malformation although the dr. gave us no info so all I know is from my own research. We are scheduled to see a team of Dr.'s on Jan.23rd.. Along time away it seems. In the meantime he is taking aspirin daily and got a new pressure garment (black with Batman) which he doesn't mind wearing! This time his garment has fingers in it so learning to write and color is a bit tricky, but he is doing ok. Then a few weeks ago appeared this HUGE nodule on his forearm. The biggest one yet started off around dime size and is now walnut size? Blue/purple in color. But the Dr. assures us it's ok to continue on with the aspirin and pressure garment. The thing about the last 3 bumps is they are painful to him he won't let you touch them even. We are looking forward to seeing the Vascular Team in January. Til then Maxton will keep us on our toes! Crazy Kid he is! My parents say he is this families Dennis The Menace but the twins are giving him a run for his money for that title!

Twiners!! They are BIG BIG BIG!! they jabber all the time! Love Mommy! Miss Daddy when he isn't here! Love all their siblings who treat them like gold! well at least most of the time! Would spend whole days reading books with mommy or getting into EVERYTHING they aren't suppose to. They both love Cars. Maccoy loves Spiderman and Batman. Cayne is more of a tools boy and keys loves keys! If mine go missing I can usually ask Cayne where he put them.. To bad it doesn't work for my ring that is still missing (heartbroken about this). They aren't potty trained not even close which is a big Fail on my part... What am I waiting on? All the others were done by 2 years and 4mths max... They are 2 and a half.. YIKES.. We took down their baby cribs ( I cried) and they got bunk beds but turned out they only want to sleep together so out went one of the beds and they sleep very cozy in 1 twin bed! They still love their blankies carry them everywhere.. Love to watch movies especially Cars and Grinch. They drive me crazy some days as one will get into something in one room and while i clean up that the other is getting into something somewhere else.. It's the Crazy House!!

Me well I am still here and thats about all I can say.. I am busy busy busy hence the lack of blog updates. Trying to keep the house in order has me a bit depressed. Clint working so many hours has become the normal so I don't tend to get mad about that anymore. He is providing for his family (right! wink wink). I try to get organized at least once a week and then give up about once a week! I am doing good keeping my head above water most days!! I wouldn't change this life for anything it's a Crazy life but it's mine and I love it!! I got to witness the birth of my friends baby and it was amazing but got me thinking "why did I ever think this was fun" ? I have a bond with baby Hudson that is very special!!

Clint and I celebrated our 17 year first date anniversary! I can't believe it has been 17 years since that Christmas dance? Who knew that those two crazy immature teenagers would still be together with a beautiful family still acting like crazy teenagers some days(if you don't believe this you should ask the guys clint works with cause the xmas party over the weekend got kinda crazy) the pictures won't be shared (wink wink)??

In other news Clint's brother and his wife welcomed their 4th baby in Oct. a little Boy who they named Steele. My brother and sister in law bought a new house and will welcome a new baby into their family this month! My parents sold their house and will be moving in Jan. Guess thats about it!

Going to try to get some pictures up soon!! And I hope it's not 2 months til my next update but if it is MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!