Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
First off... Ryanne was sick so I took her to the doctor and she's now on meds. It's one of those feminine illnesses so I don't want to go into too much detail online but let's say... not pleasant.
Wednesday night, Paul got an urge for a glass of water at midnight. As he was walking by the sleeping Collin, Collin started vomiting. So Paul rushed to Collin to help him sit up and get to the bathroom while calling my name for help. There are a couple things you should know. Collin is a projectile vomiter and I am a heavy sleeper. Neither of these ended well for Paul. He ended up slipping and falling into the vomit. Sometime around this time he yelled for me really loud. I jumped up and ran into the living room with no idea what I'd find. In the few steps I took I envisioned robbers/murderers invading our home. I don't know what I thought I would do to help but I was going. I saw both my boys covered in vomit while one was still coughing and hacking and projectile vomiting down the hall on the way to the bathroom. I worked on helping Collin to the toilet and as soon as there was a reprieve, I got him into the shower when I realized he was still half asleep. He sleep walks so I'm not sure how much of this whole experience he was awake for. He was hopping out of the shower like he didn't know what it was. I finally got him talking to me like a normal person and he got in. Once he was taken care of and cleaning the vomit off his body I went out to help Paul clean the bedding, floors, walls, and furniture of the house. Oh, did I mention that Ryanne slept through this entire thing? Yeah, she's a heavier sleeper than I am. :) After that episode Collin was fine. He was hungry so he ate but no more problems. I have no idea what happened to him.
Now, fast forward to today.... Friday. It started as a typical Friday morning. Paul was home from work, I was studying for my enormous exam that I had today (I passed) and Collin came in here telling me about the ways he was going to save up to buy Ryanne a Christmas present. So sweet. Then, he was heading back to the living room and as he passed the piano and dining room table he decided to do this swinging thing that all kids do. Admit it, you have done it too. Where you put one hand on both objects, life yourself a couple inches off the ground and swing your legs back and forth. Well, his legs went backwards too far, his hands slipped and his face smashed into the floor. I ran to him and saw only blood gushing from his face. I got him to the bathroom to try and slow down the bleeding. Then, I realized one of his front teeth was gone and the other was crooked. As I stared, I realized his gums were already turning purple. I called the dentist immediately (I was a panicked mom, okay. :) Here's a picture.....
The dentist thinks it's okay. He was so swollen she didn't want to x-ray him so in 2 weeks we are supposed to go back so they can make sure everything else is okay. She did look at his x-rays from February and thinks his permanent teeth were far enough up in his gums that they hopefully sustained no damage. Poor Collin though. He is on Tylenol and ice packs for a while. He can eat soup and applesauce and cannot use a straw. :/
At least I can say.... this week has been anything but boring!! :)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Anytime anyone in the family is sick I make them honey lemon tea. I was introduced to sucking on a lemon when in college. I had a voice recital coming up and a cold so I sucked on a lemon. Honey isn't very good if you're about to sing b/c it coats the throat but if no sign of singing in the near future then honey is good too. So, I boil water, add lemon juice and a glob of honey. Yum! So, I was very intrigued when I read an article about a woman who had a Korean neighbor with something like this in her cabinet...
Apparently it's a common thing there. So, I had to make one. You just plop lemons and honey in the jar whenever you feel like it. The honey acts as a natural preservative and the lemons sort of dissolve into the honey. No real recipe... just a genious and fairly obvious idea that I hadn't thought of. Now, I just need to let it sit a while so I can have some lemon honey tea. Yay!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
You can probably use whatever fruit you have on hand but I used blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and kiwi. Then I added 3 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil (you have to use caution because not all essential oils are okay to eat so it has to be a certain type). Then I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. I pulled it out and mixed it up. The oil and all the fruit juices had mixed together to make a wonderful dressing on the fruit. It was so yummy. The kids were able to just scoop the fruit on their places and grab a piece of toast. There is also a water dispenser in the fridge so they got their own water. It worked out so well. Loved it! I may have to do this more often!! :)
As for me...I have been serving in primary (18 mo - 11 year old children) since 2008. For a little background, I served as second counselor in 2008 then in 2009 I was asked to be the president. The end of 2011 I was released but asked to be a primary worker and was the pianist for a couple of months and then in January of 2012 they moved me to Sunbeams (3-4 year olds). Today, I was asked to be the second counselor again to the same president who asked me to be the second counselor in 2008. haha! I think I'm stuck in a loop and starting over again. haha! That's okay though. I LOVE primary and love all the kids. I am super excited to serve a larger group of them again but will miss being able to spend so much special time with all of my little Sunbeams. They have been so much fun to work with and play with!! :)
So, now you know what the Smiths are up to at Church... ack! We are both second counselors. :/
|Giant mushroom we found....|
|Ryanne and I had a girly afternoon. We had rootbeer floats and painted our nails. Of course, we had to go and buy nail polish first b/c I didn't have any. ;) We did french manicures to mine and Ryanne's were sparkles.|
|With white toenails. Unfortunately, she touched her toe before it was dry and then wiped it off on her foot. LOL! So, she had a little white spot on her foot when this picture was taken. ;)|
|Climbing in the tree after church.|
|Beading jewelry with Mi-Mi/|
Friday, September 7, 2012
Will a popsicle melt slower in the shade than in the sun?
Hypothesis: Yes, a popsicle will melt slower in the shade.
Procedure: 1 pop in the sun and 1 in the shade and Collin is documenting his observations every 10 minutes until 1 has melted.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Let me just start off by saying that I am so behind on journal-ling so there hasn't been much posted here. I am sorry. I am working on catching up. That is why I was reviewing Judges 6. This is the chapter where we are first introduced to Gideon, one of the judges of Israel. I'll talk more about him later but the Israelites were captives again. This time is was by the Midianites. The Israelites were help captive by them for seven years. Finally, when everything else had failed they prayed to the Lord. I wonder what would have happened if they had turned to the Lord first. My immediate thought was, "Duh!" But, then I started thinking about my life. When I'm driving around lost and I cannot figure out where someplace is... I just keep driving thinking, "Oh, it'll be at the next place." Or, if I've lost my keys I just keep searching, sure that I will be able to find them on my own. Or, with parenting. So many times I think, "I can handle this temper tantrum. It is my job. I am the mom." But, then I was thinking about how much easier my life would be if I would just immediately turn to the Lord in prayer. How much better would my parenting be if I turned to the Lord before I had a heart to heart with my child about a choice he or she made? How much easier would everything be if we all just turned to the Lord first and let him help to guide our lives.
I am so grateful for the scriptures and all the things that I learn from them daily. I am also thankful for the power of prayer so that I have the ability to ask my Heavenly Father for help. All I have to do is humble myself enough to remember that I cannot do this on my own and we were given prayer to communicate with our Father in Heaven. What a wonderful blessing. The scriptures are true and the power of prayer is real!