Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter NO More!

Read on to see why Tavin is wearing his galoshes!
I had a flashback to a christmas a few years ago, this Sunday morning! I remember being a little kid trying so hard to sleep when the Easter bunny or Santa was going to show up at my house in the middle of the night! But eventally sleep won out, at least until 5:30 am. Well for some reason my boys just don't need sleep.

A few years ago on Christmas eve, Teaghen stayed up all night crying and whining about how he wanted to open his presents. By the morning I was so mad I cried while Teaghen and Taite opened only half of their presents (I took the other half back)!

It happened all over again on Sunday, only this time it was all three of them. I was up until 12am putting together their baskets, and Jer got home from work at 2am. When he went to check on the boys Teaghen was in Tavin's bed (they have a bunk bed with a trundle on the bottom that pulls out for Tavin). Jer told Teaghen to get back in his bed and go back to sleep. That is when the circus began. I really don't remember how many times Jer and I got up to threaten their lives if they didn't go back to sleep. But after the 5th or 6th time of them coming in and out of our room, Teaghen came in, in a panic! I had my ear plugs in and I just yelled, "I don't care what it is, just get out of my room!" He keep trying to talk and I just keep yelling "Out! Out! Out!" Well thank goodness for a husband that actually listens to his kids (sometimes!)

Jer got out of bed and went to see what Teaghen was freaking out about. Well I guess Teaghen was in bed asleep, when Taite came and woke him up to make him the bearer of bad news! When Jer got to the kitchen he yelled, "Ryanne, I'm going to need your help on this one!" So I rolled out of bed to see!!!!!!

The baskets were still on the table looking like they haven't even been touched, and the trail of bunny poop on the floor haden't moved (which is just milk duds placed in groups of three ((Thanks to my sister Kellie for that idea! My boys love the bunny poop)) The only difference was that the poop was now floating in about an inch of water in the kitchen and dinning room.

Tavin had climbed up on the counter and pulled the kitchen faucet out as far as it would go and proceeded to flood our house! It was everywhere, under the fridge, stove, etc! Thank goodness I had stole my friend Mardi's carpet cleaner. Jer proceded to suck up the water while I wiped up the extra in the corners and make sure everything was dry!

After we got Tavin in dry clothes and cleaned up everything, yes that includes easter baskets, bunny poop, we through them back in bed. Tavin sleep in our bed with us so I could catch him before he could escape, again! Teaghen's sugar high, from the 2am snacking on sugar filled eggs, had now dropped and he wouldn't stop crying! So, I threw him in Tavin's old room so hopefully Taite would be able to fall back to sleep. Taite's sugar high was still going strong, and to be truthful, I don't think he ever went back to sleep!

After many attempts of Taite trying to wake us up, we finally woke up a 10am! 10am! If anyone knows us... you know, that we have woken' the dead by 6:30 am everyday. So to sleep in until 10am. . . yah that hasn't happened since I have had kids!

After we had woke up and were laying in bed, I noticed that our door would open and shut and nobody was there. Come to find out Taite had been sneaking in and out of our room taking things from his basket, which I had left by our door! Seriously do they think we are idiots!

We had both decided that they would not be getting anything from the Easter bunny this year, and we actually stuck to our guns! I had Taite bring all his stuff back! They were bummed but maybe next time they will stay in their beds!

Once we got up I went in the room Teaghen was in and it looked like it had been robbed! The bed was destroyed, blankets and pillow everywhere, chairs turned upside down and little pieces of candy were chopped up and throw all over the room. They had even got out a little fan my mother in law left there. Later Teaghen confessed that they had been throwing little pieces of candy into the fan! Which explained the peices of candy throw everywhere!

To top it off! We were leaving to get some awesome BBQ at my Uncles in Cedar when Tavin started to throw up! Over and Over and Over! Once again we hauled out the carpet cleaner (Thank you Mardi) and cleaned the carpet in the boys room and ours after he threw up the strawberry slushy I had giving him!

The rest of the day was a blur! But I will never forget this Easter! Hopefully my boys won't either! But what I really hope is that they remember to keep their butts in bed!

p.s. Our kitchen floor is starting to warp! There must have been water that got under the planks! One day I will get to have a nice house, but then I'll probably have grandboys! lol

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


(This is a great app for you IPOD touch)
I have been suffering from a wide varity of health problems and going to one doctor to another with no such luck! Then my dad started to do some wonderful stuff through his clinic in San Diego and suggested that I do some lab work to see if we can figure out what is going on. Tah Duh! I just found out that I have an allergy to gluten on Friday.

The more I have been reading about Gluten and some of the signs of allergies in kids, red flags have been coming up left and right for Teaghen and Taite. Everything from mysterious skin rashes, to ADD, ADHD, respiratory problems, asthma depression, mood swings, focusing issues and more! Gluten intolerance is a genetic problem, so even though I haven't tested them yet, there is a pretty good chance they are. I figured if mommy is going gluten free... so is everyone else!

Needless to say I have been diving into my books and internet trying to find as much info as I can. Creativity, as far as making meals, and cold lunches etc, I'm stumped. But through fishing around on FaceBook, I found a wonderful Blog from a mom who has kids that have the same issue. My biggest issue is addressing Teaghen and Taite's snack time and Lunch at school. I know it will be hard to resist temptation when kids offer them their burrito or an extra brownie. But Heidi Kelly is so creative with her boys lunches I think other kids might want to steal my boys lunches!

Thanks Heidi! I know that down this long road ahead of me, your blog and I are going to become BFF's!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Little Damage!

Finally back from Nana's and Papa's and we actually had a trip with little damage... Teaghen called 911 and found out what happens when you do, Taite through a fit when told to get out of the pool (Jer was in clothes and couldn't just jump in after him, they almost used the rescue hook), and after many times of getting in trouble for writing on the walls at home, Tavin decided to only color on the glass of a family photo! video

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I great gadget to hide all your messes!

About a year ago I found this great little "docking station" for charging all your cell phones, ipod, etc. For two bucks I was able to hide all those unsightly cords that are all over my counter. But little did I know it could be used for so much more!

Mind you, I live in a house full of boys and our house smell like a wet dog sleeping in a urinal! So smells are my speciality! Not the glamorous part of my job! But for the past two days there as been a smell like no other! It smelled like someone had thrown up in a poopy diaper and stuffed in where the sun doesn't shine! Today was the finally straw and the hunt was on!!! After looking over, under, in and out we came to the conclusion that there must be something is in the sink decaying! I put some extra strength drain cleaner in there and let it sit for an hour. After that didn't work, I decided to have Jer take the trap out so HE could clean it out and maybe that would do the trick. He decided work sounded better and off he went! I gave up!

UNTIL my mom texted me and my phone was plugged in the wall because the battery was dying. As I sat there texting while keeping it plugged in the overwhelming smell came over me!
I suddenly had a flash back to four dinners ago! I had made a new receipt chicken and broccoli curry casserole. I steamed some broccoli and it smelled foul but I still continued to make the rest of the dish. When it was done I dished it up for the boys, then one for me. Teaghen was whining about how gross it was and after I took a bit I agreed and just made him eat the chicken. Taite didn't say anything so I figured he liked it. I do vaguely remember seeing him give me an evil smile, like he was up to something but I must have got distracted.

After returning from my flashback I hurried and turned my "docking port" around and opened that back to see. . .

Chicken and Broccoli Curry Cassorole!
Only with some extra mold and alot of really bad smell!
When I tried to dump it out, it didn't want to go anywhere!
Why couldn't he have just feed it to the DOG!!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Frogs, Fish and Poop! OH MY!

Warning: This Blog includes graphic pictures and you must have boys in your house or a
good sense of humor!
So this happened awhile ago but I really have been sucking at my blog the last few months and I found this entry in an email and decided to post it in the blog! Enjoy! (Kevin!)
For the past few months Taite would not poop! He holds it until he can't hold it anymore and then he births the biggest poops, even for a large man! It's amazing and sad all at the same time! So Jer made a deal with Taite. "You poop everyday for a week and you can get a frog!" I think that would be even hard for anyone to do. But a week went by and everyday Taite pooped! He did IT!

Jer took him and got an aquarium with a really cool shark to decorate. He put up a shelf in their bedroom right above their computer and right up against the top bunk. An aquarium in the boys room. . . I knew we were asking for trouble!
I picked up teaghen from school and the boys convinced me to go to Walmart to get the frogs, even though the water would not be ready in the aquarium until the next day. Of course we didn't come home with just one frog. . . two frogs (Bolt and Rhino) and two fish for Teaghen (Fishman 1 and Fishman 2). They were going to have to stay in the bag until the morning when we could put them in our tank. After carting the fish and the frogs around Walmart for about 45 mins, going through the drive thru at El Pollo Loco, and flying into the back of the seat in the car when Taite let go of the Frogs when I had to stop fast, they finally made it to their new home!
Teaghen and Taite sat up on the top bunk staring and the cool shark and a castle draw bridge decor and the neon rock with the bubble going up to the top of the Tank.

I was in the other room on the phone when... Yah you guessed it! I heard that very distinct sound of a tank full of gallons of water and gravel falling 6 feet to the very absorbant carpet below! Somehow it missed their computer! Needless to say I did not talk like every good mom would and my boys probably learned more new words that they should not learn from their mother! Teaghen had decided to try and crawl down the wrong side of the bunk bed while in the mean time sitting on the shelf!

While I was screaming at my boys to help pick up the rock and get me more towels, Tavin was in the kitchen where he had climbed up on the counter and pushed the bags of fish and frogs off the edge, and was dragging them all over the house. How the bags did not get a hole in them, or pop all together, I have no idea!
Two hours later I was throwing my kids in to bed, without a story or prayers!

The next morning I came home from working out and the boys had their frogs and fish in the bags on their beds. I was so mad because they were not suppose to touch them or take them off the counter. So I told them to get their butts and Damn frogs and fish in the living room. Then Taite said "Come on you Damn Frogs!" I died laughing!
And to make the day even better. . . I had to call poison control when both Jer and I, both gave Taite a double dose of his ADHD Meds! Thankfully we didn't have to take him to the emergency room. Instead he was just really depressed all day! AWESOME!

I hurried and gave the boys some breakfast so I jump in the shower while they ate. I came out to the kitchen where Tavin had an Oatmeal food fight with himself and Oatmeal was everywhere.
I get to the preschool and get ready to take preschool class pictures when my tripod broke. And when I came home and loaded my pictures onto my computer, my card crapped out and I lost about half of the pictures!

That afternoon Jer called to tell me that one of the frogs had passed away. Later that same night before I went to bed I checked on the other frog to see it floating. To make sure I poked it with a pen . . . and yep he was DEAD!
Oh yah, did I forget to say that Taite had show and tell the next morning and he was so excited to take his frogs! When I broke the news to Taite I think he could careless that they were dead, he was just mad he didn't get to take them to preschool. But Max the super dog was now the Show in Tell and Taite was very proud and forgot all about Rhino and Bolt (the frogs!)

In our married life we have had 7 dogs, 3 fish and 2 frogs! Thank goodness Kids are not that easily disposed of!