Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fire Truck Day at School..

Today was fire truck day at school and Olivia is fascinated with fire trucks for some reason. I was wondering if she would be nervous or intimidated when she actually got up close to the truck, but one of her teachers told me she went right up in the truck. I wish her dad & I had been there. :-( She has also been singing "Stop, drop and roll, if fire's on your clothes, stop, drop and roll."Too cute... I love it. Again, I love her school.

On another note, we have been getting all these magazines and ads in the mail with stores advertising their toys and sales and Olivia has been looking at them for days making sure to let us know everything she wants. She is so excited about Christmas this year. Last year she was really scared of Santa Clause so I asked her if she was going to tell Santa this year what she wanted. She stated ,"No, I am just going to write him a check." (She means letter, ( I think :-) I am not sure why she keeps saying check) Too funny!! So, needless to say, she is still scared of Santa...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just some cute pics.....

Just thought I would do a quick post of some pics I took of Olivia before church this morning..:-) I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed week!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I need help!! I NEED a Tinker Bell sleeping bag bad!!! If you happen to run across one, or know where I can get one, PLEASE let me know. I have not been able to find one anywhere, even the internet is out of stock on every site I go to. This must be one hot item these days and I didn't even know it. All I know is that Olivia is dying to have one for Christmas. If you ask her what she wants for Christmas, she says "I want a Tinker Bell bed momma". (She is actually referring to a sleeping bag to take to school. It took me a while to figure that out). Anyway,,, please, please if you know or hear of where I can purchase one, please let me know... Thank you oh so much.

UPDATE: We have found one!!! Yay!!! Wooo Hooo!!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Whining and Venting....(Sorry)

So, it's 2:54 a.m. and I am unable to sleep because of the impending stress that I see ahead of me in the next 6~8 weeks of nursing school so I thought I would get up and update Olivia's blog and run on the treadmill to relieve some stress.

School is going great. I love nursing school, although my grades are not where I would like them to be. That is something I am really having to learn to deal with. It makes you really question your confidence. The teachers told us to trust them, and that there was some reasoning to their madness, but man, it really hurts to study, study, study and not get that A... It makes you sick really! But, we'll see how it goes. I can also be honest and say I do not study like I should. I am struggling in this area because I want to spend my time with Jason and Olivia when I get home from school in the afternoons. Plain and simple. My heart looks back to three years ago when I would have done anything in this world to have my baby here, and now that she's here, all I want to do is be with her. I want to be the mommy I had always dreamed of, and I am not going to be able to do this the next 2 years and it is breaking my heart. I know people tell me that I am setting an example for her and being a role model for her, but all I can think about is the fact that I may not get these years back. (And oh, how I am loving these years :-) At any rate, I will do it. I will just continue to cry over my homework and wipe my snotty nose and show her how strong her mommy can be. I also know that this will benefit her in years to come. She is dealing quite well with my going to school, although she does have her moments. She started Westwood school when I started school and she loves it. I will tell you, they have been phenomenal. We love that place. She looks forward to going to school everyday. She also hasn't been as sick this year as she was last year, although she has been sick now for about 4 weeks. Let me just tell you about that too while I am at it!!! :-)

About 4 weeks ago Olivia started getting sick with what appeared to be a head cold or allergies. She had no fever and appeared to be fine except for the scratchy voice, super snotty nose and watery eyes. This continued for 2 WEEKS with my giving her allergy and cold meds with no success. So, after 2 weeks I decided she had suffered enough and figured she had ear infections or "sinus infection". Welp, took her to the doctor and because she had no flipping fever, the doctor wouldn't give her any meds. I was so ill. I know my child. My gosh, it has been two weeks people. Anyway, we went home and she got really sick over that weekend (last weekend, with a fever I might add!). I took her back this week and when they checked her this time, she had a fever, VERY swollen lymph nodes and one major sinus infection. He said her poor nose was swollen on the inside with white puss all in it. Isn't that pitiful??? Now see, had they just listened to mom, things would not have progressed to this. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! All this went on for about 4 weeks. The two weeks of what I thought was allergies or sinus, then the week the doctors thought allergies and I thought sinus or ear infection, now the week they FINALLY figure it out.. Poor girl. She is finally on the road to recovery though. Whew!! I am still a little ill about the whole thing though, can ya tell???

So I will leave you with some pictures from our day at the pumpkin patch with Olivia's school. Sorry if this post was all negative and whiney, I don't usually like to be that way, but that is where I am this morning. I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween. I probably won't post again until then, (unless I get sad or mad about something else :-) Otherwise, I don't think I will have time.

Miss LeAnne and Miss Ashley

Miss Glenda and Miss Tina

Olivia and Victoria

Here is Jera trying to reassure Olivia that is was okay to go through the hay maze. It didn't work. Olivia wouldn't go through.

Olivia and Jera

Looking all grown up in this picture for some reason:-(

"Hold me daddy, hold me!!" Jason and I did discover on this trip that we hold Olivia a lot more than we should. Most of the kids wanted to walk around where Olivia wanted to be held a lot!! So spoiled..

Friday, October 9, 2009

Funny pics...

Just a couple of funny pics I took on my phone.

Here she is trying on daddy's shirt. Teehee..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rylan's Birthday Party.....

Yesterday was Rylan's birthday party. (My niece) We had soooo much fun.. It was a Halloween themed birthday/slumber party. They were going to camp out in tents in the backyard, but it was too cold last night, so they stayed in the house. Livie and I also left before the decorating and painting of the pumpkins. We just can't hang anymore. Here are some pics from our fun night. We love you Rylan Faith!

The birthday girl and her pinata

Olivia taking her turn at the pinata

Livie and Charlie

Rylan taking her turn at the pinata

Rylan blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. Happy birthday sweet girl!


Charlie, Olivia and Hope

Olivia in the sandbox of all places. It's not like she doesn't have one of these at home.

The gang!!

Rylan and Liv being silly

Rylan's cake. She also had some cute cupcakes that I forgot to get a picture of.