Monday, April 27, 2009

Aaron and School

Well, Lets just say, they don't mix. It took him longer to get through High School, but mostly becuase I think he just didn't care. And now longer to get through college. I don't really care, I'm just proud of him for working and supporting his family alone, and then on top of that going to school full time and passing (for the most part).

Aaron is highly intellegent. I have never met someone that can figure out things the way he does. He definately thinks differently, but he can figure things out that even someone we might consider to be really smart can't. The problem is that he just doesn't do well in school. Aaron has embalmed before becuase he used to have provisional licenses to do so, and is admittedly by other funeral directors, one of the best embalmers they have ever seen, yet he can't make it through the schooling that you are supposed to have to do that. Why? becuase it's not hands on doing. That is how Aaron learns the best. They have to take much of the same classes that any other degree requires. English, Math, Accounting, Small Business Management, Anatomy, Psychology, etc. I want to help him so bad but there is really nothing I can do for him. He is passing all his classes but one (grief psychology) in which his teacher, by Aaron's admission, doesn't really teach.

He has finals this week, and then the next two weeks (i guess) he has "comps" which is where he takes tests on everything he ever learned in this school, however some of it he went through years ago. He is scared, and stressed. He feels like he isn't going to make it. Becuase he works at a funeral home at the present time, his job is contingent on him passing school. He just got this job back and I really feel like it was the provision of the Lord. I know that Aaron can do it, but he doesn't, and he keeps speaking it in to being that he isn't going to make it. I have tried to talk to him, but I just don't think he really understands what I'm saying, or that that is really true. Please keep Aaron in your prayers these next two weeks as he finishes school. I'm really so proud of him that he has made it this far, and I just want him to get the boost of confidence that he needs to beleive in himself, and lean on the Lord.


Sunday, April 26, 2009


It's amazing how something THAT cute could poop so much!! My kids have been sick lately which has lead to Mr. Cade having diarrhea. Yesterday morning Cade came into my room as he does every morning, but before I put him up in the bed I realize he had pooped in his pants, regular poop mind you, and I didn't think too much about it since I had given him prune juice the night before I thought he must have just done it in his sleep and I changed him, no big deal right?
I ran into the tanning place yesterday and Peter sat in the car with my kids. By the time I came out Cade had pooped in his pants. I explained to him it's okay, You tried to tell me, don't worry about it. I preceeded to drive straight home so I could clean him up. On the way home he starts screaming.."I have to poo poo I have to poo poo, It's coming out!!" I can't help but laugh... but tell him it's okay, do what you have to do, but try and hold it we are almost home. and he just keeps saying "it's coming out". So As soon as I get to the house, I can see yes, it is coming out, the back of his shorts. So I run him into the bathroom where he goes MORE... alot MORE!! I get him all cleaned up and throw his underware away, because I was so not cleaning that. And put clean underware on him.
The rest of the day is pretty normal, but by this time I have realized he is sick, at least in that way. He goes potty the rest of the day all is well. At 1:22am this morning Cade comes running in my room screaming,"I poo poo everywhere". I could tell he was upset and assured him it was okay. I take him in the bathroom, oh yes, it's everywhere. I clean him up, of course trying to be as quiet as possible, since Addie is sleeping, get everything all cleaned up but explain to him Mommy will be putting a pull up on him because I don't want to clean up anymore poop! I then go in his room. OH MY!!! Needless to say the sheets as well as the pillowcases (not sure how that happened since it wasn't even on his shirt) had to be changed, do I need to remind you this is all at one thirty in the morning?
I am reminded today, how nice it is to have a child that is potty trained, but the irony of it all, I was taught by the potty trained child. And I should have just washed the first pair of undies... In the long run I cleaned up so much more poop later.

SO that's my mommy story!!
Anyone else have a rediculous poop story?

Backyard Fun!

This is strictly a picture blog from some backyard fun we have had with the Anglins.

Addie is Eight Months!! (Yesterday) and Cade's 4th Birthday (April 8th)!

I can't believe that eight months ago I was having little Addie Renee. She is such a blessing to me. She is extremely curious. I never had that with Cade, and as she gets older I realize just how different he was as a baby. She is Army Crawling everywhere and she is getting pretty fast. However, investing in a good pair of Babylegs so the dragging her legs doesn't rub them raw. I can't believe how big she is. I know for most people and in comparison to other babies she is small, but knowing how small she was when she was born, I think she is huge!! She loves her brother (most of the time) and loves attention!! She is such a good baby! She makes me want to have more! (Don't worry we aren't planning on that). I'm just so excited! I love my kids!

Which brings me to Cade's 4th Birthday!

We didn't do anything big. Just a couple people over to celebrate him, but he thought it was great! And the chocolate cake! My big boy is four!! Ahhh!! He's cuter everyday, and I love him more always! He is learning and talking so much! I'm excited about the calling on his life and what is going to be doing for the Kingdom. He has such a sweet spirit!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Code Word!!

So, My friends and I sometimes get into conversations about "it". But being that we both have 4 years old they repeat EVERYTHING... and of course the words that you don't want them to say. So I have a question for any and all moms that may read this blog... Do you have a code word for "it"?

Not like "watering the garden" or anything like that. Something that if repeated no one would know what a 4 year old was talking about. Let me know!