so...big h's namesakes?
they're having a baby GIRL in august. and us wisners are OVER THE MOON excited about her arrival.
so we played together a couple of weeks ago and had the best time, hopefully capturing life as a family of three.
andrew is into rodeos and bronco bucking. wait. let me rephrase. andrew is WAY INTO rodeos and bronco bucking. so we managed to snag a few in all of his official gear while we were at it. SO MUCH FUN.
love you guys and absolutely CANNOT wait until august.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
so...big h's namesakes?
Posted by life with the wisners at 9:14 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
...and this is my blog. apparently.
i have to be honest. i don't want to blog lately. i don't really want to update FB. i don't really want to update my twitter. even though, i laugh at that statement in the first place.
but i'm keeping up with most of you. not that i'm commenting on your blogs either.
this is probably going to be a decent-sized post. with plenty of random thoughts going through my head. so feel free to head on over to some fabulous other sites.
today? big h's last day of preschool. and my emotional state was rocky. i mean, goo is going back to the same school next year. but when i hugged her teachers today? boo hoo'd like a baby. and held on to them. and just cried. like i wouldn't see them three months from now. hugged big h's teachers tightly. and then, watched each and every one of his friends exit the building.
i really was anxious about this morning. remember that "almost cry" that happens a lot at church? it was ever present all morning this morning. before we even left the house. today was donut friday, and so, of course, we headed to dunkin donuts. then, we got to school, and the almost cry began as we pulled into the parking lot.
in my hands, i had:
big h's rest mat
goo's rest mat
goo's vinyl mat
1 bag for each teacher + 2 teachers/kid = 4 bags
1 book for each teacher made from photographs of each student
once we got in, i dropped off both mats for goo in the bin and let her run to her teachers. who were already misty-eyed. SO did not help my case. dropped off the books for goo's teachers. at this point, big h had already headed into his class. i gave goo's teachers their gifts. headed to big h's class and gave his teachers their gifts. went to the car to get the music and movement teachers their gifts.
i had done well up to this point. i give the music teacher (whom i ADORE and so do my children) her gift, and she hugs me and has tears in her eyes.
i had to leave in a hurry because the ugly cry was coming quickly.
so i head out to my car. i pulled over in the parking lot and started crying. when one of my friends pulls up beside me asking if everything's ok. i couldn't hold it in. bless her heart. she had no idea what a loaded question that was. we talked for a minute. then, i headed to sonic and got a dr. pepper. because i can't think of anything better than a dr. pepper at 925 in the morning. i headed to old navy to get big h and goo swimsuits. honestly, i just walked around and looked at everything. just strolling. they didn't have goo's size in a swimsuit, so i decided to head over to the old navy across town. then, i sat in the parking lot and talked to my mom on the phone for a minute. then, i ate lunch by myself at a great deli. and cleaned out my purse. and it was only 1130. and i don't pick up my kiddos until 2. seriously? never in the course of the 08-09 school year have i ever been bored while my kids are at school. i needed to run two more errands. i wanted to head home to take a nap. but i didn't have enough time to go all the way home, take a good nap and get them. so seriously. what to do? i returned some things. i parked under a tree and listened to music in the car. i mean, it was almost comical. i wanted to go to school and watch my kids through the two-way mirrors. but really? their last day, and i simply couldn't occupy all of my time? crazy.
when i picked them up, i picked up goo first and took pictures with her teachers, who were very teary-eyed. because i'm all-business, i told them i would talk to them once i got big h. i went to big h's room, and he was FAST asleep on his mat. as usual. the kid who never naps at home naps EVERYDAY at school. goo and i woke him up. we took pictures of him with his teachers. i hugged one of his teachers who cried and said kind words. i regrouped and headed across the hall to goo's teachers. i hugged them and let go. that good cry? that makes you shake? yep. did it. in public. and i didn't care. because these are the women who love on my punkin. who helped goo learn to use the toilet. who point her to jesus.
i got outside, and goo pitched a fit.
and ahhh...all was right with the world again. regroup. :)
we headed to the ice cream store with two of big h's best friends. i felt bad because there was a swim party after school, but i just couldn't make it work. knowing big h isn't totally confident in the water yet. and goo? not so much. i was too nervous about having both children at a pool and not being able to make sure they were both safe at the safe time.
tonight was movie night. pizza for kiddos. subway for mom and dad.
and so. preschool for my big man is over. and i'll be honest. i'm sad. i wrote in my journal about it this morning. but for now, i'm just going to focus on having a ROCKIN' summer with kiddos. (because i can't handle the thought of kindergarten right now. you just wait until september.)
other thoughts. last week, went back to my hometown with my parents for a close friend's mom's funeral. do i dare say it was a special time? special to go and support my friend and her family. special to honor an AMAZING woman. special to experience an incredibly moving memorial service. special to have time in the car with my parents. special to be back in my hometown where i grew up. special to hang out at an old friend's house for a sleepover.
nothing really planned for this summer. other than a vacation to virginia with my family, including my parents. and hopefully a vacation to see my in-laws at their place.
big h and goo are both in very memorable stages right now.
goo? she says no ALL. THE. TIME. and when i tell her no, she says, "YES MA'AM!!" and in a not-very-cute tone of voice. and i want to be firm with her. but i have to turn my back so i don't laugh and have her see me buckle. she's not so kind with big h. but she loves him to the moon and back. but when he asks her cute things or wants to hug her, she is mean to him and turns him off. bless his heart. but then, out of the blue, she wants to love on him and play with him and hug him. we're working on this.
she consistently puts her shoes on the wrong feet. oh, it kills me. not her, apparently.
she wears a pull up at night right now (don't tell her MDO teachers), just in case. but right when we put on the pull up, she wants dora (pronounced doh-ruh) panties on over the pull up. every night. underwear on top of the pull up. i love this kid.
home girl is still in a crib. and i love it. she sleeps so well. she goes to sleep so well at night, and she loves sleeping in her little cozy spot. and i love that, too. :) she sleeps with "muh," a pottery barn kids pink elephant, a pink piggy, a little stuffed doll that she calls "baby guhl," and "mermaid." it's an ariel dive toy that was originally a bathtub toy. and now, it's basically muh's best friend. mermaid has climbed the goo popularity ladder VERY FAST.
goo loves doh-ruh and anything that has to do with her (swiper, diego, alicia, baby "daa-dahr" or baby jaguar, boots, and our personal favorite...tapir). she loves dora saves the mermaids and diego saves the mermaids (yes, there's a theme). she also watching boz.
big h is........SUPER HEROES. period. batman, spiderman, superman, robin, indiana jones (?). big h has worn the same pair of shoes EVERYDAY since the beginning of the school year. he's a committed little guy. they are worn down. i want to keep them and do something with them. any suggestions? he's had four other pairs-EXACT SAME PAIR since he started mothers' day out in 2005. he's ready to take swimming lessons again. and he's informed me that his "tumbling" class that he's taken for two or three years is actually called "gymnaxtix." hopefully we'll be able to do that again this summer.
wanted to spred some cheer. i have a "friend" from my hometown who is a card designer. go look her up. she is amazing. simple. elegant. classy.
also. i ordered a bow for goo for Easter. (no, we STILL haven't taken Easter pictures.) she sent me an email the same day with a picture of the bow, asking me if it was what i was hoping for. and i kid you not -- two days later, it was in my mailbox. crazy. order some.
surprisingly, that's all i got tonight. earlier today, i said to myself, "ok, i've gotta blog everything swirling around in my head." luckily for you, i did. and apparently there wasn't much. :)
leaving you with recent pictures. and then i'm off to bed.
i love these two.
Posted by life with the wisners at 8:50 AM
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Posted by life with the wisners at 8:10 PM
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
prepare yourself. this is a *bit* long. caffeinated beverage? perhaps a snack?
Posted by life with the wisners at 2:30 PM
it's like we're addicted to medicine. or those who practice it, really. or financing lake houses for those who practice it, to be more exact.
oh, i kid.
but tomorrow? goo is having eye surgery. again.
her surgery isn't until noon. which is a beating. because she can't have anything to eat or drink after six in the morning. home girl doesn't get up until eight.
so sadly enough, my biggest prayer right now is that she forgets all about food or drink.
also, a big prayer request for us is that she won't require any versed. both of my kids respond really poorly to this drug. i understand that it's supposed to relax you. but the wake up and rest of the day is a bear. so i'm praying that the Lord just relaxes goo on her own without the need for this.
praying for the surgeon. that he would have steady hands. that the procedure would go extra smoothly. and the results would stick. that there would be no need for further operations. goo has had enough. (this being her fifth time to go "under.")
tomorrow night, we have a meal being brought, which is such a huge blessing. tomorrow afternoon, big h is going to be playing at a friend's house, which will be fun for him and great for goo to get to have the house to herself.
anyway, just pray for my baby tomorrow, if you think of it.
Posted by life with the wisners at 1:50 PM
Saturday, May 02, 2009
so i may have mentioned that i got big h and goo's school pictures back a while ago. now i haven't scanned the pictures from years past. i did go ahead and scan this year's pictures. hopefully for your enjoyment.
would it surprise us if big h did anything other than this? i mean, look at this kid. he exudes joy.
and of course, the class picture. there it is again. joy. written all over the kid's face.
and to my surprise? goo? this at this punkin. it's ok. you want to take her home, don't you? i love her. the hair is a little lopsided. but honestly, home girl's hair is in need of some professional attention. but that's neither here nor there.
however, NOT to my surprise? this. :)
word has it she would NOT have it any other way unless she was beside at least one teacher.
Posted by life with the wisners at 7:16 PM
Friday, May 01, 2009
the entire family, including grammy and ahda (grandpa).
grammy and ahda.
remember? sass. i LOVE it.
anyway, we had the best time being together. it was a bit surreal. in a wonderful way. D family, i love you so much. you will always hold such a special place in my heart.
Posted by life with the wisners at 7:04 PM