just another day in parent-dise…

February 25, 2010

Sick Kids Stink!

Filed under: Carson — Kaela Green @ 1:57 pm
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So one sick kid is manageable, 2 sick kids-now I’m out numbered, and 3 sick kids is just too many!  The little boys got the crud- we’ve had quite a month in the Green household.  This one they’ve been doing ok with, but they just sound miserable!  All three of them got this nasty lingering cough, but AJ sounded like a little mouse for 2 days.  You could barely hear him he was so squeaky.  And then there’s Carson, well, Carson, he’s been a bit of a pill lately.  Not only is the poor thing sick, but he’s cutting a new tooth and yesterday it’s possible that he ate a few beans from the game “Spill the Beans”.  Where was I?  On the phone & I was multi-tasking.  In my defense, I have an AJ and I didn’t know he had moved the game to the floor-which is fair game for my one year old! 😀

So with all the poor sick babies, I’ve been busy trying to keep my Carson from crying in his misery.  Here was my attack plan from 2 days ago: 

A little pear goes a long way….

Then today he got a bubble bath.  I thought that was a sure fire, but his bliss was only temporary.  He did learn the hard way that the harder you splash, the more risk of getting soap in the eye… 😦

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August 17, 2009

The Greens Triumph over the Rocky Mountains (well sort of)

We did it!  We went camping!  This time we actually ate dinner and slept in a tent (well sort of).  So we were in a tent, but didn’t sleep much.  

We had hot dogs and of course s’mores!  The boys had such a good time exploring with their cousins-The Texas Greens!   Although one of the boys was falling every 15 minutes.  My poor nephew, Tyler, fell and ate a mouth full of dirt.  He even got some war wounds out of it.  But they were tough (well sort of). 

It was a great evening of putting up the tent, moving the tent, bear proofing everything-yeah, there have been bears up there.  Golden Gate State Park, by the way, BEAUTIFUL!  I’ve decided Chris and I ROCK at the whole setting up and taking down part.  Seriously!  We could have our scouts badge already, but some people think there’s more to camping than the set up part.  🙂 

So after we had dinner, the kids played, Misty and I took the boys exploring…and then it was time to put baby Carson down.  I fed him and layered him up and put him in the pack ‘n play.  He took awhile to settle down, but finally fell asleep.  Yes!  The night is off to a great start (well sort of).

About 30 minutes later after Carson went down.  Ryan found a huge bug on Carson’s side of the tent.  I did not scream or anything!  golden gate camping-212And I am telling you this picture does not do it justice, it was a very large bug.  So Ryan’s way of protecting baby Carson and dealing with the bug was to throw, hurl rather, the ball at the tent, which then started a chain reaction-a bad chain reaction.  Carson was startled awake and this made him raging mad.  One thing about my sweet boy is that he can be a bit of a screamer when he is mad or tired. 

We tried to get him to go back down, but that just wasn’t happening.  We got him up with us and so began the night of no sleep.  He nursed and slept on me while I watched the moon travel from one end of the tent to the other.  At the beginning of the night, I snuggled in my new sleeping bag (that would later twist and not zip because I was holding my sweet Carson) and laid comfortably on the surprisingly cozy air mattress (that would be completely deflated sometime later that night) and thought, “This is going to be the best night of no sleep-ever.”   It was wonderful holding that sweet little baby that is crawling everywhere now and will rarely snuggle with me.   Little did I know he would be waking up ever 1-2 hours screaming inconsolably-that part not so pleasant. 

None of us really slept except the boys.  All but poor Tyler, he got altitude sickness and was up most of the night being miserable.  Which later a friend read a story about a baby who had the same camping experience as Carson and they found out it was altitude sickness.  Poor babies! 

I will still say we were victorious!

June 10, 2009

Things I hear on any given day…

Filed under: random,Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 6:11 am
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“Do you see that big tornado with dust and debris?

“This is Rocky Canyon, there is an avalanche making fire in the mountains!  Copy that.”

“AJ, let’s color together.”

“He’s (Carson) so happy, Mama!”

“I made it just for my brother.”

“My baby is so cute!”

“Mama!  Come see what I built!  I’m good at building.”

“Oh no!  I see a tornado touching down in the east!”

“Good team work!”

“You’re right, Ryan, you’re right!”

“Yummy, yummy gummy worms!” (peas-I know, I don’t get it either.)

“So how is your day, Mama?”

While listening to Klove:  “Hey!  That’s psalm 106!”  (No kidding!  That came out of my 3-yr mouth!)

“Did you know water makes me happy?”  (Again my 3-yr old!)

“Did you know milk makes me silly?” (Guess who?) 

“Mama, is that cool or what?”

“What do you want to be when you grow up, Mama” 

To which I’d have to reply, “A Mama!” 
…love being a mom!

June 5, 2009

Oh AJ!

Filed under: AJ — Kaela Green @ 1:47 pm
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AJBefore you go saying, “Oh that’s so cute!”  (Please say the following inyour best Paul Harvey voice)…Let me tell you the rest of the story:

So I peak in on AJ because earlier when he was supposedto be napping he decided that he was going to go poo-poo by himself (and wipe).  I’m tucking him back in bed, but now I’m stripping the bed, the pillowcase, and yes it’s even on the wall.  How he manages to get it on the wall, but not the carpet is something that will alway amaze me and something I’ll always be grateful for! 

Round two.  I look in on AJ because now I’m sure he’s asleep and this is where I find him.  How cute is what I say, but as I’m walking downstairs to grab my camera.  I wonder, “Was that poo I smelled?”  (Now in your best Phoebe voice)…Oh no.  Yes, he used his baby brother’s Bumbo as a toilet and his big brother’s clothes as toilet paper.  After all, what are brothers for?    The poor Bumbo didn’t even see it coming. 

And now for something completely different…

You’d think by now this mother of three would know what it means when a 3-yr old is quiet…too quiet.  Trouble!  I made the mistake of leaving the washed strawberries on the counter while I tended to chores.  I returned too late to catch AJ “red” handed.

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He had taken one bite out of each one and lined them up all in a row.  Oh AJ!

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May 29, 2009

MOPS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 10:22 am
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We had our last MOPS meeting of the year last week.  {sob!}  These moms are wonderful and I will miss not seeing them every other Thursday.   And it’s worth mentioning that I will also miss the food 🙂  So ladies (you know who you are ;)-  have a great summer!  Thanks for a great MOPS year and thank you for blessing my life!Rockstar Toes

We also got pampered with some fun glittery stuff.  I have to show you a picture of my rockstar toes!

February 9, 2009

Flashlight Hide-n-go-seek!

Filed under: AJ,Chris the hubby,family,life,Ryan — Kaela Green @ 11:21 am
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Being a family is such a blessing!  I love to see tender moments shared between brothers and making up new games to play together.  Daddy and Ryan were giving Carson a bath the other day and I was able to capture this beautiful picture:

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Ryan loves his brother so much and is such a wonderful helper!

Tonight we were playing hide-n-go-seek.  Which is always fun!  Especially when playing with a 3-yr old that hides and then yells, “Here I am!” before you can go seek him.  It’s so funny!  Then we have Ryan…when Chris and I seek we pretend we don’t know where he is.  Which when playing with a 4-yr old, you can actually hear where he hides…doors closing, chairs moving…you know what it’s like if you’ve played with a preschooler.   So we say, “Hmmm, I wonder where Ryan is?   Is he in the closet?  No.  Is he under the table?  No….”  and so it goes.  Well, it’s Ryan’s turn to seek.  He finishes counting to 20 and skips 16 again :)…he looks right at me (I’m under the table) and says:  Hmmm, I wonder where Mommy and Daddy are?  Let me stress, that he looked right at me.  It was too cute!

So Ryan gets a flashlight out, one of his favorite toys to play with and I get an idea.  Daddy and AJ team up and Ryan and I are a team.  We play Flashlight Hide-n-go-seek!  With all the lights out one team hides and one team seeks.  Ony the catch is you can only have the light to go searching for the other team.  It may just be my new favorite game.  I think it’s Ryan’s too!

January 24, 2009

Loving life as a mom

Filed under: life,random — Kaela Green @ 9:51 am
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So this is what it’s like to be a mother of toddlers:

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Yes, those are peas.

November 7, 2008

One of the many reasons…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 8:26 am
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mommy needs a night with the girls, a vacation, a date night with hubby, a day at the spa…whatever fills you up and gets you going for the next “opportunity” to show patience-you fill in the blank.

Let me first give a warning, this post is not for the weak of stomach or anyone who plans on eating in the next few hours.  Unless, of course, you’re a mom and we can talk anything involving the two p’s (puke and poo) and continue to eat our chips and salsa…

So the story begins with AJ napping, Ryan riding his Smart Cycle- since it is officially fallnter (little bit colder than fall, but not quite winter) and we are finding ways to stay active indoors-and me, well I of course was scrubbing down floors, doing laundry, preparing a four-course dinner, the day-to-day normal stuff.  Okay, what I was really doing was waking up from my own nap and was scrapbooking Ryan’s 3rd birthday-I’m a little behind.  I look down at my phone and check the time, 10 minutes after AJ was supposed to be up.  I waddle-the 37 weeks pregnant waddle-up three short flights of stairs, but before I get there my super- heightened sense of smell detects a not-so-good odor.  A darn right stinky foul funk coming from the bedroom of my “potty-trained” almost 3 yr old’s bedroom.

As a story my mother-in-law once told me came to mind, the story of a very soiled diaper that was taken off by her young sweet boy and turned into a poo-Picasso all over the walls and everywhere else…horror began to take over. 

I walk in and see my little AJ covered in poo from the waist down standing on his comforter that is half on the bed and half on our new carpet, also spotted with poo.  Then I see the huge mess that my child has made in the bed.  I must admit that I thought of taking a picture just to show this HUGE, smelly mess!  But opted not to, you’re welcome. 🙂  As he continues to pull the comforter off the bed to cuddle up with it on the floor, under normal circumstances such an endearing quality, he reveals yet another HUGE, smelly mess!  I also spot his “night-time” diaper laying on the floor, clean. 

 Oh my what fun!

So I’m trying to think like an almost 3 yr old to figure out how??? why??? what was he thinking???  I realized that I will never know the thought processes of my boys and the why’s behind their actions.  Only this I know, with a toddler, every day is an adventure!

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August 12, 2008

Just Enough…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 3:11 pm
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…to break a mother’s ♥!

 

This is what Ryan made for me this morning! 

A few days ago I wrote “I ♥ my boys.  Love, Mama” on the easel.  We read it together and he wanted to know what the ♥ meant.  I explained that it meant “loves”.  Today he wrote me his own message.  He said, “Mama, come see what I wrote you!”  Wow!  Is all I can say.  I knew that this motherhood thing would be amazing, but there are no words to describe how I felt when I saw my son’s first love note to me!  Wow.

On the picture Ryan drew a heart (his first one ever!).  You can see Ryan and the other word is “Mama”  He drew the two of us on the bottom-the round circle is the baby in my tummy.  ☺

Wow!

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