Friday, August 17, 2012

Well.....Updates on the fam....So yesterday we woke up a little on the late side (Oops) and had to rush to get the kids dressed, fed, boys to grandmas girls with me. First off was to TareBear's and Ladybug's Ortho appt. If you have kids that need work done I recommend going to Storms Orthodontics . The staff there is so wonderful and Dr. Storms is so patient and kind, he is amazingly wonderful with the kiddos. Anywho,  TareBear is going to need some brackets put on A.S.A.P, and Ladybug is going to have 2 teeth pulled to make room for her new ones coming down and a check back in three months time.


Then it was off to Miss Mess' eye appt. But first we stopped at the hospital to deliver a special Canadian gift to our cousin N.T (A.K.A Aunty N.T), and grabbed some Subway. MMM Salad (again) since I have been going Gluten free, salad is the quickest thing I can grab without having to think it over so much.

It was a somewhat shocking appt. I never have thought that she has trouble seeing. She never complains, never has headaches or any other signs of trouble. However ( cousin Budd Stanley 's favorite word ;) ) she seems to have a lazy left eye and the poor girl has trouble seeing. We have a second oppinion on monday (the Doctor set this appt. to double check his findings). So Miss Mess may soon have glasses. She's a little bit on the scared side. She doesn't want glasses. So I have tried to think of every to cool kid we know that has glasses. Like the girls friend's R.R, B.W, A.H, S.L; And their cousins E.P, Z.T, and B.L (A.K.A NatureGirl on her Momma's Blog). Daddy's coming with us to her Appt. on monday, if it turns out that she does need glasses I hope him being there will lessen her anxiety.  On a brighter note on the subject, maybe (if she does need glasses) her reading will improve.

After the appt.'s we did school shopping, then to Sam's then home. 08:00 is when we left out, and 16:00 was our return time. PHEW, what a long day.....But it wasn't over!    I was just in time to cook dinner, feed the kids (Grandma dropped off the boys), and run out the door again.  It was meet your teacher night in Huntsville, and Five teachers to meet this year.  We started with the youngest and worked our way up.....With one tiny speed bump..... We arrived there at 18:45....ummmm hehe. I did not know that the older two had there meet until 18:30, so we missed seeing their teachers. We did see the other three though, and signed Perogie up for Football and TareBear up for Cheerleading, talked to cousins (including E.P who was wearing contacts) and to K at the office.   We set out from school, all six kids and I, and headed to Walmart to pickup a few things that I missed earlier.   At home at last (YAA!) it was 20:00.  Time to tell Daddy all about our day, get in Jam Jam's, brush those teether's, and get to bed..... for the kiddo's.....Mommy had chore's and plans that she missed doing during the day.   So after dishe's were done, and the kitchen rearranged (Yes again), I headed to bed at the oh so early hour of 01:00.  Well played Mr. Time.  Time 1 Mommy None.  Ahh well what else is new.   This update was to big to write on FB so I blogged it (Y'all are so lucky EH!).  I did not take my camera so there is no pics to go along with this novel.  But I promise, braces, and the maybe glasses, will be pictured in a future blog.   TareBear and I are still growing our hair out.  Have a long way to go, as not to chop it all off and upset Scruffy Baby.  But it will happen.   Until Next time......

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beach-N Hair





MERMAID HAIR!!! Well Tearbears insisted hers is T. Swift Hair, but we were going for a mermaid look.  It all started with youtube videos and the fact we are going to be beach goers this year while visiting my family back home.  The girls and I have had fun doing this and the little boys asked to join in....sorry boys, your hair is way to short (That and dad would be like AWUHUT!)....Okay so we used a three barrel curler and putting the top two facing up and the plate with one curler closest to the head we started our awsome adventure.  Now Tearbear has SUPER thick hair and it took forever to get through the section, curl, repeat.  But we did it and it looked so good!  Next was Mess, and she has fine hair (Ladybug does to) so it took way less time.  Ladybug was my challenge.  After scetioing off her hair and just getting in ONE row, she says "Are you almost finished?" She is so impatient :) BUT we got through it and the had pretty wavy hair for the day.  It was fun, we'll be doing it again.....but My Scruffy Baby sure didn't care for it.  He likes my hair straight and long with nothing (No not even coloring) done to it :( Oh well.  Knotty Up Do is next on our list....stay tuned

What's in the water.....

Hmmmm...What is in the water?  No it's not what you think. But Nailpolish is in the water!  The girls and I have been trying new things and today we played with nailpolish.  This trick is really neat!

You'll Need:
*A bowl of water
*2 colors of nail polish (One light one dark)
*Toothpicks
*Tape

~ Take one of your polishes and remove the brush making sure there is a droplet of polish on the end.  Drop that drop in to the water.
~ In the center of that drop, drop your next color.  Do this several times to make a bullseye look in the water.
~ Now take a toothpick and run it through the polish to create swirly patterns (No right or wrong here) ~ Put tape down the sides of your nail, beneath your nail, and on top of your finger (Look to pictures) ~ Here is the key... quick and gentle...stab your finger in to the water do not linger, out you get....DO NOT PULL TAPE OFF RIGHT AWAY....
~ Gather your toothpick and swirl in water to remove the polish....repeat steps for your other fingers.
~When removing the tape do not worry if there is polish on your finger, grab some qtips and swabs and carefuly wipe away.
We had fun with this!  Take a looksy :D




Monday, June 18, 2012

Hair can make you feel good....

We are going hair crazy here!!! In recent events we have all had our hair cut or trimmed by a close family friend.  Tarebear has kept her hair long, the other girls have their hair a little on the short side.  I have been informed that once Tarebears hair reaches the 10" mark she wants to cut it off for charity just like mommy did. 
There is more then one way to donate hair.  Locks Of Love is the most well named one out there.  However if you are older (Like me) and have grey in your hair (Did I just say that?) there are ways to donate, even going as far as accepting semi-permanently dyed hair (Though virgin hair is preferred) Here is a website you can checkout if you're intrested no matter what age you are..... www.wigsforkids.com  <-Don't let the name turn you off, there's options for us gals to.

My Guidlines:

To be made into a wig, your hair must be:
  • At least 8 inches long (no maximum length)
    - If you have wavy or curly hair, measure when straight
  • Free of permanent color, bleach or other chemical treatments such as Japanese straightening
    - Vegetable dyes, semi-permanent dyes and rinses are acceptable, but “virgin” hair is preferred
  • No more than 5% gray

Now for my little one:

GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.

  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece
All rules can be found at http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html Now to match her donation I will Donate my hair (it will take sometime to grow mine out enough for my better half to be okay with it instead of pure shock that it's not there anymore) .  You can find how to cut your ponytail and store for shipping at http://www.pantene.com/en-US/beautiful-lengths-cause/pages/donation-requirements.aspx?Sitelink=B-Beautiful_Lengths_Cause_Donate

                                                        Tarebear and her "Waterfall" Braid


In the meantime we will keep you up-to-date with our hair situations...Please take a looksy at the pictures and how we are progressing :)

So for now we will play with our long hair until we let it go for someone who will love it as much as us.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The "C" word

In 2003, just married, just had my first child, I couldn't have been any happier. Until the day I phoned my sister to let her know that my Tearbear had arrived. To give you some background my father had been married a few times, his last marraige resaulting in my brother and I, a previous marriage had given us Two half brothers and four half sisters. We didn't get to see them alot and niether did Dad. But I did keep in touch with my one sister LD. Phoning her house I got another one of my sisters on the phone, MR, when I asked MR if she was out for a visit she answered me with heart dropping words....No, I'm out for Dad.....when I asked her what was wrong she told me I needed to speak with my mother. After frantic phone calls my mom got ahold of me, she only asked if Scruffy was home. I ran from the house (He was mowing for the fourth of July) calling him. My Mother inlaw ran for the house thinking there was something wrong with Tearbear. Scruffy got inside and took the phone, everyone was sitting on the couch when my mom told him, Dad had Cancer and there would be no cure for him. He died three months after his diagnoses, I was there, his mother was holding him, one of his brothers, and one of his sisters. Cancer took another life.

Now nine years later cancer is playing a big roll in my family again. My mother inlaw, a dear and sweet Grandmother to her grandkids, a loving wife, and a great mom is in a hospital room while I type this. This time, (She has had a few operations since Scruffy and I have been married, they had to take a piece of her lung to remove the growths. Cancer is not taking this life today.

Over the years I have watched family and friends die. Cancer is a four letter word to me, and I'd be happy never to hear it again.