June 25, 2007

I need a weekend from the weekend

So, this weekend was busy. Heather's friend Heather A. came down from Arkansas City, KS with her boy Price. Reid loves it when Price is here. They are only 2 1/2 months apart in age so they both play until they cannot stand up.

Saturday we went to the Tulsa Zoo after eating at Red Robin in Owasso. That was really good. My Heather got the Teriyaki Chicked Burger and I got the Burger Parmigiana. Jackson has stated that he wants to eat there every time we are in Owasso. I guess that says something when the kid chooses that over Chick-Fil-A and anywhere that has a playground. We rode the train around the zoo and went in a few exhibits, but it seement to suddenly get really hot and sticky. We left after about 2 hours. Got some cute pics (I'll post some later). So Saturday night we decided to skip Kiddie Park since we were kind of wiped from the zoo and I from also mowin the yard. And it is not like the two little ones were going to notice. So, instead we went to Maggie Moo's (so darn good, too) after our dinner of steak and mashed potatoes.

So Sunday morning, we all got up and went to church. I swear, poor Heather A. Seems like every time she goes with us the Pastor's message is some verison of fire and brimstone. So after a simple lunch at home, we drove over to Claremore to Simply Scrapbooks. Came back home and then Heather and Price headed back to Ark City.

We had a good time but I think we were all zapped. Heather and Price will be back in 3 weeks. We'll get Kiddie Park in then.

June 17, 2007

So last week sometime Heather bought the kids a Slip-n-slide. But this one has two tracks; one for each kid to race each other on. As you can tell, one slipped, one just played in the water streams. I even got into the act. Fortunately for me (and probably for you also) there are no pictures of the Great White Whale (me) going down the toy also. I was suprised when I was sore two days lated. There were parts of me that were sore that I didn't realize that could be. Oh well, the kids thought it was funny.

June 15, 2007

It is finally Friday!!!!

Man, this week just seemed to take forever. OK, maybe just Thursday and today did. Here is a little funny for the weekend:

Survivor: Texas

Due to the popularity of the Survivor shows, Texas is planning to do a season series entitled, "Survivor-Texas" The contestants will all start in Dallas, then drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio, over to Houston and down to Brownsville. They will then proceed up to Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock and Amarillo. From there they will go on to Abilene, Fort Worth and finally back to Dallas. Each will be driving a pink Volvo with bumper stickers that read: "I'm Gay, I Love the Dixie Chicks, Boycott Beef, I Voted for John Kerry, George Strait Sucks, Hillary in 2008, and I'm here to Confiscate Your Gun". The first one to make it back to Dallas alive wins.

Thanks to Kenny for this one (got it from his blog)

June 12, 2007


What is it that a parent supposed to do when you have a chronically sick child and no matter how much you do or fight to be heard and it just doesn't seem to be enough?

My 7-year-old has allergies to anything that grows beyond anything most doctors have seen and has an infection that we are able to knock down, but not resolve. At this point, we are able to tell doctors what meds we know when and we are not questioned. And yesterday, his allergist that we drive an hour to see looked at the wife and said "I'm out of tricks. We may need to see a pediatric infectious disease specialist even though he is not contageous." That, and he as been on 4 or 5 different antibiotics since Thanksgiving.

All that we do doesn't seem to be enough and, frankly, I feel like I am failing the little guy as a parent because we can't get this cleared.

We may have to be going back to National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver (the place where the international-traveling TB guy is at; they are a great hospital). We'll see what comes. Just a really stressful time right now. We are just trying to be discerning about what to do and praying that His will be done (funds for travel, timing and duration, etc).

June 11, 2007

Off and running...

OK. So I have practically driven myself nuts (and Heather in the process) of trying to get a blog going and get her to start as well. So she posted on her Xanga site to get me off of her back; I had not. Oops. Bad me.

I've been trying to decide what service to use. I'd really like to use Typepad because there are some things about it that Vox has that I liked (book and music linking with pictures) but didn't like all the ads and limited header options) But I'll save my pennies for that.

So, I was looking at Tara's blog. Damn. Even her picture of a dog is cool.I really want to spend more time in Photoshop and figure out how to do the shading so that it looks, you know, cool.

I guess I try to come up with something far more interesting next time around.

For those that I know who did not see this, The video below is Jackson's baptism. Happened on easter. Very cool. So proud of that bugger.