The Craziest Day EVER at the McCrazy House!

I know, I know!  It’s been FOREVER!!  There is a reason though.  🙂

Below is an entry I wrote weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it yet.  I wanted to make sure everything was good to go, so to speak, before I told the WORLD!

Quick catch up: Husband’s Deployed.  Doing well. Kids have started school. I layed on my couch for, probably, three weeks… I am FINALLY getting my energy back!

More posts to come with more details about what’s been going on around here, and about what we have been LEARNING!!!

vvvvvvv On with the show!! vvvvvvv

(Readers’s discretion is advised…LOTS of chic talk…)

Written September 10th, 2013;  The day of my darling boy’s fourth birthday!

This one tops it all!  Crazy McCrazy!

I have been on oral contraceptives for, right around, 14 years.  I have NEVER been pregnant without meaning to.  I, actually, say regularly that you just can’t get pregnant while really and truly meaning NOT to.  I am the perfect example!

I WAS the perfect example.

My husband and I had been debating off and on about having another baby when he gets home from deployment.  Yes, No, may so.  😉

AFTER he left I stopped my oral contraceptives.

I noticed the next week I was getting VERY dizzy when I stood, periodically….  Whatever….

Then, I noticed that when I drank my daily coke or three my heart was racing like I had drank five cups of espresso!  Hmmm…

Today, I noticed, again, that something that should be happening, still, had not happened…  HMMMM…

Let me just check…

Why yes Heather, you ARE pregnant!!!

I have thought and thought.  I have not missed any pills.  I have not taken any antibiotics.  After all this time why does it now decide not to work?!?!

This is in no way a bad thing.  As I said, we were planning/debating another baby anyway.  This was just a BIT of a surprise.

After I took the the TWO tests I took a picture, with the instructions included, to send to my husband.  The email read : God seems to have made the decision for us!

**End September 10th Post**

Back to now.  😉

I have, since, figured out what happened.  Today’s Lesson:

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: When your husband leaves for an extended period of time, and you want to stop your oral contraceptives, DO NOT stop them for AT LEAST a week after.  You just never know what may be going on in there…***

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This One Spoke STRAIGHT to My Heart!

While cruisin’ and paroozin’ the blog scene today, I came across this post via AtlantaMomofThree’s Blast from the Past blog post.

It was like she was taking the events and words STRAIGHT FROM MY HOUSE/MOUTH!  I thought this SO much that I requested I be able to share it with all of you!  The only difference is that it would have been, “My COKE! Why!!??!” lol

It reminds me so much of my very first post when my children painted the walls.  😉  

Thank you for allowing me to use it Lynn!!

—” Some days, okay most days, I seriously wonder why I bother spending so much time in the run of a day cleaning.

Yesterday I opened the dishwasher to empty it, to have Alex reach up to get something off the counter (that he shouldn’t even have been touching) and knock my last full can of Pepsi off the counter into the dishwasher… all over my dishes. I didn’t care too much about having to run the dishes through again.. I mean really all I needed to do was throw some soap in and push a button. But it was my last can of pop!! And since my back was turned I lost over half of it to my dishes.

Today I had a basket of laundry sitting on the floor that I needed to fold after I put Nick down for his nap. So I bring Nick up, leaving Alex downstairs, as I normally do. I come down to find him shaking his sippy cup upside down over my clean clothes watering them with apple juice the way the character on TV was watering his carrot.

I have also walked in on him and Nick throwing cheerios at one another. And then laughing hysterically while they crush them into my FRESHLY swept floor. Now I remember why I stopped letting them eat cheerios in the living room while they watched Barney and I tried to do laundry.

Add in the way they take every single toy out of the toy boxes and throw them around the house 30 seconds after I just finished picking them all up, and I am sure everyone can see the frustration.

Alex helps me pick up his toys now. I thought it would be an incentive to put the toys away after he uses them so it would take less time. Turns out cleaning with Momma is fun. Now when I say we are going to pick up toys when I am finished with the dishwasher he runs to the toy bins and empties them as fast as he can. *sigh*  Ah well. What can I do. I’m sure one day soon I’ll blink and they’ll be all moved out and I’ll be wishing for these days again! For now, this Momma is going to finish her coffee and go get the laundry out of the dryer. Again.

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn” —

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: There is always someone out there in your same situation.  Take comfort in knowing that you are never alone.  😉 The babies will only be young for a little while. Try and enjoy them!***

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY LESSON!!!

Leave it to me to have a VERY IMPORTANT HOLIDAY LESSON!!! 

Please look at the following photos:

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Aren’t they CUTE!??!?!

Now, let’s play a game!

What do you see that is NOT supposed to be in the pictures…  20+ taken; only 5 or so without the doe doe in the back!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Be aware of all aspects of your picture taking during ANY holiday!***

You know it was pulling teeth to get the first set taken…there is no WAY they will stand for seconds…  :-/  Oh well, good lesson learned for YOU!!!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!!!

Why, Oh, Why

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^^^^^^ This. ^^^^^^^
I do not understand ^^THIS^^.

Last night, I looked around the living room. I said to my husband, “I do not understand how I can clean and clean, but when I sit to enjoy a family movie THIS is what the result is!!!”

His reply was simple. He said, “Have you noticed that they made the mess, but then it stopped. It hasn’t gotten any worse. They got everything that they need out and now they are done. You (I) should just leave it there…always. Push it to the side to vacuum, and then, just push it back out into the floor…”

:-/ Really??

My main problem is that I just don’t understand how it happens. I don’t see it happening. I guess I don’t understand the steps between the floor being sparkling clean and ^^THAT^^ happening?? Perhaps this is why it keeps happening…

My children, on the other hand, understand the steps PERFECTLY!

Maybe some day they will enlighten me…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Children hold the answers to ALL our questions. We must nurture them, and when they least expect it, PICK THEIR BRAINS!!!***

McCrazy Dazy!!

Whew!  What a day!

This morning started out PERFECT with baby snuggling!  🙂  My Favorite!  

Then, we got up and got some breakfast.  I even managed to get some cleaning done!!  

And then…   I sat down to blog.  :-\

My darling boys needed to share Daddy’s water.  

Ok…  

When they were done they thought Mom should hold it.  

Ok…  

After their thirsts were quinched, they decided to get back to playing.  On the couch.  On either side of me…  Derek looses a toy while playing…  “MOM!  Can you please help me!!”

Sure bud!

I put the computer to the, side and I pick up my keyboard (you know, the plug in type…my husband had to buy last Christmas after I spilled coffee on the laptop keyboard) to move with me as I get up to look for the toy…

Does anyone remember what I DIDN’T move??!?  WATER!!  YES!  The whole cup of water splashes onto the NEW keyboard.  😉  That’s me!!!

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At first it seemed fine… Prior to leaving for shopping I tried to check my “stuff”. The keyboard was no longer “fine”.

**Sigh**

The funny thing about all of this is that the day seemed to be extremely exhausting, at the time. Now that I am sitting here typing this, the only crazyness I can think of is the water… Me and water. *Sign* again…

I got a new keyboard while I was out at the store, so all is well on the McCrazy blog…

Note to self: Water resistant keyboard may not be SO water resistant… :-/

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Water. (not +). Electronics. Learn from me!!!***

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ON A BRIGHTER NOTE!! I got my camera back from Sony today!! WHoo HOO!!! I was SO excited!! SO… Here’s a couple new pictures!

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AND, I started a new crochet blanket for my boys! A spider web! The big one is SO excited!!!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Roll around in the happy; kick the crappy!***

Many Many Lessons…

Philippians 4:13–  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

I will not bore you with the many tales of, what my husband and I called, today.  A day that was topped off with a broken car window noted at 10pm.  Vandalism or an insane wind storm?  Who knows.

I did learn MANY lessons, though, and I thought I should share.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: When your three year old says he sees something and can manage the trip there and back, he’s probably lying.  Not necessarily on purpose, but beware.***

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Stop buying all the crazy, high tech cleaning stuff. Get a broom. Get a mop.***

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: HMmm….  I can’t remember the rest!!!  I had, at least, three more earlier.  They seem to have slipped my mind…  It must mean it’s time to CHEER UP!!!***

😉  Good Night World!!!  

John 16:33– I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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Off to Florida!! Oh wait… Maybe not…

First, I was asked at 10 a.m., TODAY, for a ride to the airport.  You know that makes my OCD/paranoia set in.  I immediately think, “what am I forgetting to do?”  (I’m always afraid I am double booking myself.)  I wonder and think and ask my husband…  Nothing.  I come up with nothing.  

Ok.  I can give you a ride!!  We even did a trial pack into the car, since we would be having to fit four kids, two adults, two suitcases, and a stroller!

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNND, IT FIT!!!

Three o’clock rolls around.  I am on the phone with my neighbor; both kids are asleep.  I load everyone up (asleep), while on the phone, and head out. I got to the end of the block, and in mid sentence, during my phone conversation, I say aloud, “Oh my goodness.  I don’t even have shoes on.  Oh well.  I don’t think I have to get out of the car…  Geeze Louise, I don’t think I have ever met anyone like me.”  I, then, continue the previous conversation…

I arrived at my friends house; we loaded up all the people and all the luggage.  We made it the airport exactly one hour before the flight.  Off they go to Florida!!!

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Ring ring!  Ring ring!!

“Hello.”

“Heather?  They won’t me on the plane with the baby without I.D.  A birth certificate or something…”

“WHAT??!!!?”  :-/  

“Yeah, I need you to go back to my house and get it and bring it back.”

“Do I have time for that?”

“Hope so.”

In traffic, it takes me just over a half an hour to get there.  She, of course, is freaking out and calling to see if I’m there yet, the whole way.  That’s what we’d all do, right??  (OMG!!  I planned SO well and can NOT believe I have forgotten ONE PIECE OF PAPER!!!)

I get there…

The glass door is locked.  I can’t get to the keypad to get in the house.  It’s over.  :-/

I drive back to the airport, and I pick her up.  

We shall try, again, tomorrow…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Pack EVERYTHING.  Like, literally  EVERYTHING!  You never know what you might need when traveling!!!  PACK IT ALL!!!!  And if something DOES come up, roll with it.  That’s what she did.  You never know WHY God has intervened, and you may NEVER know; just take it and go.***

Side note:  She is studying to be a Douala …she has a lady due soon.  Let’s see if she goes tonight…  😉

Oh! And I did get back in time for the flight…just no papers. :-/