Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's Been Going On?

It's been a busy week since I blogged last. I should have put some photos up last time that showed Jacob getting cast #2 put on, so I'm posting them now. BTW, this was done Wednesday before we went to the fair.

Here is the mummy wrapping that goes under the cast to make it more comfortable.

Doctor is just starting the outer wrap

He's working quickly

And here is the finished product!

This cast fits snugly and doesn't allow the movement that he had with his first cast (after all his swelling went down he had WAY too much wiggle room). He should be able to have it removed in 2 weeks if he gets enough new bone growth.

We took the whole fam-damily (plus 2 more) and went camping last weekend in Prescott. It was lots of fun and the only real hardship was freezing my butt off in the tent. Jason and I plan to look for some kind of portable heater we can use to take the chill off. He is fine in the cold, but he looks out for me :)

Lately, I've been running Jacob all over the place. After a long battle with acne resisting all the medication the doctors prescribed, he is getting ready to start Actuate. This morning I had to take him to get his blood work done. They'll have to test it every month in order to fill the next month's worth of medication. We are fortunate to have a Sonoran Lab almost in our back yard. Only this morning when we went there, they were closed due to a water main break in the parking lot and the water had been shut off to those offices. So off we went to the next closest one. Unfortunately, that location was VERY busy. We waited about an hour and then I took Jacob to get some breakfast before dropping him off at school. He will have to fast every time they do his blood draw. I'm hoping this is the answer we've been looking for. I feel so bad for him having to go through this.

On Monday while I was still at work Jason came home to find this on the living room floor...

Yup, that's a baby bunny. Our cats are at it again. There is a wash that runs right by the end of our cul-de-sac and has lots of wildlife living in it. I've seen these little guys in the neighbor's yard and always think they are so cute. Obviously the cats think they are cute, too. And fun. There was rabbit fur chunks all over the house. Jacob is truly his mother's son because he had to get a couple pictures to document the moment. Thanks's gruesome, but it is for posterity. It was not dead yet so Jason had to end it's suffering. He's not very happy with those animals.

So now you know the happenings. Until next time, Peace out!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Did Someone Say State Fair?

Yesterday my kids and I got to tag along for Suzee's State Fair excursion. (If you click her name you'll see her post about it.) We were very fortunate that Suzee has connections...or rather her daughter Kacie has connections. Jordan is Kacie's friend and her grandparents are carnies. They were kind enough to share their pass to enjoy the park with us. The only things I had to pay for were the parking for my car and the drinks we got.

Suzee and I let the older kids run free and we went to the kiddie portion of the fair where her little guy had a blast! After a while we had the kids come join us and I got some photos of them.

Here they are ready to ride the Dragon.

Jacob and Jared on the slide

and then on the sky ride. The big ape in the other lift seems to be totally relaxed.

Jordan and Kacie on the ferris wheel.

Me and Suzee relaxing for a bit out of the sun.

I don't think I've walked that much in a VERY long time. Today I'm feeling like an old lady. LOL!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Scrapbook Page

I finally got around to scrapping again. I've been playing but not really creating. Here is my attempt at being creative.

I used the brush set and paper by Fei-Fei. I'm not sure where that wordart came from.

I should probably find a photo of Jared to extract and do a page for him. I'll post it once it's done, too.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Something entertaining

I had this youtube video sent to me. Maybe you'll enjoy it....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holly's Daughter

Yes, I am Holly's daughter. If you are not one of the 4 of us, you may ask "What does that mean?" Well, it means that we were raised with VERY strict rules regarding how we were to conduct ourselves under the roof of HER house. My sisters and I learned quickly that there were things we did not do. For instance, we had hand towels and we had dish towels and we knew the difference and were NOT allowed to dry our hands on dish towels. We also knew that unless we bought it ourselves, we were to treat everything with respect. It was actually a lesson I am glad we learned.

I began drilling some of the lessons I learned into the heads of my sons when they were quite young. They have embraced the Bathroom Towel Rule that states you will use a bath towel for several days before you are allowed to put it into the hamper. I am pleased that I don't have to wash a load of their bath towels every few days. Unfortunately Jacob is slow to learn about respecting the structure of the house.

The following picture shows our downstairs bathroom door that he put his hard head into. He claims to have tripped coming down the steps....hmmm, likely story.

This next photo is the inside of his bedroom door. It used to be our downstairs closet door but Jacob punched a hole in it. That duct tape is covering the evidence.

You are aware that I am now in a "blended family" and now have members of my household that were not raised by Holly's daughter. So now I try very hard to look the other way when they forget the Bathroom Towel Rule or something I didn't think needed a rule....

Yes, it used to be a good bathroom hand towel. Sadly, someone didn't think twice before using it to clean themselves off from Halloween makeup. I just don't get it. What is wrong with soap and water? And I know that it didn't phase this child to ruin someone else's property.

I will take a few deep breaths and try and forget for a moment that I was raised by Holly....

Oh who am I kidding?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ice Cream Personality Test

I took the Ice Cream Personality Test and here is what it says about me...

Your Ice Cream Personality:

You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.

You are a pretty cautious person. You look before you leap, and you don't leap often. There's a bit of a wild child within you, but it doesn't get out often.

You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.

You are a natural multitasker. You feel alive when you're doing more than one thing at a time.

You are a serious and contemplative person. You definitely do your own thing in life.

What does it say about you?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Baby Shower

Saturday was my niece Kaity's baby shower. It was a lot of fun spending time with all the people that showed up to celebrate the upcoming arrival of baby Holly. So now that the party is over, I can show you the sweet craft project that Bev made for her new grandbaby...

I think she did such a good job on the wall letters. This was her first attempt at being "crafty". Now that she knows how simple and fun making stuff can be, perhaps she'll attempt more things.
Here are a few pictures from the shower....

Kaity & her friends

Here she is behind the large pile of gifts

Standing Room Only

Opening her gifts

Bev with her kids Kaity & Stephen

So Bev, are you happy now? LOL! Next time be sure to actually USE your camera!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

In the spirit of fun

So after reading Margaret's post, I thought I'd share my funny that I put together. I have to say that I think all the Lundberg girls may be a bit on the demented side. This little scrap page kept me laughing for at least 30 min while I found the best photos to put JB into. It all started as a practice at extracting a portion of a photo....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poppin' Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy Dies

I found this little tidbit here and because it made me think of my mom (she just loved a good pun) Ithought I would pass it along...

There has been a sad passing. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 350 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads it.