Monday, June 02, 2008

Bear With Me

I'm out of it. I have blog topics, family events, tragedies, Tobinisms racing though my head all the time and just haven't taken the time to post them. Well today Glory Laine readers need to just grab a snack, lock yourself in the computer room and prepare to be caught up. (Well sort of).
Stef wrote a wonderful post about a dream weekend with my girls that really took quite a different turn. I came back after just spending one night at Stef family beach house to a very sick little Jabe. He just couldn't shake a bad flu that had him not eating for five days. (Of course the five days before his weigh-in with the doctor.)
I had plans that weekend. Fun plans. Plans that included going to the beach with Stef and Jill and sleeping in, watching chick flicks, eating....whatever..... just not being a mother. I wasn't able to go last year because the thought of taking my little nursing twinado's to a tiny cabin with other mommies who needs rest sounded like a heart attack waiting to happen. So this year was my year. I left only because Jabe looked like he was on the mend. Matt called me Saturday morning to say that Jabe didn't look good. Very lethargic and still could keep anything down. He was off to take him to the doctors with all the kids. He couldn't get a hold of any grandparents so Pastor Ben came to help with the healthy ones. The doctor said Jabe was on the verge of hospitalisation if we couldn't keep electrolytes down him. I immediately came home. Turns out you can't turn off the mom button once you ativate it. We got Jabe to start drinking and he was on the mend after just a few hours. That same day our Dog was hit by a car. I had know idea how much I loved that stupid dog until I thought we lost him. But God still has plans for little Roscoe because after a 15 hundred dollars and a fractured hip he is still with us.

You have to see Mr. Jabe in Tobin's old swim suit....



And Ms. Phoebe loves to kiss



Tobin being Tobin
I told him the other day while shopping that we needed to start thinking of a gift for daddy for Fathers day. He thought for a while and said, "Mom, when is it kids day?" Sometimes it takes a lot of restraint for me not to shake some gratitude into him.


I love these pictures of Phoebe on the teeter toter. I swear I took them with-in seconds of each other. It's so hard being almost two.


I leave you with some more random park pictures.

My motto for the last few weeks: Life Comes At You Fast and if you blink you might just end up with a fat lip.

16 comments:

Kim H. said...

Great pictures - I assume the park pictures are after Jabe recovered - so I'm glad to see that he looks good again.

I have to say that I think every kid asks the dreaded "when is kid's day?" question... not knowing that in 20 years or so they'll realize why there isn't one.

Crystal said...

Au contraire! I once asked my Sunday School kids why they thought there was a Mothers' and Fathers' Day but no Kids Day. One boy raised his hand and said, "There is in Japan!" Oh, the joys of teaching Air Force kids who have lived everywhere, I love the pics of Jabe in the swimsuit and Phoebe on the teeter-totter! So classic! I hope your life settles down a little. :-)

momaof4 said...

i became a mom so i could have a day! i am so with tobin, i wanted a kids day. he will learn to be generous...don't worry.

love you

Meghan said...

Poor little Jabe...so glad to hear he is feeling better... Glad to have a new post from you! When can I return the favor and bring you a starbucks??

Ona said...

I love those pictures. The twins are getting so big. I can't believe that the twins and Kaia are going to be two in a few weeks.

Jonathan said...

Love the pictures, thanks for the update. I'm getting pretty excited to see you guys soon.

Rachel said...

ohhh! What a tough week you had...especially when you were hoping for such a wonderful one.
I'm glad to hear that everyone is on the mend.
I love the pictures at the park. You have such beautiful babies!

Lindsay said...

Great motto to live by!! Looks like you are enjoying the moments that come your way ... and are making the most of the "not so great" ones too!

Blessings to you this weekend!

Angela said...

Great pictures I especially LOVE the first one!

Sharon said...

I would love to watch a video of you getting the twins in and out of that swing in the park. That's entertainment.

Glad Roscoe is ok! Now I'll pray for your pocketbook~ouch! :)

February Jill said...

It's always nice to see a new post with info and pics of your kiddos. That weekend we had planned just didn't end up like it should've. But I'm done nursing now and Jabe's better... let's plan something else!

Christi said...

Love the motto and love the pictures. You kinda put my family's nasty colds right now in perspective...I'm not taking anyone to the hospital and we know it will be over soon. Hope you guys are all doing great now.

Stefanie said...

Laine,

Thanks for being willing to shoot the breeze with me today - you're always so good about making me feel normal. I'm so glad we're doing the same thing, so as to have each other to lean on OR avoid chores with.

Lately I think about something you said to me A LOT. It was something about knowing that we have to take advantage of the down times in order to make it through the 100 things happening at once times. I have been taking that advice lately in order to survive the peak periods of my days...

Loved the new pics and love Tobin in all his "alive"-ness. He can come stay anyday this summer when you need it.

Team Johnston said...

Great pictures of the kids! Glad to hear that Jabe is doing better! It is no fun being sick.
~Danielle :)

Stefanie said...

added a pic to my post JUST for you!

Lindsay said...

The pictures are adorable! And you are one awesome momma!