Monday, November 23, 2009

Let The Birthday Week Begin!!!!

On Wed. my little "Noah Bear" will be turning 7. Just typing this brings tears to my eyes. Where has the time gone. I remember when my little 7lb 11oz. baby boy came into this world on a Monday afternoon at 3:08pm. The cutest little guy I have ever seen and at that moment I was head over heels in love!!!

He has had the nickname "Bear" from the time he took his first breath, and he is every bit a cuddly snuggley bear. His eyelashes go on and on and on, everyone we meet mentions them. He loves soccer, and football, and wants to be a football player when he grows up then join the army. He loves hunting with Grandpa, playing legos , and loves everything Starwars! He is a ball of unending energy, and likes to pester his sisters. (thats an understatement) He loves school and is a great reader. His best friends are Nick, Tanner,& his cousins. His favorite color is blue & red. Loves the Huskers! His favorite food is spaghetti and favorite restaurant is Red Robin! He loves telling his baby brother about having Jesus in his heart!

We are taking him to Coco Key's Water Park tomorrow night to spend the night and then spend Wed. all day swimming and going down waterslides. This is a surprise to him so I am excited!!!

Noah Bear I love you so much!!! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Calories

I heard something this morning that blew my mind...

The average person consumes 5000 calories on Thanksgiving Day! WOW! That's a lot. That includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, and of course pumpkin pie.....

Advice to make your day less...

Plan ahead, use ingredients that have no fat or less fat. Skip out on seconds. Only eat the things you really love don't waste calories on things you don't care that much for but feel like you must take some. Be creative.....find new recipes, start new traditions. Plan an activity after dinner when you feel like sleeping. A long family walk, a game of family football out in the yard, the Wii.... Most important make the holiday about "Giving Thanks" for what God has given to you! Not about food....

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mad Dash Mommy at Target!!!

This morning I witnessed a little bit of mad chaos at my FAVORITE store in the WORLD!!! You all know how much you LOVE Super Target too.

My mom and I went there last night so I could help her get all the grand kids gifts for Christmas. I was also looking for a remote controlled car for Gray, that may I add was on sale and I had a $10 off coupon for. Well they were out of it but told me to check back in the morning because one and only one was coming in on the truck and would be on the shelf at 8 am when they opened the doors.

Well beings target is just 1 (and only 1 close) block from Noah's school I zipped over there after I kissed him and quickly shooed him out of the van. ( Geesh Noah walk faster I'm in a hurry to get to Target...did I really just admit that) I arrived at 8:05 and there were a lot of cars in the parking lot, about 50 more than usual. (Ok how do I know how many cars are usually in the parking lot at that time?.......hmmmm didn't I say its my favorite store.) May I also add that I hadn't brushed my hair and Gray & I were both still in P.J's. (No one will tell my husband this he would die) I briskly (or kind of ran) walked to the toy section and to my SURPRISE was 1 and only 1 car. Which was swiftly thrown into my cart and covered with my coat while Gray was fixated on a Dora doll that he wants. (and he is not getting) Then suddenly I remembered why I put my heavy coat on...I wasn't wearing a bra. (who wears one with their P.J's..and another thing my husband must never know.)

Then the DREADED thing happened.....I ran into someone I knew. I tried to wipe the mascara from yesterday off from under my eyes, and hide the fact I wasn't wearing a bra and had my P.J's on. Then I realized all the mommy's kind of looked the same except one and I assume she has a nanny because without one how can one possibly look that good.

Well as I walked around with a proud smile on my face because my trip was successful there were many that didn't, they had the look of frustration and disappointment. They were there after one thing a ZUU ZUU (sp?) Pet. What is this? I didn't know either. It's an Electronic Pet Hamster. WHAT? That's what everyone is going crazy over? Supposedly they got 8 of them in and that wasn't enough for the 15 drooling Pit Bull Moms who were sprinting for them with their claws out.

I made my way out and thought to myself... I sure am glad my kids don't want a hamster, my claws are in such a desperate need of a manicure I would sure hate to be fighting Moms for one.
Just Kidding!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Never Run With Scissors....I mean Paper

Ok , around 3:00 pm yesterday Grayson was running with a paper sword he rolled up himself and had a little accident. He poked himself in the eye. After listening to him cry for 1 hr. I called the eye Dr. and took him in. Dr. Reins found a chunk the size of a pencil eraser cut out right in the middle of his cornea. OUCH!!!! He said we must have a very tough guy for him to even have his eye open. (We kind of had the same thing happen with Noah when he was around this age) So he sent us home with eye drops, and instructions to give him benadryl to knock him out, tylenol, and a low key, dark environment for the next 2 days!!!! So blinds are pulled shut light are off and we are relaxing. They checked his vision and he could not see anything out of the injured eye which they expected but I think it is fine already this morning! They will check it tomorrow when we go in to have it checked!!! No more paper swords for this boy! My friend Wendy said, " It's all fun and games till someone gets a chunk of cornea ripped out." I thought that was really FUNNY!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Worst Day Ever.... -Noah yesterday I picked Noah up from school and it is always the highlight of my day. Watching him skip to the car with a HUGE smile on his face is PRICELESS!!! However, yesterday was different. I spotted by little "Bear" coming out of the building with a very sad face : ( I opened the door and said.....

Me: "Noah what's wrong?"
Noah: "Mom I had the Worst day ever."
Me: "Noah what happened?" (expecting something awful because of his expression)
Noah: "The two girls I like the best hurt my feelings...Morgan was braghing that she was a better writer than me and Haley told me to zip my lips because I was talking."

I tried not to laugh because it seemed like such silly things to be so upset about but I hugged him and told him.....

Me: "Sometimes people say things that they don't mean, and we have to forgive them because that's what Jesus would want us to do. "
Noah: "Ok but I better tell them to get Jesus in their hearts so they won't talk mean to people anymore."
Me: "Well even though we have Jesus in our hearts doesn't mean we don't make mistakes."
Noah: "Mom you should be a Sunday School Teacher becuase you sound just like one!"

I love my Little Noah Bear!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black Closet?

I'm wondering if most women look in their closet and see a majority of one color or are their closets a varitey of colors! Like a rainbow! I walked into my closet this morning and thought do I wear black of black. Sure I have clothes that are pink, red, blue, green, and even orange (my mom once told me that blondes can't wear yellow or orange but I'm a rebel) . However I will have to admit that 3/4 of my closet is black. When I shop and see a new top I usually see if it comes in black. Not sure why. More slimming? So my goal is to not buy anything black for 6 months. Try something new!!! What colors are the majority of your clothes?

Friday, November 13, 2009


Tonight the twins are at their first church lock in.... They were so excited! I remember having lock-ins at my church when I was in junior high and high school. They were going swimming and playing basketball at the Ymca then the girls were getting bussed back to the church for the remainder of the time and the boys stay at the Y. I think that is a great idea. Keep boys and girls separated!!!! So I will pick them up at 7 am and then we are in for a treat. Tired and crabby girls for the rest of the weekend! Fun for us!!! I made them do their homework, cleaning, and laundry before they could go so they wouldn't have to worry about it this weekend! I'm excited for them I have great memories of these fun nights once upon a time when I was young!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where Did October Go?

October! October! Where did you go? Its the middle of November and my favorite month of the year has come and gone. October was a busy month. We had out first snow, Grayson turned 3, halloween, pumpkin patch, Kevin had his appendix out, girls both had strep throat, Andy had his surgery, Kevin & I's 11th wedding anniversary, OH YEAH AND I WENT TO EUROPE!!!! WOW!

Kevin is fully recovered, Andy is home after almost 3 weeks in the hospital, and I had a GREAT time in Europe. Allison & I traveled to Geneva, Switzerland...Milan, Italy....London, England....Paris, France....Brussels, Belgium...& Amsterdam, Holland. An amazing time, lifelong memories, great laughs, & a closer friendship. What more could a girl ask for? Despite having his appendix out 2 days before I left my husband did AWESOME with the kids for 2 weeks. How blessed am I?

Fun & Crazy times at the Fisher house! But we wouldn't do it any other way! Pictures to come!!!