Sunday, March 22, 2009

I believe . . .

I believe - Everyone had a great time at the party! I will post some pictures in the next couple of days. Krista came and took a bunch!! As soon as I can get my hand on them - you will SEE them! Promise!

I can't believe - that I never went to bed the night before preparing for all the food! That's right folks, I stayed up the entire night working on the spread!

I believe I make the BEST potato salad in the world {can I get an Amen! - you know who you are!} This stuff is so good, that if you put it on top of your head - your tongue would smack your face silly trying to get to it!

I can't believe that one of my besties drove 300 miles to come to the party! And her MOM came too!! Thanks guys! I'll see you again in two weeks!

Jennifer's candid shot as she says, "I'm not looking at the camera - you'll just have to get one of those candids of me - sorry."

I believe her twin sister would have been here if she had not paid some {ridiculous} amount of money for cheerleading that her daughter wanted to do this year! Last year, right?

I can't believe I let Carson wear eyeliner on his face! That's right - eyeliner! He says every time he sees me in the bathroom "my turn" as he opens up my make-up drawer. His favorite color is pink, also. Yes, I'm somewhat concerned.

I can believe that this boy has an obsession with numbers like no one has ever seen! {Except maybe my friend Courtney! Haha - her kid was a calculator for Halloween because of his obsession!} Here he was saying, "two . . . colon . . . twelve." I taught him the colon thing because he kept saying "circle, circle" - amazingly, I do try to correct my kids!

Lawson at his school's spring art show.

I can't believe I had to go back to the hospital with this sick boy yesterday as soon as the party was over! And yes, it's back - the nephrotic syndrome - minimal change disease. We are back on steroids - last Tuesday was our last day. Apparently, he wasn't ready to get off of them. Even though he showed no trace of the disease. We really thought he was in remission. My sign that something was wrong was his swollen eyes. See them! He looks pitiful. And no, we can't keep clothes on him! This was during the party! He kept taking his shirt off?

I believe these two little people had a fun time at their school program and art show. They actually sat on the stage as all the adults in the audience performed for them. {You know, when the teachers/adults are trying desperately to get the kids to do what they {the kids} are "suppose" to be doing? But the adults are the only ones doing it??} Seriously, something like eighteen 2 year olds - you normally only have 1 that sings {very loudly} and maybe 2 that barely do the hand motions! Needless to say - my kids did neither! Lawson loved the fact that he could see the giant TV screens on the stage, while Carson was really mesmerized by such a large group of people.

I can't believe that I found Lawson on my counter taking a bite out of every single strawberry in the box and then putting each back! This is what we woke up to this morning. And don't worry, we changed that diaper as soon as we got him off the counter! Looks like he might have some junk in his trunk - just a little saggy!


I believe that I put off doing a shower gift till the last stinkin' minute {again} - to actually finish it in record time only to be told that the girl who was suppose to have taken it had a sick child and didn't go to the shower. {This was a gift I was giving by the way! Anyone remember this post? That should explain it!} The shower was a state a way and at the same time as Em's birthday party. So, I obviously couldn't go! But I was trying to actually have a gift there. My gifts always come late - always.

Dang, I wish I had shipped it - it turned out so cute and I wish she could have opened it at her shower!! Sorry Shannon, I will ship her as soon as I get her back!

I can't believe how much work I have - so I need to get on it! Thanks to everyone for your prayers for Hudson. It was a much better experience this time at the hospital! And for all those wondering about the topsy-turvy cake - I DID NOT make it! I can't bake anything edible. That is my friend Rachel!

HI-HO Hi-HO, it's off to work I go!


Jessica said...

Glad to hear that everything is under control!

And, don't Carson and Lawson look like little men?! How cute are they?!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the shower gift and glad to hear everyone had fun at the party but so sorry about Hudson! I hope he's doing better and that YOU.GET.SOME.SLEEP!!

Anonymous said...

We would not have missed the party for anything!! That pic of me...I was digging into that potato salad. Do your blog friends a favor and post that recipe--along with the fruit tea AND the chicken salad!!! I have some really cute pics that I will email you. Looking forward to seeing you in two weeks!!!!

Courtney said...

Cute post - cracks me up. I can't believe the strawberry episode... how did he get up there?? Glad Emsley had a good birthday, can't wait to see the pics. Loving the picture of your math-boy (or mathlete, as they're called around here) and YES, share the recipes!! =)

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

What a fun post~Love it. I adore the sweater vests! Those are the cutest boys. Can't wait to see more party pics.

Handmade Housewife... said...

Ok, I seriously think Carson and my son Noah were separated at birth. My little man loves blush, the color pink, and numbers too! How funny :) Looks like the party was a success. I would have totally freaked out about Lawson standing on the counter!!! But at least he had a good reason. I love strawberries too, ha! They look adorable all dressed up.


Paige said...

So glad to hear things are better! I love the painting of Lily. Your paintings are always breathtaking.

I hope you have a good week! Blessings!

missy said...

oh my gosh have the funniest posts!!!!
i love to read each one of them!!!!!
and your kids are sooooo cute no matter how naughty you may think they can be from time to time!!!!!
take care!!!!!

Anonymous said...

your house is full of true happiness! :) What a great post...very cute, and the pic's were great! lol my 2 year old is equally as adventurous. :)

Natalie said...

Yes, I would have been there - FOR SURE!! We had a great time in Jacksonville, but had y'all on my mind!!

Carson and Laws look SO cute in their outfits - OH MY!! AND how cute is Emsley!?! Jenn said she is PRECIOUS with a capital "P".

Sorry to hear about Hud, but I know he'll be better soon -- will be praying for the little guy!

OK - post the chicken salad recipe ASAP - I need it for Friday!!


bec4 said...

I can't believe how funny you are (potato salad on the head/ tongue thing), or how talented you are, or how cute your kids are, soggy diapers, eyeliner and all. Sorry to hear the illness is back for your son--darn it anyhow!! And I can't believe I just had to type hangassho for the word verification Ü!!

SoSoBella Designs said...

I just looked at your website. I love, love, love your work. You are so talented.

HouseMama said...

Please, oh, please post the potato salad recipe.

Mommy said...

Sister--you KNOW you're getting an AMEN from me! LOVE THAT POTATO SALAD! It was soooooooooooo YUMMY! I loved it and I could eat a bowl of it right now. Party was FABULOUS! Can't wait to see the pics she took. Glad things went better at the hospital. Poor guy! Hope he feels better soon.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad that the party went well...can't wait to see the pics :)!

I loved this post b/c I love hearing what all of your kiddos are up to.

Do you think sometime you could post your recipe for the AMAZING potato salad?!

An Accomplished Woman said...

I am so glad your party went well. I can't believe you stayed up all night.

Send us that potato salad recipe because if I can't paint like you I want to cook like you.


Meagan said...

First, that picture of Em is SOOOO cute! She is the sweetest, cutest, daintiest (sp?), little thing ever!

I wan thte potato salad recipe, but I'll settle for you making me some... when am I coming over, lol.

And, I hope all your little ones are feeling fabulous and taking it easy on you, you deserver a break!

Bethany said...

Girl! You are amazing! Really! My prayers have been with Hudson all day... Em's cake is amazing, thank God for Rachel! Can't wait to see party pics...

Kim said...

This is my first time to comment...but I have stopped by many times. I had to tell you the little one on the counter taking bites of the strawberries was priceless and adorable! Sounds like a great party.

SouthernAccent said...

Can't wait to see pics - can't believe you stayed up all night!

Kim said...

Oh my... I love his little red stained face after taking a bite out of those strawberries & then putting them back... classic!

Michelle said...

Kim, I love reading your blog!!! I think your posts are so entertaining and I love hearing about your kids. Your kids are so adorable. I don't know how you stay sane with 4!! Em reminds me so much of my daughter. She just turned 1 in Feb and she is tiny also. She weighed 19 lbs at her one-year checkup. I had to comment after this post because I fell in love with the "Lily" picture. That is my daughter's name and its Beautiful!!! I am so glad someone told me about your website and I came across your blog. You have inspired me to do a better job with my blog. I am such a slacker about keeping it updated. Hope Hudson is feeling better and you have been able to get some sleep!!!