The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Reese's Comments

I know that every mom has to share things that their children do that are cute. Sometimes it is not as cute to others as it is to ourselves. It is just something we HAVE to do. That being said, Reese last night just cracked me up. He amazes me sometimes at the things that come out of that little 18 month old.

While I was cooking supper, he was looking out the window up into the sky. He said, "Mommy, see moon?" I said, "no bud, I don't see it." He then said as he was pointing out the window, "Mommy, it's right there.....right there.....riiiiiigggght there!"

As I was thinking how cute that was, he went in the den and turned the TV off for the 50 billionth time, and got his 50 billionth spanking for it.

Bathroom Mat

I have a confessions to make.
We have lived in our house for 3 and 1/2 years.
This past Saturday I went and bought a bathroom mat for in front of the tub in our bathroom. Up until this point we haven't had one. Isn't that sad. It isn't because we couldn't afford a bath mat. I think it is because that is something that is just not fun to buy. The girl that sits in the office with me said if she had known that, she would have went and bought me one. I don't have any excuses though. She asked if we just stepped out onto cold tile and I have to admit yes.
I will have to figure out what I need next. Watch out world!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Week in Review

All in all we had a good week. Whatever virus Reese had, passed to me, and then to both of my parents and now Brent has it. I guess Brooks has a great immune system because he hasn't gotten it yet. Brent is in the "coughing all night" stage right now. I was in that stage earlier in the week, and I even pulled a muscle in my neck on Wednesday from coughing. (How pathetic is that?!)
Wednesday we came home after church and watched the eclipse for awhile. I didn't get any good pictures of it, but it was fun nonetheless.

Friday night I went to a consignment sale, via a guest pass, thanks to my good friend Julie. I think as far as the sales go, I have finally gotten to the point where I don't find any good things anymore. They have some things for Brooks' age, and I did get a couple of items, but overall there is less and less cute things, the older he gets. I guess that is what it is going to be like at any store though. Boys clothes are just less interesting than girls clothes. (This is coming from a girl that grew up wearing dresses to school and bows in my hair.) And as far as Reese is concerned, there are lots of things in his size, but he can wear everything that used to fit Brooks. Luckily, he is hitting everything Brooks did in the correct season. Now don't get me wrong, I love consignment sales, and if you have little girls to shop for, it is a dream come true! Sometimes I am glad that I don't have to get in the mob of people looking through the girl stuff.

I don't know why I went into all that.

Saturday night I rented Pride and Prejudice, and I watched it for the first time. I LOVED IT! I never read the book and I believe that I need to go pick up a copy and start on it! It was a wonderful love story that, even though it was written over 200 years ago, all is still relevant today. Why am I typing all this? I dare say that everyone that reads this has either read the book, or watched the movie. I am just a little slow sometimes.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bath Time

I went to run the bath water for the boys tonight. I came back in the kitchen and got Reese out of his high-chair. He was covered in rice! So I got it off him, and put him down. Then I started to clean it out of the high chair, and within 30 seconds, Brooks says, "Oh no Mommy look!" I turned and looked through the den and into the bathroom, and there is Reese sitting fully clothed in the bathtub filling up with water! He was so proud.

Good Report

Reese is finally getting better from his cold. The doctor visit on Friday went well. The doctor said he didn't see anything wrong at this point. He also said that many children have double vision and that it clears up on it's own. He didn't say that Reese had that, but they would check him again in 6 months. All in all it was good. The only down side was that he, yet again, screamed as if we were lighting him on fire. I am sure the whole waiting room wondered what we were doing to him. I will be happy when he gets a little older and I can give him "the speach" before we go, and then, more than likely, punish him when he acts like that.

I have had "the crud" all weekend and it may be clearing up now. I think I caught whatever Reese had. Needless to say between he and I, there are medications lined up down the kitchen counter.

I got to go out to eat with my friends last night and really enjoyed it. We had a good time laughing and talking and just being together. We don't do it often enough.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Doctor's Visit Times TWO!

Well we went back to the doctor today with Reese. He had a rash on his nose that, as of today, has been there a week. I researched it online, and thought I knew what it was, and Dr. T confirmed that it is Impetigo. He said that it is a bacteria that can get into the slightest break in the skin, and it just causes an infection in that spot. On top of that, he has a cold too. (runny nose, coughing, sneezing, etc.) They did a flu test on him and it came back negative, so thank goodness for the small things. For the rash, we have one topical and one oral antibiotic to clear it up. We debated on whether to still go to the eye doc tomorrow, but after talking with my mother-in-law (nurse) we feel like he is not contagious anymore and he is ok. In fact, after all of this, he hasn't slowed down one bit. (still running, screaming, torturing his older brother, etc.)

It seems as if all of my friends have sick children right now, or just got over some kind of illness. Does it seem like this winter has been unusually bad for sickness?

I have to share my two "funnies" that the boys have said in the last few days.
1. Sunday night after church we were talking about what we were going to eat for supper. Brooks said, "Mommy can we go somewhere to eat that has food?" My response was, "Whenever we go somewhere to eat, there is always food there." (I know that he just wanted to go somewhere OUT to eat.)
2. Today when I was dropping off Reese's prescriptions at the drive up window of the pharmacy, the boys were unusually quiet. As we pulled away Reese said "I un fy......I un fys.....Mommy, I un fys." This took me a second and then I realized he thought we were at a drive through and he was saying "I want fries."

Monday, February 11, 2008

Doctor's visit

I took Reese for his 18 month check-up today. He weighed 23 lbs 2 oz. I am not really sure how tall he is because we decided what they wrote down was not right. No matter. He was really good while we were in the lobby, but when they called his name, we got up and walked half way back to the room and he stopped. He then started screaming. I guess he just then figured out where he was. To make matters worse, the nurse had lost her voice, so I had to read her lips to figure out what she was asking me, while Reese screamed in my ear. Oh well, all in all he did ok.

I asked the doctor about his eyesight. If Reese is trying to look at something far away, he often turns his head to the right, and looks out of the left side of his eyes. He looked at his eyes a little and then suggested we got to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at children’s hospital in B’ham. So we are going up there Friday afternoon for him to just check him out and see what he thinks. I am not too concerned about it. He may be just fine, and it just be his quirky little self. Otherwise, if he has to have glasses, then he will just have to have glasses. There are so many parents that have to deal with real medical issues with their children. God has blessed me with two healthy children, what more do I need!

The good thing is, when we get there it will take Reese a little while to figure out he is in a doctor’s office, and maybe that will spare our ears for a while. :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Good Week

Brent is back home now. Yeah! We had a good week. My mother and mother-in-law helped out with the boys, so it wasn't bad.
Brooks went with Pop to the Elmore County Airport for some kind of fun day. I can't wait until he gets back to tell me what he saw. Reese is napping right now. I may head that way too in a little bit.
I went to the My Kids Attic consignment sale this morning and got Brooks a couple of things. It is always funny to me to see the enormity of the whole thing. There are soooo many people there. Most are there to shop for girls clothing, so the boys side is usually not so crowded. It just makes me laugh because they have security there as well. I guess you could have some women start fighting over clothes, but I don't see that happening. They are probably there to catch shop-lifters. Needless to say, it is an adventure.
I hope you all have a good week.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I was getting Reese dressed this morning when I heard Brooks say from the bathroom, "Momma, do I have to tell the truth?" I said, "Yes." He then went into this long drawn out story about how he had just woken up and he wasn't doing something quite right (I am not going to type the specifics to spare him the counseling one day) and blah blah blah, and he got pee-pee all over the wall. Then he says, "but that is OK, because I told you the truth, right?"
After that, my day could only get better...

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Brent left tonight to go to a "leadership academy" conference thing, and won't be back until Friday. The funny part of the whole thing is that the conference is in Montgomery, yet he has to stay in a hotel. So, I guess if we had an emergency I could get him, but I don't think that getting the kids ready for the day would be considered an emergency. He always gets the boys ready in the morning since I go to work early and get off work early. That is just how we have always done it.
Anyway, I will be out of my element in the morning. I never can make Brooks' hair lay down as well as Brent does. Maybe it is a "guy thing"!