Monday, September 21, 2009

Throw up, glass shards, and the joys of motherhood

The last twelve hours have been....exciting to say the least. As I was putting Sadie back to bed for the fourth time at 2:00 in the morning(she must be teething!), I hear Marriner coughing. I wasn't going to check on him because as many of you know, nightly checks most of the time turnout ......uneventful. Well I decided to check on him just to make sure. He had thrown up all over himself and his bed. He was all smiles as he was covered in last nights meal. He was pretty excited when I told him he could take a bath. As he was bathing, I put all of the puke covered items in a large garbage bag and tied it tight so I could take care of it in the morning. After I changed his sheets, Cloroxed everything, I put him back to bed. Sadie only woke up two more times!! Well, this morning we got Chase to school, and then I decided to clean the mess in the garbage bag. (Can you imagine the smell....I hope not.) I needed to put Sadie in Chase's room and shut the door so she wouldn't fall down the stairs while I cleaned. I get it cleaned up and put everything in the wash, feed Sadie breakfast, and as I'm taking her up the stairs to get her dressed, I bumped a picture on the wall and it tumbles down the stairs and shatters everywhere. Luckily the picture didn't rip but the frame and glass are everywhere. Sadie gets put back in Chase's room. As I'm cleaning up glass shards, my foot gets cut so I've got blood to clean up too! Meanwhile, Sadie is crying, so once I'm done I head up to finish getting her dressed. As I'm doing her hair I hear Marriner throwing up on the stairs and the tile. I put Sadie back in Chase's room and she definitely is not happy about it. Marriner is crying and the puke is just where the shards of glass were just minutes before. I'm just glad I didn't have to clean up puke covered glass. I was having a great time if you could imagine. I'm now on the ground cleaning up breakfast throw up. Marriner gets to take yet another bath. I finally get Sadie and Marriner dressed(again) and it's time to pick up Chase from school. Let's just hope in three hours time Chase got more accomplished than we did here at home! The joys of motherhood are sometimes overshadowed by the smell of throw-up. . .but they definitely are still there :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

A tribute to our mom

As sisters, we have always wanted to dance together. We never really had the opportunity to do it because Devanee wasn't old enough yet. Nicole was going to be in town so we decided this was our chance. Nicole choreographed the was amazing. We dedicated the dance to our mother. We kept it a secret from my mom and surprised her. She cried so it was success! Natalie was a champ being 7 months pregnant. She pretty much did everything, I'm so glad that she was still able to do it.

There were parts in the dance that were very symbolic. As you can see, it looks like we are praying. Just as many prayers were given on our behalf from our mom. There was a part where it looked like we were cradling a baby in our arms just as she cradled us in her arms. Nicole did an amazing job at doing what couldn't be said with words. I'm going to try to put the song we danced to on my blog so you can get a feel for it.

Todd filmed it so maybe we can get it on to the computer. It was definitely a spiritual experience.