Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Best Mama in the whole world!

It's my Mom's birthday today! It would take more than a blog post to tell you what a wonderful Mom she is. I've never met anyone more kind, loving, give-the-shirt-off-her-back, hard-working, sweet, best Mom, wife and Mimi! Happy Birthday *best mama in the world* Mom!

We had something very scary happen in our family Sunday night. My Dad couldn't stop vomitting up blood, so he went to the ER. They transferred him to East Cooper to see a GI specialist and he's been in ICU ever since. If you know my Dad, he has a lot of health issues, a nerve disease in his foot that causes him extreme chronic pain. We thought it may have something to do with that or his pain meds he's been taking for 25 years (because of his disease). Thank God it was not that, instead it was an ulcer, which they did the procedure to help it close up and he will hopefully move out of ICU tomorrow. Anyways, ICU has horrible visiting hours, so at least my Mom was able to come to our house for a birthday dinner, while my Dad got some good rest! Please pray for my Dad's continued healing and strength and Dr's wisdom to help that thing go away (although my Dad is fond of the little guy and named him Ralph).
Ummmmm, I've been making my cousin's slammin' ice cream pie for YEARS and it comes out *almost* perfect. I try to make a fat free version for my Mom and it looks like I let Quinn & Judah play in there for an hour with pink & white everywhere and put a few strawberries and blueberries in it! Sorry Mom. BUR BURRRRRR. (it was good tho! I mean, how could ice cream, fresh berries, graham cracker crust and whipped cream not be good)
Mimi teaching Judah how to skate! She is so patient. I told Judah to go and practise until he can do the hamill camel! Ha ha ha. Is that even possible in spider man skates?
Look at my brown eyed babe. He's got G's beautiful honey colored brown eyes. Lately he's been saying "I have blue eyes" and I say, no babe, you have beautiful brown eyes like your Daddy and he says in a very serious tone "I NEED orange eyes!"
As a parent, I'm sure there are a lot of things that SEEMED like a good idea when you bought the item-come to find out- they are super impractical (like the dry clean only baby clothes- I mean, whoever thought that was a good idea NEVER had a baby). Anyways,  if I EVER see something at a garage sale, goodwill, once upon a child that is Steelers, I pick it up-cause full priced is too much and because the team is so far away (geographically) you don't normally see it second hand. So of course I bought this Steelers onesie without thinking it thru. It has the steelers emblem, and a football on the bum (so if you wear pants with it, none of the cute steelers stuff shows). But it's a size 2T! I would totally put a baby in a onesie (only), if they were itty bitty, but a toddler?  I mean, WHO lets their kid wear a onesie (only) when they're over a year and a half old.  So, this lazy afternoon after playing in the pool, he got to wear the onesie. If I took him to the store-even in north chuck, everyone would look at me like - where is that kid's pants! Onesie- Fail.
Judah's in this stage of hiding. He wants to hide at the foot of his bed constantly. Sheesh. I remember those days, my two sisters and I would shove ourselves in a sleeping bag! I always needed to be first in everything - I know one of my bad character traits, esp as a kid- so I'd crawl in first. I think that's where my severe claustorphobia probably came from. Kids, what were we thinking?
Letting your kids play naked in the backyard pool: ghetto, red neck, or cute & old skool (c'mon we used to do it)?
Leaving this as a last note. It looks like Quinny got the Bob Sherman trait of opening your mouth while concentrating on a physical project. The wider the mouth is open, the better chance you'll suceed with what you're doing!


Made For You By Mrs Woo said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs S! Get well soons to Mr S!
Judah does have some "melt my heart" beautiful brown eyes! And um....when did Quinn go from baby to big boy?! It's crazy how quickly kids change!

Home school Mom said...

That ice cream cake looks amaaaaazing! YUMMY! You'll have to put that recipe on here for your peeps! :))

We had such a fun time with Jackie/Russ and girls. What a sweet family. We have been friends since we were babies and we've always stayed in touch. I think she's my longest lifetime friend. :)

We talked about you guys some.....and your sweet, sweet family! Sounds like you are a pretty amazing mama!!

Betsy @
A Day In The Life....

Home school Mom said...

LOL...Nice idea with the hidden gun, Courtney. I never thought of that, but maybe that's because I'm not a true gangsta! :D I'll sure keep it in mind though!
Yes! We are moving back to the great up north! We're very excited about it. My family is from up there and I grew up there. We really miss the lakes, woods, hills, skiing, etc., etc. We just thought it would be fun to raise the kids up there, because we're both from up there. There's just so much to do and such pretty nature! We'll be back to being 'country bumpkins' again! hee! :D
Have a good weekend!!