Monday, December 20, 2010
After church yesterday morning we (Andrew's parents, his sister, nephew, my two sisters and us) all went out for lunch. I was near the front and Andrew headed up the rear. As soon as we got our table I made a dash for the bathroom. Can't hold it very long now with a 7 month growing baby in the belly :)
I came back to the table and noticed everyone was sitting down except for JaneClaire and my sister Charity. I asked where they were and Andrew replied that they had gone to the bathroom. Next thing I knew Charity was back, but no JC. Fear like none other hit me. "WHERE is JaneClaire??" Charity said she wasn't with her...never had been. No one had seen her. I jumped up along with Andrew and his parents and started running around looking for her. My legs felt like jello. I can remember feeling like I was in slow motion, a dreamy feeling, all the noises around me were muffled. I wanted to cry and scream. I yelled for her. I could see people eating everywhere and no one seemed to pay attention. I looked for any sign of blond hair or a red gingerbread dress. After what seemed like hours I turned around and saw Rocky, Andrew's Dad, walking in from outside. He had my baby!! I ran to her and hugged her, kissed her and cried. She was crying, her nose was bleeding (I assume from being so upset)...her face told me that she had been crying for some time. Her little nose was bright red and her face and eyes were puffy. She was still wearing her coat. I asked her where she was. "I was outside sitting on the curb crying for you!!" She had never come in the restaurant with us. When we were all coming in she said that she stopped "to pick cattails". Andrew said when he and his Dad went outside they could hear her screaming for us. She told me she was sorry. So was I. How could I have let this happen? I have never misplaced my babies! I didn't want her out of my sight. After we had settled down, I took JC through the buffet line for her food. She held my arm as we walked together. "Mom, did you hear my praying?" "No, what were you praying about?" "I said, Dear God, Thank you for this day. Please help me find my Mommy and Daddy."
I cried again and kissed her. Thank you God for keeping her safe!!
Later last night as we were snuggled on the couch watching TV I asked her what she did when she noticed we were all gone. "I sat on the curb and started crying. I yelled for you but I knew to stay in one place. I was scared I would get hit by a car. People even saw me and they just stared and walked by me!!"
At pm service last night, I talked with some friends about what happened. Much to my surprise each Mom had a similar story..."I lost mine at Disney World" "I lost her at the mall" "She was missing at the bowling alley"....
JC fell asleep early last night. As I watched her, I prayed... thanking God again for keeping her safe and bringing her back to me. Anything could have happened and I had to force myself from thinking about it. I have experienced a fear greater than I could have imagined. She was only gone for a few minutes...but those minutes seemed like eternity.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
JC - Here you go little buddy.
Me - JaneClaire, that was so sweet of you to get brother's cup for him, thank you!
JC - And I even got him a pop-tart out of the garbage can this morning when he was hungry!
Me - What did you learn in Bible class yesterday?
Silas - God made animals, the moon, stars and gingerbread houses.
JC - Mom, the computer games are not working!!
Me - Hmm. Oh the computer screen is frozen
JC - *reaches up and touches the screen* "Mom, it's not frozen, it's not even cold!!"
JaneClaire and Silas' Poppy and Mimi bought them an early Christmas present...The Elf on the Shelf (go here if you are not familiar with it. http://www.elfontheshelf.com/home.php )
Our Elf - who JC named Twirly Whirly, appeared on Dec 1st while JC was cleaning her room. She came into the living room and he was sitting on the entertainment center. Her eyes were huge and she asked how he got there. We told her we didn't see anything and she gasped and said "it's magic!". She was extra, extra kind that night. She even picked up Silas' toys for him. At bedtime she told everyone to keep quiet and whisper because Twirly Whirly would tell Santa if anyone was loud. The next morning she woke up while I was taking a shower and said she was going to check out the living room for a minute. She came back and said "You won't believe this!! TW is on the lamp looking at me!!" haha it was hilarious. She had to show me...when I went out to look I made the statement that TW was sooo silly. She said "Mom, he isn't silly, I love that little elf! She went over and said “Twirly Whirly you aren't silly. I love your big blue eyes!!" She's been talking non-stop about him. Silas on the other hand hasn't paid much attention to him. Twirly Whirly has been moving from place to place every morning...he's been in the Christmas tree, in the stockings, hanging on the door knob, hanging on the advent calendar, sitting in the hurricane globe on the mantel. That little elf sure gets around!!
This past week has been very tiring for me. Silas started running a fever on Wednesday night after church and lasted until Saturday morning. I am already having problems falling asleep and staying asleep due to a growing Rossin in my belly. Silas has been keeping me up all hours of the night tossing, crying and burning up. I swear I've gotten about 5 hours of sleep total the last week. It's miserable and needless to say, Mom here has been a little on the grumpy side. My patience has been wearing thin and I knew it when...
after about the nine hundredth time of hearing "Mom, Mom, Mommy, I need this, help, Mommy, Momma, would you do this, I'm hungry, please, Mommy, I'm thirsty, I want this, I want you, hold me, Mommmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyy, Silas hit me with his purse, Mommmm!
I came into the bedroom and plopped myself on the bed and shouted. "That's it! I'm changing my name!!" - at the same time thinking "Now I know what my mom meant all those times she threatened to change her name." Mom, I love you. Thank you for not changing your name even though you probably needed it. And I now know EXACTLY what you mean!!
JC heard me and came running. "Mommy, please don't change your name! I don't want another Mommy and I love your name. I don't know what I would call you if you weren't Mommy! Maybe I would call you Candy? But I don't like Candy, I like you as Mommy!"
And I'm back to being Mommy.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We arrived around 11:30 to help with any last minute cooking. I brought my deviled eggs, green bean casserole and white chocolate, cranberry cookies (which were amazing I must say!). Most of the food was already cooked but I did help warm up a few things they had prepared the night before. There were sooo many yummy foods to choose from...turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, corn, pinto beans, pineapple casserole, mashed potatoes, pinto beans...
and then the desserts...coconut cake, pecan tassies, chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake pie.
This year before we blessed the food and ate my Mom asked everyone to go around and list something they were thankful for. My Mom started and of course broke down and cried some...poor Mom can't get through anything without crying now days. I'm sure I will be like that when I hit her age (love you Mom!). Most everyone said they were thankful for family, health, our homes, our salvation...and so on. But when we got to little Silas he had something else in mind. "Silas, what are you thankful for?" With his little head down and arms folded he looked up a little and in a tiny voice said, "I thankful for flowers and Kindergarten!" It was hilarious and of course no one had a straight face. I'm not sure where Kindergarten came from...totally threw me for a loop. I thought it was too cute and I plan on making it a tradition to asks my kids every year what they are thankful for.
Back to the food. I have been looking forward to pigging out on Turkey Day for quite a while now. The last few months of pregnancy have brought on the cravings...and those cravings have been Thanksgiving type foods (turkey, casseroles...etc) and party foods (like they serve at Christmas functions...dips and finger foods). I was ready to dive in! I got me a nice big plate loaded with food. I thought "this will be my first trip...I'll be back later". I sat down and started chowing. Sooooo good I must say. Sadly after about half the food was gone my stomach was full and I couldn't even finish my plate. Thanks Baby Rossin for taking up so much room that I could not enjoy a delicious, WHOLE plate of food. I've been looking to it for so long....what a let down :) haha. And I must mention I didn't even have room for dessert. And I always have room for some kind of chocolate. I did manage to eat some leftovers that night and the next day. I love holiday leftovers.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you did too!!
And next is my favorite time of the year....Christmas!!! I have finished all my shopping (whoopee!), our tree is going up tonight, planning on sending Christmas cards out later this week and the Lamica calendar is already filling up with Christmas parties and Holiday functions. So exciting!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
"Not fool, pool" - Silas has issues with his Ps
This went on for quite a while. I just smiled and listened.
"That's very good little buddy! A chimpanee is kind of like a gorilla and a monkey."
"Ohhh. That was easy"
:) I could listen to their little conversations all day. Never fails to entertain me.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I bought the new baby a cradle this week. I find something like this in it almost every morning :)
JC asked me to wrap her up "like when you have a tiny baby and you wrap them tight in a blanket". Silas of course had to join in. He changed his mind quickly.
"Mommy, I picked this for you cause I know that the new baby is making you sick and I want you to feel better" - I want another one just like her :)
He was trying to get the last drop :)
Silas was helping me tag clothes for the kids sale. I thought he looked like a little hobo living in his box. haha. The hat was from last year and as you can tell his head is still growing. That boy has a big head!! And yes, I promise I dress my kids. Silas is going through this stage where he loves to be naked. It drives me crazy!
JC was at her soccer game and was sitting, waiting for the coach to put her in. I looked down to see her casually putting on my lipstick. She is such a girly girl! :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
"Mommy I want a shake from Drama Queen! You remember you took me there a few days ago?" "Ummm do you mean Dairy Queen?" "Yeah, Drama Queen! I love that place!"
"Silas, come here and give me a kiss" "No, I gumpy!" (Grumpy :))
"Mommy, I tell secret"...Silas leans over and sticks his wet mouth to my ear and whispers "secret".
JC picked up a sucker stick and put it in her mouth. "Mom, is this one of those smoking things?"
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Our newest addition due March 14th.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
S - Cookies?
Me - No cookies. Did you eat?
S - Ice cream?
Me - No ice cream. Did you eat?
S - Cake?
Me - No cake. Silas Andrew, did you eat your peanut butter sandwich?
S - No!
Me - Why not?
S - Cuz!
Me - Cause why?
S - Ice cream....yummy!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Me: Silas, are you ready to have your hair cut?
JC: Guess who died?
JC: DeeDee (her imaginary friend). She's in Heaven.
Me: Oh really? How sad. What happened?
JC: She ate a turtle and it had germs on it. I told her it would make her sick. She didn't believe me.
JC: Silas, what does a chicken nugget say?
Silas: Bock Bock!
JC: That's right little boy! You are so smart!!
JC: I want to be a firefighter, a dentist girl, a doctor and an ice cream girl!!
Me: Awesome! You are going to be a lot of things.
JC: Yeah, and I'll give you and everyone free ice cream. Then at night I'll be Sleeping Beauty!
Silas comes running to me with a clear cup. "Wommmm!" "Pillar!!!" giggle....giggle.
He found a little worm and dropped it into the cup. He grabbed it out and it started wiggling around. He screamed, dropped the worm, jumped back and said "I not ike it!!" "Bye Bye wom, See you!"
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
JC - "Mom, can you hand me my cell phone please?"
Me - "Here you go" - passing a pretend cell phone to her hand
JC - "Hello, Santa Claus? Hi, this is JaneClaire. You can please remove Silas from the naughty list. Ok? Thank you!"
JC then looks at Silas and said "See what I did for you little boy? I took your name from the naughty list and you will now get presents."
I'll take days like this over a paycheck any day!
Friday, April 30, 2010
My friend Kristin snapped these. JC was kissing me all over and making me laugh. She is such a goofy girl.
The best part about the show was meeting the cast and getting autographs afterward! JaneClaire was so excited I thought she might explode :)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Guess where we went for breakfast? Cracker Barrel! That Andrew, he sure knows how to treat a lady...this lady right here! I got my favorite, blueberry pancakes. Yummo. After we ate and shopped around in the store we headed back out. Andrew drove us to the Botanical Gardens. They are having Treemendous Treehouses right now. The Garden has turned many of the big trees into different kinds of treehouses for the kids to climb and explore. Did I mention it was an absolutely gorgeous day that day? Sunny, breezy and warm. Perfect weather for a perfect outside day.
I see JC poking out of a flower.
JC standing in the birds nest
I will never understand JC's fascination with rocks.
I love this face! Silas got splashed with water.
Silas and I playing in the fountain.
JC looking down at us. I don't know if this is the one that she got stuck in, but Andrew had to rescue her from one of the treehouses. What a good Daddy!
Is that a handsome boy or what?
The monkey was telling us that the next Treehouse was up ahead. JC thought he was telling everyone he was 1 :)
Sliding out of one of the houses.
Now it's Si's turn!
This was our favorite. It's was the "Wizard of Oz Treehouse" And no, not because I'm a fan of the movie. But....
Because of this!! Isn't that hilarious? And it did cross my mind about sneaking those shoes off and taking them home with me ;) I love anything red and sparkly!
They even had the monkeys and the Yellow Brick Road.
Taking a break to enjoy the sunshine and swing. Silas would not swing by himself. Notice the death grip on my shirt?
JC's hair was a mess. I was anxious to get home and comb through that hair :) I think she had lost her bow by then too.
The Botanical Gardens also had a turtle and canary exhibit during the time we visited. These turtles were so cute. They were sunbathing and didn't move from their position the entire time we stayed and watched them. And we seriously stayed for about 30 minutes.
I wish I had pictures of the canary cage. We parked Silas' stroller up next to the cage and he squealed and giggled the whole time at the "birrrs". It was so cute. During this time JC asked me if she could poke her fingers inside the cage and pet the birds. I told her no, the birds may bite. She then replied with "Well if they do I'll just cut their little heads off with scissors!". Again shaking that blond head back and forth. Where does she get this stuff? I told her "No Ma'am we will not!" She then got a talking to from her Daddy about being nice to animals and never using scissors to cut anything but paper. And that goes for hair too Miss JaneClaire Elise :)
We had a great day all thanks to a wonderful Daddy! We sure are blessed.
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