Sunday, May 24, 2009

Way too long

It has been way to long since I have done a post. It isn't that I don't have anything to blog about because believe me when you have 5 kids there are plenty things that are blog worthy. I have at least kept up on my book so that is nice to know. Between the 4 baseball games a week, starting our new house (yippie), seeing family, saving our turtle, pushing Kooper in the swing ALL day, watching Kali try to walk (yes walk), laundry, cleaning, end of school programs, making 2 quilts, remodeling my parents bathrooms and so many other things that I can't think straight I just haven't had time to get on the computer. I know that if I do sit down at the computer I will check out all the blogs that I so love to read and then I won't even getting around to a post of my own. I still have been trying to check in on everyone, and even though I don't leave a comment I do love to see what you are all up to. Hopefully things will slow down soon but I actually don't see that happening for sometime. Did I mention we started out house!!! HUGE SMILE on my face right now!

This last week was a rough week but ended great and we have so much to be thankful for. First of all my WHOLE family was in town. Daniel and Chelsee blessed their sweet baby Layne and so everyone made the trip for it. My brother Daniel gave Layne and amazing blessing and I just love the feeling when a baby is being blessed. She is so sweet and I was dying to see her. I haven't seen everyone in...way to long so it was so much fun to see everyone. I just loved it! Amanda brought Kason's friend, Kyle from Vegas for the weekend and they had so much fun seeing each other. It is funny how they act like they just saw each other yesterday and they didn't even skip a beat. Good little buddies they are. We sure enjoyed having him.

Kali started feeling yucky last weekend. By Monday she was really not doing too good so I took her to the Dr. I honestly thought she probably had an ear infection or something that was just not making her feel good. She ended up being admitted to the hospital. We got there Monday and were released Wednesday. She was super lethargic and had absolutely NO energy. Was was really dehydrated. She was throwing up and had diarrhea really bad. The Dr. said he had never seen a baby so weak. She couldn't even lift her head up off the pillow. She couldn't even put up a fight when they put the IV in her teeny tiny little hand. She just looked at me and said Ma ma ma ma! So sad. They thought she would only need to be in there for 24 hrs. to get hydrated. She ended up having to stay for over 48 hrs. She just layed on me and slept for a good 23 hours a day for 3 days. They ran the IV and antibiotics and that got her feeling better by the time we left. I went crazy sitting in the hospital all day. But there was nowhere else I would have rather been. She is such a sweet little baby. She had all the nurses just loving her. I couldn't have done it without the help of my family. What lifesavers they are. My Mom kept all my laundry up and when there are so many of us that is alot of laundry. It is so nice not to worry about my kids because I knew they were in great hands. Mom, Dad, Shana, Sandy and Roger, I love you! Thanks for all your help! We are so happy that Kali is feeling more like herself. She is such a tough little thing. I snapped a few pictures with my cell phone of her in the hospital.

To top off our weekend Kenzi, Mom, Kali and I went to Phx. I wouldn't have gone (believe me I thought about not going)but Kenzi and I had tickets to Taylor Swift and she had been waiting for this concert for 3 months. We bought our tickets that long ago and she was so excited about having a girls weekend. So we went! I don't know what my favorite part of the night was so here is a list of things that Kenzi did that just stole my heart.
  1. waking up at 5 am that morning with pure excitement
  2. saying this is going to be the best night of my life a million times
  3. looking in every store in the mall for the perfect dress to wear to the concert
  4. getting her paper and pen ready for an autograph from Taylor
  5. watching her get ready
  6. putting lip gloss and blush on
  7. watching her twirl in her dress
  8. paint her fingers and toes
  9. tell me she had butterflies in her tummy
  10. fix her hair just perfect
  11. practice singing loud like we were at the concert
  12. fall asleep on the way to the concert
  13. wake up ready to have a good time
  14. run into the concert as fast as her feet would the rain
  15. tell me "hurry hurry Mom"
  16. scream with excitement (she just doesn't do that, she is so quiet)
  17. smile as big as her lips will smile
  18. dance dance dance
  19. sing every word and twirl her glow stick
  20. scream this is the best night ever
  21. tell me I am the best Mom ever
  22. tell me she missed Kooper
  23. fall asleep just before the concert was over (her eyes just needed a little rest)

2 tickets to Taylor Swift $100

+ 1 Taylor Swift shirt $25

+ 1 glow stick $5 +

1 cotton candy $5

+ 1 orange crush $5.75

+ time with Kenzi= PRICELESS

(she did her own make-up)

What a way to end a crazy week. Kenzi and I had a wonderful time and we are definitely going to go every year. I don't think I have honestly ever seen her so happy! She was one happy little girl. I loved every minute of it. Best of all Kali slept for my Mom the whole time we were there. I was worried because she had been so sick and clingy all week.


Carol said...

oh your poor little baby! can't believe she was in the hospital. That's so sad but glad she is on the mend.

What a fun night with Kenzi, Samantha would die to go to that concert!

Glad you are doing well (crazy) but well! congrats on the house, can't wait to hear more about that.

Amanda said...

Yes it has been to long. Poor little Kali she broke my heart. I'm so glad she is feeling better. The pictures are SO sad. It mad me wanna cry. Kenzi looks so beautiful in her dress and her makeup looks oh so cute. Glad you guys had fun. I hope I get to go next year. :)

Chelsee said...

I am tired just reading this! You really are super mom...I am serious! I am glad kenzi had a good time, Cam misses her SOOOO bad.

Kirsten said...

You just cannot neglect your blog like that!! JK. I am so sorry to hear about Kali. It is so sad to see them sick like that.

How fun for you and Kenzi! My girls would die to go to that concert. You are so lucky!

Tiffany said...

You poor thing! Your family has been through a lot lately, but your such a good mom and a strong person, I am not the least bit surprised you kept it all together! I'm so glad you and Kenzi had fun and you got to spend time with your family, and I even got to see you for a little while before the concert! Yay! Well love ya, and good luck with building your house! So excited for you!

Jason & Claire said...

Those hospital pictures broke my heart. I'm so glad she's doing better. The whole story of how excited Kenzi was for the concert is SO sweet. What a memory for both of you;)

Dawn said...

wow, you have been so busy! Is this what I have to look forward to with kids?? Yikes. Too late to turn back now! We learned today, it's a GIRL! I am very excited! I get to do pink one more time!!

Nikki said...

You have had a lot going on. I feel the same way :) The concert was awesome!

Doralee said...

I'm so sorry that your baby has been sick. She looks beautiful even not feeling well. Love the picture of her sucking her fingers! Looks like you and Kensie had a great Mommy-daughter date. She'll remember that forever!

Mandy said...

Glad that week is over for ya, no fun! You have lots to look forward to! And the concert was way fun! Too bad we couldn't have sat together. We'll plan better next time!

Valerie and Cameron Sparks said...

Hey, how are you doing? I saw you on Misty's blog. It looks like you and Luke are doing so good. It has been way too long since I saw you last. We are in Oregon right now, we have been here for 2 years. Your poor little one, there is nothing worse as a mom than having a child suffer and there little you can do. Sounds like you had a great time with your older daughter though. AHHHHHH, the ups and downs of being a mom. Your kids are so cute!!! I love your family pics too. I'll have to put you on our blog so I can see what you are up too. It is so good to see how you are doing. Check in sometime, I would love to hear from you. Val

Sunee said...

Linde leigh- I'm sooo sorry about Kali. So scary. Kenzi is so cute! What an awesome thing to do w/ her. Sorry I don't know how to dial out. I love you and miss you guys like crazy.

Jodi said...

i have so been wondering about you. Glad to get caught up. I so understand because I am having the same problem keeping up with posting. I am sorry you had to see you baby sick like that. I'm glad she's better. i love the way you posted your priceless moment with Kenzi. I'm so excited for you on your new house. Is your Dad doing it?

Heather said...

I missed your birthday :( Hope you had a good one. Now you're old like all the rest of us :)
I miss you. I need your address. I'm gonna call you this week.