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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

more Hailee vs. Heidi













Hailee is on the left and Heidi is on the right. See they look totally different. Yes... I know they have blankets on their head. But, one thing I can agree with you on is that they are soooo stinkin' cute! I took Heidi's 9 month pictures today. I know she isn't 9 months old yet but, just a few more days. Can you believe it? I will update you on everything else later.


Praying for baby Stellan... Thank you Jesus for making him feel better. I pray that his heart will heal and be able to play really soon. Amen.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Prayerful Day

Yesterday and today all I can really think about is baby Stellan. All I want to do is think about him and pray for him. It is so crazy! I haven't met this baby, I haven't met the mom (MckMama), etc. but, all I feel is to just pray for Stellan. I know there are others out there that feel the same. I check the internet constantly waiting for an update on Stellan and when there isn't one all I want to do is pray. I know MckMama has so much going on and I don't expect her to update us but, I just want to know. Anyone feel the same? I have told God I don't know what to pray. I have been praying the same thing over and over and didn't know where to go from here. I got down on my knees earlier and the Holy Spirit spoke through me. It was like I instantly knew what to pray about and what to say. It was amazing!

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hailee vs. Heidi

People always say Hailee and Heidi look so much alike. I do think they do but, also think they don't at all... LOL! Here are some pictures of Hailee and Heidi.

Hailee a few days old. Heidi a few days old.













Hailee 4 months old. Heidi 3.5 months old.










Hailee 9 months old. Heidi 8.5 months old.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thankful

I forgot to add... I am so thankful for our 2 healthy babies. I have been reading and staying really close to http://www.mycharmingkids.net/ (Stellan's story). I have been praying for this little baby and their family. It just breaks my heart in so many pieces when I read about this precious baby. I wonder.. why is God letting pain come upon this precious sweet innocent baby? I don't even know this family or this baby but, I can't help but put myself in their position. How would I feel and react if it was one of my babies? Then I remember... God is with this baby. Stellan my not even feel any of this... God could be hold Stellan so tight that he can't feel anything but, the peace of God. I know God is using this precious little one to work through people, to trust in the Lord, or maybe just show God does exist and miracles do happen.

I read the updated posts and wonder... would I trust God if I was in MckMama's shoes? Then I remember a song... I will Praise you in this Storm...
I lift my eyes unto the Lord
Where will My help come from
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth...

I am praying for you little Stellan.

New Adventures

Usually I am not privileged enough to experience the things I got to experience today. Today, we were going to go and have lunch with daddy because, I needed to go over that way anyways to get some diaper laundry detergent. I thought... well heck... we will just make a day out of it. This morning I was pretty much ready and just had to get the kids ready for our day visiting daddy. Usually while I run around taking care of Heidi... Hailee usually does her own thing. Never any complaints... she always has just entertained herself :o). Well, today she did it a little to well.

So, as Heidi and I were in the bathroom taking in all the steam from the shower (we were doing this to help head congestion). Hailee was busy in her room doing whatever she does. We come out of the bathroom and I go into Hailee's room for some reason and she is crying. I was trying to figure out why she was crying. I told her she had to calm down and tell me what was wrong. Well, she finally got it out and she told me she put something up her nose. I was thinking.... Oh No... what now (and try not to laugh)... Now, I had to figure out what she put up her nose. I had to tell her to calm down again. She said she put jewelry up her nose. What? Why would you do that? I was kind of freaking out... okay now what? I called Bob asking him where the flash light was because I could not see it at all. I got the flash light and lite up her nose and I saw a little something so, I thought I need the tweezers. I ran and got the tweezers. Remember, Heidi is still awake. She is being so good and just hanging out on Hailee's bed. So, I come back with the tweezers and I get in position... and she starts freaking out. She was saying NO it is going to hurt (she sees me plucking my eyebrows with the tweezers). I told her it won't hurt (that didn't help at all). I told her if she doesn't let me do it then we will have to go to the hospital and the doctor will have to do it. Well, that really freaked her out. I said... do you want me to do it or do you want the doctor to do it and she said YYYooouuuu! So, she put her head back and I lite up her nose and... there was no way I was going to be able to get it out. Now I was really worried... as I was going to the phone to call Hailee's doctor... IT CAME TO ME! I needed to get Hailee to blow it out of her nostril. I told her to hold down the other side of her nose and then she had to blow really hard. Drum roll..... and it flew right out. I was SO relieved! We had a talk not to put anything up her nose, in her ears, or in her mouth (I stopped at those holes.. LOL!). Ans only medicine goes in her mouth, nose, and ears and only mommy or the doctor does it. And that was that...

Heidi took her nap and then we were on our way to the diaper store. As we were driving... just doing our thing... I look back and Hailee was taking her seat belt off. She had unsnapped the middle plastic piece that goes across the chest and she had pulled her arms out from under the straps. I was like... Hailee what are you doing... Get that seat belt back on right now! And she did. Hailee never does stuff like that. She is having a very odd day.

We left Bob's work after a good Chick-Fil-A lunch and as we came up to Brookshire Brothers I saw the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile. I was like AWESOME!!! I showed Hailee and I was all excited and she wasn't so much. We pulled into the store parking lot and we all got out and rushed Hailee over there just to get a picture of her in front of the Wiener mobile. She was CRYING! Why would she cry? She was in front of the coolest looking car. I made her stay over there and get a picture on my phone. Then it stated raining... I had to rush everyone to the car and get them in their seats. Well the picture didn't get saved and I didn't have it on my phone. I was bummed. When everyone got up from their nap I thought we would just head over there and see if the Wiener mobile was still there and sure enough it was. I was so happy! I talked to Hailee about it and she was okay with it. She was still a little weirded out by it but, I guess I would to if I saw a huge hot dog on wheels. LOL! That makes me laugh!! Wait let me get this out first... hahahahaha! Okay... how often do you get to get your picture with the Oscar Mayer Wiener car? It was so awesome... here is the picture we got...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Raining On Our Parade

Last night when we were leaving church I noticed Heidi had a little stuffy nose. I knew that tomorrow was going to be worse. I was preparing myself. I was thinking... okay, this will be a little cold like it was last time (2 weeks ago). She woke up like every 2 hours last night... not crying just whinning. This morning she woke up and she was not happy. Usually she wakes up and talks and rolls around and then I go in there and get her at 7:30. I went in there and got her out of her bed and layed her down to change her diaper and clothes.. she was not happy. I noticed as I was changing her she had a goopy watery eye (I was thinking... oh this is great). Then I noticed she was rubbing her snot in her eye... GROSS! But, I couldn't get a smile on her face. This is not normal Heidi. She drank 4 out of 6 oz. She wouldn't let me put her down. All she wanted was to be held. I was thinking... great how am I going to get Hailee ready for school. So, I called the doctor's office and got an appointment for 9:40 this morning. Heidi did tolerate the swing this morning and swung for like 10 minutes and that was enough and she started getting all worked up again. I picked her up and calmed her down. I decided to give her some Motrin because you could tell she felt really bad and she had a low grade fever. After that I sat her in her high chair to try to feed her her breakfast. She ate some puffs and started choking on them and then she got all worked again. Heidi is so sensitive today. I picked her up and got her apples and bananas all warmed up and tried to feed her while sitting in my lap. She wanted nothing to do with food. I was like whatever... I am not going to fight it. Then, were about to head out the door to take Hailee to school and I remembered I forgot to make her a lunch. Oh great... right? How was I going to do this when all Heidi wants to do is be held. I told Hailee I was going to need her to be a big girl and play with Heidi while I got her lunch ready really quick. She was like OK. I told her Heidi may cry but, I need you to keep playing with her. Hailee did... she sat there and played with her roaring or no roaring. That was great! Praise God!

We got in the car and there as more drama but, I am not going to get into that. I dropped Hailee off at school and Heidi and I were off to the doctor. We got there a little early and headed to the back within 5 minutes. We did have to wait a little bit in the the doctor's room but, it wasn't bad. It seemed like Heidi was feeling a little better. Doctor Clarke came in and examed Heidi and said everything looked and sounded great. Her eye did look a little red and he prescribed some drops.

We came home and she took an hour (or so) nap. That was good. She woke up and was a little crabby but, she drank her bottle and ate some lunch. She did play a bit but, that didn't last long. So, I thought maybe I will try to lay her down. And sure enough... she was tired and instantly feel asleep. But, she slept for like 30 minutes and was up talking to herself (getting fussy). I was thinking... great she pooped and yep that is what woke her up. UGH! We hung around the house for just a little bit and then I couldn't take it anymore and we went to pick up her prescription and to go pick up Hailee.

She is still fussy and not feeling like herself at all. It just took her over 30 minutes to fall asleep. I would go in her room and hold her for a bit and she would dooze off and when I tried to lay her down she would cry. I did that 2 times and finally that last time she cried but, went to sleep.

I feel like these are such little things compared to Stellan's story. Go to this website... http://www.mycharmingkids.net/. They need a lot of prayer right now. As I read Stellan's story I cried feeling so blessed to have 2 healthy babies. Thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Busy Greene Family

Last week was Spring Break in Katy and on Thursday we (Hailee, Heidi, Sarah (a friend), and I) went to Brenham and took some bluebonnet pictures. We haven't gotten much rain so, there weren't as many as there were last year but, they were still really pretty. After the bluebonnet pictures we went Downtown Brenham and ate lunch at a really good little resturant and had some yummy ice cream.



Friday, I went to Wal-Mart and got Heidi a swing. She loves to swing! Then, this weekend we continued working on the yard. Bob is determined to get the front and back yard grass to be as beautiful as possible. We planted more flowers around the mail box and in our flower pots.





Today, we headed to the Children's Museum downtown. We were so excited because they just did all this work to it and gave the museum a total face lift. The kids had so much fun! All Hailee could remember (from our last visit) was the face paint :o). Heidi had a good time with her friends too :o).


Tonight, Hailee had her Praise Parade at church (she is in this program called WAM at church on Wednesdays and they had a program called Praise Parade). All the kids got up on the stage in there red shirts and these cute hats. They looked so cute! Hailee stood there staring at us while everyone else was singing. It was priceless!!!!!




Hailee painted a bird house and we put it in a tree. I was thinking a squirrel might come and eat all the food but, I thought we would just wait and see. It took a couple of days but, here he is...







Saturday, March 14, 2009

Waiting on the Lord...

I have really been trying to be very prayful and obedient to God. I am learning to have patience and wait for the Lord. Everything is in His timing. It drives me CRAZY that I can't just jump on things and make it happen on my own time.

I am learning to hold my tongue. Even though it doesn't happen all the time.... I recognize when I should have held my tongue and I didn't. And then I think of a verse that says One who holds their tongue is wise and one who vomits words out is ignorant (I can't remember word for word but, you get the point). I need to hold my tongue and wait on the Lord to answer or work in my heart.

I am learning to have patience with my children. That they are not perfect. God made them with flause and it doesn't help when I am being hard on them and expecting so much out of them (such as a 4 year old). I am realizing a 4 year old is a 4 year old and nothing is going to change that and I shouldn't want to change that. I need to wait on the Lord to change me.

I am realizing the Lord is hearing my prayers. He is giving me peace on things I have been praying about and wondering what to do. I have found that those questions and issues are not weighing on my heart like they were. He is telling me to have peace with it but, to just continue to pray. Other things that are still on my mind maybe have been answered but, I am not totally convinced and continue to pursue it until I know for sure. I need to just be patient and wait on the Lord. No rush... just wait on the Lord God Almighty.

To My Houston People



Hey Everyone that lives in Houston! If you are ready to start gardening or ready to get your front yard beautiful with a beautiful pot. Houston Plant and Garden World (between Westgreen and Fry Rd.) have all there pots $20 or less. I mean all there huge pots are $20! I got a pot today that is normally $70 for $20. Great Deal!!!! Here are a few pictures....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

8 Months Old

Heidi is 8 months old! Gosh I can't believe it. I know I say this every month but, I really can't. She is doing all kinds of fun new things... I just can't think of them all. She is still just rolling over one way (from her back to stomach) and having issues rolling back to her back. But, she will get it :o). She is holding herself up really well when she is on her stomach and she isn't crying instantly when she gets on her stomach. I think she is enjoying it more now. She does a 360 degree turn on her stomach so, I know whe will be crawling really soon. We will be investing in gates when she does start crawling :o). YAY for us (not)!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sorry it has been so long

Hello everyone! I am sorry it has taken me so long to blog but, I am here now. Well some what... more on that later...

Hailee has been wanting to make a bird house for FOREVER (she has been talking about is for months)! Bob just hasn't had the time to sit down and make one so, I told him Hobby Lobby had some cute little bird houses. Hailee and I went on Friday and bought a bird house and some paint (to make it beautiful). I told Hailee we had to wait until daddy got home to paint. Bob got home early that night and we painted the bird house most beautiful.

We had to let it dry over night. Let me tell you... that caused drama (tears). It didn't matter how many times I told Hailee it had to dry first before the birds could and would eat out of the house (or gazebo). I call the bird house and bird pavilion. Doesn't it look like a gazebo? The next morning Bob and Hailee put it up in the tree so, all the birds could eat. We will see if the squirrels get to it first or not.

Today after Heidi's first nap we headed to the Houston Rodeo. It was a fun day! we went and looked around at all the animals. There were tons of people there and there were lots of lines (which I hate waiting for things). They had all the show animals out so, we walked around and looked at pigs, sheep, cows (we almost got ran over by one spunky heifer) and chickens. Hailee wasn't so sure of those stinky cute pigs so, Bob had to be in the picture too. They have place where you can sit and watch baby chicks being born (it is so cool). I think that might be one of my favorite things at the rodeo. Then we walked around and did our shopping. Hailee found a cowgirl hat that she liked so, we bought her one. Isn't it cute. After we bought her the cowgirl hat... we were leaving the store and Hailee says... There is Jack. And we are like huh... where? I look around and see Jack's mom's head and I yell Valerie. She turns around and we walk up there and chat for a bit. Valerie (she is one of my good friends) had her 2 little boys dressed all in their cowboy attire. They were so stinkin' cute! Then we were off to continue our shopping. After Hailee saw Jack and his lasso (is that spelled right?) she had to have one. So, we bought her a $3 lasso. I made her happy :o). That is all worth it when you see that smile. Here is a picture of her lassoing.

Heidi was so good today. What a good baby she is! She just goes with the flow. I love it! Here is a cute picture of her. We found this little cowgirl hat and just put it on her head to get this quick picture. She loves to be just like her sister.

As we were walking around we came across some John Deere's and I had to get a picture of them together on it. But, of course I couldn't get both of them to look at the camera and smile at the same time. Oh well... it is still cute :o).

It was getting about dinner time for Heidi so we went outside where they had all the food and Hailee got Dippin' Dots, Bob got a funnel cake, and I got a tall frozen acholic drink. Ummm... it was yummy! It had wine in it instead of tequila so, it was nice and sweet. To make a long story short I got a little to tipsy. I needed it though.. I needed to just relax and let loose. I was a good night.

One more thing... we got this mineral salt light thing and it is supposed to help the dust, allergies, energy in your house. So, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Here are a few more pictures taken at the rodeo...