Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom!

April 13th would have been my mom's 53rd birthday.  The day didn't start out so well.  I knew it would be a tough day but didn't think that it would start out with a car accident.  Grady and I were in a little car accident yesterday morning at 7:30 am on the way to Grady's babysitter; a young kid ran a stop sign and I tried to stop but was unable to and I ended up hitting him.  Grady was strapped in and not hurt at all I had my seat belt on and have some whiplash but it could have been a lot worse.  So the wreck set off my emotions for the day.  I really think that my mom was our guardian angel yesterday because it would have been worse.
My dad came to pick up Grady after the accident and took him to daycare while I finished up with the cop.  I ended up going to the Dr. shortly after because my back, neck, and hip were very sore so I wanted to get on top of the pain.  I got a shot and some muscle relaxers to take.  I headed back to work but ended up thinking about my mom all day and how much I miss her.  I wish she was here so I could talk with her.  There is no one better to have conversations with than your mother.  No one will ever take her place and somedays are just really hard.
We all got together last night and grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and mushrooms, and drank margaritas in honor of my mom.  We sang her Happy Birthday and told stories about her and talked about how much we miss her.   We will head to Buckeye this weekend to decorate the graves for my mom birthday, grandma's birthday, grandpa's birthday and mother's day.  

It was a tough day and I'm glad it's over and I'm glad Grady and I are okay.  I glad we were all able to get together and celebrate my mom's birthday.  It was hard not having her around and to celebrate without her.

I love you and miss you so much mom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Prom 2016

This last weekend was Scooter's Senior Prom.  It's still hard for me to believe that he is a senior and we are preparing for his graduation.  It's emotionally to me not only because my mom isn't here but because I helped raise my brother as I was 12 when he was born.  I helped feed him, change diapers, I played with him, took him to daycare, picked him up, and watched him when he didn't want to go to daycare.  Below is my favorite picture of the weekend.  He acts and looks just like his Uncle and they love each other (most of the time)!!

Scooter went to Prom with his girlfriend Ashlyn and they didn't go anywhere fancy for dinner.  A friend of their's made them dinner and they said it was great! We took pictures at my parent's house and later met them at Adventureland to watch them walk down the red carpet (and to watch Grady entertain the crowd). They had a great night and both looked great!  I love taking pictures of them because they always end up making dumb faces and I get to embarrass them later!!! Picture overload below!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Scariest Mommy Moment

I just experienced the scariest mommy moment in my life last night right before bed.   Grady was pretty ornery this weekend and started putting small things in his mouth Saturday and he knows better.  Saturday night he put a marble in his mouth; i scolded him and told him what could happen and not to put things in his mouth.  He has always been great about that since he has been a baby...he never really put much in his mouth (besides dog food).

So last night when we got home he found some of his play money and some small play pieces that he likes to carry around. I saw them in his hand and put him on the changing table because he always has to hold something while we change his diaper.  I was taking his diaper off and throwing it in the diaper genie when I looked back up and saw him close his mouth.  I immediately got him up, stuck my finger in his mouth to see if it was there, then flipped him over and started hitting his back.  I was in a true panic because it wasn't coming out.  I screamed at my husband to call 911 because nothing was happening and he wasn't making a sound.  Jesse was going to get his phone when Grady finally coughed it up.  I have never been so scared in my life and the panic in his eyes is still haunting me today.  Grady cried for about 20 minutes and I laid with him in bed for a while.  Jesse and I both explained to him that you CANNOT put things in your mouth, it's dangerous, and you can choke.  I hope that he learned from this and that he won't do it again because I don't know if this mommy's heart can take it!

On a lighter note...Grady lost four of Uncle Scooter's sockets for his socket set that cost over $100.  So we will be searching my dad's garage again tonight to see if we can find them!!  Scooter asked Grady where he put them last night and his reply was 'in your underwears' and then he laughed hysterically.  He thinks he's pretty funny!

I hope you all have a great week!