Monday, December 22, 2008

Confessions of a Redneck...

Okay, so my boys HATE being inside! They literally hang on the back door begging to go outside. If anyone comes over to our house in the winter time, my boys will latch on and won't let go until they get to go with whoever it is that came to visit. So, the other day, I had a million things I needed to do, and my boys wouldn't leave me alone. They wanted to play, and normally I'm all for playing now, and working later, but I had hit my breaking point! My house was a disaster, and my laundry was a mountain I couldn't ignore any longer. So, what do you do with two little boys that needed to be entertained?

Put them in the SINK!

Both of my boys are water dogs. Why not put them in tub you ask? Because I didn't have the time to sit with them and watch them.

I started with Bo, to see if he would enjoy it...

I think it's safe to say, he was having a blast!

He thought it was the greatest thing!

The big brother couldn't be left out! So I put him on up there too. However, he didn't fit as easily as Bo! Look at that monster in my tiny sink!

He didn't care! However, I did have to grab him right after this picture, because he was getting ready to pee on his brother!

We made it to the bathroom, and then went back to sink!

These two played in the sink for a good 45 minutes! I am not joking! I got so much done, and since I could see what they were doing the whole time, it was a win win!!

If that isn't redneck, I don't know what is!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Poor Child! Mommy's Sorry!

My boys hair was looking a little shaggy, so I thought to myself, hmmmm. "I think I'll cut my boy's hair today, so they look great for Christmas!!

Right after the buzz... Poor Kid!

After I put some Gel in it, to try and make it better!
Sooo NOT recommended!!!
*Cody took one look at his brother, and just looked at me like "Oh Hell No!" So, son one still has all his hair! I'm sorry Bo Daniel!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Easy Lenny!

Our Hound Dog Badger just had her pups! We realized she was knocked up like two weeks ago, so this went pretty quick for us. We were trying to guess when the puppies would come, (well Cory tried to guess, I know nothing about this puppy business!) He figured pretty close, because when he went out there yesterday to move her to a barn to have her pups, she had already had two of them! One didn't make it, he froze in the snow, but we got her in our house just in time for the rest to come! It was the coolest thing to see! I've never seen a dog have puppies before, so it was a new experience for me! She must be a pretty tough dog, because she dropped 8 of those little puppies with out any drugs, and she didn't even make a sound! While we were watching, Cory and I were talking to each other, and then we looked back at her, and there was another one! It was so funny! Cody was so excited, and it took everything we had to distract him from going in and bugging her. We would let him in once in a while, until the mom started getting nervous (easy to do with Cody around) and then we would make him leave for a little while again. We had to set up barricades to block the puppies from Cody. He tries to be gentle, he just isn't! Cory's new nickname for him is "Lenny", and it fits perfectly!

Here's the mom trying to get situated in her bed, and trying not to smother any of her pups!

We lured Badger away from her pups with some food so we could get a count.

Here's Cody on one of the occasions he is allowed to hold one of the pups. He is so excited!

One second after this picture was taken, we told Cody to put the puppy down, and he chucked it! Hence the name "Lenny!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My worst Nightmare!

I am the WORST mother EVER!!

Last night, I put the kids to bed; Cody in his bed, Bo in his crib, and me in my bed. Well, around 12:30, we decided to play "Musical Beds". Cody came in and got in my bed, which is fine, no big deal (Cory wasn't home). However, a little while later, Bo started crying, so I went to see what was wrong with him. I couldn't get him to calm down, so I picked him up and rocked him for a little bit, but every time I tried to lay him back down in his crib, he would cry! I was so tired, I just wanted sleep, so I took him into Cody's room (since Cody was sprawled out on my bed), and got in bed with Bo. He fell asleep, and I fell asleep.

I am a light sleeper! I wake up at the tiniest noise! I still can't get over this...

I was sleeping, and all the sudden I can hear this crying! It was hysterical, and scared, and it scared me to death! I flew out of bed and instantly went to check on Cody. He wasn't in my bed! I could hear him crying, but I couldn't find him! My heart was racing, but I was disoriented, (it was 3:00 in the morning!). Finally, I ran past the back door, and there it was, WIDE OPEN!! My heart sank! I looked out, and there is Cody, standing on the other side of the car crying like he was terrified, and in pain!! I flew out there and grabbed him up. Oh my heck, I will never get that image out of my head! He was FREEZING! And shaking so bad! I guess he just woke up in the night, and I wasn't there, and he always knows to come find me in my bed, but he was in my bed, and I wasn't there. I guess he thought I might be out in the car!

Poor little guy. I snatched him up and ran back in the house with him. I think he must have slipped in the snow because he had snow all over the side of him and his hands and face were freezing. I tore off his clothes and jumped under the covers with him to try and warm him up! It was the saddest crying I have ever heard. Scared, hurt, freezing.... it took a while to warm him up, and calm him down but all I could do was hold him, and he made me put my arms around him, and every time I loosened my hold on him, he would squeeze my arms back tight around him. I just held him and cried! How could I let this happen!? I left car doors open, all night. I couldn't think of anything but getting him warm and safe again!

I have been pretty shaken up this morning thinking of all the things that could have happened. I have been up all night the last two nights because my boys and I have had the flu, so I was exhausted, but I can't believe I didn't wake up! I have no idea how long he was up, or how long he was outside, I just know I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven for not letting anything happen to my little boy! My heart is so full of gratitude that as bad as this was for me, Cody is inside safe and happy eating a waffle for breakfast when it could have been so much worse!

Here are his little footprints in the snow walking out to check in the car for me!

**Just so you know, the door was locked, the bolt and the knob! Cody just knows how to unlock the door! We are going to Home Depot today to buy chains to put at the top of the door!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Makin' his Pappa Proud!

Nothing makes Cory happier than being out with his dogs and his boys. Unless, it's seeing his boy pick up dog training like a natural! Much to my dismay (honestly, why can't my boys like golf, or something clean that we don't have to feed!) all of my boys Love Love Love these hound dogs! The other day Cory was getting ready to take his hounds out riggin' and while he was getting everything gathered up, Cody took Seven and started training her exactly like Cory does! It was hilarious! He would lead her out, and then tell her to "Come", he would tell her "Good Boy" (even though she's a girl) and he made her go all over the place right by his side! Cory came in to get me to come see what his son was doing, and I'm not kidding the guy was Beaming!! I think it might be his proudest dad moment to date...

Cody leading her along, and telling her to "come"

He's laughing because she came when he told her to.

Cody saying "Good Boy!" because she did what he wanted her to do!

He's taking her over to the truck to load 'em up!

They took the dogs out, and both came back so excited because the dogs had done so well!

And of course, after his big day he was completely tuckered out! I think he fell asleep before he even got his dinner!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Crap! 'Tis the Season!

Cody and Bo have the flu! I have cleaned up puke I don't know how many times. I have showered I don't know how many times. I have bathed both boys I don't know how many times. That smell just doesn't go away! And now, I am not feeling so hot myself!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Such a FIASCO!!!

Okay! So, after much deliberation, and a few frantic calls from some family members, I have once again decided to change my mind! Going private seems to defeat the purpose of having my blog in the first place, and almost caused my 90 year old grandmother a heart attack! (Sorry!) So, we are NOT going private! We are staying here, for all the world to see! I am sorry for all the bouncing, but I am finally ready to proceed as if nothing changed at all!! Thanks everyone!