Something Funny

The whole week has consisted of this:

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Josh has taken Ruby to the doctor because she has been throwing up since Wednesday night and is keeping nothing down and still has fevers.  She woke up this morning and said in as cheery of a voice as she could muster up, “Can we go to Grans?!  I feel good.  I do.”  Three minutes later she was hugging the toilet.  Poor thing.

I slept upstairs in Molly’s room with her.  Their beds are HORRIBLE.  I have to get some sort of mattress pad to make them more comfortable for the girls.  They are really, really bad.  Molly and I ended up on the couch at 2:00 this morning.  She wanted a popsicle.  I gave it to her.  Then, she wanted a pop-tart.  I gave it to her and got one for me, too.  She asked me all sorts of crazy questions and wanted stories about anything and everything.  I told them for as long as I could, then we went to sleep, and I slept a million times better on the couch with Molly than in Ruby’s bed!  Mack woke us all up early this morning, as he had slept uninterrupted for the last 12 hours.

And I have absolutely nothing positive to say at the moment in regards to this weekend that was supposed to consist of me enjoying time alone, uninterrupted meals, reading a book or two, sleeping til whenever, and more—or less, depending on….ME………..

I will tell this funny story.  Molly was watching ANNIE this morning.  (There’s been a lot of movie-watching!)  “Rooster,”  the crazy brother of Mrs. Hannigan, started singing the song, Easy Street.  Mack, in full JOSH-FASHION, says, “Mama, Why that man sing in the movie?”  It cracked me up because Josh does NOT understand musicals.  He thinks it is crazy that people bust into song in the middle of conversation.  So, once again, Mack shows how much he is like his Daddy at such a young age.

Now, somebody go have a great weekend.  Somebody, anybody……

Fun Halloween Party

It wasn’t my Halloween party.  My kids weren’t at the Halloween party either….BUT since Ruby and Molly are very sick, we will not be partying much at all, so I thought I would post some cute pictures that my sister sent me.  Aunt Cacy had a mini Halloween party in Augusta on one of the days she watches my other sister’s kiddos.

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I am glad to see that someone is having fun these days.  We are not.  Nope.  Not one bit.

Sickly

Well, all three kids have not been feeling well this week.  Mack has been a little “off” since Friday.  He seemed great Saturday and Sunday, but Monday afternoon he had another fever.  Weird.  Molly said her head hurt this morning, and she ended up with a fever around 10:30am.  Around 1:30 I got a call from Ruby’s school.  Mrs. Walley said that Ruby was complaining of her head hurting.  I went to the school and picked her up so that she could come home and get started on Motrin.  They are all on the couch in pajamas watching a movie while it is pouring down rain outside.  I have a headache, but that is not unusual for me….we’ll see how it all turns out.  (Random:  I know a sentence should not end with a preposition, but I have been doing it a lot lately.  It bugs me.)

This morning I went to a Reading Strategies seminar.  It only lasted an hour and a half, but I was very encouraged by being there.  It was just nice to be there with other moms who are home schooling and to be taught some skills on making sure Ruby is comprehending what she is reading.  I came home inspired and labeled a few things around here with index cards….”freezer,”  “refrigerator,”  “dryer,” “washing machine,”  “mirror,” “ironing board.”  Mack was roaming around while I was returning emails, checking on Molly, giving out a snack, answering the phone, starting laundry, trying to hang up some clothes in my closet, trying to find where the poopy smell was coming from—only to realize that I had left a poopy diaper at the top of the stairs earlier that morning…yuck.  ANYWAY, after all the running around to get Molly ready to go pick Ruby up and waking Mack up from his nap to go get Ruby, and then finally getting back home, divvying out medicine, helping everyone get comfortable…blah, blah, blah….Ruby found the index cards and wanted to try and figure out what they said.  She saw “refrigerator” and “door,” but she wanted to find some more.  I told her there were several in the laundry room.  She went in there, but came out and told me she couldn’t find any more.  I walked in to show her where they were, but I couldn’t find them either.  Oh how quickly I was reminded why I don’t use my creativity too often and try to stick to the bare necessities in home schooling—-MACK.  “Mack!!!!!!!!!  What did you do with these cards that were right here and right here and right here??????”  He replied, “Uh.  In dair.”  (In there, as he pointed to the dryer.)  I opened the dryer to find all of my index cards.  Why?  Why did he do that?  Why can’t he keep his chubby paws off of my stuff?  I put them back up, but I do not expect them to be there for very long.  I tried.

 

 

Love Loud 2009

Wow.  If you are from this area, you know exactly what Love Loud is.  If you aren’t from around here, let me tell you about it.  Our church, First Baptist Church of Woodstock started having a church-wide mission trip in October.  Last year was the first year.  Josh is a project manager for Holly Park Mobile Home Community; our entire Sunday School class works together to love on this community.  This year we weren’t sure what to do, and we spent many days praying and asking God to help us know what to do.  We could have done many things that would have met various needs, but this is what we felt led to do……..

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Starting at 2:00 a vacant trailer was open for FREE HAIRCUTS.  We were expecting three stylists to be there to cut hair;  only one sweet lady showed up.  Her help had not returned from lunch, so Dana and Tom showed their hair cutting skills!  We were all impressed with their ability and their willingness to help.

DSC_0025Dana cutting sweet little Eli’s hair

DSC_0026This is Brittany, a six year old girl, who just got her hair cut “like Molly’s.”

DSC_0028This is Austin, Brittany’s brother.

DSC_0023This is J.T.  While he doesn’t look very happy, he is.  He was the first one on the list for getting his hair cut!

DSC_0031This is Tom.  He had just gotten back from going home to get some extra hair cutting supplies.  He looks very ready for whatever hair-do anyone might want.  And he was…..

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DSC_0067Everyone could get a new brush as they left from getting their hair cut.

Coleen set up a backdrop for taking some family pictures.  I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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People played Corn Hole and helped set up for the cook-out.

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DSC_0038Guys were setting up for a showing of FACING THE GIANTS.

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DSC_0048This table is where people came to get free Bibles or devotionals.  There were free shoes and a place to write down prayer requests.

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DSC_0058Ashlee painted quite a few little girls fingernails while we all waited on dinner.

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Face painting was a big hit with all of the kids!

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DSC_0101Above you see Connie…she came to church this morning.  I saw her walking through the preschool halls with her daughter!!

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Josh sharing a laugh with Daniel.

DSC_0054I was so proud of Ruby!  She played with Eli and Brittany a lot while we were there.  She heard me asking Eli if he knew who Jesus was.  He said he didn’t, but he didn’t want to stay and talk with me, so I told Ruby to tell them both about Jesus.  And she did!!   She even ran over to the table of Bibles, grabbed one and told the girls there that she was just borrowing it for a minute, then opened it up with Eli and Brittany.  Ruby can’t read that well yet, but it was so great to know that she knew where all the stuff about Jesus could be found.  (Disclaimer:  She wasn’t supposed to be at the cookout, actually.  Josh drove home to drop all the kids off with Ms. Ashley, but he came back with Ruby because she really wanted to be there with everybody.  A few more layers were needed, but she told Josh she didn’t need any more clothes on…..and he believed her.  🙂  )

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DSC_0019Above you can see Scott and Tom with Alex and Faith getting ready to unload and deliver boxes of food, toiletries and some cosmetics.  Several families helped with this endeavor!

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And I must say that Alex is such a great, godly kid!  She has proven to be a very mature, growing believer at such a young age.  I watched her in action with some other girls at Holly Park, and I was so proud of her!  She also helped clean the trailers on Thursday.  She has a huge servants heart, and I love her.

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DSC_0114As it started to get dark, the movie began to play.  Many stayed and got to hear the Gospel clear and strong from Allen Scroggs.  It was an amazing night, and I am sure that we will not know all that the Lord did this night.  The class members were incredible…how they served and got to know people.  I was amazed at how receptive and open each person was that I talked to throughout the day.  I couldn’t help but think of a verse that the Lord has brought to mind many times throughout the past year:  I Thessalonians 2:8  “Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives because you had become very dear to us.” Josh talked about this very thing this morning in Sunday School.  We hope to hear more and more that people in class refer to people by name in a personal way instead of just ‘Holly Park’ in general.  I hope to see how we can share the Gospel ANDour lives with these new friends.

Love Loud should be followed by a Monday holiday called “SLEEP HARD.”

Train Station

Tonight was a Fun Family Friday Night at the Dorminy house.  This isn’t a title we use often; it just seemed to fit with having fun as a family on this particular Friday night.  ANYWAY, Josh set up the train in Mack’s room.  They all three got the train last Christmas.  It was put away early on in the process of building this house and thinking that we would be moving sometime in the near future.  I pulled it down the other day when I had a light bulb moment while I sat in wonder and frustration of how to keep Mack out of my hair while Ruby and I did school.

DSC_0014It all started out just fine and dandy because Molly was with me painting in the school room.  She had been begging to do so for many, many hours.  Ruby was in and out between Mack’s room and the school room…just seeing who was having more fun.

Then, I heard Ruby calling orders to each train.  “Train #9, stop.”  “Now, Go.”  “Stop.”  “Ok, go.”  I walked in and saw her with a conductor’s hat and a play stethoscope for calling out her commands.  It was so funny.  Ruby let Molly have a turn and this went on so long that I decided to go get my camera.

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DSC_0012Molly was very much into this calling out orders business and controlling the trains without having an actual remote in her hand.

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DSC_0018Then, more trouble is heard across the room….and it’s Mack again. He wants to be the conductor.  He sees that the power is with the one who wears the stethoscope.

DSC_0019He looks like he might choke on the stethoscope, but the girls are offering him no help.

Busy day at the train station.  Wonder who will be in control tomorrow?

Don’t cry over spilled milk

But what about grape drink or fruit punch????  It is not a meal at the Dorminy house unless SOMEBODY (namely, Molly and Mack) spill their drink.  There is a point where tears on my part should be expected, right?  Seriously thinking of putting all of us back on sippy cups.  I’ll fill mine with caffeine coffee flavored with pumpkin spice creamer.  I’ll load the little ones with Benadryl and call it a day or a night or whatever……..kidding.

Don’t like it.

Mack came downstairs after NOT taking a nap.  He is loving the train set that I finally pulled out of the closet yesterday.  I haven’t even set it up yet, but he is playing with the remote controls and just really enjoying himself.  I let him have the train in the bed because he was so stinkin’ cute as he asked for it….and he had just pooped IN THE POTTY!  Yipeee.  BUT, during the next hour I could hear the sounds of the train and then I heard him scooting down the stairs…thump, thump, thump.  He came and saw me.  “Mack, why didn’t you take a nap?”  He said in a very matter-of-fact tone, “Me don’t like naps.”  And he walked away like that was perfectly acceptable.

If life were only that simple.

“Kristy, why haven’t you done laundry over the past month?”

“Me don’t like laundry.”

“Kristy, why aren’t you cooking dinner for us any more?”

Me don’t like cooking.”

Oh, the list that I could write.  Of course, I am 32 years old and not 2 years old, like Mack.  Guess I better act like it, huh?

In moments like this I cling to comfort things that get me through the eight loads of laundry and dinner time that is quickly approaching—candy corn and pumpkin spice creamer for my coffee.