Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Things.....

Have you ever have times when you stay really busy but then looking back you don't really know what it was that kept you so busy?  Well, that is where I am.  My days are booking by and I am seeing them in the rear view mirror wondering just where they went and just what has kept me so occupied!  So once again I play bloggy catch up with the events over the last few weeks.

We had a lovely spring break doing nothing more than being home.  It was good to lounge, to putter, to relax, with nothing pressing to do. One day we did go to see The Hunger Games.  Annah read the first book about a week before we saw the movie and she was desperate to have the second one to read so we got that for her.  In the meantime Abigail wanted to read the first book before we saw the movie.  So Abigail devoured the first book while Annah devoured the second book and both finished their books about 30 minutes before we went to the movie!  Of course, with the book so fresh in their heads they knew EVERY place that the movie varied from the book and they were sure to tell every last detail of what the movie left out! :)  And the girls thought it was hysterical that I thought the boy in the movie was named Peter when it was really Peeta. (I didn't read the book) During the whole movie I thought Katniss called him Peter but she was saying it with an accent! If nothing else, I *am* good for a laugh! :)

Then it was Easter.... The girls got us ready by coloring and decorating the eggs with their friend Elizabeth. They did a wonderful job between the lovely colors and the drawings on the eggs.

Elizabeth, Annah and Abigail with their handiwork!

What lovely shades you both have!

She's getting sleeeepppy...

A bowl full of fun! :)

The day after Easter (April 9th) Jordan came home from BYU-Idaho for his spring break.  The bummer factor was that while he was on spring break, we had just finished ours so during the day we are all gone!  But in spite of that, Jordan enjoyed his time home as much as we enjoyed having him. :) 

When Jordan came home from Brazil (October 2011) he brought with him a handmade hammock. While home with us for his spring break he got out the hammock and jumped over the back fence that divides our yard from a big field that has seen everything from tobacco, to horses, to cows.  In recent weeks there hasn't been anything back there so Jordan wanted to go find a place to hang his hammock. 

Jordan jumping the fence...

With his hammock hung, he laid in it and played the guitar. :)

He laid out there for a few hours resting, playing music and napping.

 It was a good thing that he did that the first day he was home because a day or two later these were in the field very near to where his hammock hung! :)

It's a lovely start to the day to look out our window and see a field of cows with their babies trotting behind them trying to keep up. (One day we counted about 15 babies!) Ahhh, springtime in Kentucky...gotta love it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ADHD for Dummies....

Ahhhh, spring break.  I love it.  The weather is good, the grass is getting mowed (thank you Jacob) and I am working on my "things I want to accomplish over spring break" list.  Does it count that the first thing on my list is to do nothing? :)

I took Jacob to a doctor's appointment today.  Anyone who knows Jacob will not be surprised to know that he's on medication for ADHD. He doesn't so much have an issue with the hyperactivity part as he does the attention deficit. It's not a family secret or anything so he's okay with me talking about it.  

Today he had to go back to his doctor for a check up to make sure he's doing okay and that he's not having any side effects from the medicine, etc. 

They checked his blood pressure and his pulse.  93/61 for BP with a heart rate of 55.  We were questioning if he was even alive!  The doctor said he had the vitals signs of a runner.  I laughed and told the doctor that was very funny because Jacob doesn't run a-n-y where, at a-n-y time, for a-n-y thing! :) 

As we were leaving the room to go check out Jacob saw a bookshelf and he stopped look at what books were there. With his eyes scanning the books he said, "Do they have an "ADHD for Dummies" book?"  I laughed and said that I didn't think anyone had written that book yet but that he should write it!  We laughed and told the doctor what we were laughing about and he agreed that Jacob should write that book and he added, "Just don't make it too long because they could never sit still long enough to read it!"  BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!  

Jacob playing the piano. Surprisingly he was quite good for having his head under a blanket!

As we checked out the lady at the desk, who heard our whole conversation, said what a great idea she thought it was for Jacob to write a book on that. As we were leaving the office she called out, "Good luck with that book!" ;)