Saturday, July 26, 2008

Oh no she didn't just say that!?!

You that have kids know that sometimes they say some pretty crazy things. Tylar is NO exception. She has been into making faces at people, so naturally we tell her that her face will stay that way if she keeps doing it.
So, the 24th we were at Kohl's doing some shopping, and our cashier had really close-set eyes, and yes, they did look slightly cross-eyed. Tylar walks up to the counter, stops, looks at her, and her eyebrows raise and she just stares!!!
A minute later she looks at me and says, "Mom, she crossed her eyes and they stayed that way! I better not cross mine anymore."
I just wanted to die laughing and embarassed. I just walked out. We got out to the car and Braydon made a weird face (like the kind you make when something stinks) and Ty said, "Braydon, don't do that to your face...Didn't you see that lady in the store...she crossed her eyes one day and now they won't uncross."
I just couldn't take it anymore. I just burst out laughing.

Friday, July 25, 2008

What a success!

Our annual 24th party was last night, and it was a blast! We have over 60 people attend. WOW! We had our usual fireworks show, and maybe went over board a little, but oh well. It was so much fun! Thanks to all those who came last night. It was fun sharing time with you. Hope you all had fun.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The oral surgeon, almost stitches, and a first time sleepover!

Well, yesterday was a very eventful day! Let me start from the beginning...
Back a month ago i went for my every 6 month dentist appointment. After taking the xrays they found something wrong. I had a crack in my tooth about 1 1/2 years ago, so they put a crown on it. Then it kept bothering me, so about 6 months ago they did a root canal on it. It felt better for a little bit, but then the pain just kept getting worse. Well, my tooth had what's call resorbtion. It is where the tooth is eating itself from the inside out. NICE! It only happens in about 1% of the population, and of course its me. (If any of you know my dental history, you would not be surprised. Let's just say that there are only about 6 teeth in my mouth that haven't had to have any dental work done on them. I have terrible teeth!) Plus I had a cavity that needed to be fixed. (NO surprise! Just one?) They were concerned because the amount it had advanced in only 6 months since my last appointment. They said we had to do something about it right away. So I made the appt to come back in 2 weeks to have the cavity fixed and then two weeks after that I would have my other tooth fixed. (Just a side note, Tylar had 4 cavities. I really hope she doesn't end up having my teeth. We made her appts too.) So two weeks ago I went in with Tylar and we had our cavities fixed. No biggie. She did great, and I am just used to it. I actually didn't get my mouth numbed. I just had them do it. It was better to suffer the 20 min of pain than be numb for 6 hours. Anyway, so yesterday was my "other " appt. I was not looking forward to it, but glad to have it because by this point my tooth hurt so bad it felt like there was so much pressure that it was going to explode sometimes! OUCH! So I went in with Ty to have her other two fixed and they told me that they were gonig to try and pop the crown off, drill into the tooth, put a post in to drain the resorbtion, and then put the crown back on. Well, the crown did not want to come off so they had to break it into pieces to get it off. Then as they were drilling into the tooth, they could see the tooth had cracked all the way down through the root and my inner tooth was exposed and it was absorbing bacteria through the crack. So, basically at this point I had two options...I could either pull the tooth and do a bridge, or I could pull the tooth and do an implant. Nice choices, huh! Either way I was going to lose my tooth. I decided on an implant, but little did I know about the process. I was immediately sent to an oral surgeon who explained the 6 month process! Yes, 6 months of in and out of the surgeons to get this thing done! ARGH!!!! I decided not to be sedated, and just got numbed and used the gas, but the gas made me soooo sick, so they eventually had to turn it off. They had to break my tooth in to pieces and then pull it out piece by piece. Then they had to do a bone graft. In about 2 months I go in for an xray to make sure the graft has healed, if so then the next month I will go in the they will put a titaniunm screw in to my jaw where the tooth used to be. Then about 2 months after that I can have a crown put over the screw. (*SIGH*) So, as of now I have a hole in my mouth that is painful and annoying, but the up side...I get to eat all the ice cream and popcicles I want! YUM!
To make the day even better, I was trying to get some rest later yesterday evening, when Braydon comes inside crying holding his leg. I jump off the couch to see what's going. He said that he and his sister were playing baseball on the front lawn and he slid into second base and it hurt his leg. He showed me where, and he had ripped his shorts! I started to chew him out about sliding in his shorts when he pulled them down and there was a gash in his leg about 6 - 7 inches long! I took him out of the living room (I didn't want him to bleed on my new furniture or rug) and got him seated in the kitchen. I got a paper towel and put some hydrogen peroxide on it and told him to put pressure on it while I got some bandages. I thought it might need some stitches. I ran outside to ask JD if he saw what had happened. He said he didn't know anything had happened. I then told him that Braydon might need stitches. I ran back inside, thinking that he would stop visiting with some neighbors from around the corner and come in and help me. NO, he didn't. I was in there by myself trying to get him under control. It stopped bleeding, but I thought it still needed stitches. I callled my mom to have her come look at it (since she is nurse and all) and she came out. Tylar was stadning next to Braydon while he was crying, and she was sad for him so she started crying hysterically. So there I was, in pain myself, trying to ignore my pain, holding Tylar on one hip consoling her and cleaning Braydon's wound. Oh Brother! Finally, about 10 mintues later JD decided to join me, after I went out and kinda yelled at him. (I was soooo mad at him!) My mom made it there just a minute later and took a look at it. She said she didn't think it needed stitches, but we did need to clean it out since it still had grass and rocks in it. I couldn't get Ty to settle down, so I called the AWESOME Jonie and she sent Kevin over to get Ty so she could play at their house while we got his leg cleaned up. Kevin looked at it too, and didn't think it needed stitches. (I still think it did, but what do I know.) Kevin stayed and helped hold Braydon down while we washed his leg out in the kitchen sink. We got him all bandaged up, and then they wanted Ty to go have a sleep over. I was really hesitant. Its not that I didn't trust the Schaeffers, but it was her first sleepover other than with Grandma. I was nervous and scared, but Tylar wanted to go. So I let her. She came home the next morning and said she had a blast!
What a crazy day! We found what cut his leg, it was a broken stake from our Christmas decorations that we out in the lawn. It broke off over the winter and it was so far under ground that we didn't notice it until he slid right on it.
I am so thankful for awesome people. First, my husband for taking me all the places I needed to go yesterday, and putting up with me and my costly mouth! (Total, it is gong to cost around $3000, and my insurance is NOT going to cover it! - Why do even have insurance then?!?) My mom: one for coming and getting the kids from the oral surgeons so they didn't have to sit there the whole time; and two for coming out at the drop of a hat (or the skinning of a thigh) to check out my kids and make sure they are ok. Jonie and Kevin for their willingness to help yesterday, but mostly for their friendship.
I really hope I don't have too many more days like that! I will take pics of the stake, the wound, and my mouth, so check back soon!

Stadium of Fire video

Check out the Stadium of Fire video . The top one and the second ones are the ones to watch. The others are just ones that came with the clip.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


I forgot to mention one important wonderful and ever so helpful assistant, Kristi Hope! She stepped in last minute to help as my assistant and did a great job. I don't think I would have survived without her. Thanks Kristi!


As many of you know I help with the Stadium of Fire for the past three years. I have dancers who perform in the show. It is sooo much work, but much more fun! This year I had 11 dancers go. They did so well. I didn't have any who dropped from heat stroke due to the sun, and we did really good with the sunscreen and no one really got sunburned, but I did have one casualty. Katie Williams got her head hit by a flag and it cut her head really bad. She actually needed stitches, but chose not to have them. We took her to the hospital and my mom (who is a nurse) looked at her and taped her head shut and then glued it. She was such a trooper! She took about an hour rest and then went back to dancing! She rocks! If you get the chance, tell her how awesome she is.
The junior dancers had practice Wednesday night from 6 - 9 p.m. in the praking lot. Then on Thursday the 3rd the main dancers had to be at the stadium at 6:45 a.m.! They worked at getting their lines on the field straight. The junior dancers joined us at 8:45 a.m. The sun crested the mountains and it got HOT really fast! We did not leave the stadium that night until after 10 p.m. We found out that the temperature that day reached 104 degrees! WOW! We tried to keep them really hydrated, and only a couple of times did they say they didn't feel good. Then we all had to be back at the stadium by 6:45 a.m. Practice went until 12 noon. We all went home, had a much needed nap and then got ready for the show. We were back at the stadium at 6:30 p.m. ready for the show. We went on to the field at 8:30 p.m. and rocked! It was so much fun! The girls had a blast, and so did I.
It is so much work leading up to it, but the end reward is wonderful. Every year I say that I don't think I will do it next year, but after all is said and done, it is the best experience, for me and the girls. We were even invited to perform in the Poinsettia Bowl in Sand Diego on the 23rd of December this year! HOLY COW!
I love this so much! Even with all the hard work that goes into it, it is the greatest and best experience ever!

Some tunes