Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If I sent a Christmas card

How was your Christmas? This season was kind of a blur for me. The first two weeks Davy was sick and in the hospital, followed by a bazillion doctor appointments, then I got sick and spread it to the rest of the family(including Davy). So needless to say, I was not in the Christmas spirit......sorry folks that was the honest truth. I just felt tired and overwhelmed.
I usually send out Christmas cards, I really do enjoy them. But I was way to behind to do them this year. In fact, my mother in law asked for a family picture of us for her card and I realized that I didn't even have one. I haven't had one family picture done with Davy!! It made me sad to think that if something happened to her that I would not have a family picture of us all together. I think that would haunt me for the rest of my days.
So.......I had this thought on a Friday and the very next Saturday my sister, Beth took our family pictures. Thank you Beth for pushing me to do this. I am so glad to have these.
Can I tell you how hard it is to get a good family picture with six people. SO HARD! Between my blinky eyes, Max's 10 year old awkward smiles and Harper not sitting still, I didn't think I'd get one.It looks like Harper is farting in this pic.......actually he might be

Max's favorite gift was his spy traker and fablehaven books.
Harper loved is twister game
Davy loved her push tricycle.
Ollie loved his laser pointers.
The below picture is the #harpersbangsineyes classic shot.

My only regrets were not cutting my boys hair, you can't see Harper's pretty blue eyes.

How cute is Davygirl here?!

Once Christmas came, I really did have a great holiday. I got to see all of my In laws, which is always fun. And this Friday, I am seeing all of my family, yeah! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. And please do not be expecting a Christmas card in the mail, this be it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are you a Dog lover?

Have you ever heard of diapers for your Dog?!! There are actually diapers for dogs. We are a dog owning/loving family. Charlie Sparkles Schultz is definitely part of the fam. But luckily we are not needing Snuggease cuz my dog is better trained then my children. like for real he is more obedient and never misses the toilet.
Anyways my nephew and friends made this commercial, thus introducing me to Snuggease,
It's pretty funny. You gotta watch it.

So yes or no, have you heard of doggie diapers? And more importantly have you ever used doggie diapers? I am very curious.

This is just a reminder of how cute Davy is looking. And i felt her facial expression was appropriate for the video.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I have given up

It's over. I am done.
The dream of pig tails and cute clips have come to an end. You win again Davy girl.
But I win too. One of my all time favorite haircuts for little girls is the bob. I think it instantly makes a girl adorable. Especially when chubby cheeks are involved.

So the mullet is no longer.

And her bangs no longer hang in her eyes like Chris Farley.
Ever since the Hospital, Miss Davy is really scared of everything and she gets pretty mad, really easy.
So I knew cutting her hair was going to be a challenge. That's why I geared up with all sorts of treats that she is not supposed to have. Yes I bribe my kids and proud of it.

More importantly how adorable does Davy Look?!!! I didn't think it was possible to up her cuteness. But she is officially one of the cutest girls in the world. Yes, I said the world.

And I finally have my camera back!! It was a long, expensive break, but we are back together again. I probably would have cut her hair sooner but I knew I had to have my camera to document the occasion. I know it's silly but that's how I roll.

Monday, December 5, 2011

We are home....finally

SIX days, six loooong days we were in the hospital. Davy ended up having the flu as well as the UTI, so she was pretty sick. By day six, I asked for Davy to be released. She hadn't thrown up in a day and half and she didn't have a fever. It was getting to the point where Davy would freak out if anyone in scrubs would walk into the room. She was getting no sleep because of constantly getting checked and we would get a new roommate every night. I guess I should say middle of the night as they always seemed to arrive at 3 in the morning.
So I made a mother executive decision and took her out of that place.
Which people usually say, mother knows best, well sometimes we don't. Cuz Davy started throwing up right after we got home. I was so bummed out. I really thought I made the right decision, then I thought maybe I was just ready to come home.
Long story short we didn't go back. She so far she hasn't thrown up today. So I think she is on her way up. She is still really lethargic and just wants to be held. But that I don't mind, i mean who wouldn't want to cuddle up with this chunk?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

There has been some excitement in the Schultz crib

Tuesday, I was all prepared to tell you about how Scott was gonna be on NIGHT LINE! But then Davy girl decided to puke all over me. and you know what this means, GO TIME!! Scott broke out the rather large needle and plunged into our littlest of Little's thigh. We then packed her up whilst puking all over me. No time to stop and clean, just got to get her to the ER.
It happened to be a busy night at the ER, There was even some entertainment in the parking lot. Two dudes were fighting, karate kid style, very entertaining actually. Like I thought it was staged. We got to our room and had to subject Davy to some mild torture. She was very
graceful about it. If you count 2 nurses, her dad and me holding her little body down, graceful. But we got an IV in her!!

I was so excited that Scott was going to be on night line
during the same time the Doctors would be working on Davy. Ohhh the awkwardness would have been delightful. But alas we were preempted by occupied LA, so awkward crisis adverted, Scott. I guess i can google it now. But that would have been a treat to watch.
Davy's test showed a UTI, so that means a hospital VACAY. We have been there since Tuesday and do not have a discharge date yet because she can't keep food down.

Can I tell you the joys of sleeping on a fold out chair, It's like sleeping on folded concrete. But with a sick baby, who has bells and whistles going off and people wanting to wake her every 10 minutes to check her temperature! Ladies can we all agree she needs her rest?!! No more 4 in the morning blood pressures. My daughter is a light sleeper so please, PLEASE let her sleep.

All kidding aside. This little girl is sick. She doesn't even want to eat!! And you know how she loves food. So If you could pray for our little one, I will return the favor, promise.Thanks Scott for taking the night shift. I am very excited to sleep in our bed!
You are a good father/husband.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shabby apple give away

* this giveaway is now closed. Max(my son) chose your number Melissa!! I will email ya!

Whuuut?! That's right ladies and (cross dressing) gentlemen. I am giving away the beautiful Francine skirt from Shabby apple(!! Just in time for you to wear for some Holiday parties!! I am sure most of you already know about Shabby Apple. If not, you need to take a look cuz your missing out. They have really cute dresses, skirts, bathing suits and much more.

What you need to do to enter is...
FIRST- "like" Shabby Apple on facebook
SECOND- leave a comment telling me your Holiday plans, along with your email
Then I will choose randomly this Wednesday night!
So goodluck!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The haircut

I have always been proud of the fact that my boys have never cut their own hair. I kinda just thought that me being a hairstylist had something to do with it. Like from the get go they just knew that MOMMY cuts their hair, not them.
A couple of Sundays ago, we were at a family dinner at my sister's house and Harper walked into the room and announced,"Mom, I didn't cut my hair."

Hmmmm. I'm liking this "not" telling on yourself bit, Harper. I kinda hope you keep it going.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Madeline

This is a very special birthday blog dedicated to my new friend, Madeline. A couple weeks back I received the CUTEST email from Madeline's boyfriend, Grant. First off Grant, you had me at at your email's subject which was, " about your blog- I love it!" I guess I am sucker for flattery :)
I was always under the impression that the only dudes that read my blog were my Dad and Jordan K. So I am happy to say I have 3 male readers, so thanks Grant!!!
Anyways Grant just had the loveliest things to say about you Madeline. I loved reading all bout you.
Here are some super cool things about Madeline.....
-she runs a community knitting circle. Wow, that is really cool.
- she has her own radio show........whuuuut, even cooler!
- she has a double major and works two jobs! Where do you find the time?
- but most important......... she is a fan of my little ole blog!
Thank you Madeline for reading. I really do appreciate it.
I hope you had the best 21st birthday ever!!! Please let me know how your day went.

and now I leave you with a birthday song from my November child, Harper.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Christmas miracle came early

Today was one of those days. Davy seemed kinda sad during her first therapy (vital stem). Normally that either means a loooong day or a really short day cuz she won't do anything. Well I am happy to say that she pepped up for PT. She normally never lasts the whole session. But today she was a chatterbox and totally participating! She never came to me crying wanting a hug like she usually does. In fact this was one of the better sessions we've had, take a look.

C'mon!!!! Are you kidding me?!!! This was the best day ever!!! I have had a personal goal for Davy, that she would be walking by the end of this year and now I KNOW she will be hitting that goal. Davy has giving me a gift. I know we all celebrate our baby's milestones, but I weep and then do karate kicks whenever Davy does the littlest things.
People, we really do take for granted so many things in life.
I love it when Davy reminds me how the everyday things can be a miracle.

P.S. Whitney, I think Davy was getting good walking vibes from Violet.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Harper is four

Harper why? Why do keep growing older? It makes me so sad to think of my lil buddy being so old. Why it just seems like yesterday you were climbing out of your crib and breaking out of the house.
So we Partied yesterday, Schultz style. He got to jump through his door full of streamers(decorated by Ollie). For his special breakfast he chose doughnuts, isn't he so lucky.
Then the one present he was wishing for was............Hungry hippos! Wow thanks for making your Birthday cheap and easy on us Harper!!
We also through in a trip to Chuck E Cheese with his brothers and Dad. All in all it was a low key day and he was completely happy.

As soon as my camera gets back from the shop I plan on taking a nice "4 year old" picture of him. But for now i leave you with Iphone pictures.

Oh yes i nearly forgot the giveaway. I asked my boys to pick a number between 1-46 and they chose. 7!!!!

So the lovely Ora gets to go to Gabba live!! Thank you so much to everyone for the comments. I love it when people talk to me via comments. I wish I could get you all in cuz it really is a magical experience.
So Ora email me and we will set it up!!! Also i expect a detailed report with pictures.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

flashbacks & giveaways

Two long years ago, we took the boys to New York for a Gabba filled week. It's sad that I never blogged about it, but I was going through what I now call my "dark times O' pregnancy". But even in my dark cloud we still had a blast. We did every tourist thing we could do with two hyper boys.

We saw a show, OK not Broadway, a Yo Gabba show.

We walked around Times square.

We went ice skating at Rockefeller center. This was Max's favorite part. Ollie....not so much.

WE crashed in a swanky hotel over looking central park.

Went to FAO Schwartz and bought nothing.

Saw Miss Liberty.
Rode the subways, even though Ollie preferred a Taxi.
Ok, so now the fun part! In celebration of our awesome trip, I am giving away a trip!! OK not really, but I am giving away 4 tickets to The Yo Gabba Live show in UTAH!!
So if you live there or will travel there, you can enter to win.
I would love for you to tell me who your child's(or yours) favorite Gabba song is. I will pick the winner on Sunday.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

As you can see I had big goals this year for Halloween. Ollie and Harper wanted to be Finn and Jake from Adventure time. Being that it is a newer show, I could not buy their costume. Luckily I only had to make Harper's cuz my very talented friend Abi made Ollie's, thanks lady! And then I had the silly idea of Black Swan for Davy. I have to admit it was partly because I already had a black ballerina outfit, so I thought cheap and easy. But I really did not think that one through as you will see.
Max being more mature, needed a scary/Ironic outfit like a zombie sock monkey.

My cannon is in the shop, so only Iphone pics this halloweeen, kind of a bummer.
So now on to Davy.......what was I thinking?!! I literally had eyeliner, lipstick and a fake bun in my hands to put on my 19 month old baby. Alyssa was all ready to hold her down and I realized what the hay am I doing? This is borderline child abuse. So I bagged the idea and she was just a scrappy black ballerina.

This is what I was going for

And this is what she ended up looking like
What she ended up looking like was a hot mess. This little girl won't even leave a clip in her hair, so why would I think she would wear a crown? Oh well, I loved my lil scrapper anyway.

How was your halloween? I would love to hear what you or your little ones were.