Thursday, November 19, 2009

Go Rays!

We once again this year had a chance to go see the IceRays! Corpus Christi's hockey team. Thank you Arnold and Amanda for letting us tag along :0) We had a wonderful time. Here are all my boys with "Stinger Ray" or "Mr. Ray" as William and Cade refered to him. Brennan, didn't take his eyes off of him all night. I'm not sure if he was scared or facinated. The boys loved the game. They sat for 2.5 periods and watched.

looking on from the box

What a fun night, and a great opportunity for our family. Thanks again, Arnold and Amanda!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

William's Broken Arm

William day after surgery
Warning: Pictures below are not for the faint...
Our sweet William has his first broken bone/bones. After church on Sunday the kids were playing at one end of the gym and somehow, William was kicking a ball and slipped and fell. Instantly Michael heard crying and ran over to find a definitely broken arm. We handed kids off and ran out the door to the ER. Xrays (below) showed two completely fractured bones, and they said they would have to put him under to set them, and since he had just eaten, they splinted it and sent us home to prepare for surgery the next morning. The night went really well, and the next morning we headed to Driscoll for surgery. They set the arm and then put a metal rod inside his arm that runs from the back of his elbow, to his wrist. He did great at the hospital and really just wanted to watch cartoons and work on his Star Wars doodle pad (Thank you to the Youngs!!). Today he hasn't complained of any pain and so far hasn't had any pain meds. He just wants to get going again. Thank you to everyone, who has helped us out with Cade and Brennan while we were at the hospital, and also to those of you who brought us dinner the last two nights!! We are so Thankful to also have a church family that I know have been on there knees in prayer on our behalf. We love you dearly.

At the ER on Sunday... poor guy.

The Xray and the arm! Yikes.

Still with a broken arm above, but splinted for the night.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cleaning Tips

Well, I know many of you that read the blog are wives & mothers, which also means you are CLEANERS!
I will admit that I enjoy cleaning! It helps relieve stress, gives me a sense of accomplishment, and is besides taking care of our children, one of the biggest day to day things I do to show love to my husband.
Anyways, I have been trying to cut down on the amount of cleaning products I use and go to more organic, efficient, and/or multi use products. So for this blog I am listing some of the things I use and love and a few that I use because I don't having any other ideas. Please share some of your tips with me, and I hope to share a few with you also. Here we go...

For a nasty microwave, put 1/2 c. of lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1.5 minutes. Afterwards, remove bowl and wipe off. Stuck on stuff usually comes of really easily! And smells great!

I love my Shark!!! I can do a quick once over after meals. Goes from Rugs to floors easily, and even picks up soft stuff, like noodles, greenbeans, and mud. I use it at least 3 times a day! The kids think it is fun to use too.

I absolutely will not budge! My toilets are getting cleaned with bleach!!! My dishes are getting washed with dawn(also good for greasy stains in laundry) and my laundry is getting washed with Tide! Case closed.

I would like any suggestions on the following:
Dusting: I dust with Pledge multi surface, and like it, but would be open for options.
Glass cleaner? Any tips? I am currently using clorox green works glass cleaner.
Surface cleaner?
Floor cleaner? I have lanolium and ceramic tile.
Bathroom cleaner? Something that cuts hard water!

I know vinegar is a good multi purpose cleaner, but i really hate the smell of it!!!