Friday, July 27, 2007

Oops! (Matthew's First Haircut)

Well, it seems that we aren't so good at haircutting. We tried to do a little trim on the bangs last night and let's just say that it went downhill from there.

We were bad parents and actually sent him out in public looking like Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber today. Luckily, we didn't take any before pictures to document the traumatic experience.

The good news is that Judy at Teasers is awesome and she fixed our mess after we picked him up from daycare this afternoon. My little man now has a straight-up boy haircut. It's cute and it's fixed! Whew!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Matthew's latest trick

Oh, it's so funny. It really is. He has learned to clap and "cheer" when he hears applause. This "cheering" can range from him saying, "Ahh" while the clapping occurs to squealing while he claps. Regardless of which variety, it's so flippin' great! He's currently enjoying "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader" and clapping along with the audience. You should be here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Undecided 2008's what I'm debating right now: Do I go Republican or Democrat in the next presidential election? First of all, let me CLEARLY say that I'm NOT a Democrat. In fact, I would be offended if you called me one.

However, it's common knowledge that Republicans, as a whole, are not have the best week ever (LOL, I watch too much VH1 ....No one? I'm the only one that laughed?) Seriously, the Republican point of view is not so popular these days. Do I care? Certainly not. I've never cared if someone didn't like my political views. My reason for pointing out the lack of popularity in the Republican party is that I really don't think we've got a remote possibility of keeping a Republican in office when the next election rolls around. Am I impressed by any of the Republican candidates? Only one, Tom Tancredo, and I'm sad to say that he doesn't have a chance. Romney, Giuliani, Fred Thompson and McCain are the only ones the media even acknowledges.

So...not that I really think I can "waste" my vote, but would I be better off to vote for the single Democrat that I can tolerate (using that term lightly) since he actually has a chance or do I stay true to my Republican roots and vote for someone for the sake of staying Republican? Maybe, just maybe, if I push John Edwards through the primary, I can avoid the disaster waiting to happen if Obama or Hillary get the nod. I guess I'm looking at it this way: there's pretty much no way a Republican is going to be elected, so if I'm going to have a Democrat as my president, I think John Edwards is the lesser of three evils.

Ugh. I just don't know. I resent the fact that I'm even having to consider alternate voting strategies. Anyway, that's what I'm thinking (and praying) about right now. At least I've got some time to figure out what I'm going to do. I just know that Obama or Hillary (or the combined ticket they could eventually announce) will be so hazardous to our already shaky ground as a "Christian" nation. Let's get out the hand baskets.

Gotta make this fast...

It's time for random topics again!

1. Matthew's eye surgery went very well. He was even back at daycare yesterday. What did you expect? We knew God had it under control!

2. That little Bear gets sweeter everyday! Seriously, I'm not making it up. That smile lights up the room. :)

3. My stinking place of employment blocked this page too. That means no more blogging at work, not myspace blogging, blogger blogging, or any form of blogging. Keep in mind that I only started this blog when they blocked myspace earlier this year. I had to find some way to blog again. I would just like to say that it's starting to look a little red around here (red, meaning communist). Some might say that I don't get paid to blog or myspace and that these computer Nazis have the right to restrict access on anything they want. WRONG! No, I don't get paid to blog, but it's not like I do it all day long. Obviously, from my lack of posting, I don't do it nearly enough. I only do it at work during my lunch. I fervently believe that, as long as ethics aren't in question, I should be able to blog at lunch!!!!!! I'm thinking of sending an indignant email to the Nazis, but I can't decide if that's going to make it worse. What if they decide to take away all sites that can't be deemed work-related? That would suck even more.

4. I've got more, but I need to go for now. It's time to get that sweet little Bear in bed.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Bless his bones (and his eyes)

We finally know what's up with Matthew's gooey right eye. Keep in mind that it has drained on and off for over a year now; it started back while he was in the NICU. It would always come and go usually as the weather changed.

Over the last two weeks, it has gotten worse than it's ever been. James and Matthew went to see Dr. Metz (his pediatric opthamologist) yesterday. Dr. Metz confirmed what several other people had mentioned to us: Matthew either has a blocked or narrow tear duct. They won't be able to tell which one until they do the surgery on the 16th. It's not a major surgery or anything, just outpatient, but pray for my little Bear anyway. He's still going to be poked, annoyed, and under anesthesia. If a rose by any other name is still a rose, then surgery is still surgery.

It probably wouldn't hurt to pray for my nerves while your at it.