Growing up in Burrwood

Monday, September 12, 2011


That’s how old my babies are today. When they were born my oldest was 5 and our second son was 2 1/2. They were the first twins born in our immediate family and what a ruckus they caused. I still remember the day we found out we were having twins just like it was yesterday. I came home and said to Bill..”Well, you really did it this time” The first thing out of his mouth was “Think of the groceries”  I thought that was funny. Mom and Dad were the next ones I called to tell them we where having twins and she dropped the phone and started yelling at Terry to tell her about it. There I am hanging on the phone and mom’s yelling out the door and telling the whole neighborhood about it. My grandpa was especially excited. He’d call almost everyday to see how I was feeling and after they were born they were almost the first ones there to see us.
Our daughter weighed 4’ 14” and our son weighed 6’12”, big for twins I know. But even at that she had so stay in the hospital until she weighed 5 pounds. My dad was so cute. He hadn’t had a chance to hold her yet so when I finally was able to bring her home he would stop everyday after work but she was always sleeping. It finally dawned on me that he wanted to hold her but didn’t want to wake her up. So one day when he stopped I just picked her up and handed her to him. That made him happy and he was happily giving her butterfly kisses.
So anyway, they are 39 years old today and I couldn’t be more proud of them
Happy Birthday Dana & Deanna, We love you 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A day at the playground.

It was such a gorgeous day today, too nice to be inside, so I took Brody to the playground in the park near here. He loved it and had to try everything that was there. The climbing, the swinging the sliding, he loved it all…and so did I! It was so fun watching him and that smile of his makes it all worth while. They grow up so fast so I need to savor every little morsel. I don’t know why one of the pictures in the slide show says it was deleted, it certainly wasn’t inappropriate so who knows. I went back and looked and tried to fix it but it didn’t work. Oh well, don’t sweat the small stuff huh.
The weather sure is a changing around here. It’s already getting down in the lower 40’s at night. I hope this doesn’t mean winter will come fast and furious. At my age fast and furious is a bad thing. At my age we want and need things to slow down and kind of meander a bit don’t you think lol. All I know is I am NOT ready for winter. Fall on the other hand is welcome to get here and stay as long as it wants.
Know what I would love to do? I’d love to go sky diving. My kids think I’m nuts but I would love to do that just once in my life. It has to be the most exhilarating feeling to float through the air and just fly. They all told me I couldn’t of course. Our son Jesse has already done that. Well, not sky diving, he went parachuting but that’ s kind of close right? His didn’t turn out so well though. He landed wrong and sprained his ankle really bad and ended up missing a week of work. Turned out to be costly but he’ll always have that experience and memory. Of course I didn’t want him doing that either so I guess turn about is fair play. I posted about this on facebook and everyone there thought I was nuts too lol. I will probably never ever do it, it’s a lot of money for something so silly….maybe. lol If I ever do it you all will be the first to know Smile

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thumbs Up

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School has started and that’s a big thumbs up lol. It’s been pretty hectic around here during the summer. The kids are really enjoying having friends around to play with instead of being stuck out in the country with no neighbors around like it was when they lived in the boondocks. They sure don’t let the grass grow under their feet I can tell you that. They are either riding their bikes around the neighborhood or at a friends house. They aren’t ones to watch TV or spend much time on the computer and that’s a good thing.  Brody keeps busy too…to my dismay lol. Yesterday he poured syrup all over the kitchen floor. Someone (me) left it out on the counter within his reach lol. He’s grown so fast and I forget he can reach things better now. He’s at the age now where he wants to do everything by himself and that sometimes leads to messes. Well, except using the potty chair that is. He’ll sit there no problem but getting him to tell me when he has to go has been a problem. Fingers crossed he gets it soon. It’s been 36 years since I’ve had to potty train anyone and I think I forgot how lol. We’ll get it sooner or later.
The kids were both nervous and excited about going to a new school. They did go to first 3  grades with these same kids before they moved out of the district a couple years ago, so I hope that makes it easier for them now that they’re back. Yesterday was the first day and they said it went pretty smooth. Devan had a problem with her locker, it wouldn’t open. Three teachers couldn’t open it either so I guess they are changing the lock today. Wouldn’t it just figure she’d be the one with a broken locker?! Anyway, I’m sure they’ll adjust just fine and will have a great time.
My future dil hasn’t had her surgery yet to remove the aneurysm from her brain. They are still testing to see if she has MS as well as that might make a difference on the anesthesia they use during the surgery. She goes back next week I believe. I wish they’d hurry up and get it over with. I hate the thought of that being there with the possibility of bursting.
My daughter is on vacation next week so I think I might suggest to Bill that we should go away for a few days. I think I need the vacation more then she does. It would be nice to get away for awhile. I don’t know where yet but I’ll come up with something. I know he’ll want to go up to where his friend lives and visit them but I’m not crazy about that. Right now I don’t want to be around anyone. I’d just like to go somewhere where it’s nice and quiet and just hang around and do what we want when we want. Heck, I think I’d be willing to pitch a tent by a lake somewhere and just enjoy the sounds of nature. As long as the sound isn’t a growl that is lol.
Oh, I forgot to tell you. Josh found a snake the other day and guess where it is! It’s sitting in a box out on the deck. You don’t think for one minute I’d let him bring that in do you lol. It’s just a little one but I don’t want it in here that’s for dang sure!
Well, Brody just woke up and he’s hungry so I better feed the little guy. Wishing you all a Happy Labor Day weekend. Go out and have some fun!!!