Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Creative Kids

My kids are so dang cute! Dylan made a jet from his erector set, and Marlee made clay figures of me and daddy!



Dylan chose some books about dinosaurs at the library this past week. We have been entranced by them!! Now we want to know EVERYTHING about dinosaurs. So we have been looking up online some neat dinosaur unit studies, we are planning another trip to the library and we have been watching these neat documentaries on youtube. We just watched this one about how the dinosaurs became extinct. It fascinates me to watch Dylans brain soak in all the details of the rocks, the biology, the different layers of sediment, what the meteorites caused, etc all these different miniscule details, he just soaks up and tries it all out in his brain, then comes up with his own theories. He is such a cool kid! I am loving watching him learn, and also loving learn too!
The girls are watching sesame street right now, oh i love that show. I grew up on the street ! LOL.
Feeling better today, just very tired still. Trying to continue to take it easy. I did the dishes, put some laundry in, and Ive been reading to the kids and helping them with their studies, etc. It is only 9 am. A very long day to go. I hope I will make it!!!! Keith just called to tell me that he hurt himself at work again, this is becoming an every day thing, and that they may have to work all night to finish this project for the hospital. Apparently they are only giving them from 3 pm until 5 am to finish this huuuuge amount of work. So we will see what happens there, whether we will even see him tonight. I am proud of him for his job, he enjoys it, and it is important to him, and I feel bad that he stayed home with me on tuesday, so I wont complain if he works overnight! but i hope he will feel good about it, and not get sick or something. We'll see how it goes. He's a good guy!
I have been trying to exercise, but with being so sick, I have slacked off. I did lose some weight while sick, but come on, that doesnt count, lol!!!! Today Im going to try and just do some minor walking and stretching, to try and get my body to feel better. I am going to continue to rest alot today also, hoping that my body will get back to where it needs to be, so I can take the world by storm!!!!!!!


ugh, i hate that word. so.... on sunday evening I got the stomach flu... again. So I ended up in the hospital on monday getting iv's etc for being so dehydrated. It was awful. Was sooo sick on monday even after i got out of the hospital, i couldnt even pick up the phone to call to see if my kids were ok at my moms. Thankfully they were fine. I wasnt though. Keith ended up taking tuesday off to stay home and help with the kids and make sure that i was going to be ok. I finally started feeling a little better yesterday afternoon, enough to eat something. Got a good night sleep last night, for the first time in a long time. Today Im feeling a little better, Keith is at work, and the kids are watching PBS, im going to attempt to join the world of the living today and get something done, like the loads of laundry that are piled up. Maybe the dishes that are piled up. Why is it that everything falls apart when momma is sick???? Im still not feeling great, but im trying!!! So that is my life for the past couple of days. Not cool. Not cool at all.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wonderful Weekend, Full of Blessings

I am so thankful for this past weekend. As we have struggled so much with sickness, we finally were blessed with a good weekend. Not only did the kids feel good, but we finally sold our little bulldog, that we have been trying to sell for about a month now, and it couldnt have happened at a better time with student loans being due! It was bittersweet because Memphis was such a sweetie, but I am very relieved and can now spend more time with my family and home and working on my writing, etc. It is sunday evening and the kids are taking their turns in the bubble bath ( a sunday night tradition at our house, full of bubbles, barbies and transformers, lol) and Im already in my comfy jammies ready to relax and snuggle.
Tomorrow will be a great day, full of promise and the hope for a great week. I will be working hard on my spring cleaning, I started it very early this year, so that I can take my time and do a good job! I am already excited about my monster yard sale that I will be having in March!!! Hey maybe I will make enough for another student loan payment, lol. Darn that college edumacation that my hubby has! Just kidding of course, I am totally thankful for it. He is blessed with a full time job in the trade that he chose which is a big blessing right now in this unstable economy. Good weekend to all!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Big Spring Clean 2009

Last year we did this and it was soooo fun!!!!!

Here are the rules:

Get your home all spiffy for spring, come here and comment and leave us a link so we can go look at the results!! ( post some pics on your blog!!!)
You can come any time to post your link, or if you just want to leave a comment on what you do to make your home feel spring like, go for it!!!! Im just nosy and want to see everyones clean houses!!! Be looking for my clean house in the next couple of weeks!!!

I will be choosing a random comment on March 30th 2009 and the winner will receive two full sized products from Method!!! These cleaning products are the bomb!! I use them and LOVE them!!!! Plus it will be a great motivation for all of us to get our butts in gear and get our homes pretty for spring!!!!

You get an extra entry for becoming a follower to my blog!!! It is a fun blog I promise!!!

Pass this along to all your friends!!!! We will be doing more fun things like this on my blog!!!

Happy Cleaning!!!!!!

With Love,


Monday, February 16, 2009

The Sickies

Well, we are finally over the stomach flu, knock on wood, and are now on to strep throat!! I took all three kids to dr yesterday, all three strep tests came back positivie, they have awful throats, rashes covering their entire bodies and very high fevers ( marlee's was 103.8 when we got to dr! Dylans was 102.5) So we are once again, disinfecting the house, cleaning up the puke from coughing, and dishing out motrin and antibiotics three times a day! Life is CRAZY at the Kaylor house!!!!
On to other news. This blog will be going through some awesome changes! First of all, you can now access it through and we will be getting an updated look! There will be more giveaways and lots of new cool things!!!! So exciting!
With Love,

cant talk long....

it is my turn to have the stomach flu. i guess dylans milk allergy was really the stomach flu. and it aint pretty. im sooo happy that it is 5 pm and im hoping that im done with this. it still hurts sooooo much and i have never had it come out both ends AT THE SAME TIME-- WAY to much information sorry everyone, but it was THE SAME TIME!!!!!! how the heck is that even possible???
ok, im off to bed, im dying here. hope everything is much better!
With Love,


Ok, this was the worlds strangest weekend. First of all friday morning we awoke to a drug bust at the rental across the street. full swat team in MY front yard, because it was easiest access to the house. the freakin video is on youtube. anyway, so that was crazy, but thankfully went well i guess?? LOL. Made our neighborhood look not so good. Anyway, so saturday was valentines day and we got the kids some candy and cards and a movie, my parents brought over more candy and keiths parents brought over MORE candy. Well, to make a long story short, Dylans milk allergy has obviously gotten worse. He spent many hours through saturday night into sunday puking the candy up. He kept passing out and it was awful. So sunday we kind of just were in a daze, tired and worried, and then boom. weekend over. so strange. like it was never even there!
Today ( monday) everyone was feeling fine, so we headed over to a family from churchs house, they had an inspection on there house coming up wednesday and decided to move all the bedrooms around, etc before the inspection!!!! Crazy!!! So the kids played all day long with there kids, and us adults worked our batooties off trying to get things up the stairs and down the stairs and in this bedroom, then to this bedroom. I was soooo sore and tired when i got home!!! We had been there almost 6 hours!! Does that count for my workout for the day?? I was carrying boxes and tables and such up and down the stairs, surely that counts right??????
So tomorrow the kids ( and I) are excited because High School Musical 3 comes out. We didnt get a chance to see it in theaters, so we are pretty happy!!!! Im going to chillax tomorrow and play with my babies and watch HSM3, and then on wednesday we have a playdate with some new homeschool friends we've met here in Hannibal!! We are excited about that too! Thursday Keith is off work for our lawyer appts, yay, it will finally finally finally be over!!!! Then its friday, and the blessed weekend again!!!! I love having a clear calendar for weekends!!!
Well im off to bed. So i can get up and do life all over again!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Backyard Bird Count was a success!!

We had so much fun! We were out for 30 minutes, and we counted 9 different species, a total of 85 birds we identified, and we saw hundreds of geese and ducks flying overhead!!! We were just screaming in the backyard, lol. But we actually counted and identified 85 birds!!! That was awesome!

Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle

That is the official count for today!!! What fun! Dont forget to check it out yourself!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Backyard Bird Watch

Check out my blog and get more info, but we are excited to be participating in this event feb 13-15 from our very own backyard!!!

Busy To Do Day

Doesnt that sound fun !! LOL.

My to do list is crazy today! I thought I would share so that one day, my kids will see how much I did!!!

*Baths for all three kids
*Take garbage to front for garbage man
*Take both dogs out, feed them, playtime, etc
*Clean up dirty clothes out of bathroom and get laundry started
*Get hashbrowns and turkey meatballs out of freezer for dinner tonight
*Work on paperwork for lawyer visit ( dont even ask, lol, not fun!)
* get new goodies put in goody bags for zoo day, organize prizes in a way that will make it easy to hand them out, make donation bucket and slips for prize drawings
*Call Lisa
*Have Marlee make her valentine for her penpal
*Make a valentine for Aunt Sandy
*Send out visiting teaching newsletters for my ladies
*Work on valentine lapbook for school, have dylan read from his ben franklin chapter book,
do spelling words
*Work on blogs
*Finish Laundry
*Get dishes done and dinner made
*Family Reading Time

Menu for Week

This is a little late but I am going to use it for next week! Here is my menu!

Texas Tater Casserole with Garlic Cheese bread and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Pasta with Spaghetti Sauce , veggies and fruit

Crockpot Cowboy Stew with Cornbread

Baked Potato Bar ( broccoli, cheese, salsa, etc)

Sloppy Joes, mac and cheese

Pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls

Sub Sandwiches with chips and fruit salad

English Muffin Pizzas with cookies

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This past week.

Last week was a good week for the kids. Nana and Pop Pop took them on individual dates and they really enjoyed that. We also were able to play outside a few times last week and it really helps everyones spirits.
Monday Pop Pop took Marlee to burger king on their date. She had a great time going down the slide. Wednesday was Dylans day, he chose to spend the entire day at nana and pop pops. He got to play bingo, make cookies, and also go out to eat at burger king! Friday was Sydneys day, and she decided to go to Burger King also, and her and nana had a great day there.
Dylan put it nicely, he said " mom, thats how memories are made!"

Its been kind of a rough week for me with finally healing up from the kidney infection and all the big shots, etc they made me have. But this new week is certainly better. Today is tuesday. Yesterday we had a nice day, the kids played nicely and I got chores done and some cowboy stew made in the crockpot. We will have it for dinner tonight with cornbread! Today we are taking Aunt Vonnie to New London for an appt and Im going to finally mail my giveaway winners prize!!!! Wasnt expecting to be sick! LOL. I am excited to be getting more giveaways and contest going on this blog and also on the blog.
It is supposed to be beautiful out today, so after our appt with aunt vonnie, we will probably work on our valentines day lapbook, and then have lunch and go out and play. We are not doing full studies today, we have this neat lapbook project kit we will be working on. It is super neat, has vocabulary things and all kinds of cute stuff! Lots of fun work!
Well, that is our update! Bulldog is still for sale, lol!!!!! Driving me bananas!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Being a mommy is hard sometimes...

My little guy dylan has an immunodeficiency and other health issues such as severe asthma/allergies and aspergers syndrome. He is amazing, a trooper, our hero. But some days it just breaks my heart. Today he got to spend the entire day with his nana and pop pop. A really special treat for him. They did all kinds of fun things, all that he got to choose like renting a movie, playing bingo, making cookies, and going out to lunch. He chose burger king because he wanted to go down the slide. My mom didnt realize that the slides at burger king make him sick. But Dylan had lots of fun, until about an hour later, when he had such a raging headache, he had to come home and get medicine. You see, the germs and dust on the slides, they make him so sick. He gets sick from so much, he can walk into walmart and come out with something. He is so amazing though, never complains, and so when he does actually say, my head hurts so much i cant open my eyes--- you know it is bad. Thankfully ibuprofen and benadryl along with his millions of other daily meds, helped him to get some relief and he is now sleeping soundly. It is so hard though. Especially when he wants to go play with other kids and hes sick, or they are sick and we have to protect him. Im just so blessed to have him, he really makes me a better person, i certainly think of him as my hero.

Monday, February 2, 2009


We had a pretty good weekend, except I was still sick. Keith and I went eagle watching saturday morning then out to lunch, which was awesome. Then we took the kids to mark twain lake to the joanna trail, which was super fun but MUDDY!!! needless to say, they had big ole bubble baths when they got home, which i love, i love it when my babies smell so yummy from their baths and lotion and they are in their jammies and we all kick back and watch disney or something before bed. Oh yeah- we are still trucking along in raggedy andy for family reading time. it is so cute! I love family reading time, it really is one of my favorite times of the day.
Sunday was church. It was a beautiful testimony meeting and I was blessed to have two of my children go up and bear their testimonies! their wasnt a dry eye in the house when marlee bore hers, it is something special when an autistic child talks of her love of jesus. dylan did soo good also, he was so cute! i was a proud mama! They did great in primary and syd went home early with keith, she is so whiny at times, lol, but i think she really was just missing her daddy. she has a hard time when he is at work, she is a daddys girl.
today, i have been working on the site and also preparing to go to the doctor and possibly be admitted into the hospital. WIthout being to gross, i had a uti, which went into a severe kidney infection and now they are concerned their might be something blocking my kidneys and not allowing them to filter correctly. so i may be getting some iv antibiotics ( which im very happy for, cause im not liking taking three different antibiotics and not having them work!!!) and hopefully i will get better very very quickly!!!!!