Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cool sites

Have you been to yet? You've gotta try it. It's a place where moms can "swap" kids stuff in exchange for "credits". Credits take the place of real money. Once you "sell" something, the other person "pays" you in "credits." It's a great way to get rid of stuff you no longer need and get some stuff you DO need. The only time you spend real money is when you ship something to someone....but when you buy something, they pay to ship it to it's totally win-win. If you do create an account, please use my referral code: DFNXKW.

Other sites to check out:

Babycheapskate - I check this blog daily!
Freebies4Mom - another must-see.......check out the widget on my sidebar.

What cool mom-sites do you frequent?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Fashion Advice for Jim, Jen, and Bob

Since Jen is always saying, "Please don't forget where your waist is now that you have kids" if figured some fashion advice was due for us all. Check out this link. Seriously, what were they thinking????

BTW, I don't know anything about that site other than this one link. Please use your own judgment with what you may find there.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Be careful with that pencil or you'll...

....Scratch your cornea...badly! I guess I need to make sure my van is gassed up twice a year. That seems to be the average rate of emergency doctor's visits by people under the age of 5 that live in my house.
This morning Camden and Josiah were playing together nicely....or so I thought. I had sat down at the computer to check my email when Camden came running, holding his eye. He was crying that silent as-soon-as-I-breathe-I'm-going-to-scream cry. And scream he did!
I took him to the living room (where the lighting is better) where I found Josiah and his fistful of colored pencils. Oh dear! Memories of Clue haunt me....It was Josiah, in the living room, with the colored pencils....Josiah had hit Camden with his prismatic ammunition and scratched Camden's eye. A quick exam by Nurse Mommy found that there was indeed a large scratch.
I called our wonderful pediatrician, Dr. Ewles, who told me to go to Dr. O'Malley immediately. Dr. O'Malley is a Pediatric Opthomologist, and he was wonderful with Camden.
So now Camden is the White Patched Pirate of the Gearhart home. He'll return to the eye doctor tomorrow and Wednesday to have his injury reexamined. Until then, he's bound to the couch sedated with Tylenol with Codeine.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Camden's first Christmas program, part 2

Yeah, he acts just like his dad :)

Camden's first Christmas program

This is from when Camden was 2. He's the cute one in the green sweater :)

Goodbyes aren't easy

Well, it's happening. As I type this, my little son is enjoying his final afternoon with his best buddies, Emily and Jadon. Emily and Jadon will be moving away this weekend, and Camden is beside himself. Emily and Jadon (and their family) have always been there. He doesn't know life without them.

We've already had a few tearful nights. We've had the discussion of how to make new friends (and BTW, Camden does have other friends. But these are the closest.) We've talked about how Mr. and Mrs. Wipf have prayed that God would show them His will, and that He has led them to this move. But honestly, that makes very little sense to a four year old whose heart is shattered.

Frankly, I'm not sure how to help him say goodbye. Sure, we can write letters and call, but it's not the same. Gone are the days of cider mills and making cookies, of playing for hours and hours in their basement, of sleeping in sleeping bags under the pool table, of watching movies, of jumping on their trampoline, of just being with them. Sure, we'll still do some of these things, and the world is not coming to an end. I just ache for him. I want him to understand that God knows what He is doing and that we can trust Him.