Thursday, August 6, 2009

A birthday, 911, and Poison Control...

So, this is the reason I haven't posted in a while...

Logan turned 4 on Sunday! YAY! I can't believe how big he is! Seems like he grows a foot each year! He informed me on the way to a friends house, "mom, now that I'm four, I'm no longer scared of dogs." Yet when we were over there, he ran from the dog and jumped into my arms. haha It might take another year to shake that fear! He got totally spoiled and ate lots of cake (always love that part!)

Then we lost him. My parents were in town and we were all busy making curtains and finishing the basement. I let him ride his new bike in the driveway while we had the door open. I went outside after a while and he was gone. The bike was there, the scooter was there, and I started yelling for him. My whole family went out and searched the neighborhood. When we didn't find him, I thought for sure someone had taken him--needless to say I was BAWLING. I screamed for him in the house and he wasn't in any of the rooms, so I called 911. Before I could sob out my address to the poor operator, my grandma came running out with him. He had gotten into my scrap room, dumped a bottle of paint on the floor, and thinking he was in trouble, hid in the closet.... I was happy to see him... not so happy about my floor. I think he learned his lesson when daddy talked to him about why mommy was crying so much.

oh, and it's not over.... then a couple days ago I was finishing up some projects and Landen was crying for me... as usual. I shut the door for 5 minutes so I could finish up some work on the computer and then I hear him go from crying to screaming. I still thought he just wanted me, so I ignored him (I know, what a great mom huh??) then Logan said, "Mom, he's got glitter in his eyes!" WHAT? I don't have any glitter out in the living room. I opened the door to find him with foam all over his eyes. He had squirted Dawn dishsoap in his eyes and then kept rubbing at it until it foamed up. So then I had the wonderful task of calling Poison control who told me to do a 15 minute flush of water in his eyes. yea, imagine how fun that is. I think I still have scratches on my arm. BUt, it's over and now my dishsoap is no longer under my cabinet. :)

now that you all think I'm a horrible mom.... LOL

I have my August Coredinations projects to show you--I had so much fun creating these! All the embellishments and patterned paper is from My Little Shoebox. YUM!


This saying totally fits Logan-- I'm kinda a BIG DEAL! This is also a scraplift of Lisa Truesdell from the June Scrapbook Trends. LOVE her work!


Well, let's pray for an un-eventful week around here!! ;)
hugs,
Kandis

19 comments:

sarahmartina said...

Oh my gosh! You must be so emotionally drained after all of that. You're not a bad mom... we all do it and learn our lesson. :-) Great pages! Don't beat yourself up! :-)

melissa :) said...

*ugh* the joys of motherhood!!

Abi said...

Your work is wonderful... We've all been through it as a mum.. it takes courage to admit you actually do these things - takes away the myth that you have to be perfect, so thanks for sharing and making us all feel a little more normal and human.

Daniela said...

As I was reading I was totally imaginin Alex doing it all!!! You are not a horrible mom.
Love your projects. THat bright and fun layout is awesome!

Heather M. said...

Oh my, sounds like a crazy week! I would have been bawling too - talk about scary! EEKS!

You are not a bad mom. I've closed my door before too. Most of us have done it but just won't admit it.

Hang in there!

Julie said...

So glad to hear we are all normal!!! Love your work and amazed you had time to do them with your eventful week, i need to get my act together!!!

marilyn said...

WOW - what a week you have had! You are a great mom--things just happen!

Jane said...

Lord I would have been on the floor!!! You're an awesome mom...it shows on your kids beaming smiles (in your photos). Being a mom is the toughest job in the bloody universe!!

Kate and Cole said...

You are not a horrible mom! That stuff happens to all of us. It just happened to you all in one week, you poor thing.

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

OMG! Kandis I am so glad your kids are ok, I totally understand you, sometimes I feel like a bad mom to, but with kids these things happens all the time, Being a mom is not an easy job...

ellen s. said...

oh no, what a crazy time! that feeling of them being lost is the worst, i have been there. i love your core'dinations projects

Anthonette said...

Gorgeous layout and cards, Kandis! I love all the details.

As you know, being a mom is the {hardest} job you will ever have. I can't imagine the horror you went through thinking he had been taken. Don't beat yourself up. You had a bad week. We've all been there. I felt tremendous guilt when I didn't run fast enough to prevent my 5-yr old from a bad bike spill. ER visit and 5 stitches later he was fine, but I was haunted by the trauma for a while. Tears came back to my eyes just now when I remembered it. Sending you a virtual hug. We all need to give ourselves a break.

Danielle said...

Oh wow, good thing he is OK! My brother did the same thing when he was little. We were at my grandmother's house on the farm and he had knocked over one of her plants and thought he would be in trouble, so he hid in one of the closets behind the vacuum cleaner and some clothes. We searched and screamed for him and thought he had fallen in this thing my grandparents had on the farm! Finally about 15 min. later someone found him in the closet...that little TURD! (he's still a turd to this day, by the way! ha) You are NOT a bad mom! I love your creations. Just gorgeous as always!
Danielle

Amy said...

Not a horrible mom at all, we've ALL been there one time or another. Life just happens beyond our control at times and no amount of bubble wrapping our children would help, LOL. Wishing you a more peaceful week ahead!

Jen Gallacher said...

Oh good grief, Kandis. What a week!! You totally earned your "good mommy" badge for even making it through all of that. Gorgeous work as usual, girlie!

jax67 said...

Every mom has been through something like this...either the missing child or the one you think has poisoned himself. I know I have! :D You're doing just fine Mom!

Kim Rose said...

Great projects Kandis! Hey.. I would love to talk to you but have misplaced your e-mail. Could you e-mail me?
etm@ida.net

Thanks

dstandard said...

WOW what a trial! The ups and downs of little boys right! Love what you did with the core'dinations - awesome pages!

Michell said...

Great projects...your layout is always beautiful..


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