Saturday, May 30, 2009

Funny but embarrassing for Devin but I have to share,He jumped up to celebrate something good for the Fever and sprayed Sprite all over people!
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Yard sale is done and I am cooked! where did Spring go? It is Hot and I am gonna go to the pool! :O)
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Doing the yard sale till noon then I am going to go swimming cuz it is HOT! Fever VS The Spokane Shocks tonight!
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Yard sale today, Wish me luck gettin rid of my junk! One mans trash another mans treasure! :O)
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I really didn't appreciate my high speed internet, now I do! I know now I am an impatient person, wow I will have to work on that! :O)
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Ok my day is totally busted! but not in a bad way! I learned how to do a few new things! Just sittin in front of the computer so long! TTYL :O)
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I am blogging from my cell phone How cool is that?!

Silly Me

Silly me I forgot to tell you the name of the flower! How helpful is that!? Well it is the Foxglove. Sorry about that and if you are wondering what the heck I am talking about well you will just have to read the posting below this one "Shealeah in the yard" :O) TTYL

Shealeah in the yard

Here are some pictures we went out and took today. The flowers I planted last year are doing well I need to plant more as you can see I have some space to deal with! The flower in the pic by itself and the one Shea is touching is very pretty but deadly, I did not know this until my mother in law told me. So I watch Shea very closely whenever she gets near it to make sure she does not try to eat it! She hasn't tried to eat any plants lately but I am still going to be very watchful! Enjoy the pics! TTYL :O)

Night Terrors

This posting is for my future reference and for anyone else who may need this info. My sister Heather always finds the info that she needs and it is very helpful to me also! Below is my comment to her posting about night terrors and also her original posting.

Heather thank you for sharing that! Devin and Krissy were both restless sleepers! They would Talk in there sleep and sometimes walk! Now Shealeah seems to have a night terror situation going on! Yesterday she did not take her nap and finally it was bed time and she fell asleep with in seconds of getting into bed and I would say with in the 90 min time she was screaming or I should say crying hysterically and we could do nothing to comfort her! I took her into the living room to rock her so Dave could sleep and she still seemed very upset after a little bit she seemed more alert and responded to me so I decided to go to the computer to play her favorite youtube video= the yummy funny gummy bear video, she loves it and cheered her right up and we went back to bed with no problems after that. We are going to talk to our doctor about it too. Let me know what your doc says and I will do the same. Love ya sis Hang in there! Love your big sis :O)
May 27, 2009 3:00 PM

Night Terrors

I hadn't heard of night terrors until our old neighbor Kelly Wallin (who is going to medical school) mentioned to me that he thought what I was describing about Madi sounded like what happened with their daughter Brinna. It's scary in the middle of the night to hear your child scream out as if they are in so much pain. The times I've been awake and heard Madi going into hysterics in her room I've gone in to try to comfort her or to find out what's wrong. She doesn't respond or if she does she can't tell you what's wrong. It's very nerve racking trying to figure out if she is bleeding somewhere or what to do for her. Brett told me that he had this when he was little and it freaked his parents out. I would have to agree 100% with that. We haven't talked to the doctor about it because I didn't think it was something that could be helped or was even that big of a deal. I mean people have nightmares and she doesn't do it all the time. Last night just after Brett came home for lunch (at 10:30PM) Madi started screaming. She just kept saying ouchie but wouldn't tell me where. We ended up putting some of her medicated skin lotion on her and giving her a benadryl. We thought maybe her skin was itchy. You kind of just pull out all the stops and try to assess the problem. She then let me rock her for about an hour. I just looked night terrors up on WebMd and this is how they describe it. I just think it's good information to have and I am going to bring it up at Madi's next doctor visit.
Night Terrors:
The sleep disorder of night terrors typically occurs in children aged 3-12 years, with a peak onset in children aged 3½ years.Sleep is divided into 2 categories: rapid eye movement (REM) and nonrapid eye movement (non-REM). Non-REM sleep is further divided into 4 stages, progressing from stages 1-4. Night terrors occur during the transition from stage 3 non-REM sleep to stage 4 non-REM sleep, beginning approximately 90 minutes after the child falls asleep.Night terrors are distinctly different from the much more common nightmares, which occur during REM sleep. Night terrors are characterized by frequent recurrent episodes of intense crying and fear during sleep, with difficulty arousing the child. Night terrors are frightening episodes that disrupt family life.An estimated 1-6% of children experience night terrors. Boys and girls are equally affected. Children of all races also seem to be affected equally. The disorder usually resolves during adolescence.Night Terrors Causes Night terrors may be caused by the following:Stressful life eventsFeverSleep deprivation Medications that affect the central nervous system (the brain)Night Terrors Symptoms In addition to frequent recurrent episodes of intense crying and fear during sleep, with difficulty arousing the child, children with night terrors may also experience the following:Tachycardia (increased heart rate)Tachypnea (increased breathing rate)Sweating during episodes Unlike nightmares, most children do not recall a dream after a night terror episode, and they usually do not remember the episode the next morning.The typical night terror episode usually begins approximately 90 minutes after falling asleep. The child sits up in bed and screams, appearing awake but is confused, disoriented, and unresponsive to stimuli. Although the child seems to be awake, the child does not seem to be aware of the parents’ presence and usually does not talk. The child may thrash around in bed and does not respond to comforting by the parents.Most episodes last 1-2 minutes, but they may last up to 30 minutes before the child relaxes and returns to normal sleep.If the child does awake during a night terror, only small pieces of the episode may be recalled. Usually, the child does not remember the episode upon waking in the morning.When to Seek Medical Care Sleep disruption is parents’ most frequent concern during the first years of a child’s life. Half of all children develop a disrupted sleep pattern serious enough to warrant physician assistance.In children younger than 3½ years, peak frequency of night terrors is at least 1 episode per week.Among older children, peak frequency of night terrors is 1-2 episodes per month.If your child seems to be experiencing night terrors, an evaluation by the child’s pediatrician may be useful. During this evaluation, the pediatrician may also be able to exclude other possible disorders that might cause night terrors.
posted by Barnes Family at 12:09 AM on May 15, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dave Mutilator of words and sayings! this is funny!

My husband Dave mutilator of words and sayings! Today he said something wrong and I got it recorded on my phone because it was so funny! He was saying excuse me awh or something close to that I am pretty sure what he meant to say was= excusez-moi pronounced : ex-kewzay mwah. You know french for excuse me. anyhow I thought that was pretty funny and worth sharing! TTYL :O) LMAOROF!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bad Grandma!

I have been a bad grandma and not posted new pics of Elaina so here are some of the new ones. Krissy took these. I think she did a really good job!

Devin being a goof

Thought I would share some cute and kinda funny pics with you. They speak for themselves!

Meet Torch

Meet Torch the mascot for our AF2 team The Fever. Shea still is not sure what to think of him but this time she showed some interest, so Dave took her to meet him. I think her body language says allot. She wanted a closer look but no touchy! In a earlier blog post I mentioned that we sat behind a grouchy woman and I dreaded sitting behind her for the whole season because she told us she was a season ticket holder. Well she wasn't here this week and we had fun! I hope she lied or found better seats. Did I mention They won this game? their first win this year! Yeah! TTUL :O)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Getting ready to have a yard sale, Man I have a lot of junk! It is amazing how much of it you can accumulate over such a short time. So now maybe I will get lucky and make some money and get rid of some junk at the same time! Anyone have any good yard sale advice? Let me know! TTYL :O)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh My Goodness!!

Oh my goodness! This is totally getting out of control I am gonna have to pick one or two places to keep updating/following on the web! There are just to many it will take me all day! I just don't have that kind of time to sit in front of the computer! Lets see hotmail, myspace, twitter, blogger, yahoo, and the list goes on and on! If there was a way to link them would anyone tell me? You know so you could get all your updates posted from one to one. you know what I mean I hope anyhow I am trying really hard not to go crazy and get in touch with family and the world! Ok so if you have any hints let me know! TTYL :O)

Monday, May 4, 2009

How Things can change in the blink of an eye!

Devin was driving with some Friends coming back from a fun day at an amusement park. A deer jumped in front of him and he slammed on the breaks missing the first stupid deer but swerving away from the one that he knew he could not avoid, he hit it trying not to hit it head on. These are pictures of his Friends car after. Devin was devastated this is his first accident, we explained to him that he handled it very well, it could have been worse. He feels bad that it was someone Else's car, it could have happened in any car to anyone. I am glad that the car owner is not angry that would have made things worse. They are very nice and wanted to reassure Devin that this is one of those things that just happen. They got him back in the drivers seat to take them home. I am glad for this because I know if you don't get back in the saddle you may develop a fear that can cripple you and make you more afraid. I am so glad everyone was safe and not harmed. To bad for the deer, but maybe it was the deers time to go, just wish it would have chosen another method! :O) Deers are stupid that's why we eat them! I stole that line from one of the passengers in the car. :O) But this all made me think of how quickly things can change, In the blink of an eye! I am so glad tho that everything is gonna be OK! TTYL :O)

Friday, May 1, 2009


That's how my teenagers make me feel sometimes! Unappreciated! Gosh I thought I did so much and I guess that's not enough still! So I am gonna do it I am gonna put the MOM curse on them! You know the one where the mom says "Someday you will have a child just like you or worse!" I am gonna do it, There is almost nothing that will stop me now cuz they have pushed me to it! I am kidding a little! I wouldn't curse my kids, I think...? :O) Another vent! You know! Remember when we were teens we were not this bad, were we? We survived all the stuff that has been discovered to be dangerous and we are good people with character!Anyhow Thats my vent! They have it easy! Little bratz! :O) I still love em tho! TTYL