Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm sorry!!!!

How in the H-E double hockey sticks do you teach a stubborn & hard-headed little girl to say she's sorry & mean it?

The fight to have her look someone in the eye, say it loud enough so they can hear it, & tell them why she's sorry continues...

Monday, January 30, 2012

I'll stick it in again if you laugh...

"I'll stick it in again if you laugh", I heard coming from my 4 & 5 year olds room.

What in the world are they doing???? I just couldn't wrap around my head what a 4 & 5 year old could be doing to be saying those words. The wierdest things came to mind, "have they discovered doctor"? "Are they talking about their butts"? I stood there in shock trying to figure it out.

Tinkerbell tells Bug, "My turn"!!!!!!

What in the world???? I slowly sneak over to the highest bunk & peek through the slats & I see...

Tinkerbell putting her finger in Bugs belly button!!! Thank God!!!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 is going to rock for the Reyna's!

What can I say, I've had writers block. November of 09 was the last time I posted. Seriously????? WOW. Just to warn you the first few posts are gonna be wierd & rambly!!!

So many things have changed in the last 2 years. The hubs & I are both into new jobs. It wasn't our choice but ended up working out & being the best for everyone.

Bug is now in Kindergarten & going to be turning 6 in June! 6 years old already. Wow how time flies. He is so smart & such a great student. He thouroughly enjoys going to school & his teacher is amazing!!

Tinkerbell is going to be 4 in 2 weeks. Holy Moly is she one heck of a little girl. She is the most stubborn, onery, hardheated, beautiful, loving little girl.

I didn't think I could love so much but these kids are my everything...

2012 is going to Rock for the Reyna's. This is our motto for the year. Our 2010 & 2011 kind of sucked, lol. 2012 is going to be the best year for us. We've hit so many new milestone's. We no longer have high chairs, car seats or cribs. We sit at the table everynight & actually have a conversation about our day. I love it!

I hope you enjoy 2012 with me. We've got lots of things planned!!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The LOVE of Bug's life-Bear

I still remember the day of my baby shower. Bug was my first baby so I had a HUGE babyshower. When it was all done & over with I just sat down in the middle of the room & looked around at everything in awe. It made what was about to happen just a little bit more real.

Bear was just a simple gift that accompanied some bigger things. Had I known what Bear would become I would have bought about 5 of him & switched him out, lol.

We even went through a stage where Bear had to go to work with mommy.

Bear is God to my little Bug. Bear is his absolute best friend in the entire world. He lugs that Bear around EVERYWHERE. I have included just some of the pictures that will go in Bear's scrapbook & yes you better believe that Bear will have his own Scrapbook. :)

Bear is very obviously most used as a pillow & a play companion. :) I hope he never outgrows his first LOVE.

We thought we lost Bear once & I think we all almost had a heart-attack so my Grandma bought Bug a "new Bear". So now we have "Bear-Bear" & "New Bear". Can we tell who is who, lol

Here is a more recent picture of Bug & Bear. Poor guy was up sick for like 3 hours & ended up just crashing while watching cartoons. :(

***Edited to add. Bear has somehow fallen off of the face of the earth. Bug is handling it A LOT better than I thought he would. We have seriously tore our entire house apart looking for him. I miss that Bear. I really expected to be able to put Bear back for Bug's little boy :( **********

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

3 ER visits in 2 weeks-Nice...

We have a regular pediatrician. But God Forbid the kids get sick during the week while they are in business. Or even better if the pediatricians office would answer/return calls in a timely manner so we wouldn't have to go to the ER.

ER visit # 1: Bug 2 weeks ago. He had been sick but not sick enough to take to the doctor. Saturday rolls around. We take the kids to a parade & he is just kind of there physically but dragging horribly. After his nap he could not quit crying & saying his mouth hurt. After much negotian I finally got him to open his mouth & low and behold his throat is full of blisters. Diagonois: Strep Throat

ER visit # 2: Tinkerbell on Sunday. She had been sick since Friday with a fever & really sluggish acting. (And remember she is only 20 months old) Me, Tinkerbell & Bug all took a nap in my bed. When we woke up her poor little heart was just racing. It was going to fast I could not get her heartrate. She was beating 3-4 beats a second. I was so scared because she had recently just had pnuemonia & that was the reason the nurses hotline had told us to go. Her heart was beating to fast for her little body. I think the ER kind of down played it a bit. They said it was just because she had a fever. She's a baby. As a parent you take NO chances. Diagnosis: Influenza type B (just the common flu) Treated with an anti viral medicine

****Along comes Monday night & Mr Bug gets out Tinkerbells prescription & somehow gets the cap off. Tinkerbell brings us an empty prescription bottle so we assume that she has chugged it. We call poison control & they said that the medicine is not fatal but it will make her sick. They said not to induce vomiting that it will make her nauseaus & she will vomit on her own. She sleeps all night but Bug is up puking all night. So apparantly he is the one that drank her prescription. Yesterday morning I brought him to work with me. I work on a computer all day & he just wanted to be held so he sat on my lap & took a nap for about an hour & then I took him to daycare. I have exhausted all of my vacation days so I cannot afford to take off unpaid. Hubby took off on Monday to keep Tinkerbell home. My daycare calls about 2 & said that he was still super sick to his stomach & had a 104 degree temp & that his tongue was brown. BROWN???? So I called his peds office & there voicemail picks up AGAIN & it says that they are having a high volume of calls so I need to leave a message & that it may take until the next business day for them to return it so off to ER we go. Mr KU works an hour away so he left work so he could meet us there.

ER visit # 3: Bug. They do the Influenza test on him & check out his tongue. They find out that since he wouldn't drink the tylenol that I had given him about 10am had just sat on his tongue & turned colors. Jeez. His Influenza test came back. Diagnosis: Influenza A which is the Swine Flu so now he is on Tamiflu but I couldn't start him until today because of him chugging it monday night. By the way his peds office called about an hour and a half later.

So now Mr. KU is off for 2 days with 2 kids basically in quarantine.

All I have to say now is that it isn't even November...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Ok so I am generally a very happy person!!! I have 2 absolutely AMAZING kids. I mean these babies are my pride, my joy & my everything!!!! A wonderful house, great husband, great family, great animals & so on, lol.

So a person like me shouldn't get down in the dumps, right? Ugh stuff just keeps piling on & on & on our little family of 4. With the current state of the economy hubby & I should be so super excited that we both have amazing jobs & we are both grateful for our jobs but it seems we can never stay "ahead".
Example: We had all hospital bills paid off & life was going good. Then our computer got struck by lightening or contracted a virus so getting a new one is out of the question until at least after Christmas, then Tinkerbell had pnuemonia & was in the hospital doesn't she look miserable?????
Bug was in the hostpital with Strep throat because it was the weekend. (He won't let me take his picture.)
Apparantly we are going to ignore the wealth, & health & just go for HAPPINESS!!!!

Aghhh it feels like it is never ending. Mr KU needs new tires so that's gonna kick us for at least $400. BLAH

Now to the whole point of this rambling post. Every year I love to throw a halloween party. (Broke or not) I am HUGE on having parties. With the blogging world I have sooooooo many great ideas. And now thanks to The Polka Dot Chair I have this awesome & amazing banner to hang for decorations year after lovely year for my "gonna try to be cheap as possible but still have a blast" halloween party. :)

Thanks Polka Dot Chair!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

2 completly different subjects, 1 post

I made this last night for supper for the 2nd time. It is so super yummy!!!!!!

Here is the recipe:
2 chicken breast cut up in chunks
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can of milk
8 oz velveeta
noodles of choice (cooked) (I switch it everytime I make it)

Cook the chicken, once it is done add the can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 can of milk & velveeta. Stir until the velveeta is melted & then add the noodles. It really is super yummy. It is sort of like a stroganoff but with that extra hit of velveeta. :)

Then I was lazy the rest of the night. Here I am on our couch with 4 out of our 5 animal children. :)

Duke is the brown Shih Tzu, Oscar is the orange cat, Bailey is the collie & Mollie is in the kids chair. Lily our wierd inside cat was in hiding as usual because the dogs are around.

Go check out The Polka Dot chair blog. I could seriously waste HOURS reading all her posts. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tinkerbells birthday outfit

I have been scouring the internet for dresses for Tinkerbell for her 2nd birthday. It's not until Feb but hey she's a girl & I need time to plan, lol. I am wanting to throw a polka dot party for her so I went to Joann's & found some purple polka dot material that has cupcakes on it. This material will be perfect!!!!!!

Look at how cute those cupcakes are!!!!

Another close up.

Here are my 2 inspirations. I love the fluffiness of the bottom of this dress but Tinkerbells birthday is in the winter so I think I am going to do a top with a ruffle at the bottom and pants with a ruffle at the bottom.

Here is a better inspiration picture. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. I think I am going to do a ruffle top like this but I want thicker straps that I want to criss cross in the back. I am also going to get a 2 embroidered on the bodice.

So what to think? I think I am going to do the whole top in the purple polka dot with pink criss cross straps & a sash thing under her boobs. Then I want to do the pants in the purple polka dot with pink ruffles around the bottom. Now if I can only find someone to re-bobbin my machine...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Toy Swap

I am hosting a toy swap for my friends & family in my area. I think us as long as everyone else is struggling financially. My kids are still young enough that I can get away with giving them genly used stuff as presents without them realizing it. My hubby HATES it, but he doesn't pay the bills, lol.

Here are my directions that I sent out:


I would like to host a toy swap. A toy swap is where everyone brings toys that their kids have outgrown or no longer play with & would like to exchange it for something “new”. I would like for each person to bring 3 gently used items.

For example: I am going to bring a train set that Bug got for his 1st Christmas. Both kids have absolutely LOVED this train but they no longer play with it. It is red & comes with a giraffe & the 2nd car is yellow & it has a monkey in it. I have all the pieces & it is in EXCELLENT used condition. It just needs new batteries. That is going to be 1 of my items.

Items can include a freezer bag full of GI Joe’s of a bag of Mega Blocks, a freezer bag with a Barbie & some clothes in it. Stuff like that. I would also like everyone to bring 1 adult gift. Such as a couple of books, old taste of home magazine’s, or Betty Crocker cookbooks.

All of our kids are not the same age but I would like everyone to benefit from this. We will set everything out so that everyone can see what everyone else brought. Then we will draw #’s to see who gets to go first.

Say there is 10 people that come & everyone brings 4 items. I will have 4 different bowls of #’s. 1-10, 11-20, 21-30 & 31-40 so that everyone has an equal shot of getting at least 1 thing that they really super want. (Bug’s word, lol).

I would also like anyone that wants to clean out their toyroom to bring whatever they would like to get rid of. After everyone has looked through everyone else’s stuff I will take the remaining to Goodwill. I was thinking our Salvation Army or if anyone has any other suggestions let me know.

***Make sure that everything is cleaned up. Also don’t worry about batteries, but please make sure that the toy works.***

Munchies will be served & we can all mingle. I am hoping there will be a HUGE variety of people. Please invite anyone that wants to participate. This could make Christmas A LOT easier on a lot of us!!!!!

Email with ANY & I MEAN ANY questions. Also please email me with an RSVP. I would like somewhat of an idea as to how many will be coming. Let everyone know & get your toy rooms cleaned out!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Extra Onery but oh so cute!!!

I tell my little Tinkerbell all the time that she is sooooo lucky that God made her soooo pretty. She is rotten. She has such a STRONG personality. I wouldn't change anything about her though. :)