Friday, January 30, 2009

Younger Days

I just love this video that my hubby took of the kids the other day. They had such a great time out in the snow. You would have thought it was a mountain!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

1st - A Thousand Words Thursday.

Tonight Trey lost his first tooth! We are expecting a visit from the tooth fairy tonight.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's all about me! Well sort of....

I have several things I have to get to today. Last week I was given some questions from Annie . She asked if she could interview me. I also received an award from Dawn. I don't know how much time I will have to work on this. With all my kids home from school today. Also, I just found out no school tomorrow either. We are iced in. And it just keeps coming!
Here are a few pictures outside at my house. I can hear the ice falling right now.

Five Questions about Me.
1. Why is your blog called the Froggy Bottom Blog?
My friend Dawn and I went through a search on the web for blog names. I have her to thank for getting me into blogging at all. She tried for several months to get me to until I finally gave in and I am so glad I did. It has been the best experience. If you know anything about my kids you would know that they love frogs. In the summer they catch them all the time. Then we saw this name and it just fit. Also, one of my favorite movies is Oh Brother Where Art Thou, the name of the group in it "The Froggy Bottom Boys". It's kind of weird but that is how I came up with the name.
2. What is something that grosses you out or scares you that most people may not be bothered by? I am scared of someone taking my children or something happening to my children. I also worry about drowning or one of them drowning. We have a pool and sometimes it scares me having it. We also have a creek behind our house and I worry about that also. I can't stand needles or blood. Which is funny because I love scary movies. I won't ever get a tattoo because I would never be able to stand being around a needle for that long.

3. How did you meet your husband?
I met my husband though a mutual friend. I am so glad she introduced us. She had no idea that I would be interested in him. I have actually reconnected with her guessed it FaceBook! We started talking and the rest is history. We have been together for almost 16 years. We started dating when I was 20 years old! I knew in the first month that I wanted to marry him but we waited 3 years to get married. It was well worth it.

4. What top 5 blessings has God given you in your life?
My Husband
My 3 beautiful children
My families health
My relationship with my family
My wonderful friendships.

5. Who is your hero?
My Mom She has more strength, grace and beauty than anyone I know. She is also the one who shared the Lord with me first. I love her.

Dawn honored me with this little award. Thanks Dawn!

As you know, there are rules with these awards. That's ok with me. I need some guidelines to get me through these things.

I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about myself. Some of you may already know these things but, that's ok just humor me. lol!

My middle name is Paige. When I was a kid I wished people would call me that instead of Michelle because I knew so many people named Michelle.

I am a night owl. I could stay up late every night. I hate getting up in the morning.

I love scary movies. Actually I love to watch movies period! Tom hates scary movies so he has had to learn to watch them. He loves Sci-Fi so we have learned to watch both together.

I am double jointed and so are all three of my children actually Tom is too! Pretty crazy. Tom and I are also both left handed which makes it really nice at our house.

I would prefer a beer over a mixed drink. I am adding this one because Dawn commented on how cool it looks to drink a beer! lol She really doesn't like beer. I probably couldn't pay her to drink one.

I wish I had an accent..I mean like I was from Australia or something. Really how cool would that be?? I think about living in another country. I wouldn't mind it at all. I think it would be such an adventure. I can't wait till my kids are older and we can travel.

Speaking of George Clooney earlier in my post. My parent are good friends with George's Aunt and Uncle. They live right here in Owasso. more thing. I am addicted to Facebook!

Finally take this little quiz and see how addicted to blogging you are! Take the test if you dare!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

1st Oklahoma Hoedown

Last night I met with a group of amazing other bloggers for Oklahoma. We went to dinner at the Fox and the Hound. We are hoping to make this a quarterly outing.

Annie and Chere were so sweet. I loved getting to visit with Annie. It was great to finally get to meet her.

Jessica and Melissa. I already know Melissa we live in the same area, but I am just getting to know Jessica and her blog.

Melissa, Sara and Jen. All gals for my hometown. I am so glad they all were there.

Annie, Dawn and I. Thanks Dawn for pulling this off. I had a blast!

It was really fun getting to meet Georgie and Jerri Lynn. Georgie had the cutest shirt on that her daughter made for her to wear. It said "I heart Dawn". We talked about making group shirts for the next meeting.

Melinda drove over two hours to come and I am so glad she did. I loved visiting with her. DeeBee was such a sweet lady. She has one of the first blogs I started following. I also met Maggie, she just moved here from Oregon! She cracked me up she was so funny. Maria was very sweet.
I am so glad that everyone came out! Hopefully next time some of our other blogger friends will be able to join us.

Friday, January 23, 2009


What a week. We have really crossed some bridges. First, we went to Oklahoma City to find out what Our Neurologist thought about the CT Scans we had done last month.

It's all Good News!! Praise the Lord! The doctor thinks his head is developing great. It has not refused. It is growing at the right rate.

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about Ty was born with Craniosysthosis. A medical condition in which some or all of the sutures in the skull of an infant or child close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. It can result in skull deformity caused by the premature closure of the cranial sutures.

I know that is a lot to take in, but when Ty was 4 months old he had part of his scull removed. It was horrifying, but it had to be done. A babies scull can grow back if they are under 6 months old!!

Pictures Before the Surgery. Notice how his forehead bulges and his head is very narrow.

Pictures After the Surgery. Probably the scariest thing I have ever been through.

Now back on for the good news. We don't have to go back to OK City for 18 months!! We are so grateful for all the wonderful doctors and nurses that we worked with. Such an amazing group of people.

The second part to this story is that about a year ago, Ty wasn't walking. What?? You say. I know it is hard to believe as active as he is now, but it was very strange for any of you who know us. You will remember he walked on his knees everywhere. It was quite strange to watch. He did get were he wanted to go just not the normal way. When he would stand it would be on the very tips of his toes. I mean the VERY tips. Ouch! I don't know how he did it.

A friend of ours told us about Sooner Start.

Oklahoma's early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.
Sooner Start services may include:
Diagnostic and evaluation services
Case management
Family training, counseling, and home visits
Certain health services
Nursing services
Nutrition services

Who is eligible?
Infants and toddlers through 36 months of age who have developmental delays or have a physical or mental condition (such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.) which will most likely cause a developmental delay.

There is no direct cost to families for these services, regardless of the their income. This program is mandated by federal and state law and is funded through various state and federal sources.

It is such a wonderful program. I would recommend it to anyone that thinks they need assistance with their child.

We had them come into our house and based on his assessment we qualified for the program. We had braces made for his legs. They gave me exercises to do with him and we did some physical therapy also and over the past year he has done awesome.

Ty with Lara and Jennifer our wonderful friends who came out and worked with Ty. We love them.

On Thursday they came out and we have decided to close his case based on how well he is doing.

So..can I say this has been one awesome week at our house.

The WInner Is....

Gina at blackburnbunch ! Congratulations on your win. Thanks to everyone who participated in my 100th Post.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Heart Faces - Week 2

My friend Dawn talked me into entering the photo contest. I love taking pictures as much as she does. It really is something we both love to do. Here is my entry. You can check it at  I Heart Faces.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

100th Post - Give Away!

In honor of my 100th post I have decided to do something different. I am going to give away a cookbook It will be the Fix It and Enjoy It Cookbook. I love blogging and all my blog friends.
It has been such a wonderful experience. I wanted to do something fun and give something back.

All you have to do is leave a comment about why you like blogging and what is your favorite part about it.
Is it that you love to keep a journal or is it the friendships you have made or maybe you like all those comments you receive!!! Just let me know also don't forget to leave your email address.
Fix It and Enjoy It Cookbook delivers recipes that are easy and pleasing for the cook—and all who gather around the table.
Fix It and EnjoyI t Cookbook is by New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good, lead author of the Fix It and Forget It Cookbook series.
Fix It and Enjoy It Cookbook brings you delicious food for everyday that is easy to prepare;
recipes which use ingredients that are already in most cooks’ cupboards;
recipes which are not intimidating; the skills they require are simple and basic;
nutritional food which your family and friends of all ages will heartily enjoy!

On January 23rd I will draw a name and I will mail the cookbook to the winner.

Thanks for all you wonderful comments over the past 100 blogs!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I am sharing this picture because this is what my life have revolved around for the past 3 days.

Ty has had a lot of trouble sleeping at night and nap time in his new room. We moved him a couple of weeks ago and he has done very well. He got a cold this last weekend and ever since then he has regressed. The past couple of nights I have ended up sleeping with him in his room just so everyone can get some sleep. We tried the first night letting him cry it out but he kept everyone awake. Another issue is the darn bottle! I know we need to stop giving it to him, I just know it is going to be really hard. Any ideas? I know it's going to be painful anyway we do it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2nd Semester of Spanish, Spanish Love Song starring Erik Estrada

As many have you have already seen there is the 1st Semester of Spanish Love Song. This guy just cracks me up! Well I found the 2nd Semester Spanish Love song and it is also pretty funny. Check out Baloney's Blog to see the first Semester. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Full Moon Rising.

Did anyone notice the moon last night? It was the biggest and brightest one of this year, sure to amaze everyone who saw it. It was hard to miss it. It seemed as if you could reach out and touch it.

Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, this keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us. The moon makes a trip around Earth about every 30 days. The orbit is not a perfect circle. One part is about 31,000 miles closer to our planet than the farthest part, so the moon's apparent size in the sky changes. Saturday night January 10th the moon was the closest point to us on this orbit.

It really was beautiful. Here is a picture we took last night.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Flashback Friday

I was listening to the radio yesterday and they played a song by Kid Rock called All Summer Long. I am not a big Kid Rock fan but I really liked this song. It talks about being young back in 1989. It took me back. So, I thought I would share a prom picture of me and my friends back in 1989! Can you believe it's been 20 years. Wow! Time flys. Can you find me? I am the one in the light pink dress sitting in the front. Don't you love the big hair?!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Not your routine day.

Today I thought it would just be a routine day. I got up and got the kids off to school which was very exciting after having them home for two weeks. I did some laundry and caught up on some email.

I talked to one of my friends Dawn, her daughter has been sick with a stomach bug. She was going to call in a prescription for some medication. I offered to run by the store and get it and pick up some lunch.
Little did I know my 5 minute trip to the store would take and hour!!! As I got out of the car I was talking on the phone "obviously I can't do two things at once", and threw my keys in my purse, unlocked the backdoor, shut my door and went to get Ty out. But wait, the door was locked and so was the front door! I had accidental locked the door with my keys and purse inside! Meanwhile Ty is still strapped in the back seat. Great...what do I do now?!!! Luckily I was still holding my cell phone so I tried calling Dawn. She said call 911 they will send someone over to open up the car. Sounded good to me. In less than 5 minutes a policeman was there with his magic tools to get me out. He said "this won't take but 2 minutes", I was relieved since I wasn't even wearing a coat and I was waving to Ty and trying to entertain him while he watched the nice policeman open the door. Unfortunately for me I guess my car has some heavy duty security system on it so that everytime he would unlock the door the alarm would go off. There was no getting in.

Mean while I had all kinds of new friend there to see how it was going or tell me their favorite story of locking their keys in their car. Actually a friend of mine showed up, getting ready to do her shopping and offered me her coat and gloves so wouldn't freeze to death.

We proceeded to stand there for about 40 min. Then it occurred to me that my dad might be home from work. He works really strange hours. So you never know if he is home or not. I called and sure enough he was there.

Lucky for me all the planets aligned and he was able to get in my house and get a spare key.

Long story short, after almost an hour outside I was able to get in my car. I got my friends coat back to her, got Dawn's prescription and lunch! Ty even clapped when we got the door open. It was truly a miracle that he never one time cried.

So, I thought it would be another routine day, but I had a little excitement after all.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


For a while now we have talked about changing out our ceiling fans in the bedrooms. Actually we have talked about it since we moved into our house 2 1/2 years ago. Well, this weekend the one in our bedroom died. RIP... It was old like... 18 years old! Not the prettiest thing but it worked. That is until this weekend.
Tom loaded up the kids and went to Home Depot to find one. While he was there Trey found one and fell in love with it, so Tom decided to get matching ones for both of the boys rooms and retire the ones they had.
Tom has spent the better half of the day putting the new ones in. He told me the ones in the boys rooms where the hardest ones he had ever put up. They were in a million little pieces. I love this man! He is such a hard worker. He really is what inspired me to blog about Fans! I mean really who cares about ceiling fans. But around here it's big stuff!
So here is a picture of our dead ceiling fans
Here are picture of our new fans. Notice the rockets on blades of the boys ceiling fans. What boy wouldn't love that?!!

My hard working husband.

On another note, totally unrelated to the rest of this entry, I wanted to share this picture of the sunset out my back door.  I took it last night while it was still nice outside.  Yesterday is was in the 70's outside  here and today it is in the 30's!  We really do have so crazy weather.