Oct 7, 2008

Birthday Fun!

This past weekend was my birthday, and let me just say it was quite eventful! I figure if your birthday lands on the weekend, you get to celebrate all weekend, if it's during the week you get that day! So I got a weekend of celebrating...well, kind of.

Eric and I went up to the Tulsa Rose Garden and walked around and got some really cool pictures of some beautiful roses. The roses there are in bloom on into Oct. so it was a great weekend to go! Visit my flickr set to see some of the flowers.

After the roses we went over to my sister's to babysit her 3 boys because they had a high school reunion to go to! Ashley and the boys had made me birthday cupcakes with sprinkles, decorations and the whole bit!! We ate dinner, played and then the weekend got a little crazy! After about an hour into babysitting Eric got violently ill! He was outside involuntarily ridding his stomach of all toxins, leaving me inside with the boys. Corbett, the oldest, decided he needed to go outside and help Eric, becuase he "had thrown up before, you know." About that time, it was time to feed the youngest, Everett, only he wasn't too happy for some reason. I was trying to figure out why he was upset (which is more difficult if you've never had kids!) when the middle child, Hudson, hurt his toe! At this point Eric's outside puking, Everett's crying for reasons I'm not quite sure and Hudson's crying because of his hurt toe!!!

I felt like crying at this point. I decided to try to put Everett down in his bed so I could get the other 2 boys' teeth brushed and on to bed because their bedtime was here and going fast! Turns out, Everett was just tired! As soon as his little body was in his crib he was out! Thank you!

I was then able to get the other ones brushed, changed and stories read. Finally, a moment to breathe. The boys really were great and I loved being there and hanging out with them. Maybe next time my husband will help a little and not be so sick! Ashley was worried that I'd never want kids after that, not true, just not three at the same time!

On to Sunday. I'll make this brief. Eric and I got paid for the use of one of our wedding pics to be used in an ad campaign in NY. They wanted to extend the license another 3 months so we got paid again!!! We decided to use the money and get me a guitar! Yep, I now have a Taylor acoustic/electric guitar. Watch out world, here I come!

A New Bloom

My New Taylor! - 137/365


  1. I was laughing so hard reading that. Chris is jealous over your guitar...so I guess you aren't getting the other one? You look cute with a guitar. Thanks for watching the boys...I won't ask again for a while!

  2. That's a great story Leslie! Thanks for sharing. I don't always know what to do with my one child so I can't imagine having all 3 at once either! :) Steep learning curve but so fun!
    Love the guitar pics too. I agree with Ashley, you're pretty cute with it!
    Hope all is well with you guys and Eric is feeling better!

  3. Sounds like you handled the boys like a pro! You'll be a great mom one day!!
    PS - Thanks for the laugh!

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