Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jaylon has had a rough afternoon. We think he is cutting more teeth. Poor little guy. His first two bottom teeth broke through a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been able to see where any others are coming through but they surely must be. My, but he just cried and cried. Ed walked with him for awhile and then I walked with him for awhile. We put orajel on his little gums and he finally quieted down and fell asleep with grandpa. I feel so helpless when he is crying so hard but I just walk with him and pray for him, soothing him the best that I can. Ed is so patient with Jaylon when he is crying and upset. I don't know what I'd do without him to help me.
Ed has been out working in the yard yesterday and today. It is looking so nice! Here's the evidence of his hard work! *smile*

I used to do all of the flower-planting and mulching but when I became unable to do so, Ed took over and he does do a great job. AND he told me yesterday that he never realized how much he would enjoy it! During the past few years, I've given him a little direction and he has planted alot of perennials and we love them!!! I mean, it is like having "free" flowers every year!! AND they get bigger and spread and sometimes multiply! I will still buy some annuals and make hanging baskets and flower pots for the porches but I've not done that yet. I need to get with it! BUT, once again, there's a growing little boy in the house and that makes "hopping to it" just a smidge more of a challenge than what it used to be! *smile* Hopefully, I can get my flowers and potting soil this weekend and get started!
Daniel and Erin got me the OSU garden stone for Mother's Day! *smile* They also took me out to dinner a couple of weeks ago! They are so good to me!
Ed took me to Jack's Steak House for dinner Friday evening because that is where I wanted to go. I don't like to go to dinner on Mother's Day because every place is so crowded, so we came home from church and I grilled out chicken breasts that I had marinating in lemon pepper marinade. I also fixed escalloped potatoes and peas/carrots. It was yummy!! I told Ed that he gets to fix Father's Day dinner!! *smile* (just kidding)
Oh, and I had a dear friend stop by Friday. We hadn't had a nice visit for so long and she brought me the loveliest card and a beautiful hanging basket. We shared some coffee and sweet treats and really enjoyed our time together.
Also, a young man, who used to be in our youth group, sent me a letter in which he wished me Happy Mother's Day. I hadn't heard from him for so long and had had him on my mind so much this past week. I was thrilled to hear from him!
The amazing thing about these two things that I just told you about is this: I had been feeling kind of lonely this past week. I know. It seems kind of silly. I had been to church at least three or four times. Ed's been here with me. Daniel and Erin had been in and out, getting Jaylon and so on. Still, I just couldn't shake the lonely feeling. And then to have my friend stop by unexpectedly! AND then to get a letter from this young man! I cannot begin to tell you how much each meant to me. I know the Lord knew how much I needed them. He does so care about every aspect of our daily lives!
I am so thankful for the people in my life. The Lord has blessed me with precious friends and I just love people.
I think my lonely feeling may have come from the fact that I don't get out nearly as much now that I take care of little Jaylon. Part of the reason has been the lack of a lightweight stroller that I handle. Well, I now have one and so I've no excuse for not getting out a bit more! *smile*
Have stroller-will travel!


Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I love your OSU garden. You're not going to let Ed mow over those plants with that mower, are you?

Theresa said...

I love your flower bed, too! Sir and I have some flowers waiting to be planted, but since we had frost this week, I think this weekend will be soon enough.

Bethany said...

don't forget the teething trick i told ya....freeze his binky or wet the end of a washcloth and freeze it so he can chew on it...better than orajel...when he gets older i gaurantee he will HATE orajel...nathen couldn't stand the stuff he'd cry worse when i put it on him than if i left him alone! lol...but really, those tricks realy do work awesome and it might give grandma and grandpa some relief too!

Jewel said...

I tried freezing the corner of a washcloth and he didn't like it. I haven't tried freezing his binky but he does chew on it.
I heard this squeaky sound yesterday and I went to check on Jaylon. He was chewing on his binky and it was making a squeaky sound each time it did. It was so cute! *smile*
Daniel never did mind orajel, so I'm hoping Jaylon is going to follow in his daddy's footsteps! *smile*

Bethany said...

i wish nathen had liked it...it definitely helped...just make sure he doesn't drink a bottle RIGHT after it cuz of the numbing...i did that once with nathen and never did it again...poor baby choked on his milk!

Jewel said...

Hi Sir....oh no, Ed won't be mowing over those flowers! He planted them and actually made that particular flower bed so he is very protective of it! *smile*
Hi theresa....the frost has missed us so far. We have mostly perennials but I am potting a few annuals this weekend to put around. Have a wonderful weekend!