Thursday, June 30, 2011

I can not tell a lie.....

So, I can not tell a lie....literally. Our family was discussing Abraham Lincoln recently. We decided to give ourselves a family challenge. Our challenge was to be more like "honest Abe". To NEVER EVER EVER tell another lie again.

That's steep stuff.

And if we do tell a lie we have to come straight to the family and confess.

(this challenge excludes mean statements like being honest when someone asks if we like their new shirt, haircut etc.)

We want to be known for our honesty. When a Newcomb says something we want to KNOW that it is the truth. Never having a doubt. Not letting little lies creep in and seem okay. Because after all Satan is the father of lies and we don't want to be like him. And God does hate a lying tongue....and we really don't want God to hate our tongues.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

crazy sick

My children have been sick for about a week.

Really sick.

The Doctor says they have introvirus. Introvirus is a pain!

Levi has had a sore throat, ear ache, fever, stuffy nose, horrible cough and a rash all over his body. Yesterday he had to go to the doctor and get a steroid shot because his rash was so severe. He is on an antibiotic too so he doesn't get a secondary infection from scratching so much.

Londyn has had a sore throat, stuffy nose and ear ache. She's doing really well.

Luke has had a low fever and just a tiny bit of rash. But starting tonight I believe he has pink eye in both eyes! It's so gross...mass amounts of eye gunk. I'm taking him to the Dr. tomorrow. This will be the 4th time I have taken a child to the Dr. in a week. Ugh.

LillyAnne is fine and I'm praying that she stays that way.

Despite all the sickness we had a great day today. It seemed everyone was well. At first I thought Luke's eye issues were just allergies! We went to the trophy shop with Heath and made over 300 trophies! It was fun. Even Londyn does a great job making them. You would think she is too little, but her work says otherwise. Then we all went to McDonald's and had happy meals for supper. Then we went swimming at Ginger's (Heath's sister) house. Then we went to the movies with Heath's sister (Heather) and 3 of the cousins. After the movies it had become obvious that Luke had pink eye.....or something nasty.

I can't wait to have my unusually healthy children back. Maybe that's why they stay so healthy.....they get it all out at once. Yeah, that's it. After this we will be fine for a year!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Newcomb Family Circus

The children put on a circus tonight for Heath and myself. It was cute. Luke was a clown. He kept falling down, riding stick horses backwards and reading books upside down and saying they were written in another language.

Levi was the hula-hoop guy. He could throw it in the air and catch it and roll it and make it come back to him.

Londyn did a whole lot of standing around.

I felt kind of sorry for her.

Then the boys said, "Now for Londyn!"

Then she got two chairs and a broom. She was putting the broom across from chair to chair. It took SEVERAL tries to get it there while the boys made circus music with their mouths. I thought she was going to jump over it. But then she picked up her princess umbrella and stood in a chair. Then I got it. She was going to try to walk across the broom handle.


The poor baby didn't know she couldn't do it! She didn't know it was way to far. She didn't know the broom was way to wobbly and the chairs too unsteady.

But then she did it....THREE TIMES!!!!!!!!!

Heath and I kept looking at each other in amazement and cheering for her. WOW!!

Londyn was awesome in the circus tonight. I wish I would have video taped it.
When I take a shower I always leave the door unlocked in case of an emergency. Almost every day Londyn has a shower interrupting emergency. The boys never do. They have a better idea of what constitutes an emergency.

Well, today was no exception. This morning when I woke up there was a package from Nema with 4 cute outfits for LillyAnne! Plus three Ty Beanie Babies, one for each of the three older ones. So I gave them their presents and got in the shower. The children always try talking through the door first. This is their attempt at giving me privacy. But I can't understand what they say with their little muffled voices.

So first came the knock.

Me (already slightly irritated that it's the 609th day in a row of shower interruption): What????


Me: Open the door I can't hear you.

Door handle jiggling.

Londyn (screaming): I CAN'T IT'S LOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!

Me: No it's not. Open it.

Door opens.

Londyn: Mommy, can you read his (her rat beanie baby) birthday?

Me: No, I'm in the shower. I can't read his tag while I'm in the shower.

Here's where the day gets different.....

The shower curtain fling open and she thrusts her stuffed animal at me holding it by it's tag so I can see it clearly!!!!!!!

I closed the shower curtain again and changed my wording.

Me: I'm in the shower!!!!! I don't read tags while I'm in the shower!!!

Londyn walks out and closes the door behind her.

I'm wondering what will happen tomorrow.