Saturday, September 30, 2006

Day Trip

The kids and I went on a trip with Amy to an apple orchard. It was alot of fun. We took a wagon ride and picked apples. Then went to the petting zoo and the kids played at the playground. The weather was absolutely beautiful today as well! We even ran into our friends from school while we were there. Then we came home and met Jeff for dinner at one of our favorite spots. Amy had never eaten there and she really liked the food. We pick good places to eat :) Well I'm exhausted from today and I want to go to bed so later!

Friday, September 29, 2006

I Highly Recommend...

NOT playing hide and seek with a 16 month old baby! Today the kids and I tried playing hide and seek in the house and everytime Red and I went to hide we were the first ones found because Red was so loud! Usually laughing as he heard one of the kids coming closer. It was really fun but I can't wait til he gets the concept of the game :)

The week is OVER?!?!

I can't believe this week is already over...where did the time go? J and I got the kids pictures taken on Tuesday, they turned out so cute. J got the results of his CT scan and he needs to have surgery. He is a little freaked out about it so if you could keep him in your prayers that would be wonderful. He has to have surgery on his nose so he told GlamorGirl and Monkey, "When I come out of my surgery I will have black and blue eyes. My nose will have stuff in it to keep it from bleeding." You could tell Monkey was really thinking about what J was saying because his response was, "Daddy isn't going to have brown eyes like me anymore? I will be the only one with brown eyes." It was so cute the way he said it, all I could do was give him a great big hug. Yesterday the kids and I met my mom and grandma at the Mall and then we went to our friends house for a quick visit. They are expecting their 3rd baby, I am so excited for them! That's all for now...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Monday Bloody Monday

I have come to realize that I dislike Mondays with a passion. It is our *crazy* day in the morning. We get up and do all the running around of the week. Grocery shopping, Wal-mart and any other stores we need to get stuff from pure craziness. Plus, both GlamorGirl and Monkey have gymnastics to top it off the activities. Once we were done for the day it was about 3:30pm so we played outside in the beautiful weather. J started a project redoing our kitchen table chairs. He started with Red's chair first and it looks great! I was in the house cleaning when GG coming running in..."Mommy, you won't believe what daddy is doing to the chair! The string is sticking up and there is a great big whole! It is the coolest thing I have ever seen!" She continued for about 5 minutes and of course while she is telling me this she is completely animated like always. It was hard not to laugh at what she was saying and how she was saying it.

The funniest thing of the day was right after dinner. I started Monkey's bath water and told him to get undressed. I ran to the kitchen to put something away and in two second flat Red had gotten himself into the bathtub completely clothed. Monkey comes running, "Red's in the TUB! Red's in the TUB!" J and I both ran to the bathroom and there Red was sitting in the water splashing, happy as a lark! He didn't care he was still in his clothes and had his slippers on he was just glad to be playing in the water, what a little stinker. I just wish I had room on my digital camera to take a picture or two of him sitting completely dressed in the bathtub :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Our Tornado Adventure

At around 5pm last night we were under a tornado watch. The kids and I sat infront of the tv watching the news to see what was going on because it was really bad outside. We also ate our dinner infront of the tv and that is where we were when the sirens went off. GlamorGirl and Monkey each grabbed their plates, I took Red and I's stuff and to the bathroom we went. The sirens went off for 10 minutes and we stayed in the bathroom for an extra 10 minutes just to be safe. It was scary outside with the rain and wind. The kids thought it was pretty cool because I told them if it got loud like a train sound we were all going to get in the bathtub. Which is suppose to be one of the safest places in the house the other being the crawl space. NO WAY am I going to take 3 kids down in that dirt. J ended up working until 7am this morning it was really busy last night, I guess. Well that is all the news for now.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thank Heaven Its Friday!

We have dubbed Fridays MOVIE day. When Daddy goes to work the kids get to watch one movie. It is nice for me and them to be able to unwind after the week. They both got their homework done so we don't have to worry about that come Sunday night. Since they are watching the movie I thought I would get on here and post some pictures of our trip about 2 weeks ago. Better late then never, right?

My Babies!

Lovin' the slide

I see you!


Monkeying Around :)

Does this thing still work?

We don't want to pose, again!

GG took this of me and Amy

Fishin' with friends

Long lost friends

Still amazed we got this picture taken with 6 kids 5 years and under!

The Balloons are fillin' up

WOW, so cool!


The coolest picture I got of the balloons

Now don't forget these are just some of my favorites! I took lots of pictures on our trip and kept 90 of them because I really liked them, the beauty of a digital camera. I tried something new when posting so I hope this turned out ok. I guess we'll see once I publish it!!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Who's Your Daddy?

We rarely get cop cars on our street unless J stops by while he is working. Well you can image how confused Red got when a cop pulled over a car on our street, right infront of our house. The cop got out to go to the car and this is what he hears...
Red: Daadeeeeeeee Daaadeeee
Me: No baby that's not daddy
Red: Hi Daaadeeee Hi Daaadeeeeeeeeee (as he is waving to the policeman)
Me: Come this way Red that is not daddy. Let's play basketball.

This goes on for the whole 10 minutes the cop is parked on our street doing the traffic stop. Poor Red he really thought it was daddy. It is really hard to distract a 16 month old from a squad car that has its cool lights on, especially when he thinks it is his daddy! GG and Monkey laughed which didn't help my cause, go figure.

My Girl, I totally want to freeze time or just completely skip her teen years. She has a drove of boys who just really like her. It makes me feel better to know that the girls do too but if it is like this now what is it going to be like in 10 years?!?! One of the moms in the Sparks group at Awana told me tonight that her son constantly talks about GG. They see each other once a week at church. She said last week he told her that GG took her shoes and socks off and played the games barefoot. She told me that her son knows what GG is doing at all times and usually the first thing out of his mouth is something about her. I just don't know what to do but I can't say I blame them...I really like her too :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Feels like the longest day ever...

I got up early this morning so that I could sign up for GlamorGirl's field trip in October. The class can only have 5 parents (between the morning and afternoon class) going and the parents in this school are super involved with their kids, which is a great thing except when you want to go on a field trip :) So I got signed up and I get to go, score. Then I got a phone call telling me I got into the Bible study on Thursday mornings. I am so thankful to be able to go, they had 43 new women and only a few spots and I got one. Praise the Lord! The kids and I played outside for a little over 2 hours and we had our first taste of fall today with some taffy apples. Red's new word of the day "apple" and that is exactly how he said it too. I can't even think straight right now because of exhaustion. That is all for now....

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My pill poppin' BABY!

For the last two nights when he wakes at night we've given him some teething tablets that dissolve instantly. He feels better and goes back to sleep. He has used almost half the bottle in the last week! He almost has his first molar. Today I was looking at the other side and it is blue around the gums. I have a very strong feeling that he will be getting that second molar soon. The poor kid is just so funny, he has 5 teeth on the top and only 2 on bottom. Those bottom teeth are sharp too. He fell and bit a whole in the bottom of his tongue with them. Blood everywhere! In other Red news he is starting to talk more and more each day. He said "cracker" which came out 'cak ker' but I knew what he wanted! And he crys every morning when the kids leave for school and get super excited to see them at lunch, very sweet.

On the school realm Monkey got a pink card today in school. For those who don't know what that means, it is the best card you can get. He was really excited about sharing that news with us at lunch. GG is proving to be a challenge however, she left the class to go to the bathroom without telling anyone. The teacher said, "She is a little too comfortable with the school." I would agree with that statement but I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing. She just needs to learn to ask first! It is only the second week of school...and her teacher is also her Bible teacher at church on Saturday nights. I'm not to worried about her it is just little kinks that need to be worked out. We are going to be heading over to the school for a volleyball game this afternoon. Oh yeah and the best part today was our playgroup this morning. We are reading a parenting book together and talking about it, very cool.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Burst of Energy

I had the most motivation ever to go through all the kids clothes! It took me a little longer with Monkey's then I thought but he is 100% done! That is a great feeling. I took a break to feed the hungry crew and bathe them. Then GG and I dug into her clothes. I was not looking forward to doing her's because she has so many different clothes. She has dresses, tights, pants, shirts, skirts, and leotards. We are more then half way done with her clothes we had to stop because it was her bedtime. As much as I wanted to get the clothes completely done I want more to have a non-cranky girl in the morning! My goal for tomorrow is to get Red's done and then the coat closet is next. For some reason I do my spring cleaning in the fall, maybe it is because the kids are gone most of the day I can get the cleaning done, who knows.

In other news J and I went to the car dealership and checked out the new Versa. His car is getting old and might not last much longer. We say a prayer everytime we go to start it :) We didn't really like the car enough to buy it, especially new! We will probably get him a used car anyways, way cheaper and more affordable for our budget. We also did a lot of talking about adding on to our house. We go back and forth on if we should do it or not. We both love the location but dislike the layout of our property. Time will tell what happens.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

How to gain 10 pounds in 2 days!

Here is the recipe to gain all that weight in 48 hours:) First have a block party with tons and tons of food. Then when everyone is done eating have ice cream with loads of different kinds of toppings. The next day go to church and have a huge pancake breakfast in your Sunday School class. Then after church go to church gathering with tons of food. That is what we have been doing the last few days. It is almost 6pm and I am still stuffed from lunch today. The kids had a blast at the block party. They got to ride their bikes in the street and play with all the neighborhood kids. I never realized just how many kids are on this block! I am tired...just another side effect from having a full stomach :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Good Stuff!

Why is it that everytime I post, all the funny crazy blog worthy things happen afterwards? Well the kids and I went on a bike ride to the library and when we got home is when everything went down. Red took a can of pop out of the box, which was sitting on the floor. I asked him to hand it to me and I reached my hand out so he could hand it over. Well it made him mad that he couldn't keep it so he threw it on the floor. Yeah, pop can exploded and it was all over the place. Including me and all three kids. I managed to get the floor mopped up while the kids were eating dinner. I needed to give them baths because it was in Red's hair and the other kids just needed a bath. Monkey got in the tub and I took Red's diaper off, immediately he ran to the toilet trying to lift the lid and proceeded to pee on the toilet and carpet. I was excited though that he knew where to go when he had to pee even if he didn't get it in the toilet :) Then in the tub he went and almost unloaded a cup full of water on the floor. I got to him just in time! Craziness I tell you pure craziness. But it gave my friends a good laugh :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My little Army Men!

They were looking so cute with their matching pants I had to take some pictures! They are certainly two of my favorite men...J being the other one, for those who may wonder. Today has been a day to recover from the start of school. It is the first time the kids have gotten to watch tv, which I am totally ok with! Tomorrow starts Awana Clubs and GG moves up to Sparks, so exciting! We have started a new form of discipline with the children. They get a warning unless it is physical bad behavior, which doesn't happen often. If they don't listen and do what was requested they go to bed 15 minutes earlier. I figure they must be tired if they are having a hard time obeying. Last night they each went to bed 30 minutes early and we had to wake them up this morning at 7:45 so I think I was right about them needing the sleep. They have done pretty good today listening and behaving! I also want to say we don't focus on just the negative we also encourage and praise them too. They really are good kids, at least I think so.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Second Day of school.

Why is it that I think I am going to get all this stuff done when the kids are in school and I only manage to get half done. Oh well. Today was our playgroup so we were gone most of the morning which slows production big time! Anyways, after school today we took the kids along with some of their friends from school to CHUCK E CHEESE!!! Fun was had by all. I got the big ticket playing the ski ball and won 250 tickets. That was pretty cool. When all was said and done we had 1385 tickets to get prizes with. It was a good time. We are going to be going to the volleyball game today and then J and I have Bible study tonight it is the start of the new study. Well I am going to go help J clean the house. He is so motivated right now, want to keep him that way :)

Monday, September 11, 2006

My head is Spinning!

There is so much I want to write about that I don't even know where to begin. The kids and I went out of town and got home Saturday late at night. J got home from Canada around dinner on Sunday. As you can image we had tons of stuff to unpack! The kids started school today along with Gymnastics. We have had a crazy busy day trying to get the house in order and going to the stores to get things we need for example FOOD and toilet paper. I have about 90 pictures from our trip so I am going to have to go through them and pick out my favorites to share on here. But I will leave you with some of the pictures of GlamorGirl and Monkey's first day of school this year. Yeah, and Friday is picture soon.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Church Picnic was SOOO fun...

The kids and I went to church and afterwards we made a quick pit stop to the in-laws to use the bathroom. Then to the picnic we went. They had a blow up jumping thingy, which the kids loved. We ate, the kids played, and I talked to people. It was so fun and Red slept for about an hour and a half. At the end they did door prizes for adults and children. Each one of my kids got a door prize and Monkey's name was the first one called. It was pretty cool and very nice for the kids. We then came home and Amy came over and we ran some errands it's way easier to have someone with you when taking 3 kids in public. Even though I have done it, I am more relaxed when I have help. We are now waiting for J to call so we can see him on the web cam at the location he is staying the night. It is a pretty cool site but at the same time it is kind of creepy. Last night was the first nighttime parenting by myself, it went pretty good but GG ended up in our bed (she knew daddy wasn't in it) and Red woke more frequently. I think he could tell something was different. Since we had activities all morning long it didn't really seem strange to have J gone. But I think that tonight will be rough on me. And that is my update...and I'm sticking to it :)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A kind of sadness today...

It is 10:20 and I just got done making rice crispy treats for tomorrow's church picnic. I'm making that way too late. Anyways, I am trying to keep my self awake for when J comes home tonight so I can tell him goodbye! This morning J woke up early and cut the grass and I got the kids ready then we played outside and recorded the kids on the video. We got GG riding her bike super fast, standing up while riding and not using her feet! That was funny she had her feet in a spread eagle while riding down the sidewalk. Then she showed off her jump rope ability. Red grabbed a jump rope and tried his hardest to do what GG was doing...too cute. We got Monkey playing like he always does. I tried to capture Red's walk, when walking he swings one arms uncontrollably and the other just stays put. It is really funny to watch. Then we took a family bike ride, I am so glad I got a bike because that is one of my favorite things to do with the kids is ride our bikes together. We took them to the school down the street and let them ride around in the empty parking lot. We looked like a family circus on bikes. We were riding towards each other and giving high fives. It was a blast, I highly recommend it as a family activity :) Then we went out for lunch at the Pancake House. When we got home J rearranged the van for me and got it all set for me and the kids. Then he left for work and I started the daunting task of writing GG and Monkey's name on all their school know each crayon and marker and so forth. That took about twice as long as it should of because I didn't do it while Red was sleeping. He had fun playing with their glue sticks. He loves to be in the action, I'll tell you. Then we went to church at 5, the main reason was because GG's school teacher was teaching her class. She has been super nervous about going to this teacher, she knows her but she has never been in her class. The only experience she had with her was on the playgroup at recess a few times a week last year. Well needless to say she is super excited about going to school now and LOVES her teacher. We kept telling her she would like her but I guess she needed to see for herself. Mrs. R's oldest son was in J's class and J has known her a long time. She was actually the first person who know we were engaged...long story won't bore you with the details. Moving along, before we left for church I packed a picnic dinner so that afterwards we could meet J at a park and spend some time with him. He was able to take his dinner break at that time too which was an added bonus. When we left him we came home and the kids went to bed...not to sleep but at least to bed. I'm afraid GG is going to have a rough first week of school. She was awake until 10:15 tonight. She went to bed at her normal summer bedtime of 8:30 but just won't go to sleep. She is going to be in for a shock when she goes to bed at 7:30 come school time. Heaven help us!!! Well that is all I can think of to write, I'm going to go email because I have about a half an hour or so before he walks in the door :)