Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Need to be telling as many people as we can about the gospel, praying for our Nation and hanging on tight...it's going to be a wild ride.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This evening we had our Awana kick-off at the park. Thomas ran around like a little maniac and wore himself out. Garrett had stayed with Grandma all day and she brought him to the kick-off. He is in Cubbies this year. After getting home, eating and having his bath he fell asleep in less than a minute. Katie is in Sparks, Alicia in T&T, Julia in Trek. Colton and Carlina will go to Youth Group on Wed. nights.
I am worn out and so thankful that I get to stay home tomorrow!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
The skating rink also looks like a castle on the outside and is decorated like one on the inside. Everyone had a good time. Jesse and I didn't skate, neither did Thomas or Garrett (Colton didn't come)...it was Katie's first time and she was really frustrated and didn't stay out too long. The other girls all did good. Julia is an excellent skater, she used to go with her friend in Florida all of the time. Alicia and Carlina are both improving. We also went with Jesse's 2 sisters, bil and 3 nieces.
Speaking of shift, Jesse will now be working 3 7 hour days, 2 days off, 3 7 hour nights, 2 days off, 4 7 hour days, 2 days off and 4 7 hour nights...there is also 8 days off between that somewhere. We will really need to adjust to that new schedule!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Good news....we found a stroller/infant seat combo for cheap! It is not a double stroller but will work anyway. We have an umbrella stroller for Thomas. It was one that someone had returned to the store and then on clearance for $136...plus an extra 20% off on Saturday...so we paid $108 for the set. It is an Evenflo Embrace 5. I am excited about having new stuff!! Someone had given me a used infant seat but it didn't have a base and smelled of smoke.
Jesse and Colton went to help a church member bale hay today and then we are headed over to his sister Debi's house to celebrate her dd's 19th birthday. Sarah graduated from HS in May and is going to college at USD. She also has wedding plans for May! Sarah was just a baby when Jesse and I got married, I feel old!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I was helping Garrett get his socks on yesterday and he said " I'm so glad I'm a little boy so that you can help me!". When I woke him up yesterday he said "It's not morning yet! I just went to sleep a minute ago!"....kids do sleep so soundly, wish I still slept like that!!
Katie was telling us how the planet Pluto was shot out of the sky because her teacher last year told her it wasn't considered a planet anymore...she just figured they got rid of it, lol:)
A few pictures of Jesse's 41st birthday party on Friday, Sept 12th....Julia made 41 cupcakes for the occasion and Colton made a delicious potato soup. Jesse really wanted a gift certificate to the dentist for a whitening job for his bday but alas, didn't get it!lol He was surrounded by adoring children and his 3 nieces who oohed and ahhed as he opened his gifts. Alicia especially enjoyed the chocolate cupcakes and dreamed of her birthday coming up in a few weeks.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Colton-16 is obsessed with politics and tries to keep up with what is going on...he is also constantly animating with pivot on the computer. He works on his schoolwork in his room and comes out to eat or bother the girls occasionally. He is supposed to be doing SAT prep but I don't think he has done much.
Carlina-14 has been doing good...her nemesis is math but she seems to be doing okay. I am using Saxon for her this year. Next year will be Teaching Textbooks like Colton (he's doing geometry). She always has a book or works on the computer alot, writing her stories.
Julia-12 doesn't like school very much, she would rather converse with her (Florida) friends on the computer. She has done a bit of reading this year, more than the beginning of last year. She is really good about helping with the dog and just likes to be outside, riding her bike or making movies. She is very talented at making movies, they are really good.
Alicia-11 really likes 5th grade and is determined to stay in MVAO and go to Middle School next year. She has flip-flopped to so many schools...1 year in Bronson, 1 year in Columbia (Orlando), 2 years homeschooled, 1 year in Oviedo, FL and now in Maple Valley. She seems to have made some friends. Her trouble is organization and procrastination...she really struggles with this! Both Julia and Alicia have made friends in church which has really been nice.
Katie-7 is doing much better with her reading and spelling. She is reading on grade level now and amazes me that she never gets frustrated (even though she still struggles) and tries very hard. Her handwriting is improving, too. She says she may want to be homeschooled next year, we will see how she feels at the end of the year. They go to the library every day and we read the books she gets at night, she loves it.
Garrett-4 loves preschool He goes 3 days a week and is really having fun. Right now he is nuts about I Spy books and always brings those home from the library. He is really good at finding all of the little hidden pictures.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Garrett had a head full of unruly hair. Tuesday before school I could not get his hair to lay flat...thus, time for a haircut! He usually hates them, but Daddy did the honors and he wasn't sad or even too wiggly! He always looks so grown up when his hair goes...but it is so easy now and I don't have to worry about bedhead in preschool. The "in-between" pictures caused lots of giggles...
Monday, September 8, 2008
5 weeks *max* to go!! I was just telling Jesse last night that this little one is a bit more mellow than Thomas. Thomas kicked me to pieces the last few months of pregnancy; so far I haven't had complaints about that. Thomas was definitely my most active baby followed very closely by Julia. Both were little football players in my womb. I am feeling really good...just minor fatigue and m/s. I've had one big BH, but otherwise nothing in that department.
Do you like these things? It is either love or hate for most...I happen to love them! I just ate an orange one (for Halloween, of course) and reveled in it's coconutty-chocolately-creamy-marshmallowey flavor. Here is their wonderful history . It might just make you want to run out and buy a couple yourself!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I am so thrilled that someone other than my mom (no offense, mom!) is reading my humble and mundane blog...Joy has given me this wonderful award!
The rules of the award are:
1.The winner can put the award on his/her blog
2.Link the person you received the award from
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4.Put links of those blogs on yours
5.Leave a message on the blogs of those you nominated
Here are some terrific blogs that I try to keep up with:
A candid and humorous blog from an amazing mom of 4 who also happens to be my sister!
Debbie manages a full time job and 5 kids!
Glenda takes the most spectacular pictures, you have to see her blog to believe it.
Julia, Alicia and Katie all had dentist appointments this afternoon. They all have a return appointment. Julia has a small hole beneath a filling, Alicia has to have 2 baby teeth removed and Katie has 4 cavities. Poor Katie, she just has bad teeth like her mother!
Tomorrow Ollie gets snipped. Poor doggy, doesn't know what he is in for! I have to take him in at 8am and pick him up in the afternoon.