Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Pictures...So Not Fun!


We made an attempt at doing our holiday pictures this past weekend. How do you spell NO FUN FOR ANYONE?! First of all, we were trying to coordinate three kids for pictures, nap times, lunch times, and play times. Oh...and the picture place was running an hour and a half behind. So much for coordinating! For whatever reason they let this family ahead of us try every background and change clothes a million times...like it was a play with intermission and all that. Ridiculous. Our kids were doing so well...until it was their turn. Tyler wouldn't smile, Quillan got hungry, and Lucy...well she's Lucy and she did great for the most part. Zach and Ryan were throwing fits (almost as bad as the kids) and Kara and I were trying to keep the peace and not yell...at anyone! I think next year we might try and take the kids to a park and snap action shots!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day I would like to give thanks for my family and my friends. I love my family more than they will ever know and having kids has made me a better person. My friends keep me grounded and make me laugh.
Thank you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Earaches for Them...Headaches for Me!

We just can't seem to catch a break in our house this year! Along with new friends and playgroups and active social lives have come germs, germs, and oh...did I mention germs?! Last week our house was infected with the stomach flu. Zach and Tyler had that and now it seems that Tyler and Lucy have ear infections. Boy oh boy! Will it ever end?! This Thanksgiving Mommy is thankful for the sanity she has left and hopes that the holiday season can be germ free (or sort-of germ free).

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Walking Goose

Well, well, well...we have a new little toddler toddling around our house. Lucy has decided that walking is her preferred form of getting around these days. She took her first steps the day before she was 9 months old. Her Great Grandma was visiting from South Dakota, so I think she wanted to show off. Get in good with Grandma Grace...you know. Since that day she has been taking more and more steps and now she walks anywhere she can. The only time she'll crawl these days is if she's in a HURRY and needs to get there FAST! Otherwise...she's upright and on the move. Here is a video of our newest pedestrian...

video

Thursday, November 8, 2007

So Tired of Poop & Puke!

I pray for my friends and all of their issues and blah, blah, blah...but I've just added a new prayer to my list. I just want one day of parenthood to go by where I don't get pooped on, puked on, peed on, or snotted on. Just one day. I would love to live in a booger free enviromennt for one day. I would love to have Tyler be trained on going poop in the potty. Although, luckily, he is making it to the potty right now when his tummy is upset. However, last night he slept right through that and woke up to quite the runny mess. And a couple days before that he slept through wetting the bed. Ick. But at the same time he refuses to use the potty before bedtime. I think he wants me to have to clean that up! Lucy had an explosion out of her diaper the other day and...of course...when I went to check her I got some on my hand. My new perfume is Eau de Poo-Poo.
So, I wake up and start the day anew and say, "Dear Lord, please get me through this day without a poop, puke, pee or booger getting on my clothes before I go to work."