Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day weekend

Sitting around at the farm, playing with toys Ryan use to play with.

Happy as a clam, like usual

We had a firepit with the neighbors Sunday night and the kids had a blast. Cadnce and sophia, her Bff that lives right next door.

All the kids expect for Kaelis who was sleeping and Dylan who was sleeping

My fav pic of all.


Our neighbor's little girl owns this bike and my kids enjoyed riding on it.

Nothing like a manly man riding on a pink and purple bike.

Thought this was approiate
    We went to Milan on the farm all day Sat. They have a old timers reunion/festival every year during on Memorial day weekend. It was raining and chilly for most of the day so there was not much going on, or I would have taken more pics. Ryan enjoys seeing his friends from highschool.  After we went to the festival, we went to the farm and visited Ryan's grandparents and Ryan's friend chris and his boy cooper. The kids always love the farm. Seeing the cows and chickens and running. They usually ride the tractor and four wheeler,but it was entirely too muddy.
  Sunday morning I stayed home from church with Kendric who was sick and when Ryan got home we just hung out. Sunday afternoon Kendric was feeling better, so Ryan took the kids to see Kung fu Panda 2. Sunday night we had a firepit,which are always the best times. The kids had a blast playing with glow sticks and making smores. Good times!
 Monday was just a  day of relaxing and enjoying daddy being home.
 Hope everybody had a fabulous weekend.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Sunday

Friday, May 27, 2011

5 Q Friday

1. Do you apologize to your kids?

 Yes and I want them to know that it is ok to make mistakes or if  they hurt somebody by mistake, they need to apologize sincerely. It goes for the parents as well. I want them to hear me say it.  I do not apologize to them for disciplining them. They have to learn that concenquences follow poor choices.

2. What color are your nails right now?
    I have no color on them. I have a nasty habit of biting my  nails and color looks bad on them. I so wish I could paint my nails. I would have a french on if  I did. My toes are bright purple though.

3. When you were growing up, how difficult was it for you to stay home from school sick? (As in, did you have to vomit or just say "I don't feel good".)
  Call me a strange child,but I hated missing school, so when I told my mom I did not feel good she knew  I really did not because I would have to miss school. I would seriously have to be vomiting, or something that would keep me bed for me to miss school.

4. When is the last time you bought a new comforter for your bed?

  Oh boy! It has been awhile. I always want to,but honestly I do not want to spend alot of money on one, so I wait for the ones I like to go on sale, nope, never do! I really need a new look and all I want is a duvet cover so that should be easier to find. It one of those things that I think about,but find other things to buy. I see so many I love and picture it on my bed. One day soon, I will have fresh look.

5. Favorite website(s)?

   You know, not sure. It all depends on what I am looking for.. Facebook and blogspot are the main ones I am on most of the time. I do not spend a whole lot on the computer anymore, so I may not to go to as many.;

  Have a nice long weekend and Holiday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

8 months

 She has started clapping now. It is so flippen cute.

She is doing alot of scootin. Almost crawling.

  I cannot believe you are 8 months old already. You are doing so many new things, You are scootin all around,  you clap, wave and you have even showen us some of a temper that you have. You sleep through the night. You wake up around 5 530 for a bottle,but then go right back to sleep until 7 730. You have 1 tooth that popped up and working on the second one.
  You are doing so many things right now. I get sad when I think you will be 1 in sept. My last baby. awww... anyway, I think if mommy and daddy and Kendric and Cadence could love you anymore, we would bust.

               what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?   

                                                Psalm 8:4

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

To close for comfort

My heart aches for those in Joplin Mo and the losses of so many things and people. I cannot imagine losing family members, my house, material things that mean alot to me. I just wish things like this would never happen,but it does and we can only help those that need it and pray for them as they try to heal and get things back to how they knew it,but things will never be the same  and the memories will always be lodged in the heads of the victims. It will take several months to get the city bulit back up and it is heavy on my heart to go and help in some way. I plan on contacting my church to see where they need my help and will help.
  We had a scary experince with storms and a tornado warning and had to seek cover today. As I sitting in the corner of the basement singing songs and talking to the kids, I was thinking, what if a storm really passes through, can I protect myself and my children and the children I watch? Is my house going to be stripped to the ground, are other houses and are people safe? Meanwhile, a town and hour from my house had no time to prepare and houses were stripped and lives were taken and the city was gone. I know how lucky and blessed that God protected us from this storm and I am so greatful it did not touch ground. Please donate to the Red Cross if you cannot helpin any other way. Thank you to my husband for coming home from work to help me with all the kiddos. It was quite the picture, with all seven children in a little corner, 2 babies on my lap and all the other kids on top me all cuddled against me. I had to pee and was hungry and worried. I survived though. Thank goodness!

As we were sitting in the corner, Kendric asks me if the house is going to fly up in the air with dogs and cars like on the Wizard of oz. Ihad to chuckle a little bit. Maybe not the best season to introduce the movie to them.I needed that little chuckle to take my mind of the what ifs.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Sorry about the video at the bottom. They posted twice and I could not delete them. Same video.

Taking a much needed break

This is how Kaelis and I spent the time. sitting and watching
 Here is a video of Kendric trying to skate.

Our friends that are in our small group had a skating party on Sat and it was fun. I forgot to have the kids wear tennis shoes so they could wear the fisher price skates,so they had to wear regular skates. It was a workout for Ryan and I trying to keep them from not falling. I remember the days when my friends and I went skating and we chased boys and hung out for hours. Any body else remember doing that? They had the 80s music going which bough back all kinds of memories. Not sure they enjoyed it to the fullest because it was frustrating at times,but Ithink they will go back if they had the right skates on. We then enjoyed a grill out at their house. They are moving to North Carolina because of a transfer, and I have to say I bit jealous that they will not have to deal with snow or frigid cold weather and sad that they will so far away! I hope to plan a vacation to the beach to visit them someday. Thanks for the wonderful time.

Friday, May 20, 2011

5Q Friday May 20th

1. Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?
    Most of the time,but here recently he has been in bed way before I go. His xbox is getting fixed and he cannot play right now so I am sure that explains it! Most of the time thought it is the same time. Sometimes he goes to bed an hour before I do,seriously am I really not that fun to be around? Just kidding honey, Iknow you will read this, seriously though, am I not fun?

2. A question for the ladies...What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?

  A little goatee or none at all, I am not a full beard kind of gal. Too itchy and I want to see his whole face. My husband has none expect for a little scruffiness some days. Love it that way.

3. What's the worst vacation you've ever taken?
  I am not sure I have one.

4. What's the first-ever blog you followed?
   My friend Emily's blog. She had posted hers and then I started one after that. So so thankful I did!

5. Do you enjoy amusement parks?
   Not really, to busy, to many germs, to crazy,but I will go for the kids and because it can fun going on those roller coasters. I do not hate them and I will go it just would not be my first pick if I had to pick.

Have a great Friday and weekend.

Monday, May 16, 2011

We have a graduate...(from Prek)

Getting ready to walk in
 Icannot believe Kendric is going to Kindergarten. It saddens me so much how time flies/ I remember bringing him home from the hospital. He had so much at school and Ms. Ann was great( I am biased though because she is a close friend of mine as well.) He is taking summer school to prep for kindergarten and I am already starting to have anxiety about it. Yikes. It was so cute to see all of them standing up there.

This was a speech talking about what his favorite part of preK was
I was concerned he was going to talk about he gets shy sometimes,but he did it. I was so proud of him it bought tears to my eyes.
Throwing the hats up

We are so proud of our little Kindergarten.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Busy weekend

 We had a very busy Sat. I had a jewelery party to go in the morning and then Cadence and Kaelis and I went to a cowboy birthday party. Poor Kendric had strep throat and could not go. He was so so sad. My friend and neighbor Erica had it for her son Dylan who was turning 5. It was so cold and chilly, which was really odd for may. Cadence had a blast.  After that party we had another party. It was a very busy Sat,and both the girls were in bed early. Next Sat we have a very busy one as well. I think the whole month of June our Saturdays are booked up. Tis the season I suppose. On Sunday we enjoyed our small group and then a great sermon. I finished up with the mound of laundry I had to do and then just enjoyed the rest of the day. I have only have 2 weeks left before school is out for the summer and  am looking forward to that! Hope your weekend was great and have a great week.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I needed a notebook..

I started a bible study a while back and wanted a cute notebook to take notes in. I follow The pleated poppy and Lindsey is so talened and has many beautiful things in her shop/ I have a list of things that I am going to purchase. I love my notebook cover. I look forward to taking it to bible study and being able to show it off and write in it. When you get a chance you need to visit LIndsey's blog and shop and see the many things she creates.

My heart stopped

My heart stopped when I went to write a post and my blog was gone. I had no idea I would have a nervous breakdown if I ever saw my blog was gone. Yesterday I went to open my blog and it said could not find it blogger was down. I almost fainted knowing that fact that everything on my blog and memories were gone and I was never going to get them back. That is all I could think about. I was hoping it was just a glitch and everything was up and running the next day. Well it was and I guess blogger had some issues and had to shut down everything. Would be nice to have been notified so I would not have a nervous breakdown. I was so relieved to find my blog working this morning. Whew!  .

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Need a gift idea?

Ridiciously cute

This bag is for when wet accidents happens, you can store in here until you get home.

cool highchair

so pretty!
One of the blogs I followThe Francis Family is doing a great giveaway. http://www.thebabyhabit.com/ is a great place to get unique baby gifts, baby items, scrubs, camping supplies. I for sure have a wish list going and I have some gift ideas for a couple of my friends having babies. It is one of my new favorite sites. Please check it out and hopefully you will find something you NEED and not WANT! Every little girl needs cute shoes for every outfit!

Friday, May 6, 2011

muffins with moms

I went to go have a mothers day mufffins with moms at Kendric's school. It was so sweet and I cried. THey sang some songs and pulled out our chairs and bought us drinks. I love the handmade gifts they make. gets me every year!

Friday 5 Q

1. Have you ever had roommates?

Yes, I have several and if I had to do  it all over again Iwould live by myself. I just did not have the best experience with roomates.

2. How many names do you/your children have? (i.e. Prince Charming William Phillip Arthur Louis John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt)
Just a first middle and last.

3. Did you watch the Royal Wedding?
  Not live. I dvrd it. I was not going to get up early to watch it. I need my sleep. It was great and Kate looked stunning.

4. What is the messiest room in your house?
     Playroom  I cannot keep up with it. Maybe my kids have too many toys!

5. What is your ideal mothers day?
      I would love to get together with my mother and my faimly,but distance stops us from doing so. I just love to be around my kids. I would love to do nothing and be lazy all day. THink that will happen? LOL! or go shopping by myself.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Graduate

Kendric is graduating from an extended day program at his preschool.   It is a class for those kids who miss the Missouri cut off date for Kindergarten. They are going to have a little graduation at his school. I almost cried when I saw this picture. He is growing up so  so fast. He starts summer school here in a month, and I am having a hard time with that,but hopefully this prepares both of us for the first day of school.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Another day to remember

 Thank you U.S.A for defeating the man who ruined so many lives and wanted to continue to do so. It is so wonderful to know that the evil of 1 man is gone.
  I remember the day 911 happened and how my heart was so sad that day. Now we will remember this day as a milestone.

   Just remember though:
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls..." Proverbs 24:17 and "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live." Ezekiel 33:11