Friday, September 04, 2009

Fair Fun

We took the kids's to the fair on Sunday. We also took them after school on Tuesday. In our family the first Tuesday of the fair is when all of our family goes. It's been a tradition for as long as I can remember. My gram loved to go to the fair. She looked forward to it every year. She loved to go into the craft buildings and look at all the crafts. If she saw something new that was knit or quilted she would buy one and then figure out how it was made and make one herself at home.

My favorite story about the fair is the one from my mom's childhood. My mother is one of 10 kids and like a lot of people back then, they didn't have much money.  But my gram always took them to the fair, and they each got a roll of dimes to have. They could use the dimes for games or rides it was up to them. My mom said the games were 10 cents and the rides were either 25 or 50 cents.  They never ate in the fair, instead they would go to the parking lot and eat the lunch my gram had packed for them. What made it special was that my gram bought things that they didn't usually get to have like soda and oreos.
I just love to hear this story over and over. It shows what a great mom my grandmother was, and how she did the best she could with what she had.  I miss her so much and think about her everyday. Her absence is felt every year we meet on Tuesday at the fair. We all toast to gram with our coffees.

And now I leave you some pictures from the fair!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Caleb and Meghan started Kindergarten today! I can't believe that they are already 5 years old and starting school. They were so excited to go to school today. I really wanted to drive them today and go in the school with them, however they wanted to ride the bus. I didn't cry even! But they went to preschool last year on the bus, so I guess I was used to it.

Today has been a quiet day and Hayley likes having all the toys to herself without Caleb and Meghan taking them away from her. I can't wait to hear how their first day went!

I am ready to get back into a "schedule" and start back on losing weight. I don't look forward to winter though!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Prayers for baby Jack

My best friend who you might remember me talking about here and here went into labor today, and they ended up doing an emergency c-section because the baby had a high heart rate. She had a baby boy and his name is Jack. He is currently in the NICU and they estimate for about 10 days are so. He was having trouble breathing. I don't know anymore at this point. If you are the praying type could use please pray for baby Jack and his mommy Jessica? I would appreciate it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

5 year appointments & Lawn Sales

Caleb and Meghan had their 5 year appointment on Monday. They did unfortunately get one shot, which went over better than it did last year. Caleb didn't cry, but Meg did. They asked if they could go to school now that they have a shot. They are so excited to go to school!
Caleb weighs 50lbs and is 46 inches, 95% for both.
Meghan weighs 41lbs and is 45 inches. 95% for height, 60% for weight.
The doctor says they look great!

We have been really busy getting ready for our lawn sale. I am hoping to get rid of some stuff! I don't care about making money so much, I just want to get rid of some major junk. After we get through this we are FINALLY going to be painting the downstairs. We WILL get the basement room finished before kindergarten starts!!!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Hayley loves babies. At first I thought it was just a phase of taking her "babies" to bed with her. It started with one baby but now she has 3 in her crib with her at night. Meghan was never like this as a baby and still isn't that interested in babies. I thought that it was just a comfort item for Hayley. Well the other day I went to the neighbors to get Caleb and Meghan who were playing on the swingset. There was a baby on the ground and I let Hayley play with it while we were watching. Then when it was time to go and give the baby back to the neighbor kid, Hayley would not let go for the life of her. I had to pry it out of her hands and she is strong! After I got it back I gave it to the neighbor girl and Hayley proceeded to cry and have a huge fit like I have never heard. It continued for about 10 minutes after coming in the house too.

When we went to the mall this past weekend, Bart brought the kids in to the toy store and I went to look and try on some clothes. When I met up with him later, he said that when he got to a certain part of the store Hayley would cry and have a fit. He finally figured out that it was because she saw the baby dolls. She sure shows her temper when she wants something!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Weekend Recap

We had a good weekend. This weekend unlike all the others didn't seem to fly by. Bart mowed the lawn on Thursday so we didn't have to spend 2 hours doing that. I had every intention on going to WW but it was so nice and it was actually a weekend we didn't have anything planned. So we got some small projects done while Hayley was napping. After Hayley woke up, we decided to go and get Caleb's haircut. It was desperately needed! We then went to the mall, which wasn't that fun with 3 kids. So we left not soon after and headed to the in-laws and had dinner.
On Sunday we went to church, where Hayley proceeded to crack up people with her scowl look and waving to gram in the choir. She is getting harder and harder to entertain there. I bring a variety of snacks but those only work for so long. After church my sister took Caleb and Meghan with her to my nephews t-ball game. We drove down later for and met them, and then ate dinner at my sisters. It was a nice relaxing weekend!

The kids are done school for the summer but have been approved for summer speech classes, which I am so happy about. I am still waiting for details on when it will be. I know that Caleb and Meghan will not be happy about it.

I can't believe it's June already! Time seems to be flying by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hayley is 1!

I can't believe that Hayley is 1. This past year flew by! (a lot faster than with the twins!) She has been such an easy baby. She has been pretty much sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old. Having one at a time seems so easy!
At 1 year, Hayley:
  • has 4 teeth on top and 4 teeth on the bottom.
  • She is in size 4 diapers.
  • She wears 18 month clothing.
  • She loves music.
  • She has a favorite baby that she sleeps with.
  • She still has 4 bottles a day.
  • She will eat pretty much anything you give her.
  • She is crawling, and standing up holding on to something.
  • She points.
  • She loves being outside.
  • She loves playing with her brother and sister.
  • Lately she has been scowling at people and then turns and smiles.

Monday, April 06, 2009


I just found out that my best friend Jess is 4 months pregnant! She is due in September. You might remember me asking for prayers here. She has been trying for 3 years. What a blessing. If you could continue your prayers for a happy and healthy 9 months I would appreciate it. I am beyond thrilled for her!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dr's & ER's

Since the last time I posted I have been to the Dr's twice and the ER once. I got a call from school saying Meghan was complaining that her leg hurt and she didn't want to go outside and cried while getting her snow pants on. She had complained at home but I downplayed it because they are always complaining they can't walk etc. She had a low grade fever so I called the ped's office and they wanted to see her. We went in and the dr said the pain seemed to be in her hip, and then she went to talk to another Dr. and they both came in and said it could be a virus that sometimes makes your hip ache...I had never heard of this before. They were concerned that it would be bacterial. So they wanted me to come in the next day to see how she was, unless she got worse or had a higher fever then I needed to call right away. Well the next day she seemed totally fine, but we went in and they said she was better and to keep an eye on her.

Last weekend we went to my dad's to go snowmobiling and sliding. While we were hanging out after lunch the kids were playing on my dad's stairs. They were going down on their butts, so I didn't really see anything wrong with that. I heard a big boom and saw Caleb at the bottom of the stairs and he had a big egg on the side of his forehead. When he first got up he sort of stumbled sideways, and that worried me. Bart laid with Caleb on the couch while I went outside with Meghan because she had friends over. My BIL came to tell me that Caleb had thrown up. So I called the on-call ped which luckily was my Dr and he said to watch him and if threw up again to go to the ER. We got home and he threw up just a little. I called the Dr and he said since it wasn't a lot to just watch him and really I should base it on how he was acting. He was starting to perk up and we watched Toy Story 2 and then he had some cereal. He went to bed about 7:30 and at 10:00 he threw up in his bed. So I called again and he said we should go to the ER so I took him in and the Dr said after a few tests that he didn't look worrisome. I was thankful for that and took him home. The next morning he wanted cereal and not 10 minutes later he threw up again. So we called the ER and the Dr said that if he was acting okay to just watch him. He was acting fine, and he never threw up again. Thank God.
I really thought it would be Meghan who would be my accident prone one. Since Caleb has turned 4 he has been to the ER 3 times. Once for pneumonia, once because he went under water, and the most recent one. Can your insurance drop you? I can tell you I don't feel like parent of the year, that's for sure.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Car meets Deer...

There goes the $ 250.00 that Caleb won at the Superbowl pool...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hayley's 9 months old!

Hayley is 9 months old. Wow how the time flies! She had her 9 month appointment yesterday and here are her stats.

Weight: 21lbs and 15 oz
Height: 29 inches long

She is in 95 % for both. At 9 months old, Hayley has her 2 bottom teeth, is starting to wave, and has been saying "dada. She also just recently started army crawling. She likes music, her brother and sister, she loves to be on the go, she loves mimi's blue shoes and patty cake. She is more and more into baby food and her favorites are pears, vegetable beef, and applesauce.

I can't believe she is already 9 months old. She is such a good baby. She takes about 2 naps a day. She is now officially in her crib after being in her bassinet for oohhh 7 months...oops!