Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I think

I now have it set to where anyone can comment?! I hope so anyway!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mr. Baseball

videoWatch out MLB here comes your next big hitter!! Jace has been hitting this ball like this all summer.......funny thing is nobody really taught him how??? he just picked up that bat and away he went! I guess it's all those Cub games he has to watch with Papa Ron! I wish I would have captured my dad in this video......the look on his face was great! He was more excited that he is a left handed hitter! I guess that's something great in the baseball world?? It's not a very long video so if your like me I played it more than once! At the end (I cut him off) he was saying "Daddy go get it"!! Funny boy!

Can we please go again??

Camping that is......our kids had a blast! No limitations, free to run wherever they want, get dirty and not worry about a bath, no bed time (even though they were all asleep by 9:30) I would defiantly take them again! It was a lot of fun.....The only thing I would worry about next time is keeping Jayden out of those dang chiggers! I had to take him to the Dr. yesterday, he had so many bites on him! Poor guy, of all three of the kids and us he was the only one to end up with that many bites (guess he is just to sweet!!) Luckily they were able to help him out and prepare us for next time! We are talking about going again before it gets to cold. Jeff's girls didn't get to go and they really want to so we will wait until they are here for the weekend and take off again! Thanks Alfy and Kristina for letting us utilize your camp spot!













Friday, August 29, 2008

101 things I love.....

1. My kids

2. My husband

3. My Mom and Dad

4. my family

5. great friends

6. Jessica, Jackie, and Jeremy (sisters and brother)

7. long road trips

8. WINE (oooooo, sounds so good)

9. living the legacy my grandma left behind

10. my dogs Jill and Milo

11. date nights

12. pink

13. having a clean house

14. pedicures

15 watching October road

16. seeing old friends

17. making trips "home" to Riverside (I really miss it sometimes)

18. hour conversations with my mom on the phone

19. having my kids run to me after a long day of not seeing each other

20. going a day or so without seeing my husband and getting the same response as above!

21. shopping

22. taking pictures

23. my job

24. learning more everyday about my job

25. hugs

26. baseball (I have to stand my ground though, take the heat, hear the roar and say........I'm a cubs fan!!!)

27. GOOOOO CUBBBBIES!

28. knowing that I have "city blood"

29. also knowing I have a "country heart"

30. scrap booking

31. school spirit

32. cuddle nights that require no sex

33. sitting outside

34. giving

35. family guy

36. reminiscing

37. SHOES

38. long showers

39. sleeping in

40. the smell of clothes when they come off the line

41. the smell of rain

42. seeing the smallest accomplishment of a child who was unable before

43 once again here I go with you Missouri folk.....IOWA HAWKEYES!!

44. running

45. old country music

46. saving money

47. the smell of Clorox

48. garage sales

49. motorcycle rides

50. flowers pick from my kids (dandelions usually :)

51. a clean bed

52. when everything is shaved and fresh (sorry, but I do love that feeling :)

53. caring people

54. my children's questions

55. parties

56. swimming

57. lazy days

58. shopping (I'm sure I said that, but boy do I love it :)

59. changing styles

60. fishing

61. my cousin Kalena

62. fresh cut hair

63. giving someone fresh cut hair

64. coupons

65. birthday cards

66. a clean car

67. my husband doing housework

68. being pregnant (not going to go there again, but I did like it, both times)

69. well, just that ( <- ) in general :o)~

70. low bills

71. COFFEE (I can't believe that's not way up there)

72. being young

73. feeling accomplished

74. painting my fingernails

75. the excitement in children

76. looking at old pictures

77. facebook

78. myspace

79. blogging

80. going to weddings

81. feeling energized

82. potatoes

83. hot tea

84. decorating

85. kisses and I love yous before bedtime

86. reading books to my kids before bed

87. long conversations

88. money

89. medicine

90. technology

91. babies

92. being a step mom

93. the sounds of the night when your windows are open

94. pictures drawn by my kids

95. new purses

96. the "I love yous" from my husband in the middle of conversation

97. horseback rides

98. peach pie

99. playing cards

100. nothing

101. being myself......without that I would have none of the things listed above!

HELLO OUT THERE!!!

yes...I am still alive...just haven't found the time to blog yet. Not going to bore you with boring stories from weeks ago, just wanted to let you all know I am still here!
I've been having some pretty busy days at school, in which leads to busy days at home!? go figure!
Hopefully I will get time Sunday or Monday with something fun to blog about....we are taking the kids camping this weekend with Jeff, Janean and Tana. I'm sure it will be a fun, adventurous and very inquisitive weekend as our kids have never been "camping". They will have lots to talk about! As for me I've never had to plan a camping trip (I always left it up to my parents) so this has been quite the experience getting things ready and set for the weekend.
Hope everyone has a fabulous Labor day weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

An inspiring thought to get all you teachers in the mood for school!

THE CREATION OF THE TEACHER
Author Unknown

The Good Lord was creating teachers. It was His sixth day of 'overtime' and He knew that this was a tremendous responsibility for teachers would touch the lives of so many impressionable young children. An angel appeared to Him and said, "You are taking a long time to figure this one out."
"Yes," said the Lord, " but have you read the specs on this order?

TEACHER:
…must stand above all students, yet be on their level... must be able to do 180 things not connected with the subject being taught... must run on coffee and leftovers,... must communicate vital knowledge to all students daily and be right most of the time... must have more time for others than for herself/himself... must have a smile that can endure through pay cuts, problematic children, and worried parents... must go on teaching when parents question every move and others are not supportive... must have 6 pair of hands.

"Six pair of hands, " said the angel, "that's impossible""Well, " said the Lord, " it is not the hands that are the problem. It is the three pairs of eyes that are presenting the most difficulty!"

The angel looked incredulous, " Three pairs of eyes...on a standard model?"
The Lord nodded His head, " One pair can see a student for what he is and not what others have labeled him as. Another pair of eyes is in the back of the teacher's head to see what should not be seen, but what must be known. The eyes in the front are only to look at the child as he/she 'acts out' in order to reflect, " I understand and I still believe in you", without so much as saying a word to the child."

"Lord, " said the angel, " this is a very large project and I think you should work on it tomorrow".
"I can't," said the Lord, " for I have come very close to creating something much like Myself. I have one that comes to work when he/she is sick.....teaches a class of children that do not want to learn....has a special place in his/her heart for children who are not his/her own.....understands the struggles of those who have difficulty....never takes the students for granted..."

The angel looked closely at the model the Lord was creating. "It is too soft-hearted, " said the angel.
"Yes," said the Lord, " but also tough, You can not imagine what this teacher can endure or do, if necessary".
"Can this teacher think?" asked the angel.
"Not only think," said the Lord,. "but reason and compromise."
The angel came closer to have a better look at the model and ran his finger over the teacher's cheek.

"Well, Lord, " said the angel, your job looks fine but there is a leak. I told you that you were putting too much into this model. You can not imagine the stress that will be placed upon the teacher."

The Lord moved in closer and lifted the drop of moisture from the teacher's cheek. It shone and glistened in the light.

"It is not a leak," He said, "It is a tear."
"A tear? What is that?" asked the angel, "What is a tear for?"

The Lord replied with great thought, " It is for the joy and pride of seeing a child accomplish even the smallest task. It is for the loneliness of children who have a hard time to fit in and it is for compassion for the feelings of their parents. It comes from the pain of not being able to reach some children and the disappointment those children feel in themselves. It comes often when a teacher has been with a class for a year and must say good-bye to those students and get ready to welcome a new class."

"My, " said the angel, " The tear thing is a great idea...You are a genius!!"The Lord looked somber, "I didn't put it there.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

At last

Well, after today I'm a little happier. Found out I don't have to move after all!! They finally got everything figured out (I guess?) The situation is a little more chaotic and 1 person is really mad because she had to lose space she didn't utilize(as if?) But I think it will all work out in the long run and hopefully the school year will run a little smoother than last year. I think I'm going to go shopping this evening to get things to put the final touches on the sensory room. Now that I have it mostly set up and ready to go, I need to make it pretty now!! If anyone has any good ideas on a "theme" or just anything in general I need some ideas! I may just stick with the puzzle things Jenn had going on, I really liked that! I don't know??? Hope everyone has a good evening!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

That's what I've
been
trying to do all
day!! Stay
calm, relax, everything
will
be ok, yeah well no it's
not ok!
I'm
upset
and need tovent.My husband is
not home and my
kids just don't
understand :)
I went to the school
today to try
and get the
sensory
room put together, looking nice (in the
cramped
little area
we have) I
really wanted it to
be all done this week
and not have
to worry about
it come time school starts. Took
Lyndsi
with me
to help,
walked in
the door to have someone tell
me not to waste my
time cause I was
probably going to have to move
again! YEAH so I'm not
very
happy about
that. I guess it
doesn't bother me to move, I'm
just
thinking in
the
perspective
of a child walking in that room in
a week with
it being
nothing but
chaos and nothing arranged or put
away, how are they
going
to
feel? They
will feel chaos and
that's how our week will go.
It's just not fair to them! So
then I ask
the question of
where
do I
have
to go???ahahahaha yeah, to the Jr.
High special
ed room!! Not only
do I just
get a cramped little
corner, but I
also have to deal with the
fact that
there will be 5
kids on the
other side of
the partition
playing, screaming,
fighting, etc! Our
kids have a hard enough
time
focusing the way it
is so
now we
have that to overcome! NOT FAIR!!
Sorry to complain
like this
but staff really only has 4 days to work
until
school
starts and
absolutely
nobody knows what's going on!?! I
guess I just
don't
understand?
So now I
guess the school is have a
preschool
classroom
(which is another subject
that doesn't make me very
happy,
great for the school
but o heck some of you
know the
story!))
anyway
there is a possibility I "may"
have other EIBI
cases to take on
which is great, I love doing it, but I just
don't
feel
confident
enough
to I guess. Maybe it's the fact that I know
the
child I
work
with and
just the fact of seeing "new" faces
and I not knowing
them
and not
knowing how they are is
what scares me? I had
fabulous
training,
but I still ask
questions?! (keep your phone on
you all
times person
who
trained
me I
may need advice) :o)
I don't know I
hope my confidence
builds back up come time school is in
session.
ANNYYWAYY.......I know
enough,
enough, enough!! ok I'm
done now!
But, this is my only
way to
get things out,
I'm just a
little peon at school
with no
box to stand on
so I have to vent this
way! Hope everyone has a
great week We'll see
what tomorrow
brings!

(I don't know what I did to this post but I for some reason can't fix it! sorry, makes it a little hard to read!)

Monday, August 4, 2008

water+boat+tube=pain the next day!!

We had been planning a trip to the lake like all summer, but never got the opportunity to actually go. Just our luck the boys had been talking about visiting Gramma Cassiday for awhile now, so we called her and asked if they could come spend the day and she gladly took all three of them! WOOHOO finally we got to go! At first we weren't sure if we were going to get to with the talk of e-coli in Kirksville, and we knew we didn't want to go to Rathbun because they were having their "summer splash" so it would have just been packed. Jon called down to Kirksville and they informed him that a test had been taken that morning and the water was clear so they were going to open back up! So off we went!

It was a beautiful day to go, the lake was calm, not a whole lot of boats out so we had pretty much the whole thing to ourselves. We went with Eric Dabney and his GF Dayna and Jon and Lyndsi. I hadn't been on a tube since I was probably 15 or 16 so I was excited to go again! Matthew overcame his fear of water! Yes he is scared of water too! Never been on a boat, never been tubing, never jumped off a dock, all of these first time things for him!! He was so much fun to watch! I really didn't think he would get on the tube just because he can't swim, so I thought for sure the boat ride was all he would do! Boy I was wrong! He got right on that tube and had a blast! He even tried the knee board but couldn't get it out of the water, in which I think it's harder to get those up than it is to get skis up, everyone else seemed to agree with me! But he tried!
We got home around 8 or so, went to get the boys from Downing and came home. Tired and wore out! I felt pretty good until I woke up Sunday morning!! AHH I was sore! every muscle in my body ached! Matthew felt pretty good but I think he uses his upper body muscles more than I do! I can't complain to much it was worth it and I probably would go back today if I had the chance to!!

Wed. Thurs. Fri.

wow I guess I have some catching up to do!

Continuing our week with Dylan, Wednesday we did a whole lot of nothing! Waited until Matthew got home and the boys talked him into taking them coon hunting. He got everything rounded up and they waited very patiently until it got dark. I would have pictures but Matthew left the camera in the truck! (yeah he heard about it when he got home:) Anyway they had a pretty good time. The dogs only treed 3 coons, Matthew said that's pretty good considering how hot it was outside! He didn't stay out long for fear a dog would have a stroke cause they are so fat! Then we had to explain to Jayden and Dylan why they couldn't shoot the coons out of the tree! That was interesting! Jayden- "Well, why did we waste our time if we couldn't even shoot them out and skin them"? Matthew told them, that first of all they were not in season to shoot, second of all they wouldn't be any good and that they had to wait until it got cold outside before they could shoot them out, skin them and sell them. After about 45 min of questions I think Jayden and Dylan finally understood why they didn't get to bring the coons home! Now they can't wait until it gets cold outside!
~this is what the boys did the whole time Matthew was gone getting the dogs!~

Thursday was almost a repeat of Wednesday. We really didn't do anything during the day. The boys spent most of the day swimming and just playing! That evening we took them to the big Queen City fair. I thought I would let them enter the pioneer contest. None of them won but it was still a fun experience for them. I really didn't put much thought into costumes but a lot of families did, and they were awesome! I enjoyed seeing all the children who were dressed up! After that we let them jump on the big blow up things they had there, played on the playground equipment, and just hang out with us while we visited.



Friday I took Jayden and Dylan back to the fair to do the pee-wee 4-h show. Dylan had never even been that close to a "real pig" as he stated! It was fun to watch them, Jayden was a natural he acted as if he knew everything he was suppose to do (even though he didn't) I just let him think that! Jayden chose to show a bucket calf which was a good choice because that's probably what he will end up showing if he decides to join 4-h. They were pretty proud of themselves after that was over with!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 2

Whew, we made it through another day! Today not as crazy as yesterday thank goodness! I took the boys to the park after dinner. Needless to say due to the extreme heat we didn't stay long. We stopped at Casey's and got ice cream then ventured home. I bet it didn't take 5 minutes before they were in the house putting on there swim trunks! *In case anyone is wondering why you never see Jace in the pool, well you won't! he is petrified of the water for some reason? bath time, hes' fine?* Weird, I know! Anyway, they only swam for about an hour before the rain came. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing inside which was still a lot of fun! Hopefully it doesn't rain to much tomorrow so we can have another adventurous day!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Boys will be boys!

Oh my, what did I get myself into?!.........

Yesterday, before we left the reunion, my cousin Kalena (whom I am like "sister" close to) informed me that her son Dylan, who is 6, wanted to come stay with us before school started. We talked for a while and decided I was going to take him home with me. Not for a few days but until Sunday. WOW!!

I'm sure it will be fun, but the first day of this adventure has already been something else! I always wondered what it would be like once Jace got a little older, well now all of my questions and wonders have been answered and it's only day one!

This is how our adventure started....two very innocent sweet boys.......
Then came the MUD hole!
Cute huh? at 10 AM in the morning?
I told them the had to be hosed of before ever coming in the house or getting into the pool! They made many trips in and out of the pool before ever coming inside!
BATH TIME!!
and they still were playing at 8:30 in the evening!!! I wish I had that energy!!
This is what my clothes line looked like at the end of the day! It was just wet, muddy, yucky clothes that needed to dry!! 4 pair of underwear, 4 shorts, 5 shirts and 1 pair of broken flip-flops about 3 toads lives, lots of bike rides, and only 1 skinned knee make us through one fun day!

I'm actually kind of excited for the rest of the week with Dylan, tomorrow we plan to go the the park, and then Wednesday we are going to thousand hills to swim, and as far as the rest of the week I'm not sure but I know it will be fun!! I almost don't want to take him home!!

Family Reunion

Saturday we went to Riverside to my moms, had a fun eventful evening with the parental units! On Sunday we had the Reichert family reunion in Muscatine to attend. Rode to Muscatine with Mom and Ron and had a fabulous time at the reunion, it was held at Issac Walton shelter which is right next to the Mississippi River. Got to see lots of family I haven't seen in a while!......

Back to the beginning.....My great grandma who is 92 years old was the 3rd born of 15 children(could you imagine 15 children??!!) in the Reichert family, all originated from Muscatine Iowa. All but 6 of her siblings are still living! The oldest of the bunch (Aunt Vera) is 95 years old. (I think I have that right?) :) Anyway it was a lot of family and a lot of fun! On a sad note one of the major reasons we attended is they paid special tribute to my gramma who passed away April 20th 2008 and obviously could not attend. She had organized and planned many of the Reichert reunions it was something she held very dear to her, It was a very special time for my family to be there! My granny who is not in good health but in very good spirits, hugged, cried and laughed all at the same time. She was so proud to have all of us there to live on the legacy my Grandma(her daughter) left for us to endure.
-the one who is "hooking" Jace with the cane is granny-


Ally didn't get to attend which was disappointing but she needed to see her mom, she hasn't seen her in over a month! Jayden had a blast, he was so amused by the boats and the barges that passed along the river! The train tracks were right next to the shelter so he got to witness 2 trains pass by as well! We took him down by the river where he found 3 empty clam shells too! Way cool for a 4 year old!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The big T-W-O









So here he is....the pint size biker man!!













We had so much fun tonight! Jace was very good and very in tuned to what was going on! He knew
it was all
about him and he took advantage of that :) We had a pretty good turn out as far as guest go,
Grandma and Grandpa Buckallew, Grandpa Billie, Grandma Vada, Randy,
Mary, and Rachel, Jon and Lyndsi, Jeff, Jeanne, Shelby, Megan, and Tana and Big John.
So it came and it went just like that.....and I wish you could see him now, OUT COLD!! Poor little guy is wore out! To speak of it I'm pretty sure I am too!





Now hopefully we will be in for a nice quiet weekend with nothing going on! :)

it's official!



Well today is the day, and I can't hardly believe it! Jace is 2! WOW! Seems as if it was just yesterday he was laying so peacefully and calmly in my arms! Now he's not so much of a baby anymore and I can't hold him in my arms that way[[tear]]. [[Yes, he has been big enough that he doesn't let me hold him like that anymore, it just seems as if the label of "2" completely puts in in perspective.]] He is very independent and I like that! I hope he stays that way. On the upside of things I guess I have so many more things to experience with him! I know he will just get more fun as he gets older! Pictures will come either tonight or tomorrow of his little party we are having for him. Ally, Jayden and I have worked all day to pick up and get everything arranged for tonight, they have done an excellent job helping me today. We were hoping to do some of the festivities outside the the rain pretty much ruined that for us, o' well I'm sure we will have just as much fun inside!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

back from yesterday.....

It feels nice just to sit down and actually do this. It seems as if I haven't been home since last Friday! Even though I have, we've just been pretty busy.

Yesterday morning I woke up to a phone call that my mom was in the hospital. I took the kids to Dannie and went on my way to Iowa city. Found out mom had been in the ER since 1AM. They did an ultrasound and found it was her gallbladder, thought maybe she had a stone lodged in one of the passageways? Dr. took her in for surgery at 1:30 PM, took it out and she was done at 4:00. Everything went really really well. Seems as if it was a good thing they went to the hospital when they did or it could have been worse! I stuck around at the hospital until about 6 or so to make sure she didn't have a reaction meds. (my mom is like allergic to EVERYTHING!) she didn't though thank goodness! I stopped by her house in Riverside on my way home and cleaned up a little bit so she wouldn't have to worry about it. Then on my way back home! Talked to her today and she was at home feeling pretty good!

Monday the kids and I made our way to Kirksville to get things for Jace's b-day party. Do you think we could find anything in Kirksville that was "farm animal" themed?? NO definatly not. So we decided we would just order the cake first and work with colors and things like that. Picked up Jace so he could look through the book with me. I wanted to see what caught his eye! Looked at horses, trucks, tractors, cars, then came the motorcycle cake. He screamed "MIMICOCKLE" so yep that's what we got! Instead of "cows" I guess we are going motorcycle! It was a lot easier finding things to match the cake anyway! I think he will be excited about it!

Sunday my grandpa came down from Columbus Junction to visit. He took us out to eat for all of our birthdays. His is the 23rd, Jace is the 24th, and mine is the 25th. We had a great time, he spent most of the day, sat outside and watched the kids swim. The neighbor girls came over to play they just had a blast! At times it's weird to see grandpa without grandma but I'm glad he still comes and visits us when he can!

Whew......Saturday, well we went to Kris and Megan Campbells wedding. They had a beautiful ceremony. Came home for a little while, played with the kids until Grandpa Billie got here to watch them for the evening and then went off the the reception in Downing. Had so much fun Matthew got to see a lot of people he graduated with. Had lots of laughs, beer, and fun!!

Friday we went to the big NEMO fair with Jon and Lyndsi. Our whole intentions were to see the tractor pull but that failed! it rained and rained all night! The only place to go other that home to get out of the rain was the beer tent. Do you think we made the right choice? NO we didn't go home, ended up in the beer tent all night!! We had so much fun though, got to see quite a few people I haven't seen in a while, danced and danced, they had an awesome band performing. Lyndsi and I also found out that night, if you want to feel good about yourself just go to the fair!! WOW!

So just to clear up a little bit, no we were not completely wasted all weekend!! We actually didn't hardly drink at all just had a lot of fun and some parts did involve some alcoholic drinks!! Didn't want you all thinking we were complete alcholics! :)

Well that sums up our week so far! still lots to come, tomorrow is Jace's b-day (wow I can't believe my baby will be 2) :( I also can't believe school is going to start pretty soon! Just weird I guess, as we get older how everything goes by so fast! I almost hate it! Well here is lots of reading and no pics, I decided I don't like to post without pics but I really didn't have any to put up this time. Off to clean the house!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

whew!

I have a lot to say,but it's going to have to wait until tomorrow, I just don't have enough time right now to get it all done!! Sorry about the wait but just thought I'd let you all know! I just got home from Iowa city. I got a phone call this morning from my dad saying that my mom was in the hospital and they were going to do surgery!! WHAT!! yeah that's all I had to say! Well apparently she had a malfunctioning gallbladder. So being my mother, yes I rushed to IC to make sure everything went ok. More tomorrow, off to bed!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

thanks

I also wanted to thank you Andrea!! You have got me hooked on Matt, Liz, and Madeline!! I've spent all day trying to catch up with his story and I've just continued reading!! It's very interesting though!! :)

zoo talk

So, the kids made it home from St. Louis around 9pm last night. They were so wore out they didn't have much to say, but let me tell you today things were just running out of there mouths! So cute, Ally had been there before so it wasn't much excitement from her but Jayden WOW, he was impressed! He is sort of an animal fanatic anyway and seeing all those animals that "you know mom, they don't come from around here" he was just fascinated! "Mom did you know that penguins have to live where it's cold?" "yes Jayden I did", "well mom at the zoo they had them in a freezer thing"! "And mom, do you know how bad elephants poop stinks, oh it's bad". Mom giraffes are so much bigger when you see them than what they are in my books". It was question, after answer after question today with him! I'm so thankful the grandparents took them on this expedition this summer as we won't get to until next year, Matthew doesn't get vacation til' October. I really wish I could have been there with them, but this is something the grandparents do every year so I guess I can leave it as "there time".





On the flip side, I really got to see Jace in a whole new light. With both Ally and Jayden gone I really tuned in on the little things that make him "Jace", just those little things you don't recognize very often because you have other children as well. Him and I had a lot of fun for 2 days! I really appreciated it! We didn't do much, but really we didn't have to, he is really into reading and just playing on the floor, so that's what we did. When daddy would come home, he would just forget me and play with dad, and which I'm sure dad really loved it! Jace is also into everything dad does!

Well I don't have much else to post for today other than I have been walking lately to gain some muscle! Matthew has decided that we "together" are going to do the 5k walk/run "even though he has in mind run" during Antique days in Memphis, so I've kind of been in major training the last few days. It's not until August but I'm pretty out of shape. I have been working really hard to try and quit smoking, I've got the prescription to help but I'm going to try and do it on my own. I've done pretty good so far, as long as I keep busy it helps a lot!! Kind of a boring post sorry! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Didn't work

So, I still can't get those videos to post, I did figure out how to but they just for some reason it won't take it. I'll get out tomorrow and get some pictures of Jay on his bike!

I don't have much to say tonight as we really did a whole lot of nothing today. Matthew and Jayden went and worked on Jeff's truck and Ally, Jace and I just sat around watching movies! It was so cold outside so we just thought we could hang out. Today has been the first time in a long time that I haven't had to clean house!! I did it all Friday in hopes for a fun weekend but the weather today kind of ruined that! :( Well I better get back to work (if you want to call it that) Jace's birthday is coming up and he has and obsession with cows so we decided we are going to have a "cow" themed birthday party, I'm looking online for some good ideas for "cow birthday party's"?? (if anyone has any let me know) I hope to get one cowboy out of one my boys!! Jayden is a MOTOR head for sure, so maybe Jace will be my cowboy :)

ok so I can't wait

I know I just started this blog but I'm so excited to share Jayden's latest achievement. Jayden is my 4 year old, he decided the other day that he was to "big" for his training wheels. We didn't tell him any different, Matthew went to the garage and got the wrench and took off his training wheels. On he went for 2 days trying to ride that bike, he is one of those -leave me alone and let me do it type- well yesterday after all of his effort FINALLY got that bike to go!! He is so proud of himself for getting this accomplished. (I cannot at the time upload the video because I don't know how!!) I guess I will have to wait and figure it out tomorrow??!!

Not leaving Jace out, he is my almost 2 year old, he will be 2 the 24th of July. He has decided that he wants to pee on the potty! YAY Jace go you!! I'm super excited about that. I'm not going to push him considering he is only 2 but I'm not going to look down upon it either. I am really glad he has and older brother to look up to and see what he does, Jace thinks if Jayden can do it so can he! It will be a long road of potty training but if he already has a start on it, it may not be that bad. I'll just be happy when the days of buying diapers and pullups are over with!

And then there is Ally.......O Ally, she is something else! she is 7 going on about 18! She has been on one of those kicks lately where I'm always wrong and can do nothing right to please her! I dread the day she does turn 18 or even 16 for that matter! I still love her to death and don't know what I would do without her! She is into Hannah Montana and all that other Disney crap.....anyway she thinks one day she will become a singer/dancer. I don't want to be the one to tell her but she definitely does not have it going for her! :) I had a video of her as well but obviously can't get it to go! It is for sure a sight to see! she is so funny! I'm glad she has the imagination to dream big, and I guess you never know maybe someday she will make it big?! Either way it doesn't matter, she has all the confidence in the world and we are proud of her for that!

video

*don't mind the woo-hoo I think I was more excited than he was!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I guess......

Well here goes nothing.......I've been thinking about doing a blog, and I guess reading everyone elses has got me in the mood to actually create one! I wasn't going to and then I got talking to Lyndsi and she had stated that "times like this you could really blog about"........what was really funny was that all we were doing was acting like kids jumping on the trampoline! But then I was like "yeah that would be fun".....my kids are absolutely crazy and unpredictable and it would be nice just to sit down and write about your day. I'm not good by any means of keeping things wrote down about the kids so maybe this will help me?? I really enjoy reading everyones blog, at times it just puts a laugh in my day so I hope I can do the same for someone else :)