Saturday, June 28, 2008

HB Brendan!

Happy Birthday to my Brendan! Crazy that this picture was 11 years ago! And I now am the mother of a teenager! Let the fun times begin! Brendan was quite a handful when he was this age. He could start a car and was always locking himself in the car. One time when I was about 9 months pregnant with Jess I could not find him anywhere. I started to really panic, I had the whole neighborhood looking for him. I finally found him in the neighbors car in their garage, he was just pretending to drive the car without a worry in the world. He loved anything with a motor and could make all the different motor sounds, like a car, grandpa's boat, a wave runner and a motorcycle! Each motor sound was quite different! He also was an escape artist- I remember we had to put special locks at the very top of all of our doors and gates outside. He loved being outside and still does. He is a little more mellow now and is usually a delight to have around. He is the man of the house when Rick is not around and is always willing to help me out when I need it. I love him and have had 13 beautiful and exciting years with him..he is a great son, and I am so lucky to have him! Happy Birthday Bren! I love ya..

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tag I am it!!

I got tagged. This is a fun one, thanks Holly. You are supposed to list 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions and 3 Random Surprises about yourself. You are supposed to tag 5 people, but I only have 2 to tag. I don't have many friends in the blogging world, but I really do have friends in the real world!!

3 Joys

1. My kids
2. Kissables (candy)
3. Summertime

3 Fears
1. Flying
2. One of my kids getting hurt
3. mice

3 Goals

1. Eat healthier
2. To raise good kids, not necessarily perfect (duh), just good kids who are loving, polite, friendly
hardworking and most importantly always willing to serve
3. To keep a cleaner car

3 obsessions

1. Bags, any kind of bag, purse, diaper bag, church bag I love bags! Always have!
2. Cafe Rio-pork salad
3. Baby girl clothes, headbands and shoes mostly right now!!!

3 Random Surprises about me

1. Worked at McDonalds for a day at Crossroads Mall
2. Had hair below my shoulders and cut it all off , like way short- still can't believe I did that!
3. Won a coloring contest when I was young at Chick-fil-A and met Dean Butler I know you are all wondering
who Dean Butler is, he was on Little House on the Prairie . Don't be jealous!! he he

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Rick!! Here is why your kids think you are the best dad in the whole world!!
Brendan said-he's the best because he makes it to every one of my baseball games, and I have quite a few!
Jessica said- he's the best because he surprised me with Hannah Montana tickets and took me to the concert, and he will always take me to Olive Garden whenever I ask him.
Lily said-he's the best because he takes me on dates!
Evan thinks he is the best because he will share his sandwich, chips and drink with him!
Ruby (not pictured- she was asleep) just loves him!
I think he is the best because he is a great dad and husband. He will pretty much do anything I ask him. A funny thing about Rick is whenever people ask him how many kids he has, he always looks at me like I need to help him answer the question! We don't have that many!!! Love ya Rick! Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cousin Day

We dedicate our Thursdays to "Cousin Day" where we do fun stuff with cousins. My kids love their cousins more than anything and they would spend everyday together if we could. We went to Fat Cats today for some bowling and Pizza! It was so much fun! My mom comes along and so does my aunt and cousin with her kids, it is a blast!!! I didn't grow up with any cousins and wasn't really close to my grandparents, so my kids are very lucky to have their cousins be their best friends and have the most amazing grandparents!! The only thing we are missing is our little sis Jamie, we miss her so much and wish she could share in making these fun memories, we all just hope she can move back someday, we love her and miss her and her sweet little boy Will, and can't wait for the arrival of our newest cousin, Baby Ivy-due any day!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Just call me Betty

Betty Crocker that is. Jess gave me a fabulous cook book for Mothers Day and yesterday was the first time we tried anything out of it. Jess made the Cheese and Tomato toasts and I made the Chocolate Cherry Cakes. Both were so yummy! The toasts were easy the cakes, not so much. But we enjoyed our time together in the kitchen! We had to take a picture because nothing ever turns out just like the picture but these 2 did!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sitting pretty..

I am not sitting pretty yet..i am 6 months old and the size of a 9 month old and just can't get the hang of this sitting up business. My mom needs to work with me a little bit more, but from what I can tell she sure is busy doing lots of other things. I just hope I can sit up soon, laying in the baby seat and not even having to work to reach the toys is getting kind of boring..

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Superstar!

Lily had her dance recital tonight, she did such a fabulous job! She is quite the dancer. After her recital she said, "So now I can quit right, and start taking gymnastics?!" Ruby is my last chance at getting a dancer, I won't hold my breath!!!