Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Should I be happy about this? I am excited about the POSSIBILITY of getting to sleep past 7am. The likelihood of that actually happening is not great.
I have all 5 kiddos all day long. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids. BUT what about having all of them inside in the event of inclement weather...rain, thunderstorms, possible tornadoes or just to stinking hot to be outside... That's when it all goes to POOP! They get bored and pretty soon that leads to being destructive and that leads to mom screaming and punishment :), then the cycle starts again and it's repeated ALL DAY LONG!
On a more positive note, Isaac got his shots yesterday so I've got another one headed to school in 67 days. Who's counting.??? He did really well and I'm proud of him. A few hours after his shots he tried to stand up and started laughing and he said he had old man legs. Then he explained to me that means like POP who walks a little slower sometimes cause his legs are old...where does he get this stuff?
Stevi is excited that she might get to turn 3 this summer. (AUG. 24th) I told her she's not allowed to turn 3 unless she's in big girl undies...and not peeing in those big girl undies. She's happy that when school's back in, it'll just be her and Rylie at home with mom.
Rylie is walking everywhere. It's so cute to see her go from room to room babbling like I know what she's saying. She's super independent, just like big sisters. She's not so good at the talking thing which is OK since she's only 11 months. She just squeals at me, or as the Dr. pointed out...she SCREECHES at me when she needs me or wants something.
Charly is doing well, I can't believe how tall she is. Her foot is officially the same size as Aunt Becca's...sorry becca. I can't keep her in pants or really anything for that matter because in a month or two she's out of them. It seems like the never ending growth spurt that I keep waiting for to end but never does, or hasn't in Oh, 6 years. She's excited to move on to 4th grade. And as mommy I get to brag a little. She got a perfect 600 on her Science SOL, I had to ask if she cheated...she didn't. She also got a 538 on Social Studies which is advanced...mother to a genius...haha :)
Ian just finished up another t-ball season. He did really well. I think he'll go far playing baseball. He seems to really enjoy it and he seems be really good at it. He had a wonderful coach so that makes it more fun. He finished up kindergarten and is excited to move on to first grade. He lost his first tooth a few weeks ago and got his first dollar from the tooth fairy (who is officially broke).
I'll keep you posted on further summer developments as they become available...hehe, we've got lots of fun things planned and for me, lots of work. I'm working on too many projects as it is and working on getting my old job back at Prince William hospital. Only a few days a month, I interview next week. YAY me.
Monday, April 6, 2009
The things Rylie loves the most...ice cream cones, giving big slobbery kisses, laughing, pulling hair, feeling textures of different things, especially grass, rocking on the front porch, blowing spit bubbles...and saying Dada...but we all know she's really trying to say "Mommy I love you." That's what I keep telling myself anyway!She loves her brothers and sisters and lights up whenever any one of them come into the room. We are really enjoying this stage of our lives, watching our kids grow and learn and seeing the relationships they are able to develop with each other. It's fun to see how similar they are but how very unique they are. I can't say enough about my kiddies. :)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
" Mommy is in a really big hurry so we're going to go super fast so sit down and behave..." Something along those lines anyway. While I was shopping and going way too fast down the isles at Costco, a older woman stopped right in front of our cart and was chatting with someone. Isaac yells " Out of the way, GRANDMA!" I could've died! Where does he get this stuff? So the lady turns around not too happy at all. What could I do? I just apologized and then I had a brilliant thought and that was to blame it all on the husband. So I said " you know, he gets this from his dad, I'm really sorry." Then she cracked a smile and things were good. I had a good laugh later, but Good GRIEF!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Christmas this year was great. I'm glad it's over though. We enjoyed a few visits from Santa. The kids were completely shocked to get a visit from him at our house for the 2nd year. Santa was pretty slick. We caught him on our back deck leaving a lot of unexpected goodies. Ian ran to the front door(which surprised me, since Santa was out back) to see if he could find where Santa parked his sleigh. I had to run interference and go look for him. He would've found Santa's ride and that was a Chevy. Much to Ian's disappointment I returned home with not even a glimpse of the reindeer.
Michael and I have enjoyed long conversations with the kids about Jesus Christ and his birth and a little about why we are celebrating with gifts this month. They are always so excited to learn and they soak it all up and then at the first sign of a gift, it's all out the window. We're trying though.
We were at Mom and Dad Strickland for the first part of Christmas day, and at Mom and Dad Ford's for the rest of the day. We enjoyed spending time with all of our family and missed the ones we didn't see. I'm always amazed at others thoughtfulness and generosity toward Michael and I and our kids. We opened up some really great gifts but the best part for me is seeing everyone else open the gift we worked on for them. That part never gets old.
We spent New years eve at our place this year. Mom and Dads were down along with Matt and Allena and Zip. We ate good food and enjoyed each others company. Almost all of us were up to watch the ball drop and to bed shorty thereafter. I'm getting old--it was difficult to stay up late.
Hope everyone is well!