Friday, November 30, 2012

6 month recap

What the crap! I can only add more photos to my blog if I update my storage??? That's rediculous!

So anyhow, the last time I updated my blog, my baby boy was turning 2. A LOT has happened since then. I'll try to recap for you in short. Without pictures. Because apparently that is going to cost me money which I do not have. Booooooo!!!!!!

*Over the summer we spent a lot of time at my parents' pool. Collin and Ronan took swimming lessons and by the end of the summer Collin was swimming int he deep end without floaties.

*Collin played t-ball. He loved practice in the beginning, freaked out at the first game, and slowly started to love it again.

*Aunt Dani came home to visit and we had a big family party at the pool.

*Ronan started 2 day a week preschool. He never cried at drop off, but that sad puppy face was enough to break me. I started doing "The Kissing Hand" with him to help him through the day. He now loves going to school, but still wants his kissing hand every morning!

*Collin started Kindergarten and turned 5! I can't believe that my baby is in kindergarten! We celebrated with a pool party and then went to a Wingnuts game as a family. Collin is loving school and getting so smart! He's starting to read, loves doing math, and has tons of friends.

*We announced to the family that baby #4 is on the way! Everyone was shocked, though I'm not sure if they were more suprised that we were pregnant, or that we had made it over 2 years before getting pregnant again!

*Collin played soccer and loved it! Dan coached the team and had a lot of fun with it. I think we had a winning record, but we're not really supposed to keep score. It was a lot of fun to watch.

*We put our house on the market and are on the hunt for a new, bigger house. Right now baby doesn't have a room. Unless we get a new house, baby will be bunking with me!

*I got another year older. Boo! Only one year left of my twenties :(

*We found out that baby #4 is a GIRL! I might have cried a little when the tech told us. I'm still not sure that I believe it. I've already bought her some cute outfits fromt he last consignment sale, and purchased her first cloth diaper. We're going to attempt cloth diapering this time. Wish me luck.

*We survived the Thanksgiving holiday and I managed to not gain 10 pounds!

*Dan only has 2 more weeks of school until Christmas break, and Collin only has 3! Yippee! I can't wait for Christmas!

I promise I'll try to update more often. I know you've all been sad that I've been MIA. Maybe I'll even figure out how to get more pictures added. Stupid Blogger.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I should totally update my blog...

one of these days...
Today is not that day. What fun would a blog post be without pictures of my beautiful children? And I am too lazy to go to the desktop to do that. So wait patiently. It's coming.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dylan is 2!

Today my sweet baby boy turned 2.
I can't believe how quickly time has gone by. For the first time in nearly 5 years I don't have constant diapers to change or a baby to carry around.
Luckily he's still my snuggly bug.


First thing this morning (after using the potty of course, which is why he's in underwear. He doesn't wear pants around the house these days) Dylan found his presents and headed straight over to start opening them.
 We didnt' even have a chance to stop him before he was on the floor tearing into it.
 The sweet boy even handed his borthers a present thinking that they needed to open one too.
 "It Jake O Pirates!" (Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
 After gifts daddy made ham and cheese omlets upon Dylan's request.
These days he prefers eggs for breakfast over cereal or poptarts. He still loves oatmeal (usually) but would much rather have ham and eggs.

My Sweet Dylan,
I can't even begin to tell you how much joy you have brought into our lives. You are one of the happiest kids I have ever met, but you get your feelings hurt easily when you are told no (especially by Papa). Fo having just turned two, you amaze me with all that you are able to do. You are almost done potty training, can count to 10 and can almost completely sing the alphabet.
I love to watch you play with your brothers. You can be a little stinker at times, getting into the middle of their games just to get a reaction out of them, but they love and adore you.
You've become Mr. Independant over the last year though you still need help from mommy and daddy from time to time.
When we found out that we were expecting you, we were less than ready. However, we cannot imagine our lives without you. We believe that God made you extra sweet and adorable just for that, and to conteract your orneriness. You are a constant source of joy in my heart.
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

Love, Mommy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

painting the driveway

The weather is gorgeous here today, so I decided I should do something fun outside with the boys. Thanks to Pinterest on which I found this, the boys and I headed out to paint our driveway.

This "street paint" is super easy to make: Mix equal parts water and cornstarch, then add food coloring.

Told you it was easy!

We mixed up the cornstarch and water and then divided it into 4 containers to add the coloring.

5 minutes later we were out the door having fun.

My kids loved it! We will definitely be doing this again over the summer. Next time I think I'll put the paint in balloons so they can splatter paint as also suggested on that site.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

1st T-ball practice

Last night Collin had his first T-Ball practice. He was so excited and decared that he loved T-ball practice, even though it hadn't started yet.
  It was so much fun to watch him interact with the other kids and play a sport that he swears he is going pro at.
 Waiting in line to bat.

 Being shown how to hold the bat.
 First hit.
Running to first base (though it looks like he's skipping).

I can't wait till his first game. Pretty sure I'll be known as the crazy mom with the camera.