Thursday, September 25, 2008

A quick hello

I am so tired and so busy, but wanted to share the first of many hockey days with Jameson and Connor! They had a blast and can't wait to do it some more...

Although totally worn out by the end of an hour long practice, they we still a bundle of energy by the time we got home! hockey is fun fun fun!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

*Wordless Wednesday*

Monday, September 22, 2008

a little of this and a little of that

I just can't accept it, my baby is going to crawl. I can't explain it, it's that feeling in your tummy when you crawling up to the top of a roller coaster and your almost to the very top of that first drop... It's exciting, it's scary, it's a tummy tilting experience.

Well... that is how I feel about Karley crawling... she's not even 6 months old and she is going to crawl ANY DAY. None of my other kids crawled by the time they were 6 months. To me, she'll be gone.... wont want me to cuddle and hold her- she'll be off seeking out the new land some new territory. Anyway, she's going to crawl ANY moment... I'll keep ya posted on the cutie pie and her new adventures! And My tears.... as my baby takes another first step of many.
She is also EATING. How wierd... and I don't remember it being this difficult with my other kids. She doesn't really care for baby food- in face any time we offer it she spits it back at us, ALL over us! But she loves solid stuff she can bite onto... like the other night she snatched a pizza crust out of my hands and gummed it for almost an hour before I decided it was unsafe anymore. Hello... another sign that my life is about to change. And that my baby is growing up right before my eyes. :( Why can't they just stay little?
And then I realize that before long she's going to look like her older brother Mason, except instead of losing teeth she's going to be getting them ANYDAY! I can feel it right under the gum.

So, Mr. Mason finally lost is 2nd tooth- and he's almost 8:) He was very excited and would you believe the tooth fairy in Canada paid him $10.... Man that American tooth fairy is a cheap skate- I used to get quarters- NOT BILLS- what gives???
And I'm still at it with the Drama Queens hair... isn't it cute? I love it and loves that she lets me do it, finally after 8 years!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Learning by Blogging

So, I've learned that there is a reason behind my blogging... I'm learning new hair do's to do on my child who is IMPOSSIBLE to do hair on! And by showing her the pictures from someone else's blog, She see's it and likes it and let's me do it! I love it!
This is not the best picture, you think I was holding a pie to her face or something and making her smile! The party pooper. And out of about 6 shots, to think this is the best one...
It looks SUPER cute from behind!!! I hope she keeps letting me do her hair!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It was a good day

It was a good day... full of laughter and love, smiles and grins, family and friends. It was a celebration for a baby's 1st birthday our family had an amazing time hanging out in the park on such a beautiful day! I love days like this... time with family.... love that grows and grows.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never forgetting

I'll never forget September 11, 2001 and all the fear it brought into my life. I'll never forget the people who died, the people who surrvived, and the many heros that were made. I'll never forget....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Okay- so WORDFUL wednesday this week!!!

SO SO SO Much has been happening lately and I haven't taken the time to sit and write about it. So today- rainy day again, I'm going to write all about it! I've been a little off kilter lately, and I can't explain it. It's sort of like that song by Reba "Is there life out there?" I wonder what my purpose is and if being a mommy and a slave to my home is a "life"? I'm not sure. But then I look at my fabulous pictures and remember how God has blessed my life more then I could have ever imagined! Even when I get a little ancy and need some exotic trip and dream about taking it, I snap back to reality and realize that it's all still really good.

As you can SEE Miss Karley Mae is growing like crazy and I have this feeling I'm going to have a crawler on my hands sooner then later! She wants to get places! She slides all over the place now and even goes in circles on her belly. It's so adorable and a little sad at the same time. My last baby, isn't much of a baby baby anymore. Thank goodness I can still nurse her to sleep in my arms. I love those moments with her.
She started eating cereal after we got home from the states. She does pretty good with it. I'm still not ready for her to be eating full time cause it just makes my life more complicated, but nevertheless it's time to start! She's had rice cereal and carrots and then last night I mixed some formula in with the cereal- she actually seemed to like it:(

School has started! I was so releaved at first and now I'm a little sad. We never really had a "family" holiday over the summer, and that bums me out. I hope in the future we can make it a priority to at least get away, the 7 of us, for a weekend in the summer months. Nevertheless, they're gone! Alyssa is in Grade 3 and seems to be liking it. She is in a 3/4 split and was a little concerned about it. But I think it's going okay. I have such issue with little girls because they are so mean. She always comes home with some mean thing the older girls have said or done to her. Or even the other day she was riding bikes with a couple of girls who live up on the hill and she heard one of them say to the other one, "I don't like Alyssa, lets not play with her." When stuff like that happens my heart breaks for her. My wish is that she learns from others being mean to her and chooses to be nice to other little girls. I tell her to just play with the boys in her class. She really gets along awesome with this one little boy and I hope they can maintain their friendship. Mason is in grade 2 this year and it's such a fresh start! Kindergarden and grade 1 were such hard starts for him and it seemed like he was always in trouble from the start. But this year I think he has a new perspective and is loving being a little bit older! I'm really proud so far that no notes or calls from the teacher have been sent home and I pray none will be;) Jameson started Kindergarden this year. And I really thought I was okay with it. The first 2 days he went we're half days and it was mostly getting to know the class and teacher and school. Then the other night I was looking through some old pictures of 2.5 years ago when we went to disneyland- he was so LITTLE. And now... well.. you know- I started crying. He's such a big boy! Yesterday was his first full day of school. He loved it. He loves riding the bus and taking his lunch to school and everything. Funny little blurb-I was quizzing mason up when he got home from school to make sure he had a good day and Jameson pipes in how HE got a mark by his name at school for being too wild. I almost choked cause I was not expecting that on his first FULL day... the life of a mom with boys! Happy 34th birthday to Jason Sept.3. I cooked supper and Jameson, Connor, and I made him a yummy carrot cake, which I devoured and am 20 pounds heavier now. The whole time the kids and I were singing happy birthday to him he had this grin on his face... and I just knew he was up to no good. He piped in as everyone helped him blow out his candles, "do you guys want to see something funny??"

And this is what he did- Karley got to dig into his cake! It was funny and the kids about peed their pants laughing. I said it wont be so special when it's her birthday cause she'll have already tore apart a cake:)

Last but not least, we got out Hottub in! The day after it was in the 2 little boys, Karley, and I made a go of it and enjoyed having it! Now I can't wait till next summer when the new garage is finished and when the back yard is my own little sanctuary!


Now I have the itch to get out there and buy some fall decorations and get my house all decorated for the season.... soon enough I keep telling myself.

Oh- and any input would be great- I told my kids this year we were not buying costumes for Halloween, they have to make thiers. Any cute and fun ideas for homemade halloween costumes???

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I've been seeing on lots of other blogs that people do a wordless wednesday with only a photo and I thought I'd give it a whirl and post only a pic of cute little growing at lightening fast speed Karley! Enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rainy Day Monday

Today it was raining ALL DAY! And I thought that it would be a perfect day for the kids to go out and try their new umbrella's they got for this school year! They had lots of fun, but did get a little cold. And I got some pretty cute pics to try with photoshop- which I am still totally clueless at!
Tomorrow is the first day and I hope it is a wonderful day for all the kids! And Connor is off to get an absessed cavity filled- should be an exciting day!

Connor is our outside boy and had already been out a few times today to play in the rain (and mud).

Alyssa is still an amazing big sister and helps with Karley so much! She had a blast with her High School Musical Umbrella- which, by the way, is what she got for all of her school supplies!

Jameson, my gentle souled boy, was the only one who offered to share his umbrella with me while I was sitting out in the rain getting my awesome camera all wet! He is so thoughtful!!

Mason didn't know what to do in the rain! He really wanted to jump in this huge mud puddle that he created- I can't wait for the construction to be over!!!
Here's to 'back to school' happenings coming soon!