Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Horrible

I'm so horrible at this. I have so many pictures and stories I don't know where to begin. So right now all I'm going to say is I need to download all those pictures, when I do you'll be the first to know.

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Little Man

It's been awhile since I've done a post about Zeke and he is doing so much that I figured I better get on it. He's 7 almost 8 months and I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. He is a very happy content baby and is always laughing. He doesn't sleep great but at least he's happy. He is crawling all over the place and sometimes I can't keep up. I forgot how much work it is to have a crawler in the house, especially with my girls small toys laying around. He has two teeth on the bottom and one is breaking through on top. He loves his sisters and is always laughing at Genna. When Andrew is in sight Zeke just lights up. He adores Andrew and all Andrew has to do is look at him and he gets a huge smile. He also says dada and baba. He is now pulling himself up into a standing position, he sits on his own and will hold his bottle. He is bringing so much joy into our house and I'm so in love with my baby boy. Now I just need him to say mom.








Sunday, February 28, 2010

This is for you Ang.

So I was out with friends last night and my good friend Angie told me that if I didn't update my blog soon she was going to dump me. So this gave me the motivation I needed to finally start blogging again. So much has happened over the past few months I'll just do some quick summaries.

November for Thanksgiving we went to North Carolina to visit my brother Ryan and his family for two weeks. With a little side trip to Myrtle Beach SC. It was so fun for all of our girls to be able to play together. We always miss them so much and wish we lived closer to them.

December was our normal hustle and bustle of Christmas time. Lots of shopping and lots of family parties. The girls didn't ask for much and I think its the first Christmas that we didn't go absolutely crazy. We decided that less is more this year. They always receive so much that they get completely overwhelmed. From Santa Genesee got a princess vanity/desk. It's really cute, it turns from a desk to a piano and came with a few instruments. Kameryn got a guitar and she loves playing it, especially with Andrew. He told her one day that he would tune it for her and instead of her hearing tune she heard toot. So now she is always asking him to "toot" her guitar. She told me the other day she couldn't play her guitar because no one has tooted it for her. So funny! Zeke had a good Christmas as well but pretty oblivious to what was going on.




January we got to go to Orlando to DisneyWorld and Universal. We went with Andrews family and had SO much fun. It was especially fun this year because our girls are tall enough to ride just about every ride they wanted to and they loved almost all of them. We took them on Tower of Terror. Genna was terrified the first time and then ended up going about 5 more times. Kami was a bit hesitant to go on the rides and a lot of them really scared her but she was brave and tried just about every one. Zeke made me proud he is a really good traveler. He would sleep for a few hours everyday when we'd get to the park and would just chill all day in the stroller. He also did amazing on the flights to and from Orlando. He's a great baby.

And in February just a week and a half after we got home from FL. Andrew took me to NYC. We had such a great time. Other than our honeymoon we've never been on a trip just the two of us and this trip came at a great time for that. I had so much fun just spending time with him. We've both been to NYC before so there was no feeling of we have to go see this or that. We did a lot of sleeping in and relaxing, we went to Little Italy and Chinatown for the bargain shopping, we did a double decker bus tour of uptown and downtown, we walked through Central Park, saw a few movies (we never get to go to movies), had frozen hot chocolates at Serendipity the same place as in the movie, ate the BEST hamburgers at the Shake Shack, ate AMAZING steaks at Ruths Chris and Andrew was convinced that Hulk Hogan and his daughter were sitting behind us (I promise it wasn't, but he doesn't believe me), hung out in the hotel room and watched the Superbowl, went to the Bodies exhibit.. that's a must see if you can, went to Dylans candy store the biggest candy store I've ever been in, went to ground zero, went to a sinful restaurant Max Brenners full of chocolate desserts, and then we had to stay for a few more days because of the storm they called Blizzard of 2010. I think when it was all said and done we had cancelled or rearranged six flights, spent probably a total of 8 hours on the phone with a number of airlines, spent an extra $1000.00 for flights and hotel, was part of an FBI investigation on the flight to Denver, and slept in the Denver airport. And I wouldn't change a second of it. I had a great time!!!

Another few updates. Andrew has started a new business with his best friend Cam and they are doing extremely well. I'm am very proud of him and all of his time and effort that he's put into it so far and hope that he continues to succeed.

The girls are loving preschool. Kami is still excelling in her reading and we just registered her for Kindergarten this fall. They both have made friends and insist on having playdates almost weekly. I love listening to what they each learn everyday. Genna was telling Andrew and I about the president Aberton Lincoln and when she says the pledge of allegiance she says United Stakes of America. Neither of us correct her because it's just too cute.

And finally I took Zeke to his six month appointment. He weighs over 18 lbs and is 27 inches long. I thought for sure he'd be in the 80th to 90th percentile for height and weight but surprisingly he was only in the 50th. Crazy. He is growing up so fast and I can't believe that he is now 7 months old and has begun to crawl.

I've tried posting pics but my computer is being stubborn and I'm giving up. Sorry no pictures for now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween '09

This is belated but that's no surprise to anyone I'm sure since I'm so late on all my posts lately. On Friday the 30th the kids and I went up to my parents and celebrated early. My mom had some really fun games prepared for the girls. We did pumpkin bowling and the girls decorated the pins, decorated sugar cookies, doughnut bobbing, a candy corn race, and we went out to dinner dressed up. The girls had so much fun.

Kami was Barbie Mariposa and Genna was Tinkerbell




On Halloween we went to dinner with Andrews family with all the kids dressed up. It was fun to see all the kids in their costumes. Later we took the girls trick or treating. They loved it! They raced to each house and Genna was so excited about every piece of candy that she got. Zeke was a little dragon, but we ended up staying home most of the night it was a bit chilly for him. When they got home they were just as excited to hand out candy.

Drake arrested Andrew and put him in his pig cruiser (side note Drake was just in D.C. and asked a secret service agent where he parked his pig cruiser..too funny!)


Kami, Dawson, Drake, Genna

All the kiddos. That was a task getting them all to stand still.


My sweet lil Zeke


The girls outside our friends Scott and Jodi's house.











October..really really long

I could say that I'm so busy that I haven't had time to update my blog but I've just been lazy and now I'm feeling the pressure of updating and have a lot to write about.
Zeke is now 3 months and I can't believe how fast time is passing. He's smiling all the time and this past week he laughed for the first time...my favorite. At his two month appt he weighed in at 14 lbs 1 oz and 24 inches long. He is getting so big. Kami was 19 lbs at one year. He is a sweet baby and loves to cuddle he wants to be held all the time. The girls still adore him. Genna cannot keep her hands off him. Always touching his face and kissing him. It makes us crazy sometimes.

The girls are in preschool again and loving it! They are both doing really well in their classes. Kami is still learning to read and is doing so good. She impresses me. I'm proud of her. She loves to write notes and make pictures. She's very creative. Genna loves her class and hopes she is the special helper every day.



They are growing up so fast it makes me sad.

We made our annual trip to the Mabey Farm for pumpkins. Its something we have done with my family now for the past eight years and its something we all look forward to.









Uncle Shaun

Grandpa Rich and Grandma Terry


Kamis creation. She painted then we carved.

Sweet Sis.













































































Monday, October 5, 2009

Nothing Better

It doesn't get any better than this. I love my kids!!!!



video

Sorry if that made you a bit sick, Kami wanted to hold the camera and wouldn't let me help.


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Potty Joys

One of the joys I have found with having small kids is the fact that you can NEVER go to the bathroom without someone either following you in or finding you before you have a chance to sit down. Today was no exception, I thought I had a few minutes so I made a bathroom break. Of course Kami found me and knocked on the door. Here's our conversation.
"Kami I'm going potty what do you need?"
"Mommy I wanted to show you something I made"
"Ok, when I'm done I'll come see"
Then there was a few seconds of silence.
"Mommy, are you ok?"
"Yes Kami I'm fine." I thought this was funny because I always ask her the same thing
"Mommy do you need help?"
Even funnier. "No Kami I'm fine, thanks for asking."
Oh how I love my little ones.