Archive for August, 2009

The Balloon

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Yesterday we had open house for the kiddos. Ella is so excited to go to school and absolutely loves her teacher. He was very energetic and she couldn’t stop smiling. Monty was super shy but I think he is getting a little excited especially since a couple boys came running up to him and asked how his summer was. Well Ella’s teacher had balloons at each seat and Ella was able to write her name on an index card and put it in the spot she wanted to sit and then take the balloon. Ella had to look around at all the balloons and finally found the perfect one. She held that balloon so tight and when her little brothers asked her if they could hold it she told them no because it was so special.

Driving home she told me she wanted to give her balloon to Papa. I said ok thinking it was Papa G but then she continued to say she was going to let her balloon go outside so it would float up to the “Papa who died”. Where do they come up with this stuff? It brought a happy tear to my eye.

Oh what a week…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

…and its only Tuesday!

So we had planned to go up to MN with Todd to spend time with him and have our last little hurrah before school starts. We ended up having van problems what we thought was a belt is actually the ac compressor which is well over $1000 so needless to say we decided to just have a nice week at home and Todd ended up being super busy also so it worked out better that way for him too.

Sunday I had gone to the walk in with an ear infection the Dr. said it was just swollen and I just needed to take a decongestant I explained how I get AWFUL ear infections where I need to come in daily to get shots and they need to put a wick in so they can even get the medicine in because my ear gets so swollen. She told me I could put some alcohol in it if I wanted??? I did that and it felt like it was on fire! Anyway went in again today because I couldn’t sleep and have a double ear infection so I got antibiotics, steroid drops and pain medicine! Man oh man.

Today Oliver got stung 3x by hornets.

Ollie loves to wrestle with Calvie so he took Calvie down into the bookshelf where Calvie’s head split open! Thankfully my sister, Summer ended up coming today with her kiddos and husband after they found out we were staying in town and April came over to see Summer and baby Brynn. Summer and Brad stayed home with all the kids. April held Calvin’s ice pack on him on our way to the ER while I drove. I am not good with blood so April was extremely helpful with all of that. We ended up staying at the ER for 3 hours!!!! It was insane.

Calvie was sooo good. He just kept his little smile on pretty much the whole time. He ended up needing 4 staples which made me want to cry he was so brave.


Hmm lets just hope the week doesn’t continue this way.

Just finished…

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


Yay! I just laid out all the pants and skirt for the kiddos. I made pajama bottoms for the boys Monty and Calvin the army ones. (Monty insisted on the army ones because it reminds him of his uncle Zach so then of course Calvie did too) I picked the fun circle ones out for Ollie and the Elmo ones for their cousin, Gavyn for his Bday. Ella of course gets the skirt. First time I tried that type of skirt I would change some things so I am excited to monkey around with it again.

So excited..

Monday, August 17th, 2009


Look at this AWESOME fabric I just bought today at Hobby Lobby! I cannot wait to make some fun things out of it. That is my new favorite place to get fabric. Wish we had one here :(

Random Tag

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Random Tag from Kim

What is your current obsession?
sewing I just seem to love it again and want to sew all the time. It’s so fun, however I can’t stand using patterns because I do not understand what they are saying. Argh

What do you hate the most that everybody else seems to love?
Kids going back to school so fast.

What are you wearing today?
I am in pajamas because ALL my kiddos are at Nana and Papa’s for the whole weekend!!!

What’s for dinner?
So excited because we are going out to eat with our anniversary $ we got from our parents. Yeah and a movie!!
What would you eat for your last meal?
Man this is a hard one I love all kinds of food so it totally depends on the day. :)
What’s the last thing you bought?
an online pattern (much easier to understand) :)
What are you listening to right now?
The Cat in the Hat yep the kids are gone but Todd has been flipping through channels and that is the one thats on for the moment.
What do you think of the person that tagged you?

I love her! She is soo great and so dang cute. I just wish we lived closer.

If you could have a house, fully paid for, and totally furnished anywhere in the world, where would it be?
It would be right here. We love it here.

What is one of your hobbies?
sewing imagine that!

What are 3 things that annoy you most?
1. rude people 2. running late 3. Time going too fast and summer ending :(
What is your favorite color?
today it’s teal but it changes daily 
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
an awesome shirt Todd splurged on for me but I cannot fit in it :( Oh I will one day He got it from Jjill
What is your dream job?
exactly what i’m doing now. ever since i was a little girl i wanted to be a mom! I absolutely love it

Describe your personal style.

flip flops! I love anything casual.

What inspires you?
family & friends, music,and a good book
Who was the last person you kissed?
Todd :)
What are you currently reading?
The Shack-not sure about it yet liked it at first however now I am really struggling with it so we will see a good friend recommended it so I think I will keep trucking through.

What delighted you most today?
Spending quality time with Todd I just love hanging out with him. It is so fun.

By what criteria do you judge a person?
By how they treat others

If you could pick a talent, what would it be?

I wish I could sing..good.

The rules: 1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.Tag eight others.

I tag

Amy B, Sue, Shara, Kim D, Jodi, Kari, Jamie, and Bea and Kristi I tag you too even though you are a private blog :)

Welcome Brynn Callie!!!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

My sister, Summer had her baby a month early! Yesterday morning around 6:30 she called to say her water broke (she had a scheduled cesarean for the end of the month) My mom, sister and I drove there right away. We were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a baby girl!!!! She was 7lbs 11oz and absolutely adorable. Mom and baby were doing very well so we were so excited.


She was born on Summer and Brad’s 7 year anniversary!


Here is big brother Gavyn with his new baby sister! Too cute.

Friday Fun with M & J

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

So on Friday Todd only worked in the morning so he could go with us to Minoqua! Our wonderful neighbor “Grandma” Judy watched Ollie so we could all fit in the car. First we stopped to ride the ponies



The kids loved it. Ollie and Ella were a little nervous but they did great. All of the ponies made sure to go to the bathroom on our ride so the kids thought it was hilarious.

We then decided to go do a little shopping downtown, but when Jenna complained of her throat hurting we looked at it and it looked very swollen and bumpity so we decided to go here next


Yeppers we went to urgent care to have Jenna checked out. Dr. said she has a virus but not strep so very caring people we are we took her to ..


Where she was such a little trouper even though her throat now really hurt after getting checked for strep.



Friday nights they have an awesome fish fry and chicken it was superb!


Then on the way home we saw a rainbow!