Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why I keep my floors clean....

So I was cooking dinner and heard my 1-year-old grunting and didn't think much of it. I look over and she is laying on her belly; which is not her normal position for the grunting business I thought she was doing.

Apparently it's more fun to eat raisins this way:

Notice, though, her shirt. Yes, it does say, "Future Valedictorian". I still have high hopes. She also decided to tatt herself up today. Her sister has similar tatts on her arms and stomach.

I think it blows my chances of running a licensed daycare.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

South Dakota

We traveled (by car) to South Dakota a few weeks ago to visit JB's family. It was a pretty painful car ride for all of us, but it was worth it to visit with his family we don't see but once every few years.

El & Shay didn't care much for South Dakota. Shay busted her lip within the first 2 hours we were there and I thought she was teething, but turned out she had double-ear infection. El cried everyday saying she wanted to go home and turns out she had this fever/sore throat thing going around. Needless to say, we left on a Friday to go up there, and we left on Wednesday the following week to come home. Not much fun for mama either, who couldn't set Shay down....ever without her screaming.

It may be a while until we travel that again. JB's mom decided it was probably easier on all of us for her to travel to IL. We agreed.

4 Generations (Great-Grandma Ole, Grandma Cathy, Daddy JB, El & Shay (notice how Shay loved it).

Nanny with El on the carousel

The family outside of Great-Nanny's house.

Happy Birthday, JB!

It's been a month since my last post and it seems all I'm finding time to post now are birthday announcements. :) Well, it's time again. JB's birthday is today.

Happy Birthday, Honey and we love you.
Here's a pic of JB with the girls taken at Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Notice El on the right; she's saying "YeeeeHaaa". She's going to be a cowgirl.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday, El!!

My oldest turned 3 this past week so we celebrated with a party yesterday. Lots of jumping, swimming, fighting, eating, and candy. :) My big girl...where does the time go?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Can't pass up this pic

This is the morning of Easter. I love pajama pics and who can pass up posting these smiley girls!

The BIG 1!!

What a week. El has pneumonia and to find that out has had been poked for blood samples twice, had chest x-rays done 2 different times, a catheter put in to get urine to test, and a CT scan to find out if it was more than just pneumonia. What a trooper. I racked up 12 hours at Dr. offices this week and that was just 2 days. Got bless medicine. I'm thinking about getting some myself.

My baby turned one yesterday. I can't believe it. Seriously can't believe it that a year can fly like it did. She told me she wanted to eat at Red Lobster for her birthday....who wants to turn a baby's request down? El fell asleep during lunch, but Shay was loving the attention.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I thought it was about time I took dad & Jenna's picture off the main screen. :) The girls & I visited JB a few months ago on a day off while he was working in Southern IL. I thought it would be good if he was in a picture once in a while with them. Otherwise, people talk. :)

The water was friggin cold and we were even indoors; Shay tried to like it but her lips were so blue. El swam anyway with her blue lips. We moved to the hot tub and that was much better for all of us.