Thursday, December 29, 2011


Some statuses from my facebook page...updating facebook is much easier than keeping this blog updated.  But I'm still going to try!

December 14, 2011: 
Note to self: When making the home remedy or apple cider vinegar, honey and water, a little vinegar is good...more is DEFINATELY not better!

December 27:
Lacey: Mommy what are you eating?

Me: it's stuffing
Lacey: It wooks wike puke! Are you eating puke?
Me: It's not puke
Kylie: Lacey when you were sick last week did you see mommy eat your puke? No! Mommy doesn't eat puke!

I found this little interaction so funny. I don't know what was funnier the fact that Lacey thought I was eating puke or Kylie finding the need to explain to her that I DON'T eat puke!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to  yours!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gingerbread Village

The girls decorated their gingerbread village

I really thought they would have fun doing it for quite a while

I was wrong...

They decorated for about 10 minutes

before telling me they were done

They did, however, get a lot done in that 10 minutes

All in all they houses they decorated turned out cute.  I guess the main thing is they had fun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Parties!

All three girls had their Christmas parties today.  It was so nice to be able to be at all 3 parties.

Kylie's was first, they each colored a puzzle piece and then all the kids put it together to see the 'secret message'.
Then they did a candy cane race, Kylie's team came in first!  And then of course there were treats and gifts to open.  I think all the kids had a great time.

Then Kylie and I were on to the little girls Christmas party at their daycare.  It was nice that the timing worked out so well!
Katie and her friends enjoyed some juice and muffins!  Then they were off playing with all of the parent that came into see them.  They had lots of fun enjoying the extra attention!
Kylie mostly stayed in Lacey's class enjoying the treats they had (theirs were better than Katies :)).  After Lacey's class enjoyed their treats they sang 2 songs for the parents that were there.  They had lots of fun opening their books that they exchanged.  Although some knew which books they brought and didn't quite understand the 'exchange' concept....their only 3, I guess that's what you'd expect!
All in all each of the girls had a great time, and so did Mommy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

11 Months!

Look who's 11 months old already!  It's hard to believe that in a month's time this little sweetheart is going to be 1 YEAR old!  Seems like she should still be the tiny helpless baby, but she is anything but helpless.  She tries very hard to keep up with her sisters and does an amazingly good job at it!  She took her first steps earlier this month but has not yet REALLY taken off.  Everyday I see her try to take more and more steps, won't be long now!  :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Check out the stripes on her belt!  Kylie earned her first stripes tonight at Karate!  She has only been going to Karate for 2 weeks!  They had a group of kids leveling up and those that are not getting another belt are able to earn stripes.  She was so proud of herself.

To earn the stripes she had to break a board with her fist.  She was able to do it on the second try!  She said afterward, 'Mom do you see how purple my fist is?  That is HARD work to break that board!'

We are so proud of her!  She LOVES going to Karate!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Random things heard around my house today

Kylie: Lacey do you even know what jail is?
Lacey: Uh, yeah
Kylie: Really, then what is it?
Lacey: Uh, it's kinda like a time out.

Lacey: Kylie did you write one this thing (foam magic wand)
Kylie: Yes, I did
Lacey: O.M.G!
Then when Kylie and I were laughing she looked at both of us and said 'was I silly?' Too funny!

Lacey: Mommy you've been very good, you get one skittle!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Traditional Christmas Pictures of all the girls together

The 3 girls together, the did a beautiful job.

Kylie and Katie...Lacey was having a bit of a hard time at that moment ;-)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Katie's First Christmas pictures!

Katie did such a good job getting her picture taken!
I really thought she was going to be the one that was the hardest to take since she is so busy crawling these days.  She did great, my only complaint?  She looks so much older that 10 months!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kylie's Christmas Pictures

Kylie lost her two front teeth a couple of weeks ago so now she's sportin' the 'all I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth' look!

Love her, she is a great job as usual :-)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lacey's Christmas Pictures

Lacey's Christmas, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Katie's 10 Month's Old already!

It's hard to believe our youngest daughter is already 10 months old.
She fits in perfectly with our family.  And soon she will be walking!  Right now is practices standing unassisted for long periods of time.  One of her FAVORITE past times is to push all of the kitchen chairs as far as she can until she runs into something.  She has a toddler toy for walking but very much prefers the chairs and the garbage can!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lacey's 3 Year Birthday Pictures

I had orginally planned to take Lacey's pictures myself, but the weather just would NOT cooperate!
So we opted for the tried and true Portrait Innovations.  I love that place, I always get WAY more pictures that I need and almost always LOVE all of the pictures.

I think they did a great job capturing Lacey's personality!  Fiesty, spunky, and sweet indeed!

The tope 3 pictures are the ones that I ended up selecting.  She did a great job!

Love you Lacey!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a wonderful day with family.  The only downside is Greg had to leave on Thanksgiving Day to work early on Friday.  Bummer!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday To Lacey!

Our loveable, laughable, lively little Lacey turns 3 today!!!

She is such a smart, sweet, yet sassy, spunky, and silly little girl.  We wouldn't want her any other way.

Dear Lacey,

Mommy and Daddy love you so much.  We love the fact that your eyes are always sparkling.  It is you that keeps us on our toes at all times.  Not just because we wonder what you could be getting into but also because we wonder what you are going to think to say next!  You have such a way with your words even at only 3.  Lots of people have a hard time beliving you are just turning 3!

At 3 years old you can spell and recognize your name in print.  You are obsesessed with Dora and the Disney Princesses.  You Love the letter 'L'.  Your favorite colors are pink and purple.  You can count to 16 and know pretty much all of your colors.  Your teachers at daycare tell me you are almost the first one to shout out the letter when they print them on the board.

We are so proud of you Lacey.  Mommy and Daddy cannot wait to see what your future holds, one thing we know is it will be bright!  We will always be there to support you no matter what.

Love you,
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The girls had so much fun for halloween this year.

I was able to visit all three girls' parties at their school.

Kylie's had a parade at hers, the junior high marching band led the way.  I'll post that video tomorrow!

Kylie decided that she want to be a bumble bee this year, which was a surprise because all year she wanted to be an indian girl and at the last minute changed her mind which is SO unlike her.

Lacey and Katie's daycare did a parade too.  Its was cute, as soon as the little ones came around the corner and saw their parents....parade was over!  

Katie was carried in the parade by 'thing 2' 
Evidence of kids breaking away from the parade...namely Lacey!  Although it looks like she was the only one in this picture, you will notice all the other parents standing around too, that's because their kid already came and go them. 

Lacey loved being a princess this year...she told everyone she could how pretty she was.  I thought she looked pretty cute too! 

My little Katiebug Ladybug!  She is the second one of my daughters to be a lady bug, Kylie was first and hated her costume.  So much so that the next year for halloween I didn't even get her a costume.  Katie didn't mind hers at all!

A rare photo of Lacey and Katie together.  I love that they are both looking at me...doesn't happen very often! 

Lacey being...well...Lacey :-) 

Katie loved the party too, she had so much fun playing in Lacey's classroom.  She's looking very mischevious in this picture!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tough Day

Please say a prayer for my family today. 

Today we said our final goodbyes to 2 of the most wonderful people in the world, Nana and Papa.

We love and miss them terribly.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


My beautiful oldest daughter...

Kylie loves to have her picture taken.  During our family photo shoot this past weekend all of the girls got to do some individual shots.  They enjoyed their 'special' time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Silly Little Lacey

Miss Lacey is less than one month away from being 3!

Where does the time go?

She is such a silly little girl. She has us laughing at various times most of the day.  You never really know what is going to come out of her mouth.

The above picture definately shows off her personality to a tee!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My hubby and I

Two of my sister's and one of my nephews came to visit us this weekend.  While they were here I asked my sister Shawna if she would be willing to take our family pictures.  She does a really great job, and it is so much less stressful than going to a studio.  Thankfully she agreed!  This is one of the many pictures she took.  She did a great job!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

guess who's 9 months old already?!

It's hard for me to believe this little sweetheart is nine months old already! 

Where does the time go?

She had her 9 month well baby check up and did great!  She met or exceeded all her milestones.

She did, however, do something neither of the other 2 girls have ever done before....want to know what it is?????

Here are Miss Katie's current stats:
20 pounds 11 ounces - 81st percentile
29 inches long - 92nd percentile!
BMI - 52nd percentile

Have you guess what it is she did that the other 2 never did???  Now, I know you are not supposed to compare kids, but its hard not to do.  I couldn't believe my ears when I found out that she was in the 92nd percentile for her height!  Looks like she might be my tall one, never thought I would ever hear myself say that...of course that's what it looks like now.  We all know how things can change over the years.  Kylie and Lacey NEVER broke free of the 50th percentile for their height...ever.

Katie has officially 3 words to her vocabulary:  Mama. Dada, and Uh-oh!  She is a crawling maniac that is obsessed with the steps!  She obviously has no concept of falling down them, when we are upstairs she is constantly crawling as fast as she can towards the steps!

She thinks it's REAL funny to turn over and crawl as fast as she can away from me so that she is out of my reach before turning back to look at me when I change her diaper.  She giggles as soon as she flips over...of course I think its kind of funny too, unless I'm in a hurry!

She is so much fun to be around.  She loves trying to play with Kylie and Lacey.  She tries really hard to do what they are doing.  One of her other favorite past times is to stand at the basement steps and play with the cat.  The door going downstairs is shut (of course) but it has glass in it.. she thinks it is so funny when Lexi (the cat) jumps up.  She is my little shadow...Greg affectionatly calls her my little hip growth.  She LOVES to be with me ALL the time!  If I am in the room her little radar is in search mode until she locks on to me, then there is NO getting away!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Father-in-Law

My beloved father in law passed away today.  This was totally unexpected and we are in complete shock.  He was an awesome man that wanted nothing more than to see his family happy.  He was willing to do whatever he could to help.  He was taken away from us much too soon.  He will be dearly missed, heaven again an angel today...

This poem I think is s perfect description of him and how (I believe) he felt after the loss of my mother-in-law.  He missed her terribly (as we all do) and think maybe much more than any of us realized.  They were no more generous people around than they were.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free

I'm following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and peace to thee

God wanted me now; He set me free

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fun at the park

The girls LOVE to go to the park
Are there any kids that don't? 
I'm fairly certain that my girls could go the park everyday and not get sick of it 
Doesn't seem to matter what park we go to either, they love them all! 
Lacey's favorite is the slide 
Kylie's favorite thing to do is the monkey bars...she never tires of seeing if she can make it all the way across 
her new thing is to see if she can go backwards across them...her hands are full of caluses...totally undeterred 
Even little Miss Katie has a good time, she like to swing and eat leaves.  Yes you read that leaves.  She keeps me on my toes for sure, she can crawl really fast especially if she has her eye on something she wants!