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!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

We went to the pumpkin patch!

The girls and I went to a local pumpkin patch
Kylie liked the straw bale maze 
Lacey like the hay ride 
Katie thought playing in the corn box was pretty cool! 
Lacey tried every tactic she knew to get the pony to come close enough to her so she could pet it...sadly none of them worked. 
Lacey did have some success in finding just the right pumpkin gourd 
Tried to get a picture of all 3 of them in the pumpkin patch...2/3 of the clan are looking at me...that counts for something, right?! 
This one worked out better :) 
The straw bale maze was just perfect for Lacey.  She went through at least 3 -4 times!

All in all it was a fun trip to the pumpkin come the not-so-fun part of carving them.  I do.not.enjoy carving pumpkins.  Ahhh the things we do for our children.