Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Spencie!

One year ago today my water broke and was rushed into deliver our precious baby boy Spencer. It's hard to believe a year has gone by already. We are so lucky to be blessed with 3 great kids. Spencer you have completed our family. When you're around it's hard not to smile. You are such a happy kid. I look forward to seeing what you will be like over the next year. Will you sleep as much? (He sleeps a lot right now. I would say more than the average 1 year old.)When will you walk? All those type of fun things. What a wonderful year it has been.

Spencer had his 1 year shots today. The nurse was a little concerned with his weight gain so our doc had to be notified. At 9 months he was 17lbs 12 oz, 10 months 17lbs 2 oz and today 17lbs 10oz. He has also fallen off the chart. I guess when a baby goes down more than 2 percentiles they notify the doctor just to make sure there isn't something wrong. I don't think anything is wrong. He eats alot, sleeps alot and is happy. So I see no reason to be concerned. He's probably just little.

I love you Spence!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday My Girl!

My baby girl is 5 today. Okay so I guess she's not a baby anymore but she'll always be my baby. All my kids will. I was reminiscing last night about when she was born. My water broke 6 weeks early on Tuesday and Taylor was born on Wednesday night. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I used to think older people were nuts when they would say stuff like that, but it is so true. And I'm not old by any means.
Taylor was pretty calm this morning about it being her birthday but she was pretty excited to be able to take a special birthday snack for all the kids in the class. And again she was very thankful for the bear cookies.
We love you sweetie and are so proud of who you are becoming.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More party planning

I've got a little girl who is turning 5 this week, so cookies have been made (not decorated yet) for schoo on Wednesday. Cookies for the loot bags for Spencer's party and then cupcakes and more cupcakes. A barn door to make. Presents to buy. Invitations to Quinks party. And the list goes on. 2 more parties this weekend and then a break for a few weeks till Quinks party at the end of October. Although we will do something on his actual birthday. So that is how my week is going to go. Oh and I have to fit in a hair appointment.

I will not be cutting my own hair. If you haven't heard or seen the pictures, I tried to cut Quinten's hair. Chris normally does it and does a good job at it, but Chris is working non stop lately so I thought I would try the hair cutting thing. I should never try again. I found out after that fact the I used the wrong atttachment ,too short I guess and it doesn't stay on, found that out the hard way. So now Quinten has a very short cut. Okay it's buzzed. He looks really cute with it and he is starting to like it. That night he kept asking for it to be put back on. Oh well a hairdresser I am not. Jenn you make it look easy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Losing not just my mind

We have been walking to and from school and normally on the way to school it is pretty chilly. Yesterday I managed to lose 2 of Spencer's socks, found one. And then today Spencer kicked off his yellow blanket, found it and then it must have happened again because we didn't end up having it once we got home. How does that happen? Wouldn't I notice it as I ran it over with the stroller? And it's yellow so it doesn't really blend in with anything. I must be losing my mind too. Maybe we'll find it when we walk back to get Taylor.
I wonder how the day is going to go if I'm already losing things.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweets!

I know it's almost the end of the day but it's been a busy one. I love you more than a few words can say. I hope you had a great day!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

2 down....3 to go

Taylor's party was a success. I love planning for the kids parties and getting ready. It's a lot of work but so worth it when they come down in the morning and their faces just light up when they see how the house has been decorated etc. The preparations all started on Thursday with making cupcakes and decorating which took about 7 hours to do. A late night that night and then the decorating on Friday night. Which was another late night. Thankfully I have a great friend who came to my rescue to help me out. I would have been blowing balloons forever it seems. Thanks Andrew for your help. House decorated complete with a ballon arch, streamers, red carpet, balloons everywhere. Taylor was very excited. She hasn't stopped thanking me for everything. I guess I underestimated how appreciative a 5 year old could be. As the kids arrived they got a crown and a wand or sword. They had fun making their own pizzas, decorating goblets, drinking Shirley Temples (they were all so excited to have pop), cake eating, pony riding and present opening. Oh and I can't forget the sword and wand fighting. Ethan asked me if they could prince and princess. I was informed how it's played. The boys(princes) play fight with the sword and the girls(princess) boss them around. Too funny.
Chris' birthday is tomorrow so I had a few people over at night to celebrate. I think a good time was had by all, Hey guys!
Now on to getting everything for Spencer's (2 parties. 1 kid and then cake with the whole fam. Something I did for the other 2.) and then Quinten's.
I'll leave you with some pictures of the fun times.

There were kids at the party but I haven't asked permission to post there pictures.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


As promised pictures of the kids. 11 month old ones of Spencer, first day of school and some of the kids wearing there build a bear animals' clothes.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Come and Gone

The day was a success. No tears from Taylor till I picked her up. She was sad she couldn't bring her new indoor shoes home. Us girls know that when you get new shoes you want to wear them all the time. She had lots of fun and is looking forward to tomorrow.
This getting up early thing is going to get old real quick though. Somebody was a little bit sleepy this afternoon. She'll get used to get up early sooner or later.
Hope every body's first day went off with out a hitch.
Pictures to come. Too busy invitation making.

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Big Day

Tomorrow is the big day. I'm not sure if Taylor is super excited or just can't sleep but it is almost 10 and she is still wide awake.
Tomorrow is the day that 90210 sort of airs again. Every Wed when the original 90210 was on, Jordan and I would watch it together. I'll have to give this round a try. I wonder if he will be watching too?