Saturday, July 31, 2010

Always a project to have fun working on...

Here are a few pictures of our latest projects. We decided to change our kids bath to a kid friendly bath. So now we have the monkey bathroom adorned with a monkey shower curtain and now new monkey pictures I painted this weekend.

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Also I have finally finished typing up all of our family recipes that I have to put into a book. I am quite happy with how it turned out.
Now time to find another project to work on... IMaybe I will experimant with icing flavors for Caroline birthday hmm...Maybe this time they won't overlap...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where does the time go? There is never enough time in my day to complete all the tasks on my to do list but it’s times like right now that I have a minute to sit and look back over things and realize that’s okay. So where have we been? Making memories that’s where so now I will have to take a minute to update our family blog.

As you all know we have had much trouble with Carson’s teeth after his fall. On our first visit we learned that one of his two front teeth was chipped pretty bad and that the tooth we thought was the worst was in fact pushed back into his gum, not broken off as we suspected. We were told most likely it would come back down on it’s own so we waited. Great news, it did in fact come back down. A few weeks ago we went back for our check up and bad news from the x-rays the tooth that had made it’s way back down appeared to be abscessed, so we were to come back in 2 months for more x-rays to make sure and decide what to do. That was on a Thursday. The following Monday, Carson spiked a fever and cried and cried all he would say was “teeth hurt” I couldn’t get him to eat or drink ANYTHING. Finally I convinced him to try some applesauce but he wouldn’t eat it cold so I think maybe his teeth really do hurt. We called the dentist who got us back in the very next day put us on an antibiotic and after a week of crying and applesauce at room temperature, our follow up visit seemed to be looking up. We still have to go back in October for another check up but as of right now there is no major outcome in the near future.

So after taking off work all week to stay home and do what I could to console Carson what did I learn? That being a stay at home mom is just as hard as I knew it would be but it is the little things that you take for granted. This was the first week that I can recall since I had Caroline and Carson that I actually got to cook supper and we could sit down and eat as a family for 7 nights in a row. My current work schedule just doesn’t allow for that. So for all my friends that are stay at home mom’s, I will continue to wish that I could stay at home with my children every day and I will continue to cheer you on for all the little things you do that make our kids lives great.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July Celebrations! Happy Birthday to you!

Our family always celebrates birthdays. We have always made them special in some way. This year we celebrated for Daddy and Juliana’s birthdays together. Juliana's birthday was July 21st and Daddy's was July 26th.  With a cookout and homemade chocolate cake. Yummy! Happy birthday to both of you.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Helping in the Garden

There are so many things we pass to our children. Some of those things are our very own past times that we cherish so much and when we are able to recreate those memories for our own children it some how makes our own memories seem even more special. As a child I can remember helping my Papa and my Dad in the garden. Now my own children are helping my dad, which they call Papa. What a fun day!

Monday, July 12, 2010


In memory of Anna
My brothers horse recently passed away. It was so sad. We have had Anna since Patrick was maybe 10 or so. The other night when it stormed so bad, lightening struck in the pasture. We are not certain if it struck Anna or what but early the next morning my brother found her as he left for work. We will definitely miss her. She was a wonderful horse, so gentle.

Juliana on Anna

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Caron moved to a big boy bed!

Carson got his big boy bed!
Carson is growing up he has moved to a big boy bed. Does he like it? No, not at all. Brad and I put it up for him one afternoon while he took a nap in our bedroom and a couple of weeks later he is still whining about it. He will sleep just fine but he goes to sleep saying it’s scary and wakes up saying the same. I myself dreaded the move to the big boy bed because I just knew he would start climbing out in the middle of the night to come to our room, which he had not yet started from his crib. But no he won’t even get out of it by himself the next morning.

Carson's first impression of his big boy bed.
I'm thinking he doesn't like his new bed.
After he finally got in his bed.