Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

from our family to yours! (click to enlarge)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

fight tough stains!

This past week when I went grocery shopping, I bought some oxy-clean. Alexis saw it on the counter and said to Robby, "Mom bought oxy-clean...it fights tough stains!" They thought it was the coolest thing.

And tonight after Lindsey had a blow-out diaper, I set her dirty clothes on my bed while I changed her. Alexis noticed the dirty clothes and told me, "Mom, you need to use the oxy-clean on those".

But on a side note, all the nice mustard-colored poop came out after soaking it in oxy clean! My new best friend! (I'm easily amused:D)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

baby linds

She is changing so much, and it is going by so fast! She is already over a month old. Those complaints about having to go over my due date seem like a distant memory. Funny to think back on how upset I was having to wait and wait (and wait!).

So, some new pictures of my little ham! She's really filling out in those chubby cheeks! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

awesome kids

I think my kids are great, but there are times when it seems like all they do is fight, or nitpick each other NON STOP. And I seriously start to wonder if it's something I have done (or haven't done) that has resulted in all the general crankiness.

But then there are days like yesterda. Alexis, Robby and I all had dentist appointments to have our teeth cleaned. It was their first time ever going and so they were a little nervous. While I was filling out all the paperwork, they took the two of them back to start their cleanings. I was glad that they could go together...and kind of ease each other's nerves.

The staff at the office were SO great, and I had nothing to worry about. By the time I got called back to start my cleaning, they were just about done with Robby. I was in the room next to them and could hear the conversation that went on. Lexi and Robby were taking turns asking what every button, gadget, tool and light in the office did, why it did it, and could THEY do it? And the hygienist was so great and let them "help".

Lexi and Robby were finished before I was, so they got to go to the treasure box since they had been so good (because bad children don't get anything out of the treasure box). I think they made out. Stickers, tattoos, a plastic snake for Robby and a ring for Lexi. All that on top of the new toothbrushes and toothpaste. I tell you, who needs Christmas?! Just make a trip to the Dentist. :D

Before we left, though, everyone kept telling me how nice and sweet Alexis and Robby are, and how I've done such a great job with them. It really was nice to hear it from someone else. As much as I think they are great, it's a nice feeling to know I'm not just biased. I do have some awesome kids.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Last Saturday was our city's Christmas parade. I think we've gone pretty much every year that we've been here, so I guess it's kind of tradition. The kids mostly like it...although there are some parts that are a little boring.

It was fun to watch the "usuals" like the Shriners with their little race cars and hillbilly cars, or the local high school marching bands and the pageant girls and boys waving. But there were also some new additions this year. Jared Fogle, the subway guy was in our parade. How cool is that!?! I thought it was pretty cool. Apparently he's spreading the message to get healthy and not to wait until January 1st to make a resolution. Sounds good, doesn't it? (I say as I sit here eating another piece of divinity.)

And while there were some cute new additions to this year's parade, there were also some not so cute. Downright scary to tell you the truth. There was a group of 6 or 8 belly dancers, for example, walking in the parade and sort of belly dancing as they walked. And it would have been fine I guess, but not only were there a couple of really heavy girls, but they were wearing shirts with see through material to show off, I presume, their bellies. I guess I have to give them kudos for being confident enough to shake their bodies, but wow. I sure couldn't do it...

Santa, of course, ended the parade on his sleigh with reindeer. Then life goes on and the entire city of warner robins are all trying to get out of the parking lot at one time. Talk about chaos. We usually sit and wait for the crowds to die down, since we've never been in that big of a rush. As we sat waiting, I noticed how much trash people had left behind on the ground. It was really sad. Totally ruins the fun for me, especially thinking about how much time it must have taken to clean it up.

It's no Macy's Parade, but it still gets me in the mood for Christmas. And I looooooooooove me some Christmas! :)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

duck tape

According to my kids, duct tape is absolutely positively made of DUCKS. No matter how much we tried to tell them it's ducttap, they weren't buying it. They even went on to say "first they pull the feathers off and then make them into duck tape".

Those poor ducks...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's a Christmas me-me!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper...there's just something wonderful about ripping open gifts!

2. Real tree or artificial? Definitely a real one. (although we've used artificial in the past, it's real this year!!)

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually around the 1st of December. This year we're ahead!

4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime before new years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not really...

6. Favorite gift received as a child? that's a tough one...

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yep, it was given to Rob by his Grandmother

8. Hardest person to buy for? Rob, hands down.

9. Easiest person to buy for? the kids

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't know that I've had any bad gifts....

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Snail mail. I get email everyday, but it's only once a year that I get so much REAL mail! :)

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Mr. Kreuger's Christmas or White Christmas.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try every year to start earlier but so far no luck. Usually around November.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can remember...

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Divinity, fudge, cookies, almond bark pretzels. mmmm

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Always white!

17. Favorite Christmas song? I don't have a fav..I love them all!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? HOME. Just can't beat it.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen...Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen....but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all (Rudolph). :)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One at night and the rest Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this season? Scrooges

23. What I love most about Christmas? You name it, I love it!

Now if you're reading this...play along! And leave me a comment so I can come and read yours! :)

Question of the day

You'd think with 2 kids fully potty trained and 1 more that's about 90% potty trained I'd have a clue what I was doing. But I don't. So I need your help. I have no trouble with daytime potty training. My frustration is with the nighttime. Alexis was pretty easy and just got up at night to go all on her own. Robby had a little harder time. He was completely day trained fairly early but wasn't night trained until about a year ago. He's a heavy sleeper tho and so I just chalked it up him not waking when he needed to go. Haley's been day trained now for close to a year but is still in a diaper at night. And when she wakes up her diaper isn't just a little wet, it's full. I've tried limiting drinks after dinner time and it doesn't seem to help. She has asked a couple times to not wear a diaper at bedtime, and so i let her try. The first time she was dry and I was super excited. But the second and third night she was wet and so we went back to a diaper at bedtime.

Is it just something I have to wait for? Or is there some way to work on her staying dry? Soon David will be starting potty training and I'd sure love to know a better way of working on night training.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

gobble gobble and ho ho ho

I had a post started for Thanksgiving, but wouldn't you know things just got so busy with the turkey day and traveling out of town visiting with family that I never did get a chance to post.

We had a nice visit with Rob's family. We even got a short visit his great Aunt, whom we haven't seen in about 5 years. That was really sweet. We stayed with her when Robby was born and needed surgery in Atlanta. She really is a sweet lady. :)

And now that turkey day has come and gone, we move on to Christmas!! I'll admit it too, we've been listening to Christmas music even before Thanksgiving was here. I can't help it. Of course it helps too that one of the radio stations started playing nothing but Christmas music! And the kids love it just as much as I do!

Last night we went and bought our tree. I've missed having a real tree. I love the smell. Maybe I won't love it so much in another 4 weeks after cleaning up the needles over and over. But for now I'm loving it. I can sit and stare at the lights forever. It's so peaceful to me!

Speaking of four weeks....can you believe that it's only FOUR WEEKS until Christmas!?!?! This "Mrs. Claus" better get crackin!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

a new calling

Today I was given a new calling in church. The only callings I've ever held before have involved playing the piano. I've been the Relief Society pianist, Primary pianist, choir pianist, and when I was still a teenager I was an assist pianist for Sacrament meeting. I think it's become my safety net. Pianists are usually in high demand (or at least they were in my last ward. Playing the piano is something I love to do, and is fairly easy to me.
So imagine my surprise when my new calling doesn't involve the piano at all! Instead I'm now the Beehive Adviser in Young Women! I haven't EVER taught a lesson to anyone in church before. Ever.
So while the idea of teaching does scare me a little, my fears were put mostly at ease when I got to sit in my class today. The girls are really sweet and really made me excited about this calling. I won't lie though, I'm still scared about the teaching part. :)
I am really thankful for this new opportunity.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

baby of mine

My lil sweet pea is two weeks old! How time flies!

the christmas card conundrum

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. I love everything about it...the lights, the sounds, the music, the cold weather, the Spirit that surrounds the season, the story of the baby Jesus, Santa, hot cocoa, mittens....I mean come on! It just doesn't get any better than that!

I love receiving Christmas cards too. I was reading Oh, Amanda's "oh! ho! ho!" posts and realized I need to get going on my card for this year. Every year I have to try to out do what I've done the year before with my own cards. I tried to handmake my cards, but I never got around to actually mailing them out. (I tried with the same cards for 2 or 3 years and gave up). Then I turned to digitally made cards, thanks to my B.F.F., photoshop!

This was our card last year:

With Thanksgiving already next week, I suddenly feel like I'm falling behind and should already be working on this year's card. I still need to accomplish the impossible task of getting a picture with all 5 kids. About two weeks before Lindsey was born I attempted a picture of the 4 older kids together. This was the best one....(I used it in a siggy)

Should be a fun picture to get this year. :D

So where are you at with the Christmas card conundrum? Have you already planned yours out?? Made them??

Saturday, November 10, 2007

high school musical

eat your heart out!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

sweet sweet baby

Lindsey Erin was born at 11:11am on October 31st weighing 8lbs 3.5oz and 21inches long.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The time has come!

Dear little baby who is STILL residing inside me,
While it has been a pleasure housing such a special little spirit these past 40 weeks, enough is enough. Here's your eviction notice. Live it up in there today because tomorrow will be quite a shocker. As much as I've loved the anticipation of your arrival, I'm just plain out tired now and am ready to see you (and let me tell you, there had better be hair on that head, because I haven't suffered with heartburn all this time for nothin!)
With love,

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Arrrrg Matey!

Ok, so I had more than just pirates for halloween, but I couldn't think of a catchy title that used both "princess ballerinas" and pirates. :D

Here's some pictures from this weekend's activities. The kids were just too stinking cute!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

ohhhhh babbbbbyyyyyyyy

yooooo hooooooo, little baby. Do you know what today is???????? You're supposed to come today, remember?? :D (I don't see it happeneing, but hey a girl's gotta try, right?)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

what is funnier than...

....you're 3 year old singing "livin' in my own world" from High School musical?? (I don't actually know the real title of the song....probably something like "the start of something new"?) Probably the only thing cuter is when your 5year old and your 3 year old sing it together, him singing the "boy parts" and her singing the "girl parts". I've GOT to figure out how to record it because let me tell you....THAT is quality entertainment. :D

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

baby blues

I really thought with this being my fifth baby, that I pretty much knew how things were going to go. I thought for sure I'd get induced somewhere between 38-39 weeks just like it's happened in past pregnancies. Well let me tell you, I don't know squat!

At my appointment today, my doctor was really surprised to find that I'm STILL not dilated at all, and am, as he said "still thick and hard". He told me he thought with this being #5, that I would have already delivered her. "Me too," I told him. So we talked about induction...but at this point, he doesn't think my cervix is favorable for an induction, and so chances of a c-section would be high. So the logical choice would be next week, right? (the week I'm due!). Only one small problem. MY DOCTOR IS OUT OF TOWN NEXT WEEK! AHHHHHHHHHH! So unless I happen to go into labor on my own, I'm scheduled to see my Dr. a week from Monday, and he plans to induce that Wednesday, the 31st.

The 31st???????? That's SIX DAYS past my due date.
But that's the plan. *sigh*

I got out of the Dr.'s office and the floodgates opened up. I had a BIG FAT PITY PARTY and I'm sure I startled anyone that might have seen me in the parking lot. I had never thought I'd have to go past my due date. I knew it wasn't the end of the world and yet I could not stop the tears.

Then someone told me "it could always be worse" and went on to name a couple of worse situations. It was what I needed to hear because quite honestly I could not get out of my "woe is me" funk. So, instead of focusing on the two long weeks that most likely I'll get to, I'm counting my blessings. I have much to be grateful for, so I need to pull up my bootstraps and keep on keeping on. Or something like that.

And who knows, maybe my body will surprise me yet. ;0)

Monday, October 15, 2007

my sweet girl

Tonight I went out for a little while after dinner. Since it's a school night, Rob had already put the kids to bed when I got home. He told me that Alexis had left me a couple of notes on my desk. The first said this:

"To Mom and Dad, Frome Alexis.
I wont (want) to say I love you both the way you are. And I wood be sade if you wuor (were) gon. I wood miss you both. Love Alexis."

Totally heartwarming. I had to go wake her up just to tell her I love her. So sweet. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

halloween's coming!

...and guess who's not ready! LOL
Actually I've basically put it off so long because the kids have chosen pretty easy things, so it's made my life pretty easy.

Despite trying to convince Haley to be the cutest lil' black cat you ever did see, she's informed me that she is going to be a princess and that I need to buy her some "clip clops" (high heels). At least she's not picky about what color princess dress she'd like. So I plan on recycling one of the old princess dresses that we've used before.

Alexis at first also wanted to be a princess, but just recently has gone on to specify that she wants to be a ballerina princess. Not just an ordinary princess. So I need to make her a little tutu, but again, it's not really too hard, and so I've put it off.

And my little boys, gotta love them. They are both going to be pirates. It just doesn't get easier than that! (well ok, David really didn't have a say since he is too little to care. :D).

And little Lindsey, who had better be here by Halloween, is going to be....A NEW BORN BABY! LOL Ok, a cop out really but hey...I really didn't plan to dress her up. :)

Have you all got your costumes ready?? My kids are so excited they can't wait! This mommma better get crackin!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

vicks vaporub

I received this in an email from my friend Toni. I decided not only to try it on my kids last night but also myself. And it did great. It didn't last all night, but we managed to make it to morning. So try it out for yourself (well the next time you have a cough...I mean unless you just LOVE vicks that much. :D).

Isn't life strange? When we had a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.
Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in abo ut 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure.
Just happened to tune in A.M.Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so,I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly. Polly tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent co ugh a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it. If you have grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

still here..still pregnant

...still VERY MUCH big fat and pregnant. :)
I was hoping for some kind of progress after last week's appointment (still closed but about 50% effaced) but there was no change at today's. I shouldn't be surprised..it's been the same way with all 4 of my other children, so why would it be any different this time?? That would be because Erin is a sucker. :D

It is actually good thing since the kids and I are all battling a nasty cold. Not really something I'd like to pass on to a new baby.

Even tho the end is "in sight", it feels like it's never going to get here.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Idiot Box

I've been tagged by Mikki! :)

1. What TV show have you seen every episode of?
EVERY episode?? That would probably be Grey's Anatomy and maybe Lost.

2. What show makes you laugh until you cry?
Friends, SNL

3. What show do you wish had not been cancelled?
hmmm I'm not sure...none that I can think of.

4. What show do you wish WOULD be cancelled?
I have to agree with Mikki--the dumb Caveman show.

5. Who is your favorite TV character, either past or present?
I'm thinking McDreamy but maybe that's because I just watched GA last night. :D

Ok, now I'm tagging Lammy, Lolly, and Toni!

Monday, October 1, 2007

It's October!

Finally it's here! 24 days or less (but who's counting, right?). I 'm just happy to say that I'm having a baby THIS MONTH!! :)

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So go get your mammies grammed. :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

social butterfly

Way back when I was in elementary school (ok and even into middle and high school) I always used to receive report cards that said something to the effect of "Erin is a great student, but likes to talk to her friends..."
So it should be no surprise that Alexis is struggling with being a little too talkative in her class too.
The way it works in her class is you start out with your name on a green smiley face. If you have to be talked to for any reason, your name is moved to a blue smiley. If the teacher has to talk to you again, it goes to a yellow straight face, and then a red frowny. (and after red I'm assuming is either a phone call home or maybe going to the office.)
Every week so far, she has had at least one day where she had to move to blue. And the only reason thus far that she's had to move her name has been for talking. We talked to her about it but that was pretty much it (I mean you DO have to sit out 5 whole minutes of recess...isn't that punishment enough?! LOL). Last week she had a "blue smiley" THREE times. I really wasn't sure how strict I needed to be about this, but obviously it's happening more and more, my little talk isn't enough.

Well...today she came home with a RED FROWNY for her daily report for none other than.....talking. And I'll give kudos. She told me the minute she got in the van that she was sorry she had to move her name to red. So when we got home, Rob and I were talking over what we should do about it. Sometimes being a parent is hard! Obviously on one hand, yes she needs to have consequences but she is only 6 and I don't think it needs drastic measures. Taking away toys doesn't really matter to her...she would just as easily play with something else, or do something else.

In the end we decided she had to sit and write "I will not talk in class" on a sheet of paper (front and back). I think she thought it would be a breeze. She did really well until she was about 3/4 done. Then the tears came. And my heart broke as I told her "I know it's hard, but you need to finish".

So Mom, I'm sorry I put you through similar torture when I was little and wouldn't stop talking. Please tell me it doesn't last forever. How did you punish me? (must have been good since I don't remember LOL!)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

You know it's not good when...

...you over hear someone telling their child to make sure they wash their hands REALLY good, while they're still in the stall in a public restroom.

It's also never good when they repeat it a couple more times before leaving the stall...

But you know it's REALLY bad when as they are exiting the stall, the mom says to you that you might not want to use that stall because you're pregnant and she thinks her kid has a virus.

And then proceeds to tell her child a couple more times to wash his hands REALLY good.

Kinda makes you want to bathe in lysol and hand sanitizer.
Of course I forgot to mention all this took place at where else but Walmart. Should I be surprised!?

Friday, September 21, 2007


That's right, you're lookin a genuine 5 year old! :)
Robby's birthday was this week. He thinks being 5 is the best!

As is tradition, Rob tried to smash Robby's face in the cake, but the oreos made it so he came up with a clean face still LOL!

Happy Birthday little buddy.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I've been busy trying to reorganize my blogs....yes that's right blog-s...plural. I now have one blog devoted to my photography obsession. So I've moved some posts around and got rid of some here and now just need to face lift both of them. :)

I hope in doing all this, it'll get me more motivated to blog (at both places). At least that's my goal.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

my little superheros

A friend gave us some hand-me-down dressup clothes and the kids were having a blast playing with them. Pretty soon, out come my two little Incredibles....although I think maybe they should have switched outfits. :D

Monday, August 13, 2007

the big SIX

Last week Alexis turned SIX. I still can't believe it! She is such a joy and I'm so glad she's part of our family. We got to celebrate her birthday at Nana's pool with cousins and family around. It was a blast.

1st day of school!

I'm late in posting these, but it's just been busy around here! The kids are loving school and poor Haley asks me everyday when does she get to go to school. :)

Robby's in preK

And Lexi is in first grade

Sunday, July 29, 2007


I'm a faithful lurker over at the Pioneer Woman's blog for some time and from learned about her cooking site. She has such fabulous picture accompanying each mouth watering recipe, making it a breeze for the cooking challenged such as me. :)
Today I decided to make this recipe.
While my crisp is still in the oven, I've already made the maple cream sauce so it can chill, and decided to try a small smackerel. OH MY GOSH is it sinfully good. I even took a taste into Rob to try who loved it too. I think I could eat the whole bowl of sauce LOL!
So already I'm giving it 2 huge thumbs up and that's based solely on the sauce. You must try it soon. That's an order.

Friday, July 27, 2007

tender headed

Haley has always been a super-ultra tender headed child. The moment the brush or comb touches her hair, the tears begin and they don't end until her hair is done. She begs me everyday to "do it softly," and even tho I try really hard....tangles are tangles.
Rob has always loved the girls' long hair and so I wanted to make sure it would be ok with him before just cutting her hair. Much to my surprise, he was ok with it! (of course he also said that it can grow back over the winter). So tonight I took the plunge. Her hair was really beautiful long, so I'm a little sad. But shorter hair DOES look really cute on her, maybe even making her look a little older...not so baby-ish. She is thrilled with it, and I hope it will make doing her hair MUCH easier and much less fuss. Here's the before and afters:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

double digits

Today marks 99 days until baby Lindsey is due. Double digits!!! wooooaaaahhhhhhhh.

It's exciting but still so surreal. Guess I really need to go shopping. :)

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Instead of going to our local fireworks show (which was on the 3rd) we ended up just doing sparklers (called sprinkles by Robby) on our back deck. The kids loved them, and even David wanted to hold them (totally shocked me).

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I've been tagged!

By my pal Tammy! Here goes:

My roommate and I once: were really close

Never in my life have I: been so happy as i am now!

High school was : a long time ago!

When I'm nervous : I crack jokes

My hair : is actually not in a pony tail for once!

When I was 5 : my sister passed away.

When I turn my head left : I see my kitchen.

I should be : more patient.

By this time next year : I hope to have more confidence in my photography.

My favorite aunt is : a redhead

I have a hard time understanding : what my dog is thinking

You know I like you if : I can open up to you.

My ideal breakfast is : hmm depends on the day. Scrambled eggs sound good tho.

If you visit my home town : you'd think it was kind of boring unless you need gas or somewhere to eat :D

If you spend the night at my house : you better be ready for kids to wake up early!

My favorite blonde is : Hmm that's a tough one...

My favorite brunette is : Rob of course!

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : cows haha

I shouldn't have been : such a reblious teenager

Last night I: watched tv

A better name for me would be : Erin rocks!

I've been told I look like : me? No one has really said anyone else LOL.

If I could have any car, it would be: a black n orange suburban

Ok, now I'm tagging LammyAnn, Mikki, and Lolly!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

double the celebrations

Today we had double the reasons to celebrate: Father's Day, and our 7th anniversary!!

Rob thank you for being a wonderful dad. You make so many sacrifices for us and although the kids are a little young to appreciate it, I know they will.

And seven years eh? On one hand it seems like wow, 7 years has FLOWN by. But on the other hand, it seems like we've been together for much longer. At any rate, so I'm glad to have you as mine forever. I love you and am glad we can look forward to the eternities together.
I just love you. :)


Monday, June 11, 2007

A week with Grandma

Alexis gets to spend the week all by herself with her Grandma. It is totally bittersweet for me. I know she'll be well looked after, and that she'll have a great time....But she's my baby. She is really excited about it, and yet also a little unsure. Already this morning she has told me (and each of her siblings) that she's really going to miss us about a hundred times. If only she knew how much I'm going to miss her.

We'll go down on Friday to visit with Rob's family over the weekend and pick her up. I think this will be the longest week ever. I remember the feelings the first day I had to take her to school and LEAVE her there...I think it will be a much similar feeling having to come home without her.

But Grandma has some really fun things planned and I know it'll fly by for her. It's just another little reminder that my "baby" isn't a baby anymore. She really doesn't even like to be called a "little kid". She thinks she's like an adult....and has got the bossing around of her siblings down pat! Ahhh I love this girl. :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

And the final score is.....

Boys:2 Girls:3

I had the big u/s this morning and we got a couple clear shots letting us know that she is indeed a she! The girls are excited and the boys (well Robby) is getting used to the idea, although still not liking it. :)

It is so amazing to see the tiny little person inside of you moving around and wiggling right in front of your eyes (and even more weird that I couldn't really feel it, but she was really moving!).

I feel like the first part of this pregnancy was creeping by. And now suddenly I'm just about half way! Lets hope the second half goes quickly too. I don't look forward to the heat and humidity of August and September. I can't wait until October!!! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

boy loves dog

David really loves having a dog. And Cocoa really is sweet and takes all the "loving" he dishes out.