August 31, 2008

Results of a super warm day in August...

A tale of three butts!!! Really they were looking for worms!

There was a duck swimming close enough to the dock that I got a pic of Nevaeh (far R) and the duck (far L)!
Wyatte finally figured out that he isn't going to sink totally, and this ring helps him stay upright! He was throwing sticks into the water and then walking out to get them. He started using the net when he threw one to far!!!

"Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy" she kept saying!

Wyatte and Daddy found a worm. He was trying to show me. And yes he did get a hair cut...

Pretty Girls!

This is Aubrie and her friend Baby K! Aubrie is 6 months and K is about 6 weeks! I found this dress for Aubrie at Walmart the other day (on clearance!!!), and picked it up for our meeting with Baby Ben (She was pictured in it, flirting with Ben's daddy, Nathan). Then the other day I was in Walmart for diapers and saw the dress was clearanced even more. I was kinda bummed until I found one K's size and thought it would be cute to see the girls in them together! So last Tuesday I gave the dress to K's mom and we made plans to have the girls wear them on Sunday to church!
I guess it only kinda looks like they are in the same dress huh!!! Aubrie is drooling soooo badly right now that everything she wears is just soaked in about 10 minutes. I promise you it is the same dress!!!

Aren't they so cute! I know I am partially biased, being that one is mine, but!!!

August 29, 2008

Aubrie can officially move anywhere she wants to...

She hasn't quite got the hand moving part down, but she figured out that all she has to do is stretch her legs/feet out and she pushes herself forward! She is isn't technically crawling, but she is definately moving!!! I will try to get a video of her up!

Paul is moving all of his stuff into his dorm room at college right now, as we speak. Pretty soon they have some family stuff starting and mom and Kirk are there to do that with him. I will post his address up here for those family members that would be interested in sending him a care package everyonce in a while! I don't know what it is right now, so...
the kids got one last book reading by paul before he left today!

Yesterday we went to Duluth to pick up my bridesmaids dress for Elizabeth and J.V.'s wedding. This is what we saw on the way back...

yes that is hail! tons of it all over the ground.

August 28, 2008

4 things...

4 things on my to do list for today...
*going to Duluth to pick up my dress for Elizabeth's wedding
*go to the dentist to finish up my root canal
*pick up the kids from the in-laws
*try to get to bed at a decent time...oh well too late for that.

4 things I love about my husband...
this is a tricky one for me right now, but...
*he can/will fix anything for me and my single mom
*he stands up to my brothers when they are being totally disrespectful
*he doesn't care when the house is a total mess
*he will do anything with Wyatte that I ask

4 jobs I have had...
*worked at 2 different greenhouses, one with flowers and the other one trees
*grocery store/gas station checker
*CNA at one of the nursing homes in town
*plano team at Target

4 movies I have watched more than once...
*xXx-the one with Vin Diesel
*the wedding planner
*national treasure
*the polar express

4 places I have lived...
*in my parents house in cohasset
*in 3 different apts in Arizona (in 3 years)
*in 5 different apts in Minnesota (in 5 years)
*we are planning on moving into a house in the next month or so, and I am excited about that so I am going to put it on here too...

4 places I have been...
*Hawaii, with the marching band
*Florida, with the choir
*Alaska, to work at a radio station
*Canada, on a road trip with the family

4 places I want to visit...
*New Zealand
*at least one state on the east coast
*I would love to take the kids to Sea World and one of the Disney parks
*Arkansas to visit family there that I haven't seen in a while

4 t.v. shows I watch...
*Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
**everyonce in a while I get to watch a show that I like IE decorating shows, Numb3rs, things like that...

4 things you may not know about me...
*I used to think I was a perfectionist, then I had kids...
*I bite my nails
*I don't know what color my hair really is
*I am totally scared of thunderstorms espec
ially when I am home alone...

I don't know who to tag, since everyone else has already been, sooo if you think you need to answer this you can!!!

August 27, 2008

Preacher Baby

I found this video on another blog when I was roaming around today and thought it was funny and had to share it with you all!!!


Nevaeh outside, helping me dig...

Aubrie inside while we were digging...

My new baby Hollyhocks. I planted these from seed this spring and wasn't expecting any flowers at all this year (I was told they wouldn't do anything...) so to my surprise a flower. And it is my favorite color of all the Hollyhocks that I have seen! I was soooooooooo excited!
Isn't it beautiful!?!?!?!?!?!?

August 26, 2008

Wyatte's first chore...

Normally Wyatte and Nevaeh hand someone the silverware, but today I decided to let him try to put it away himself. He is tall enough to reach the drawer, and he knows the difference between all the kinds of silverware, so I let him go at it...
He did really well, only a couple of pieces ended up in the wrong spot and he noticed it right away. I think he really enjoyed doing it alone.
All done, I put the rest of the dishes away with his help because he couldn't reach the cupboards that they go in, but he did the silverware ALL BY HIMSELF!!!

Last official park day of 2008

(the mom in the middle in the light pink/purple shirt is the one who blessed us with Baby Ben last week!)

August 25, 2008

Back to School Bash

Nevaeh inside the petting zoo that was part of my mom's church's back to school event. She was too cute to not get a picture of her in there!

So Sunday night was the Back to School Bash at my Mom's church. We had gotten home later than planned from our Fun Day at our church, and so I wasn't sure that we were even going to go. Then when John's Dad called to see if John could go golf with them, I really didn't think we were going to go. Then when Nevaeh woke up from her nap, and promptly woke Wyatte up, and told him it was time to go to Grandma's church to play games and see the animals, it was decided for me that we were, in fact, going! Here are a few pics from the time that we were there.
Uncle Kirk helping Wyatte figure out how to aim the foam dart gun...

Wyatte shooting at Kirk with said foam dart gun...

Wyatte hitting Kirk with foam dart from said foam dart gun!!!

Nevaeh playing in the crawly thing they had there

Sorry this picture is sooo bright, the sun was horrible, I couldn't get my camera to take a good picture, either tooo much or not enough sun... oh well, the kids had fun!!!

Wyatte spinning for a prize, Nevaeh wouldn't get close enough to try it. "Too Scary" she said!!!

He was pretty close, granted, but he still did really well with the ring toss!!

Wyatte and Nevaeh looking at a chicken that was part of the petting zoo.

Neveah loved this pig. She kept trying to pick it up to bring it to me. I didn't really want to get that close, but hey...

Look really close at Nevaeh's face! Priceless!!!

August 24, 2008

Ton's going on in the past few days sooo sorry...

Today was the Fun Day/Sunday School Graduation/Corn Feed/Church Picnic after church! We started out with a hot dog and sweet corn lunch! YUM YUM!!! Then they had some games for the kids to play and win little prizes (kinda like a carnival) then there was stuff to do outside, a bouncy house for the kids, softball and volleyball for the adults. Oh and the church has a play ground, so there were kids all over that too!!! They had cotton candy, popcorn and slushies for us all throughout the day too! It was alot of fun! Aubrie and I got to have a couple of nursing "dates" with one of our favorite mom/daughter team! The two older kids had a ton of fun playing around with all the stuff there was for them! Sorry I didn't get any pics, I forgot my camera... :( My mom's church is having their summer thing tonight so I will try to get my camera there! I am hoping that someone from the church will update the church's website with pics, so you can try to go to the Grace Bible Chapel website (click on the name to get taken to the site...)

There have been other goings on in our life lately. A good friend of ours from church had an adorable little boy, Benjamin. This year alone (from January to December...) there are/have been 11 or 12 babies born in our church! Out of that 11 or 12 babies, Benjamin is only the 2nd boy!!!! So it is a good thing that the last "round" of babies was all boys so that this large group of girls will have some choices when it comes to picking out boyfriends!!!!!!!!!! lol!!! Anyways, last Friday, Aubrie and I made the trip to Duluth with Miss Heidi and Baby Katie to see this new handsome boy Benjamin and his mama Heidi! It was a fun trip. Just the girls on the way there! Lunch at Olive Garden, and for some reason Aubrie HATES it there. Everytime we have taken her in there she just screams and screams and screams. Miss Heidi told me today that it was like a totally different girl. She did end up falling asleep, but only because I wrapped her inside her blanket (like a burrito) and held her tightly to me with out letting her move and she finally screamed/cried her self to sleep. Other than that the trip was fun. We met up with some other friends of ours from church, and enjoyed lunch with them. I do have some pics of Benjamin and everyone there visiting him, but want to get permission from the mommies and daddies before I put them up.Aubrie and I on the way out of the Duluth Hospital after visiting Baby Benjamin.

Aubrie and Benjamin's Daddy, Nathan. He said he loves to "flirt" with her!!!

I got the kids' pics taken by one of the Daddies that we know from church. Chris took them yesterday morning, they emailed me their favorites and John and I picked from them. They are going to clean them up and stuff, then post them to a site called MPIX and we can order them from there. I am letting you all know this, because it is a flat shipping rate of 5$ per order, so if you want a pic of the kids, please let me know by sending me an email at and I will add it to the order. Once they are up you can let me know which one(s) you want and what size, and as long as a thousand of you don't order them I will play for them and the mail them to you when we get them. They aren't up yet, but hopefully soon!

Last week one of John's sister's boys, Asher, turned 2. He is a month and a day younger than Nevaeh. They have a lot of fun together when we see them. It is kinda sad because they lived right down the road from us and we hardly ever saw them. Noah is Wyatte's favorite boy in the world (Asher's older brother...) and we can't seem to find a time to have him come over... Anyways here are a couple of pics from the party that we had to celebrate Asher turning 2, and his oldest sister going off to college for the 1st time.
Nevaeh, Noah, Asher and Wyatte looking at the fish pond. They have a blast together!

One of my Aunt Marilyn's neices, Shea, was here with her husband, Shawn, this last week. She is one of my cousin's cousin's, if that makes sense... They live out in California and were here for only a week or so, we almost didn't make it over to see them, but finally snuck in a short visit with her! Wyatte, Shea, Aubrie and Nevaeh at Great Auntie Marilyn's house. They did have fun, even though it looks like they are a little concerned here!!!

Nevaeh is looking for money in the sandbox. Some of you know, or read in a previous post, that Marilyn puts pennies in the sandbox for the younger kids when there is something going on at her house (this time it was my cousin Ryan's grad party) and the kids have a blast looking for it. Well this year she put in 10.00$ of pennies and she thinks only about 6 or so dollars have been found!!! Every time we go there that is the first place they head!!!

Aubrie was actually enjoying her time in the grass. You would think that I never feed her because the first thing she did was "eat" the grass!!!

Marilyn has an apple tree in the yard right by the sand box, and Wyatte was picking up all of the good ones that he found on the ground so I would make him another apple pie. Sorry Wyatte but the apples went bad before I could make you a pie. Really they did...

August 18, 2008

The Anchor Holds, Ray Boltz

Rides at the fair...

Nevaeh was scared to death of "Rover Comer", the dog that my mom's church had walking around the fair to let everyone know about the kids stuff that was going on at the fair and also the kids' programs at the church. Kirk signed up to be the dog and that is why he is so close! Wyatte figured out that we were telling the truth when we said that Uncle Kirk was in there, but Nevaeh wasn't going to hear that at all!

Daddy and Nevaeh going down the slide!
As you can tell, Nevaeh loved it!!!!!!!!!
Wyatte got to go down all by himself.
Wyatte climbing up the fun house with cousin's Sophie (almost 6) and Savanah (almost 8)
Coming down the slide at the end of the fun house! He had fun, but seemed alittle scared to walk across the huuuggely (don't think that is a word...) long bridge to get to the slide...
Wyatte and Nevaeh got to go on a Merry-go-round ride, while Aubrie and I just got kinda dizzy!
We did all have fun though!!!
Daddy, Wyatte and Nevaeh are all inside that strawberry there, I took like 13 pics and didn't get one with their faces showing :(
Nevaeh coming down the bouncy slide! She went up with noooo problem!
Nevaeh going up, and Wyatte coming down!

So we did enjoy ourselves at the fair. John's sister and neices didn't show this year (they have horses), so we didn't spend as much time there as we have in past years. We also didn't go in any of the animal barns or get to see any of the 4-H stuff, but oh well. The kids had fun.

Next year I think I am going to try to get some of my vegetables from the garden that we ARE going to do in the yard at John's parents (soon to be our) house! I would also like to put in some flowers, and maybe some others... We will have to see how life goes...