Holidays, Pictures, The Kids

Picture of a picture..

My Dad got the girls outfits when he was in China on business. So for his Christmas present I took the girls in to get their pictures done wearing them and got this cute little collage done. It turned out great and I got a free one for us! I absolutely love how they turned out πŸ™‚

Pictures, The Kids

I love easy!

Brianna got her haircut last Thursday. It is so nice and easy to take care of. With being so sick, I hadn’t done it in over a month besides rebraiding it. Brian doesn’t do hair and me sitting there for an hour doing it wasn’t an option. So I took her to Cookie Cutters and had them wash it and chop it. Brianna has been asking for almost a year to have it cut short so I figured why not now.

It takes 5 minutes to do her hair now!!!!

Don’t mind the pizza sauce mouth!

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

Please let the sickies go!

I want all this sickness gone from my house, especially before Christmas.

Katie and I have pink eye.

Brianna is getting over pneumonia w/asthma.. She was on zithromax and has to take an albuterol inhaler every 4 hours. She missed 6.5 days of school.

Brian is now sick as well..

On the upside, the last two days morning sickness hasn’t been bad at all.. So hopefully I’m coming to an end of that..

I’ve pretty much been away from the computer, we had internet issues so I was offline for two days and just taking care of everyone and feeling sick myself..

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving..

Life, Pictures, The Kids

Playdate fun!

I decided to have some friends over today and it was a lot of fun!! Kendra, Tommie and Evie showed up around 10.. Ann-Morgan came at 10:30 (her girls Katie and Paige were already over. I was watching them so she could go get a spa treatment). Then Carrie, Logan and Lauren showed up. Tammy, Isaac, Sam and Lillian. Kelly, Grant and Addie. Last but not least, Kelly and Carson. The kids played outside on the swingset, in the sandbox and in the pool.

We ordered pizza from Pizza Pan. This place is awesome. You buy one pizza and get 2 free if you pick it up. So I got a family size, 16 slices and 2 free family sizes! It was 3 bucks per family! That’s a deal!! You can’t even do fast food for that for a family!

Only 3 pictures. They were doing such a great job eating their pizza. Isaac, Sam, Lillian, Lauren and Paige are missing from the pictures. They must have been inside.

They were doing such a great job eating quietly out there! It was definitely a good time!

Katie K., Addie and Katie


Brianna, Evie, Carson, Tommie, Logan and Grant

The Kids


I don’t quite understand why it is 1:35am. Why I had a conversation with my daughter based on a dream I was having and it took several minutes of that conversation to actually realize that she was really there talking to me and I was talking nonsense. And then her telling me that she had an accident and pooped……. in her bed. I get up groggily and the strong smell of poop greets me as soon as I get to the loft. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I looked at her bed and when I went into her bathroom and saw the underwear on the floor, I thought I was going to keel over right then.. Somehow I kept my cool, somehow I didn’t rant and rave, the Lord?, meds?, who knows.. I was able to get the wet towels out of the washer, put in extra all and clorox 2 and throw in the soiled sheets, underwear and bathmat. Then used my handy dandy clorox wipes to wipe down her mattress cover, the toilet seat and the floor. Brianna already cleaned up and in new pjs and underwear needed a song to go back to sleep. I was so out of it that I couldn’t remember how to sing the song that I sing twice a night, once to her and once to Katie. She settled for twinkle star and I was actually able to get that one right. Now I sit here calming myself before jumping back and snuggling in my own bed.

Brianna’s lesson, sometimes toots are not toots at all. I’m hoping that she learned it well, as I told her for the rest of tonight and tomorrow, if she feels anymore *toots* to please go use the restroom.

Thank the Lord for bunk beds, if I would have had to put on new sheets tonight I would have snapped..


My dream….

My Mom and I were doing something, not sure exactly what but it must have been a big event because the parking lot was full. We looked forever and forever for the van but could not find it. My Mom went to get security and Brianna was with me, not sure where Katie was. I somehow stumbled upon a man at a desk in a small office with ziplock bags full of pictures. I recognized Brianna in one of the pictures and realized that the bags of pictures were mine and they had been in my van. Then realized that the man had taken my stuff out of my van and had sold the van. I freaked out on him and started yelling obsenities at him. He started to try to attack me and I was fearful for Brianna and I’s safety. I had two choices in front of me a pair of scissors or a pencil. I chose the pencil and started stabbing him repeatedly with it as Brianna watched.

I woke up to Brianna poking me…. It was 2:15am and she had wet the bed..

Pictures, The Kids

My Pre-K Girl :)

I cried, and my defense is I have AF πŸ˜‰ I haven’t cried for preschool 3’s or 4’s, but pre-k had me all teary eyed. Hopefully I won’t have AF when she goes off to Kindy!

Brianna’s account of the day:

“I played outside. Me, Paige and Mrs. Jacobson found a bug on a tree. It was a big bug. It got out of it’s shell and it was dead. We went to the bathroom. First we washed our hands.Β  Mrs. Damante said “Line up so you can wash your hands” She’s a weird girl. (Then she asked what I had written and I read it back to her) Just write it all over again and no weird girl part. We sang songs. I painted. We read books”

That’s all she had to say LOL!

Anyway, I am super excited for her because she has Mrs. Jacobson again! She had her in preschool 3’s! And Mrs. Damante and Mrs. Kluve are awesome as well! Looking forward to a great year!!

Taylor (Conner’s cousin and was in Brianna’s class last year as well!), Brianna and Katie (who had to “come wiff you”)

Brianna looking for her name tag! That is Mrs. Damante checking out her clipboard behind Brianna!)

Brianna holding up her name tag! That’s Hannah’s dad back left!

Katie,. Brianna, Jenny, Aaron, Taylor and Hannah! (Jenny forgot her camera so I made sure I got some with Taylor for her! And I looked like crap today, therefore I am not in any of these pictures LOL!)

Brianna and Katie! Jenny and Hannah’s dad in background..

Brianna and Mrs. Kluve!

Brianna and Mrs. Damante!

Brianna and Mrs. Jacobson!! Brianna was thrilled to see she had her for a teacher again. She told me tonight when I tucked her into bed that she loves Mrs. Jacobson and that she is a pretty girl!

Katie was super upset when we went to leave. She kept calling for Brianna. It was so cute but so sad. She missed her sister so very much!

My Mom met me at school and sat with Brandon and Everett in the van while I did the picture thing. Then we went to Sam’s Club and did some major shopping! Katie in the cart my Mom pushed. Brandon and Everett in the cart I had. They did really well sitting next to each other and I fed them cheerios as we went LOL. Went home, put everything away, Christie came to pick up Everett. Then it was time to pick Brianna up! She skipped right out the door, and said she had so much fun! We picked up her painting, which I want to get a picture of for the scrapbook. She gave it to Abuela! She was beaming when she told my Mom all about having Mrs. Jacobson again! And telling all about her day!

Birthdays, Life, Pictures, The Kids

Our Labor Day Weekend!

Friday night we went to the pet store to see some puppies! Brianna had said she wanted to go so after dinner we went over to Petland. First we looked at the rabbits, I picked one up for the girls to pet, it started going crazy so I put it back. Then I let a bird hop onto my finger so they could see. We took a look at all the puppies. We picked a little fluffy puppy, not sure of the breed and took it to the little cubicle and the girls were in puppy heaven! It was all over the place, going back and forth between Brianna and Katie. And it kept nibbling on their clothes, shoes and fingers. It was cute until I picked it up and looked at it’s face and I swear it had an ewok face and all I could do was laugh at it the rest of the time. We said good bye to the animals and went home. After putting the kids to bed Brian and I watched Who’s Line, had some fun on the stairs on the way up to bed and then I fell fast asleep!

Saturday, I was up early, I couldn’t sleep after my 6am temp time. Katie got up around 7 to go potty. We went back into bed to cuddle. Then Brianna came in. Brianna and I got dressed, went to Walmart to get party stuff, got some cupcakes, tinkerbell/cars cups, tinkerbell/cars stickers, oreo mini snack bags, matchbox cars, jacks and apple juice. Went to Joanne Etc. got a bunch of foam craft stuff on sale with an extra 40% off and some blank puzzles. We got home, gave Brianna a bath and got her dressed. I jumped in the shower and got myself together. Brian and Katie were all ready to go. I made the goody “bags” Got all the craft stuff together. Loaded the van and we were off. Half way to the rec center I remembered that I had forgotten candles and a lighter. So we stopped at Kroger. I ran in, got a number 5 candle, a lighter, a bag of chex mix and 2 liter of coke and sprite. We got to the rec center, unloaded Brianna and I and all the stuff to take in, Brian and Katie parked the van. Got stuff set up and a couple minutes later in walked Hannah, Brianna’s first guest. Talked to her father, he got her changed, (it was supposed to be a pool party) and then he left. The girls started making necklaces. Then came Carrie with Lauren, Logan was at his golf lesson and was going to come late. Then in came the twins with their grandmother and then Jennifer their mom walked in. Then Deana, Conner and Brandon, Jenny, with Taylor and Aaron. After that Kelly with Griffen. All the kids did crafts and then we went to the gym, they played with the balls and we did the parachute. Then we went back to the room for cupcakes and then presents. It went pretty smoothly and 2 hours was just fine! After that we went to my parents. Katie took a nap. My Mom and I went through the JC Penney catalog, then put up the fall decorations. We left after Katie got up. She did the cutest thing, she kept creeping up on people and saying “I’m……. Going…….To……Getchoo!” And then would tickle us. She did it to Popi repeatedly. It was adorable! We left, got the kids McDonald’s and us some BW3’s wings. Brian and I had a money arguement, before, during and after I put the kids to bed. I left and went to Kelly’s and was there until 11:30..

All crafts set up and getting Brianna and Hannah started. Katie eating chex mix πŸ™‚

Hannah making her very own puzzle, she drew her family! Brianna making a necklace with star beads!

Katie drawing her puzzle!

On the left of the table: Taylor, Jennifer, Jennifer’s mom, Lauren, Amanda, Aaron, Jenny
On the right, Griffen, Hannah and baby Lauren!

Kelly, Carrie, baby Lauren’s head, Katie, Hannah and Griffen!

Open gym. Brianna waiting her turn, Brian lifting Katie up to make a basket.

Parachute fun! (most of these pics came out blurry 😦 )

All the kids would run underneath as soon as we would pull it up.

Brianna and Amanda!

Cupcakes and candle time! Taylor, Katie and I are cut off, Brianna and Lauren.

Buttercream icing is good! Brianna and Katie!

After opening Conner’s present (strawberry shortcake book and blueberry muffin doll) Deana, Brandon, Taylor, Brianna, Conner, Hannah, Katie, my arm LOL.

After opeing Hannah’s present (Dora figure, Angeline doll) Brianna and Hannah!

After opening the twins present (Lollipop, princess fruitsnack, glitter make-up, bracelet, princess place setting and flatware, princess game) Taylor, Brianna, Griffen, Lauren and Amanda!

After opening Taylor’s present (Barbie Mini Kingdom, odette and erika dolls) Taylor and Brianna!

After opening Logan and Griffen’s present (Belle, Cinderella and Aurora sparkle princesses) Logan, Brianna and Griffen

Logan, Griffen, Katie, Brianna, Taylor, Conner, Brandon, Amanda, Hannah (Lauren was hiding)

Sunday we went to church. Came home, had some lunch. Katie took a nap. I took a nap. Brian ended up falling asleep on the couch. I woke up, made chicken linguine (grabbed the wrong box, meant to get fettucine) and alfredo sauce! It was good. Then we went to Walmart to get some ranch dip mix and some ruffles and then off to the dollar theater. We saw Cars. It was really good. The girls both got the kid’s meal, popcorn, soda and m&m’s. Katie had to pee twice during the movie, so I missed some parts. Can’t wait until it is on DVD! Got the kids to bed and brian and I ate nutcones and watched an epi of smallville. Then up to bed and had some fun πŸ™‚

Monday we had a slow day, my temp was still up, so Brian and I decided that I should go get a test. I went and got one at Walmart along with some cream cheese. Then stopped at Tim Horton’s for donuts and bagel. Had some breakfast when I got home. Did things around the house. Took the test. Brian went in to look at it and it was a bum test, there was no control line. There was nothing. So he wanted me to get another one. I decided no, I’d wait it out. I went in to watch tv and I looked at it again and the control line was there and it looked faint positive. I showed it to Brian, he saw it too. Then he wanted me to get another one. I said I would wait. Then when we looked again it was just negative. So I said I was definitely waiting. I ended up spotting a bit. We had dinner at my parents, the girls played in the pool. It was nice. Then we got home and hung out I think. I can’t remember LOL. I know once the girls were in bed we watched some TV about the Dugger family and then some of the shrinking woman. I went online for a bit and then went to bed.

Pictures, The Kids

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Yesterday we went to the zoo with Christie, Turner and Everett! It was such a beautiful day, the temp was just right! First we stopped at McDonald’s for some lunch. It was ridiculously crazy in there, There were huge lines, but everyone had already ordered and they were waiting on food. We haven’t had McD’s in a long time so it was pretty good in that “oh this is so fattening, yet so good” kind of way, LOL! We got to the zoo and went straight for the bathrooms! Katie was in big girl underwear and she did awesome. No accidents during the whole time we were out!! I’m so very proud of her πŸ™‚ We went to Asia Quest which is new and saw the new tigers. They are sisters and so beautiful. Got a lot of pics of them! Then on to the manatees, gorillas, carousel and then it was time to leave! We were there for a few hours. Anyway, here are a ton of pictures. Dial-up beware, there are 32 pictures!!!!


Katie, me, Brianna, Turner, Christie and Everett!

Everett and Katie!

Everett “reading” the map!

And we’re off! Christie and Everett in the lead. Katie, Brianna and Turner in tow!

Looking at the big map, Christie pointing out our first stop, Asia Quest!

Had to check out the rhino’s! Katie’s favorite πŸ™‚

Katie taking a peek at baby Bhodi, the elephant!

Baby Bhodi πŸ™‚ Very cute πŸ™‚

Amazing! The tigers came right up to the glass! They were beautiful!


Love this pic, wish it was one of my children in the picture LOL..

The tigers are 2 years old! So Katie’s age, they are so big already!

Getting some shade! Asia Quest is new at the Columbus Zoo, this is phase 1 and phase 2 is going to be open in November. Can’t wait!

Getting a picture of 4 is very difficult, this is the best one! Baby Everett, Katie, Brianna and Turner!

Katie looking for the lions and Brianna not wanting her picture taken!

Time for an apple juice break!

On the way to the manatee’s!

Turner and and Brianna trying to be flamingos, while Katie watches the pretty birds!

The coral reef in the aquarium!

Mr. Gorilla eating some lettuce!

Turner, Katie and Brianna checking out Mr. Gorilla!

Crazy bonobo’s. The baby ones were so frisky. The one’s to the right are trying to go at it..

Katie on her carousel horse!

Brianna pouting because we didn’t go to the petting zoo or the ponies.

Brianna and Katie waiting for the carousel to start!

Katie up close!

Brianna still not to happy with me, but letting me take her picture!

The people behind us took  a pic, Katie turned her head 😦

Had to check out the alligator…

Brianna and Katie ready to go home, finishing up their oreos and juice!

Turner having some oreo goodness and Christie in the background loading up the stroller.

Everett wishing he had oreos LOL!