Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Family Fun Fair

Our church had its annual Fall Family Fun Fair Wednesday night. The kids get to dress up and play games for candy. AND they serve cider, hot chocolate, and popcorn (my personal favorite).

Here's my little giraffe.

Finley snuggling with Aunt Jan.

Micah man with Aunt Lissa.

Our neighbor Ethan and his dad Andy, mom Melissa was there too!

You may or may not be able to make out what's on Teague's cheek. It says MOM with a heart.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I have learned some good lessons lately. One of them being forgiveness:
  • Forgive even though you may never understand where the other person is coming from.
  • Forgive even if they don't deserve it.
  • When you forgive there is a huge weight lifted because you have let it go.
  • Sometimes forgiving someone is just as painful as going through the conflict that got you into that mess in the first place.
  • Forgiveness doesn't mean you have to forget, but it means that you've moved on.
  • If you don't or can't forgive someone, it's like poison to your relationship and it causes a massive rift.
  • Forgiveness is healing.
  • Forgive because Christ forgave us!

Speaking of forgiveness, I think my little man finally forgave me for bringing home a baby sister. Yesterday he finally snuggled with me for a half hour in the morning and again in the afternoon and has been extra clingy lately. I'm so happy Teague finally loves me again like he did before I brought Finley home!

Monday, October 25, 2010

funny faces!

my babies

This morning at playgroup.

Teague loves his sister more and more everyday. He still doesn't realize how rough he is, but he's learning.

(9 weeks old)
She rolled over Friday night at Nolte's house while we were watching their kiddos.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spooky and Sweet

I think spider webs are amazing. Gets me thinking about Halloween. I'd much rather have these friends hanging around rather than house centipedes. If you've never seen a house centipede before, let me describe one to you. It looks like a centipede with spider legs and they run fast, really fast. ~ I'll never forget coming home from our honeymoon, popping in movie downstairs and spotting one on the floor. It chased after Drew's shadow. I think Drew screamed. It was hilarious!

Daddy and his baby girl. These two already have a really special bond. They're so sweet together. I love it when Finley looks at Drew, smiles, and coos loudly. It's so cute!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What I've learned....

The things I've learned after having kids:
  1. Even if I start getting ready 2 hours before I have to leave the house. I still can't manage to get to my destination on time.
  2. Just because I've already had one kid, doesn't mean I know how to parent my second one perfectly. It's just a little easier.
  3. Don't wear the clothes you want to wear out of the house until right before you walk out the door. My outfit is doomed if I put it on early - my kids have an endless supply of spit-up and boogers.
  4. Once you find something your kid loves to eat. They don't like it anymore. It's so frustrating.
  5. My job as a mom NEVER ends. It's literally 24-7.
  6. When both of my kids take a nap at the same time. I want to run around the house screaming, "FREEEEDOM"! Just like Mel Gibson in Braveheart.
  7. Poop in the tub is inevitable. When it's time to retrieve the floater, don't think about, just get it out. Otherwise you'll psych yourself out. Then disinfect like crazy!!!
  8. Don't give your kid ice cream before bed. If you do, they won't go to bed. They'll be up for hours.
  9. Make sure the door to the outside world is shut and locked. Otherwise, you might just be getting out of the shower to a missing kid. Only to find him/her playing outside in the dirt (after a bath).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finley is 2 months old!

My baby is 2-months-old today! I can't believe how fast time has gone. I understand why women get the baby bug. But 2 is enough for me (unless God has other plans in mind).
We went to the doctor's office today. Finley is in the 95th percentile for height and weight and the 90th for head circumference.
Other updates include: smiling and cooing since she was a month old and now she's trying to roll over.
This photo is for Aunt Lissa. She loves the funny ones (deer in the headlights).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

random stuff...

love those baby blues!

another cookie from the marriage seminar

Matt and Jennie helping to demonstrate at the marriage seminar. If you ever get a chance to go to one, you should. They're awesome! I have a brand new perspective of my husband.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I love FALL...

... I love my kids.

... I love my lil' lady.

... I love my family.

... I love my Teague.

... I love pumkins, cookies, and pumpkin cookies.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Drew's Observation

Drew normally doesn't teach earth science, he teaches chemistry. But, on this particular day Ryan his principal was observing and liked Drew's lesson so much that he put a tiny bit of it on YouTube. Check it out!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

fall and other stuff

Drew and Teague working on the last retaining wall.

Finley was cooing at her mobile for a half hour. It was so cute!

This gorgeous tree lives across the street from our house. It's so beautiful in the fall (I've taken several pictures of it the last few days)!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Any guesses as to what this is? Jamie, Lisa, and Emily can't guess because they were with me. I'd like to see what you come up with...

5 weeks old - I like this picture because you can't see her acne - it was bad!

My lil' lady looks just like her daddy.

Drew said I had to put a picture of me on the blog since I never do. Yuck!

Teague loves to break it down at the Chocolate Cafe. He loves live music and chocolate too.

After Hobo Stew

We had a visitor last week. It stayed for 2 days between the screen and egress window.
Thanks Uncle Matt for teaching Teague his new phrase, "Oh wow!" It's so cute! His other new word is cheese (said chss).

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