Big sisters are thrilled and excited to finally have her home with us.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am pretty sure you can see the cold in Isabella's face.
And some funnies...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We have moved from Fl to MO. That in itself at a then 32 weeks pregnant was lots of fun. We spread the drive out into 3 days. Woohooooo. 2 kids, a dog, Nick and myself...plus a very honery U-haul that we apparently didn't pack right. It was heavy at the tail, which is not a good thing at all. At one point during our trip I think the U-haul may have pulled up beside us...I began hyperventilating. The Tahoe was literally rocking from side to side. I don't think all 4 wheels were on the ground together. We were rocking so hard Bella hit her head on the window. The next 2 days of driving with this were nerve wrecking. I was a complete mess. I told Nick if it did it again...we were done. I was fully prepared to un-hitch it and leave it somewhere in another state and arrange some other form of transport. It was only carrying essentials that could not be shipped and stored and it could not have all possibly fit in the Tahoe.
Here we are safe and sound and totally cramped. We should be moving into our house December 1st, and I for one can't wait.
It is freezing cold here.
It is very windy, which makes the cold worse.
I do believe the sky is lower...I really do!
There are lots of corn fields (which I am learning to appreciate)
Wheat fields are in plenty also.
We have already had some light snow.
People don't come out when the weather is cold (except us)
I have yet to meet anyone (see above)
I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable (36 weeks now)
I can't wait to drive to Kansas City and spend Thanksgiving with my Grandparents and Aunt and cousins.
I am scared to drive to KC at 37 weeks.
I am sure there is more, maybe later.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Me...trying to be firm, decided that she would still sit in the waiting room and watch the class on the TV screen (they show live feed from inside the class) She wanted to leave so badly, but I made her stick with it and stay in there...I was feeling pretty darn good, Until she started asking questions.
The first question..."Hey mom do all those girls have Gina's?"
This is when I could feel the heat coming off of my face, my heart sped up and palms got sweaty and I could feel the stares upon me. That is when I decided I could totally play this off.
I reply with "Yes Abby, the Olympics were in China" I then decided staying any longer could further cause embarrassment on my behalf and we needed to go.
Abby has since been pulled out of dance class. I still had to pay for 2 months though.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Abigail was so proud of herself. She has not stopped talking about her earrings. She compliments everyone that wears them on how beautiful theirs are. She never misses a pair of earrings in a store, person, my jewelry box. She picks out which earrings I will wear which day. The little peanut is in love with her earrings. She has taken care of them wonderfully, she cleans them, turns them, and tells me if her hair is stuck in them so I can carefully get it out.
Bella loves the fact that Abby did it, but is till set on 37 herself.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Isabella won an award at school. They are doing a different theme each week for Character Counts. The month of September was Fairness and she won. She was chosen by her Classmates and Teacher to receive this award. She was chosen based on her display of fairness to her classmates while at school.
May this award last you a lifetime of fairness lessons :)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
She looks so cute.
The team name leaves a little to be desired. "The barbie Girls" but I didn't choose it sooooo..we are stuck. Isabella wanted the Butterflys or Lollipops.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I never thought of the day I would say that. I still have reservations about whether or not I really have an almost 7 year old. She started school a day late this year due to Fay, but I must say she has adjusted just fine coming back from Summer vacation. She loves her new Teacher Mrs. Bowling. She likes to come home and tell me who got in trouble or had to move their clips.
I think she also likes to torture me though. She will get in the car and I start in with the questions right away...like normal and she will only give me pieces here and there. It is like she knows, and plans ahead for it :) She did the same thing in Kindergarten.
I went to dinner with a good friend last night and we ended up at a table with 7 other people (Japanese) and there was a little girl probably 8 months old and the family was saying how it was their first child, and grandchild, great grandchild. My friend told her to enjoy it while she is little cause they grow up so fast. I have never really understood that comment till most recently. I had strangers tell me that all the time when Isabella was little and most recently with Abigail. I understand it now, it is clear that my kids will grow up all too fast, way before I am ready, and I am going to enjoy them now.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This is the backyard, before the fence blew away.
This is the front garden, my poor plants were getting pretty beaten up.
I was trying to get a picture of the Palm trees, they were bending over blowing.
The rain is like a steady sheet across the window. The wind was blowing it all directions.
The kids were literally climbing the windows, looking for something to do.
Then they were both like..."Oh my goodness, look at this rain, it is like so big, it is out there"
I also don't like that when you were teased about being weak, you took out our 6 foot privacy fence and blew it in my neighbors yard. Geez don't you know I like my privacy, hence the big wooden fence.
Upon further teasing of your stationary position, you decided to knock out our power. Next time, take it like a man. My girls are not big fans of getting heated...even though we live in Florida.
But alas the power failure lasted about 4 hours and FPL was on the ball. Now we shall wait for the "2nd half" of the storm which is expected to get "bad after the 8 o'clock hour"
I would also like to Thank my husband for throwing away all my candles that were in the hurricane bag in the garage.
You sure were proud that you cleaned our garage though weren't you.
And yes, I know there were leopard print candles in there, I have not displayed them since I was 19 and living in my own apartment. They were there for Emergency purposes only.
I am now thinking though, that I should buy one and display it on your night stand...for belly laughs only.
Pictures to come.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
OK so it has been raining every day for about a week now. I look outside to see how the grass is loving the rain and over in the corner on a grilling table I see...."The Journal" I had already got my entries out and put them here, so no big deal really. Isabella had her own pages and pages of entries in there also. I have no idea when it made it's way out of the house and into the backyard, but I am so glad I got what I wanted out of it.
I had to laugh. There was nothing else to do.
You can still see my writing, but it is blurred and wet, and the pages are stuck together.
Monday, July 14, 2008
You have been telling lies lately about things...some serious and some not so serious, but still lying to Daddy and I none the less. I got very frustrated and asked Daddy to have a firm conversation with you when he got home from work. So...he comes home and takes you right into your room, and I sit back and relax...and think for a moment... "he is in there setting you straight and I will not have to deal with the lies anymore cause he is solving that problem, Yeah baby I say to myself. Problemo solved, I should just call daddy at work more often and he can settle things when gets home"
SO, you come out of your room, and very seriously say to me "Mama...The truth with set me free" I immediately shoot the evil eye over to Nick and he has turned away cause he is laughing so hard. I could not help but to laugh also.
You have not lied again though, and I have also not called Nick at work and asked him to discipline when he gets home.
Tonight we are all sitting down at the table and you strike up a very funny conversation.
You start telling Daddy that you have a boyfriend. Daddy asks, who it is and you say "sire", then you tell daddy that Sire takes you to dinner and shopping at Target (that's my girl) and how much you like your boyfriend. Daddy then asks you if you have kissed him (cause he might just have to go find sire) You got the most serious look on you face and say. "No daddy, because if I kiss him I will fall in love with him, then you have to get married and have babies, and I don't want babies" That's my girl.
Nick and I had a good laugh.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
You asked me a very funny question today Isabella and here is our conversation:
Isabella: Mom, I am going to be 5 on December the 19 and I was wondering...Do 5 years olds still jump on the bed, or do they help their moms with the laundry?
Me: (holding back the laughter and thinking precisely how to answer so we can both benefit, I have alot of laundry you know) *In my best valley girl voice I say* They help their moms with the laundry.
You see we both won there, she laughed cause of how I talked when I answered the question, and I won cause she can help with laundry.
But really, you can jump on your bed till your heart is content.
I love you Angel baby.
So apparently I am not so good at keeping this journal. Isabella you are such an incredible person. I fall in love with you over and over again each day. Your love for you sister is amazing.
You wake up every morning and just wait for her to start talking in the monitor so you can be the first to rush in to her and say " Good Morning beautiful Abba Dabba"
Abby was really fussy tonight and you were trying to console her, she was crying while I was trying to fix dinner and instead of getting aggravated with her, you told her how much you loved her and wanted a kiss, which she ever so generously gave you...snot, tears and all.
You also get your new teeth next week. Yippeeeee. I forget what you used to look like with teeth.
Love you baby.
A few *kids* in my house have decided to take Isabella's for their own and I need to save my funny stories from quick demise. I found a page in here that has a list of things we need to get done, or want done in our house. I will just say...it was not in Isabella's handwriting. The whole back of the book is filled with colorful drawings, and little notes from a budding writer.
This is what happened on this day.
We pulled out of our sub-division today, only to realize there was a PGA (that does not sound right, almost like golf or something, but it is what I wrote so we'll stick with it) Bicycle tour race in progress. I had to drive around them a few times (2 lane road with no bike lane). This is our conversation.
Isabella: Why do you keep doing that?
Me: They are racing and I have to go around them.
Isabella: I think we should just run them over.
Me: *gasp* NO Isabella , they could die.
Isabella: Well they can just get new batteries after they die.
Me: Humans don't have batteries that can be replaced when they die honey.
Isabella: My toys do.
Me: Yes, Yes they do.
Kids think of the most simple things.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I think J is getting the blogging bug back now as she "claims" she will be updating later tonight. You know what they say, actions speak louder than words. Well, it's off to cleaning the kitchen, doing the dishes, scrubbing the toilets, whatever else needs to be done until I get the all clear that all 4 kids + dog have gone night night. Until next time...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Nick came home from work to a war zone...for real. Food all over the floor, then he finds Abby in her bedroom (I am still cooking) she must have snuck out of the cleaning process in my bedroom, and she has put Balmex all over her dolls hair, her clothes are all over the floor from her dresser. She literally went from room to room and destroyed things.
Nick takes on the battle with Abby so I can finish cooking and I am so thankful for him. He had "little mommy" following him around, Abby giving him all she's got, the dog wanting his attention, and me telling him *maybe why* she is behaving the way she is.
Here's to better nights Nick
They have to fall asleep some time...right?
Monday, June 23, 2008
You love your BFF, or as you say it...your P-O-P.
Your favorite Princess right now.
You were so funny singing yourself Happy Birthday.
Bella helping out.
Taking a rest after everyone left. I think it so funny how their feet are the same and they are both zoning out on the TV with their chips. They had an exhausting day. You can also see a peak at our littlest baby behind the girls chairs. :)
Happy Birthday my love.