Tuesday, February 1, 2011

been a long time

Sometimes I am not for sure why I even try to blog. It never fails I start out strong and then give up. Life gets busy and it is the first thing to go.
I am happy to report that even though I didnt get to list every single thing on here I did complete my getting rid of 2010 things in 2010. The sad thing about this accomplishment is that my house still feels like it is completely packed full of crap. I will be the first one to admit that we have more toys than any one house should but I will also follow that up with... its kind of hard to run an in home daycare without the ammount of toys. I like letting my kids have there own stuff they do not have to share. I feel like its not totally fair for them to not have anything that is actually just for them. There in lies the toy problem. They each have the toys that are for them and then there is a room of toys for the daycare children. Anyway long story short this is a phase of life and it will pass so there is no reason to fret over the toys. As for the rest of the house it really isnt that bad. I need to do a full overhaul on the clothes but other than that I really got rid of a lot with my 2010 things.
So my dive back into blogging is completely related to the weather. I am stranded at home and I can not leave. Actually I am stranded at my dad's and can not leave. The snow is ridiculous and we are here because he has a generator and I was not in the mood to end up with no power tonight. Jeff is in Cameron at a friends and so the kids are here enjoying Papa and Christian. My little brother (James) cooked dinner and I have had control of the tv with no whining from anyone. Its been nice....but...incredably boring. Don't get me wrong I love my family I just hate not being able to leave anywhere.
So my new goal for the year is crazy cliche. I need to lose some weight. I do not really have high hopes of walking around in a 2 piece bathing suit anytime soon but I do need to lose some weight. I have been doing Zumba and we bought an elliptical so I am atleast trying this time but it's still not fun. I stopped drinking pop for the most part and have really been trying to eat better. Jeff has been really good about watching the kids while I go workout which I am sure is not all that fun for him to do after work all the time. Jeff is loving being at Central this year and I am loving him getting home at a normal time. He is coaching quiz bowl again this year and really enjoys it.
The kids have been doing great. Brett is trying as hard as he can to get himself ok with the idea of going to school and Lilly is totally secure in the fact that she was born to be a tiny tornado. She is our child who likes to write on everything and spill and eat eveything she can. She is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen. She is currently taking dance which she really likes and she loves to walk around and "shake her booty". Brett is currently taking an art class on oragami which I wasen't to sure about but has turned out to be great. He is loving preschool and has made some great friends this year. He really wants to take drum lessons but I have to find someone to give them and then decide if I want to deal with a drum. He is actually excited for soccer season to start back up which is amazing considering he hated it last year and is dead set he will play for a blue t ball team this summer so he can look like he plays for the Royals.
Ok so I am sitting here bored and this has turned into a book on our last year. I am actually more bored from reading how boring my life is...lol. Maybe I will think of something more exciting to write about next time.

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Monday, August 2, 2010


Oh you poor poor neglected blog...I will be back I promise

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Squaw Creek, Fathers Day, and Safety Town

This was seriously such a fun field trip! Brett didn't feel all to well so he missed a lot of the hiking but it was still fun. Our wonderful friend Amanda is the naturalist at the Wildlife Reservation and she did such a great job with the little ones. They got to see all kinds of animals and even have a staring contest with a snake. :)

beautiful trail

Lilly exploring the trail
looking for bugs
I love this picture. Abagail, Genna, Anna, Anlsey, Lilly and Lexi...such a great group of girls. They were looking at what they thought may be eggs but ended up being fungi that had just started growing.

Brett, Jude, and Isiah looking at the insects
Amanda telling the kids all about crayfish and how they can carry water with them so they can breathe.
f Crayfish in defense mode :)
Lexi could of won this staring contest (if the snake had eyelids) :)
learning about butterflys

I just realized I started this blog after Safety town and kind of skipped over Fathers Day. I was no where near a computer Father's Day so there is that but I still wanted to show some of what they entailed. Safety Town was so fun for Brett. He really loved it! He learned about bike, water, stranger safety and a million other things like poisons and how to call 911. It was great fun for him and it's something his grandma puts together for work so he got to see her hard work first hand. He is ready to go back next summer! Father's Day was great. We got to spend time with Jeff and both of our fathers. Jeff Brett and his dad went fishing which was great. I think Jeff really enjoyed himself and we all got new shirts to support his new job. Lilly kept stealing his shirts.

Brett at Safety Town
yBrett and Grandma Janice..her work is who puts safety town together
showing us what he learned
getting his safety diploma

just cute pictures from crazy hair night at VBS last week

Deanna Rose Farmstead

These blogs are going to be heavy on pictures and short on words but I want to catch up to our summer before we go camping. Here are some pictures from our trip to Deanna Rose Farmstead in Overland Park Kansas..This place was fantastic. It is seriously sitting smack dab in the middle of town. There were lots of fun playgrounds and animals. You could feed baby goats for $1 from a bottle....by far the favorite of the day! There was a dairy farm, fishing pond, silo slide, petal tractor track, and lots of gardens. It was great and FREE :) It was an hour drive so not free but seriously worth it. The kids loved it.

bottle feeding baby goats...this was by far Brett's favorite thing we did this day. He really loved watching them eat out of a "baby bottle"
watching the goats...she was a little to nervous to do the bottle herself.
Petal Tractor!!!

watching the chickens...she was so sweaty and did not care at all!
feeding the animals
looking at the flower garden
emy little bug
my little butterfly
Brett really wanted to ride the horse
Helping Lilly across the bridge
hee haw hee haw :) She loved being outside
playing on the barn slide

Thursday, June 24, 2010

2 yeras ago today

2 years ago today I was giving birth to my second little joy. She is the most amazing little girl and is so fun to watch. Happy Birthday to my beautiful flower. We love you Lilly! Hope you enjoy some pictures from her first 2 years of life :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

oh so tired

It's past midnight and I am to tired to write or do pictures but I am going to leave you with the two things that I learned while hiking at Squaw Creek today....#1 there ARE snakes at the wildlife refuge and they are fast little guys and #2. if Brett gets hot he WILL puke no matter where he is :) we had so much fun and I can not wait to show you the pictures but it is going to have to wait until tomorrow or the next day. It was also day 3 of VBS which means crazy hair night which means total fun :) Pictures of that to come as well.


going to the campground tomorrow to swim with the cousins and fish with Papa before VBS so don't hold your breathe on pictures :)