Our Family

Our Family

Friday, September 28, 2007

Playing Dress-up!

Today we got all dolled up for the "ball"!! Jocee said she wanted to go to the ball and dance. So I curled her hair and put some make-up on her. We had so much fun! Isn't she just the most beautiful 3 year old you've ever seen!!?? I think so.

This is my favorite picture. She has a true smile on her face!
This picture is cute too but she doesn't have that big grin showing all her teeth. Still pretty though!

The dress got itchy so she took it off. She said "I still want to take my picture though!"
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Good Job Grandma!

While I was at orientation for work yesterday, my MIL (mom-in-law) came over to watch the kids. When I came home, the kids were so excited for me to see their bedroom. I walked in and saw that she had painted the cutest palm tree and 2 surfboards on the walls! She did such a great job!! They look awesome!

This one is on Jocee's side by her bed.
This is the wall by Jordan's bed. He said he told her he wanted a Spiderman surfboard, so she did Spiderman colors for him. He lays in his bed and puts his feet on it and says, "Look Mom, I'm surfing!"
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Sleepy Dad

I asked Chad to hold Callie the other night while I did some things and when I came back, this is what I saw! They were too cute. I just had to take a picture. He'd probably kill me if he knew this was on my blog, but lucky for me he doesn't know how to get to it. (Let's just say he's not that computer friendly :) )
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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fun Weekend

Last weekend, Chad, Jocee, and I went to Bartlett Lake with Chad's sister's family. It was so much fun!! We haven't had that much fun in such a long time. Jocee had the time of her life. She didn't even know what a lake was!! But she was still excited to go. When we got there, she exclaimed, "Look Mom! The lake is SO beautiful!!"
When we started going on the boat, she got so excited and couldn't stop smiling! She was grinning from ear to ear the entire time! She especially loved "going really fast!"
Her cousin Zach was so sweet with her. He held her hand so she wouldn't be scared (or fly off the boat--she weighs like nothing!). When he let go for a second, she said "Zach! Please hold my hand!" He immediately grabbed her hand back and said "Okay." It was a sweet moment of a cousin caring for his little cousin.
We all jumped in the water to "swim like fish!" Jocee kept jumping in off the side of the boat. She LOVED it!
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Posting Trouble

I have been trying to put pictures on my posts and I type out a long post and then for some reason my internet explorer just closes when I hit "Publish" so it never works!! I'm getting so frustrated. I just typed a long post about last weekend and then went to my blog and it's not there!! Anyone else having this problem?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Party pics

Lexee and Katee hanging out at Teddy's party.
Daddy got Callie to sleep!
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Teddy's 18th B-day!

Friday night was my brother's 18th birthday. He got 2 cakes--a chocolate fudge cake (I made) and my mom made him a cheesecake.
He got the biggest piece of cheesecake!!! We didn't think he'd be able to eat it all, it was so big!
This is a normal size paper plate and it covers almost the entire plate!!!
He did it!!! He ate the ENTIRE piece! I don't know where he puts it all...
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What the Heck is going on???

I just posted a new post with pics and when it went to my blog, all my pics on the side of each of us were gone!! What happened?? Now I have to redo my blog again! Why did this happen?? Anyone know?

Girls are so much fun!

I bought a new nail polish and decided it was time for Callie to have her first pedicure! She actually was pretty still while I did it. Of course she had no idea what I was doing to her, but it was still fun! Jocee was like "You're painting Callie's toes???!!!" It was cute.
She was so happy to have "pretty toes", as Katee calls them!
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Monday, September 10, 2007

Sick, sick, sick!

Last week, Chad caught the sick bug (achy body, cough, sore throat) and still has it. Then this morning, I got up and had a bit of a sore throat and it's getting progressively worse as the day goes by. Plus I've got a runny nose too and my head is starting to ache (like the beginning of an illness). Then Jocee woke up from a nap and was coughing up a storm and said she was cold (when it's freakin' hot). So I started taking Amoxicillan and will start Jocee on it too. I really hope the babies don't get it, but with all of us sick, I'm sure they will get something.
Jordan's dentist appointment is tomorrow too and will be semi-knocked out and will be out of it all day. Not to mention he has an ear infection too!
So I've already walked around the house and lysol-ed everything. I'm trying not to kiss on the babies--it's SOO hard not to kiss them though! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

All dolled up!

Jocee and Katee had matching dress and skirt on today for church. They were so cute!

Aren't they just the cutest 6 & 3 year olds you've ever seen??!!! (I think so! :))

I love this picture of Jocee! Her hair was so easy to do (and looked way cute!) today and there was no crying!! Yea!!

Katee had her hair up with her little curls out. She was cute as always.
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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Loving her new 'do!

New Haircut

There it goes!!

Ahhhhhhh! My hair is gone!

Looking serious about her new look.

Now she's making funny faces...but she really does love her new haircut. It's low maintenance but still very cute even if she doesn't let me do it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Today was a hard day with Callie. After Jordan came home from school, we went to Grandma's to swim. I took the 3 kids in the pool while Grandma watched Callie. We were in the pool about an hour and she said Callie screamed the entire time. She cried the whole way home, during dinner, while I gave the kids a shower, and has just now (8:34pm) calmed down. I tried feeding her, walking her, bouncing her, rocking her...even had Chad give it a try but she kept screaming!! She's got to be exhausted--I am, and she's the one doing the crying!! I'm ready for bed now!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

2 months old already!

It's hard to believe how fast time flies!! Callie turned 2 months old on the 29th! She had to go get 2 shots in her legs-poor baby! At her appt she weighed 11 lbs- only in the 25%! She's doing much better than before with her throwing up. I monitored her for a couple of weeks before her Upper GI appointment and she wasn't throwing up anymore so I cancelled the appointment. She's smiling, cooing, and just about ready to giggle. It's the cutest thing when she starts making sounds and "talking" back when we talk to her. She also sucks her fingers like her sister, Jocee, except Callie likes the 3rd & 4th fingers and Jocee likes her pointer and middle fingersShe's sleeping through the night (about 10 or 11pm til between 7 and 8am.). It's so nice to get a full night's sleep. She's starting to be a bit more content when she's in her swing or bouncy seat and Mommy's not holding her. She's just the cutest little baby! Not one outing goes by with her, when a stranger (or 2 or 3!) has to stop me to tell me what a beautiful baby I have. I am very greatful to have 4 healthy, beautiful children. Often we take our health for granted until something goes wrong. I thank the Lord for a healthy family!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Finally! A Girls Night Out!!

Last night, I got to go out with my girlfriends!! Woohoo!!! I don't even remember the last time I went out with girlfriends. It was well overdue to say the least. We went to the movies and then to dinner. Exciting, I know. We all were so goofy--some people probably thought we were crazy! We felt like we were back in high school again! It was great to be "young" again! Ha ha...like we're old--we just feel like it because between the 3 of us, we have 9 1/2 kids! I know, I know, you'd never guess we could have ANY kids, right? It's good to have friends who can totally relate to me and my life and understand what I'm going through. Thanks girls--for being great friends!!! Can't wait to do it again! With no pit stops next time--LOL!! :) We love you Erika!

Cliff Jumping (ha ha!)

Jordan standing on the diving rock ledge trying to get enough courage to jump!

He did it!!! Woohoo!!

Chad relaxing under the ledge and enjoying the waterfall. Wouldn't that be nice to come home to after a hot, hard day of work? Some day.....
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Today we went to Chad's cousin's house for a swim party and BBQ. They have an awesome pool and we had so much fun playing in it!

Jocee loved going down the rock slide! (No she has not gained a lot of weight in her belly--it's a swimsuit with a floaty sewn inside of it.).

We tried to get Jordan to go down head first on his belly like Superman, but he wasn't quite ready yet! He still had a blast!

Daddy and Katee playing in the water.
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