Sunday, December 28, 2008

Skyler has been moved to her big girl bed! We got the girls new beds and mattresses. It took about an hour for Skyler to settle down and actually fall asleep in her new bed. Hopefully, she will enjoy the new bed and not miss her crib. Let's hope for more successful naps and bedtimes.

This is her asleep in her new bed.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I almost forgot, it is mine and Chris' 6 year anniversary today. We had plans to go to the Melting Pot to eat, which is our favorite place to eat, but Skyler burned her hand about 20 minutes before we were going to leave. We had to cancel and will hopefully reschedule soon. Anyway, Happy Anniversary honey. We've been through alot during these last 6 years and I know we will have many more great years to come.

Have a great weekend everybody!
It has been too long since we last updated the blog. We have been doing pretty well around here. My ankle feels much better. It is still not perfect, but I can at least walk on it. Alana has been great. She is enjoying her Christmas break from school. Skyler has been okay. She got a fever at the end of last week that got up to 105. We took her to the doc and they said she had a UTI. She has been on antibiotics and is much better. This was her second UTI in about he last 8 months or so. Because of this, the doc thought she may have an issue with her urine going from her bladder back up to her kidneys. Her pediatrician set her up with an appointment on Friday at a radiology department at a different hospital. They did an ultrasound on her kidney's and bladder and then they put in a catheter and injected dye into her bladder and took a moving x-ray to see if the dye would go back up from her bladder to her kidneys. Thankfully, the doc's initial review of the x-rays and ultra sound showed that everything looked fine. The dye did not go back up to the kidneys. It was a terrible experience for Skyler and for us. She cried the whole time and we couldn't do anything to make her feel better. About 10 minutes after it was over, she did start to settle down. By the time we left, she was feeling much better.

Then tonight, I had turned on the iron and Skyler reached up and grabbed it. She burned her left hand pretty bad. She cried and I cried for quite a while. We put ointment on it and bandaged it all up. She settled down after a while and she was back to normal in about an hour and a half. We cut apart an old sock and made it into a glove to cover her bandage. In the last couple of pictures you can see her hand. Let's hope she has a good night and it heals quickly.

Anyway, here are some pictures from Christmas. The girls had a blast. They got all kinds of gifts from family and friends and of course Santa. Hope everyone else had a great Christmas and I hope everyone as a great New Year.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I did a stupid thing this weekend. I tripped and fell and twisted my ankle. We went to the emergency room shortly afterwards. The baby is just fine but the doc said I should stay off my foot for 3 weeks! That is just not going to happen. I've done really well at staying off of it since it happened and I will be home by myself all day tomorrow to give it more time to be elevated and heal. It has greatly improved since it happened yesterday. I can't walk on it yet, but hopefully in the next day or two I will be able to take a step. Below are a couple of pictures. It is still pretty swollen and black and blue.

A few days ago I was checking on the kids because I hadn't heard them for a while. I came into the living room and saw them like this watching TV. They were so cute.

Nice butt crack Alana.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

We've been busy enjoying life down here in Tennessee. It has gotten chilly over the past month. I already can't wait until spring comes around again.

Alana has all next week off of school for Thanksgiving vacation. We are headed to Steve and Jenae's - - for Thanksgiving. Steve is on his way home from Afghanistan right now for 18 days. Chris is just itching for him to come home. He can't wait to play with his buddy again. We should have a great time and eat some great food.

Here are some recent pictures we have taken of the girls. They have been doing great except that Alana has a cold right now. Hopefully it will pass quickly and the rest of us don't catch it. Anyway, enjoy the pictures.

Dare devil.

Just watching some TV.

Alana made this Pilgrim bonnet at school.

Silly girl.

Just pickin'.

Outside play time.


Saturday, November 1, 2008


We've had a good Halloween week. We started last Sunday looking for a couple of pumpkins. The girls each picked out one. It sure was a tough decision for them.

Then we cleaned out the pumpkin. Alana thought it was too icky and only helped for a bit.

Dad cleaned the rest of it out for the girls.

We carved Alana's pumpkin on one side and Alana colored the other side. They kinda went nuts with the markers.

Alana was a Fairy Princess and Skyler just wore a pumpkin shirt.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's a boy!

We had our doctor's visit today and we found out we are expecting a boy! We are very excited. He is right on track with his development. The doctor actually said he is measuring a week longer than the rest of his body measurements. She said he will probably be a long baby. I will try to put up some pictures of the ultra sound pictures. I need to scan them at work and I won't be back to work until Monday because Skyler has diarrhea and she can't go to daycare tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I know it has been a month since we have updated the blog. We have been busy and we haven't taken many pictures lately. Here are a few from earlier this month when we went to Minnesota for Jamie's funeral. The girls loved being on the farm.

Here is a picture of all the youngest grand kids. L to R - Lauryn, Alana, Sophie, Katie and Erica and Skyler.

Chris cleaned out the closet under the stairs and it has become the toy closet. The girls love it. He got some big brownie points from me for that move. Now I have a list of other stuff he can do to make our house less cluttered with stuff.

And of course a good picture of tubby time. If you can't tell, they both have soap beards on.

The pregnancy is going great. We go to the doctor tomorrow to find out if we are having a boy or girl! We are so excited to finally know. We will update the blog once we find out.
Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Here are some fun pictures we have taken recently. The girls were pretending to be wiggly worms.

They both squeeze into the car. And yes, it does eventually end up in a fight.

Skyler passed out after lunch one day. She was very tired.