Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Ryan!

He's 3. It's hard to believe that our little boy is already 3. We enjoyed the day with family and friends at the bowling alley. What a hoot. The kids had a lot of fun. Some got bored with the bowling after a while, and others enjoyed the game until the time was up. Ryan threw as many balls as he could. He hopped up and down with excitement each time. (When he didn't get a strike he would turn around with a sad face. I guess he's a little competitive already.) We really enjoyed the day.

Today we are staying home to enjoy our new toys. Our house if full of new challenges and Ryan is determined to give each equal play time. (Daddy's really getting good at Pac-Man and Basketball Shootout too!)

I'll post some pictures soon. What a wonderful season.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Woo Hoo! I'm on vacation until January. There's no better feeling. Ok...there's probably a better feeling but no one has delivered my million dollar check yet;) We're going to the zoo tonight to see the lights and I'm hoping it helps to get me in the spirit.

This week was very stressful at work as we were informed of impending layoffs that affects a large number of people at my plant. Some are already worried about how they will pay their rent or feed their kids. Please pray that our economy turns around soon. Enough said.

Hey, I wanted to share a peek of my Christmas cards that I really enjoyed making. Anyway, I may get caught up in life during my vacation so I may not be blogging much. Hope your holiday is happy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Sound as Jolly as Jingle Bells!

Today's message is intended to give Ryan a big shout out! Congratulations Buddy for going PeePee on the Potty.

Discussing bathroom noises goes against all rules of etiquette. However, in our home, and the homes of almost all of our acquaintence, the rule is broken at every gathering. This year, we will definately be breaking the rules and bragging about our little guy who is doing a great job going to the potty. The sound of tinkle in the can is as sweet to my ears this year as the sound of jingle bells;)

We're so proud of you buddy. Keep up the good work. As a reward, we'll be spending Ryan's 3rd birthday at the bowling alley with a few cousins and friends. We can't wait.

(Special thanks to Ms. Char and the rest of the gang at daycare who have helped us encourage Ryan along.)

Monday, December 17, 2007


Here's a picture of Tyler peeking out of the window of his car seat cover. It is so cute. It reminds me of a little Eskimo baby. I love this contraption. I throw a couple of blankets on Ty and cover him up and we are off and running with no fuss.

I kinda enjoyed the snow day yesterday. Jim and I got a lot of chores done. I feel bad for Jim though. He spent 3 hours shoveling and snow blowing. He even cleared off my truck so I wouldn't have any problems Monday morning. (Thanks honey.) Ryan wanted to help badly, but we haven't bought boots for him yet. Last years boots were a size 7 and he is now in an 11. Wow. I promised him I would stop at the store to buy some today and maybe we will venture outside.

It looks cold, but it looks like fun too.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hand Sandwich

Here's our little cutie, eating his hand and wishing his mom would quit doing whatever she is doing and just feed him! It's been a long, stressful week and I am so glad it is Friday. We really look forward to the weekends at home with the kids.

Hope you have a great weekends. Try to find something fun to do. We're going to "wrap" up our Christmas shopping figuratively and literally, I hope. And, the kids are feeling pretty good and we are going to get Tyler's first pictures and Ryan's 3-year pictures.

Take Care!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz

Sleepy baby's are especially sweet. Tyler sat playing all morning last weekend watching Ryan and Daddy play. He is really finding his toes these days. All of a sudden we looked over and saw our sleepy baby! It doesn't look very comfortable, but Tyler was very content for his morning nap.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


My neice Hailee Victoria celebrated Birthday #4 at the pool. Ryan is still asking if we can go back! Do you think it sounds too cold to swim? I agree...and so did the kids lips. They turned blue and they chattered, but they sure did have fun. (Jim caught a cold from spending 2 hours in the water with Ryan. What a sport!)

Friday, December 7, 2007


Busy, Busy, Busy. I'm swamped at work and I haven't been able to sit down at home until 7 p.m. or later each night. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Ryan and Ty are a little sick and I think Jim is too. He was sleepy last night;)

I hope everyone gets well soon as we have a lot of fun planned for the weekend. A holiday party, Hailee's B-day party at the pool, and Jim and I are taking a class at the community college.

Last night, I worked on Christmas cards and hope to send them soon. They are really cute.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm Here...

I'm not being a very faithful blogger. Here is a cute picture of the boys from last month that I didn't already share. We are doing well. (A little boogery though) It is cold and we are trapped inside. I better find some fun things to do.