Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gavin's Preschool Graduation

It took a while for the videos to load, but here they are finally!

Busy, busy, busy

So I've been pretty bad about keeping this thing updated. We've been super busy around here. This last weekend we had a garage sale that Anita and my mom both helped out with. And poor Brian was recruited to help too because of his being off work due to surgery. He couldn't do a lot, but it sure helped having him here to price stuff and keep a watchful eye on all the kiddos.
Chase is getting big, he's now 7 months old! He's now sitting up on his own, eating baby food, and trying to crawl. Yesterday he was trying to pull himself up while holding onto my leg. I'm so not ready for him to be mobile yet! I have a feeling he's going to be my wiry-into everything-can't keep me in one spot even if you chained me-kid. Something I am so not ready for! But I guess the upside to that is I'll get my exercise!

Dylan is still my big helper and loves the babies (Chase and my sister's baby Addison), even though most the time they would rather be left alone than bombarded with hugs from him. He's loving the summer weather and being able to play outside. Oh yes, I can't forget the most important update on him... he can now (drum roll please) stand up to go potty!!! Yay! He actually grew a tiny bit over the winter, which is surprising, but he's still wearing most the clothes he wore last summer. We're hoping he grows a bit taller over the summer too. The poor kid is a little vertically challenged.

Gavin "graduated" from Preschool. But not really. He's actually going back in the fall because his birthday being in October he misses the cut off. But he is happy that he gets to go back and see Mrs. Daigle again. He's still trying to convince me that school is not over and that when it's Tuesday he still has to go to school! I explained it all to him, but he's still adamant that he's missing it. Ah, the days of loving to go to school! I'll be sure and remind him of this when he's fighting and crying because he doesn't want to go in a few years.

Well, for me the summer is going to be pretty full. I am going to be watching 10 kids, so that should be interesting! I'll have my three (of course), my neighbor's two Isabelle and Gabe, twice a week, Jordan and Nick, 2-4 times a week, and Anita's three a few times a week. Most of the days they all be here at once, but I'm sure there will be a few times that will happen this summer. So if you think I'm bad about updating this blog now, just wait! lol
I'll have a nice break in the fall though, because I'm pretty sure most of them will be going to preschool/school on most of the days. So I won't be busy until after 3 those days.
Things for Chris are busy, busy too. Right now is the busy time for the irrigation business. He's not been working to extremely late though which is nice. He normally gets home about 7 or a little after, but he's up and at work by 6:30am so he's still working 12 hour days. He's also playing softball again this year. His games are on Mondays and Wednesdays and I think they might have a pretty good team this year, and win some games :)
So that's the scoop on what's been going on over in our neck of the woods the past few weeks. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything that's really important. I guess if I'd actually update it when things happen I wouldn't have to worry about forgetting anything! Oh well, such is life with a billion and one kids... lol

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful mother's day. We got up and got ready for church and the boys brought in a card for me that had a gift card for 150 minutes of tanning! So now I won't shine like a light bulb when I wear my shorts. lol
After church we went over to Curtis and Shara's house to eat lunch and celebrate Kevin and Bradon's birthdays as well as mother's day. Then we went home and I got to take almost an hour long nap!
After naps we went over to see my mom and give her her gift. Then we went to Marble slab and had ice cream with our life group.
All in all it was a great day.