Monday, October 27, 2008

Mom has to brag!

I am not usually one to brag about anything - well maybe I have never had anything important to brag about.
Well this last week I got 2 exciting bits of info.....
Hannah's principle Mrs. Brown called me on Thursday night; not to say anything was wrong but to deliver good news. She said Hannah's teacher passed a note onto her saying Hannah is responsible, caring, treats others well, is always ready when asked and a whole lot more. I always knew Hannah was the best but when you get to hear it from someone else (the principle of a whole school) it feels super great!

Then on Saturday I went out and grabbed the mail and there was a post card saying Isaac got "Caught Being Good." St. Michael schools follows the Six Pillars of Character program which include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, & citizenship. So Isaac's postcard stated that he showed responsibility for always turning his homework into the blue bin right when he gets to school.

Every parents should have moments like these. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Last Thursday morning we hit the road and drove up to my parents in Brainard. Other then our stop at McDonald's half way up it was an uneventful drive. Buddy (our doof of a dog) provided entertainment for the whole restaurant by sitting in the drivers seat waiting for us to come back out. He looked really funny sitting there-it looked like he was really driving. The kids had a nice time following grandpa around the yard all day and that night we went for a walk across the street to see the horses. At 1st I was kind of disappointed because they were 1/2 way across the field but grandpa saved the day by making horse noises at them and all 5 of them came trotting over to us. Dumb Buddy was so excited to see them that he went to run to them and ran right into the barbed wire fence so I had to go get his leash.

Friday we headed for home again and stopped in Garrison to visit great grandma and grandpa. I had a great time chit chatting while the kids ran up and down their new handy cap ramp. Funny what kids will find to play with.
Saturday was our nieces 3rd birthday and we celebrated at Joe's parents house. The kids had a blast playing with Hazel. Avril and her really got along well. (which doesn't happen to often) Joe, Barb, & Beth went to a haunted house in Anoka that night. Joe & Beth said it wasn't that scary but, Barb was so scared that it made it fun for them. Beth got a good beating from Barb though. Barb would get scared and start running with Beth out in front of her. Well that was all fine and dandy until the hallway suddenly turned and Beth was smashed into a wall. (No I didn't go-I am far too scared for that stuff)
Finally, Sunday was truly a day of rest. We did absolutely nothing all day!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tag- I think I have played this game before

Sorry Aimee that I am so slow at this stuff so here you go. I hope it's everything you were hoping for. :)

The "rules" of the game are as follows:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tagOkay,

1.) I drive a mini van. Yes I know a mini van!!!
2.) I might not be 25 anymore. SHOCKING but, I will always lie.
3.) I am a registered Girl Scout. Just so everyone knows you are never too old!
4.) I wish it was easier to maintain friendships. Life seems too busy sometimes.
5.) I don't like the state of Arkansas much but, I wish I could help it out somehow.
6.) I am more in love with my husband today then I was 8 years ago.

And I tag these 6 people. Are there even 6 people that read our blog. Huh I guess I will find out.
1.) My fabulous aunt Dorothy
2.) My super aunt Deanna whom I wish I talked to more
3.) My lovely sister Sam
4.) My oldest friend Nicole B.
5.) My friend that lives in ummm whats that state again....Oh yeah Iowa - Alie
6.) Last but not least... Barb yep you- now you have to tell me some good stuff.

Have a super great day everyone. Happy Monday!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


WE (as in Avril & I) did it! She finally lost her little battle against the potty and is trained. It almost sounds like she is a dog. I have never in my life struggled so much with a child to be potty trained. It took almost a month and this last week she has been perfect. She even wears undies to bed at night.
Here's a fun little story about Avril being potty trained.........About a month ago while we were working on potty training we went up to my parents house for the weekend and Avril had been really good with no accidents for a whole day. However, as so as mommy and grandma went into town to get lunch Avril pooped in her pants. Instead of getting daddy she thought she would clean it up herself in grandma and grandpas bathroom. Well that didn't go so well and she got poop all over their bathroom. Joe was not very happy but cleaned it up. Grandma and mom came home and heard about the little oops and grandma went to wash Avrils cloths and her rugs and noticed that Avrils undies were missing. Grandma thought Joe just threw them out. However, about 2 hours later grandma opened a drawer in the bathroom and Ta-Da there were Avril's yucky undies. She knew she did something wrong and thought she would hide the evidence. What a laugh!
Avril also traded her nuks in for a new Dora toy today. Wish me luck with this one!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Long Time

I am so sorry for not updating in a while. Life has been going at warp speeds!

Last weekend we went on a hayride out in Rogers. The weather was perfect and surprisingly it was a whole hour ride. Joe was out of town so I was a little nervous about going alone but the kids were all very well behaved and enjoyed the relaxation too!

Tonight Hannah starts practice for the Hansel & Gretel play she is in. So check back to find out how she is doing as a Cookie Dancer!

From now on out I will try to update our life as it happens!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sleeping Angel Photo Contest

I just had to try out for this little contest. I do have hundreds of photos of my kids sleeping but this one is my favorite...Avril would love the Lily Rose set if she were to become the winner. To submit your sleepy head photos just go to Good luck to everyone!

I just wanted to put this one on here for everyone to see to but, the top one is my submission. Isaac likes to play Ninja Turtles and in his back is his sword. TOO CUTE!