Sunday, December 28, 2008
Well, just so I don't feel like a complete slacker this Christmas, I thought that I would at least put up a few pics. Sorry I didn't send out any Christmas cards, or keep up any time honored traditions (sorry Jeremy, no Peppermint Log, maybe for New Years) . I just hope that what we did share as a family will be well remembered. We were alone again this Christmas, which made me a little sad, but nothing could dampen the excitement of Christmas morning. About all the pictures that I took were at least in some way blurry because I could not get the girls to hold still for one second. Usually we will take the morning slow, open the stockings, get breakfast, have some kind of order opening presents, but not this year. I was content, for some reason, to just let the kids pick their own pace. We opened a few, played for a while, opened some more, and it didn't really matter whose turn it was or even whose present we were playing with. It was a joyful morning with no pressure to have anything perfect. I know crazy, huh? Kyrie got a ton of arts and crafty things, a watch she's totally been begging for, dolls and a huge dollhouse, some cool clothes.... Brielle got a crawling Pinkie Pie, dolls, furReal pets, a flashlight she won't put down or turn off, a huge amount of chocolate she consumed right away, a remote control carriage, pony house, yeah, they both received too much in my opinion, but so worth it to see the look on their faces. They don't get spoiled very often. My favorite was the fairy tale stories recorded onto CD by Grammy Jan reading them out loud. My kids listen to tapes and CD's every night at bedtime and this was perfect! New stories for them to listen to, and they are already getting well used! Kel got me a essential oil diffuser, I think that I've wanted one of these for a few years now. He of course, got a new 42" TV. The sad part of that present was that he had to stand in line for it the day after Thanksgiving to buy it for himself.
So that's our Christmas in a nutshell, I'll post more when my pregnant brain can think again.
Pure Christmas Joy!
Monday, December 22, 2008
P.S. Kyrie asked Santa for an I-pod for Christmas, and Brielle just wants a big piece of chocolate??? And I can't keep those two away from the presents under the christmas tree.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
*What is your husband’s name:Kelly Joseph
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Yes, my pants are really buttoned, but as a disclaimer, they are a size larger than I normally wear, that's why they still fit. Because believe it or not, I have gained as much weight now, as I did with my entire pregnancy with Kyrie.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We did just get home from a 2 week stay in Utah for the holiday, it was just me and the girls, but it was a good trip. I got to eat as much pumpkin treats as I could, which honestly I couldn't fit THAT much extra, I was a little bummed. The whole eating for two doesn't really work out for me... oh well. We were excited to come home to our first snow storm of the season, but sorely let down when I basically melted the next day and was almost 60 degrees again a few days later. This crazy Colorado weather, not at all what you would expect. Well I'd better go, it's time for another bathroom break. I'll try to stay better caught up...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
A crazy halloween this year. Kyrie had 2 halloween birthday parties, a zoo extravaganza, a neighborhood party, a ward party, and of course trick-or-treating. At first she wanted to be a witch (a good witch- that still looked traditionally bad) so I made her a costume ( which wasn't nearly up to par as Project Runway, but I was still proud of myself since I made it up as I went along). I guess she didn't like it very much though, because after wearing it to one party she opted for something completly different to the next party. A snow fairy, wearing a white dress and a crown. Even then to the next party she decided to be something a little more tradional, Cinderella. I keep asking myself, why did I spend so much time making the first costume when she would only wear it once or twice??? But then again, I guess this holiday only comes along once a year and is an oppertunity to dress-up as much as she likes. I shouldn't try and stop her.
Brielle on the other had was completly content just being a unicorn, or "unitorn" in her words. BUT, she would correct you if you called her a horse, mylittle pony, cowgirl or anything of the like. At least I have one semi-easy girl.
This is actually a couple day after halloween. Kyrie's is on the left, and Brielle's is right.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Every time I asked her to pose for the camera, she insisted on sitting on the pumpkin.
Brielle is always eager to smile for the camera. Sorry there are no pics of Kyrie, she went to a different pumpkin patch with her school, and of course I forgot my camera.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Since when do your children come home from Joyschool with this on their paper?
Another crazy growing up thing she does lately is her own Reading Time. After Kyrie is done reading, she has to read her own book out loud too. She puts her finger under the words and repeats them after me. I have very mixed feelings about the whole thing. She's only three for crying out loud, and still my little baby for a little while longer, what is going on? What ever happened to being content with just looking at the pictures?
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers.
1 I absolutely cannot go to sleep at night, unless I have brushed my teeth and said my prayers.
2. I am not a morning person, I have a hard time getting out of bed unless I have a purpose
3. I love sleeping in clean sheets (so far all of these quirks have something to do with sleeping, I think I'm tired.)
4. I think I'm turning into my Mother, I used to dislike how she just threw together meals from left overs in the fridge, now I find I'm doing it myself.
5. I'm still afraid of the dark. For Reals!
6. I like working and playing in the dirt, even the way it smells. I like to think that I'm part of the earth, and love beautifing it.
Ok, there you have it a few quirks. I'm supposed to tag 6 others, but I don't dare, so if you want to play this game then go right ahead.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
- stop moving wheelbarrow after wheel barrow of bricks to the backyard for a patio
- no more digging trenches to improve water run off in the back
- moving a whole truck load of manure to improve soil conditions is probably not the best
- sand is not very fun to move around either...
- picking humongous kids up is not good for the back
- not getting enough sleep because I would rather spend time with husband since he's out of town about three days out of the week
- teaching daughter how to ride a two wheelie- guess it's not so bad, get's me huffn' n puffin though
- scrapbooking all hours of the night esp. when kids need dinner
- moving lunch room tables about while volunteering at Kyrie's school (they won't let me do this one anymore)
- wish I could cut back on the bathroom breaks, alot of time is wasted there!!!
There you go just a couple of the things I've been doing the past couple of week because I don't take my condition seriously ( but how can I? Life doesn't stop just because your expecting...)
PS and in case anyone's wondering, I did have an ultrasound this week. The baby was being very modest and wouldn't show a thing except for a glimpse. We are about 90% sure it's another girl. How crazy is that? Kel comes from a family of all boys, I have 7 brothers...maybe I just need more drama in my life! Any good name ideas? We can't agree on a single one!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Time has flown by a lot faster than expected, mostly because I wasn't paying any attention to the timing, or any significant events that would tell me when I was due. So at the ultrasound yesterday, it was quite a shock when the baby was measuring almost a month earlier than I initially thought. I just thought I was getting really fat. The midwife estimated that I was about 17 weeks along, which would put my due date about Feb. 16. (Sorry Brooke, I didn't mean to). But who knows, it could change again. I'm just along for the ride. Sorry guys, I didn't mean to keep it a secret for so long, I just don't like talking about myself.
So there you go, you are the second person I have told so far (most people in my family heard it from someone else).
Monday, September 1, 2008
Amazingly, Kel had the day off on Saturday, which doesn't come by too often so we started our day off early. We thought it a good idea to see a couple of the sights around town. First we went to the Manitou Springs cliff dwellings. The kids enjoyed climbing in through the houses and seeing first had how the Indians lived first hand. That is until they got in trouble for not listening to their parents. Their idea of "exploring" left them a little lost amongst the dwellings and crying for help from a stranger. We could have gone in and saved them the trouble, but thought they needed to learn a lesson. Did they learn it? I have no idea.
Next we went a for a short hike and lovely scenic drive through the famous Garden of the Gods. Yes, it was a very short hike because someone was in a very grumpy mood, so we decided to leave early . The mountains were very beautiful. Kel and I decided that we would have to come back by ourselves because maybe the kids were still a little too young to appreciate it.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I did have the question all the fees though they included:
Victim's assistance fund $10
Family Friendly surcharge $1
Traffic Fine $70
Court Costs $21
Court Security Cash Fund $5
Tramatic Brain Injury $10
Weird, I'm being charged $1 so they can be family Friendly??? I hope it's for some good reason. Oh well, I'm glad it's over, I've been crossing my fingers for too long. Let's just hope that I don't get another ticket any time soon!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Brielle is really excited to be starting Joyschool next week. I think she's getting bored of playing all by herself. Hopefully a little more interaction with other kids will soften the blow of now being home with just mom all day. She turns 3 in March but is amazingly, the oldest in the group. I'm a little curious to how this will turn out. The kids will all be so young....and I'm used to teaching 4 and 5 year olds. Hopefully I can keep up...