Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa's Lodge Disaster

Here's my weekend wrap up..

My husband was off work this Saturday for the first time in 3 weeks and he kept saying I want to go do something I don't want to just sit around here all weekend again. After he said it enough times he got what he wished for a 1:15 I called the Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus IN and made reservations for the night. The Lynch family was taking a road trip. By about 2 we were on the road. It is about an hour and a half drive and the kids were excellent in the car (which was shocking). We got there and checked in and took the kids swimming which they all loved. I thought to myself this is awesome what a great family day together. And then it hit. The demon that posesses my middle child started to come through. We went to this Christmas store and he was wanting to see Santa and my husband said you have to wait in line and he started having a tantrum right then and there in this crowded store. We just left with what felt like a million peoples eyes on us. Things got a little better from there we went to the land of lights and drove through to look at all the lights and things were looking up for a brief instant. Then we get back to our hotel and go downstairs to the restraunt to eat. Connor doesn't want to sit still and eat and keeps getting out of his seat. While I am getting my food from the buffet Keith is giving me the death look and motioning me to get over there with some serious urgency. Come to find out Connor had been laying on the floor and when Keith was getting him up Sam had spilt Maggies drink all over the table and floor. Awesome. I forgot to mention when we first got into that restraunt a little boy was choking on his food and finally threw up all over the floor. That is a great way to set the mood. Needless to say Keith hauled Connor out of that restraunt immediately and Mag and Sam and I finished eating and followed. Now we are on to the meet and greet with Santa. My kids are waiting there turn to see Santa and Connor is running around the lobby like some demon child. I tried to act like I didn't know him but he kept calling me mom so it ruined my cover. Haha. It is there turn now and guess what Connor and Sam are both terrified of Santa. Once again Awesome... Now Connor is screaming having another fit and I just took him and Sam back to the room and made them go to sleep. Maggie stayed up and had milk and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. She was in heaven and had the time of her life. The sleeping for the night didn't go great. My kids just get laid in their beds at 8pm every night I haven't slept with the boys since they were newborns really and now I am more aware of why. Sam tossed and turned and slept on my head and on my back and everywhere imaginable. He finally passed out about an hour after he started at the foot of the bed. Connor woke Maggie up bc he had his knees in her back. I think it was 3 in the morning when I finally got to sleep. What a night. Sam woke up at 5 in the morning. We ate breakfast with Santa. He talked to Connor a couple of times and he screamed loud enough everyone once again looked at us. Then it was back home and does it ever feel good to be home. I can honestly say I am glad we went. It wasn't all bad and you have to make memories. The kids will only remember the good parts when they get older right? On the way home my husband springs it to me that a trip to Wal-Mart would have sufficed him. It would have been nice to know that a little earlier on...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have been so crazy lately I have completely neglected the blog and the facebook ( 2 things I didn't think I could do without out Haha).

Where do I start...
Last week Keith's grandma was in the hospital and when it was time to discharge her we were told she couldn't go home:( So... I went to the Legends (Btw it is sooo nice there) and made arrangements there for her and grandpa to stay while she got some more physical therapy and hopefully gets her strength back enough to come home. It has been stressful. Grandpa didn't want to move out there and grandma has been acting really confused and not like herself. It really sucks to have to be the one to make all of these tough decisions but we are all they have and are just trying to do what we think is best for them right now. Maybe she will really improve and get to come home. But I have a hard time seeing that happen. It is hard to see these people who have been like parents to us start to decline so much. I guess it is life but at the same time I am just not ready for it.
Moving on to my own household.. Things are just as crazy as always. Mags is growing like a weed (which explains why all her pants are high waters again. I can't find a pair of pants that fit that kids waist and are long enough). She is so excited about Christmas but has been asking if Santa is real or not. She can't figure out why he had the same Hannah Montana wrapping paper as I did last year. We aren't ready for her to be big so we keep making excuses for things. Maybe that isn't right but we still want her to believe at least till next year. Dang those kids at school and on the school bus. Lol.
Connor is like talking to a person now not like the baby boy he was last Christmas. He is now saying thank you mommy and please and sorry and excuse me. He almost acts like he has manners. It is so sweet. He is really beginning to love his brother and has fun running and chasing him all around the house. On the other hand he has learned the meaning of no. Now if you say Connor let's go to bed he says no way momma. It is so cute you have to laugh but at times it is pretty trying. His tv watching recliner has turned into the bad boy chair and he has done several stints in it each day. I wonder if he will ever learn to share with his brother. It is so hard to discipline your kids but I just really want him to be a good boy and we want to instill good values in him. Maggie was always really well behaved. I don't know if it is the difference between boys and girls or what but this is really our first rodeo. It gets interesting around here. Lol.
Sam has been cutting the mother load of teeth and he has been a disgusting drooling mess. He has been having to wear a bib all the time to keep his clothes dry. He has also had a sinus infection on top of that (the kind when he cries he blows a beautiful snot bubble). So for that reason I have had him quarantined. I didn't want him to catch anything else or pass it on. Plus who wants to see a snotty kid. Yuck. I still love him and kiss his drooly mouth at any chance I can get. When it is your own it is never that gross, right? But he is running like a wild man. He is kind of bow legged ( the dr assures me he will out grow that) and is getting a big belly on him so he just waddles around the house all the time. It is so funny to watch him. He is saying just about everything. It is amazing how quickly he picks up on stuff.
Anyways Yo gabba gabba is almost over (btw that is the stupidest show I have ever seen but for some reason Connor is loving it now) so my time is up. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. Oh yeah one more thing Courtney Owens my computer will never let me leave a comment on your blog but I am still reading it and loving it. Thanks for always commenting on my blog. My computer is about to get a revamp bc our lap top is broken and then I ought to be back in business.
Take care everyone.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm still here!!

Where do I start...
The last 2 weeks have been really crazy around here. On the 18th I had breast reduction surgery. It has been something I have been wanting to do for years and was waiting to be done having babies to do. I felt like my back was always hurting and none of my shirts were ever fitting right. Anyways so I went for it and I am so glad I did. I am feeling so much better already. The surgery wasn't bad at all and the recovery has been pretty easy as well. Just been hard to not pick up the kids for the last 2 weeks. Sam I can pick up but Connor is way to heavy so I have had to have help from my mom and mother in law in order to recover. I think I am about back to normal though and i go to the dr tommorrow and hopefully he will say I am ok to go back to the usual.
We have been gearing up for Christmas. Decorating and putting lights up are such a big job. Especially because now that we have a bigger house I keep buying more trees and more decorations which my husband is thrilled about. Haha. Sam is obsessed with taking all the ornaments off the tree and Connor is having fun unwrapping the gifts. He brought me a shirt the other day and said look mom this is such a cool shirt. Guess what it was the one I had bought for my sister and had wrapped under the tree. This could be a long 23 more days. I am almost done with my shopping except for just a few odd and end things but the majority of it is done. yay!! I hate shopping after Thanksgiving with all the people out. Today is actually my brothers birthday. Last year Maggie and I were at a party store and saw this Hamburger hat and she wanted to buy it for my dad for his birthday. We decided that he should wear it to all the birthday parties after that. Little did I know that on my birthday I got my own hat. The hot dog hat. Now my brothers birthday has rolled around and he was blessed with the duck hat. So for everyones birthday they will get a hat until we all have one and wear them for the parties. Yeah my family has issues but we have a good time and get a lot of laughs out of each other. Happy birthday Uncle Danny!!
Here is Miss Mags at Uncle Dannys party.

Sam is now a biker. Loving to ride his brothers motorcylce.

Daddy and his boys.

Connor is enjoying himself a bubble bath in our jet tub. (Actually I started out enjoying it until I ended up with 2 little boys with me.) When you turn the jets on it makes the bubbles grow out of control at this point his face was barely sticking out of the bubbles. How fun.
Anyways that is just a little preview of what has been going on around here. Hope you are all doing well!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

So I am soo late posting my Halloween pics but some of them were so hilarious they had to be posted. Every year Keith's mom dresses up for Halloween and comes to our house and rings the door bell and trick or treats my kids. This year she was Hannah Montanna. It was so hilarious. My kids didn't know what to think about their Grandma. She is too much!! Look at my little pirate. Of course he had to wear Maggies sunglasses with the outfit. They definetly finish off the look. I am certain most pirates wear pink sunglasses. Haha.

This is one of the few pics I have of the 3 of them together. How funny is that. I can never get a good picture of them on Easter morning but on Halloween they all sit still for a picture.

Mags and Sammy! (Connor calls him Sammy boy. I swear he thinks that is his name)

Isn't his handle bar mustache hilarious!!

Anyways better late than never. Hope everyone is having a good week!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

IT has arrived!!

I have heard about the swine flu for what feels like an eternity now but I am one of those people who chooses not to worry about things until I really have something to worry about. Well guess what the time has arrived. My sister has been sick for a few days now and after my mom has virtually persuaded her to go to the dr today she went. She said they took her temp and it was 104 and they immediately went and got the dr. and put a mask on her. The dr said of course you need to go straight to the hospital and get tested and guess what sure enough it was positive. So now my family is sporting a case of the flu. Yuck!! I guess I like to think that kind of thing won't happen to me or my family but guess what it does. She is doing fine. Getting meds and rest and will be back to new in no time I am sure but it still makes you nervous. I worry that my little niece and nephews will get it and that my kids or Keith and I will get it through our contact with them. I guess we will cross that bridge when we get there. I am scheduled to have surgery on the 18th and would like to get it over with so I am crossing my fingers that I and my family will be able to steer clear of this. Well keep my sister in your prayers and her family that they will stay healthy and keep a close eye on your family members and kids bc you never now it could be you next!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Girls Weekend!!

So this past weekend Maggie and I went on a special overnighter girls trip with her best friend Madi McClure and her mom Stephanie. We left Saturday morning and drove to Louisville and did a little shopping. We took the girls into Justice (a store in the mall) and found them some matching outfits and hats. They thought they were really stylin. Keith has some family that lives in Louisville. His Aunt and Uncle and cousins. His cousin Amber has been one of my best friends for years and I will take any excuse I can to go and visit her. I wish I could move her here to be closer to me. We spent the night with them and as always I wish the trip could have lasted longer. Saturday night was the long anticipated Miley Cyrus concert. As far as that goes the girls loved it. Maggie just was wondering why we couldn't wait to get Miley Cyrus' autograph afterwards. It is a hard concept for a little girl to understand that there are thousands of people around and it would never happen. Anyways I was slightly appalled that what I thought was an innocent role model wasn't quite as innocent as she used to be. Wowzers. Skin tight mini shorts and some questionable dancing are my main memories of that night but the girls really didn't seem to notice to much and as long as they don't try and follow suit I guess we are ok. I just think back to the days when I was Mags age and I really don't remember Tiffany or Debbie Gibson or the New Kids on the Block pulling any of those stunts but I guess that was a whole different era. ( I think it is hilarious that my daughter thinks the 80's was like forever ago. She always says hey mom did they have TV and toilets and things like that in the 80's and I have to tell her yes that wasn't really all that long ago.) After the concert it was off to bed and we got up the next morning and had breakfast with Keith's Aunt Shannon and cousins and then it was back on the road. The whole trip went way to fast. I am looking forward to doing it again soon.
Well while daddy was left in charge of the boys over night Connor came down with the stomach flu. Awesome!! It went through most of the fam before it was finished. But we are all on the mend now..Thank you lord for that. But Keith only got 3 hours of sleep while I was gone. Maybe he will get a new appreciation for what I do. That is not unusual for me lately. Connor is scared of something in his room now so he is rarely sleeping all night. He wakes up screaming everynight. Sam hasn't really been sleeping very well either. Because they have both slept so well for so long I feel like maybe something is wrong so I keep getting up with them. Connor has had the stomach flu so bad I am afraid when he gets up in the night it might be for that reason. Yuck. Oh well I am hoping by age 30 to be able to consistently sleep all night! ( Keep your fingers crossed)
Here are a few pics of our girls weekend.

This is Maggie and Madi at the concert waiting for miley to come out.

Mags wearing her Miley hat!!

Aren't they so cute!!

Ok I had to post this. I was just thinking about wrapping some Christmas gifts and it made me think of what my kids did with my tape last year. There is never a dull moment at our house.
Take care everyone and have a good weekend!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Sam!!

This Sunday was the big party.... We had such a good party. I think we had about 14 kids over to celebrate. Wow!! All of them Maggies age and younger. That makes for a majorly crazy and chaotic party but just as fun still. Sam didn't know what was going on but loved watching all the big kids playing!! This was Sam's John Deere cake!!

Here he is thinking about taking his little cake down!!

Getting messier all the time!!

What a mess!!! At this point he was trying to breathe through the icing in his nose!! Haha!!

At this point he went and took a bath!! What a mess!!

This was one of his favorite toys!! Look at Connor trying to knock him off so he could play on it!! Good thing Sam got all these new toys that Connor has been playing with all the time. I guess it is a good thing he is little enough not to know any better!!

Playing with his cousin Emily!

Playing with Erika and Emily!! I wonder if he is trying to figure out why there is two of them or if he even notices. Wouldn't you love to know what they are thinking.

Anyways that is the highlights of our party. Sam and Keith's birthday (they are on the same day) is not actually until Thursday but we had to celebrate early b/c mag and I are going out of town this weekend. So we still have more partying to go. Tonight we are having my family and Keith's mom over to celebrate Keith's b-day b/c we are planning on taking the kids trick-or-treating tomorrow and Friday. Such a busy week.. Why does it seem like everything always happens in the same week. Oh well at least we have something exciting to do this week. Can't wait to post my pics of my trick or treaters later this week. Have a good rest of the week everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where has the time gone??

I am this week planning Sam's first birthday party. It is this Sunday. Connor has picked out for him to have a John Deer tractor party. I am pretty sure he will enjoy it more than Sam so for this year we let Connor be the final decision maker. Anyways I am just wondering where 1 year has gone. It seems like I was hugely pregnant just yesterday. It seems like a day ago I went to the hospital and was induced and had my quickest delivery. From start to end it only took 3 hours before I gave birth to my 9lb 21in baby boy. By far my biggest baby so far. How cool is it he has the same b-day as his daddy? Keith says his birthday is definetly over now. Haha. Anyways it is just crazy to think this little baby in these pictures is the big boy running all over my house, getting into the toilet and trash can constantly, making his brother and sister laugh, being a show off everywhere we go, and saying all kinds of words. I miss having a little baby but I love watching each and every stage they go through. I had to post this pic to show how big he was. It looks like he take up his whole bed.
Maggie got to leave school at noon so she could be one of the 1st people to see her brother. She is such a proud big sister. When Sam got a little bigger I had to take her in to her class so she could show him off to all of her friends. Connor was ok with the baby but wasn't all that impressed and I don't think he ever sat still long enough at the hospital for us to get a good pic of him with Sam. Kind of sad looking back.

What a proud Daddy and big sis!!

I kind of look like I am on drugs here but cut me some slack I had a baby like 20 minutes before this was taken. LOL!
Anyways my boys are sooo much better!! Praise the lord. Now if I can just get them back on the same sleep schedule we were on pre-sickness that would be great. I am not used to having to get up with them during the night and it is wearing me out. Yuck.. I am sure it will pass. I had a chance to take our new wheels (our golf cart) out for a ride today and it was so nice. I hope this nice weather last for a while. I don't know what is going on out here but we have a lady bug infestation the whole time we were outside they were everywhere. Yuck. I hate a bug. I am going to have to wait on Keith to get home to go out again so he can protect me. Haha. Anyways wish me luck with my party. I can't wait to see him dig in to his little cake. I will definetly be posting some pics of that. Hope all is well for all of you. Take care.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Camp Fire!!

This lovely evening we decided to go out to my sisters and have a campfire. As you all know my boys have been sick so the campfire part of it was pretty short lived. We made it about 20 min and it was just to cold. Me and the boys ended up sitting in my sisters living room playing with all her kids toys. That to them was equally as fun. Mag and my nephews Luke and Jack

My niece and Connor taking a wagon ride.

Connor and his grandma Karen

How cute is that Sam.. That was actually Connors hat last winter. I always thought it was the cutest thing ever.

Isn't she beautiful??

Sammy and Mommy

Sammy and Daddy

So that was our evening. I am exhausted. My shopping day last night lasted until 11 last night. We left at 9am and got to Edinburgh so easy no problems at all. Shopped there until we had been through all the stores. Then we thought we would go to Bloomington and hit up the Target to check out the toy section. We made it to Bloomington no prob-did our shopping-decided to head home. We tried to leave Bloomington for 2hours. We ended up at IU at some dorms , the Elletsville police department, and just about everywhere except for home. We also came pretty close to hitting a deer and running out of gas. What a trip home (it was an adventure). Needless to say it really felt great to get home. If you see Lindsay's husband or mine they really don't need to know all the details. They already think we can't be trusted to go out of town and if they heard the whole story they would probably never let us live it down. LOL!! At least a small dent was made into my christmas shopping and we as always had a great time. Have a good week everyone!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Taking a Step Back!!

Today I am going to take a step back and look at how lucky I am!!

This afternoon I had a friend over I hadn't seen in a really long time.. How do you really try to talk and catch up with 3 crazy kids running around? Well I was just reminded that it isn't really all that easy. Within the 2 hours she was over I probably had to say hold that thought about 30x. Someone needs a drink..someone is hurt..someone wants a snack..sam is getting into the toilet..Mag wants me to watch her do something..Sam even had a cough attack so bad it was starting to scare me for a minute. (My boys are getting better but are still pretty sick:() I find myself on days like these feeling like a crazy woman. Please tell me I am not the only one out there that feels like this. Anyways come 7pm I lit 2 candles in remembrance of babies that had been lost. One to a good friend of mine from high school and one of my own. Not a full term baby but a miscarriage. To me it was still devastating. My story goes something like this. I am sure you all know Mag wasn't exactly planned. I mean who at the age of 19 plans on having a baby (when you are just starting college and engaged not married yet). Anyways she has been of course one of the best and happiest things to ever happen to me. When she was 2 or so we decided since we were married and had our lives in order and already in parenting mode why not now. We tried for a year unsuccessful went to the dr and I started taking fertility drugs and 6 months or so later got pregnant. What a relief I really thought the day would never come. I had been disappointed for so long it was such a relief to finally think I was pregnant. To make it even more of an exciting day my sister found out she was pregnant the same day as me. Wow. Well of course the happiness of my story comes to a screeching halt. I think I was only 7 or 8 weeks when I miscarried. Talk about devastating. It may sound silly to you because I guess I really didn't lose a baby it was more the loss of a dream and not knowing if it would happen for me again. We waited 6 more months and tried again. It was miserable. After the max amount of time on the fertility meds again we were going to try artificial insemination next. Turns out the one month I didn't use any medication or try to get pregnant it just happened. Then along came Mr. Connor and 9 months later (and with one ovary I had to have one removed while 7 weeks pregnant with Connor) I got pregnant with Sam. Without even trying. (Talk about a shocker) But I still to this day sometimes when I see my nephew Jack wonder what my baby he or she would have been like. Sometimes I think maybe god was trying to put me in my place and show me that you can't always just have everything you want when you want it. Everything in my life had always been so easy. Anyways my point to this whole long saga is that I really need to be taking a step back and seeing just how lucky I am and what a great life I really have. Sure there are crazy times but my kids have made me the person that I am now and being a mommy is who I am. The whole situation of wanting a baby so bad and not knowing if I was going to get one and then losing one has made me really appreciate the way a mother feels with the loss of a child and my heart goes out to all those parents tonight. I am counting my blessings.

Monday, October 12, 2009

So... I am thinking that this weekend was not my most successful one so far. Come Monday morning I had a really mess house and very little sleep. This has been such a bad season for my kids already and what has it been going on for 2 weeks now. I had to make a run to the quick care on Sunday when they opened after Connor had been up all night with 103 degree fever and a cough like nothing I had ever heard. Turns out he has croup and bronchitis and a bad ear infection. After only a day on his meds he is feeling so much better though. To make it even worse Sam is getting something to so I am pretty sure it is only a matter of time until his escalates and he will have to go to the dr again as well. It irritates me sometimes that you have to wait until your kids are completely miserable before you can take them to the doctor and they will do anything for them but I understand the fear of becoming resistant to antibiotics. So here I wait knowing it is coming and watching his snotty nose get nastier by the day until he has a high enough fever that it merits a dr visit. Please god do not let this be a preview of what is to come for the next couple months. I am tired of giving the drs offices and pharmacies so much money.

I am supposed to be giving Connor nebulizer treatments and that is not going well at all. I think his Curious George doll has had more medicine than Connor has. He is scared of everything. I have to check in his closet for monsters and snakes every night before he goes to bed. Heres to hoping he out grows this before to long!!

Besides that I haven't had much time for anything else to go on. I think I have something going on everyday this week. I am not really used to that either. Friday I am going to Edinburgh to the outlet malls christmas shopping with my friend Lindsay. We have had this planned for ever and I have been looking forward to it so much I just know one of my kids is going to get sick and I am going to have to cancel. I really need a day out so let's cross our fingers everyone is better by then. Have a good week everyone and when I can get some pics of my kids where they aren't all crying or have something hanging from their noses I will post some new pics.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mac-N-Cheese Friday

So I know it is supposed to be souper-friday but I only know how to make a couple soups and they have pretty much already been covered so here is one of the Lynch fam favorites...

Macaroni and Cheese Bake
1 1/2 c elbow macaroni
1/4 c margarine
1/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
2 1/2 c milk
Bread crumbs
Shredded cheddar cheese

Cook mac and drain. Melt butter add flour (slowly), mustard, salt, and pepper and mix till smooth . Gradually add milk and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in 1 1/2 c shredded cheese into mixture. Add mac and pour in 2 qt dish. Sprinkle top with bread crumbs and cheese. Bake for 15-20min @350.

This is so easy and a kid pleaser. My kids love mac n cheese and I got tired of the kraft box. This is soo much better. Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our crazy life!!

So... We have had a crazy week this week. Nothing terribly exciting or monumental but just the usual craziness. This weather has really done a number on my kids. None of them are terribly sick but all of them just feeling under the weather. I took all 3 of them to the dr. on Monday (which is a serious chore) and they all just have nasty drainage which in turn has given them all a sore throat. How fun is it when all your kids are cranky at one time... That is the joy of multiple children it seems like when one gets it it goes through them all. They seem to be feeling better and acting like themselves more all the time.
Some reallly good new is that Keiths grandma (Let me give you a little background.. She was having a really bad week acting terribly confused and having trouble walking for about a week. So Keith and I took her to the hospital and they said she had had a small stroke and has been on the 4th floor for rehab) is back to her old self again and should be coming home next friday. Yeah!! I have been so lonely without her. She has been such a good friend and companion to me and we kill alot of time together while Keith is working. I hope her transition getting back home will go smoothly even though she is better she is 90 and is going to start requiring more care than I can give her so I am looking into finding her some help for when she comes home. So many things to think about and decide. I don't mind the busy work at all though just ready to have things back to the way things were before. It has been a real wake up call to us though that something could happen to her anyday and we are trying to prepare Mags that grandma won't be around forever and that we should savor every minute with her like it is our last but how do you really get that through to a 7 year old who has really never experienced anything like this. It is a terrible thought but it is life. ( I dont really care for this part of life :( Who does?)
My crazy husbands car looks like he drove it in the demo now bc he drove it to the gas station to get me a drink the other day (trying to do something nice and thoughtful bc I love a fountain drink) and some lady hit his car when he was backing out. Oh my. Now his drivers door doesn't open right and the back door has a big dent in it. If you guys know my husband he is a nervous nelly. I am afraid he is going to stroke out by the age of 30. Any extra event like that for him is to much. LOL!! So the lady is fixing it but I am sure he will be out of a car for a while. He is gonna have to drive the family wagon to the coal mine for a while. I bet the guys he works with are gonna love that.
Other than that things have been fairly mellow around here. Just picking up toys and chasing Sam who has went from walking to running this week. I am starting to plan Sams first birthday party. He is a big eater and I can't wait to see him dig in to his cake. Their first birthdays are always so fun. Connors obsession has changed from Wiggles to Curious George. He even has a George he sleeps with every night (which is incredibly cute except for when George is missing and then he can't sleep). Mags is just getting so grown up and my little buddy. I couldn't make it without her. Shs is such a great help with the boys and a good side kick. She is my partner in crime. She is all pumped to go and see Miley Cyrus on Oct 31 in Louisville. We are going with her best friend Madi and her mom and have had this planned for ever. She has been asking how much longer till October 31st for an eternity now. Anyways that is a little catch up on us. Hope you are all doing well. Here are a few pics of my crazy kids. Connor played till he could play no more and then fell asleep in my bed watching George. It was monumental to us bc I don't think he has ever taken a nap anyhwere but in his bed. He is a boy who needs his bed to sleep!

I think this was the one moment sam stood still that day!!
My boys are getting musical!! Its all fun until one of them is trying to sleep and the other one is pounding on the piano.

Isn't she just getting so big!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I did it!!

Ok... These are my masterpiece sticky pumpkin buns. I just wanted to tell everyone I did it. I am so proud of myself right now. I keep telling Keith to just call me Betty Crocker. Jennifer thank you for the recipe. It has gotten the thumbs up from the fam. You definetly deserve the mom of the year award. What a woman. You potty trained all your kids by 2 and you bake things like this (and you called this easy. Uhh.... I am definetly at beginner level here and this was way more involved than anything I had ever made). We are also going to have to talk about my presentation. LOL!! How did you make yours look so good in your pic? Anyways I have busted out my apron and keep the recipes coming bc I am ready to bake. I promise to not post a pic of every recipe I get from you guys but this one I had to share. I was so excited I made my neighbor (thank you Shelley) come over and get some to try!! Anyways enough about that!! Another exciting thing is that I am loving this cool weather. It is my favorite time of year. Iam busting out my hoodie collection (which most of them I have had a decade and are looking pretty ratty and very replaceable) and loving it!! My kids seem to be in a funk this week. Cranky kids= Cranky momma. No fun. I think Sam is getting some more teeth and I haven't exactly pin-pointed the issue with Connor but something is going on. Hoping they both start feeling better really soon. Anyways everyone have a good one and thanks again Jennifer for the recipe.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bright Light!!

So these are not exactly the most flattering images of my baby but nonetheless pretty hilarious. I don't think he had ever experienced the flash of the camera. As you can tell it was a little bright for his eyes. How funny. I took his picture about 10 times and they all turned out like this. How do you guys all take such perfect pictures of your kids and mine all turn out like this? I guess that will be one of lifes major mysteries for me.
This weekend we had the Davis fam over for a little Saturday night entertainment. I have to say Koen is starting to fit in with the Lynch boys pretty well. He is all boy just like my boys. He loved all the kids toys especially the ball pit. (Note to all of you before getting your own and I forgot to tell you this Jessie it is an excellent toy and my kids love it but be ready to pick up balls constantly if you get one. My kids went through a phase where they would just stand at the top of the stairs and throw all the balls down the stairs. Not that fun for mommy sometimes. Whatever kids will be kids. I am looking to have a not toy covered house sometime in the next decade. Until then please call before you stop by so I can do the 10 min tidy!!LOL!) Anyways the boys played and a good time was had by all. Here are a couple pics of our babies in action.

Koen and Sam playing in the ball pit!!

Looks like they are scheming up a big plan.
We are going to be in big trouble the older they get!!

So things are putting along here!! Nothing too exciting. I can't believe October is here already. It is a sad month for me. My baby is turning 1 this month. I guess it is happy but sad at the same time. I don't know where a year has gone. In the last couple of weeks I have packed up my baby bottles and Sam is walking. That is hard on a momma!! He is saying alot of different words now and can now say dog and bark. Every animal we see he barks at now. He is so funny and such a good baby. Thank goodness for that. Maggie and Connor are both doing well too. Have a good rest of the week.

Friday, September 25, 2009

100 Things about me!!

Ok.. so Jennifer I read your list of 100 things about you today and enjoyed it so much I am thinking up my own. Here we go...

1. I have no life really besides my kids. ( I really don't mind that either. Well most days)

2. My husband says that I am the only person in his life that can really make him mad.

3. I DVR like 20 shows a week. (Keith hates everytime he sits down to watch TV I have something recording.)

4. I do not know how to swim. Doggy paddle is my most sophisticated way to swim.

5. Somedays I feel like an unfit mother.

6. I have a special place in my heart for the elderly.

7. I have 1 best friend in my life I could not live without..

8. I have a little OCD when it comes to certain things in my house.

9. I absolutely love the first snow of the year it is so exciting.

10. I am not good with animals. I am scared to death of most dogs. Especially the little yappy ones.

11. I am still kind of needy to my mother at the age of 27 we talk 5 times a day usually.

12. I don't think I could take my kids to daycare bc noone can take care of them as well as I do.

13. I have only met one person in my life as weird as I am. ( See #7)

14. I am a little scared at night when I am by myself.

15. I am totally scared of these tiny toads that hop in my yard.

16. There was a mouse in the upstairs of my house when we moved in and I didn't go upstairs unless totally necessary for a couple months.

17. I thought breastfeeding was one of the coolest things I ever did.

18. The minutes that my babies were born were the coolest moments of my life. (I want to have 50 kids to just keep having that experience over and over!)

19. I hate putting away the laundry.

20. I have been robbed at gun point.

21. I am totally scared to go in gas stations late at night. (bc of #20)

22. I nearly died when I was pregnant with Connor.

23. I like romance novels that Keiths grandma passes down to me.

24. I am looking for a church to get involved with.

25. I have issues with our John Deere Lawn Mower. (Like perhaps backing it out of the shed )

26. I try to not sweat the small stuff and yet I alway still do.

27. I am a morning person.

28. My husband is not. (That can be an issue.)

29. I want to like tomatoes and just can't .

30. I often wonder if everyone thinks my kids are as cute as I do.

31. Can't run backwards without falling down.

32. I wish I could wear flip-flops year round.

33. Have a tattoo on the top of my right foot. (Chinese symbol for family)

34. Hate when adults wear clothing that has winnie the pooh or other cartoon characters.

35. I am very upset when my husband tells me that the reality show i am watching is scripted.

36. Can not dance to save my life.

37. Would love to shower one day without at least one kid in the bathroom with me.

38. Have to remind my husband at least once a week to quit worrying.

39. Always nervous in public as to what my kids are going to say.

40. Had a 93 pontiac sunbird as my first car. When I took it to the carwash it would get water in the engine and sound like a helicopter.

41. A horse once stood on the top of my foot and one of my toes has been a little curved since then.

42. I graduated college with a 4.0-worked for 2 years as an x-ray tech and decided my kids needed me more than my job did.

43. I love a thunderstorm.

44. I could never be a school teacher. I don't know how they do it.

45. On Christmas Morning I wake up early (like at 4 am )and if my kids aren't up I try to make noise to wake them.

46. I think some of the shows on Disney Channel (like Hannah Montanna) are getting to be to grown up for my 7 year old.

47. I really enjoy dollar general and big lots.

48. My kids pediatrician and I are on a first name basis.

49. I think if you haven't used it for 6 months it should be trash.

50. Hope to do alot of traveling with my hubby when my kids are all grown.

51. Never left my kids for even 2 nights in a row.

52. Wonder why my kids poop doesn't smell nearly as bad as other peoples kids.

53. I think putting my kids to bed and not getting up with them everytime they cried was the best thing I ever did.

54. Love Shawn and Gus on Psych. Makes me laugh like crazy.

55. Think Seinfeld is so annoying. ( I think I may be the only person who feels this way!)

56. I feel like if my kids aren't bleeding they need to shake it off and move on.

57. Buy generic brand of everything possible and get mad at Keith if he buys the brand name. (He says he can't help it if he likes the finer things in life like Kraft cheese and Country Crock butter. LOL)

58. I like Barack Obama. ( Not for any political reasons he just seems like a nice guy)

59. Do not care to swim in any water I can't see what I am swimming with.

60. Hate to water my flowers.

61. Never owned a pair of high heels.

62. I tried an assortment of sports and realized I am not athletic at all.

63. I feel so angry when I am at Wal-Mart and hear people yell at their kids and tell them to shut up.

64. Still don't know after 1 year what light switch turns on what light in our new house.

65. Think my dad is so cute and want to hug him all the time.

66. I think you should treat people the way that you would like to be treated and am trying to teach that to my kids.

67. I am so irritated that I have bought 10 pacifiers since my baby was born but can never find one when I need one.

68. Love wearing hooded sweatshirts. Look forward to cool weather all summer so I can bust them out.

69. I hate going to the dentist.

70. I lived in Terre Haute for 5 years.

71. Feel personally afflicted by the Jon and Kate saga.

72. Drink Diet Coke all day long.

73. Hate to talk in public.

74. Feel deeply disturbed when my kids pee and fart in their bathwater and then drink some out of the rinse cup. (Yet I usually still laugh)

75. Only drove to Indy one time and was scared to death the whole time. Evansville is the farthest I go.

76. I often think of what my 4th child would be like until my husband reminds me that I can keep on dreaming.

77. I always wanted to have all girls. Now I can hardly remember what it was like to have a baby girl and I have found it really doesn't matter when they are yours they are the cutest best thing ever.

78. I watch the ground when I walk in my yard bc I am sure there is going to be a snake down there one of these days.

79. Feel guilty because I don't work when I but Keith a birthday gift with the money he just made.

80. I think it is insanely cute that my son wants to "sleep with his boobies out like his daddy" (he wants to sleep with no shirt on).

81. Sometimes laugh at inappropriate times and things. (OK alot of the time )

82. When I see my friends without kids I am a little embarassed of my mini-van.

83. Feel like sometimes I can't relate to my friends who don't have kids.

84. Often need to take a step back and look at all the good things in my life.

85. Never really realized the value of a dollar until my husband was laid off of his job for 6 weeks.

86. I know I should take Sams pacifier away from him but I can't because it is the only thing that makes him seem like a little baby still.

87. Scared of bees and bugs.

88. Couldn't survive without my in-laws.

89. Wanted to adopt a asian baby girl since I was a little girl.

90. I love playing the piano but haven't had time to do that in years.

91. I would like to drink coffee every morning but can't because my kids love it too.

92. When I am really proud of a meal I cook my husband sometimes makes comments like that was good but how does my grandma make it. (LOL)

93. My house normally looks like a toy bomb went off in it but it is clean.

94. I once tried to drive a moped and made it out of the driveway and straight into the ditch across the driveway. ( I have a similar 4 wheeler story.)

95. When I got married I got married for life.

96. I am looking for a high school girl to babysit for me so maybe I could go on a date with my husband someday. (any suggestions?)

97. I feel like the longer that I have been out of school the dumber I have got. I sometimes have to really think to help mag with her second grade homework.

98. I am just really getting the hang of this computer thing.

99. I have a TV in my kitchen so I can watch Ellen everyday while I cook supper.

100. I feel like I am the luckiest peson in the world and so blessed in so many ways.

Wow. That has taken me a couple days to come up with all this stuff. But I really enjoyed doing it. So I am going to follow Jen's lead and say hear is a hundred things about me and I can't wait to hear a hundred about you. Have a good weekend everyone.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What a Weekend!!

All the grandkids at grandma and grandpas house pre-carshow. Notice my son is the one in the middle who looks like Elton John! LOL!!
My kids pre car show. It is almost impossible to get them to all look at the same time. We go with the best out of the 20 I shoot as quickly as possible. This was the winner.

Look at my little co-pilot

The big city!!!

Keep your eyes on the sky Mag!!

This weekend we went down to the airport for the open house. The kids were so excited to see all the airplanes up close. We drive to the airport virtually every day to try to see one. We have occasionally seen one taking off but it was really cool to be able to look inside of a few of them. Keith took Mag and Connor on a plane ride. I was afraid Connor would be scared but that was not the case. He has been talking about it since then. He loved it. (Obviously Sam was to little to go so I stayed back with him. Keith was in charge of the camera in the plane and didn't take any pics of Connor. Definetly can't trust a man to be in charge of the camera.) Anyways a good time was had by all.

That evening we watched the car show down at my parents. It is always a fun time. I thought that Connor would love the cars but all he really cared about was the candy. It was about to give me a heart attack thinking the kids were going to go after some candy and run in the road. We really enjoyed it though.
Everything is going ok here so far this week. Sam is walking all over the place now. He is a maniac. Climbing on the coffee table and couch and if you aren't looking when he is ready to get down he just bails. We have got to work on getting off of things. I took Keiths grandma to the doctor yesterday and got some good news. She has an infection which is treatable with an antibiotic that could have been causing alot of her confusion. So hopefully in a few days she will be feeling and acting alot better. (Keep your fingers crossed that this works!) Anyways that is what has been going on here. Have a good one everyone.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Enjoying the outdoors!!

Finally my favorite time of year is here!!! I love the fall. The weather has just been awesome lately and since Keith has been working second shift the I have been taking the kids out to play every night as much as I can. (I want them to be worn out as much as possible by bedtime.) We are borrowing Keiths moms mule at the moment and holding it hostage for a while. It has been so fun to take the kids for a ride down to the airport and look at the airplanes. We have even lucked out and gone down to the airport just in time to see a plane take off a couple of times. Connor is becoming obsessed with airplanes now too. Playing outside with the boys can be exhausting. Sam isn't a full time walker yet and wants to get down and crawl in the yard and goes straight for the rocks in the driveway. He thinks they are pretty tasty which is a bit of a problem. Anyways I went and bought some mums today. I love to put them out each year. Now if I could ever just find the time to water all of them.
Today is Keiths last day on 2nd shift for 2 weeks now he will be on days and then he will go back to the second shift. It hasn't been to bad of an adjustment and it has been nice to have him home in the day time. Today we went down to see the animals there by Jay-C. It kind of made me nervous that there was a huge tiger in a cage about 5 feet from my babies but we made it out without being eaten. LOL> The kids loved it.
I am really looking forward to the car show tommorrow. My sisters husband is a car clubber and we alway get the kids car club T-shirts and they always look so cute dressed in their shirts alike. We are having our friends from Terre Haute in for the day and really looking forward to that as well. They are also having an open house at the airport so we are taking the kids down there. Connor will love to get to see a plane up close. What a lot to look forward to. How come everything has to happen in one weekend. Now we won't have anything to do for the next month after this. LOL! Anyways that is my story and I am sticking to it. Have a good weekend everyone!!