Friday, September 10, 2010

Mag's Day Out

This past weekend Keith and I took Maggie to Louisville to stay with Keith's cousin Amber (which Maggie loved more than anything) and have a litle special time with only her. When we got to Louisville we dropped our stuff off at Ambers house and went to the nail place to get a pedicure. We of course left Daddy at Amber's. He was fine to sit this part out. Haha. After a nice and much needed pedicure we left to go to see the Louisville Bats play at Slugger Field. I didn't know how much Mag would enjoy this bc sports have never really been her thing but it was awesome. It was very kid friendly and fun. (Minus the fact my husband was in line at the concession stand until the 7th inning. I am not exaggerating either.) After the game they had fireworks bc it was one of the last games of the season. Maggie really enjoyed that. We went to bed got up the next day and headed to the mall. At Maggie's request of course. We headed home after that. It was a quick trip but a good one. I just always wish we had more time. It seems like when you go somewhere and are having fun the trip is over in a flash. Here are a few pics of our trip. Keith's Aunt Shannon and Mag
Amber and her daughter Taylor and Mag and I

Mag and her daddy

Maggie loves Cotton Candy. (Actually she loves everything!! Lol. But this really is one of her favorite treats.)

Maybe one of these days she could learn to eat it without making a huge mess.

We had to park a million miles away from Slugger field and walk so I took that opportunity to take a ton of pics of Maggie. I thought they turned out sooo cute.

Maggie told us she loved us about 10 times while we were gone. She even told us she appreciated us taking her on a trip. That made it all so worth it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mag Happenings!!

So many times I feel guilty now thinking that Maggie is getting left out. She is so big and independent and the boys are so little and needy. Maggie is at school all day and then comes home and we do homework and she goes and plays Barbies or watches TV till supper and before you know it the night is over and its off to school again. This weekend we are taking her on a special trip to Louisville. Just Maggie, Daddy, and I. We have family there we are spending the night with and the boys are staying with grandma Cathy. We are going to get Manicures and Pedicures with Amber (Keiths cousin) and then we are going to a baseball game and maybe to the Louisville Science Center. Anyways she is pumped for some one on one time and I can't wait to take her. She was five when Connor was born and so we had a lot of one on one time with her for those 5 years and we took her everywhere and did special things all the time with her. We are due now for some special time again. She is getting so big and I am so proud of her. Here are a few recent pics of her.
At the Petersburg Splash Park a couple weeks ago. Why can't I look like that in my bathing suit?? Lol.

Here she is cheering at the game. She loves cheerleading.

This is her first day of school this year. Can you believe she is in the 3rd grade already? Time flies. We were just watching home videos of when she was a baby the other day and I can hardly remember her as a baby. It seems like so long ago.
I have found lately I enjoy blogging if I only post a couple pics at a time. Then it doesn't take nearly as long and I have more things to blog about. I think this maybe my third post this week. I am on a roll!! I want to have my blog made into a keepsake book. Have any of you done that? How do you go about it?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary to me!!

So 9 years ago today I tied the knot with this handsome guy! Can you believe I have been married 9 years already. Time has really gotten away from me. It seems like only yesterday he asked me to marry me him. We had our wedding planned for June 2002. I started eating raw onions and an assortment of other disgusting things and my mom said you have to be pregnant. She went to walmart got the tests and sure enough I was. My mom, dad, and sister were giggling like little school girls and I cried. Needless to say we were married September 1, 2001. Maggie came into this world in March of 2002. Keith will ask me every so often did you ever think your life would turn out like this? 2 more kids, a home of our own, a stinky dog, great in-laws who could ask for more. I am so blessed in so many ways. It has turned out even better than I could have ever asked for.
So what are we doing on this special day? Not a thing! I am taking Keiths grandparents to the dr and Keith is working late. Awesome. That part I may have envisioned a little differently. Lol. But our life is busy and crazy and their is little us time. So maybe next year. I am thinking for our 10 year we will take a trip somewhere. Maybe Hawaii or Jamaica. A big trip like we have never taken bc we have as I just made public had kids since only a few months after we got married. The thought of a week long trip is giving me anxiety already. Maybe if I start planning now by next year I won't feel so nervous about it. Any ideas on a good 10 year anniversary destination?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mans Best Friend

So a few months ago we went to Oerschlins to get some flowers and they had the most incredibly cute dog we had ever seen there. So of course I don't even think I got any flowers but we did end up bringing this dog home. He has become Connors best friend. Connor has to go outside 20 times a day to check on him and pet him. He sleeps in the garage and stays in the yard (minus going to my neighbor shelley's house occasionally and eating her cat food). So all in all he is a pretty good boy. (Minus chewing up everything he comes in contact with. Including the seat on our golf cart and some Reebok flip flops that don't belong to us. Hopefully none of you are missing any. Hehe. I guess that is part of him being a puppy.) This is the first dog we have ever had and I am not a dog person (at all). But he has become part of the family. My friend Beth has taken over the Animal Control for Washington and she was telling me about how they have to put down all the dogs that don't find homes. That just makes me sick. Just think if we wouldn't have adopted Raylin he would be there in that situation. Yuck. Next time you get the itch for a dog adopt one. There are so many that need good homes. Maybe I will even get a second one someday. Doubtful but maybe. First I have to replace everything in the garage that this one has chewed up.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vacation Success!!

Last week we were brave and took our children on vacation. We went to Gatlinburg with my parents, sister, and her family. I was a nervous wreck thinking of being in the car with the kids for 7 hours. Surprisingly it went incredibly well. I don't think we had a single melt down in the car. Somehow we ended up 20 minutes in front of everyone else on the way so we stopped at a church parking lot and let the kids run around for a while.

It felt awesome to get out and stretch our legs but not that awesome that it was 100 degrees! We were sweating to death. We meet up with our crew and ate lunch and continued on our way. It was such a nice and calm ride. I would have never dreamed it would have gone that easily.
First thing we did was go to the aquarium. Here are a few pics of that.

This is in our cabin one morning before we went out. Sam loves coffee (Actually all of my kids do. For this reason I never make it except for a special treat!!)

The whole gang together. I wonder if we will ever get a pic of all of them together and looking. Maybe in a few more years.

This was the view from the deck on our cabin. Pretty yes- Scary absolutely!! I went into serious panic mode when I took my kids out there the first time. They were not allowed on the deck without an adult ever.

This was at wonder works. Mag kept trying and after a couple attempts she made it to the top. I was so proud of her.

Sam absolutely loved to run on this piano.

Connor and Jack wanted to go to a dinosaur museum and Maggie and Luke wanted to go to this Titanic place so we ended up taking the little boys to the dinosaur place. It was awesome. We were the only ones there so we went thru it like 5 times and took our time. Dont they look cute in their safari hats??

I on the other hand- not that cute in the safari hat!! Lol!

After the dinosaur place we took the boys on a helicopter ride. It was short and sweet but still pretty cool for the boys to say they got to ride in a helicopter.

Connor as the helicopter was going up!! Looking a little scared at first but he ended up really liking it.

At 2:30 in the morning the night before we left I got up to use the bathroom and found this guy right next to the toilet. I killed it and then tried to go back to bed. I couldn't sleep all night thinking one of them was going to get in my covers. That was my first and hopefully last Scorpion experience. Yuck.

That is the highlights from our trip. Can't wait to plan a trip for next year.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Catch-Up

I am struggling with the fact that summer is almost over. Am I ready to be done with 100 degree heat? Totally!! But at the same time am I ready for school to be starting again? Not really. I can't believe Maggie is about to start 3rd grade and Connor is going to pre-school already. I am a little nervous about him going. Hopefully he will like it. I guess we shall see. Here are a few pictures of our summer happenings.
This is my dad. How cute is he???
For some reason all of my pictures seem to have at least one naked little boy in them. They go outside dressed but it seems like one of them is naked and playing in the hose all the time. Oh well there is nothing cuter than a naked baby booty:)

Maggie and my niece Brooke.

Mags at the Splash park.

Maggie joined the YMCA dolphins this year. She loves to swim and she has improved so much since the beginning of the season. She won the most improved swimmer and she was so proud of herself. It has been so good for her. This is her before her last meet.

Keith and Connor at the Splash Park/City Pool.

4th of July at my mom and dads house. They are building a new house so this was our last year to celebrate at their house and watch the fireworks from the park. It will be so sad for them to move out of the house we grew up in but they are so excited about their new house and it is going to be so nice. I will have to post some pics.

Sam and his Pappy.

Connor getting a haircut at Uncle Dennis' Barber Shop before Emily and Joel Thompsons wedding. He was the ring bearer in their wedding. Well sort of. My husband had to hold his hand and walk with him. He was so terribly handsome it didn't even matter. Hehe.

We have done a ton of jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath it. What a great way to cool off and have fun. My kids love it. Here they are with my sisters kids.

Connor and my nephew Jack posing for a quick pic.
Well that is only a fraction of what has been happening here but it's a good start. Life has kept me way to busy to think about doing much blogging lately. Maybe having 2 boys 18 months apart wasn't the greatest idea. Lol. I wouldn't change it for the world but it does make life twice as crazy as it was before they were here. We are going to Gatlinburg in a couple weeks with my sister and her fam and my parents. This will be our first real vacation as the parents of 3 kids so wish us luck. The kids are really excited and the boys are positive they are going to see a bear. Lol. Hope you are all doing well and hopefully now that summer is over things will calm a little and I will be able to get back on the blogging bandwagon.