Friday, June 11, 2010

Front Yard

We finally got our front yard in and we love it. Now if only we could do the back yard.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Well, we finally got our own place and we are loving it. Back in December we decided to build a house and we closed the middle of February. It went so fast. Ashlynn and Austin are loving it. Although Austin does occasionally ask if we will move his bed back to Papa's. And after we visit my mom and dad, Ashlynn always says, 'I really miss Grandma and grandpa.' So even though they like the new house, they sure miss my mom and dad.
Anyway, for those of you living in Houston, Pennsylvania, Colorado, or Saudi Arabia, here is a picture of the new place. Feel free to come and visit anytime. Eventually, I will get around to putting up pictures of the inside but for now this will have to do.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Funny Kid things

So the other day Ashlynn was doing her Cinderella puzzle and it was late so I said, 'Ash hurry we need to go to bed.' And Ashlynn says to me, 'Well would you quit talking to me so I can relax.'

I was talking to my mom the other day and Ashlynn was trying to get my attention and she kept saying, 'mom, mom, mom', finally she stopped and she said, 'Mom focus.'

Austin doesnt have to many funny stories yet, but I'm sure he will soon. He is the funniest and craziest little kid ever. It's so funny to watch him watch basketball games and listen to him cheer. He really gets into it.

I always tell him that he needs to sit down in the car or I will call the police and the other day in the car Ashlynn hit him and he started crying and said, 'mom ashlynn hit me. call the police.'

As hard as it is, I love things like this. I love my litte kiddies. They are just so funny. They drive me nuts most of the time but I love em to death.

One more thing. I was watching Halle over the weekend and was taking care of her (getting her dressed or something) and then later we were talking about babies (not trying to tell anybody anything here!) and I said, 'Ash do you want another baby at our house?' And she said, 'no'. When I asked her why not she said, 'because it's too much work for you.'

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Catching Up- here comes a LONG post.

So here are a few things that did in December. These pictures are all out of order but since I have not been big into blogging lately and am just impressed with myself that I am even doing a post, I dont really care what order the pics are in.

This in all the kids with my mom and dad on christmas morning. Yes, I know, I do look great in the background.

This was Austin's favorite toy for Christmas- a blender. He loves making smoothies with Papa.

Ashlynn and Halle

Ashlynn in her new bunk bed that Santa brought.

Since Austin got his new bed, he has been sleeping in it all night. No more getting in my bed. Yay!

Just a cute pic of Austin.


Ashlynn again

Ashlynn and her friend Kylie. We did glitter toes with the girls . It was so fun. Kylie and Ashlynn were holding hands. So cute!

Ashlynn and Halle in their new dresses. Bailee got one too, but she wasnt here when we took this.

More of Ashlynn and Kylie's glitter toes

Austin and Ashlynn at the Children's museum.

We went to see Princess and the Frog and these Chipmunks were there. The girls loved em.

A pic of Ash and Brooklyn waiting to see Princess and the Frog. Such a cute movie. It was so fun!

So that is it for this blog post. Who knows when I will post again. I just cant seem to get into blogging anymore.

Monday, November 23, 2009

It finally happened!

Well Austin finally cracked his head open. Not that we were excited by any means, but because of how crazy and wild he is we were just surprised that it hasn't happened sooner.
Anyways, the poor little guy was jumping on our bed and fell off and hit his head on the dresser. At the doctor he told Ashlynn, 'no more monkeys jumping on the bed.'
When we ask him what happened, he says, 'I jump on bed and hit drawer. I go to doctor and get bandaid.' He ended up getting 1 stitch underneath and 7 on top. He seems to be just fine now. Except he did wake up and say that his head hurt. At the doctors office he kept saying that he wanted to show papa and halle is owie.
I'm hoping he's learned a little lesson, but some how I dont think this is the last of the injuries.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Here's what we've been up to.....

So I have completely put off blogging again so I have another big update to do. Here is what has been going on the past couple of months:

We went to Disney princesses on Ice with Ashlynn's cousins. It was so dang fun! And it was fun to see Ashlynn so excited to see the princesses.

This is Ashlynn and Kaitlyn at princesses on ice. Do you think I could ever get a picture of Ash without a goofy smile on her face? Nope. Oh well.

We saw Ashlynn's friends Mckayla and Kylie there too. Ashlynn's cousin Bailee was there but Ashlynn wouldnt stand by her to get a picture with her.

I didnt get very good pics of the princess on ice but at least in this one you can see that it is Snow White

Here's a pic of me and Ash waiting for Disney on Ice to start

And another picture of us right before we left. I seriously had so much fun!

Onto our next event. This would be Austin and Halle's favorite thing to do. This time though, they decided to take an entire bag of goldfish up with them. It's kind of hard to see, but the fish were everywhere.

Austin and Halle are so funny together, but you cant take your eye off them for a second.

Next I have some good news (and although it looks like Im prego, that is not the news). I got released from scouts and was awarded this stick (sorry dont know the correct terminology). Awesome right. Not. It was my halloween attire for the night though.

Ashlynn was Dorothy this year for Halloween and Austin was a monkey. I had to tell them I would take them to McDonalds if they would wear there costumes.

And Mark dressed up as midgit Santa Claus this year. This picture doesnt do justice to what he really looked like.

These last pictures are of us making halloween cookies. This picture below is my favorite. You should have seen how many sprinkles were on this cookie that Brooklyn made. And she even ate it. It was awesome.

Cute Kaitlyn and her cookie

Even Austin was lucky enough to get to use sprinkles by himself

Ashlynn with her yummy cookie. (notice the sprinkles on her lips)

And Brooklyn with her sprinkles and cookie. Yummy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Sad Day

I have been dreading this day for a while now. And it finally came. I know it sounds like devestating news (and I believe it is) but I just like to make it sound a lot more dramatic than it really is.
So last night Austin didnt want to go to bed so Mark had to put him to bed screaming. Well I was in the next room listening to Austin scream and about 30 seconds later I hear the door open. I think to myself, 'why did mark go in and get him. He never does that.' And so I look in the hall and there is Austin. He climbed out, opened the door, and came out.
Honestly, I am surprised it didnt happen sooner. Since this unfortunate event last night, Austin also woke up at 5:30 am this morning to greet me at the door. He has the 'getting out of the crib' thing down.
This morning when my mom got up, Austin pointed at the crib and said, 'I got out.' So now begins a whole new stage of how to get Austin to bed and more importantly how to get him to stay there.
Please somebody, tell me an EASY solution.