Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone.

I hope everyone had a great holiday!! We enjoyed ours very much.

The kids woke up around 7am, at least the 2 older ones we had to wake Savannah up. I have to say I was very proud of my kids on Christmas morning!! When all the kids came down the stairs the older ones went over to Savannah's pile and started to help her open her gifts.

Once everyone got started there was no stopping them. I don't know about anyone else, but I think it is so hard to get pictures of everyone opening gifts because you are to busy watching them and helping them, that I forget to take the pictures.

The only bad moment of the day was...Austin's last gift were a few pairs of shorts and pants in one gift bag, when he opened them he started to cry and say that he didn't want clothes for Christmas. He was defiantly tired, when he napped about 1 hour after that episode he slept for over 3 hours.

We were very lucky that the neighbors offered to cook Christmas dinner for us. They cooked it and brought it over for all of us to share and enjoy a nice dinner. Other wise we were have a macaroni and cheese casserole.

The kids posing after they all opened their Christmas eve pajamas

Making or should I say eating cookies for Santa

Valerie hard at work making dessert for the next day

right after Santa left

mommies Christmas present

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kids enjoying Christmas break

The kids went on Christmas break Last Friday :( I immediatly thought oh no, what am I going to do with them all day for 2 full weeks!!

It really hasn't been that bad. They have been playing with friends and outside most of the days.

They all seemed to have a really great day today. Valerie 1st went shopping with her bff, then they came home and made pillow cases. And are now having a sleep over.

This is her new purse she bought with her own money when she went shopping today. In her defense she planned on buying Christmas presents for the kids, but I asked her not to. She really does have a good heart.

Austin played with the neighbors most of the day both outside and inside. The kids were enjoying making piles of leaves and jumping in them.

Even though this picture doesn't show it he really enjoyed collecting the leaves

That pile is as big as it's going to get around here, but it was enough for them.

All hard at work

Savannah went in between playing with the big kids to hanging out with mommy, but mostly enjoying the day in her diaper with a chocolate face.

Yes this picture is from today, it really was that warm

Later on in the day...I had to cover her up it gets windy on that scooter, she loved it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

swing set

Well Daddy did it!! Over Thanksgiving Daddy, Pap, and the neighbor went to pick up a swing set I bought on craigslist. It took them several hours 3-4 to take it down. Then when we got it back here it was up to daddy to put it all back together, WITHOUT a manual.

the boys having fun
This past week was the final piece. We had to keep going back to home depot to get nuts (wow, they are expensive). From the weather conditions at it's previous location (on a lake), the nuts and bolts took a beating.

The kids seem to love it, even Valerie. This one is a bit bigger so she can do things as well.

The piece Valerie likes best

We had to get a new baby swing (we left ours by accident). So thanks Pap!! It was Savannah's Christmas present from Ama and Pap. We had to give it to here a few days early, once she saw the other kids swinging she had to join. I don't think she will know the difference. But I think she was on the swing set for an hour straight yesterday. She loved it.

They even would stop swinging to push Savannah

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A sick house

We have quarantined the house!!

Austin started us off on Friday...Daddy walked in the door as he was getting sick ( I was a work, Valerie was keeping an eye on the kids for the half hour overlap). He was sick all weekend and finally felt better Monday.

Savannah started Monday morning when we went in to get her in the morning she had gotten sick all over. Not what you want to wake up to. I did take her to the doctors today, because she started to turn blue. It started at her feet, they were so cold and blue. It worked it's way to her hands and even her mouth!! I started to get scared. I had her bundled up with 2 socks baby legs, sweets, hat, blanket and all. Her lips turned back but feet and hands stayed blue. The doctor just said she was cold. go figure :)

Valerie was next on the list...at 11 last night she came in the room and told me she didn't feel good. Then I got up to check on her around 2 and she was on the floor, in her words it was closer to the bathroom. I got her a bucket and sent her back to bed. On my next check I found her in the bathtub, she said it made her feel better. She might have been hit the worst so far.

Rob woke me up around 2-230 saying he didn't feel well. He at least came down stairs, was up all night getting sick finally fell a sleep around 9-11 and then off and on all day. He still is not feel that well as I right this.

So far I am free from illness, however I don't think that will last long. I am washing my hands as much as I possibly can but with Savannah all she wants is to be held and snuggled. I am just hoping it holds until Savannah is feeling better. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New hats

So we are here in Florida enjoying the weather however....it has been a little colder than I expected!! I can't really complain, it's normally cooler in the morning around (32) and worms up by 11 (50-60). Still cold enough to need hats, so I have been like a mad women making hats for the kids.

Valerie asked for a stripped hat with blue and cream. After searching the internet (after she was in bed) I found this pattern.
I started it right away thinking she would want it because it was suppose to be like the one Bella wore in Eclipse and Twilight. I was right, but then she asked if I could do it in green (that's what hers was in the movie). I felt bad but I was already halfway done...next time my dear. She really does love it, wearing it all day.

Austin went for the so popular "owl" hat. I love making them, so cute

Savannah will get an owl hat as well...here is one I made for the winner of the last giveaway. I think I will make the same one for her...I love the colors together.

Trying it on before the eyes were finished

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

she made it

still wearing shorts :)

So this morning Valerie took her first solo (without mom) bike ride to school. It was a little emotional for me, but she didn't even notice.

She had to leave around 710am instead of 720am, which didn't seem to bother her. She text me when they arrived and then text me for her return home.

I was nervous the entire time, but proud when she actually made it home.

It did happen to be the coldest morning yet, with gray skies. I thought she was going to change her mind when she got outside, but she didn't.

I guess my camera was on the wrong setting