Saturday, October 31, 2009


That's what Jayden managed to get out tonight after he started getting the hang of Trick-or-Treating. Even though I carried him pretty much all over the place(I'm going to have Amazon Woman Arms thanks to this kid), he liked climbing up the stairs and going to the doors and knocking on them. He scored several full size candy bars! He was even polite and said,"Thank you!" and "buh-bye"(though he still has a very soft voice with people he doesn't know). We also went out this afternoon to downtown where the businesses were handing out candy, too. They had a parade of costumed dogs, and I thought this one was the best. Of course, I might be biased toward Chocolate Labs. They had a weiner dog race after the parade, too, but we missed it because Jayden was getting fussy.

You might notice two kids missing from these pictures. Kyrie is still sick and has a fever. Isaiah had a fever of 101 today, too. Bummer for them, but we rented the new Tinkerbell movie(RedBox is awesome!) and we got plenty of candy from Jayden's efforts alone to last this household a LONG time. Must have self control...Must have self control...Must have self control...


This is what Kyrie has been doing all day today. She's been running a fever of 101.5. She needed help getting to the bathroom tonight because she was too weak to walk. Didn't eat anything except for a couple of bites of sandwich- odd for the child who usually tells me that they are hungry half an hour after she ate her last meal. I've been making sure she stays hydrated, though.

So no trick-or-treating for her tomorrow. I promised that she would get some candy still and that I would rent the new Tinkerbell movie for her.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My 7 year old

Best friends: The old ones in Pullman, and her new ones- Sarah, Amelia, Frances, Ellie and Lily

favorite food: candy(Almond Joy and White chocolate Kit Kat), Hamburger Helper for dinner, ham and cheese sandwiches and favorite cereal is Fruit Rings(dry with no milk).

favorite toys: Littlest Pet Shop, Hello Kitty, Polly Pocket(any tiny little girl toys that are easy to suck up in a vacuum!), the Leapfrog Didj

favorite subject:Science

favorite activities: playing with friends, sleepovers, playing in the PlayPlace at McDonalds, going to the store

dislikes: when Mommy has to get dirt out of my fingernails

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Free Giveaway on my Husband's Blog!!!

The Geek Church is giving away a Bushnell Backtrack. It's an electronic compass/GPS. Retail price is $69. It would make a great Christmas present! Go check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2009


7 years ago today, I was in the hospital. They induced my labor with Cervadil. I spent most of the night cramping and in the bathroom(felt like I had to go constantly, but later learned that the sensation was normal for women in labor).

This next layout actually described what I had to go through a few days earlier when my dr. wanted to induce me initially, but the hospital ended up sending me home because they were full and the non-stress tests turned out okay. If you can't see it in the picture, my ankles are swollen like balloons. Those sandals were the only thing I could wear for the last few weeks of my pregnancy. My fingers looked like little sausages, too!

In about 13 hours from now, I'll be throwing a party for my oldest baby. Can't believe she will be 7! Where does the time go?


Moments like this make my heart melt. Jayden has started losing his afternoon naps(NOOOOOOOOOO!), but every now and then I will find him snoozing(Mark calls it "taking a snuzzle"-important to note that "snuzzle" is not a verb) on the floor when he is just too tired to stay awake. I found Kyrie patting his head today, and I had to go run and get the camera and try not to disrupt the sweetness.

Today the kids and I took a walk with Grandma to the salon so she could get her hair cut. The kids always enjoy going along and playing with the little toys they keep in the corner. A song came on the radio, and Kyrie asks,"Do you know what song this is?"
"It's 21 Guns. I've heard it a few times lately."
"On the I-Pod?"
"No, on VH1."
My almost seven year old is already into the music video scene. Maybe I should be worried? Actually, she will sometimes wake up early in the morning and watch the Beatles on VH1. My friend Kimberly(ultimate Beatles fan) would be proud!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bed Hogs

This is why my husband ended up sleeping in Isaiah's bed, and I woke up at the foot of the bed this morning.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Like Mother, Like Son

At age 2, this child is already becoming adept at using a computer. I thought we were safe for a while when he only moved the mouse around, but then he started scrolling and clicking, and now he can get around on different websites.