Saturday, April 30, 2011


I love Spring!
Except for the bugs (the mosquito and gnat variety) and allergies.
Poor Michael is suffering.
So is his Daddy.
I hope its not a "boy-thing" in our house..
little mister would be next in line.

Friday, April 29, 2011


 Happy Friday!

Just for fun I thought for a change I'd do something different, called Friday 5.  You can check out to find more Friday Fives.

1.  Have 4 kids in 4 years.
But God has a plan and I wouldn't change anything..well, I might have started younger if I had the chance.

2. Homeschool.
Never ever ever thought it would be me.  However, our curriculum is due to arrive in the next few days!

3.  Give up store-bought ketchup.
This one is a work in progress.  We'll see if it happens.  I have a recipe for homemade ketchup that looks to rival what we purchase. Ketchup is very important, there are certain foods that just CANNOT be eaten without it.

4.  Wear Maternity Clothes while not Pregnant.
Fact of the matter is--my pre-baby (really pre-wedding clothes) are too small and while a bunch of the maternity clothes are too big, the other bunch of it is flexible.  Think elastic. And breast-feeding friendly.  I'd rather have something be a bit too big than too tight.  Just because I can get something on--does NOT mean it fits.  Someday, when we're done having children, I'll make it my goal to fit into all my size 4 and 6's. 

5.  Be a victim of Fraud.
Yes, you read that correctly.  Someone took liberties with our bank account and made a mess.  Thankfully, it has been "straightened out."  Still, VERY disturbing and I hope none of you ever have to deal with that kind of situation.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


This past weekend, Heidi was spayed.
No puppies here!!
Poor girl, she looks pathetic here.
She was pretty out of it from the drugs.
2 weeks of indoor (basement only) treatment.
Glad its done.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


 You've got the cutest little baby face.

Just because.
My baby boy at 4 months old.


Take your child to work day is April 28th..
but that wasn't going to work for us.
So, Mike took Michael to work with him this past Saturday for half of the day.
 Saturdays are generally a bit more easy-going and only one service advisor is scheduled, so that there are some empty desks.  Michael ate donuts, played on the computer, and didn't want to leave when I went to pick him up around 1pm!
 And then...

He lost his hair!!!
(he didn't believe me that he had pen ALL over him, hence this messy picture)

I think Michael really enjoyed his day out!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


One of the "perks" of working at a car dealership (I'm not going to get in trouble for calling it a CAR dealership, am I?) is that one can generally jump on a good deal and get previews of the trade-ins that come and go.

So, so long to the Jeep.
We traded it in for this lil thing.
It is green.
I hope that it will save us some green in gas money.
It is getting to be ridiculous.
Happy Commuting!

Friday, April 1, 2011


She wouldn't hold still for another shot!
Silly girl.
I don't think I've mentioned that she is now wearing underpants ALL-NIGHT-LONG!!!!
Yup, you read that right.
Its been about a week and a half or so of that.
She is doing SUCH a good job.
Pretty soon its going to be time for a big-girl bed.


Teeth coming?
Little Mister is chewing on everything!
He found his feet the other day too and had a good time playing with them..they went in the mouth too.
He wants to touch EVERYTHING!!
He supports himself very well..I wouldn't be surprised if he sits solo this month. 
Aside from the occasional throwing himself back, hes got it.
Also trying very, very hard to be mobile--he jumps around in his saucer and when he rolls onto his belly he really works those arms and legs.  Bathtime is hazardous--he splashes with such force! :)
We had our 4 month check-up the other day and he is nearly 16 lbs (15 lbs 13 oz.) and just over 26 inches long.
Happy April!
Enjoy the snow.