Thursday, February 28, 2008

So I am assisting with Boys Varsity Volleyball right now and I feel like I am gone alot. (It only lasts 2 months) Anyways the other day I was substitute yard duty, volleyball practice, Derick's baseball practice, song rehearsal for Enrichment night, AND , PTA meeting. I was gone the whole day. If you know me you know I don't like that, I'm such a homebody. Anyways as I was running out the door, after dropping Derick off, the kids (AKA James) needed to unwind. So they loaded the nerf guns put on the football helmets and went to town!!!! How did I get so lucky to find such a great guy!!!

Olivia dressing up in Taylor's princess dresses. I didn't know Cinderella wore a tube top??? We hike up the skirt to be a bit more modest.

For baseball this year Derick is on the White Sox. He loves his new uniform. Take a good look because with Derick it will have grass stains and beat up pretty fast.

I curled Kaitlyn's hair before church the other day and she wanted me to take a picture of her. She looked very cute!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Derick!!!!!

Today Derick turned 9!!!! He had some friends over for what was suppose to be a Football party. However it was rainy and really cold so instead James hooked up 2 x-boxes and they played. They were cracking me up with their expressions and so I had to post some of them.

We gave Derick a baseball bat and a bat bag. He's wanted one since last year so he was really excited.

Taylor lending a helping hand.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It started off with digging channels for rivers, big holes for lakes and reservoirs and pouring buckets off water to make it all work together......BUT..... ended up being a huge mud pit. The kids had a ball until it was time to hose them off!!!! I can remember doing the same thing as a kid.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


So we have had beautiful weather here lately and I am wanting to go work in the garden, set up the pool, plant some trees, break out my giraffe print bikini (that's for you Erin Bissell). I love being outside when it is warm and can't wait til summer!!! Olivia is having a blast walking around and exploring.


Taylor has a big conscience. She sneaked the jar of peanut butter off the counter and hid behind the chair and went to town!!!! When I busted here I very calmly picked her up and put her on the kitchen counter to clean her off. As I started talking to her about making a bad choice she teared up and started crying. It was pretty funny. I didn't even yell at her and she felt bad said she was sorry. I told her to go to her room and she went up the stairs, by herself, saying "sorry mommy. . . . I go to my room to fink." (think)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's been so cold and rainy here lately and the last few days have been sunny and warm. James and Taylor took advantage of it and went on a little bike ride.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Derick is playing basketball right now and is loving it. He is the oldest kid on his team so we'll just say he is doing "very" good. He loves stealing the ball while on defense and fast breaking. In today's game he had 3 lay-ups with the correct form and everything. He was really proud of himself and should be. He practiced those lay-ups in our backyard until he got it right.

Shooting over the opponent!!!!

My Baby is One!!!!!

Olivia celebrated her One year old birthday with alot of fun. We ate Hawaiin haystacks for dinner with cake and ice cream for dessert. The adults and kids had a fun time playing and hanging out with eachother. Thanks everyone for coming to celebrate with us our little Olivia's birthday!!!!

Opening the presents!!!!

A birthday present that I can push my baby and sit in. . . Sweet!!!!