Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Picking

A few weeks ago we loaded up (by we I mean the kids and I since Daddy was working) and went Apple Picking with friends. What I thought was going to be a mess of a day turned out to be AWESOME! I love it when that happens. Chloe was sick the night before and I was running on little to no sleep but I knew I had to get the boys out or we would all go crazy, so off we went. I snuggled Chloe for the day and it worked great for her. I was sore and hot most the day but I guess snuggling a sick 20 pound little girl can do that to you. Noah climbed EVERY tree he could and loved every minute of it, Bryce ate every apple he could and loved it, Chloe slept and seemed pretty happy.

After we headed to our friends so the boys could run and play some more. I got to hang with Cheryl and Chloe and just relax. It was a great way to spend a duty day. Everyone was so tired by the time we got home not one child cried for Dad at bedtime. Mission Accomplished ;)

On the move...

Chloe is starting to take her 1st steps!!! I know totally craziness but its true. She pulls herself up on EVERYTHING moving or not. Doesn't work so well when she tries to pull up on the dog but she is learning :). Just last night she went from my basket to the ottoman and took a few steps around (holding on) to get the toy she wanted. Its all downhill from here. Guess I better get to posting that video of her crawling now that she is walking......

Friday, September 24, 2010

And so it begins

Bryce is going to be the kid that gives me a reason to blog EVERYDAY, at least while school is in. These poor teachers have no idea what they are in for. I say this because it has taken me 4 years, the first 2 were painful, to figure Bryce out. Part of me is afraid to let someone else handle him in fear that he will change and also in fear that he is MY baby, I'm the only one who can help him, I'm the kisser, hugger, tear catcher, lover of the Tylenol bottle when he screams, the take a deep breath its going to be okay person. He was a very difficult baby and while he has gotten much better he still has his "Bryce moments" and I know better then anyone that they can be draining. All this said he is still my little boy and would not have him any other way, to me he is PERFECT!

I walk in his school today and he is sitting down playing, everything seems fine. Then he stands up and limps over to me holding his knee with this look of "Mom my knee is about to fall off I am in so much pain" Then his teachers sit me down and explain to me that he took a fall today at recess. He fell off the rock the kids all climb and got a cut. Let me tell you this cut is more like a finger nail scratch and to most kids it would have never even phased them. But not our Bryce. He screamed like he had broken his knee, had to be carried into class to clean it up, and would NOT walk for an hour they said.

Being the over sympathetic Mom I am...I burst into laughter. The teachers look at me like I'm some crazy Mom and then start laughing with me. They said they tried everything to calm him down and he just wasn't going for it. They felt much better after talking to me about what took place and I walked out with my still limping 4 year old Bryce ;)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


These past few weeks have been filled with inhalers, runny noses, fevers, doctor office visits, pulling all nighter's, driving all night to find medicine, sleeping in rocking chairs, sneezes *bless you*, lots of dirty snotty laundry, boogers and tears. But I'm (almost) happy to say its almost over. WHEW!

It all started back when Bryce was so kind and shared his new preschool germs with his baby sister. From there it went to Mom and Noah and Dad has been in the clear so far. But poor little Chloester didn't do so hot with her cold. She is still full of boogers and a semi mess but we will take that over what we had before. Mom is doing okay but would be much better if she wasn't sick at all ;)

I am so not ready for Fall/Winter season and all the little germs it brings

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preschool blues

So my over happy little 4 year who couldn't wait to start school is having a few problems. Any surprise that Bryce is the one giving me a hard time? I think he is just wired to be my "different" child. But it does (like always) break my heart into a million pieces. He doesn't like to play with the kids, he is always alone playing when I pick him up. When asked he says "Mom I just like my alone time" As most of you know that is NOT our Bryce.

Today just broke my heart, he was standing at the gate waiting for me trying not to cry. He wasn't doing a very good job as the tears started to fall. He was broken hearted because he wanted to have lunch at school. I tried my best to explain to him that we "Mom and Dad" needed to talk about it but today wasn't going to work. (as we all know staying longer means more money and that's slim pickings around here) Well the director already has a soft spot for Bryce and asked for me to pack his lunch Friday and we will see how it goes. Which means Daddy might be playing less golf then he would like.

The teachers keep telling me that he plays great with all the kids and he doing really well. While he still needs work on a few things they all say he is well above his learning curve so they have no worries about him. However his Mommy does so I will be volunteering at his school next week.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mama Mama Mama

Thats right we have a talker!!!! And her 1st words are Mama!!! Im so over excited to hear my little girl say Mama, both boys said Dada first so this is a big deal around here. All day long its "mama mama mama" The best was when she woke up this morning stood up *yes she is standing now* and called for Mama. Melted my heart

So our little princess can now:
pull her self to stand on objects
laugh like crazy
pick food up to eat

Where has 7 months gone?

Friday, September 10, 2010


Fall means the start of many things around this crazy house of ours. Fall means its time to dust of those jackets and make sure they still fit *sigh*, make sure you remember to BRING them with you every time you leave the house, remember your camera when going for a drive because you always find the prettiest fall tree when its at home, dig out those soccer cleats from the bottom of the closet because soccer is here, daily asthma meds and checking that you have a rescue inhaler with you AT ALL TIMES, flu shots, shorter days and longer nights, Halloween costumes and party planning, trick or treating is near, family photo shoots, leaves all over your lawn and a semi crazy husband feeling the need to pick up every leaf as it falls.

So I say bring it on we are ready for you fall :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Yes the rumors are all true....sad but oh so true. Our little Bryce started Preschool this week. He did awesome and loved every minute of being the "big kid" Dad took the day off of work to be home for his special day, which of course made it even better. The night before we took him out to celebrate his night before his "big day." As soon as we walked threw the door he ran upstairs brushed his teeth, got into his jammies and set his clothes out for the next day. *SO FREAKIN CUTE* He then had to count to 20 for us and sing his ABC's to "practice" for his day. Then off to bed he went (it was only 6:30)

It was so cute watching Dad hold his little big hand into school....that was until Bryce let go and looked up at Dad and said "Daddy I don't need you to hold my hand anymore" Yeah we cried too. He walked right in hung up his backpack and was off. I had to ask for a hug and kiss and we were both taken into the other room for our hugs. There was no hugging in front of the teachers and kids. That little turd ;) However I did get the biggest full sprint to Mom hug when we picked him up so that more then made up for it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st Grade

All the kicking and screaming, worrying and crying didn't change a thing my little love bug started 1st Grade!!!! I was as brave as I could be putting on a smile as he walked up the walkway and into the doors. Then he turned and waved back and I lost it. Yes all the kicking and screaming was from me his Mother ;( He was as proud and happy as can be to start back to school and be the "big" 1st Grader now. 1st Grade is a big deal because you get to be on the 2nd level of the school. I know he is going to learn all sorts of great things this year but growing up is hard on Mom.