Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jonas' first Halloween.

*On a side note: Need something fast? I ordered this costume LESS than 24 hours ago from (yes, I was running late on getting him a costume lol no real shocker there ;)).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Rock Star.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Oh where to begin? There has been so much going on in the past month or so. Toby, Paige, Haley & I all got a little older.
 Toby and Paige's birthdays fall on the same day however we celebrated them both on different days this year. Sort of giving Toby back his birthday.

I have trained my kids to tell anyone that asks that (depending on the child) I am anywhere between 21 and 25 years old. Gotta love their innocence lol!
 Haley turned 17, SEVENTEEN! How did she grow up and get so old before my eyes?
I got a little smarter, I finally became a college graduate. There were times when I didn't think I would make it. At one point I was pregnant, working full time, helping Toby with his business taxes and paper work part time, and tending to a very sick toddler who was hospitalized, all while taking between 3 and 5 classes. I very nearly quit and am so glad I didn't. 

Jonas turned 8 months old, and is starting to hit all of those lovely milestones most babies his age have already mastered. With his adjusted age he is right on track but since he is so big and is often larger than most babies his actual age it is hard for others to comprehend why he isn't, or rather wasn't doing normal stuff. I am happy to say that he now is rolling and scooting all over the place and starting to enjoy finding and getting into things that he should not be playing with. Although he is not crawling yet, he is getting up on all fours and trying. And, just two days ago he surprised us all be pulling up into a standing position out of no where. I often sit and look at him in wonderment as at 23lbs and 30in he looks more like a toddler than an infant.
 Loryn played the last of her 14 games of volleyball. She did so well, I am very proud of all that she achieved. This was her first year playing and she not only learned the sport but did well enough to be put on the B team (her school has an A, B & C team).

There was so much more that went on but will add those events in on another post. Such a fun and crazy life and I am loving every minute of it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Potty learning.

I am about to take on the task of potty learning with Kira. Shouldn't be too hard, I have successfully trained 5 other kiddos. The fastest learner was Kaly who took two days to get it and got it both day and night. She decided she was done with diapers and that was that. The longest was Loryn, she-as she does now-fought me tooth and nail. I think it was two months before she learned during the day and another six months before we figured out a solution for night time. I had to take her to the bathroom between 10:30pm and midnight every night for her to stay dry through the night. She was and still is a very heavy sleeper, she still wakes on her own to use the restroom at this time every night, well it is more like sleep walking lol. After we figured this out with Loryn, we used that with the rest of the kids (except Kal who never needed it).

The main challenge that I will face this time, is carpet. All of our previous homes had a combination of wood and tile throughout with only carpet in the bedrooms. During the initial learning stage we just shut all the bedroom doors and kept the kids out in the easy clean up areas. I will not have that this time. We only have the kitchen and baths with tile flooring this time. I have been searching the net for good training pants that are more like cloth diapers than pull-ups and I found them.
potty training pants 
SuperUndies! They can be found at and they are just like a regular underwear only they have a pocket for cloth inserts and a waterproof outer layer to catch accidents. The thing that really sold me on them however, was the easy open tabs, located on the back side to allow for easy clean up on those messier occasions. I am anxiously awaiting my order, but once I get it and try them out I will update-hopefully on my or rather Kira's success!

Wordless Wednesday - Loryn's Vball Game.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Getting bigger every day.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Found photo.