Thursday, November 23, 2006


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Kristin, Grandma Paulette, Emily and Grandma Tammy
Happy Birthday to you.

We have had quite a few birthdays happening in our family. I wish we could have celebrated all of them but that would have amounted to a ton of travelling. My daughter Emily turned 8, can you believe that...8 years old already. Justin and I are still in complete shock. She is just growing up TOO fast. We had a fun birthday party for her, but it was just like in the movies, a household of screaming girls. She received wonderful gifts and we played fun games and had some super cool girly prizes. Today Emily had some good luck. She found a beehive and then soon after that she found a boy's tamagotchi and returned it to him so he was super happy, then she found her lost bracelet and when she got home from school we got a call that she won the coloring contest she entered and she get's two tickets to the new Charlotte's Web movie in December. She now has a lucky beehive with supposedly magical honey.

Also today Cohen is 3mths old. He's doing so many new little baby things. It's such a joy watching him grow. He's lifting his head up and trying to roll over. He's really observant and totally interacts with all of us, smiling and cooing. He's fascinated with his mobile and other little hanging toys but his favorite is definitely the mobile.

As for Carter, he has been making a lot of new friends. His newest friend is little Maria...oh is she a darling. She just loves Carter and he quite likes her. Today at preschool the teacher said they were inseperable, they even had to paint a picture together and when I arrived I was able to witness the wonderful sharing of a sand shovel.

As for Poop.....well let me tell you something. I've never seen so much poop in my entire life. I had some people over for coffee and playtime and the little girl pooped in her pants and then ALLLLL over my floor and stepped in it and smeared it all over my daughter's room (on her birthday) and down the hall and all over the bathroom. She then had a bath and had poop all over my tub. Cohen has been pooping NON stop...up to 12 poops in a day. Carter is lactose intolerant and has been pooping up a storm because he's too stubborn to let go of dairy. Then I went and visited the same lady whose daughter pooped on my floor to discuss homeschooling and her daughter poops on her rug... yeah poop poop and more poop.

Alright, I have been so slow at blogging and I have to apologize for taking so long to get things up. Anyways I killed the batteries in my camera and I'm recharging them and then I will upload some photos and post a bunch for y'all....I have some ubber cute ones.

Miss you all...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Remembering to Remember...

Justin and I have been taking as many photo's of the kids as we can so we can capture all these special moments in our children's lives. They just grow up so fast and before we know it they are off on their own. Emily's 8th birthday is coming up this friday and it just seemed liked yesterday that she was as little as Cohen. If only there was a way to stop time for awhile and enjoy each day a little longer. On Remembrance day my sister lost her brother in law at the age of 17 due to heart failure and it really got us thinking that we really don't know what God has planned for our lives and we can't even begin to try thinking we just need to enjoy and love it because at any minute it could be over. We find that the more we get older the more we become aware of what is happening in the world around us and it just is so sad that people are taking so many things for granted. Even to just stop and remember on remembrance just zips by, people barely take the time to stop and thank all the soldiers that passed for us and our country. To stop and remember the true meaning of Christmas, advertising happens earlier and ealier every year because it's all about presents and santa and decorating...what about Christ what about the true meaning. It's so frustrating what's happening to the world around us. Innocent people losing their lives, children being abducted and worse, people fighting and adultery and abuse and just pure crap going on everywhere. Justin and I were driving in the walmart parking lot and every person that was about to cross or pull out we stopped and waved and smiled and it totally put a smile on another persons face and we just thought to ourselves you know if everyone tried to do the same thing this world would be so much happier, if everyone just treated everyone with an equal amount of kindness and respect we would have such a happier healthier earth. Anyways after this rant I guess it boils down to a challenge, a pay it forward challenge...try and take a moment to remember, remember those you've lost, those that have fought for our country, and most of all God and Jesus and why we are here in the first place and try and just do special things through out the day that might take a little longer but as long as it puts a smile on someone's face it shouldn't matter...and maybe just maybe if not the world around us will be happier but at least our village or crescent or community will be.
Well with Emily's birthday this coming weekend we have a lot of crafts to get finished so she can pass out her invitations tomorrow. She wants a strawberry shortcake party so that should be fun and cute. Carter is working on his big boy chart so he can feel safer going to school without me. Funny how a little picture of me and him in his pocket helps calm his nerves. And Cohen well he's growing and growing. I had him at the dr's on thursday and he was over 12lbs, so he's almost doubled his birthweight and he's only 2 1/2 that's pretty good. He's started smiling and cooing all the time and he loves swatting at little toys on his aqua gym. Justin and I are still doing ok, we wish we could be home to help support what my brother in law and sister are going through. Also we're doing awesome at dance class, we have one more class and then there is a formal dance night that sounds fun.
Take care all and have a blessed week!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Hard day at the office.

Emily's Show n tell.

Practicing his trick or treat technique...remote controls and coffee coasters.

Little teddy bear.

Emily's star award for good behaviour at school.

Pumpkin Carvin'
Ooooh Scarey ninja!!
The good witch.


Waving hello!!

My attempt at taking after my Gramma Billie.
The butterfly cake for the cake walk and the oranges pumpkin for Em's school party.