Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bailey at 5 months

Well I thought I would give a quick update on our baby.....Bailey.

She is getting so big now. She is as tall as Abby, we just measured her yesterday. We didn't get the exact height on her because she wouldn't sit still.

She is still lots of fun and oh sooo cute! She is like have a little kid running around. She really loves her ropes that she chews on. She has chewed through 2 in the last 3 months. I just bought her a new one. I am hoping it might last a while. The girls picked it out, it is pink and white. She loves to go in the back yard and chew on wood. She has the block of wood that she just loves. She keeps trying to bring it in the house and we won't let her. This is kindof a cute story, I just have to tell you. When we put her in her kennal at night and before we go somewhere, we always take a treat down with us to get her to go in her kennal. The other day Carl and I had to go to a funeral. I was already down stairs so I decided I would just call her down and put her in her kennal and then we could leave. Well she came running down stairs and before I could get the door open on the kennal she smelt of my hand and realized that I didn't have a treat and took off up stairs. I had to get her a treat to get her to go back to her kennal. It was kind of funny!

Chey in daddies cloths

A couple weeks ago we planted some strawberry plants in a pot in the front yard to see if they would grow. They have actually sprouted and are growing now.

Well, Chey woke up saturday morning and decided that she wanted to go and check on the strawberries. So she put on daddies coat and boots to go and check. This is what she looked like.

Isn't she cute!

Ribbon Holder

I found this online a couple weeks ago and thougt it was such a good idea that I thought I would blog about it.

Do you have spools of ribbon laying around taking up space that you don't technically have? I know I do. Well this is a solution to free up some space and feel a little more organized.

The supplies you will need.
clothes pins, sandpaper, straight pins and ribbon

The sand paper is for the rough edges that the clothes pin might have that the ribbon might get caught on. You may not even need it. I bought my clothes pins at the dollar store, I think there were 25 or 30 in a package.

Step #1

Start by placing your ribbon between the opening on the cloths pin.

Step #2

Then twist your ribbon around the clothes pin.

Step #3

Finish by putting a straight pin the the ribbon holding it in place.

Step #4

Place in basket or clear jar.

The blog I saw had then organized according to color in some clear canisters. Personally I just use these baskets. Only because I don't have the clear canisters, I will be searching for some at yard sales this year though. The only down fall that I have found to this is that you have to dig for the ribbon you want. For me.....its worth it to have to dig to save some space.

Taylor and Bailey

April 18th, Taylor decided to sleep on the couch that night. Apparently Bailey thought she would sleep with her. When Carl and I decided to go to bed. This is what we found.....

So Cute!!

Easter Weekend

Easter turned into a all weekend event. Saturday we went to Murray park walked around the trails and carl and the girls rolled down the hills.We let the girls play on the playground equipment. They really like that park. It has lots of fun things to do.

These things spin around....They were laying on it while daddy spun it.

Taylor playing on the rings.

Cheyenne doing the monkey bars.

Carl even got in on the fun, and did a spin around the bar. I tryed...but it didn't work out so well. We didn't get a picture of me(thank goodness).

After the park we went to Heather and Jims for dinner. We had a easter egg hunt in their backyard for the kids.Uncle Carl helping Colin find an egg.

Cheyenne, Lilly and Taylor with their easter baskets.

After the egg hunt we ate dinner and let the kids watch a movie while the adults played a game. I can't remember the name of the game but it was lots of fun.

The next day, Sunday, we went to church in the morning and then met my parents at their house for lunch that afternoon.

It was a fun weekend. Wonderful weather to enjoy and be outside and reflect on some of the wonderful things that God created.

Birthday Fun!

I turned 31 this year on March 24th. It was a great birthday! It all started on the 23rd. First of all, a friend of mine from work had her baby.

Isn't she adorable! Her name is Jaycee. I finally had a chance to go and see her on the 25th.

On the 23rd I got an email from my really good friend Stacey asking if I wanted to join her and Erin, Marisa, Elyssa, Sierra and Charlotte to see Bride Wars that night. I honestly didn't think they remembered my birthday, but to my surprise when I got there Erin and Stacey both had birthday bags. Stacey did this birthday in a bag. She brought a feather boa for me to wear and party rings for everyone and some candy for everyone to share. Erin bought me a shirt and a necklace to go with it. It was so much fun! After the movie we went to Village inn for some drinks and food. I didn't get home until 11:30 that night but it was well worth it. Thanks guys for remembering me, I had a great time.

The next morning I was awakened by my two beautiful girls and their daddy. They got up early to give me my birthday present. The girls both made cards for me themselves and taylor made a homemade gift bag. I got a camera! It is very nice. Its a kodak 12.3 mp. I love it! I carry it in my purse everywhere I go. You never know when you might need to have a camera handy.

(This is me reading my manual for my camera)

The night of my birthday we played a baloon popping game that my girls put together with daddy the night before. They sang to me and we ate my favorite desert......Chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting!

(the mini crunch bar on the side of the couch was in one of the baloons)

That weekend we went to dinner at Cafe Rio with my family. That is one of my favorite places to eat! It was a fun week!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hello out there

Hey all!!
Sorry it has been so long. Last time I posted was when my parents were out of town and I was struggling to make it out alive. Well, I made it! Life has been busy, busy, busy!
Let's see.....Let's give you an update on things in our/my lives.

Work - I still have a job(Thank God!). As of Monday they made a new transition in my department. I now have a new boss. I am still an underwriting assistant, I just assist Mid Market underwriters now. I think it will be a good challenge. I am really excited about the change, and I really like my new boss. He's great!

Home - Let's see....Carl is working and taking a drafting class online. He is doing really well. I am very proud of him. He's seems to be loving it so far. He stays pretty busy at work too. That is a good thing with this economy lately. Not sure if I mentioned it in prior posts, but I was taking a course in insurance as well. I have finished my course. I take my test on June 11th. I will keep everyone posted on whether I pass or not. Pray for me that I will!
Cheyenne is almost out of preschool. This year has flown by so fast it seems. Her last day is May 19th. She starts kindergarten next year. She is so excited. We just went to the zoo for her last field trip of the year. It was lots of fun. I will post about it later, I promise! Chey is also taking dance. She loves it! Her first recital is June 24th and 25th. I will post pictures when she has it. Taylor just went back to school from being off track for a whole month. She won't get out again til the end of June now. She will be in 4th grade next year. Its hard to believe sometimes that I have an 8 year old (and 5 year old). Taylor starts piano lessons in June. Daddy says they both have to play an instrument, so we chose piano first. She wants to play the violin too. Chey wants to play guitar. We might put her in lessons sometime next year.
I almost forgot to update on the doggies. We took both of them to the vet at the first of April. They are doing well. Bailey is growing like a weed. She stands almost as tall as Abby now. She is still really skinny and has the longest legs. She just has a really cute face though. We took her in on Friday (may 1st) to be spade. Everything went well. She is healing just perfectly. She was down the first day, but by saturday she was up trying to play with abby. By sunday she was back to her old self. As of today you wouldn't know she had surgery. At least we won't have to worry about having little bailey's running around now. I didn't even want to go through that.

Well without posting pictures that is about it. I will post some pics later. I got a new camera for my birthday so I have some piling up. I promise I will try to update more often now. I think I am starting to get back into the swing of things now.