Happy New Years yeah its 2007!
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Happy New Years yeah its 2007!
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Apparently I am a wolf
Posted by my4kids at 2:07 PM
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Our Christmas wasn't bad we went to my parents house on Sunday for dinner and gifts with my family. My sister and her kids were there. I guess it was nice last time we even knew where they were at Christmas the boys were babies and the girls weren't even around yet. That was about 9 years ago....... There is a long story about the history with my sister and I am not totally to ready talk about it on the internet yet (I know that came out weird). We have only seen my sister on Christmas since my nephew was born (he's now 22) about 3 times, they only remember the one 9 years ago. It was a good visit and my grandmother was there also, she never comes because she always spends it with my uncle Tony he has MS and doesn't get out much anymore but even before that we didn't really spend Christmas with them either he has an issue with my parents because they are Christian and he basically doesn't believe in God its not such a bad thing though because he smells like marijuana from a mile away (he got a medical marijuana card for the MS although that just means he uses it legally now unlike the many years he did it before the MS). I have some good pictures from the day though
Here are the girls with my dad Madison was taking pictures.
My nephew and his girlfriend who also happens to sub at the kids school and has subed in Kenzies class before. They are engaged I wonder if they get married would it make a difference if she was teacher one of her cousins??
Kids opening presents at Grandma and Papa's house.
All the cousins together we don't have any pictures of them all together except 9 years ago and that was minus my 2 little girls here this time Roger is now 22 and engaged to be married so she gets in on the picture also and the kids just seem so big last time 3 were still babies!
I say we had a good visit with reservations though I was happy my mom was happy we were all together and I am trying really hard to make sure things work with my sister and her family staying around but everytime we do something with them I spend my time holding back a lot there is so much I really want to get out, you know, to say to them for where the last 9 years have gone. The not seeing them has nothing to do with me or my family or parents it is something that always happens when we get back in thouch with them they are around for a few months then disappear within the city for several years, so much time goes by and I grow up a little more and really need to protect my kids from that kind of experience but I don't know how. I mean I want to know the kids and maybe actually have a sister again since I really haven't had one since I was 7 myself but I feel like I can't count on it to keep up the way it is I always feel like I can't get my hopes to high and get to excited about it because I know from experience that when everything crashes it hurts that much more each time. Also I don't want my kids to experience that hurt and have to try to explain to them that it may not last.
Sorry this post is not so happy for parts but it is my journal of sorts and I don't feel like I can really discuss anything with anyone right now, I guess writing it out gets it out a little. There is so much more I could go into but like I said right now I am really not ready for it.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
We took the girls to see Santa yesterday aren't they cute?
No I didn't make the dresses I am not that good a seamstress, but I have been getting asked that a lot with there dresses. I found them at a resale shop in October for 5.95 each. I thought it was a great price and Kenzie was with me she fell in love with them and we had to get them.
Anyway I hope you enjoy their picture I think it is cute!
Oh Maddie forgot to ask Santa for her teeth though, I guess a new Barbie bike is more important! lol....
The boys don't beleive in Santa anymore :( so they didn't go with us since they think they are to old to sit on his lap anymore. I am really sad for the day that the girls don't beleive in Santa anymore either. I love taking them to see him it's another thing I didn't get to do as a kid. My parents celebrated Christmas but similar to the Halloween thing. They did celebrate it but we didn't see Santa and they never told my brother and I there was one. Once again when I had my kids I decided that I was going to do things differently and wanted to tell about Santa and take them to tell Santa what they wanted every year. It also works as a good reason for not putting the presents under the tree till Christmas even since I know what I did myself when my parents weren't watching to try to figure out what was in the packages. I became really good at slightly unwrapping things just enough so my parents couldn't tell! I know thats bad and sometimes I regreted it because the Christmas morning was gone for some of it and that is why I don't want our presents out early!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
So not to much exciting going on around our house right now last week was Madisons birthday and she is officially a 6 year old but don't call her a big girl or she will argue with you. She is the baby always will be according to her and there is just no sense in trying to discuss it with her. I suppose it is a good thing my tubes are tied and I won't be having anymore kids (unless God has other plans) I don't know what she would do if we had another she would probably be beside her self and not know what to say, oh wait a minut this is Maddie we are talking about she always has something to say you just never know what its gonna be! Anyway I know one thing it would take her time to get used to!
So the girls also had there annual visits with the dr to make sure they are doing okay they are both still little Madison weighs in at 41 pounds and is 42 inches tall (or 3' 6") putting her squarly in the 20% for height and weight McKenzie was 52 lbs and 45 inches tall (or 3' 9") same with her she is squarly in the 20th % for both if you look that up and they keep up there averages they will not be much taller then 5' if they are lucky since my mom is 5' and their other Grandma was 4'8" (which is shorter then Izzak already). I guess it is good they are girls because nobody really cares about girls being short! I talked to their dr about Kenzies face breaking out all the time and her allergic reaction this summer (the bad one I posted about here ) he wanted to start with the blood test that can test for food allergies. She is such an awesome kid though I think the lab expected her to cry and fight them as they put her in the room with a bed and were trying to see if I could hold her in my lap to keep her calm. Well when they suggested that Kenzie looked up at them and said "whats the big deal my mom gets more upset then I do?" I had to laugh she is so funny and just watches the lab person stick the needle in and doesn't even flinch. The lab person said she was the easiest kid she has ever drawn. I guess some of that comes from the fact she has had a lot of blood draws, I don't know. She is pretty proud of herself though and can usually tell the lab people where to find a good vein. Anyway the labs came back yesterday and the dr says they didn't show any food allergies so I think I want to move on the an allergist and have her tested for more then foods just so I know what is causing her break out so bad, that and I am starting to wonder if any of her stomach problems could be allergy related just not to foods. I am pretty positive she is allergic to molds due to the problems she had with her asthma at an appartment we lived in.
Izzak got his cast off yesterday. I was really glad about that. He has been driving everyone nuts with it both us and his teachers. He figured it was a good excuse to get out of doing anything at home or school or just about anywhere! It is much better now though and isn't bothering him at all. Oh well thats all for now.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
We had a good weekend with lots of pre Christmas activities! It really is my favorite time of year! On Saturday we went to my parents house to help decorate their tree and put up other decorations. The kids loved it of course and have always insisted on helping with decorating Grandma and Papa's tree.
On Sunday we got our tree at a tree farm in Oregon City. We went with my sister, her husband Ron and their youngest daughter Alyson.
We always like to go to the tree farms so we can cut the tree ourselves. I just think they are fresher and last longer then a tree from a lot and generally there is a better selection of many more trees also they tend to be less expensive.
We got about a 7 ' maybe a little more Douglas Fir. I love Dougs because they are so full and plenty of branches for my huge ornament collection. My sisters family bought a Noble Fir. We haven't put the tree up yet as we found when we got home that our stand is not big enough so I will need to go out tomorrow to find a bigger one. Wish me luck! I will have to post pictures when we get it up. Also this year my parents decided they didn't want to put the train that goes around their tree and talked the kids into taking it home for our tree. As long as they don't play the song is sings over and over it should be cute!
Friday, December 01, 2006
And another silly face!
Also yesterday Joshua and Kenzie had their belt testing for Tae Kwon Do and they both advanced
In this one Daddy and Maddie were spinning each other around and Kelly actually had his stocking cap pulled over his eyes and Madison was "making" him turn in circles, they were both dizzy.
Then we get Daddy dancing with his baby girl of course spinning her. I really love this picture its to sweet. Please ignore any mess you see, we have piles going right now trying to get things ready for Christmas decorations and a tree we are getting on Sunday!
And of course what daddy could resist flipping the little daughter upside down? Just look at that happy face on Kenzie and Daddy!