So on Monday Kellys work is sending him on a job. He is going to a site near Bethel Alaska. He will be there anywhere from 2 weeks to a month.
He won't be able to call from his cell phone because it won't get service there and where he will be they only have satelite phones so he will only be able to call home about every other day or so just to find out how we are.
This is kinda freaking me out though I hate not being able to reach him every day for one. I've gotten used to our almost daily talks on Skype when we can actually see each other when we talk. The other thing that freaks me out is where they are going is at a gold mine and he will have to be in it. That has me worried. Mines can be dangerous. The only good thing is he will be making a lot of extra money just before our time to come up there and afterward they will be sending him down to Juneau which is getting closer to Ketchikan which is were we will be living at this point when we go up. Okay that totally sounds like a run on sentance but I've got several things going on right now. I'm feeling a little anxious.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
So on Monday Kellys work is sending him on a job. He is going to a site near Bethel Alaska. He will be there anywhere from 2 weeks to a month.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Had to show you she lost another tooth this weekend. Thats 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. At this rate if she doesn't start getting any in she is going to end up having to go on a blended diet!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Okay so i got a lot of comments about the dishes in my Fun Monday post. One in particular came from my dear hubby Kelly........
"Well I am weird but those dishes are mine. They are the only real thing that I got from my grandma. My mom had the same set it was got later. I kinda had to fight my older sister to keep them she tried to say that they were part of my moms set, but they weren't. The kids hav broken some of the cups that why they stay up out of the way. If you havent guessed this is Terris hubby just Getting his say. The garage well most of the stuff was in boxes tell the kids got into the stuff. Before I left you could almost get a car in there. I LOVE YOU SEXY CANT WAITE TO SEE YOU!!!!!! Kelly"
Okay so mostly point he is wanting to make first is the dishes are his not ours. He did get them when his Grandma passed away and he didn't get alot when his Grandma died and when his mom died 5 years ago he didn't get anything to remember he by either....okay I won't get into that, he reads this and that would only get him riled (sp?) up. Also as he said he had to fight his sister for them she got the same set of dishes when their mother died and wanted more. She got a different set of china though instead.
Also yes the garage was cleaner when he left. He took a lot of what was in the garage when he left but the kids quickly emptied boxes to "find" things and its a mess again. I need a truck to just take much of it to the dump!
I was surprised he commented. I have hoped he would before just to see what he had to say. He did look to see if anyone commented on his comment though. I thought that was funny.
The time with him gone right now sometimes feels like it is going really slow and sometimes it feels like it is actually going pretty fast. I really miss him though. I do well on most days but he gets me on the phone occasionally in tears feeling like I just wish it was all over and August. Really it is going by quicly and there are times I don't know how I'm going to get everything done for us in time to leave.
Oh also I wanted to add this. I found it on
Alpha Dudes site and wanted to see how everyone else rated. Here's mine
and the only thing bad found on my blog was the word "s*x" when I was posting about Izzaks s*x ed class class. I guess I'm a good girl!
I checked out a couple of you who I read regular and was wondering about and there are a few with some bad ones!
Like Emma who got an NC-17 rating! I think thats worse then an R. I still love your blog Emma I just may have to keep my kids away :)
Then there is Madisons scooter, a car seat booster that we haven't used in years (why do we still have it?) and blue and red bins that are supposed to contain the kids toys that are all over their bedrooms right now.
Friday, June 22, 2007
I've mentioned my friend Hannah before back in this post when asked about my greatest supporters and I chose to name a couple of close friends. Really I don't talk on the blog about her to much just because like I said then. I don't share well....honestly I don't. I'm the type of person who in person has a few very close friends but usually spend time with only one maybe 2 at a time because I don't want to compete with someone else when talking. Hannah is very used to this. We have been friends since I was 13 and she was 10. I know seems like a stretch for that age group but it worked for us. I wanted a friend and sister and she had 3 brothers and was the same way. We were pretty much inseperable till I started dating Kelly. She was my maid of honor when we got married and her entire family took part in our wedding including her dad who is a minister married us. That meant a lot to me! Back then I thought of her brothers as brothers also and we all acted that way pretty much. Becci over at miraclebabyb is married to her oldest brother now and honestly I couldn't be happier for him. I like Becci alot and think she is a great person for him!
Anyway so the point of this post kinda got lost since I was writing about going over to Hannahs with the kids on Thursday evening after work. We mostly had gone to pick something up from her but it was a nice day and Hannahs kids were in good moods even though it was starting to get late.
Wait that isn't where I was originally going with this either ......
I love to take my kids over to play with Hannah's. Her kids are 2 and 1 and my kids absolutly adore them! I do to actually I should say. After all they are Hannah's kids, I feel like they are my own niece and nephew since I haven't had a real close relationship with my sisters kids, not because I didn't want it. I fought hard to be able to have a relationship with them and my sister for years until my own kids came along and I didn't want them to get hurt like I had.....long story. I know them a little more now but Hannah's kids still feel more like family. Kelly also has two nieces and they used to live with us for years and they were like my own kids but that is another long story why they aren't around anymore......again I'm losing my point here!
Here is Madison playing with Emmy
Joshua is not the type to even like little kids normally but these 2 are completly different. He adores them and here he is reading to Simon. I'm not sure how much Simon was letting him read though this book has stretchy frogs on it that Simon thinks are great for sticking in his mouth!
Just look at those little guys eyes! His mom says she doesn't see a lot of herself in her kids but I can totally see the eyes are from her......
Since the little ones were still doing well and not getting fussy or tired yet when we got there we decided to take a little walk over to the park close by. I love to go here by the way. Most of the playground equipment is a little older but still safe and Hannah and I use to spend hours here when we were younger either just swinging or skating in the tennis courts (no one usually was using them). Its just kind of fun to take the kids somewhere to play that you used to play at.
I put Izzak in charge of chasing around with Emily so her mom and I could actually visit without her having to go up slides and pushing the swing like she normally does.
I see my kids with these two and love to watch them. All four of them are very attentive and ready to please them. They are very sweet. I haven't seen them like this towards each other since they were little themselves. With Izzak it reminds me of how good and attentive he was to his sisters when they were little, even though he was pretty little himself. He loves babies and little kids.
Joshua helping Emily up onto a kiddie portion of the playground.
On the way to the park Emily rode in the strolle with Simon but after she wanted to be a big girl and walk with the big kids. For part of it she walked holding Joshua and Kenzies hands. Here she had tripped and they are all looking down at her knee to make sure she is okay. Since she was being a big girl all was fine!
And here she is holding Kenzies hand. Izzak insisted on pushing the stroller for Hannah both ways. I'm sure she didn't mind since she is always the one pushing strollers and holding hands. It was a nice visit for us to since my kids were busy playing with the little ones and the little ones were being entertained by mine.<
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
For Izzaks 12th Bday this year he had been begging for us to buy him a nitro gas powered remote control truck. Well we gave in and he got it. I mentioned it before before Kelly left when they first tried getting it going and broke it on the first try! These trucks really put regular remote control cars/trucks to shame at their speed and what they can do! They broke it the first time accidently hitting the turbo and hitting the curb going full speed.
Izzak hadn't really played with it since Kelly left because he wasn't sure how to get it going again but this Friday he figured it out on his own and fixed it!
Of the park has lots of trees and Joshua is never one to stay out of them very long so he watched his brother from up high
Of course this is also a cherry tree so he had other motivation to be up in it. He was pickin cherries. In the tree you can't see what his face looks like. The kids had Field day on Friday and the school did face painting. Joshua like the Pirates of the Caribean and decided to go for one of the looks from that and had eyes painted on his eye lids......creepy if you ask me!
On Sunday the boys had spent the night at my parents house....yes it was nice having them out for the evening.....you'd be amazed at how quiet it is without them arguing with each other constantly. Any way I picked up Joshua and took him to order his new glasses, which we are waiting to have ready and hopefully I can post pics of him actually wearing them just as soon as they come in. I also took Kenzie to get her hair cut.
she has only had her hair cut like 3 times ever so she was pretty excited! They also straightened it which she was really excited about even though it will go curly again when washed. She really wants to have straight hair for some reason.....She cut about 4 inches off so it was a big thing to me also. Another thing Kelly learns about on the blog by the way.....although not as big as the hamsters.....yes he asked me about it a couple of days later but didn't say much. He knows I'm a sucker for cute free furry things!
The funny thing is on the side of the bike it says Chaos.....they must have known it was just his bike! Joshua is all about Chaos!
Oh and the reason Madison sounds breathless in this post? I have strange kids and Izzak and Joshua had been jumping their bikes by our house and Joshua, Kenzie and Madison decided to go on the jump without bikes......silly kids....
Silly kids from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo
kids jumping bikes from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thats not such a great picture of it and it really needs to be cleaned but I'm afraid to clean it.
Other then that I'm one of those people who has pictures of the kids on the wall instead of pictures of other things on my walls.
This one is usually up and its kinda sad because it is the last time we got a family picture done of all of us.... notice Madison is still a baby in this picture she was only 2 months old.....Yeah we need to do something about that.
I love taking pictures of the kids though so we actually have several these are some of my favorites
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Okay so I've said it before. Madison is very stubborn. She wants to learn how to ride her bike without training wheels but she won't let anyone help her. This is the look I get for offering her any advice......
Here she insists she is finkiing......remember she has no front teeth
Maddie trying to ride bike from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo
In case you didn't hear she decided that she can't ride because of the noise. The cars 3 blocks away on the busy street, any of us talking...
She didn't quite get it today but she will try again later. In the meantime she made Izzak put the training wheels back on her bike.
Also she wanted to sing for Frannie again......she loves it that Frannie likes her videos.
Madison singing from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo
Saturday, June 16, 2007
He did well at first but then we had to wait for his eyes to dialate and he got bored....
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Okay I was tagged for the 2 things meme on the 10th by Emma and somehow I totally missed that post.....So I will get right to it. I really like doing meme's especially when I need something to get me started so here you go
Two names you go by:
-Mom seems to the main one
-and of course Terri
Two things you are wearing right now:
-camo capri pants
-a white t shirt
Exciting clothes today right? I'm not working today so I get to wear whatever I want, yeah!
Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
Two of your favourite things to do:
-apparently this blogging thing since it has competely taken over my life!
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
-August to be here so I can be with my Hubby who I miss like crazy and now that he is working I can't just call him any time I like!
-To quit my job but yes come August I will get that also!
Two pets you have had:
-Two cats Merlin and Milo
-Ummm this is new to Kelly so if your reading this its a long story but we have 4 hamsters Harry Potter, Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and Ginny Weasley....yes the kids are all about the Harry Potter stories. We have 4 but we only paid for 1 the other 3 were babies someone dropped off at the Petco and they adopted them out to us for free and free is a very good price and my husband knows I am bad at turning down a good deal and since there were 3 that means all the kids get their own hamster! Yes Emma I cheated on this one a bit also but I always have to explain things....also I haven't told Kelly about the new hamsters yet.
Two people I would like to do this:
Will they? I don't know. I hate tagging people but I am curious about everyone so anyone who hasn't done it already is free to give it a go
Two things you did last night:
-Went to court about my suspended (in error) license although it was complete waste of time and I have to go again when they let me know......
-stayed up way to late on the stupid internet
Two things you ate today:
-nothing.....haven't been hungry and have had a very busy day even without working!
Two people you last talked to:
-Kelly of course I always talk to him
-My friend Megan on the phone also
Two things you are doing tomorrow:
-haven't figured it out beyond that other then the usual feeding kids doing some laundry trying to get the house clean......yeah some of that probably won't really happen...kids will most likely be fed though
Two longest car rides:
-Oregon to Phoenix the day we got married we took our time getting there though
-Oregon to Colorado family trip when I was 16 to visit my Aunt and Uncle and their kids although it was made much longer because my brother was being a pain in the butt teenager and whined the whole entire time!
Two favourite holidays:
-Fourth of July- I love fireworks!
Two favourite beverages:
- Dr Pepper of course but I've said that one before
- My favorite alcoholic drink? would be Sex on the Beach.....really it is a drink and it took me years to be able to order it without getting all giggly saying that! I took my sister in law out on her 21st bday and made her order it also....she loves it and thats what she gets now but it was funny watching her get all red saying it!
Its been a busy day today. I had to go to conferences for Kenzie and Joshua. Joshua had an eye appt and we need to get him new glasses he is very happy though because he doesn't need to wear bifocals anymore so hopefully he will actually keep them on. I am on my way out to take Madison to her conference now so I should probably go.
Posted by my4kids at 4:31 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I thought I would join in the Wednesday fun even though a little late for many of you. My dad sent me an email today with this
Posted by my4kids at 8:20 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I received this in an email today included with the story below
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Saturday was the big Grand Floral Parade. This is the biggest of the 3 parades we have here during our Rose Festival. All of the floats are covered in some kind of plant usually many flowers and flower seeds tend to make up the design. It can be really pretty and some places come up with great designs. The first picture is part of the princess float. The one at the top gets crowned as the Queen of Rosaria (portland). Portland is called the city of Roses. The Queen and Princess are chosen from each of the Porltland Metro area High Schools after each school chooses their princess they all have to go together and compete for the title of Queen for a year. It can be kind of a popularity contest though they do have to be inteligent and involved in the community before to actually be chosen as the Queen. There are no swimsuit comptitions here...
Izzaks favorite part are the military portions of the parade. Even the tank they drove through had roses on it!
This is an actual working tank with its crew riding in it there was a very large police presence walking along side of it! Izzak thought that was really cool.
Oregon has a lot of rodeos and there were a lot of horses in the parade from those and the mounted posse's from around the state.
And of course we always have the Anheiser Busch Clydsdale horses! This is always a crowd favorite! I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact people drink a lot of Budweiser here!
There was a circus float also with a Tiger made from flower seeds and a real flame circle the kids really liked that!This year was the 100 anniversary of the Rose Festival so we had a lot of old fashioned cars and trucks and other older things in the parade this was one of Izzaks favorites. A model T truck.
Of course we leave for the parade about 2 hours early, you have to to make sure you keep your spot. The kids always bring a lotof things to play on here are Izzak and Connor riding on their scooters
A nice grin from Madison who has lost another tooth in front and that would be 5 teeth missing right now! She is a very toothless little girl! She wanted to make sure I posted this picture for her Daddy to see.
And Joshua and Kenzie peeking around their seats during the parade!
We had a good time even with the parade but we were lucky enough to have a tent over us to keep us dry so that helped!
On a side note please go by Melanies blog over at Our Happy Happenings. She has a request of all her readers about a little girl named Emma, who is 2 and is very sick with an uncontrollable high fever. She is lives in Haiti with her parents who are missionaries and they do not live anywhere near a hospital. I know this has to be very stressful for her parents right now.