Monday, March 29, 2010

Kaylee's 1st Birthday

As you may know Kaylee turned 1 on Wednesday March 24th. We had a small family party on Sunday. The praty was a lot of fun. Grandpa, Aunt Sarah, Grandma, Grandma Sue, Aunt Ashlee and Uncle Edward all came over for dinner and cake. We sang Happy Birthday and let Kaylee tear into her cake. She was really good at it. We took some video, I hope you like it. There was also presents and running around after. Thank you to everyone who came and to those of you unable to come we missed you.

Kaylee's 1st Birthday

Kaylee's 1st Birthday

Kaylee's 1st Birthday


JJ has been working on writing all of his letters and recently it finally clicked, letters make words. He has been sight reading for a couple of months but now he can write words. His epiphany happened while making birthday cards for Uncle Edward. He asked me how to spell MOM. I told him how, thinking nothing of it, and he brought it to me saying this card is for you. I cried. It felt like the first time he said mom or recognized who I was.

Thirty Pounds

Just wanted to let my Mom know how proud of her I am for loosing 30 pounds since joining the gym at the beginning of this year. Congrats!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Long Day

How do you know when it has been a really long day? When dinner runs a little long.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Edwards Birthday Party

Wednesday was Edwards 13th birthday. Today, Saturday, we had a birthday party for him. It was fun we had pizza and then cake. I made the cake as a present. It cracked in route to his house but he enjoyed it and loved the cake. Happy Birthday Ed. I Love You!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dancing Cow

If you ever see a giant dancing cow. . . It has been my practice during extreme weather conditions, cold, hot, windy or snowing, to occasionally take the children to indoor play yards. We have three in town and I tend to buy a drink and watch as the kids run all of their energy out. Well today we saw a giant dancing cow as we drove past Chick - Fil - A. Jaedon was so excited I decided we could go in and have some lunch. And that's when it happened the giant dancing cow came inside. Jaedon was particularly delighted with the situation. The cow gave him a high five and played peek a boo. Kaylee kept staring not quite sure what to make of it. The cow however loved having someone to play with and Jaedon was more than happy to oblige. Our table soon became the table people were coming to to see the cow. He was dancing and teaching them the wave. All without talking. The cow was jumping up surprising Jaedon and popping up every time I could get him to take a bite. Well to make a long story long after two hour of playing with Jaedon the manager came over and told the cow that he was hungry and had to go home for lunch, a nice way of saying you haven't had a break in a while why don't you take one. Jaedon was so disappointed. He started crying and asking everyone if the cow was going to be okay. He has such a big heart. He was so upset the workers tried giving him stuff and telling him the cow was going to be okay. Twenty minutes later the cow was buckling Jaedon into his car seat with two pieces of cake, a brownie, a book, two coupons for free sandwiches, a T-shirt, hat and magnet no of which I paid for or could get them to take back. So if you ever see a giant dancing cow. . . run!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Papa John's

Today for Joy school we went to Papa John's and learned how they make pizza. I think it was a little overwhelming for them but the children absolutely love it. Please don't mind the hair or clothes, they can get themselves dressed and brush their own hair. Mommy cannot help.

Kaylee didn't even pull his hair. (Her favorite thing to do with Daniel)
He won't eat peperoni but he enjoyed putting it on.

I like cheese pizza

I really love cheese pizza.

Taco Bell Fun

I know I have posted a lot of videos lately but I just can't help myself. Here is video of the kids playing at the Taco Bell playyard. It was the first time Kaylee went down the slide. Her brothers were so helpful for her. We had so much fun.

Kaylee Walking

Kaylee is growing so fast. She is begining to walk even more. She takes two or three steps than she balances herself. She can walk all the way across the room, it takes time but she can do it. She also gets very excited about the camera so until now I haven't been able to get video of her. I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Proud to be an American

At a time when our president and other politicians seem to think it's appropriate to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"De Gaulle did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to andfrom their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"
You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."
You could have heard a pin drop.

AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on. "You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready. "The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it." "Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France!" The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."
You could have heard a pin drop.

I am proud to be of this land...AMERICA