Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sleepy Sam

Isn't he a cutie? So tired at Grandma's house that he just fell asleep sitting there. I tried to lay him down and he got back in the same position. Funny! Love that boy!

National Dog Day

Tomorrow is National Dog Day(for those of you that may not know:) and Levi's very first turn to take snacks to school. I never thought I would be one of "those" moms, but I totally am! You know, the ones who go all out to impress a bunch of 4 year olds? Really, I just wanted Levi's snacks to be the subject of everyone's dinner conversation. Does this happen with your kid?

"Levi, what did you do today in school?"
"Well, I forgot, Mommy."
"Oh, did you have a snack today?"
"Yes! We had a chocolate cake wrapped in paper so it wouldn't get messy with M&M's on top!" and on and on and on!!

So, I got a dog cookie cutter(thanks, Linda!) and George and I made Jello Dogs. Hee, hee! It was too funny! Red and blue jello dogs! I hope they make it into the building tomorrow! All that work....

Preschool Fun!!!

So, I love having Levi in preschool. He gets to do all kinds of fun stuff and we know every single "holiday" there is! You know, like "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on September 19. Very important:) Levi came home with a hat and an eye patch and we found a hook to go with it. We heard a lot of "Arrrrrr, Matey"'s that day and it was Grandpa Lyon's birthday so he got an "Arrrr, Grandpa! Happy Birthday, Matey!"

Preschool is a new chapter in our lives that we ALL seem to be enjoying!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Future Boilermaker?

Just one more quick note this morning. This is posted for all of you Boilermakers out there. I got Sammy dressed this morning and George said, "Oh, Dad (Harry) will love your choice of colors for Sam today. Purdue colors!" Well, you know I didn't do it on purpose...I graduated from IU:) But to all you Purdue fans..."GO BOILERMAKERS!"

The New House

I thought I would post some pics of the new least the inside. I forgot to take a picture of the outside:) There's a picture of the front living room, kitchen, and family room. And I also took one of the trampoline outside. That came with the house and has been THE GREATEST thing for Levi and Natalie.

There are 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2.5 bathrooms. Yippee! There is a room on the main floor that could be used a's our storage room. We are getting settled fairly quickly, thanks to my friend Becca. I don't know about anyone else, but pregnancy makes my brain foggy and I could not unpack or organize. So Becca did it. She told me where to put stuff and I obeyed! It was sooo helpful.. Guaranteed we would still be sitting here amidst a huge pile of boxes if she hadn't been around.

Everything seems to have a place now. The dining room has a few boxes and pictures that haven't been hung and the garage is still full of garage sale stuff...the truck is coming today to haul it all away! Then we can organize that and life will be good:) It's already good, really! This is a good place for us and we are thrilled! It's finally Home!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Baby news!!!!!!!

Well, here's the big news that it seems a lot of people already know. Word gets around you know! :) We are 11 weeks pregnant...due March 26th. Yes, I know Sam is only 8.5 months old. Yes, I know that puts them only 15 months apart. Yes, I know that I am crazy! :) Isn't it great! The OB just said, "Well, you keep saying you want to have a big family!" Unfortunately, I am starting this pregnancy with all the weight still on from Sam. That's a bummer, but other than that, we are really excited. The ultrasound tech guessed its a girl and she said she hopes to do my 20 week ultrasound to find out if she is right. That was my assumption as well, this pregnancy seems similar to Natalie's. George just laughed when I said that to him. I am sure because I can't remember a thing from her pregnancy and babyhood. Poor kid!

The latest baby question posed from Levi is "Do you get to decide how many babies you want or does Heavenly Father?" What a kid! He's just such a thinker!

Funny story on the topic of Levi and babies. My mom has Levi and Natalie at her house for an overnighter. Natalie is bathing and Levi wants to come in. Mom figures its the perfect time to explain about things that are private and begins to and Levi says, "Wait just a second, Grandma! If this is about babies and where they come from, I already know everything!" Mom, of course, asks him what he knows and he replies, " Daddy plants a seed in Mommy and it grows into a baby!" with that "Isn't it obvious" tone. Can you believe it...he's only 4!!! I am just glad that my simple answers satisfy his curiousity!

So the countdown begins...only 29 weeks to go:) That doesn't seem like very long to me! Sammy better learn how to walk, quick! Maybe we should start with crawling....:) Good times, good times!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We're back.....

We have finally emerged from our cyberspace black hole, as Uncle Dewey called it:) Ahh, to have a phone and internet again. I NEVER could have been a pioneer!! :)

I thought I would start by blogging about our Colorado trip and work my way up. We drove out to CO with our 3 kids under 4 and it was a blast! Everyone should have this kind of experience with little only takes a month to recover:)

These are some pictures of the kids gearing up for the 3 day drive and lots of pics of the view. It was absolutely gorgeous the whole time we were there. We stayed in this huge cabin (not that big with 30 or so people in it) that overlooked Breckinridge, CO. We went up a ski lift to the top of a mountain and Levi could have hiked over it and down the other side. I could not believe it...that kid had an infinite amount of energy, he got so mad we wouldn't let him hike to the tip top...unlike Natalie who got tired and had to be carried back down the mountain. Geo and Levi rode down the side of the mountain on a sled with wheels! It was quite the trip. I will post a few more pics and tell some stories later! Spent too much time reading blogs tonight. Gotta head to bed!