Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just about done....

with the kids that is. I've got to get a couple more items for Taryn. I'm hoping my raincheck for Target will help me out, but I think I'm going to be stuck.

Taryn really wants the HSM 2 dolls for Christmas. I should have bought them all the first time I saw them a couple of months ago, but decided to hold off. If only I had known what I know now.....

I've got to get her Sharpay (who is easy to find) but would love to get her Chad and Ryan as well. We've got the other 3 dolls already for her. I guess I'm just going to have to start calling assorted stores and see if they've got them in stock and if they do take a drive.

Karis by far has been the hardest to buy for, mainly because we've got a ton of things already that can be handed down.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Miss Mouse

Miss Karis' new name is going to be Miss Mouse. She loves anything and everything with Mickey and Minnie on them. Just can't get enough. Really it's Mickey over Minnie, but she'll take what she can get. =)

I'm contemplating making her a mickey mouse head cake for her birthday, but it'll more than likely come down to me ordering it instead. I can't believe she'll be 2 in 17 days. It just doesn't seem possible to me.

I ordered her a custom shirt today for the big birthday. A friend of mine recommended a lady she buys lots of custom shirts through.

Karis' shirt will have long sleeves and of course her name instead with black ball fringe around the bottom. Should be super duper cute.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The first advent candle

Our little family of 6 got asked to light the first advent candle next week at church. Jadyn actually got asked to do some of the reading. We'll find out exactly what that entails later next week. There was absolutely no way that Kolin and I could refuse, especially since Jadyn was asked first.

We figure we'll be bribing the middle 2 to get them to behave. Kolin figures the church is fully insured incase of mishaps.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone was able to enjoy their day with loved ones. We've all got a lot to be Thankful for.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

She soooo wants to believe!

Jadyn has a friend that likes to tell her that certain things aren't really real. Their teacher does a lot of fun things throughout the year and *friend* loves to tell Jadyn that the 'Desk Fairy' who brought them books isn't real or that the 'Homework elf' is the teacher. Drives me crazy! Why can't they just enjoy the FUN of it all?!?!?!?

When Jadyn tells me "Well *friend* said...." I just remind her that *friend* doesn't know everything and that as long as she believes that's all that matters. It's fun to believe and won't hurt anyone.

I can only imagine *friend* opening her mouth about Santa.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Neurologist Appt Today

Taryn and Brennan had appts with Miss Patty this morning. Taryn weighed in at 34.9lb (same as last appt) and has grown almost an inch. Brennan weighed in at 35.9lb (1lb more than last time) and has grown almost an inch as well.

We're still having problems with brushing Taryn's hair. I doubt at this point that the problem will ever go away. We'll just continue to watch her and keep her hair short. We're going to take her off her 2nd medication since it really doesn't seem to be helping with her hair issues and it's no longer sweltering hot outside. Other than that Patty says she looks great and just to keep doing what we're doing.

Brennan is doing great! Talked a mile a minute while we were there and didn't cry at all.
His medication is working for him and I honestly couldn't tell you when he had a seizure last.

Our next appt is in 4 months unless we need to go in sooner. They both got beanie babies as an early Christmas present and they being loved on.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bed Switcheroo

We spent most of Saturday cleaning the kids bedrooms and setting up new bed configurations. Brennan now has a low height loft and twin bed in his room. Brennan can climb up and down without a problem. Kolin and I love the fact that it isn't as tall as a regular bunk set would be.

Brennan's old bed is now Taryn's new bed. She's not too thrilled with the concept of giving up the trundle like I thought she would be. Yesterday she told us that she didn't want to 'sleep alone.' She now wants to sleep with Brennan...I think more because she thinks the twin bed underneath is somewhat connected (it's not) and she won't be 'alone.'

Tonight we're going to let her sleep in Brennan's room to see how the two of them do together. Hopefully they'll fall asleep sooner rather than later or they'll have to be seperated.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thanks to our little cheerleader...

the Illini won today!

It was too cold

on Halloween for the tutu. We were a Pooh Honeybee instead.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Miss Taryn

Taryn: Mom, I can speak a little bit of English
Me: Yes, Taryn I would certainly hope so.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You've got to be kidding me!

I dropped Brennan off at preschool and one of the teachers told me she needed to talk to me. I knew it was about the chili dinner fundraiser that we wanted to have next month.

We got the ok from the church to have the chili dinner...BUT and there seems to always be a but. Should a funeral luncheon need to be held on the same day then we (the preschool) would be bumped out. Needless to say they are getting a thanks, but no thanks letter in response.

We have to spend some money to make money with this chili dinner. We'd have to pay for food, advertising, etc that we couldn't get donated. To pay all of it and then get bumped out of the kitchen for a good portion of the day would suck. That and we couldn't decorate until the funeral luncheon was finished and cleaned up after. It's just not feasible. There is just no way we could get everything completed and ready by 4:30 if a funeral luncheon was taking place in the area that we requested to have all day.

We're now working on plan #2 which isn't exciting at all.

Monday, November 5, 2007

New Glasses for Jadyn

Jadyn had her 1 year eye check-up today and the eyes are lookin' good. New lenses are on order...the way our insurance works is that we could pay out of pocket for new lenses or get an entire new set (lenses and frames) with no charge.

Jadyn's getting new frames and lenses. She wasn't too happy about trading in her hot pink frames though. This time around we're going to get shiny blue frames that look awesome with her blue eyes.

She should have them in a couple of weeks. However, we're not going to let her wear them until rolling skating is over in gym at school. Last year her glasses fell off and she ended up rolling over them. We're hoping to prevent the same thing from happening this year.

Back to the dr. today

I took Karis back to the dr. this morning. She's had a cough for almost a month now. Just when I thought it was getting better the weekend hits and of course the cough gets worse. We decided to switch some of the meds she's on and we had some blood drawn to check for allergies. With my luck we'll find out she's allergic to the darn cats. We should have the results back in about a week.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

There should be a rule

I really think that there should be some type of rule that states a mommy cannot get sick. One forgets how much we actually breathe out of our nose when we can't do it anymore.