Tuesday, December 30, 2008
25.5" long (95%)
42cm head circ (90%)
I kept telling her that we could run away before the shots......
She ended up with 2 shots and cried like I haven't heard her cry before. She also had an oral vaccine as well. We talked about solids foods. (we won't be starting them anytime soon)
All in all our baby girl is doing great! She's getting some rolls and she's getting a little rashy from them and the extra drool. Drool will be a never ending factor for quite some time I'm sure. The dr. was surprised that she's got 2 teeth already, but I reminded her that all the kids had teeth by 4 months.
We don't go back until March...when she's 6 months old.
Monday, December 29, 2008
These taste exactly like the Reese's Easter eggs and Christmas trees that come out during the holidays.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
It's supposed to get down to freezing temps again tonight. I'm not looking forward to slippery conditions again tomorrow morning.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I'm excited for everyone to open up their gifts. It's super exciting for me to watch all the faces as presents are opened.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
She also rolled over for the first time tonight (tummy to back) all by herself. Once she flipped herself over we got a big smile and we made her do it again. Sure enough she did it without even putting any thought to it.
I'd really like to put some presents under the tree, but I have little doubt that little fingers would go walking and I'm just not going to tempt them.
Jadyn is saying the children's prayer at the Christmas Eve service tomorrow night. She's been practicing and practicing. I think she's a little nervous, but she's done it before so I know she'll do great.
Ryanne has her first acting gig. She'll be playing baby Jesus and we can only hope that she'll cooperate for the short time she'll be needed.
The camera will be ready!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Jadyn had a great time decorating what turned out to be her gingerbread church and I had a lot of fun watching her and her friends build their creations.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Brennan: I'm done!
Me: So, whip your bottom
Brennan: What? That's not happening!
Laughing ensues from mommy and daddy....
Brennan: You need to supervise!
Needless to say.....I supervised by wiping his little rear end.
Taryn has pajama and movie day tomorrow at school. She's hopeful that school will actually go on as scheduled. She also has her party tomorrow afternoon with her class.
Jadyn's class is having a party tomorrow morning. They are also having a gift exchange. Don't remind me how hard is actually is to pick out a $4-$5 gift for a child you don't even know.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I walk over to Ryanne and get a huge super sweet baby smile that just melts my heart. I pick her up and tell her that she'll only be this little for today. We sit down in the recliner, throw her favorite blanket over us and she's out and dreaming of what only little wee ones dream of in 10 seconds flat.
Even though there are a million and one different things that need to be done, you've got to slow down and realize that they are only the age they are for one day. The next day they are one day older and doing new things they didn't do the day before. Soon enough Ryanne will be going on 3 like her big sister and won't want mommy cuddle time quite so often as she does now.
I know I'll miss this.
I already miss the newborn snuggles....
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Right after Christmas break she'll start at the preschool that Brennan goes to now. She'll go Tuesday/Thursday and Brennan will go Monday/Wednesday/Friday. It'll make for super busy mornings around here.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Turns out she has an ear infection. She hasn't been sick or had the sniffles...so who knows. She also had to get a shot to be completely caught up on her vaccinations. Then we had the dr. look at a spot on her foot and she's got a corn. We were told to soak her foot, file the top part a little every night, apply some wart be gone medicine and put duct tape over it. (supposedly the duct tape will help pull the dead skin off better than a bandaid) Repeat every night for eternity...not really but 4-6 weeks might seem like eternity by the time we're done.
Hope that will take care of it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Jadyn had homework on the book tonight. She basically had to do a bunch of fill in the blanks to complete sentences.
One sentence was:
I got in my head that we should take down Jadyn and Taryn individual beds and set up the bunk set thus giving them more room in their bedroom. While Kolin was gone picking up the beds, I dismantled the girls room and wanted to have it ready for him when he got home.
After finding out there were no instructions and I could find nothing online no matter where I looked.....we finally got the set together, 2 girls in bed and they are happy happy campers. It was totally worth it for the extra space they now have.
I did find a really neat site for Ikea fans..... I was able to find out what the name of the set was and get instructions for it. (all of course after the set was up...but that's not the point)
Jessica and George, thanks for thinking of us! Jadyn and Taryn love the set up!
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
¾ cup cornstarch
1 cup flour
Mash softened butter in bowl with a spoon. Add sugar, and fold together until mixed. Add cornstarch and then flour.Chill for at least an hour (I usually do overnight)
Make into 1” balls and bake @ 350 for 15 minutes. Watch closely so that bottoms only lightly brown. Allow to cool fully before frosting.
2 tbsp butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp Almond extract
Milk to spread
Combine ingredients, add desired food coloring, and frost the cookies.
I do not use a mixer for these cookies, the dough seems to get too thick and tough.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Yeah......I'm at that point RIGHT now. I can't find the SD card that has all 400+ family pictures on it. I want to have prints made and no go because I can't remember where I put the darn thing.
This is one of those time when I wish I had an in with a psyhic.....
Friday, December 5, 2008
15 oz can of pumpkin (about 1 3/4 cups of fresh cooked pumpkin)
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups uncooked oats
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 sticks of butter (1 1/2 c)
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2+ cups of chocolate chips, as desired
Mix dry ingredients and set aside: flour, oats, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In a standing mixer, cream butter and slowly add in sugar until well incorporated. Add in the vanilla and egg next. When they are well mixed, alternate adding the dry ingredients and the pumpkin until it's all well mixed in. Add chocolate chips in last.
This is a large batch of cookies and are cake-like in consistency. The batter is also very soft so they need to be dropped by the spoonfuls on a cookie sheet or use a cookie scoop. Small cookies take about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Larger cookies take about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. I was able to make about 7-8 dozen of larger cookies.
Ohhhhhh sooooooo good!
Karis out of nowhere tells everyone...
"You've got to behave...ok? You've got to behave."
I'm sure all of them hear that phrase a lot more than I want to admit.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I actually told Kolin the other night that I really wanted Ryanne to have toothless gums for a little while longer. I really really wanted toothless pics of her when she was a little older and sitting up all by herself.
A couple of hours ago she started crying like I haven't heard her cry before and that's when I noticed that her 2 lower middle bottom teeth are just getting ready to break through. Karis still beat her by a couple of weeks though.
There is a large thread going on right now on a bargain hunters board I check out on a daily basis. Multiple times daily if the thread is moving fast and the deals are getting really good.
I've been able to get most of our Christmas gifts online this year. No taxes, free shipping...it's almost too much to ask for. The older the kids get the more expensive their want/need list gets and I'm always looking for a great deal.
At this moment I can say that I am now done except for a few handmade items I need to turn out.
Oh....yeah...I still to get family pictures printed as well......
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Everyone has a wish. Anyone can be a hero.
Check out the site and see what you think when you get a chance.
Brennan: Mama, where are we going now?
Me: We're going home.
Brennan: What are we going to do?
Me: Have lunch.
Brennan: I know what we can do. You can feed the baby and we'll play the wii!
Me: How about you feed the baby and mama will play the wii?
Brennan: No! She'll spit on me and make a mess! Then I'll have to change my clothes and you'll have to change the baby. You should just feed her.
Who can disagree with that logic?
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I however don't like it at all! After the first snowfall it can all just disappear and forget to fall again. I hate driving on snowy/icy roads. I don't like being cold and having hypothyroidism makes it even worse. I don't like having to remember that everyone needs to take all the 'extras' to school and work in order to keep warm. I don't like all the extra clutter that the boots, jackets, snow pants, hats and mittens cause.
We're getting our first major snowfall today and I'm just about ready for some nice warmer springy type weather.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
On our recent trip to visit grandma and grandpa the above is pretty much what we heard over and over again. Really...for the most part we've got a set of kids that do great in the car. Each of the kids usually brings something along to keep them busy and entertained for a little while. Of course there is always some point along the drive that the arguing starts over something petty.
We all enjoyed our visit over Thanksgiving. Jadyn and Taryn stayed the night with grandma and grandpa. The girls really enjoy themselves and love staying the night. I'm sure Brennan will be chomping at the bit soon to stay as well.
Brennan is really enjoying bowling this year. He got a 96 and an 80 this morning. He's still a bit impatient when it comes to having to wait his turn, but he's doing better.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We have added another sweet baby girl to our family. Ryanne fits into our family perfectly and I can't imagine our life without her.
"Lost" friends have been found again. I am incredibly thankful for that. Some are still lost, but I'm hopeful.
Brennan is off his seizure meds and his EEG was normal. We're hopeful that this time next year Taryn will be as well.
My little family has a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, family and friends who love us...
My only wish would be to have my grandma here with us. I talk to her all the time, but I would so love to be able to get a hug.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Brennan weighs in at 40lbs and is 3 feet 7 inches. Taryn is now 39lbs and 3 feet 11 inches.
EVERTHING came out normal for Brennan. He's been fine and had no problems without his meds. His EEG was completely normal. Should we notice anything of concern we are to give them a call, but assuming nothing will Mr. B is done done done done done!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!
Taryn is doing well too. She hasn't had a seizure in 14 months. We've got 10 months to go before we can even think about weaning her and then we've got to try and figure out the whole 'hair thing' with her. We talked a little more about it this morning, but we're still stumped. We think it just might be a Taryn tick and we're hoping at some point she'll outgrow it. She doesn't need to go back until the end of March.
All in all it was a pretty good morning.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
2. My favorite color is red
3. My favorite toys are my cars
4. I like to color
5. I don't really like to do crafts at school
6. I like to sing
7. I bowl on Saturday mornings
8. I wore my dad's Robin costume for Halloween
9. I sleep with 2 "wags" every night and chew on their tails. (they are disgusting!)
10. I can out box my sisters on the wii
11. I love to hold my baby sister Ryanne
12. I have my own box of action figures just like my dad
13. I am the only boy in my family.
14. I have 4 sisters (2 are older, 2 are younger)
15. I love to watch my dad mow the lawn and wish I could help him
16. I always take at least 2 toys to church every Sunday morning
17. I like cheeseburgers...with ketchup
18. I am no longer on seizure medication
19. I like watching Go Diego Go
20. I can spruce up any Christmas program just by being myself
21. I love American Gladiators!
22. I have 2 middle names. James is from a great uncle and Wayne is my daddy's middle name
23. My favorite movie is Cars
24. I just figured out how to zip up my jacket all by myself
25. Still working on buttoning my jeans
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
A friend and I are doing a craft show on Sunday. We've been working our behinds off for the last couple of weeks to make sure we've got a little bit of everything made and ready to sell. We've already decided that starting next summer we'll devote at least 1 if not 2 weekends a month to just making crafty items for this show. (Hopefully we'll be able to stick to it)
Kids have bowling tomorrow morning and then I'll spend the rest of the day making the last of the items we need for Sunday morning.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
She has now decided that she'll keep her tie shoes and she doesn't need a new pair of shoes afterall.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Kitchenaid Professional 5 Plus 5-Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer
Digital Canon Rebel XTi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fisher-Price Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing (it plugs in!!!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Woven Traditions® 9" x 13" Baking Dish ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Twilight Saga