Saturday, May 31, 2008

When Taryn grows up

She wants to be a:


Friday, May 30, 2008

Last day of school today

and it is POURING! The temps are nice, but it's dark and dreary out. Jadyn was supposed to spend the day at the park, now they'll have to stay at school and stay inside to boot. ICK!

Both girls were excited about it being the last day. I think both of them are going to miss their friends and teachers though. Each of them go off to NEW school next year so it'll be a brand new experience for both of them. At least everyone moves at the same time so they'll know people.

They pick up their report cards Tuesday morning and will take their teachers their gifts.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

2 more days....

Tomorrow is bascially the last day of school for the girls. They've got picnics at parks to go to and still need to clean out their desks. Jadyn has lunch with the principal today and she's excited about that.

They have an inservice day on Monday. Tuesday they have to show up at their schools at the regular time and stay just long enough to pick up their report cards.

Now the weather needs to cooperate and decide to stay on the warmer side.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We get to keep her!

Brennan has decided that another baby sister won't be tooooooo bad. He told me today that we can keep her. Whew!

Our diaper bag

has bit the dust and it's time to find a new one. Who would have thought the process would be hard one? I have found a lot that I really like, but none that jump out and say "That's IT!" I'm sure Kolin is getting tired of me asking for his opinion on this color and that bag. As long as it's not toooooo girly looking then he's alright with pretty much anything.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

WTG Jadyn!

Jadyn is one of the top 3 readers in her class this year. Since she was one of the top 3 she got to throw a pie at the principal this morning. I wish I had known about it as I would have gone to the assembly and taken pictures. Jadyn said that no one knew until the annoucements this morning. Grrrr!

The principal does something like this every year. This year pies, last year a dunk tank, he's been made into a human name it he's done it. The kids (and teachers) have a blast!

Looking outside today

You would never know that yesterday the temps were in the low 80's. Today we're in the mid 50's with a windchill....welcome to Illinois.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sweet Girl

Won't go down

unless daddy goes with her.

Last day of preschool...until this fall

We spent most of 'preschool' time at a local park where the kids sang songs, got certificates and played their little hearts out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Jadyn and Taryn are super happy they are getting another little sister.

Brennan's in denial that he getting another little sister. He informed me yet again that he had requested a baby brother and his name was to be Lightning Mater. When I asked him yesterday if he was alright with another sister, he just told me "It's Hurts!" That made me want to cry. Karis. When asked about the baby she just says: "Give HER away!"

I'm sure things will change in the next couple of months.....hopefully.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ultrasound #2

Baby looks really good. We were able to see everything today we weren't able to see last time. She's gained 1lb in the last 5 weeks and now weighs in at 1lb 13oz.

8 days of school left

8 days is all the girls have left! I think we're all excited at this point. Brennan's last day of school is on Thursday and Karis gets to continue her playgroup throughout the summer.

I know that class lists were made up least the first round. I requested a teacher for Taryn, but am letting nature take it's course with Jadyn. We won't find out for sure who their teachers are until August.

Fun day at school...

Who can come up with the silliest outfit?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Gladiator Mania

American Gladiators started tonight and we've got one happy 4 year old little boy. He LOVES watching! He actually started crying when it was over so Kolin had to hunt and see if he could find some classic episodes.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Just Dreadful...

Taryn's class recited this poem at a Poetry Assembly a couple of weeks ago. It's hilarious listening to her recite it.

Someone ate the baby,
It's rather sad to say.
Someone ate the baby
So she won't be out to play.

We'll never hear her whiney cry
Or have to fell if she is dry.
We'll never hear her asking "Why?"
Someone ate the baby.

Someone ate the baby.
It's absolutely clear
Someone ate the baby
'Cause the baby isn't here.

We'll give away her toys and clothes.
We'll never have to wipe her nose.
Dad says, "That's the way it goes."
Someone ate the baby.

Someone ate the baby.
What a frightful thing to eat!
Someone ate the baby
Though she wasn't very sweet!

It was a heartless thing to do.
The policemen haven't got a clue.
I simply can't imagine who
Would go and (burp) eat the baby.

Friday, May 9, 2008

All she's gonna want for Christmas....

While eating Apple Jacks this morning for breakfast one of Taryn's front teeth became super loose. So loose in fact that it needed to come out before she went to school.

She was still a tad ticked off at me when I took the pictures this morning, but I think she's pretty cute regardless.

Once I told her that I would post the pics for everyone to see she was pretty happy.

What will these 2 think of next?

The other day Brennan ran out to the living room to tell me that Karis had 'somehow' gotten up on top his bed. He was all interested in having me come with him so I could check on her. (I had to grab my camera before following him.)

This is what I found....
I then had to ask for a detailed explaination as to HOW EXACTLY his baby sister ending up on the top of his bed.

He showed me how they piled up toys on the bottom loft bed, Karis climbed on top of the pile and with a little help from her brother....

he lifted her up...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

There really should be

a rule that states the mommy can't get sick. I've got some nasty cold that I hope no one else gets.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy 101st Birthday Grandma!

Kolin's grandma turns 101 today! We got to spend a little bit of time with her yesterday morning and really enjoyed ourselves.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Made me smile this morning

Brennan: Mommy, where are all the grandmas?
Me: I don't know Brennan, where are they?
Brennan: At church!