Monday, March 30, 2009

Watch out kindergarten.....

Here comes Brennan!

Mr. B is all registered for kindergarten. I just need to have the vision and dental screenings done...appointments have already been made.

I can't believe that in just a few short months he'll be in school all day. I'm sure I'll be able to keep myself busy with the 2 little girls at home.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brennan Says:

Mommy, did you know that when I sleep in the car the clouds snore?

1 more day.....

Baskets Baskets Baskets.....Almost done. Tomorrow is the big day. After tomorrow I won't have much to stress over other than just normal every day stuff. That will be sooooo nice. There is still a lot that needs to be finished, but it's all doable. Tomorrow will be a super crazy busy day, but it'll all be worth it once it's over and everything is cleaned up.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

17 months.....7 more to go

Taryn had an appt with her neurologist this morning. She's gained just over an inch in height and about 1/2 a pound in weight. All in all she's doing great and we have no concerns at this point. We go back for another appt in July unless something comes up between now and then and Taryn needs to be seen.

It's been 17 months since she had her last seizure. We've got 7 more months to go to reach the 24 month mark....October. We just have to make it though the hot and humid summer with no problems and we should be good as gold. We've gotten to 21 months before and had to start over. While I'm optimistic that we'll make it at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later) I'm also frightened.

I know that when the time comes that we've reached that 24 month seizure free mark that it will be time to wean her. I know during that 7 weeks of weaning that I will be a basketcase just waiting for something to happen. While I pray that nothing does, I know that I will be on pins and needles for quite a while and just waiting.....and waiting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5 Year Check-Up and Kindergarten Physical

I'm still trying to figure out how Mr. B is old enough for Kindergarten. 5 years has gone by super fast.

Weight: 42.261 lbs
Height: 43 3/4"

He ended up getting 3 shots. He was fine with the concept until the time actually came. Needles freak him out big time. He was shaking so bad and so upset that I thought he was going to pass out on me. He was quite pale for a couple of hours and then he bounced back to normal.

I've got to schedule a vision screening for him and then we're all set.

Crazy Week!

The preschool fun fair is this Friday. I'm hoping everything will come together nicely and there won't be too much to worry about on the actual day besides getting everything set up.

We've got close to 35 different 'baskets' for the silent auction. We're having a quick dinner and games/prizes for the kids as well.

The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy. I just keep reminding myslef that it will be over very soon and well worth all the hard work in the end. Just need to get there.

She's growling

Miss Ryanne has mastered the fine art of growling the last couple of days. One minute she sounds like a puppy and the next she's a giant bear. She loves to have growling matches with people, be forewarned...she'll probably win.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Answers to some interesting questions

Jadyn is 9, Taryn is 7, Brennan is 5 and Karis is 3

What is something your mom always says to you?
J~ I love you!
T~ I love you!
B~ No!
K~ Dora The Explorer

What makes your mom happy?
J~ When I'm good
T~ When she plays with Ryanne
B~ Funny Faces
K~ Happy Kids

What makes your mom sad?
J~ When I don't listen
T~When I don't listen
B~ Sad Faces
K~ Diego

How does your mom make you laugh?
J~ When she tickles me
T~ When mom makes funny faces at me
B~ Makes funny faces
K~ Me Laughing

What was your mom like as a child?
J ~ She was enjoyable
T~ She was good at writing
B~ Like me
K~ Little

How old is your mom?
J ~ 31
T~ 31
B~ 10
K~ 1

How tall is your mom?
J~ Tall
T~ Really tall
B~ Big!
K~ Bigger!

What is her favorite thing to do?
J~ Read
T~ Work really hard
B~ Play the yoga on the wii
K~ Play on the computer

What does your mom do when you're not around?
J~ She plays with Ryanne
T~ Plays with Ryanne
B~ Eat ice cream
K~ Throw up

If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
J~ Making a good babysitter
T~ A rockstar!
B~ The Prom
K~ Throw up!

What is your mom really good at?
J~ Typing on the computer
T~ Writing in cursive
B~ Yoga *LMAO*
K~ Pickles and ketchup

What is your mom not very good at?
J~ Jump roping
T~ I'm not sure
B~ Making cupcakes
K~ I don't know

What does your mom do for a job?
J ~ She doesn't have a job
T~ She takes care of Ryanne, Karis and Brennan
B~ Pickup person
K~ Shake Shake Shake Shake it Shake it

What is your mom's favorite food?
J~ Pizza
T~ Applebees
B~ Salad
K~ Peanut Butter Sandwich

What makes you proud of your mom?
J~ She's my mom
T~ She is the greatest
B~ She's Happy
K~ I don't know

If your mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?
J~ Sandy from Spongebob
T~Candace from Phineas and Ferb
B~ You
K~ Gabriella

What do you and your mom do together?
J~ We play together
T~ We play with Ryanne
B~ Play
K~ Cuddle

How are you and your mom the same?
J~ We are both the oldest
T~ We have brown hair
B~ We sit
K~ I don't know

How are you and your mom different?
J~ I have blonde hair and mom has brown hair
T~ I have green eyes, mom has blue eyes
B~ What's different?
K~ I don't know

How do you know your mom loves you?
J~ She gave birth to me
T~ She makes me laugh a lot
B~ You tell me you love me
K~ I love you

Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
J~ Applebees
T~ Preschool
B~ Walmart
K~ Preschool

What are you happy about?
J ~ That I have a loving mother!
T~ Me!
B~ Me!
K~ Because

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Brennan's Birthday Party

Brennan had a wonderful time at his birthday party. Most of his friends were able to attend and we all had fun. A friend of mine made Brennan's cake and cupcakes.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Birthday party fun tomorrow.....

Brennan has his birthday party tomorrow morning. I can't believe he'll be 5 next week. I'll have pics and commentary hopefully tomorrow night. =)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Me: Karis, how old are you?

Karis: I'm 3....4

Me: 3....4? I'm pretty sure you are only 3.

Karis: No, mommy I'm 3.....4

Me: Why 3....4?

Karis: I like it better!

And that my friends, says it all. =)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Long Week!

Ryanne had her well baby checkup and shots on Monday. Soon after I realized she didn't have 2 of her top teeth coming in, it was actually 4. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday she was pretty miserable. Yesterday she started to perk up a little bit. Today one of her eyes is a little puffy and it looks like her cold has moved into her eye. Through it all though we have some good periods and a really happy baby. Other times though she's got the saddest cry EVER!

Jadyn and Taryn had dentist appts on Monday afternoon. No cavities and they are both doing great. Jadyn got another referral to see an orthodontist. She still has a few baby teeth to loose so we're not hopping on that one yet.

The girls got new bowling balls this week. Bowling this morning was a little hit and a little miss. (It takes a little while to get used to a new ball) The 6lb ball is still a little heavy for Taryn, but it's the smallest size they come in, so she's stuck. If she could get her hands on a 4 or 5lb ball though she'd be thrilled.

Brennan and Karis have been keeping me busy with preschool. We are there everyday and sometimes mommy has to stay to get extra stuff done that she's working on. I am helping to plan a fun fair, dinner and silent auction for the end of March. I'm overwhelmed, but we're hoping it will be a great success.

Kolin is getting ready for his busy season at work to kick in. I'm dreading it, but that's nothing new in our house.

Happy Birthday to me!

Nothing like tooting my own horn. *LOL*

Today was a good day. 31 doesn't feel any different than 30, or 29, or 28. The kids were soooooo excited when I got up so they could give me the cards they made. It's so much fun watching all of them get excited just waiting for my reaction to what they each have made me.

The kids had bowling this morning. After bowling we went for a little drive and ended up at Monical's Pizza! YUM!

All in all it was a really good day! Can't wait to see what the next 364 bring me and my family.

The Box

Brennan found an empty box the other day and decided to make his own bed in it. He was in and out of it and making up a million different stories with it for at least a couple of hours. He wasn't too happy with me when I had to take it away so I could use it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fun night out!

Tonight I went out with a few girlfriends. Went out to dinner and did a little shopping. It's so nice that we're able to get out about once a month and just have some 'girl' time. Nothing that we HAVE to do and no schedule.

I think we all come back home refreshed and ready to take it all on again.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy Birthday

Grandma. I love you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Not 1, Not 2, Not 3....but 4

Not only did Ryanne have to deal with her shots on Monday and what I thought was 2 teeth coming...I noticed today that all 4 top front teeth are breaking through right now. Can't blame my sweet girl for being sad, cranky and just not a happy camper.

Monday, March 2, 2009

6 month appt

How is it that my sweet, happy baby can go into the dr's office and come home whiny and not happy? Of that was shot day!

Poor baby girl has the saddest cry EVER going on right now. I finally got her down for a nap after she screamed at me for a good 20 minutes. I thought I was going to start crying right along with her.

Here's to hoping that the rest of the afternoon and evening are better. I'm not holding my breath though.

Ryanne's 6 month stats:

16lbs 4oz (50%)
27 1/4 inches long (95%)
44cm head circ (90%)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Much Enjoyment

I think Ryanne has tried to make it her mission to get as messy as she can when eating. If she happens to get mommy messy as well then it's a job well done on her part.