Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's a puppy!

Kolin and I left the kids at home today with a couple of babysitters so that we could hopefully finish up at the old house.

We decided that today would be the day to bring Morocco and Velvet home.

I got out of the car with Velvet in her carrier. Brennan must have seen me in the window.

All of a sudden all I hear is:

It's a PUPPY! It's a PUPPY! Mama bought me a PUPPY! It's a Puppy! It's a Puppy!

Brennan met me at the front door, peered into the carrier and stated in his most disgusted voice:

IT'S A CAT!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today just might be the day!

The painting at the house is pretty much done and we're moving in as much of the bigger items as we can today.

I look around and wonder how it's all going to get done, but I know it will.

Trying to move with 5 little people has been an interesting experience.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

4th Graders, Animals & Dinosaurs....Oh My!

Today all the 4th graders headed up to Brookfield zoo by chartered bus. They got to watch movies and even had a bathroom. Myself and a couple of other moms decided to drive together. We just didn't think we'd be able to handle the bus ride.

Brookfield has a Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit going on (the dinosaurs actually move and roar.) We checked it out as well as everything else. We all had a great time!

9 Months Old!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Mama, can I have your phone?"

Me: "Why Karis?"

Karis: "I need to text!"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brennan is off to Kindergarten!

Brennan had his preschool graduation tonight. In just a few short months he'll be starting kindergarten. He is so excited to start.

Miss Karis Graduates

Miss Karis graduated from the 3 year old class this morning. She's all set and ready to head into the pre-k class in the fall.

Miss Karis graduated from the 3 year old class this morning. She's all set and ready to head into the pre-k class in the fall.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


You know it's spring

when the neighbors down the street bring their horses from from the stable. Kolin and I figure their land must be grandfathered in for livestock since we live smack dab in the middle of town.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!

Tomorrow morning we've got our walk through and then our meeting at the title company to sign our papers for the house!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Going to loose my mind!

After 2 rescheduled appointments (not on our end) we finally we're able to get to the bank late this afternoon and sign all our paperwork. The whole process pretty much made me want to vomit.

It's crazy what the state charges, what the title company charges....what everyone charges for that matter.

We just keep reminding ourselves that Monday morning all of this will finally be over and the house will be ours.....that in itself is too exciting!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mama, we need another boy....

Brennan, Ryanne and I were running errands this morning and out of the blue Brennan's says:

"Mama, we need another boy."

My response: "I just don't think that's going to happen Brennan. More than likely you'd end up with another sister."

I think when the time comes that we decide to get a new animal, we'll just have to make sure whatever it is is male.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kindergarten Tour

Brennan's preschool class went on a tour of the Kindergarten/1st grade school this morning. Most of the kids in his class have older siblings that have gone to the same school, so on one hand it was a little boring for them...until it clicked that the school was going to be THEIRS in just a short couple of months.

I still cannot believe that Brennan is going to be in kindergarten. He's going to have a great time and he's sooooo ready to start this new adventure.

Crazy Busy

Between packing up the house to move, (closing date is next week!) end of school festivities for the preschoolers, end of school activities for the older girls, Kolin's busy season finally kicking in and then add in regular appointments and errands that need to be's CRAZY BUSY around our house!

I have been able to keep up with our 365 day picture blog. I'm just not able to get a pic up every day like I would like too. Life WILL slow down soon....right?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pepsi State Finals

Jadyn and I hopped in the car early this morning for our trip to Lockport for the Pepsi State Youth Bowling Finals.

Jadyn did a great job! She beat her average all three games, had a great attitude and she didn't let anything upset her.

We should have the results of the tournament in a couple of days.