Monday, November 23, 2009

Big boy bed

after I found Jude sleeping standing up against the couch this weekend, I decided he should be able to sleep in a big bed.

8:30pm reading stories before bed

11:00pm butt in air, finally ASLEEP

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flipping Five

It's hard to believe my little girl that didn't walk until 17months is doing flips now. She combined her roundoff backhandspring on floor today for the first time, some serious frog legs, we will have to work on form next.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Manhattan Muckdogs

8 and under boys baseball team coming this spring! Trav, Cory and Darren decided on the name of the team over Turkey Dinner today at Marlatt. My comment was that we better get a pup for Christmas as the team mascot.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Xander was SO excited about going to piano yesterday to get his X-mas songbook to practice up for a little mall performance coming up, we will start to here more than jingle bells!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Girls day out

Monroe and I spent the day in KC watching the older team girls compete in a gymnastics meet, they did such an awesome job, I was close to tears. We stopped at Cheesecake Factory on the way home, the lettuce wraps, WOW, the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake, AMAZING! Of course Monroe was missing the rest of her family by the time we got home, "It's really sad we are not with Jude, Xander and daddy", had a text from Xander as well asking when we would be home.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pony to replace Maclaren?

Same day I found out the stroller (recalled) Jude rides in everyday to walk the kids to school has caused finger amputations, Jude and I saw an ad for this pony, what a sweet ride!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Watched this on the "Whatever" blog I love to read, I think I might be one, a beamhugger.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Card Photo SHOOT!

In attempt to get my card order into my little sister Jess early this year, we took advantage of the 75 degree weather and attempted to get some pics of the kids in their christmas getup.

I thought it would be fun to move our black couch in front of our fence, apparently Jude thought a nap was more important, he is totally sleeping here.

Lets see, who is missing, can you find Roe's feet, so appropriate, handstands in a dress, doesn't stop her.

after the fact, realized I had misbuttoned Jude's jacket, quite a good smile tho, with the eye slits.

Dinner Date

We had a dinner date out with friends Saturday night to celebrate Lindsay's 33rd! Sorry hubbbies had to crop you out, you weren't looking at the camera.

God I love this girl. We've only known each other 5 yrs, but I feel like I have known her forever, guess thats what happens when you work the nightshift together. Always a good time when your with this mama of 4!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hand me downs

Xander wore this jacket/hat when he was 2 1/2, still pretty cute on Mr.Jude 5 years later...

Xander 2 1/2, Monroe 8mos

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


For Monroe's homework this week, she brought home a turkey that 1.) had to be cut out and decorated as a family and 2.) it had to be creative.

So here is what we've got, used halloween candy, family pic, paint, tissue paper, beads and google eyes, pretty hideous looking turkey, oh well, she loved it.

Had to share Xander's letter in his journal writing this week addressed to the family, its a hoot.

Probably too small to read, but at the end it says, "I hope Im a good family and all the family is proud of the family"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Sometimes I feel like Ms.Bailey is more tolerant of my two year old than me.

Zeus was pretty tolerant too!