Monday, September 13, 2010

promising to do/be better

wow! i've been terrible at this blogging thing. i am going to be better at posting. i need to be better at posting. so much has been going on and i haven't taken time to acknowledge the good things in my life. i am going to "find joy in the journey". :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!!

My sister's sis-in-law is doing an AWESOME giveaway with some cute items. She also has a way cute headband business. Check it out and enter to win!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

my sweet innocent caleb

if you have ever been around caleb you know that he is a pretty deep thinker. sometimes, he can really come out of left field with some of his questions or comments. just to give you an example...this was his comment to me friday night.

we went to walmart to get colored lights for our christmas tree (yes i caved. i love white lights!). as we got to our car he said "mom, santa is the nicest guy on the earth." i said "uh huh". (typical mom answer when you don't know what else to say) i thought the "conversation" was over until he said "jesus must be so proud of him". it took all my strength to not laugh. i just said "uh huh"....again.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

The boys really enjoyed Halloween this year. We decorated a little more than usual (notice "ghosts" in the trees). Caleb really enjoyed that. I had really wanted the boys to match or coordinate but I had to give up on that wish, probably for good. We just decided to go with what ever worked this year.

Caleb was Bumblebee from Transformers.

Troy was a dinosaur (notice the roaring). He was SO cute! Everybody loved him.
Drew was a little monster. He has been drooling so much here lately that we decided he would be the "drewl" monster (haha, get it?).
Here's all 3 of them together (quite the challenge).
I decided to dress up as well. Here's one of 4 out of 5 Halloween-ers.
Caleb and Troy had a lot of fun. We went to the Trunk or Treat at church and lucky for us the boys only went around 1 time for candy, so our candy stash was considerably less than it could have been. Nevertheless, I am SICK of candy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

blog posting fool

i've out done myself today and made 3, yes, 3 posts. keep scrollin' down!!

what do we do when.....

mom is cutting caleb's hair?

troy "waters" the grass or as he says "soy pee a grass".

drew swings.
and caleb pouts. (sorry no picture of him)

"brotherly" love

one day after church, i was taking pictures of drew and troy wanted his picture with him. and here's what i got.

naturally, caleb didn't want to be left out and wanted to get a picture with drew as well.
since they were all there, i wanted to get a picture of all 3 boys together. troy was not happy. not because i was making him take another picture but because caleb was in the picture too. he didn't want caleb in the picture and wouldn't let us put drew in the middle. he wanted drew all to himself....can you tell by the face?

oh, christmas pictures are going to be interesting....

3 months old

you guessed it...drew is now 3 months old. he is really interacting with us now and it is a lot of fun. he talks more and more every day and even giggles occassionally. he reaches for things close to him. his favorite thing to grab... his toes. we have moved him to the crib, so no more bassinet. it is kind of sad that he has outgrown the bassinet but nice not to hear every little squeak. he is our little "finger sucker" and prefers his pointer and middle finger over the "dah" (troy's name for a pacifier). i'm not sure how to deal with that one yet because the other 2 boys LOVED the pacifier. oh well!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

2 months old...

drew is 2 months old today. he is growing up too fast.
specifics @ 2 months: weight: 11 lbs. 5 oz.
height: 23 inches
loves to be held

we also found out today that drew has scoliosis (curvature of the spine). he will have to go to a specialist to find out how severe the scoliosis is and what will have to be done for it. from what i have read on the internet, treatment ranges from physical or occupational therapy to surgery. of course surgery is for REALLY bad cases. his pediatrician seemed a little surprised and said that scoliosis in babies as young as drew is rare. it is usually detected much later. hopefully we caught it early enough that it will be a quick and easy fix.
please keep him in your prayers and hopefully all will be well soon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

so sad :(

when i came home from work today, i noticed that troy looked funny. upon closer inspection, this is what i found.....

he had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite! not only was his ear swollen but he had another bite on his leg that had swelled to the size of a quarter. it was really sad when it started itching. he looked like a dog scratching and his little ear just flopped. his ears are really soft any way and the swelling didn't seem to affect the floppiness. poor troy boy :(