Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Not too much to report

Not too much new has been going on... I'll update later on all things that are my life but for now I wanted to put some pictures up that I took of my boys on a rainy day over the weekend... Kyler was sleeping so he missed out : )

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May Long Weekend.

Kyler and his Dad... big brothers on Back... Harrowing the yard : )

Well the weekend is over and Mother Nature apparently feels the need to make that brutally clear. It was the most beautiful weather all weekend and now its over ... its cold windy and Im waiting for the rain. Actually for 3 days of rain... thats what they're forecasting anyway. Saturday the boys and I went to visit my mom... they had so much fun outside watering grandmas flowers and she had filled the pool so of course the 'big boys' filled the water guns to play since they're not too into pools... and my water baby- he was a handful. like moths to the flame he was to water. I was actually putting the lid on Kolbys watergun when WHOA. Kyler dives headfirst into the pool. it was freezing... he was completely submerged... one quick gasp. I swooped him out of there and he didnt even let out a cry. he was just shocked and then he wanted back in!! The kid has no desire to learn to walk but apparently wants to swim! now hes beckoning me from the side of the office chair with his little giggle and whine - trying to get in on the typing action... so I better go and hang with my boys :)

Monday, May 12, 2008


I meant to add a picture with my last post : ) What a darn cute 1 year old if I say so myself!

Its official

my boys is now one!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Nothing compares to the innocence of a sleeping child

So Last night Kolby was crying in his sleep- Tyson ran into his room assuming that he had to go potty... only to find Kolby asleep with his arm straight above his head stuck between the slats of his headboard... saying... my sword...my sword. Apparently trying to free his 'sword' from the dreaded monster- headboard. Tyson came back to bed after retrieving Kolbys sword and told me what had happened- Ive been giggling since.No matter how crazy they can drive you children always find a way to make you giggle. That I am thankful for- it keeps me sane : )

Kyler will be one year old in two days... It has been really tough on me actually- not sure if that is strange but knowing he may be my last baby it makes me sad that I can no longer deny- hes growing up : ( Ive been thinking alot about where I was this time last year and about his birth... I am forever thankful to God after everything I went throughwith his birth that we were blessed with a perfect healthy child - so many people are not so lucky and reading some of the other blogs on here has really shown me my blessings...I find myself kissing my boys more and cherishing every moment knowing that things could have been very different...not everyone is so blessed. About a month after I had Kyler a friend of my mothers had the same things happen while she was in labor... it was her third boy as well. And he passed away... It was eerily similar and still really upsets me to see firsthand how wrong things could have went so easily.

Wow. I sound like quite the downer today!! Ive just been reflecting alot lately on all the blessings I have in my life that I may not have realized before : ) My kids are gorgeous. They are healthy and happy. And I feel like the luckiest woman. At least until Kolby pitches his next fit or Kyler poops out of his diaper all over the floor again.lol

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Much better day : )

let me start by saying- yay! I actually accomplished getting my hair / makeup / nice clothes done yesterday! I took some pics of myself to document the momentus occassion! Im a dork. I know. This morning I woke up and it was just a beautiful day - One of the rare days when I wake up and just have all the energy and optimism in the world. much better than yesterday . Kolby snuck into my room first thing- its amazing how the loudest most outgoing child of mine can be so stealthy- the average person would not have known he was in the room but Im accustomed to his sneaky ways so I knew he was there... I let him crawl in bed with me for a bit and he made me scratch his back. One thing I will never understand about that kid- leave him alone for any amount of time and the next time you see him he is naked... He goes to bed in jammies... wakes up naked... I get him dressed... run outside... come in and hes naked. The other day he was out playing in the front yard and a young guy walked past the house when I was calling for Kolby... he informed me that my son was in the front yard crying and there seemed to be something wrong with his pants. I go to get him... and the problem with his pants was that he had none!! he had had and accident and taken them off... in the front yard- mind you we live right across the street from the elementary and highschool... so Im sure many people were blessed to see this too.lol. kids - I tell ya. wow I got off subject.

So... I took the kids to St. Paul this morning- got some border stuff for my flower beds, peat moss and then just did some wandering to waste time... we got mcdonalds and came home... I decided that today was the day for me to tackle the wood highchair I bought for 2.50 at a garage sale on the weekend... It was in pretty rough shape but I ripped all of the plastic and staples off... took the arms and back off... cut the back shorter... sanded it ... put it back on... that alone made it look like a new highchair and now Im in the process of painting it a high gloss black... I think its going to be pretty nice when Im done... I never thought to take some before pictures but I will most definatly have to take some after ones. Well. Im going to check a couple things on the computer and then settle into some housework!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

oh the joys

So far today has been very stressful, Got up early and got the boys all dressed and fed, walked Keaton to school , and came home to make coffee for the man doing the renos on our house. I get so tired of having someone constantly at our house so I guess in a way it was nice news that he isnt going to do any work today since the few things we're waiting on havent come in yet. But then he broke the news to me... When he originally started the work it was going to take a week... and he was going to work at a rate that went towards our ford truck that we were selling- so we wouldnt have to pay him... we would just take his wages off the price of the truck- GREAT since we didnt really have the money in our budget to pay some one to do it. So he started the work and we decided since we didnt have to pay him we would splurge and do the big covered in deck off the front of the house. WELL. to date it has been a month and a half... he has asked for money several times so I have paid him over $1300 out of my pocket!! And he had $1500 banked towards the truck... we have also MORE than doubled the amount we initially budgeted for the house- $6000!! So today he tells me he needs the money so we can go ahead and sell the truck if we wanted to... So there goes $1500 out of my pocket again- would have been nice to know before we went to Edmonton last week and spent waaay too much $$. So now I have an unfinished house and almost $2900 of my money paid to him for a job I thought would cost us around 1800... and a more than doubled bill at the lumber store due to the deck and extras we did since we 'didnt have to pay anyone' plus other stuff we paid for out of pocket brings it up to around 10000 for a job we initially budgeted around 3000. man am I stressed. so do we finish the work ourselves... or keep paying him... and where do we come up with the money to do our landscaping/fence now that all the money is gone... OH LORD. and on top of all this Tyson is buying another truck for the company . money money money. Some days I wish I had NOTHING and then I wouldnt have to deal with any of this stress.

Now that Im done that ranting though- on another note... the boys are being really good today... I just layed Kyler down for his nap and he rolled right over and snuggled his blankie... Kolby is watching cartoons and playing with the Jenga blocks. I tell. you- where does the time go...Keaton and Kolby both start their soccer today- it seems like yesterday THEY were my babies... And now come sunday my baby will be one... That is really upsetting me - because hes getting so independant now- well- as much as a one year old can- he holds his own bottle , feeds himself , wont snuggle ... so many things that I will miss doing as he grows... My 'last' baby is growing up and it makes me sad.

Well. I dont think anyone reads this since its new and not all that exciting ... but Its nice for me to keep record of life since it seems to be flying by so quickly : ) Im off to make my boy some dinner ... watch my soap... clean my house ... pick up Keaton ... have supper... oh the excitement. AND. I promised myself today that I would dress up-do my hair and makeup Rather than the usual 'work' clothes and baseball cap - so I should do that- I never would have fathomed 6 years ago-before I had kids that doing my hair and makeup and wearing nice clothes would be such a luxury.lol.