Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Benjamin, Happy Birthday tooooooooooo yoooooooooooooooooou! Benjamin is our nephew and he is turning 2 today! He is such a sweet boy and as you can see, he is cute as ever. We don't see him very often because he lives in Arizona but we wanted him to know we are thinking about him on his special day! We love you buddy!
Aydon and Benjamin riding Toby at the Farm.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Posted by Stephanie at 8:44 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
So we took Jake to the Doctor today and he has a ear infection a viral infection and he just cut his 2 eye teeth. Needless to say the poor child is miserable and we are not leaving until some time next week or atleast until my little guy is feeling better. So I guess I have more time to pack and organize than I thought.......
Posted by Stephanie at 7:59 PM
Well we are hopefully hitting the road tomorrow. I say hopefully because Jake ran a fever last night and today. We have a Dr.'s appt today and if he is alright then we will leave first thing in the morning. If not then I guess we will be here a little bit longer. My Mom and Grandma driving with me. I have no idea what I would do without them. I wish I would have had more time to say goodbye to everyone. But we will be back soon to pick up the rest of our stuff. We will miss everyone here so much. Thanks to blogging we won't lose touch. We will be back often to see family and friends. We will keep you posted as soon as we get there.
Posted by Stephanie at 11:26 AM
Friday, August 8, 2008
We had a great time swimming at Great Grandma's House today! I told the kids if they got all of their chores done early this morning that we would spend the rest of the day swimming. I am not against bribing my children and it works like a charm. My house is clean and the kids didn't complain once. We had a great time we brought lunch with us and then swam for 4 hours. So the best part of this is that all of my little munchkins are exhausted and taking naps and I have a moment to myself, ahhhhh!
So Miss Lindsey did great today! She has always loved the water up until a couple of weeks ago when she jumped in the pool without her floaties. She sunk! I was right there but she still was terrified. So we have spent the past couple of weeks getting her comfortable in the water again.
Lindsey kept telling Lauren that she would save her and teach her how to swim as good as her. She and Lauren are both sugar and spice. I have no idea where they got that from!
I had to put this one in because it so cute! I want to eat her! She was telling me to sing her the Little Mermaid song because she felt like Ariel in the water.
Posted by Stephanie at 4:27 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This is kind of a part 2 for Danny so bare with me. Danny came home for the weekend and from the moment he got in the car everyone was so happy. He has never been away for that long before and the kids I were definately having withdrawls. He was the kids human jungle gym from the first day to the last and barely got a break, although he was not complaining. One or all of us were hanging on him the entire time. I absolutely enjoyed every second of him being home. These past few weeks have given me a chance to think about families who have to spend alot of time apart either for work or what ever the circumstances are and I have no clue how they do it. I missed Danny so much and felt kind of lost with out him. Obviously I had the kids to keep me company and very busy as four kids do, but I was honestly lonely with out him. He left again on Monday night and will probably be gone for another 2 weeks so we are in the same boat again. Before Danny left he wrote a little note to each of the kids and I, and left on the table for us to find when we got home from the airport. (He is great at letters, always knowing exactly what to say!) As I was reading Lindsey's to her I got a little emotional, so she climbed up on my lap and hugged me and said "It's ok Mom, Daddy will be home soon." That really made everything better for me. She is such a sweet heart. Aydon and Lauren have carried their letters around ever since and counting down the days. We really can't wait to be together again and not have to worry about him going back and forth.
Anyhow, here are some pictures of our weekend...
Jake is always trying to get his daiper off, so I had to get a picture of his bum!
We were watching a movie and Lindsey put on several pairs of Danny's socks and danced around for us. She is having a "Flash Dance" moment with her leg warmers.
However....Lauren did! She is always happy when ice cream is involved, plus she loves to watch the girls skate over to our car to deliver our food. She says she wants to work at sonic some day so she can skate around. Hopefully she got Danny's cordination skills, because I would bite it!
Posted by Stephanie at 9:41 PM