Wednesday, December 29, 2010


December has gone by way to fast.....I have so many things to post about and pictures to get up, but I just don't want to!! So this post will go by about as fast as the month did....

Cole had a Christmas program. He did such a good job. Not a shy guy at all!! This is a picture of him and his BEST Friend Taye!! Ms. Kara says they are ALWAYS together!!
I'm not sure who the little girl in the green dress is (oh, cole just told me - Allison)
The expression on her face is priceless!!!

Lauren had a program as well, but instead of taking my
camera I just took the camcorder. Which worked
out okay because the little boy in front of her blocked
her totally with his reindeer ears!!

The Whole Gang
(my sister's and my kidos)
Fallon 11, Lauren 7, Alexa 6 and Colton 5

Stephanie brought the cookies so we
could play our version of
Minute to Win It!!
We raced eachother to see who
could get the cookie in their
mouth by only using facial motions!!
Cole received a Nerf Gun
He LOVES this!!
There are nerf bullets all over the house!!

Merry Christmas to your family
from ours ♥

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday Was the Big Day!!!

Friday Lauren came home from school and asked
if she could get her ears pierced.
She was all excited and ready to do it!!
We decided Tuesday would be the big day!!
So all weekend she was counting down the days!!

I picked her up from school and to the mall we headed.

She decided she wanted to go with her birthday stone
August = Peridot

She sat up there like a big girl with Claire Bear

The nice lady marked her ears.
Cole had to be right there to check this out!!

I would have like to shared more pictures........
When the nice lady started to bring the piercing gun thing towards Lauren.....She was out of there!!!
I have never seen a girl squirm out of a chair so fast!!
We left the mall with tears a flowing and no pierced ears!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am Thankful for....... by Lauren and Cole

The other day when the kids were running and playing like crazy I decided they ( ok maybe I ) needed a break and a little quiet time.  So I asked them to come sit at the table and we had a little coloring time.  While they were doing that, we talked about Thanksgiving and things they were doing at school. So I asked the kids to write down 4 things that they were thankful for.....

I am Thankful for...
        1. Mommy            
 2. Family and Dogs
 3. Food and Plants 
       4. That we have a house

I am Thankful for...
1. Having Candy
2. Dogs and Family
3. Miss Kara and my Pre-School
4. My Toys and My house
~ Cole

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

School Lunch

For the last week Lauren has been asking me to join her for lunch today. Today they were serving a Thanksgiving lunch:  Turkey, potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and pumpkin pie!! Since she mentioned it everyday and asked how many day we had left until this day. I knew there was no way I was getting out of this.

So today at noon I walked with Lauren to the lunchroom paid my $2.50 for an adult tray, which meant I got two rolls!! I was actually surprised it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be!!! Although, there was no pumpkin pie, instead we had carrot cake!!

Not only did I get to have lunch with Lauren.....I also had lunch with:

JASON: who is a chatty cathy. I couldn't even begin to tell you all the things this kid talked to me about!! Apparently he doesn't like carrot cake.....He politely asked me if he could throw up and before I realized what he said....he spitted (thank goodness) all his carrot cake back onto his tray!!! UGH!!

ALLEE: she taught me how to spell her name, she is the oldest of three kids and they just had a trip to Florida because her dad had a lot of meetings.

DAMIAN: who got an staph infection in his finger from the basketball. he had a "happy tray" which means he ate all his food.

BAILEY: who asked if I could just sit by her since I get to see Lauren at home! :)

After all was said and done. I was glad Lauren kept bugging me about having lunch with her today.  It was a good day!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Late Halloween!!

How can it be that I didn't blog one single time in October.  I started this with hopes to one day make a book out of it and have a wonderful keepsake.  Unfortunately, I haven't been doing very good keep this up and I think it has been even worse since I facebook and update pictures on there.  So I'm going to TRY to do better, which apparently with this post I already am!!

This Halloween I had an Evil Clown and Hulk!!

Lauren's last dance recital the big girls did and dance to Pink's Funhouse which had evil clowns. She loved the dance and knew without any doubt that is what she wanted!!  Cole started out wanting to be Ironman, but with one trip to the story to get that costume, turned into him wanting to be Hulk and nothing else!!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Orange Protest

I try each morning to give the kids some kind of fruit to eat along with their breakfast.  This morning Cole decided that he no longer likes oranges and he wasn't going to eat them. He told me " I might just drink the juice out of one!"  I had to laugh when I walked around the corner and saw this....

He was just sitting there...pitiful!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check up to tears!!

This morning Cole and I took off to a doctors appointment.  It was suppose to be a well-child exam for preschool.  It turned into "let's go ahead and do his kindergarten shots." Since he did turn 5 an all this month.  That one little words brought HUGE tears!!  Cole is not the best patient, but he has improved!!  He actually lets the doctors examine him without me having to hold him!!  The nice nurse even offered Cole 3 suckers since he had to have 3 shots. He was not interested!! Which is a big deal because Cole loves his suckers!!  No suckers, stickers or ice cream made these tears go away!!  When we finally got home a little baseball on the Wii has seemed to help!! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy 7th!!

Happy 7th Birthday
My Baby Big Girl!!

She wanted a  BIG bike that didn't come
with training wheels that had to be taken off.

She rides it like a champ!!

Cole waiting all day asking every hour
if it was time for Lauren to
come home from school!!

A bike ride to the park was too much
to wait for!!!!!!
Both the kids had their birthday this month!!!

Our new 5 and 7 year olds!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1st Grade !!

We had Lauren's 1st Grade orientation on Sunday. She was very excited to see her very own desk. She was able to put all her school supplies away in her desk!! Her teacher seems very nice.  I hope she has a wonderful year!!

Her first day of school was today. 
She was up and ready with no fuss today and we actually made it on time!!

I have to admit I've been watching the
clock and I'm ready to go pick her up!!

9 more minutes :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Can't Sleep

It's 0350 and I'm wide awake!! Yes, I took Benadryl to help but that didn't seem to work or maybe I need a knew drug since I been using that one for the last 10 years.  I've slept my six now I'm wide awake at this wonderful hour.  Sitting here I am checking blogs and catching up on facebook, while enjoying a wonderful watermelon Mike brought home for me!!!

So much has happen since my last update which was long long ago.......

1. Finally finished all the remodeling on my house. Exterior painted, new shutters, and kitchen completed.

2. We are all now under one roof.  Short story.....Mike has a house and I have a house.

3. My house has been on the market now for 1 whole week. ( keep your fingers crossed ) I going to get one of the St. Joseph statues and burying it in the yard!!!

4. Lauren is all enrolled in her new school. All her 14,758 school supplies are bought and new schools clothes are all washed and hanging neatly!!

5. Our Baby Boy turned 5!!! We had a little party. Just Me, Mike and Lauren!!

6. We are planning to have a big birthday party for him and Lauren (she's getting ready to turn 7).  It's kind of nice that they had no problem sharing their parties.  We haven't done that for the last couple of years. They choose to go back to The Flip Shop again this year!!

7. Lauren had her dance enrollment last Friday. That starts next month!! Miss Sherry did a little remodeling also.....It looks fabUlous!!!

and I think that may be it in a nutshell!!

Later today appts, lawn mowing, picking up our pictures from Calotype (YAY!!!) and lots of time at the pool!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red, White and Branson!!

I can't even remember Mike and I ever having time off around the 4th of July to celebrate and take the kids to see fireworks. I was very excited to find the Branson Landing was having their show on the 3rd and a concert which was a tribute band to Journey.  I had to do a little begging, but Mike gave in!! 

While we were walking around we decided
 to let the kids do a little building.....

Mike took Cole to shop where
you can build your own car

Lauren and I went to check out
Build A Bear.....

As soon as she saw the Mint Chocolate Chip Bear
She knew it was the one!!
Her favorite Ice Cream

The concert began at 8 and the kids were
all smiles and dancing!!

Then the band kept playing
and playing for 2 whole hours!!!

 The kids gave up and were wrapped
up in the blanket on my lap

And poor Cole asked many times...
"Are they done yet??"
 Which were my thoughts exactly!!!

Finally the Fireworks began....

I think this picture shows the fireworks
were well worth the wait!!

Happy Independence Day!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our newest addition!!

We decided it was time to add a new member to our family

The Four-legged kind!!

So off to the local humane society we went!!
The kids very excited!!

Even though I was trying to remind them
we might not get a dog today
(yeah right)

A new humane society was just finished this
year and it is an amazing place
considering where they use to be!!

After looking and looking and looking.........

We all decided

on this playful little guy!!

Who is part catahoula leopard and part milkman!!
(maybe lab)

Such a unqiue looking dog.
Love his coat!!

He is very playful and
enjoys barking (ugh!!!)
And his entire head fits in Blade's mouth!!

Our first puppy Blade was such a quite puppy.

I remember we even talked about how
he rarely barked!!

Not so much the case with Simba!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

How do you hold a baby!!

Cole asked me to come into his room. Then he sweetly asked me, " Mom, how do you hold a baby? Can you show me." Of course I asked if I could take his picture!!
I thought awww how sweet!!

That lasted about 2 seconds or long enough for me to get two pictures.....

Then he informed me
That it was also a guitar and off he went!!

sweetness over and orneriness took over!!

Birthday Cookout!!

Last weekend Mike and I decided to have our families over for a good ole' summer cookout. It just happen to be my mom's birthday, my birthday and Mike birthday, even more a reason to have a party.

We tried out a new bakery


Mike tried out his new grill and did a great job!!

And I tried out my new camera!!
I'm tired of always lugging around my big Canon
So I decided to give this a try.
So far....So good.
I really like the fact that I can
carry it in my purse and have it
available whenever!!

No, my sister didn't have another baby....
This cute little guy belongs to Mike's brother.

All Almost all the cousins
(minus the 2 older boys and the youngest boy)
Kane found a perfect place
on the slip n slide