Monday, September 28, 2009

Two Year Pics

I finally got around to snapping some more pictures of CJ for his two year photo shoot this afternoon. It wasn't easy...he is very easily distracted by everything! Guess that's what I get with having a very busy and curious two year old boy!

CJ's first day of school and soccer pics

Sorry for the delay everyone. Still recovering from being sick all last week. I'm finally starting to feel better but I wear out really fast and don't have alot of energy. I hate feeling this way so hopefully I'll be back to normal soon! The pictures are from CJ's first day of school a couple weeks ago and the soccer pictures are from last weekend, I didn't make it to this weekend's games was still feeling pretty weak. Ryann didn't have a game that week. Oh and I forgot to mention that Doogie scored a goal in the games last weekend, I wish I had gotten a picture of it. He was so excited.

They all did pretty well at their games this week according to Doug. I don't think any of them won this time, but they all just improve so much from game to game and atleast we aren't just getting blown out of the water anymore!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So....who wants to know???

I had my appointment with my specialist today. The baby is looking good. We were able to find out the sex of the baby as well...but I'll hold you all in suspense until later! Doug's blood results came back as having Ee which means there is a 50% chance that he'll pass the E on to the baby. My titer revealed that right now I don't have high doses of antibody E in my blood at the moment but he said that could always change. So we are going to just monitor right now with ultrasounds, I go in again in two weeks.

I know I'm really behind on updating and posting pics and I promise I will get to that soon. I've had some sort of flu bug this week and have been feeling horrible, feel a bit better today but after doing all the running around, getting kids ready for school, dropping and picking them up and about ready to pass out again. Think it will be another early night for me so I can kick this stuff out of my system.

CJ had a great first day of school last week (I'll try to get some pics up soon). He didn't make any protest with me leaving at all. He is pretty comfortable there though considering he is used to dropping off Ryann and Jaxon there all the time!

Soccer has been going well, the kids really improve every time they play. We did have problems with bad sportsmanship from one team last week, but our kids still played hard even though they got slaughtered by a much more experienced team. I have some pictures to share of the games as well. We have another full weekend of soccer this Saturday as well. I just hope I am feeling better by than so I can go and enjoy their games.

Okay, I guess I've held you all in suspense for long enough. Let's just say we now will have an even number of boys and girls! Yes, that's right....we are having a baby girl! Jayde and Ryann were pretty excited to hear that and it makes me right once again at knowing the sex of our baby (I am now 6 for 6). Now we need to start thinking about names!

Anyways, that's about all for the Crowe family. We hope everyone is doing well and we will continue to keep everyone posted. I promise to try and get some pictures up soon!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jaxon's first day of preschool

Jaxon finally had his first day of preschool today (he's been looking forward to this day since the other kids started going!) He loved it! I had no problem dropping him off and leaving him. The only one who threw a fit was CJ! He was not happy about not being able to stay! I just kept telling him that on Wednesday he will get to come. Hopefully he will be as enthusiastic to stay in his class as he is in Jaxon's!

On other news, I had my doctor appointment today (with my reg OB) and everything is looking good. I go in next week to see the specialist again. I go back to my reg OB in 3 weeks for another ultrasound...we'll see if the baby cooperates and lets us know if we are having a he or she!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First Soccer Games

What a crazy day yesterday was. Doogie, Jayde and Ryann all had soccer games right on top of eachother. So I only got to watch about half of Doogie's game before I had to take Ryann over to her game. Then I got to watch most of Ryann's before I had to take Jayde over to hers. Since Doug is couching Doogie's team he missed most of Ryann's and then he only got to see around 15 minutes or so of Jayde's (he actually ended up being the ref for a bit until the coach showed up) then he had to take Doogie over to a cub scout activity that they were doing (he helped me by taking Jaxon with him). Which reminds me if you want to buy some popcorn (flavored, plain, etc...) let me know since this is what Doogie is selling right now. Back to soccer though...they did pretty well considering it was their first game and Doogie and Jayde hadn't played for a couple years (not since we were in NJ) and Ryann hadn't really played at all. Doogie's team had all new players on it (the kids had never played together before), so I think this showed them the things they need to work on and to get them to play better together as a team. On Jayde's team the girls had already played together for atleast one season (Jayde was the new player). I think they would give Doogie's team a run for their money! Ryann's team of course was brand new, but some of them definitely have alot of raw talent! The biggest thing all of them need to improve on is to get more aggressive in there and go after that ball more. But otherwise I think they all did a great job. Jayde played goalie a couple times in her game and she did a pretty good job, she missed a few but then she also stopped a few. Ryann's team doesn't have goalies this year, but I think Ryann would make a great goalie! Sometimes when we are practicing in the backyard she will play goalie against Doogie and Jayde and she is not afraid of that ball at all and will dive all over the place for them! Next weekend will be another crazy Saturday and Doogie also has a double header, so instead of 3 games we will have 4! Only problem is one of Doogie's games is at the same time as Jayde's! Good thing they all play at the same complex though, that way I'm not driving them all over the place. I'll just have to race between the fields and catch as much of both games as possible!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Some pictures of Ryann's first day of school and some of our new puppy "Athena".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Catching up!

I just realized that I never posted Ryann's first day of school pictures, but blogger isn't letting me load them for some reason so I will try again later. She is really liking Kindergarten. It just amazes me how grown up she looks standing in line with the other kids getting ready to go in! So far they are all having a great time in their new classes, playing with old friends and making some new ones. Jaxon and CJ will start preschool next week. Yesterday was their orientation, they got to hang out with their teacher while I got to sit in a parent meeting.

Doogie, Jayde and Ryann are also playing soccer. Of course they are all on different teams so it makes it interesting getting them all to practice (on Tuesdays Doogie and Jayde both have practice). They all have their first games this weekend. It's a good thing they all play at the same place so I won't be running around quite as much trying to watch all of the games!

Doogie is also doing Cub Scouts. He went to his first meeting last week. The only problem is one of the parents was being extremely rude when she saw Doogie was there. Doogie and her son were in the same class last year at school and they had some problems getting along. Now I know Doogie isn't perfect and he has his moments but this other boy has alot of issues. So when she showed up with her son and saw Doogie and then preceded to say "I thought we wouldn't have to see his face ever again after we left that school" (I guess they switched schools) she was totally out of line and extremely rude to say that especially in front of everyone. I wasn't there, otherwise I probably would of had something to say to her. Doug had never met her before so he wasn't sure what was going on and if she was joking or serious. But after a few other comments he heard her make he realized that she was. Her son than preceded to have a few melt downs during the cub scout meeting and cause some problems of his own. I told Doogie not to let them ruin this for him. And Doug also talked to some of the den leaders about it as well. So we will see what happens at the next meeting (I believe they only meet once a month.) I might even have to make it to the meeting myself!

Last weekend we took our last camping trip of the year. We went back up to La Wis Wis again. This time however, it was a total disaster of a trip! We went with some people that we had gone with a couple times before. Not only did it rain on us the entire time, but the tension in our campsite could be cut with a knife! I think some of it had to do with the fact that we decided to share the same campsite this time so we wouldn't have to keep going back and forth so everyone was right on top of each other (especially with it raining we were all stuck underneath the tarp with everyone.) I think the only time we had fun was when we went off and did things alone without them. We went over to Packwood on Saturday for the big Flea Market they have there every Labor Day. We had a great time walking around looking at things (even in the pouring rain) and we walked out with a very sweet and gorgeous golden retriever puppy. I don't think our camping partner was as thrilled about sharing the campsite with a puppy as his kids were though. We had a tough time with his kids causing problems for everyone else and then they wouldn't listen to us (or really even their dad for that matter). Him and his kids weren't being very nice to the dog and Doug even had to get on his boys for being mean to her. The boys would play with the sticks in the fire (something I didn't want my kids doing) and then one of them took out one of the sticks they were playing with and ended up getting Doogie on the arm with it! The same boy also stabbed Doogie with his pencil in the foot when they were sitting in the tent trailer coloring and he also hit Doogie with a stick right on the hand! Most of this happened on the very first day too! So needless to say Doug and I were getting a tad bit annoyed. The final straw though was the final day, Doug and him were packing up the campsite and I was going to go and take the puppy for a walk to get her to go potty and tire her out before the car ride home. I was just going to take my kids along with me but the next thing I knew his boys were walking along with us. The youngest one (he's six) gets babied big time by the dad. He saw this big stick while we were walking and wanted to take it back to our campsite for more firewood. He wouldn't listen to any of us when we told him that we didn't need anymore wood because we were getting ready to go home and insisted on dragging it along with him slowing everyone down since we would have to stop numerous times so he could catch up with us. I finally had had enough of it when we reached the corner and we were going to turn and head back down to our campsite. We waited once again for him to catch up and again tried to get him to just leave the stick there. He ignored us and then made it worse by turning around and walking back in the other direction! I then told him that I wasn't going to play this game with him and that we were walking this way and that we were leaving. He still ignored me and kept going. So I told him goodbye that we were going and started walking. The rest of the kids (including his older brother) came along with me. We walked back to the campsite and while we were walking I informed his brother that if they weren't going to listen to me than they couldn't walk with us anymore. When we got back to the campsite the guys were just about done and the boys dad immediately asked where his other son was (I forgot to mention that I could see him walking in the opposite direction through the trees while we were walking back to the campsite). I told them what happened (oh and also forgot to say that while I was having this stand off with the boy that Ryann started saying her tummy hurt, which usually means something is going on with her blood sugar so I wanted to get her back to the camp). He got all upset and starting saying things like "he's only 6, he doesn't know how to get back to the campsite" and things like that (which is a bunch of bull, all the kids know this whole campground like the back of their hand they have been there many times). Then he got mad at his other son who is 8 for not staying with his brother. They went storming off down the road looking for him, then decided to come back and get in the truck and look for him. Not long after they drove off the boy in question made it back to the campsite dragging his big stick behind him. Doug stopped him and told him that he wasn't going to be allowed to go walking with us anymore since he didn't listen to me (or anyone for that matter). He didn't really seem to care all that much though. I finished helping Doug get things packed up. When the dad and other son got back a few minutes later he hopped out and pulled the boy aside and had a talk with him and had him sit in the truck while he finished getting things loaded up. He didn't say another word to me, he did say goodbye to Doug though. So I guess I'm the evil person who left his 6 year old son behind. I honestly was fed up though, and really the only other option was for me to have gone after him (dragging all the other kids, one who's blood sugar was doing goofy stuff, not to mention a puppy) but even then I don't know what good that would of done, he obviously wasn't listening to me and he's not my kid so I can't just grab his arm and make him do what I want him to do. So really if he wants to blame someone he should be blaming his child for not listening and also himself for letting his child behave in that manner. So that my friends was our camping trip from hell. I don't think we'll be camping with them anymore!

Now to top off my already crappy weekend, I now have caught a nasty head cold (I think I might actually have a sinus infection). So I'm having alot of fun... So as soon as I get Ryann off to Kindergarten in a bit I'm going to take a nap! My mom is watching the little guys for me (and the puppy) so I can actually get some rest and Doug is going to pick the kids up from school for me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Day of School

School started off smoothly for us on Tuesday. Doogie and Jayde settled right back in like they had never left (though I'm sure Doogie would of loved some more summer vacation!) Ryann went in later that morning for her kindergarten testing. She was pretty excited about it and she got to see one of her buddies from preschool there (unfortunately they won't be in the same class this year, but there's always next year!). She didn't go to school today, the kindergarten teachers used today to figure out where they were placing the kids and also figuring out who might need more help in certain areas. We found out this afternoon that she will go in the afternoon (like we requested) and found out who her teacher is. Tomorrow she goes for a shorten day to meet the teacher and what not and I get to go and hang out with her as well. Then starting on Friday she will start going at her regular times. I will take some pictures of her tomorrow for her first day, but for now I'll leave you with some of Doogie and Jayde. I have to laugh at how much more naturally Jayde poses for the camera than Doogie does! Guess it must be a girl thing!

Jaxon and CJ don't start preschool for another couple weeks, though they get to go and meet with their teachers next Wednesday and than starting on the 14th (for Jaxon) and the 16th (for CJ) they will get to start going to school as well. Jaxon really wasn't too pleased on Tuesday when everyone else got to go to school (even Ryann, for her testing) and he didn't get to go. He carried his school bag around with him for most of the morning!