Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 59 of 365

This child will never cease to amaze me. She checks her blood sugar and gets her shots like it is no big deal. I guess doing it for over 3 years though has that affect on you. One of my biggest wishes for her is that they find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes in her lifetime. No more pokes and no more shots!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 58 of 365

Contemplative.... He always has questions to ask, he likes learning about what makes something tick. Sometimes it is tough keeping up with all of his questions and I admit I will tell him to ask his Dad or look it up on the computer!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 57 of 365

Jaxon had his last indoor soccer game this weekend! He finally got into it more and was really going after the ball! Guess our morning practice session helped out (Doug, Doogie, Jayde and Ryann were helping him with his soccer skills)! He was so excited at the end of the game when they handed out the trophies! This will be his second one and he already can't wait to get another!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 56 of 365

"A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity."

Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 55 of 365

CJ's famous pouty face. He didn't want me to take his picture anymore and was telling me he was done! He is finally starting to feel better and I'm hoping they will all go to school tomorrow. Cassie on the otherhand seems to have gotten nailed again and is looking pretty miserable and running a fever off and on. We are keeping a close eye on it though and trying to keep it under control (don't want to have anymore seizures)!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 54 of 365

It has been a stay in your PJ's type of day. Cassie is still fighting something off and Doug and I were up last night with Jaxon and CJ trying to help them clean out their goopy eyes enough that they could actually open them. CJ was also running a fever for most of the night, though thankfully it hasn't had one today. I think Jaxon and Jayde's ears are on the mend and hopefully this eye gunk will follow and nobody else will get it. I sent the oldest three to school today but kept the boys home from preschool so we spent most of the day just lounging around and watching movies. Cassie really enjoys playing on her new "motorcycle" that Grandma and Grandpa got her for her birthday. She will get on it (with some help) and rock it back and forth and she's also gotten pretty good at getting off all by herself. My baby is turning into a toddler!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 53 of 365

Poor Jaxon hasn't been feeling so good these past couple days (think he might have an ear infection). But he was looking so cute wearing his goofy hat that "More Papa" let him have on one of our trips to Seattle to visit that I had to get a picture of him. So we are just hanging out until our doctor's appointment this afternoon, along with Jayde who we think has one as well. Cassie and CJ aren't feeling all that great either, they have some goopy eye stuff going on but the nurse said to just keep an eye on it and if there eye starts looking red or it doesn't start getting better than to bring them in. Why do kids always have to get sick on the weekend? It was a very long weekend....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 52 of 365

The weather was so beautiful this weekend that even though some of the kids were feeling crummy we decided to go out for a bit and enjoy it (and we figured the fresh air would do the kids some good). We took a walk down by the river. The kids had fun throwing rocks in the water and then playing for a bit on the playground before heading home. On the way back to the car CJ and I saw a Bald Eagle flying over the water (unfortunately my camera was with Doug in the stoller). It was really neat to see, the poor Bald Eagle was getting chased off by all the seagulls though so he didn't stick around for very long.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51 of 365

For some reason we were talking about belly buttons today and I told the kids that CJ had an "outie". So of course CJ had to show off his belly button for everyone!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 50 of 365

Please ignore my extremely dirty door (though this is one of the reason's it is so dirty!) Ryann loves to play this game with Cassie and Cassie just thinks it's the funniest thing! Ryann will go on the other side of the door and put her hands up to the glass and make funny faces at Cassie. Then Cassie will put her hands up on the glass as well and giggle like crazy!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 49 of 365

Freshly shaved! Finally got around to giving all the boys haircuts, they sure needed them!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 48 of 365

This isn't just a normal little foot, this is a walking foot! That's right Miss Cassie has been starting to take a few unassisted steps this week! Watch out world!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 47 of 365

My Jayde, you know there is a reason they make them this cute don't you?! ;)

Day 46 of 365

"Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies? They will brighten up your day, just $4 a box!"
The girls went out and did a little cookie selling yesterday. Let me know if you would like to buy some cookies, I have two little girls who would love to sell you some! They make great gifts, they freeze well and if you really don't want any in your house you can always donate the boxes to our brave troops!
In other news Cassie had her ONE year check up as well today and she is looking great! She is 23lbs 1oz and 29 inches long! She is healthy and growing right on track!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 45 of 365

Cassie was really enjoying her Valentine's Day donut this morning! I usually don't give her that many sweets, but I figured since today was Valentine's Day we would go and grab a donut! Cassie got one with white frosting and pink and yellow sprinkles! She loved it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 44 of 365

My little cowgirl! Sundresses and cowgirl boots, can you tell we are hoping for Spring soon?

Day 43 of 365 Happy 1st Birthday Cassie!!

Happy Birthday Little Bug! I can't believe you are one already, this first year has just flown by! Cassie loved opening up her presents, after she realized that we were letting her rip up paper she was all in! We love you Cass and we are so glad that we were blessed with you!

Day 42 of 365

Cassie loves this little rocking chair! My mom had pulled it out of her garage for me to use as a photography prop, but Cassie discovered it recently and she just loves to sit in it and watch cartoons or just to sit there with a snack and her sippy cup.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 40 of 365

My sweet little bug! One of my favorites from a little mini shoot I did of her this morning for her 1 year old pictures. Can't believe she is going to be one on Saturday! The time went way too fast! We love you peanut!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39 of 365

Sometimes taking time for yourself and painting your toenails helps you to hang on to your sanity! Especially when you have all the kids home from school sick and you feel like you are getting their cold too!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38 of 365

Well in honor of my birthday I figured I would do a self portrait today. Try not cringe in horror too much at the old lady in the picture!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 37 of 365

Poor Jaxon has been having a rough time of it the past couple days, we've been pulling some long nights. Poor guy was so tuckered out this evening that he fell asleep while having one of his breathing treatments.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 36 of 365

The only question is: How many pairs of underwear do they actually have on?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 35 of 365

The dreaded homework time. I wish it wasn't such a battle to get done. It's amazing how different each kid is. Jayde always jumps in and gets it done right away and Doogie and Ryann need a lot more "encouragement". It will be interesting to see what Jaxon, CJ and Cassie do when it comes to homework!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34 of 365

Okay, so I like hands too! Like eyes they can tell you alot about a person! For instance he doesn't chew on his fingernails (a trait he gets from his father not me, I'm horrible at leaving my nails alone).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33 of 365

I love this little munchkin to pieces! Even when she isn't feeling good (she has a double ear infection and bronchiolitis) she still has a smile to give. What an absolute sweetheart we've been blessed with. Can't belive she'll be turning one this month!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32 of 365

I think the eyes tell you alot about a person. For instance this one here....she can either be sugar and spice and everything nice or a little demon in disguise!