Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally a sunny day!

Last Friday my family and I finally got a wonderful glimpse of an early Spring! I hope many of you local friends were able to enjoy the sunshine and 60 degree weather. When I see sunshine this time of year, I get that inch for spring cleaning, and watch out because I will clean anything in my path.

After weeks of sick children my home has become more than a little out of order, and in much need of a face lift. When the sun came out I took advantage of the boost of moral and energy and was super Mom for a day. Kelly and I worked on the cars, I mowed the lawn, weeded the garden, did some other much needed yard work, cleaned the kitchen, did ALL the laundry, cleaned out 2/3 of the garage, took a huge load to Good Will, and on top of it all took my babies to the park for a picnic. Needless to say I was so proud of myself, and felt so on top of things for a day. It was wonderful.

So here are some cute pictures of my family enjoying the sunshine for a day...we hope to see many more days like this soon with any luck.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hailey's Swimm Class

Over the past five weeks Hailey and I decided to take a toddler swim class with her Aunt Lisa and cousin Ben. Hailey had such a great time going two days a week, and it was a blast for me to get to spend that alone time with her. It was so amazing to watch how much her swimming abilities grew in that short time. She and Ben were never afraid of the water, and often wanted to jump in without their mommies several times. It did however take some coaxing to get Hailey to perform tasks such as putting her face under water, and wearing a life jacket. Today on her last day of class, Hailey was extra cooperative, and showing off for her Grandma who was watching from the bleachers. She made Hailey and Ben feel very special...we love her for all she does for us (thanks Mom).
Hailey and Ben before getting wet...

Hailey and Ben freezing cold after getting wet!

What, cousins showering together? They loved their warm showers each day after class.

This has nothing to do with this post of coarse, but how stinking sweet is this picture? I love it!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Alright already you guys...I promise I will post again soon. I have been way wrapped up in sick kid after sick kid, after yet again sick kid. This week I have been very sick on top of that, and boy did it hit me hard. I was lying in bed yesterday thinking how on earth my mother and many others like her took care of 9 children or more while they were sick? I still haven't figured out how they did it, and 2 has been almost more than I can handle. We were previously discussing getting pregnant around our anniversary in May, but...We suddenly realized we aren't nuts, and December is starting to look really good! I guess we will have to see. Sorry for the lack of picture, but a picture of me or my children sick just didn't seem very appealing :)