Kids & Family

Yard Sale!!

So to raise money for the adoption, one of the things we’re going to do is hold a yard sale. Paul said I can sell what I want (Yay!!) so the baby boy clothes and all the baby stuff is going. We told the agency we want a girl under 2, but are a little flexible, so I’m pretty sure we’ll get a baby...

March 17, 2010


Today I started teaching Pierce how to write his name. We’re starting easy, just the first 2 letters, and adding a letter a day. I forgot how challenging it can be to teach a kid something so simple! I’m not the type of person who pushes very early education…I think kids need opportunities to learn but they need to have time to still just...

March 14, 2010

Interesting Things in Interesting Places…

We’ve taught our kids when they’re done with a dish, to load it in the dishwasher. As soon as they understand language, that’s one thing they learn. Same with throwing trash in the trash can. Dean loves watching me do laundry. He loves throwing clothes in the washer. So today our darling 21-month-old decided to put a few ideas together. He put a couple...

March 4, 2010

BIG News!

So after much thought, prayers and consideration, Paul and I have decided that we’re going to adopt! We don’t feel our family is complete quite yet and trying-to-conceive hasn’t worked out. We’re in the process of picking an agency and we’re just hoping and praying we get accepted and can be on-the-way through the process soon. It’ll take a while, a “hurry up and...

February 1, 2010

And On to the Next!

Thanksgiving went well at our house. My sister, bil, and their 2 kiddos were a fun addition to our home this year.  Turkey thawed out and was the best one I’ve ever had, thanks to my sis and bil. So now we’ve got the tree up and decorated, the Christmas decos out, and about half of the presents wrapped and under the tree. Pierce...

December 1, 2009

Daughter’s Home.

My daughter got off the airplane at midnight and home about 2:30am. Lucky for me, dh is the dropper-picker-upper at airports. I don’t like the traffic and he doesn’t mind much. So this morning Pierce went up and jumped on her to wake her up 😀  He’s so happy his sister is home. And she’s happy to be home. There have been a few...

July 19, 2009

No More Crib!!

Dean loves beds. As in nice mattresses and big fluffy pillows. He gets on beds and rolls around, laughing and is just generally hilarious. Every night we put him in his crib. And you know how cribs are…firm, flat mattress, nothing allowed in the crib other than baby. So every night he would wake up in his crib and want to come to bed...

July 9, 2009

Soccer Registration Today!

Today is registration for fall soccer. Gab missed the deadline last year but she played the 2 years before. She’s excited to get back in the game. And the extra-exciting part is, Pierce is old enough to play!! He made the age cut off by 6 days…we were so close to not getting him in this year. Good thing he was born 2 weeks...

May 28, 2009

What a Trip…no pun intended.

Yesterday we were walking out of our local pharmacy (me and the boys). It’s the kind of place where they know you by name, your kids, what’s going on in your life, etc. Very friendly and nice people.  We walked out and went towards the post office. I yelled out to Pierce, who was running ahead on the sidewalk, to be careful and not...

April 29, 2009

Almost off the Bottle!

Baby boy is 10 1/2 months and I’m finally getting him off the bottle. I’ve tried before a few times, just giving  him a cup, but this time I decided it was final. Last week I put apple juice in a cup and still let him have the bottle for milk. After a week of getting used to the cup, I gave him his...

April 23, 2009