Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey day 09




Getting ready

I had a little help getting ready for Turkey Day. And by little, I mean little people help. My girl had snuck off over to her friend's house, but luckily, my boys are always willing to bake.
They helped me make a pumpkin pie, cherry cheesecake, pecan pie, spinach dip and a cheese ball. Travis really wanted an apple pie so he made one, almost completely by himself. We may just skip the turkey tomorrow and jump right into dessert!

Had to include a pic of my littlest girl. She wasn't much help.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What goes around

Well, the littlest guy got better, which is good because this is what he looks like when he's sick. The Grumpmeister. Later that same night, Tess threw up ALL OVER her crib. And by all over, I mean ALL OVER.
That was Thursday night. Saturday night, Tanner and Tatum were vomiting. By Monday night, Travis had it too. Thankfully, I have run out of kids to get sick. The older ones are all back to school and feeling better. And the two littlest are bouncing off the walls.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

15 months

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My girl is 15 months old. I'm not sure how. I think she did it while I wasn't looking.

She has been wandering around the house today on two feet but as you can tell from the video, she does it only when she feels like it. Asserting her independence. As if waiting until 15 months wasn't assertive enough. Tanner walked at 10 months and the other kids walked right before their first birthdays, so having this 1 plus yr old who refused to walk was a bit odd.

She is working on tooth number 5, finally. It's been 5 months since we saw a new tooth. She's obviously not been in any rush to move from babyhood to toddler hood. Like she knows she's probably the last so she's making me cherish it, or maybe it's for Daddy's benefit. I mentioned moving her crib into Tate's room and he wasn't quite ready for that step.

I admit, I'm not quite ready for her to grow up either.

On a side note, my littlest man is sick. He woke me up with a hug, laid his head on my bed, then promptly turned around to projectile vomit all over my carpet. Poor baby. His belly hasn't been feeling too good today. I asked him if he wanted to lie down and he said no. I went to hang up some clothes, walked back through my room, and the little guy was passed out in my bed. He's been asleep for a few hours now. Hope he's feeling better tomorrow.

Monday, November 09, 2009

At last

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween weekend recap

We took the little peeps out to trick or treat on Saturday. Tessie was a frog who didn't want to pose for pictures.
Travis was a scary skeleton.


Tanner was a vampire.

Tatum was a cheerleader. You can just make out Braeden behind her. He was the scarecrow and was way too interested in leaving to stand still for a picture.

Teagan was a moody skeleton. The only other pics I got that night were with my phone. My camera battery died. Darn.

Sunday we took our annual fall trip to Brumbaugh's fruit farm. It was the last day of the season so there were very few people there. And even though it was only in the 50's, it was a surprisingly nice day. Of course, I was wearing long johns under my clothes.

Tess got a kick out of "walking" with Daddy and Tanner. She still refuses to do it on her own though.

You might notice, it was a bit sunny.

The kids had a good time though, sliding down Monster Mountain
and taking turns on the zip line.






Most of them were happy to ride the caterpiller train.



The big kids played in the big hamster wheel thingie
While Tess spent some time playing in the corn crib.


Or rather, swimming in it.