Saturday, August 28, 2010

4 is off to K

Teagan started Kindergarten this week. He was so ready. Me? Not so much.

He headed right off to the bus.
Without even one glance back for Mom.
Teag's first day
When did my baby boy get big enough for the school bus?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week of firsts

This last week was a week of firsts.
First off: week 3 weigh in 169lbs!
First time I've been in the 160's in awhile.
This week was also the first day of school for the big kids.
And another first. Can you tell?
How about now?
Hint: Look at her ears.
And this week was the beginning of soccer season with first games for everyone.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Too quiet?

This might be what's going on.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Smarter than a 2 yr old?

Are you? Not me.
I can't even figure out how to turn the darn thing off. 
Tess, however, can not only turn the Ipod on, but has figured out how to get to the games and can play several of them, including dirt bike racing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Reunion '10

Week two weigh in: 171.6 lbs.
Yep, that's actually a 0.2 lb gain.....but.......
There was the baby bash last weekend after the weigh in
We went to Kings Island one day were I nibbled ice cream and soft pretzels
And there is another weight loss challenge starting at work. You know how that goes. You don't want to accidently lose weight before it starts because then it won't count. :op

Moving on....

This past weekend, as in yesterday, both my Dad and my cousin Alicia were in from out of town so we threw together an impromptu family reunion. At. my. house. Which means we had to clean it.
Two weekends in a row.
There were lots of kids and thankfully, plenty for them to do since it started raining midway through.
Darci and Tess
Teagan and Braeden
Tatum and Laila
Tatum and Darci
The big boys were entertained with video games. Notice the concentration.
While the big kids were enrapt with the Playstation, and the littlest cousin was passed out on the couch, the 5-8 yr old crowd began a pretty tough cornhole tournament.
Yeah, they might have cheated a little bit.
I'm pretty sure that's not the official distance between boards.
And uh, winning just meant that your beanbag went in the hole.
Braeden and Teagan
Darci and Tate
We had a pretty good turnout despite the short notice. I'm glad everybody was able to get together in one place to see the out of town members of the family. It's not often enough that they get to come home to visit.
After all the cousins, aunts and uncles headed home, Tess was presented with some extra birthday gifts since Grandpa and Aunt Krista weren't here last week.
She was pretty excited about the My Pal puppy.
And as soon as Mom figures out the whole downloading thingy it might actually teach her to spell her name.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tess is two!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Baby Bash '10

First off, week one's official weigh in was 171.4.
Down 3.4 pounds!

And then..........
There was the second annual baby bash.
I didn't catch too many pics of the big kids. There was some speed and water involved.
Fo future reference, water ballons are a huge hit with the 5-12 crowd.
But who wants to see big kids anyway, when there are babies....
And more babies?
Not to mention a toddler
or two
or three
or four?
Here's the newest bunch.
Taira and Kenley Dawn 4 wks, Courtney and Bailey Ryan 9 wks, Wendy and Gracelynn Jade 11 wks

And the older crew.
Blake 20mths, Madelyn 22 mths, Tess 2
This is the only time I caught the almost two's all in one spot.

Tess's birthday is actually Tuesday, so we had some cupcakes to celebrate.
She'll be two on twosday. :op
I guess she gets a little embarrassed when people break into the Happy Birthday song.
This is her telling the big girls to "Stop".

Toddlers and cupcakes, mmmmm
Tess loves her new big girl bike
Hang on to the toddler years as long as you can Mamas,
For too soon we will be........
See you next year.
We're all tuckered out.