Wednesday, September 20, 2006

that maddie, she's so funny Posted by Picasa

don't they look so thirlled to pose for the picture Posted by Picasa

Tickle, tickle Posted by Picasa

How many stuffed animals can you hold all at once? Posted by Picasa

Say ahhh!!! Posted by Picasa

Potatoes everywhere Posted by Picasa

Football, Football, Football

If I needed to sum up last weekend, it would be with one word-Football. It started Friday night at school where I thought it was going to be a tough game for the Crusaders, but instead they won 36-0. Maddie was happy that Isaac came for a little while to play, there were also some other kids there to play. We actually made it until the end of the game. Friday before football both girls had doctor's appointments. Both of them are growing like weeds. Emma is a healthy 5 month old. She weighs 14lbs .5 oz. and is 24.25 inches. Maddie is 29lbs and is 33 inches. Can you believe that she is almost three feet tall. Emma had to get some shots, I think Maddie was just happy it wasn't her. Maddie did get put back on her Zyrtec for allergies. It seems to be working better this time. Then us girls ran some errands after we dropped Chad back at school. We then went back to get him about 5:15 and we went out to eat before the game. Chad was on supervision again. It must be hard to play gameboy in the parking lot. Saturday came sooner than some of us would have liked, but Chad had to mow, I had to grocery shop and clean, since Kim and Andrew were coming over to watch what else? Football. They came over in the afternoon to watch the Michigan game. Maddie was of course their entertainment inbetween plays. They stayed for dinner and along with them, the Wilkes, Keipers, and Steve and his roommate came over too. It was almost like we had a actual party. Sunday was our hang out kind of day. We watched football, baseball, and just stayed cool. It was about 95 with a feeling of 110 on Sunday. So none of really wanted to go outside anyways. We did manage to venture out to Kohl's, so Chad could get some new running shoes. His were getting pretty beat up from the lawn and field at school. The last few days, we have been getting back to normal. Today Isaac is coming over to play. This weekend looks like there isn't too much going on and that sounds like the best thing right now.

Emma had been sleeping wonderfully and now the last few days, she has been getting up every few hours and isn't really wanting to to eat, but just be put back to sleep. We will see how things go for the rest of the week, before I get to worried. Maddie is just Maddie. She is doing great. Besides being a little tired, I'm doing good. I have been working on all our plans for Christmas and trying to work everything out. Well I better get to the laundry and to the girls. We also are going to get outside, since it is such a nice day and the humidity isn't suppose to come back until tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Just Mom and the Girls

Well I survived the night alone while Chad was on the Freshmen retreat. He left on Sunday at 3pm and we didn't see him until after school on Monday. I think Chad was more worried about us than I was. Both girls cooperated great. Maddie has been feeling under the weather, so she wasn't as wild and crazy as she normally is. This weekend has been hectic and now things are starting to slow down. Friday was the first home football game, Chad had supervision and we went for awhile. We lasted about a quarter and a half (we ended up winning 56-0), so leaving early wasn't all that bad. We probably could have made it longer, but Maddie decided to take a dive off the picnic table and so she lost it because she was also tired. So that was when I decided that we needed to pack ourselves up and go home. Saturday was Isaac's birthday party. It was a good time. I know that Maddie had fun playing with Isaac and helping him open his presents. Sunday we went to Salem for church, that is always an experience. I know that Maddie enjoyed it because of all the praise music they play, she could just dance and clap as much as she wanted. Monday was a long day with us being gone most of the day. We headed out to the park to play at about 10:30am, I got my walk in, Maddie got to play, we ate lunch and then we headed to the retreat center to go swimming with Chad. Maddie loves the pool and trying to figure it all out. She also was entertaining some of the freshmen as they were getting ready to go home. She got some sun Monday, but had a great time all day. The rest of this week looks pretty low-key, which is nice.

Maddie: She is getting more adventurous everyday. She now has figured out how to climb onto the changing table. I am just waiting for her to start climbing out of her crib. She still just has the two teeth, we are hoping she will get some more soon.

Emma: She is growing more and more everyday. Somedays she looks like Maddie and other days she looks like Emma. You can definitely tell that they are sisters. She is starting to become more of a person now. She is trying to roll over. She can get up to her side from her back and so we will see how long it takes her to get all the way over. She is sleeping great. She has been sleeping from about 9:30-6am, we will see how long that lasts.

They both have doctor's appointments on Friday- so we will see how much they have both grown in the last couple of months.

That is our review of things down here. We hope that everyone is back into the swing of things, since most everyone has to get back into a school routine.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Just Another Week

Okay- so in our house it is never just another week. There is always something to report, no matter how small. This past week has been a whirlwind. I had some girls over on Friday night while I sent Chad and the girls over to one of the other husbands' house. It sounded like they had a good time with the other kids. We just hung out here and talked and just relaxed. It was nice to have some people over and not having to worry about the girls running all over the place. Saturday morning we headed up to Dallas to spend the rest of the weekend with Chad's aunt and uncle. We just played some cards and hung out some more. We did get to see Adam while we were there. He is still the same old Adam. We came back in the afternoon on Monday. Tuesday it was back to school for Chad and we had a playdate with Noah. Wednesday brought Isaac over while Christa was at the doctor. She has just 6 weeks left. She doesn't think that she will go the whole six weeks, so we will see. Today was actually a pretty quiet day around here. Tomorrow starts football and Chad is on supervision, so I'm thinking that we will be skipping tomorrow's game since he has to be there an hour early and has to be there until the end. Saturday is Isaac's second birthday. It is also my sister Amy's birthday. Happy Birthday. Sunday is the Freshman retreat and also rededication of teachers. So that means we will be going to Salem for church and then Chad will be around for a little while in the afternoon until he has to go to the retreat. I'm sure that it will we will survive, but it is just going to be a long next week. We have some visitors coming the last weekend of September. Chad's aunt and uncle are coming to see the house and just spend some time down here. Well that is the wrap-up of our week. Here are some pictures from the last week to enjoy.

Emma in her rallyhead band. Just always wanting to be like her big sis.

Maddie In Space

Emma just hanging out (we were trying to catch a smile)

Maddie and Isaac spinning in the glider