Sunday, August 30, 2009

When should I interfere?

This is the conversation at our dinner table tonight:

Sarah: Pat look at her glued to this commercial (yes we were watching TV while having our family dinner and it was a tylenol commercial).

Pat: I honestly will not be surprised if she goes into medicine (as a profession)

Sarah: Hey Lynlee, do you want to be a doctor when you grow up?

Lynlee: No...

Sarah: You don't want to help people feel better and give them medicine like Dr. Lovell?

Lynlee: (thinking really hard about it) I just want to be a clown when I grow up!

That might not be as funny if you weren't here or know Lynlee very well. I'm pretty sure if she saw a clown in person she would be terrified! PLUS, she has never seen a clown or a TV show with one in it. Random. So much for our dreams of having a doctor! I guess we will have to start working on Owen!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Percentile Failure

So Owen had his 6 month check-up last week. He weighed 17 1/2 lbs and was 26 1/2 inches long. Still growing, but was ONLY in the 50th percentile in both. I know, I know most people would love their kids in the average range BUT I have been conditioned (like most people) to shoot for 100%. I felt a little disappointed, BUT then I soon realized I AM A HUGE DORK! I guess I just really love little fat nugget babies!

I thought a would pull out a oldie, but goodie picture of the nugget himself!

This by far has been his most talked about picture. Now does that look like a 50%-er? Can you truly have man-boobs and be 50%? Go figure...I'm still puzzled but at least I got it off my chest!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Exhausted and What time?

Where has all my time gone? Looks like I'm going to have to really step it up when it comes to blogging! How do you other working mom's do it (that includes stay at home moms which in my book is THE hardest job out there...really I'm not just trying to sweet talk you, I'm horrible at it)?

It has been a whirl-wind of emotions this past 2 weeks.

Work is fine, crazy but fine. I'm really trying to start off on a good note even though it seems like so many things are already trying to knock me off my feet. The craziness will pass and routines will be set. The kids are doing GREAT with the transition. They love Mrs. Kathy's and play their little hearts out. Plus Mrs. Kathy is so good at routines and schedules (which every kid thrives with...example of why I fail at the whole stay at home mom thing. If you know me you would agree! Flexibility is my middle name!!) The whole family is a little tired at night, but so far the family is doing great.

My emotions are a little uncontrollable right now. I have a handful of friends/coworkers that need a lot of prayer. So many people that are close to me have been hit with tragedy that no one would ever wish upon another person. One of these friends has a blog. I really encourage you to check out Jason and Katie's story. My stomach gets so upset and I find it hard to breath just thinking about their situation, but they are so strong. It is so encouraging to see how faithful people are to God's call on their life. I know Katie has reached so many people with her faithfulness and obedience. I will never forget the words she spoke at her baby's memorial service.

One thing Katie said that will be forever in my heart and I will even be able to hear her voice and exactly how she said it was "God is EVERYTHING He says He is or He is nothing at all. I can't believe He is nothing. He must be enough." I honestly do not understand how anyone could have left Reese's funeral with out knowing Jesus as their personal Savior. Truly. Powerful.

So these past few weeks have been filled with a lot of thinking and priority checking.

Monday, August 10, 2009

6 months!

Owen is 6 months today! Enjoy the pictures of my cute little nugget!

Yep, he's sitting up on his own (with the occasional face plant)!

Hope you all think he is as cute as I do!

I start back to work this week, so pray we all have a good transition! I have definitely been blessed to stay at home with the kids as long as I have!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Estella Dru!

Someone very special turned 5 years old today! We love you very much Drusie and hope you have an amazing day today! And Lynlee Kate thinks this girl and her sister hang the moon!

So beautiful, isn't she? She is definitely going to break some guys hearts when she gets older (that is if my brother ever lets her date)! And don't ask my why she is posing with so many props! I honestly have no clue! When they stayed with me, the girls thought they needed to hold something up when I took their picture!

We love you so much Estella Dru!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

We made it home! We had a great time in Florida with some great friends! We had 4 children under the age of 3...we are definitely crazy! But overall, all the kids were really good. Here's the final round of Florida pictures.

Here's Kimberly and I with our two leeches! Okay so they are much better then leeches, but it seemed like the whole trip we had these two glued to our hips!

Here's a close up of Lila Bean! That's her nickname! It stems from lima bean! Cute, huh?

Warning: No babies harmed during this photo shoot! This was our best attempt to get all four kiddos!
This was our last night and Lynlee and Emme finally decided they could really have fun together! Go figure? They weren't bad the whole week, they just had limited interaction!

Mommy and daughter!
Brother and sister! Again, no babies were harmed! He might have just consumed more sand than a normal almost 6 month old should have! We took about 10 pictures like this and ALL of the pictures Owen has this really worried look on his face! I can't seem to figure out why?

Our best family shot!
Lynlee absolutely loved the beach. She would play great in the sand and then run into the waves. This was a great age for the beach!

Times have definitely changed from a few years ago! I would just sit in a chair, read a magazine, play paddle ball with Pat, and occasionally cool off in the ocean! But not anymore! This time, I would go between playing in the sand to sitting under the umbrella to keep Owen out of the sun. You know what though? I wouldn't change it for the world. The boys would actually let Kimberly and I go lay out during nap time, but I got SO bored and found myself just wanting the kids back down there to play with me!

We are glad to be home, but can't wait to go back next year!