October 28, 2009

What we've been up to...

Yesterday a few of us were under the weather a bit, so unfortunately our pumpkin carving plans had to be changed, normally our friend Kate would come help us carve pumpkins and eat dinner with us, but in the interest of not getting anyone else sick we carved by ourselves. We missed you Kate. The pumpkins weren't nearly as good without you.
Miss Lila got her own pumpkin... (Seriously, look at those eyes. I sometimes question whether they are turning darker/brown, but then I see something like this and I'm reassured that I just may have a blue eyed baby)

Elliot chose Donald Duck for his pumpkin, Landon & Bailey drew thier own faces and Miss Lila, well she wnated it to be all about her as usual!

Today was a beautiful fall day. I went out to rake some leaves with the help of the kids and neighbor (and his lawnmower). My hands are still hurting! Elliot found some worms that he was excited about showing off, unfortunately you can't see the worms in this picture, but look at those eyes!

Tomorow is supposed to be just as gorgeous, if not more so, than today, can't wait to get out and enjoy the beautiful colors!

October 18, 2009


We made one last trip to Cranes for the season yesterday. We didn't get there until about 5:00 (they close at 6:00) so we didn't have a ton of time, but the good news was that it was not busy (probably b/c it was so darn cold).

We went with the intention of picking some mustu apples, a favorite of our, but one we seem to miss almost every year. They told us where the trees were and we headed out to the far parts of the orchard, down a very big hill... we walked through the whole section and found 3 apples. 3. So back up the hill we went to find something else to pick. We ended up picking some Jonnagolds which were plentiful on the trees!

Lila LOVES her apples! LOVES to suck the juice out of them. Matt made the mistake of letting her lick one once adn she got ANGRY when he tried to take it to take another bite. She also had a very dirty diaper after that. She is just getting so very very big!

October 15, 2009

Pictures & Upadates

I just shared them on facebook too, so not sure how interesting this will be...

Landon has been doing great in school, in fact I just checked the portion of his report card that is complete and he has all A's and A-'s so far (just waiting for social studies), not bad at all! (I was expecting much worse to be quite honest). He has had a lot of homework though, and between that and football we had to put an end to him going to the bridge after school, just til football is done, it was just to much for him, I don't think he knows what it means to be stressed out, but I think I could see that he was.

Lila has been doing great eating cereal and various baby foods, she loves it, athough it is causing her some problems with going to the bathroom, were working on that. She is eating twice a day typically, although some days we just skip it. We also recently started to give her the puffs, but she isn't quite thinking she's ready to pick those up by herself yet, so I have to put them in her mouth. She does like them though!
Lila had a fever yesterday and didn't sleep well the night before so I took her into the doctor, anticipating (hoping for) an ear infection. If it had been an ear infection we could have done antibiotics and been good, but nope, nothing seemed to be wrong except for the fever (and her not wanting to be put down, and the random bursts of screaming). She slept in bed with me last night while Matt slept on the couch, it was so nice to sleep with her again. I wouldn't want to do it every night, but it was sweet! She's sweet! At her doctor appt she was 21 pounds 12 ounces... 4 more ounces until new carseat, not quite ready for that yet.

October 9, 2009

It's been so long.

I don't think I've ever gone this long without posting. but there just isn't much to post about. Each day and week seems to be exactly the same. Monday - BSF and Football practice, Tuesday - Football, Wednesday - Church, Thursday - Football, Friday - WEEKEND, Saturday - Football, Sundah - Church. Notice a trend? Only two more weeks of football practice though, adn then life just might slow down! The kids and I have been finding ways to pass time though, otherwise those nights seem to get awfully long when Matt and Landon are gone.

We are on the hunt for a new vehicle. I didn't realize it would be so much work. I thought we would turn in our Jeep and lease a van and it would all be simple. Ha! Lease payment on a van are OUTRAGEOUS! So now we are on the lookout for a nice used vehicle. I say vehicle because we are still undecided on what. We need something reasonably priced (read: cheap), but reliable. Do those even go together? I would love to have an Oddysey or a Sienna, but they seem to be out of my price range. And I'm struggling to remind myself that the purpose of a vehicle is to get me and the kids from a to b, it doesn't have to be top of the line or extravagant, as long as it's safe and reliable. But I want something nice. But I shouldn't really care. The internal struggle within.

OK, I'm done blabbering, just wanted to check in. Lila is summoning me!