Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bed Time Blues

So Thad and I are cursed when it comes to moving a child from a crib into a "big bed". As all of you know for quite some time I have been struggling to keep my son in his crib, so this past weekend we took the plunge and went and bought a mattress for Ethan.

We thought we had problems keeping our son in his crib, well let me tell you that a normal bed is much harder to keep a curious two year old in.

After going through this same drama with Kaitlyn we kind of knew what we were up against because we had such a huge struggle with her. But we were hoping that Ethan would watch Kaitlyn and think that it was "really cool" to sleep in his bed. Boy are we dumb. :) So we have been fighting this dilemma over the weekend and last night I think I had a breakthrough at 10:30 p.m. After the hundredth time of putting my son back in bed and using many other threatening methods that weren't working. I sat at the other side of the room and ignored him. This in turn mad him mad, so he came to get my attention. Well without looking at him or speaking to him. I picked him up and put him back in bed. After about 4-5 times of this and many tears he finally gave up and went to sleep. I was overjoyed. My son hates being ignored and I won. Now please all pray that this same tactic keeps working or else we are sunk.

One good note is that they're room still works with two beds in it. We were a little concerned.:)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm Back!

At long last I return to blogging, not because I haven't wanted to be here, but it's been a while since I've gotten to use the computer. So all my great and wonderful friends if you thought I was gone. I'm not, we have returned. Here is the quick version of what we have been doing over the last month. But the best thing that happened to us is that we finally finished harvest. Yeah!!!!! We are so blessed and grateful. Enjoy these cute pics of my family

My little son is all boy and not just a boy but one who follows in his Daddy's footsteps. One morning after Thad had left for harvest Ethan came to me wearing his Dad's hat and carrying his water jug saying "I go work." It was adorable. This little guy sure does love farming, tractors and trucks.

My kids finally accomplished the impossible......We made sugar cookies. I'm not very good when it comes to baking with my kids. So this was a big hit with them. Papa and Grammie liked it to when they got their special delivery.

One of our favorite games is "Don't Eat Pete". Ethan has just caught on to how the game works and loves it. For anyone who's never heard of this game give me a ring all it takes is a piece of paper and any small bite size candy. We use M&M's, chocolate chips, or skittles. It is great family bonding time.

Halloween is a favorite around our house. The kids love to dress up and I love to eat their candy. :) All in all we make a great team. This year Kaitlyn was a Southern Belle and Ethan was a cowboy. They both had a blast and I definatly am a fan of the trunk or treating vs. house to house.

Winter is definatly interesting when it comes in the middle of October. Of course my kids were thrilled when their Papa called and gave mom the guilt trip so after the 20 minutes to get them all dressed and ready, they went out and played for 5 minutes and were done. But they sure loved it and they really love Papa. Thanks dad your a great Grandpa. They also liked trying to catch snowfalkes with their mouths.

The pumpkin patch has always been a big deal for my kids and they like it even more when their cousins come along.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Isn't she just the little poser. Always a girl!

Sometimes I get to blogging so much about my ever active and adventerous son that you don't get to see or hear about my cute daughter that at the moment isn't keeping me on my toes. I sure do love this little girl who is so helpful and fun to be around.

My Son the Acrobat

So I have decided I offiially don't know what to do with my son. Two days ago he was just put down for a nap when I went to check on him and he was holding the little antique tractors that are on the shelf high(emphasis on high) above his crib. Well hoping it was by chance. Well the next day rolls around and again I go to check on him and once again I find him holding the tractors. So I took them away and asked him to go and get another one to show mommy how he got them. Well then he puts his little foot on the edge of the crib to prop himself up on to the dresser which he proceeds to stand on to reach his tractors. I was shocked. But I figured well I just give him all the tractors and that will solve the problem. Well guess again with this child. I come back 5 minutes later and he is again on the dresser, but this time he is playing with the fish in the fish bowl. Hence the picture of my sons bed in the middle of the room. Thad and I have decided that it is officially time to get him a big bed. What am I ever going to do with this little monkey. :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Harvest Has Arrived

So for those of you who sitll have not participated in potato harvest. Here is a sneak peak to how it all happens. This is how I was raised and how my kids will be raised too. We love being part of the family farm. Top photo my mom and brother Calvin. Bottom photo Dad is driving the potato harvester and my mom is in her truck.

If you can't already tell my kids love harvest. This week Kaitlyn gets to go on a field trip to...you guessed it a potato field. She is excited that we get to go together but her comment was "you know mom it's not Grandpa's field." We'll still have fun even if we have done this a million times already. I guess she can be the expert. :) Top photo Ethan and Kaitlyn. Bottom photo my Mom in yellow shirt, cousin Kelsey in black and Aunt Melanie in white.
The only photo I am missing is that of my sweetie, Thad, he was on the raod somewhere in his semi delivering the potatoes. Sorry hun! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ethan's Woes!

Ethan is somewhat struggling to adjust to this whole school issue, not because he misses Kailtyn so much as he wants to go to school too. Two days ago after we dropped Kaitlyn off he cried all the way home repeating over and over again. "Ethan school." I felt so bad that I tried to explain to him that he is too little. He asked why and I said you have to be 5 and he is just 2. Coincidentally as soon as he woke up from his nap I happened to ask him how old he is and of course he said 5. :) Oh well he has his own backpack but I don't know if that helps or makes it worse. As you can see he sleeps with it.

One of Kaitlyn's favorite parts of school is getting all dressed up and wearing new clothes and this day was no exception. Isn't she adorable, but what can I say I'm completly biased. :)

Kaitlyn 1st Day of School

So here's to you sweetheart. Kaitlyn absolutly loves school, espcially her teacher Mrs. Udy. Every weekend she asks me to tell her what tomorrow is until we reach Monday because that is the day she gets to go back to school.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Girls Nights are Awesome!.

So I just wanted to say a big a thanks to all of my friends who came to my party last night. It's so much fun to have a girls night every once in a while, where we get to chat and eat great junk food together. So thanks a bunch for coming and hanging out with me last night. I loved it. And a big thanks to my husband who puts up with me for having all of these great parties. I love you sweetie! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I just figured out how to post pictures, but don't have many with me. I hope you enjoy this one of me and my family high atop a mountain somewhere up Hagler Canyon. Motorcycling is one of the many outdoor hobbies we enjoy. We are missing Clint who is on a mission in Russia. We miss you Clint. L-R. Thad, Brigitte, Dad, Mom, Ethan, Brent, Kaitlyn, and Calvin. Of all the things to do in this world, I love being with my family the most.

The Beginning of a New Adventure

So after much persuasion, prodding and pleading :). I'm starting my first blog post. Gwen has been telling me to do so for quite a while, but without the internet in our home I didn't really see the point, until the other day when Gwen had the brilliant idea to use my mom's. So here I am.

Well you know that it is time to start blogging when your 5 year old daughter says in her night time prayers "Thank you for letting my Mom make food that I don't like and please bless my body learn to like it." :) I guess at least she's honest. Kaitlyn definatly keeps me on my toes with comments like these coming out of her quite often. Your the best angel.

As most of you know Ethan recently turned 2 and I think he now knows that he is 2 and has decided to test his limits. The day after the blessed event, within a matter of ten minutes the following occured, he hit his sister with a maracca, spit water all over the dining room, and shoved cereal up his nose. I thought turning 2 with a girl was bad, boy do I find my hands full with this little monkey. But on the sweeter side of me little boy, I find the kisses, hugs and laughter of a little boy are uncomparable. I love you Ethan.