Tuesday, August 24

We are still here!!

Ok so it has been a long time since I last updated. I am sorry. But this is a little of what we have been doing when we have a vehicle to get around in this summer. Most of the time we just sit at home. But here ya go.

Tuesday, April 20


Well, it sure has been a long time since I updated huh!? Sorry bout that. Well the only big news is that we are expecting our third child in Dec.!!! Yeah, tell me about it! What a surprise this was. Anyways, things are going good with the rest of the family. Emily has pre school graduation on May 25 already! She is pretty excited to go to kindergarten tho. Ava is a LITTLE independent and lets us know what and when she wants things. Steve is still working for Schindler Elevators and I still am at home.

Monday, January 25

Emily and Mr. Dykema(music teacher, no longer)

Em "holding" Ava

Emily and her friend Katie

Emily and Ms. Sayers (teacher, no longer)

Em and Grammy

I don't know why but Ava likes to wear her shoes with her jammies on. She has on shoes, a hat and mittens! Emily spelled her name in cheese balls. And the bottom pic is Emily's picture she drew! I think she might be an artist!! Flowers, sun and clouds in case you were wondering!

sad goodbye

Well, last Tues was Emily's teacher(Ms. Sayers) last day. Her job was cut from the school so they gave her a part time position elsewhere. Emily was pretty sad all last week. I didn't think she'd take this hard tho. Today her new teacher(Mrs. Dykstra) started, they did meet before a couple times, but when Emily had to go into the room, she broke down and started sobbing! She said she didn't want to go to school again. "What if I start crying again, mommy?" So I held her and told her that all her friends where still there and the classroom is the same. All the same toys and games and books but she didn't want to go in. So of course it felt like her first day all over again. To top that, I had just gotten done reprimanding her in the bathroom because she is having one of those I am NOT listening to mommy days! All morning long, no matter what I said, three to five times, she would not listen!! So here I get done doing that and then she starts bawling before class. Let me tell you, I feel like mother of the year!! So needless to say, i started tearing up too because then I felt bad for getting after her. Of course ava was sad that sissy had to go to school so she started whining too! What a morning!
Last Monday was also her music teacher's last day. Mr Dykema's job also got cut. So she had a little musical program at school. It was so darn cute, her first program!! I will post pics in a moment. So now her school took away her teacher, music class and gym class! I think computer lab will be next!? Are they going to cut her class time in half too??!!!! I know this economy sucks but come on!! Music and gym class too!!! ok enough of my ranting. Things are going good over here.Ava is starting to put words together-only 2 words but hey its a start! "Come here, my baba, I LOVE YOU, watch me, that's mine" are just a few. Oh she also says "HEY" when Daddy steals some food off her plate, or if he takes mine while I am not looking. She watches out for me!!

Sunday, January 10



Saturday, December 19


Friday, November 6


So here's a lot of what we have been doing: Some of these pictures are older. We took the girls to Klackles and they rode ponies, we went to Chicago for the Tigers baseball game, Emily had her first field trip to Post Family Farm(pumpkin patch and farm) with school and her first time on a school bus. I was so excited I got to go with her!! She and I loved it(other than it being rainy and cold) and Emily and I were the only ones with winter jackets and gloves! DUH people. We went on a hayride and got to pick out pumpkins and then went back and had doughnuts and apple cider. She also had a halloween parade at school and there are some pictures of that. She was the cowardly lion and Ava was a puppy(love the hand me downs from E)Then some of the girls together. Ava can finally wear 2 pigtails!!! yay. Anyways, things are hectic around here. Steve has been sick for about 4 weeks and just yesterday BOTH girls are sick Ava has croup and not sure about E. Both had temps 103.4!! Well, we'll see how things go!

Finally more pics!