Monday, February 21, 2011

February Pictures

Here is the picture overload for the month! I am finally updating the pictures! We spent most of the month in our pjs around the house! So nothing fancy, just us in our everyday life!

We had a big box in the garage that has brought many hours of fun for the kids.
Here comes Ethan the Distructor to mess up what the other two are doing!
Dylan and Lauren love the bouncy house!
Ethan, not so much!
Ricky and I cleared the driveway of the ice/snow combo. I've never seen such thick ice all over the place. Good thing we had a regular shovel to break the ice into chunks!
Here is one of the many chunks!Despite being sick all month, Ethan was still a happy boy. I think he is teething, too, because he chews on EVERYTHING!Lauren is usually running around without pants on, with sunglasses on, and tons of silly bands bracelets. (This day she actually had her pants on!)
Dylan likes to sport his shades, too and show off his little toys of the day!
Ethan all smiles!Some afternoons were spent like this:While this one likes to sleep in our bed:And this one just doesn't like to sleep with all that fluid in his ears. Poor little guy :(
Ethan's newest toy: (or annoying hobby!) We have enjoyed this month together and are still all smiles!
Sorry for the overload, but I haven't been on here for a while with all my cute pictures!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Why does time seem to go by so quickly? I feel like I've been in a funk lately. I don't seem to get much done, but I feel like I'm busy all the time. Maybe it's the three kids, maybe it's just me. I am really liking this nice weather. I think it helps bring my spirits up. It has been in the 50's around here most of this week. I think most of the snow is gone now. We went outside to jump on the trampoline and play in the snow yesterday. We were only wearing sweatshirts, too! Kinda cool! I have a few projects I am trying to get done, but keep getting setbacks. I just want to get them done! Hopefully we can get a few things done around here tomorrow!

Yesterday, Ethan got tubes in his ears. We have been battling ear infections since early December. After 5 rounds of antibiotics, we decided that tubes would be best for him. He is doing great today and is sleeping much better. Fingers crossed, they are going to make him feel a ton better without taking more antibiotics. I'm ready to have my good little guy back. He is getting so big! He is still crawling all over the place, including up the stairs. And man is he fast! Ricky and I were eating breakfast this morning and I asked where Ethan was. Next thing I know I hear him crawling across the floor in the upstairs hallway! He is very determined and will go after whatever he wants to get to. Ricky nicknamed him Ethan the Destructor!

Dylan is learning so much at school. For his valentine's cards, he wrote his name on all of them! I didn't even know he knew how to write his name last week and now he is writing it all the time! (That's one of the reasons he is in preschool and not being taught by me!) He also knows his right and left. I love how he is learning so much! He is such a smart little guy! I think he is growing, because he eats ALL the time! This kid can eat more than I do! I'm not looking forward to him being a teenager and eating us out of house and home!

After a few minor setbacks(sickness and UTI), Lauren is totally potty trained! Yeah! She is doing so well, other than wanting "a piece of moneys" for a jellybean from the jelly bean machine every time she potties. She is talking all the time, and very clear at that. We are still working on the whining, so we started a "whiny chair" in the kitchen. They have to sit in it until they stop whining. Lauren doesn't like it very well, so she stops whining fast. A friend gave me the idea, and I love it!

We had a wonderful Valentine's day. We spent time together as a family. Dylan asked for pizza, so we ordered a pizza and spent the evening just hanging. We had family home evening, which my kids are loving, and just goofed off. It was so nice! I think that's about all that's been going on with us! I am still trying to get back into updating my blog for my personal records. Maybe someday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow days

So, after being stuck in the house with sick kids for 2 weeks, we get a TON of snow and stuck in the house this week, too! I'm glad that my kids get along and don't get too stir crazy! It has actually been kinda nice spending so much time with my family. I have gotten some cleaning done, which always makes me feel better. Ricky is having a movie-marathon with Lord Of The Rings. Dylan thinks it's pretty neat, too. I'm not sure how much snow we got, but I know it's a lot! It was a pretty nasty storm that went through the area, but we didn't get it as bad as some. We got sleet and snow, with some strong winds. I think the drifting snow may have been the worst part. Luckily, we didn't loose power and have plenty of food and drinks to keep everyone happy. It's been a fun couple of snow days!
(By the way, we found out Friday that Lauren has a UTI. She is on antibiotics and doing much better. She had a fever of 101 for 4 days and we couldn't figure out why. We also found out that Ethan has a yeast infection on top of his ear infection and respiratory infection. Luckily, they are doing so much better this week. They have both even slept all night long for the past 3 nights! Yeah!)