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Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Five (Plus Five)

trying to grab a bumblebee.
reny says hello
the lone pic of ian. he runs when he sees me with the camera.
his tongue is constantly hanging out
supposed to be taking a nap
madison new room. we switched the kid's bedrooms a few weeks ago and finally got madison's finished. thank you pat for the gorgeous furniture!
cheerleader girl
guess who's mobile?
eating papa's organic grass
in his high chair for the first time

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Worship Wednesday

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mon petit cheri

Thursday, August 21, 2008

my froat hurts

sometime during the night my throat decided that it wanted to hurt and my nose wanted to plug. i feel lousy. and i have a ton to do. here are some pics from our trip to grand rapids and holland. unfortunately, i didn't get a pic of the thong store. (inside joke)
inside the cool giant button

fountain outside of the ford museum
because 1976 was the best year ever. (i was born)
future president
replica of the ford oval office
3 down, only 36 more to go. madison has a goal to visit all of the presidential burial sites. so far she's been to andrew jackson, james polk and now gerald ford.
downtown grand rapids
he didn't want to show off his teeth.
his first time at a beach. he seemed to really like it.
the sand monster. he was eating the stuff. lovely.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

eebee addict

i have created a monster. one day in the attempt to load the dishwasher, i put elek in his exersaucer and turned on one of the baby boost shows on demand. the show is called eebee. i had never seen eebee before, but it was colorful and there was lots of music. i figured it would buy me 5 or 10 minutes. needless to say he loved it. now whenever he is a crab all i have to do is turn on eebee and he quiets instantly. it's quite comical how fast he quiets. now he cries when it goes off. he thinks that i should play it over and over. i'll admit i've played it 5 times in a row once. i find myself singing eebee songs throughout the day. it's disturbing.

i'm sure some of you will think it's horrible to let my 7 month old watch tv, but i'm only doing what works for me. you do what works for you. and if i have a clingy baby and need to vacuum or mop the floor, you better believe eebee is coming on. even is madison and ian whine that they hate it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

10 things that have kept me from blogging this week

1. 5 cheerleading practices. every night 5:30-8:00.
2. cleaning and painting of ian and elek's room.
3. scrapbooking - this is my latest page completed.
4. 1 blow out diaper. completely up his back. if you are a mom you know what i'm talking about. it was what i was greeted with when i got him out of bed.
5. bath after blow out diaper.
6. lots of cleaning the house. although you would never know by looking at it now. my children are pigs.
7. making numerous batches of playdough in the hopes that it will keep my severely bored 8 year old busy.
8. keeping a scooting elek (he doesn't crawl, he scoots on his butt) out of things he shouldn't be into. he scoots to the entertainment center and likes to open the doors. also, he scooted to the couch and decided that he was ready to pull himself up...he was quite pleased with himself standing there.
9. cooking lots of meals. tonight i think it's going to be chicken parmigiana.
10. lack of things to blog about.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Your Vocabulary Score: A+

Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!

You must be quite an erudite person.

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.

And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)

Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.

Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men

You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

a little scrappiness

(click on the photo to enlarge)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

just another night in the hood

i so love having to call 911 at 11 p.m. because there is a huge fight outside of my door (we're talking 15-20 people). i so need to move.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

today's pictures

ian was totally not cooperating, that's why there aren't many of him.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

cheboygan trip (non-softball photos)

this post is going to have several spellings of mackinac and mackinaw. deal with it. i'm just spelling them the way they spell up there.

hanging out in mackinaw city.
the mackinac bridge

mom and dad took ian, em and xav to the soo locks. if you can't tell by their faces ian proclaimed it to be the most boring thing he's ever done.
emilee, madison and melanie watching hannah montana live in 3d. we only had 1 pair of 3d glasses and they passed them back and forth. also, every night we were up there we had a different girl spend the night with us. several nights there were 2 girls and ian got stuck on the floor.
the coast guard cutter mackinaw my gutsy dad actually went up to the gate of the homeland security building and asked if we could have a tour. (i just knew they were going to fingerprint us and put us on the "list". lol) they let us in and we had a very nice tour guided by seaman cobb, whom i believe was 12.
ian and em on the bridge of the uscg cutter

lake huron

mackinac island. if you click on the pic to enlarge it, you can see the grand hotel.