Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Oh goodness this crew is wearing me out! We are watching Emma, a 2 yr old of some friends of ours from church while they are on a cruise. We have had her since Sunday. I forgot what it was like to have a 2 yr old and a baby:) They are keeping me on my toes. Trey and Avery are doing well at keeping her entertained though. Ethan has been sick and very fussy and wanting to be held constantly. Last night when it was bedtime for all the kids and Ethan was crying, Johnny said why don't you take him on a drive and get him to sleep and get out of the house for a little bit, so i went to Sonic and drove around till Ethan fell asleep then went back home and the 3 other kids were sound asleep! I stuck Ethan in bed and we went to bed too. Today my goal is to get my shower before noon and keep the house from being totally trashed. It wouldn't be bad at all if Ethan was his normal happy self but i'm not sure what is going on with him but he is not a happy camper! :)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Trey Get's Baptized

Trey got baptized on Sunday. He has not wanted to do it because he was scared (and asked me periodically if he would still go to Heaven if he did not get baptized :) I assured him he would and that he could do it when he was ready)About a week and half ago he decided he was ready and was extremely excited about it! Grandpa Seaba was the one who baptized him. It was an exciting day!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Kissing The Baby In The Mirror

Ethan get's so excited when we put him in front of the mirror. He wants to play with that other baby. He kept trying to give that "other" baby kisses the other day. It was cute! He is getting very close to moving. From the sitting position he get's all the way so that he could take off crawling but instead of getting on his knees he falls onto his tummy and then just get's frustrated. i don't think it's going to be very long though now and he will have it figured out!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

"Omega Day"

Yesterday was Trey's last day of school, which they call Omega Day. They divide the elementary into 4 teams (each team get's a different color shirt) and they play field games all morning (awana games, obstacle courses, water balloons ect.) Then they head back to school to sign each others shirts and say their goodbyes It was an emotional day for mommy as i watched him say goodbye and hug his 5 buddies that he has been with the last two years at Berean. We are now officially on summer vacation!! It was really nice this morning not having to get up and get out the door by 7:30! I may be heading to the dr with Trey though because he is complaining of a sore throat. Could it be... Let me guess... strep??? I wouldn't doubt it, so anyway since it's very likely, i need to get him started on antibiotic if that is the case!

Monday, May 22, 2006

See My Teeth??

Ethan has his 2nd tooth. Two teeth in 4 days = a very cranky boy. Poor guy just isn't liking this teething thing! I don't know if they are very clear in the picture or not but he was trying to show his new teeth off along with making quite the mess at dinner! And i know he doesn't look very cranky at dinner. He is just fooling you! :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

11 Years!

Today is our 11 year anniversary. We had a very full day! The kids started out their day building a "house" in the kitchen and Ethan wanted to be a part of that as well. He really likes his new ability to move around in his new walker. Today was Trey's last soccer game so there was a pizza party before the game where they got their awards and then the game this afternoon in which i was very proud of Trey because he had a couple of good saves and he hustled the whole game! We packed the kids up to go to Grandma's house for the night and headed out to clean the church. Johnny and i enjoyed a nice relaxing evening eating WAY to much at Red Lobster and seeing a movie. Yes it's way too easy getting ready to go out without kids so we had a little time on our hands so we decided to have a little photo shoot in our backyard. :) It's been a good 11 yrs. Johnny always keeps me laughing. We both feel so blessed with the family God has given us!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Stylin My Hair

Ethan thought he'd style his hair a little this morning. Last night he didn't act like he felt very good and felt feverish . This morning i felt the top of one of his bottom teeth just breaking through so that's why he was crabby last night i guess. Today he has had a fever all day and won't take his bottles so it must be bothering him quite a bit. He is still pretty happy most of the time but he wants to chew on something constantly and if you take it away he cries.

Awana Awards

Last night was the last night for Awanas, and the kids got their awards. Avery got an award for finishing her third yr book in cubbies (she started cubbies early). Trey got an award for finishing his first yr book in Sparks. Our pictures did not turn out good at all but i will post them anyway.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I gave Ethan a biter biscuit tonight and he loved it, and made quite the mess with it. He's starting to want food whenever he sees us eating. I gave him a french frie the other day then took it away cause he gagged a little. I know mean mommy, but it made me nervous. Trey and i shared a bowl of strawberries with sugar and while daddy was cutting some more up Trey saw some white stuff on the counter and thought he would eat up that sugar we spilled "oops Trey that's not sugar that's powdered formula i spilled" after a little spitting in the trash can he was just fine.

Monday, May 15, 2006

New Hair Fashion

Not sure why Avery has tights on her head and i didn't even ask! Trey was chasing her with his lightsabers and his Bibleman cape and she is running around with tights on her head...not quite sure what they were playing, but i made her stop for a second so i could take a picture.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Corporate Challenge

Johnny's company participated in the Corporate Challenge this yr. One of his events he entered was a 5k run, which was this morning. We were up bright and early. It was a perfect day for a race. Everyone was talking about how hilly it was when we got there, and sure enough Johnny said it was a very hilly course and the whole last mile was uphill. Yuck! He did great! Being there made me want to get back into running the road races!

Spring Soccer

Trey has been playing soccer the last 6 weeks. He loves it! Two other boys from Berean play on his team. Trey and Seth (on the left) are the youngest two on the team. Trey's two favorite sports right now are golf, running and soccer. He ran a mile with me the other day and it brought back memories for me of running with my younger brother John when he was pretty young, probably a bit older than Trey but still young. He's pretty competitive, towards the end he said "i bet i can beat you home mommy" , so i took off and was beating him and he stopped and said "ok, stop i don't want to race" :)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

7 Months Old Today

Ethan is 7 months old today. My how time flies!! At 8 months Avery was walking, but Ethan seems to be quite content doing nothing but sitting :) He rolled over once and once only and has no interest in doing that again. We can't keep him on his tummy long enough without him getting mad to get into any type of crawling position. He is such a happy baby, i hold him for some of his bottles but for some i let him hold them while i get a few things done. He's so funny he grabs that thing like he can't get it in his mouth fast enough and then bonks his forehead and his nose before finally getting it in his mouth. He doesn't miss any meals, as you can tell by his tummy! I could just kiss and hug him all day :)

Monday, May 08, 2006

My What Big Teeth

Johnny's dad gave us this binky when Ethan was really little and he couldn't keep it in his mouth then. We found it the other day and Trey and Avery just giggle...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Garage Sale Find

Well today was a very busy Saturday! I had a ladies seminar at our church starting at 8:30 this morning till 4:00, so Johnny had a day planned with him and the kiddos. He was up and out the door the same time as me and headed to the Gardner city-wide garage sales. His goal for the day was to find a tank for "master yoda" our pet aquatic turtle named by Trey:) We got our little turtle last July when we went to Myrtle Beach and he has lived in a small case that we bought him in and kept under Trey's lamp for heat. He has grown and we have been looking at tanks but with all that we needed- tank, filter heater stand it added up and was a bit pricier than we could afford. Sooo... sure enough he found everything he needed today at a garage sale!! So "master yoda" got all moved in to his new home tonight. The kids of course found some buys themself (mommy made sure they had lots of quarters to spend today) so here they are with all of their buys. They all had a fun day and of course it made it fun when they found EXACTLY what they were looking for!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kindergarten Round Up

Avery had kindergarten round up today. The teachers played and colored with her while mommy filled out lot's of paperwork. She had a fun time and i was very impressed with the teachers. We don't know if we will be going to this school or not as they only have all day kindergarten and we had only wanted her to go to half day, so we have to decide if we want to transfer them both to another school in Olathe or if we want to just try out this school and send her all day. Decisions decisions.....

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Look what i can do

I can hold my own bottle! This is something my older brother and sister never did, so my mommy is pretty proud of me. I do really good unless my sissy comes and dumps a whole bucket of hot wheels out beside me and scares me half to death with all the noise, then i drop the bottle. I tell ya gotta love those sisters!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

What a helper!

I found Avery being quite the helper this morning. She was in the garage (where our washer and dryer is) she had already taken all the clothes out of the dryer and had them in the laundry basket and was transferring the load from the washer to the dryer and even had put a dryer sheet in! I was very impressed! I went to take a picture but "someone" took the batteries out to listen to their 24 hrs worth of Star Wars on cd. :) :)