Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Some J time!

Makenna had her last soccer practice on Monday and Maysie went to her cousins house to play for a bit, so I took Jaeli and Jace to the splash pad and park in Ossian. They always have fun going and got along well!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pudding and Raisins

This boy! Since he was born, he has been a "snacker". Getting him to sit down and eat a meal has always been a challenge. It got to the point where I have to choose my battles and this is one I choose not to fight. Why? Well because he is healthy, he is very active and he usually makes healthy food choices. He usually eats a bowl of cereal in the morning and that's about the only full meal he will eat. Lunch and Dinner are always very little. He has about 3 small snacks in between. His favorite foods... Lettuce with ranch, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, broccoli, apples, kiwi, pickles, and even beets. He prefers any of those over spaghetti or meat and potatoes, pasta, and so much more.

We went to pizza hut today for lunch. He ate half a piece of pizza, a salad with cheese, tomato, peppers, and onion with ranch of course. For dessert... Pudding with raisins. Yuck!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jaeli Time

It was Jaeli's turn for one-on-on time Tuesday. She's always pretty easy when it's her turn. We went shopping, then came home and made dinner and then she played with her new toy for a while. Then we just watched some TV. Pretty simple. Oh and she went outside and played with Cooper for a while too. He enjoyed that!

Park Fun

Got the kids out of the house the other day and took her them to the park. They always love going! And are always upset when I tell them it's time to go. They got to play with their cousin Alexander and even their aunt Jarilyn who they kept asking for to swing then instead of me! I guess she does it better! Jace of course was a monkey and climbed a little too high and a little too crazy on certain things. My heart jumped a beat a couple times.

J and Maysie time!

Makenna and Jace went with Josh and they're aunt to a car thing over the weekend so the other two and I went to Dairy Queen for dinner and ice cream and even revered a coupe movies. They enjoyed the alone time... and I enjoyed the quietness!

It's so cute to see the differences between the two of them. I really think they are Mirror Image twins. That really is a thing! Jeli is right-handed and Maysie is Left-Handed. Their smiles drupe on the opposite side, and one likes ketchup and one likes mustard!

Pumpkin Practice

We will be going camping in a few weeks for Halloween. It will be our longest camping trip yet. So I am trying to come up with some activities for the kids to do. But one of the main activities at the campground is painting pumpkins. Their are paint is always very runny and it's always so cramped in the Pavilion so this year we are going to do it at our campsite with our own paint. We have never won mainly just because they're paint sucks so this year the girls are hoping to win! So the other day we practiced what we are going to paint to make sure the paint we are going to buy will work well. They are very excited!

More Soccer

Only a couple soccer games left. Makenna is doing great though for being her 3rd year. This last game was the first game they got their butts kicked 5 to 0. They haven't practiced in a while though so that might be why. I will be curious as to whether or not she plays next year. We will see!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dominoes with the Girls

We went to Grandma's yesterday to play dominoes with the family. Its been a family thing we do every week... We've all become addicted! Well many of us anyways... Even the kids. Its a game they enjoy playing with us and NEVER sore losers about it like other games. They are getting better at it the more they play. Soon they will be pros like us!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jace Time

Had some one on one time with my little man Tuesday. We went to the grocery store and then home for pizza and donuts! Of course it wasn't much time together cause he just wanted to play outside with his toys! Then kids had 2 hour delay so he was happy to go to before school care... He loves it!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day Camping

Well it's official, we only have one more camping trip left for the year. It's come to an end pretty quickly. Such great memories have been made, they always are. And we always seem to have at least one bad accident each year. It was exactly a year ago that Jaeli roke her arm camping by tripping over our dog's leash. It was a pretty bad break. Broke her arm in two places, both bones. And this time Makenna took a dive into the pavement off her bike. She was riding without her hands trying to do a trick. And of course flip-flops which did not help at all. We thought maybe she broke her arm but it was better the next morning, so just a bad sprain. Her poor face! I had to call the orthodontist today to make sure I didn't need to take her in to have her braces checked. Thankfully they think she'll be all right and they will just check her over next time we go in.

All around it was a very good camping trip. We went by ourselves this time. We did invite most of the Beck who usually camp with us and they came out a couple days and chilled with us. That was nice to have the company. It can get kind of boring just sitting there by ourselves why the kids are off playing. But then the kids did ask me one point, " When is everyone going to leave? I thought that was pretty funny! We definitely took a lot more food this time not having help. Looking forward to our next trip which will be our longest one yet. 5 days and 4 nights the week before Halloween. That's always a fun camping trip. The kids get to go trick-or-treating and paint pumpkins and so many other activities. I'm sure we'll have some family come out and visit with us. We will be camping with some good friends of ours. Some family might even camp with us too.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

New arrangement of rooms!

Makenna has been worried about the train about 3 blocks from our house running into our house and is scared of it. I've found her sleeping under her bed, in her closet, in the hallway and in my room due to her fear. Its been going on for a couple months now. At first I thought it was a reaction during an episode but it just continued, even during her good days. She asked to switch rooms with her sisters... I guess she doesn't care if it runs them over! I told her no because that's the biggest of the three kids rooms so we compromised and she has moved back into the room with them. And her room now stores all of their toys. They even let Jace have a tub of toys in there. They each have their own wall and closet! So far they are getting along. We will see how bedtime goes and if they continue to get a long!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fun at the park during soccer practice

Makenna has soccer practice every Monday abd the other three get very bored! So we take a trip to the park close by. We had a bad night last Monday and our dinner plans got ruined so I did a ONE TIME thing and let them have a donut from Heyerly's to hold then off until we would get home. Mak can't have them so it was the perfect time and somewhere I've never taken them! They were excited! So we ate, then they ran around on the splash pad and then played on the playground to dry off!


Solar Eclipse

Got to watch the partial solar eclipse the other day. Pretty neat but looking forward to the full one in 2024!