Wednesday, December 31, 2008

These are the busy times....

Well we are having some major depression around the lybecks. Why is that you ask.... well our relatives have left today that have been staying with us for a week. They are 12 13 and 15. The kids absolutely adore them and miss them much. They did learn to Ice skate while they were here and chloe is of course not to sure and Isaac skated circles around me. Today Isaac said mom did Jessie, Jo Beth, and Tommy go home. Yes son. Well thats okay b/c they will be back tommorow right? No son not till this summer. He did not like that answer, to say the least.

So we are trying to get back into some type of normal routine again and went to the rec center in hopes of some walking. I decided not to take the stroller b/c I thought both chloe and Isaac needed to get some exercise. Well boy was I right(baby k was strapped on me, helps me burn more calories too!!!!) Isaac was basically lapping chloe and I. When he finally caught up to us he said mom I am really fast. That lady told me I was and I said I KNOW!!!

Happy new year all

Monday, December 15, 2008

Say CHAPSTCK!!!!!!!


So all I can think about when I look at this picture is CHAPSTICK. Poor girl, winter is hard on the sking, but it is all worth it for the sledding and snowmobiling.
So at supper tonight we were talking about christmas presents. I told chloe that with her gift certificate she won(thats right she won second place at selling the most butterbraids for a school fundraiser, you go girl)we could go get some more fish for the tank. She thought a cute little dog would be better, and greg quickly replied well we can get another dog as soon as Abby(that would be our current overweight lab)dies. So 20-30 minutes later we are reading the devo and Isaac whispers to me(b\c you are suppose to be quiet while dad is reading)"MOM I DONT WANT ABBY TO DIE!!!" Oh how I wish I knew what went on inside that little mind.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh christmas tree Ohhhhh


So this is our christmas tree, we decided to get out the other night. The kids were all excited, yeah we get to decorate the tree. So greg and I have gotten really smart over the years and when we take down the decorations every year we just pick the tree up and put it in the storage room(that is right folks, lights, ornaments and all). It is so great, took about 5 minutes total. But you should have seen the look on the kids faces when we said we are all done,"where are the ornaments mom and dad", they are already there. Greg did do a little fluffing of it(which actually involved moving 2-3 branches around, but that is how we do it here(lybeck style). I will let the kids get all down and crazy with some cookie making(I dont hold those around for longer than a day)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anyone in need of a GPS..

So my dad very generously took isaac from preschool to a friends house to play. Now my dad had never been there before and was suppose to call me once he got Isaac so I could give him directions. At about 12:30 I decided to call my dad as I was getting a little worried and his response was"Oh was I suppose to pick up Isaac"? Very funny anyways he said that Isaac told him how to get there. A little bit in shock, but I also think that kids pay attention a lot more than we think. I can remember many of times with chloe were she would look up and tell me where we were or where we were going. On another note has anyone every tried using the infant asperators(the little blue sucky thing that gets bugers out)on there almost 4 year old. Oh no wait that is what Isaac has been doing instead of blowing his nose. At least he is getting the boogers out.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I think he should be a comedian..........


I was asking Isaac what he wanted to be when he grew up tonight and his first answer was BATMAN(nice one son). I said that would be great son, but what are you going to do to make money, "Oh I will be a singer and started singing something that sounded more like moaning. Hope fully he either gets better or chooses another career path. After putting the kids to bed tonight, I was getting ready to go downstairs and Isaac yells hey mom, so I go into his room and he says"Hey mom I just threw up a little, but it is okay I didnt get any on my bed it just stayed in my mouth. OH MY WORD!!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

They call me lola.......................


So I have to just brag on chloe for a minute. We had her conferences with her teacher thursday morning and were very curious what the teacher was going to say. Last year at chloes conference the teacher told us how much of a leader she is, how she like to tell everyone what to do,and how mature she is for her age.(greg and I just looked at each other and started to laugh b/c that is exactally how you would describe my mother). It isnt a bad thing just absolutely hillarious to hear it for someone else. So anyways we havent had any calls or emails this year from the teacher so thought this was very bad or very good. Well it turned out to be great news. Chloes reading skills are at that of a second grader,(which we knew the girl never can put a book down, loves to read), and that she is very well behaved. Oh man you have to be kidding, that must mean that I am getting the worst of her than. She has a lot of attitude and sas and has to be checked very often. All in all very good as long as we keep it going in the right direction. I love you lola, and keep up the great work.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

If you do not have a Wii, you need one.

So greg and Isaac went to his home town(Dixon, Illinois) for a football game this weekend and it was just the girls. We both had a great time spending one on one time with the kids. The footbal game that greg and Isaac went to was outside and 2 hours long and I was a little worried about Isaac getting bored or being cold. Being cold is never a problem for Isaac, if fact when we went to get chloe from school today the child had no shoes on, but managed to find a jacket in the car. When asked where they are or why he isnt wearing any he says"Oh mom I am not cold". Dumb question, are you ever cold kid. I got the look from all the other moms picking there kids up from"oh my word she didnt put shoes on that child". It is okay with me, my skin is really tough and I figure he is at the point that if he does get cold enough he will remember the next time to wear shoes. Anyways Chloe and I woke up after spending the night together(huge treat for our kids they are never aloud to sleep with us) and decided to do some yoga on the Wii fit. She is just hillarious to watch and asks to do it with me everyday. This morning I was running on the treadmill and the kids were running 2 manner on the wii. I just love the family time you can spend on this game. I absolutely HATE VIDEO GAMES, and this is so much more. Put it on your christmas list you will not be diappointed. I am actually sore from 20 min workout and can tell it is working. It also tells your bmi and will keep you on a workout schedule. LOVE IT!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A lesson learned????

So do you ever feel like everything you do goes unnoticed or unappreciated?? I had just one of those days with chloe yesterday. After school always tends to be a hard time in general, so we have starting going to the rec center to exercise and then to the library. It helps pass the time till greg gets home and then gives us a chance to talk uninterrupted. Well a major early bedtime was in order last night(due to behaviors and the fact that I am a bedtime natzi). Anyways the last straw was when I brought chloe her water and she looked at me and said "there isnt enough ice in it". Maybe I was just tired or the combination of things, but lets just say I took the sippie cup and chucked across the room(way to control my temper I know I know). So I decided that she can do everything herself for one whole day and see if this will help her to appreciate all the things I do for her more. I am not sure if this was harder on me or her this morning, but she sat there and didnt eat breakfast b/c we were having eggs and she didnt know how to make them. Now dont think I am a terrible mother she could have made cereal or toast but she chose not to. She did make her own lunch, picked out her own clothes(which looked terrible), and had to find all her own belongings for school. I cant wait to see if this has an impact, but I am having a hard time already and it is only 9am.

Also I must have had major problems with my other blog post. Very sorry!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What the lybecks are busy doing........





present forSo gregs birthday was on election day and my mom, gregs mom and I all went in and got him a Wii. Let me just say that this is in no way just a greg. The whole family loves it and I think it will be a great winter activity. These are a few pics of Isaac playing it(I think chloe was in bed already). There is also a pic of the new haircut that Isaac thought he would give himself. He came and told me after he did it and said "mom didn't I do a good job", sure nothing we cant fix with a good buz.

My kids have had this routine in the morning for awhile now and I am absolutley loving it. Chloe will get kinzie out of bed when she wakes up, changes her diaper, then they all play or read books till I either wake up or call them for breakfast. It ROCKS!! There is only one problem, when you wake up at 8:15 and your daughter has to be at school by 8:25. Good thing she has been sleeping in the clothes she is going to wear the next day. We made it just in the nic of time. Lola is such a great helper, looking forward to the school breaks coming up .

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Big Thanks Luke!!!!!

A big thanks to our very good friend luke!! He took this awesome picture of McKinzie and we just love it. She is such a joy to our family. She wakes up happy everytime and just loves to giggle. Yesterday Isaac, McKinzie and I were all playing downstairs and I ran upstairs to get something then something caught my ear. It was McKinzie just rolling in laughter over Isaac(glad he wasnt making her cry). I also caught him trying to feed her some cheetos, yikes I am so glad we got to have that talk about were she gets her milk from and that she can not have any REAL food for a long time.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween a little late......


I know she will ask for these pics for her wedding......




Okay so I dont take the best pictures that is obvious!!!! But all I can say is she is getting chunky and we love it. She looks in pain face down but she really was laughing. Speaking of chunky today started a new routine after school for lola. We are trying to instill some good exercise routines without making a BIG DEAL about it. So after school everyday we have our GOOD CHOICE SNACK and then hit the streets or rec center for a good old calorie burn. Today went pretty well there was the occasional"my legs are itchy" which actually just means "I WANT TO BE DONE". But all in all she did very well and I am proud of her for giving a go at it. Just in case you all were wondering Isaac thought he was hot so he wore shorts and a t shirt. When I told him he needs to at the least were a sweatshirt he said that he has been hot all day. Excuse me!!!!! So I thought this would be a great way to learn a lesson. We got about half way and home and I asked if he wanted his sweatshirt, of course I do mom I am freezing. Tough love is rough sometimes. Gotta love it!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I take no credit.....

So a big shout out to my awesome neighbor Missy. She has helped me bring my blog up to speed. I finally feel good pulling it up, everyone elses looks so nice. Thanks again neighbors for the wonderful supper and evening learning the wii.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What a good big brother

So yesterday I decided to take Isaac and baby k running(hence the beautiful weather). I usually run outside with baby K while Isaac is at preschool so I have never done it with Isaac and baby k (not in her carseat). Well she was not a happy camper(not like her) so about a mile into my run I just picked her up and was going to just give in and walk the rest of the way home with her. That did not last long as my arm was growing extremely tired and it was getting very hard to push the stroller and jostler her. So I told Isaac to spread his legs and hold her the rest of the way home for me. What a brillant plan.....so i thought. When I started running again it got unsually quiet, so I asked Isaac how he got baby k to stop crying and he said it is okay mom I am just feeding her(its funning how all men think the answer to a crying baby is always to just feed her. greg and isaac are together on this subject) Isaac was letting her suck on his finger(she is not a binky girl) thank goodness I had cut his fingernails the day before because there was stuff growing underneath them. His hand are always black, have no idea where they have been or maybe dont even want to know. Well I dont think she will need a flu shot this year she has built up enough immunity of that t last a lifetime. Oh the poor third child!!! Snaps to Isaac for being a big brother and helping me out so I could finish my run.

These are a few of my favorite things



So greg and I always have joked we knew when our babys were really sleeping because they were HANDS OVER THE HEAD OUT!!! I love the pics of chloes hair blowing in the wind(oh yeah modeling in her sleep). and yes I love looking at my children sleeping.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Preschool Halloween Fun

Can you actually believe that he sit and listens for 3 whole hours!! Got a love that. Way to go Isaac!


Isaac has decide to be batman this year. He loves this costume even though it is about 2 sizes to small. We are pretty sure this is Isaacs favorite holiday of the year(because there is only one thing he loves more than candy and that is blankie!!!!!) So Baby K, Wade,(my nephew) all went to Isaacs preschool party today. The teacher said that Isaac was the fastest one to get undressed and get his costume on(hard to believe huh!!)

So I bought McKinzies halloween outfit when she was first born and very petite. It is a 3 month and I could barely get the hat on and felt terrible when I took it of it left marks on her head, BUT SHE LOOKED ADORABLE.

NO MORE PICTURES PLEASE!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boys and their toys

Okay so this is chloes new 4 wheeler. I love love it and greg has fixed it so it is up and running good now. This bike pictures was how we were planning on getting around when we could no longer afford gas, but thank the lord the prices are dropping. You cant see it in this pic, but baby k is being pulled behind Isaacs bike in the bike burley and chloe and I have a tag along bike like the boys. Who new you could take a family bike ride with 3 kids six years old and younger(even when no one knows how to ride their bikes.) This other picture is of the kids loved powerwheels. They cant get enough, it is a little lazy but we are always glad when the battery dies and they have to start running around for exercize.


Sweet Sweet McKinzie


I work very hard to maintain these thunder thighs, thanks you very much!!













What are they doing to me???











And that is a wrap folks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

She finally did it........



Okay so she didnt actually cry when she got them done, but do you remember when you got your ears pierced and they had that burning sensation later. This is what she is whining about. So the story is we took chloe at age 4 when she said she wanted to get them done and she pulled when the lady shot the earring in and it of course hurt and she didnt want to do the other one.(2 years later) Okay so we take baby k 3 weeks ago and got hers done she barely cried and for some reason last night chloe wanted to get her other ear pierced. So long story short she got the other one pierced didnt cry a bit but wimpered when they poked the other one through. You go chloe!! I am so proud of you!!(and she looks just beautiful with her ears pierced) They arent the best pictures but you get the picture.

I finally got some new pics

My kids standing so patiently for pictures!!


















Dad and Chloe Chloe and Mom






























Is that a pagent girl....... no that is what chloes hair looks like brushed and curled amazing!! That is Charity helping out with baby k during the wedding. This is Isaac just being Isaac with blankie!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weddings in Minnesota

So we just got back sunday from a weekend trip to Minnesota for a wedding. The wedding and location(Stillwater,Minnesota) were absolutely breathtaking. We took the kids and the did very well for the most part. Our kids love hotels and think they are so much fun, but we always end up having to split them up to sleep b/c my little friend Isaac just cant stop. Mc Kinzie did great as well, they had a crib ordered to the room and she slept all night. We were also thankful for the fun times we got to spend with family. Still waiting to get my pictures downloaded. Soon new pics will be coming.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Oh my I cant believe that I forgot..........

6. I love to admit that I love reality tv.
7. I hate to admit that my daughter got a 4 wheeler for her birthday and I am riding it more that she is and I just love it.

5 things I hate to admit....sometimes

Okay so here it goes.......

1. I hate to brush my teeth, like I will let it go till there is fuzz growing on them. Then I figure it might be time to brush. I will say though that I do make my children brush morning and night and maybe this will push me into a better habit.
2. I hate to admit that I may be obsessed with running. I never thought I would ever in my life say this, but I have gotten to the point where I wake up put on my running clothes and wont take a shower till the job is done. THANKS LORA. She made me this way.
3. I love desert and anything chocolate. Sometimes when I am to busy to make lunch for myself, because I am making it for the kids I just have some leftover cookies, cake or whatever is sweet in the house.
4. I love to admit that I hate to clean. I have been getting better, and have been blessed with a husband who likes to help with the cleaning(thanks for that thelma). I love that my children are at the age to help. Now if they could just reach and control the vacuum all I would have to do is sit back watch and eat my bon bons right. B/C this is what ever stay at home mom is doing!!!!!!!!
5. I hate to admit that I love looking on realator .com. I love my house and know that as long as we live here I can stay at home and we are able to do all the extras. But I love to look at other houses and dream of what could be someday. THANKS AGAIN to Lora who has always helped me to be content with where I am at.

Okay so Sara and Jen....... you have been tagged.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Of course he would be naked...........

So I took the kids costume shopping today, sent them in the dressing rooms by themselves(probably not the best idea but they can dress themselves by now) and then I hear Isaac saying "mom please push the cart over hear so I can put my costume in it" . He had already come out in it(ninja turtle very cute) and I of course was a little busy shopping so he runs one aisle over to the shopping cart BUTT NAKED and puts the costume in the shopping cart. I look up when he is at the cart and can do nothing but start dying laughing. The lady next to me was in shock. Cant say I blame her since the kid never does wear any underwear and if he does it must be some special occasion(like a wedding). He has been on this weird clothes kick were he loves to wear his pjs but has to throw other clothes on top of them to go out. Even two minutes to pick up chloe and he doesnt even get out of the car. Chloe and I are constantly dying laughing at him.

Chloe has been doing great too. She got there mid tri report card and had all S(which you either get satisfactory or needs improvement) and one s- because she writes her 4 backwards. In the extra comments from the teacher she remarked on her strong reading skills. This girl has always been the one who would almost always rather pick a book then a toy. Which I would much rather read than play barbies. Keep up the good work lola!!!

McKinzie has just fit right into the family really well. We all love her to death and cant get enough of her. She takes three naps a day and her schedule can very easily be adjusted to whatever we are doing with the bigger kids. She is a great sleeper and is gaining weight daily( I think this might be from the rice cereal greg is giving her)

Of course I am still having troubles downloading pics, but will keep on trying till I can get it fixed.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Girls having fun


I just love this pic of my girls!!!

The battle wound


So I forgot to mention earlier that Isaac is also in a wedding this weekend. That is right folks a ringbearer with a story. He always seems to have some kind of lovely wound for momentous pictures. Should be fun!!!

Another cleaning job gone bad......

I vow to never clean again. Last time I was cleaning I ended up in the er with a broken foot, and this time it was poor Isaac again. I got down and dirty with my car yesterday, lifted the seat up and everything, and I guess one of the seats did not get latch properly because when we went around the corner to a friends house Isaacs seat flew up and he hit the seat in front of him.(all for a stupid goodie bag that had nail polish and hair things in it) It was instantly gushing blood everywhere, and we just happened to be close to a mercy clinic(and was actually scared to go to the er for fear they will actually take my child away). I walked in with all three children, Isaac screaming blood everywhere and boy did they move quickly. I called my friend Lora(oh yes before my husband b/c he doesnt handle this stuff well we all know from previous experiences)she rushed over with blankie and took the girls for me. You rock lora!!! They decided for the least traumatic experience to go with the glue and strips and hope for the best. All in all Isaac does need a punch pass to the docs and I think we would save a ton of money. I am on my way to get my camera and will try and post some pics later. the cleaning lady is checking out

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lola is going to be six

So I can't believe it but six years ago and only being married one year greg and I welcomed chloe beth lybeck into the world. I can remember getting no sleep and wondering what in the world are we doing, but am oh so thankful for those times that have brought us to were we are today. Man it sure does just get easier with each child. I called up to the nursery 8 times the first night I was home with chloe and never again with any of my other children(they finally told me I needed to figure it out lady!!!). I did not believe the lady when she said I wouldnt sleep all night(and was probably wishing she was wrong:) Chloe was of the charts height and weight wise when she was born and still is pushing them(we are still wondering when she is going to even off, no one ever believes me when I tell them how old she is, but we love every once of her. Chloe is going to be six on thursday, and I knew I would not have time to write since we make an annual trip to chucky cheese( greg and I love ski ball) on thursday. Chloe is such a joy in so many ways, she is always willing to help me around the house, funny, has a wonderful memory(which has gotten greg and I in trouble when we told her we were going to start a diet and never did), loves to shop with the girls, caring, sweet, strong willed( which can be a good thing if we channel it the right direction), loving to her brother and sister, loves loves her nephew and niece, sassy, and all around just like me ( i hear all the time you were just like that when you were little), and very catchious (which is probably why she still has to be pushed into things to figure out that she actually does like it). I forgot to mention her love for food which she of course got from her mother. She always has to know when the next meal is and what it is going to be. My mom took chloe shopping sat morning and the first thing she said was Nana I didnt have breakfast. When does the farmers market open(we love to go there on saturday mornings for eggrolls and cragmeat rangoons). Chloes favorite meal is chinese which we are taking to have lunch with her at school on thursday. Anyways we love you so much chloe and could not ever imagine what our lives would be like without you. We love you beanie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

McKinzie Grace

So I just had to brag on my baby. So after two days of letting her cry it out(which was only 15 min which actually felt like forever)greg was able to put her down fully awake and I just went to check on her b/c it was way to quiet and she was sleeping. Not even a little cry just drifted of to sleep. Now that rocks, lets hope for the same thing tommorow. Because two little girls were not so peaceful at this time on monday night. I praise the lord for every extra moment of sleep.

Were has the time gone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Okay so I am having some serious blogging issues. My camera wont download and I just spent way to long trying to get a new background and I should be sleeping. ANYONE WHO CAN HELP WITH MY STUPID BACKGROUND!!! A quick update.......you will never believe this but after 2 days of Isaac going to preschool the teacher had an opening for 3 days a week instead of 2 days and out of 16 kids in the class Isaac was the only one she thought could handle it. So we of course did it and he is loving it. Should I say that I am loving it even more(I actually sort of miss him he brings so much laughter and fun to the house) but baby k and I are having a great time running and sometimes cleaning. It is so easy having one child, and one that cant talk back. All she does is eat sleep and coo, you gotta love that. Chloe is loving school and got totally spoiled on a girls weekend to chicago last weekend. We went to the american girl doll place for lunch WHAT AN EXPERIENCE. I think I had as much fun as she did. Well all is well at the lybecks and hopefully we will be able to post some pics soon.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

He is an official preschooler

I can hardly believe it, Isaac has just finished his first week of preschool. He absolutley loves it and cant wait to go back. So far so good with the new punishment. He has got his blankie back and is so in love all over. Baby K is doing great and is starting to have a great routine, now if we could just stay home long enough to let her have a nap....................I dont think so you are just going to have to roll with it. I have some awesome new pics but will have to wait again as I am still having problems, going to best buy to fix it tomm. Chloe has trimmed herself back from the desserts and am actually trying to get her to eat more. Ever since she has started school has really curved the appetite. My newest problem with chloe is wanting to have friends over EVERYDAY. Now I know she gets this from me and my need to be with friends on a daily basis, but I am getting tired of her asking everyday. I think we will get the hang of kindergarten soon.......................... I hope. I just cant believe how much life is changing with chloe being gone all day, and isaac and I can go whenever we wont no more naps. I guess that is how it goes, you just get one way figured out and then everything changes.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Like a blow to the gut????

so i have decided to try some new discipline with my children. i get to the point where i feel like i am disciplining for the same thing over and over, and i think we better try something new or some kids are going to have some sore bottoms. So that is why I have decided to hit them with the goods. Tonight it was Isaacs blankie. For those of you that dont know isaac this is very tramatic for a kid who carries it so much you would think that it is a growth coming off his body. So Isaac has serious issues with wanting to dump everything and have his hands on everyone else's stuff. It is driving me crazy, like when he dumps all of your brand new detergent, softner, and stain stuff down the drain. Or dumping all the shampoo and bubble bath down the drain(oh yes those were new too). The other problem he is having is hitting, and I have gotten to the point where I think I might be leaving marks and maybe spanking him is not going to teach him to stop hitting other kids. So after two very frustrating days he has officially gone to bed without his blankie. There were many tears, but I think fell a sleep from no nap and to much crying over his blankie. He is allowed to have it back after a full day of not doing any of these(does anyone think this is to much for a three year old to wrap his brain around????) For chloe it can either be not listening or to bossy. So we really hit her a hard one and took away desert!!!! Oh the poor child will live, in fact she could probably live a couple days without eating(I sure hope dhs doesnt read blogs, oh wait I may already be marked by to many trips to the emergency room c/o Isaac) So I will let you know how it goes, nothing ventured nothing gained!!! oh and I am still having troubles with downloading pictures, what does it mean when it says try reconnecting the device or replace the device(you have got to be kidding I just paid $200 for the camera and for the first time in my life i am actually taking pics) WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MY BIGGEST FEAR............came true

So I took Isaac and baby k to kent park to go swimming at the beach. Sooooo much fun everybody was having a great time. We had been there for about two hours and baby k was getting hot so I decided to take her into the water, bad idea I come across a WATERSNAKE. For those of you that dont know me I am deathly afraid of snakes, then through in the fact we are in the water its swimming and I have my newborn baby in my hands. Needless to say we decided that would be a good time to get going. I took some pictures but they will have to be posted later, having troubles with loading them again.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to School


So it is official Chloe has started kindergarten. No tears were had just some very excited people. She was very quick to tell us the rules and that they go to recess three times a day. She also informed us that she will be packing her lunch everyday(very suprised by this she loved school lunch last year, but she is a woman and I'm sure she will change her mind.



I would like to report that Isaac has stepped up to the plate as you can see and he even cleaned her off. he said that she told him she wanted to go to the movie theater again. Isaac it a huge fan of the movie theater and baby k has actually attended 4 movies already. Keep up the good work son!!












Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Superstars


So I just want to say that the last blog I posted had some major spelling errors, but if you could give me the benefit of the doubt I was nursing and blogging at the same time. Yes I have found it to be a great time to get computer stuff done. One thing all should know about Isaac is that he loves to get dressed all by himself, every morning, even down to his shoes. Most of the time it includes something superman or spiderman. So my little sis decided she didnt want to be left out and some how managed to squeeze into isaacs pjs. Yes she wears a 7 and he wears a 3, it made for some great laughs.

Monday, August 11, 2008

oh yeah this is the best way to travel. baby k slept the whole way and the older kids were babysat by videos. we were in albert city iowa this weekend visiting family. we had a great time and gor to enjoy lots of family time. i did not to a good job taking pics but im sure sara will havr some on her website.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Chloe, my precious


So I realized I havent written about chloe very much, this is b/c she is my easiest child at the moment. She is just a gem to be around. She will change baby ks diaper on the spot, watch her while I have to do something, and is very attentive to her surroundings. She will be starting kindergarten in one week and I have mixed feelings. She is very excited b/c she is miss social bug and loves to be around others. Im going to miss my little helper, im hoping isaac will step up(not very likely).

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Does this look like an innocent face to you? When I came upstairs to go to bed the other night this is how I found Isaac. Oh yes that is a whole package of bandaids. Got to love him!!
































So here is the newest upclose and personal of baby k, she did sleep through the night again but has yet to do it again. We still love her though and cant wait for her to do it again.

Monday, August 4, 2008

troubles and sucess

so i am having trouble downloading my new pics, but the goods news is I have figured out how to get to my blog page. I am slowly learning. A quick update, baby k slept through the night and is growing like a weed. More pics to come as soon as i can figure out the problem.

Monday, July 28, 2008

video

The big boom

So I finally got the video to work, excuse my language it was a little overwhelming.

Is that a fish, no its chloe and isaac
















So these pics just about sum up our summer. Swimming everyday!!!

camping 101

So this is how you are suppose to start a fire when you go camping? I was trying to upload the video of the fire being started by roman candles and 10 gallons of gasoline, but was having troubles. Well my son of course thought it was the coolest thing and the other kids were all crying. This just shows how huge the explosion was. This was at gregs family reunion they do things big or not at all. We had a great time in our new camper and are looking forward to many more great trips(cant wait for you to join us sara ha ha). Sara is part owner of the new camper and would rather be at the holiday inn, Im with her on the lack of showers. McKinzie is an all star camper and slept great with us in the camper, she will also be 6 weeks this week and Im hoping she will drop her 4am feeding. Chloe was of course the leader of the pack and all the kids followed her every move, we love your leadership spirit chloe. The hardest part for Isaac was leaving the four wheeler and tractor behind, so Isaac kept asking if we could just get one! Well run out today and pick one up at walmart son, ha ha ha. They do have just about everything there though.