Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What we have been up to

Fist of all I have to say a huge thanks to barb for all these pics which she took. I am so glad my family like taking pics, because I just dont every think about it. These pics are a slew of things going on around here. There are a few pics of our trip to Chicago with Barb and Brian. We had such a great time and the kids loved seeing cousin Wade. Gregs parents were so generous and we were well taken care of. This saturday my grandparents came and all the adults went out to eat while Luke babysat our children:) Thanks Luke(not only did he do a great job, but he likes to be paid in food)-I keep wondering how hard it will be to get a sitter with 4 children. Then on sunday gregs cousin Lissa came and did everyones hair all day. Then after that we had Chloes birthday party here. Everyone helped put up our swing set(yeah thanks everyone the kids are loving it). I just had my doc apt yesterday and everything looks good. I am on orders to EAT-can you believe that. I have gained the least amount of weight so far with this pregnancy, but have the worst vericous and spider veins that just seem to keep growing. I think it is due to the move and all the running around with the kids. We are on every two weeks now-can't believe it is almost here already. Cant wait to meet the new LYBECK:)

Friday, September 18, 2009

They say its your birthday..............LOLA

So I am having such a hard time beiliving that my girl Lola is seven today. Seven years ago we went into the hospital with a small leak in my water bag and 5 hours later little miss chloe was born. Everyone was there and it was so exciting, we will always remember her major conehead b/c she came out so fast and those big lips. Little did we know what we were in for when we came home...............hello why doesnt anyone tell you it will be so hard. Oh thats right b/c you wouldnt listen anyways. Well know she is the best helper anyone could ask for. She is always wanting to play with her brother and sister, and is very excited about the new baby. I just wish she was not at school so much so she could help me out a little more:) I am so thankful to have a daughter, there is such a bond there that you just dont get with a boy. Chloe is sweet, caring, funny, smart, bossy, social butterfly, a great helper, and has to be pushed into trying new things. Then she never wants to stop b/c she loved it so much. Today has been a whirlwind, but we always try to make birthdays special for our kids. People think it is terrible that we dont get our kids presents for there birthday(you are all dying right know, but our kids get so much from our families that we dont need to buy them more.) So instead we made her breakfast, took her out to chinese for lunch, then after school we are hitting the apple orchard to get pumpkins, and yes going out to dinner after that. We never eat out so when my kids ask for something it is a very special treat to eat out. Chloe is such a sweet girl and I am so that I have her as my oldest daughter. Love ya CHLOE BETH!!!!