Month: June 2010

Dear Angel and Caleb: I love you so much I’m going to humiliate myself on the world wide web

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We miss you babies!

(I apologize for the abrupt end, we ran out of tape.)

(I apologize for my weird husband.)

(I apologize for the creepy baby.)

(I apologize for my long neck.)

(I apologize for the cheesy look on my face.)

(I apologize for my inability to stay in tune.)

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This and that

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1. It’s official. I love summer. Tonight we grilled out, took a Jeep ride (without the top on), got ice cream and played at the park. So awesome.

2. Tomorrow night our kiddos are heading off to Camp Hellman for a couple of days. Which may also be my parent’s house. My sister is off work Tuesday and Wednesday and my mom is off Wednesday and Thursday and so they convinced us to let the kiddos come for a visit.  While I’m already worrying about them I’m looking forward to some alone time with the Hubby.

3. Tonight at supper Pat said to Angel, “Do you want to go to Camp Hellman?” She looked at him and looked me and looked at him again. And then she said, “When would that be?” We burst out laughing and Pat says, “How old are you anyway?” Angel replied, “Two.”

4. I remember fondly spending time during the summer at my Grandma’s house and my Aunt’s house. If I didn’t have those memories I think it would be alot more difficult for me to send the kiddos off. I’m so thankful for the memories we are making with our families.

5. We did some major potty training on Sunday. Angel did really good. We made a poster and as of tonight she’s gotten 10 stickers! She’s also had quite a few accidents but that’s ok, we’re making much better progress than we ever have.

6. Remember this duck? He is now “Super Potty Duck”. He does an awesome potty dance and tells Angel that she’s a big girl and a rock star and that only babies wear diapers and that he wishes she could go potty on the potty chair like he does.  And then she looks at me like I’ve lost my mind.  I have no idea why.

7. Speaking of rock stars, my garden is a rock star. If a garden could be a rock star. We have tomatoes (regular, cherry and Roma), peppers (jalapeno and bell), onions, carrots, little baby watermelon and little baby cucumbers. We’ll have little baby peas in no time. My beans were mostly eaten by rabbits so I will only have one or two plants of that.

8. Poor Caleb is already an itchy mess. One of his hands broke out really bad yesterday. And Saturday night was the last night he can take his allergy medicine because he’ll be getting tested on July 6th.

9. Caleb’s recently started not wanting to go to bed. He’s always been a great sleeper and lover of bedtime. But I think he’s finally realized that Angel doesn’t have to go to bed when he does and he’s not down with that.

10. I finally talked to the Doctor and my tests results showed I have a sluggish gall bladder. (Along with the rest of me.) At this point I don’t think I’ll have surgery. I’m going to meet with the surgeon on July 8th just to see what he says. But I’m beginning to think that my not feeling good after I eat could possibly be a lactose intolerance. I seem to be just fine if I don’t have any dairy. I’m going to start journaling what I eat so I can see what a pig I am know for sure if there’s any correlation.

11. Tomorrow is my son-in-law’s birthday.

12. I have a son-in-law (who, along with Princess, we get to see this weekend-Lord willing)!

The spider video, a recap

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1. Notice Caleb pulling his pants down. This is what he does now. Who knew butt crack could be so cute.

Hee hee.  I’m sorry but it’s true.

2. I love Angel’s nasally little voice.

3. Angel still likes to be “naked in her diaper.” I haven’t had the heart to tell her that she’s not really naked if she’s in her diaper.

4. Caleb talks to us but doesn’t say anything. Did you catch that. When I asked him if he’ll get the spider. I’m pretty sure he said, “Yes mama, I’ll get the spider.”  

5. I’m not going to talk about how my children found 2 spiders within a 2 foot area. And how the hidden meaning of this fact is that I really need to do some spring summer cleaning.  The word is out on the street that I never clean so the spiders and bugs know they are safe at our house.

Well, until Caleb and Angel find them.

6. I know I’m just a little biased but I could watch this video (and every other one of the babies) a hundred million times.  I can’t believe they’re already so big that they’re fighting off spiders for mama. And I know in the blink of an eye they’ll too be walking down the aisle, spreading their wings and leaving us forever.

My heart can only take so much.

She’ll be celebrating her 10th anniversary before I get this update done

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Finally. A recap of the wedding.

Part 1.

I’m sorry but there’s just too much to talk about to put it into one post! So here we go.

Friday (June 11th) was a busy day. We woke up early to finish making the food for lunch on Friday. We had to be at the church by 9 am to start decorating and setting up. We didn’t quite make it by 9 am but pretty close.  Princess and her bridesmaids were already there working hard.  The reception was at the church so we had to decorate the Sanctuary and get everything set up in the Fellowship Hall for the reception.

Patrick was the only guy there for awhile. He’s the man.  Those of us that were there made really great progress. We were expecting to be there late Friday night but thankfully that wasn’t necessary.  Prankster and his groomsmen showed up around 10:30 am (slackers) and we put them right to work and actually finished up most of the set up before we stopped for lunch at 12:00 pm.

Here’s a few pictures of set up:

The best daddy and husband in the world hanging decorations…

Princess with Alyssa (bridesmaid/friend) and Erika (maid of honor/cousin)

How many crazy people does it take to make lemonade?

Prankster looks a little mischevious here!

Daddy and Prankster decorating. Hee hee.

At noon we enjoyed our lunch and visiting with family and friends. After lunch we finished what little set up/decorating we had left and were on our way home for naps by 2:00 pm!   But not before Caleb got a tootsie pop stuck in his hair:

And did a little cleaning:

Rehearsal was at 5:00 pm and went great too. I only cried a little when Princess and Pat walked down the aisle. I mean seriously, does she realize that she’s getting married?  I don’t think so.

Anyway, after rehearsal we had dinner in our church’s youth room, hosted by Prankster’s parents. We enjoyed Chinese food and once again great fellowship with family and friends. Princess and Prankster put together a few trivia type games. One of them was Princess and Prankster’s mom battling to see who knew the most about Prankster and then Prankster and Pat battling to see who knew the most about Princess.  Prankster’s mom won by 1 point and Prankster smoked Pat. (sorry hon, I think he cheated too)

Princess and Prince! (Ah I love my kiddos – I can’t believe they are so grown up!)

We were home pretty early and I honestly can’t remember what we did Friday night. I think nothing. Oh wait. I cleaned. Because my house is a pit and we had more company coming on Saturday. But then I got to the point that I was so tired I was starting to hallucinate (or something like that) and so I decided that I didn’t care how dirty my house was and went to bed.

I’m not sure why though. Our baby girl was getting married the next day. There was little chance of sleep this night.