Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I never really thought about a garden probably because I do NOT have a green thumb and cannot keep plants alive for longer than 2 days, but Derek has wanted one for a while and it's finally become a reality! Monday night for FHE we planted the seeds; if we can even get one good vegetable from it, I'll consider it a success!

Janie's Birthday Fun

For Janie's birthday Candice and I took the kids to a gymnastics place that has open gym every Friday and the kids absolutely love it!

I am definitely investing in one of these roller coasters- it was by far the kids favorite!

Candice made this little book for Janie with pictures of our family- could she be any more creative?

Every Sunday we go to my parents house for dinner so we had another little party over there. She made out like a bandit!

Friday, September 05, 2008


Happy Birthday to my sweet Janie Jane! I can't believe she's already 2. She's looking and acting more grown up every day. Some things I love about Janie:
- Her sweetest little voice
- Her big round belly
-She LOVES to let me do her hair (which is finally long enough to do ponies!)
- Her chubby cheeks (both sets)
- She is very polite and loves to say thank you and you're welcome
- Her obsession with bugs
- Her ability to keep up with Clara and Clay and do everything they do

We are so blessed to have you in our family Janie girl- we love you!

Here's Janie's rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
(She only got halfway and then realized I had the camera so she wanted to see)

Thursday, September 04, 2008


I can't tell you how long I've waited for this day! Clara and Clay started preschool on Tuesday and it's 3 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. It's right around the corner from our house so we can walk (which will be REALLY nice once it cools down), and to be able to run my errands and get things done with only 1 child is bliss! I love my kids alot and wouldn't trade motherhood for anything, but sometimes you NEED a break and taking 3 kids anywhere is stressful. I think this is going to make me a happier person!