Friday, May 8, 2009

Don't pee on Elmo

Yay...I am happy to say we are potty trained 99%!! I really was a lot easier than i thought it would be. I just had to realize they would do it in their own time. Fortunately it was simultaneously. We went and bought all kinds of fun undies. Rae and Ri love Elmo so who better to start out with. We also bought some princess panties in honor of our recent trip to Disney. The only negative to the whole potty training thing is their tooshies are so tiny with no diaper we can hardly keep their pants up. I have been a bad blogger I know and I promise I'll try to get better. Oh yeah the title...that's what we say when we put their panties on and they respond with "i no pee pee on, no." Ah, my babies are growing up.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Disney 2009

We are back from Disney. What a great family vacation. It was awesome. We had such a great time we are already thinking about when we are going back. The weather was amazing and other than it being more crowded than we had hoped it couldn't have been better...oh wait maybe it could've been a little longer. (o: I'll try to post more pics soon.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Americheer Nationals Valentine's Weekend

We had an awesome Valentine's Day weekend although it was not your typical Valentine's Day. Makenna had a cheer competition. So grandma Rita kept the twins and we were on our way. The competition was about a two hour drive from our house so since it was a two day competition we decided to get a hotel and make a fun little get away out of it. The girls did amazing. Saturday they had some mistakes but Sunday they more than redeemed themselves. Out of 9 teams in our level our girls took 2nd!!! We were so excited...they were flawless. In this picture the girls are in the middle of doing their back handsprings. I wish it was a better picture but you get the idea. It was a great weekend but we sure missed our little girls.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese

Where a Kid can be a Kid...
won't both be able to fit in there together much longer.

Riley playin' a game...i luv how she's standing on her tiptoes

Rae loved the horsey...Riley not so much

Notice Rae won't look at the camera...completely on purpose! no joke.

Riley smiling at the camera...this my dear friends is extremely rare.
(they prefer to hide from the camera)

Rae Rae checking out Chuck up close.

Can you tell they loved it. Kenna and Chloe were there too but they didn't hang out with Mom and Dad much. They did grace us with their presence for dinner. They had a great time too. Next time they can't run off without a couple of pics first.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

11 years ago

I became a mommy...something I dreamed of and thought may never happen. Today I feel so blessed that I have become a mommy to four wonderful little girls. I am also in shock at how fast time goes. My first born is 11! Say What?! In two years I'll have a teenager. UH-OH, I can't believe it. I couldn't be more proud of my Kenna Bear who by the way will probably not allow me to call her that much longer. She is definitely becoming a young lady but she will always be my baby! I never realized how much I was capable of loving until I had my children. It is the best gift God has blessed me with. I feel honored to be my girls mommy and I look forward to watching them grow. I use to be sad that my girls were growing so fast but now I am truly looking forward to seeing them turn into young ladies. Don't get me wrong if I could stop time I would but it's neat to think of all the fun stages we have to come and the few not so fun times. Hey by the time Rae and Ri are teenagers I should have it down. Happy Birthday Kenna Bear...Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!

*We loaned our camera to a friend but have no fear we pulled out the old one and I got a few snapshots. I'll try to post them tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


i know i've been mia sorry about that things have just been kinda busy and the blog suffered. first i need to say happy belated birthday to my mom her birthday was yesterday...i luv u so much ma i hope you had a great day! now on to the girls. we are starting to hit some major milestones. reagan and riley haven't been doing the greatest with the potty training but it's day to day. they don't quite get it yet but they will and i'm not stressing. okay that's not a milestone but here are a few. rae is little ms. independent her most recent show of independence is how she will get herself dressed for the day. i'm not talking about the simply pulling her pants up i'm talking she will wander off and the next thing i know she has taken off her jammies and put on clothes...shirt, pants, shoes, coat and all. silly little girl...she is always ready to go. riley doesn't do this at least not yet...haha. they have finally decided it's not the worst thing in the world to have to get their teeth brushed josh and i are extremely excited about this one. they are strong and it was an all out battle. they are starting to try drinking out of big cups...this we will take slow whether they want to or not. ;) which leaves me to the next thing...their vocabulary. they are full blown talkers. they carry on conversations just ask gramma rita as they insist on calling her everyday! oh and another thing they seemed to have finally gotten past is the biting. this is huge

Monday, January 5, 2009

Reagan and Riley's new years resolution

....okay well maybe it's my new year's resolution. ;-) i'm ready to be done with diapers although i'm not real sure i'm ready to run to the restroom every 10 mins. i guess you gotta take the good with the bad. :o)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kenna and one of her bffs, Tori

Chloe with her cousins Sean and Darian

Happy New Year...officially midnight! yay!!!

Christmas Cookies...YUMMY!!

what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to make cut out cookies.
we were so excited to go over to aunt Rhonda's house to decorate cookies...they are so yummy i could seriously eat them until i get sick and i did. delicious!

Reagan couldn't resist a little lick

at first she wasn't real sure about the mess

Chloe worked hard and made beautiful cut outs!

all of the kids working hard

Christmas Time...

oh how i wish we had a fireplace to hang our stockings...especially when it's 20 degrees below zero!

Chloe opening her presents...she got clothes, furry crocs, brown boots, kit & ruthie (american girl dolls), a nintendo ds and accessories and games, scrabble, and more.

kenna was so excited she had been begging for a cell phone and we had her pretty convinced she wouldn't be getting one. this was probably her favorite by far but she also got a purple nano chromatic ipod, clothes, boots, ds games and more.

my Chloe she was so excited Christmas was finally here!

Rae Rae loved her chair and baby and doll and doll blanket...they (Riley got the same things) also got bouncy seats for their babies and clothes and of course there was more.

it was so cute Rae tried to put on all of her clothes she cute. notice she has a jacket on that was a gift too. silly girl...she's gonna love clothes like her mama!

Riley with her twin baby and her bouncy seat...(santa brought the twins american girl bitty twins)

they loved opening gifts so much so that chloe let them open some of her gifts. :) what a sweet big sister!!

Ri Ri

Friday, December 12, 2008

A little game that's good for the soul


I was lucky enough to be one of the first to post on Loren's blog over @ The Dressler Family Blog "Pay It Forward" post. Thank you so much Loren!! I am very excited to play along!!
Here is how it works:
The main focus is doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward. I will send a small, fun gift to the first 3 bloggers who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and then the game will continue!! If you are interested in participating, be one of the first 3 bloggers to leave a comment!! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found, anything you want!! Just a gift that will make the person's day!! You have to promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link back to me, and then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog.
So get to it!! If you are one of the first 3 people to comment on this post, please send your name and address to my email!
*OH and if you have never seen the movie Pay it must go rent it now! It is awesome. Get some tissues too cuz your gonna need them.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Yep, that's me. I'm really sorry...I don't know what's wrong with me I just don't have it in me lately to blog. Maybe it's the busy-ness of the holidays I'm not sure but I'm gonna try to work myself out of it. We all go through it, right?! Riley is so sick right now poor little baby. Rae is learning how to throw major temper tantrums and in the meantime their vocabulary is growing off the charts. They are little people who just talk up a storm. They LOVE to call their gramma Rita and will pick up the phone and ask..."i call ma?" that's what they call her. We have a police officer statue that sits on our end table next to our couch. I put a random (by that I mean I found it laying on the floor) ponytail holder with a bow on it that belongs to one of the many baby dolls in our house and Riley walked up to it the other day and said "daddy have a bow!" They call it daddy because it's a policeman how cute. We never called it that they came up with it all on their own. Anyhow, I received another award ...I know I can't believe it either especially with how bad of a blogger I've been lately. So I will try to post about that within the next couple of days and I am also participating in a very cool pay it forward thing. Loren is so awesome I found it on her blog and I can't wait to do it myself. I. love. the. elf. We so didn't have one and I cannot wait to start this new tradition with my girls. So anyhow other than trying to find the perfect gifts there has just been a lot of the usual running around like crazy going on here. I promise I will try to do better. Oh and as soon as I get my lights working again on our Christmas tree I'll post some pictures. I hope you are all doing well and I promise to post soon. Please keep an eye out for the pay it won't want to miss this one! :)