Monday, July 7, 2014

What???!!!

6 weeks 3 days
I was feeling tired.  Really tired.  Like, sit down anywhere and fall asleep tired.  So I took a test because feeling that tired for me only means one thing.  And I was right.  I was pretty much stunned.  So was Jason. We have recovered now from the shock and are very excited to see what will certainly be the FINAL addition to our family.  Looking forward to doing it one more time....Love you already little one.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nashville...

It was a quick, packed weekend so the only touristy thing we had time for was the Hermitage...it was SO hot and muggy, we didn't stay long...

The Magnolia trees were GORGEOUS! 

My cousin Alicia got married on Saturday June 21st...

William and the Groom, Alex, looking very serious right before the big moment!

Charlie was a crazy little goofball the whole day...we eventually let the kids go back to the house we rented early...

Kokomo...

Kokomo Auto Museum- The boys loved being able to climb around in this Tin Lizzy!





Flying on the swing!

The cats kept disappearing into the garage through this window and this kids were dying to catch one...

William sat up in the crab apple tree and chucked little crab apples at anyone who came too close...
We are SO glad we added the days to stop and see Happy.  Suddenly, his age seems to be catching up to him, and it was so shocking to see him unable to do all the things we usually do.  I took the boys to the Kokomo Auto Museum with my Mom and we had a great time seeing all the classics in one place.  I got tenderloins for everyone at Ray's and then brought the kids to the hotel and took lunch back to Jason and Happy.  Happy said he hasn't been feeling like eating, but no one can resist a milkshake and a tenderloin and he ate it up!  Jason and Happy got lots of time together while I kept the boys occupied.  Happy and Marlene came to Bob Evans on the final morning so we could all have breakfast together before we hit the road.  It was really hard saying goodbye, but we will try and see him again this year if we can manage it....Aging sucks.

Fort Snelling...

William talks with a soldier...

Exploring...



Playing old fashioned children's games...this one is called "the game of graces"


Love this!  They look like two old guys in a general store! 

Charlie inspects his troops! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer...In No Particular Order...

Blogger is broken.  I don't know why, but here are a few
pics I managed to load over 2 hours of failing again and again.  Enjoy!  Hopefully I can update later.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Charlie!

Ready for PRESENTS!!

The expensive, cruddy playset...

He was so excited when he opened the train from Aunt Julie!

The boys played a long time with all the new train accessories...


Will and Charlie went out for a while to play "experiments" together...

Nothing is more fun that 50 cents worth of baking soda, vinegar, and some food coloring!

It's a T- Rex!

Delicious!
Charlie's birthday started off with a bagel from Panera and a trip to the Pediatrician.  Jason always wants to be there for the well child visits and he took the day off so I went ahead and had the well child on his birthday.  I was 99% certain there would be no shots, so I didn't feel too mean.  He was such a good boy at the Dr's office!  He is pretty much on track with everything except the speech, but we are already working on that, and he seems to be catching up FAST!  ( : 
His 3 year old stats:  Height: 38 1/2in  Weight: 34lbs
      2 year old stats:  Height 36.3in  Weight: 28lbs 2oz
I was stunned to see how much weight he had gained!  He still seems so skinny!  He is a good eater, better than William has ever been.
After the Dr's office we went and picked up balloons and meat for BBQ later.  Then it was finally home for presents!   Charlie got lots of fun Thomas stuff, but sadly, the biggest thing we got him was a dud.  We got a King of the Railway Castle set, and recently Fisher Price bought Thomas and it has gone down hill BIG TIME!  The quality was terrible. It was just cheap pressed board and ended up chipping immediately. (It was $100!!!)  We are going to return it and get him something else.  He was so disappointed, but even he was upset when it broke.  He totally seemed to understand that the quality was less than great.  He ended up with lots of other fun goodies though, and will now get a couple more things in the mail.  Charlie had requested a T-Rex cake so I was able to come up with something cute.  He loved it.  All in all it was a quiet, lovely day.  I can't believe how quickly 3 years has gone, and at the same time, it seems like he has always been here.  It's such fun to see him growing up! 

Monday, April 21, 2014