Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our future model and Santa Letters....

Busy busy busy...tis the Holiday Season! We are anxiously awaiting Santa Claus to come to our house. Chloe is SUPER into Christmas this year! She couldn't wait to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what she wants. We took the kids to the mall and in Macy's, they had a station where you could write your letter to Santa and put it in their North Pole mailbox. The kids got a huge kick out of doing this.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Miss Diva psing at her best

I still can not believe how much she has grown from last year!

Riding the Christmas train with her Bubba

G man helping out little sister with her letter

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Catch up post....

Well, as I'm sure you can tell, if anyone's still reading my blog, kids and life has severely cut into my blogging time!
Soccer, basketball, school, field trips, Halloween, the Children's Hospital book drive, A's accident, church, homework.....I could go on and on, but who has time? Although, I wouldn't trade my life for anything! :) I am going to try to keep up with it more so now, with the holidays right around the corner!

Our beautiful Snow White....

She thought parading around in front of everyone during the judging was hilarious!

Getting her prize for most beautiful....

C man went as Bo Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard (yes, he is actually wearing
Luke Duke's shirt, but the wig that went with the costume was RIDICULOUS,
so he went as Bo Duke. And would you believe he won-as best HISTORICAL
character-Danny and I got a laugh out of that one-Bo Duke isn't THAT old, is he?
G man as the bad Spiderman

"A" man as Power Ranger

Ahhhh, sweetness and light is what I think of when I see this picture!

Sports night at our church one Wednesday night......

Go black and gold!

Christian's Jr. High Soccer team did AWESOME this year....

Ok, seriously, how GROWN-UP does he look in this picture?

and so handsome :)

Fallin for fall.....

From the looks of it, G man inhaled a few of the leaves....

Yes, I believe Andrew is feeling back to his old self-can you find him in this picture?

1/4 of the books we hauled up, sitting outside of the Children's Hospital
Ronald McDonald's house. We ended up collecting over 10,000 books and magazines.

Getting ready to unload...

Children's Hospital personnel helping out

Finally done loading everything!

Just wanted to show everyone her "cuteness" in these next few pictures....

Look how big she's gotten! Where did my baby go?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wow, it's been a while!

First day of high school-can you tell he's nervous? :)
"A" man after getting home form the hospital

Birthday boy-he sure does like his money!

Random Chloe pic-simple and sweet-notice the pigtails?

She LOVES to dance-this is her birthday dress I had made for her. She is in love with Dora!

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Vacation Bible School

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since August 20! I have been a slacker in the blog department lately...our family life has thrown us for a loop the past month, and can't seem to keep up. We had Chloe and "G" man's birthday parties. School began the end of August...all boys are doing well and seems to like school. Chloe is growing by the foot! I look at pics of her from last year at this time, and she still seems like a baby. We then had quite a scare with our "A"man...he was at his first ever sleepover on September 10. We got a call the next morning saying he was driving his friend's UTV, had no helmet on, and he drove it into the back of a forklift! The seatbelt was not on tight enough, so when he hit it, he hit his abdomen on the steering wheel. Fast forward to our local hospital-doing cat scans, bloodwork, and then the doc informs us he needs to be either life flighted or ambulanced to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He had a lacerated liver. We spent 4 1/2 days in the Children's Hospital. He was on bed rest for 2 days, and also couldn't eat for 2 days. Man, that is so hard when you're child is begging you for something to eat or drink, and he can't have either! I can not speak highly enough of our Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. The care we received was amazing. While there, it was also a very emotional place to be....I witnessed MANY children, young and old, who were VERY sick...many spending so much time there, they know all of the staff and volunteers by their first name. It really makes you appreciate how lucky we truly are...While there, we visited the Hospital's Library, and in this library, they have a special section called the "Adopt Me" section. This is where patients, siblings, and even adults can take home, or "adopt" these books and magazines. While we were there, I had this feeling that God kept talking to me, telling me to give back to this wonderful facility. I got the idea to do a Used Book and Magazine Drive to benefit this "Adopt Me" section. They were getting low on books and magazines, so I though this was the perfect wayt to give back to them. Well, we have had local businesses,daycare, schools, banks, our local hospital, just to name a few collecting books for us. We are also having a specified Book Drive this Saturday at our local Hospital. "A" man was even featured in a an article for our local paper, promoting the drive. Can't wait to post on here the acutal number of books we collected! It's awesome!

"C" man is in school soccer this year, and it has been a good season for them so far, their record is 7-2. This is his first year in high school, and he seems to like it. "G" man is also doing well, he likes his teacher, and does well with school. Which brings us back to "A" man-our discharge instructions were-no bending, lifting, running, (ok, are you laughing yet? This is a 6 year old boy we are talking about here)no physical activity, no gym, no recess for a WHOLE MONTH! Oh my, what a long 2 1/2 weeks it's been already. I feel like all I get done doing is telling him to stop doing this, don't do that..he goes back to the hospital in october, when they will clear him to resume normal activity. Chloe is doing WONDERFUL! She is so grown up and is definetly her mother's child. That girl LOVES shopping, dressing up, and everything girlie.

Now can you see why I haven't blogged lately? :)