Monday, August 31, 2009

A Quickie

Just a couple of pictures to tide you over til I get some spare time. School starts tomorrow and Travis had the last 4 days off (which always means computer time is very limited for me), so here's a shot of my cutie patootie and also a shot of us with Travis's mom. We took her for a drive Saturday to Gig Harbor. The kids played at a cool park and we ate at a Dairy Queen that had Elvis everywhere!

Monday, August 24, 2009

We Went to Seattle...

...again. (o: We love going to Seattle. It's been a little while since Travis's new job started. It was beautiful evening. We had lots of fun and got stopped by a man that our boys had run by and said "excuse me" when they ran by him. He stopped me to tell me that my baby was beautiful and he had never seen 3 little boys be so polite to a complete stranger. He thanked me for doing such a good job as a parent in teaching my child common respect for people and said our family was refreshing. (o: Nice, eh? (Travis was in the bathroom or else he would have been complimented too, I'm sure)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kinda just went by...

Last Sunday was our Anniversary. Travis worked, I stayed home from church with sick kids. It wasn't a very thrilling anniversary. But, that's okay because it was still our anniversary. 15 years. That's a long time. Our marriage is a teenager. (o: We did go and see the new Harry Potter movie...finally...on Friday. It was an awesome movie! I cried.!!! Embarrassing, I know, but I thought that they did a beautiful job at cramming the book into such a short time span. (yes, it was 2 1/2 hours...I coulda sat there for 5 hours if I had to) I especially was impressed with how Alan Rickman portrayed Snape in the end. He did such an excellent job of expressing the torment that you know he was feeling...without saying a word. It was just fabulous. I hope that it will be out in time for Christmas, and I've already told my mom that's all I want. (o: I know, I am a hopeless addict. But, Harry Potter has gotten me through some tough times and made me happy. I'm going to have to get a new set...maybe the set of all paperbacks...for the kids to read, cause I've pretty much worn the ones I have out. My kids are just now asking to see the first movie and I am allowing it. But only the first. I told them we would start reading the books once we finish with the Boxcar Children series. *sigh* It makes me happy.

(I do not know why I have started the habit of using all these dots .... but I have so I hope I don't annoy anyone out there with them.)

Yesterday we went to visit Travis at his new home store. They transferred him to a store that is not open 24 hours!!! It's a really nice store with really nice people. I really love the Walgreens company so far. Well, since Travis got "paid up" as Connor said, I told them I would buy them a treat. They each got a sell inflating whoopee cushion.

Looks just like the yellow one. Yep, I wish you could have heard them. Laughing so hard tear were rolling down their faces. Of course, after about 6 hours of CONTINUOUS use, they started to tear and the fart sounds are weak, but they really had a spectacular time with those things. They were kinda pricey, so I was bummed that they didn't hold up better. The reason they are so into whoopee cushions is because of this chick...

Don't ask. You can go to if you really wanna know. It's a Capri Sun thing. We don't even have cable, but they saw the commercials and we have internet...that's all it took. finish off my rather long and rambling post, here is a picture I took of my children because I love them so much...'s another...just because. I tried to be clever and put them on different steps, but I'm not a photographer and they really wanted to leave to go buy their little fart bags, so...
Oh, and ps...Little Lizbet is 90% ready to crawl. She's almost got it. She's 6 month old! Crawling?! Isn't that kinda sad? I'm crying again. I need to go read me some HP.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our Healthy Lizbet

(This picture was taken at the doc's while we waited for the nurse to come in with the shots!)
Elizabeth went to the doctors for her 6 month check up. She was declared very healthy and extremely cute! She is also really tiny! Well, really tiny compared to all of her brothers. I'm used to my boys being in the 95% for height and weight. She's 50% for height and 25% for weight! (of course her giant Nelson pumpkin head is at 75%) She's almost crawling already and loves to copy things that her brothers are doing.
Nothing else really new to report. I'm still up to my elbows in my Home Education stuff. I've just about got Science done. It's a lot of work customizing my lessons, but worth it because I have more attentive children. Someday I dream of the day that I can just buy a program all packaged together and the kids be thrilled with it, but if it never happens, that's okay, because in all my researching I learn a lot too.
I have guinea pig cages to clean now.

Monday, August 10, 2009

August? Already? How did that happen?

First of all...some important business. ***Rachael Olson*** I tried emailing you and my email came back. And since you can't make up your mind on email address is Get me on your list. I'm having serious withdrawls!!!

Okay. I can not believe that it is August! And it's almost the middle of August even! Hello! My little baby girl is 6 MONTHS old!! are not my friend these days. So, the last few days I have been reorganizing my apartment. Isn't that what most women need to do once in a while. Move stuff around. I'm not as crazy as Shauna who not only moves things around, but strips them all and paints them! But, I have been reworking our Education areas. We totally outgrew our little laundry room classroom and have been working in the living room. So, I installed some shelves and moved the desk and did a bunch of stuff like that. It feels good to move stuff around cause then you are forced to clean certain areas that otherwise wouldn't be touched. I'll post photos after it's all done.

Speaking of education...I have also been planning school. Only we are going to try not to call it school. Thomas Jefferson Ed least the people that I have interacted with recently (I need to re-read that book!) call it Home Education. Not Home Schooling. I like the sound of that, and my kids seem to think that it sounds cool, I have been planning this years education. I'm beginning to feel more like I know what I'm doing, but at the same time having a panic attack cause the boys are getting older and also Connor is thrown into the mix this year. BUT...I'll be okay. Like my dad ALWAYS used to ask do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Got it! (o:

It's been some weird times lately. The heat threw us all off. Then, Travis worked his first week of over night shifts. They do a week every 5 weeks, I believe. He left home at midnight and returned home at 9am. Then, he locked himself in the bedroom until 7pm and slept. Seven days he did this. Then, he was given 4 days off to try and recover. That's what he did all weekend. Tried to get his head back on straight. So, it's been a strange the past couple of weeks. (but, let me say...over night shift or not....he LOVES working at Walgreens!!!) So, I have lots more to say but not the energy, nor the time to say it, so here are a few pictures because everyone loves pictures!
Little Miss is now sleeping part time in her new crib. She sleeps in it for a couple of hours...wakes up...wants to be held for an hour or so...then goes back in her crib. Repeat. It makes for a long night, but she'll come around eventually and all will be well. (they all did) I'm tired, but I remind myself that she is my last and what is a few months of sleepiness in my long lifetime. It's so worth it when you see this cute little face.
This was during the day. I was putting away laundry and stuck her in here. I couldn't decide which picture to post, so I put them all on.We called her our little Princess when she was born, but she has been promoted to Queen Elizabeth in our house now.
We took Travis's mom down to Tacoma and Federal Way just for fun on Friday. Went over the Narrows bridge and hit a couple of malls. Here is Travis and Lizbet at the Tacoma Mall. See where she gets her beautiful blue eyes?
Travee said, "My two girls." Awww
Our cute boys having a burger with Grandma D. They love going out with her!
I know this is fuzzy, but I love it and since it's my blog, I can share it if I want...blurry stuff and all. Isn't she the sweetest?