Friday, December 17, 2010


That's been me lately, missing in action! I have no idea where time has gone! Christmas is almost here!! I think my biggest problem is the weather. We have seen no snow and been having 40° days. Not that I'm complaining about the wonderful weather, but it hasn't gotten me into the Christmas mood. I realized the other day that I needed to get the kids pictures taken asap if I had any hope of getting cards out by the end of the year. Memo to self, take pictures earlier next year! There is a new place in the mall called Little Reflections. No appointment necessary and you take you pictures home same day. I even got the disc so I can print as many as I want. That's awesome, I don't have to be stingy with pictures! They turned out great too!

Rylan was very photogenic to begin with, but got tired and fell asleep towards the end.

Brett started off not too into the whole process, but quickly warmed up to the camera.

And Brileigh, the ham...

It was hard to get a really good one of all three. They each wanted to cooperate at different times.

This one is on our Christmas cards. The greatest thing about taking the disc of photos home is I can play with the pictures. In this picture Rylan and Brileigh were smiling soo good. Brett on the other hand was crying. So I found a picture where he was smiling and swapped heads for a perfect picture of all three.

Things are getting very busy at our house. The kiddos are into everything! Every toy they have is pulled out every day. We are finally completely over our colds though. That is something to be very thankful for. Naps are back to normal 12:30 - 3:30 and they are sleeping from 8 - 8 at night! We have 6 Christmas's to go to this year, so hopefully they don't get too out of sorts with all of the traveling. I don't think we are spending the night anywhere so that helps. They don't mind the car rides, it's sleeping away from home. They prefer their own beds, which makes sense, so do their parents!

I hope everyone is has a safe and wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We're One!

Can you believe it's been over a year! Our official birthday was Nov. 24. We had our party this last Sunday the 28th. I spent Saturday making cakes. 6 Cakes, and cupcakes. It was my first time working with fondant. We had 20 some adults and 8 kids so it was a house full!

Here is Brileigh enjoying her cake. She especially like the frosting. Raking her hands over the cake and sucking the frosting off of her fingers.

Of course Brett made a huge mess. He also enjoyed the frosting and towards the end started beating his cake with his fist.

Rylan wasn't too excited about waking up from his nap for cake. He was a little out of it, but did enjoy the cake a little.

The kids got a lot of presents, clothes and toys. They've had a lot of fun the last few days figuring out how all of the new things work. It seems that everything they got makes noise! After the long day, it's hard to say who slept harder, me or the kids.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What the Kiddo's have been up to

Okay here it is November in Nebraska and we are playing outside! It lasted as long as they could keep the leaves out of their mouths, not long.

Rylan has always been a rocker. He loves laying on daddies chest in the rocking chair and he constantly rocks when sitting up. So I got out my old rocking chair and he LOVES it! He gets a little crazy in it sometimes so he has to be super supervised when he is in it.

Our tunnel is getting a lot of use these days as well. It is rarely upright as they love to crawl in all directions with it!

And yes my daughter has PIGTAILS! Barely visible, but they are there. I don't think I want to cut bangs for her and her long hair is getting in her eyes so this works and is too cute!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

11 Months Holy Cow!

The months are just flying by! In a couple of days we will be 11 months old, and then 1 year! I've been starting the birthday party planning, making invitations and decorations. It's going to be a lot of fun.
We are learning all sorts of new things and we are getting into EVERYTHING! We crawl very fast and over anything in our way including our siblings.

I took a leap recently and joined the local YMCA. I weighed all of the angles. Would I actually get up a little earlier everyday and get the kids ready and drive to town? Does the child watch area's times work with our schedule? Are their workout classes I'll enjoy during those times? And then the realization that the babies will probably catch a cold here and there due to being around other kids. After thinking about it, I joined. It's nice to go in and leave the kids in the play room and have 90 minutes to workout not worrying about them. I went Mon - Thur last week. On Friday we all had colds. Really?? So we haven't been back this week yet. Maybe tomorrow, if we all sleep tonight...

Rylan is Mr. Speedy

Brileigh continues to ham it up.

Brett, showing mommy it's time to lower the mattress!

We do manage to play nice together once in a while. Our toys are getting a little stale, so it will be so nice to get some new birthday presents next month!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Early Halloween

So I'm not going to parade my children around on Halloween. I'm the kind of person who is going to wait until my kids are old enough to understand Halloween before we go trick or treating. It is hard however to pass on all of the costumes! It would be fun to dress them up!

I did get them some Halloween shirts for the upcoming holiday. I have a cute "Mommies Monsters" picture frame that I picked up at Kohls. So we got our Halloween "outfits" on for a picture to put in the frame. Getting everyone together and smiling or even looking at the camera is a battle, so we take what we can get these days!

Rylan is a camera ham. He gets excited and starts posing every time I get the camera out!

Brileigh is certainly Wickedly Cute in her spider shirt!

And Brett was more interested in goofing off during our photo shoot then anything else!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fallen a Sleep

Today at nap time the boys were rowdy, they didn't want to fall asleep. Brileigh obviously wanted to know what was going on.

She pulled down the bumper so she could spy on her brothers through the bars. But unlike her brothers, she was actually tired and fell asleep in spy mode! How cute is that!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby Update

So we had our 9 month check up earlier this week. They have been growing like weeds! The boys are both 21 pounds 4 ounces, and Brileigh is 19 pounds 14 ounces. It's starting to get tough picking up more than one baby at a time with those weights! They are such good babies, always happy! We have been experimenting with food lately. They love their dad's pull pork!

Rylan especially shovels it in!

Brileigh is a good mess maker. Food usually ends up in her hair.

Brett eats anything he can get his hands on. They really love mac and cheese!

Brett also brought to my attention, we need safety locks on the cabinets!


Monday, August 30, 2010


This weekend was our town's "days". So the babies got their first taste of a parade. Over all I think they really enjoyed it. All of the big vehicles were a hit. The first siren that went off scared Brett, and the bottom lip came out. But he got over it pretty quick.

Rylan just made me laugh, he was sitting so content in the stroller, hands crossed and all.

Brett was in chill mode, once he got over the siren noises. He lost his frogger blanket somewhere between the parade and the park, but luckily there was a good samaritan who found it!

Don't they look soo excited!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We've finally had some good weather. It has actually been beautiful lately! Mid 80's! The babies and I have gotten outside some to enjoy it. They are growing so fast. Today they are 9 months old! Brett is the only one with teeth, he has two. It has proven impossible to get a picture yet. They don't shy away from the camera though. They love to ham it up!

Here is my goofy boy Rylan!

And look at this ham! She loves the camera!

Okay so Brett didn't feel like hamming it up for the camera today. He has always been the serious one.

I just had to share this photo. Brileigh was so upset with Brett. He wouldn't hold his foot still so she could chew on it!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The summer is flying by so fast! They babies have really been keeping me busy. They boys are starting to crawl! YIKES! Brileigh is more interested in rolling around to get where she wants to go. The new carpet has been installed and my painting project is done. I don't have pictures as I haven't finished moving things in yet. Now that the babies are more mobile, I need to decide what I'm all going to put back out. I've had some time to work on crafty projects, but not a lot of time. The babies still take a good 3 hour nap in the afternoon, but there are always soo many things to get done! I've got a couple of pictures of what we've been up to lately.

Rylan is soo goofy. He always has a smile on his face. It doesn't take much to get him laughing.

My daughter aka long arms, got a hold of her dinner while I was warming her bottle. Notice the old cream carpet, we are more careful on the new carpet. She was so proud of herself.

Here is Miss Brileigh again sporting her first ever ponytail. She sat so still for me while I did her hair!

And last, my big boy Brett. My dad is a late model race car driver, and I think Brett my be following in his footsteps! He loves driving his car.

That's all I have today, it's about time for the babies to wake up from their nap, so I better get my chores done!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Well we've been up to a lot lately. The babies are getting good at sitting up. They do good until they get too excited and then they face plant. Their legs are getting stronger as well. The boys will stand up really good, but Brileigh has a case of the jello legs. They are almost getting up on all fours. That is kind of scary. I don't know what it is going to be like when they are crawling all over the place!

We've been working on hair styles, I don't know if this one is going to last... Brileigh has the worst bed head!

We do a little fighting. I think the most spoken word our household is going to hear in the future is SHARE!

And we play so hard, we often fall asleep in our chairs.



We've also tried some new things! Crackers are a lot of fun. They taste good and they make a great mess!



And what have I been up to? Well, many years ago, someone thought it would be a neat idea to put ceiling texture on walls! After years of living with those pokey ugly walls I decided I was going to change it. I am getting new carpet, so now is the perfect time. After some long days of sanding, I have smooth walls. And a very dusty house. I've started painting, so hopefully I'll have that all done before the carpet gets laid. Here is a shot of the sanded walls before priming.

Oh and what a surprise when I pulled the carpet up. This nice textured floor! The carpet I removed was blue, which I thought was bad enough. But I can't imagine what they had to go with this! I hope there is no problem laying tile over that, as I've got that planned for in front of the door.

I'll post some finished photos when I'm done!