Thursday, May 22, 2008

Travel Time

This weekend little miss Emma and I will be flying out to visit my sister Marcy and her family in Oregon. I am both excited and terrified at the same time! It has been 10 years since I have flown and on top of that I am bringing along my one year old! Crazy, I know but it will be fun to spend time with my little girl all by ourselves! She is so easy to take care of so I am not worried about that but she has reached the stage when she wants to be on the floor all the time exploring. Not such a great idea when you are on an airplane. And I won't have anyone to pass her of to if she gets to be too wriggly. If I had been thinking a little better I should have used the money for the whole family to drive out together, now that would have been fun!

We have also acquired a little female beagle a few days ago and already we are looking for a new home for her. It's not that she is a bad dog at all! In fact, we have really enjoyed her! Emma loves for her to lick her fingers and giggles to no end when she comes around but we are having an allergy problem! Both Chris and I never thought about her causing allergy problems but they have, especially for Ian! Yesterday, his eyes were puffy and he has been very stuffy, even with his allergy medicine! The boys and I have started researching on the Internet to find a better suited family dog that we can have in the house. We had so much fun looking at all the different breeds (AKC recognized and not!) and checking out all the "looks". Boy there are some interesting canines out there!!! I will let you know what we end up with soon!

Monday, May 5, 2008

What am I doing???

I don't have a clue why I am starting one if these other than everyone else seems to be doing it and I must admit...I love being on my computer. That's right, I am addicted! There, got that off my chest. I don't think that I am a great writer so the reason for doing this is to write about what my family is up to. So, here goes, hopefully, something entertaining.

I will start with who we are.

The wonderful man for the rest of my life, Chris, has been the Associate Pastor of RHFC for ten years this month and we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in July. I will be very original and say, I can't believe how the time has gone! It seems like a lifetime and a brief moment all at the same time.

My oldest, Isaac, is in 2nd grade, although sometimes he acts like he is so much older. He loves Ian and Emma very much and I am amazed how gentle and caring he can be with them, especially Emma. Isaac will lay in front of Emma and let her play with his face and always wants to help feed her and carry her around. He makes life easier for me by buckling her into her carseat so I don't have to crawl all the way into the van. Isaac is playing baseball this spring and he is very thrilled to be getting golf lessons this summer! I think Dad is excited also because he already bought him a golf bag and clubs!

Next, comes Ian. Well...actually, he's already gone way ahead. Ian likes to try and beat Isaac everywhere and is not afraid of much, except some loud noises. He is a little more rough with Emma than I would like and I have to remind him all the time to slow down and be gentle with her but he loves her just as much as Isaac does! Ian also can say the funniest things as just the right time to send Mom and Dad rolling on the floor. Just yesterday he told me that he didn't want to get rid of Grandma and Poppa F because he loved them. (Very sweet!) And then he proceeded to say that he didn't want to send them to jail either. Hmmmm, where did that come from???

Then there is the little princess of the family, Emma! She has been a dream baby and we feel very blessed to have her in our family! She has been such an easy baby from the very start and it is fun to see her personality starting to take shape. She already responds differently with her two brothers, she smiles like nothing else when Isaac comes into view and she growls at Ian when he gets too rough and rowdy! So funny to watch! She has just discovered that she can be mobile and the knees are showing the wear. Just this morning, she pulled herself up at the bathtub and got all excited about taking a bath, bouncing up and down on her knees, until she bonked her chin on the side and then she needed some cuddle time with Mommy. It is hard to believe that she will be one year old this month!

Well, that's a good start on who we are...oops, I forgot myself. I am the cleaning lady, bottle maker, juice waitress, van driver and late night comforter. I am totally addicted to keeping in touch with my friends on the computer but am terrible about calling them on the phone! I have the ultimate cush job, working part time with my best friend. Speaking of job, I need to get LS some cereal and get in the shower! Hope this wasn't a total bore and I hope I remember to write again!