Thursday, December 18, 2008
By the way, I asked her later how she would turn Santa into a girl and she replied, "With a magic wand!". (Why did I even need to ask!)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Another chair full of laundry and other bags we took to Carthage.
The rest of the Christmas decorations that need to be put up and the kids bags we took to Carthage. Oh, and notice the stairs. You can barely make it up them without tripping on... more laundry (and toys)!!
And then where do you put all the gifts and great finds from the early morning shopping Friday? Our bed. Now we have to keep the bedroom door closed at all times until I find places to hide all the kids gifts.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here is the "gang" that went trick-or-treating around Sherwood Park together. Caden, Josh, Maddox, Brennen, Madison, Lily and Lauren... so cute!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Two years later, I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I sit here crying as I type this because I miss my beautiful baby girl so much. It has been over 19 months since I got to hold Reese and kiss her and tell her I love her. She will forever be my angel. My perfect little baby that in the one hour and nine minutes she was with us, taught me more about life and love and family than I will ever learn any place else. I know she watches over our family and one day I will be able to hold her again... she will be waiting for me in Heaven and I will get to spend the rest of eternity with my baby girl that had a much greater purpose than staying here could ever fulfill. I know God has a reason for everything, and I may not know why Reese couldn't stay here with us, why He didn't choose to heal her, but I trust that He knows what is best for me and my family.
So here we are on Halloween again. Madison will be the beautiful Sleeping Beauty today. Lily will transform into Cinderella. Taegan will be my little monkey (his nickname since he was born). And then Reese, I will remember her all day and be so thankful that she will always be my angel. Our family of six complete.
Just some of the kids...
Madison in the big foam pit...
Madison doing a flip on the bar - she was so proud of this!
Happy Birthday Madison!! Mommy can't believe my baby girl is 6 years old.
And instead of progressively getting used to it and starting to like it, this is what we got.
I really thought by now he would have warmed up to it, but no. I still can't get him to eat any. He doesn't like it warm, cold, thick, runny, with formula, without, mixed with baby food or by itself. I think he's heard his mommy say I want him to stay a baby one too many times!
The funniest part of the day for us was when Lily convinced Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow to let her show them their picture (which was actually a cutout figure that you can put your own face in). She took Dorothy over first and then went through the rest of the crew, but refused to take the Lion, because he was scary. By the way, the next day, she was almost in tears because she was so sad she didn't show the Lion his picture - she just kept saying "He's not scary, the Lion is nice". It was really pathetic!