Monday, March 9, 2009

A Great Week!

After an endless snow storm last Saturday I did not know what to think about the up coming week. Was it going to be cold and snowy?? Then again we live in Kansas.... one day it snows and the next day its 70 degrees!!! The high for the week was on Wednesday, 81 degrees!!!! On Saturday it was windy and overcast and by Saturday night it was 20 degrees with a big hail storm!! It kind of makes it hard to plan out door activities!
The excitement of last week came on Tuesday went I finally got to drive the van. It was glorious!!! I didn't have to drag kids to the car crying and they didn't bug each other, poke each other, or cry!!! I constantly heard "Oh, this is so fun!" followed by laughter!! I must say though, driving a van is like driving a BUS!!!My decision to put Caleb in the back all by himself was a "no brainer"!! He loved being in the back all by himself and when he talked to me his voice didn't carry as loud!!!
** Note...the guitar he is holding was the result of a local church scavenger hunt. They started out with a penny and went door to door to see who would trade for something bigger. The kids were excited to land the guitar but...have you ever heard of The Wiggles??? Probably, the most annoying, obnoxious, and loud toy ever!!!! Sorry to our neighbors who ended up with out broken kid vacuum!!! :) We only have love for you!!CALEB....last week Caleb smashed an entire stick of chap stick in Ainsley hair. While I was giving her a bath Caleb dunk his head in the water. Is there no end to his madness!!! Poor Ainsley. I do not know what to do, its almost like I should shave her head! Also, on Thursday Caleb dumped an entire super size box of Gold Fish all over the floor! I often wonder what he is thinking?!!! "Hum, this will be fun." or "I know mom wont notice." Really, what!!!??On Saturday we babysat a young couples 3 girls again. From 9:00am to 7:00pm. It was crazy!!! Thank goodness the weather was good. The kids spent the day rotating from Princess dress to Princess dress, playing in the dirt (minus, Aubrey who is a total girly girl and was absolutely NOT going to touch or play in the dirt), and eating!!! When they got tired of playing in the back yard we took them in the front yard, when they got tired of playing upstairs we took them in the basement, and when all 6 kids got cranky we fed them. I felt like we had a really good system and we held out pretty well concidering we were only suppose to watch them for a couple of hours! What a fun Saturday!

I also want to say HAPPY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ANDY. I love you!
There as been more good then bad, more hard moments then easy, and more laughter then tears. What a crazy 6 years...multiple moves, a career change, 3 kids, 2 degrees, and a lot of "WHAT WERE WE THINKING" moments later... we survived!!! WE SURVIVED!!!

News***
We will officially find out boy or girl on Friday. I have been canceling appointments in hopes that Andy will change his mind and not want to find out. Also, I have been really sick and have not wanted to deal with the blood drawing problem (they can not seem to find a vein due to dehydration...which leaves me with many arm bruises and still no blood drawn). But I have been feeling better so it looks like Friday is the day!!!:) Boy or Girl??? Boy or Girl, hummm....
either way we are very excited and feel extremely bless for the healthy children we have and their fun/corky personalities!


6 comments:

Clair said...

Happy Anniversary-- You've put up with Andy almost 1/2 as long as I have (only counting time we were both "at home.") I think it's time to retire Aubrey's princess skirt. May the novelty of the riding in the new van last a long time!

Kristen and Spencer said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your kids are so cute :) I might have to agree that it might be time to retire Aubrey's princess skirt too :) That is exciting that you find out on Friday! I think Caleb might need a brother to pick on...

The Batemans said...

6 years Awesome! I'm excited to find out what you are having! Its always such a fun time! I can't believe that you are having your fourth child!

Bryan and Katie said...

Happy anniversary!! your kids are SO funny!! I didnt know you were having another! congrats!

Matt, Ella, and Jane said...

Why are they drawing your blood? Isn't that done at the beginning? When is your due date. I can't wait to hear what it is.

Candice said...

Oh my gosh! Your kids are too stinking cute!