Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Probably my favorite selfie Cassie has taken of herself! She like to swipe my phone and take a lot of pictures! And when I say a lot, usually a good 40-60 pictures! I'll get some if the most random pictures, but at the same time, some reAlly great ones too!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Perhaps it's time to start blogging again?!

It's been a couple of years now, let's see if I can remember how to do this!

Lots! And I mean lots! Has happened in the last couple of years! Some highlights include:

Luke will be in first grade next year, Cassie will be in kindergarten next year. Both kids are doing the dual language Spanish/English program. Luke really enjoyed kinder last year and Cassie enjoyed preschool at The Spanish Schoolhouse.

Paige is now two. Still not talking. We are working on getting her in speech therapy.

Ender and Flynn are great! Best dogs ever!

Michael quit his job of 9 yrs to go back to school. He's doing an MBA program at UTD, started August 2013 and will graduate December 2014! Right now this summer he's doing an internship.

Me, well, I had another baby! We welcomed Whitney into our family February 11, 2014 and she's just been the best little baby!

So, I'm gonna see if I can't do a little better, and write stuff down so I don't forget. Because I don't have the best memory!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trip to the dentist!

The kids had their 6 month cleaning last week. It was great to take then at the same time, not so much on the pocket book, but for the ease of getting both done at the same time. Luke has been several times before but this was Cassie's first time to do an official real cleaning. We got into the cleaning area and Luke hops right up there! I was a little more nervous about how Cassie would do- but she did awesome, and they kept telling me how great she did! Yay! I can't tell you enough how much I love the pediatric dentist- how much they love it! And both kids are cavity free- yay! Next visit- 6 months from now.

Monday, April 30, 2012

2 months already!

Where has the time gone?!

I love this picture of Flynn looking in at Paige! Smiles are starting to come more often- now, of only I could catch a great one on film...(do people say that anymore now that things are digital?)

Birth and two month old stats for all 3 kids:

Luke @ birth- 8.4 lbs, 21" long
Cassie @ birth- 7.3 lbs, 18.5" long
Paige @ birth- 7.4 lbs, 20" long

Luke @ 2 mo- 13.3 lbs, 24" long
Cassie @ 2 mo- 11.11 lbs, 21" long
Paige @ 2 mo- 10.9 lbs, 23" long

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Few pictures

Everyone is adjusting to having a new baby in the house. Ender is really good with all of the kids, has been from the time Luke was a baby. Flynn is very interested in Paige, the sounds she makes, the smells, the spit up... But he's doing really well. Luke loves to kiss and hug and to see Paige, doesn't want to hold her yet- but that's ok. Luke has been a really big helper when I've asked him to- most of the time! Cassie really likes to hold her, touch her, kiss and hug her! Cassie also likes to get in the swing and swipe Paige's binki. Not so thrilled about those... Everyone is having a fun time with Grandma and Granddad, it's been great to have them here, and it's been a huge help to me. I'm now trying to ease back into doing some of the laundry and cooking, better start now so things don't completely fall apart when they leave.... Sink or swim I guess...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Meet the newest member of the family!

The first picture is me at 39 weeks pregnant! Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 2:10pm Paige was born! She weighed 7lbs 5oz and was 20" long!

We were scheduled to be induced at 5:30 that morning, but I had Michael take me a little early since I was already contracting and I wanted something for the pain soon. I was admitted, and everything was hooked up ready to go by 6am. And I was dilated to a 4. I asked for and got my epidural about 8 or 9, can't exactly remember. I had a little more dose a couple hours later. In the past the dr had usually come early to break my water but this time couldn't until 12:50- and at that time I was dilated to a 6. I was needing more epidural so about 1:45 asked for more, they needed to check me to see where I was. At 1:50 I was fully dilated, and ready to go- yay!- so I got one more dose, they called it a delivery dose. I probably only pushed about 10-12 times, less than 20 minutes, and there she was! I guess if I knew I was only gonna be pushing for not even 20 minutes, I could have skipped the last dose of epidural....nah, who am I kidding, I'm glad I had it! And I was freezing Michael out- notice the hoodie up!- but that's ok, as long as the temperature is comfy for me! So, in a nutshell.... there you have it! I just hope that in the future, my water doesn't break on its own, ever... I'm not sure we'd even make it to the hospital!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flynn and Ender

Oh how we love these two pups! Flynn is getting so big now, soon he will catch up to Ender. And I think they're starting to look very much alike!

Friday, February 10, 2012

New kids chairs

We got these new chairs for the kids from IKEA. Thought these were the cutest! It's very cute to hear Luke say "these are just my size!" as he's giving them a big hug! And by the looks of it- the kids aren't the only ones who like them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Random things that make me happy/smile!

•Playing at the park in beautiful 70* weather on the first of February!!
•Luke snuggling with Ender! And cute Cassie peeking out- even though she's in time out...
•Seeing how the kids play with their toys. As they were playing with the Little People Luke tells Cassie that the boys daddy has to work late. Cassie asks why, and Luke says that sometimes people work late and sometimes they don't. (the last couple of days Michael has worked late and missed bedtimes)
•And the randomness of where I find toys!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This weeks randomness!

The kids love story time at night- looks like the dogs do too!

It was cold the other morning- rainy and dreary, so the kids wore hats. At one point while we were in the car, I looked back at Cassie and she had her hat backwards so you couldn't see as much of her face. She also had her sunglasses on, but I didn't get a picture of that.

On sunday I'll be 35 weeks pregnant- this is the part that seems to drag in and feels longer. Maybe I'll post a picture next week.... We'll see...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Random pictures

So.....it's a start! The kids really like to play pretend, it warms my heart when I peek around the corner and see them playing together. Luke and Michael really enjoy playing Play-Doh together, they usually do it together and I keep Cassie entertained doing something else. Luke and Cassie love to snuggle with daddy any chance they get! Ender and Flynn on the bed.....my side of the bed! I had to kick them off! And lastly, Luke wasn't feeling well one morning, and this was the look he shot me when he didn't want his picture taken- but I took it anyway! Love this family that I've been blessed with!

Oh, and click on the link I've added on the right- our good friends are trying to adopt again! The link goes to their adoption profile they have open! Spread the word- you never know of someone, who knows someone, who might know someone- looking for an adoptive couple!

Monday, January 16, 2012

First of the puppy pictures!

Here is the new puppy Flynn! He's very adorable! The kids absolutely love him! Ender was unsure of him the first couple of days, but he only displayed a lip curl/half snarl- saying back off! Now they play together really well and rest near each other. We love the little divot on the back of his back fur where his tail curls up and over, and he seems to be quite the snuggle pup.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Still alive!

Wow! It certainly has been a very, very, very, long time since anyone in this family made a posting! And let me tell you A LOT has happened! If you... have seen us, talked to us, follow us on Facebook, or have seen anyone in our families, you probably know about some of the things that have been going on since, oh what, July? And I can't even begin to recount all of the things that have happened since then- BUT, the two biggest things that have happened to our family is/was- Flynn the puppy was born August 26th and joined our family the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. We got him from the same breeder that we got Ender from, yup, that's right another Eskie! And the other big thing we are looking forward to is the arrival of our third child (second GIRL!) at the end of February/beginning of March!

So that's probably just the tip of the ice burg of the things that are going on with us, I hope to post more, even if it is only a picture, or a little something of the cute things the kids say and do. And, I might put up some random pictures, but I'll try my best to remember when they were taken, but if not that at least a brief explanation!

So! Let the blogging resume!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Luke's broken bone

Monday night Luke fell off the bench at dinner time. (Cassie was in his chair). We ended up taking him to the Dr. on Tuesday afternoon, after watching him all day. He wouldn't lift his shoulder or use his arm much, just kept it tucked in close to his body. And he was asking for help more often, getting up and down, going potty. He really seemed bothered by it if you touched him or moved his shoulder- not very cool when your kid starts crying and yells "don't hurt me mommy!". So we saw the Dr. and he sent us to get x-rays. The next day we found out that he had a broken collar bone. Poor guy. And right before vacation:(. That puts a damper on swimming and some of the other activities we were planning on doing. Oh well. There's nothing they really do for broken collar bones (unless they break through the skin) so he's in a sling for the next 4 weeks and then we'll go back to the Dr. to get more x-rays to make sure he's healed ok. Night time seems to bother him most now, so we give him Tylenol and hope he cab sleep a little better.

Ten years ago today!

Happy anniversary to us! One of the happiest days of my life full of many memories. Ten down, an eternity to go!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How we beat the heat

Well, besides staying indoors all the time!

We got a pool everyone can be in- boy is it nice! It takes a long time to fill, and after about an hour the water isn't cold anymore, but Luke warm still feels better than the 95*+ temps we've been having. Luke really enjoyed it, Cassie was ok until she swallowed a bunch of water- then she preferred the tiny baby pool. They like going down the slide while wet and pretending to have picnics at the table. I think next time we fill the pool we will do it on the patio, since it extends to the fence, so it will be in the shade most of the day!