Thursday, July 29, 2010


Fighting for camera time...already. Katelynn started out happy, but as the camera turned away from her to Andee, she wasn't too happy about that!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

11 months

Time flies by when you're having fun, and that is Katelynn. A fun, sweet, squishy, lovable little girl. She is getting so close to walking, she is a very cautious child, and is very careful about each step. If she feels at all uncomfortable, she will sit down and crawl. One of these days she'll get it down and take off and then I won't be able to keep up. I can barely keep track of her as she's crawling around picking up everything off the floor, crawling up the stairs, pulling toilet paper off the roll, dumping out know, all that fun stuff :)


These kids couldn't be happier the moment Tyler walks through that door. They don't get to see him much these days, he leaves before anyone is even close to waking up and mostly gets home after the kids are in bed. And then at least once a week he is on call where he is in the hospital for over 24 hours. He's working so hard, and so sleep deprived, poor man. I hope he can survive these next couple of years. I was saying before, the kids are so happy when he gets home early (getting home early meaning around 7pm) They crawl all over him and wrestle with him, even Katelynn gets in on the action.

Does he look beat or what? Poor guy works at least 14 hour days. Uggghhh.

Getting so close to walking

Tan lines

what the heck? These kids must have Tyler's skin, because I definitely don't tan like that! I even spray them with sunblock every day. BTW, Damon has a huge birthmark that wraps around his back from his belly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I got the p90x system really cheap on E-bay. I have been doing it for two days now and oh man do I hurt! All this hard work better pay off, and I'm not talking about the exercise (yes it's hard, but I live for stuff like that). I'm talking about the diet I'm supposed to follow. This first 30 days is supposed to be a high protein diet and I really want my sweets, breads, and all those yummy carbs that are so easy to just pop in your mouth. I know I will not be perfect, because I have already had sweets, but I only allow myself one per compared to what i was eating before, (the candy diet). I would wake up and eat cookies, brownies, candy, candy, candy and more candy. I figure one sweet a day is okay and a lot better than what I was doing before. Totally unhealthy. Lucky for you I won't post my "first day photos". Besides they are more for me to see my progress than the world. Wish me luck these next 90 days, I'm going to need it.

Oh No!

Katelynn thinks she can keep up with Damon and Andee, but oh man does she ever scare me. I let her climb up to the third step before I freaked out and just put her up on top. The other day Katelynn and I were on the main floor and Tyler and the kids were upstairs. I wanted to run some treats over to our neighbor and decided I would be really quick and leave Katelynn. When I got home I looked all over for her and couldn't find her anywhere. I freaked out ran upstairs and asked Tyler if he had her, because I didn't mention to him that I was leaving her all alone while I was gone. He looked at me and said, she had crawled up the stairs! Talk about scary. I have to keep my eye on her, she sees Damon and Andee do too many things that she's not ready to do. What a cutie/stinker!

Latest obsession

The kids latest thing lately is pretending Damon's bed is a boat and the long snake can be used as a fishing pole, a rope, etc. They have a funny ball that they call their map and Andee is the captain of the boat. It all started after I read them a book from the library...The Backyardigans and they are pretending to look for the "Monster of the Murk". They love playing this and can do it for quite a long time. In fact I usually have to break it up because I'll need to put Katelynn down for a nap or something like that. It's so fun to watch them play and pretend together. Little kids have such big imaginations.

The Fourth

For some reason, blogging is the last thing on the earth I want to do these days. I'd rather clean the bathroom! Anyway, our 4h of July was so much fun. Tyler had the day off (insert big huge smile) we did the parade which was one of the cutest parades I've seen in a while. Next we hit up the library, they have the most amazing kid's section. Tons of play areas and toys so I don't have to worry about them knocking books off the shelves while I look for books. Next was swimming, lunch at the park then home for naps. Dinner then fireworks. The little community here does fireworks at the high school, our neighbor lady was so kind and gave us her tickets to the firework show. The kiddos loved it. They ran all around the football field, danced to music and ooed and awed at the gorgeous fireworks. I was so impressed, I was even in awe. What a fun day/night and what a blessing to live in this beautiful country.

ps I think I am the worst picture taker in the world...meaning I always forget my camera!