Thursday, November 10, 2011

That's MINE!

We assigned colors for the kids when they were born.
They have each become very attached to their color. 

Henry Sophia Sean and Edi

Edi is always pink. If it is pink she thinks it belongs to her.

Sophia's color is purple.
Henry's color is green.
Sean's color is blue.

Sometimes having their own color is a real pain in the .... but
it gives them something that is just theirs. There is NO question as to
which kid it belongs to if it is their color.

We are always trying to do things that will make life just a little easier. You would not believe
how much some things help.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our new playroom!

We moved into a much bigger house a couple of months ago. We have a lot more room and the kids have a huge playroom in the basement. The house is a 4 bedroom with 3 full baths and a huge laundry/storage room in the fully finished basement. Oh, how quickly the sanity returns.

We are all enjoying the new house. Hopefully it will make the winter a lot easier! Mommy loves all the extra space because it makes the house MUCH less noisy. Peace and calm...Ahhhhhh!

We are finally getting settled in and it is feeling like home! I could not feel more blessed! I am getting ready to start pre-school with the kids. I found some great teaching guides at our local school supply store and I am setting up the spare bedroom as our school.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Season and spending time with family!

God Bless!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I LOVE my cousins!

My mom brought my niece and nephew to visit for the night. We had a GREAT time!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Mommy, God made it snow!"

So we moved to Southern Alabama when the kids we just a little over 1 year old. It does not snow in Foley, Alabama, the temperatures rarely fall below freezing and if they do it is only for a night NEVER during the day. Chris had a job transfer at the beginning of the year and we all ended up in Northern Indiana. We are about 4 miles South of Michigan...YES, a very big change for us.

Anyway on Saturday the sun was shinning and all of a sudden it started thundering. Then came the rain which quickly turned into a mixture of snow and sleet. Needless to say the kids were very excited. Ummmm, Mommy, not so much!

The view from our dining room.

The whole time the kids were yelling, "Mommy, look God is making it snow."
Ya gotta love those kids even though they have no idea what we are in for this winter. We have been told that we will be having a lot of snow. Because of Lake Michigan being so close we are subect to the Lake Effect. Thank Goodness we recently moved to a much larger home so we will not go too stir crazy being stuck inside. I have also decided to start doing pre-school with the kids when the weather gets bad.

Luckily it was all melted by the time nap was over. Oh and just in time for the BIG Notre Dame game...but that's another story!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gulf Shores Vacation

We did not get as many pictures of our vacation as I would have liked. By the time we got to our condo on the beach we were all feeling a little under the weather. We spent most of the week not feeling well. The kids were sleeping with their puke buckets for several nights and both Chris and I were sick also. It lasted for about 4 days. We had a good time, during the times that we felt better, spending time with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Joe, Aunt Rosie, and Uncle Brent. We did not however get to spend much time with our friends down in Southern Alabama. It was a little disappointing!

We stopped on the way down South for a snack.
A picnic lunch.

The kids loved the pool. They were a little timid and Sean and Henry were the only ones that ventured out on their own. Sophia stepped in the pool while trying to get a ball and went under. From then on she did not want to get off the steps. One of the kids knocked Edi into the pool and she was very cautious from then on also.

The kids had a great time playing with Aunt Rose and Uncle Brent. I have always been very close to them but we haven't lived close to them since the kids were about 1. It was nice to see them bond so quickly!

I am so thankful to God for the awsome family he has blessed us with!