Sunday, August 19, 2012

 Since last summer… Everyone is growing up.  Cole:  finished his 2nd year of preschool. I hope he is ready for kindergarten! He had a hole in his bottom back tooth that had to be pulled out in January and they ended up capping 7 more teeth.  We had to go to the hospital since he is so young, so they could put him under.  It was very amusing seeing him on the “silly juice”. So he has a mouth full of silver already! Isabel: follows a lot of what Cole does.  They fight a lot, but then play well together also.  Izzie is still very loud. Very drama queen. But so much a princesses. She loves wearing dresses.  Brooke is walking all the time.  She has found her voice and screams all the time. She does sign “more”, “please”, and “eat”.  She loves giving kisses and hugs. Cant wait till she can talk.  We have a busy schedule this summer.  Have something to do everyday, so that is fun.  By the time yall get this, I hope we have the house up on the market.  Got title done in our entry way, replaced most of the carpet in the TV room.  Still have our bunnies.  The mom has died/disappeared, but the dad is still here and we have 6 babies left, plus our 2 chickens.  Who knows what we will do with them when we move. Elliott got a dirt bike and drives it to work a lot and hopefully we will have him a new car when yall get this too.  Its so stinking hot for him to drive to work. Us girls here ran the mud run and had so much fun! We are going to do it again in November!

Forgot to mention:
 Last summer the only trip we took was up to AR to see Kendell.  That was a horrible trip. Guess I should say a horrible drive and hotel.  Elliott was on call and with 3 kids we had to stop pretty often.  Elliott had to find internet in one little town on the way up there so it took us like an hour before we were on the road again.  Then the hotel was nasty.  There were 2 inch long ants, spiders, white trash people and a bloody fight.  Needless to say we won’t stay at a Red Roof again. And diarea kids pooping all over the bathroom. Gross! It was great to see the Becks and the new addition.  It was a great blessing.  Since it has been so hot we have been spending a lot of days at water parks and pools.  We got this awesome gazebo for our deck to cool us down and we have a window a/c unit in our tv room to help.

Elliott applied for Border Patrol. We went down to Houston Sept 13 for him to take the test. We stayed in the condo and the kids and I had fun, while Elliott studied.  We went swimming and tried to watch a movie at the theater there, we played games and had ice cream.  While he was taking the test we went to hang out with Jenny and her family.  It was fun and nice to see them. Elliott’s grandmother found out she had stage 4 stomach cancer and only had weeks to live.  Her memory was like Big Mom’s for about a year. As soon as they found this out, his family made funeral plans.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

growing up

Has it really been since November that I posted something?! Well the kids are growing up, and too fast. I feel sad that they are growing so fast because I cant baby them anymore. I love my babies. But Elliott said to be grateful that they are growing. Which is true. Cole is still in preschool and its going great. He is able to write all his alphabets, and is starting to understand the sounds. He loves to fight and wrestle with any older kid he can find. He had a hole in his tooth and we talked to a friend of ours who is a Pediatric Dentist and said he needs that taken care of. So we had to go to Children's and they had to put him under. Turns out he had 8 cavities and an absest on the tooth with the hole, so it had to be pulled. He did a great job at the hospital and recovered so fast. It always amazes me how quick little ones recover.

Miss Princess Isabel is just as pretty as they can get! She is just so girly! Loves her My Little Ponies her cousin, I mean Santa, gave her. She is totally potty trained! She is attached to my hip and wants me to hold her all the time.

Brooke is 10 months now and is crawling everywhere! She is walking around furniture. She is still the best baby. Goes right to sleep when I put her in bed. Doesn't cry and scream when she is hungry or poopy. She is so pleasant!

As for Elliott and I, we are starting to train for our Survival Run at the end of April.