Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from our house to yours

Randy did buy a new camera and gave it to me early.
He's a great man...I'm very grateful for my wonderful husband and beautiful kids. I've taken over a hundred pictures and a handful of video (much bigger memory in my new camera!!!) but it's Christmas eve and time to spend with family...but here is a little present for my readers...

Monday, December 22, 2008

If my darling husband is really buying my Christmas present today...
If my darling husband is buying me a pretty new camera...
If my darling husband will give my present to me early...

I'll actually blog with pictures!

He's pulling in the driveway right now...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Photo time

Lily loves to play with play dough. Harrison does too but it normally ends up in his mouth. We decided to make our own edible (1/2 cup salt=yuck!) Kool-aid play dough. Lily enjoyed her clown nose.

This is why we made edible play dough. Harrison caught in the act.

Happy Birthday to Randy. Lily helping to blow out ALL those the candles.

This was too funny to pass up a photo op. Sort of funny I'm not participating in this vaccum fun.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Halloween 2008

Harrison the happy(?) giraffe

Lily, AKA Snow White, is always happy in costume.

Any candy in here?

Halloween 2008

The giraffe is escaping...get him!

Trick o' treating at Ted's house

I'll take some of that.

Too much candy makes the bag too heavy

Saying Thank You to the nice lady

Harrison's back seat view

What makes a little girl happier? Dresses and candy!

Now he's Harrison the happy giraffe

Poppa and his Princess

Can't forget about the dogs, although they would have preferred to be forgotten on Halloween.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Vote!!!!!!!!!!! Go Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vote! Vote!! Vote!!!

Another reason to love Hy-Vee??? Early voting last weekend while buying eggs. No line. Sweet!

My vote goes to Barack Obama. Go Obama!

Whoever you vote for just vote!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Sneak peek at our Halloween costumes. Last night was our daycare party. We'll get full use out of our costumes this year.

Myself as a gypsy and Harrison as a wizard

Harrison in his full wizard gear

Randy stole Harrison's hat (not really since Harrison kept throwing it off)

Cutest wizard ever

Happiest Snow White ever

Snow White doesn't mind posing for a few pics

Princess Lily playing with her new doll house

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Harrison's Halloween costume ordeal

Daycare asked last week if Harrison was going to be a cat for Halloween. I laughed and said no. Apparently Lily told her he is going to be a cat.

Yesterday while I was sewing his wizard costume Lily asked what I was doing. I told her I was making Harrison's costume. She asked if I was making a cat costume and I told her no. She got a little upset and again told me Harrison was going to be a cat.

Not that there is anything wrong with Harrison dressing as a cat it just wasn't a plan at all. Not sure where that all came from!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tag...I'm it.

Dawn and Ann tagged me so here it is...

The rules are below…
Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

10 years ago I was:
1. A junior at the University of Iowa
2. On my 4th year of dating Randy
3. Working at Orange Julius
4. Asked to be a God mother to my niece, Sydney
5. Hanging out with my nursing buddies, Darci, Vikki, Tracy, Ann and Sara

5 things on today’s to do list:
1. Get a IA driver's license
2. Mail baby gifts
3. Put dinner in the crock pot
4. Watch presidential debate!!!
5. Snuggle my kids and hubby

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Goldfish
2. Fountain pop
3. Dakota Style sunflower seeds
4. Carmel apples (had one at Oktoberfest.yum)
5. Chex cereal

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy a hybrid vehicle
2. Pay off all our student loans and house
3. Take care of my family
4. Buy a vacation home and share with family and friends
5. Travel with the kids (and take along family to help "nanny" :)

5 places I have lived:
1. J-town
2. Mayflower dorm (I think I stayed there one night:)
3. 1st apartment with Jody and her crazy ex-boyfriend
4. 5 apartments/townhomes/houses with Randy
5. As of 2 months ago we moved into our new home

5 jobs I have had:
1. Waitress at a gazillion different places
2. Babysitter
3. Receptionist at a salon
4. NICU nurse
5. CPR instructor

Passing the torch onto...Staci, Heather, Pamela, Josephine, and Renee

Monday, October 06, 2008

Just funny

Randy??? Lily???? Harrison???

Cute kids

Beautiful fall day

Enjoying the gorgeous fall day and playing outside. Lily loves to push her stroller around and Harrison has taken a liking to the car.

Playing together

It didn't take long for Harrison to figure another way out of the car

Sitting quietly and enjoying the scenary

Picture of our new house. The kids have a lot of front yard to play in. :)

Oktoberfest, Amana Colonies

Last weekend we went to the Amana Colonies for Oktoberfest. Our friends, Ted and Kristie, came along too. It was a beautiful fall day and we had a lot of fun. We arrived late for the parade but the final few floats emptied their candy bags right in front of Lily. She scooped up as much as her little arms would hold and had a huge smile on her face. We walked through town, Lily and I did some crafts, played at the petting zoo, and had a great time.

Randy and I couldn't resist this photo

Lily decorating a pumpkin

Family picture opportunity

Lily and Harrison having fun at Oktoberfest

Daycare update

After moving we found an inhome daycare we thought would be great...wrong. It was too big (husband and wife were both licensed) and our kids didn't feel comfortable and showed signs over the 10 days we were there. We switched daycares and now go to Ms. L's house and it's great. It's very similar to our Colorado daycare and the kids love it there. They are excited about going and it feels so much better for all of us.

Ms. L had some pre-planned vacation days so we found a college student to come to the house for the morning hours. It worked out well and I was able to work during the morning, put them down for their naps and work a little more, then got to spend more time with them after naps. If I could have that schedule every day it would be awesome. We played and had some extra quality time together. Here is evidence we all had fun...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mobile baby

About 10 days ago, Harrison started to walk more and more each day...

Last weekend he took off and never looked back...

Homecoming Parade

Last weekend we went to the homecoming parade. It was a beautiful, fall day and the parade was really good. Lily learned if she held out her bag people would fill it with candy. Who can resist a cute little girl in a Hawkeye uniform? Even her Cyclone grandpa would melt. :)

Harrison loved the parade too but not for the candy. He sat on our laps and watched all the people and floats. He grabbed on extra tight when a loud truck or car drove by. The parade was fairly long, at least an hour long, but he was so chill the whole time. It was a great time enjoyed by all of us.