Sunday, July 19, 2009

more pictures and great news~

Today I have decided to post some pictures of just Camron. Tomorrow will be someone different. So, here we go............ Camron when he seen a bear or anything that he could get his picture with he wanted it to be done.

This M&M Bear was in the ice cream shop by the pool. When you walked by it all you could smell is melted chocolate. YUMMM. I really wanted to get everyone picture on this but time ran out. We got this one done when Camron and I were doing laundry.
Every night at 8pm the clock behind the wolf and Camron would dance and tell a little story then someone else would read a bedtime story to the kids. After the story they were able to see the wolf up close. Katey and Jacob both said NO but not Camron. He went into the line and waited so good. When everyone moved up he just stayed put. Not sure why he didn't move when the line moved. But when it was his turn he was all smiles. He even tried to "pull" out a tooth or pull his head off not sure which one.

He was floating in the pool at the hotel in the U.P. He loves to "swim" in the baby floaty thing instead of using a life jacket.

Camron next to the big ice cream cone. Again something I wanted to have all 3 kids pictures with but it didn't work out. I have more pictures of Camron but they are on my mom's camera that I still have to download onto our computer.

Look closely you will see NO TRAINING WHEELS!! At the start of the summer she wanted her training wheels off and she didn't have her balance yet. I talked her into putting them back on. When we put them back on I put them up and back a little bit so she could learn how to balance. Today after we took a bike ride, I told her lets move them up again and see how she does. Well needless to say we took them OFF! She is so excited about having no "strings" that we had to call a few friends and family members to tell them the good news. Now when we go for bike rides her bike is quiet and I don't' like it. Its hard to figure out where she really is. She is still a bit wobbly but I know over time the wobbliness will go away.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

we are back

We made it back on Thursday night. The kids LOVED the Great Wolf Lodge. We planned on staying only two nights but they offered us a 3rd night at half price so we stayed the 3rd night. Most of the time I was off with Katey going down the slides or being in the pool, while my mom was with the boys in the kiddie pool area. After becoming water logged at the Gread Wolf we took the kids over Mackinaw Bridge. The kids were really good in the van. Maybe the last hour or so is when mostly Katey became whiney and she was done riding. But all in all it was a fun time. I hope to post pictures all weekend/week for you all to see. Yeah Amanda it would've been funier comming to your house but maybe next year!!

This is the view as we entered the water park. The big bucket I do have pictures of this thing dumping that I will post at a later date.

Katey living under the water. She is such a little water bug.

The boys loved the kiddie pool. Mom said this water toy was thier favorite.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

vacation with a change of plans

I am on VACATION!!!! Can't tell that I am excited can you?? Well tomorrow we were suppose to be heading down to Neb to visit my friend Amanda, who I have never met and we have been friends for almost 6 years. How did we become friends since I live in Michigan and her in Nebraska? We met on We would email each other and then we exchanged phone numbers and now we talk on the phone at least once a day. Well ok its more like 3-4 or more times a day. Our kids are back to back almost (4-6 weeks apart) each time. We talk about everything and anything. So my mom, myself and my kids were going to take the drive to visit her, but she was offered a full time job, so now we are heading in a different direction! Where are we going now?? Well we are now going up north. First to Traverse City to Great Wolf Lodge. We have never been their but I have been wanting to go. I know the kids will have a blast. After that we will hit the sand dunes and then to Mackinaw city so the kids can see the Mackinaw Bridge. What we will do after all that I have no idea. So I may or may not be posting this week depending on who has a computer. But I know I won't be posting any pictures until I get back then watch out!

Amanda way to go on your new job! I hope it will lead to another full time job when this one is over!! We will have to plan for next summer! I will be thinking of you all this week. I will have my cell phone so feel free to call, my mom might even answer!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

happy birthday jacob

We just celebrated another birthday in our household. Little Jacob James is now 2! Not sure where the last 2 years have gone. I still remember him being this little tiny squishy baby, but not he is this little boy who is becoming more and more independent every day. When we found out that he was going to be a boy Katey broke down crying she was so heartbroken that she was going to have yet another brother, but she has gotten over that fact that he is a boy and now loves him very much. Jacob is this sweet little boy who will still help mommy pick up with or without asking to. Today after I picked up the baby toys I guess I missed one he picked it up and looked at me, and put it where it went. What a good boy only if he didn't out grown that. He is busy keeping up with the other two kids, hes not afraid of doing what they are doing. But it scares me! He is just a little bundle of joy to be around. I have enjoyed these last 2 years and can't wait for the many more years to come.

Jacob talking to his sister for the first time. He don't look please at whatever she just said.

Jacob at his birthday party loving the blue frosting. Yes his shirt and hands and face came clean!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

cup cakes anyone?!?!

As you all know Camron had a birthday last week. Since it was HOT here last week we cheated and went to the store and bought him a cake, well ok cupcakes, he picked. It was 87 in the house all week since it took Jerry about 4 days before he decided that is was hot in the house before he put in the A/C, so no way was i firing up the oven. He picked out a alligator that held 24 cupcakes, so off to my mom's work to surprise her. We all had a cupcake, Now we have 20 left. Took them home and kids maybe ate 2 more of them so now down to what.........18. Fast forward to the next day.......... Both boys wanted a cupcake for breakfast, so fine, you know they are healthy they have eggs in them, they might be able to be considered breakfast food. I know you have fed your kids cookies or cupcakes for breakfast at time too. Now we are down to 16 cupcakes.I am trying to clean up the bathroom a little bit mainly toilet, you know boys, i swear it doesn't matter the age of the boy either, then I heard Camron," mommy you better come here."
ugh is all I could think. Go in to the kitchen and what do I see?? Jacob up on the stool crying, with a cupcake in his hand. I guess he wanted another one after I told him no, One cupcake is my limit for breakfast I swear! So yes the good mother I am I grab my camera to take pictures of him while he was shaking, crying, scared, and I was laughing all the time. Camron on the other hand was a little bummed that he lost all of his cupcakes.

You can see the cardboard alligator thing behind him on the floor. Under the cardboard was what 16 cupcakes, a red vacuum that got trashed I didn't feel like cleaning it up, and the stool that he stood on. It might look like he laughing but he was scared and crying.

He never let go of the cupcake that he was after either, see it in his hand?? Not sure but I think the cupcakes lost this battle.

Still upset that I am still taking pictures at this point and not tending to his needs. Still has cupcake in hand!

As I was taking off his diaper to put him in the tub I notice all the frosting that was under his arm. My guess is the cupcakes slid down his arm as he was trying to stop them from falling. I also threw the stool in the tub with him. So that dreadful day we lost 16 yummy cupcakes, and one red vacuum.