Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Hayden

Just wanted to wish our niece Hayden Brown a Happy Birthday!! Yesterday was her birthday, and we hope she had a GREAT day! See ya soon:)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our little boy...

Our little boy is really growing up.... TOO FAST! Some things that have led me to realizing this is...
1. Bodie now gets his own happy meal at McD's. He eats his own Cheeseburger(really he is so cute holding his cheeseburger). What happened to giving little bites of food?

2. So the last couple days, he has wanted to sit on the big potty. Usually it is after Hailee gets done peeing, but he insist on taking his diaper off and sitting on the potty. So I have let him and he has peed in the potty twice, and has grunted several times:) Bodie is 16 months old and so smart! We will just wait and see what this leads to, but I am SO PROUD OF HIM!! This was a big deal at our house and he was full of smiles and claps for himself! GO BODIE KALE!!

Nice Weather

We really took time to enjoy the nice weather we had for a couple days. It was so good to get out and get some fresh air, and let the kids run off some of their energy. We did lots of things like walking, wagon rides, bike rides, skateboarding, swinging, football and of course soccer!!

Hailee loves pushing her brother in the swing!!
Austin playing football at the neigbors

Wagon ride...

Bike ride...
Things have been going good around our house. We have been enjoying lots of family time:)
Hope you all enjoyed the nice days outside!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Party

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day! We celebrated with our homeschool group on Friday by having a Valentine Party. The kids had fun decorating their valentine sacks, creating their Valentines to pass out, and coming up with a craft to share with our group. There was several kids that came to our homeschool group party so it was super fun. We played several games, did a tissue flower craft, passed out valentine cards, and had some yummy food. Here are a couple pictures.

My three kiddo's. Austin said he didn't want a valentine shirt... So Hailee and Bodie celebrated by wearing their valentine shirts that I purchased. Thanks Michelle Lemon for making them:)
Hailee Brooke

Bodie Kale

Hailee doing the Valentine toss... Just love her facial expressions!

Games, and crafts..
Jesse and I don't do the whole Valentine gift thing, but we did make sure to get the kids some DOVE chocolate's (their favorites) and some ring pops! We spent our Valentine's Day at home with a nice grilled steak dinner, and an evening of Monday night TV. To me that is a perfect night!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


If you get a chance please say a prayer for my dad. He is scheduled for surgery today to have an assist removed from his back. It is on the spine and has been causing lots of pain. This should be a same day surgery, so pray things go good and he will be released to go home today. I know that God will watch over him:)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


We want to wish Papaw Bill Swartzentruber a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Just want to say Happy 30th Anniversary to my parents. Their anniversary was yesterday so I am a day late, but that is okay!! Hope you both had a great day together:) We love you both!!

Crazy Weather

This weather lately has been super crazy... As I look outside right now, we have icicles hanging from our porch. They say we will be getting round 2 later today. To be honest, I am ready for the WARM weather to come. However right now, I have to prepare for this yucky round two to come through. The kids have lanterns and blankets ready, we are stocked up on MILK and chocolate syrup (a necessity at our house), I have flashlights, candles, and kerosene heater on standby. We are saying a extra prayer for daddy and all the people that have to work out in this ice and snow. Please keep them safe!!