Sunday, October 4, 2009
We really like it in Missouri. We live right across the street from someone that I grew up with. It is so nice to have someone we know so close. Lisa and I are both stay at home mom's so we switch out babysitting so we can get small errands done during the day. Andrew calls Jacob his best friend. The sad thing is that they will only be here through the summer.
I am excited to be only a 12 hour drive from my family now. We get to go see them at Thanksgiving. We have been so far a way that Thanksgiving was usually spent at home. We also get to visit Stephen's family at Christmas. I am so excited!
Columbia is a really family friendly town. There are a lot of fun things for families to do. The library here is great! Andrew and Ali love it! And there are no late fees. We went to St. Louis when Brittney (my sister) came to visit. St. Louis is about 1 1/2 hours from us. We went to the zoo there, and it was FREE. It is one of the best zoo's I have ever been to. We didn't even get to see it all.
We also got to go to a Mizzou game a few weeks ago, thanks to one of Stephen's generous professors. We went to Wal-mart to buy some Mizzou gear so we could look like real fans. I was feeling kind of bad for wearing the Missouri colors when Tech was playing the same day. It kind of felt like I was cheating on Tech. By the end of the game I felt like I could be a Missouri fan too, but only if they aren't playing Tech. Andrew even started yelling "M-I-Z-Z-O-U". It was a lot of fun! The kids did so well that we stayed for the whole game. They like to watch "touchdowns".
On a side note Andrew and Ali are peddling now, and Andrew is potty trained. Yeah! He finally started telling me when he needs to go potty.
Stephen is very busy with school. It stays up late at school a few nights a week, and goes half a day on Saturday. He is really enjoying it though.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is me after a night with rollers.
I have wanted to try this for a few weeks, and I finally got around to buying some. Last Saturday night I rolled Ali's hair in sponge rollers. I thought that she would probably take them out during the night, but they were all in when she woke up. I have before and after pictures. I think that the rollers I used were a little too small. Her hair was really curly. Trial and error I guess. I remember hating it when I had to sleep in sponge rollers and from all the pictures I can find of myself it looks like I did often. I am doing the same thing to my little girl. I guess she has to learn now..........pain=beauty. P.S. I know everything is out of order. I couldn't get any of the pictures to move with my cursor.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
On Saturday Stephen and I thought we would try to be productive and pack a few boxes. We told the kids to go downstairs and play. While we were upstairs I said, "Stephen something smells." A few minutes later Stephen went downstairs to check on the kids. He yelled up to me, "Get down here now!" Andrew had pooped in his underwear. Then he decided to take the soiled underwear off. That wouldn't have been so bad, but they decided to drive cars threw the poop. It was all over the carpet. To make matters worse someone was coming to see our house later that day. I thought I was going to lose it! Luckily it was naptime, and we put them both down for a nap so that we could clean. I am so grateful that we have a carpet cleaner. I don't know what we would have done without it. We did get it clean in time for the showing, and our house didn't smell like poop either.
P.S. I didn't feel the need to share any pictures.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We also went to the zoo a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. I love that the kids can tell me all the animals this year. When we ask them what a giraffe has, they say a long neck. When we ask what does an elephant have, they say a long nose. We didn't even use the stroller. They held our hands the whole time. Of course, we had to threaten them that we would have to leave if they didn't hold our hands. They are getting so big. Andrew is going to be 3 on the 13th, and I can't believe it.
I will post pictures later.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
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Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Ali and Cousin Madison riding the horses
Andrew liked playing Crazy Taxi with Daddy
Cory (brother in law), Ken (brother), Ronnie (brother), Baby Luke, Dad, and Stephen
Christmas Morning- Andrew loved his race track
Ali had to take her PJ's off right away to put on the boots that Yaya got her.
Ali and Andrew on Christmas morning.
Ali also had a birthday while we were gone. She got to have a combined birthday party with her cousin Jake that is 2 weeks older than her.
Jake and Ali's cake. They had fun eating their cake.Cousin Reagan helping Ali open her gifts.
Ali's 2 year Check-up
The only reason I mention her check-up is because of what Andrew said while we were there. Ali's was crying because she didn't want to be weighed, and Andrew said, "Ali, it's okay." He kept saying it over and over. I thought that was really sweet. She weighed 21 lbs. 5 oz. and she is 33 inches long.