Monday, June 30, 2008

Visit with cousins

On Saturday, my aunt Kristy, and my cousins, Nicole and Steven came and stayed at our house. We had such a great time. We were able to go out to Deep Lake and let the kids swim (since it was soooo hot! In the 90's). The kids really enjoyed it. Makyla got to swim in the lake for the first time. Thank you for staying with us! We loved it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kora's Birthday

Last night we went to my niece's birthday party. My brother, Boe and his wife, Trisha live in Centralia, so it is around an hour and a half drive. Kora turned 5!!! Makyla was so jealous, she heard a voice message that Trisha left last week about the party and said "that is not fair!!" When I asked what was not fair, she said "that she gets to turn 5 before I do!" Kids...they just don't understand! When we were on our way to their house for the party, my mom let me know that my aunt and cousin were going to be there. I haven't seen my cousin since her wedding before Mark and I got married. She hasn't seen Makyla in forever, and she had never seen Mason!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Here are some fun pictures from when we had sun. We have had no sun since June has hit. :(

My Littlest Blessing

Isn't she the cutest?

Potty trained, but still not giving up those binkies!

Merayya is also just growing too fast! She is already 3 1/2 months old. She started to roll from her front to her back when she was between 6 and 8 weeks old. That is super fast, and I really wasn't so sure that she could do it and it wasn't just the circumstances. Everytime I would put her on her front to go and do something I would come back to see her on her back. I finally saw her do it herself and that is when I chose to "believe" that she could do it! She is probably going to be our last baby, and so I really didn't want to accept that she could grow that fast, but she is! Now that she is 3 1/2 months old she has been rolling from back to stomache. I just can't believe how fast she is growing. All of the kids love her (sometimes a little too many kisses and hugs). I have adjusted well to having three for all of my friends that are scared to take the plunge....GO FOR IT!! My life has really gotten harder in certain aspects, and easier in other aspects, I wouldn't change it for the world. God has truly blessed me.

Growing too fast!

There are many things that I am grateful for right now. Makyla is so excited to start preschool in the Fall. I am planning on working with her, but she is already getting so smart. This morning while I was still in bed she took one of her little cups from her kitchen and used it to trace circles and cut them out. She LOVES art work and it is so neat to see her brain in action. I am excited to see how well she will do in preschool and to help her learn to read. She is pretty good at writing and reading all of her letters and numbers. Her behavior (she has always been my greatest challenge) is getting better, thanks to a little "LOVE AND LOGIC." I purchased the book about a month ago, and it has been awesome reading!

Forever grateful!

My friend Amanda is an amazing blogger and after she moved away, I have been able to catch a glimpse of her family's life through all of her great blogging. I would like to do the same with my own family, only I have been feeling like there is nothing to write about. Boy am I wrong! First off, Mason decided (all on his own) that it was time for potty training. On Superbowl Sunday he wanted his pants off and went poop on the toilet all by himself, but ever since then he has done nothing! A few weeks ago I bought a bag of dum-dum suckers (his favorite). I thought when I bought them, "well, these are sure a lot cheaper then diapers!" I bought them just because I hadn't seen such a big bag of them before and I really wanted a motivator for potty training in the future. I figured that I would try around his third birthday that is in September. He really just decided that he was ready all of a sudden. On Friday he went potty three times without needing to be prompted. He just went in the bathroom and took his diaper off and yelled "mommy!" until I came and helped him. After that I thought I would try him in underwear. I really wanted to see what would happen if he knew that there was no diaper to catch the pee. He had one accident on Saturday, which was the first day. He even went through nap with underwear on and he didn't wet the bed! I am truly amazed at how well he has done. Today is Wednesday, and he has been wearing underwear everyday and NO ACCIDENTS!! He goes in all by himself and goes. I don't even have to prompt him. WAY TO GO MASON! I am so proud of my little boy!