Saturday, October 28, 2006

Puppy Poll!

Well, our puppy was born last Sunday! For those who don't know we did decide on a Golden Retriever. I know, we said we were looking at a small breed, but everything we looked at just didn't seem to fit our family, especially with having small children. A Golden looks to be a great breed in every way, except the shedding which for those who know me, is going to be a challenge. I am a little obsessive compulsive about my house being clean, so I'm not quite sure how I will handle that. I will figure it out I'm sure :) The pros outwiegh the cons!

Here is a picture of the litter, we are waiting for recent pics before we choose one, but seen as Becky's kitty name poll was so successful I wanted to get everyone involved in our puppy! Any ideas are appreciated, although, before David even suggests it, we are ruling out Beast!

We thought it best to name her before she gets here, otherwise, left up to the boys you never know what it may end up with!! I like Gracie, Jasen is ok with that too, but would like to name it after a tool, go figure!!! Jaden has said he likes the name Madalee, we are open to other suggestions!! Let us know :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Bragging on Jaden!

Well, as a mother of the four most beautiful children on the planet, I have lots of things to brag about. Today, I want to focus on Jaden. For years Jaden has been terrified of dogs, due to an encounter with Maloneys vicious beast Buddy when he was about 18mos old!! However, since David and Jenn have had Sydney, he has slowly started to overcome his fear. On Sunday we had a major breakthrough, as you can see! Good job Sydney, you did something, none of us ever thought possible :)

On another note, Jaden recently brought home his very first report card from school. We were so proud of him. He is excelling in every area! Most importantly his teacher says he is a joy to have in class, he is a good listener and a good friend!! We love you Jaden :)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Full & Busy Week

Well, this last week has been a little bit of a whirlwind, hence the lack of posts (sorry becky!). However much was accomplished. The daycare opened on Wednesday. The first day was a little stretching, but Thursday & Friday went much more smoothly. I am so grateful for the two wonderful ladies that are working full time at the moment. Monica & Deanna have been a blessing.

On another note my Grandmother & cousin have been visiting from England. the kids have had a great time with them, and I must say I have enjouyed the additional help!! Do you think anyone will notice if I don;t send them home?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thoughts in the middle of the night!

So, I'm laying in bed at 3:30 this morning sandwiched in between Jasen & Jaden who was up numerous times in the night...thinking, number one, we need a bigger bed, and number two, thinking about exactly how many hours of sleep I have given up for my children over the last 5 years! After much mind boggling, I decided to get up and do something useful :) So, I have been up since about 4:00 working on daycare stuff!! I guess I should thank Jaden for giving me a couple of hours of uninterrupted work time......hey, I just realized, I haven't heard the word "Mama" for two, almost three hours!! AMAZING :)

Just recently we have had a couple of great announcements from our young adult couples! "I'm pregnant" has rung out with much excitement. We are all eagerly awaiting these new little ones, sweet bundles of joy........I have one thing to say. Enjoy your sleep, savor each minute, because 7 or 8 months from now, your life will change forever. You will have no more sleep, it will become a precious commodity. You will hear yourself say to each other, "honey, remember when we used to stay in bed until 10:00am on Saturday morning" or "remember when we used to lay on the couch after dinner and watch a movie?" or the best one "remember when we used to sit together through a whole church service?" Appreciate these times now, you will get them about 10 years from now!!!!!

I love each of my children will all of my heart, they are a true joy. One of the biggest lessons I have learned over the last 5yrs, is that NOTHING, not even marriage, challenges your ability to be selfless, like a child does :) Can anyone say AMEN? !

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Doggy Days!!

So, I'm sure that every parent as gone through the "Can we PLEEEEEEEASE get a dog" stage with their kids. We are going through it right now, and I can seriously say we are being slowly worn down, and actually warming up to the idea. I know most of you are thinking that a dog is the last thing we need right now, but hey, why not add to the craziness, it keeps life interesting!! If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for any particular type of breed, let us know.....we are thinking SMALL!!! These are a few of the breeds we are looking at!

Jasen refuses to get anything white & fluffy, as he thinks it would be embarassing!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

We are still Alive!!

I am finally getting chance to sit down and post!! This last couple of weeks has been so full, blogging has been at the bottom of my priority list...although I enjoy doing it :)

So, the daycare is ready to go, we are waiting on licensing and should be able to open on the 18th of this month. Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product, I think it turned out really well. The building has undergone a huge transformation. It is great to see it being used for something other than storage!! For those of you that didn't see it before I will post some pictures later!!

Jaden has been collecting bugs, Adam has been making cookies, and the babies have been being just all around cute!!