Friday, March 26, 2010

Easton turns 1!!!!

Maybe I am just a bit weird, but during the first year of each of my kids' life I think about having their first birthday party. Mainly because I like having people over to our house and it is a good excuse to make some yummy food and cake! Well this year didn't work out as planned:( We were sick the week leading up to his first birthday party. Sean took most of the week off and I was sick and completely drained of energy. I didn't have a choice but to postpone the poor little guys birthday party. I had already bought all of the food for his party so I still had to do something. We were supposed to have it on a Saturday and had to postpone it for the following Wednesday before our bible study in Omaha. My mom was gracious enough to open up her house and the turn out was pretty good. I requested no gifts, but people really didn't listen. Overall, even though we had to postpone it, I think our little guy enjoyed his first birthday party!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And then there were four!

We are super excited to announce that we are expecting #4 the week of Thanksgiving! I joke with my mom that we planned this so she can watch the other three kiddos during her break from school...ok, we didn't really think about the dates, we just knew we wanted to have another one. The girls are elated...Easton has no clue what is about to happen. He gets a little jealous of the girls, so we will see if he will be like Katelyn--who cried, and cried, and cried...and still cries when little Easton came along.
Some common questions that I am getting:
1. Do you know how this happens? Yes, we are well aware of how babies are conceived.
2. Is this your last? I don't know. We wanted to have at least 4 kids, however it is in God's hands. We are not big fans of birth control.
3. Are you crazy? Don't have have enough? No, I don't think I am crazy yet....:)
4. What do you want to have? Well I believe the gender has already been determined. We will find out in late July sometime. I am not one for surprises. :) I am not going to prepare a room for this one. If it is a girl, she will get Easton's boy room and then Easton will move into the girl's room until this baby is old enough to be out of a crib. We have a 4th bedroom, but I really hate to give it up at this point. I am sure Easton will have fun bunking with the girls.
5. How come you told people so early? Aren't you worried something might happen to the baby? Ok--kind of hard for a 4 year old to keep a secret...ever had one? Also, if something happens to this one-- yes we will be devastated....but would we really want to be all alone? We lost one at 13 weeks and it was hands down one of the hardest things that I had to experience. I had tons of support from friends and family and could not have gotten through it without them.
So please pray that everything goes well for this one.
6. Oh my goodness-- how are you going to pay for college tuition for all these kids? Not worried at all...hasn't even really worried us. Funny how people bring it up all of the time. Lord willing, not all of our kids will want to go to college. If they do, we will be supportive in their decisions if they are going for something they actually need--like a certificate to practice or work in a certain field. I paid for my own education without loans and Sean paid for his...why not make our kids do the same:)

Psalm 127:3-- Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Swimming lessons for the girls!

We took swimming lessons this winter and I am so glad I enrolled the girls at the YMCA. When I first signed up I didn't know what to expect because the last time we took swimming class we went to another gym. To my surprise I knew three of the other mom's in the class and I knew the teacher. That was fun to see them every week in class.
This was Jocelyn's second class. She was in a group with a few other kids and loved her teacher. She is still a bit timid of the water, but does just fine. She is definitely not our adventurous one. According to her report card she still has a few things to work on and isn't ready to move on to the next level.Katelyn is a different story. That little girl has no fear of the water. She will jump right in. She will go under water without hesitation and pretty much did whatever the teacher wanted her to do. It worries me a bit that she is just like me when I was little-- jumping off the high dive at our local pool and then not knowing what to do. I really hope she isn't as adventurous, but all signs point to being a risk taker. We will have to watch her with an extra eye this summer when we are out on the boat. Her report card said she is ready to move onto a class without me-- when she turns 3.At the end of the last day in class the kids got a chance to go down the big water slide. Of course Jocelyn was too scared to go, but Katelyn on the other hand went down twice!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And the blogging begins...

Well I have been thinking about blogging for a while now, so I thought I would give it a try. I have a few friends who are avid bloggers and are really good at what they do. In no way shape or form will my blog be as cool as their's...there are some really cool ones out there by the way. I really don't have any goals or set agendas. Some post certain things on Mondays, Tuesdays and so on. I am just going post things about what is going on in this busy little house of ours with our three kiddos. So here it is goes...:) Enjoy!