Monday, March 30, 2009

Please pray for us...
My older brother was in a seriously bad car accident today. We (sisters and bob) just got home from the hospital. He was life flighted to Creighton where he is in critical (we assume) but stable condition. He has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Please keep us in your prayers. We love him so very much.
with thanks
wendy and family

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spin-Tacular Event
We went to school last night for a free program to help raise money to build a new outdoor sports complex for the school. The complex will include a second gymnasium for the elementary. It included redoing the football field and track. There are other things involved including a fitness room, etc.
The spintacular event was a program called Champions Forever. Champions forever is a man, his wife, and their 12 children. Bruce Crevier and his family travel the world, spreading the word, and putting on a fantastic show. He is a 4x Guiness World Record Holder for spinning the most basketballs at once. I believe the highest number he has done is 21.
Riles came home very excited about the program they had at school. She kept telling me "He rides a giraffe unicyle that is 10 feet tall!" "Please take your camera so you can get a picture of it for me?" She asked so politely. So, of course we had to go see. It was a great show and we got to visit with aunt shell.
Here are some pics of the event.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birfday Danny!

You are a perfectly amazing young man. I have enjoyed every minute of being your momma (ok..we could have lived without the stopped breathing at 2 months, the seizures, and screaming at your sister). You have made my life richer simply by being in it. I hope your birthday was everything you wanted..with chinese food thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Best part of the party..
The party was fun, lots of cake was eaten, and three boys played wii into the night...
Danny and riles love their birthday presents. Dude came over and got to play all day with the riles. Logan and Brandon spent the night..even J.J. came to visit! I think everyone had a good time. Here are some pics to share with everyone. Thanks for coming and making the party great!
danny, riles, whimp, and chris

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birfday Riles!
I love you lots and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots. I am so glad you picked me to be your momma. (most days) I hope we have fun tomorrow on your birthday. I hope I remember to take prozac before we go. (chuck E. cheese's)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Her gap tooth grin...
Riles lost her very first tooth yesterday. sigh.. guess I better go get some tooth fairy paper huh? lol... She got $4.00 from the tooth fairy! WOW.. i guess the toothfairy is the ONLY one not affected by the economy. We have an exciting week this week. I have conferences at school for my classroom on wednesday and thursday, the kids' conferences is tomorrow night.. and on Friday it is RILES 6th BIRTHDAY! YAY! We are having their party together on Saturday because DANNY'S 12th BIRTHDAY is on MONDAY. Wahoo.. almost a teenager..yikes. crazy. I can't wait for them to open their birthday present. I think i am more excited then they are.
lol.. Here are pics of gappy.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Cindy and I went shopping on Saturday. We stopped at Fareway and discovered fresh strawberries were on sale. Strawberries just happen to be Riles very favorite thing. So I picked some up for her, and radishes for danny..sigh.. he is an odd little duck ya know.
Here are some pics of Riles eating her strawberry goodness. I am broke, so no pics of danno. He has a "publishing" fee. lol

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Wanting to get these for my kiddos.

Danny wants the cat or monkey, and riles wants the elephant.

Now, what should their words be? i thought spirited for riles and amazing for danny. What do you think. Positive words please.



Monday, March 02, 2009

Gearing up for another *girls* weekend..
Fickel, Mindy, and I are going to be heading to the middle of cornhusker land next weekend. We are attending a weekend long crop, and possibly state basketball tournaments, good luck Justin! I can't wait. I enjoy my time with these two immensely.
I have taken a personal day next Friday, as we head down on Thursday night. Thanks to momma pat and papa for helping get the kiddos to school on Friday. I love you both very much!
We (ok, I) spent the weekend cleaning out my house. Ugh. This job SUCKED. (Don't you just love my advanced vocabulary? lol) I cleaned out the kids rooms, the two hall closets, most of the toys in the front room(1 tub is left, mostly stuff Riles' plays with everyday), and the entry way. My big ole body hurt in places I didn't know I had! It feels so good to be decluttered. The next item on the agenda is cleaning out cupboards and scrapping stuff. I am going to wait to do this during our week long spring break. My kids will be in school, chris will be working, and I will be home cleaning and scrapping! Wahoo. This summer chris will tackle the outside.

I am in the beginning stages of weeding out 3000 children's books. Yes 3000! I have made a dent, but not a big one. (I will donate these items to a homeless shelter for their family area.) I am addicted to ordering books from Scholastic! lol.. I loved book orders as a child as well. Reading was and is one of my favorite hobbies. Both of my children love to read as well and I am so happy this is one of the things i can enjoy with them.(just never, ever take us all to a bookstore together!) It never mattered how low I was, as long as I had a book to read, the world was a better place. In fact, if I haven't read a "good" book in a while, I actually start feeling aggitated.
I wanted to post some pics of the last girls weekend with my sisters. We had a blast, and can't wait for our next adventure!
peace, love, and happiness (hey, isn't that a song?)