Tuesday, September 1, 2009

As promised pictures of the AC/DC concert. By far and away the best concert I've ever been to. We had a great time. The boys think mom and dad are "the coolest".

It's been such a busy summer. We've gone to Great Wolf Lodge a few times and Camelbeach water park. I tried to keep the kids busy. There were lots of places I would have liked to take the kids (Bronx Zoo, Claws and Paws, Mountain Creek just to name a few)but summer was in fast forward. I can't believe how quick it went. I enjoyed having the kids home. We were up late, slept in til almost noon and just out having fun. I'm going to miss having them around all day and so will Saige. Julie has made it her duty to go in and get Saige out of her crib in the morning. Saige gets the biggest kick out of "J". I know Saige will be like a fish out of water when the kids go back to school. She's loves tagging around with them all day. I'm definately NOT looking forward to the kids sports schedule...BUSY BUSY BUSY. It's going to be a crazy busy Fall.

Saige has learned SO many new words and even speaks sentences. "I got it" is one of her fav's. She can also count to five. Before she jumps on something she will stand a few steps back and count...1...2...3...GO!! It's hysterical.

Below are some pictures of the beautiful flowers and cake my mom got me for my birthday. I truly have the best mom, kids, hubby and friends ever. I'm a lucky gal!

Oh geez and I almost forgot. The sights you see at concerts! lol. Below there is also a picture of a woman who was crazy enough to wear a bikini with only a fishnet cover up. *note all of the people around her laughing* I don't know WHAT made this woman think she should strut around in a bikini, for crying out loud her ta ta's were down to her knees. lol. My poor kids had to see this!

















Monday, August 10, 2009

Bad bad blogger

It's been a LONG time since I've blogged. I have so much to catch up on. This summer seems to be flying by. I've been trying so hard to spend quality time with all of the kids this summer because I know once school starts it's back to the same ole boring daily routine.
So far we have been to Space Farms (local zoo), Turtlebeach Water Park and Great Wolf Lodge not once but TWICE. We are planning on going back a third time August
25th. I figure it'll be an early birthday present for me. This time will be extra special because I'll get to spend quality time with my hubby. The last time we went it was just the three older kids and I. It was fun but I missed Carl. I'm not used to not having him around so while I had fun with the kids it was always stuck in our minds that he wasn't there. It took some getting used to. Something none of us ever WANT to get used to.
Any who, Saige is talking up a storm! Her latest word is yellow. She knows the color and points to it and screams out the word every chance she gets. She also knows when it's bedtime and when she is told it's time for night night the older kids tell her to "Run Saigie RUN!". Of course she takes off running and when I finally catch her she's laughing like crazy. She also lives for when daddy comes home. She loves when he gets home and takes her for walks. Well, it's not a "walk" for her because she's up on daddy's shoulders. This is her favorite spot. We call it the cat bird seat. She LOOOOVES it up there. They go check on the cows and Saige cries "COWIE" the whole way. TOO cute!
The other kids are just enjoying summer. Julie fell out of bed a couple weeks back and has an indentation in her cheek that we had checked out by both the pediatrician AND the dentist. Both assured me that it will go away in due time. We sure hope so. Stephen and Michael should be going to soccer practice but I just can't bring myself to go. It's SUMMER!! Geez, we need a break!
Busy days are ahead and I dread the end of summer. I'll post some pictures soon! Carl and I took the boys to an AC/DC concert last week and I'm dying to post the pictures but haven't had a chance yet. SOON I promise!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Graduation

Julie had her Kindergarten Graduation last week. (slow at blogging I know) I still can't believe my baby will start first grade in September. That was a FAST six years. The graduation was SO cute. The kids sang songs, wore handmade graduation hats complete with tassel and posed for countless pictures. The video below is definately one of my favs. The kids had such a good time singing it...too cute!











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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Goofing around

Saige has become quite the goofball lately! She looooves horsing around with her brothers and sister. If they are on the couch she has to be goofing with them. Her latest thing is showing off her pretty teeth. It's cute, she cracks a big smile and points to her teeth as you can see from the pics. We are so very blessed.
























Friday, June 12, 2009

We're going to Sesame Place tomorrow

to meet Mer, Tim and Lulu, Carol and Samantha, Shannon, Jason and Halle-Grace, Kris and Matthew. I've got the camera all charged up and ready to take tons of pics! Can't wait!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saige had her ENT appt yesterday and it went really well. Her ear infection had cleared up. He did note that she has alot of wax but was still hopeful that the weather change will keep the infections at a minimum. Hopefully this was her last one.
We are really looking forward to the end of school. We all get tired of the same routine every morning and night. I also look forward to the end of sports for the summer. It'll be nice to be able to RELAX at night without worrying about hauling the kids back and forth to soccer practice. Weekends will be nice too. No more Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon games. Woo Hoo. They still have karate but it's only twice a week so I can handle that easy. I would like to sign them back up for swim lessons at the Y this summer but we'll see how ambitious I am. lol.
Here's some random pics of the kids.
























Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Ok, so I've had a feeling that Saige had an ear infection and yesterday the undeniable truth hit me like a ton of bricks. Julie is my shopping buddy. Julie loves to shop and can shop til she drops much like me. Saige on the other hand is so NOT a shopper. My husband LOVES it because it keeps my spending in check..lol. I on the other hand could cry a river over it. Anyway, yesterday Saige and I were shopping and she was GOOD. Actually, not just good but for lack of a better word she was dang near ANGELIC. So NOT Saige behavior on a shopping trip. I managed to get all of my shopping done and then some. I was so giddy over how good she was that I broke the cardinal rule of shopping and let feet the floor. Yes, I took her out of the stroller and let her have at it. Even then she was GOOD. I KNEW something was up. I took her to the pediatrician today and low and behold she had an ear infection AGAIN. Same ear as usual and this makes an ear infection every single month since we've had her. The antibiotics keep getting stronger and stronger. We know that the antibiotic works but she gets the infection right back for whatever the reason. In the back of my mind I KNEW she had one. The signs were all there. I guess I was just hoping and praying that it would just go away on it's own. The words from the ENT still echo in my mind..."hopefully the weather change will keep those ear infections away but we can't allow her to continue getting infections throughout the spring/summer. If she gets any more we will have to seriously start talking about tubes". UGHHHHHHHHHHHH. Tomorrow I have to make that call to the ENT informing him that she's had another one. I know what he's going to say. I just dread it.