Monday, April 20, 2015

Iowa sunsets!

Amazingly Iowa has some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen!

Tonight my friend and I drove to Britt and back and it rained the whole time.  As we were coming in to Humboldt the rain let up and there was a stunning sunset.  The pictures don't do it justice but there was pink orange purple red blue... So beautiful!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New spring jacket...

She LOVES it!

Andrew Man

Our Andrew is quite the little man.  The most noteable thing about him (for me) is that he doesn't seem to ever. stop. talking.

This is the same child that I had evaluated by a speech therapist because I didn't think his speech was developing on schedule.  Seriously.  She told me he was fine and about a week later he started talking. And never stopped.

Today was a sad day because he is sick. He has been puking and had a fever.  He was so disappointed he couldn't go to wrestling at Team Valley because he was sick.

Here he is with his buddy Kyzer
And with his bobo (brother) at gma and gpas house.

Tonight as I was tucking them in to bed I told him some nice things about him:
1. His smile and how it lights up a room!
2. His ability to accomplish what he sets out to do. If he is going to clean: it will get done!  Play Legos? No problem. He accomplishes what he sets his mind to.
3. He is a good friend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

More Tubes!

Emma got her second set of tubes in her ears on March 9th!  Her first set had fallen out (normal) and she almost immediately had problems. 

The surgery was easy peasy and we love her doctor.  Dr.  Delucca.  He cracked me up at her follow up appt on March 23 when he said "those are MY ears"! In reference to any problems she might have in the future.  We are to call him and him only.  Love it!  Shows he really cares for her.

Here are a few before pics:  crabby girl

And after:

Back home playing hind and seek

At her post op appt he said everything looked perfect!
More pics from state.  We had so much fun!

Warming up 

Listening to coach Luke Satern

Almost our turn!

Snack time

After his win!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AAU Super Pee-Wee State Wrestling

The second weekend in March Gabe, Andrew and I went to Waterloo Iowa for state wrestling for Gabe.

This was the last year he could go without having to qualify.  He practiced hard in the weeks leading up to the tournament and was very excited to go!

We were not too optimistic that he would make the 68# weight bracket, but he just made it at 67.9!
We waited in line a looooong time to weigh in!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andrew's Art!

Andrew drew this picture for me.  He said we are all in the attic watching TV together!  These things are my bliss!!!!

He did point out that it was very windy so that is why the tree looks like that.  The black stuff at the bottom of the drawing is the river by our house.

Adventures with Dad!

Thank the Lord for dads who take their kids on adventures!  He likes to take our kids and dogs down on the frozen river by our house.  It makes this momma nervous but we trust our daddy!

Rub a dub dub dub

Andrew loves taking a bath with his sis... I think I forced Gabe to take this bath... And if you say to Emma "do you want to take a bath with bobo?" She vigorously shakes her head no but heads right for the tub.  Bobo means brother at our house!

My Friends and I

One of my BFF's and I enjoyed the company of two of our furry friends!  We sure like those kitties!  Emma says ca ca ca ca when they come near her.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Valentines!

Love these 3!  They got a few little gifts from us for Valentines Day.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Last Day of School 2014

We now have a 2nd grader!!

Their Bliss!!!!

The only 2 missing are Emma and sweet baby Olive....