Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Days

On Wednesday I volunteered at Abigail's preschool to help with their Easter Party! They kiddo's had a great time doing crafts and singing songs. They also had an ice cream sundae and egg hunt!! This week the weather has been perfect, so we have also enjoyed some outside time! Both kiddo's loving being outside!
Ashely had her first treatment for her heartworm and so far she is doing great! I just feel bad that she isn't able to get out and have fun and run. For the next couple months, no play or exercise. We got her a little pool for her so she can stay cool. Thankful she is doing great!

Here are a few pics from our week!

 Abigail takes craft time serious! She takes her time and must finish each project!

Egg hunt rule time and song time!!

The kids had fun making their sundaes and of course eating them. Abigail had every topping.
Abigail and Ryan counting there eggs after the hunt!

Abigail's castle that my mom and I found at a garage sale. She loves sitting in there and reading. She is reading her Bible. Then of course little man wants to come in too :)

Little man doing what he is best at, exploring and trying to get into things he isn't suppose to.

Outside play time at our house. Abigail talking with Tigger and Ashley looking on.

 Aidan enjoying outside time, watching Abigail ride her trike.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Visitors & Celebration

We had our first use of our guest room! My parents arrived for a the weekend to help us out with finishing our move and also a little pre-birthday celebration for Aidan and me, and also Easter gifts. We also spent some time doing a little antiquing. It has been a really nice few days, went by too fast though. I am so thankful they made the trip!!

My parents left this morning after we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Always sad seeing them leave, but I have July to look forward to when we go to Minnesota for a visit. Been almost two years since we have been home to MN, can't wait to see all of my family!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home

It has been a busy exhausting blessed few days. However we are finally moved into our Home!! Though still plenty to do, such as hanging pictures, decorating, and organizing. Plus need to go back and clean the our rental place. I am thankful my parents arrive today to help :) Haven't had time yet to get pictures done but soon will get those posted. Abigail and Aidan have settled right in, Abigail loves being outside!! Soon we will get the pool ready and enjoy some fun in the sun!!

Since moving in we adopted a sweet lab mix from the Marshall County Animal Shelter. She is the sweetest, calmest dog we have ever owned, we are all in love with her! Our vet came out yesterday to check her out, she is great, except for she tested positive for heartworm :( However because we love her and she is a part of our family she will be receiving treatment to get rid of them. Right now she isn't showing signs of it affecting her health but in time it would if she is left untreated. What makes me mad is when people get a dog and don't take care of them, but thankfully she ended up in our home. How she arrived her is a great little story. Last week Ryan was loading up the trailer to move some of our things and she stopped by our front yard in town and stayed for a bit, right there and then Ryan said if she didn't have a collar we take her to our new home. But she did have a collar so we thought she just got out. Well she wandered on and later was across the street when the mailman was out, Ryan was talking to the mailman when he told him that dog is so sweet and mostly lab and that a lady down the street let her go, guess she couldn't take care of her anymore. Ryan said if we see her again maybe we will take her out to our place. Well a few days later I saw her on the animal shelter's facebook page. Well we all know how the end of this story goes, she is now home sweet home with us. Right now we are teaching her boundaries so that she will hopefully eventually not have to be tied up to stay in our yard. She has a few acres of land to roam and she seems to really like it here. Her and Tigger (cat) get along fine.
Anyhow Ashely could use some prayers over the next few months the heartworm treatment is rough and she has to stay confined, no exercise or excitement. Thankfully she is calm!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Birthday To My Hubby

My wonderful husband turns 35 on Friday, whoohoo!! We did a little prebirthday celebrating since he is off work and working for the railroad one never knows what our schedule is day to day.
Thank you Laura Cross for making the fabulous yummy cake!! Hey friends, she is for hire!! :)

My husband is not only an amazing husband, but also wonderful father to Abigail and Aidan!! We are blessed family and thank God for all!! Today we also celebrate closing on our house here in Kentucky!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Little Man 11 Months

Today our baby boy turned 11 months old, just one more month that he is really considered a baby. However like Abigail he will also always be my baby. I can't believe it has almost been a year since he was born. He is very adventurous seems to always be into everything (call that exploring). I am looking forward to getting in our house soon, so that I can actually do a little baby/toddler proofing. Never had to do that with Abigail, but Aidan he is in every cupboard he shouldn't be in, pulling plugs out of the outlets, and always under my feet when I am in the kitchen. Abigail is definitely my cautious one, who enjoys anything art/craft related. Aidan is already playing ball, so looks like he will be into some type of sport(s). The other day I went to get him up and he was standing in his crib grinning ear to ear! He is crawling fast and pulling up to stand and starting to take a few steps, so it won't be long. I keep telling him wait till after our move, but I know it is all when he is ready. One thing I have learned, children learn and grow at there pace and they are all unique with individual personalities, that is what makes them all so precious!

Here is Aidan 11 months old:
Helping mama pack

Playing in his sister's room!

Abigail has been having a fun week at school, Friday was Dr. Seuss Wacky Day, she picked out her outfit all by herself. I love her style!!

Tuesday we close on our house! We are so excited to have our own place and yard for the kiddos to play in. Stay tuned for updates on our move and pics of the new old place :)