Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our trip to Holiday World

This is a video of the kids in the kiddie bumper boats. Watch Aiden in the back ground, it makes me laugh every time. We had such a good time. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa! I will post more pictures and videos later. This one was my favorite.

video

Precious Photos

Eric came across an old memory card from our old camera. We hadn't emptied the pictures onto the computer yet. It was fun to see how much we've all changed in such a short time. I have not shown any of me, Eric says that these pictures were from my healthier days (meaning I was eating well) I am happy to say I have slimmed down nicely and have finally lost most of the baby weight. Anyway I thought I would share some of our memories.
This was our other dachshund Zach, he was a sweet dog who loved to sit in your lap. He would try so very hard to lick everyone in the nose. He loved people. We miss him a lot he was hit by a car in the front of our house in Michigan and this was probably one of the last pictures we took of him. He was a big fan of the boppy.

Mimi with her girls


Isabella really does look like Erin.






Toilet Bear! Erin thought he needed to go potty.








Thursday, July 23, 2009

Some Random Thoughts

I thought I would give you a little peak into my mind. I know you are all sitting on the edge of your seats waiting to hear what wisdom I will give to you. Just hold on to your seats cause here I go.

I do some of my best thinking in the bathroom. There are times that I come out of the bathroom full of good ideas, although after I speak them out loud Eric is never as excited about them as I am. Anyway I'm not sure why it is that I do good thinking in there. Maybe because it's the only room in the house that I can actually get a few minutes to myself. This is what was going on in my head while I was getting ready for the day.

Erin was on my mind because we really had a bad day yesterday. She always has a pout on her face and just has a bad attitude. So as I am replaying the day through my mind I'm trying to figure out where I have gone wrong. I figure it's normal for a mother to question her parenting skills. I'm just feeling a little stressed and not sure what to do with her. I replayed a conversation Eric and I had after he came home. (He had taken Aiden to go hit some golf balls and Erin went to church with me, Erin had an episode at church also) As he walked in the door I said as politely as I could "Eric, just so you know....I'm done, she is bathed, pjs on I'm taking the rest of the night off." Even as I said it I knew it wasn't true because I can't ignore my kids. I can't ignore what is going on around me. I feel guilty for wanting some time away from them. I did end up being the one to put Erin to bed. As I was giving her a kiss goodnight I said to her "You know I love you right?" She of course said "yes" with a big smile.

From there my thoughts switched to the bible study we had that night. I am studying Esther it's a Beth Moore bible study. We are on the end of chapter six and beginning of chapter seven. When Esther reveals to king Xerxes Hamans plan to kill her and her people. She talked about how the story is starting to come full circle. There are things happening that will start to mimic the beginning but in reverse. She called it a reversal of destiny. So cool!! She is an amazing teacher and I love to watch her and listen to her speak. As I was remembering last nights video these are the two thoughts that came to me.
1. Wow, she is so dynamic and has so much knowledge of the bible. I wonder if I could ever be that knowledgeable. I envy those who can memorize scripture so easily and who have such an understanding of the bible and it's history.
2. I love the scenario, (those who have taken this will understand what I mean by scenario)
It's tough being a woman who feels responsible for the "how." Oh how I struggle with this.

I think about that time I was getting ready to dry my hair and I heard in the back ground....."Come here drizella, I'm tinker bell." This was Erin calling Aiden Drizella. My thoughts quickly went to this:
I really have got to get some boy movies for Aiden and I wonder if I could make some play dates for him with boys. I have this fear that he may start to believe that he is actually a girl. Who knows what Erin tells him when I'm not listening. We already have an issue with him calling his underwear panties.

.....and that everyone is how quickly my thoughts can go from deep and meaningful to completely irrational thoughts of my son thinking he might be a girl.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Here are our Zoo Pictures

Aiden already didn't want his picture taken
I had never seen the front of the Rhinos before usually we get their backends.

The girls playing on a fake snake. Erin waited for Maddie to touch it before she decided it was ok.




I could never get Eric to look at me so I could take his picture.

One of the babies. We got to see them play in the water.

This was before we went to see the butterfly house. That's all Maddie talked about but when we got in there she kept saying " I want to see other animals."

This is so true!

While we were finishing our lunch the kids were all lined up on this fence looking at the animals.


Erin had brought her little pink princess camra that is actually like a view finder. She was pretending to take pictures of the animals.

The tigers were very playful that day.




It was time to go home. Momma was tired!


We had a good time at the zoo. Grammy and Aunt Cindi were with us too, but some how they managed to stay out of the pictures. It was a fun day!















Thursday, July 9, 2009

Aunt Leah came to Visit

I will have to post pictures later of our trip to the zoo. We like to go to the zoo any time we can. This post is actually a funny little story that happened in the car on the way home. I also have to start the story by saying that while Leah was with us, the kids liked to play ring around the rosy, and that Erin and Aiden would get dizzy. I'm pretty sure that Erin knows what Dizzy means, but she always says "busy". For example she will be spinning around in circles and say..."mom this is making me busy."
So on the way home Erin kept trying to get Aunt Leah to look back at her. I don't really remember why. Leah kept telling her "I'm busy" So this is how the conversation goes.

Erin: Aunt Leah look at me....

Leah: I can't I'm busy

Erin : Did you play too much ring around the rosy?

HE HE!! This girl cracks me up!