Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a beautiful day!

Loving this weather today, just gorgeous!

Today I gave Regan her first Oreo cookie, she was thrilled and enjoyed it :)

Little Sydney is sick. I think it is food poisoning. She woke up from her nap yesterday and lost her cookies. She was completely fine yesterday all morning, so we'll see. Sydney doesn't have a fever. I hope it passes quickly, it has now been 24 hours. Although she hasn't thrown up for a long time, she is moving quite slowly.

I am sad to be leaving her soon for the weekend. But looking forward to the warmer weather. The forecast is high 70's all weekend. I hope things go smoothly for Dave this weekend.

My friend Cari has another surgery tomorrow morning. They will be installing a chemo drip in her head. My heartaches for her and her family. They've been through so much! But she is strong and is going to beat this terrible cancer. Please pray for her and keep her in your thoughts on Friday and this weekend.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just a few words now

Regan can say:
  • MaMa (and says this all day long :) )
  • Da
  • Cheese (when she is having her picture taken, see above)
  • Nu (for her pacifier)
  • I've heard her say "Jake" clear as day, but only twice.
  • Tickle-Tickle-Tickle
She is walking all over the place now. Always collects her shoes when she notices everyone getting their jackets and coats on. And oh, does she love her nuk! Regan is a sweet little girl, and such a joy to be with.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

My nephew Andrew had his 2nd birthday party over the weekend.

All the cousins had fun playing. Andrew got this cute little chimp "fur real" animal toy that Jake and Sydney loved. Definitely a Christmas idea! It was fun to see all my sisters, and my Dad happened to be in town for the party as well. He is headed to FL now for the winter. It was a fun afternoon!

Fall Fun

On Sunday we took the kids to a pumpkin patch. They enjoyed seeing the animals and liked picking out their pumpkins. We tried hard to get a cute picture of all 3 kids looking at the camera, but that was pretty tough!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Getting Back in the Routine

This week I am trying to get back in the routine. Dave and I were on vacation for a long weekend last week. We had 4 days together! It was fantastic!

Thank you to my friend Shawn, who bravly offered to watch all three kids. She posted some cute pictures from the weekend on her blog. She was so happy to have them, so I wasn't concerned about them while we were gone. I knew they would be well cared for, and having fun. I did hope Shawn and Kurt were handling 5 okay, and that their energy reserves didn't need to be tapped. It sounds like things went well.

Sydney wanted to stay at the Johnson's when we arrived to pick up the kids :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

She's a walking....

Last Wednesday Regan took her first steps at my friend Cari's house. It was very exciting!!!

Over the weekend she has definitely been testing out her new skill. She is managing to take about 10-12 steps at a time.

She is SOOO pleased with herself! Regan is kind of showing off :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

All files are safe!

Dell repairman left yesterday, I was so pleased. Our hard drive was spared. So all of our summer pictures are safe, MOPS newsletter resources are safe, ALL of my files are safe...phew!

I will be sure to run backups to my external hard drive regularly now...if there is a "next" time I don't want to get burned....

Oh, when the repair guy was here, I asked him about surge protectors. (Clearly ours did nothing) He said that no surge protector can for sure protect your PC. They can just help. He recommended the "Monster" brand, they are the best, but that any surge protector can fail. So really, an external backup is the only thing to keep precious pictures and such safe.