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My Girls are growing up….

I know it has been awhile, sorry about that.  Life is a never ending roller coaster, and if you have children you know exactly what I mean!  Let’s see, since my last post…..I have been able to take Gracie’s bottle away from her completely.  It has been over a week since she has had a bottle.  YAY ME!  Yay Gracie!  

We threw a 4th of July Cookout.  It went very well.  Some of my family came and almost all of Geoff’s immediate family came.  They played Bocce ball, and fished a little it was a good time.  My sister Tammy and my niece Brandi decided to paint toenails and fingernails, Patriotically.


Miss Gracie was scared but really wanted them painted.  So Grandma Betty stepped in and painted her little toes, RED WHITE AND BLUE of course!  

Grandma Betty Painting Gracie\'s Toes


Just love this pic of Emma with the flag, she was actually pouting because the “big Kids” were playing ball without her, BOCCE Ball that is.  And of course that made her little lip roll out like a red carpet.  But we later found her fishing!


Also, since my last post my Husband has bought a new GMC Sierra!  He had a GMC Canyon and was just not happy with it.  He wanted a full sized truck, so he checked into and found that if he traded it in he would save 75 bucks a month and be 0% for 72 months.  So needless to say we did it!  

The Girls were definitely enjoying it.  They love running around in the back of the truck bed.  It has been a very busy couple of months around here.  We are having a very wet summer so that hinders our outdoor activities.  My girls are very busy and active and that wears a Mama out!


And the EASTER BUNNY Wins with a KNOCK OUT…..

Gracie and Emma with the Easter BunnyEmma with the Easter BunnyThese are the pictures of my girls with the Easter Bunny today at our local Wal-mart.  As you can see my girls were very content sitting on his lap.  Gracie didn’t even want to come to me when I tried to remove her from his fluffy little lap!  Which is amazing considering the history she has with other characters.  Emma was more than happy to give him a hug and decided it was okay to sit on his lap, heck she even smiled for the camera!  And all this took place BEFORE they got their candy!   Gracie and SantaGracie and Santa again   Emma and SantaPrincess Cash RegisterSanta Hug  Now, these are the pictures of the last encounter with SANTA!  As you can see, Gracie doesn’t care what Santa has for her.  She just wants out of this man’s lap and NOW!  As for Emma, she finally relented and decided she would stand beside Santa to get her gift.  All the while asking him if it was a Princess Cash Register.   Then, after she opened the much loved Cash Register, we were able to get the hug for poor Santa.    I don’t know about you but I would be very afraid of a life-size fuzzy rabbit, more so than an old man in a red and white suit.  There is just something about Santa, he just sends kids into a frenzy.  No matter how many gifts he brings, by the time they are friendly with Santa it is time for them to stop believing in him.   Poor Santa. 

A Beautiful New Addition…….

Baby KennedyOn March 7, My Husband’s youngest sister brought a beautiful baby girl into the world.  Her name is Kennedy Lynn.  Now, this little wonder weighed 7 pounds and 1 whole ounce.  Perfect in every way.  This is their first baby, and I know they are going to be wonderful parents.


Baby Kennedy awakeohio state hat 



Our girls, Emma and Gracie have not been able to see their new cousin, since we all have been fighting colds.  Emma is just chomping at the bit to see Baby Kennedy.  If you ask Emma about her, she says, “Baby Kennedy is my new cousin, and she is going to play with me, but not until she gets bigger.  I just want to hold her for a little bit.”  So, needless to say Emma is a bit excited about this new bundle of joy, and is a little tired of experiencing Kennedy through those few Kodak moments we captured to show her! 


Kennedy brings the tally to 4 girls, on my husbands side of the family!  Yes, this family is huge into football, and all we can produce is girls!  I love each and every one of these little princesses, but I know my husband and father-in-law secretly hope for a little boy to come out of these pregnancies.   

Kennedy Lynn 


As for my husband and I, we are not sure if our family is complete yet, this is still a subject up for debate in our life.  I do know, if we do have another child and it is a girl, I AM DONE.  You remember the show 8 is Enough?  Well, 3 is enough here!  Whether it be 3 girls, or 2 girls and one boy.  So that subject is definately  TO BE CONTINUED! 


Aunt JamieNow, did you really think I was gonna take all these pictures and NOT hold this beautiful baby?????  Ya, RIGHT! 



Balancing Act

timeclockLet me start by saying, It will be 5 years that my husband and I have been married this June.  I have been a Mom for 3.5 years.  Now with that said, When do I figure out how to “balance” these two wonderful positions.  I am a housewife, SAHM, domestic engineer, whatever you want to call it, but this job has No Vacation time, No Sick Leave, and I dont get to leave after a shift!  When I worked, I could call in sick, I got to go in at 8am and leave at 5pm and not even think about the place until the next work day.   I want you to know I LOVE being a Wife, and a Mom!  But let me tell ya, I really miss being able to just go lie down when I get tired.  Or Sleep in and wake up on my own.  These are things you don’t really think about when the BABY BUG bites.  My oldest, Emma, comes into our bedroom and wakes me up usually between 7:30 and 9 (I prefer closer to 9), and sometimes she just climbs into the bed with us, but Most times she comes in like her pants are on fire, “MOMMY MOMMY, I need to POTTY!” Now there is just no time for me to rub my eyes, or put my glasses on, or even stretch.  She wants me to come with her RIGHT NOW!  She does this with such gusto that you are sure your next move should be to go outside to wait for the fire department. My poor Husband, he work until 12 midnight, so he is very much the night owl.  I try to stay on his schedule but our girls have another plan altogether for me.  Geoff and I only get a couple of hours alone and that is usually when he gets home.  And by this point I have been up close to 18 hours straight sometimes.  He tells me to just go on to bed, but Emma has come accustom to the late hours we keep and it is hard to get this child in bed before 10, let alone asleep before 11.  Gracie, on the other hand, she is usually in bed by 9:30 at the latest.  She also still takes 2 naps most days, so if I could just get them both to take a nap at the same time, maybe I could get a snooze in!  NAWW! That RARELY happens.  I love my kids and I know they will only be little for a short time, but why can’t I get a clone or a robot of me that I could just let loose when I need a break???? How did June Cleaver manage this, I am sure she had a body double, and she just went in the backyard and put her feet up and sipped some lemonade and ate her BonBons.  I mean even Mrs. Brady had ALICE!