Thursday, February 25, 2010

Having fun indoors!

By February we are longing for summer and ready to get outside but... it's cold, so the kids have been staying busy with...

This. Can you guess what it is? :)

And this:

And these:

And Emeric always stays busy eating 6 bowls of Rice Krispies a day:

And as I promised, pictures of Emeric's new bike!
Another thing that the kids have been having fun with!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

No title. *

*I'm putting these here for anyone that doesn't check facebook but I'm realizing... who doesn't check facebook? :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What are your summer plans?

As I sit inside looking out at the sun that gives the illusion of warmth I'm thinking about summer. I have big plans for summer & it really cannot come soon enough!

I've had a garden the last 3 years but every year something happens to ruin at least 1/2 of it! The first year I didn't take care of it at all and the weeds at the garden. The second year I didn't take care of it either but the 30 days of straight rain was mostly at fault. Last year the frost in JUNE killed off a bunch of plants! Oh and I didn't ever weed it.

I still don't plan on weeding it this year. There really seems no use. I always get way more than I need and I really am convinced that those previous natural disasters were what killed off some of the veggies. If it were my lack of weeding than why did some vegetables do fine? Exactly.

Anyway, my big plans are to plant a lot more variety and can a lot more this year. I've canned green beans and frozen corn in the past but I want to do more. So, that's my plan and I'm stickin' to it!

Other big plans are to do some more landscaping this year. We need to finish planting grass in our back yard and redo some mulching around the house. I'm also hoping that my perennials decide to come up this year. Some of them did but I uprooted them and placed them in a different bed last year and I'm thinking they went into shock and that's why they didn't come up. I don't know, I'm not a big gardening nerd so I don't know much about all this stuff but I'm pretty sure I heard that can happen sometimes...

Plan #3: Camping! Jake has quite a bit of vacation this year and we're hoping to use some of that to camp! Now that the kids are a bit older it's only A LOT of work instead of a TON of work. :) Nah, it's not too bad!

Plan #4: Convince Kaydence she will not die swimming, riding a bike, being out of my sight, pumping herself on the swing, or doing anything else without my constant prodding and supervision.

Plan #5: Farmer's Market! There's a nice farmers market that opened last year just a few miles from us and I plan on taking advantage of it more this summer!

Plan #6: Sitting inside and complaining about how hot it is outside! haha

Sunday, February 7, 2010

And life goes on...

We're finally getting over nearly two weeks of colds here! Which is good because with sick kids comes A LOT of whining, clinging, etc... I can't really blame them though, Kaydence had a pretty bad ear infection in both ears and Emeric's cough and runny nose made him equally as miserable. Thankfully he got through it ok although there are always subtle changes(at least for a while) with any illness. He did have some trouble walking a couple times and I see his skin being hot and flushed off and on(always a sign his body is stressed) but those things are pretty minor so I'm not complaining.

No huge plans this week really... We've got an IEP meeting on Thursday to discuss plans for this fall already and to go over the goals we set last May. Some Emeric has met and others he has not so it's time to make changes and update everything. He's doing really well in school and I can tell he's making progress in a lot of different areas. I'm going to push for him to be in the 3 day a week class next year even though it's typically set up for kids who will be going into kindergarten that fall. While Emeric will be 5 it's pretty unlikely that he'll go to kindergarten that year. Still I think it would be good for him to have a bit more frequent therapy and this class has both "typical" kids and kids on IEP's which will be a nice change too!

Well, I'm off to bed! We had a party for the Superbowl tonight and I'm pooped! I wore my Vikings jersey and wrapped myself in my Vikings blanket while watching! :) I don't know, I guess I just can't give up the thought that it should've been us in the Superbowl!! LOL

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