Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A downer post....Sorry

Well we got bad news this past week. I found out that one of my former athletes lost her two and half year old son last week. I just can't imagine what she is going through. Our prayers go out to Erica and her family during this difficult time.

Great-Grandpa Vander Logt had a stroke and is in the hospital. We got the phone call on Sunday night. We are all taking it hard.

The boys were both sick this past weekend with a high fever and we took them to the doctor to find out that they had a virus and there is nothing we can do but let it runs it course. They are just now feeling better.

As you can it was a long weekend and so far week. We hope tomorrow will bring better news.

Monday, June 16, 2008

What a weekend!

Well Payton had to go to the doctor for an ear infection. His first one every and the first time after he came home that he has ever been on antibiotics. Which I think is great! He is doing better now.

Braxton is now walking every where and it is great. We are so happy. A long time coming but I guess he just wasn't ready.

We had our 6th wedding anniversary on Sunday and Jeff and I were able to go out Saturday night for dinner and a movie. Thank you Mom and Pops for watching the boys. We had a great time and it seem so wierd to be able to have an adult conversation and for me to eat my meal right when it was served. Usually I am getting the boys plates ready. WE had a great Anniversary and wow I can't believe it has been 6 years since we were married.

Fathers Day was Sunday also and we let Daddy do what he wanted for the most part. LOL We went out for breakfast and Jeff go a bears bbq set that he can use while he tailgates. I think he was surprised. We had nachos for dinner because that is what Daddy wanted. Jeff is a great father and a wonderful husband.

Kasey, one of my best friends, had her baby on Friday the 13th during a scheduled c-section. I was able to go and see them on Saturday. Kadince Rilee was beautiful and she was 9lbs 4oz and 21 inches. She has ton of hair. She is adorable. I got to hold her and it was great. I never got to hold my boys that young. Payton I got to hold for the first time at 5 days old and poor Braxton wasn't able to get held until he was 16 days old. It was great feeling to see this sweet little baby. Kasey looked great as always. Thank you Kasey for letting me hold your darling little girl. It makes me want another one.

Well another week has passed and Payton starts summer school tomorrow. It has to be on the bus at 7:50. It should be interesting. Oh I have to brag, Payton said "lemonaide" on wednesday night at dinner and now he thinks everything is lemonaide. TO cute! We are proud of the progress Payton has made with his speech!

Have a great week.

Friday, June 6, 2008

We almost missed it!

Last night we were all in the living room after dinner and Braxton was on the other side of the living room. I don't know what made me look up but I did and he had walked from one side of the living room to me with a hugh smile on his face. IT was great and Jeff and I both got to see it. Then of course he crawled to the middle of the room to get a toy. At least we know he can walk. LOL

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Long Post! Catch up time!

Hello all. Wow what a busy few weeks we have had. Here is a a little catch up.
Payton-Finished school yesterday and now has 12 days until he starts summer school. School has been such a blessing. Jeff and I went to his school carnival last Saturday and then went on Monday to his class recognition. It was so cute to see him up there. He loves to go outside and play in the water. Now if it would stop raining we could do more of that.
Braxton-Well walk if he wants but it is faster for him to crawl so that is what he does. He is talking up a storm and says bye and waves any time he is leaving a room. It is so cute. He is my eater and will eat from the time you sit down until you make him leave.
Jeff-Spent Memorial Day in Wisconsin to help him mom. Enjoyed the time away but we could tell he missed us a lot.
Me-Working hard. Trying to get organize, better said than done. Organization should be my goal for meals, housework and kids. Trying to spend special time with each boy. Working every day from 7 to 4 now and I am looking forward to spending extra time with the boys. Today is my official first day so I will let you know how it goes.
Family-Well both Grandma's are recovering and trying to get things back to normal. We are so glad that both of them are on their way to a full recovery. It has been stressful worrying about the Grandma's.
The picture above was when Braxton tried to hijack Payton's birthday gift and then Payton got in. We are not sure who was driving who but it was funny.

Where did it all begin.....

This is a blog about the lives of a non-traditional midwestern family. I am a full time working mother of two beautiful boys and a wife to a stay at home husband. We were married on June 15, 2002 and were blessed with two boys, Payton (4-19-05) and Braxton (2-08-07).