Monday, December 29, 2008

Blogging vacation

Okay, so I haven't been so good at blogging while in Austin. I will try to get a nice little note up in a day or two. We had a great Christmas and we are looking forward to the New Year. The girls are non stop playing with the loads of presents they got. It's late and I am tired. Until next!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hitting the Road...Jack!!

We are very excited to be leaving for Texas tomorrow. I think we have finally gotten everything together and packed. The girls woke up this morning and asked if we were going today. I explained that we had to get everything ready to go today and that we would leave first thing tomorrow morning. Bart took Jake to the kennel this morning. It sure is quite around the house without him. I guess now there is no one to yell at...hehe. I can't wait to see the family and catch up with friends. It will be nice to have some adult conversation. I feel like I have been house bound since Aislynn was born. I guess it's just so much work to get out that I just haven't dealt with it. Also, we don't have a babysitter around here so that makes it hard too. I will try to keep posting in Austin and keep those of you I am not going to see up to date with all we are doing. Once again, Merry Christmas and be safe.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's been so long....

Since my last post I have now come down with some kind of cold thing. I hate being sick and Aislynn is sick too. We just want to lay in bed and be sick and miserable together. Too bad the other two girls are just fine and have about as much energy as can of red bull.
I think we have finally finished just about all of our Christmas shopping. Yeah!! It's no fun fighting the crowds. We braved the mall on Saturday and that turned into a long adventure. We got there around lunch time so we decided just to pick up something from the food court. Well, it was potty time so I went to take the girls and get Aislynns's diaper changed and discovered that I was out of diapers. We then had to drive to Target to get diapers and then come back to the mall to finish shopping. It's all my fault, I didn't think we were out in the diaper bag. I was to the point that if I saw another mom with a baby around the age of Aislynn I was going to try to buy a diaper from her. I never found one. Enough about all that.
I can't believe that December is going by so fast. We are going to leave for Texas in less than one week. Wow, it has snuck up on us so fast.

The girls helped make a gingerbread house last wednesday for family night. It was fun.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa was a success!!

I was a bit worried this year that Kambry would be deathly afraid of Santa. Instead, she surprised me and was the first one up on his lap telling him what she wanted for Christmas. McKenna made a list over a week ago and then Kambry decided she would make a list too. It was really cute. Aislynn did really well too. She just sat there and didn't make a peep. Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Finally Friday

This week seemed to go by so slow. I guess because last week was so short because of Thanksgiving and all. I got back into my weekly routine of laundry, dishes, and otherwise cleaning the house. I am ready for the weekend because it's my time to relax a little. We are making plans for the trip to Texas. Jake (our dog) is going to a kennel and the kitties will be looked after by a friend. I am hoping that the 12 hour trip doesn't turn into a 15 or more one. I think we should be ok if we just keep on trucking. I just know how much Aislynn still hates her carseat so I am not counting my chickens first if you know what I mean. All I have to say now that we have 3 girls is thank heavens for the DVD in the car. It makes these trips so much better. Of course they get spoiled with non stop movies for a day, but at least I don't have to listen to them arguing about something silly the whole time. Actually, that's not all true, they do argue about who gets to pick out the movie. I usually let them take turns but it always has be an ordeal. Did I mention that I can't wait for Christmas. What I am looking forward to, besides seeing all my family and some friends is the good Texas food. I know I should be watching what I eat a little better because my body is still in the recovery period for giving birth but I need to indulge a little right? After all, once a baby the body is never the same...then add two more on to that. Okay enough of all that talk. I can hear Aislynn is ready to eat again. I guess she takes after me. Have a good one everybody.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let there be light

Since Saturday was ruined by rain all day we sat around and watched movies. Today the weather turned out great so we were able to get the lights up around the house. It's always fun decorating for Christmas around here. We have the lights hooked up to a sound and light show, so anyone walking by gets to hear Christmas music and the lights light up to the music. It's pretty neat, we got it last year right before Christmas. We went with all white again, it just looks nice I think. Anyways, I put a picture for all to see. I would love to see what your house looks like too if you put lights up. Wow, tomorrow is December already!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

What were we thinking???

I forgot to tell you about our black Friday shopping trip. We haven't done the day after Thanksgiving shopping since the first year we were married. This year, with the number of children we have and the economy the way it is decided it was worth the madness. When I arrived at Toys R Us at 4:50AM I realized that the rest of Florida decided it was worth it too. I was backed up in line by half a block and was wondering if I would even get what I came for. It was fun talking with the other moms in line. We all came to the conclusion that parents would do a lot for their children, that's why we were all here at the wee hour of 5AM. The doors opened promptly and we all filed in. I was surprised that there was no pushing or shoving. I made my way through the crowded store with my basket and was able to get everything I wanted. I did have to wait about 30 minutes to check out though. Then we were off to a few more stores to get a few more good deals. I didn't get anything big, just lots of little things. Even though we were really tired the rest of the day, I think it was a good decision. The girls are going to like their gifts and I like that I didn't have to pay full price. YEAH!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

And the Tree is Ready

It's a tradition of ours to decorate our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. In the past we have gone out to a Christmas tree farm and cut one down. This year we decided to use the artificial tree we bought back at Cherry Point. It turned out working just right for the space we had. The girls wanted to put colorful lights on it this year and help put the ornaments on too. Of course we had to go back and move some of them otherwise they would all be at the same level (three feet from the ground.) It was nice getting out all the old ornaments and remembering when we got them. Since we move around so much we decided we would get an ornament from each place we live. We also like to get the "Make a Wish" ornament at Things Remembered and get something engraved on it each year. This year we put, "Our 3 Angels- McKenna, Kambry and Aislynn." Soon the lights will go up outside.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

I hope that everyone had a happy thanksgiving. We spent all morning making lots of yummy food and all afternoon eating it. We told each other what we were grateful for. After lunch we sat and watched the Cowboys bring home a victory. Sorry Ags, maybe next year for you. It was a nice relaxing holiday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I almost forgot...

Since Aislynn is now 3 months old I did her monthly measurements. She is 12 lbs 6 oz. and 24 inches long. She is wearing 3-6 month clothes and a few 6 month things because of her length. Her hair is starting to grow and I have to keep an eye on her fingernails because they can get really sharp. She is excited to have her first trip to Texas for Christmas and meet many family members and friends she has never seen. I am sure she will have lots of smiles for everyone.

Christmas Picture Preview

I decided to go out and get Christmas dresses for the girls. I got lucky and found some that were all the same and came in all the sizes I needed. Hopefully after we get our Christmas tree up this weekend we can gather round and take some Christmas pictures to send out to everyone.
On Saturday, we took the girls to Toys R Us so they could show us what they wanted for Christmas. We spent over 2 hours there walking up and down every isle. I think it helped me know what they like though.
We are getting ready for Thanksgiving too. It's just going to be the 5 of us this year. We have planned out our meal and I think everyone is excited for the yummy food and good times.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Here is Aislynn reaching for her snail in her bouncy seat. She really likes to grab things now and has even been able to get the frog in the middle and make the music start.

She seems to like to sit up tall too, so we have graduated her to the Bumbo. Kambry likes to sit in it too. McKenna tried to sit in it but it was a very tight squeeze.

Jake is really growing up. I wonder how much more he will change before he done growing.

Tummy time is fun.....for five minutes max..hehe.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pensacola Blue Angels Air Show

Aislynn's first Air Show. She seemed to like it except when the planes got really loud.

Kambry was relaxing in the stroller.

Among all the noise, she managed to take a short nap.

McKenna finding a seat in Aislynn's car seat. She's so silly.

McKenna also had fun in the bouncy houses.

This is what Kambry thought of the bouncy house.

Having fun in the stroller.

Daddy holding McKenna because she was getting tired.

This one is called Fat Albert.

Here two blue angels are crossing each other very closely. It's kinda scary if you ask me.

This is the trainer that Bart will be flying while here in Pensacola.

Climbing in to see a hummer.

Taking a ride on the waves. It was a crash landing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happenings from the past week

Wow, I can't believe that it's been a whole week since I have been on here to post anything. Last weekend we were all together for a four day weekend because of Veteran's Day so that was nice. We are working on maximizing our storage space at the house and have put some flooring down in the attic. McKenna had school on Monday but was off on Tuesday. She also had a birthday party to go to for one of her friends at school. Now she can't wait until her birthday so she can have a big party too. Kambry is almost potty trained now. She would have been months ago but she doesn't have the desire I guess. We tempt her with being able to wear big girl panties but I guess she is just fine with a diaper or pull up. When she does decide to use her potty she is very proud of herself. I am waiting for the day when she uses it all the time. Aislynn is getting more and more vocal these days. She is also really reaching and grabbing things. I have to be careful with my hair too, she likes to get a big handful of that and pull. Bart has started a new job on base as of yesterday. I think he is really going to like it. For those of you that are military and understand this, he is instructing API. I think it's a nice change. I am still home with the kiddos. They keep me so busy I don't have time to think most days. I am enjoying it but I still get the itch to go back to work. I will probably try to start working PRN in the spring or early summer and then go part time or more by fall. I guess I have to find a job before I start all my planning. Oh, I almost forgot, on Tuesday we saw the Oscar Meyer wienermobile. It was at the commissary. I did get a couple of pics. The girls had fun anyways. Well, I hope you are all doing well. The holidays are sneaking up on us.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Swinging Away

The girls really love playing on their swingset. Kambry was not able to swing by herself when we bought in in July. Now she can swing as high as McKenna. Here is a video of what she can do. I am so proud of her for learning all by herself. Of course it helps to have a big sister to look up to.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just like Mommy

Kambry playing with mommy's shoes.

McKenna from when she was 1 1/2 playing with the same shoes.

I guess I should save these shoes for Aislynn to play with too.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!!

We all had a really good time last night. The girls were excited to put on their costumes and go trick or treating. I think that McKenna enjoyed handing out candy as much as going and getting it at other people's houses. Kambry was a little shy but followed her sister up to each doorstep. Aislynn stayed behind this year with some friends while Bart and I took the girls through the neighborhood. We even got a little dressed up this year too. Hope you all had a great Halloween too.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Silly Aislynn

We decided to have a short photo session today when Aislynn was in a good mood. She is doing better with having good days. I love my girls!!!

McKenna must of had a rough day at school. She passed out on the couch this afternoon.

Dallas wanted his picture taken too.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun at the Fair

On Saturday the weather was georgous so we decided to take a trip to the annual fair and enjoy the day. It was loud, crowded and full of wonderfully fattening food. Just what you would expect. McKenna loved it, Kambry wasn't so sure about it, and Aislynn just slept the whole time. We saw a few animals and rode a few rides. The girls really wanted spray on tatoos so daddy let them each get one. It was kinda cute. After getting home from the fair we got the girls dressed in their halloween costumes and took them to a "trick or trunk" at a local church. They loved getting candy and playing in the bouncy houses. It was a fun filled day. So Sunday, we relaxed and stayed around the house. Today I am really tired. I guess the weekend wore me out.

Friday, October 24, 2008

2 Months Already!!!

Wow, I can't even begin to believe how fast the last two months have flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was still pregnant and waiting for Aislynn to get here. And now, already two months old. I took her for her well baby check up this morning. Let me tell you, I just love military clinics. You would think that the military would be more efficient but that is far from the case. My appointment was at 0900 and they want you to be there early so I arrived about 10 minutes early. I checked in and quickly was taken back to get Aislynn's vital signs. Then they say, "Wait out in the waiting room and we will call you back shortly." By now it is about 0920. Twenty minutes later I am called back into a room only to wait for another 10 minutes. The doctor came in, checked out Aislynn, and went on her way. I do have to say that she was actually really nice and didn't act as if she was in a hurry though I know she must of been from the number of people waiting in the waiting room. After being seen by the doctor I was told to wait in the waiting area once again because Aislynn needed her first set of immunizations. Around 1020 we were done, but wait. The person that gave her the shots said I needed to once again wait in the waiting room for about 10 minutes before I left to make sure she wasn't going to have a reaction to anything. Needless to say, I stayed for 5 minutes and was on my way around 1030. My morning was shot by then because I had to get McKenna at 1200. So for the stats on Aislynn. She is now 10 lbs 7 3/4 ounces and 23 3/4 inches. She is long and lean, well kinda lean. Sorry about all the talk about my appointment but is does get old having to wait and wait and wait with a 2 month old and a 2 year old. I wish someone could organize them a little more.
Tommorrow I am planning on finding a place to take the girls for some pumpkin day fun. I know a lot of places around here are doing things for Halloween and I am sure the girls would enjoy it. So, check in later this weekend to see what we did.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

All about McKenna

McKenna is loving her pre-kindergarten class. Today she is on a field trip and was so excited about taking her bag lunch. I am really glad that we found out about the program because it is really preparing her for school next year. She practices writing her name just about everyday and is working on her other letters of the alphabet also. I put a picture I took of it. They teach her spanish and some sign language too which will be great to know. The other day I overheard her talking to Kambry asking her "¿Cómo estás?" and "Buenos días." She was also saying "rapido" which she learned from Dora the Explorer. It is so funny just how much they absorb at such a young age. I can't wait to see how she grows and learns in the next few years. My little girl is growing up so fast.