Sunday, November 23, 2008

One to go!!

We got invited to Lee's sister's house in Omaha on Saturday for a Thanksgiving dinner. We were so glad we had nothing going on so we packed up the boys and headed to Omaha. Of course, my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law totally out did themselves and we had a fancy Thanksgiving dinner!! I brought a pumpkin pie for dessert. It was my very first attempt and it turned out pretty good.
The boys had sooooo much fun playing with their cousins and I was lovin' holding our new niece, Kalynn. She is just a cutie pie. The look on my boys' faces was priceless the first time they saw me holding the baby. Carter even held her and Hudson couldn't stop giving her kisses. I really didn't want to get the baby itch... but I think IT caught me!!! Oh well... Lee reminded me on the way home about the many sleepless nights, especially recently that we have had. I love boys sooo much, but would love to also have some pink in this house!! Oh and on our way home, Lee and I saw a shooting star (my first ever) can you guess my wish?

Kalynn Marie Young

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Woot Woot!

I've been tagged to play this fun game!!!

The rules are to write 5 things under each of the 5 headings, and then tag 5 other people.

10 years ago...
1. I was 20 years old
2. Living with a crazy girl
3. Working two jobs
4. Praying every night for Mr. Right :)
5. I was on a bowling league with friends from work....good times!!

5 Things on Today's "To-Do" List...
1. Dishes left from last night
2. Carter to and from Preschool
3. Nap (yes, I know, I am being lazy today because Hudson was up all night with teething issues)
4. Go to Valley West Mall to Children's Place and Gymboree
5. Play and enjoy my night off with my boys

5 Snacks I Enjoy...
1. String Cheese
2. Yogurt
3. Chips and Salsa
4. Honey Crisp Apples
5. Granola Bars

5 Things I Would Do if I were a Millionaire!
1. (if we won the $$) Check my hubby's excel "we won the powerball" spreadsheet :)
2. Have more babies
3. Hire a maid
4. College funds for my kids
5. Get Lee a spiffy new car and a super cool SUV for me!

5 Places I Have Lived...
1. Thomasbrook apartments / Lincoln, NE
2. Granada Lane / Lincoln, NE
3. West Billy Ct. / Lincoln, NE
4. Urbandale, IA
5. Des Moines, IA

5 Jobs I've had/Still have...
1. Babysitter
2. Jewelry Dept. @ Shopko
3. Human Resources Assistant
4. Specimen Prep Tech
5. The BEST job ever..... MOM

Okay.. now I am tagging 5 friends...
1. Valerie
2. Emily
3. Julie K.
4. Renae
5. I guess I only have 4, all the others have been tagged already!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Is it the middle of November already?? Where has the last few weeks gone?

We had Carter's preschool conferences at the beginning of November. Both of his teachers say that he is doing well! Lee and I are so excited to see him adjusting to new situations and growing into a little man! I have to keep my patience with him some days, because he talks non-stop and questions everything!
Hudson is keeping us on our toes too! We have a small kids table that I have in the dinning room for coloring, other activities... and he loves to climb up and stand on the chairs. He then proceeds to get my attention, and when I finally see him, he gives me BIG grin! Ornery! He also has cut 4 new teeth just within the last week or so! OUCH! We are still working hard at getting him to vocalize and talk. The Heartland teacher we have is now coming every 2 weeks, to see if we can get him to talk more. I have been working hard at home to try to get him to repeat me or look at books and pictures, and he is just not interested. He is saying "Daddy" and today I got him to say "Poppa" on the phone to my Dad!! He does sign "more" when he wants more food or drink, so that is very helpful to me! He also understands a lot of what we say to him. He definitely knows when I tell him to "go to your chair" at the kitchen table. He will go over and pull out the chair so I can put him in his booster seat. This boy LOVES to eat!! We will keep working hard and praying that he will start vocalizing and talking...but with a brother that talks non-stop, who needs to say anything? :) :)
We are still waiting for the initial results back from Boys Town concerning the genetics testing for Hudson's hearing loss. It was taking forever, so I called and there was some miscommunication, so things should be on track now. We hope to hear back in the next couple weeks.
Lee and I are keeping plenty busy too! We are looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving at our house with my family again this year! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday ever! I can't wait for all the delicious food and fun shopping with my Mom and sisters. Can you say Midnight Madness???
Thanks to a fellow blogger friend for letting me know about the cool free layouts for my blog! You are always SUPER inspiring and full of great recipes and ideas!! I strive to be like you! Thanks LC!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I have been a blogger slacker for the last week. Sorry!
Carter and Hudson have been sick on and off for the past two weeks! Carter got pink eye, then Hudson got it, then Hudson had the flu bug, he is also getting several teeth, including molars at the same time (OUCH!!), and then Carter got the flu. Lets just say I am totally out of laundry detergent right now from doing so much clean up laundry! Hopefully (I am saying many prayers), we are on the mend. Currently, Hudson has an ear infection and can't wear his hearing aids AND I think his acid reflux has come back. Can that happen?? He had it as an infant and now the same yucky thing is happening again. Another trip to the doctor...
I think I am caught up now... happy reading!

Beggars Night & A Pumpkin Pizza

We had a beautiful night for the boys to go trick or treating. It is a little different because here it is actually done the night before Halloween. Lee & I both took the boys, and I am glad I went. We saw so many of our neighbors and people we know in the neighborhood, that we don't normally get to see! The best part of the night was when some guy answered the door and said to Carter... "oh... a green chicken. Haven't seen that one before!" Lee and I laughed all the way around the block! Duh guy.. he is a DINOSAUR! (thanks Mom for making his awesome costume!!)

Here is my lovable lion and adorable dinosaur with some of their loot!

The next night on Halloween, we ordered this Pumpkin shaped pizza.

Cute grin!

Couldn't keep their little hands off of it!

The boys in their FREE Old Navy bat shirts!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Preschool Party

Thursday was Carter's Fall Party at preschool. I think I was more excited than him. I signed up to help out and bring treats. Another mom and I came up with the idea to let the kids frost their own pumpkin shaped cookie and decorate it with sprinkles and then enjoy their own works of art! The kids had a blast! There were so many activities: Hot potato (played with little gourds), a ghost hand print art project, a great Halloween story, and they even trick or treated around the offices up stairs. It was really fun. Carter was the cutest (and only) dinosaur!

Yummy cookie!

Art Project

His class....

Carter and his best buddy Karsten