Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A New Chapter

Things have been kind of busy this month.... Aaron resigned from his job at the hospital on Friday and will be heading out to North Dakota to look for work out there. The kids and I will still stay here until the school year, and then figure out what to do after that. It was really rather sudden and unexpected this new change of events, but we're trying to see it as a blessing in disguise. It's time's like these where we turn to our faith and just put our trust in God. He's got a plan for us, and although we may not know what the reasoning behind this is now, it'll be apparent some day. We just need to be patient. So cross your fingers he finds work in his field, and that the kids and I ( especially I!) manage without him for weeks at a time. I'm especially thankful that we have both of our families up here to help us and give us all the moral support we need. But then at the same time, I'm thankful that I have two brothers who are willing to squeeze him into their trailer out in ND ( Thanks again guys! We REALLY appreciate it!) so he can support our little family.

Vivian is growing like a weed, she weighs about 17.5 lbs and is fitting into some 12 month clothes at 7 1/2 months old. We think she might be teething, cause everything goes into her mouth. Hands, toys, her plug, the food your holding in your hand.... :) She's onto eating table foods and so far we haven't discovered anything she won't eat. Her chunky thighs will vouch for that too. :) She's also sitting up on her own, yay! I love when they get to this stage where they can start entertaining themselves for short periods of time. To me it's a big turning point in the first year of their life where for once they aren't solely relying on mom for every little thing. It's kind of nice to have the small mini breaks too.

Travis got the record for the nastiest looking shiner in this house last weekend.... seems like this kid holds the record for most of the bumps and bruises in this house actually. I think he takes after his mom with my lack of coordination skills. Sorry kid..... He was running in the house with his winter boots on and he tripped and smacked his eye/forehead off of the runner of a wooden rocking chair. It looks more colorful each day.

We got lots and lots and lots of snow this January. But it's only been in one or two big spurts. Other than that, this winter as been pretty mild so far. You don't hear me complaining though! I feel as if we've skipped over the worst parts of winter, and before we know it, it'll be spring again. The sno go came by yesterday and cut back the snow banks, so now the streets are nice and wide again. The banks are higher than my head so it'll be a while before we see grass again, but it's still pretty out there with the fresh white snow. Logan loves it outside. I've been making an effort to help him get his duds on when the temps allow and get him outside. He'll stay out there til he's pretty much a snowman himself. :) It'll be nice though when all he's got to do is slip on a pair of shoes to go out.... but til then we'll just keep bundling up. Hope your staying warm, and all is well at your homes! Happy New Year - late, but hey, it's still January. ;)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jenna Turned 6!

Some days I get sad that my tiny 6 lb baby girl is now 6 years old and growing faster every day. Her front teeth are finally starting to come it. She's pretty much thrilled about it. This morning she told me " Mom! I can feel my tooth in my mouth!" It's a big deal when your six. :) For her birthday we went to a local restraunt where you can eat for free on your birthday. She chose to do this instead of a party with friends. ( She's in Kindergarten, and doesn't really know many girls yet). She took her cousin
Hannah, and then asked if she could please invite Great Grandma Rita ( my dad's mom). Great Grandma was pretty thrilled to be invited. It was alot of fun, and I was glad for a grown up company at dinner. Jenna and Hannah kept saying how it was the best restraunt ever. We don't go out very often, so it was a big deal. :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Look Who's Seven Months!

This little love of mine is 7 months old this week! Time sure flies! She's almost sitting up on her own, is eating a variety of solids, and weighs about 17 lbs. She's a big girl!! :) Logan calls her "Bibs" cause he can't prounouce his V's. She says mamama and has learned that if she yells she'll get some attention. Not always a good thing, but we still think she's adorable.

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's been a while....

It's been a while, but our holiday season came with a lot of sickness in our house! We had the flu, pink eye, and pink eye that turned into Cellulitis for Logan and he had to be hospitalized for a night for IV antibiotics two days before Christmas. It was kind of stressfull, but we caught it early, and after 24 hours of his IV's and one allergic reaction he was looking better, heading in the right direction healing wise and we were able to go home. :)