Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grandma's funeral

These are at her gravesite-I love love LOVE the balloons! They had messages to grandma-she had promised to read each one:) Mine told her how much I loved the pink casket, thank you for our family, and sorry about the whole dumping-all-the-pills-in-her-mouth thing. Jon's was sweet-it just said "thank you for my beautiful wife."

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome home, Grandma

Saying thank you and goodbye by the pink casket with sisters and cousins

Grandma passed away last week-we just got home from the funeral in Mt. Pleasant. It was beautiful. Highlights:

Late night talks with Katie and Jason
Grandma's PINK casket (mom tried to tell me it was champagne, but that thing was PINK. I want one.)
Letting balloons go at the gravesite.

Thank you, Grandma, for the family we love!!!

kids lunches

My kids make their own lunches... I am finding out that most moms make them every morning. Mine have been making pb&j's (turkey sandwiches for the kids too lazy to spread jelly and peanut butter) since the first day of kindergarten! I think it is adorable-I love when Reese uses a cookie cutter on her sandwich-she says it helps her eat it better.

Monday, August 22, 2011

twin towers beam

My dad drove to New York to pick up this beam from the Twin Towers, and this morning they had a ceremony where they put it on a monument. Pretty cool! I think they said it was about 1200 pounds...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The girls

So, it turns out, reese had

Campylobacter (you get that from chickens)

and Mono. Anyone want to come play at our house? We just found out today, fortunately, she has not been contagious since Sunday, so Kindergarten is safe. Poor baby! That was a hard week for her. Really high fevers (up to 105*), barfing, diarrhea, and the last half of the week she was poo-ing blood. (I know, you are thinking, too much information, but just think of what I left out-like the disaster at the Target bathroom, and the sharting. Oh, so much sharting!)

I bought Reese some skinny jeans, which she tried on and said, "Mom, these are squeezing me!" Unfortunately, she ripped off the tags, So I introduced her to the art of stretching out your jeans-deep squats, that kind of stuff. Don't judge-you know you do it.
Kennadie and Reese wanted to dress alike today...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Reaghan

You know how they say funny-looking babies make beautiful kids? I'm just sayin'...

first day of school

Reaghan in 2nd, Kenna in 5th, and Reese doesn't know how to show Kindergarten :)

Reese was really sick the first week of school, so this is the "sort of" first day. Andrew leaves almost an hour before (to Jr. High) so i missed him. He has been bugging me about letting the girls walk to school since he will no longer be walking with them. I haven't given it much thought, but he brought it up again last night, when I reassured him they walk with friends, and they will be fine as long as they stay together. I guess he'd held it together for as long as he could, and broke down crying. He's apparently been losing sleep about their safety, and sobbed, "I can't lose them!" So I've promised to walk/drive the kids to and from school each day so Andrew can sleep.