Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014

It was a lovely Christmas. Traveling with 3 kids is a lot of work and very tiring. So, we decided that we would just stay home  this year. Besides all of us having horrible colds, it was a nice Christmas. We made homemade pizza on Christmas Eve, watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, opened up our Christmas pjs and one early gift. The kids fell asleep at a reasonable time and Santa made his deliveries by 10 pm. The kids all got a bow and some arrows and daddy can hardly wait to start teaching them to shoot. Koda got a new WiiU to replace his old Wii that was on it's last leg. Cady got an Easy Bake Oven and Santa regrets that, it's pretty much a piece of junk so now we are thinking about just getting a toaster oven and just teaching her proper kitchen safety. Vannah got a new Zoomer. We all love Zoomer, such a fun toy. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The farms starting to improve

Talk about a busy day. After putting in a new sump pump that does not run underground earlier this year, we had no option but to make a huge rock garden to handle the water and help get it away from the house. So we are currently working on digging this enormous 65x20 garden. Today we borrowed a skid loader and went crazy. I can't wait until everything is completed.

And since we had a skid loader we decided to move the ugly shed to the back to be used as a woodshed. 
And since that took us up to noon and had lots left of the day, we decided to put rain gutter bookshelves up in the girls room. 
I love it, next one will go over Cadys bed. Eek!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Summer 2014

It's been a crazy summer. Koda was in baseball, all 3 kids took swimming lessons, we walked in a Parade with the Iowa Children's Alopecia Project, bought our very first camper and did many camping trips , Vannah got glasses, and all 3 crazy kiddos are now in school. It's been nuts around here. 

As I said, Koda was in Baseball this year and absolutely enjoyed it. He had an amazing coach that really made it a lot of fun. 

Kodas alopecia really flared up during the last part of school and early summer. So he decided that he wanted to shave his head. We bought Koda an electric razor and started shaving his head. The first time was a lot of fun. He decided that if he was going the shave his head then he gets to shave his daddies head. And that's exactly what happened.
I just love my baldies!

Over the summer, the kids started swimming lessons. We had put it off for so many years that finally we made it our top priority. Koda and Cady did very good but Vannah failed and has to retake level 1 next year. But they all had fun and Vannah will get it next year. She just needs to be a little more comfortable in the water. 

During this time, we got the opportunity to walk with the Iowa Children's Alopecia Project in a parade down in Des Moines. The kids had a blast and it's always fun seeing Koda proud of his alopecia when he is around other kids with it as well. 

We bought our very first camper and a truck on July 3 and started our Camping adventures. It's one major purchase that has been completely worth the money. The kids have really enjoyed camping and I truly hope it's building amazing memories.

Little Miss Vannah got glasses. I was certain that she would break them within the first hour but she has been extremely careful and takes excellent care of them. She is also adorable in them. 

The biggest Change in our lives is that all three kids are now in school full time. Vannah started Kindergarten. That means I have 8hrs a day to myself (it is Heavenly) 

It's been a crazy summer. That's exactly how we like it.

Yes, Kodas hair all grew back for a little while! And yes, he was doing his homework on the toilet and made himself a 'desk'.