Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Egg Hunt

The Egg Hunt at our friend Stephanie's (she's in the first picture with Joey).
The kids decorating buckets for the hunt. The men folk were outside hiding eggs.
Rye being super silly
It was pretty hot out on Easter, in the 80s I think. Jo was ready to head home before the hunt started.
All the kids waiting to go outside and hunt for eggs.
Rye was worried about the egg hunt the night before. She didn't want to do it because she thought she wouldn't find any eggs. But she started getting them right off the bat.
Joey finding eggs.
There were three 'golden eggs' to find. They had money and extra candy in them. Joey found one. She was very excited to rub thins in Rye's face. Kids!
The girls and their eggs.
Steph's dog, Cooper. I put this in for Jerry. He loves Cooper!

Some Easter Pics 2011

We went to our friends for bunch and an egg hunt on Easter. We took some pics of the girls before we went down there.

Eric and his girls
Me and my babies

Friday, April 22, 2011


So I have been way behind on this poor blog as of late. Thanks for getting me in gear, Layla. I added a few posts below. I have one more big one to do but I have some other stuff to do around the house first. I'll start you off with this super cute picture I got of Jo the other day. I haven't been able to grab any great ones of Rye as she's never in the house for more than 10 minutes before running outside again. I will work on that.

New Addition

Well, we're pregnant again. We found out quite a bit ago. Right before Valentine's Day, actually. But I didn't want to post anything and jinx it. Last time left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth.
So here is the test...
This is the ultrasound I got at my first appointment at the end of March. I was so nervous before and was so relieved to see the baby's heart beating. To add to the drama I found out a couple weeks before my appointment that my blood has created antibodies that could affect the baby. We are keeping a close eye on things and I have to get blood drawn periodically to do so.
These are two pictures from the ultrasound that I got this week. It wasn't planned but the nurse couldn't find the baby's heartbeat with the doppler (which scared me extra because Rye was with me). But she was just looking too high. But I did get more pictures of the wee one. Sadly, it's still too early to see the baby's gender, but we'll get there.

So I'm due October 21st. Right before Joey's 4th birthday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. I sure hope I can handle it all. My next ultrasound is the last day of May. So i'll share more pictures then.


So we've started Ryelie's orthodontic journey. We had a little trouble at first. They tried the regular bar expander at first but because of the shape and length of her teeth it kept slipping off. I think we replaced it 2 times before they decided to try something new. At first we all thought she was doing something wrong but then other kids in the practice were having the same problems so they came up with something new. They changed her to an expander that it basically a retainer that expands. It has worked great. She can take it out to eat and clean and for me to turn the key. It's been a blessing.
This is her before we started.
This was her teeth after the bar fiasco but before the retainer.
Her first retainer expander, blue with sparkles
We had to get a second retainer made when the first reached it's maximum and started to break. And this is her teeth after the first retainer, when we're first starting with the second.
This is the second retainer, green with sparkles. They said we might have to go through one more before she gets where they want her. These types of expanders take a little bit longer, but it's worth it I think. She's thinking either black or purple with sparkles. She really loves being able to choose the colors.
So that's as far as we've gone. If this second one lasts as long as the first she'll get a new one after a month of using it. Which is about 3 weeks from now. I'll definitely post pics of the new retainer and her teeth at that point. I'm glad I took pictures so I can see the difference. It's hard to notice it in the day to day.

Make-up Fun!

So rye had a friend spend the night and the girls asked if I would do their make-up. Then Joey had to have hers done as well. I actually had a lot of fun doing it and the girls seemed to like it too. They got to pic out their bright shades and they sat very still.
I love Rye's eyes!
Rye chose blue and green. Her favorite colors.Pardon Jo's bed head. Hers was much harder to see because I put barely any on her.
Rye and Alicia, post make over
All three of my "clients"

Big Snow

We had a great big snow the day after Christmas and Eric and the girls had a ton of fun out in it.
Eric was so great about taking the girls out. Too cold for me!
Jo would get cold quickly but she wanted to go right back out after getting warm.
She says she makes the perfect snow angels
Rye being buried in snow, alive!
Playing with our neighbor Izzy. They sure had fun