Friday, October 9, 2009

August happenings...

Here is how we ended our August 2009...
1. Cheer leading practice
2. Mikey teaching Mickey to dance
3. Sarah in curlers
4. Learning how to braid
5. Pit stop at the veggie stand
6. Jim's 11th birthday
7. Luke and his rocket
8. Time in the pool
9. A trip to frontier town
10. Date night on the boardwalk with Jason
11. Poor Luke in the ER with an ear infection
12. Baseball game
13. Night before the first day of school
14. 1st day of school

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My 365 Journey

1. The Moos- Recently the kids (mainly Luke) has found a love for Moos.
2. Mikey loved having his faced painted. I was amazed that he sat there.
3. 4 wheeling fun
4. Luau day at cheer leading.
5.Our pals
6. 4 wheelers and Choo Choos
7. Kids + Water= Fun
8. Brownie Camp
9. My artist
10. Jim's 1st Xray
11. Dad's surgery
12. Watching the construction outside of Kennedy Krieger.
13. Sleepy Boys
14. A day of pampering
15. One of my sweet Sunday school kiddos
16. Luke listening to his tunes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I am so loving this song...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just another week...

So I am trying so hard to play catch up on my project 365. Now that the kids are starting back to school hopefully I can find some time to play in blog-land.
So here is our week from July 26- Aug 1
1. Luke listening to our "Sunshine Kids" CD in Sunday School. I love teaching the 2 year olds. Its tiring but very rewarding.
2. Crocodile dock VBS starts to night!
3. Mikey and Sarah climbing the blow up slide at SSATI's picnic.
4. This was too cute to not grab a photo. Poor Luke had been on the potty all morning with an upset tummy. Finally he decided to pull up some pillows and rest. Talk about sleeping on the job!
5. My baby is growing up. (Heading into VBS)
6. Last night at Crocodile Dock!
7. Emily, Abby, Ben and Zack's baptism

Monday, August 10, 2009

Family Get Together

For the last couple summers my family has been getting together for a mini-family reunion. My grandmother's brother and his family joins us at Uncle Doug's for crabs, swimming and good old fashion family bonding. (photo: MomMom, PopPop, Aunt Juanita and Uncle Frank)

Last Day of Cub Scout Camp

Jim's summer camp is officially over. He absolutely loved Cub Scout camp. Hey what boy wouldn't love fishing, shooting bows and arrows and BB guns. Not to mention the water slide, friends and mud!

Friday, July 24, 2009

July Happenings

1. Good to the last drop! 2. Jim's summer weblos den 3. Pop's boys 4. Jim helping as color gaurd 5. Uncle Doug's base hit 6. Summer sweeties 7. Checking out the trains 8. Jim and the big gold statue 9. Bathing Beauty Luke 10.Aww..brotherly love 11. Back to school shopping 12. Jason and MomMom 13. Luke and birthday boy Jesse 14. cowboy boots...never leve home without them 15. Clean porch 16. 1st day of summer school 17. Cool dude Luke 18. Smiley Mikey 19. Brown or Black...why not both 20. Happy 4th of July 21. Train time 22. Luke helps clean up leaves 23. Fun at Annie's playground
More Summer Fun!!

I'm Still Here!!!

1..Mikey at his end of the year party 2.Mikey snoozing with Mommy's book 3. Ashley's 2nd birthday party 4. Sarah and Jim's last day of school 5. MomMom's birthday 6. The BC Library cat visited Mikey's school 7. Luke investigating our new hermit crabs 8. Luke enjoying the library 9. Biker Luke 10. Sarah is citizen of the month 11. Enjoying a show at 6 Flags 12. Mikey blows Mommy a kiss at little league day 13. Luke and his buddies dog and ra 14. Dog 15. Waiting for his big brother 16. My little reader 17. Tumble Queen 18. Movie Day 19. Take us out to the ball game 20. Mikey's team at the end of the year party 21. Snoozing on Pop 22. Fun at Mayo Beach 23. Luke loves trains!!! 24. Little artist Mikey 25. Jason's new hair do (or no- hair do!!!) 26. Jim's first hit 27. Mmm...dinner on the grill 28. Summer fun 29. Sarah's new short hair do 30. Silly Mikey 31. Cheesing with Tyco 32. Cool hand Luke 33. Outside fun 34. What's on our fridge?

I know I haven't been in blog-land lately, but I'm still here. Summer is in full swing and the kids are having so much fun. I am still doing my project 365. Here are the rest of my June photos. As you can see my family keeps me on my toes...but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Soiree

If you are free on June 14 join us over at Cocoa Daisy for their summer soiree.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tumbling Queen

June 1, 2009 (day 44)
Another gymnastics class for Sarah. In just two seasons she has come so far. Today she received her "report card". Her coach decided to move her up to the next level. Its amazing to see how far she's come. Not to long ago she was walking into walls now her coaches tell me that she has very good balance and has a lot of potential. But I already knew that...

Friday, June 5, 2009


May 31, 2009 (day 43)
Today was little league day at Camden Yards. Both Jim and Mikey got the chance to parade around the out field. I was so proud of both boys.Especially Mikey. I wasn't sure that he would be very cool with me leaving him with his coach about a half an hour before the parade. But he did awesome. One of the moms gave out cookies and he could have cared less that I was around. We all waited patiently for our team to come around the track. We stood behind the foul pole so they would know where to look. Mikey doesn't do very good at looking when you point somewhere. You kinda have to turn his head. His coach was very good and got Mikey to look up my way and when he saw me he smiled so big. Then he blew me a kiss (I'm so glad another mom caught this photo for me). My heart melted. Every morning when Mikey gets on the bus I wave and then blow a kiss and does the same back. Usually I am the initiator but today he was. To most this may seem so small but for us this shows how far Mikey has come. When Mikey was younger he didn't initiate anything.We didn't have finger plays, no wheels on the bus. He waved for the first time when he was 2 years old. BUT... today he blew me a kiss and he melted my heart, once again.

Family Trip

May 30, 2009 (day 42)
Today the six of us ventured out for the day. May is foster parent appreciation month and the wonderful people in the AA county foster care department decided to treat all the foster families to a day at Six Flags. None of the kids had ever been there and they were so excited to ride the rides and watch the shows. The weather was beautiful. It was a perfect day. We have already decided to go back and check out the water park and ride the rides again.


May 29, 2009 (day 41)
Lately it seems when ever you ask Mikey what he wants to eat its- pancakes. This tends to be a little difficult when we are eating out because most restaurants don't serve pancakes for dinner. So tonight after hearing pancakes for the millionth time we decided to go to a place the had pancakes. And as soon as the menu was laid on the table Mikey quickly pointed out the pancakes. They were gone just as quick once they arrived at our table. Ahh...breakfast for dinner!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Six years together

On Sunday, May 31 Jason and I celebrated our sixth anniversary. There is a new song out by Brad Paisley called "Then", one of the main lines says "And I thought I loved you then." It is so true. On our wedding day I thought I loved Jason, but it is nothing in comparison to how I feel about him now. My love for him has grown over the years as I've watched him with our children and I've seen his devotion to us and our family. I'm sure in 10, 15, 20 years from now I will look back and say...I thought I loved him then.

Rainy Baseball Day

Project 365- Day 40
May 28, 2009
Jim's game ended up being called due to rain but that didn't stop the fun. Mikey and Luke enjoyed a snow ball and Luke was fascinated by the stream.

Passed Out

Project 365- Day 39
May 27, 2009
Right now the boys are in between beds while we wait for the new ones to arrive. So to pass the time Mikey and Luke sleep on a mattress on the floor. Well I guess Luke wanted to be closer to the action and he ended up passing out in the doorway. Not only did he pass out but he did it in total Luke style with his "My Shoes" on and his "My Dog" under his arm. Gotta love 2 year olds.

Luke's Shoes

Project 365- Day 38
May 26, 2009
Luke has entered the "Mine" stage. Everything is MINE. As we were walking through Walmart Luke spotted these and called out MINE. Well the child really needed a pair of shoes. Lately he has boycotted socks and his tennis shoes smell horrible. So a new pair of shoes it was, but hey, who can say no to bright green and yellow $5 shoes? Not Mommy.

Family Movie Night

Project 365- Day 37
May 25, 2009
My camera is broken at the moment so I had to capture our family movie night with the camera on my phone. At least the moment is captured, right? Who doesn't love a good movie, root beer floats and popcorn?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sleepy Boys

Project 365- Day 36
May 24, 2009
Like father, like son.

More about Apraxia

Here's some more info about apraxia for those who are curious... Apraxia Kids
For the longest time I just wanted to hear my son say Mommy. Now I have that and I am so blessed. I can not thank Mikey's teachers enough. They truly are angels sent from above.

Field of Dreams

May 23,2009
Project 365- Day 35
I am so proud of Mikey. Today was his 3rd Tee ball game. So far we had only gotten him to bat once in his first game. Today Mommy and Mikey went to the game without the rest of the clan. With a lot of encouragement Mikey played the whole game. I am amazed at how far my little man has come in the past couple months. Mikey is not your typical four year old. When Mikey was 2 he still had not started to talk... we really didn't have very many sounds or any babble. We were told that he has apraxia of speech. Basically his brain doesn't tell his mouth how to speak. After two years of speech and special education classes it seems like his brain has turn on. His speech is still very rough but he can get his point across. He loves getting on the school bus in the morning and loves playing with his friends. We still have a long road ahead of us but we're getting there. Now if we could get this potty training thing down...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The De-Wormer

Project 365- Day 34
May 22, 2009
Today was such a beautiful day. Luke and I decided to plant some flowers. Luke and I did a great job de-worming the soil!

Goofy Kid

May 21, 2009
Project 365- Day 33
Yes, he's mine and I love him.

Awards all Around

Project 365- day 32
May 20, 2009
Sarah had her Brownie graduation today and Jim won The Phillip F. Haxel, Sr. Patriotism Honor Roll for the 3rd grade at Carney. I am so proud of all my kiddos.

Dig In

Just a quick layout that I did of Mikey digging into his first birthday cake. Based on a layout from Christine over at Cocoa Daisy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cocoa Daisy May Scraplift Contest

Here's my layout for the Cocoa Daisy May Scrap lift Contest. I had so much fun doing a girlie layout. Info on the contest is here:
May scraplift contest

Little Slugger

Project 365- day 31
May 19, 2009
Just a quick photo of my baseball star.

Beauty Queen

Project 365- day 30
May 18, 2009
I guess I am on Sarah overload.But after spending the weekend with her and hearing from all the adults (and seeing for myself) how sweet and caring she is I have to say she is an amazing little girl. With only 7 years in her pocket she has been through more then most adults I know and she has came out smiling with her head held high. Its amazing how children deal with hardship so much better then adults. I hope she holds onto her compassion and grows in grace and love to become the woman I know she can be.

These photos were took about a week ago on her birthday. And if I must say so myself she's a beauty.

Tee Pee Dreams

Project 365- day 29
May 17, 2009
This was our home away from home. Sarah, myself and one of her friends slept here for the weekend. I have to say I loved it and now I miss it. Life was so simple and peaceful for the weekend. I wish I could go back to that. I miss my tee pee.

Roughing It

Project 365- day 28
May 16,2009
Today was day 2 of camping. I have to say we had an awesome time. Sarah had fun collecting firewood and playing games with the other girls. We can't wait to do it again.

Fire and Friends

Project 365- day 27
May 15, 2009
Brownie Camping. Nothing like singing around the campfire.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chasing Mikey

Project 365- day 26
May 14, 2009
Mikey loves riding his bike. Usually with Luke right behind him aways trying to catch up. I guess that's the life of a little brother.

Brownie Treats

Project 365- Day 25
May 13, 2009
For the Brownie meeting we made extra sweet cupcakes. Tasty!

Sweet Songs

Project 365- Day 24
May 12,2009
Today was Jim's chorus/ recorder concert. He did awesome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun in the ER

Project 365- Day 23
May 11, 2009
So we started off today in the ER. Jason had a seizure Sunday night. After a short start in the ER we were on our way. Jim and Sarah were so excited to go to Taco Bell at 2:30 in the morning.

Mothers' Day

Project 365- Day 22
May 10, 2009
Mother's Day
We had a wonderful day today. The weather was so beautiful after church. We decided to go to the reservoir and have a picnic. It was perfect.

Baseball and Birthday

Project 365- Day 21
May 9,2009
Today was a big day twice over. In the morning Mikey had his
1st Tee ball game! We actually got his to bat once. My little man is growing up. Today was also Sarah's 7th birthday! Sarah and I hit the mall. First she had here ears pierced and then picked out some earrings. Next we went to glamour shots. We ended the evening at her end of the year dance party.

Story Time

Project 365- Day 20
May 8, 2009
Today Luke and I went to Mikey's school for the book fair. Mikey had so much fun picking out the books and Luke loved reading the when we got home.

Crazy Hair

Project 365- Day 19
May 7,2009
Crazy Hair Day.

Girly Evidence

Project 365- Day 18
May 6, 2009
I so love having a girl in the house!

Crazy Shoes

Project 365- Day 17
May 5, 2009
Crazy Shoe Day!