I wish I could capture in a picture some of the faces that E makes. He is so animated and is constantly making me laugh. Earlier today he was getting in his car seat and I went to help him buckle. He started to get upset because he wanted to be able to do the top buckle. He started to get angry and yell at me, "YOU are the Mother. You are the MOTHER." Of course, I couldn't help but laugh at his crazy thinking and even crazier expression. Funny kid!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Posted by Jana at 6/12/2011 09:03:00 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Last week was Spring Break for the kids. SInce Jody and Golden have made the trip from New York down here twice since they moved there, I thought it was our turn to make the road trip up to their house. Drew had to get some work done, so it was just me and the 4 kids for another road trip.
Surprisingly, the kids did rather well on the drive up there. Though, I was beginning to question my choice when I got to Ithaca and the temperature was 35 degrees colder than it was in VA. What was I thinking going some place colder for Spring Break? Needless to say, it snowed a few times in the 3 and a half days we were there.
Reese, Ryan and C inside the Wegmans shopping.
Posted by Jana at 4/26/2011 07:57:00 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Posted by Jana at 4/06/2011 08:36:00 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
C has been taking piano lessons since last fall. He is doing really well and loves every minute of it. Most days I have to tell him to get off the piano to do other things. This week his piano teacher's family was sick. So she cancelled lessons, but asked for the parents to sit down with their kids and pass off their songs and assign new ones to them. C and I sat down and had his piano lesson this morning. I really enjoyed the time that I was able to spend with just him. With 4 kids its hard to spend one on one time with each of them, but this gave me an opportunity to spend time with him doing something that he loves to do. He was so excited that he was able to pass off all of his songs and move on to a few more. And I was thrilled to be able to see his achievements first hand and how hard he really works. I am so proud of him for working hard each day and practicing each day to be able to play the piano. I can only hope his love for music continues into adulthood.
Posted by Jana at 4/02/2011 07:25:00 PM
After having a computer that runs so slow, I finally have something a little faster. We went last night to Best Buy to look. I promise, it was just to look. But, while we were there, they had exactly what I wanted on clearance for $200 cheaper than what I had been anticipating paying. So, I got myself a new laptop. Maybe that will help with my posting on the blog a little more. My old computer would take 30 minutes just to start up. No Joke! And then the kids would get onto it and mess it up and I would have to restart it and I just didn't have the time to sit and wait all day to get online. So, I didn't get online unless I could do it on my phone, and very rarely on Drew's computer. I am so excited to have something that works and works well. So, no more excuses for not posting...
Posted by Jana at 4/02/2011 07:03:00 PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Literally. 2010 was a super busy year for us. Here are a few of the highlights.
- found out in January we were to be moving in April
- move was pushed back to June
- tried to sell our house
- ended up renting it out
- Jana went to TX for Jaime's wedding
- we moved to Northern VA
- Jana and kids drove to Texas for 2 weeks
- went to the beach for a week with the Glass family
- C started 2nd grade
- K started all day kindergarten
- had family in town for Thanksgiving
- tried to enjoy a peaceful Christmas
- visited family in Richmond after Christmas
In between all of the traveling and business we found out that baby #4 is coming in a few weeks. So, we have been busy, busy, busy trying to prepare for that. As crazy as it sounds, I feel like things are starting to get back to normal around here and I can actually sit for a few minutes at the computer. Hopefully this will lead to more blogging in the future.
Posted by Jana at 1/05/2011 04:09:00 PM