Thursday, April 30, 2009

My productive day so far!

Our good dog!

Whew finally organized the closet!

Beautiful comfortable heavenly bed!

Today I took on the monumental task of organizing my closet. I refused to take a before picture, trust me it was bad, you couldn't see the carpet. We don't have a lot of storage in our house so extra furniture, sewing projects and homeschool curriculum end up in there. We were also given a fabulous down comforter along with duvet cover and decorative pillows etc. I finally put the decorative pillows up, filling them with extra blankets that were taking up precious closet space. Our room is now organized, clean, except for the extra toys we keep in there for when the daycare kids are here. The kids have some things they prefer not to share which is fine with us so when all the extra kids go home they come out of hiding! Oh and on a side note last night I went out to run an errand and when I came back I didn't realize that our dog had gone out the front door. I was home for about ten minutes when we heard a weird noise at the door behold there was Ben sitting there waiting to come in. I was so thankful, I have a funny feeling he ran around the front yard for a minute or two and then sat down on the doormat patiently waiting to come in. Whew finally a dog that doesn't run away and if he accidently gets left out there he comes back I'm guessing he never left though he loves us and we love him!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Big kid fun

Morgan, Cale, and Ty headed to Hillsboro with our friends Friday night for an overnighter, they got to go to Out of this World Pizza and had a blast. Thanks for the cute shots Jeremy and Ang!

Day at OMSI

The kids and I went up to OMSI with friends of ours, I ended up spending the entire time in the kids room with Brock while the older three wandered the museum with our friends. Again got a few cute shots.

Date night with Brock

I had date night with Brock on Friday night, we went to the park, shopping, and out for a soda! I got some great shots at the park and really enjoyed our time just the two of us.

My amazing school kids

Morgan and Cale took their homeschool test for their 2nd and 3rd grade years and both scored in the 99th percentile which is the highest you can evidently go because you can't score higher than yourself?!? We went to a lady here in town that had been a school teacher for 30 years and now does tutoring and testing out of her home. She sat the kids down at her dining room table and away they went. She was very encouraging as far as homeschooling and that we were doing the right thing. She felt like our kids would be the ones left behind because they are ahead of the average child in their grade. It was good to be able to see on paper that we have been doing a good job and what we need to work on! So yes we will continue with homeschool next year, hurray!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I realized when I looked at the blog this morning that I haven't posted in a week. I have been super busy with the daycare and life in general. Last week I worked two days 6:45am to 6pm and this week I have three of those days. I am not a morning person so this has been a challenge, please pray for me and that my coffee pot can keep up with the demand =) On Easter Ty found the golden egg which had a prize for the kids to have a movie and treat night which we did on Saturday night. Don made waffle cones and tacos and filled them with ice cream. We had them eat outside since it was a humongous mess! We watched Bedtime Stories, it was alright, not a favorite but cute all the same. On another note, I would recommend not watching the movie Tales of Despereaux, it has got to be one of the most boring kids movies we've seen in a long time. Even the kids said the best part was when it was over! One cute thing from this past week was when we realized we hadn't heard from Brock in about five minutes and began searching for him, he usually has escaped to the back yard but he wasn't there. I finally checked his room, he had tucked himself in, turned his fan on and put himself down for a nap. What a good boy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Ready, Set


Ty found the golden egg, a movie night with treats for the family!

Look at all that candy!

Teapot Morgan in her Easter dress.

Don had to head out of town early Sunday afternoon so we ended up having our Easter dinner on Saturday night with some good friends of ours. The guys hid the eggs while us girls stayed inside with the kids. The egg hunt was fun to watch of course and amazingly my camera was out (shocking I know). Sunday we dyed easter eggs, I love to see all the pretty colors they turn and the kids love being creative. He Is Risen Indeed!

Big boy bed

While my mom was here Brock figured out how to climb out of his crib which makes me cringe. We decided it was time to take down the crib (for the last time WAH) and get out the toddler bed. He fell out of it twice the first night but has been doing great with naps and nights since then. I can't believe my little boy is growing up!

A fun visit with Grandma

My mom came to visit last week and I am sad to say that my camera seemed to spend the majority of it's time in the case instead of capturing memories. We had a great time, I had daycare kids every day so we didn't do much but she did take each kid out on a date, to lunch and a little dollar store shopping. I was jealous but thankful they enjoy hanging out with her. One day the kids, grandma, my dear friend and I went to Salem for some Value Village and Shoe Mill shopping, oh and of course drive through the Sonic for half price slushies! Thanks so much for coming down Mom, I am looking forward to the longer visit this summer! Love you!

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Sad Farewell

Don's Grandpa Steve Nusser passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 97. He would have been 98 on July 4th. I can't even begin to list all the family he leaves behind so many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with his daughter, Don's mom Mary who cared for him for the past twenty or so years. I learned from grandpa how to communicate with my elders. I was not raised around elderly people so I had no idea how to have a relationship with anyone older than my own parents. He was a funny man, he definetly had selective hearing. Mary would yell at him and he would completely ignore her and I would whisper something and he would hear me and then wink with a mischevious grin on his face. He had such great stories of fishing, roofing, working and how he lost his thumb in a work accident. He will definetly be missed by all of us but I know I will see him again . He is in heaven with his other children and his wife where he is whole, complete and can fish with God for eternity! God Speed Grandpa!