Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camping Trip (finally)

Here are some of the pictures from our week long of roughing it camping... We had such a fun time, even with all of the rain! I hope you enjoy the pictures. There are alot, and I had to put them in slideshow format, or my blog would have had a fit i think!

O ALSO, I am going to be making my blog private here in the next week or so. SOOO if you would like to still read my boring blog, then let me know and I will send you an invite!

Friday, June 26, 2009

This is one of my FAVE Michael Jackson songs! So I thought that I should post it!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is Yellow, as my kids call him/her. He/she is one of two of the same type of bird, who is always sitting on my roses in front of my front window... They are beautiful birds, and they are not afraid of us at all. Alot of times, they just sit there and watch us, as much as we watch them. They also sing the most beautiful songs. I am hoping to get them on video singing..

Monday, June 8, 2009

growing in the sunshine (or lack of)

Helam.. He is so happy to be 5 months old! HA.. But if you look close, there are his little nubbin teeth.. And yes, they do hurt!

Today marks the 5th month of sweet Helam's existence in our family... He is such a fun boy! He has so many particulars it is crazy. This last month, I have tried to feed him rice cereal. He is not so much a fan. But can you blame him. This kid wants the real FOOD... When ever I am holding him on my lap, he reaches out for my food and I feel so bad, because I want to give it to him, but cant. So in the next couple of weeks I will start to give him the goods of Gerber.... We will see how that goes!

Here is Korban and Helam taking their little cat nap together! Brothers are so much fun!!!

Helam has so many particulars that none of my other kids have had.. He like to sleep in his own bed and he is on a schedule! I KNOW!!!! This is an amazing feat I think. He really doesn't nap very well in the day, he takes a couple of cat naps, but that is about it... Then come 8:30 he is SOOO ready for his own bed. This makes me very happy! I just hope that he stays this way.. I am keeping my fingers crossed..

School has ended for my girls! Today was their first official day of no school! I would like to say that they couldn't be happier, but I don't think they are.. I have caught Morgan being a bit sad about no school a couple of times, and on the other hand, Samantha is so glad school is out!

During the awards ceremony on their last day of school, they all got awards. Morgan got most improved reader, Samantha got high achievement in her academics and Kylah got an award from the State Board of Education for coming in the top ten percent nationally in four different area's for the Iowa Tests.. I am so proud of them all for their hard work! I keep telling them that they need to keep it up, so they all can get full ride scholarships to college!!! We will see how that goes!

Other than that, there really isn't to much to post about! Life just keeps ticking by.. It is amazing how fast it all goes. I can remember being a kid and thinking that every day seemed like an eternity, now I wish I had an eternity in a day. At least maybe I could get all the things I wanted done, accomplished!

I just have to share this video of Gannon. This is at a park located by Jake and Amy's house. El took the kids there when I went to bunko in May. My kids really love this park!!!