Thursday, July 30, 2009

What We Did Yesterday Part 1

This is what we did yesterday, but I should start with what we did the day before. Or maybe the day before that? Or even before that? Monday was a day I spent very glued to my computer hitting refresh so I could keep up to date what was happening with little baby Stellan. I cried, prayed and we all dressed in orange. So when I dressed the kids I told them that we were wearing orange to show support and prayer for baby Stellan.

Tuesday morning before I went to my 36 week doctor appointment I quick painted my toenails orange. This is the first time I've painted them all summer. Partly because my belly has been so huge and the other part was because I knew my 2.5 year old boy would want his painted and that his Daddy would not appreciate the painting of his son's toes. But I wanted pretty toes anyway and I thought they it might last until after the baby comes (1 week 6 days from painting them). As soon as I did it he wanted "paint on my toes". I held him off. Don't ask how because he either is so cute I can't resist or I am just way too weak. Maybe both? Off I went to my doctor appointment while by friend Susan watched the kids. Then when I came home I took the kids for a "widdle walk" to the post office to see Mary and of course get a sucker. Then we proceed for more of a "widdle walk" to the church. I should mention that when my sister's girls were here two weeks ago we also walked to the church. They were in love with the awesomeness of the building and thought Mary was just as beautiful. We tried to go in and say a prayer but the priest was gone so the doors were locked.
Back to yesterday.
So we walked to the church and the doors were open. In we went and we prayed for "Dylan". The littles have a cousin Dylan and Henry seems to only be able to say "Dylan" and not "Stellan". But I knew what he meant because he pointed out that he was wearing an orange shirt (again) for "Dylan". So we went inside and said prayers for Stellan and our baby.

Henry was very excited to tell Daddy later that night what we did. Then he asked Daddy, "You want to go to church and pray" and then five minutes later he would say, "Should we go to church and pray?" I told him we could go again tomorrow which would be yesterday.

So bright and early on Wednesday morning he was asking if we could go to the church and pray. Off we went on our adventure to the beautiful church in the middle of our small town of 1000 (maybe) people. It's an old church in an old town. The steeples have lights that shine on them at night. It's so beautiful. Reminds me of the old Catholic Churches in Europe. This isn't the church we go to as we attend in my husband's hometown 15 minutes away.

On the way to church I found a five dollar bill! How sweet! We donated at the church, said prayers for baby Stellan and our baby and lit two candles. The kids were so good.


















Oh, I almost forgot. I did end up painting Henry's toes. He begged and begged and I couldn't say no any longer. So that's what's Not Quite Right in the picture here. I decided that when my Wonderful Husband got home I wasn't going to say anything and see how long it took before he noticed.

When he arrived home it went like this:

He came in said hi to me.

Went to the kid's room to say hi to them.

Then I hear:


"Tina Marie Fisher"


I think you get the picture.


Oh well, Henry loves it. But how long will it stay on?


Part 2 coming up on what else we did yesterday.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Something Not Quite Right

I guess you could say there's....
Something Not Quite Right...
Do you know what it is?

And I'm not exactly sure....
but this seems alright...
until there was water...
all over the floor.

Yes, there's...

Something Not Quite Right...

here either.

And here...
Something Not Quite Right.



Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Favorite Kid Photo MckLinky Style

This is my favorite photo that I've taken.
This is Henry last Fall just
prior to him turning 2.






MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Praying for Stellan

Update:
I just wanted to re-post this and connect it to my facebook page in effort to have some prayers sent their way.


Original Post:
Most of the people out there who read my blog are probably already following MckMama so this won't be news to you, but for those of you who aren't following MckMama and Stellan please check out her blog and say a prayer for this family.

I found her blog from the Fox 9 news story here in Minneapolis. If you'd like to read it or watch it click here.

Praying for Stellan!

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Kids at the School Park

Henry was such a big boy...
this slide doesn't have the normal edges...
you have to hold on at the bottom...
or...
not at all???


I hate to say this....
Uncle Fester???

No it's just Karley

Posted by Picasa

Hailey & Hannah Part 2

She might not look like she could pull all three of these kids in the wagon....
but this tough cookie CAN!
She would not have me help. She wanted to do it all on her own.


This was at a school right by our house.



Hailey 6.5 & Hannah 4.5


Posted by Picasa

Hailey & Hannah

Last week I met my sister half way from "home" and brought her girls to my house to stay with us for a few days. On Thursday morning we were at a friends house and the kids were outside checking out the chickens. They thought this was the coolest thing as did my own children. I am hoping when the girls come back to help me "recover " we can go to an apple orchard by our house that has all kinds of animals, a little tractor ride through the corn field and of course yummy yummy apples.

Hannah & Henry are reading books before bedtime. Don't you just love the combo of pajamas on my son?


Here's our Hannah playing Mr. Potato Head parts!

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Last Pregnancy

Time is going by quick yet is it moving by at all?
I look at the counter and see that I have two weeks and four days left before the baby comes (provided her lungs are okay).
I wonder and worry everything will get done.
There's so much I want to do.
It's crazy to think that everything needs to be done before we bring her home, yet that's how I feel.
I want to finish the pregnancy journal I started. I should be able to do that right?
Then of course there's the baby room....that seems a little endless right now.
Trusting my husband that everything will be done and everything will be fine is more what I should be listening to rather than the voice in my head that keeps me in panic mode about "getting it all done".
I worry that something is going to happen to the baby after we've come so far.
I worry that something will happen to me after the c-section.
I struggle to get the house clean, play with the kids, make dinner, and of course spend time with my husband.
I am ready to be done being pregnant.
I feel like I've been pregnant forever.
Really I have been pregnant for the better part of the last three years.
I want to meet the baby, this time is going slowly.
Will I have my energy back?
Will taking care of three kids under the age of three exhaust me just as much as being pregnant and taking care of two kids under three?
Can I manage with less sleep than I already do?
I do love the feeling of the baby.
I know when I watch her I will think of her movements while I carried her.
What will her personality be like?
Will she be really active like she is now?
Will she look like Henry, Karley or neither?
I wonder if I'll miss being pregnant?
I will enjoy having a glass of wine.
There's so much anticipation.
I think I could go on and on.
The Lord will take care of us.

Monday, July 20, 2009

MckBrunch 7-19-09


I just wanted to give a little shout out that I enjoyed the MckBrunch! It was a really nice time and I sat with a wonderful group of women. It was very very nice. I am glad to have some new friends from the "blog" world.

It would be nice to do something like that again!

I will be checking out some new blogs!

Thanks to Lori for the beautiful bracelets. Every time I wear it I will think of our MckBrunch and remember what a great group of women I met!

Tina

PS. Still thinking/praying for Jessica's family! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Three Things About Me



MckLinky Photo Blog Hop * Three Things About Me

One:
When I was 18 I moved from a small small town in northern Minnesota to Minneapolis. I was there for 9 months to attend a trade school. Then when I was 19 my BFF (since the 1st grade) and I I moved from Minneapolis to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I can't believe I ever had enough in me to do such a thing. We worked for a wholesale travel company called Certified Vacations (just now going through some changes and will no longer operate as Certified Vacations). As a part of working there we were able to travel on many vacations for FREE! It was awesome. In this particular picture my co-workers and I were on a sunset cruise on the bay of Acapulco. I'm in pink (can't believe that) in the middle.





Two:


I used to be a Harley Mama! I bought my first motorcycle in 1998 and drove that everywhere! In one season, which is short in Minnesota (oh, I moved back after two years in FL) I put 8000 miles on that bike. I went to Sturgis, SD for the first time and my only regret was that we trailer the bikes instead of riding out there. I sold that bike the following Spring. It was a sad day. BUT I ended up buying another bike in the Spring of 2004. I wasn't married and of course didn't have kids, had a nice job and decided it was time to have get another HOG. Then about a month later I met my now husband. We had mutual friends that had motorcycles and that's how we met. In August of 2004 those friends and I all rode our bikes out to Sturgis, SD! I always said if I ever got the chance to go back I would for sure ride out there and I am glad that I was able to do it. This is a picture of me riding while in Sturgis.



Three:
Since most of my blog is about my family I thought the third thing would be about me and my sister who is three years younger than I. I was looking for a picutre of us together and realized that I really don't have one. Not anything from the last few years anyway. So that is something I must get! She is a great person and I love her very much. We live 3 hours away but speak on the phone almost everyday. She has two wonderful girls ages 4 & 6....needless to say my sister, Little T, is a wonderful mother! I could go on and on. In this picture she is with my daughter, Muffin.




That's three! Hope you enjoyed the photo blog hop from MckLinky.


MckLinky Blog Hop

Not Me! Monday 7-13-09

I would never sit at the computer and put on make-up while my kids (2.5 & 17 mo) are eating cereal. I only say I would never do this because I do hear a lot of commotion as well as bowls doing things they shouldn't. But at least they are eating it dry (don't ask me why...they like it that way)....nope....Not me!

I did not put only enough make up on from the rims of my sunglasses and then walk to the "Daze" festivities....Not me!

Oh my son didn't pee through his bottom sheet, top sheet and comforter just before we had friends over and I only washed the comforter and put it back on the bed (with a bare mattress) acting like it was all done....nope...Not me! I wouldn't still have to finish making the bed would I? After three days? Not me!

Join MckMama in the Not Me! Monday.

Our Small Town "Daze"

Another year has passed in our small town and as I write this our "Daze" are almost over. We live in a small one horse town that doesn't even contain a stoplight (we do have a few stop signs).

Our house is one of the best locations for all the activities as most of them are right across the street!



Friday night we took part in the fireworks from our own front lawn! This was the first year that Henry was able to stay awake to actually see fireworks. He really liked them as long as he was able to sit on Mommy's lap. Karley couldn't make it up long enough to watch but she somehow manage to sleep through all the booming! Saturday morning he Matter's come over for the 4 mile race that went all the way around the lake and ended right at our driveway. Brad ran and took 4th overall and first in his division! Yeah Forrest, I mean Brad! Just after watching the runners come in we watched a little of the bean bag toss and 3 point shoot out. Then we got the gator a little spruced up and headed up the hill for the "kiddie parade". That was an adventure for us just to get up the hill to the start of the parade. My Wonderful Husband rigged the gator to only go in first gear so it was a slow process to get to the start. Not to mention that Henry doesn't quite get to keep the gas pedal down and steer at the same time for the entire way. WH video taped the parade while I help the gator to actually move through the parade. I would imagine it was quite the site to see a 5'11", eight month pregnant woman all bent over pushing/steering this gator down main street. What we Mom's won't do for our kiddies to have a good time! Of course we all enjoyed a little nap time after that!



Oh wait....I forgot my puppy!



My WH made this little screen concoction for our garage so we are able to people watch and listen to the bands from our own garage. It's really quite nice in the land of 10,000 mosquitoes!


Today we set some chairs out in our own yard for the big parade. How nice is that! We didn't have to load the car with snacks, water, lawn chairs and wonder where our little Henry would use the bathroom. It was all right here! Just "rewaxing" waiting for candy!



I'd say it's pretty nice to have a park, beach, public boat access, tennis courts, basketball court, softball field and pavilion right across the street. How lucky are we? I'd say pretty lucky even though our "forever" house will be nowhere near all this stuff. So as long as we live here and have little kids we will enjoy all the "Daze", church festivals, and everyday activity that happens while living here. It's great place to live while being a SAHM.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Melt My Heart

I brought our dehumidifier to the service center yesterday. I was in a very safe, non busy area and had to think of how I was going to get my littles into the store and wheel the dehumidifier in at the same time. Once before I had Henry hold Karley's hand and he actually did, so I thought I would try it again. I say try because I've asked since, in an effort to "practice" for when the baby comes, and he refuses. He was totally into it today when I asked him, "hold your sister's hand and walk to the sidewalk and wait for Mommy".

I was so proud and amazed! I thought I might start crying right there (eight months pregnant, so wild with hormones I am sure). They just looked so cute walking into the store holding hands....my two littles. Then later at home when I called them for lunch Henry took Karley's hand and said, "come on Kardee, let's go eat" and led her to the dining room.

So cute....just melted my heart!





MckLinky Photo Hop


It was hard to pic one favorite picture. I had another one in mind but couldn't find it. At this point it's hard for me to get the kids to take a nice picture together so I went with this one from our wedding.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, July 6, 2009

POD 7-6-09 Love the Water Hose

Henry loves to...
strip down and...
take a "shower"...
in the front yard!!!
(Daddy is not a fan)

Posted by Picasa

Time Out

I am so amazed by my little Henry and Karley. He's 2.5 years and the things I hear him say and do just bring so much joy and laughter to our life.

The latest thing is that he has told me that I need to go and sit in a time out because, "I do not to hit my sister because it's naughty". Now, I do not hit my sister, nor do I hit his sister, but he certainly does. And he sits in time out for this behavior.

Time out is located in any and probably every room in our house. It's a corner and he knows exactly where time out is in every room. Now the real kicker of this is that Karley Janie (17 months) knows the exact thing as well. This amazes me even more!

I have that "my youngest child" isn't old enough for this or that syndrome going on. How do I know this? Because a few months ago (when Karley was 14 or 15 months old) under my breath I said, "I should just give you a time out". Just after I said this she went to the appropriate corner in that room and sat there. What? Really? Yes!

I am not sure how effective time outs are for her. We'll see as time goes on and she doesn't like to sit her time. But we still do them with her (yes, even at 17 months) partly because if she hits her brother and doesn't have to sit then how effective will it be for him at just a mere 15 months older than she? And really, she doesn't even care if she sits or not. But he sees that her naughty behavior is not acceptable just as his isn't.

And so, every now and then Henry tells Mommy, "you go to time out". He also tells Mommy & Daddy, "don't throw toys" and "eat in the kitchen". Not to mention all the little things we hear him tell her not to do.

Not Me! Monday 7-6-09

I thought it would be so great to finally be rid of diapers for at least one child for a brief time (6-7 weeks??) So why didn't I think I would actually have to clean poop out of Spike Buck's underwear? Well, I guess that goes with it huh? As this is our first adventure with potty training what could I possibly know about taking a boy to the bathroom? No worries, it all works out right? Well sure, and smoothly too,. right? Of course! So I know how to be very sanitary and never get poop on my own hands! Not Me!

My husband and I would never spend Friday and Saturday doing yard work and missing any kind of activity that resembles our National Holiday. We would never say our kids won't get anything out of it anyway. Not us!
And as I write this simple blog, my 17 month old daughter would never know the next quack or cluck that The Wiggles are going to say would she? No, not my daughter! How embarrassing is that? She's just really smart huh?
Please join in the Not Me! Monday with MckMama...it's so much fun to read!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

POD 7-5-09 Kelsey's Birthday Party

Our littles tried...
a new adventure....
cousin Nick's...
Gator!!!

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Blog Hop - Introduction

***Hello! Welcome to my blog! I am still pretty new at this blogging and have become very hooked very fast. I am excited to check out other blogs as I love to see how you all have designed them as well as meet you!

Check out the slideshow to see what we've been up to this summer!

Please join MckLinky and post your blog below! :)

Many Blessings to you all!

Tina
***

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday, July 2, 2009

POD 7-2-09 Mmmmm Good!

My Mom...
makes the best...
chocolate chip cookies!!!

I think so too!!!

Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

POD 7-1-09 Toys in Toy Box?

Picture of the Day for 7-1-09
All the toys are...
out of the toy box...
or are they???

Posted by Picasa