Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This is so unlike us, we do NOT have our Halloween costumes pick out yet! Our problem....a very indecisive 4 year old but I think that she finally has it narrowed down to three:

Option 1 (my favorite):
Paisley = The Princess
Ryder = The Frog

Option 2:
Paisley = Word Girl (PBS Super Hero)
Ryder = The Sidekick Monkey

Option 3:
Paisley = Bat Girl (because Jack Martin is going to be Batman - don't get me started!)
Ryder = A Chicken

(Ryder 4 months)

(Paisley 9 Months)

Check back to see what costume wins!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What a Deal

$30 and worth every penny!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ryder - 4 Months

At 4 months:
You have found your feet and think that you are hot stuff! And when you grab your cute little toes you show off your super cute baby rolls. I LOVE all of your little rolls! You are currently wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. I am not sure how much you weigh because we are having issues with the doctors office but we go for your well child check on the 12th so we will officially know how much you have grown.
You are rolling over like a champ! You can go from both your back to your stomach and from your stomach to your back. With this new skill has come a better sleep. That's right you are now sleeping for 8 hours at night. YAY!!!!!

You are so snugly, so sweet, so happy, so playful and I am so lucky to have such a handsome little man!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adios Summer

Summer 2010 in review

Monday, September 20, 2010

No She Didn't....

....just say that (our conversation on the way home from preschool)!

Paisley: Mommy, I need to tell you sometime but I don't want you to laugh.
Me: (Quiet laugh) Ok, tell me.
Paisley: Why are you laughing already? Fine, I won't tell you!
Me: I'm sorry, please tell me.
Paisley: So, I think Jack Martin LOVES me.
(My mouth is open)
Me: Are you kidding me?
Paisley: No Mommy, I think he does.
Me: Why do you think that?
Paisley: Well, he kissed my hand and he always asks me to play soccer with him but I told him no because I was busy playing with someone else.

Are you kidding me?? I am not ready to talk about LOVE and BOYFRIENDS (no matter how innocent)!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Avrey's Birthday - 6

Last weekend we helped Avrey celebrate her 6th birthday at a gymnastics place. I think the adults had as much fun as the kids. Happy birthday Avrey. We love you lots!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome Baby Kynly

We have a new member in our family,

Baby Kynly!

Born 9/16/2010 @ 8:19am
8 pounds and 15 ounces
20 1/2 inches long

Congrats Stephen, Holly & Karly,she is a doll!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


What comes first...the chicken or the egg?
Or in our job, new location or new digs?

(Image from here)

That's right, we are seriously talking about moving. We have even starting looking at houses.
Oh, the question we have!! Where should we go? Closer to family & friends or should we stay here in Topeka? Is making a big change like this the right decision with the current job/housing market? Can we even sell our house? Can we make a profit on our house if we do sale?

Here are our thoughts/plans for now:
  • Put our house on the market sometime between now and next spring/summer
  • After the house sales, move and rent for 6 months to a year (This will give us time to make sure we like the new area and to see if the location will really work for Toby's job. It will also give me time to find a job.)
  • Then move into a new home (hopefully our last move)

It is all very exciting and scary!!! (I will keep you posted if anything changes)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I Heart JCP

The nice lady at Penny's took GREAT pictures of my kiddos last month!!!
This one is my FAVORATE!!!