The party is over and the kids are exhausted! We had a great time. Jaden's favorite part was the pinata! Here are some pictures from the day:
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
We have been so busy! Jeff started his vacation on Wednesday. We have had so much fun. First off, Jaden got a present in the mail from Aunt Lisa and Uncle Orin! He loved it. (Thanks guys!)
Posted by LeeAnn at 7:56 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Go to Joann's! The new DCWV Stacks are great! They have the new fall papers out. I had to get them. I could have spent $100 on paper this morning, easily!
And this Debbie Mumm paper is gorgeous:
I really have an obsession with paper. It is all just so pretty! Now, my husband is going to expect me to use it! LOL
Posted by LeeAnn at 11:38 AM
Friday, August 22, 2008
here we come!
Posted by LeeAnn at 7:58 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I haven't been updating here as much as I used to. There is just so much going on now. Especially with school and dieting. I guess the dieting doesn't take up time, but the exercising sure does. Every morning, we start school. I never know how long that will take. It always depends on Jaden's mood that day. Some days it only takes one hour. Other days, it takes two. I am sure as we start adding more things, it will get longer. He almost has the Pledge of Allegiance memorized. This is so cool. I remember the days of saying the POA. Jeff and I thought this was a good thing to learn right away. He needs to have respect for God and his country. We have been learning about Aa and Ee. We have learned the numbers 1-5. It's not like he didn't know these, but his curriculum goes into a lot more detail. I am seriously loving it! Today, we learned about God creating the Heavens and the Earth. Did you know the Earth was just a blob when God created it? It had no shape! For some reason, I had never thought about that much. Water has no shape, and the Earth was made out of water! Interesting!
Now, on to the exercising. I have been running a mile every day. I normally do this during Cassidy's naptime (1:30). It doesn't take long, but I like to warm up and cool down. I have also been doing my pilates and crunches. I have lost about 7-8 pounds in 4 weeks! I am very happy about this. I only have 12 more to make it to my goal! Honestly, I will probably want to lose at least 5 more once I get to goal. I am feeling better and I know I am healthier. I have given up on the foods that make me feel awful!
I had to make cupcakes this week, get the house cleaned (that is still not finished), and plan Jaden's birthday party. What was I thinking, having it on Labor Day weekend? I really don't think we are going to have a big turnout.
Along, with all of this, we are potty training Cassidy. Okay, this is just driving me crazy! She is doing very well when it comes to going to the potty........when she is naked. As soon as I put panties on her, she pees in them! Not right away, she just doesn't go to the potty when it is time. So, she has been running around naked. LOL. I am hoping she gets this soon. I don't want to give up. She is doing very well. This morning, she is wearing panties. I have decided to just take her to the potty every once in awhile. I can't wait for the diapers to be history!
I hope everyone is having a great week. Sorry, no pictures today.
Posted by LeeAnn at 9:02 AM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Last night, our cook out was cancelled, but we will be doing it sometime soon!
Posted by LeeAnn at 7:19 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I have so many things going on right now, this is not normal for me! I like down time! I miss it, in fact!
Tonight, Jaden is going over to the neighbor's house for an hour and a half. That will give me some down time with Cassidy. I am so tired of hearing them yell over each other.
Jeff will be off tomorrow, but has some oral surgery. We will hopefully be having a nice relaxing Friday. Jeff has worked open to close all week. Saturday, I am going to a Close to my Heart workshop, to church and a cookout with the Whitaker's. We are very excited! Sunday, we are trying a church in Greenfield and then coming home for, again, some downtime! Let's hope!
Many things are planned for next week. I am going to a homeschool fair. This is very close to our house and I am going with a friend. I have to start getting Jaden's party plans underway, and pick up some of his gifts. We have already purchased his big gift.
During all of this, I am working out more than I ever have before and watching what I eat. I have lost atleast 6 pounds since 2 1/2 weeks ago. I am very happy and I am hoping I get to my goal in a few months. While dieting, I am more irritable and impatient. This is probably why being busy has been rough on me. Oh, and by the way, I am potty training Cassidy. This is proving to be more difficult than Jaden!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Don't forget to go to church this Sunday! There is nothing better than hearing the Word!
Posted by LeeAnn at 5:02 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sorry it has been so long! I have several excuses, but they are not very interesting so I won't get into that!
Posted by LeeAnn at 12:39 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
I have been trying for several days to post pictures from last week, but it doesn't seem to work. I think it is because I am changing my pictures into a different format and blogger doesn't like it. So, I will have to try to do something different today! I will try to post this afternoon!
Posted by LeeAnn at 6:58 AM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Only one more day until school starts! I am so excited. I was thinking how sad I would be if I were sending Jaden off to school. Instead, this is such an exciting day for us! No saying goodbyes! I am loving it. What a great decision, I feel, I have made. Jaden is also excited!
9:00 Introduce Jaden to "school time". He will get a basket of school supply goodies!
Look through the new curriculum
maybe a trip to the library
Jaden is having a friend over tomorrow night. That will be fun. Jeff will get to keep them busy. (hehehe)
Posted by LeeAnn at 7:51 AM
Monday, August 4, 2008
Wow, August seems like such a busy month! Jaden will start school this Friday! I can't believe it is already here! I will be cleaning out the playroom this week and getting everything ready. Jaden will also start soccer (that might start in Sept, not sure yet). Brittani has her birthday party this weekend, so we will be in Terre Haute. Jeff has two dr's appointments (dentist and dermatologist). Jeff also starts his vacation at the end of this month! It is much needed! We plan on taking a trip to Kings Island soon. Jaden's birthday party is on the 30th and I am busy planning for that. He decided on a pirate theme! It has been so fun coming up with ideas!
Posted by LeeAnn at 2:00 PM
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wow, what a morning! Jeff was very excited to go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and ride in a Nascar car around the track 3 times! How cool! I am so glad I got this for his birthday. He loved it. Jaden threw a fit the entire time. I think he was just nervous. He kept asking if "Daddy was going to get dead?". Poor thing....
We all had a great time. Jeff also got a hat and a plaque with his picture on it. I have decided that the best gifts are those that you get to experience something.
Happy Birthday Jeff! (I think your birthday is over now! LOL)
Posted by LeeAnn at 11:30 AM