Monday, September 05, 2011


we have been getting ready for soccer season for a few weeks and the girls are getting excited with each passing day.  when do games start, when will we scrimmage. all those questions will have answers before next week.  two scrimmages this week against the sugar rush...  here are a few pictures from last practice.

Lane, Sydney  &  Jacqueline

peyton shoots

the girls and coach donnie
this year we have three girls on the team and three players from last year.  go hawks.

a day

all summer i have been meaning to pick one day a week and take 12 pictures, one an hour.... i know i've done this before..... it's been a long time .... things haven't worked out... and summer is gone and i haven't even done one day, let along 1 day a week....

so my new thing.... I'm going to do it... tomorrow.  Tune in......  well it got done and after 3 days of trying to post, but only managed 10 photos

and there we have it.  i think this is more like 2 pictures an hour, because the later half of the day photo's didn't turn out so well, issues with lighting, crankiness, tiredness and i need a beer and bed -ness.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a tuesday

my last tuesday before I go back to work again.  so i'm filling it with pictures and blogging and working and being a mom, wife, soccer coach, and chef. 

the wireless on this laptop isn't working, so i'm stuck upstairs and plugged in.  my desktop keyboard doesn't work, ben promised to get me a new one, and that promise was forgotten, so i'm bloggin from the plugged in laptop, while sitting in my comfy glider, then i will be running to my desktop to upload some pictures

today was picture day at Sydney and Peyton's school.  they picked clothes out for pictures, well i mean i helped Sydney pick, but Peyton refused my help.... so when they look back in twenty years, and everyone says they won't....  one will wonder why she isn't dressed up, and one will wonder why am i dressed up.  okay not really dressy dressy.... but totallly different.  not to say they didn't ask if they could wear fancy dresses, cuz you know everything is better when fancy, but you can't let your kindergartner show up like she's in a wedding or going to fancy party... not when it's picture day. 

can't wait to see how they turn out, $100 later, i'm sure i could  have posed them and took my own pictures somewhere else for a whole lot less... instead i snapped a few out front.. where the two girls were fighting because Peyton didn't want Sydney to touch her.... or her hair, or her shoulder or get to close..... and that got us running late, and got me... not getting very good shots.... 


Some mornings Kamren enjoys sitting in the highchair watching Kallie chase bugs & balls.  This is what it looks like.

a Phineas & Ferb birthday party

Peyton and Sydney were invited to classmate Braydon's 5th birthday party at bounce u.  The kids all had a blast, running, jumping, playing ball & sliding.  Even Kamren met a new friend, 7 month old Logan.  The two had free reign to crawl all over the place. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Yogurt with the Millers

Pictures from day 3 after Kindergarten with our friends Nicola, Lane, Tillie & Sadie.  We love our besties.

Kamren - Mr Independant

This boy loves being on the floor and I guess he's no mama's boy.... I love to cuddle, and sure... sometimes he enjoys being on my lap, of course mostly because he's hungry.  It's a bit sad and a bit exciting.  So many new things on the horizon for him.  He's so active and on the go...  He's never still for very long.  He's chasing after the girls, me or his daddy, maybe chasing after toys or balls.  He is a man on a mission.  I'm afraid he's going to be walking soon, and I'm not ready for that.  He just started eating rice cereal, I'm not sure if he likes it or not....  He spits up quite a bit after eating, maybe he's eating to much, but I'm not really giving him to much, or maybe his tummy isn't ready.  I don't know....  so we've taken a few days off from rice cereal.


Where has the time gone?  I remember those first days after bringing Bianca home from the hospital, the joy I felt staring down at her cute lil face as she nursed or cried.  She was so dependant on me, like nothing I'd ever known, and I couldn't stop smiling.  My body felt like a wreck, but my spirit was elated. 

As she grew up surrounded by adults ~ no cousins in sight, she developed into a smooth talker, groovy dancer and one of a kind. 

Today she's in 10th grade and much different than she was as she walked into Kindergarten 10 years ago.  She is finally becoming independant.  I'm not talking picking out her own clothes, brushing her teeth and hair, she's been doing that for years.....  But being able to run into Starbucks or Jamba Juice or the store without me...  that's a hurdle that took 14 years to get to.  She makes 'Great' choices (most of the time)  She's an awesome athlete, amazing student who sometimes struggles but manages to take what she's given and more forward.  Imagine the girl who didn't get Alegebra for 2 years....  getting an A in that class last year.  She took what was offered to her - tutoring after school and sometimes at lunch and she turned that grade right around, she finally knew Algebra and understood it.   I love that about her.  She can do anything she wants and I believe in her.  

She's now taking more honors classes and I'm praying she's still taking this school thing seriously, so far she's loving her classes, her friends, and maybe a few of the teachers.  I'm very proud of the student she has become and the daughter that she is.  Love that girl!

Here are a couple pictures of my baby girl who's no longer a baby girl.