Monday, January 24, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. There's tons going on, but I just haven't had it in me to sit down and go through pictures and actually write a decent post.

We've started Upward basketball a few weeks ago. Xavier's team is doing awesome! I think they're undefeated at this point, but most importantly he's really coming along in his playing abilities! He's losing his baby giraffe look and starting to look and play like a bigger kid! Naia's cheering is great too! She's just a natural on the stage up there cheering! She loves it!

Paxton had his tonsils and adenoids out this past Friday, so right now we're recuperating from that. We had to spend a night in the hospital after the surgery but we're home now and just barely able to get liquids down him. I just keep giving him different options every little bit and hopefully he'll get better tomorrow. Right now he's still taking a nap that's going on 3 1/2 hours. I know this is good for him too! And he's still eating good. He would much rather eat than drink a ton of juice. Funny story about surgery: Before they gave him his "loopy" meds he wouldn't put on his gown or talk or anything to anyone that came in to see him. Since he was the only baby that morning everyone wanted to stop by to see him. Not 5 minutes after taking the meds though, he hammed it up for everyone! He sang the Batman theme song to the dr.s and nurses and just laughed and made us all laugh and laugh. The anesthesiologist said he'd never seen anything like it! HA!

So that's pretty much what we've been up to here. Prayers for our little Pacman would be great. That he would drink and heal!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Epic Fail

SO I did a terrible job of a daily post! HA! So here's a recap!

Tuesday we didn't have to be anywhere after school, SO I cooked a big dinner with homemade tortillas! Only Naia appreciated my efforts. Brent went looking for the store bought ones! They tasted really good, but were a little thick! I also cleaned house all day Tuesday since Brent was off Monday and we did a bunch of nothing! Early in the morning after I had gotten the kitchen clean, I put a chicken on to boil. Oh our house smelled SO good. The smell of clean with homemade chicken cooking! I used the chicken in several things throughout the week for meals. The kids love it and it's a cheap way to get a lot of chicken!

Wednesday Paxton and I went back to the gym. On Wednesday mornings I take a steps class. Awesome! That's how I feel when I realize that I'm actually going to make it through the whole class! Some weeks, I do just fine and others...well I leave at the halfway point! Although those are coming fewer and fewer! After the gym we came home and had lunch and a good nap. I had youth dinner on Wednesday night so after dropping off car pool kiddos, we went into town and got the stuff needed to make cheese dip. I have a really awesome partner and she does most of the harder food and I make the side! I had a great group of kids in Teamkids! We're learning about Moses right now and they are just soaking up everything we talk about!

Thursday Paxton and I headed back to the gym. We didn't stay too long. I was a bit sore from the day before! We came home and cleaned up the house a bit and had lunch and another nap! I've been really tired lately, SO I got back out my energy vitamins and made sure to eat lots of things with good iron in them. After just a couple of days I'm already feeling SO much better.

Friday night we celebrated Xavier's birthday with his friends. He had 3 boys over to stay the night. We had pizza for dinner and the sent them out on a scavenger hunt we had made up for them! They had SO much fun. Shooting BB gun, following a map to find treasure, having to beat Brent in HORSE....just a few of the missions they had. Some of it was even educational! After the 2 hour hunt, we had cake, which by the way, I made. It was pitiful, BUT it was my first attempt at a homemade birthday cake and most importantly....Xavier and his friends thought it was awesome! I'll do an entire post of this with pics soon!

Saturday we had our first weekend of Upward Basketball! Naia cheered at 11 and then Xavier played at 2. We absolutely LOVE our Upward group. They do such a great job of scheduling and everything and it's just SO nice to go to a church and not be the ones running around like crazy and doing lots of stuff! We always enjoy going to on of our fellow churches! Naia did SO good at cheering. She's a natural! Not sure where she gets it from! Xavier also did great at basketball. He's So tall and lanky and still hasn't quite figured out how to coordinate his legs and feet to all run at the same speed and time! He looks like a baby giraffre quite often! And it doesn't help that they play half court still! He had his hands on the ball a bit and even shot it a couple of times! No points scored by him, but his team pulled off an amazing win right at the end!

Sunday, today, we got up and went to church with the anticipation of snow in the air! All we got was cold! Until about 4 this evening, then we finally got some snow. We got a phone call from the school earlier that school is canceled, SO hopefully we'll actually have something to play in tomorrow!

SO That was our week! Maybe this week I'll do better at posting it daily!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday 1/3

Today was our last day of Christmas Break. We started the morning off by going to the gym. I did 5 miles on the bike while reading my GW book! I made it through 2 1/2 chapters! I left a little earlier than Brent to go get Xavier new basketball shoes. This boy has got a big foot! He turned 10 last week and we bought a size 7.5 in mens! It's the first pair of athletic type shoe he's had in at least a couple of years! He's pretty much a converse kinda guy!

After shoe shopping we came home and ate lunch and ALL took a nap. Mondays are going to be crazy for us for the next couple of months. The kids had dance, karate, basketball and cheerleading last night! We weren't all finished with everything until 8 last night. It will be a long Monday every week until March! Since we're not home from 3:15ish til 8 we will be eating out most Mondays! We had Wendy's tonight. We all tried their new fries. I was a little worried that the kids wouldn't eat them with skins on them, but we all loved them! It is definitely an improvement! We'll see how long it lasts!

Brent and I actually made it to bed before midnight last night too! Thank goodness. Dania does not do well with little sleep! 6:40 was rough this morning! I even had to wake Naia up and that NEVER happens!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One of my blogger buddies does this thing where she docuements an entire week WITH photos so she'll remember what her life was like that week! SO I'm going to attempt that this week! Except I may not have too many pictures to share!

Today was a pretty normal Sunday for us. We got up and went to church. We were late. Sometimes it just cant' be helped. Certainly when I stay up til midnight two nights in a row before! Super Mario Bros. for the Wii is SO much fun! After church Xavier went home with a friend for the afternoon and the rest of us came home and ate lunch and took a much needed nap! Paxton is starting to wear underwear this week and made it through naptime dry! Big accomplishment, right?! After nap, Naia and I went to a baby shower I was hosting at church. Becky got tons of stuff for baby Trystan! I can't wait until he gets here in a couple of weeks!! After the shower I picked up Xavier and we all came home. We had pancakes for dinner! Usually on Sunday nights we go you with friends after church, but tonight there was no church, and since it was unplanned, I didn't have anything on the menu to cook! SO pancakes it was!

The kids went to bed pretty much right after dinner. Last night after a quick 2.5 hour game of UNO they went to bed around 10. Which is really late for our kids! Tonight they were in bed about 7:30!

Brent and I played a little Mario and now he's playing one of his games and I'm working on thank you notes and party invitations!

That's it for Sunday! Hopefully I remember to do this again tomorrow night! HA!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year's!

We had a low key new years eve at home with the kiddos! I made everyone a special food for dinner. Xavier got ham and cressant rolls, Naia and Brent had cheese dip and Dallas Bean Dip, I got Missy's Meatballs and since Paxton eats it all, he hit the jackpot! We all ate dinner in the living room which is a huge deal for our kids! We never ever eat in the living room! After dinner we went outside and did fireworks. Xavier is finally old enough to do bottle rockets alone so he had tons of fun doing that. Naia and Paxton did a TON of sparklers! We had a big package firework left over from a couple of years ago, so we did that too! Happy New Years!