Tuesday, September 25, 2007

a few congrats in order...

So it seems that EVERYONE is pregnant these days! We have whole crew of preggos at MDM right now, and one of my best friends, Kristie, just found out on friday that she is expecting her third! Woohooo! Congrats girl! :)

And up until this week, two of my CT's were pregnant! Well, they both had their babies this week!!!!!! :) Only a few days apart! Congrats Stephanie and Karin!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Yesterday, one of my friends in Mom's club, had an apple picking party! I took the kids out there in the afternoon and they loved it! Tonight we had apples and carmel for dessert with the apples they picked!

Some pictures from our apple picking adventure:

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

they are always listening....

Yesterday, in the car, Aaron and I were talking, and the kids were in the back seats. I didn't think they were paying any attention to us. I was telling Aaron about something, and I used the word "ass". I spelled it out just in case the kids were listening, instead of actually saying it. And after I said it, I hear Malichi in the backseat going, "A"..."S"..."S".. aa...ss..ss.. ASS! "Hey! That spells ASS!" WHOOPS! Aaron and I couldn't help but laugh before we proceeded to tell him that he can't use that word!
So apprently the whole spelling out words we don't want them to hear is NOT going to work anymore! That was an easy one, but soon I am sure he'll be able to sound out other "adult" words!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Guess who I met.....

Elsie Flanningan!!

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Scrapfest was going on at the Mall of America this weekend, and she was there! I pretty much went just so I could meet her! I was such a dork when I met her though, I like didn't know what to say to her so I was just like "uh...can I take a picture with you"...dur.. I am such a dork! Oh well! She was nice, but not as outgoing or peppy as I though she would be!

I took my friend Kristie with me, who I am trying to get addicted to scrapbooking, and we did did some shopping, and went for lunch, all without the kids! It was GREAT!
Kristie's husband had to work, so Aaron offered to watch her 2 kids, along with our own, so we could go for the day! Isn't that sweet!? He had them from like 10:30 until 5! Watching 4 kids can be quite exhausting! He went to bed at like 8:30 that night!

Oh I forgot to post some pics from Malichi's birthday! His birthday was the 2nd day of school so he got to bring in treats, which was exciting for him! And then that night we had cupcakes and let him open a present from us.

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Today the kid's had their 3 year and 6 year check ups. They both needed shots :( They did not like that! So after we went to the doctor, we stopped and picked up a movie to watch together. Kinzie was so tired, because she didn't nap today.
I thought she was watching the movie, but I got up and came back and saw she was sleeping. And of course I grabbed the camera! :)
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So while we were at the doctor, I wanted to talk to her about Kinzie's aggressive behavior. If you know her, you know she has a very strong personality. She is very strong willed, and she will not let anyone push her around. Which can be a good thing, but it also means she can be pretty aggressive. And she can be a bully sometimes. Don't get me wrong...she is a sweetheart, and she can be so caring and compassionate too. But she gets so angry sometimes, and she can be so aggressive, and will hurt Malichi or her friends, or she will try to hit or kick or bite me or Aaron. I try to encourage her to "use her words" and to say "i'm angry" when she's mad, instead of hurting someone. And she understands that, but at the time it's happening, I think she gets angry and then forgets everything we've talked about. I am just at a loss of what to do. I am trying to teach her some coping skills, and how to calm herself down when this happens, but nothing seems to work. I don't ever want her to feel like she is a "bad girl" because of it, or that she is "naughty", but she also needs to know that this behavior is unacceptable and it needs to stop. Somethings got to change.

So anyway, I wanted to bring it up with her pediatrician and see what she had to say. And as soon as we started talking about it, I just broke down crying! I didn't think I would get so emotional about it, but really, I am so stressed out with it and I get so frustrated. And that was quite apparent today when I was talking to the Doctor. She said that it is obviously affecting our family, and we need to find a way to help her cope when she gets angry, so she referred me to see someone that we could talk to, to help us learn how to handle these situations. I figured I better wait until tomorrow to call though because I would probably just cry on the phone to them too! But hopefully we can get some help with this issue!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Well, I am so happy to say, that Malichi's first day of Kindergarten went absolutely wonderfully! Everything went so smoothly.
No anxiety.
No tears.
All excitement.
Malichi can't wait to go back tomorrow!

And I didn't even cry! Can you believe it!? Of course it helped that Malichi was all smiles and joy!

And here he is!
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...of course, Kinzie had to wear her backpack too so she could at least pretend she was going to school.
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My boy walking through the school hallways, finding his locker, and his spot in the classroom. Doesn't he just look so grown up!?
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So today came and went, and we'll do it all again tomorow! I am so happy and relieved that Malichi's first day went so well. I am so proud of my Malichi.