Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

What a day!
We actually had to cancel plans yesterday, because Kamy got a 24 hour bug.
It was very sad because we couldn't go to Christmas eve service and both her and Ta couldn't sing in the Christmas eve service!
This morning Jake had to worship lead the 9am service. So, we didn't put any presents out and didn't tell the kids it was Christmas. They woke up normal and we ate breakfast. Nana, got here and we pretended she was just hanging out!
When Jake was done, he called and headed home. My mom put the kids in the car and took them for a drive. Jake and I set up the million presents, literally. When we finished we called my mom. The kids came home and were shocked!
We yelled "Merry Christmas!"
Everyone was spoiled and it was a blast watching all of their faces.
Harp, enjoyed his first Christmas.
It was fun and I'll post pictures later!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Ready, set, go!
This is a busy weekend for us and probably the entire world!
Today, we had a family day. We took the kids ice skating, made puppy chow, built a fire, watched a veggie tales "St Nick" and drank hot chocolate! It was so much fun.
Tonight, Jacob and I will wrap all the kids presents.
Tomorrow, Jake has 3 services to lead. He's already spraying something "organic" into his throat to keep him from losing his voice!
The girls, will sing at the 4pm service. They practiced on Wednesday night and Kamy just yelled, I mean sang Jesus the whole time!
Then Sunday, we have a morning service and than Christmas!
I can't wait for the kids to open up presents! Its getting really fun and exciting around here with Ta and Kamy. Harp's still a little young!
Well....Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 days until....Chrismas

How is it 5 days until Christmas?
Tonight, I dyed macaroni noodles red and green for a little project that the girls will do tomorrow! Remember those noodle wreaths? If you were ever 5 you made a noodle wreath!
It keep us occupied for all of 15 minutes!
It's not as cold outside as it has been the last two years. I think were suppose to get snow on Friday. So, maybe it will be a white Christmas.
The girls are singing on Saturday night at church. The childrens choir will be singing "The Virgin Mary had a baby boy." They're pretty excited!
Harp finally has his first bottom tooth!!! It popped in about a week ago! We've waited for 11 months...and finally he has one!
I really can't wait for Christmas this year, with the kids.
Our real tree is as dead as a door nail because the heat makes it dry in the house. So, I'm a little nervous to even turn the lights on, on the tree.
It's so hard to tell your kids that there isn't a Santa clause, when the world revolves around a fake figure. But we do! We've been telling them the story of St Nick and that mommy and daddy are the one that buy the presents. It might sound outrageous to some, but we just feel like we are suppose go be honest. We want our children to know what the true meaning is and not some fake figure that has nothing to do with Christmas. It's hard for them to understand. We actually found a veggie tales on the story of St Nick!
Well....we have a crazy busy next few days, all for 15 minutes of openin presents on Sunday!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas tree decorating pics

Here are the pictures of us decorating our Christmas tree..well just putting the lights on!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Tonight, we started a tradition with our kids.
Well, at least with the girls, Harper was sleeping!
We order chinese food. Our children have never had chinese food, ever. They didn't really like it!
We made 60 ginger snap cookies and hung the Christmas lights on the tree.
We built a fire in the fireplace.
Than we watch Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer on CBS!
They stayed up and watched it, ate ginger snap cookies and drank milk!
It was so much fun!

Monday, November 28, 2011


We got our tree today! It literally took us 30 minutes to find what we call, a perfect tree. I always tell myself before we go to find one, we must find it within 3 trees. It worked last year and it worked this year. It really makes for a great Christmas tree experience!
We are going to decorate it tomorrow night as a family, order some kind of food, watch the classic Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, have fire in the fireplace and drink hot chocolate!
Makes me excited to make memories with our little family!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving week!

I am thankful for a healthy, christ following, loving family!

We are heading to Illinois tomorrow, along with the 1 million other people, for Thanksgiving!
The girls are super excited to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Jake and I are excited just to get away!
We celebrated Thanksgiving at our house on Friday. It was great. We cooked a 12lb turkey and have had left overs galore!
We soaked the turkey in apple juice and bourbon for 24 hours. We cooked it in a roaster with carrots, apples, celery and onion. Let me just say this, "it was the best turkey ever!"
On a side note, I can't believe after Thursday we start the Christmas season. Wow! And even a bigger wow, is Harper will be 1 January 5! WOW!!
Happy Turkey Day

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I'm not positive how I let this much time go between updates, but I have!
We are all doing well.
I just got back yesterday from a family funeral. My great aunt Lucy aka Rodey passed away at 95! She was the last living sister of all of her immediately family. She ment so much to me and she was buried next to her husband, which is next to my dad.
Harper and I flew to South Carolina on Wednesday morning and returned Thursday evening. The girls stayed with Jake and they had a really good time.
Kamy, has decided that she will no longer wear diapers at night time. She is potty trained during the day and has been since the beginning of 2011. She's doing well with it.
Ta and I are having a date today. We are going to the coffee shop with her computer and dolls. She wants to listen to music on her computer and play with her dolls.
Harp, well he's finally sleeping through the night almost. He goes to bed from 6-7pm and sleeps until 4 or 5am. I feel like a new woman. He's starting to stand on his own. He's saying new words.
I just launched my photography business after 2 years of taking pictures professionally.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Week in review

Hello, November! I'm not sure how its November already.
We've been busy as usually. This weekend we took a small trip down to visit some friends in Wichita, KS. They have a 40 acre farm. Thats a dream for Jake and I. We want a farm, with milking cows, cows to eat, chickens, horses, etc. The girls loved it! They both gathered the eggs with out hesitation and played outside most of the time.
The girls are doing well. Taylor, is full force into reading. We have Bob Books and she is on the 8th out of 12th book. She's doing excellent. She's loving life, love's playing dolls, singing (everything), her church class, her friends, coloring and playing outside!
Kamdyn, I think has changed the most in the last 6 months. Her personality is really starting to shine. She also has Bob Books, but for the beginner. She loves them. I sit with her for 15 minutes and than Ta for 30 minutes every morning. Kamy, loves playing outside, pretending in her kitchen, following her sister, playing the piano, building puzzles and dreaming of ballet!
Harper, is doing well. He's crawling fast! No teeth yet, not even 1. He's doing well at sleeping. He wake 2 times a night, which is much better than before. He's pulling up on everything and even getting brave with holding on with one hand.

We took the kids to a Trunk or Treat tonight at a local church. This is the first time we have allowed the kids to dress up and go and get candy! It was fun and they had no idea what to expect. Of course, I have pictures! Ta, was a princess. Kamy, a ballerina. Harp, well a monkey kinda.

i'll post pics as soon as i can!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

pumpkin patch #2

Last week we went to yet another pumpkin patch, up near my mom. This was by far the best yet!
Enjoy the pictures

Monday, October 17, 2011

Busy weekend

We've been busy this past week and weekend.
Last week, we had something everyday, dr appointments, dance class, coop pickup...and on Friday we packed up and went to my moms.
Nanie flew to Missouri last week for a visit and we wanted to get in a little time with her. On Friday, we went to another pumpkin patch, outside Chillicothe, Mo. It was by far, the best patch I've ever been to. Jake and I had just as much fun as the kids did! I have many pictures. One event that stuck out from the pumpkin patch was the zip line. Both our girls did it. One side to the other just hanging onto the rope! I couldnt believe it!!! They also had this huge plastic slide, so much fun! Needless, to say the kids are so tired. Kamy, just fell asleep on my lap.
I got a good lesson in knitting! I'm so excited! Jake joked that everything in our house will be made of yarn! I'm also reading the book "A Well Trained Mind." Its our homeschooling book, classical. I'm so excited for it!

I'll post some pictures soon, from this past weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

pumpkin patch

This is from the pumpkin patch, in Louisburg KS. It was fun, apple cider donuts were good, trying to get all 3 in a picture...hmmm!

Friday, October 7, 2011


I can't believe it's fall! The weather and leaves are gorgeous!
We've done a few fall activities, so far. We've been to Dunn Cider Mill, for the amazing Apple Cider Donuts.
Last Friday, we took a visit out to Louisburg, KS for Louisburg Cider Mill. It was fun. They had a pumpkin patch, with rides and cider. The kids loved it! Of course, I have a ton of pics. Those will come later!
We're planning our 2nd annual Chili Cookoff in 2 weeks. We're so excited!
Tonight, we took family pictures! I'm so excited to see them.

The kids are doing well. Changing and growing. Harp pulled himself up on his crib to a stand. I knew it was coming but it's going too fast!
Ta loves ballet and Kamy can't wait to take ballet! I love these kids.

My nanie's coming on Monday. I'm super excited to see her!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Tonight I cried, reflecting on the past 10 years of my life.
People/families have come and gone. I've moved 4 times, 4 different homes and 3 different states. I got married, birthed 3 babies and i've had two pets (none at the moment). Planted a ministry. I said goodbye to my dad and father in law. And hello to a new father in law.
I'm currently 29 years old, will be 30 next year and I drive a honda odyssey van...A VAN. I have a 4 yr, 2 yr and 8 month old, all of them depend upon me all day long (thats not a complaint) I love it and wouldn't have it any other way!
I'm more in love with my husband and my babies, than ever.
The Lords kindness is near to this family.
Some day's I feel completely lost (nothing to do with salvation), others I feel in the right place at the right time!
My best friend lives way to far away. I can still call her my best friend because, I've never experienced a better friendship!
I love the east coast! I really miss the east coast but I know we are in the right place.
I look forward to the future, even if sometimes it seems like never.
Just reflecting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


We spent the weekend in Illinois!
This was Harper's first trip home to see Jake's extended family.
Of course, the girls had a good time visiting Grandma's and Grandpa's! They also had an awesome time hanging out with cousins.
We (Jake and I) had a good time hanging out with family...and of course eating, a whole lot of food.
Back to the real world starting tomorrow!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Harper, finally has reached this milestone....after rocking back and forth and scooting backwards for two month, he is now crawling forward! He started to pull his arms forward two days ago and now he has completely mastered it.
This is the 3rd child. I did not want to show him, because I knew we would open a whole new can of worms! Today, he played with the tv cords and my tin bin of Southern Livings!
It's only just begun!

Monday, September 5, 2011


We spent last week on our family vacation! We flew to Orlando, Florida.
In 2004, my dad bought into the Hilton Grand Vacation Club. So, we have a vacation any where an HGVC is or an RCI. Which is basically anywhere in the world, we just have to pay to get to it! So, we chose Orlando and will probably choose Orlando next year as well.
My mom came with us and we of course had to take the kids to Disney World. We spent the beginning part of the week, just hanging out by the pool and shopping! We had a huge jetted bath tube in our 3 bedroom, room and the girls just wanted to swim in there! The resort has activities for the kids and on Tuesday we painted jewelry boxes! They loved it! On Thursday, we woke up early and headed to Magic Kingdom. Our girls didn't really understand what we were doing but quickly understood when we got there.
My mom bought us the Cinderella's Table Breakfast. It was so much fun and the highlight of the day, if not the vacation!
We had breakfast in the Castle and got to meet all of the princess'. My girls love Sleeping Beauty! It was all you can eat sit down breakfast and each princess came around to your table. It was worth the money!
We stayed until 9:30pm. We watched the light parade and than headed back to the hotel. Our kids were so tired they didn't even make it home, without falling asleep.
We ate way to much junk food and way to much ice cream! Now we're detoxing! Vacation, was way to short and I am counting down until we go back.
Enjoy the pictures

Thursday, August 18, 2011


We've hit a few milestones this week.
1st Taylor is now officially reading! Yes, reading. She's not even 4 1/2 yet! We've been working with her on letter sounds etc etc this past year and I knew she was ready. So, we purchased Bob Books, which start out with beginning reading. We have the beginner reading books and with in two days she has read the first 3 all by herself! I am so proud. Teaching your child how to read is such a joy and an accomplishment.
2nd Kamdyn is not reading! Ha...She wants to be just like her sister so she's looking at the Bob Books as well. Were working on her letters, sounds and colors. She's doing well!
3rd Harper, is sitting up all on his own! Not crawling yet but he is scooting around the room, rolling and crawling army style backwards. I can't believe how fast time goes.
10 days until our vacation and I couldn't be more excited, mostly to have fun with the kids and to be with Jacob. His schedule is crazy, crazy and he is very busy right now. So, I can't wait to have him 24/7!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer, where have you gone?

Where in the world has the summer gone?
All I know is it has been hot here in KC. Its finally in the 80s again but for the last 3 weeks (record heat) has been right over top of us. Very dry, very dangerous heat over 100 degrees pushing 110 with the heat index. Its been hard to breath because when its so hot in a city, the ozone is really bad.
It was so hot this week 108 with out the heat index, I decided to bid on a hotel downtown with a pool. When Jake got home we packed a bag and took the kids to the hotel. After it cooled off we went and played in the pool. It was so much fun and it actually felt like we got away! Its so cold in the winter and than so hot in the summer, the wall of my house feel like they are caving in!
We are heading to Florida in 3 weeks. We're going to Orlando, for a week. My dad bought share's in Hilton about 10 years ago so, every odd year we have a "Free" week long vacation basically any where Hilton is. We decided on Orlando, because we want to take the kids to Disney. Of course, we are doing the princess breakfast! They have no idea that we are going to Disney, its a surprise and I can't wait to see their faces!
Everyone, is getting big!

Taylor, has started homeschooling again. The goal for this year before she turns 5 is for her to be reading on her own. She recognizes and can read some beginning words, but we want her to be able to read before 5. The age 4 is different from 3, 3 she just threw fits all the time, 4 she talks back and is very emotional! As I write, she is crying because she spilt some water..."oh Lord help me!"

Kamdyn, has grown about two inches since April! She is by far the most destructive child that we have. She breaks at least one thing everyday. Yesterday, she took a spoon from the drawer and hit the TV screen with it (flatscreen). Yes, it left marks! But,
her problem is that she is so stinking cute! She got a new guitar (Dora) loves to sing "Jesus Loves Me" on it and "Our Father"

Harper, well he's getting big. He's 7 months, as of yesterday! We just starting mixing Avocado in his millet. I'm making his food. I'm not positive why I didn't do this before. We've always done organic with the girls but hardly ever made it. He's such a good boy but such a horrible sleeper...I think he's starting to teeth.

Jake, is busy right now and will be up until the Onething conference. He is in charge of Marketing the Onething Conference.
We love Woods Chapel Church, I mean LOVE, where he leads worship!

Me, just trying to be a mom, wife and friend....I'm really enjoying the crazyness of this life right now. I was making dinner the other day, toy's were everywhere, Harp was in his jumpy seat just enjoying his sisters and I just stopped and looked around. Took it all in and thanked the Lord for the crazy, crazy moment! They're only little for a short time.....and I am starting to really enjoy it more! I really feel the Lords pleasure over our family right now!

Monday, July 18, 2011


The top two pictures are of Harper...we bought him a new toy! We should have had a universal one of these but we didn't. We had a very pink and girly one. It wasn't going to fly in this house!
The bottom two are from a birthday party this past weekend. It was a fun/hot garden party. Note the cupcake all over Kamdyn's face. The girls had a blast!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lots of updates!

Harper, turned 6 months on the 5th. I can't believe how fast this is going.... He also, had his first helping of homemade "super porridge"on the 7th, he loves it and has been eating it twice a day every sense. As far as sleeping, he seems to be doing better. Two naps during the day and going to bed at 7:30pm, not waking until 2 or 3am and than sleeping until 7am. I feel like there could be break through in his sleeping! Praise the Lord!
The girls are doing well. We are gearing up for a pretty exciting vacation in August. The girls have no idea that we are going to Disney World and doing the princess party thingie...They know were going to Orlando but thats it. We are totally keeping it a secret until we get to Orlando...
They both love their "church" class.
They both have stopped taking afternoon naps....the results are amazing, bed at 7pm and sleeping by 7:30pm. I can deal without naps if it means going to bed on time!
We are doing a little reading program sorta with the local library. I say sorta because we haven't signed up were just doing it!
They love the library, books, learning and reading!
I am reading a new book called "Personality Plus for Parents." So far so good! I'm learning a lot. Its helping me understand how to deal handle different personalities from my own, even if my children have my personality, how to bring out strengths and weaknesses in the girls. I would include Harp buts he's 6months!
My garden is doing well. I'm learning a whole lot about gardening and seeing the fruits of our labor. So far i've taken out the cucumber plants because of cucumber beetles. It made me sad but I wanted to get the beetles out of there!
I've had my first yellow crooked neck squash, a very large zucchini, a patty pan squash and beans. Some might think, thats all...but living in the midwest where its still cold in the takes a little while longer for things to grow.
I love organic gardening!
Jake is doing well. Today, is his 29th birthday! Next year, i'm throwing him a huge party!!!!! We are celebrating on Saturday.....
He loves his part time worship leader job at Woods Chapel Church. The pastor of the church is amazing and so is the church staff....we already feel like we've been there for years. We can't wait to see what is in our future!
Jake, is co running the conference this week at IHOP. Its the Fascinate Conference (its a teen conference). I'm going on Friday only because Kim Walker will be singing....and well Jake gets the privilage of ushering her and her husband around....Yep one on one! She is by far my favorite female singer right now.
Any ways....enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The girls spent the last two days at their Nana's house. It's about an hour and a half away from KC. We needed to get projects done and somethings around the house done. So, my mom really wanted the girls to have a sleep over!
They went to the park, swimming and yesterday they celebrated the 4th at a block party type of thing. They both got their face painted, red, white and blue butterflies. They had such a blast and are fast asleep in their beds tonight! We missed them. I missed the yelling, running, toys, talking...I missed it! They are such a joy and I love the caious!
Harper, is 6 months old today. I can't believe how fast time is going. I'm excited to see how much he weights tomorrow at his 6 month check up. He loves his sisters. He's starting to interact with them more and more. He's starting to la, da da....he's such a sweet boy. He's a horrible sleeper but we're making it! He takes 2 naps, about 2 hrs and goes to bed from 8pm-12, and than pretty much wakes up every 2 hrs and gets up at 6am!
I just started reading a book called personality plus for parents. It's so informative! Basically, talks about every child carries a different personality and parents tend to mold children into the personality they want them to have and not what they were born with. It's interesting thinking that all children with the same mother and father can have very different personalities. Also, how to build up there strengths and weaknesses. I'm liking it and love learning about children especially my own.
I'll let you all know what our kids are at the end!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Jacob, got the job! He is now the part time worship pastor at a local church, in Lee's Summit. They have about 1500 members on the books. I am so proud of him.
We are still on full time staff at IHOP and he is still co-running the events department, which he loves.
This is a part time paid position which is great and this is what he is called to do "worship lead!"
I'm so proud of you, babe!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Summer, almost!
We've had such a crazy weather season. I can't even begin to explain how scary the noise of the tornado sound is. Growing up where tornado sirens are not even seen or heard of, its sounds like a nuclear bomb warning! I am ready to get past this.
Everyone is changing and doing well.
Jake had an awesome trip to Nicaragua. He has some amazing stories. One story, he stayed in a "hotel" in the mountains and the power went out. The hotel had back up generators but the generators did not run the air conditioning. So, needless to say he was sweating all night long, waking every 30 minutes. The story gets better, not only was there no air but there were termites all over the ceiling and termite eggs on the bedding. OH MY WORD! Him and the two other guys in the room slept with the light on because the termites were attracted to the light! I think I would have freaked freaked out! On a side note, he was really impacted when he visited the orphanage. They have nothing and are still happy! He had a great time.
The kids are getting big! Ta, is entering a new stage yet again. I classify this stage as the "pushing buttons" stage. She loves to ask questions and really loves to learn. We are working on sounding words out.
Kamdyn, well she changed over night. She's saying full blown sentences and asking questions. She watching everything Ta does. They are doing well, sharing a room, sometimes!
Harper, he's getting bigger. He's acting like he wants to crawl but not even close. He's doing better at sleeping, about 5 hours first and than another 5-6 hrs. He takes 2 long naps and 1 30min nap still.
Jake, has his final interview with Woods Chapel Church tomorrow. He's applied for the Worship Leaders job. It requires, Sunday mornings and a Thursday night practice. He would continue all his responsibilities with IHOP. We're super excited for him and this new journey.
Enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Birthday MOM!

Today, is my mom's birthday!
I am so grateful for you. You are a kind, gentle and loving person.
I love how you love your grandchildren and they adore you!
I'm so thankful that you live close.
I'm thankful for you!
Love you mom...Happy Birthday!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Harper, is 5 months old today. Not sure where its gone, but its going!
He's such a good boy. Doing better at sleeping. He rolls over both ways and loves to sleep on his stomach. He loves to cuddle.
Taylor, had her very first ballet recital yesterday. She takes ballet with Forerunner Arts, they are apart of IHOP. They danced the story of the Exodus. Her class the 3-4 year olds were the locust and "let my people go, dancers." I have to say it was really really cute! She was so proud and she was in the front row as well! We gave her flowers and she had a cupcake after.
Kamdyn, well...she is into everything! She loves to wear her tap shoes around the house, all day everyday. She loves to talk and is starting to be more social. She will not stay in her big girl bed what so ever....I think we go in at least 10 times every night and tell her to get back in bed!
We planted another garden this year. So excited to see what we get! Last year it started off well, but I was so sick with Harper, I didn't even want to touch it, hear about it or look at it!
Jake, goes to Nicaragua for 5 days this month. I can't believe it is already here. We are super excited.
Jake also lead worship today at a local church. He applied for the part time worship position at the church.
They currently have 1500 members and 4 services,
2 traditional and 2 contemporary. He would still be at IHOP full time and would continue with his work schedule as normal, we would be attending this church on Sundays and he would have practice on Thursdays. So, nothing would change as far as IHOP goes! We are super excited and love the people at Woods Chapel Church.
Me, I'm doing well. Love being a mom of 3! Call me crazy but it is such a blessing. I remind myself daily that "Children are a reward, from the Lord." There's never a dull moment in our house, not even at rest time!
Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


A story I do not want to forget.
Yesterday, Jake had work and meetings all day until 6pm.
We were totally out of food, not really but just needed to go grocery shopping desperately! So, around 10:30 we ventured out to Whole Foods. (we means, I had all 3 munchkins) it was raining when we got there so we decided to sit in the car until the rain stopped. So about 10 mins later, I could hear the tornado sirens going off. I rolled down the window and thought that is strange. I mean it was raining not storming! So, I decided to get the kids out of the car and go inside the store. On my iPhone it said Overland Park was under tornado warning! As soon as we walked in, the workers were commenting on the sirens...but no one thought that a real tornado might be headed for the store! 15 mins had passed and I figured we would grab a few things and go home right away. I called Jake and he couldn't believe it. So, were checkin out and the worker come on the intercom to say "everyone needs to head to the back of the store and get into the cooler." I rounded up my troop and we headed for the cooler. Once we got into the cooler a lady immediately grabbed Harper and wrapped him in a coat. I cuddled with the other two. Ta did great. Kamy cried and wanted to go home. People were scared and some were crying. After all the tornados around here it was a little scary. We quickly found out that they spotted a tornado a few blocks from the store. The workers at the store saw it out back! After about 20 mins they let us out of the cooler, only to return bc there was still rotation in the air! Stressful, yes and with 3 children that depend on me to keep them safe. We were going back in the cooler and at this point the phones were down. I tried to call Jake a few times and couldn't get through. Just as I tried again, I looked up and he was standing in front of me. He said nothing would keep me from getting to you to make sure you and the kids are ok! I love that man so much. After about 10 mins they released us.
What a scary time, I mostly worried about my kids. I love them so much. And yes, I did have flash backs of hurricane Charley and my dad laying on me in the bath tub!
But were fine. Last night I thank Jesus that I could tuck them in bed and kiss them!
It seems as though south KC missed it again, there wasso major damage to a town 50 miles east of here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Things to remember

Things to remember,
Taylor, you are too big for words! You act like you're 16 with your hair and attitude. But, I love it. I love your kind heart. I love your smile. I love when you ask to watch a movie on daddy's "puter." You can write your name, spell your name, sound out words. You can sing Psalm 23, The Lords Prayer, John 3:16 and 1 Peter 3:12, completely all by yourself if asked! You love ballet class and are doing so well!
Kamdyn, I love your smile! You are such a easy going little tute. You love to say "tank you so mucch," "Yesh," and "I don't like this." you attended church class for the first time this past sunday. Mommy almost cried and hoped the pager would go off for us to come and get you, but it didn't! You always ask to sing the "our father." you love watching Toy Story but when you say it, it sounds like you are saying a bad word!
Harper, you are not a very good sleeper but you are such a happy baby. I love when you giggle. You have begun to play more. You like to grab at our face and make noises. Of course, your sisters want to help you with toys, kisses and hugs. You are sleeping in your own room, now. It still needs the girlyness of the room removed!

All three of you are such a joy. There is really never a dull moment in this house or even a moment to think about dullness!
Everyone is doing well.
Taylor, got her hair cut last week. She needed a new do for summer. She wanted a "cute little bob" that's what she calls it!
Kamdyn, did not get her hair cut. She is so little still and I'm honestly not ready for her to cute it at 2! Its starting to have curls at the bottom!
The girls are doing well sharing a room. I'm lying when I say that! I can barely get Kamdyn to stay in bed and Taylor always wants to talk to Kamy. I go in at least 5 times just to spank bottoms....! One day they will get it.
Harper, is not at all a wonderful sleeper! He will sleep 5 hrs at the most at night. I'm running on fumes right now.
But, he's growing and is still in the 75% in height and weight.
I can't believe I will be 29 on the 29Th this year. I'm making my 30 before 30 list! I will share just one of the 30 listed on my list "attend Kentucky Derby." That means I will be booking a trip to the Kentucky Derby for next year...
Jake, is doing well. A lot of changes for him. Can't say much about them yet, just excited for all the changes!
He has a trip to Nicaragua the first part of June. He is super excited and just can't wait to minister to the poor.
all in all we are doing well. Ill post some updated pics soon. We are getting new family pictures done in a few weeks!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Harp update

Harper, is in the crib for the first time tonight. So far so good! He's taken a few naps in it but, never at night!
I have to admit it still has pink sheets on the mattress but hey he doesn't know.
He's really starting to be more interactive. Playing and grabbing toys, smiling at his sisters and sitting up (kinda.)
He's so cute and such a sweet boy!
He love's tummy time.
He's sleeping pretty good. He take's 3-4 naps per day still. 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. At night he sleeps about 4-6 hours and than wakes, eats and back 4-6 more hours.
We're so in love with this little boy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Big night!

Tonight, is a big night in the Ferrell home! The girls are sharing the same room.
A few weeksago, we bought them big girl beds from IKEA. Twin beds, so Taylor is no longer in her toddler bed and Kamdyn is no longer in her crib!
They were so excited! They didn't do well at nap time, they just played the whole time! Bedtime was a little different because they were so tired.
We had to tell Kamdyn to get back in bed a few times. She would open the door and close he door, get up and come down stairs and run around the room. Ta wouldn't stop talkin to her "kamy get back in bed."
But finally, around 9 it all got quiet! I peeked in and they were both sleeping......
Side note they both look so tiny in their beds....
Now, I sit here thinking how grown up they are....and how time goes by so fast....!
Harper, is still sleeping in our room in the craddle, until we can switch the room over to a boy room.
I will post pictures of the new girls room and the new nursery!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Easter!

Enjoy the pictures. They are from Easter. I love my mom's house and her tulips!

We started off Easter weekend with a trip to my mom's, which is about an 1 1/2 from our house.
Our 5 year anniversary was on that Friday. Yes, Good Friday! We went out to dinner.
On Saturday, my mom and I visited antique stores in the area, love it!
Sunday, we celebrated Resurrection sunday at her church. We also dedicated Harper!
After the service with an egg hunt and than went back to my mom's. The girls got baskets and Harper got a little toy for Easter.
Monday morning Jake, Harper and I left for Chicago for a little get away! It's about 6 hours from my mom's house.
The main reason for our trip was to visit IKEA and to celebrate our 5 year anniversary! We stayed in an awesome hotel and had an awesome dinner on Monday night. Tuesday, we spent all day at IKEA and than headed home that night.
It was a great weekend!