Friday, May 1, 2009

Payton's bday party is tomorrow and it's supposed to rain. Blah.... I hate planning outdoor parties at the park and then it gets rained out. You just never know about the weather. I hope we get lucky, cross your fingers.

On Monday, Payton's actual bday, she had a friend with her most of the day. We took them to the park and to Applebee's for a special bday treat. She had loads of fun all day. I made her cupcakes and all the kids got to icing and decorate them themselves.

Jacob is doing good at baseball. He usually only gets 3 chances to bat per game. All the boys alternate positions on the field, so he gets a chance to play all of them. He is just loving it. He said today he wishing it was 9 innings like a real game. I said I didn't want to sit there for five hours watching them. I would be sleeping.

Lukas is talking so much. Lord have mercy.... he says long sentences now and everything.

I went to a quarter auction fundraiser last night. It was kind of fun. They had so many nice things donated from some very generous people. And the best thing was I won something. No you don't understand, I am not lucky at all. The one and only time they called my number last night, I am glad I had my bid in. I won!!! yeah!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Guess what Monday is........

I know it's been a while since I have blogged. I just haven't been in the sharing mood I guess.

But guess what. .. .. . . . . .

I can't believe my baby is gonna be 5 years old on monday. It is blowing my mind.

She went Wednesday for her kindergarten booster shots and she has been feeling bad for 2 days because of it. Makes me worry, but I just hope it's nothing. She had kindergarten screening last night, that was fun. An hour screening turned into an hour and a half, because she wouldn't cooperate. She acts shy sometimes and wants me for some reason.

Today it is wonderful outside. I took a motorcycle ride this afternoon, came home and couldn't brush my hair. Yeah, I hate that. My allergies have been kicking my butt. I feel like cutting my nose off, if that would help.

Jacob is playing baseball this year. Opening day is tomorrow, his game is at 2pm. I hope my allergies allow me to go and enjoy watching him play.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Me . . . . . . . . .

. . . I used to blog, when I could remember. No, I'm not dead. I have just been busy for the last two months. With school work and kids stuff, I haven't had time or should I say taken the time to blog about any of it. I will try to post some pics soon. My camera USB quit working and I am trying to find a new one. I hope it is the cord anyways. My camera is only about 4 or 5 months old.
I wanted to go see Coraline but didn't get to go, but you can make flowers at

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday-V day!!!

Erick, the kids, Uncle Parker, and I took a trip to Michigan on Valentines day. We drove about 140 miles or 2 and 1/2 hours to Dundee Michigan to Caleba's. It's a sporting goods store and very huge. They have lots of non-live animals in their habitats all over the store, and they have an aquarium with live fish. Here are some pics:

All these habitats were so neat to look at. There were so many people there too. They were shopping, eating at the cafe, and taking pics of the neat things in the store. The kids all got t-shirts. I will take a pic of them and post it later. I also took a pic of a family for there memories too. Erick just thought that it was so nice of me. I explained to him that I am a nice person when I want to be. Hehe!@!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sicky mommy!!

Oh do I hate sicky mommy feelings. I have had this same cold for 5 weeks now. Last friday I was so sick I couldn't hardly move. I finally went to the Urgent Care and the doctor gave me an antibiotic and said I had Sinusitits and bronchitis. I can't wait to stop coughing, feel better and get some much needed sleep. Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The most wonderful gift an Aunt could receive. . . . . .

. . . . . a beautiful baby niece!!!

Taylan Mattie was born on February 2, 2009 at 7:58am. She weighed 6lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 in. long. Here's the princess. . . . .

Baby Taylan and mommy

wide awake baby girl!!

I love this baby so much. She is a miracle in disguise!!! Love you baby TAYLAN!!
Just one more I couldn't resist to post . . . . . .

This is Taylan and my Lukas' hands!@! CUTE huh!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Today is . . . . .a special day. . . .

Happy Birthday to my first born--baby girl!!!! LILLIAN MAE is 10 today!!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday already!!

It has been so cold and I have been so busy, I didn't realize I hadn't posted for 5 days. I wanted to try to post at least every other day. Oh well!! here I am none the less.


So its been freezing cold here all week, with snow and snow days off school and everything. So today its almost 40 degrees here. Wahoo!!! The snow is melting, oh not so fast enough for me.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow, Snow go away . . . . . .

Random thoughts!!

#1--it's so cold outside. . . . .brrrr!!!

#2--snow, snow, snow, and more and more snow. . . . blah!!!

#3--School work to do for me and the school age kids in this house.

#4--Will we have school tomorrow???

#5--Want to do some scrapping or crafts, but don't really have any ideas.

#6--Dinner done early, now if I get homework done early maybe have some reading time.

I love these books!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pinewood Derby Anyone!!!

Jacob is his second year of Cub Scouts. They had their annual Pinewood Derby yesterday. Jacob didn't win, but we had fun anyways. I can't believe I didn't get one pic of him with his car. What a bad momma!!

The girls entered the sibling race. There was only one other sibling that participated and of course she won.

But they all had fun spending the whole entire day from 10am to 2pm at the church where they hold the meetings.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sibling Love!!!

These are my cousins kids. The girls are twins,Hope and Hailey, and will be 3 in May. There brother Hayden is almost 4 months old.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!!

Valentine Cards!!!
If you want to partcipate in the Wordless Wednesday!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Collage for daycare-project & sick kids :(

Here the collage I made for Lukas's project for daycare. I included some pics of him as a baby, in the summer at his bday party (at the lake), and of course the new valentine pics.
Today I took Lukas and Payton to the doctor. Payton was up last night quite a bit complaining of an earache and she had a fever also. So I knew I needed to get her checked out. Surprisingly the doctor's office was open today. So we got in at 2pm, and what do you know, Payton has a double ear infection and Lukas has bronchitis. They are both on antibiotics now and hopefully they will
get better soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Random thoughts. . . . . .

#1--Love going to the movies on cold wintery days.
**Been three times in the last two weeks**
**Paul Blart-Mall Cop -- very, very, funny (I love Kevin James)
#2--Hate laundry and dishes

#3--Can't wait for the snow to melt away!!!
#4--Aunt Beth called this morning to ask kids to go sledding. YUCK!!!

#5--My dog even thinks its to cold out to play and run.

#6--Can't take enough pics . . . .

Friday, January 16, 2009

Citizen Soldier

We have gotten quite a bit of snow here. It has also been very very very cold. Brrrrr!!!!

I have been trying a different hair style for now too.

I am growing to love this song. It is called Citizen Soldier by 3 Doors Down. I hadn't heard it prior to going to the movies last week. There was a big commercial advertising the Army and National Guards, playing this song. Lillian and Jacob were singing, it while hearing it for only the second time, today when we went to the movies again to see Hotel for Dogs. It was a really cute movie. Payton on the other hand, just like her mom, was crying in the middle of the movie. The dogs got taken to the pound. She must really be a dog lover.

One from the Valentine Card picture section. . . . . . .

Monday, January 12, 2009

Picture section*Take fifteen*

I was trying to take pics for Valentine cards. This is the first time I have tried this. Wish me luck.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Love the new movie theatre!!

Lillian, Jacob, Payton, me and Erick took the kids to the movies last night. Lillian and Jacob had gift certs burning a hole in their pockets. So we went to see Bedtime Stories. The kids had a good time and the movie was really good. Of course, I had to take some pics too.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Random thoughts . . . . .

#1--I know that Lukas is obsessed with Mickey Mouse. Which seems really weird cause I always loved Pooh.

#2--I just finished reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to read the next one in the series, which is New Moon.

#3--I start my spring semester at school on Monday. I am getting nervous, even though I have already been there for one semester already. New classes, new teachers, new classmates oh how nerve racking.

#4--Lillian and Jacob's next grade cards come home soon. Hope they are going to get some good grades. (better than progress reports anyways)

#5--I hate laundry and dishes!!! They never are totally done.

#6--I need to get a YMCA membership so my family will get some exercise.

#7--I need a new wardrobe. I am getting sick of the same clothes.

#8--I need new linoleum in the bathroom. Can't wait to get it changed.

#9--I can't wait for spring.

#10--I need to start taking more videos and pics of my big kids. They are getting so big so fast.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My boy is 8 years old today!!!

Jacob Allen Swartz, I love you with all my heart. You are getting to be a big boy so quickly, just remember that I am here for you always.