Friday, May 29, 2009

The FROGGY wish!!!

When Kieran was around 18 mths, we were walking around Children's Fair (a children's boutique/furniture store) when Kieran grabbed a Froggy lovey and hugged it to him exclaiming, "Na-night!" We bought the frog, and Kieran took it EVERYWHERE.. until 4 months ago when we he disappeared. We looked and looked but never could find him, and had forgotten all about our dear lovey until this past week at the mall.
As the boys were throwing pennies into the fountain Kieran said, "I wish that my Froggy would come home." A little leg work, and we found his froggy online. When Froggy arrived, we sat him in a chair in our breakfast nook, and casually walked Kieran over. "MY FROGGY!!!!!!!" Kieran grinned from ear to ear, and did not put him down all night. It was the highlight of my day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Praise the Lord, we got a NEW van!

Praise God we FINALLY got a new van.. New to US anyways!* We shopped around for quite a while, and found this 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. 30k miles on it, power doors, trunk, & steering! This van has it all. Praise the Lord. We got a GREAT deal on it!

The Gosselins have NOTHING on us!

Cam came running to tell me that "the baby crawled up in the potty!" This would be extremely shocking, had it not just happend a few weeks ago. This time, I grabbed my PADDLE and CAMERA and went running into the bathroom. This is what I found! Notice in the 1st picture Liam is STARING at Cam saying, "HE DID IT!" My sweet laid back baby patiently waited while i snapped a few shots before taking him out. (and re-bathing him!) Suffice to say, Cam DID get a spanking,(After having been completely warned after the 1st episode) and hopefully will NOT be putting the baby in the toilet anymore!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Kev and I on the rink!
"Stuffed" sums up this pic. 5 courses, and we could barely breathe!
Our Crew in front of the Parthenon
Outside of the Parthenon, were we all decided we were too cheap to spend the $5 for admission!
My good friend Sara and I. After 20 min, we decided ice-skating wasn't for us!
Kevin, bum ankle and all, had a blast!
Left to Right= Michael, Sara, Jason, Kevin, Joe
2nd row= Jennifer, Sara, Suzanne, Cameron, Christine

For Valentine's Day, we went with our Sunday School class to ice skate! We also walked next to the Parthenon in Nashville, TN, and then were off to Maggianos for dinner. We had a fabulous day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our lovely boys...*

Sometimes.. when they think we're NOT looking, they're nice to each other! lol*

Cami LOVES pjs.. in fact, when he DOESN'T have school, he will literally stay in his pjs till bathtime, and then put on a fresh pair!

An oldie but goodie! Li Li's 1st Christmas outfit!

Meet Abby!

Abby is really good with the boys!
She's a beautiful color, a golden yellow with brown eyes!

I never got my girl, so Abby has pink everything.. collar, 2 leashes, and her press on nails which I'll try to get a pic of sooN!

Our adventure with Abby begins last week when Kevin and I decided to google a search for Goldendoodles for sale in Nashville, TN. A result came up listing a "5 mth old, female Goldendoodle with papers = $75."

Curious, I called and spoke with the owner. She said she loved the dog, but couldn't keep her due to moving out of state. Kevin and I loaded up the kids in the van, and drove to Nashville to get our longed for Goldendoodle! When we arrived, I saw the "rare smooth haired Goldendoodle" and knew instantly the owner had lied. However, the dog was pretty enough, and the living conditions in the teeny, urine stenched apartment tugged at my heart strings, and we couldn't leave her.

The next day at our vet appointment, we learned more about our "Goldendoodle." Abby is actually 7-8 mths old, a yellow lab/chow (and some other mutt), and the vet which the owner assured us we could call to get her shot records, didn't even exist! Despite everything, we love Abby, and she is sweet as pie. She's gentle with the boys, and a good companion. We thank the Lord for bringing her into our lives!

Cutie Pie, and her many adventures!

Her new reeinforced cage
She LOVES her ball time

Cutie Pie Hines-Schexnayder

Our dearest Hamster Cutie Pie joined us on Dylan's birthday. We bought her the best cage Petsmart had to offer. It has a built in water bottle, slide, tunnel, pent house, and wheel for exercise. However, our hamster got bored, and discovered how to push open that little door in the front! We placed bread twist ties on her cage to hold the door shut. She UNTWISTED them, and got out. We then put a small white rope on either side of the cage door, and triple knotted it shut. 2 weeks later, Cutie pie successfully UNKNOTTED, not chew through, the knot and escaped. The picture at the top is Cutie Pie's new reeinforced door,.. that is, until we get a padlock!