Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I was looking through some of the most recent pictures, and thought I'd do a post about the girls & their friends. Since school has started, it seems every day when Mackenzie gets off the bus, she & her friends have to decide who's going to whose house, etc! It's pretty interesting. Anyways, for some reason, they actually like to play school when they get home from school - they use our white board to "teach" & of course write down who is being bad! It's pretty funny. And when they're not teaching, they like to just draw stuff. Here's a picture of the girls with their friend Camryn from across the street:

Another day we went with their friend Nick to Crazy Pins to play mini golf. While there, they had a new "ride" (simulated roller coaster rides from Cedar Point), which Mackenzie & Nick rode. They loved it!!

And then this week I watched some other kids one day, so when Mackenzie got home, they all decided to watch Strawberry Shortcake!! It was a little odd to me that all these boys agreed to watch it! And the cutest part was that they all plopped themselves on the window ledge behind the couch to watch. From the left is Jenna, Nick, Kenzie, Paul, and Peter.

And on a final note, keep us in your prayers as we await news from Tom's job as to whether they're going to strike starting next week! Their contract is up at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1. So, as of right now, he's trying to make some decisions on a new job, and whether or not we should move! Not an easy decision :)

We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Another tooth

Sorry I don't have pictures this time. Just wanted to say that Camden cut one of his top teeth yesterday. It's just barely through, but enough so that when he puts your finger in his mouth now you get bit from top & bottom :) That's kinda how I found out....he was chewing on my chin yesterday (OK, I know it's weird that he had my chin in his mouth, but you have to understand that he has been chewing on absolutely anything he can get his hands on) and I thought "hmm....that feels sharp from both the top & bottom." So, I checked & sure enough it had come through his gum.

Tonight we took the girls bowling. Mackenzie actually did really well! She got a 90!! Granted she had the bumpers up, but she actually got the ball down the alley quite a few times w/o hitting them! And in the 2nd or 3rd frame, she actually got a strike w/o hitting the bumpers!!! We were absolutely amazed. Tom only beat her by getting a strike in the 10th frame, and he ended with 105. Needless to say, Mackenzie was not too happy that he pulled through in the end to beat her. Must be she inherited our competitive spirit, and she did not like to lose. For those of you that may remember, we used to be able to say she was the 2nd winner, or whatever, but that no longer works. I tried to keep her innocence as long as possible....

Jenna on the other hand was just happy to get the ball down the alley. Her average speed was about 1.5 mph I think :) And Camden was happy to just sit in the stroller & watch the screen & lights & such. I opted not to bowl (probably so I wouldn't lose to Mackenzie).

Guess that's it for now!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Just another update

Once again, we've been keeping busy. We went to my sister's house in Ohio last weekend...
We went to the beach & Camden loved the sand!!

Tom & my brother-in-law Dave are having a singing "competition" here:

Camden is continuing to get better at lots of new things! The other night the girls were in the bathtub & he crawled into the bathroom & pulled himself up to watch them! He was so excited.

His crawling is getting better & better. This is a quick video from the other night:

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Well, Camden's teeth are in. Actually, they've been in for a little bit, but I just haven't had a chance to take a picture & post it. Both bottom front teeth came in at about the same time, so that was fun. Well, not really, because it caused some poop issues, but I think we made it through that. For about 3 or 4 days, we were going through clothes like crazy cuz no diaper could keep the pooh contained! It went all over the stroller one day, the car seat another day, and his bed numerous times.

Anyways, here's a picture:

Besides that, we have mosquitos around here like nobody's business!! Poor Jenna has been eaten like crazy. We really do spray her with spray, but it doesn't seem to matter. Last night before her bath, I counted 22 on her, which includes like 5 or 6 on her face! Camden has a couple, too, and Mackenzie has lucked out with only 1 or 2. Speaking of Mackenzie, she ended up having strep throat on her extended weekend! Let's hope this isn't a sign of what the school year has to bring for her. Luckily it didn't seem to bother her much, and we got her on antibiotics so she didn't miss a day of school!