Friday, November 28, 2008

Coversation with Allie

So we were at the Thanksgiving dinner table with
all of the grandparents. Allie and Madsion had
been drinking rootbeer. Allie ran out and here's
what she said.

"Mommy, I want beer!"

Me: "Huh ?"

"I want beer, I want beer, I want beer!"

Me: "Oh you mean rootbeer." (as we were all laughing)

"I love beer, I love beer, I love beer!"

We were all laughing so hard that she started crying.

We have finally gotten her to say rootbeer instead of beer
but it sounds more like lootbeer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


*I am thankful for my husband who deals with the
chaos in
our house and who loves me and my family despite
our downfalls!
I love him
because he is patient, understanding, and is a
wonderful father.
I am thankful for him because he gives me breaks
when I need
them, works hard without complaining, and does
what he needs to
to take care of us.
*I am thankful for Madison who keeps us entertained,
has a loving
heart, and is willing to help me when I need it. She is
always concerned
about others! I love her enthusiasm for life and her
*I am thankful for Allie who loves to cuddle with me.
I love that
she loves her sister so much and that she just loves to
be with her
family! I love when her face lights up over seeing us
after she has
been away from us all day!
* I am thankful for my family who is always there to
support us
through anything! They always listen, call to check on
us, and love
their grandchildren sooooo much!! They are willing to
come all the
to Oklahoma to see us!!!
* I am thankful for my inlaws who support us, keep the
kids when
we need a break, and also love their grandchildren sooo
*I am thankful for my friends (all of you) who always
lend a listening
ear, who listen to me whether I am happy or need to
vent! I wish I could
tell each of you how thankful I am for you specifically!!!
And Kari
I am thankful to you that you are going to take such great
care of the
puppy we couldn't keep!!!
There are so many things we can be thankful for! There
are sooo many
that I can't write them all down. But most of all I am
thankful to God for
all of my blessings! My family, friends, church, and
everything he has ever
given me!!! I am sooo blessed! There are so many people
out there who don't
have the things we all have so let's keep them in mind as
we are thankful
tomorrow for what we have been given and pray for those
who need it!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

puppy problem

So I think we have figured out that Allie is allergic to
our new puppy. We knew there was that possiblilty.
Strange thing is that Allie loves her sooo much which
we would have never thought would happen! Madison
doesn't care and asked if she could find a new home. I
think Madison is going through some weird phase.
So if anyone would like a really good puppy who is pottying
outside and is kennel trained and loves to cuddle let me know.
We paid $100 for shots and everything and are willing to
give the puppy away for free and all of the other stuff for
$50. This is really hard for me to let her go but we have to
do what's best for our kids! Robert is devasated but understands.
She is really a great dog especially for kids. She will only get to be
about 17 pounds!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I deleted my last email because I realized how pitiful it sounded
and I want to be positive now and do my best!!! Thank you guys
for the kind words and encouragement!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our new puppy, Molly!

This is our new puppy, Molly. She is
a 6 week old Boston Terrier. She is an
early Christmas present for the girls.
They are abolutely in love with her!!!

P.S. Does anyone know how to fix the
boxes so they don't cut off the words?

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Carpenters

The day in review

Madison is home with strep today. 3 other kids in her class have it as well. She has never had it. She missed school yesterday and to think I almost made her go because she didn't have a fever. We got her coat on and she started bawling and asked not to go to school. So I let her stay home because she LOVES school!!! Then I found out one of the other kids had strep and she said her throat hurt really bad. I took her in and sure enough the nurse looks in there and goes YEP! And she said she barely put the swab in and it showed up positive. Madison had to miss her Fall Festival today. She rarely gets sick and when she does it always seems to be on a party day! Another girl (one of her close friends) had to miss school too so we are going to do something special with them when they feel better.
2 doses of antibiotics and she is HYPER girl!!! She is still having a little hard time eating but boy do I wish she could have gone to school!
We are getting a puppy tomorrow from Santa (a little early) tomorrow! The girls are going to spend the night at the in-laws so we can pick it up and surprise them with it. Her name will be Maggie or Molly. Madison loves those names. It is a 6 week old Boston Terrier. I will post pics and hopefully video tomorrow!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Madison's conference and the park.

We had that dreaded parent moment of going to our first parent teacher conference. It was actually student led for the most part. For the first 20 minutes Madison showed us how they do centers and what they have learned. She did an awesome job. Before we left she said "Mommy, I get to boss you and daddy around this time." Then the last 10 minutes we met with the teacher while Madison played with blocks in the hall. I was sooo happy with what Mrs. Potter told us. I was nervous because Madison will tell me when she comes home if she cried about something or broke the rules. Mrs. Potter said she loves that she is so enthusiastic and loves to learn and do anything! She said it does get her frusterated because she has to take turns or something but she said that she has improved with being able to be gracious and take turns over the past couple of months. She said she is right where she need to be in every aspect. I am very proud of Madison for learning how to control herself from getting upset over everything. Her attention span has changed DRASTICALLY in the past 3 months. She never liked art and would rush through coloring or any other project. Now she will sit for and hour and a half to color and she wants to do it! I made the best decision by putting her in preschool and Mrs. Potter has been a blessing to us becuase she is just what Madison needed in a teacher!!!

We went to the park today and I took some cute pics! We had the whole park to ourselves and Kari and Stone came and met us there.

I just realized how big my girls look in all of those pics:(

P.S. I turn 31 tomorrow!

Madison's conference and the park.