Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Updates and determination to blog more often

Wow it's been such a long time since I've stopped in to make a blog post.  So so much has happened.  We welcomed Coral Adele Franzen 03.03.12  She is wonderful baby and completes our family perfectly.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Big News

1.  I am done done done with school. Yay!

2.  Aliza is registered for preschool!

3. Kailee finished her first week of Glee camp!

4. Dylan finished his first month of Boy Scouts!

5. We survived our cross county RV trip.

6. The carpet measuring guy is coming on Saturday.

7.  We have a new puppy--named Mister Frodo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Like a fish

Ohh the excitement it's almost time for the 10:30 class!
Aliza has been taking swim lessons since she was 12-months old--with the exception of the 3-month broken leg vacation.  She used to be the "I will NOT swim!" scream child in class.  We are finally past that stage and thankfully she smiles and laughs *most* of the entire class.  If anyone is looking for a local swim school I can not recommend EVO enough.
Hair and eyes are wet. Patiently waiting her turn.

Kick, kick, kick

Taking a breather

I love jumping on the side with my swim lesson buddies.

Listening intently as David explains what to do next.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Some weekend pictures.

Let's go to the park!
Spend Friday evening playing at the park before dinner.  The weather is wonderful right now.  Then yesterday Aliza decided to show off her photog. skills.  
Come on hurry up!

Lovin baby feet

Posed for one picture at the park

Say Cheese

Say Cheese Again!

How does this camera work?

I love Momma's makeup!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tinkerbell to the rescue!

Courtesy of big-sister Aliza will walk around saying, "momma, momma, MOM I bored. I bored mama." In an effort to keep her entertained tonight we played the Superman game-- or in Aliza's case it's much better to be flying Tinkerbell.

Not to sure about this whole flying thing...

Ok this is pretty fun!

More, more pwease...

I am Tinkerbell!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happiness is...

Day 4 of Aliza sleeping in her own bed.
Finishing my last homework assignment for this class.
Hearing my kids talk about how easy they feel the AIMS test is.
Watching all three kids play together nicely.
Hearing Kailee say how great tonights Spaghetti dinner was.
Planning on going to the Drive-in Family night on Tuesday to see Rio.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh Happy Work Weekend and a Special Birthday

I can't believe how fast this weekend flew by. Kailee and Dylan celebrated their 10th birthday on Sunday. I can not believe they are 10. It just doesn't seem possible. They were both spoiled rotten with tons of lovely presents, and Jason even made Kailee these Amazing Glee inspired slushy cupcakes. Dylan wanted a cake from Cold Stone, which was equally as yummy. I was pretty bummed that I'd have to work the night of their birthday, but amazingly the hospital census dropped and I got my first-cancel request granted.

Tonight is night two of trying to get Aliza to sleep in her own bed--she's been co-sleeping with us from day one, but she tosses around in her sleep so much that lately Jason has been getting up in the middle of night and taking over her unused Tinker Bell inspired bed. So far so good. Each night I've laid with her and we've read Fancy Nancy at least twice. She's currently laying in her bed reading to herself--and yes I know it's 1 am, but with two night-shift working parents her sleep schedule has always been a disaster. Wish us luck!