Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We're Having Another Baby!

Just had to share our baby's first pics! After this week, I graduate to my regular doctor & can complete the progesterone, so I'm letting myself feel more excited again.

We had our first glimpse of the baby at 6 weeks, with that glorious image of the flashing heartbeat:

Then, we had another ultrasound at 8 weeks:

poor little baby is upside down...guess I should have rotated these pics for you...
I wish we could have an ultrasound every is so reassuring!
Thank you for keeping our family & our little miracle in your prayers.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monster Jam

We thought the first row would be fun, but all the seats were probably of equal unless you have bad vision. There were no further perks other than saying we were on first row. Our hotel was convenient. We walked out and was around 100 feet from the front door of the Ford Center. The hotel is getting a 4 star. The Monster truck show gets a 3.5 star.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

PG-13 video...let your kids watch at your own risk!

"Drive My Car" is one of our recent favorite Laurie Berkner songs, but I hadn't realized how Cade had caught on to this song's sound effects until last week. He would "sing" the song & do each verse's sound effects; it really was sweet.

THEN, last Friday, we were driving home from dinner enjoying him singing this new favorite song, when he added his own sound effect at the end. While it is completely inappropriate, it is quite fitting which makes it pretty funny!

SO...I wanted to video him singing the song & describe what he did. Instead, my terrible-2-year-old wasn't cooperating this day - he only does some of the sound effects & gets distracted in the middle of this version - however, he does finish the song with his new entertaining sound effect. So keep watching & make sure your volume is loud enough to hear the real song in the background - it is worth it, and it is obviously funny, so watch until the end. Maybe if it didn't make me laugh every time, he would stop...

Oh, and one last warning, please preview this entire video BEFORE you let the little ones watch...ENJOY!

Playground Building Finished

Done building, I just need to finish laying out the groundwork around it.

This was my enjoyment of celebrating by myself when I finished it. Nobody else was home, so Rufus and I enjoyed a "Cold One".

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playground Update

Need to do 3rd level above the swing side, add swings, miscellaneous hardware, the mat, 4x4's and the mulch. This is 20 hours into it. I cannot say that there has not been a couple of minor miscues, but overall this has been great. I've had some friends volunteer to help, but this has been an enjoyable experience to do alone. I guess its the "man" thing. Neighbors should love it, because we have a birds eye view into all their backyards.-BS

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Admin Priveleges

Ok I just granted you guys admin priveledges. Don't know what that means but you now have it. So if Brandon gets his own account we will have to invite him in to be a poster. This is under settings tab. Let me know if you need help.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Update St John Playground

After 11 hours.........

After 16 hours

Still have the monkey bars to add next to the picnic table, the swingset on the other side along with another level above the swings and a little bit of hardware and then the 4x4's and mulch or whatever we are going to use around it.

Happy Valentines Day!

Here are sum hugs and kisses for my neices and nephews.


Hope you all have a love filled day!


Summer Vacation

I put this post on my Bengi's blog page but haven't received any responses from you guys. So here it is again.

We are having second thoughts about Disney World this year. I just think we should wait a year and that way the kids will have grown a little. I feel like if we go every year then it takes away from the excitement.

So I was wondering if you guys had put any thought into your summer vacations. We could go a number of places that would have nice hotels for Kimi and Chad. My kids had mentioned Nashville again. They really had a good time at the grand ol opree and at the big mall there. We had also talked about colorado springs.

What do you all think? Do you have any suggestions? Even if you don't want to go along, I would still take suggestions.


Friday, February 13, 2009

St John's to OKC 02/20 thru 02/22

We will be coming to Kimi's house on Friday the 20th. We will check into downtown hotel on Saturday. They have an indoor pool. Saturday night is the Monster Jam Monster Truck Show. Go home on Sunday. Bengi we would love for you and your family to come down as well and we could all do something or just hang out. We will also be asking Grandpa Bill to come down on one the days.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

St John Project

Time consuming!!!!!!!!!! Kids are going to love it though. We will post updates. If you curious of what the final set up will look like, go to Samsclub website and look up Sky Fort Playground or wait for the final picture. Happy Valentines Day everyone........

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jessi is a teenager!

Well apparantly it is starting to sink in that my oldest daughter is soon to be in (less than two hours) a teenager. I have been weepy all night. I don't know why. I guess it is because it seems so grown up like she is passing into a new time. She has been so grown up for a couple of years now. I know she won't change over night but for some reason it is bothering me.

We are tentatively planning a cookout at the pond next sunday afternoon. She wanted to invite her friends and family and have a campfire. I think if it rains enough tonight we are going to try to do that. I'll let everyone know for sure.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

St Johns are alive!!!!!! Barely

Kati and Brady on the Trinity River Run Train headed out of the Ft Worth Stockyards. Brandon seeing how it feels from the other side.
Abby lost another tooth, but cannot really see it here.