Thursday, October 29, 2009

Preschool Costume Parade

I'm working on getting better at doing stuff with all 3 kids by myself, so today since Elizabeth's class was having a costume parade I dressed the kids; loaded up the wagon and headed to Preschool. Elizabeth was Snow White, Sarah Grace was Tinkerbell or "Inkelbell" as she said it and Cole was Sheriff Woody from Toy Story. All in all I think we had a good time. Cole just chilled in the wagon and I think almost went to sleep. Sarah ate suckers through out the route and we went all through town. I think I counted 5 sucker sticks in her treat bag. Elizabeth of course was too cool to walk with her mom. I can't believe that has started this early! Anyway here are the before parade pictures I took. I'm sure I'll have more of them in their costumes after Halloween!
God Bless

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We've been so busy lately that I haven't posted pictures in a long time, so I will post our Pumpkin Patch pictures with this blog.
Here's what's going on:
Jonathan is ready for football to be over with, so he can start basketball. I'm not crazy about his basketball schedule. He has games 4-5 nights a week until Christmas and then things calm down a little. He's excited though.
I'm watching the kids grow as we speak. Life was so different for us just a year ago. This time last year I had a 1 year old, and a 3 year old. Now I have a (almost) 1 year old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. I don't think that God could bless us any more than He already has, but I don't want to tempt Him. Three kids is more than enough for me.
Elizabeth reads sight words and loves school. I was worried about it since she has a new teacher and new friends in her class, but she's doing great! She loves to run and play too. We've started walking some when it's pretty and she really likes finding "treasures" to bring home to show Daddy.
Sarah Grace turned 2 on Friday! We made a little cake and had a good time with just us that we don't get to have very often with Daddy's schedule. Her vocabulary impresses me more every day. She's starting to learn songs and sing with us in the van and I love it. Both of my girls are wonderful singers.
Cole will be 1 Friday. He has 7 teeth and bites very hard. He thinks it's funny when you say "ouch". He's been taking steps for quite some time now, but crawling is still his main means of transportation. He doesn't like shoes, but with cool weather fast approaching we're working on it.
That's about all I can think of for now. We love our house more every day!
God Bless!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Seems like we've been super busy this month. I've had a lot of time with just me and the kids lately. It's not been easy. We've missed Daddy a lot!
Sarah Grace will be 2 tomorrow. My how the time flies! I love my Sarah girl, but I don't like the things that come with the twos. I don't like the fits that come from not knowing quite how to communicate what she needs. She can still be the sweetest child I've ever seen followed by her doing something that definitely lets you know that she's the strongest of the 3.
Cole will be 1 next Friday! I wasn't quite sure I'd survive having 3. Let alone 2 that were so close together, but somehow we've managed to keep them alive this long. Guess we must be doing something right. I can remember a year ago thinking that I was never going to make it, but not only have we made it; we're thriving! Now back to Cole. He has 7 teeth and he's been taking steps for about a month now. He'll walk back and forth between two people and sometimes walk to get closer to his sisters, but crawling is still his main means of transportation.
Elizabeth is really enjoying school. I was worried about her having a new teacher and not being in the same class as most of her friends from last year, but she'd doing great. She's reading some sight words and for a young 4 I think she's doing great. Her vocabulary is well above her age! She says words like incredible, absolutely and disgusting all the time and she uses them the right way!
I'm getting back to the gym slowly. I had a really good run yesterday. I took today off, but I'll be back tomorrow.
We're enjoying the new house and Jonathan is busy as ever and is about to be busier with the start of basketball.
God Bless!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Shedds

Well, we've moved into our NEW house! It's an absolutely wonderful experience and I don't want to move again for a very long time! The kids seem to really like the new house too!
We've taken turns getting sick first with bronchitis and then with some strange virus that Elizabeth got and shared with most of us. It's been interesting to say the least!
Mr. Cole is taking steps. He started this week when Jonathan was home sick, so glad he didn't miss that.
Ms. Sarah is easing her way into the terrific twos. She tries so hard to communicate and for the most part she does a good job but watch out when you can't understand her. It's a mess. She's still as sweet as ever and as strong as an ox though.
Elizabeth loves her new teacher at preschool. She has so much fun there. I am so glad that this is a good experience for her. I know now that she is more than ready for Kindergarten next year as hard as that is for me to believe.
October will be a busy month for us. Sarah Grace will be 2 on Oct 24 and Cole will have his first birthday on October 30! Hard to believe that I don't have any babies any more. They've moved on to toddlers. Sad day. I look forward to moving out of the diaper stage for all 3 though. Just 2 years of that to go!