Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chaser-baser is 3!

Well, it was bound to happen- Chase turned three today. I can't believe it's been that long since he was born! He adds so much spunk to our house- I don't know what we did before we had him. Here are a few things that I really love (or love to hate) about my little boy:

1. Chase is a very strong-willed child- but I suppose I don't have to worry as much about peer-pressure when he's in high school- he only does what he wants to!

2. He has such a sweet smile!

3. He is a momma's boy- sometimes he absolutely exhausts me- but I hope in another few years he will still want me to sit on the couch with him or to hold his hand everywhere he goes.

4. Chase is very polite!

5. He loves hugs- and can squeeze harder than most kids I've hugged!

6. He looks up to his brothers and wants to do everything they do, down to the wrestling exercises and bike-riding.

I am so happy that Chase is my little guy- and I love him so much! Happy birthday chunky!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Running update!

Hey all! Well, a few days ago I ran 1.5 miles without stopping, and I didn't die. I plan to work out tomorrow, so we'll see if I can push myself a little more.

On a different note, I got the boys' Halloween costumes finished up today. Xavier is a Jedi- I think perhaps he's going for the "curly haired" Anikan (sans the curly hair). Mason is a zombie doctor- a character that he wanted last year, but they didn't have his size- he lucked out this year. Gavin is a scary clown- funny, since I think he's a little scared of clowns and puppets. And you can all guess what Chase is- yes, Spiderman. I will post pics of them in a week. I also bought some angel wings and a halo for myself, and seriously contemplated a Mr. T wig and some gold chains for Chris-but I didn't end up buying those.

Also, I am greatly saddened by the passing of Roseann, Teri's mom. She was such a wonderful person, and made every visit with her a reason to smile. I can still hear her famous laugh, and I remember that crazy duck that she kept as a pet for a while (what was the name?)- she will be missed!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and beginning of next week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Calling all runners! I absolutely HATE running. I have challenged myself to the following: I will run (or in my case, jog fast) 3 miles without stopping by the first of the year. Yes, I plan to do this, regardless of the fact that Chris tells me that it's not the most "efficient way to burn fat and build cardio-vascular endurance". (Gotta love him). I don't care- I want to do it. Not because I really enjoy it, but because I think I COULD do it. I am only on day 2 of this self-challenge, and I have gotten to 1 and 1/3 mile without stopping. So, here is day 2 of the running challenge-anyone want to join? Come on, you can do it!!! Chase is almost 3- there's no way I can blame the extra 20 pounds on that pregnancy.

I can keep you guys updated on my progress- anyone else itching to get into shape??

Friday, October 10, 2008


Today is Xavier's 6th birthday! I can't believe he's that old already. There are so many wonderful things I could say about him:

1. He was hands-down, the best baby ever! He was so easy-going, always smiling, and he slept through the night at 6 weeks old.

2. He has the cutest dimples!

3. He is one of the most athletic and coordinated little guys I've ever met. I am sure most of you heard the story about the time I saw him doing back flips on my bed!!! He runs a mile in a little over 8 minutes, and barely breaks a sweat. He learned to ride his two-wheeler without training wheels right after he turned 3.

4. He loves his brothers soooo much.

5. He gives the greatest cuddles, just when you need it most. (Do you guys remember how he used to put his little baby hand in our shirts, right by our chests when we held him? He always wanted snuggles)

6. Even though he doesn't talk a lot, he doesn't miss anything that's going on.

Boo-ie, we love you! Happy birthday!

Mommy and Daddy

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wheat thins

Has anyone else tried that new flavor of Wheat Thins- cream cheese and chives? They are absolutely addicting! Any wheat thin is a favorite of mine, but those I can't stop eating. I don't think I'll ever buy them again- but if any of you want to buy them, and then have a party, I will come. Just provide the wheat thins and perhaps a mojito...cheers!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Over the last 8 years, Chris and I have written down things that Mason says, and that we want to always remember. I thought I would share some of those things with all of you- and a cute pic of my handsome Mason:

"Look Mom! It's the Goodyear Limp"

"Why do babies cry so much? Why do babies cry when they come out of mommies owaginas?" (I have no idea where he even heard the term!)

"I need more gum. The odder one went down my draims"

"I am so irrimitated with Gav!"

Mason came home from a sleepover in Kindergarten. He was telling me that his friend has a Grandfather in the military, who was, "So brave, worked so hard, and he helped so many people that his heart turned purple." (Get it- he got a purple heart!!!)

I just love how their brains work!