Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New House Day4 (Aug 9th)

Living room looking west
Carolyn and Jerry helped me paint in the living room. We got most all a first coat. Ceiling to floor with the exception of one wall....it needed some holes filled in. They were rather large, so we skipped that wall for now. It was late....using spot lights I stole off Kent from the shed. Jesse was a gem and watched Kenda at old house. After they left I scrubbed down the dining room walls, then kitchen walls and then onto the top half of the cupboards....my dang muscles are still in the party mood....naughty things! I got home and into bed about 1 or 1:30. Set the alarm for 5!

New House Day 3 (Aug 8th)

I painted the bedroom ceiling to floor. Fun. My muscles are having a party!

New House Day 2 (Aug 7th)

Went to Storm Lake for paint...must pick in 5 minutes cause the Kent train in running fast....man that guy needs to take a minute! Picked paint for bedroom (ours) and living room, dining room and hall way. Off to the furniture store for a new table for the kitchen. Tall one, with bench seats- Kinda nifty! Then I started on the tape in the bedroom.

New House Day 1

Purchase/ Closing....wonder if a person could sign their name ONE more time just for fun! Holy cow, but it is now ours.........so went to walk around in it. Took Kenda out and about the place....hhmmm...need to mow, and spray weeds....and she got to see a cow up close and personal...that was cute.  Kent decided then and there....paint color in the house too close to yellow (he hates yellow) so rooms need painted....oh joy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baptism bound

My luck has finally turned around this week. It started out with the worst luck ever....even a flat tire thrown in there! But tonight something as simple as a pair of shoes has changed my luck...first off I found the infant ring that Lisa V was looking for to give to Kenda for baptism...perfect! Score! And then I went off to find me some shoes to wear...perfect comfy shoes...and not too spendy...when BOGO 1/2 off.....I got the perfect score in overtime, last second swish at the buzzer.... eyelet lace covered shoes for Kenda to match her dress! Can you believe it! I was so pumped. Now, if suddenly a clean my house fairy could ever so quietly land while i am snoozin' and finish up the task for me....which I should be doing right now rather than this, but everyone else is sleeping. Shhh.  John arrives tomorrow. I can hardly wait. He cut his hair. Dang- another big score. Dad and Kathy arrive too, then mom, Tom and Linda to follow on Saturday. Then PJ (Princess Jesse should arrive saturday too!  In the finer words of my son .....WHOOT!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just One of THOSE Days

Ya ever just had one of those days....ya know it will be bad and long, and there is not a dang thing you can do about it as it hits you like a bug on a windshield....I hate when those days come along. I hate being the bug! Today was that for me. I knew work was going to be intense. I knew I was going to be tired, since hubby, not baby, pulled a late one and caused me to lose sleep. Finally get the baby to sleep thru a night and the other baby has to pull a stupid stunt. UG! It was cool, damp and windy...just the perfect setting for a long ass draggin day.....and everything was going just as  fate would have it...intense, tired and frustrated...when doing the best I could with what I had for today....I made a big mental note to myself....NOTE TO SELF:  when you already wore jeans that are too tight, and Mother Nature brings Aunt Flo by for a routine visit....DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT eat a whole bag of popcorn for your lunch....it just ain't gonna fly.....ladies, I am sharing my mental note with those who might need it...please be my guest and use it...if I can help but one frustrated soul....I feel complete!   ladies...live on!

Monday, April 5, 2010

You've Got the Cutest Little Baby Face

Isn't this just the most adorable face you have ever seen? She should be in the movies, commercials and magazines!

Easter 2010



This little gal made Easter this year all the more fun. No, she did not run around a yard and find easter eggs, or jump with joy at the sight of her Easter Basket....but she did hunt up some eggs with the help of older cousin Tyler and she will find enjoyment in the new board book hiding in her Easter Basket....and she made this little inexpensive dress look like a million bucks. She was so cute for church in it...she invoked many smiles in the pews and she looked around with her dancing blue eyes. I had no more than told Jesselyn that she was usually quiet in church and just seemed to enjoy looking around at the people...when she decided to sing with the choir and speak her baby jabbers very loud, competing with Rev. Saylor. It was so sweet though. It turned out to be a nice enough Sunday that she could be outside to hunt a couple of eggs at Doris and Rusty's annual Egg Hunt and then off to Ed and Patty's to enjoy the heck out of a couple 4 Wheeler Rides with Uncle Aaron. Oh brother did she enjoy that! She is most definately a Smith, no doubt! Her and Morgan had a heck of a good time at Jerry & Caroly's on Saturday...finding their little "chick" Easter eggs and sporting new matching outfits. ( I think Jesselyn might have been jealous) I think Kenda was watching Morgan crawl that whole day...I want her to crawl....I think! It was fun to watch them interact...they are just not sure what to do with one another! Ya know, the fingers in the eyes, nose and ears....of the other girl of course. They will love to play together....when they figure out how!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Little and Big of Sisterhood

Jesselyn posed for a picture with her lil' sissy before she left. She thinks that Kenda looks like she did when she was a baby. Maybe some, but Jesselyn's eyes were way bigger when she was little. It would just have to be the face shape. I will scan in a photo of Jesselyn at about 6 months and I guess we can all decide. They love each other, it is so awsome to see them interact together.

Daddy's Little Farmer Girl

Little Miss Pretty in Pink even looks great in her over alls from Grandpa Ed. Looks like she is ready for the field! Yes that is just a little bow in her hair. We can get it to stay there long enuf for a quick picture. She just really does not have much hair, so it is tuff to get one to stay in there. I love the look on her face in this photo. She looks like this about 85% of the time. The other time she is making silly faces while she is trying to talk, or sleeping. She really does not fuss much each day on a regular basis. She does fuss some, just not a bunch thank goodness. I would say that the most of her fussin' might take place at night when she loses that pacifier and can not seem to understand that it is the object sticking her right in the neck! Takes a quick second to to replace it where it should be, but that quick second it after waking, taking myself to another room and finding it in the dim light! Ha.

Little Miss Pretty in Pink

Hello, it is Sunday evening, and seems that it was short weekend as usual. Were does the time go when you are at home with family? It crawled just the other day at work, I thought that Friday @ 5 would never ever arrive.  I think that I love this photo. My darling little baby just looks so precious in pink. We went to Sioux City yesterday on a quest for craft/scrapbook materials and a cute dress for Easter and some pictures coming up at the first of March. Jesselyn was here so we went to. At the end of our quest we discovered the bargain of the day! This beautiful sweater set for Kenda. A Steal of a Deal at $9 after starting out close to $40! She looks wonderful in it. So, we made sure we wore it to church this moring. She was  good girl in church as usual. She sat most of the time with Pandora Phipps. She sang a couple times and made some coos, but never anything loud and frightful. She loves to look around and smile at all the people.  So, here is little Miss Pretty in Pink.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just a quick up date from our house tonight. I added real quick a picture of Kenda's new diggs. I bought a crib last weekend, and I do believe I got a great deal for this second hand crib. It is very nice and then of course I needed some fun stuff for the inside...and it ended up Pooh bear of course. She likes it  a lot as you can see. She covers almost every square inch of it each night!

Now, for the not so fun news. Sunday night we took Kenda to the ER. She was coughing and sleeping more than usual and was crying yet lathargic at the same time. It was very scary. So, they did do the test on her for RSV since it is going around a lot here and she did test positive. I think that we caught it very early. They gave us a nebulizer to use at home four times a day. Other than that it has to run it's own course. She is not drinking as well as she should. They want her to take in fluids. So, if she wont drink much tomorrow like today, she will have to go back. Not sure what they will do. There are several other babies and toddlers in the hospital right now for RSV here in Cherokee. I stayed home today, and daddy will be staying here with her the rest of the week. She has good moments and bad ones. The bad ones really stink. I feel so helpless for her. I feel so sad about it. Cross your fingers and please give a little prayer for her if you will. I want to be able to heal her up and keep her here at home!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

videoThis is just a hoot. It is in early January, so not so long ago- she really has not done this since.

Up Too Late Update!

I have been playing around as you can see. I am gettin somewhat better, but hey it is 1:45 am, what can I say! I wanted to post at least this video from the beginning of the month. TShe is having her first taste of rice baby cereal. She did quite well really. She has her cereal each night around 8pm before bed, so she can sleep all night. Or suppose to any how. She has her moments. She is a night owl. She started today at Vera's having cereal too. She must not be a morning eater yet, Vera said she would not take it in the morning, it had to be later after lunch time. Ha, I could not get her to take it in the morning over the weekend either. She is so cute. She just turned 5 months old on January 24th, can you believe it. I certainly am having a hard time. She went to doc just the other day with a rash- turns out she has Eczema. We went to get some spendy cream and it healed up great and her dry skin patches are healing too. She is sleeping better also, I think she was really itchy before since she wiggled so much. She has slowed down on the wiggles too, so finally some peace at night. I make sure she has the cream twice a day all over and then hit the patches of dry at diaper changes. We also discovered why mommy's back hurts alot...I am luggin' around a 16 pound little chunk! I could hardly believe it myself. She certainly grows in spurts. She has the chubbiest legs, her little tiny feet sorta look funny at the end of the chunky legs. She has been sitting on her own just a little now. She can balance for a couple of minutes if she does not look around too much, that throws her off balance. She is still messin' around trying to wiggle into a crawl. She pulls her legs up under her more and more each day. She has mastered the roll over Great now, and can go from tummy to back and back to tummy or just roll over twice. She is gettin that down very well. It is so wonderful to just watch her. I have another video or two to post, but I need to get to bed, so I will try that tomorrow night or so. I have tons of pics also, from the holidays- but I will just post the cutest ones! Promise!
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Testing the Blog

I am testing out this whole new concept, to see if I can get my new videos on here. Looks like I can, but can I really?? WE will see wont we. I want to post more...been trying to get more done, but heck with working and all...and now I am starting to go to the wellness center to walk before I come home...long days and really really short nights. Ok, sooooo as you might tell, it is almost midnight now. I was messing with the videos, so I want to see if this will work.
video Holy crud, I think it worked! Ya'll let me know if you see it , can play it and how well. I feel soooo techy!!! LOL ( really it must be the lack of sleep!)