He’ll have to take the other side… {10-8}

Chad is doing the night shift tonight.  He actually worked this morning as well.  So on a Saturday, he put in quite a bit of ‘overtime’ ha ha… I laugh because he is on salary.  Anyway, I told the girls since Chad was gone, they could crawl into bed and watch TV in my room for a bit.  I went in to check on them a bit ago and found them like this… On Chad’s side of course.

Most of the day I was trying to keep them away from one another.  I should start tracking the moon to see if they get along better during certain phases.  THere must be something that can be held accountable for the on again – off again nature of these two girls.

Sophia is sleeping soundly (I hope) in her bed right now.  She has a bit of a cold I think so we will see how it progresses and see Dr. Oksa on Monday.

Totally not my thing… {10-1}

Chad doesn’t handle baby puke and slobber very well.  I don’t handle scooping dog ___ very well.  I decided to try and keep this blog “E” for everyone so an underline is going where the words I won’t say belong.

Olivia was up and at it this morning so she dressed herself.  Not sure where she found ALL the parts to her outfit but she did.  Dress, hat and flip flops all came together and she looked fantastic for a super fall day.  She was off and running to help her dad scoop poop.  This is usually Emma’s job but she had to go play basketball at the gym today.

Just a couple of snapshots of the workers out in the yard.  Chad has built his own bag holder for this job.  The five gallon bucket holds grocery bag handles and he scoops into the bucket, ties it shut and tosses it.  Again… I say totally gross and want to puke thinking about it, but he thinks it is just a dandy job.  I say, go for it.  I will clean up baby puke you can have the dog ___.

Here is her outfit.  I think it is quite adorable… and for $10 how could I go wrong.  Not sure what we are going to do about her dress wearing this winter.  She loves dresses.  Tights and turtlenecks may just have to be the answer.  We will see.

And, here are my neighbors, Mike and Jodi, enjoying a cup of coffee this morning.  They couldn’t figure out why I needed to take a picture.  I guess blogging it is a better reason than the one I gave them this morning.  You’ll have to ask them what that was.

I will try to put some pics up from my trip to Breckenridge.  I had a great time and in the mean time, go back to my previous post and you can see the work of the talented ladies I spent the weekend with.  Crazy awesome is all I can say!

Busy Day… {9-10}

I had Jacki’s kids and my kids for a chunk of this day.  I decided to be brave and try to go to Cole’s football game. The big kids got to ride their bikes and the babies were in the car with me.  The story of the journey is quite lengthy and includes parts missing from strollers (I needed 2) and a diaper blow out on Sophia from armpits to her knees.  We made our journey back home after eating at the highschool (they had a volleyball thing going on).  I thought the big kids looked pretty darn cool as they rode their bikes.

 

It was raining and it was pouring… {7-28}

Believe it or not, I took out my camera and documented something again.  I am not sure what my camera lull is about.  I do have some pics I have taken, but part of me has just been living life without the big black box in front of my face.

The girls and I were hanging out in the house and all of sudden it was pouring rain.  Straight down from the sky.  Where else would it come from… duh. My point is it was coming straight down.  The girls decided (without asking) to grab their jackets and go outside to play.  I let them be out for a bit and then decided to grab my camera.  Several things I would change about the images and how I took them and the lens choice… blah blah blah.  The point is, I took them and they are fun.

So here are a few of my girls playing in the rain.  I’m sure my Grandma Mushka was watching from above singing a song and smiling.

 

I still have kids and they are still the center of my world…

My deepest apologies for ignoring my blog for so long.  If I had any followers, I am sure they are gone now.  I do not promise to post everyday, but I do vow that I will do better.

I shall quickly show you each of them and be on my way to starting again on this blog…

This image of Sophia was taken by my friend Jess at Poppy Photography in Minneapolis.  If you are in the Twin Cities and need to capture your family… check her out.  She is wonderful to work with.

Trevor is playing baseball in Hettinger this year.  Wasn’t an easy transition for Nana, but she is doing okay.  Our home games are 40 miles away which the girls have now decided is quite far.  Wait until they find out we have some trips that will take more than 2 hours to get to the game.  He is having fun and has made some new friends which I think is good for him as he gets ready to move on and head to college.

Olivia likes to be close to me at all times.  As I shoot pics of Trevor at his games, quite often she has to be right in the area with me.  She also like to take a pic or two of her own.  Love the digital part of this…delete works well when she struggles to find the focal point she is looking for.  This image is of her as she was cracking seeds between innings in Hettinger.

And a fun one of Emma.  Chad had done some lawn work and the girls were having a ball in the dead grass.  I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to get this stuff out, but all is well and she is back to normal with her hair.

 

 

 

I don’t think this is mud mom… {3-21}

I think it’s quick-sand.  (You can see 2 sets of footprints in this mess if you look very carefully).

I love spring (ha ha) in ND.  The girls went outside on the First Day of Spring and were not real pleased with the results.  They found the terrace full of mud.  Olivia was just sure it was quick-sand because they sunk right in.

Needless to say, I had to grab my camera and get a couple of snaps before getting on their cases a little about not going into muddy places if they know they shouldn’t.  1.5 pair of boots not on the feet… Olivia is looking over my shoulder as I write and laughing quite hysterically.

Love my girls (and of course Trev).  More on him to come.  I better get my camera going if I want to get lots of pics of him before he heads out to college.   Extra info… This post was written long ago and just sat in never-land on the computer/internet.  So, I have decided I am just going to start posting what is started… and start more as I take them.  Thanks for being patient.  New computer may make me more inclined to sit down and post as well.

A day of guests…{4-9}

 Sophia finally made it out of the Level 2 Nursery (which is one step away from a trip to Bismarck).  Just as she was coming out and getting better, another baby was born and going under the tent.  There were 7 babies born in two days (I think… maybe 6).  The floor was quite busy and they had to call in extra nursing staff. 

It wasn’t long and people started to arrive on Saturday morning.  Matthew and Brenda were in town to watch Cole play his trumpet at a music festival.  They arrived fairly early and Matthew even took a minute to hold Sophia.  She was still sporting her IV tubes so sort of a different experience for him.

Keisha stopped back to visit again on Saturday.  She wondered about visiting hours and I said for family, there were no set hours.  Miss having her around the house since she moved off to college. She spent the day with us and helped out with the girls when Nana needed a break.

Jaci got to ride back up with her mom.  Jacki was not going to stay to far away without checking out her niece after she was released from Level 2.  It must be hard for a nurse to watch as some of the medical stuff goes on.  I am just too uneducated in all that stuff so I just have faith in what the doctors and nurses say and don’t ask too many questions. 

 Papa Chuck and Grandma Wanda returned to take Olivia back to Bowman, but she decided to stay in Dickinson at the motel.  I was glad for the offer to have her go with them, but worried that she would get down the road and realize that she wanted to be back with Emma.  Everything worked out fine since we were able to come home the next day and she was with us for the Welch Girl picture that my dad took.  You will get to see that one later. 

 Emma and I enjoyed sharing my lunch.  Each time I ordered I did so knowing I would be sharing so I picked things we would both enjoy.  She loved the salad.   

You can see in the background a pink water pitcher.  Emma found out that water was a big part of my successful feeding of Sophia so she was constantly filling my glass with water.  I so appreciated having the water, but wasn’t so sure about the many trips to the bathroom after they took my pee bag away.

A day of guests…{4-9}

 Sophia finally made it out of the Level 2 Nursery (which is one step away from a trip to Bismarck).  Just as she was coming out and getting better, another baby was born and going under the tent.  There were 7 babies born in two days (I think… maybe 6).  The floor was quite busy and they had to call in extra nursing staff. 

It wasn’t long and people started to arrive on Saturday morning.  Matthew and Brenda were in town to watch Cole play his trumpet at a music festival.  They arrived fairly early and Matthew even took a minute to hold Sophia.  She was still sporting her IV tubes so sort of a different experience for him.

Keisha stopped back to visit again on Saturday.  She wondered about visiting hours and I said for family, there were no set hours.  Miss having her around the house since she moved off to college. She spent the day with us and helped out with the girls when Nana needed a break.

Jaci got to ride back up with her mom.  Jacki was not going to stay to far away without checking out her niece after she was released from Level 2.  It must be hard for a nurse to watch as some of the medical stuff goes on.  I am just too uneducated in all that stuff so I just have faith in what the doctors and nurses say and don’t ask too many questions. 

 Papa Chuck and Grandma Wanda returned to take Olivia back to Bowman, but she decided to stay in Dickinson at the motel.  I was glad for the offer to have her go with them, but worried that she would get down the road and realize that she wanted to be back with Emma.  Everything worked out fine since we were able to come home the next day and she was with us for the Welch Girl picture that my dad took.  You will get to see that one later. 

 Emma and I enjoyed sharing my lunch.  Each time I ordered I did so knowing I would be sharing so I picked things we would both enjoy.  She loved the salad.   

You can see in the background a pink water pitcher.  Emma found out that water was a big part of my successful feeding of Sophia so she was constantly filling my glass with water.  I so appreciated having the water, but wasn’t so sure about the many trips to the bathroom after they took my pee bag away.