Friday, August 27, 2010

2 weeks old!

Yep, Mr. Go-With-The-Flow is 2 weeks old already! He is a great baby (honest!). As for bedtime, he sleeps from about 9:30pm-2:30am and then again from 3:30am-about 7:00am. Please notice that he's awake for an hour in the night. That's how long it takes him to eat. What the heck! We've gotta work on that. There's only so many entertaining shows on TV during that time. I usually default to CNN news or something like that. I think he's figured out that he doesn't like to be held by the younger kids for more than a few minutes at a time- it couldn't be the constant screaming or poking they do...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's school time again!

Thank goodness that summer is over! We had a rough one since I've been so stinkin' pregnant! Maybe I should say lazy. And hot. But we've made it out alive! Yesterday was the kids' first day of school and they were sure excited for it. I bought each of he girls a chapstick that hooks onto their backpacks and I made up a little tag to go with it. The tag said, "Pretty lips say pretty things." I really want them to be nice to EVERYONE- that, to me, is just as important as being smart!

Andi started PM kindergarten this year 11:40-3:00. Her teacher is Ms. Jordan.

She looks so nervous in this picture. I think she was a little bit but handled it like a pro. And yes, I cried after I dropped her off. You'd think I'd be over that by now!

Ainsle started 2nd grade this year. When I asked her what she was most excited for, she said "Seeing Mrs. Jennings." That's her teacher.

Ashley is starting 3rd grade this year. When I asked her what she was most excited for she said, "Seeing my friends." That works, too!

Here are the kids on their 2nd day of school. They chose to all be matchy-matchy in the latest fads (for them)-Paul Frank. Even Spencer got in on the action even though he doesn't start preschool for another 2 weeks.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy 11th!

Yes, today is our anniversary. Our 11th!!! For obvious reasons (giving birth 8 days ago!) we're not doing anything special. As for being married for 11 years- it sounds like a long time but it doesn't really feel like that long. That's a good thing, right?!?!!!! 11 years and 6 kids later- life is wonderful and I'm so happy.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Andi's Birthday

This little girl just turned 5. I can't believe it. Really, I can't. I remember so clearly the day she was born. It was on a hot Sunday afternoon while my mom had the 2 big girls at church. We almost named her Kinsey Paige but we just couldn't let her feel left out. Good choice because she's so totally an "Andi." And she's so dang loud! I think the most common phrase you'll hear in our house is, "Andi, you don't need to be so loud!" Her talking voice is like a normal person's yelling voice! And forget whispering in church- I think she physically cannot do it. She's decided to take after Ainslee and be totally into fashion and makeup (oh geez). And she loves, LOVES to dance. She is very outgoing and can make friends with anyone. She is a really, really happy girl. And she has a great sense of humor. I am so lucky to be her mom (bring on the cheese, but it's true).

Just hours old...
2 months old- In her blessing outfit
Her new trick when she was 1.
Easter- 18 months old
Up at the ranch- 2 yrs. old
1st day of preschool- 3 yrs. old
1st Sunday as a Sunbeam- 3 yrs. old

Her birthday- 4 yrs. old

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Trevor Aaron Rice

Here are some pics of little Trevor. He was born Aug 10, 2010 at 11:56 AM. He weighed 8 lbs 13 oz. Our largest baby to date was 7 lbs 5 oz. So much bigger. He measured 20 inches.

It was clockwork delivery like all 6 kids. Drip of Pitocin and baby 3-4 hrs later. Mom and baby are doing fine.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Funny Spencer

Spencer said something so funny a few minutes ago that I just had to write it down.
I was drinking some herbal tea with some black cohosh in it (remember I'm due in a few days?!). Let me tell you- it's pretty rancid and almost as bad as castor oil (not that I'd know... or anything...). So when I finished chugging it all down I made a terrible face and horrible gagging sounds. Spencer said to me, "Mom- now you are going to turn into a werewolf. Or a giraffe." Goodness! I guess I'm okay with that if it means I have this baby soon!