Sunday, December 28, 2008
Right now my kids are eating breakfast- hot chocolate with bunny marshmallows and cinnamon rolls. It is sunday and we are snuggling in, the weather is cold, cold, cold. They are still hacking and coughing so much it sounds like they are going to hack up a lung, and I wonder when it is going to end. We have missed so much church. Hopefully, it will get better. We will have a gospel lesson and sing some hymns, but it isnt the same.
With love, Jaelle
Thursday, December 25, 2008
My parents house
Keiths parents house with cousin Ivy in the middle
Merry Christmas , Love, jaelle
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
At 2pm, we are heading to nana and pop pops where we will have our christmas eve celebration with presents and food. After we are done there we head to Keiths parents for presents and food, then we get to come home and get everything ready for santa to come!!! Our family reads the Christmas Story from Luke, while sitting under the Christmas tree, and then we put the cookies and milk out and go to bed where visions of sugarplum fairies will dance in our heads!!!!
Christmas day is going to be awesome this year, we dont have anywhere we HAVE to be!! So we get to play and watch movies and eat lots of treats!! Its awesome!
Merry christmas to all of my family and friends, I love you all and Im so thankful for the holiday season where we get to honor the birth of our Savior.
Friday, December 19, 2008
To all who see me, please still love me.
by the way, that gorgeous guy with me in the pic- thats my hunky hubby.
Im sitting here at 6:30 am letting Sydney brush my hair. lol. After Im finished here on the computer Im going to start cleaning. I have this "thing" where I always have to have my house cleaned really really nicely by christmas. Even as a kid, I would clean my room really well, before Christmas, it was a fresh start to put all my goodies away LOL!!!! So, today Im cleaning, then tomorrow we are working as a family on the rest of the little projects and gingerbread houses and treats etc. So we will be ready for Christmas. Finally. It is just so strange, Christmas seems to have just snuck up and im not feeling particularly festive. Sheesh. :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We will throw in a little schoolwork and read a christmas book or two, and hopefully we will all feel a little better so we can get through the next spell of storms.
Monday, December 15, 2008
*makes her kids theme lunches, such as an all orange lunch, on orange plates with orange juice to drink, ravioli's, carrots,cheetos and oranges.
*plays barbies and colors for so long, she forgets to do the dishes and the laundry.
*will put on pretend deer antlers and crawl around the house so that her kids can pretend to hunt her during deer season.
*will sit under the table , under blankets, to go to pluto in a rocket ship, all the while reminding my children to put on there heavy coats, because we all know it is cold on pluto.
*will spend a whole afternoon digging up worms, and putting them in a bowl, just so her kids can look at them, becausethey are to squeamish to touch them.
*jumps on the trampoline, teaches her kids to skateboard, and loves to give temporary tattoos.
*is still forgetting to do the laundry and dishes because her kids wanted to know what happens when you put a celery stalk in red dyed water.
*excuses her home and has to push aside millions of kid books and science projects so that guests can sit onthe couch or eat at our table.
*still rocks her 7 year old to sleep when he's sick.
*will sit behind the couch for an hour with a puppet on her hand, talking in a voice that sounds a little like peewee herman and kermit the frog all together, cause thats the best she can come up with as far as puppet voices.
*still loves to read the teeny bopper magazines and then helps her daughters hang up the posters in their bedrooms and sort of wishes she could hang one up in her bedroom. sorry hubby! lol.
*loves her kids no matter what, forever and ever and ever. will never be perfect, but hopefully will always be loved.
This is our little fiber optic tree. We call it the Beatles Yellow Submarine tree- it has my favorite ornament on it, the yellow submarine ornament, and then lots of bright colored ornaments to match! Its pretty fun!
Here is our regular tree. It is covered in ornaments that have been in my family, keiths family and our family together, for years! The kids decorated it which explains the group of ornaments all in the same spot!! We love it because it has so many special ornaments, each one tells a story of our family. There are homemade ornaments, ornaments from the early 1980's ( oh yeah, keith and I are children of the 80's lol) and each one is special!
Here are a couple of our nativity scenes. I love nativities. One day when Im rich, Im going to collect them. lol. They always help us to remember the real reason for the season. Well, this is all Im able to share for today, I have three very sick kids unfortunately, which is very normal for winter! We had an ice storm last night, and today, they are all really sick, so maybe next year I will be able to post a long awesome post, but I really just wanted to be a part of it this year!! Merry Christmas to all my new friends! I will be visiting your homes today for sure!!
One of our Christmas Countdowns! This one was what my sister and I used as kids to countdown the days till christmas. I still get all excited when December 1st comes around and we get to play! My kids have the same joy that me and Cait did when we were little!
I love my kids and doing little things like this!!
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Last night we took our three kids alone to the Avenue of Lights. It was sooo awesome, each year it just gets better and better. About 2 am, sydney woke up with diarrhea and a fever, so we are now going to be dealing with sickness. She is still sleeping right now, and I have checked her and she's not warm, but her fever was really high through the night. We will see how it goes.
We have been very blessed this weekend, by some help with our financial issues, we were able to get part of our income tax return back early! so we paid lots of bills! LOL. Not very fun, but we are so thankful to be feeling more " safe". Today we will be finishing sending out the christmas cards ( i had ran out of stamps, lol) and doing school work and I need to get my house back in order, with being gone most of the weekend then everyone being lazy last night, its a mess, lol. I will also be snuggling Sydney, hoping she will be much better this morning. I think all three of the kids are happy to be back home. It was a very chaotic weekend, but they had fun.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
oh yeah, we will also be awaiting news about the new little cousin!!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
After we work on cards, this afternoon, we are hoping to go visit aunt vonnie and take cards to the awesome ladies that live in her building, we just adore visiting everyone. then im going to help aunt vonnie set up her new computer and the kids are going to help work on the christmas village that she puts up each year!
6 Kroencke Lane
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Monday, November 24, 2008
Today we have to take Aunt Vonnie to the dr, and we have done some school already this morning. I have cleaned up the kitchen, living room and dining room, and the kids are watching a movie from the library right now, while i rest up. We will get dressed here in about half an hour and head out to take aunt vonnie. I have loads of laundry to do, lol, but that will get done today too! So much! We have everything planned out for our festive december school plans, and we are excited about starting that next monday, and we are also excited about thanksgiving this week. We have soo much to be thankful for. I am just full of gratitude, I really am, and it is a good feeling.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
So today the kids are watching movies, marlee has been scrapbooking, sydney has been playing with playdoh and dylan has been sneezing, lol, and playing gameboy. The kids have also set the little car dvd player up in their room and they are watching veggietales on marlees bed! so cute.
Monday, November 17, 2008
So, Keith told the kids, if you could have a vacation at home, what would you do?? So they got out the paper last night and pens and made a list. SOOO CUTE.
So, today, while Keith is at work, we are going to run a couple of errands that have to be ran, bank etc. and then we are going to begin, working our way down the vacation lists. We have had so much stress in our lives lately, my babies deserve a vacation!! We will still be doing some school, mainly gospel and scriptures and lots of reading as usual, and I have some books from the library on thanksgiving that are going to be fun. Here are the girls vacation lists- Dylan just wants to play gamecube, thanks again Aunt Ruth and cousin Mark!!! He loves it! It makes him happy, especially when he is sick, which unfortunately is hanging over us right now, fevers, coughing and he has had severe headache, but today seems to be doing much better, so we cross our fingers! Ok, here are the lists!
Marlee's Vacation List:
1- get a massage
2-candle lit bath
3-make paper dolls
4-get a make over
5-go to the salon
6-play volleyball with a friend
7-play on bounce around ( big blow up castle bouncy thing we have)
8-get a wagon ride
9-sleigh ride for christms ( will have to figure this one out still, lol)
Sydney's Vacation List
1-Take a bath with candles
2-wagon ride through the leaves
6-get a sleigh ride in the snow
So, you can be sure I will be taking pictures this week, as we have our "vacations" and will be posting them, because this is just to cute!!!!!!
As for the actual things, i think i can do them all except for the sleigh ride at christmas. I will have to work on that one ROFL. Maybe decorate our wagon like a sleigh and dress Keith up as santa and make roxie the reindeer pull them HA HA HA Ha- ok, i defintely am liking this picture toooo much!!!!
As for the rest, their will be pictures!!! My babies deserve a vacation!!!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
and we are all snuggled inside watching tv and playing on computer. I have signed dylan
and marlee up for this online research thing ianproject.org about autism etc and im hoping that it will help researchers to find some new things out about autism!
So today I have to fill out a million forms. But that is ok, because I just want a cure. I just want to
know what the heck I can do.
Im also getting stuff ready for december- busy month, we will be hosting a cookie exchange and im hoping a little christmas card party or something and also of course getting everything decorated and ready for christmas!
Lots of service projects that we will be doing, etc too.
Well, that is about all for now. Lazy day, cold day. brrrrr......
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I will be cleaning my entire house out this next week, and then the day after thanksgiving i will be decorating it for christmas. im then going to post pics!!
So, what else, lets see. The tutu's turned out sooo cute for the girls, dylan is still working on his hat he is making. I am working on my store, making cute baby things to sell, and of course christmas presents ( i do make the exception for christmas presents, because im making alot of them, shhhh dont tell!!) i need time. lol. What else is going on, umm..... Keith is still working hard at Keck Heating and Air in quincy. He was in Golden yesterday on a new construction and not sure where he will be today. He is getting awesome experience and we are still so shocked that he is an actual college graduate. It is crazy to think that we went through that!! Of course, our first payment on the student loans is due next month. That will shock us in to reality LOL!!!!!
Dylan was invited to a party in st louis for kids with primary immunodeficiencies ( what he has) and it is supposed to be pretty awesome, and for the whole family, but we're not sure if we are going to go or not-- it doesnt start until 7 pm and we would have to drive home from st louis late, which normally isnt a big deal, but marlee will freak. that is autism for ya. We are still thinking about it. We want dylan to have the opportunity to make friends who also go through what he does. We most likely will go. They took Marlee and Sydneys names too, so they will be getting presents from santa there too. That is pretty cool. Yep, i think we will go.
What else. Im still working hard on the lds family zoo day. It was a huge conference, but is now just a fun zoo day. www.ldsfamilyandhomeschoolconference.blogspot.com and its going well, i have lots of stuff for the goody bags, etc and im excited! it is in march next year.
I think that is about it for right now. My grandpa just finished his second round of chemo, doing pretty good that way. Just have to keep praying. Our mazda mpv that we have, is running again, thank you keith, he is so awesome to have around. We are pretty blessed.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The kids did better through the night last night. The delsym really helps break up the yuckies in their chest with their croup. I recommend it to anyone. That is what our favorite pediatrician told us to use before she up and left us to move back closer to her family. mean ole dr wise LOL.
We loved her sooo much. But she was a smart cookie and we always rely on the delsym when they get croup. We just have to keep a very very close eye on dylan. So far so good, just fevers and coughing. We have to watch for him to get wheezy and asthma. He is doing ok right now.
Received a late night phone call from his dermatologist at about 8:30 pm- wanted to check on him and let us know that the results came back that his owies on his legs and ankles were defintely fungal and that the meds he is on now should help-- they are! I was so happy to tell her that it is getting better. Another thing down. Poor guy. He was so sick yesterday and today he is very tired from it. Im letting him camp out on the floor in a blanket and play gamecube.
We do have to do school today, but it will be fun, and laid back. I dont want to take to long of a break. We do so much reading etc that I dont feel to bad when we take days off for sickness.
Well, lets see, what else do i have to write about this beautiful day-- it really is already beautiful. the sun is rising so pretty and it makes me happy. Keith is home today with a vacation day. Our car parts came in yesterday so today he fixes my car-- again. lol. He bought a really nice timing kit so hopefully it will work very well. I am very blessed to have a hubby who can fix pretty much anything-- he is so talented. He has saved us sooo much money over the years with car fixups, house fixups, etc. What a blessing.
oh, this is so cute, marlee is rubbing sydneys belly-- her puppys belly i mean, lol. syd is just sucking it up, little booger!!! My kids are so cute.
I have some cute pics to upload here. One of them is a pic i took the other day, Keith fell asleep on the couch after work, and the kids were very busy. that is all i will say. LOL. I will get the pic uploaded and on here today!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here is some fun things we've been doing!
We are reading American Girls Kirsten books and we got a cookbook that has recipes like what she would have made, so we are going to have fun with that!
We are still doing alot on abraham lincoln, most recentely we have been working on making a handkerchief doll!
We are reading Little House on the Prairie, a long winter, and loving it.
We are doing all this plus the regular, reading, riting, and rithmatic! For science we are beginning to learn about animals, and looking forward to a trip to the zoo! For history we are still learning all about the pilgrims and indians, etc, in light of it being thanksgiving soon! For reading, Dylan is working hard in his Teach your child to read using the book of mormon workbook, and in his abeka readers! marlee is working hard on learning all the sounds that the letters make, and of course being read to constantly. She even "read" to me the other day! How fun! Sydney is so fun, she just jumps right in and does everything that dylan and marlee are doing!!
Math has been fun, dylan adores worksheets out of his workbooks. He has been working on probability, graphs, adding, subtracting, multiplication and more. The girls just got a new little m&m counting game that we will have fun with! Oh, i forgot, dylans apple that he has been observing, is really starting to get yucky! It is decomposing and he observes it every couple of days, the smell, texture, colors, etc and keeps a record of it. It is getting exciting how yucky it is getting!! We are just loving being a family and being blessed to be able to homeschool.
For gospel we are working on being thankful, and continuing to work on the living D&C 109:8
Right now the kids are making pb&j sandwiches to have an outdoor picnic. We are going to eat and read from our books!!! Love everyone!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
They all woke up yesterday with nasty colds, and today they are still struggling. marlee the most, because of her autism, she doesnt get the whole cough thing. So instead, she just pukes. Kind of gross, but understandable, she has to get the gunk out somehow.
So we are waiting to see about going to the library party, we will see how everyone feels. We are going to a couple of family members homes tonight to trick or treat, and our neighbors, but that will probably be it.
If they feel better, we will head to the Jack O Lantern Jamboree!
We will see. My sweet babies, they are all resting right now watching veggietales.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I am still busy working on the LDS Family and Homeschool Spring Conference 2009. If anyone wants to come please let me know!!!
Love , Jaelle
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Unfortunately he is sick with a cold, fever, cough, sneezy, etc. on top of all this, but we are hoping we can just take it easy and deal with it.
I spoke with someone from the jeffrey modell foundation-- www.info4pi.com they are amazing- and they gave me the names of two expert immunologists in st louis. they said that these two people are actual specialists who do research, etc and that they are interested in dylans case. We still have not found the "exact" immune disorder that he has, because no one is taking the time to research it. So I will be contacting them this week. His dr in columbia cant get him in until december 2nd. Something has to happen before then! Im surprised that is what they said because he is supposed to be getting a port and starting IVIG sometime. So we will see what the research specialists say. Im actually really excited to see them, they seem like they will take the time to give me an answer.
ok, that is my update on my sweetie son. He is lying down watching Blues Room and eating a popcorn ball, LOL. He loves halloween! LOL. Thank you for all of your prayers.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Be anxious for nothing
but in everything in prayer,and supplication, with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
the peace of God, which surpassesall understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.