Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Look who turns 7 today!

I will be doing a longer post about out BIG 7 year old. But we have had a busy weekend and our heading to the American Girl Store and Cafe in L.A. today then off to Disneyland... so I will have to do it later.
Our precious 1st born is such a BIG girl..... we are very proud of her!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Some thoughts.....

So as I was sitting on the couch with the kids this morning I started thinking about how I thought our "family" life would be before we got married and before we had kids. I thought I had the whole "mom" thing figured out.
Here was my vision then:
1. They would listen the 1st time.
2. They would NEVER talk back.
3. They would eat WHATEVER they were given and never eat MacDonald's.
4. I would stay home with the kids and make homemade jam all day, do crafts, and sew. Well may be not sew but you know be a "Susie homemaker."
5. We would live in a BIG house with a HUGE backyard where our kids could run and enjoy the outdoors all day.
6. I would always be super patient and never yell.
7. The kids would adore and love their siblings ALL the time.
8. Our life will always be peaceful without any bumps in the road.
Now.... how our life "really" is.....
1. I have to repeat myself many times to get them to listen & sometimes threats are the only thing that works.
2. I feel lucky if they don't have a remark for everything I say.
3. We feed them fast food and preservative filled food WAY more ofter than fruits and veggies. We are working on this area and they have gone without fast food for a couple of weeks now.
4. I work outside of the home, I have NEVER made homemade jam, and we do crafts around holidays.
5. We live in a great house that we love. We do have a backyard with a pool but our kids spend way more time in the house rather than outside.
6. I try to be patient but it goes out the window in the mornings when we are all getting out of the house by 7:45. I forget to be patient and sometimes resort to yelling, "GET IN YOUR CAR SEAT..... NOW!"
7. Our kids get along "pretty good" but they have their "moments" especially the boys with wrestling.... they can't keep off of each other.
8. Our life is definitely not "peaceful" always. God draws us to our knees many times a week and sometimes many times a day.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

and the WINNER is......

Tim and I decided we liked " Tinker Bell, it's you, it's really really you!" best. So Sarah Amento contact me and I will send you a hair clip!

Thanks everyone for playing. Watch for another picture next week!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday.... What would you name this?

The contest is now closed..... winner to be announced soon!
This week instead of doing a Wordless Wednesday I decided to do a contest. Choose a TITLE for this picture and leave it in the comments section or on Facebook and you get to pick a hair clip I made. It will end tomorrow evening at 8pm. Tim and I will decide what TITLE we like best. Good luck and you can enter as many times as you like! Be sure to check back tomorrow night for the WINNER! Have fun!Here are the hair clips you get to choose from. I just made these this morning and think they are prefect for the FALL.
Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where did this kids come from????

I was planning on using this for Wordless Wednesday but I just couldn't wait until tomorrow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yes I'm bragging and don't care.....

If any of you know my kids they are the MOST picky eaters ever! Seriously.... for a while I could list the 5 foods that they would eat... I'm not joking! As we had more and more kids we would say, "ok this one will not be picky, they will eat whatever we give them" it has NEVER worked. I actually think Ainsley is our worst eater yet. So lately I have been doing a FOOD CHART. Yep... I know I'm sort of a freak... but whatever, it worked. So at the beginning of the week I type out each meal and snack for everyday except the weekends. So it looks like this:
Monday, September 7
Breakfast: homemade waffles & yogurt
10:30 snack: carrots or bananas
Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches & apples
2:30 snack: watermelon or grapes
4:30 snack: you choose (they get to pick)
Dinner: BBQ chicken pizza
So I print out the schedule and put it on our fridge so the kids know exactly what we were having and also at what time. They do not have a choice to choose anything else except for what is on the chart. This was a little hard at 1st but now they know it is not up for discussion. We also dealt with some mood swings for not eating but those are over now. So they either can choose to eat what is listed or skip out until the next snack or meal. I would say that 95% of the time they will eat instead or skipping the food.
This schedule has also helped out with my grocery list and also to get my kids not to eat all those snacky foods all the time.
Tonight I was so proud and this is where the bragging comes in.... we had turkey sandwiches for dinner and everyone ate it, then Luke asked for raw carrots, Karsten asked for sliced apples, and Addisyn asked for applesauce! Finally we are getting somewhere. I'm not joking they use to eat like 10 dinosaur nuggets a day..... no joke... and that was what they wanted for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now they get dino nuggets once a week and for special occasions.
Enough with my bragging.... I'm just a proud mommy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Topic Tuesday: Chiro for kids

After last Tuesday's "discussion" many of you have asked us

"how we have been able to avoid the need of antibiotics for our kids?"

The most important aspect of immunity is a properly functioning nervous system.

How do you get a properly functioning nervous system?


Why Chiropractic for kids?

Kids are susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events. These small traumas can subluxate the vertebrae of the spine, placing pressure on their spinal nerves and therefore decreasing their bodies' ability to function normally.

  • It is important to realize that chiropractic is not the treatment of any condition. The purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce stress and interference to the nerve system, allowing the person to experience greater function and an overall improved quality of life.

What can Chiropractic help with?

Abdominal Pain
Autism, Behavioral And Learning Disorders
Bed Wetting
Bell's Palsy
Birth Trauma
Blood Pressure/Hypertension
Brain Function/Emotional Health
Breastfeeding Difficulties
Breech Birth
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Diseases
Crohn's Disease/Colitis
Chiropractic: General Efficacy, Safety and Satisfaction
Common Cold
Crib Death
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Erb's Palsy
Facial Symmetry
Female Concerns

Immune Function
Infertility/Inability to Conceive
Neck Pain
Pregnancy and Adjustments
Quality of Life/ Wellness
Respiratory Function, Breathing Ability, Bronchitis, PneumoniaSatisfaction-Cost-Safety
Sinus and Respiratory Infections/Sinusitis
Speech Disorders
Spinal Health
Sports Performance and Chiropractic
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome/Dental Health
Tourette's Syndrome
Vision Problems

For more research on how Chiropractic has helped with the above mentioned, please go to: