Tuesday, April 28, 2009

scroll down for Lane's party

because i am posting some things from the past, I loaded a bunch of pictures on here last week and didn't realize that the posts would post from the day I loaded the pictures, if you don't blog, this doesn't make sense to you, but anyway, there will be several posts in the future referring you down if you want to read some stuff from when I wasn't blogging in Feb-April. The first is on April 20th titled Lane turns 5!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Darn splinters!!

I know a splinter is really minor thing, but man it can be major to a 5 year old and her mommy before school on a Monday morning. Poor Lane had to suffer through me literally digging 3 splinters out of her foot this morning before school. I started to put her shoe on her and noticed her foot was swollen and red...she told me it was a mosquito bite, but when I went to wipe it with alcohol (that's how we treat mosquito bites), I saw them....2 big ugly splinters and one tiny one. You know, those kind that have been there for a while and you think they might just pop out....well, not these they were buried in there! I felt so bad for her I just kept apologizing to her as I was using a needle and tweezers to get them out, because I remember that feeling as a child when momma would have to dig mine out! We "missed the bus"; when Ms. D got there we were in the middle of the ordeal, so I just went into work late and took them to school. She was so grateful and loving to me when it was over, because I kept threatening that we might have to go to the hospital if I couldn't get them out! This was actually my second traumatic splinter encounter as a mom....Bo had one last summer that was even worse I think!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lane's softball scheule

For family and some of you friends who have asked for Lane's softball schedule...Here it is (below)! You should be able to print this page. We start tomorrow. Also, here are some pictures from a couple of her practices. Yes, Betty and Samantha have had to take the "spectator role" since Lane needs to be on the field!

Thur, April 23 6:30
Fri, April 24 7:30
Thur, April 30 6:30
Fri, May 1 7:30
Thur, May 7 6:30
Fri, May 8 7:30
Sat, May 9 2:30
Mon, May 11 6:30
Mon, May 19 6:00
Thur, May 21 6:00
Fri, May 22 7:30
Tues, May 26 7:30
Thurs, May 28 6:00
Fri, May 29 6:00
Tues, June 2 7:30
Thurs, June 4 6:00

Kate has moved!

Well, not physically, but in the internet world....she can now be found at....... http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lane turns 5!

Lane told me after all of her birthday celebrations that she had the "best birthday ever!" It made the hard work of having an at home party all worth it! She talks often about her best friends Samantha and Betty having birthday parties, she will say "did you know Samantha is turning 8 today?" or "I am having a party for Betty today, she is 5!" So, we decided to have a teddy bear party to celebrate her turning 5. The kids made t-shirts for the dolls or animals that they brought or for a new one that they chose. We colored doll and bear coloring sheets, played pin the bow tie on the bear, and read a Bearenstein bear book. Thanks to all of her friends who came and made it so special to her! We had a family party at the mexican restaurant and she got a special song and dessert. Also, Baby R was still in town, so she was able to be with her cousin at her school party! Here are the top ten reasons I love this child:

1. Sometimes you wonder if those who you love, love you as much as you love them, well, not with Lane.....that child loves me so much and shows me constantly.
2. I love that she makes me something every day of her life.....literally, now I don't just mean a few times a week, she makes something for me everyday. Some days it is an elaborate painting, some days it is a note on the door when I get home that says "I love you, mommy. From Lane."
3. I love her tender little heart. Her ladybugs in the bug catcher died yesterday, and she was devastated.
4. I think it is precious (and quite annoying at times) that she thinks like her daddy, walks and stands like her daddy, is hard headed like her daddy, sleeps like him, is slow paced like him, analyzes everything like him, wants things done well like he does, I could go on....
5. I love that she is so girly....its all purses, dolls, stuffed animals, making crafts, make-up and nails, changing clothes, cooking for this child.....but I am so proud of her softball skills recently!
6. I like to watch her in the kitchen...that child can crack eggs better than me!
7. I love movie nights with her....snuggling up with popcorn and a sprite in the living room floor.
8. I love to dress her and fix her hair...I think it may be a battle of the wills for years to come when it comes to this!
9. I love to watch her take care of Betty, Samantha, and all of her other babies...she has 3 baby beds in her room. She also has a little tiny remote that she uses to pretend to "turn the tv on" for them after she "puts them to bed".
10. I love to hear her pray.

One day, I will make a list of the top 10 reasons she drives me crazy!

Here are birthday pictures!

My gift to her.

Pin the bow tie on the bear.

We read "The Bearenstein Bears, No Girls Allowed"

Samantha, Lane, and Betty.

Our family celebration at"Margaritas" ...that's whipped cream on her nose from the sopapilla they brought to her when they sang!

A litte shy!
The Bratz Magic hair doll that she asked for.

Cupcakes at school.

Baby R got to be at her school party!

NCAA, Kansas City- Round 2

Well, it wasn't exactly the Final Four, but we had a good trip to Kansas City to watch the 2nd round of th NCAA. Stayed in a nice hotel, ate some good food, enjoyed the new downtown there, and watched Memphis kick some tail against Maryland! We won't talk about the drama that followed in the 2 weeks after the tournament....it's all good now! Go Coach Pastner!

View from Hotel window of the Sprint Center.
Concert downtown

How awesome were our seats that I lucked up on searching Craig's list!

March Snow....More than a Foot!

We had the biggest snow of my memory March 2009. Definitely the first really big snow since Rob and I have been together (15 years). Rob and I both love the snow (and the kids do to for about an hour!), so it was great watching it fall that night wondering when it would stop (and it did....13 inches later!

Don't know why we even tried, but this was us about 1/8 mile down Hall Road...3 others were stuck with us...

Luckily, Baker saw us from the highway and saved the day!

We ended up having to borrow Baker's 4wd truck and using it for the next 3 days, otherwise we would have been in lockdown at home because our road was terrible! Look at the snow on the roof of his truck.

Jan and I got creative with the snow board and the 4 wheeler and he even talked Nicole and I into "snowboarding" before the night was over!

Jonah, John Owen, and Bo

Notice that all 4 of them are eating it!

This is what a 3 year old snow ball fight looks like!