Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dash is a mess but he sure is fun

The other day I told Dash to sit down and he shook his head no. It was hilarious. I caught a small glimpse of it here for your watching enjoyment. He can also say Bye Bye. I'm afraid my little baby is turning into a small toddler.

All ella wanted for christmas was her own room. So we moved all the kids upstairs. Lil and Lauren are excited because now their old bedroom/playroom is our early morning exercize room. I guess it will help me get out of bed if they are knocking on my door :).

We are redoing both of the bathrooms upstairs. They just need a little love, nothing too crazy. I will post some pictures when they are done.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A story to be thankful for . . .

I've been wanting to introduce you to the Busbys for awhile. They are our AWESOME neighbors who love mexican food as much as we do and have two kids: aiden (6) and rhea (about 20 months).

It constantly amazes me how you can live so far from your home and still find people who remind you of home. Dana and Jay are always cooking for us and making us feel like we belong.

Baby Rhea is a special little miracle herself. She was born with OI, lots of people know it as fragile bone disease.

She has had over 50ish broken bones in her little life, but you would never know she is in pain because she practically glows with happiness and love. The OI community says that these little kids may have fragile bones but they have unbreakable spirits!

Last month Baby Rhea flew to Omaha so a specialist could put telescoping metal rods in her legs for strength and straightening. Check out the before and after X-rays. They make me cry every time I see them.

Anyway, my kids pray for the Baby Rhea every night. I tell Ella one reason its important to do her school work is because in order for people to find cures and solutions for people like Baby Rhea, you have to learn how to read and think and be inventive.

Anyway we are so thankful for the Busbys and all of the awesome people in demopolis. They have been nothing but gracious to us and we love them.

Anyway, this month has been busy. We had a traditional thanksgiving feast for Kyle's office (mexican fiesta and cheesecake) and tomorrow we are hosting T-day for all the demopolis strays, so needless to say I better stop typing and start cooking.

A few other randoms from the kids:

-"Mom, I think Dash and Baby Rhea are falling in love." --Ella

-"Mom, all I want for Christmas is my own room with a sign that says NO TWO-YEAR-OLDS ALLOWED." --Ella

-"I want some boobs like that." --Kate

-"I'm not spilling water, I'm making rain drops." --Kate

-"I want a new mommy. You can be my sister. I want my new mommy to be Grandma Anne. Grandpa Dug can be the Joker."

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are grateful for you!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nashville and Montgomery

We made our annual trip to see our the Solomons in Nashville this weekend. They are such an awesome family and even though our visit was short it was great to see them as always.

The hayrolls, cotton fields and pecan orchards make for a gorgeous drive.

Vacations are even funner when the kids get along and don't fight. Drew kept calling me "Katie's mom."

This is a picture of Andy's land. 32 acres of pristine georgia soil. Kyle and the girls enjoyed riding the intruder buggy. We are excited to go visit them after their house is built sometime next year.

One of my favorite things to do is look at homes. So after the boys got done with their golf, Laura surprised me with a tour of nashville home show! Yeah! It was so fun. The insides were AMAZING. For a town of 4,000 they have some incredible decorators.

PS Laura is prego with the third solomon BOY.

Dash has officially tasted the thrill of freedom. I can't get anything done. He climbs out of his high chair, tries to climb out of his crib, goes up and down stairs and can climb up the slide backwards. The good news is he is always smiling while causing trouble.

The montgomery zoo, 2 1/2 hours away. If that doesn't make us dedicated moms I don't know what does! 4 adults and 10 kids under 6. WHEW.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Dash is all boy

Can you believe Dash is almost one? He is such a happy little guy. And already he loves his planes, trains and automobiles.

You can see what happens when his sisters get involved.

Fall at foscue. I am going to have to start wearing some rollerblades while I push the stroller. I am a bit sore from running like a madwoman trying to keep up with kate.

The kids are looking at a family of turtles on the river.