Sunday, October 21, 2012

Right Choices Corn Maze

The best thing about having a baby, is you get to do all the fun kid things all over again. Everything is a brand new experience for baby Leilani and it's so much fun doing it again with all the kids together. She really liked the corn maze and fit right in at the pumpkin patch. Leilani is sitting in the spot that Logan got his pumpkin.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ten on Wed

1.  Leilani just turned four month olds. She's already eating baby oatmeal and baby food. Leroy had the joys of her diaper leaking poop. He managed somehow not to get it on himself but it found it's away up and down her body. Seriously, so gross...the joys of having a baby.

2. Leilani is hitting her milestones. Every single time she see me, her little face lights right up. I always feel bad, when I walk right pass her and she's smiling at me like crazy. She also recognizes my voice, as soon as she hears me talking, she will turn her head to look for me. Plus, she loves to play with her toys. She will lay on the ground and grab for her toys. She's either pulling on them or kicking them with her feet.

3. The kids are still super sweet with her. They all have to say good bye to her in the morning before they leave for school. After school, the kids are practically fighting each other over who gets to hold her first.

4.  Leroy is on his way to Colorado Springs for work, he will be back in about a week and half. We will miss him and I'm hoping the time will go by fast. The baby is still not sleeping well at night. It's going to be hard to get the kids off to school by myself but we will manage it.

5. The ticket system is still working great with the kids. The kids can complete chores or read for 30 minutes to earn tickets which they can turn in for screen time. Logan has surprisingly turned into a reader from this ticket system. Everyday, he loves to lay down on the floor and read his chapter books. He never seemed too interested  in reading before but now we can't keep the books away from him. On Saturday, Logan picked out four chapter books at a garage sale and has been reading them non-stop since then.

6. Landon is almost done with Tennis lessons. He is hoping to join the Tennis Team and start competing against other tennis teams in the area. Logan will be playing basketball starting in January. Hopefully, he will stick it out and not want to quit. He has a bad habit of not sticking to things.

7.  Leah's soccer season for Fall, is almost over. Her last game was schedule for last weekend but it was cancelled due to rain. Her game is now reschedule for this weekend. She's had a great season but I'm ready to be done with it. It's hard, because I have to drive the kids to all of their games and practices.

8. Leroy is finally done teaching at NWACC but he will be teaching again in January, March, and June. If you have never thought of teaching at the college before it's a great way to earn a lot of extra money. I'm thinking about taking the kids for four weeks on a big road trip because Leroy will not be home in the month of June. We might as well go somewhere fun. My mom wants us to go to Yellowstone and Idaho to visit my grandparents but Leroy wants to come join us at Yellowstone but I'm not sure how that would work out. I really wanted to visit my sister in Maryland. The two places are in completely opposite directions. So, we will have to sit down and figure out something soon.

9.  I'm all signed up for my first real 5k, which is going to be the Halloween 5k. I'm so out of shape. I took off last week from working out and I'm paying for it. I'm so tired from the baby not sleeping well, it's been hard to have the motivation to work out. I'm hoping to finish the course in under 35 minute but we will see.

10. Everything is ready for Halloween but I need to start working on Logan's class party. I have to make a bean bag toss game plus I'm in charge of Carmel apple activity. Nothing to crazy but I need to sit down and start working on it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I know, I said that I was completely done but I'm now official done with all of the Halloween costumes. I decided to go ahead and make a mermaid wand to go with Leah's costume. I found this really neat idea on Pinterest but my wand didn't look anything like it. I hate when you find something and instructions are not too clear. Anyway, it turn out cute and Leah loves it.

Plus, we managed to hit up a couple of garage sales and found some awesome costume jewelry to go with her outfit!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Costumes!

The fun thing about having two girls, somewhat matching costumes. Not an easy thing to do, when you're talking about 5 1/2 year ago gap but I figured out a way to make it work. My sewing partner, gave me her unfinished mermaid pattern from last year. She started to cut out some of the pattern pieces but never made any further then that. She passed it off to me. The pattern wasn't easy to figure or follow but she came over and we made it work. I decided to go back and take off the tail of Leah's costume because it was fraying too much and I was worried it would come off completely plus the mermaid costume was a little bit too long. So, this afternoon...I managed to take off the old tail and replaced it with a stronger and better tail. She can walk around in it without tripping over it. I just finished the crown plus the matching seashell pendant.
Baby Leilani costume is 100% my pattern...just me! I really love the way it turned out. The sea shell top is super cute. I'm going to get the kids pictures done together! I'm still blown away, how well they turned out!
The boys are going as Army men and I just bought them off Amazon. It's more fun to sew for little girls than boys.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Blocks

My hubby is gone in the evenings, I'm stuck at home with the kids. What to do, it's getting darker outside earlier and I decided it would be fun to work on some crafts with the kids. I haven't done anything like this in a very long time. The kids loved it. I even had to get out my jig saw and cut up some wood to make the pumpkins. The kids did a great job. The painting was a blast but the clean up is a real pain in the butt. Leah even made her a pumpkin for her teacher at school. She loves Mrs. E. She's always talking about how she has the best teacher ever. Melts my heart...anyways, it felt like a blast from the past. I feel bad that I haven't really done much with my kids lately with the new baby and all. I'm going to work on doing more crafts and science projects with the kids. Leroy still has about one and half weeks of teaching and he will be gone for two full weeks. Plus, the kids never go to bed early. So, I will be on top of things and hopefully it will make for some fun memories with the kids.


Baby Leilani- 3 months old
She discovered her toes, while I was changing her diaper tonight. I couldn't believe my eyes. She had grabbed both of feet by her toes. Seriously, blew me away. I knew it would be soon but not that soon. Yippee!!!!!

Plus, she finally figured out how to roll on her side. I'm thinking it will only be a short matter of time before she finally figures out how to completely roll over all the way.

Two milestones in one day!

Plus, funny story...Logan wanted to give Leilani ask goodnight on her lips. He asked me if that would be okay and I told him "no"! Leilani doesn't want you to kiss her one the lips. Anyway, Logan tried to give her a kiss on the lips and she would turn her face away from him every single time. It was so funny, I told Logan that she didn't want a kiss on the lips. Logan your little sister doesn't want to be kiss by you on the lips. Gross!!!!! Oh well, it will make for a funny story in the future.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

1. I can't believe, it's already October, I feel like the next couple of months it's going to be crazy with all the holidays coming up. I'm not even ready, for anything. Ok, that's not completely true. I decided to go ahead and ordered their costumes off Amazon. They will be little army men with real dog tags. Leah will be a mermaid and I still don't have a costume for the baby, does anyone have one that I could borrow? 
2.  Baby Leilani is already three months old, this is her new favorite thing to play in. She's not to happy about being on her back all the time. She's ready to be up and seeing the whole wide world. She's growing up way too fast!
3.  Leroy is still teaching a computer class at NWACC. It's four nights a week. It's a big sacrifices but we will all be stronger in the end. I'm not a fan of putting the kids to bed by myself but I can do it. Hopefully, without pulling out too much of!
4. I finally decided to join pinterest. I'm already trying out another recipe. So far, everything has been good but I'm sure I will come across something that will turn out gross.
5.  Landon is taking tennis lessons. He is loving it. I think we have finally found something that he loves. The best part is the lessons are here in Bella Vista, less driving around for me. I just wish, we could find something for Logan. We're having a bad issue at the moment, the little guy is constantly comparing himself to his bigger brother. It's really important to make sure all the kids have their own special thing about themselves. It's been hard but we will work thru it.
6. Leah is playing soccer. She's awesome...she's always getting goals like 3 or 4 each game. She's getting really mouthy towards her couch. She needs an attitude adjustment. She thinks she's all that plus more. She's fearless on the soccer field.
7.  I'm still trying to lose weight, it's not coming off as fast as I would like it to. It's hard but I'm still plugging away with it. My little baby was worth it. I'm just trying to be patient with myself.
8. The kids were sad to hear about Grandma's Scheele dog passed away. Logan didn't know animals could get sick and died. It's a hard lesson to learn but we told the kids that Shatize is in heaven with Grandpa Scheele and Uncle Lawrence. Way too many deaths, in less than a year. I hope nothing else will happened in a very long time.
9. My parents are done with their mission to South Africa. They are currently touring Kenya and will be back home in a couple of days. We all miss them and we can't wait to be reunited as a family.
10. This weekend, it's General Conference plus sports camp plus Leah has a soccer game. It's going to be a super crazy weekend but it will be good to take a break from the world and listen to the words from the prophet. Oh, were is all the time going!