Sunday, December 20, 2009

monthS long update

Not quite sure what the last post was about...but heres an update for the past few months:
~In June Dollie went back to school for the summer semester at OTC to try and get some classes in for her AA degree. Microbiology and U.S. History. Both were online. However she did microbiology online, we will never know, but she did and passed it thanks to Kay's expert help on making bread :) THANKS MOM!
In August she went back for the fall semester taking Math for Teachers I, American National Government, Physical Science and Environmental Science. Through the school, she was able to participate in a work study program and started working at Even Start; a literacy program designed to provide childcare to those parents who drop out of school to have their babies. The parents can come to Even Start and get their GED and Dollie provides the childcare for them. However, its not JUST a daycare. She has to spend countless hours and lots of resources to make lesson plans and activities for these little children. She loves it and feels like it is a worth-while program.

~Oscar has been working at Rivendell for about 20 months now....still working nights. He loves his job and what he does, but the schedule is terrible. However while Dollie was in school it worked out perfect. Now, however, its time to get a different schedule. The kids sure miss him bein home all night. They still don't sleep through the night.

~AdaBelle turned 3 in March and is just the sassiest gal...we have no idea where she gets THAT from :) HAAA! She is such an imaginatory (is that even a word?) kid.... Her cousins--YES all of them--are always at our house. Dollie sometimes has to set an extra place or 9 at the lunch table for all of them to eat. AdaBelle LOVES crafts and draws or colors constantly. Our fridge is covered with pictures she has done for us.

~Oscar viii (Boy) turned 2 in October and is the worlds' biggest BOY!!! jumping off things, playin cars, makin "boy noises", thinking bodily functions are hilarious... even laughs when the ketchup bottle "poots". He loves cars and puzzles and stickers and magnets and dinosaurs....

WE LOVE OUR LITTLE FAMILY!!!!!




Thursday, June 11, 2009

Welcome home posters for Gabe







The kids wanted to paint the other day and so I thought Welcome Home posters would be fun for them to do for Uncle Gabe.






The Boy's poster ended up being more brown than anything, but he had fun.






AdaBelle loves artsy things and is still working on hers. "it isn't good enough, yet, Momma." So this is her work in progress.






The 1st Cut




Holding the hair






Hair in face




Little Oscar, Boy, as we call him, had some hippie hair going on for the past few months. So... I've been thinking about cutting it, but haven't had the heart to cut off all his curly locks. Well tonight we decided to just go ahead and do it. Here are the before, during and after pics of that... quite traumatic for me, 2 years worth of hair, a bit sad. But I think it looks good.



















2009 Summertime Fun



















So this year we decided to get a couple different kiddie pools for the kids. We aren't planning on vacation and thought it would be fun for the kids to have things to play with at home. Here are some pictures of the Summer Fun!!!!!!!!








Monday, May 25, 2009

Been a While




Sorry, it's been a while since Oscar or I have posted anything. Hopefully in the next few days we will be able to upload pictures of our family. :)





Some new things:

My mom had a total knee replacement on May 6th. She was watching our kids up til then. May 22nd, Friday, ended up being my last day of work at the ole Rivendell. We have decided that now is a perfect time for me to go back to school. And it just so happened that classes start on the 26th, tomorrow. And I got into all online classes and am able to stay home with the kids. This has been my plan since before I was married; to be a stay-at-home mom. To be able to hopefully be a good example to them on a daily basis and raise them in the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. Working at the place I was and keeping the hours I was were not coherent in that plan.
So, I'll be starting online classes tomorrow through the next 10 weeks. I have applied to all the nursing schools in central AR and will hopefully hear a response before the 10 weeks is up. If not, I will transfer and take online courses through a University. As long as I'm in school and we can keep to our budget, we will be fine.

Oscar is still working the 11p-7a shift at Rivendell. He is looking for something else that will allow him to be home on weekends, especially Sunday mornings, and at night with us. I'm looking forward to that part as well.

AdaBelle is growing so tall and loves to read, watch cartoons, bake with Deedah, and play with play dough. She is a "jabberwalkie" as Grandpa calls her or a "chatty Kathy". She's very finicky when she's eating. She peels her chicken nuggets and hotdogs. She initially always wants ketchup but then doesn't eat it. She's our little "crazy girl" :) She is really fast when running and according to Sis. Palmer a speech pathologist, very intelligent.

Little O, Boy, Oscar Jr., or Ocho --take your pick-- is growing super fast and has passed AdaBelle in weight. He weighs 29 lbs and she weighs 26lbs. He has also is fast. He has little legs, but man can he make them go! He loves books and we have to read at least 2 before bed each night. I like it though, a little quiet, mommy/son time.

Anyway, like I said, hopefully I'll get some pictures posted before long.

Thursday, February 12, 2009





A--Attached or single: Attached just over 5 years now.
B--Best Friend: Jereamy
C--Cake or Pie: Pie--- Pumpkin Pie
D--Day of choice: Saturday
E--Essential Item: Money
F--Favorite Color: Pink
G--Greatest Accomplishments: working at the same place for 7 years, I guess.
H--Hometown: Glen Rose, AR
I--Indulgences: Online shopping
J--January or July: July
K--Kids: AdaBelle Jean -almost 3 years, Oscar Viii-16 months year
L--Life is complicated without: family
M--Marriage Date: January 30, 2004 (superbowl weekend baby!)
N--Number of Siblings: 2- brothers
O--Oranges or Apples: Oranges
Q--Quotes:
R--Reasons to Smile: My family
S--Singer/Songwriter: Daughtry and Leona Lewis
T--Tag 5 Friends: I don't have 5 friends who havent done this.
U--Unknown Fact About Me: I'm afraid of being alone
V--Very Favorite Stores: Target
W--Worst Habit: crying
X--X-ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasounds
Y--Your Favorite Food: pretty much anything Oscar makes.
Z--Zodiac: Pices

Random Pictures

Kid collage Spring 2008
Both AdaBelle and Oscar like to eat bread or other crumbly things on the furniture. It seems this is their most favorite pass-time. (Its really annoying when they've been eating in our bed!)




Both of our kids are dare-devils and one of their most favorite things to do is have Pap swing them on his arm. He'll swing them back and forth, back and forth, and then up over his head. It's really fun to hear them squeal with excitement and have them wave at us from atop his arm.



This is AdaBelle's hair. It's actually more curly now then in this picture last month. She hates to have her hair washed or combed out. It's an ongoing battle. :) Suggestions about how to comb through the rats while keeping the soft curls are welcomed.




Blake and AdaBelle in TX during Thanksgiving.





The Boy.