Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This last Thursday I stepped outside with Hayden and the diaper bag and headed to the car to load up to go get Hannah from preschool and as I got to the door it was looked and after doing a franctic search for my keys I realized that I had left them inside my locked house. So needless to say I went into a frantic rush calling Bryan and then my Mom (the two people that have keys) over and over again. I was finally able to get ahold of my Mom who came in and picked up Hannah for me and then Bryan a short time later came and unlocked the door. Luckily it was a nice day and I took the time to acess my yard and decided that this weekend we were going to clean it up. I was able to be productive in my time locked out and got the porch cleaned off and most of the kids toys put away. So this Saturday Bryan and I worked on the yard. With the snowstorm at the begining of October we had branches that still needed to be picked up and also by our porch we had leaves on top of leaves just stacked. So we got our rake and lawnmower and did the front and the back. At the end of the day we were proud to say that our yard looked good. Then with the wonderful Wyoming weather on Monday it was very windy and we now once again have a yard full of leaves. It seems to be a never ending circle and Im not sure if Im game for it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It was a sad day on Tuesday. I had to load Chevelle up into someone elses truck and let her leave. I didnt watch her drive off b/c I was already crying and didnt want to make it worse. Monday night she bit Hannah on the head. Hannah wasnt hurt she just had a couple of red marks where Chevelles teeth got her. We later found out that her left leg might be hurt and that Hannah probably hit it, which provoked the biting. However Bryan and I had already made the decision that if she ever bit our kids she was gone. We have now made the decision that our next dog will be a puppy so that we can train it and it will be raised around kids jumping, climbing, poking, sitting on it constantily. So our search begins...

Monday, October 5, 2009


Hannah loves to play instruments and she seems to have a tendency to stray toward the brass ones. It could be b/c we have a trumpet and trombone, but either way she loves to play them both when Bryam gets them out. I also find her at the piano playing it. She has to have her a music book open and she will flip through it and play the songs. I hope she keeps her love of music, especially when the time comes to put her in piano lessons.

Winter is Here

We had our first snow of the season on thursday. It wasnt much and if you didnt look right away in the morning you would have missed it b/c it was gone by the afternoon. There was just enough to cover the top of the van. Then this morning we woke up to this:
Needless to say whether I am ready for winter or not it is here. Not only did it snow but it was a wet and heavy snow and broke a few branches in our yards. I was woken up last night to a loud noise and then Hannah running into our room crying my name. Once I woke up a bit I realized that the power had gone out. After a bit we realized that a bunch of branches from the tree in our backyard broke and took out our service line that provided us with power. So after a few hours of no power the city worker was able to get it fixed.

The branches that took out our power

Our front yard
The irony of the whole situation is that Bryan and I were getting bids to see if it would be better to have someone else come and trim our trees or if Bryan and a friend could do it together. One of his worries was that it would snow and a branch would land on our house.

Last Month

I am going to try to combine what could be three posts into one. This is our recap of last month.

First: Hannah started Preschool at the begining of September and has been loving it. Since she has started she has became a little more independent. Also the best news is that she is potty trained. We have gone two weeks accident free. YEAH!!!
First Day of Preschool
Second: The kids and I went camping over Labor Day weekend up to Battlepark, where the men go elk hunting. We had a good time. Hannah decided that she did like the four-wheeler after all, as long as it was Jordans. He has some cubbies for various items on the back and it makes a built in seat that she would sit in. The bad part was while we were up there Hayden didnt feel well. On the way up the mountain he was very mellow, which for those of you who know Hayden knows he isnt a mellow kid, then all Satuday he was like that. So we kept him pumped full of tylenol and later found that he had 2 teeth coming through.

Third: A few weekends ago the kids and I went down to Laramie to celebrate my sisters birthday. We had a lot of fun. Carissa, Mom, Hannah, and I went to the Farmers Market on Friday and then on Satuday we looked at some of the downtown stores.