Monday, June 8, 2009

The kids are so excited because it summer time!! Part way.. The kids have tutoring that they will be doing this summer. They each have some catching up to do. So 3 days a week they will be working with a tutor until 12. Than we will make sure we do something fun in the afternoons.

I CAN'T believe that Justin and Austin are turning 4 on the 10th of June. How time flies!!! It makes me so happy that things are starting to get so much easier, than they have been in the past. Its days like this that makes me excited for the future and to see how well my kids are going to do.

Maliyah had an infection in her back, so she went in for another surgery. She was suppose to be in the hospital over night, but it ended up being several days. She is home on a PICC line. She is such a trooper!!

Kendra was sick for the last day of school, so she stayed at home with me.

On Sunday's we all like to take naps after church. So we all laid down and about an hour later I went to check on the kids. Justin and Austin had flour all over the kitchen. Kendra had gotten the keys to Jake's car and back it out of the garage. So at 6:00pm the three of them went to bed for the night. They were in big trouble! I still can't believe Kendra was able to touch the pedals and shift the car. She is an amazing little girls!

Courtney has several dance camps planned for this summer. She gets smaller breaks in between, but Courtney is dancing anyway at home. She loves to dance!!

Jake and I are trying to figure out if we will be able to take a vacation just the two of us. We need to see if its in the budget, even if its just something close to home for a couple of days. We need to just be alone together. Jake will be going to Wyoming for work, so I thought that would be a good idea and I would be cheap for us. Not a very romantic place, but we can't complain. We just have so much fun together, so it doesn't really matter where so go, just as long as we are alone together.


  1. Oh wow!!Erin. I know that moms and dads are supposed to be stern,but the car and kitchen adventures justshow me that your family is full of spunk.I do not agree with Ms. Kendra's choice,but it means she is an explorer. Hope Ms. Maliyah is feeling better. Love,Ms. Shyla

  2. HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY JUSTIN and AUSTIN!!! :D Hope you both have a fun day.

  3. I am sure it was hard to punish your kids when you and they have been through so much, but I was so glad to read that you did and hope you continue to make sure there are consequences for misbehavior no matter how much medical stuff is going on. Otherwise you will be sorry later. That said, I think what Kendra did is positive in a few ways, though the outcome could have been disastrous. Hang in there.

  4. Lol, I just had to laugh at the whole story becuse a similar (not as extreme as the car!) happened to me while I was napping. It was lotion and soap all over my basement!

    I just was introduced to your family today, but it's fun to read about other people and how they handle things, I really think i learn from that. I guess my friends little girl went to dance camp with your girls, that's who introduced me to you guys. I just posted on your guest book, but I just have to tell you how fun it is to find another Maliyah spelled MALIYAH out there! My daughter is 5 and we got the spelling from the singer Aaliyah, but haven't seen it ever! Have a fun summer with the kiddos!