Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

Once again we went to Bremen for Easter, it's always great to see the family. Aidan had his first Easter egg hunt with all his cousins. He had a ball, and it was so fun to see his face as he found a new egg to put in his bag. :)

We decided to go up a day early and visit with Josh's parents. Plus my wonderful mother-in-law offered to help me make my apple slices for our Easter dinner at Josh's grandma's. We ended up making a double batch so we could test them out. :) It's always a joy to cook work together in the kitchen with ones we love. I can't wait to share some of those special moments with Kendal. We ended up making a cheese ball, and deviled eggs too. I was pretty exhausted by the time it was all over with. To make matters worse Lil Miss was just being clingy and whiny all weekend. She was a handful. She kept fighting her sleep etc. It was just not a good weekend with her. We finally got the kids to sleep and then the "bunny duties" had to be finished. :) That's always the fun part!! I know that isn't the reason we celebrate Easter, but seeing the kids faces is very rewarding. :)

As usual the kids got more then enough candy, so I've had to hide it in various places in the kitchen. I always say every year that I'm not going to buy any, but every year I do. The problem is that we as parents aren't the only ones that get them the candy. The grandma's and great grandma's do too. It's a losing battle. LOL :) I say that with a smile, because it's never going to change. It's what grandparents, and great grandparents are suppose to do, it's what they look forward to.

We finally got a family picture right before we headed back home. It was long over due!! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter and made lots of great memories with your families.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's been awhile......

Well I guess you could say that I'm LONG over due for a blog. I guess with my surgery and the holiday's I just didn't have a whole lot of time to blog. It's my excuse anyway. :) I'll do my best to try and remember everything that has happened.

I had surgery about 3 months ago, and the recovery process was good, but very long. I still have good days and bad days, but overall I'm doing great. I kind of feel like the PT was a BIG waste of my time, and it's doubtful that I'll use it in the future. It's a personal choice.

We can not wait for spring time, and warmer weather. It's been so nice being able to send Aidan outside for an hour or so. It's hard with Kendal though, she wants to go out side so bad. However she isn't walking, and it's so wet out. What am I suppose to do?? She really likes to watch her big brother blow bubbles, it's really cute. It's about the only time Aidan isn't tormenting her. Ugh, he is such a booger. He can be just down right mean to her!! I'm so ready for him to start pre-school this fall. I think it will be a big help. He is the type of kid that you have to entertain ALL the time, and it's really hard to juggle between him and Kendal. Most days I feel like I'm going to pull my hair out. I do love being a mom, don't get me wrong. I just hope that Kendal catches up soon so we can do more family things. It's just not possible right now. She has come a long way, but she still has a LONG way to go. Vicki, her therapists, says that when we get her walking it won't take long for her to catch up. I really hope she's right, because I'm really starting to get worried. I feel like we get caught up a little, and then she has several set backs. She was very sick this past
February, and she ended up losing half a pound. She will be 18 months old on the 27th of this month, and she doesn't even weigh 17lbs. She is just now wearing 9 month clothing. It's CRAZY!!! She is just a little peanut, and I guess she always will be. :) I would love to have another baby in another year or so, but right now I'm just not sure. I would almost feel like I'm cheating her. I guess we will just have to wait and see. It's a waiting game at this point. Oh the joy's of parenting!!

I mentioned that Aidan will start pre-school this fall at Harrison. They have a Kindergarten readiness program that I'm super excited about, and it will be good for both he and mommy. :) I'm excited to have a daily routine that involves leaving the house everyday. It will be crazy at times, but it will be an exciting time too. :) I can't believe that he will be four in May..it's crazy!

Josh and I are both doing well, he's been great with the whole surgery and recovery process. It was very stressful on our marriage at times, but we survived. We even got to reward ourselves the weekend after Valentines Day. My in laws took the kids for the weekend, so we could spend some quality time together. It was much needed!!

As most of you know my brother is in the Air Force, and he is in the Philippines right now, but he will be home hopefully sometime in May. I can't wait to see him!! I miss him so much, and I can't wait for him to spend time with the kids. :) I hope he can be here for Aidan's fourth birthday, that would be so amazing!!!

Well that's about all that's new in Heyde house. I'll upload some new pictures soon. Happy St. Patricks Day. I did dress the kids up today, but I forgot to get a picture. :( They looked so cute in all their GREEN :)