Saturday, August 27, 2011

Nooooo!!!! It's too soon!!

This little turkey rolled over just a few minutes ago!

I flipped her back over on her back and she went right back to trying to get over again!
So much for being able to leave her in the room on her back. Won't be long now and
she'll be rolling all over the place, and then crawling, and then walking!! AAAaahhhhh!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011


I got to start my day bright and early with a phone call to K12, the curriculum we use for Elizabeth to school at home. I love K12. I love the independent study courses we have chosen to do. I love not having a set schedule and we are only responsible to ourselves. BUT, someone screwed up somewhere last year when I ordered her 4th grade materials. We thought it had been taken care of last year, than again in Janurary. It's a long story I have had to repeat several times to several different people at K12 so not going to get into it. But essentially I logged on this week and found that my calendar would not be accessible after the 17th. I called, Rob called, 3 different people assured us that they could see in their system that we are good to go until Nov. 30 (I know seems a bit random but it's the date we started with them back in '09). The last person told me to just wait until the 18th, log on, and I should still see all my materials and everything should be fine. HA! I knew in my gut he was just trying to make us all feel better but I complied. Sure enough, yesterday all her courses were gone and I still couldn't access the calendar. So, another phone call this morning. I was on the phone for 40 mins with two different people neither of which could solve the problem. The first person couldn't even find Elizabeth. Great. She sent me to sales and after 30 mins she told me she had someone working on it but she'd have to call me back. I hate dealing with other peoples mistakes. None of this would have happened if the very first person I talked to back in August of last year had done her job right. The great thing is I can't get anyone to understand the true nature of the problem. I have tried explaining it a couple different ways but I'm sure I'm getting blank stares or maybe even rolled eyes on the other end of the phone. So, now sitting around waiting for the phone call that will tell me they couldn't fix the problem. At which point they are going to have to deal with Rob again and that's probably not going to be pretty. For their sake, when they call back, I hope it's good news.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Three Months Old!

Meredith is 3 months old (yesterday)! Can't believe it. We will be doing her 3 month pictures on Saturday, can't wait. I always get their pictures done at 3, 7, and 12 months.

If you look back at other photos of her in this chair you can see how she has grown by where her head is resting :)

 A few days ago Meredith found her hands, and she is FASCINATED with them! Makes me laugh. She'll get this look of total concentration on her face as she tries to bring them together and then just stares at them once they are clasped. We bought her one one of those little floor gym things and she spends a good amount of time trying to grab the little toys hanging down. Very fun to watch.

We went to the Garlic Festival in North Plains on Saturday. It was fun, a reason to get out of the house for a few hours. I've never seen elephant garlic before. One clove is just HUGE! We got a couple and are going to plant them and see what we get. We walked around the vendors and looked at all the fun things to buy. My dad bought me this cool little dish ( purple of course) that is all spiky in the middle.

You rub the garlic over it and it grates it up. Then you pour olive oil and other spices into it and can make some yummy dip for bread. We tried it last night with one of our giant cloves of garlic. It was delicious!

We discovered a rock climbing wall and all the kids had to try it out. Nathaniel was not with us as he was off on a bike ride with the scouts. Jonathan made it all the way to the top. Elizabeth made it about 1/2 way, I was honestly very surprised. Seth got about 8 feet up, he did pretty good too. On our way out we grabbed some fair food for lunch. Jonathan got some garlic ice cream so we could all try it. Not something I'll ever need to try again :) One lick was enough for me. He did eat the whole thing. It's worth going out at least once to check it out. Like I said a fun reason to get out of the house one weekend in August.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Happenings

We finally managed to get away to the beach a few weeks ago. We met up with the Aunties, Celest and Karen, and just had a really good time! It was a beautiful day and we all went home thoroughly tired and burned :)
They found a LIVE crab this time!

Nathaniel was dead tired. He had done an overnighter with the scouts, stayed up too late, than a 25 mile bike ride that morning, then played on the beach all day. THEN we walked a good 20 mins into Seaside from Celest and Karen's hotel, had dinner, and then walked back. This is him falling asleep at the restaurant waiting for them to call us back :)

Just a cute photo of Meretith and Seth. He sure adores her!
12 YEARS OLD!! Yikes!

We went to a concert in the park this past week. They were doing Hawaiin music. We had a very fun time. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold.

Elizabeth invited her best friend Jill along. We finally managed to get them together for a sleepover, it's been ages! The girls had a very good time together.

Rob and Seth found a vendor selling that long rope licorice. Seth ate all 34 inches before we left the park!

I just laugh every time I see this photo. Rob was messing around and this time when he squeezed her cheeks her eyebrows shot up and I managed to get the photo. Too funny!