Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

So today we celebrated the birth of Jesus. We opened many gifts and will be en route to Oklahoma tomorrow afternoon to join in more holiday festivities with our family. Pictures soon to follow. I overheard Sadie telling Wyatt that Christmas is not about presents, but about Jesus. Needless to say, it was one of my prouder moments!

I also wanted to take this chance to let you all know about my friend Megan and her family. Megan is going through some trying times. Go here to read the story of baby Charlie, and if the spirit moves you, donate a little something via paypal to Or click here to to order magazine subscriptions with 40% of the proceeds going to the Rogers family. They need all the support they can get right now and please remember them in your prayers!

I hope you all had a blessed and wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

THE Party

So we hosted a big shibang for the Sadie's 5th and Audrey's 2nd birthdays. Today was party number one. Sadie will have another party at preschool on Tuesday and then a special playgroup of girlfriends her age on Friday afternoon. Five has plum worn me out. I love my girls!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pictures 2008

We took our yearly family picture today. Here are my four favorites. Now off to clean and get ready for the birthday party for Sadie and Audrey tomorrow.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Goings On

What has been going on with the Getz's latetly? Not much but we are still a whole lot of busy! With all the Christmas things, the birthdays, working and shopping, our time is very limited. We did manage to have a nice Thanksgiving and are looking forward to some snow. It has been snowing just a tiny bit almost everyday. I already have the kids snow suites ready to go. I have my once a month cooking club coming up and am excited about the menu we have planned. I have to make my gift tins and bake cookies for the neighbors. My good friend Megan should be giving birth any day now and Sadie swears it will be on her birthday, so I need to do something special for her. We also have a sing along at preschool coming up and a party for Sadie and Audrey. Sadie is going to be 5! Five, five, FIVE, can you believe it? My strong-willed, nurturing, curious and mini-me is growing up! And my baby, baby Audrey is turning TWO! Oh, my sweet baby girl is not so much a baby anymore. My, where has the time gone.

Wyatt's craft he made at our field trip with preschool.

Audrey in her big girl panties!

We almost didn't make this because I bought the kit forever ago and nearly forgot where I stashed it.

Audrey on the counter trying to sneak more candy.

This is the best shot I could get of the 3 of them and the house.

My goofballs!

Playing with the packing peanuts.

About to turn the big 0-5!

Wyatt pretending to be Ben 10. The child will wear anything except actual clothing.

My mom and step-dad with the kiddos.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A chance to breath...

After being deathly ill, the kids and I, and so much more work to do with my part-time job, I've been terribly exhausted. Not to mention my second job that I have been at for a month now. Thus, no new blogs lately. It sounds like I work all the time. I don't really. I try to only work while the kids sleep because I hate missing their waking hours. But I have been really busy so between their preschool and social activities and my enhanced work schedule, I miss them. So this week, I am totally from home. I am supposed to be working, I mean I am, just not a lot. So finally I feel like I have a chance to breath...and catch up on cleaning, and blogging.

What's new? Well, we are all over our horrid sicknesses. Sadie can ride a bike without training wheels. The kids put on a "show" for us Sunday night and it was a good one. Audrey can do forward rolls and tell everyone she is 3 though she's not quite two. Wyatt got a much needed hair cut so that his fro is tame again. We had 2 birthday parties Saturday. Sadie got to hang with girls from preschool and Wyatt was a bowling champ. This week my parents are coming to visit for my birthday and Thanksgiving. I've been trying to finish up my Christmas shopping. And Matt bought a 360. Is that Nintendo? I think so and I am regretting giving into that already.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

◄◄◄ HALLOWEEN 2008 ►►►

This year Halloween was the most fun it has ever been. The kids were able to dress up for preschool for a sing along and were excited to wear their costumes twice. We had to wake Audrey to get ready and you can tell by the pictures that she wasn't into it. To warm them up we let them go next door to Mr. Bill's house. The picture where they are running is when they took off to go over there. Before we headed out to the historic part of town for trick or treating, we let them have one piece from Mr. Bill. From that point on they were ready! Sadie and Wyatt had zero qualms and had the process down. It didn't take Audrey long to start following and in one the pictures you can see her amidst the crowd coming back down the sidewalk. She took a few breaks in the wagon to sample some of her goodies. Afterwards we attended a Halloween party hosted by my good friend Sarah who made us hot cider and homemade cinnamon buns! We had some worn out kids by the time we arrived home. Now comes the hard part of trying to keep them away from all that candy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Apple Festival

We went to the local Apple Festival. I had heard it was a lot of fun but it turned to be not much more than a glorified farmers market.The experience was so underwhelming I almost forgot to blog about it! Here are a few pictures I took anyway. There was music and we had a little picnic with overpriced, under seasoned food. The mini petting zoo was the highlight for Audrey and Sadie and Wyatt were kind of bored. The pony rides closed before we made our way to them. We did get to tour the old Prairie town buildings. But where the heck were the apples?

Jacko Number 1

This is first of a few Jack-O-Lanterns we have to carve. And as you can see, clothing is optional in our house.