Sunday, February 20, 2011


So while we are SOOOO ready to move, there are 2 things (Among others) we will miss. It does get warmer faster here in the spring. Also, there is a great Tot Park near our house. What a great idea, the equipment is all lower to the ground and their aren't big kids running them over. Plus, the ground is a solid rubber surface, so not a mess in the spring. It got close to 70 degrees today so we headed out wanting to enjoy it while it lasts since it will surly get cold again. The kids had a blast. Clayton told me he is going back after his nap. Maddie loved the swing although she was a little tired as you can see. It is nice to all be together in our own home for a week. Justin is off on Monday and Tuesday! :) We had an open house yesterday and are hoping with the warm weather their are more people out looking. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Justin and I surprised Clayton tonight and took him to see Thomas and Friends in Moline. He was really excited and had a blast. I think Maddie had just as much fun. We were in the 4th row and they both were dancing and clapping their hands. I totally recommend. Great first show to go to and not obnoxious either! Clayton enjoyed his big treat of M&Ms too. He was such a good boy, told us Thank You and we got out of there without him asking for a single piece of souvenir junk! :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Pals

Wish I would have gotten a better picture, but these two had a lot of fun in the snow. Clayton loves to throw the ball to Keely. Keely doesn't so much like putting the ball in her mouth when it is covered with snow, but they ran around the yard until I made them both come in. :)

Laundry Basket Fun

These two love going on laundry basket rides. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mission Almost Accomplished

As my sister and I discussed the other day, she will probably be the only one to understand this. After the ice/snow we had I contemplated having someone else do our sidewalks and driveway. This was not a nice powder snow, this was ice, ice, ice and then some snow that is really ice. Oh, and I am currently acting as a "single parent" to a 10 month old, 2 1/2 year old and 80 pound dog. I was kidding myself though. I wasn't going to have someone else do it I was. I am cheap, I got some exercise without exercising and most important my OCD kicked in. I am disappointed in myself, I didn't get the driveway as perfectly clear as the sidewalks, but considering this was all done by hand no plow or salt, not a bad job! I just needed one more day to get it clear. :) Clayton enjoyed carrying around the chunks that I was shoveling. Make sure you scroll down to see his AWESOME snow angel!

My Little Snowman!

We have been stuck inside the house since Monday morning, so I decided it was time for some fresh air. I bundled Clayton up and he was eager to get out in the snow. Keely is a wimp and only lasted a little bit so she and Maddie Boo sat in the kitchen and watched out the door. Clayton did a little shoveling. The ice is making it hard to get it off the deck. He then made some fantastic snow angels! He would have stayed outside all day if I would have let him. Hopefully this will make for a great nap!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monkeys in the Closet!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Madeline's 9 Month Photos

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