Thursday, October 30, 2008


I'm not going to get all political on you but with November 4 quickly approaching I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. While I (obviously) have my own opinion I'm going to keep my preferences to myself so as to avoid any hate mail... However, sometimes I think we miss some things in all the chatter back and forth so I'm posting a link to both McCain and Obama's website. I know things like the economy and taxes are important but I wish we could hear more about their education plans so I found the information on their website and linked it here:

If you find yourself with a few spare moments- read their plan. Maybe it will help you decide!

Happy voting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monkey Baby

Apparently my child is part monkey because I now spend a good share of my day telling her to get down. This is her way of trying to get on the couch. So far she hasn't done much more than bonk her head a few times- hopefully it stays that way!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby Fat Update

Okay- so we have the blog up and running. If you were brave and signed up you should have gotten and e-mail invitation to the blog (so get to posting, I'm starving over here and I want everyone to suffer with me ASAP!!) If you're interested in joining leave me your e-mail and I'll get you signed up!

Still awake

Laney usually goes to bed around 8:30 but last night for some reason she decided that she didn't need to go to bed ( and that her mommy didn't need a glass of wine or any quiet time). After about an hour of trying to get her to sleep I finally gave up and gave her to her daddy before my head exploded. When I came out to check on them this is what I found, Ryan and Angus trying to relax- and Delaney having her own pajama party! She eventually went to bed around 10:30 and I poured myself a VERY LARGE glass of wine at 10:31.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trunk or Treat

On Saturday we went down to Fran and Jakes and did Trunk or Treat with them. It is a fundraiser for their schools and they decorate the trunks of their cars so you can trick or treat in the parking lot and then go inside to the carnival. We had a great time- once Laney figured out that there was candy involved you couldn't hardly get her away from it all! We had to keep her away from the other kids candy buckets because she kept trying to steal them- her poor cousin Gracee got pushed and yelled at more than once over her candy bucket! Here's Laney all dressed up at Fran and Jakes
Trick or treating with dad
Look mom, I don't even have to wait for you to open it for me, I'll just eat off the wrapper!
Laney and Gracee checking out their stash.

At the station called the witches cauldron Laney REFUSED to pick some candy out of the jar (she still has issues with stranger danger and won't go near people she doesn't know). Check out the muscles on this one, she just kept arching her back and trying to get away. It was really funny- but I don't think she appreciated us laughing at her!

Friday, October 17, 2008


A few weeks ago Fran and I took Gracee and Laney to get their pictures taken in their cowgirl outfits from Grandma and Grandpa Wieseler. Aren't they cute! ?
I have no idea what kind of face Laney's making here...

Grandma Wieseler made both of these outfits for the girls, and in this picture they are both munching on some goldfish crackers!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baby Fat

Attention all you people out there who are ready to lose some weight:

Jessica and I decided that we were tired of being alone in our struggle to get rid of our baby fat. So after WAY to long of doing nothing about it (but complain) we decided to get working. SOOOO we came up with a solution: GUILT!! We thought that maybe if there were people out there who we were forced to check in with about our weigh loss, we might only eat 1 ice-cream sandwich (instead of 4). You get the idea.Here is how it works:We started a blog. We want ANYBODY to join us in our attempts to get rid of the chub. Even if you don't know us well (blog stalkers too). We will post at least once a week and chart our progress. We will NOT be posting our weights, but maybe our weight loss???? Not sure yet about all of the details, but that is the gist. We can share ideas, recipes, challenges, goals, and maybe some words of encouragment too. We were thinking that we would make the blog private so that we would not be sharing with the world, so let us know if you wanna join up. Even if you only want to lose one pound (or 100). WHATEVER. SOOOO if this sounds like something that you would be interested in, leave me your e-mail address and I will add you to the guest list.


This afternoon Bobbie Jean came over and we got to hang out and decorate cookies and cupcakes... it was very fun, even thought most of my cookies looked like Delaney had decorated them! Here's how we kept Laney busy- a little flour- that ended up everywhere!
Here are our best and worst cookies ( mine is the tree, and the retarded leaf)
Ryan and Bobbie showing off...Thanks for coming over Bobbie!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Where did all my diaper wipes go???

This morning I caught Delaney emptying her Diaper wipes , but once I caught her it looked like she was trying to put them back in. It didn't work all that well as you can probably see. (also, thanks for the piggy pj's Jess! )

Busy Weekend

Since this weekend marked the opening of deer season, we spent the weekend out at my parents farm so Ryan, my dad and my brother could hunt. The Laney Bug and I kept my mom company while the mighty hunters went out in search of food. Ryan and my dad both got bucks but Andrew is still searching...

Meanwhile, the girls picked pumpkins (grown by Grandpa Schafer)

Laney helping pick pumpkins and riding in her red wagon
Here's our craft project, my mom saw this in a magazine and got all the stuff to plant, we just carved the pumpkins out, drilled some holes in the bottom and planted some cold weather plants, I think they turned out really cute... who knew?!
My pumpkin- hopefully I can keep the plants alive for awhile!

After hunting Grandpa took Laney for a 4 wheeler ride and let her walk around the farm and get into trouble together- look how cute they are!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bad Hair Day

Check out this crazy morning hair... I guess I should be glad that she finally has enough hair for it to stick up now!