Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow Bunny

Yesterday the sun was shinning bright and we thought it would be a wonderful day to spend sometime out playing in the snow. So, we all put on our boots and ventured out in the yard and surrounding areas. I think I can say with no doubt that Lydia LOVES the snow just as much as her parents do :) In fact the little Miss didn't want to go inside. After playing in the front yard she walked all around the house, to the kennel, and back to where our grass ends. Needless to say she was good and wore out for her nap :)
Lydia and daddy making their way through the front yard
Our house in on a hill and we always have some pretty big drifts..this is what the mountain of snow looked like on our deck. I also think some snow had fallen off the roof..yikes!
Lydia headed up one of the drifts!
Lydia testing out the snow.."snowmen"
Bad news..this snow was just wasn't right to make a "snowmen"....bummer :(
Lydia raced into the garage to find her bucket and worked great for putting snow in!
Loving every moment of "playing in the snow"

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Lydia loves the Wildcats and of course that means Willy too :) Please don't think we are brain washing her..she can go to any college she wants (and she can pay for it too)! I am just joking! It would be a hard pill for her father to swallow if she and her siblings didn't go to K-State...but, I have a feeling she WILL want to go there :)

A little bashful wearing her daddy's hat :)
AND then...a classic Lydia smile (just love them)
Today is the BIG game..KSU vs. KU. I am hoping for a great on and a wildcat victory---Bring on the Cats!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Let It Snow!

Lydia and I have enjoyed our snow day! When I was teaching I really LOVED snow days. Kane would tell me I was worse than some kid. He was probably right?!?!

I have to admit I was a little bummed once I saw the school district had called off school. This meant that Lydia would not have KDI. We both really enjoy this time on Friday's. She gets to go and play with her friends and I get to enjoy some time to myself :) I had a huge list of things I needed to get done today...and for the most part I was successful with a little helper.

Last weekend we made the decision to move Lydia to a "big bed" and I really mean big bed. She is sleeping in a queen size bed. She is doing a great job! The move has meant the two "kids" bedrooms upstairs are in totally disarray! That was one of my main goals for the day. Lydia however found her old car seat and has decided that it is the perfect size for Miss Emma to set in. She even has a diaper bag packed!
All grins setting by her bag and baby :) AND yes, she has been in her PJ's all day!
While I was cooking lunch she decided to fry me up something yummy, I'm sure!
The snow is really coming down..I am one of those crazy people who LOVES snow--bring it one!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Connie

Happy Birthday Grandma Connie! We hope you have a wonderful day. We enjoyed the birthday cupcakes this morning.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Little Trip

On Wednesday Kane, Lydia and I head South to Tulsa for a couple of days. Kane was taking a class for work and we thought we would tag along. I have been on several business trip with Kane, but I think this was the first for little miss. We didn't leave until 5.30 on Wednesday stopped on the way to eat then we headed south. When we got to the hotel..which we had a hard time finding because of all the road construction we were all beat. Lydia didn't go to sleep that night until 10.30 (which is WAY late for her) and woke at 6.30 (which is WAY early for her). She was one sleepy little girl. One of the main reasons we tagged along was so we could spend some time with Amber and her girls.

The girls had a wonderful time playing together! The first day we just hung out at their house and played, napped and watched TV. It was a great relaxing day. For dinner we meet the guys and then it was back to the hotel.

Lydia really LOVED "our room" as she called it. It was really cute. However, she didn't want to sleep in her pack in play so....with two double beds..guess who got to share one with her. You guessed it...the pregnant one. Let's just say by night number #2 I did something really mean!! She was stuck to me like a glove and boy was she HOT..and I so don't do HOT! I had really had it with her sooooo yes, I slightly rolled a little on her, and the next words out of her mouth were---"get in my bed"...gladly :)

Lydia and Hadley doing a little cleaning
Of course we had to make time to eat :)
The second day we headed to Little Gym where Hadley is taking a class. Lydia and I watched and checked out the babies in the waiting room. Then we went to Chilli's..where my daughter was in rare form. She really was traveled out :(
We left around four that night and stopped at LJS to eat where I told Lydia to eat her hush puppy and she picked it up, looked at me and said "eat my dog." She also picked up a little phase somewhere during the week...and it goes a little something like this "don't want to." I can see the great times ahead :) My sister asked me when this sassiness would end...I told her if we were lucky in 15 or 16 years!

This is were I spent a lot of the trip...just hanging out on the couch :)
Thanks for the great time! We can't wait to come back and visit!

Monday, January 25, 2010

BIG Monday

Last Monday night Kane and I headed to Manhattan to cheer on our Kansas State Wildcats in the "Big Monday" game against the #1 Texas Longhorns. I can honestly say that it was one of the most exciting sporting events I have ever been to. Bramlage was packed or should I say the Octagon of Dome. I don't think there was an empty seat in the house.

We got there a little early so we could grab a bite to eat with Christie and her friend Ken. We ate a great Mexican restaurant and made it to the game about 10 minutes before tip off. Kane was getting a little nervous. He likes to be ready for GAME TIME.
The student section during starting lines ups for the opposing team.
Bring on the Cats!
Getting ready to start the second half.
The game was a close one...AND it was real HOT in there. I had to go cool off with about 5 minutes left. I made it make to by seat with plenty of time left. I think the last 3 minutes took over 20. It was long.....BUT, so worth it. We came away with a Wildcat victory.

Of course Saturday we didn't play so hot and got beat by the Cowboys. We really need to work on being consistent (as Kane would say.) However, that still doesn't take away for the great time we had last Monday! Did I mention how much I love Manhattan---what a great town.
Hopefully the cats can pull it together for a victory tomorrow night--Every Man A Wildcat!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Apple Muffins


3 c. chopped apples, peeled
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
3 ½ c. flour
1 T. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
1 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 c. chopped nuts
2 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease muffin tins or use muffin liners. Thoroughly combing apples and sugar, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add oil, eggs, nuts and vanilla. The batter will be very thick and gooey. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 25-30 minutes.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Barrett

Happy 2nd Birthday Barrett! Today we headed over to Miss Megan and Norah Kate's to celebrate Barrett's 2nd birthday with b-day muffins. They were yummy!
Barrett, Lydia, Megan and Norah Kate awaiting a birthday treat
The birthday boy...What a cutie :)

Barrett we hope you have a great day. Thanks Megan for hosting and making the yummy treats!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

30 Weeks

Today marks 30 weeks AND I am starting to feel every bit of 30 weeks. I am definitely starting to lose my energy by mid afternoon and I am pretty much done for by the time Lydia goes to bed.

Some things that I am experiencing this time around compared to my first pregnancy. I can't stop eating sweets (this could have something to do why I had to take the three hour glucose test) I am pretty sure if given the chance I would rather eat a donut, cake, pie, name it, it is in my mouth than a full meal. I don't ever remember craving anything the first time around.

I also was lucky enough not to have experienced any swelling with Lydia and that is so not the case this time. I know it has something to do with the amount of standing I do during the day. My poor legs and feet really need some attention..hint, hint, Kane :) My rings are also starting to feel real tight..yikes.

Last but certainly not poor skin. Don't get me know my complexion has never been perfect, but when I was pregnant with Lydia It looked skin currently is a train wreck!

ALL that being said...I still think this is a little GIRL!! Lydia has started kissing and hugging my belly before she goes to bed and tonight she said good night to her "little sister". I don't think she really long as we bring home this "baby" we have been talking about. She is going to make a great BIG sister.
30 Weeks

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This Time Last Week!

Oh, my gosh! I can't believe one whole week has passed and I still haven't blogged about my girls weekend :) This week has been crazy. I will share more about that later....and has for the trip...I am totally stealing my friend's posts because I am having an awful time trying to load pics. So, I hope you don't mind Amber and Laura :)

I had a great time relaxing, shopping, eating, and just having a great time. I want to say a special thanks to my wonderful husband Kane and to Grandma Connie for watching Lydia so I could have a wonderful weekend just for me!

I also, want to say...after looking at the pictures...boy, I hope I didn't act as sleepy as a looked! My body is still trying to play catch up. I can't wait for the next trip..bring it on :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Results Are In

On Friday I got the results of my three hour glucose test. Everything came back normal. Needless to say I was very happy. I know that it is something that is not too serious but I just didn't want to deal with it. However, the test it's self was a pain. If this isn't our last baby...I hope to never have to do that again. Getting blood from me is difficult to put it lightly. Usually, our hometown Dr.'s office just sends me to the hospital after trying 6-9 times (not joking.) AND I never complain because it really doesn't bother me. I have gotten to the point were I usually just tell them which vein will work (right arm--left side.) AND that is the ONE that will work!

I usually don't have such a problem at my OB's office and since a phlebotomist is doing it, it usually just takes one or two tries. I didn't have a single problem during my one hour test. However, things were very different on Wednesday. After four tries she sent down the street where the office sends all there samples. It also happens to be a drug screening facility so, I really meet some interesting folks.

I only and two small problems there, which to me was a success! I was so happy to leave that place and get some food...I was starving!

So, glad that everything is fine and our baby is doing great! What a blessing!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Baby Update

I haven't blogged lately about our new addition. He or She is doing great and moving like crazy! I won't complain because I just LOVE that feeling. I am beginning to feel pregnant. Aerobics is getting a little tougher and I am pretty sure Thursday night will be my last night of spinning. The new schedule came out and it really didn't fit what I wanted to do, so, I might just fill in when they have an open bike. However, spinning was really getting, I might not miss it :)

I had an appointment last Wednesday. I had gained a couple of pounds. I haven't added up all the weight I have gained. I guess I am not too worried about it. I gained 43 pounds with Lydia and I am pretty sure this one might top in the 50's. I was surprised I was measuring right on. Yes, real surprised. I took my hour glucose test and was disappointed that I received a call that my levels were a little high. I have to go back tomorrow for the 3 hour test.

I am really not looking forward to it. I have to stay in the office the whole time. I have a hand full of People magazines to keep me busy. I mean there is only so much people watching I can do :) I am soooo hoping everything comes back normal. I will keep you updated on my results.

Monday, January 4, 2010

CuTe StOrY

Friday evening as I was preparing supper I asked Lydia to go to the stairs and let her daddy know it was time to eat. I had never asked her to do this before but, she is such a BIG helper in the kitchen I needed something to distract her and move her out for a small amount of time. She promptly walked to the stairs, stood at the top and yelled...KANE....KANE....KANE...I wonder where she saw something like that?!?!? I guess kids really do pick up on their parents actions. Needless to say we all thought it was pretty funny. AND it worked he came up to eat :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I hope everyone had a great New Years! We ventured over to my good friend Megan's house. Megan and her husband Brent have a party every year. I do believe it is Brent's favorite holiday. We had a great time ringing in the new year with them! Laura, Justin, Brent, and Carolyn were also there to celebrate. After toasting to the new year with sparkling cider for me of course and Carolyn (who is expecting a baby boy in May) we headed to Cory and Kara's house. Needless to say it was one late night for this pregnant lady. Lydia stayed the night with my parents so we were able to sleep in until 8.30! She had a great night and so did was a win-win situation.

2010...With each new year..comes new resolutions...however, this year I am calling them "goals". I have several that I plan on accomplishing. So, wish me luck! I hope that everyone has a blessed 2010!!