Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010


We recently went on vacation up to Breezy Point/Pequot Lakes area with my Mom, Pat, Michael and part of the time Erika.
I think the kids liked swimming the most.. They spent at least a couple hours a day in the pools and lake.  Here are some a lot of pictures from our trip:
Here we are in Nisswa.  This is a special town for me.  My family used to come up here all the time to visit my grandparents and hang out with my aunties, uncles and cousins.

The kids thought this was totally cool, we had a hot tub right in our condo!
Here we are in the hot tub that was right in our condo

Vanessa and Grandma
Here we were out in the middle of a huge lake on an island.  We named it goat island because their are two goats that live there in the summer months. 
We all loved feeding the goats on "goat island"
Tyler on the boat we rented
Grandpa and Vanessa
Here is Shane when he jumped out in the middle of the lake
Here I am with Jonah

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Burger King Rap

Tyler and Shane love making up raps.  Here is their favorite one that they made with a neighbor friend Tyler:
 Here is the same song only Shane is in this one also:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby steps day #7

*Day #6 update:  My "hot spot" is a counter in the corner of my kitchen.  It is a place in our house where stuff just seems to always pile up.

It went from this........
to this!

And, it has been kept perfectly clean now for three days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Remember, these are baby steps here, baby steps.

Baby step #7
 Okay, this is another easy one.  I already have my clothes that I will be wearing tomorrow.  We are actually leaving for vacation tomorrow, so, I have tomorrow's clothes out and all the rest packed away in a suitcase.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Moby Wrap

I have 5 kids and have not used a baby sling/wrap type carrier until now.  I occasionally used a Baby Bjorn with Vanessa and James, but, that is very different from the wraps.  A friend suggested a Moby Wrap when was pregnant with Jonah.  I ended up getting one shortly after he was born and I LOVE it!  It is so simple. it's basically a very long piece of fabric.  I like it because it just seems like he is so snug and comfortable.  His feet don't just dangle out the bottom like they would in a Bjorn style carrier.  I can block the sun from his eyes easily if we are outside which is nice.  Their are a lot of different ways to carry your baby with it. Here is baby Jonah in the Moby:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jonah update

Jonah is already 1.5 months old.  He is a very good baby.  He still sleeps quite a bit.  At night he will usually sleep a 4-5 hour stretch waking only to eat and then going back down for another few hours.  He has started smiling which is super cute and he likes to suck on his thumb which is a first for any of the K-B kids.  I think he is somewhere around 11 pounds.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby steps day #6

I took a little break from the baby step plan over the weekend and today.  But, I hope to get back on track for tomorrow with day #6.

You can read what a hot spot is here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

baby steps days 4 & 5

Day #3- Done.

Day #4-
This sounds like a pretty easy step also.  I love writing things down. FYI~ If you click on the note, it will take you to the fly lady's web page for that day.

Day #5

Camp QFM 2010

The past three nights we our church has has what you might call a family vacation bible school (vbs).  We call it Camp QFM.  It's awesome!  Their was a lot of singing and dancing, crafts, dinner, fellowship, and a skit each night.  Here are some pictures:

James tie dying his shirt
These are some of the girls in our Sunday school class!

Vanessa, Tyler & Shane