Tuesday, April 25, 2006

If you read this, you need to post this to your blog too!

1. What time did you get up this morning?7a.m. (but was woken up a few times through the night.)

2. Diamonds or Pearls? Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I think Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but there might be a more recent one.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy (I know it's more than one!)

5. What did you have for breakfast? Pop tarts

6. What is your middle name? Don't have one, I use my maiden name which is Merkley

7. What foods do you dislike? Olives, Brusslesprouts (sp?), mint chocolate chip icecream

8. What is your favorite color? Green

9. Your favorite Potato chip? Fritos

10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Curious George Soundtrack (Jack Johnson and Friends)

11. What kind of car do you drive? Chevy Trailblazer

12. Favorite sandwich? Chicken with lettuce, and mayo on white... yummy.

13. What characteristics do you despise? Dishonesty, Arrogance

14. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans, T-Shirts, pajama bottoms

15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where WOULDN'T you go? dumb question so I'm not answering this!

16. What color are your eyes? Brown

17. Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy

18. What food can you not live without? Chocolate and Mt.Dew

19. Favorite time of day? Tuesday and Thursday mornings when I have some alone time when Jonas and Maddie are in Preschool

20. Where were you born? Ft.Wayne, IN

21. What is your favorite sport to watch? NFL Football (GO COLTS!)

22. Who do you think will not send this back? Don't know, but anyone who reads this can copy these questions and post on their own blogs!

23. Person you expect to send it back first? I don't but I'd like to see Gina and Marie answer this!

24. Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi

25. Beavers or ducks? Ducks

26. Are you a morning person or night owl? Night Owl for sure!

27. Pedicure or manicure? Pedicure

28. Any new & exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? No, but you could read my blog I post it here usually!

29. What did you want to be when you were little? An archeologist, I remember digging a few holes in the yard! lol!

30. What is your best childhood memory? having my best friend Gina live down the street from me, and getting to play all the time!
31. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Cashier, Deli Worker, Housekeeper, Dental Assistant, Housing Assistant (office work)

33. Ever been to Africa? No

34. Ever been toilet papering? oh yeah!

35. Been in a car accident? Yes

36. Favorite celebrity? Don't have one...

37. Favorite sports team? Colts

38. Favorite day of week? Friday

39. Favorite restaurant? Moe's, El Azteca, P.F. Changs, Cheesecake Factory, In and Out Burger

40. Favorite ice cream? Anything Chocolate

41. Favorite fast food restaurant? Taco Bell, In and Out

42. From whom did you get your last e-mail? I got some forwards from several people

43. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Target, and any scrapbooking store out there, and Old Navy

44. Bedtime? 11:30 - midnight

45. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Anyone!

46. Last person you went to dinner with? Josh

47. What are you listening to right now? Chicken Little (Maddie's not feeling well today and is home from Preschool and is watching it)

48. Favorite pastimes? Reading, scrapbooking

49. Dogs or Cats? Dogs

50. Favorite Flower? Roses

51. What time did you finish this e-mail? 10:27a.m.

52. Favorite magazines? Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, papercrafts, Stampin Success

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rolling over

She did it! Eliza rolled over tonight! I've been waiting for her to do it for a few weeks, and she finally did it! She wanted to look at the can of lysol spray that fell a few feet away from her when we were in the bathroom giving Jonas and Maddie a bath!
Here are some pics of Eliza eating the little toy in the jonny jumper and Jonas and Maddie at the zoo the other day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Weighing in...

Eliza has had monthly weigh-ins because she has been growing in height in the normal pattern, but not in weight. She weighed 7lbs. 9oz. at birth but only weighed a whopping 10lbs. at 4 months, and was 25inches in height. So her ped. recommended cereal morning and evening, and see how she does. She's doing really good, and we've given her baby food and she hasn't had any problems with any of it. Today she went in for a weight check and she's now 11lbs. 9oz. and hasn't grown at all in height which I think will help in the weight department too. I don't understand why she's such a slow gainer, she eats well and is a happy baby. I'm glad that cereal and breastfeeding together is working for her. She likes both, and enjoys eating cereal. She's finally getting the whole eating thing down much better. And, Jonas and Maddie both enjoy feeding her too!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

ignore the last post I can't get it to work

Sorry still playing with putting video on... I'll try again later!

video of Jonas as a baby

video of Jonas as a baby

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My nieces and nephew

Here are some fun shots of my nephew and nieces at the beach today. These are the few that they were still long enough to photograph, they got very wet! It was fun though!

Busy day of Spring Break!

My sister Marilyn and her 3 kids are here for Spring Break. They arrived yesterday and we went to the park. Then today we went to the zoo, had lunch, then went to the beach, then went to a activity at church for Primary! Whew, what a busy day for 6 kids! Eliza was definately ready to stop! Here are some pictures from our day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Jonas, Connor and Ethan

These are Jonas's best friends Connor and Ethan, they are brothers, and they all get along great! They are like peas and carrots! lol! Thank goodness their mom is one of my best friends too!
*thanks for taking this picture Marie!

just a normal day...

Not much happend today... went and got my hair cut. My friend Marie watched Jonas and Maddie, and I took Eliza with me. She was asleep then half way through my cut she woke up! I ended up holding her and she was okay then, but she fussed a little bit. She doesn't like being in her car seat. I think we're going to have to put her in one where she can sit up but still be turned facing the seat, she likes be be sitting up a lot more now. She has been eating cereal for the past month and doing well. She also has eaten some vegetables and fruits with no problems. She makes a huge mess when she is spoon fed, and sometimes I cheat and give it to her in the nurser bottle I bought designed for baby food. (Since our pediatrician wanted her to eat cereal since she's still so small, and she wasn't quite ready to eat from a spoon yet, she just started getting better this past week!) She eats cereal in the morning and at night, but tonight after she nursed she didn't want it. She actually fell asleep without nursing for the first time in awhile. Usually that's the only way she'll go, but tonight I had her head on my shoulder, and she sucked on her fingers for a few minutes (a new thing she started a few days ago, she no longer will take a pacifier!) and went to sleep. She's still asleep and it's 11:41p.m. and she was in bed by 8:30p.m. I'm not complaining. She's getting so much better at sleeping. I know it's me and not her, I know how to put a baby to sleep now, better than I did with Jonas and Maddie. I'm still learning, because Eliza has her own personality, but for the most part I can get her to sleep much better than I ever did with my other two! I'm so glad the weather is getting warm and spring seems to be here finally. I'm so tired of being cooped up in the house! I also feel like because we've been stuck in the house, we've been watching way too much t.v. so I turned off the t.v. and we didn't watch it at all this afternoon, and then they watched part of a movie, before Jonas turned it off and put cartoons on, and then it was bathtime and bedtime. I wasn't Jonas's favorite person, but we managed to stay busy fingerpainting, we played with playdoh, and played the V-Smile games, and then we all layed down and took a nap, well Maddie, Eliza and I did, but Jonas played with his trains while we took a nap. It was a nice 20 minute power nap for me!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Top Picture is Maddie with Paul Jr. (My friend Rena's oldest son) at the Chesapeake City Park, the next picture is of Jonas when we went and fed the ducks over by the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, and the next is of Eliza at the park, swinging, and she loved it as you can tell! These are all from last week!

some pictures

Maddie informed me that this is her "funny face" I have no idea where she came up with it, but thought it deserved to be photographed to be preseved to show off to her future dates!

time, time, time, where does it go???

It seems like the days are just going by so fast. I don't know if it's because we have a routine every day that we seem to go through, but the days are just sailing by. I love Eliza when she first wakes up in the morning, she is all smiles, and she is really finding her voice, she's starting to squeal really loud, but she's really cute when she does it. So in the morning, she'll just lay there and smile, and squeal, it's really cute, but then when she realizes that mommy is going to take a shower and not pay attention anymore all the cuteness is gone and she cries! She definately has me wrapped around her cute tiny little fingers! I'm trying to enjoy this time we have because the time with Jonas and Maddie went by so fast when they were this small, and I know I gave them lots of attention (and still do!) too, but I'm really trying to be more mindful of this time she and I have together because I know pretty soon she won't want a lot of mommy love. I love it when Maddie and Jonas hug me now, because I'm not holding them all the time we don't get that closeness like Eliza gets now. Now it's evening time, and I am thinking about the day, and think how fast it went by and now Eliza is asleep, Jonas is asleep, and Maddie is getting there. And tomorrow we'll get up and do our usual routine, and I'll work a quick shower in after getting the kids fed and dressed, and then we'll go see a friend, go to the park or run errands, depending on what's going on, and before I know it dinner time is here and we'll start getting ready for bed again....

Our crazy adventures... with 4 great kids...