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Friday, November 27, 2009

Isla Update

Isla sure has grown up in these last couple months... I love this picture of her in her bath towel, it was taken right before she turned one (2 months ago). Isla sure has grown up in these last couple months... Her spit-fire personality is just blooming!
She is walking (and she is getting quick too!), blowing kisses, waving hello and goodbye, gives loves when you ask (if she's in the mood), likes to color with crayons, plays peek-a-boo, nodds and shakes her head to respond to your questions, and is also saying a few words - dada, mama, cheese, and thank you, she says thank you the most and she mama the least (which comes in handy when the sun isn't quite up yet, and she is, yelling "dad...dada...DAD...DADA!!!" - it's so funny because I tell Kasey "She's asking for you by name!" hehe!) LOVE HER!! She is such a sweet baby!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Tooth!

Mikenna came home from school today with some BIG news... Not only was she student of the week, she had lost her first tooth!! It's been loose for a while but it's finally gone (the one next to it is already loose as well)! Her teacher had to pull it because it was so wiggly - I asked Mikenna how she did it...

"Mrs. Geise tied a magic invisible string around it and pulled it out! And it didn't even hurt!!"
She was so excited to put it under her pillow she could hardly stand it! She wasn't too happy that the toothfairy was going to TAKE her tooth, but I explained to her that the little fairy was buying her tooth... like at a toy store - you don't give them your money and don't take your shiny new toy! After that, she understood and was fine with it :-)
The toothfairy left her 5 $1 bills...Whoa!! It was the most precious thing - "She gave me a dollar (as she pulls it out of the tooth pillow) OH, SHE GAVE ME MORE THAN ONE!!!" I told her to count them, she was hysterical! I videotaped the whole thing so that Kasey could see her reaction :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Accident at Work

Last week, November 4, 2009 Kasey got hurt at work. He's been working at the Dave Johnston Power Plant - 30 minutes or so from Casper. They have been installing lights, receptacles, wires, etc... to a new chimney that they are building, a whopping 500 feet in the air.

I had just got home from dropping Mikenna off at school, barely pulled into the driveway, when I got a call from Kasey. He told me that a coworker was taking him to the hospital, and of course I panicked and asked him who, what, when, where, why and how in a matter of minutes! :) He told me that it wasn't serious and to put the baby down for a nap and get Adiee ready for tumbling - which is what was on the agenda for that day, and he would call me when he knew more. He spent about 3 1/2 hours in the ER, while I was running around town doing my errands. We pulled up at the exact same time - weird, haha :-) My poor husband got out of the truck with crutches and a fat lip.

What happened was he and a few coworkers were changing a man climber(?) when it slipped off of a platform 250 feet in the air and fell 10 feet - with Kasey in it. Ugh, it absolutely makes me sick thinking about it - he had fall protection on so if it were to keep going he wouldn't have gone with it, but still!! Yikes!! The bucket fell until the cable caught, jerking his whole body. His foot was badly sprained, he smacked his face on the edge biting through his lip and chipping a tooth. And to top it off, also got whip lash.

Can you all believe that he went to work the next day? I felt so bad for him, when he got home you could just tell he was in immense pain. I told him to call the guys and tell them that he wasn't going to make it in the next day, he needed to rest and get better. My poor hubby!! :-(

Thank goodness he's alright!!! And yes, that makes a second ER trip in a week or two... Jeez!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween '09

This year for Halloween, my girls picked their costumes - this is the first time that I didn't have a hand in what they were.

Mikenna picked a bride costume - which totally suits her because she is obsessed with finding her "prince charming" and getting married. She always asks me if she can marry daddy... It's funny because I say, "No, I am already married to daddy." And she tells me, "Mom, you need to share!" Haha!

Adiee Grace had such a hard time picking just one. She went through all sorts of costumes (I basically followed her and hung up the last costume she was replacing...) until she found an angel costume -complete with a halo and wings. It totally suits her because after all, she is our little angel! :)

Isla was a lady bug. We already had the costume from when Mikenna was little - I wanted to use it again because it was just adorable and more importantly WARM!

Mikenna and Adiee loved their costumes so much that they wore them everyday when we were home, from the time we got them til the big day! The weekend before Halloween, we went to the rec center where they hold an annual carnival with games and a haunted house. Then on Friday, Adiee's preschool had a Halloween Party where they went trick-or-treating through the building, did a couple games and crafts, then had a snack! I felt so bad for Mikenna this year because her school didn't have a party, she couldn't even wear her costume to school which was a major bummer! Poor girl! On Halloween we were quite the busy little family... We stopped at my mom's house to trick-or-treat and then stopped at my grandma's. After we were done there, we went to Kasey's brother's house and went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Although the weather was clear, it was still freezing because the wind was ridiculous. When we decided that enough was enough, we made our last stop at the elk's lodge for some more Halloween fun, my cousin was helping out at the party there and wanted us to stop by. The girls participated in a few games before we went home and then to BED!!

Whew! Why do we do this to ourselves?? :)

Pictures to follow~