Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcome my newest nephew Zander Roy Cordes!!!

We were sooooo excited on Saturday night when my sister Jaclyn called to tell us she had her baby! I had to go outside so I could scream and not wake up the kids!!! We are so happy for Jaclyn and Justin and little Zander Roy! I know they will be Wonderful parents!! Yesterday we went to meet him at the hospital- he is soooo tiny and sweet. Only 6.11 lbs and has pretty thick blond hair! We don't see much of that color hair around here in our family! Its amazing how big Audrey seems after I held little Zander- she was after all more than 2 lbs heavier when she was born than he was. I'm so happy Jaclyn has her little boy- she's such a cute mommy :)

O.K- now I wasn't going to write this but since this is an account for me in the future to remember things I better write it ( although I might NOT want to remember this plus its kinda embarrassing!) As everyone knows we've been dealing with Blake alot and he has been saying something lately that I am NOT happy about when he gets mad or frustrated! A couple weeks ago Ethan and Blake were arguing in the living room when Ben and I overheard him yell- "What the H**l!" Needless to say Ben and I were shocked that he said this and decided to nip it in the bud right away- he was punished. I don't know where he heard this! Very upsetting! Then last week Ethan scratched him on the neck when he was playing piano and he shouted it again! I decided the spanking that he got obviously didn't work so I resorted to a couple drops of vinegar in his mouth! I guess that didn't work either because last night he said it again! This time I gave him a whole spoonful of it- he screamed for quite a while! I hope this time it worked because this is NOT something I want him saying as a habit!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blake's Latest Incidents

Just so everyone knows, Blake is 4 yrs old and my main troublemaker! ( my other children are all this way from the time they turn 2 til they reach 5 yrs) So most of my venting will be caused by him for now. Tonight he ran out of the house as fast as he could. I knew something must be up by the speed by wich he was traveling. Ethan was close behind him but stopped long enough to tell me that Blake had given himself 2 haircut and peed in the trash can in the bathroom. I thought we were about finished with his little naughtyness now. He's been a pretty good boy the last week or two. I guess now I remember why I don't normaly take the boys into get their haircuts done by someone professionally since this is what happens a week down the drain! And the whole peeing thing??? I don't get must be some kind of a thrill to boys that they want to mark their territory or something. Sometimes I feel like I am constantly remionding the boys the they should use the bathroom in our house to go pee (it is what its there for) and not go outside to pee on various trees. Blake even like to pee in different areas of the house as well- I just don't understand this? A couple weeks ago he peed all over the clean pile of sheets and sleeping bags by his bed. Anyone have any advice for me about this or am I going to just have to hope he grows out of this stage soon.

This Crazy Wonderful Life

As I was washing dishes after supper tonight I was watching all the boys outside playing. Blake was driving his trike all over the yard while Clint and Ethan were setting up some kind of bowling course with things they found around the yard . Owen was running back and forth under the clothes line where towls were drying with just a big t-shirt and diaper on and little chubby toddler legs going as fast as he could ( he thought this was great fun! His head was barely missing the towels). I was overcome with the thought that my kids are growing so fast and I hardly ever sit back and enjoy them being just them. I get so caught up on getting things done so we can hurry up and start something else. I am always telling myself that I will always remember everything they say and do and the truth is I forget just moments after they do them. I decided to blog it so at least I can look back and remember and others can be apart of our crazy wonderful life.