Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

It's been a week since I have posted anything on our blog. I have been meaning to, but we've just been so busy! It was a great week, but the bad thing is that I forgot my camera when we went to a couple of places!

On Wednesday of last week we went to Rosie and Jim's house to visit. Their grandsons were over, so Elaina and Emily had a lot of fun playing with Noah and Jack. We always love going to visit Rosie and Jim. Rosie and I usually get to sit and catch up, the girls and I get fed extremely well, and the girls have a ball playing with Jim. They absolutely adore him! Sunday was Rosie's birthday, so we got to wish her a happy birthday, too! Unfortunately this was one of the places I forgot to take my camera! Next time we visit, I'll get some pictures and be sure to post them.

Thursday, we noodled! The girls and I headed over to "MeMaw Terry's" house and made homemade noodles to freeze with Terry, Jennifer, Bethany, and Jill. We had a great time and made a HUGE mess! The girls played with their friends. Eventually, Hannah and Elaina decided that they wanted to help, and they had so much fun making an already huge mess even more of a mess! I couldn't believe that I had forgotten my camera again because there were some opportunities for some really cute pictures, especially when Sammy (Bethany's middle son) joined in with the rolling pin! The noodles are delicious! We actually had some tonight, and we have more in the freezer to look forward to this winter.

On Friday night, Jeff and I went to the Whiteland vs. New Palestine football game at the new Lucas Oil Stadium. For those of you who are not from Indiana and are reading this post, this is the new Colt's stadium. Friday night was the first night that a football game was played in the stadium, so it was really exciting. We went with a large group of friends who mostly are alumni of Whiteland, so they were super excited. We went out to dinner before hand. Jeff and I were really missing the girls at dinner because everyone else had brought their kiddos, and we asked Jeff's parents to watch the girls. Once we got to the game, though, we realized that we had made a wise choice to leave them with MawMaw and PawPaw. The game didn't get started until after 9 p.m., and we didn't leave until almost midnight, and the fourth quarter hadn't even began yet! We were able to get great seats on the first and second rows. We had a great time with our friends and getting to see the new stadium. It was especially neat when they opened the retractable roof. It's amazing!

On Sunday, we headed to Kentucky for Jeff's grandmother's 85th birthday. Most of the entire family surprised her at church and then took her out to lunch. We had a great visit with everyone. We don't get to see Jeff's brother and his wife and sister and her husband very often, so it was especially nice to see and visit with them. We hope Great MawMaw Welty had a very special day. She's such a wonderful lady!

Tonight, Jeff took Elaina to the first Northwood skating party of the school year. This is always something that he does with her. Maybe at the end of the year, Emily will be able to start going, too. I know Jeff is really looking forward to being able to take her, too. They had a great time together! Elaina loves the music and getting to see all of the kids, too. She especially likes the arcade games. To top it all off, she got to ride in Daddy's truck, and that is always a special treat for her!

Miss Emily had her 15 month check-up at the pediatrician today. She weighs 22 lbs. 12 ounces and is 32 1/2 inches long. That's 50th percentile for weight and 95th percentile for length. She's doing great. Of course, we'd love it if she would start talking a little more rather than pointing and grunting and whining, but the doctor isn't concerned. She said it's very typical for a second child to talk later than the first. This could be because Elaina is doing all of the talking for her! Emily also isn't a big book lover, so this also could slow her language development down. In fact, it's just been within the last few weeks that she's become interested in books. She can't sit still long enough to have a book read to her. Our girls two girls are complete opposites. Elaina loved books very early on, and still loves to just sit and read. Both of our girls are so beautiful and special, and we love to see traits in them that are similar, but we also love their differences. We just continue to pray that they both grow to love Jesus and live a life for Him.

I will try to do a better job of keeping up with the blog. I don't like to get behind, and I especially don't like forgetting my camera!

Lucas Oil Stadium

OK. So the whole night I was trying to get a really good picture of Jill and Scott for my blog, but she was being a punk the whole time whining about me taking her picture. Since we were sitting so close to the field, and Peyton Manning was standing on the side line of the field in front of us, I was wanting to get his picture. Jill decided she would continue with her shenanigans and get right in front of my camera while I was trying to get Manning's picture. So much for a good picture of Peyton, and so much for a good picture of Jill. This is what I ended up with.

The best picture of Peyton Manning that I could get.

Hilary posing for the camera.

The kids had a great time at the game. I don't think they watched one minute of the actual game. Their focus was getting on the big screen, and our seats were perfect for it! This is a picture of Madison and her little girlfriends on the big screen. Madison is in the middle.

When it came time for Hannah to get on the big screen, she was super excited. But her big brother, Luke, did what big brothers are made for . . . he stole her glory and shining moment. This is a picture of Hannah with Luke jumping right in front of her to get some screen time.

Now, typically, it was the younger kids and the high school students who were doing everything they could to get on the big screen. But there was ONE poor 35 year old soul in attendance who was desperately awaiting her big moment! This is Hilary on the big screen. She is the blonde on the left side of the picture behind the younger kid. Way to go, Hilary!

Elaina and Emily sharing an ice cream cone at Great MawMaw Welty's 85th birthday lunch.

Elaina posing for the camera with her roller skates on.

Oops . . . posed a little too long, and lost her balance.

Elaina on the motorcycle arcade game. She gets her love of motorcycles from her daddy!


The Knight Family said...

Sounds like you guys have had a lot going on, fun times! I love Elaina in the roller skates! I bet going to the new stadium was awesome...and to see the first game played there (and Peyton), neat!

Hilary said...

Your funny! I can't believe you of all people would forget to take your camera somewhere.