Saturday, December 31, 2011

Closing out the year...........

2011 was a year of serious ups and downs for us. But we muddled through as a family and in some things it made us stronger.
It defintely showed me what my family is made of. And how dear our friends are to us.

So many of you, people I only know from online, people I'll likely never meet in the real world prayed for my babies. Continue to pray for my babies. I'll never be able to express my complete heartfelt gratitude.

We had SO many things sent/given to us by local friends/family and even local strangers. Because of all of you, we were able to take Caity to Boston for her surgery. You gave us help spirtially, financially, emotionally, and you helped Caity with her boredom. Board games, coloring books, video games, books, toys, money. All of it meant SO much to us.

It is my goal in 2012 to offer to another family the same assistance as much as I possibly can. It is so rough having children with medical problems, especially when they appear healthy outwardly and most people do not understand what you go through.

And to all the other Kidney Mamas -- a big pat on the back. I know how hard you work and how little appreciation you get at times.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Been so very busy

Can't really go into all the details at this time, but We have been SO very very busy lately.

We've gotten to spend an extra lot of time with this lil fella.

He's getting so big and the girls have LOVED having in our house.   I, however, haven't really adjusted to having a baby in the house again.  But hey -- He sleeps better than mine ever did at this age.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'd like to introduce you all to.....

My Little Cheerleader!

Caity and Gabby (her cheer group "leader" LOL)

So amazing to know that if we had opted to not do surgery, cheerleading wouldn't be a possibility for her.  She's also doing SO well in the structure of school. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zhu Zhu Baby Giveaway

As I stated before in my post on the Zhu Zhu party  HERE

We have a Zhu Zhu baby to giveaway. 

I'm going to make it easy for you. To enter for your chance to win, you just have to go to the zhuniverse site and tell me what your favorite Zhu item is.

This giveaway will close Saturday Sept. 24, 2011.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011


We got the awesome opportunity from MomSelect and Zhu Babies to try out some new products. We celebrated Calleigh's birthday and then later got together with a few friends and enjoyed our new products! All of the kids had a blast.

We were sent the following
* 5 Zhu babies (each different)
* 2 Zhu babies outfits
* Zhu Zhu Babies activity playset
* Mrs. Lullaby Zhu Zhu pet

The girls -- LOVED it. From age 2 - 7 it was a complete hit.

The nursery center with Mrs Lullaby

They loved the way the zhu zhu powered the nursery center

She would not even let me clear the table off before jumping in

could not wait to play

The babies, I let each girl pick their fave

The outfits are so cute. The kids fought over dressing their baby. Will have to get more

The nursery center was easily put together and took maybe 10 minutes to do. 

All 5 girls enjoyed the Zhu Zhu party.  They thought it was so cool how the zhu zhu powered the nursery center and moved the beds and rocked the dog.  Giggles galore filled my house as they enjoyed their new toys.

The zhu babies are so cute.  We also loved the clothes and had fun changing their looks with the outfits.

Be sure to check out all the products the Zhuniverse has to offer  here

Look next week for a  giveaway post.  Thanks!

MomSelect/Zhu Zhu Pets provided us with the items. The opinions expressed are mine and the fun had was my chidlren's.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cucumbers, JT Bananas, cashews, applesauce and PB&J on a whole wheat sanwich thin, 2 colby jack cheese cutouts.


Monday, August 29, 2011

New School year, new lunches...

Yes. My favorite part of Back to school (besides the quiet with big girls gone all day!) is lunches.

Here's a today's.

The big girls lunches.

This is Bella's.  PB sandwich, afew strawberry koala cookies, cheddar cheese cubes, cucumber spears and Jello.

Caity has the same, except she wanted colby jack cheese instead.

Callleigh has cucumber, cheddar cubes, and a kolache

Dried strawberries and bananas on top

Bella's lunch all packed up with her milk and banana

Caity's lunch all packed up with her milk and banana

3 lunches closed up with milks.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today you are TWO!

Miss Calleigh Nicole. 

You are TWO!


  • Say lots of things. 
  • Weigh 18lbs 7oz and are 31 inches tall
  • wear 12-18 month clothing
  • size 4 shoes
  • still have very little hair but what you do have is curly
  • LOVE your milk
  • are a total BLANKIE girl.  You are not picky about it, but you have to have a blankie. Though you do have favorites. 
  • get annoyed by your sisters often
  • are very independant
  • love to "cook" in your kitchen


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First week of school lunches.

Finally getting this post up. Here are some of the girls lunches from their first week of school


Monday, August 15, 2011

This year....We sent TWO girls off to school

I still didn't cry.

But I do sort of miss my babies.

Miss Big 2nd Grader

Pre-K Here comes trouble.

PRE-K door with Bella's name! She's SO happy

Look forward to lots of Bento lunch posts to come!  I'm packing lunch for TWO this year!