Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snapshots of Ski Trip

Our friends Jess and Justin live outside of Omaha near the airport. The girls played a little "beauty shop" and Kayin got her nails painted! I think it is safe to say that the girl LOVES to have her nails done and adores anyone that can put a pretty flower with a sparkle on her nail!! Thanks guys for the great laughs....decided against putting up the pictures from the Wii experiences!! Anyone want a banana? Here we are waiting for the airplane at about 6:00 in the morning. Kayin was a trooper and couldn't wait to board!
Kayin and daddy waiting for the take-off!! Kayin is becoming a veteran with flying! She has been flying ever since she was about 6-weeks old. She didn't cry or fuss ONE time on the plane. She was asking all sorts of questions and was very intrigued by all the new buttons!!

My child...yup...can't stand to have ANYTHING on her feet. I think on this particular leg of the trip she had taken off her shoes and socks (even though they were double knotted), rolled her pant legs up, and was "picking the fuzzies" out of her toes! At least we didn't find them in her mouth!!

She's done it again...

As I was trying to accomplish something in our basement (tackling the amount of bins of clothes and attempting to downsize), Kayin found her markers and decorated her leg.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 on Tuesday

1. Apparently my child thought that homemade chili and cinnamon rolls was not sufficient enough for dinner this evening! She decided to try a little marker...blue washable to be exact!

2. I have done something to my back and have been in excruciating pain the last week and a half. I started physical therapy last week (and come to find out that my PT is a son of an old family friend) and these sessions are brutal! The first night, I found myself heading to bed around 8:10!! Imagine having your finger jammed...but your vertebrae instead. Putting it into English terms for all of you. To make matters worse, I have a tilted pelvis! I have about 10 exercises/stetches that I do on a daily basis and I must say that the cold and damp weather isn't helping any!

3. We are packing up and heading out for our annual ski trip this weekend. This is the first time Kayin will be a "true" passenger in her carseat in her own seat on the plane. We are trying to pack everything into carryon luggage (we fly out early Friday and return late Sunday) so if you are flying this weekend and see a crazy daddy trying to man handle two carryons, a carseat, a three year old, and a gimping mom, that will probably be us!

4. We SURPRISED daddy this weekend for his birthday! Although I felt miserable I know how important birthdays are for me and wanted to do something special for Justin. At the last minute (partially due to how I am feeling with my back) I decided to ask his manager if she could schedule him until close -- sorry babe but it's the only way it was going to work! As people got off of work, they headed over to a nearby establishment. Kayin and I surprised him with balloons at work, sang happy birthday to him and decided to take him "out to eat". If he wouldn't have kept on prying with where to eat, I am pretty sure we would have pulled it off. However, he figured out that there was something going on for me to be pretty adament about going to OC!!

5. Today was a plan day and I am feeling more overwhelmed with what I need to get done before we leave! Good thing I went in yesterday for about 4 hours!

6. Have I mentioned that we are flying to Chicago for the ski trip?! Yes, I think I did! But, the one part I am missing is that after the flight we then get to ride in a car for almost four hours. My PT isn't too thrilled about this but HIGHLY recommended that we stop every 30-45 minutes for me to get out and stretch. I would love to say to have a strong drink waiting for me by the time we get there, but a nap may be more what the doctor ordered!

7. I have never waited this long to completely finish my report cards. Goal=get them done before we leave Thursday for Omaha. (Not so sure that will happen but I am hoping)!!

8. Kayin is surprising us more and more each day with her vocabulary, questions, and wishes at the wishing well where my Grandmother is right now for rehabilitation.

9. My back is starting to stiffen up....

10. So I must finish this post, do my stretches, and HEAD TO BED!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Year in Review

Now that I know how to do a slideshow with pictures, thought I would try this out and make one of the past year! (Since I have had three snow days...and will have the weekend to get caught up on bloggin)!!

Enjoy! These were some of our captured memories during 2009!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yet another snow day!!

Well, LPS has used up all their snow days as of today! With two more snow days this week, Kayin and I are keeping ourselves busy!

This morning, I asked Kayin to get dressed and put on a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Guess the -35 degree temperatures aren't going to stop her!!

Here she is getting a pedicure from mommy! We were going to venture to where mommy gets her nails done, but the weather isn't cooperating. Kayin had the works! Scrub, cuticle oil, and who can forget the polish??!!