Monday, October 12, 2009

A painter for hire....

So I have been painting the kids rooms. They are all done but I had to tell this story. I was upstairs painting the girls room and Mackenzie had been coming up and down the stairs watching me paint. Well she had been down stairs for a little while and I thought she was watching TV. Well I came down stairs to wash the stencil I had been using. And I did not notice anything for the first while. Then I went to the table and there it was. A HUGE mess. I do not know still to this day how my 3 year old managed to do this but she opened a paint can that I was going to use for the Bathroom. She found a screw driver, opened the lid and then found a paint brush. She had paint all over the table, the kitchen floor. That is all I thought she had done. So i got to cleaning it all up. I then noticed that she had got a lot of paint on the trash can. Oh well I thought. It is just the trash can. Well then as I turned I saw the BIG ONE. She had painted my wall. Not the wall where the paint was suppose to go. She painted it down the hallway. So here is here painting. It was frustrating at the moment but I had to much of a mess to clean up so I could not really do anything. The rotten thing was there was paint on the carpet. SO I will tell you that if this ever happens. I used oxi clean and made a mound over every spot and used a wet rag and started scrubbing. It all came up. So I was excited about that. Any how well I just wanted to show some of the mess. I had cleaned up a lot of it before I thought to take a pic.

We still have not even painted the wall back to white. So every one who comes in the house sees her masterpiece.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ike family fun day

The boat had a picnic for the families and so we went and the kids had a lot of fun. It was a great day and though we left a little early to go to Busch gardens it was still a ton of fun. The trampoline was the kids favorite.

Mackenzie in the middle of her flip.

She was doing flips none stop. It made James and I laugh.

Bethannie was like a flipping machine up on this.

James flying high.

James and Mackenzie jumping. Mackenzie was trying to do a flip. She did finally get it and she did a lot of flips up in the air.

Look at that girl fly.

Bethannie riding a mechanical Bull.

James rode it and held on for 10 seconds. the guys told him he would not be able to stay on.

But he did. James was the champ for the moment.

School started?

So I know school started oh a month ago but you would never know this because well I never said a thing about it. But I do have to say that at first I was sad that the kids had gone back to school. They both love it and I would never want them to not go but I missed them.

Mackenzie wanted in the pic even though she was not going to school this day.

Look at this handsome boy. He is such a good kid.

Here is my princess. She has the same teacher this year because she moved up with her class this year and kept most of her kids but had to add a few more. Bethannie is loving it and I liked her teacher so I guess I am thrilled with it too.
Home work is a constant now and so the newness of school has worn off and the kids are just thinking it as if it never ends. We try our hardest to make it easier on them but it is not like you can do your kids home work for them. Although man there are days when I just want to tell Bethannie all the answers so she will quit crying because she does not know how to so this problem or it is to hard according to her. Mackenzie has started a little preschool with her friends from church and so 1 day a week she gets to have school with her friends. She has learned the letter A and B and the numbers 1 and 2. She loves going and ask every day if it is a school day. I love having her at home though again by herself it makes me happy to have some time alone with her because when the other 2 get home it can turn into craziness.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bethannie's Baptism

All our family there for Bethannie on her special day.

Great Grandma and Great Grandpa with Bethannie

Autumn and Aunt Chrissy and Uncle Jacob with Bethannie

Nana and Papa with Bethannie

Grandpappy and Grandma with Bethannie

Our family.
Bethannie and her dad

A Fruit spray I made with help from my family for Bethannie

I love this cake I made for Bethannie. And every one told me it was really good which was a
plus. It was a great day and I am so glad that Bethannie was ready for this special day. We missed all those who could not be there with us on this day due to lots of distance between our families and us. We love you all.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bethannies Baptism

Bethannie is getting baptised tomorrow morning at 10:00. We are so excited about it. I will post pics of her wonderful day tomorrow.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 2

Marisa and Aubrey wanted to get buried in the sand. They laughed the whole time I was doing it.

Madison buried in the sand.




All the girls. Are they not the cutest things ever


Mackenzie hanging in a tree

Marisa and Aubrey hanging in the tree

Bethannie and Madison hanging in the tree

We went to the beach in the morning stayed and had lunch and ended up being there for about 4 hours. the girls even said they did not want to leave after that but we had a day of shopping for the other half the day. So off to the house we went for showers. After taking 1 hour and 30 minutes to shower 6 people and fix hair and pick out clothes we were on our way to the mall. The girls did so good staying with eachother while they all went shopping. We went to the Children's place and to Justice. The girls favorite stores. They were just so cute. I walked out of the Children's place with 12 pairs of sunglasses. 2 for each girl and I found some for James. When they were less then a $1 a pair it was cool. They just had a blast though looking at what they liked and wanted to get. The older 3 girls all found an outfit that they all liked and wanted to match. So we bought that for all of them. After our day of shopping I just let the girls come home and play out front. they rode bikes and scooter's and just ran after each other. it was funny to watch them. Then they all wanted to hang in the tree. So after putting girls up a lot they all finally got as pic hanging there. Needless to say it was a long day and we were ready to go in and go to sleep. At least I was. Probably not the girls.

Where are my kids?

The girls went up stairs and were playing and then the next thing I see is this. The girls were laughing so hard I guess because they knew how crazy they looked. But we had a big fat mama, A rock star, A beautiful woman, a little girl and a crazy woman. Names given to them selves by themselves. I just laughed.

Crazy I know

So I had decided I thought it would be a lot of fun to have my nieces Madison. Aubrey, and Marisa come and stay for a week. James would stay in KY for the week and I would just have the girls. So as crazy as this sounded to me I knew we would have a ton of fun. We did the 11 hour drive home. It took us a little longer due to traffic and stops with 5 girls. But we got here on Friday. After being gone for a month I knew I was in desperate need of groceries. So I went to the store with 5 girls. I did it and it was not bad. I did hear a few times can I have that. Can I have this. We decided we would just go look at the beach this night. The girls were just so excited to see the water. So we all went not in swim suits just our clothes. It was fun and well I should of just put on swim suits. Telling 5 girls do not get soaked we have to run to Wal-Mart after this must of meant... Get wet Aunt Tara will take us home and change us and then we will go to Wal-Mart. So all the girls were soaked except Bethannie. Mostly because they would try to go out in the waves a bit and the wave would come up and soak their pants. Mackenzie just totally fell in the water. Well I let them have fun and we did go to Wal mart with the girls wet. I told them it was fine. they had played enough where it was not like they were drenched any more. It was a fun first day of our trip.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bethannie's 8TH Birthday

Bethannie and her American girl books.

Bethannie and her great grandma.

Bethannie and her new purse. She loved it.

Bethannie opening her presents

Bethannie got high school musical cupcakes for her birthday

Annie with Aaron.

Bethannie opening her presents.

Bethannie with her cousins.

She got 2 new outfits from Justice, a light up journal, a ipod, and a new purse. She loved it all.

July 4th

We went to our family friends the Westermeyer's. I think they figured out that the 2 families have been doing the 4Th together for about 52 years. I grew up always going to their house or them coming to my grandmas house. It is always a lot of fun. We were very glad we got to be there and see every one who came for the 4Th. The kids have fun playing with all the little kids and their cousins. they have a bunch of great Dane dog that the kids always think are so funny because they are bigger then they are. Well I did not take a lot of pics that day either but I did get a pic of the kids. What a great day.

Kids first Reds game

Dad and James

Grandma with Bethannie

The 2 goofs.

So I thought the kids would just love going to see a real baseball game after the 2 older ones both playing this last spring. They did indeed love it. I thought that since we were going to be in Cincinnati we would ask my dad and Margaret and my grandparents if they wanted to join us. I thought they would like it as well. We had a blast. The night we went every one got a seat and a hat for $10. So we thought not a bad deal. The kids would wear their hats and then take them back off. For the most part they all did really good and they all said they loved it.

Great grandma and Mackenzie

James with his mouth full of popcorn so into the game.


looking down at all the seats of our family.

Thanks for going with us Dad and Margaret and Grandma and Grandpa. It was a lot of fun.