Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rachel and Haley are 6 years old!!!

Trying to catch up on my blog.  Have taken a break from my blog for some reasons and I will update all about that as soon as I can, but I will start with posting about Rachel and Haley's 6th birthday.   None the less here is Rachel and Haley's little birthday celebration.  They turned 6 years old on August 4th!!  Can't believe that it has been 6 years already since they arrived so early.  We had a small party for them.  Just us and one set of grandparents.  The girls enjoyed it.

Rachel and Haley's update and 6 year old pictures coming up in next blog post.  Will also update on my pregnancy soon too.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kayla turned 3 1/2 years!

This post is late, but on June 9th Kayla turned 3 1/2 years old!  She is growing up so fast.  Also she is going to be a BIG sister to a little brother come December.  She is is so excited to be a big sister!  She will be a great big sister along with her big sisters Rachel and Haley.

On May 26th, she finished her first year of preschool.  It was a fun year and she enjoyed the fun stuff that her preschool did.  We look forward to the next year of preschool.  She made some new friends and enjoys playing with those friends.  Kayla is a very social girl and loves to talk to people.  She will talk to just about anyone.  She's a sweet, fun loving girl!  

To this date we are still working on the potty training.  She is being resistant to potty training and I just don't know what to do anymore to get her to do it.  I guess it will just take more time..... or maybe I should stop trying to train her.  Not sure anymore.  This has been a struggle.

Kayla loves to watch cartoons.  Her favorites are Sophia the first, Barbie, anything princess and most Disney movies.  We do limit how much she watches, but she would be happy to watch a lot of cartoons if we let her. 

Kayla is a petite girl.  She can still wear 2T clothing and she weighs about 28 pounds.  Not sure of her height.  She is a cute little girl with a big attitude!  She likes to play dress up in princess clothes or her favorite dresses.  She would rather wear dresses and skirts than shorts or pants.  She is definitely a girly girl!  Sweet princess!

We are so very thankful for this little girl in our family.  She brings much joy, laughter and love.  She loves her sisters and enjoys playing with them.  She is so very loving!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Another Apple to Fall from the Tree!!!

The girls are going to be big sisters to a little brother come December!!!  After having 2 miscarriages during the past 2 years this is another miracle for our family.  We are so excited and are especially excited that it is a BOY!!!!  It's going to be so different with a boy.  Thomas is excited to have more testosterone in the house.  I'm currently 12 weeks and we have already found out it's a boy by way of a blood test that can be done now to check for 3 different chromosomal abnormalities as well as the gender of the baby.  I'm happy to say that the baby has no down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.  Seeing that I'm 38 years old that was a concern, but we have been richly blessed!  I do have a history of a incompetent cervix and will be getting a cerclage this Friday (June 26).  I had this same procedure done with the sextuplet pregnancy and with my pregnancy with Kayla.  We got Kayla safely here at 36 weeks, 5 days thanks to that cerclage.  Hoping to make it that far or further with this baby.
So far this pregnancy has been somewhat different from my last few.  I still have nausea, but its not as bad.  I have had different cravings then last time.  I have been wanting snow cones, popsicles and to chew on ice.  I don't really care for sweet stuff right now either which is very odd for me.  When these cravings started I knew we were having a boy.
I haven't done well at taking weekly belly pictures.  I keep telling my self to do it but then another week goes by and still have not had Thomas take a picture of me.  We did do pictures for our Facebook announcement.  So here they are:

Its hard to read the dark red letting on the picture, but it says "Another Stansel Apple to Fall from the tree..."

11 1/2 weeks

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Last Day of Kindergarten for Rachel and Haley

The end of the school year has come and Rachel and Haley finished Kindergarten!  The school year flew by!  I'm proud of my girls!  They did good and have made some accomplishments despite the not so good teacher they had.  Yes Rachel and Haley have learning disabilities and their learning is slow, but they continue to learn little by little.  Rachel and Haley will be going to Summer school this Summer to help them continue to learn, specifically with potty training.  This has been a tough one for them.  But with continual working on it they will get it.  Just not sure how long it will take.  I'm assuming a couple of years or more.

Of course I took pictures on their last day and put it side by side with their first day of Kindergarten.  They sure have grown!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

End of school year Celebration

Rachel and Haley's last day of school is June 4th, but on May 21st, their school had the Kindergarten end of the year awards and celebration program.  Rachel and Haley both got an award for "best smile" and they both got a certificate of completion of Kindergarten.  I'm thankful they have gotten through this school year as well as they have.  Due to the NOT so great teacher they had, this school year had some bumps.  I didn't blog about this since nothing was done by the school to get a different teacher.  I did talk to them and voiced my concerns.  But needless to say the teacher got herself fired early May and the girls had a substitute for the rest of the school year.  I am hoping they get a great teacher for 1st grade and will have a better school year for the 2015-2016 school year.

Here are the pictures of the award celebration program.


Haley getting her award

    The picture below is of the girls with the general education kindergarten teacher that helped out with Rachel and Haley throughout the school year.  This is a WONDERFUL teacher!

Sunday, May 31, 2015


On May 16 (Saturday), a day we finally had some sun after lots of rain we ventured outside and I took some impromptu pictures of the girls playing with bubbles.  They like bubbles!

*As you might notice in these pictures, Kayla no longer has her cast on.  She got her cast off back on April 27th.  I didn't get around to blogging about it.  We were so happy when she got it off!

Haley, Kayla, Rachel

Haley, Kayla, Rachel

Rachel wasn't being cooperative for pictures so I wasn't able to get a picture of her by herself.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Field Day

I'm playing catch up on my blog.  Sorry for the long hiatus.

Rachel and Haley had a field day at their school on May 8th, but due to the wet weather it was held in the school gym.  They had fun!  Rachel especially loved the parachute.  Here are the pictures I got of this event.

Rachel playing with the parachute

Rachel loving the parachute

Rachel and Haley