Monday, June 15, 2009

Jackson's Birthday Party!

Jackson's 4th birthday! Believe it or not he loves maraschino cherries so that's what uncle Bruce got him! And then you see Bella in her happy place (ok, the picture doesn't show it, but she WAS happy) with uncle Bruce.

The birthday theme was Batman. Jack is REALLY into super heroes, especially Batman! Sue made a cute Batman cake and the whole party was decorated in Batman. Jack even came out in a Batman outfit with a Batman mask. What a kook! Ha!

Here's the whole Toovey family!

Brecken was having fun too!

Karlette's about ready to pop! Can you tell?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's all about the grandkids!

What a night! Bella is still getting over her immunization shots that she had on Tuesday. Last night was a rough one for her. She just couldn't get comfortable. Randy took the first shift with her and was up from before midnight until after 1:30 a.m. Then at 3:30 a.m. she woke up again and was pretty inconsolable. The poor thing was so tired, but was just miserable. She finally fell asleep in my arms and stayed there until about 5:00 or so (I don't even remember now). She was awake again at 5:45 and got her bottle about an hour early. That seemed to help settle her down. Wyatt woke about 6:30 and was in good spirits. That night was pretty rough on Randy too because I don't think he slept at all even during my shift! Bella slept from about 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 or so. She then seemed to feel better and was willing to eat some breakfast.

Now for the fun part of the day! Since Bella was doing better and Wyatt was game, we headed for the Lincoln Children's Museum. Once again, there was so much to remember, we forgot our camera. Thank heavens for camera phones! Not the best pictures, but at least the moment is captured! Wyatt had a wonderful time! There is so much for him to do. Grandpa was pretty tuckered out by the time we were done.

This first one is Grandpa and Wyatt playing in the State Patrol vehicle.

Then Wyatt found a pretty neat lookout!

Here Wyatt and grandpa are playing with some Legos. Wonder what they are building?

And Wyatt rode another pony! This one wasn't as wiggly though.

It was all pretty overstimulating for Bella. She did well, but was pretty amazed by it all.

On the way home we picked up Runza. It was a quick dinner and off to naptime. Grandpa got in an hour or two too. After supper we went for a walk (with the dogs) and when we came back, Wyatt found this in the garage. Of course, he had to try it out!

So grandpa had another job to do before bathtime.

OK, this is just a short video, but the helmet was precious. Here's a better one.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Almost nap time for Wyatt

It's still Friday! I got a chance to go to garage sales today. Spent $20.50 and decided it was time to go home! It had started raining hard. There were tons of people out there!

The kids had their lunch and ate good. Wyatt is starting to wind down (?) for a nap. Here is our video doing the Piggies before his nap.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A week with the Grandkids!

OK, here we go! Randy and I are jumping head first into grandparent land! We are caring for Bella and Wyatt while Fred and Heather are gone to Las Vegas and California. I'll do my best to get pictures taken and downloaded. It will be a little tougher than with Quinny as these two don't sleep as much (or should I say Bella doesn't).

So today, Thursday, both Bella and Wyatt woke up around 6:30 a.m. Bella was up first and was very happy. I went into her room and smiled at her and she looked up and gave a big smile. I then cracked Wyatt's door a little so he could come out when he was ready. He joined us about 20 minutes or so later. He asked for mommy, but when I told him that mommy was on vacation, he just said "hmm" and then went to watch cartoons.

Here is a picture of Wyatt at the zoo. We forgot our camera, so this is from Randy's phone. There were too many other things to remember for grandma and grandpa.

Here he is playing with the big cow that you can milk. Wyatt wasn't into milking the cow.

Wyatt loved riding the ponies, petting the guinea pig, seeing all the animals, feeding the goats, llamas and camels and riding the train. He also got a really cool tattoo of a grasshopper on his arm. What a great day!

Okay, this is a two day blog. We are now into Friday. Since we didn't get pics of Bella, so here is one of she and grandma this morning (Friday). This is just before her nap so......but she's doing great and smiles a lot--just not in this video! :) Grandpa's at the physical therapist--no not just because of babysitting! :) He'll be home soon and we may go to garage sales.