Saturday, September 25, 2010
Today Daddy is officially older than dirt (according to Maddie)!! He turned 31 today and I think he had a good birthday. I let him sleep in this morning while the kids and I made muffins. We brought him breakfast in bed and gave him his gifts. I bought him Halo, a game for the XBox and the kids gave him a year subscription to XBox Live-he was really excited!! Maddie also colored a card for him. We then spent the afternoon celebrating Olivia's birthday at Build a Bear. When that was over we met my parents, Megs and David at Outback for a dinner celebration. Megan and David bought him Metroid-a game for the Wii, and my parents gave him money. It was busy day, but I think he enjoyed it!
Thank you for being the best husband and father I could ever ask for. I hope you enjoyed your special day!!!!
Today was a busy day for us. We celebrated a special guy in our lives birthday today-Daddy, and Olivia who will turn 5 on the 30th. Daddy's post will be next. Olivia is Kim's daughter, who I have watched grow up. Hard to believe this is the fifth party of hers we have attended. It was at Build a Bear, which was great because we had never been!! Olivia had a ton of friends help celebrate her special day and I think everyone had a great time.
Maddie was able to build a bear and she picked out an outfit that we bought for her to put on CoCo (she named her herself:) Since Turner is so much younger than Olivia we didn't let him make one-Kim had to pay for each bear. Well towards the end I started feeling sorry for him, so we let him pick out a little friend of his own. It was already stuffed but he is the proud owner of a new puppy! Here lately Maddie has become our shy one. She sticks her hand in her mouth and hardly says a word in different situations. She didn't know many of the kids there today and so we saw the hand in her mouth a lot! I think she enjoyed building her bear though and we will definately go back!
Olivia had a super cute barbie cake, received lots of gifts, and had a great party!!! I am so thankful for Kim's friendship and was glad to be a part of Olivia's special day!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This week at school Maddie is focusing on the color Blue. They have been doing a different color every week. To be honest I don't know how much Maddie is learning at this point, but I think she enjoys the different activities that goes along with studying the colors. We have to bring in pictures from magazines that are the color she is studying for the week, her show and share item for the week must be that color, and she must wear that color on Wednesday. Tomorrow she is taking her blue doodle pro that she writes on all the time.
My cousin Emily is always showing pictures of her daughter's cute clothes on her blog. I am copying her and posting a picture of the dress she is wearing tomorrow. I bought it knowing that she starting school this year and with the color being blue, it is perfect. I think I paid $12 for it at a consignment sale which makes it that much cuter!!!
Maddie has a little shadow whose name is Turner, aka Ted, aka little brother. He follows her wherever she may go and tries to do whatever she does. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes not so much:) But in the teeth cleaning department....it's a good thing! He will not go to bed without standing on the stool with his sister to brush his teeth. Such a good habit he has picked up from her!! Hopefully there will be many more to come...
Megan had a great time at her Bachelorette Party Saturday night. We had a lingerie shower at my house, ate dinner at Rain, and then hung out at Mulligan's for a little while. I can't believe my little sister is getting married in less than 3 weeks!!!! Just wanted to share a few pictures from our fun (and rare) night out!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I just got on here to read my friend's blogs and realized I have only posted twice this month!!! That makes me sad but we have just been so super busy lately. We had a busy weekend having both Megan and David's bachelorette/bachelor parties and today Maddie has been sick:( We are playing it by ear whether or not she will go to school tomorrow. I hate for her to miss a day but if there is any way she is contagious, I know we will have to keep her home. I am going to try very hard to get back on here tomorrow and post more with pictures!! I have this printed into a book at the end of the year and hate to not document everything-I must learn to manage my time better!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Fair Time=Fun Time for the Wilke's family! I am so glad we went. It is so easy to spend a ton of money so we had debated on whether or not to go. I got tickets at work so we could get in free and decided we had to give it a shot!! Both kids had a blast. It looks like Maddie might take after her daddy and Turner might take after me. She rode every ride that she was tall enough to get on and loved it. There was one that made her a little nervous and she cried while on it, but was fine as soon as it ended. She got on the scrambler and when it was over was laughing saying that it made her dizzy. It would have made me throw up!!! Turner got on a little boat ride that he really enjoyed driving and in the end he and Maddie rode it together. It was the sweetest thing!! I love watching them do things together.
We also went in the barnyard where you can feed the animals. We paid a dollar each to receive a cup of food to feed the animals. Well....by the afternoon all the animals are full and you couldn't pay them to eat what was in your hand!!! Maddie was a little aggravated and Turner was just funny. This is where he is acting like me-all of the animals scared him!! I am talking about goats, ducks, rabbits....NOT lions, tigers, and bears:) He wouldn't get two feet away from his daddy and started crying a few times. Poor Turner!
There were several play sets set up that the amish build and were advertising. The kids played on those for a long while. How I would love to put one of those in our backyard!! We had to get some fun fair food, sno-cones, and lemonade before we left. We came home a little poorer, but it was a fun experience for everyone!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Maddie started school-one week ago and I am just now posting about it. I don't know where the time goes, but it is always getting away from me!! She had a great first week and I hope has a great year. Kevin was able to take last Monday and I picked her up both days. She seems to really like her teachers and has mentioned a few new friends-mostly boys:) This month they are focusing on colors and this week it is the color red. We had to cut out pictures from magazines with the color red for tomorrow and she has to take something red for show and share. She has a red apron that she wears when she cooks with me which is packed in her book bag. She also is wearing a red and white outfit. This is preschool and the thought of more homework than this wears me out!!!! I can't imagine what it will be like when we reach elementary school! She is at my parents hopefully to spend the night so Mimi can take her in the morning. We tried this last week and she ended up coming home....so we shall see. Over the weekend I purchased her a toddler size air mattress with a princess sleeping bag on it to keep at Mimi and Boo Boo's. I hope she loves it and sleeps well tonight. She has been complaining of her ear hurting, so I hope an ear infection isn't in the works. I hate the thought of her missing school the second week! The pictures posted are from her first full day of school.
I feel like Turner has been getting left out of my posts due to preschool frenzy so here is one of my big boy eating yogurt like a champ! He loves using spoons and forks and does it well! This was his second cup of yogurt in one sitting and downed it all. He is my great eater and seems to be the happiest when doing so:) Last week I said he looked like was slimming down. I think he is porking up again:) More to come soon. We had a great Labor Day weekend in Savannah and I will try to post on that tomorrow. As long as I just stay a week behind, all is well, right???:)