Sunday, September 30, 2012

Soccer Season Underway!

We are in full swing with soccer and spending all our Saturday mornings on the field.  Maddie is really enjoying her team this year and is learning a lot!  It is a lot of fun watching her play.  Turner is not really that interested in soccer and we spend the whole time laughing at those 3 year olds trying to figure out what is going on.  They are probably the youngest team in the league and it is a HOOT!!!  Turner will run after the ball if he wants to.....and if he doesn't, then he won't:)  He is learning about the game and I glad that he has an activity to be involved in as well.

Friday Night Craft!

A few weeks ago the kids and I put on our jammies and did a craft on Friday night in front of the tv.  Kevin is always at Football on Friday nights so we are on our own.  I found this idea on Pinterest and the kids had fun making them!  I hope to do the same thing for Christmas but make Christmas Trees and buy decor for the kids to put around them. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Disney on Ice minus T:(

Friday night Kelly and I took the kids to Disney on Ice-well most of the kids.  We have been planning this for over the month and both kids were so excited to go.  They couldn't wait to get a snocone and cotton candy.  Kevin had football and Tim was out of town, so we were on our own.  Well, Friday afternoon was a rough one.  I have been having some trouble with Turner and figuring out the best way to discipline him.  The smallest things can set him off, he can throw the best tantrums, and I just don't know how to get through to him.  Not to make excuses, but I know some of it was due to being tired.  We have been SO busy, are rarely at home at night, and are adjusting to having Aubry at the house, along with both kids being in school.
  Needless to say, Turner was throwing one fit after another and not minding at all.  Kelly and the kids came over with pizza beforehand and we had an hour before we needed to leave.  I think I took Turner to his room 3 times with the spanking spoon in that 1 hour.  I called Mimi crying and they came and picked him up.  It broke my heart, but I knew that I couldn't take him and ruin everyone's night.  I just pictured me carrying him around the Forum kicking and screaming all the way.  I also think he has to learn that there are consequences to his actions.  He was given a ton of chances, and he was very sad to not be able to go.
  I am doing a bible study right now one the book "Don't make me count to three" by Ginger Plowman and it is a great book about getting to the "heart" of the childs behavior and focusing on that instead of just wanting the outside package to look all pretty and neat.  I am trying to handle things differently and this book uses totally different approaches than ones I have used in the past.  It is good stuff!!  I definitely recommend the book!
  Even though the night didn't start off as I would have liked, the rest of the kids enjoyed the show and I am glad we were able to go.
  I think I titled this post wrong--three paragraphs on disciplining Turner and one sentence about  Disney on Ice:)

Thursday, September 13, 2012


We have been working with Turner on writing his name for probably 8 months.  We have lots of workbooks for the kids and we spend a lot of time at the kitchen table working on those or upstairs at the chalkboard.  The kids love to do "school".  Well, I thought it was important that Turner could write his name before he began preschool last month.  I knew that Maddie could write her name before 3, so I thought Turner would too.  I have learned that these two children are completely different, move to a different beat, and although both are intelligent-their learning processes are different and they aren't going to follow the same timeline as the other.  And that is OK!!
  I am not a teacher and had a difficult time trying to teach Turner.  He knows his letters, recognizes them, but just has a hard time writing them.  He can trace them perfectly, and then you have him do it on his own and he can't remember.  But today he had me go upstairs with him.  He wrote his name completely on his own without me writing it first, with the exception of the "e".  We practiced that a few times but he knew that letter came next.  So proud of him!  We have been working hard and I know he was thrilled with himself as well:)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Wilkes Family is becoming 5!!!!

These past few months have been a whirlwind for sure!!!  Let me start by saying God's timing and my own are definitely not always the same.  As I have said before, after my last miscarriage in April I went through a rough patch.  During that time, I also came to the conclusion that I was perfectly content with just having Maddie and Turner and didn't care to try again.  HA!!! the middle of July when I was two weeks late and decided to take a pregnancy test I was absolutely FLOORED when it took all of two seconds to show up positive!
  At first I was very nervous.  I had been tested for a clotting disorder and it had come back positive.  The doctor told me I needed to take an aspirin and folguard daily before I became pregnant and throughout the pregnancy.  Well, since I wasn't planning on having anymore, I never started taking the meds.  So I was so scared that I had messed up and that this baby would result in another miscarriage.  I am 13 weeks today and so far everything is going great!  I had a little spotting Thursday night and was a nervous wreck, but the quick trip to the doctor yesterday ended in me getting my very first baby picture in 4D, who has a healthy heart rate of 157!
  I hadn't started blogging when I was pregnant with M and T, so I am looking forward to being able to document everything throughout this journey.  The past two weeks I have felt pretty good and the past two days I have had a TON more energy.  I hope this is how the 2nd trimester is going to stay!  In the beginning I stayed sick, and just completely exhausted.  I can't tell you how many times I just passed out on the couch with M and T wide awake running around.  I have never done that before, but just couldn't seem to keep my eyes open.  Zofran has been a miracle drug to help with nausea and I am so thankful for it.  It is probably the reason that I gained TEN pounds this past MONTH!  I about died while getting weighed yesterday.  I definitely have to slow down or will be in a lot of trouble in a few months.  With Turner, I threw up the WHOLE time, and I always said that if I hadn't I would have been as big as a house.  I kind of like to eat while pregnant, and since I am not as sick anymore (Praise the Lord), I am going to have to be more careful!
  A few thoughts on my plans for this pregnancy (which I am reserving the right to change my mind at any time!!!):

-I don't want to find out what we are having.  Kevin wants to know.  Ultrasound tech told me yesterday that I am the patient and she won't tell either of us anything unless I ask her to.  Sorry Kevin:)

-I don't want to be induced this time.  I would love to go in labor on my own.

-Kevin THINKS he is naming this baby.  He says that I named Turner and at that time I told him if we ever had another one, he could pick out the name.  I totally don't remember anything about that conversation:)

-We are trying to decide if we should try and move or turn the playroom upstairs into Maddie's room.  Either way, we have a lot of work ahead of us and need to figure it out soon.  Been praying that God makes it clear whatever we are supposed to do!!

-The kids are so so excited!!  I think we waited until 11 weeks to tell them and they were thrilled.  Maddie has been saying she wants a brother and Turner has said both. 

Both of our families are very excited for us and Kevin and I are both excited as well.  Kevin is never home right now, so I will be glad when football season is over.  It has been a crazy crazy few months but we are definitely blessed beyond measure and realize that every single day!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ice Cream Social after Church!!

I LOVE all these kiddos!  Most of these buddies have been friends since birth!  These are some of the kids of our friends in Sunday School.  After church last night we went to the gym for our ice cream social.  We decided to put the kids at one table so all the adults could sit together at another.  Love our Church, Love our Sunday School Class, and love all of our kiddo's little friends!!  So Blessed!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Delta Fair 2012!!

We had a big time this morning at the Delta Fair!  It is amazing how much money is spent there in such a short period of time. My kids loved the rides, the food, the petting farms,  the shows, and even walked the entire time without begging to sit down or be held.  I realized that we no longer have a stroller for either of them.  Turner has gotten too big for our Sit N Stand, so I was a little worried about them whining....but they were golden!!  I also realized without the stroller, I don't want to lug around my big camera and case.  So today we are stuck with phone pics.  I am thinking a small camera might be on my Christmas wish list this year.

We are starting a new month and I have to do better on my blogging.  August wiped us all out and I am hoping for an easier month.  We are getting used to our morning routine of getting everyone ready for the day and we have all adjusted to having Aubry here with us-we love her!!  The kids can't get enough of her and some days Maddie will cry saying she doesn't want to go to school and miss anything we do at home.  Which trust me.....lately hasn't been much!

The fair was fun and we are looking forward to enjoying the rest of our weekend!  Everyone will be home on Monday and it will be nice to hopefully do nothing and relax!