The garage is getting full and with Johnathan, Landon and myself loading the truck I was starting to dread the next day. “The truck is coming tomorrow and we needed to have everything in the garage by morning!” I told my siblings constantly that day, trying to keep everyone moving was hard, people were exhausted and I was no exception. But, even now I’m not sure which was harder, keeping my siblings moving or making sure my 8mo and 2wks expectant mother did not hurt or overexert herself. (Love you, mom!)
At 10:18 am, Friday, the 10th of November, Madeleine Therese took her first breath of California air. Madeleine will be the first to be born out of Sioux Falls and the only one with a California birth certificate. She was 8lb 7oz and 19″ which is a pretty average Frederes size.
Just so cute!
Benjamen loved holding the pacifier in while holding the baby
Sleeping angle with wild hair.
I’m awake now!
Happy Birthday mom!
photo coming of her birthday present.
Happy Thanksgiving all my blog readers. How long did you guys spend in the kitchen cooking,cleaning, and having panic attacks about what ingredients you forgot at the grocery story? I spent about nine hours total the day before Thanksgiving in the kitchen, and there was mom, me, Sarah, and Landon in the kitchen at the same time. Now can you imagine families leaving ALL the cooking and cleaning to mom? Thats not fair.
What did you have at Thanksgiving dinner? I had turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, some sort of corn dish, stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, pecan pic, apple pie, banana pudding dessert, and punch.
Be thankful for what you have, count you blessings and write them down on a piece of paper and put the list next to your bed.
Mom, one day, was asking the little boys what they wanted for Christmas. Daniel was having the hardest time figuring out what he wanted.
Daniel: I want uuuummmm a wight saber ashiley, I want ummmmmm a Vio game, ashily I want a lego batman set, wait no, I eat legos.
This year for Thanksgiving we went to my grandparents farm on my dads side. We had a wonderful time, my grandma made her delectable deviled eggs, brownies, stuffing, and more. My granddad made the best turkey I have ever had, Sarah made yummy pumpkin pie, mom apple crisp, I made some kind of drink with ginger ale, fruit punch, and raspberry sherbet. Some time after lunch my granddad took two children at a time out to his field to drive the tractor. First he brought Daniel and Joseph, then Alex and John, and last but not least he brought me. Driving the tractor was very fun. It took me a while to get used to driving such a big peace of machinery. After that my granddad went outside with Landon and dad to shoot a big gun (we are way out of town) at an old can, the gun was very loud, and they did have ear protection. I stayed inside. I do not like to shoot guns it hurts my shoulder. After that we all stayed inside. It was very cold and windy so I did not get any pictures. But my granddad just sent me a picture of the tractor and deep till I drove.
On Tuesdays I take a class for strengthening and conditioning for pointe. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving my teacher said ( we must be thankful for our food and I will make you be thankful, and make you remember me over thanksgiving.) Everybody remembered her, including me. I was so sore, and even to this day my abs and shoulders are sore.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. I hope you were thankful because some people have only a piece of bread to be thankful for, NOT turkey, pumpkin pie some kind of drink with ginger ale, fruit punch, and raspberry sherbet, apple crisp, deviled eggs, brownies, stuffing, and more.
Mom’s birthday was on the 7th. But I do not have pictures. I gave her perfume and a very large bottle of lotion. One of the boys gave her a Christmas thing to put on the tree.
We went to Chicago last weekend. First we went to the Aquarium then to the Field Museum which I carelessly left my camera in the car for the museum so NO pictures. It took us ten hrs to get there.
Then we went home, and are living happily ever after.
The butterfly house got a touch pool with sting rays and little sharks. The first time we went to the butterfly house I did not touch anything, but the second time I went with two friends and I touched every thing.
The second time we went is bellow.