Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Treats

They kids received a couple boxes in the mail yesterday. One from Jenny and one from mom and dad.


Treat bags from Jenny!


Colin: "Eeeeeee......candy!!!!"




He is definitely my boy....has the sweet tooth!!!




Gifts from Grandma and Papa





His puppy Lucky....he's been into 101 Dalmations lately!






Taylor's reindeer Val (like Valentine!!!!)

As a family, we haven't been up to too much lately. I've been packing things here and there...mostly things we don't use on a day to day basis. Boxes are starting to pile up in corners. We went up to Cedar Rapids the first week of Feb. to house hunt. The first day we were there, we went thru one house that is owned by a director that just moved to Columbia, MO. It was a little smaller that what we wanted. Then we drove around looking at neighborhoods, and hunting for houses.
We ended up at a Real Estate office and received some print outs of homes in our price range. We then drove around the looked at them, to put on our short list. I would then the next day walk thru the houses with Fred (tims dad), the kids and the realtor. Tim had to go to a meeting in Ottumwa...so he left it up to me. I narrowed it down 3. So Tim was able to walk thru them the following day with the realtor and myself. Overall, we decided on the one for us!!! We hope to make an offer soon!!! Just praying everything works out!!

Taylor is really enjoying Pre-school and doing very well. She knows her shapes, numbers, letters, and even writes her name, along with, Tim, Colin, and Becky. We are very proud of her!! She can count to 30, she follows along very well with instructions from the teachers and gets along with all of her classmates.
Colin is all boy!! He is just a funny little guy! He talks very well and is saying the darndest things at the funniest times. Of course, he picks up alot of it from Taylor, Tim, or myself. We saw a commercial for The Family Guy episode where Stewie is saying, "ma, ma, ma, mommy, mommy, mommy, mama, mama, mama, etc. etc." then Phyliss (not sure of her name...the mom in the show) and she yells, "what". Stewie then says "Hi...." and giggles. He is always asking me to say 'What', then he'll start saying, "Mom, mom.....Hi"!!! Its too funny!!
Well, that is a quick insight to our lives for now. Hope all is well and Happy Valentine's Day!

3 comments:

mandy said...

the kids only get cards from me this year...no money to go around for each of them...lol...anyway, the moms name is LOIS in family guy, btw :) hehe

but yes...that is hilarious that colin does that...its so funny!!!! ill have to let him watch that show when he gets to be like 18, lol...anyway, hope you get the house...its very cute, i love it :)

Anonymous said...

I love the pics as usual! Glad they fot there in a timley fashion for a change. Colin is definitely your son and I mean that in a good way. He is getting cuter all the time and of course there is no cuter girl than my little Taylor! Love to all, G-Ma XO XO

The Arnold Family said...

Keep us all updated on the house hunting!