Thursday, December 31, 2009


I can't believe Christmas is over already and we are getting ready to celebrate the new year. Time goes way to fast. We had a great Christmas minus all of the snow and horrible weather we had. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning with the kids in Primghar. It was SO nice doing that so they could wake up at our house for Santa presents. We love that our family is complete and we are starting our own traditions now! Friday afternoon we took off for Swea for the rest of the weekend. We spent the weekend running here and there visiting family. We had a great time and I think my kids got plenty of toys to last a LONG time. They also got lots of clothes so I don't have to worry about buying clothes anytime soon! I still don't know where to put everything! Just think Camden's birthday is in 3 months and Maeci's is in 6 months....oh boy more stuff! I posted Christmas pictures on Facebook.....Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Preschool Program

Last Wednesday Camden had his program at school. It was so cute and all the kids did a great job! They are were so FULL of energy!! You would of thought they ate pure sugar before the concert! I am not sure how their teachers have that much patience somedays. It takes alot of patience to have 20 kids so full of energy!!
Here are a few pics.....

Playing Bells
He was a sheperd

Something must of been funny. That's a pretty big smile!

So grown up!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's been awhile.....

I seemed to be lacking on my updates lately but this time of year seems like it has been so crazy for us and it's only going to get worse with Christmas just over a week away!
Anways here's what has been going on in the Stevens' household....
Camden- Seems to be a busy little boy lately! A couple weeks ago he had to have surgery for tubes again. We are hoping this is going to be the last set of tubes and once again we are hoping he is going to outgrow this. We thought he was outgrowing this because he went without tubes for about 7 months with no problems and then it hit again. Brad and I both had ear trouble when we were young so we figured our kids would have problems. He was a trooper the day of surgery. This time he seemed to know what was kind of going on. He was trying to act so brave but you could tell he was scared. I guess if I was 4 I would be scared too. We got to walk with him up until the OR hallway and then he was own his own with the nurse. He started tearing up but did very well. I can't imagine going with people you don't know into a scary room (OR) with big machines and a little bed. Surgery took only 7 minutes and doc said everything went well. He was having trouble once he got back to the room with throwing up, probably from mucus in his throat and the anesthesia. We ended up having to give him a suppository for nausea and after that he only threw up a few more times and then he was good to go! And no he was not happy with the suppository, he fought it and I hated having to hold him down! When he got back to the room the first thing he asked is "When am I going to get my tubes in my ears?" He didn't even know they were already done. The one thing he remembers is the smell from the mask he had to wear to go to sleep. Well he was referring to the gas they used to put him out. After we got discharged and got home you couldn't even tell he was any different from any other day. Thank goodness with getting tubes there is really no recovery time after surgery, just eardrops we had to put in for 10 days!
Last Sunday he had his church program and did very well. He is always excited to have us come and watch him during his programs. Tomorrow night he has his preschool program and is very excited for that. I keep asking him what he is going to be singing and he just keeps telling me that I will have to wait and see:)
Maeci-Wow, can you believe that she was 6months old on December 5th? I don't know where the past 6months have went! She is a busy little girl! She is rolling all over the place and getting stuck in places and gets ticked off when she can't keep rolling over. I had to put things away already that is she is able to get. I am not ready for her to start crawling or walking! She is a very happy girl and a very good baby! She always has plenty of smiles for you. She loves her big brother and somedays it's so funny to watch him make her giggle:) I just had her in for her 6 month checkup and she weighed 20 lbs and was 27 inches. (I can't remember the other stats) She is still a little chunk but really is starting to thin out as she seems more active.
Brad and I have been busy with work and going here and there! We are trying to get ready for Christmas, it seems like it snuck up on us very fast this year. Usually I am done Christmas shopping by now but I still have a few things to get. We celebrated Christmas with Brad's extended family last weekend and then we will be celebrating all the others Christmas day/weekend. It's going to be a very busy Christmas weekend going here and there! I love Christmas but some years it gets to crazy!!! Hope everyone has a good Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Thanksgiving-Brad had to work so we headed to Cherokee to visit Jolleen. We were lucky that we also got to visit with Jamie, Aaron, & kids and also got to see Justin, Mandy, & Maddox! It had been awhile so it was nice to see them again!
Weekend-The weekend seemed like a busy one for us. Friday night we got together at the Bahrenfuss's with some of our friends. The kids ran wild! It was a fun night! Saturday morning Brad went to get our new fridge since our old died on us. Once he got it home and in the house he realized it wouldn't fit under our cupboards. When we went down to Sears to order it they had a smaller one and then a bigger one. We ordered the smaller one because it would fit to the dimensions we needed and the bigger one was obviously to big. Well the Sears guy messed up and ordered the bigger one....GRRRRR!!!! I did not want to haul it back to Sioux City and return it because it seemed like a pain in the butt! On top of that if we wanted to reorder the smaller one it would take another week to get here. Absolutely not!!! I was not going another week without a fridge!! So we ended up knocking out the two cupboards and in that process the nails and screws left some major holes in our wall and our wall started to crumble. We were trying to be very careful but if you would of seen the space we were working with we had no other options. All of our walls in our house are terrible! So after all of this the fridge is now in and I will get a newly painted kitchen. Saturday night we ran to Spencer to get some groceries since I obviously didn't have much with not having a fridge. I had a long day and didn't feel like cooking once we got home so we decided to eat out over in Spencer too. The kids were SO good the whole day so that was nice!!!
Sunday afternoon we spent the day cleaning the house and getting all of our Christmas decorations out! I always enjoy getting the decorations out and now it's fun to watch Camden get excited when he is helping!:)
Hope everyone is having a good week!