Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I am having a hard time believing that the 4th of July weekend is approaching fast....ok so fast that it starts tomorrow! Crazy! Not sure when the past 2-3 months have gone! I always think that once the 4th is over the rest of the summer goes even faster...ugh!!
Anyways it's been so long since I have updated I am not even sure where to start.
Brad and I have been busy between work, running kids everywhere, weddings, weekend getaways, etc! Whew! I think we maybe have one or two weekends that are free until the end of August. I keep saying "Next summer won't be as busy!" Yeah pretty sure it actually gets worse every summer! Oh well I do like being busy but some days I just want to sit on the couch and do nothing!
Here is what has been going on with each of us.....
*Just was accepted into DRE school. He will have training down in Des Moines for a Month and training in Phoenix, Arizona for a week or so. Once he passes this school he will be a Drug Recognition Expert for the State of Iowa. He is very excited about this upcoming adventure!
*Still on the city council and keeping plenty busy with meetings, etc.
*He is home a couple days a week so he is always running the kids to kids klub, swimming, ballgames, etc. He also helped coach Cam's tball team this year.
*Here in a few weeks he is going out to Chicago to stay with Brandi and Jeff for a few days. He will be doing a ride along with under cover cop during his stay. The cop is actually good friends with Jeff and Brandi. I'm not so excited about this. The guy he is doing the ride along with I have seen on t.v. doing undercover work. So I have seen the area where he will be doing his ride along and it freaks me out!! The Phillies are playing at Wrigley while he is out there so he will be going to a game with Brandi and Jeff. (Brad is a phillies fan) They have season tickets right behind home plate and it will be pretty much all cubs fans?! I am guessing he might not want to wear Phillies apparell...lol!!
*We bought a new motorcycle in May so he has been trying to ride when he can. He says he wants to do some more riding but the weather doesn't always coroperate!
*My life the past month has consisted of working and running home after work (or having to leave work early) to pick up the kids, get them ready and scurry out the door to get to Cam's games. This happened 2-3 nights/week. It got a little crazy at times but we made it through it with no problems :)
*(Backing up a couple months)My wonderful hubby and kids bought tickets back in May for my friend Anne and I to see Tim McGraw....it was tons of fun!!!
* The end of May Brad and I were able to go to Altoona for the baptism of our goddaughter Clairie. We had a good time with the Sigwarths and were very honored to be there for Clairie's special day!
*Ready for the weeks to SLOW down. We have alot of upcoming plans/getaways in July/August/September that I am ready for but then again that means school will be fast approaching and we won't have many summer days left!
*Enjoying being able to make it to a few of my brothers bb games. He actually has been playing a few games close to us so it's been nice to go watch. He is a darn good catcher and having a pretty good year!
*Enjoying spending time with the kids outside, and going on bike rides. The weather hasn't been the greatest this summer but we try to get outside as much as possible!
*Graduated kindergarten the end of May. Wow it's really hard to believe he is going to be in 1st grade. We received his last report card and he did awesome!! His last dibels scores blew us away again.Very proud of him!
*Tball started the beginning of May and his last game was this past Tuesday. He told me the other night that "he is ready to sign up for next year!" The kid loves to play ball!!
*As Camden gets older I think he is going to start getting bored at daycare. As of right now he likes daycare and enjoys being there with all his friends. Our daycare has a kids klub every summer so I decided this summer to sign him up. He has it twice a week. One day of the week they stay in town and do something fun and the other day they take a field trip our of town. He LOVES it! A few of the field trips that I can remember have been: Nature Center, Mill Creek State Park, Cherokee Museum, Miniature golfing. It's a good way to keep the kids busy in the summer!
*Today he left for church camp. He really wanted to do the overnight camp but I wasn't so sure he was ready for that quite yet. We talked him into doing a day camp and next year we would allow him to do an overnight if he still wanted. He left this morning and we will go pick him up tonight. I am excited to hear about all his fun stuff he was able to do!
*Bible school next week....he always looks forward to this week!
*He is not ready for summer to be over but he is looking forward to the 1st grade.
*He is reading like crazy! Wow! He could read some words throughout the books but since the 2nds semester of Kindergarten he is really reading. He obviously needs help with some words but does well! It's nice because Maeci loves books so if I don't have time to read to her Camden will.
*This summer he is really enjoying riding his bike, playing with friends, and swimming!
*Awww this girl gives me a run for my money!! She is so stinkin' naughty somedays. She is also pretty loveable!! She can be a sweetheart with lots of hugs and kisses but if she is mad, watch out! Her attitude at this age is nothing like Cam at the age of 2. I have two completely opposite kids!
*She has no fear-She will do about anything!
*Mimicks everything Camden does!
*When she is mad watch out because she is going through another hitting stage. (It's not to bad but she is still doing it)
*Loves to drive her brother crazy! She always wants something he has and vice versa. It usually ends up in a fight...and Maec does NOT back down from her brother!
*She does love her brother and somedays they do get a long well. When he is not home she is always asking "Where's brother, Where's Tamden (Camden)?"
*Loves to draw with markers, read books, and ride her little bike!
*Literally OBSESSED with her babies. She sleeps with them and they go everywhere she goes. Usually she wants to take one or FOUR babies with where ever we go. I usually try to limit it to 1-2...lol! She rocks and feeds them. The latest is she has to burp them! She is so funny sometimes!
*Talking like crazy! Her new favorite saying is "uh oh spaghettios"
*Brad told her the other day 5 times that she needed to go clean her room. The last time he told her she folded her arms together looked at him with a grouchy look and said "Fine" and she trudged down the hallway to her room! Lol! She is a pistol!!
*She can count to 10! One day we were counting and I thought she could just count to 5 but she kept counting to 10! She also knows a few of her colors. Blue, Purple, Red and Green
*Has another obsession-ELMO! She insist that she watch Elmo Pets a million times a day. The first thing she says when she gets up in the morning is "Watch Elmo Mommy?"
Well this is getting way to long so I am going to end it! I know I went back and forth between stuff but I just wrote it as it came to me. Hope everyone has a good 4th of July weekend!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Do you think that she hears that word from me a little to much?!? I think so.......
Monday, February 14, 2011
Anyways Spring is near and we are excited!
It seems lately that is non-stop going in our house! We have been SO busy!! Here's what been going on with the Stevens'-
*A couple weeks ago he had a two weekend camp for basketball. He had so much fun and learned alot! We were able to watch him play during half time at the HS game.
*His normal week is sooo busy...wrestling on Tuesday and Thursday night and church on Wednesday night. By the time Friday comes he is ready for a couple days off...me too!! He does really well with his busy schedule :) He is already asking when soccer is going to start.....he is always on the go! I know he is only 5 but I can't imagine what it's like when he gets older. And we don't push him to do these things, it's his choice if he wants to do wrestling or not! Church he doesn't have much of a choice....he loves it so I have no problem getting him to go on Wednesday nights. Sometimes I feel for a 5 year old this is to much during the week but he doesn't have a problem with it!
*Doing great in school! It's conference time this week at school and Mrs. Menke sent a letter home and talked to Brad that she does not have to meet with us because he is doing great and she has no concerns...oh one concern...to listen a little better :)
*Camden has been asking on and off for me to have another baby...but it has to be a boy!! He does not really understand that we don't have a choice if it's a boy or girl. I think he is getting bored with his sister! I am a 100% sure there won't be anymore babies in our house...ok maybe not a 100% , maybe 80% sure! I get that baby itch every once in a while!
*He can't wait to be 6...I swear ever since the day after Christmas that's all he has talked about! It has slowed down a little bit but give it a couple weeks and he will be constantly asking about his birthday! I guess birthdays are a big thing to little kids. Not sure what we are doing for his birthday but this year I am going to try and make his birthday cake...yikes...hope he doesn't pick anything to hard for me to make!!
* She is my.......naughty, little, cute, devil, blue eyed, stinker, baby girl! Awww this girl gives me a run for my money! She is so naughty at times...her newest thing is spitting at you...yes spitting...nothing comes out of her mouth but just the action of spitting! Yep probably learned that at daycare! She is going through a stage of hitting and throwing some major fits....wow! Oh well it's a stage and it will pass! I am just glad I didn't have 2 kids that had the terrible two's!
*Ok on to the good stuff..... She can be the sweetest little girl, likes to give lots of hugs and kisses! If someone gets hurt she is always there rubbing their head and saying " it k" (it's ok)
*Obsessed with babies!! She is always feeding and rocking her babies. When she is rocking her babies she always sings to them, more like hums some tune...it's so cute!!
*Potty time....about a week ago we introduced the potty to her. We are not pushing her but letting her get comfortable with knowing what it is, etc. If you push a kid it will be harder to get them trained! It's not an everyday thing we do right now but wanting her to get used to it. The other day she was standing in the front of the toilet trying to go potty like a boy...oh my..thinking she has watched Camden a time or two! She will say "potty, potty" and even though we are not really potty training we take her and sit her on the toilet!
*Toddler bed...yikes...yes we are going to be switching her over sometime soon! Camden was in a toddler bed at 20 months so we will be trying to see how Maec does! I told Brad I will be leaving the crib up just in case she doesn't do well in the bed! Not sure exactly when we will be doing it but sometime soon!
A couple weekends ago we celebrated Christmas with Brad's family in Des Moines at a hotel/waterpark. It was a great time and it was nice to see everyone!
This past weekend we celebrated Christmas at my house with my mom/family. The kids were excited to see everyone and we had a good time! The weekends go way to fast though!
Well that's about all for now.......Enjoy the warmer weather this week!! :)
Monday, February 7, 2011
The Lombardi trophy is coming home!!
Wow, what a game last night!! We have a very happy house right now! I was SOOOOO nervous in the 2nd half when the Steelers were making a run and came within 3 points....pretty sure I couldn't quit shaking! I guess I would rather have a close/exciting game then a blowout game. Ok maybe a blowout(Packers being on top:) ) wouldn't have been so bad for my nerves...lol!!
I am already excited for next season! I think my husband is hoping he gets his season tickets this year...oh wait I should say my season ticket since it's in MY name!! We are on the list for one season ticket and also for 2 season tickets. His name is on for the 2 tickets and we might not get those til we are 60 yrs old.(the list is very long) As for the one season ticket we should either get that this year or next.(Although it may be longer now that they have won the super bowl...who would want to give up their tickets after just winning the super bowl!?! I sure wouldn't!) We actually got offered it this past season but turned it down because they were only offering the package for half the games and we wanted the full season! We will have to wait and see! GO PACK GO!!!!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This morning I was on my way to work and I could see flashing cop lights about a mile up the road. As I got closer I realized a deputy had someone pulled over on the opposite side of the road. Of course I slowed down as I was getting closer because I could see 2-3 cars coming toward me. I didn't think I would have to come to almost a complete stop since I was on the opposite side of the cars and the deputy, etc. The truck (coming toward me) that was the first in line did NOT SLOW down a bit and maybe moved over 5 inches as he passed the deputy. I ended up coming to an almost complete stop thinking I would just stop so the truck could come into my lane a little to pass the deputy/stopped vehicle! Oh no he did not and probably didn't even take off his cruise control. Being a cops wife that stuff freaks me out....that deputy could easily get hit by someone that is careless and not slowing down. I know this is probably on the bottom of my list of stuff that freaks me out being a cops wife....cuz I know there is alot worse things that these deputies/officers deal with! I have seen on cop shows before where an officer gets hit because of careless drivers! Maybe I freaked out a little much on the whole thing this morning but that deputy was my husband! Even if it wasn't my husband I still would of been annoyed with the whole thing.
Also, once last thing and then I will be done.
People PULL OVER for an Ambulance with flashing lights! It doesn't matter what side of the road you are on....slow down and get over! Had an experience with that a couple weeks ago. Not going to get into the story but you get my point!
Ok I am done....sorry if that annoyed you but I had to vent!
Have a good day!
Monday, January 17, 2011
This is a conversation Camden and I had yesterday driving to Sheldon...(it fits in with the warm weather/crappy winter)
Camden(as many birds were flying right at my windshield)- Mom, ya know some birds fly south to have warm weather since it's so cold here.
Me-Yep Cam you are right. Maybe we should fly south to have warm weather?
Camden-Well then why don't we?....I like the snow for awhile but I am ready for summer.
Me-Me too....It would be nice to go somewhere warm right now!
Camden-(thinking about it) But mom we can't fly south we don't have wings.....(he is laughing)
Me-Very true Camden....A plane has wings and we can go that way! lol
He is so funny somedays! He is getting sick of the snow and cold too. He loves the snow for a couple months and usually about this time he is wanting it to be summer!