Sunday, October 25, 2009

District Championships

Megan started at her new gym in August and they put her in level 5. She learned the routines and started getting the new skills. She is getting better and better all the time. We are so proud of her. I can't believe all she has accomplished in so little time. This competition season has been full of fun times!

Her best event is floor. She really does well. She got a 9.5!

Bars... what can I say... it is coming along. She is getting better! She actually got her high bar kip twice in a row during practice but missed it during the real deal. Still, she is competing and not scratching. :) Score 6.7

Beam. She fell twice. DARN IT! :) She is so cute on the beam. Not her best score... 7.5

Vault. She is continually doing better on vault. Here is one of her runs. She got a 7.35

We have one more competition this season and then we start a new season early next year. She will compete level five again next year and really excel. We are so excited! This season was such a great learning experience. We are so proud of our little gymnast!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Heidi the Climber

Heidi loves to climb on EVERYTHING! If there is something on the floor, she will get on top of it if she can. It is cute and a little scary! Very entertaining! Isn't Megan cute, too?!? I love those girls so much!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Bump in the Night

Yesterday I laid Christian down for a nap and Heather and I kept hearing a knocking noise and thought he was rolling around on the bed and hitting the wall with his legs or something. I went in to check on Christian and he was in the middle of the floor playing. Hmmm... Later I heard the noise when I was in his room and I quickly looked out the window to see if I could see anything. Nothing. Just our fence, a street, and grass. I forgot about it. Last night I got up with Heidi about 3 a.m. and after I laid her down I started to hear a crazy sound within the walls of my home. I started getting scared. I forced myself to close my eyes and try to sleep. Bump. I heard it again. Bump. Again. Bump. CRAP!!! What is in my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I called Jared (he was alseep in the living room) and told him to come in our room and listen to this sound. He sat on the bed and sure enough we heard the sound again. Bump. It was quite loud, too. Neither of us could think of what it could be. I rapped on the wall and the noise seemed to go away. Great. I scared the big scary monster in the wall. Jared got up and said he was going back to sleep. I laid there visualizing all the horrible things it could be. A raccoon? A giant rat? A large bird? A ghost? AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I eventually fell asleep. Then, this morning we were getting the kids ready and I heard it again! Jared heard it, too. Jared said he was going to check something outside. Soon after I heard the noise a bunch of times in a row! Christian came running out of his room and asked me what was happening in his room!!! Jared came in and asked me if I heard the noise five times. Yes, I suppose it could have been five times....

It was the gate to the privacy fence. It must not have latched properly when Jared closed it after mowing and he never checked it because he planned on finishing the yard and I made him come inside. (it was CRAZY dark!!) Anyway, the gate was slamming open and close with the wind. Phew! No rat or scary monster!

But here is a picture of the new addition to the pool area in the back yard. We put an iron fence in to close off the pool from the rest of the yard so the kids can play safely and give me some peace of mind :) It wasn't a cheap investment, but worth every penny!

Friday, October 9, 2009

11 MONTHS!!!

Heidi is getting way too big, I can't believe she is already 11 months old. She is the most precious baby girl, I love her so much!

Things she has done in the last month...

* Got her first tooth, then another, then another, and 3 more cutting through... all in one month! Poor girl!

* Taken her first steps. She isn't totally walking, but really close. Most steps in a row: 6

* Played in the toilet

* broke MANY dishes trying to help me unload the dishwasher

* got a big girl car seat, still facing back

* got a flu shot, not fun, but had to protect her from all the crap my kids bring home from school

* still NOT sleeping through the night

* STILL nursing :D

* still NOOOOOOOOO hair!!! (well a little fuzz, it is getting better)

Won't be long until she is ONE! Halloween. Can't wait... CAN wait. She is the light of my life!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Heidi had a lollipop for the first time at the school carnival. I gave it to her so she would leave her hat on. We were selling the hats in the gym and she was our advertisement out where all the people were. We actually sold a lot of stuff, it was exciting! But Heidi was so cute eating the sucker I had to take a million pics. Here are some of them...