Monday, December 28, 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Hee Hee!!! Be sure to Elf yourself at JibJab.com....it is HILARIOUS!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Will she ever like him?

We ventured to the mall a few weekends ago for the obligatory Santa picture. My dad (aka Papa Hairface) thinks it is pure torture to make a child sit on a lap of a strange hairy man, especially since this particular child-Adalynn, is still unsure of him and he only has the hairy part going on....but as I said, we ventured to the mall for the OBLIGATORY Santa picture and this is what we got.

Isn't this hilarious???? The boys were so excited and she still didn't want anything to do with him. The entire time in line she kept saying that she was going to ask him for a Barbie, but when it came to be our turn, she had other plans....to get off of this strange hairy man's lap. So the boys spoke for her and let Santa know what she wanted while she just cried.

And in case you don't get a real card from me in the mail, here are the Christmas cards we sent out this year. I made them on seehere.com and got 100 for less than $7.00 (which was the s&h charges)! I love free codes!!!!! Next time I will get myself in gear enough to post it on the blog. I made two cards, because I couldn't decide which one I liked better and got prints of both. If you want a real one and don't think I have your address, feel free to email me at abcfryeblog-at-gmail-dot-com and I will mail you one!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year!

Isaiah 9:6 
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Many Blessings,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Welcome to the party!

Welcome to the party!

You have to check out HouseParty.com!!! I just went to a Betty Crocker party over the weekend and then I was chosen for a Wii Your Shape (featuring Jenny McCarthy) party at my house. They send me the game and Jello Mousse Temptations goodies and I invite my friends for a fun night! SOOO EXCITED!!!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

And finally....what you've been waiting for (soccer awards, football banquet, Thanksgiving, Christmas decorating and the best of all....SNOW!!!!!)

and the stockings are hung.....

Many Blessings,

Friday, December 4, 2009

can this sound really come from this sweet girl???

Still haven't had time to upload the pictures from the camera....but hopefully I will be able to this weekend.  I did have time to record these videos of Adalynn on my phone over the past few days. (Maybe Santa will see the quality of these videos and get me one of those flip cameras....oh nevermind he found a great deal on one at Kohl's on Black Friday. I just have to wait until Christmas to get it-UGH).

She and I are both fighting slight colds so the video below is what she sounds like when she sleeps. The snoring has been really bad and she hasn't slept well for the past few nights. I really think the drainage is getting to her. She goes to the ENT next week, but I really hope it stays out of her ears and she steers clear of an ear infection.The snoring is NOT normal for her and it has been quite awhile since she has snored like this. Almost 2 years to be exact!!! She sounded this bad right after they closed her palate and she couldn't figure out how to breathe out of her nose. Wow, I can't believe 2 years has past already!

and here she is singing her ABC's...The older she gets the more nasally I think she sounds but I guess that comes with the cleft territory. Anyone have experience with p-flap surgery? Still very cute nonetheless! Oh, and that is Camden in the background asking me to make him an 8!

And finally, as I finish up my Christmas shopping, I was wondering what are you getting your kiddos for Christmas? How much do you spend? I want to get my babies LOTS of things, but still trying to stay within our budget and be reasonable. What are your thoughts?

Many Blessings,

Monday, November 23, 2009

Working Mom....that's me!!!

I don't have a lot of time, Adalynn is napping, dishes are calling, eye appointment at 1:30, followed by work at 3:00....yes, you read correctly, work at 3:00

After 17 months of staying home, I went back to work a few weeks ago. We had been toying with the idea and financially something had to give-so off I went. Well, I wasn't really looking, but just happened to see that Broderick's school was in need of a director for their before and after-school program. So I work a few hours in the morning and then go back for a few  in the afternoon (more specifically 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.). My neighbor is watching them on the days John is not home and the best part is that I get to be home ALL DAY LONG---well, for the most part....

We are slowly, VERY SLOWLY adjusting, With me working so late in the afternoon, dinner has been moved back by an hour (and John is fixing it every weeknight). We also have to wake the kids up about an hour earlier than before, so things are sometimes a little crazy at 6:30 a.m. in the Frye house with 5 people getting ready, attempting to eat breakfast, and get to work/school/babysitter's house and not be late. Some mornings are better than others.

I have pictures to post of Camden's final soccer game and award's party, Broderick's HUGE (500+ people) football banquet, and a few random photos of our princess (who is slowly realizing her role), but that will have to wait. The dishes are now shouting, Adalynn won't be sleeping much longer, and my eye appointment-yes, still for the Uveitis looms ever closer.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to NO TRAVELING and John's sister and nephew visiting. Until then, 

Many Blessings,

Monday, November 2, 2009

There is NO WAY it is November already! I mean, REALLY????

Growing up, time seemed to stand still. It took forever for Christmas to get here after the Halloween festivities. And then forever for Spring Break to come and even longer for the much anticipated summer vacation. But now, as an adult, I am quickly realizing what my parents warned me of so long ago. Time really does fly. I can't believe that the lazy days of summer (or traveling days in our case) are long gone, and fall is in full swing. John's, Broderick's, and even my own birthdays flew by and we are each a year older. Halloween has come and gone and the costumes have already  made their way to the dress-up basket downstairs. Thanksgiving plans are in the works and the kids have already circled every single item in the Toys-R-us "Biggest Toy Book Ever". Can it really be November already? Can John and I really be in our mid-30's (he, more so than me)? Do we really have three kids? And is it even possible that I have 8 year old and 5 year old sons and an almost 2 1/2 year old daughter?

Now, don't get me wrong....there are days that really seem to stand still. Days that I can't wait for their bedtimes to come. Days that I feel I yell more than I don't. But, there are also days that I don't want to end. Moments that are all too often too fleeting. Phases in their lives that I know I will look back on and miss. Just last night I gave Adalynn a bath in the sink (yes, even at 28 1/2 months she STILL fits) and I looked at my 75lb football playing, size 6 shoe wearing, second grader and I wondered how in the world did he use to fit in the sink? But then again, wasn't it just yesterday? Where has the time gone?

Well, football season is over. Halloween has past. And my babies are growing up way too fast.  What used to take forever is now happening right before my eyes and I am fearful that if I blink I am going to miss something. I can't be alone. I know you all are sharing the same thoughts, fears, and awful realizations that time goes by way too fast and your baby's are growing up even faster. I am happy, sad, fearful, and full of love all at the same time. Just look at them!


No not just any princess, but Princess Peach....why didn't anyone get it? Everyone caught onto the boys' costumes right away, but nobody could tell who she was. Everyone just assumed "a princess". Aren't they cute? And can't you tell Broderick is WAY into it!!! By the way....if you ever dye white hats with Rit dye, be sure to wash them before going out in the rain. I was a bad mommy and didn't and I had two little boys with colored heads and necks from the dye running.


And here are some great shots John took at Broderick's last two football games. Doesn't he look WAY TOO OLD?!?!? I can't believe this was once my little baby who took baths in the sink just like his sister (though definitely not when he was 28 1/2 months old). My baby is growing up too fast and I am not sure I am ready!

Be sure to notice the other little boy having to reach and jump to get his flag back and how tall Broderick is in the picture below. The other two boys are the same age and in his 2nd grade classroom. No they are not on a hill....the difference is that great!

Happy November. Yes, it is really here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let's add some fun to the mix

As you read in my last post, my Uveitis has flared up. I found out today that it is in both eyes and pretty bad this time. UGH! We also found out on Friday that Camden's allergies are almost as severe as Broderick's and that he has asthma on top of that. He felt pretty yucky over the weekend so after taking him to the doctor yesterday morning, we found out yesterday afternoon that Camden has tested positive for Type A Influenze (which 95% of the cases are H1N1) and we found out this morning that he also has pertussis (aka whooping cough) on top of that. Talk about one miserable man!!!!

(by the way he WAS vaccinated for that via the DTaP over the summer.....go figure)

Needless to say.....prayers for his continued recovery and for the rest of the family's health!

Thanks and God bless!!!!!

Many Blessings,

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Virginia Beach, VA

 am feeling pretty crappy right now with another flare-up of Uveitis, so I will make this quick since I can't see and working on the computer really hurts my eyes.

We went to Virginia Beach, VA over Columbus Day weekend. We had a fantastic time, relaxed, swam, and played on the beach. The kids enjoyed every minute....well, for the most part. Adalynn was SCARED to death of the ocean and would not go close to it at all.

The first few pictures are from when John's parents visited us....and then a few of Adalynn taken a few weeks ago. I saw this and I couldn't beleive how big she is getting.....definitely not a baby anymore....I can't believe I have a little girl who plays with her baby dolls, loves princess EVERYTHING, and wants mommy to have tea parties. I blinked and it happened, my baby grew up!!  I am a bit overwhelmed and very scared!

So here are the pictures.....and the last two are a sneak peak at our beach photo shoot.....gotta love the tripod (we actually got some great shots of all of us together using it). Can't wait to get started on Christmas cards using these photos.