Dennie Kids: August 31, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Sleeping in late for everyone-Reagan and Graham woke up at 8:30 and Mom had to wake Anderson up at 9
  • Reagan so excited that we had a refrigerator like at a hotel and she asked if we were going to take it with us to our hotels
  • Playing at Grannymom's house this morning and even getting to go to the park to play
  • Delivering snacks to Papaw and Beebee-everyone enjoyed a few popsicles
  • Delivering more snacks to Pops at work
  • Coming home and taking a short nap before our baths
  • A movie and then getting to use our little movie players-we were practicing for the trip
  • Playing around and then some peaches for our bedtime snack
  • Having to be in the van at 4:30 in the morning-so we are going to wear our pajamas to the airport!
  • Mom's packing list: 3 kids, 2 strollers, 2 car seat bags (w/ 3 car seats in them), 2 kid back packs, 1 diaper bag, 1 ice chest, 1 pack n play, 1 big suitcase, 1 small suitcase and 1 green bag

August 29, 2009: IV's first present

IV's received her first present today. Something that Mom and Dad will get more use out of than the baby. So Dad couldn't be happier! Wondering what it is? A mini-fridge for Mom's bedroom. Yep, that's right. Now, when IV is hungry in the middle of the night. No one just has to stumble down the stairs to grab a bottle out of the refrigerator. And it will be handy when the other 3 wake up and want their milk. Yes, it will filled up before we go to bed tonight! (We should have bought it years ago!)

Dennie Kids: August 30, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Church today-Graham finally calmed down in his class and had a nap
  • Anderson gets a kick out of having 2 Ms. Shirleys and 2 Owens in his class
  • Sunday lunch at Grannymom's house and then getting every toy out at her house
  • Dad letting us watch a movie before naptime
  • Anderson grabbing water from the fridge and wanting to take it to Dad while he was mowing
  • A picnic outside and then helping Dad with some yardwork
  • Getting to stay up really late while waiting to see Nonna and Pops
  • Nonna bringing us butterfly panties, football underwear and a storybook for Graham
  • Everyone going to bed-and no one has called for Mom and Dad yet!
  • IV getting his/her first baby gift! Check it out here

Dennie Kids: August 29, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Reagan and Anderson spending all morning in their pajamas
  • Graham enjoying chasing a ball around the house (wasn't really a ball it was a toy orange)
  • Playing with Grannymom while Grandpa and Dad did a little bit of construction work on Mom's cabinets
  • A nap for Graham, a trip to the bank for Anderson and Reagan getting to paint her fingernails (Mom even let her do most of it by herself)
  • Short naps for all
  • A bang trim for Reagan while the boys waiting in the car-Reagan didn't want her Dad to go inside with her since he had said he was going to get her haircut like the boys hair
  • Celebrating Kyle, Amber and Todd's birthdays (along with a few late birthday gifts for Kennedy and Camryn and a gift for Graham and Kyle passing out some of his travel books to Robby-almost everyone left with a present-except April and Jaymie who just got a messy house out of the deal)
  • Swinging and sliding on Jacob's new slide and swing and then eating lots of hot dogs and cake
  • Coming home and going straight to bed-we were all tired

Dennie Kids: August 28, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • An early morning and we all just sat in the boys room and played until time to get ready
  • Breakfast-a toaster strudel for Anderson, pb&j for Reagan and muffin tops for Graham
  • Meeting Dad at the zoo for a quick trip around the zoo. The favorites were feeding the fish, rhinos and giraffes
  • Lunch at Taco Bell and everyone was hungry. Anderson even asked for more-Dad was going to buy him some more but Mom said no!
  • Afternoon naps for everyone-after a few spankings for Anderson (he was tired and didn't want to get out of the van, started playing with the doors and running from Mom)
  • Helping Mom make a cake -Reagan enjoyed licking the bowl
  • Supper at Texas Roadhouse-Anderson ate about 4 rolls, Reagan had that much honey mustard dressing and Graham just took it all in with so much to look at
  • Reagan showing Mom a sign her teacher taught her and Mom asked if her teacher signs in her class (teacher is a deaf educator)-Reagan said "no, she can talk"
  • Haircuts for all of the boys-Dad cut Graham's hair so don't blame Mom! Anderson and Reagan thought he looked so funny and Dad was afraid that Mom was going to cry!
  • A few pictures and a much needed bath since there is hair everywhere in this house!

Dennie Kids: August 27, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Reagan and Anderson both ending up in Mom and Dad's bed early this morning-they didn't even know that each other was there
  • Another school day-Anderson's teacher said the he loved stamping, made lots of sound effects today (is that bad?) and encouraged Mom to send him in big boy underwear, Reagan's teacher was excited about Reagan's trip and had talked to Reagan about it and Graham's teachers were ready to get rid of him
  • Coming home and a nap for Graham-school is hard for a little guy
  • Movies and helping Mom pack Reagan and Anderson's trip bags-it is very interesting what they want to put in their bag
  • Eating cheerios while working on our ABC books and then spending the rest of the afternoon looking for a motorcycle
  • Waiting til Dad gets home; then continuing our tradition of going to McDonald's when Mom goes to Bunko; we even got ice cream tonight
  • Coming home and putting on our pjs and then watching one movie before going to bed

Dennie Kids: August 26, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • A rough start to the morning-lots of "don't tell Daddy" and "no spank me"
  • Helping Mom organize stuff in the kitchen and she has a few extra plastic bags-a few hundred extra that was loved throwing around the kitchen
  • Everyone moving the chairs out of the kitchen and then everyone sweeping (even Graham) and then all 3 kids helping move the chairs back
  • Reagan's first nose bleed. She became quite hysterical but all was well after a few minutes. Mom was glad this happened at home and not at school
  • Nonna coming over while Mom packed a little-we all helped Mom and even played outside with Nonna
  • Afternoon naps for everyone
  • Reagan opening up her first birthday present-a slinky from the Nutrition Center
  • Pizza for supper and then watching lots of movies with Dad while Mom was at church
  • Medicine for everyone before bed-we all had runny noses and felt a little warm.

Dennie Kids: August 25, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another day at school-Reagan and Anderson watched each other through the fence on the playground and Graham was quite comfortable in his teacher's lap when Dad picked him up
  • Graham falling asleep on the way home and taking another nap at home
  • Reagan and Anderson playing outside and enjoying swinging
  • Snacks and movies for all before everything falls apart at 5-always does-we all get fussy, whiney, hungry and tired so we fight, fuss, scream and squeel!
  • Supper at Zaxby's in Bryant-it was delicious and the highlight was the cookies that came with the kids meal
  • Shopping at Target-Dad was disappointed because his mini fridge was sold out-that was going to be the first thing we bought for IV!
  • Coming home and going straight to bed-we were tired! and Dad gave us a good talking to after he tucked us in!

Dennie Kids: August 24, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping in until 7:30
  • Waiting for Mr. Tom to stop by to drop off football tickets
  • Going to Grannymom & Grandpa's for the morning and part of the afternoon - we got to make more puppets, ride bicycles, eat lunch and have lots of fun
  • Mom picking us up and coming home to take naps; then early baths for everyone by Mom since we got pretty hot and stinky earlier in the day
  • Waiting for Dad to come home and then eating supper; everyone liked the dinosaur ravioli
  • Putting on a puppet show for Dad while Mom went to Bunko; and Graham playing soccer by himself for a good 10 minutes
  • Graham going to bed first and Reagan and Anderson getting to watch an extra movie (Arthur went to NYC today!)
  • To bed (except Anderson & Reagan have been talking for over an hour in bed)

Dennie Kids: August 23, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another exciting drop-off at Sunday School-Anderson did great, Reagan's teacher picked her up-she did NOT like that and started screaming "put me down" (which she did and Reagan calmed quickly) and Graham had to be pried off of Dad
  • Lunch at Nonna's house-the highlight was her cake and the strawberries
  • Afternoon naps for everyone while Mom shopped and shopped!
  • Back to church-we played with Pops for a little bit while Dad had a meeting: we loved jumping off of the steps (the 4th step-Mom said it was too high but she let us anyway!)
  • Anderson and Reagan seeing each other and playing together on the playground tonight
  • Supper at Burger King and playing on the slide-except that Anderson got scared and wouldn't climb up because Reagan mentioned "monsters" and "a lion chewing them up"

Dennie Kids: August 22, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Graham fussing last night so he ended up in bed with Mom so Dad ended up in Graham's room. Then Mom finally put him in his bathroom bed but only whispered to Dad that he could come back to bed-so she enjoyed the whole bed to herself!...until Reagan and then Anderson had to wake up to potty in the middle of the night!
  • Enjoying Cash's 3rd birthday party-they had a biker's breakfast buffet. Graham ate and ate, Reagan loved the strawberries and bacon and Anderson ate 3 cinnamon rolls (well, maybe just the tops of 3 cinnamon rolls)
  • Running a few errands and then Reagan and Anderson driving with Dad to take the lawnmower to get fixed
  • Mom and Graham waiting outside on everyone-Graham only wanted to walk to the end of the driveway and would throw a fit when Mom would take him back up to the house
  • Lunch and then afternoon naps
  • Supper at Cozymels-everyone's behavior was a B to a B- but that was better than the food and service!
  • Playing outside on our slide and swings before our baths-Dad asked when Anderson's ears got so dirty and Anderson said at Cash's party
  • Graham going to bed while Reagan and Anderson are playing dollhouse

Dennie Kids: August 21, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • An early morning-Mom is worried that everyone is going to get used to waking up early again
  • Mom taking everyone to the park-Graham loved trying to climb up the slide, Reagan almost can do the monkey bars and Anderson sweats like you wouldn't believe!
  • A walk around the block and then Mom asking if we want to play some more at the park-we said we wanted to go home-probably because Mom had our drinks in the car
  • Watching Mom using her sewing machine-we had never seen that before!
  • Lunch while Dad was mowing the yard. Reagan and Anderson each got to take Dad some water-a highlight of the day
  • Afternoon naps-Reagan got in trouble and begged Mom not to tell Dad and to only tell him that she got into trouble "zero times"
  • Supper at Larry's pizza with Ms. Laryn and some other people-Reagan and Anderson playing games with Sarah Ashley and Graham playing with Ms. Alicia
  • Swinging and sliding at the park tonight-we saw cows and one horse, lots of boats and a hot air balloon
  • Coming home and going straight to bed-Anderson and Reagan are actually screaming at each other-they don't know that they are in the same room!

Dennie Kids: August 20, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another day at school-Graham didn't scream today, Reagan drew a self-portrait (complete with purple shoes and a necklace) and Anderson was pretty cheery when we picked him up
  • Everyone sitting on the steps for a drink at home-Graham can fly up the stairs now. Mom found him at the top this morning sitting there happily kicking his feet
  • Lots of wildness when we came home. They all have lots of energy after a day at school
  • A nap for Graham and a movie for Reagan and Anderson
  • Supper out and then a Walmart run
  • Spending money (or tickets as Anderson called it) at the Dollar Store-Anderson bought a motorcycle, Graham saved his money and Reagan bought some water guns
  • A water gun fight once we came home-Graham ended up being the wettest but he loved every minute of it

Dennie Kids: August 19, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • An early morning and it didn't have to be since there was no school today
  • Helping Mom do lots of chores-the highlight was cleaning out above her cabinets. We helped carry everything to her bed so she could sort it out. Mom does have lots and lots of shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes-she is a little obsessive with her coupons
  • Nonna coming over to play-while she was here Mom worked and we played with her
  • Anderson running a few errands with Mom. He enjoyed shopping by himself so he could walk at the stores and not ride in the shopping cart
  • Afternoon naps for everyone while Mom played on the computer
  • Shaghetti for supper-Graham really enjoyed it (Mom did not enjoy the clean up though)
  • Reagan and Anderson playing "spies" while Mom and Dad ate-they were not nearly as messy
  • Graham walking around with his sunglasses on showing off and then pretending like he was talking on the phone while Reagan and Anderson paid him no attention since they were watching a movie

Dennie Kids: August 18, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Mom and Dad waking up everyone early for school this morning
  • Graham not fussing when Mom and Dad dropped him off-yes, they both had to go this morning!
  • Reagan enjoying being the line leader and helper in her class and Anderson's note said that he was talkative and enjoyed singing. The highlight of their day was seeing each other on the playground-they said they didn't wave at each other though!
  • Mom and Dad picking everyone up-Mom could tell that Graham had been crying. Ms. Marie was holding him and he jumped out of her arms when he saw Dad in the hallway
  • Popsicles and cookies to celebrate the first day of school
  • Resting on the couch this afternoon for Reagan and Anderson and a nap for Graham
  • Wrapping a few presents this afternoon-Reagan used the scissors and Anderson used the tape
  • Waiting in the garage for Dad and everyone getting so excited when the ice cream man drove by-jumping, squealing and even begging Mom to take a picture of it (and we didn't even get any ice cream)
  • Supper and then reading books with Dad before one last movie and cheerios

Dennie Kids: August 17, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping until 8:30 this morning (everyone but Dad)-tomorrow we will have already been at school for 15 minutes by 8:30
  • Helping Mom make lunches for tomorrow and pull out lots of clothes
  • Lunch at Grannymom's house with Dad
  • Reagan helping Mom make her bow hanger-Anderson even helped some too
  • Laundry and hanging Reagan's picture before nap
  • The UPS man coming and ringing the doorbell-waking up Anderson very early this afternoon
  • Helping Mom make cookies-chocolate peanut butter chip-it was a little hard since Mom didn't have any eggs (and she just went to the store last night!)
  • Anderson having to eat supper outside because he wouldn't eat inside-he just sat on the picnic bench-there was a fly buzzing around him so he put his hands on his ears-pitiful!
  • Baths for everyone and then one last movie before an early bedtime

Dennie Kids: August 16, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Everyone having to be shoved into their new Sunday School classes-Reagan's favorite part was art, Anderson enjoyed the marshmallows, fruit loops and goldfish crackers and Graham enjoyed....well, Graham doesn't really enjoy church!
  • Graham loving the pizza lunch-he eats more than Reagan and Anderson
  • All 3 playing on the stage and having the best time ever-our next house is going to have a stage
  • Naps for everyone-short naps but naps nonetheless
  • Making a tent with a sheet and playing in it until Graham figured out how to knock it down repeatedly-then playing in our real tent
  • Graham going to bed first while Reagan and Anderson worked puzzles-actually, Anderson just watched Reagan work the puzzle
  • Reading books about our trip-the new buzz words at our house are Niagara Falls, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross, Statue of Liberty, Taxi, Subway and the Empire State Building

Dennie Kids: August 15, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Anderson and Dad heading out around 7:30 this morning to get the oil changed
  • Anderson and Dad finally finishing at 10:45-everyone else had been ready and waiting at home
  • Reagan and Mom played games, store and read books about our trip. Dad and Anderson watched the cars being worked on, colored and ate lots and lots of candy
  • Everyone meeting up at the Clinton Library-the limo, touch screen computers, Socks the cat, water fountain, cake and punch were big hits with everyone
  • A quick bite of lunch before heading to Home Depot-Mom is trying to find some edging for our yard but wasn't able to find it
  • Afternoon naps for everyone-Graham was the first one up and entertained himself by playing with Dad's feet until everyone else woke up
  • Celebrating Nonna's birthday at Larrys-Reagan asked Pops if he had any money to play games
  • Lots of pizza for everyone and then games-Graham loved the game room!

Dennie Kids: August 14, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Everyone sleeping late-8:30 for the bunk bed crew and 9 for Graham
  • Anderson asking where Dad was and then saying that he missed him!
  • An trip to Walmart this morning. 2 shoppers were great and 1 cried the entire time!
  • A snack for Graham and then lunch for him and everyone else
  • Early afternoon naps since everyone was sleepy
  • Reagan helping Mom make her new bow holder-now we can organize her hair bows
  • Playing grocery store with Mom 's real groceries-we had a scanner, receipt, a credit card-Mom was relieved that no one pulled out their coupons!
  • Another supper out-yes, we are bad parents! But they love us!
  • Taking Anderson's 32 month old pictures (we forgot his last night when taking the others)
  • Watching a movie, organizing Reagan's bows and reading a book about Betsy Ross

Dennie Kids: August 13, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Singing "Happy Birthday" to Nonna this morning-she was on her way to Branson
  • Graham following Reagan and Anderson around all morning but having a nap before the fun really began...
  • Reagan and Anderson deciding to have a tea party while Mom was in the shower. This involved carrying the tea set down the stairs while full of water. Using 2 water bottles to refill their mess and 4 dish towels to clean up their mess (Mom was surprised how well they had cleaned up-pretty good for a 2 and 3 year old)
  • Meeting Dad at school to see our new teachers. Reagan has the same teacher as this summer, Ms. Amy. Anderson's new teachers are Ms. Marilyn and Ms. Mary. And Graham has Anderson's old teachers, Ms. Eleanor and Ms. Marie. Mom is very pleased with all of the teachers.
  • Going to Sonic for lunch on Cantrell-we had never seen a phone at the table and thought that was so funny
  • Meeting Grannymom and Lilly at the Wonderplace-we had so much fun. Graham loved the water table, Anderson was happy playing with the cars and Reagan loved the stuffed cat and dog!
  • Home for naps-everyone was sleepy
  • Mexican for supper. Mom felt bad for Graham since it was so spicy but he ate it up and then drank lots of his milk (from his sippy cup-the bottles have been washed and put up for IV)
  • Taking a few pictures and video-Reagan is 3 years and 11 months old and Anderson is 2 years and 8 months old
  • Dad and us going to Grandpa's tonight to plan a trip -- not for us :( but we love helping anyone travel!
  • Coming home and going straight to bed; we were so tired from our big day

Dennie Kids: August 12, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Graham woke up very mad at Mom this morning-he wanted a bottle instead of a cup and she was determined not to give him one-Mom won! He was happy with a banana though and then muffin tops
  • Mom burning the boys muffin tops and Reagan saying "we better get outta here"
  • Another morning of laundry, movies, a nap from Graham and crackers for snack
  • Nonna coming over and playing while Mom ran an errand
  • Fruit for lunch and more playing with Nonna while Mom folded tons and tons of laundry
  • Afternoon naps-the boys slept until 5 and Reagan slept until 4:30-Mom didn't know what to do with everyone sleeping so long
  • A few more errands for Mom while everyone hung out in the van (Dad too, don't call SCAN)
  • Supper at McDonalds and more errands-Mom bought a new stroller. Stroller #7 since we have had kids-Mom may have a stroller obsession!
  • Baths for everyone-and then bedtime. The conversation going on the bunk room right now is "Reagan, wake up, Reagan, wake up" "I am never waking up" "I want a red football party" "Footballs, aren't red, they are grey and white"-we will work on colors tomorrow
  • Sippy cup update: no bottles today!

Dennie Kids: August 11, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • An early morning at Grannymom and Grandpa's house-riding bikes, eating lots of food and playing at Rock Creek with Lilly
  • Aunt Dana buying us ice cream because "she had lots of money"-said Reagan
  • Afternoon naps at home-the boys slept until 5
  • Leftovers for supper and then a trip to Krogers
  • Buying 5 gallons of milk at the store-maybe it will last a week!
  • Mom making Dad drive by a house on the way home from the store (no, not one to buy) and Reagan asking "how will we even get home?" and "do you know how to get home"
  • A bottle for Graham (no, the sippy cup business is not going well today-he just slaps it out of your hand if you offer it to him!) and a movie for Reagan and Anderson

Dennie Kids: August 10, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Playing in or pajamas this morning-the boys love pop tarts right now and Reagan finished off the strawberries
  • Mom can't really remember anything that we did this morning-that kind of disturbs her
  • Lunch and then seeing Grannymom and Grandpa
  • Grannymom took a chair from Anderson's room and he said "What are those people doing with my chair?"
  • Graham having his 1 year check up-25 pounds, 30 inches tall and his head is greater than the 95th percentile (he is catching up with everyone else). He received 4 shots but hasn't been that fussy this evening-except when Dad took off his bandaids
  • Afternoon naps and a snack afterwards
  • Supper at Moe's-Graham loves beans, Reagan loves chips and Anderson loves coke!
  • A little mystery shopping-we went to the same store in Little Rock and then in NLR-the whole time at the 2nd store, Reagan shouted "this is just like the other store"
  • Almost getting kicked out of Party City-Graham was in the basket of leis, Dad and Reagan were hula hooping and Anderson was pushing the life size M&M display around the store
  • Home for a short movie before bed-and some tylenol before bed for Graham
  • Sippy cup update-Graham was doing good with his big boy cups before his shots but then Mom caved and let him have his bottle tonight!...he did have shots afterall

Dennie Kids: August 9, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another Sunday at church-Graham started wimpering in the hallway
  • Ms. Peggy had to come and get Mom and Dad today because Anderson was just sitting in the corner crying-Dad talked to him and gave him a cookie and he calmed down. (We think he saw Graham throw his fit so he didn't want to be left out)
  • Lunch at Nonna's house
  • Afternoon naps-Reagan woke up first and quietly watched her movie while Mom snoozed some more
  • Everyone waking up in time to see Grannymom and Grandpa-they brought a snack for Belle
  • A quick supper on the couch before church-and everyone did fine tonight. Reagan did get a little upset at Mom because she didn't get her "beautiful pictures of a butterfly and cow"-Mom said she could draw some more tomorrow
  • Graham riding facing forward for the first time in the minivan - he too can now watch the movies and not just listen to them! (or look at Mom & Dad)
  • Eating cookies and drinking punch after church
  • Home and to bed-Graham drank his milk from his cup and screamed until Dad gave him a bottle!

Dennie Kids: August 8, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Sleeping in until after 7:30 and anxiously awaiting Mom to tell us to put on our bathing suits
  • Swimming at Lilly's pool-Reagan loves the freedom of her floatees (but doens't like going under), Anderson loves the water (but not the floatees), Graham is going to be a swimmer and loves the water and doesn't even mind getting his face wet
  • Having a snack at the pool and then a little more swimming before coming home
  • Sandwiches for lunch and then afternoon naps-Mom had one too but Dad worked on our trip plans
  • Candy and crackers after naps while watching a movie
  • Anderson not wanting to wear his shorts or underwear tonight and Reagan told him "you have to wear them, you don't want people to see your KNEES!"
  • Buying new car seats at Walmart along with some blueberries and strawberries (which made Reagan and Anderson so happy)
  • Supper at Cici's pizza-there was a big Scooby Doo ("maybe it's Scooby" Reagan said) character there. Graham fussed a little at first but then he just watched him around the restaurant, Anderson gave him five and Reagan declared that it was just a man dressed up and was not real because dogs walk on all their legs (he had seen better days but I hope she thinks that Elmo and Big Bird are real when we see them soon)
  • Reagan's favorite part of the day: getting her Minnie Mouse birthday party invitations
  • Anderson's favorite part of the day: going out to eat and riding a motorcycle and Reagan riding on the back

Dennie Kids: August 7, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • A lazy morning with everyone staying in their pajamas until after 10!
  • Graham enjoying wearing his new shoes-he even walked a little with them on
  • Lunch with Dad at Genghis-Dad kept telling us about the fire truck he saw and told us we could go and see it if we were good (they were out raising money)
  • But the fire truck was gone and Mom had to think quick to avoid a meltdown so she changed lanes and headed to McDonalds for some ice cream
  • But the line for McDs was all the way in the street so she pulled in to TCBY for some ice cream
  • Eating ice cream in the car to avoid tears-chocolate ice cream and Anderson's clothes do not mix! (Mom sprayed them and washed them as soon as we pulled into the driveway, but they will have to go to Nonna's for some spot removal)
  • Helping Mom clean out her closet-we weren't much help and were sent to naptime early!
  • Supper with Dad at Burger King and then a trip to Walmart
  • And hallelujah the firemen were there buying groceries and their big truck sat outside!
  • Dropping off a cake at Grandpa's house and playing with Lilly and Cash for a while before heading home
  • Anderson not wanting to come home, get out of the van, come inside, go upstairs, go potty or put on his pajamas-but he his happily singing his sister to sleep now!

August 6, 2009: Third Doctor Visit

Another doctor appointment today-just the monthly check up. Phillips was running a little behind but so he didn't stay around the chat too long. Everything looked good and IV's heart rate 152 bpm. He said that he guessed that IV was a girl. My next visit is after our trip and it is the one that I have to drink the glucose stuff for the diabetes screen.

Dennie Kids: August 6, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Baby Dennie #4 update, click here
  • Another early morning-Reagan and Anderson woke each other up and were wild and crazy at 6:30
  • Playing at Nonna and Pops this morning-eating lots of fruit, seeing Beebee and Papaw, eating popsicles and lots of playing
  • Pizza for Jenna's birthday at the pool with Grannymom, Grandpa, Lilly, Cash, Dana and Brad
  • Swimming all afternoon long-Graham loves the water and would crawl to the deep end as fast as he could, Anderson enjoyed the shallow end and did not like the floatees at all, Reagan was my little swimmer and did great in the floatees. Her favorite part was jumping off the edge of the pool and having Mom catch her
  • Reagan putting on her pajamas after the pool-she was tired and everyone sleeping very well
  • Mom having to wake up everyone to eat at McDonalds with Dad
  • Sliding and playing there while Mom was at class meeting
  • Baths this evening-we needed one very badly!
  • Graham going to bed on time but Reagan and Anderson staying up late watching movies laying on the couch covered up with blankets
  • Bunk bed update: we only had to go upstairs 2 or 3 hundred times last night until Reagan and Anderson fell asleep. They are up there now and still going strong.

Dennie Kids: August 5, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Playtime at the church this morning-we made up most of the kids! But still had fun playing kitchen
  • Ice cream sandwiches for snack and then story time-Reagan volunteered to say the prayer before snack. Raised her hand, asked and even said the prayer (Mom couldn't believe it)
  • Biscuits and juice from Pops for another snack
  • Playing bikes and hopscotch at Nonna's and a short nap for Graham along with donut holes and juice boxes for Reagan and Anderson
  • Lunch with Dad at On the Border-everyone had lots of rice and beans
  • Afternoon naps for all and then lots of movies this afternoon
  • Dad coming home late and a late supper
  • Graham loving pushing Anderson around in the stroller
  • Reagan saying in the middle of her prayer tonight "Thank you, we are blessed"
  • Mom and Dad losing their mind and letting Reagan sleep on the top bunk and Anderson sleep in the lower bunk-they have been in bed for 20 minutes and Mom and Dad have each been up there twice. Graham is in his crib and not in the bathroom-so maybe it will work and Mom and Dad can brush their teeth tonight!

Dennie Kids: August 4, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another morning at Grannymom and Grandpa's house-Mom had to work this morning
  • Anderson riding the big boy bicycle and Reagan coloring while Graham walked all around the house
  • Lunch, snacks and more snacks at Grannymoms before going home
  • Playing until naptime-everyone slept well today (even Mom)
  • Watching Mom dump all of our toys in the floor-she was trying to organize a little
  • Helping Mom sort through our toys and playing until Dad came home
  • Spaghetti for supper-Mom has decided we are going to start eating outside-the floor, chairs, table and kids were all a mess. If we were outside, Mom said she would just hose us off!
  • A little soccer and reading our big truck book and one last movie before bedtime
  • And Anderson is still saying up until after 10-we have tried to keep him up later but that doesn't help. Maybe he will have to start going to bed earlier! He just lays there and talks, sings, yells, jumps and squeels until way too late

Dennie Kids: August 3, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Back to the Nutrition Center for Graham's brain lab redo-he let them know that he was not happy about being there but he did eventually calm down
  • Reagan and Anderson playing at Grannymom's house this morning
  • Back home for a nap for Graham and playing for Reagan and Anderson
  • Lunch with Dad and then helping Mom take everything out of the closet in the living room
  • Afternoon naps-but a short nap for Graham who woke up very fussy
  • Reagan waking up and agreeing that Graham was too fussy so Mom put him back to bed
  • The boys sleeping until after 5 and then supper
  • Seeing the train at the grocery store-it was working today so that was thrilling!
  • Cupcakes for a snack before bed

Dennie Kids: August 2, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Another church day-Graham started screaming when he saw his classroom!
  • Lunch at Grannymom's house and celebrating Jenna's birthday
  • Afternoon naps while Dad mowed the yard
  • Still playing with Graham's new toys
  • Beans for supper and then getting ready for church
  • Back to church tonight-Graham screamed again but he does eventually calm down-he is just getting ready for school in a few weeks
  • Playing in the kitchen while Mom and Dad had supper and then going to bed
  • Anderson is still talking in his bed-last night he was up talking until after 10!

Graham's Birthday Party and Dennie Kids: August 1, 2009

Highlights from today: (click here to today's pictures)
  • Waking up to soft rumbling thunder-it was wonderful and the kids stayed in Mom and Dad's bed until 8:30
  • Yogurt for breakfast-everyone had some
  • Reagan and Anderson helping Dad clean the picnic table and watching Mom make Graham's cake
  • Graham taking his morning nap and waking up just in time for his birthday party
  • Celebrating Graham's birthday with Nonna, Pops, Grannymom, Grandpa, Jason, Dana, Brad and Cash
  • Hot dogs and the fixings for lunch and a bulldozer birthday cake for Graham
  • Reagan having to help Graham open his presents because he could have cared less!
  • Anderson going with Mom to get his haircut-he sat perfectly still!
  • Afternoon naps for everyone and then playing with Graham's presents for the rest of the afternoon
  • Supper at Chick-fil-a and a little playing on the slides
  • Baths for everyone and Graham getting his footprint made
  • Bed for Graham and one last movie for Reagan and Anderson-they are sitting on the couch playing with Graham's new toys and not paying any attention to their movie (but they have seen it 1000 times)