Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The boys and I have big news. We moved to Gaylord!! How exciting. We are enjoying it and Layton really enjoys it because he has a big boy bed. No more sleeping with Mommy :). He loves his new bed! and I really like it too!! So far the move has been good!:) Looking forward to being back in Gaylord.
Thats all I really have time for now. Hopefully I can get some pictures up soon. My computer crashed. I had a virus and my hard drive went out. so It pretty much took care of my computer. Its fixed now but I don't have wireless internet yet. hopefully soon!! I'll try to update more often!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The day after Laytons birthday I went to test drive cars in Shakopee and I came home with this.. a 2008 Mercery Milan. I had no intentions on buying a car that day but little did I know that I was dealing with a great salesman.. OH WAIT.. thats their job.. But i like the car and I'm not driving a mini van anymore. I feel much cooler and younger!
here is layton with his teacher Hannah. The first week he cried!!! the second week he put armies on and jumps right in!!!
That weekend we had Layton's birthday party. It was a nice day also. He got lots of toys and outfits and even a John Deere birthday cake!! Pretty cool huh.. I decided its going to be my tradition to get my kids cool birthday cakes. Last year Layton had a cool baseball cake, now the problem is..what kind of Cake am I going to get Lane!!!!! i'll try to post pictures once I figure it out!
Friday, May 1, 2009
My life has been going pretty good for the most part, I am happy and smiling again. I'm heading out to the golf course now, we are done with school now (1 pm:)) so I'm off to hit the links!!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Layton is growing up so fast that sometimes I can't believe he is going to be 2 already!!! He can spell his name, sing most of his ABC's and is a very polite young child. I feel very lucky. He is also a little bossy but sometimes I can be bossy to so I understand where gets it from. I have also noticed lately that he is role playing a lot. The other night he had a baby doll and was pretending to be its Mommy. He rocked it and put it night night. Then gave it a ride on the fire truck (fire fuck as he was say). He also sang her a few songs. It was so cute to watch.
Lane is on the move!! He stands up by everything and walks along the couch or whatever he can get his hands on!! He actually listened to me last night when we were going to bed and I told him to "lay down now" and he looked at me with a big smile and laid his head down, about 2 seconds later he was sitting up again smiling and laughing at me. So I would say it again "lay down" and I would point to the bed, and he would lay down again. Its fun to see the changes they go through. Pretty soon I'm no longer going to have babies.
Well I'm going to go enjoy the nice weather by hitting some golf balls around!!! Happy Easter Everyone!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Its small town, things get said that really have no true meaning or value, so I got some advice today, just let it roll off your shoulders. I want to write so much on here but I should really keep most of it to myself so I think I just might do that. But I want to say this much, when its final then people can talk but until then, keep it to yourself. I'm smiling again, and happy as of now, and believe me I think I could use a little bit of that!:)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Friday March 27th: This was the day before the Anniversary of Chad's death. I wanted to do something special but couldn't come up with anything creative so I picked up some flower and I wrote a note and headed out to the accident site with the boys. We each had a rose (2 red and 1 white) and we just enjoyed a few minutes. Some people might think it is weird but to me its something I need to do. Chad knows I'm okay and I know he is okay and that brings me comfort! My sister Katie was along so I didn't break down or anything which might have happened if she wasn't there but I was strong and I did okay!! I miss you Chad M. Wingen!!!
March 28th 2009: I'm a little out of order on my dates. I played in the March of Dimes Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Gibbon and I am proud to say our team took 2nd place out of 16 teams! We kinda lost the last game out of lack of...lets just say it was the serving. It was so much fun and I am looking forward to more volleyball!! I can't get enough!! The evening was a blast as well..lets just say I had a little too much fun!!! I can't retire my volleyball shoes and I can't retire my dancin shoes!!
Tuesday March 31 2009. My mom, Heather, Allison, the 2 older boys and myself headed to MOA. It was a LONG day! We went to Underwater World, Build a Bear, to the park and just walked around. The boys ran and ran and ran. They were both so tired when we got home!!!
I don't know why I feel the need to say this but I just want to thank the positive people in my life. Seriously without you I would not be who I am today. Lately I have been seeing a lot of negative and I'm just happy I have those people in my life that can call me just at the right time and makes things better or seem better at the moment. I like to smile and I can stay lately I have been smiling a lot!!:)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lane on the other hand is the smiliest little kid I have ever seen!!! He has the 2 lower teeth and he has a cheesey smile to go with then!! He is crawling and ready to stand next to things. He wants to crawl up steps more than anything. I feel so blessed to have 2 good little boys!!
March 28th marks 1 year since Chad has been gone. Talk about emotionally!! I will be doing the dishes and a song will come on and just one word will throw me into tears. I miss him so much, I miss how he won't be here physically for Lane or Layton, or Me, for his Parents, Sisters, Nieces and Nephews. Its been such a hard year, and Saturday will be a really trying time for everyone. But I hold on to the fact that I had a very special visit from Chad and I know he is ok and wants me to be okay!! I will be sharing a poem I had a high school girl write for me in the days to come!! Expect a few more "Venting" Entries!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Nothing too exciting has been happening at the Uecker household. Katie and I seem to be VERY busy, (Laundry, Cooking, Cleaning, Baths, Diapers, Some play time, etc), I know excatly what most of you are thinking...WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD. (I forgot to mention, Pay Bills). So life is very busy, I still try to find time to get out and enjoy some "ME" time, It usually is playing volleyball or going out to eat and enjoying a few beverages. Its nice but I like coming home to my babies!:)
With this nice weather we have had I got the itch to break out the golf clubs. Wanna know how I'm preparing myself for the summer?? Well if you think about it, I work at the high school?? Get the hint yet?........................................................................................................................................................................................ Yup you guessed it, I have been practicing with the high school team for about 30 minutes a day. Its a nice refresher and I also get a few tips on my "bad habits". Hopefully some of the girls will look up to me also. (If you are sick of my braging please hit the little X in the upper right hand corner)...I started golfing my sophomore year of high school. My 1st 9 hole score of 91!! For you non-golfers, that is a TERRIBLE score! By the end of my Junior year I was named most improved golfer and I also made it to the section meet! I have to give my mom credit on this one, she must have giving me the golfing gene!! Thanks Mom. There is always hope for you non-golfers!!:) I can't wait to get out on the course and enjoy a nice summer day!!!
Well I need to get to bed, early morning again tomorrow and then one more day until the weekend!!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
by: Charles Swindoll
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
On to the boys (who never seem to stop growing!).. Layton is talking up a storm and amazes me every day. Tonight he counted to 10. I was in shock. And the other day he had a sticker and he stuck it on my back and said "Happy Bertday...... TO YOU!", He will say Excuse me after I sneeze and all sorts of other things. He sings songs like Winkle Winkle Little Star, and old McDonald. I just can't get enough of that little boy!! And My lil Laner is ready for crawl. I bet sometime this week he will be moving forward! He is such a happy lil guy and I feel truly blessed that I had happy lil boys!
Well sorry this is so short again but Im going to enjoy my movie.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This weekend was pretty uneventful for the most part. I have a love/hate relationship with Valentines day so I tried pretty hard to focus all my love on my children..(thats the love part of our relationship) the hate part is all the foo foo business of the day. I'll start this blog off with Fridays events. After I picked the kids up from Daycare we headed to New Ulm to pick up my new glasses!! I didn't realize how blurry things were until I put my glasses on and everything was a lot clearer and crisper! It was amazing. I think the boys like them too. Going into the eye clinic with the boys I had 2 situations running through my head, A) This could turn out really ulgy! Glasses on the floor, broken, and lots of spit up for the ladies there to clean up. B) everything would be just fine and like usual I will have nothing to worry about. As it turned out the kids were AWESOME. Layton watched the Trucks drive by on Broadway and Lane just sat there and smiled at people. When it came time for me to get my glasses I pulled up a chair for Layton and he sat on it and was the best little boy! I guess sometimes I worry when I go into places like that with the boys that things could turn ugly but I was very happy with their patience and attitudes. When I were walking about the door there was an old guy sitting in a chair waiting to get this glasses adjusted, he looked at the secertary and said "There goes the next President of the U.S.!" I just smiled and went on my way!! Later that night I took Layton out for supper since I wasn't going to get to spend Valentines day with him. We headed to Ej's, I guess I shouldn't expect him to sit still the whole time so I let him wander around for a little bit, and I learned Ej's has WAY to many toy trucks and cars and trains to see. Layton would not sit still, he found every truck and train their was in the place!! And when it finally came time to eat he decided he didn't want what I ordered for him (Corndogs and Fries), he wanted Mommies BBQ Boneless Wings w/ Ranch! Seriously the kid likes some weird foods!!! It was fun to just spend some time with him!
Saturday I sent Layton off to his Dads for the weekend and Lane and I got some quality time together. Kt, Brayden, Lane, and I headed to New Ulm for a Valentines day Dinner and outing. We hit up Walmart, Maurcies, and Perkins:) I do have to brag for just a sec, but I bought new jeans! I have lost 4 pant sizes since before I had kids. We will see how long this lasts, if I could only breastfeed forever!! Saturday night I headed out for a little mom time. Did I have a date? Well you could say that. A date with the bar stool at Ej's!!!:) Nothing like Singles Awareness Day! It was fun, played a little Wii, socialized a bit and went home to bed!
Now today I have done nothing really. Hung out with Katie and Brayden and of course Lane! Took a nap, cleaned the house up a bit, watched Somethings Gotta Give (I recommend seeing it!) and now I'm about to go pick Layton up! I can't wait to see the lil turkey!!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
On to Layton. I had to take him to the dr this morning for the wheezing cough stuff that is going around. He has pretty much had a cold all winter but just the last few days I noticed the wheezing business. Just a few neb treatments and things should be good for a while. He doesn't act sick but I can tell he is uncomfortable towards night. Thats when it seems to flare up!
and finally a lil about Lane, he FINALLY got his first tooth! only a mouth full to go.. I kinda hope they all come in close together that way I don't have to deal with a teething child for 2 years like Layton!! He is growing everyday and it's hard to see because I still treat him like my baby. Seriously, where does time go!!
Thats about it for tonight!! I'll hopefully have some new pictures coming soon!:)