Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Birthday Party and Yard Sale

Blake is climbing on everything and has had a couple spills this week. You can't see it too well in the picture but he fell off our slide yesterday and now has a big scab to match the bruise on the left side of his head. Jason threw Jess a surprise birthday party last week. She was truly suprised and we had fun eating, having cake and playing Catchphrase with them and a few other families. Love you guys!

Natalie and "Ms. Jess"
My big helper

Love this picture. 9 1/2 months and still no teeth...

The best $2 I've ever spent at Walmart. She loves these puzzles!
Popsicles with Ethan and Tyson

Our neighborhood had community yard sales on Saturday so we sold a bunch of stuff. The biggest hit however was our "Bake Sale." I made a bunch of muffins, cookies, brownies, and rice krispie treats and people went crazy over them! We also sold gatorade, water and soda. I think we made more on this than the items we sold! Highly recommend you try it! :)
Also, I realize that not everyone knows I became a Pampered Chef consultant in January. I love it and am having so much fun doing cooking shows in people's homes. For more info on the products or to shop online, visit my website: www.pamperedchef.biz/jenyoder
We all got a little sunburned....oops! Brian with his finds: ice cream maker, TriBond, the Chronicles of Narnia series (brand new!) and a few other books. We love deals! :)
We had the Mercados over on Sunday afternoon. Jason and Brian were in the same unit in Germany and they live in our same neighborhood now. We had a great time. Diego and Natalie
And Bri tried out the ice cream maker. It worked great and was the best tasting vanilla ice cream I've had in awhile. Yum! :)
Natalie is our crazy sleeper. She's been getting up somewhere around 5:30am no matter whether she goes to bed at 10 or 7. I don't know if it's the birds or the sun but we've tried everything. It's frustrating because then she's tired and fussy during the day. Also, she has been pulling extra things in her bed after we leave at night. This is what we've found the last couple nights when we've gone in to check on her.
Shoes on, books, babies, balloon, stuffed animals, toys and her baby pack-n-play.
And last night she wasn't even in her bed but on the futon. A blanket on her head, one on her stomach, and another on her legs on top of two pillows and surrounded by stuffed animals. That's our Natalie... now that you're laughing, you can pray that she starts sleeping! :)


Linda said...

I'll be praying...because I have one just like that.

Scotty wakes with the sun (I am thankful we are not in Germany anymore, because the sun came up TOO early). We can put him to bed at 7:30 or at 10 and he still wakes with the sun - that's his daddy's legacy, I suppose. But one thing I did realize was that if he was still napping during the day, he wasn't falling asleep right away and he would turn his lamp on quite often (it has a pull chain with a large disk on the bottom that hits the lamp and makes a "ting" sound...so we KNOW he's up, lol).

We currently have blinds AND curtains on his window. I'm going to modify the "blackouts" I made in Germany and VELCRO them to the wood frame of the window so that it is PITCH black in his room...don't know if that will help, though.

But believe me, I'll be praying for you!

Oh, and Blake without teeth yet? Don't worry, when they come in late, they come in stronger and may not fall out as early (unless of course your child falls face first on those 8 precious new teeth at 20 months old and damages the roots JUST ENOUGH to cause them to fall out early and leave big empty spaces for long periods of time....) Both my kids cut their first teeth after 11 months.

Jason & Erin said...

I was laughing at the sleeping pictures!! :) That is too funny. My kids do the same thing, you never know what you are going to find in their beds. The worst is when they bring things into your bed and you wake up with a toy helicopter stuck to your back and a garbage truck at your feet.

katherine said...

ahhhhh hahahahahaha. So funny. Natalie doesn't even fit on the bed because she has so much stuff on it. I can't believe she put on her dress shoes. So when are you coming to NJ? I need to see the kids NOW.

The Irelands said...

I'm so glad you got a picture of natalie in bed with dress shoes and a baby doll pack n play. What a silly gal!

katherine said...

I need more pictures. more updates please!!! I misssssssssssssss the yoders. when do you come home to see me?