Monday, March 7, 2011

In case you wanted to see Addy's dress

And yes...that is a cell phone!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Riedl Ramblings

We have been pretty busy finishing up the winter months here at the Riedl household.

For starters, we have had to do A LOT of hand washing! Lots of germs this season so with a little bit of bribing, our hands have been very clean.

Since it has been very, very, VERY cold out, our learning time has been done indoors. Kylie is our little reader. She has entered the era of chapter books. Sometimes, I have to tell her to put it down because she just loves to read. Right now, she is reading the Magic School Bus series. It has kind of brought the desire to homeschool to the forefront again. Kylie just loves to learn...and loves to be challenged but isn't REALLY challenged at school. hmmmmmm....I guess this is an area of prayer and a whole other discussion.

Cooper is my eager learner right now. He has 'mastered' his name and is in love with anything with a pattern. He is convinced we are having another boy since we have girl, boy, girl...

We have also done a fair amount of 'cooking'. They absolutely LOVE their kitchen set and are now into making mommy soup so she feels better (refer to the hand washing statement). Kylie likes to have picnics in the living room in preparation for the real deal in a few months.

*My soup!!

Addy loves most anything anyone else is playing with. She loves to feed her babies and we are in the process of attempting to explain to a 21 month old that there is a baby in mommy's tummy. Yeah...not going so well. We are starting the process of moving her into Kylie's room and have some big plans for some super cool bunk beds in the near future.

And me...well...I have been doing a lot of this... (great book by the way...again..another blog post)

and this...

and this...

Love my life as a mommy. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have been blessed with some pretty amazing kids :-)