Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas is almost here!

Christmas is almost here!! Here's what we have been busy doing...

Doesn't look so high in this pic...but....

Now you get the idea why I was so nervous!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baby + Tissues = Fun

Here's what happens when you aren't watching the baby every second of the day. She found the box of tissues...need I say more? She was so proud of herself, I couldn't help but laugh and then sit and watch her play.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Getting Excited...

Today I was able to schedule Lily's adoption hearing and we can't wait!! It's such an exciting day for our family. On Monday, December 21 at 8:30am, we will be heading to the courthouse to make Lily and official Hubler!!

To Grandmother's House We Go...

Ella went to stay with Grandma and Papa in November. She had been begging me for weeks to go all by herself and stay over night for a few days. I can't believe she is getting so big and wanting sleep-overs already! How the time flies.

We picked our dates and Ella counted the days down. She had spent weeks packig and re-packing...making sure she had exactly what she wanted. We drove to Fergus Falls and met my parents there...loaded up their truck...and off she went. I kept trying to hug her, tell her I was going to miss her...and she just pretty much wanted to get on the road so she could get there. I'm pretty sure it was harder on me than it was on her!

She had a fabulous time!! We talked every night and emailed every day. Ella got to make home-made playdough, have tea parties, and do crafts with Grandma. Papa played oodles and gave her lots of 4 wheeler rides. What a wonderful experience to make all those memories with her grandparents. She got to feel special and was shown so much love. Ella was reminded just how important she is to her Grandma and Papa. She's already got her sights set on another visit...and this time her little brother is determined to go too!

Get ready Grammie and Papa!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Newest Creation

Here is a pic of Ella modeling one of my newest hats. Can't necessarily see the hat so well, but isn't Ella beautiful?!? And oh my, doesn't she look grown up??!
I love that girl.

I'll get more pics up of the hats soon.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Grandma is SOOooooo funny

Lily couldn't contain her laughter!! I have never seen her laugh so hard. Grandma would bounce the ball on the floor and Lily would laugh so much that at times she would literally fall over. This went on for over 10 minutes!

Great Grandma

We invited my Grandma to come down and stay with us this week. We had such a fantastic time!! The kids enjoyed spending time with her. She was so good with them....reading books, coloring, and playing with them. Actually, I'm pretty sure that Grandma could recite a few of the books by heart now as Ben asked for the same ones to be read over and over and over again. Never once did I hear her refuse...but instead would snuggle up to him and start reading.

Grandma was such a huge help to me, keeping the kids busy all day long. There was even one point that she came into the kitchen with Ella close on her heals, Lily following behind her, and Ben bringing up the tail. It was like a mama duck and all her babies trailing behind.

We also enjoyed lots of laughs...mostly from Grandma...while watching Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke movies. Heehee. It could be the worst and most boring movie ever, but her laughter is often quite contagious and we would all end up laughing hysterically. (Most of the time I wasn't even sure what I was laughing at...maybe just the fact that she was enjoying herself so much).
We all had a hard time seeing her leave and having to say good-bye. Hugs were given and tears were shed. We can't wait to have her back down again in January!! Ella specifically asked Grandma "Next time...will you stay a whole week please!!?!"
Thanks, Grams, for such a wonderful week. We absolutely enjoyed every minute and feel truly blessed to have you in our lives and in our home. It was a treasured time full of lots of memories made with you. What a gift not only for me, but for my spend so much time with their Great Grandma. You are so dearly loved and we miss you already!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

An Amazing Thing...

An amazing thing has happened at our house...something I've been waiting for for 3 years now...I can hardly believe it myself, but's it has actually happened. Are you ready for this? Ben can get his gloves on all by himself!! Yes, it's true. No more fighting to get one finger in each hole, no more painstakingly pulling 3 fingers out of the same area, no more trying to get him to understand that the thumb is the only one that is meant to go in the thumb hole. No more falling over in frustration as I watch 10 minutes worth of work go down the tubes as he pulls the glove off and I have to start all over.

Yes today, folks, Ben showed me that he can do it all by himself. What a big boy. My winter has suddenly become much easier!! Whohoo!!

Where did the time go?

I'm sorry all my blogger friends. I haven't updated in awhile!! A great friend of mine reminded me so I am going to make a point of posting some pics today...I promise.

These last few weeks have been so busy. Between the holidays, Jason traveling to Boston for 6 days for work, and Lily's ear infection...well to say I'm sleep deprived is an understatement.

Check back today to see what's been going on in our lives here on Hubler Planet.