Friday, August 27, 2010


We have had 2 more showings in the last 2 weeks. Bringing our total viewings to 10. In 6 months. Our contract with our seller's agent expires tomorrow. We have decided to give it one last shot and leave the house on the market till Nov 11th. We will reassess then but probably at that point we will take it off the market and settle in for another few years before trying to sell again. We are keeping our fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe it will sell.


Some cute videos.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We registered Keira for preschool last night. She is very excited. Its just 2 days a week for 2.5 hours. Its small Christina preschool run out of a local Lutheran Church. I know preschool is not necessary for education but I think she will enjoy it and this preschool is very affordable so we figured we would give it a shot. Next week is orientation where we go for an hour and I stay with her and then the week after begins real school. The only part I am leery about is all the germs she will bring home....

We had some unseasonable cool weather- in August! We dug out the fall clothes for the first time. Israel has learned how to wave and says bye bye. Well it sounds more like "buh buh" Other than mama and dada thats the only other thing he can say so we are excited about it!
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Saturday, August 21, 2010


I've discovered that adding bubble bath to the "water table" adds to the entertainment factor.- Big time. Its definitely more fun to play with bubbly water than regular plain water.

Feeding time at the zoo....

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All ready for Ballet!

Mike took Keira to get her ballet shoes this morning. She is taking a once a week ballet class that's begins in about 3 weeks. She is very excited. She is all ready to go, well technically we still need to get her some tights but other than that she is good to go!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Israel and the new Malinowski Puppy!!!

He is very cute!!! Looks like a little black bear cub!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Truck Fail / House fail

The truck failed inspection yesterday. It needs a new muffler and a few other things. Mike doesn't want to put $1000 into it. We don't plan on doing any major housing projects in the near future. Going to be too crazy with kids I think. So I think we are going to end up with a commuter car of some sort. I wish we could get by with one car but I think I might lose my sanity if I was stuck home all day every day. MIke decided to post the truck on craigslist this afternoon. I don't think he was expecting any interest because he failed to tell me.

About 20 minutes after Mike posted the ad, I get a from a guy asking about the truck on craigslist. I told him he had the wrong number. He tells me the number on the ad and it is the correct one. I asked him what year the truck was and he said it was 1989 and Red/Black, so I said "yep, that's our truck, I guess my husband put it on Craigslist without telling me". I took his name and number down and forwarded it to Mike.
I hung up and 2 seconds later the phone rings again. By the end of the day we have received 5 phone calls and 2 people have come to look at the truck. If only we had such good luck with our house.
We were supposed to have a showing today. The couple called this afternoon and said they were going to reschedule for Thursday. This same couple did the same thing last week. It starting to get slightly annoying. Picking up toys, doing all the laundry, cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen is alot of work for my nauseous self right now and having done it all twice only to have the people cancel is driving me nuts. Its no small feat to clean a house and keep it clean till the end of the day showing with the kids around since they constantly mess everything up.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Due date

If you are observant you will notice that I changed my pregnancy ticker. I had an ultrasound Friday. Never had an early ultrasound before- never had an ultrasound before 18 weeks. It was solely for dating purposes. Most people know that ultrasounds are not really accurate for due dates later on in a pregnancy but supposedly they are pretty accurate early on. When we met with our NFP teacher she gave us 2 due dates... I trust the NFP due date the most because Keira was born one day before her NFP due date and Israel was born on his NFP due date. So I was given April 1st and April 13th as possible due dates based on 2 possible conception days.
The ultrasound due date was April 2nd. Without getting into to many details even though I don't really understand how April first or second is possible, we are gonna roll with it. I have yet to hit 40 weeks with a pregnancy so having a questionable due date probably won't be that big of a deal for me ( I hope).
I was able to see the heart beating or if you want to be technical "flickering" on the screen so that was pretty cool. So I'm apparently 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Looking forward to the 18 week ultrasound so we can find out the sex. Our current list stands at 0 name ideas for boys and 1 solid choice for a girl that we both like so far.....
I would definitely prefer to have a house full of girls than a house full of boys but being that this baby and Israel are going to be 18 months apart it would be kinda nice if they were the same sex so they could play together . So I guess I could go either way with which sex I would prefer. Although I think I am leaning more toward girl.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy 10 months Israel!!!

Explorer. Climber. Those 2 words sum you up pretty well these days. You picked this week to cut your second tooth which means you barely nap and are a major cling on. Goes well with my all day morning sickness and exhaustion.
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Thursday, August 05, 2010

playing in the puddles

Puddles are lots of fun when its warm enough to play in them and get really wet. Keira was being silly with her tongue hanging out...