Friday, October 17, 2014

MIA

I am updating my blog. It has been 2 1/2 years, but I thought it was about time to put something on here. Maybe over time I can add in some important dates and events that I am now missing but I'm not hopeful of that, since I have kinda been MIA in my own blog for so long.

So here is where we are at:

-We moved last year, we are still in STL, but in a different house. It was not a fun experience and it stunk leaving the house that we had put so much work into, but it was the best choice for our family and we are really happy being here now.


-We added another little monster! Whitney just turned one and she is a doll. She slept great as a baby and has been just what our family needed. Everyone took turns fighting over holding her and she is a good mix of all the kids

DELANEY: Is now 4 going on 16. You can tell she is number 5 and she could be the most stubborn of all my kids. She can hold her own against any of them and still likes to cuddle up at night so I am happy.

PRESTON: Just turned 7! I can't believe how big he is. He is schooling school and is always great for them. He still hates all sports, but I'm hoping with age he will decide that physical activity is not a bad thing.

TOMMY: My 9 year old is still a sweet boy. He loves playing football, and has not been injured yet. He is at a new school and has enjoyed making some new friends. 

PAIGE: Is still as kind as ever. I have 6 kids, but Paige is my peacemaker. She will still do anything to help everyone get along. I put her in a dance class this year and let her take a break from swimming. 

KELLY: Is loving middle school. She wants to be involved in every activity offered and she is also doing year round swimming. She is now a "tween" which means I spend a lot of my time dealing with whining noises and eye rolls… I'm surprised they can't pull a muscle rolling their eyes.


Well this should count for something? Maybe I will even upload a picture later!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Laney has a boyfriend

They make beautiful music together


And if these 2 get married, their kids would be WAY too beautiful. 



Double Digits!!


Dear Sunshine,
Today you hit the double digits!! How quickly time flies my sweet girl. I still remember the day when you were born. 5 weeks early and 6 pounds even, you were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.

People always tell me how sweet you are and how kind you are. You kind of just came that way. Our conversations are starting to turn into real people conversations. You ask me deeper questions, more important questions. Questions that have harder answers. Sometimes I can't give you the answers, but I will always try to be honest with you.

Life is going to continue to get more complicated for you. Finding friends that are keepers, figuring out your math homework and trying to decide what sports/hobbies/instruments you should pursue.

But never stop smiling. Life is worth enjoying. Even the hard parts.

Thank you for being a fabulous big sister. Probably the best ever. You can be in the middle of a fight with me, and Ms. Laney will toddle up to you and you will smile and giggle with her.

We always say "FAMILY FIRST" in this house, and you try so hard to live it. I know it's not always easy, but thank you for trying. You are a great example to your siblings and to me.


So if I could I would slow down time, hold you tighter, laugh harder, and keep you forever.
Thank you for being my first masterpiece.
Mom

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

3 Kids and their teeth

So all 3 of my kids lost teeth on the same day. And since our life basically revolves around teeth, I thought it would be smart to take these pics of my monsters.

 
Here is Tommy's missing tooth. He was really excited to finally get that tooth out.



 Kelly pulled out her own tooth and Paige had to have hers wiggled out.

Hopefully they will like going to the dentist more then I do.

Paige was a little teary eyed, because her tooth didn't come out as easily.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 Here are all of the monsters and the neighbor monsters! Kelly is a sailor girl, but her hat fell off. I'm just impressed that they are all looking. I should get a star on my forehead for achieving this miracle.


 So Paige reaalllly wanted to be a vampire. But mean mom (that would be me) told her NO. She expressed her sadness to her good friend Brandon and his mom about her Halloween dilemna. His mom called me the Halloween grinch and before I knew it Brandon was at the door with an early birthday present for Paige...  yep you guessed it. It was a vampire costume. So it is only fitting that we took their adorable picture together. (Just don't tell them that we plan on showing this picture at their wedding in 15 year years).

 Here is our annual picture in front of the tree. I love the little cheesy face that Our froggy is making.

Little Known Fact: That Dragon and Froggy costume has been through all of the kids. The Dragon started out as a present to Kelly from a friend (oddly enough because she wanted it and I wouldn't get it for her. Huh? I'm seeing a trend here). And all of the kids on down have worn it.


What a good sport Poppy was. It wasn't easy following Ms. Laney around. She thinks she is one of the big kids.

And off they go! One house down only 4500 more to go. Actually they made it about an hour and then they all broke down. Kelly wanted to go hand out candy, Paige wanted to go home. Tommy said his feet were no longer working. Preston stopped accepting candy from houses.

 In fact one women tried to put candy in his bag and Preston stopped her and said, "No I am done trick-or-treating".

So we went home. I survived another Halloween.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beautiful Baptism

A couple of weeks before Paige's baptism, my friend Amy Rahm took Paige out and got some amazing pictures of my girl. They totally captured her spirit.

 Love this girl and her twirly-ness.


Look at that sweet face


And of course one of Paige being Paige!


Here is my sweet thing on the day of the baptism


Had to get a family pic in!

Adam all ready to go.

This is right outside of the font.

We had fabulous friends and family come. It's always great to have them around.



Paige was over the moon about Crazy Uncle Willy and Sarah coming




Paige smiling with Nonnie and Poppy.

And of course we can't forget Grampy!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Paigemonster


Dear Paigemonster,

Today you turn 8. Time sure flies when you are having fun, and I must say that life with you is fun. You are a joy in our house. You are kind and you share and you are a peacemaker among your siblings. You are the first to volunteer to help and all you really want to do is please me. And I hope you realize that you do. I am more than pleased with you. Just watching you giggle and laugh makes me happy.

I remember when you were a baby and you would cry ALL.THE.TIME. Then you turned 2 and you were just difficult. Luckily you were adorable, because you were a pain. You were picky and whiney and always wanted to have your way. But somewhere over the past 4 or 5 years you turned into a heavenly child. I can always count on you to pull through for me. If I'm having a hard day, I know that you will be my rock.

You deserve the world my dear and I hope that you always know how much I adore you. I love how you snuggle and how you have to give me 50 hugs a night before bed. I love how you jump onto my side of the bed when you have nightmares and hold me all night long. I love how you say you aren't girly and hate the color pink, but when we do your hair all pretty you sneak peaks in the mirror and smile.


 Who wouldn't love this beauty?


 Little known fact: She was the first Monster. She was such a little devil that I called her Paigemonster and the name just sort of spread to all the other children. Before I knew it I had a house full of monsters, but it all came from her. She started it all. So happy birthday my little Paigemonster. My blue-eyed beauty.

Love,
Mom.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

First Day of School 2011


The Wehrmeister Posse Goes to school...
Tommy enters First
Paige goes to Second
& Ms. Kelly has started fourth.
 
They are so excited, I think it's going to be another great year in the Wehrmeister household.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swimmers??

I know right? These awesome swimmers look like they are on their way to the Olympics. Well don't let their matching team swimsuits and fierce faces fool you. My kids are NOT professional swimmers, not even close. My swimming motto is "MY kids swim, to make your kids look good". And it's true.

I hope in the process of making them swim, I am teaching them that they don't have to be number 1 at everything they do. Sometimes their is nothing wrong with a participation ribbon.


 Here is Tommy all ready to go. Too bad he doesn't want to actually get in the water. I had to bribe him to race. But I will say that by the end of the year he was able to swim the full length without stopping and without looking like he was about to drown. He's my stud.


 Here is my Kelly. In the back in the pink. She practices everyday without complaining.


 Then there is Paige. I don't really know what to do with her. She just does it for the social part. She loves chatting and laughing with her friends, and doesn't really like when it is interupted with the whole swimming  a race thing.