Monday, January 24, 2011

My brain

Luke is not feeling well... AGAIN! 

Today he perked up a little bit after his nap. 

L: "Mom this hurts." (pointing to his forehead)
Me: "What hurts Luke?"
L: "Mom my brain hurts."

Kids are so literal.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pink, Pink and more Pink

So as of early June we will be introducing more Pink into our home... 



Baby Girl LeCheminant will be arriving sometime around June 11th. 
We are so excited to have another little girl join our family.
 It looks like James and Luke will be WAY outnumbered now! 

Yea for little girls!

Interesting Reads


I just started reading Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. It is a very scientifically researched based book on different parenting topics. I would HIGHLY recommend it. Lets just say for a girl who doesn't have much time to read I am hooked on this one and have been thinking a lot about what is discussed in the book. If anyone out there wants to read it I am dying to talk with someone about it. So go out and buy it, read it, and lets discuss. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sick again

We have all been feeling like THIS lately. I hope we can get back with it soon. Until then I am dreaming of Spring, warm days and cool nights. Ahhhhh....

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Potty Time

Its Potty Training time at our house. I really REALLY have been dreading this. I need some suggestions on how to potty train a very stubborn and sensitive 3 year old little boy. Right now he screams at the thought of having to go on the potty. Ummmm seriously? How do I get him over this fear? I REALLY need SUGGESTIONS, tricks, tips, anything PLEASE! Don't be shy, please comment if you anything to say that might help make this a good experience. I am so desperate. I know he is ready he is just so afraid! Ahhhh... what's a mother to do?

I look forward to hearing what you all have to say...

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Christmas 2010 in AZ



For the Holidays this year we spent 10 wonderful days in AZ with family...

Mom and Dad L.

The So. UT LeChem's

The Dallas McAleavy's

The Texas LeChem's

 The VA Blacks

What a Family

All 19 grandchildren (soon to be 20 with our addition in June)
Sometimes we had this...
and this...
But mostly we has a lot of this...

Big smiles and lots of fresh grapefruit... YUMMY!
Beautiful nieces

Running silly
Playing outside... thank you AZ for staying warm for at least the first week.

She is growing up way too fast, don't you think?
Luke riding his new "santa" Scooter. He was a natural. Now if this UT snow would just go away so we can ride it again.

Lots of cousins + lots of uncles = lots of fun!

The Twins (Addy and her cousin Kate)




Celebrating Luke's B-day a little late but with family.

Claire and Sabrina ( cousins 6 days apart). I love seeing these two together. They are going to be great friends when they grow up.
It was a wonderful vacation and we miss everyone so much already. Can't wait for our next big family reunion. All 31 (+1) of us! Wow!