Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Zach Loving Tummy Time

Zach was really trying hard to scoot across the floor. He did in fact do that before I got out the camera of course! Here is Z trying though :)

'Tis the Season to be Merry

We made sugar cookies and decorated them today for Santa to eat tonight! The kids had a blast and it's the first year they really got into sprinkles...a little too much :)
John's mom and stepdad are here until early tomorrow so they opened presents from Grandma and Grandpa Rees early. JJ was so geeked for his new car tracks.And Maddie got her new baby that she has been talking about forever. They both asked for things from Santa that we didn't get them and grandma wanted to make them happy so she got them things they desperately thought they needed!

And we did a gingerbread house earlier in the week. And surprisingly there is NO candy missing from the house!

Friday, December 11, 2009

When it Rains, it Pours

That's how I feel today or more like this week. Potty training isn't for the weak or the weary! I started Maddie on the potty and JJ wants to go as well, which is good. I am glad JJ is finally taking initiative. But Maddie is starting to not get so excited about it anymore. Yesterday, there were so many accidents I stopped counting. One 10 minute segment of my life consisted of feeding Zach. During this time I asked Maddie to get the eggs out for the brownies we would soon be baking. She brought them to me like a good girl and "set" them down on the floor. But the term I would like to use or the one that would better describe the action would be smash. So now I have a baby attached to me and egg in my carpet. Upon which time Maddie announces she has pee and poo in her undies. After getting Zach content, I take her to the bathroom. After inspection I declare it is bath time. Back to the egg mess. Oh, wait Maddie is now washing her own hair and has soap in her eyes, hence the screaming in the bathroom. And later in the day she decided to get out the milk and orange juice and make a cocktail for herself which means that most of it ended up on the rug in the kitchen, not the tile of course! So after all of this wonderful day I am going to invest in a new Bissell spot remover because the one we currently own leaks. I have to clean up after the cleaner :) I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a new one in the Sunday paper! And I will be thankful when John comes home on Sunday!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Handsome little children

JJ performed in church yesterday morning. We actually tricked him into wearing the tie! Gotta love reverse psychology! My favorite song they sung was to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down. It went like this: There was no room at the inn, at the inn, at the inn, there was no room at the inn. Only stinky stables. P U! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Up and at 'em

We have had a few rough weeks recently with little Zachy being a tad colicky. He goes a few days without crying so much and then wham crying all afternoon and evening for several days. Today is a good day and Z slept from 9-5 last night. I am so thankful for sleep, but unfortunately at 5 I was wide awake. I managed to catch a quick 10 minute snooze this afternoon while Maddie and Zach were sleeping, but he preferred to take a short nap this afternoon. I am sure he is just to anxious for the arrival of our Thanksgiving guests :)
Lately he has been really enjoying the upright position. While doing laundry in the basement the other day I needed to set him down and the closest place was in the jumparoo. I was amazed to see how well he did and how much he enjoyed being able to see from that view. I left that downstairs and grabbed the exersaucer for the living room/kitchen. He loves staring at the toys :)
Another update for ya'll: JJ has been using the potty!!! We have been really working with him on #2 and it is slowly working. I'll spare you the picture he insisted we take of his prize in the potty!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


JJ is getting his new patch put on his vest at Cubbies in AWANA...for memorizing his bible verses!Little Zach in the tub :)
Maddie and her BIG muscles!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Langworthy Superheroes

My pictures uploaded somewhat backwards but this is Maddie after getting all her loot and then wanting Cool Whip. Mommy said no.
And this is what she looks like when we say yes...
Our little super baby!And the two big super heroes before they venture off with dad and some friends around the 'hood. JJ came back and helped me pass out the 7 or 8 bags of candy. That was his favorite part. He had a blast watching all the other trick or treaters come up to us. He was so into the spirit of the day that he was telling everyone "Happy Halloween" as they walked away. It was so cute! My favorite part of the night was when a dad dressed as Santa gave JJ a piece of coal and asked if he was going to be naughty. To which JJ replied no and then stared at it like "Hey, this isn't candy." He was very puzzled.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

While my mom was visiting we took the kids to the Applejack Pumpkin Patch. There were so many fun things for the kids to do! JJ's favorite was the zip line. I could not believe the little kids can hang on to the handles for so long! He loved every minute of it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

4 Weeks

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Madeline's First Haircut


I finally took my ragamuffin in for her first haircut last night. She did a great job sitting still and was rewarded with a tootsie roll!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Nascar Racing

John took JJ to the Kansas Speedway over the last weekend and they had a blast! They stayed in a hotel for two nights, ordered pizza in and went to two races. It was such fun daddy and JJ time!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Chippewa Fans!

My three little amigos in the same CMU t-shirt. The first one is Maddie, she wasn't too happy!
This is JJ...
This is Zach!

Adventures at the Zoo!

I took all three kiddos to the zoo this week while it was still warm. JJ was so cute climbing on the tiger. Maddie was not ready for any photo ops that day :)

Yard of the Month

Our yard won Yard of the Month for September this year! The real bonus is the gift card to the local nursery and the water fountain and solar lights they delivered for winning. John is digging out some grass here to make more room for more flower bed! I am getting some pink tulip bulbs to plant and I can't wait to see them come spring!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Growing, growing!

Zach is of course already growing! We had his two week check up today and he is finally back up to his birth weight! He is otherwise a super healthy baby...eats and sleeps like an angel!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sweet Zachary!

Zachary James arrived on Wednesday, September 16 at 9:29am. He was 20in long and 9lb 13oz. It was a super speedy quick delivery! My contractions started at 5am. At 6:30 I informed John he should think about getting ready to go to the hospital. He walked the kids over to the neighbor's house around 7:30 and we arrived at the birthing center at 8:30. When we arrived and I got settled in, I was already 8cm dilated. At 9:15 my water broke and it was rush rush from there! The nurses rushed in, the doctor wasn't there yet and I was ready to go! There was no time for an IV or epidural(which I didn't want anyway). The little, I mean big guy came out face up which created a nice bruise on his forehead. Poor buddy! He is a very content baby and sleeps like a champion!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Wingnuts

That would be the name of the local baseball team...The Wichita Wingnuts. Apparently they chant "Go Nuts" during the game. I stayed home with Maddie last week while John took JJ to the game. They stayed the whole game and then watched the fireworks afterwards. JJ ran the bases in between innings and got a game ball!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Almost There!

John and I went on a double date with our good friends, Wally and Dagny. The guys decided to pose as JC Penney catalog models while us girls posed like normal people. I have just about two weeks left until my due date. I didn't realize how big my belly was until I uploaded these pictures. This little guy can come any day now! And I think we have finally come to an agreement on a name, but you'll have to wait for that to be announced after we meet him!

Doesn't it look like I am a leaning tree? It was best of the worst I suppose. John had his eyes closed in the first three!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Paint....Oops! I almost forgot.

While John was gone and my niece was here for three weeks, I enlisted her help in painting the living. John and I had this disagreement on whether or not a decorative rug can go on carpet. I figured it was the easiest cheapest way to add some pizzazz to the living room. And we already have the rug I wanted to lay down. He insisted you do not put rugs on carpet soooo he said he would rather have paint. Which is exactly what I did!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Grandma Harriet went to be with the Lord today. She was such a wonderful lady and I looked up to her in so many ways! Here are some of my favorite memories with her:

Visiting the John Ball Zoo and having a picnic before we entered the zoo
Baking cookies
Making caramel corn (my absolute favorite snack)
Sleep overs when my sister and I were little
Pigs in a blanket
The pool table
Brushing each other's hair
Living with her for 3 months before I got married
Back rubs and arm scratches
Playing dress up with her many, many shoes and costume jewelry
Unbaked blueberry pie

Grandma, you will be greatly missed!!!!

Monday, August 03, 2009