Monday, December 22, 2008
On Saturday, we went to Kring Family Christmas. That was a lot of fun! Chad's dad's side is a hoot, and we really enjoy our time there. After that, we went to Chad's Dad's house, aka. Papaw's. We had our Christmas there, and then Eli got to go out and see horses, and chickens and a turkey! He really loved that! He can't wait to go back when it's warm so he can ride a horse!
When we left there, we went to Nanny's (aka Vera's) and had some dinner and hung out. It was Beths' birthday, and we made a decision at the last minute to go see Twilight. FINALLY! Oh, it was so good, and I loved it, I just hated the teenagers there. They were so loud and obnoxious! They ruined the 'feeling' for me! But, I had fun with Chad's sisters and cousin, and I finally got to see the movie.
The next morning, (Sunday) we went to church with Nanny, and everyone. We filled a pew! I couldn't believe that! Eli was excellent in church, and so was Baby Carly! Emma wasn't bad, she just didn't like sitting so still for so long!
After church, we had our Christmas dinner, which was really good! Then it was time for more presents!! Eli got a lot of cute outfits and fun toys. He really enjoyed it! Chad and I both got some neat things, too. This year has been rough for us, in more ways than one, and we hate not being able do give everyone everything they want! Hopefully this year we'll get caught up on some things, and things will be better.
We're back in Indy now, and it's really cold here!! It's a big change from Fiday when we left! Eli and I went shopping yesterday (Monday) and we got most of our shopping done, which is good, because we are almost out of money! We had a good day, and we tried to go see Santa. Eli just couldn't do it. He tried, but when we got up there, he kinda freaked, and didn't want to have anything to do with the Jolly ol' Elf, himself. He got a Candy Cane flavored ring pop, and we took off out of there. I was sad, because I really wanted a Santa pic! No such luck for me, though.
One funny quote: as we were walking around the mall, every once in awhile, Eli would shout out to me "Momma, ou dribe me NUTS!" and I'd say "Eli, you drive ME nuts!" and he'd say "Ou dribe me CAZY!" and I'd say "No, you drive ME crazy!". Some people around would laugh, some looked at me like I was nuts, but you just have to see Eli when he says it. It's very funny, and oh so cute.
Here's hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas!!! I hope to have some great Holiday pics to attatch to the next blog!!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Sunday, December 7, 2008
He really enjoyed sitting in the swing! He never enjoyed the swing as a baby. It just wasn't his thing. But all nite tonite he has wanted me to "sing me, mommy!" And it hasn't broken yet!
So we started putting the tree up, and Eli is really into it. We weren't sure if he was still too young, but he has enjoyed us driving and looking at "Kiss-mas Lites!" Every tree, light and snowman, he says "Wook! Kiss-mas lite!" It has been very cute! So, he was really excited when we started putting the tree together and the lights starting coming on!
Well, that's about all I have for now. I really do plan on writing more, and I hope to finish our vacation story, mostly so Eli can read about it later in life. He still talks about it, and wants to wear Mickey shirts everyday. We hope to spend a day at Disney World next year on our way to Naples with Gram.
Bye for now, check back soon.
Sara, Chad and Eli!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ok. Let's see. I'll do Day 2 of vacation. That would have been Sunday, October 12. Since we had such a long drive the day before, the whole family slept in until 10-ish. I didn't want to waste the day, but it was such a long drive, that we just needed to get our sleep out. Once we got up, we had a leisurely breakfast, and we took our time getting ready to go to a pool. Our Condo was huge, and the grounds were even bigger. There were 15 pools that we could choose from. We chose the one closest to our condo, which was dubbed by Eli as "Gramma's House." It was really nice! There was a nice big pool, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, a restroom, and lots of places to sit and have lunch or lounge. We spent the rest of our morning, and most of our afternoon there. It was great! Then we went back, and had lunch and napped, and Chad and I went to buy our Disney Tickets!!
I was so excited to get our week planned out, so when we went to buy tickets, I had everything mapped out. Well, the ladies selling tickets messed me up, so we went with a different plan. We got tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween on Monday, the next day, and one other full day ticket. That set us back a pretty penny! Lucky for us, Eli is young enough so we didn't have to pay to get him in!
The rest of Sunday, we just hung out, and had a fun time around the Condo. We were keeping our eye out for our little "wizard" friend and watchin some Mickey TV.
I know I'm draggin this out. I'm sorry! I just don't have that many opportunities to write! Hopefully, I'll get the 'Vacation Series' done by the end of next week.
Until Next time...
Sara, Chad and Eli
Monday, November 3, 2008
We had a great Halloween! All of October, we had tried our darndest to get Eli to pick a costume. He wanted nothing to do with anything. Even his most favorite characters he didn't want to wear. After we got back from Disney, he decided that Mickey would be ok. He could be Mickey Mouse with no problems. So, Friday, Halloween Day, Eli and I went to get his costume. They had a Mickey Mouse costume, but it was WAY to big. It never would have fit him. I gently explained that Mickey was too big, and he would have to pick something else. He took that wonderfully. "Ok Mom, Mickey Mouse tooo big." It sounded like he was saying "Mickey Mouse stuu-pid." I just laughed and said yes, it was too big. So we kept looking and found a Mr. Incredible costume that was just his size. He got sooo excited about that one!
"Eii be Mr. 'credible, Mommy? Petty Pease?"
How can you say no to that? How cute is he?! I said sure! We also saw the Buzz Lightyear and Woody costumes. He held those out, as if comparing them, and said "Nope, Eii be Mr. 'credible."
'nuff said about that one. We ran a couple more errands, getting candy for the trick or treaters, looking for cheap last minute decorations, and looking for a pumpkin. That's right folks, we hadn't bought a pumpkin yet. Quite simply, we had SUCH a good time in Disney, we couldn't quite afford a pumpkin yet. No problem, right?
Wrong!!! Oh, so very wrong. There wasn't a pumpkin to be bought in Fishers. I say that because, we stopped at the very nice church on the corner, just down from I-69. They had pumpkins, and they said I could have one. However, they were what was being thrown out because they were all moldy or rotten. mmmm, nothing like moldy pumpkin to cover the dog smell in a house. So, the Kring's went Pumpkin-less.
Hope Eli isn't scarred for life!
He and Chad went trick-or-treating with a couple of the neighbors. After a few houses, Chad said Eli figured out he was getting "Candies!" and he decided to participate willingly. Whew! I was really wantin some good candy this year!
He loved his costume so much...He's still wearing it. Ahh, to be 2 again!
Sara, Chad and Mr. 'Credible
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Chad and I took turns driving, he doing the bulk, and we arrived near our destination. I say near. See, that story goes like this: Chad doesn't like Mapquest. So he 'referenced' our atlas, got us lost and we saw LOTS of scenery twice. :) No, really. It was fine. But we got there, finally, safe and sound. Our condo was very nice!! I'll include pics in a few days, as I am at a computer that doesn't hold my pics (aka work). We unloaded our stuff, took showers (20 hours in a car..yes we needed showers!), and went to dinner. We went to a Chinese Buffet. It was alright, nothing like our favorite place in Noblesville that shut down not too long ago. Then we went to Publix to fill our pantry with food. So did everyone else. Think I'm exaggerating? Oh no. EVERYBODY went. It was a mess! We hurried through with $130 dollars worth of mostly stuff to eat, and partied on to "Gramma's House" as Eli called the Condo.
Then something interesting happened. I still laugh about it. We walked in our condo, and Mom went to the room she and Eli were sharing. She flipped on the light, and started screaming. This little gecko scooted all over the farthest wall. He ran along and hid behind the empty suitcases. Mom flipped out, "oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Chad, come here!!!" Chad was laughing, I was laughing, heck, even Eli was laughing. "Eii see wizard?!" We then found him hiding under Mom's shoe, and he darted back behind the large armour that couldn't be moved. Mom wasn't so happy about all of this. She had no intention of sharing her room with a 2 year old and a lizard! But, there was nothing we could do, so she came out of her room, and we went to putting the groceries away.
As we were relaxing about an hour later, Mom started screaming again. "Sara, get Chad. Where is he. COME HERE NOW!" I told Chad that Mom needed him, that she found the lizard. Boy was I wrong. Nope, no lizard, just a huge ass cockroach. ewwww. I can't even stand to write that word!!!! It grossed me out, and I was stuttering, Telling Chad to get rid of it. At one point it was ON him, and I wanted to Barf. Gross. This is when Eli pulled out his new word. He copied Mom and said "oh my gooness!" and then he said "EWWWWW! Isgusting!" It was the funniest thing I have ever heard my boy say! You haven't lived until you can ask a 2 year old what the bug was, and he screams "EWWW! Is-Gust-Ing!", all the while jumping in his cute little uncoordinated way.
Chad was able to pin the bug, and Mom was so mad she caught it in a plastic bag. I made her put it in the freezer so we could show someone later. After all that...we were able to relax (sorta) and we went to bed pretty early. We were pooped! Who knew driving for so long could put you to sleep!
That's all I have the energy for tonight. "Sunday" and "Day 1 of Disney" will come soon! Check back often!
Love to all,
Sara, Chad and Eli
Friday, October 3, 2008
I do feel a little bad, because I got a little cranky. But, really, who wouldn't after working a 12 hour shift, and then catching an elbow in the nose because "Lightening McQueen go fast!". So it was naptime after that! Eli gets another movie day next Tuesday, because, again, no babysitters! He enjoys it, but I sure am tired!
We have had a great couple of weeks! Weather is changing, and outside play isn't happening like it was, but we still get out a little here and there. We've been busy cleaning, and playing, and working! The payoff? We leave for Disney next Friday! Eli is very excited to go to "Mickey's House!". He's been talking about it for about 2 weeks! And we can't just mention one character! We go through the whole crew! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto! We have to mention them all every time. I hope Eli doesn't get too scared of those huge characters!
Last week, Chad, Eli and myself, met our friends Lesley and her little one, Cooper, at the Children's museum. It was a great time! Eli loved it! He didn't pay too much attention to Cooper, but at just 8 months old, Cooper couldn't exactly run around crazy with Eli! We set up the play time because Lesley will be watching Eli two days next week while all my sitters are playing in the ocean!
Well, not much else to say right now. I hope this finds everyone doing wonderfully! Sorry, again, for no pictures. My camera and laptop do NOT get along, and I haven't figured out the problem. I think we are looking towards a digital camera upgrade for Christmas! Hope to hear from everyone soon!
Love to all,
Sara, Chad and Eli
Friday, September 19, 2008
Hey all! I got this from another blog as well! Check it out!
Favorite Food: Mushrooms.
Favorite Month: October, or November! I love fall, and I love love love Halloween and my Birthday!
Favorite Movie: What a Girl Wants
Favorite Sport: driving to work. I would get a gold in that one! NO? not good enough? Ok ok...playing, Basketball, watching, Football
Favorite Season: Parsley...ahahaha. Ok ok. Sorry. UH, fall!!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ice Cream bad...Raspberry sorbet good!
Favorite Time of Day: early morning with Eli, or nighttime. I get lots of hugs then!
Last Cigarette: NEVER!!! yay me!
Last Drink: you mean a 'good' drink? One day last week I had a Cherry Bomb
Last Car Ride: Around 6 pm...on my way to work!
Last Movie Seen in a Theater: "Albin & Chickmunks"...free film festival!
Last Phone Call: I called Kasey aka "the joke hotline"
Last CD Played: Black eyed Peas
Have You Ever Been on TV: oh yes, and it was thrilling, let me tell you! I was like, 3, so I'm told, and I was interviewed at the track! And I wouldn't talk! whew, I'm surprised agents are bangin my door down!
Thing You're Wearing: New Scrub Pants!
Thing You've Done Today: Went to the Dr with Gram and had White Castle on my way home. mmmm. Now I remember why I don't eat those often!
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: the videos I picked to play on Yahoo! Music
Thing You Can't Live Without: albuterol!
Thing You Do When You're Bored: Well it's been awhile for that! Um, read!
Coke or Pepsi: Cherry Coke, please and thank you!
Hot or Cold: Cold!
What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? Live a Healthy full LIfe!!!
Well now that was fun! I like doing those because I don't have to think so hard about what I want to say!
Funny Eli today. I hadn't seen him since Thursday morning, and I had missed the lil guy! I asked him for a hug, and he said "No, mommy", and I pretended to pout and cry and he said to me "oh mommy, Top it! (stop it!)". I can't believe the funny stuff that comes out of his mouth! He cracks me up, though! I think Chad and I might be in trouble in a few years!
Not much more to report! Working and trying to get to Disney is about all I've been up to! Hope you all are doing well!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In no particular order....
1. I am catholic, and I observe Lent. Ever since I was in a Catholic school (all two years!) I have done this. I don't always give something up, sometimes I work on improving myself. Sometimes I try not to swear, and a couple years I tried to not use the Lord's name in vain. I did ok with those things!
2. I have always wanted a big family. When I was a kid, I wanted 6 kids. I wanted 3 sets of twins, all boy/girl. My girls' names were Cory, Toni, and Bobbie. I thought it was cute. I no longer think that. :) I do want lots of kids, but I don't think that is in the cards for us. I am hoping for 1 or 2 more, but secretly, I'd like 3 more. I love kids, and the one I have is super!!!
3. I can no longer hold more than 1 job. I tried it. It stressed me out. I can't handle it. I ended my week and a half of job #2 crying, in a corner, eating my hair....well, ok. I didn't eat my hair...
4. I have lived my life in 7's. I lived in Indianapolis til I was 7, lived in Brownsburg til I was almost 14, moved back from Wisconsin when I was almost 21, and have been with Chad for a total of 7 years. Now that says something! ..hmm...maybe my favorite number shouldn't be 2!
5. I am scared of Wind. Yes. I know. I am a dork.
6. I am a geek, too. Band geek that is. That is part of my life that I miss a lot! Music is great, whether listening to it, or making it. I really do miss that....hmm. Idea!
7. I miss my family. All of them. From Chad and Eli, who I see almost every day, to my Kansas family that I haven't seen in years! Most of all, I can't WAIT for my Mom and Dad to move back. I miss them!
Hmm...there is 7! Wow! I didn't think I would get all of them! I don't usually talk about ME so much. Ok, so TAG! You are it! Now go do it! And, let me know when you have, cause I wanna know 7 things about you! Shoo!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
What a hellacious week! HOLY COW!
I started job #2 this week. It was a killer! I had to sit, for all 5 days, from 8am (you know, my bedtime?!) until they released us around 330 (or i begged out for a Root Canal!). It was not pretty. I am NOT a dayshift girl! Stay awake I could not! I really felt kind of bad for the speakers, because if they looked in my direction, they could see that I was not there!
And yes, you read that write. Our wonderful dental insurance at the Riley's doesn't cover much in the way of Root Canals, so I'll be taking donations to cover that one! Whew! But the pain is better, so that's great! I met a wonderful dentist that I'm happy with, so at least I'll have someone great to take all my concerns too when I return in, oh, I don't know, another 2 years. What?! Not good enough? I know. But I do brush twice a day....
The boys did well this week, what with me working 2 full time jobs, we actually had a good week! I got to spend lots of time outdoors with Eli and the neighbors, and I really enjoyed that! I think Eli appriciates having me home more! We had a few nice family dinners, and I really enjoyed that! On Thursday, we even got a visit from the Ice Cream Man! I wish I had gotten pictures of all the neighbors and kids eating their Ice Cream! But, then I would have had to put my Huge Bomb Pop down to get the camera, and I wasn't really down with that! Eli had a Bomb pop, as well, and he had a red and blue beard, and his shirt was dyed all pretty colors! (don't worry Mom, I've already put stain remover on it, and it's being washed as I type!)
In bigger news....The Kring's are going to Disney! After much hemming and hawing, scraping of funds, and whining to my mom...My wonderful Aunt Debbie found us a week at one of the RCI condos for a really good price! Chad, Eli and I will be driving down in a rented Van and meeting my Mom in Orlando! We will get to spend a week swimming and getting to know our ol' pal Mickey Mouse!
I can't tell you how excited I am about this vacation! I have been trying to plan this for quite some time! However, we are traveling on a budget. If anyone has any money savings ideas for us, please let us know!!! We will be leaving the 10th of October.
I think that's it for now. I'll try to load some pics up for the next update!
Feel free to leave comments or email me anytime! We'd love to hear from anyone!
Sara, Chad and Eli!
Monday, August 25, 2008
My Mom Pointed out that it was really hard to read the other blog, so I switched it up. This is nice, you think? I like it!
The Kring's have been busy! I have been working a lot to get to Disney, we hope.
Chad has been working his regular 40 and keeping busy with softball.
Eli....he is such a handsome, funloving kid! We are having a great summer, and enjoying everything with him! We've been to a couple of festivals, we spent a day at the State Fair, and we have been swimmin at the Y. He loves it all! I'm hoping to post some pics soon, I just haven't had the time to make sure my camera is working right!
We are starting to think about Halloween, one of the funnest times of years. Any ideas on what the Kring's should be this year? We'd love ideas!
Love to all!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Eli and I spent 6 days in "Consin" with my parents. We had a great time! It was a great visit! I got to help my Mom and Dad a little with their house. They are preparing to sell it, and move here! Eli had a GREAT time with Gramma and Grumpa. He played with the playhouse out back, which Grumpa nicknamed "Eli's Playhouse", and Eli loved it! We just hung out the whole week. I got to visit with my Bestie, Mandy, and that was nice!
Then we came home, and I got sick. For a whole day. Yuck. I got back to work, and took a two day PALS course, and passed! Woohoo! Just another cert I can add to my resume. You never know.
Eli is learning and growing so much. I am so afraid of missing something with him! We tried potty training and using pull-ups. That was a No Go. He just doesn't want to, nor does he get it. But it's ok, he's only 2 and half.
He knows a lot of his letters, most numbers, he knows his colors, shapes, animals, and he is loving Disney characters! We are planning a Disney vacation in October, and we tell him about it alot, hoping he won't be too afraid of the characters. I know he'll still be scared though. I can't wait for my next vacay!
Chad is working a lot!! He gets his 40 hours in at Kroger, and sometimes he gets to Ump a baseball game too. He really enjoys that. Especially because the more he works, the less I ask him to do!
We've been having a really good summer as a family. I love time off with the boys!!
Hopefully I'll get some more pics up on the site soon. I have a ton on my camera ,but for some reason, when I try to download them onto the computer, they get messed up? I'm not sure what that is about! Any ideas? Let me know!
Til later this week....
Sara, Chad and Eli!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
We got to visit with Gramma and Grumpa a lot, and Eli really enjoyed that! We spent some time at the track and Eli LOVES Racecars! He had a great time, loved the noise, and even took a nap! He even spent a rainy Carb day out there, and had the best time ever! Mom and Dad got to go to the race (thanks gramma and grumpa!!) We had the best time, and got some sun and got to watch a fun and exciting race!
Eli has lots of friends in the neighborhood, so we've been playing outside a lot! Eli's Vocabulary is expanding greatly! I've never heard a 2 year old say some of the words he says, but he just picks things up and runs with them. Today he was upset because we didn't make it to "Al-Mart". He knows where and what Wal-Mart is, and was mad we didn't get there.
In true little boy fashion, he has banged up knees. He fell 3 times today, alone. He fell once yesterday, once the day before..... etc. You know how little boys are. He doesn't have a slow button...it's all or nothing!
We don't have anything big coming up. Mommy and Eli might visit Wisconsin next weekend. Hee hee....I have a long weekend, and I want to RELAX and do something!!! I also have a week vacation in July, but no plans yet! I have a couple things in mind tho!
On a different note....the Kring Family now belongs to the YMCA! Chad has gone a few times, and I have gone almost every day. We WILL be healthy! I get to to work out most mornings with Miera, and I love having a workout partner. It makes it easier when someone else goes. Eli has taken some time to adjust to their Childwatch, but he's getting to like it a little. Hopefully Eli and I will start swimming soon, so that will be fun for him!
I don't have any pictures to put up today ( I'm at work...shhhh!), but I hope to update again soon!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Back then I worked overtime, but not crazy overtime. We picked up and went wherever we wanted whenever we wanted. My fears and worries were so different!! What a difference 3 years makes. Now I have this:
And who couldn't love that? I love him to pieces! Chad has been gone this weekend, and Eli and I have gotten to know each other more. Wow. 2-year-olds are tiring! Goodness! But, this experience hasn't made my want for another any different. I hope soon, to give Eli a brother or sister. (Chad hopes so too.)
I'm not sure where this is going really, I just wanted to put on here how much I love my little guy, and can't wait to have more. Even if they won't be 'just like him'.
Eli got mail today! Grama and Grumpa sent him a chair! It came in pieces and parts, and once we got it together, it looked a little something like this:
He loves his chair! That picture shortly turned into this:Yup, that's spongebob. Like Grumpa, Like Grandson.
I'll write more later. I'm pooped, and I would hate to waste any time I can sleep! Eli will be up bright and early!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Below that, there is a list of Blogs that I check out on a daily basis. If you have time, you should check them out. A couple are friends of mine, and others are ones I have stumbled upon. Check them out!
We are all doing good, and playin outside, enjoying this GREAT weather! Hope everyone is doing wonderful!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Eli got to play on some of the little rides in the mall and he had a great time!
He is getting sooo big, and talking so much! He knows all the seven dwarfs, he knows lots of characters, and he loves repeating anything and everything! We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks tonight, and he loved it! He cried when it was over, so that may be the first movie we watch over and over again. I'll keep you updated!
This picture is from tonight! Eli got Chad's slippers and walked all over in them. He was so careful, and he bent over to put the slipper on. It was very cute.
I'll try to update again soon.
Love you all!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Things are great! Eli has discovered putting more than 2 words together every once in awhile! He's real concerned about possessions. ie. Daddy's, Mommy's, E-i's ball, E-i's people. He has gotten much better at saying please, and it is really cute! Today he finally said Thank you, of course nothing is that clear yet! But he's trying and that is great!
Here's another pic from Easter Sunday!
Not real cute of mommy, but Eli is really loving his Peep!
Nothing else really goin on with the Kring family! We want all family to know that we miss everyone....even the ones a mile down the road!
Here is one more Eli pic to enjoy. Gramma got these really cute pj's for Eli, and he was strutting his stuff! Check it out!
Doesn't he look comfy cozy?! I think so!
Hope to hear from everyone soon!
Sara, Chad and Eli
Sunday, March 23, 2008
After Mommy got a good nap in, we all got ready, and went to celebrate at Aunt Mi's House! Lots of family were there, and we had a Great time! We had an egg toss, which was fun, but the eggs wouldn't break. Then we played baseball with Hard Boiled eggs! It got chilly after that, so we went in to play games and watch old home movies. Eli is hyped up on Sugar, and getting a little cranky, but we wanted to wish Grandma and Grandpa a very Happy Easter!
Wouldn't be the same with a 'cheese' grin from Eli! And Don't worry, Gramma, Eli got an ENTIRE bag of M&M's from the Easter Bunny!!
Sara, Chad and Eli