Monday, March 30, 2009

Feliz Cumpleanos Isabella is 6

Saturday we had a wonderful party at the Martinez household. Isabella had lots of friends and there was family. The played musical chairs and hit the pinata in the shape of a burro. We were all in good spirits and full when we left. I have enclosed some pictures of the event. We were glad Eva was able to get Dillan while Denise was at work at Chula Vista.










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Friday, March 27, 2009

Video of Mackenzie

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I thought I'd share my video of the darling Mackenzie so you could see her facial expressions and all that hair! Sorry my camera doesn't stay in focus very well, but you'll live. ;) She is such a sweet tender little thing and you just want to soak up her sweet spirit.

And how 'bout a standing ovation for that mom of hers that blessed us with this special spirit. Now that morning sickness, blemishes, lack of clothes, discomfort, constant hunger, lack of sleep, swelling and rips and cracks in all the wrong places are over, enjoy this little blessing strait from Heavenly Fathers arms to yours- lay on your belly and get reacquainted with your feet. :0) You did good.

And what is Mackenzie without a bit of Adrian? Here's to the new proud papa who helped the last nine months with anything, anytime and anywhere to lessen the burden for Britt. They make a pretty good team. And after a crash course with my rugrats I'm confident in his newly formed parenting ability, patience and lack of fear for holding newborns. Just wait for your crash course on teenagers! See you in 7 years or so. ;) I'm happy for you!!

Lots of love to you all!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Princess Mackenzie has brought in Spring

On Saturday March 21st Adrian called while still in the delivery room and said Mackenzie Blair Foster was born at 7:28 PM and weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. She has lots of dark hair. I am sure she is beautiful. Sue, Brittany's mom, was able to be up here from Texas. Brittany was blessed with an epidural. Sarah was upset that as soon as she and her friend Ranee went to Vegas for a mini vacation, that Mackenzie decided to show her self. She is excited as are all the people in WI. Hopefully we will get some more pictures. She is definitely a Foster with her mouth open for food.

Megan sells girlscout cookies


Megan and her troop sold cookies Saturday at AF County Market. When asked how many they sold, Megan showed Grandpa 9 fingers and a zero. (90). She loves girlscouts.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy for package

I got a new swimming suit yesterday in the mail, but that wasn't as exciting for me as the one from Ean, Coi and Ria. They sent us some of their school projects. They are great and I wanted to share. The outside of the package had their hand prints.

Then there were 2 writings from Ean Coi sent her rainbow and hand print on pink paper



Ean added in some more pictures.




It was all so good to see.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marlee update

Arthur called me today and this is what he had to say.
Marlee went in for her four month checkup today and she is at 15 pounds 12 ounces, 26 inches long and in the top 95%. So in other words a Foster through and through;-) She eats soooooooo much that the Doctor told them to start her on a small amount of cereal at night. She is already trying to roll over and gets to her side and thinks this is to much work and then goes back on her back to rest before she starts it all over again.

Easter Dinner

So for Easter Dinner daddy and I put together a menu if you want to bring more then what you have been asked to bring then great. If you don't want to bring what you have been asked to bring then let me know. (or suck it up and deal with it;-) Also our stake conference is on Easter Sunday (April 12th) this year so dinner will be at 4:00pm so that we can all make it home and get things ready. After dinner we will have are Easter egg hunt for the kids. Eva do you think you can get Dillon for it? Just thought it might be fun for him.
Easter Dinner
  1. Mama & Daddy - Frog eye salad
  2. Eva - Desert of some kind
  3. Mary - Eggs & Funeral potatoes
  4. Becca - Hams & Grape salad
  5. Amanda - Green bean casserole
  6. Grandma Foster - Grands rolls & a can of cranberry's
  7. Every one on clean up so we can get it done fast and can all have a good time!!!!! Mama Has to work so she won't be able to do it this time.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Megan's Test

Megan tested for her dark blue belt tonight and kicked butt!!! I am so proud of her and all the hard work that she puts into her Tae Kwon Do. Her board break was the "Jumping front snap kick" and if you don't put your piggies back all the way you could break them and go wee wee wee all the way to the ER. I was so nerves that she would hurt herself (and we might spend the night in the ER), but she didn't and I have to say that I was praying the whole time. She did so good!! It took her a few times but she did it and that's what counts.
I know that Sarah wanted some more videos, so I am going to take you through her testing with some of the videos and pics that I took. So get comfortable and enjoy the show.
Megan is the one in the PINK. Megan likes sparring Cameron because they are friends. Not that you can tell by the video but they really do like each other;-)
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This is Megan and her board break.
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Megan getting her dark blue belt & her certificate from Randall Boggs her instructor.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby Update

Hello! Just thought I'd update you all on us little Fosters. My mom is in town for the big arrival, which has been really nice. I really had no idea what I needed or anything like that so I'm glad she's here. We had a doctor's appointment today and he says I'm 1-2 cm dialated and 90% effaced. He seems to think it will be any day now. He said that I'm "favorable" because the baby is very low and ready to go. He did a couple of things to try to start some contractions. Anyway, Adrian is still plugging away at school. He's keeping very busy this semester. He's excited to only have one more semester of classes after this.
The musical went extremely well. Though, if you didn't get a chance, you should definitely read the blog post about it. We had quite the accident the last night. But all is well now. We just competed yesterday in our region one-act competition. The kids did great but unfortunately we didn't make it to state. That's probably a good thing though. We have region individual events next Wednesday, but I'm thinking the sub may have to take my students as I may be in the hospital or just getting home. We took a tour of the maternity ward where we're delivering last night and we like it a lot. It's nice and small and the rooms are very nice. Plus we get to stay in the same room for everything. Adrian's excited because all the rooms have DVD players and cable. He can introduce Mackenzie to sports right from the start.
Well I think that's about all that's going on. We're just sitting and waiting....

Eva is down and out

Eva came to the party on Friday and had a toothache. She started taking Tylenol 3 but at about 3 AM she had Amanda take her up to the emergency room as she couldn't endure the pain. She slept from about 4AM Sat morn to 8 PM that night. She missed part of school Monday and finally got into the Dentist on Wed. after the antibiotics had kicked in. She had an abscessed wisdom tooth and the one next to it has a hole in it which the dentist thinks he can fix. This is the first dentist she has been to that used enough gas to make it tolerable to sit in the chair.
As if that wasn't enough, she has a big paper due on Friday and her computer crashed. She will be having to do the her huge paper at the school on one of the computers.
For Eva it seems like when it rains it pours.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update on Fosters in GA

Sonny and Arthur are still busy as told to Rebecca.
Big news is that Art has to have glasses. He used to be a strait A student but this last year has found his grades dropping slightly. At his annual check up it was discovered he needs glasses. They will send pictures when they get the glasses.
Sonny passed her State test to become an insurance agent and quit her other job. She would like to get a job with AFLAC (they advertise with a goose). She has been working very hard to finish her on line course. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU SONNY.
Arthur is bragging that it was 80 degrees when he was on the range yesterday. He got a sun burn and now, because he had on glasses looks like a raccoon.
They found a great day care facility a month ago for Marlee and she was doing well. They were just informed that the facility is going out of business and will have to find a new place. So they search again.

Mama turns 60

On the 6th family gathered to help me turn 60 years old. I was blessed on my birthday with phone greetings from Rebecca and Megan singing, Daddy, Mary, Amanda, and Sarah, Ean, Coi and Ria singing the Happy Birthday song. I got me a present of joining the Ho Chunk House of Wellness in Baraboo run by the Indians. They have wonderful pools and since I shouldn't do resistance training because of my back going out lately, I gave up Curves to do swimming. I have really enjoyed it and manage it about 3 times a week.



I loved all the gifts I got. Daddy got me just what I wanted. A good set of scales. I am not sure how good it is because we all gained at least 5 pounds over the old ones that were rusty, ect. It tells all the essentials like body fat, metabolism, bone density......



Megan gave me a beautiful necklace that she bought from the POPS store with the POPS money she had earned at school. She also made a wonderful homemade card out of glitter glue.

Isabella also made me a card of her and grandma. What talented grandkids.

Deardens sent out their presents. I now have pictures of the Deardens on the mouse pad for my computer. I love it. Sarah also gave me a Pampered Chef meat spatula to break up hamburger.

Rebecca displayed her talents again by making new towles for the stove in the shape of dresses. Also gave me new PJ's to get rid of the ugly old red ones.

Also I enjoyed Mary and Ashley's gas card, Charley's german sausage, the Martinez family Sysco steaks, Grandmas movie of Emma, a nut chopper. and body wash and Eva and Jerry's singing card. Mary made my favorite sugar free cake and I loved it. Ate too much, but loved it.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just for you Sarah

Sarah, Ask and you shall receive!!!
This is Ashley & Ean playing in there band duet. They got a 1st.

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This is Ashley and her friend Brook in there duet. They got a 1st.

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This is Ashley with her double duet. They placed 2nd.

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Hows that for videos Sarah:-)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Soon to be Italian rock star

Ashley is SOOOOOOOO awesome she now knows Italian or at lest one song in Italian. She had her solo ensemble in Adams today. She had one for band & three for choir. The video is of her Italian solo that she placed 1st with. She also placed 1st in her band duet & in her choir duet with her friend Brook & got a 2nd in the double choir duet. Lots of people came to support her today her Mom, Terry, Becca & Megan, Grandpa & Grandma Foster and Nana and we had lots from church and her friends. So she was in good company to say the least. Thank you all for coming and supporting my kid:-) to the rest of you WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM!!!!!!;-)

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Ashley is getting ready for her school musical that will be the first week in April (the 2nd and the 3rd) so mark your calenders. Don't make me gilt you into coming:-)


She is also looking froward to track & filed come spring. Me I am just looking forward to spring.

Family Pictures of AJ and Sonny
















Snow in GA in March
















Last Sunday Art came into tell mom and dad there was snow outside. Who would believe him? Well he was right there was about 1 1/2 inches. Sonny sent some pics and it was pretty exciting to see them having so much fun. All the kids in the neighbor hood were out building snowmen or having snow ball fights. Thanks for the pics.










Friday, March 6, 2009

Hello

A whole week and no one has posted anything? Well, not that I have much exciting to say, but I'm not scared to share.
Today my friend Rene's divorce is final. It's a really hard time for her, I wish I could be there for her, so if you see her give her a big hug from me. She is actually coming out to see me on the 18th-23rd. She needs a vacation. She wanted to go down to Vegas, so she got the room and I got us tickets to see Circ du Solie (spelling?) so I get a vacation too- which is much needed sinced I'm basically a single mom lately and I could use a couple of days to breath.
Richard has been working more on our (soon to be) new Tahoe. He has to do all the bodywork on the front end. It will be my first non-90's vehicle EVER (an '02.....still seven years old, but whatta ya do?), and he is promising that I can have it in my name so they can't sell it out from under me (like every other vehicle I've had), so we'll see.
Ria is talking tons more in the past few weeks, and even says 3 word sentences. She's now learned to turn door knobs and escape from nap time, and has learned all about hitting (love those good teachers she has). Most of the time she goes poopoo on the toilet, but in her diaper for the rest. She hasn't quite found all of her balance yet- the search goes on. :)
Coi is a hormonal, emotional roller coaster, grrr. She always runs off to pout if she doesn't get her way (I know- reminds you of me), which is often, and I've learned more patients from her than the other 2 put together. She loves doing yoga with me every night though, and could be hugged and snuggled the whole day long. Her favorite thing is for me to tell her stories about me as a kid, about her as a baby or ones I make up about her.
Ean goes up and down with his behavior at school, and when he's home he's either doing home work, his chore (unloading dishwasher) or playing Transformers. By that time of day he usually needs to have some personal space and wants to play by himself. He's really been enjoying the Book of Mormon and is fascinated by the wars and how they just never learn! We are in Helaman right now. Of course I have to stop and explain words, or paraphrase what's happening sometimes, but he remembers it all. He doesn't like the Gadianton robbers :) .
This whole week Kami has been gone and I actually got up every morning by myself and went to work out. I'm pretty proud cuz usually if no one is waiting for me I don't have motivation to do it so, yay me!! And I did get Melaleuca products that Amanda is advertising for, and so far so good! I haven't tried the cleaning products yet, I'm waiting for Richard to be home so I don't have to worry about kids getting in the way. But their lotion healed up my severely dried and cracked skin in 2 days, their exfoliating soap is the best ever and yummy, yummy food stuff. Oh and the tooth polish is great too, and their mouthwash doesn't burn at all, I could keep it in my mouth all day. Way to know your stuff 'Manda! ;)
By the way, Crystal has mono, which with being 6 months pregnant isn't bad enough, it has made her liver and spleen swell making her have blood clots, which have more than likely gone to her lungs. She has a cat scan scheduled to find out for sure, so keep her in your prayers.
Well, I love you all, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (again) to you Mama- party hardy!