So, I figured I'd update the old blog again. Lets see, what's happened since Alexis started kindergarten? Well, we celebrated Halloween (Alexis was Batgirl and Luke was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle), Thanksgiving, Christmas, Luke started preschool and gave up his binky on the same day, then we celebrated Alexis' 6th birthday. Chris did a lot more work on our house (it looks like a real house again and I love it!) This was possible because in October the company that Chris worked for ran out of work. He's been collecting unemployment since then. It's been a bit of a blessing really, because I know the house wouldn't be even close to as finished as it is if he was still working. On January 8th Horizon Bank (where I've worked the last 12.5 years) was closed by the FDIC and taken over by Washington Federal. On February 10th they "eliminated my position". So, now I'm collecting unemployment too. We are most likely moving back to Snohomish county once Alexis finishes Kindergarten. Chris is going to work for his cousin and uncle at their construction company. I will hopefully find another part time job. The kids will both start school some place new in September, we're just not sure where yet.
Ok, here's some pictures from the last 6 months. They are out of order. I hate uploading pictures to blogger:
Monday, March 1, 2010
Posted by The Francois Family at 5:40 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I'm a terrible blogger, I know. It's so much easier for me to just log onto Facebook and see what's going on! But, I had to post about Alexis' first day of Kindergarten! She's been so excited about it all summer and finally the day came. Her teacher's name is Mrs. Graham and she goes Tues and Fri from 9-3:30 and Wednesdays from 12:45-3:30. I will drive her today and tomorrow then she'll start the bus. Luke was so sad that he didn't get to go to school too. I'm going to try and get him enrolled in preschool but first I have to figure out how to fit it all in - work, school, preschool - yikes! Here's a few pictures from this morning.
All ready to go!
I got Luke a few preschool workbooks for him to work on while Alexis is at school. Poor guy wants to go so bad!
Posted by The Francois Family at 9:48 AM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Looking down at the wave pool.
This 1000 gallon bucket dumped water about every 5 minutes on the water fort area.
On a quest. You point this magic wand at different things in the hotel and get clues of where to go next to complete your quest.
On another quest
Part of another quest
Luke on the squirting jet skis. He could have spent all day on these and he called them squirting camels!
Waiting outside the restaurant for dinner.
Looking down at the kiddie pool area
Posted by The Francois Family at 11:11 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Luke turned 3 on the 12th! Where has the time gone? He is such a smart, funny little boy and makes us laugh all the time. He can be very gruff and when I ask him why he's yelling at me he says "I'm not!" I think it's just the way he talks - a little like his daddy?! He really is a sweet little boy and loves his Sissy so much! We're working on potty training and he's doing quite well. He never wants any help and needs his privacy, so that makes it a little tricky sometimes. He still loves his binky way too much. When I tell him he needs to give it to me because he's a big boy now he insists he's not a big boy, he's still a baby. Any other time we ask if he's a baby the answer is NO! On his birthday we went to Billy McHale's for dinner then to Build a Bear. He built a monkey with a Sonic's uniform on. Very cute, but I forgot the camera so haven't taken a picture of it yet.
May 12, 2009 - Gotta love the fake smile!
Wearing his favorite new Spiderman PJ's! Thanks Eliot! Still has the adorable dimples!
Posted by The Francois Family at 1:45 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
At the park across the street from our house after the Easter Egg Hunt.
This is the closet Chris and I have been living with the last 10 months or so. It's white plastic and has moved from room to room in our house. I'm so very happy to report that it is now at the dump because we have a real closet! Chris worked his tail off last weekend and got our closet all put together. I've never had a closet I can actually walk into before! There is so much storage space in it!
Lower half of my side
Chris' side. There will be a different dresser in here and a rod on this side also.
I love this tree in our yard! I look forward to it blooming every year. I wish it lasted longer. It sure does make a mess on the grass when the blossoms fall off, though.
I'm 33 today!
Posted by The Francois Family at 7:07 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This afternoon Luke asked if he could play games on the computer. I wasn't in the mood, so said not right now. Alexis offered to play with him, so I said sure. I have been so tired lately and all I wanted to do was lay down, so I went into Alexis' room (nicest room in the house by far right now!) and layed down on her bed. I was just listening to them play and dozing a little. After 30 minutes I got up and did some laundry. After an hour they decided they were done. Not once during this hour did they argue or even say my name. It was so nice! I even heard them tell each other "I love you" once. They are getting so grown up and play together so well (most of the time anyway!)
I think I spoke too soon. I hear screaming now...
Posted by The Francois Family at 4:38 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Jon and Heather, the rockstars, visited. They came up with the names all on their own and got all ready for their fancy party.
That pretty much sums up our month!
Posted by The Francois Family at 10:02 PM