Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Never a dull moment at the Yeager house!

These kids keep us on our toes, that's for sure. We have been busy, busy, busy. There must be a lot of birthdays this time of year, because my kids have been to SO many birthday parties lately! They LOVE them. The WHOLE thing- picking the perfect present, anticipating the day, and of course they love the party- games, cake, ice cream-it's been kids' paradise lately.
We started BASEBALL again! No, we are NOT coaching this year. But, this year will be more intense than in years past. We signed Jack up for the Cal Ripken league. They had a skills day (kind of like try-outs) and a draft. This is serious stuff. Of course, Jack got drafted early and didn't get put in the beginner league for 8 year olds. He is on the Athletics with 8, 9 and 10 year olds! He LOVES it. They had FOUR 1 1/2 hour practices before their first game. Yes, they had their first game already and No, I didn't get any pictures. I will at the next game.

Anyway, here are some recent pictures of what we've been doing.

(besides praying for adoption)

The stitches are OUT!

The kids have enjoyed the few Spring days we have had outside.

Although not on our trampoline. On a side note, our trampoline blew into the neighbors yard and up against their house while we were in CA. It was trashed. The kids are so upset.

Here is Bekah on the swing, RIGHT after church.

She couldn't wait to get out there, and consequently, looks fabulous swinging in her dress!


We started getting the garden ready. The kids had more fun greeting our friendly worms than they did weeding the strawberry patch.



Here is Bekah that same Sunday after church.
Notice she took the time to save her new white sandals, but apparently had no time to get out of her dress!





After one of the aformentioned birthday parties, we went to the river to feed the ducks.
The girls loved it.



I'll post baseball pictures soon. And, we are off to Utah this weekend to play with my sister Chalene while Scott goes to the memorial service for Uncle Michael in Chicago. So, we'll be sure to have some great photos of our weekend as well. Scott and I will both be handing out adoption pass along cards at Dr. Offices, Highschools, Hospitals, etc in our respective cities this weekend. Wish us luck!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Please make this button....

I know, I know, more cries for help from the Yeagers!
Thank you so much to all of you who posted our family's request for help with adoption! We really, really, appreciate it. If you missed my last post, scroll down and please help us out!
There are so many more adoptive couples than their are babies available, that "Designated Adoption" has become the most effective way to go, or so we hear. (that's when the birth mom and the adoptive family are "matched" before you go to the adoption agency)
Even if you personally don't know someone who is interested in adoption, someone you know might be. For some reason, it feels urgent.
So, again, if it's not too much trouble, could you make an adoption button for us on your sidebar??



Save this picture.

Just go to "Customize" and then "Add Gadget"

Choose "Picture"

"Browse" for the above saved pic

For "Link" put this :

http://6crazyeagers.blogspot.com/

No need for title or caption.

You can rearrange where it ends up on your side bar, and when anyone clicks on it, it will take them right to our blog!

Thank you so much! Love you all!

(I am aware I am not the most computer literate person around and there may be a WAY easier way to go about this. Or, you might have a better idea to make a better button. I don't know any other way, so can anyone help with that too?)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Start spreading the word....

We are trying to grow our family through adoption. We feel strongly that our family is not complete and we'd like your help in completing it! If you wouldn't mind helping out, please copy and paste this post into a post of your own on YOUR blog. And have your blogging buddies do the same! The more people that see this, the better our chances get.

We are the Yeager family! We live in Southeast Idaho. We are Scott (36), Mykalee (31), Katie (9), Jack (8), Rebekah (5), and Olivia (3). We have been so blessed. We have four healthy kids and have made many happy memories together already. I (Mykalee) have horrible pregnancies. All four kids have been difficult to get here. I get Hyperemesis Gravidarum- which means morning sickness times a billion, 24 hours a day for most of the 9 months. The easiest thing to describe it as is food poisoning. Anyway, that's not necessarily why we want to adopt. We have jumped into all of our pregnancies without a second thought. Even after Katie's- the worst one (I lost 30 lbs in the 1st trimester), I didn't need convincing or strong promptings. I knew what I was in for and was okay with it. Scott and I have talked about having a large family since our first date. He is a fantastic dad and I have always known I was born to be a mother. We decided to stop at four after Olivia was born, even though we wanted more. The feeling that we aren't complete has gotten VERY strong recently. We prayed about another pregnancy, and got without a doubt a NO. I have to admit there was some relief. We were sure we weren't done discussing our family with the Lord, but had never really considered adoption. Well, through separate and joined answers to prayer, we KNOW this is what we are supposed to be doing. So, if you know of or hear of a potential birth mother that wants to place her baby(or babies- we'd love twins!) in a loving home, please direct her to us. You can show her our family blog, where she can get a feel for the kind of family we are, at :

http://www.6crazyeagers.blogspot.com/

We can be reached by email at:

yeageradoption@live.com


Thank you so much! We really are grateful for your help in growing our family through adoption!

Love,

The Yeagers

Finally our few Easter pics...

I did a bad job "capturing" our Easter this year. I don't really have a good excuse.
My camera battery. That's it.
Regardless, we had a good day, the weather was beautiful- a rarity around here. We had fun decorating eggs on Saturday and the kids got quite creative. After we were done and we still had the cups of colored vinegar water, Jack wanted to do volcanos. So, before we dumped each cup, we added baking soda for some colorful, frothy fun. Silly boy.























Not even a good shot of thier "best" eggs. Ugh.


Below is all I got of Easter Sunday. The girls all had different dresses with a pink theme. I lost the battle in the dressing room. I really liked the lavendar on the redheads. Oh well. They still looked cute.
The highlight of the Easter Bunny delivery is always the chocolate bunny. They LOVE them.
Olivia enjoying a healthy breakfast from the most important food group there is.




Rebekah has the biggest sweet tooth in our family, hands down- even more than her chocoholic father.

We went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a yummy dinner, and thats about it.
Not our most exciting Easter.
Oh well




Friday, April 17, 2009

I guess we were due....

Our 4th child is 3 1/2 and it finally happened.
STITCHES.
I was at a meeting last night and Scott told me to come home because Olivia needed stitches.
I thought he was joking- just saying it to get me to come home-
(he really wanted me to just stay home last night)
He said. No. Really. Come home.
My poor little baby just had too much fun with her siblings and flew off a spinning office chair into the corner of a door.
Hard.
Maybe my kids inherited some of Scott's athleticism and grace.
We all know they didn't get anything like that from me.
My siblings and I were in the E.R. getting stiched up all the time! And I have the scars to prove it!
Here she is...
As you can see, she was a hero.
So brave.
It was the strangest Emergency Room visit I've ever had.
It wasn't crowded.
We didn't have to wait long.
Maybe it was her insane cuteness, but she got LOTS of attention.
Of course, she ate it up- giggling and flirting with anyone around.
They gave her a coloring book and crayons.
They gave her a Teddy Bear (she named him Teddy, of course) when she was all done.
It really wasn't too bad!

Here's the cute little bug after she was all stiched up.
5 STITCHES
She was pretty proud of them, actually.
With wide eyes she told her brother and sisters this morning all about the "hole in her head" that got all closed up. "Really." she told them with such a serious look on her face.



She doesn't look so bad this morning.
We washed all the blood out of her hair and she is going to be just fine.
Her brother and sisters (especially her brother- he's so sensitive) were SO WORRIED about her.
I guess they were really upset.


SO CUTE!!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

The longest post in history with lots of pictures.....

We had such a fun trip for Spring Break this year!! We went to Southern CA to visit Disneyland and Sea World!
We met Scott's sister, Ashley there. We had never met Ashley before as we had just been made aware of her exsistance last spring. (Scott's dad left when he was quite young and lost contact with Scott- We didn't find him until last spring when we learned he had already passed away, but we discovered that he had remarried and had a daughter!)
She has two little boys and it was so fun to get to know the three of them!
Here are a LOT of pics and they are NOT in the order I want, but I have NO desire to organize them in this post! So, here goes!


At Sea World, Rebekah and Scott got to be in the Dolphin Show!! It was such an amazing experience- they had a photographer catching every second of it (of course we had to pay for the CD of all his shots, but how could we not?)

In case you are wondering who the strange, wet, woman is- she was a trainer disguised as Scott's wife and Bekah's mom. Then, she "accidently" fell in and swam with the dolphins! So here is a fantastic "family shot".


Rebekah got to pet, feed and take pics with a pilot whale named Shadow!


She said his skin felt like a hot dog and that his blowhole squeaked when she touched it!




The trainer asked Rebekah to put up her arms and "jump in" and swim with the whale all around the tank. She said, "1, 2, 3..... Jump in!"
Rebekah didn't jump.
Smart girl.




Rebekah was so cute in the show!





This is my favorite picture of all. Click on it and look at Rebekah's face!
She has the cutest expression on her face!

Scott got to make a dolphin do tricks!




Shadow the Pilot Whale


On the raft to Tom Sawyer's Island in Disneyland!

Gotta love Goofy!!


Olivia showing off her princess jewerly.

Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa Larsen for the fun money!



Disney has EVERYTHING!
Even turtles in the ponds!





Our ONLY family shot the whole trip!
Some sweet stranger lady offered to take it!





Our little bug
A Bug's Land- California Adventure







Pluto saved the day and calmed down the little girls after we terrorized them on the
TOWER OF TERROR!






We had front row seats for the High School Musical3 Concert/Parade!
Rebekah even got a high five from a cast member!





On the Fire Engine at the Disneyland Fire Department
I found a dollar under it.
That's right, that day we MADE money at Disneyland!
Who can say that?
Between the food we brought in and the money I found, we MADE MONEY!







These girls were to afraid to go on Space Mountain again, so I took them to a few tamer rides while everyone else went.
They liked the tea cups. They made me nauseous.





Olivia and her cousin Gavin were too short for the Indiana Jones ride.
Cute little 3 year olds.




One of Scott's best friends growing up lives in LA now.
He spent a whole day at Disneyland with us.
It was so good to see him and I think Rebekah may have developed a sweet little crush.






Tarzan's Tree House.
Olivia started making this face for pictures and just WOULDN'T stop.







Gotta meet the mouse!









In Mickey Mouse's House





Aunt Ashley, Gavin and Rebekah waiting for the
Finding Nemo Submarine Ride





Jack's face is priceless.
Here are all SIX kids looking over the loft in the hotel suite.
You can see how much fun they were having!
We had such a good time, they said can we go again next year?
We said, "Hmmmmmm........ how about October of Katie's senior year?"