Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Brody meet Chuck E. Cheese...Chuck E. Cheese meet Brody

While we've been to Chuck E. Cheese many times within the first 10 months of Brody's existence, I decided it was now time to let him out of his stroller and explore. I was extremely shocked at how much fun he had. I only have pics of him hanging out with Stewart Little, but he went on lots more than just this ride. I actually liked this one the best because the straps were the perfect length where he couldn't go anywhere if I let go. I loved the look on his face when his first ride started, it was a look of worry and then a huge grin which lead him to wanting more and never wanting to leave.

I'm so happy that he liked going there and wasn't scared since this is seriously the best place to go when its too hot to go to the playground or its its soooo cheap. I mean as long as you don't eat, how can you beat a quarter for each ride and most of the time Addison just wants to run around like a crazy lady and forgets there are rides to go on in the first place. Once again Chuck came through for the Vranich family!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Moo at Great X!!

I was looking forward to having a fun week with Addison before she had to head back to school, but unfortunately I was sick most of the week and the weather was rainy and gloomy. Finally towards the end of the week I was feeling better but the weather was still awful so we decided to head over to Great Explorations. We actually had a lot of fun since a couple of friends joined us.

Even Brody had a blast especially since they have a little baby area which is where we spent the majority of our time. The other kids didn't care, they just wanted to run around like crazy animals to get all that pent up energy out since we've all been stuck inside. Of course most things don't happen the way I picture them, but I kept Addison pretty busy despite my other agenda. It really doesn't matter because as soon as we're done with one thing the next comment out of Addison's mouth is "where we going next"?! I swear this girl would go nonstop if we would let her. I'm exhausted just thinking about her energy!

(then I have to worry about this little guy...he's such a charmer...

Addison's friends just eat it up)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Godmother to The King!

Finally!!! The main reason for my trip was to watch this handsome little man get baptized. Natalee and Chad asked Me and Chad's sister Keri to be the Godmothers. Of course I was beyond excited and gladly accepted!

Kingstyn was so good throughout the whole service and was so darn cute while we were up with the pastor. My favorite is when they lite his candle and the Pastor was actually asking Kingstyn to blow it out, but he just wanted to grab at the flame. Luckily Chad and Natalee were on top of their game and no one was hurt! ;o)

After the service we headed over to Champps for lunch and it was beautiful. I couldn't stop staring at Kingstyn. He's gotten so big so fast, since Brody was a little under the weather they didn't get to play much, but luckily Natalee and King are coming next week so they will have lots of time to play!!!

I love this little guy as if he were my own, I just couldn't get enough of him. Luckily we all headed back to my moms so I could spend some more time with my yummy little red head! I'm freaking out just thinking about getting Brody and Kingstyn together next week...CAN'T WAIT!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spa Night & Wii w/My Ladies!!

After I figured out that I was going to stay the night at my moms while visiting I immediately reached out to my nieces and April to see if they were up for a Spa night. Well, we had one taker and of course that was my girl Autumn. She is so darn funny, while I wanted to throw her phone into the paraffin wax because it was constantly beeping from all of her text messages, her singing and making us laugh made up for it!

We did some paraffin wax on our feet and hands, then moved on to a face scrub and last but not least got some exercise by doing some dancing with the Wii. We truly had alot of fun and made some new memories which is my favorite part.

I've never played the dance game on Wii and ohh boy was it an experience, especially since Miss Autumn was a professional. She was seriously killing us which made me give up in the end. I swear she knew the moves before they were even coming...CHEATER! ;o) It was especially funny to watch my mom do it!!! But, Autumn for sure killed it and while we were having fun Mr. Brody decided it was time for us to stop so that he could be taken care of for the rest of the night (see I knew I should of left him home). ;o)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Everyone Needs a Little Ginter in Their Life!

I got to spend some time with my niece Autumn and nephew Cameron when I went to my mom's while in Michigan. It was so nice to finally have some time with them without the chaos of some event. While Cameron didn't stay long he was there long enough for us to check out his new car and to give him lots of hugs and kisses. He was so excited to finally get his car so he had to go show off his new ride. I still can't believe how old he's getting!

To say Brody loves Autumn is honestly an understatement. He is beyond in love with his big cousin as he should be because she is sooo good to him. You can just see the love and joy she has for both of her baby cousins which makes me feel blessed to have both of my nieces and nephew so excited to see my kids. I just love my Ginter babies and will continue to do so even when they're old and have Grand kids! ;o)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ramsden Bonding

Brody and I came into town for Kingstyn's baptism this past weekend. I was initially going to go by myself, but decided I would bring Brody too since we only have a year left of not paying for his plane ticket. Well, unfortunately it was a bad idea since he got sick the day we were leaving and it was downhill from there. Don't get me wrong he was actually really good for not feeling well, but I lost alot of sleep and it just ended up being a lot more work than I anticipated.
My dad picked us up from the airport and the fun began! We went back to his house for a little bit where I was surprised to learn that my little brother was going to be joining us for dinner. I was a little worried about my little guy making it through dinner since we went right around his bedtime, but he had a blast. He had everyone cracking up and basically continued to eat everything we put in front of him. It was really nice to go out to dinner and spend some quality time with my dad and step-mom. We spent the night at my dads and then we were off to see my mom the very next day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer's Coming to an End!

Where has the summer gone? While I know I live in Florida and it pretty much feels like summer most of the year I just can't believe its time for Addison to start Preschool on Monday. Beginning Monday it will just be me and Brody from 8:30 to 3:00 Monday through Friday, while I'm looking forward to have one on one time with Mr. Brody, I think he may feel a little lost without his big sister. He loves her so much, every time I bring him out of his room in the morning or waking up from a nap the first thing he does is look for his Addison...did I mention he's saying "Addison" now? We'll get through it and stay busy, but its going to be weird.

We've had such a great summer hanging out with friends, going to the pool and of course coming up with things to do to stay cool when we didn't have water within arms reach. I will say I enjoyed this summer much more than last year since I wasn't extremely pregnant!!

Liz had us over last week for an end of the summer last hooray and the kids got to play on Joey's new birthday present, how cool is this thing? An inflatable water slide, the kids had a blast, I loved looking at Addison's face when she first saw it!

As you can see below Brody even had his very own baby pool to play in. You can't tell but there was a little inflatable slide for him to go down or at least climb on. Addison's friends were kind enough to fill his pool up with lots of toys for him to play with. He's such a trooper when we go to all these bigger kid events. He's so chill and just plays with whatever he can get his hands on and the kids are always making sure he's having fun and they're not running him over.

Like I said it was a great summer, I've met some new friends had alot of fun with old friends and look forward to watching our kids grow up together.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We Had a New Visitor!!!

We were so excited to spend the afternoon with Miss Heather Hays (John's 2nd cousin from Indiana). I've actually known Heather since she was really young...I think we're only about 7 years apart, but when John and I first got together that seemed like a huge age difference. Heather comes from the most amazing family which consists of some amazing parents Brian and Gretchen and then she is one of 3 girls. Yup! Poor Brian got stuck with 3 beautiful girls. I couldn't imagine being a father fighting off all those men and making sure his beautiful babies meet the right boy to treat them right. Anyway, Heather came to town for a girlfriends wedding and was awesome enough to spend some time with us before heading over to her friends house. It worked out perfect because her flight got in early so we picked her up and headed to a nice lunch before taking her to meet her friend. I'm not lying when I say how nice it was to have some one on one time with her. She's so intelligent and seems to have her head on straight. It was a proud moment to see this young girl I once knew grow into a beautiful woman whose now chasing after her dreams. I'm truly proud of her and can't thank her enough for wanting to spend time with us.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dear Me...Move On

I really don't know where to begin with this blog entry. Alot of emotions come over me while typing this but its about time that I get it out and perhaps get the feedback that I guess I need. I feel as though every once in a while I'm tested in regards to who I can really trust and who will truly always be there when I need them. I believe that people can make mistakes and say things that they don't mean, but as I'm getting older along with my children getting older my tolerance for the emotional abuse is growing thinner and thinner. I don't want my children to learn and think that its ok for someone to say awful and hurtful things to them. I'm understanding more and more as the years go by why many of my friends don't have close relationships with their family. I'm not going to get into details, but I'm extremely close (perhaps have already decided I'm there) to throwing my hands up and stop worrying about everybody else but myself...despite what some people may think. When someone tells me that I need to look at myself and means it in a negative way and then goes on to say "everyone else feels the same way they just don't say it to you" its pretty damn hurtful. You know, I think of myself as a pretty nice person who continuously goes out of my way for all people...especially my family. So, to hear a person I thought would be there for me no matter what say such mean things to me for sure makes me think twice about this whole "being close with my family concept". I just feel like I can't win and sooner or later I'm hurt and appalled by the way someone of my flesh and blood could speak to me. You know the saying "You can pick your friends, but your family will always be your family"? I use to think of that in a positive way, but for the first time I'm feeling a little sad and find it easier to just walk away and give up rather than fight for something I've always felt so strongly about. This past weekend I was so emotionally drained that I didn't get to enjoy the main reason why I was there and it makes me really sad and more importantly just disappointed. I need to move on and I feel like me writing this is helping me to move on and explain to myself..."it's ok, you tried and tried and tried, its just not going to work so lets focus on the people and things that make you happy and more importantly the people who reciprocate the love and respect you continuously give". Thank You Self!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

KRS is 7 Months

Holy crap this beautiful little King is already 7 months! He is getting cuter and cuter by the month (since that's how often I get to see new pictures of him)! Of course I see alot of his daddy in him, but there's a little Natalee going on too. I can't wait to see him get baptized on Sunday and be the Godmother to this hansthum little man! I love you Kingstyn!!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I don't even know where to begin to express my feelings in regards to how I feel about my life at this very moment. I was driving over to my friend Jen's house the other day and I looked in the rear view mirror to see the most beautiful things I've ever gorgeous babies! I love watching the expressions on Brody's face and those big dark blue eyes that are ready to experience anything and everything as soon as I let him go. Just watching his face and even the way his eyebrows go up and down showing that he's taking this big world in and can't wait to be just like his big sister. I don't know where to begin with the words to describe my baby girl who's clearly NOT a baby anymore. She's getting so big and as much as I hate to admit it she is so much like me its scary. The way she talks, her emphasis on words and the way she uses her hands especially when she's passionate about what shes talking about. I love seeing her excitement for life. She loves her family and she loves her friends, she reminds us everyday "ohh I love you so much"! I couldn't ask for two better kids except that they continue to be "good" kids with the help of me and John leading the way.
When I think of John I can't help but smile and get goosebumps. I couldn't ask for a better husband and partner in life. He's brought so much joy to my life and has truly completed me as a person. He's my calm side, my rational side and most importantly helps bring me back down to earth when I'm going a little crazy. I honestly believe that John and I are meant to be together and we "work" because we balance each other out. I don't know what I would do without him and for all of his patience throughout the 11 years we've been together.
While I've said it before and I'll keep saying it...I'm a grass is always greener type of girl, but I'm finally realizing my grass is pretty green and I really couldn't ask for much more out of this beautiful life that I've been blessed with. I have a beautiful immediate and extended family along with some pretty great friends, all there's left to do is thank God for choosing me to have this wonderful life and I really do mean that!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Someones Sixtyone

My dad celebrated is sixty first birthday yesterday!!! This is very exciting, but I hope he knows he still has at least 40 more years. This has been a rough medical year for him, but he's getting through it and we continue to pray that this is the last of bad news and we can move forward continuing to make beautiful family memories. I love my dad so much, I hate not being there to celebrate days like these, but I'm constantly thinking about him and looking forward to the next time we get to see each other.