Thursday, December 20, 2007

Well, we're off!...

Tonight we are leaving for St. Cloud for Christmas break! Nathan's last day of work is today (Thursday the 20th) and he doesn't have to go back until the 2nd of Jan! This will be a very much needed break for him! We thought that we would have plenty of time to just sit and relax and visit family and friends, but it turns out that we will be busy packing and moving the rest of the stuff out of our house because it finally sold! Praise the Lord!! We will close on the 27th! Wow! That will be a big weight off of our shoulders! I am having a 'moving sale' on Sat the 22nd so hopefully we can sell a lot of the stuff we have left so we don't have to move it! Thanks to all of you who have been so kind to help us with our house and help us with everything!

We have tried to get Tiernan even a little bit excited about potty training, but that is getting us no where fast! He wants nothing to do with it! Nathan sat in the bathroom with him the other night for over 2 hours, until 10:30pm! He finally went potty and Nathan put him to bed. Then in the morning when he got up, he still hadn't gone #2 so Nathan put him back on the toilet. After a little while Nathan had to leave for work and since I was not up yet, Nathan put a diaper on Tiernan and what happened next? You got it!....he went in his diaper! Ugh! That was really frustrating for Nathan. So I think we'll keep trying and praying that he'll want to be potty trained!!

Brayan is rolling over now! Man, how the time flies!! He is almost 4 months and a few days ago he rolled from his back to his tummy. Now I can't lay him on the floor without him rolling to his tummy. What a fun little trick he learned!!

Well, I better start packing! Nathan wants the car to be packed when he gets home from work, which means I have a ton of stuff to do yet! I better get going!! If I don't post before Christmas, have a wonderful holiday with family and friends and remember who is the REAL reason for the Season! JESUS CHRIST!! Love, Dawn

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I realized it's been awhile since posting a blog, so I thought that I should get on the ball!! Well, here are a few things going on in our life...

Brayan had a fever yesterday but he was still in a very good mood. Today his fever is down but he's crabby today, go figure! He loves to snuggle, so I've been enjoying just sitting and snuggling my baby! Oh, and his cradle cap is finally ALL gone! We picked it all off (along with all his hair!) but it now looks a ton better and his hair is growing back :-)

Caedmon has been pretty much the same, although a big back tooth is coming in and I don't think he likes it!

Tiernan is his typical crazy self...he wrote all over the wall on Sunday with black permenant marker so if you come to visit, you can see his masterpiece in the hallway :-)

We have been waiting to hear from a couple people that have looked at our house. We heard from one today and they made an offer!!...with a closing date of 12/28!! WOO HOO!! So I think we will accept it. A different couple was pretty serious about it too, so maybe we'll get two offers, who knows? Even though we are taking a huge hit on this house, we are very excited to get rid of it and close that chapter of our lives!! And I think we'll stay away from real estate for awhile :-)

Well, that's all for now...I'll update soon since this wasn't too much. See ya!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Everyday Life

Well, the bags are finally unpacked and we are back into the 'normalcy' of every day life! Nathan is now showing up to work in Luverne (verses Worthington) so he only has a 5 minute drive to and from work!! That is way better than the 40 mins each way it took before. I really appreciate him getting home a whole 30-40 minutes sooner!!

Since Nathan gets home shortly after 5pm, I have been able to get a membership at the Rec center here in Luverne and swim!!! I have gone twice this week and plan to go every other day if I can. The lap swimming schedule goes until 6pm and since the pool is a whole maybe 6 blocks away, I can get a good 35-45 minutes in. I just have supper ready and Brayan fed when Nathan gets home and I'm off! He feeds the older boys supper and I get a good work-out in. Boy, does it feel good to get in the pool! It's been years since I've swam laps but last night when I was there, someone asked me if I am a swimmer b/c they said no one does flip turns like that unless they are a swimmer! I must still have it in me! :-)

Well, I better get back to my boys...I just got done picking up all the toys and since they now have a large area with no toys in their way, they are running wild! So besides the fact that the kids got into the jam and had it smeared all over their clothes, the oven, and the floor; that Tiernan bit Brayan's nose and left a mark all the way around it; and that Tiernan sprayed vegetable wash in his was a pretty good day! :-)

Monday, November 26, 2007

After Thanksgiving

Our little baby is 3 months old now!! This is one picture I took of him for his 3 month picture...isn't he cute?!?! :-)

Caedmon hanging out with Daddy!

Tiernan taking a big bite of cake!! Yum yum!! (Cousin Jacob in the background)

Me and Brayan before they sang "Happy Birthday!"

Our family picture taken on Thanksgiving...Caedmon wouldn't put down his toys....

Ahhh...well, we are back in Luverne after a long weekend in St. Cloud. We spent Thursday with the Legatt side, which was a little different than normal b/c there was only my family and then 2 of Nathan's sisters there and the only 2 that aren't married, so it wasn't very many people at all! Usually Thanksgiving (or any holiday for that matter) is a zoo at the Legatts b/c of all the siblings and their families, etc so this was a nice change! We spent some time playing games and enjoying each other's company. My older boys spent Thursday night at G & G McKeevers (my parents) so Nathan and I had a relaxing evening and morning without our wild kids :-)

Friday morning Nathan and I dedcided to go to town to do some shopping...BAD IDEA!!! It was absolutely nuts in town so we just decided to skip shopping and just go to the cell phone store to get new phones (ours were junk). They were even so busy at that place that when we walked in, a guy was carrying a clipboard and taking down names and telling us how long of a wait we had...I was like 'are we in a restaurant?!?' So anyway, we waited, got new phones and were on our way! We did see an accident happen though on division...crazy holiday shoppers! always have to drive on the defense!! yikes!

Saturday was my birthday so Nathan and I brought the older boys to cousin Williams house and made it over to G Allens for a free lunch! It was great, although I got a buffalo chicken wrap and it was so hot I couldn't taste anything else :-) After all that was done, we got the boys and spent the rest of the day/evening visiting with friends that Nathan has known since high school. They had just had their first child, so it was fun to meet her and catch up a little!

We made the drive back on sunday after a brunch at the Legatts. To top off the weekend, when we got back to our place, we were unloading the car and our glass gallon milk jug (empty) rolled out of our van and smashed on the bumper before falling to the ground....well, I reached out to grab it and as soon as it broke, I pulled my hand away. But I pulled away too late and sliced my fingers across on the inside of my hand...ouch!! So I only had one hand to help unload the car, along with unloading my 3 crying boys :-) So, yes, it's a joy to be back home! Now comes all the unpacking....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lazy Sunday

Well, with Tiernan being up most of the night a couple nights ago, he actually made it through the day with no nap as well!! So last night we ended up putting the kids to bed early (Caedmon 6:30pm and Tiernan 7pm) and had a great night to ourselves!! (Besides Brayan snuggling with us, but he's no trouble!) We rented a movie and just enjoyed peace and quiet! Today was a pretty normal day...went to church in Sioux Falls, went grocery shopping, grabbed something quick for lunch and came home. We rented a couple more movies and watched a little of one while Tiernan did some table activities. Caedmon is still sleeping from his nap (it's 5:30pm!) and Nathan told me not to wake him, so we'll see if he sleeps at all tonight..yikes! And that's about it! Nothing too exciting today (which is actually quite a change from normal :-)
I figure I'd keep people posted about our house status on here too...We switched realtors a week ago (which we are very happy about) and there was an offer put in already last Thursday. It was a super low offer which we did not except and countered at the full-price. (b/c they were so far below asking price) They said they would keep on looking, so they weren't that serious to begin. If we don't hear back from them, there might be a possibility of making an offer to them to see if they would accept. Other than that, we'll just keep trusting the Lord and His timing!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hey all! Welcome to the Legatt Family Blog!! I will try to post as often as possible (spare time does not come along too often over here) but I will do my best!! Tiernan (yes, the oldest!) was up most of the night last night so I'm a tad bit tired today. I got up at about 3am (Brayan was still sleeping!...good boy!) and decided to make a trip to the bathroom. On the way there, I noticed that Tiernan's door to his room was open. I went up to it, looked in, and no Tiernan! So I walked around the house, checking in all his 'hiding' places, and still no Tiernan! I made sure the lock on the door (since he knows how to open the bolt, we've placed a chain lock way up in the corner of the door) and it was still locked so I knew he had to be somewhere in the apt. Well, after much searching in the dark, mostly, I came across a little boy laying on the floor in our closet in our bedroom! He got up when he saw me and giggled, as if we were playing hide and seek! I whispered sternly 'get to bed!' and he ran into his bed. After crawling back into bed, I noticed that Tiernan's light came on in his room and next thing I hear is the TV turning on. I woke Nathan and told him what was going on. Tiernan decided that he wasn't tired at 3am, wanted to play hide and seek and watch TV!! Well, we finally got him to stay in his bed and he was wide awake again at his normal 6ish am. He has been going strong all day so far....I don't know how he does it!! So that was our night! I'll send updates and pictures soon!