Tuesday, November 25, 2008

and now for your nightly entertainment....

Some of the funny things that were said or done in my house this evening:

K: "Mom, when I go to time out, I talk to myself" as in I don't talk to anyone else, just me.

K: "Mom, can I have some popcorn?" Me: "sure" so she proceeds to put the toy down her pants so she could have hands to hold the popcorn. I mean, she didn't have pockets and all, so where else would she put it. And of course, the table, counter and floor were all full (yeah, right)

Me: "C, if K told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?" C: (without even stopping to think about it) "Well, if it was a little bridge, I would, but not if it was a big bridge, cause then I might get hurt" (At least he had some logic to that one)

And now, the entertainment is over.

Friday, November 21, 2008

today. by the numbers.

2 - kids who took swim lessons this morning
6 - inches to the Subway sandwich for lunch
12 - Ding Dongs purchased (only 2 eaten)
19 - emails received (6 responses sent)
28 - degrees outside at 4:00 pm
155 - pennies to purchase a gallon of gas at the closest gas station
1 million - smiles from 3 happy kids

It all adds up to 1 happy mama!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


For those of you in warmer climates (and you know who you are) I would like to share with you a video that was taken last night before dinner.

I realize that we live in the north, and it is November, but let me just say...last week it was 70 degrees and we were wearing shorts and flip flops. This is the second time it has snowed in the last 3 days. Its gonna be a long winter...

C's Birthday

I wanted to post a few pictures from C's Birthday. We started the day with donuts for breakfast. Some of his friends came to play in the morning. That afternoon we all took naps because we needed to rest for Chuck E Cheese. Yes, we went to Chuch E. Cheese and ate pizza and played games until it was past bedtime. Then, we came home for cupcakes and presents. C got lots of Transformers for his birthday, which he was thrilled about. He is stil working on figuring out how to Transform them all, but it will come with more practice. The day before his birthday they celebrated it at school. He had cupcakes and got to be the Leader for the day. He wore a crown all day and even got presents from his teachers. He was thrilled that they were able to celebrate with all of his school friends. It was a fun day for all of us.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


We have been so busy the last week or so that E hasn't really had a chance to take good naps in his bed. So, I have found him in these two different places snoozing away.

And yes, he likes his first two fingers in his mouth. No pacifier, just fingers. And, he asleep standing. Poor kid was worn out!

Birthday Boy!

Last week was C's birthday. He turned five! I can't believe that five years ago, our first child was born. What an amazing time we have had since then. He has taught us so much about ourselves, about him, about our Heavenly Father and about life in general. He is one of the most caring individuals. He loves to sit and snuggle with you and would rather be in the same room as you than alone. He is so smart. He loves to sit and read, and ask questions. His mind is constantly turning, wanting to know more and more. He loves to talk, in fact rarely is it quiet with him around. He can be so profound. He remembers the small things you teach him and then applies them to other aspects of his life. We love you, buddy! I am so glad that you are my son. I am glad for everything that you have taught me. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Run, Forest, Run

Saturday morning after Halloween a friend of ours had a Halloween Fun Run for the kids. At first C didn't want to run, but after he saw everyone else running, decided that it would be fun. So, he ran the second time with the rest of the kids. It was a ton of fun for the kids. (Thanks Military Mama!)

stretching before the first race

I love this picture of K finishing the race

C running the race with his buddy Logan

C and Logan showing off their medals

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

before we forget about halloween.

I thought I would post a few pictures. (Okay, so maybe a lot, but its my blog, so I can do that) The ward had a 'trunk or treat' and costume parade. Even E dressed up for that one. Then we had 'Beggars Night' which isn't actually Halloween. C dressed up as the white power ranger and K as Ariel. They got WAY more candy than they needed, but I guess thats part of the fun. On Halloween we had some friends over for cookies (pumpkins of course) and Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. And now for the pictures...

Trunk or Treat Costume Parade
Beggars Night

Beggars Night

Charlie Brown

cookie decorating