Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
So after the temple session and dinner, my dad decided it would be fun for the kids to get to ride trax so we went to the station and bought tickets. Madelyn and Hiett were so excited to ride the "train" luckily they both got to ride sitting next to a window. Caleb was not impressed with trax and cried and squirmed because he couldn't play on the stairs. JD and I really had our hands full with him. Thanks to all my family that tried everything they could to entertain him.
After we got off trax, Caleb was happy. Madelyn was so excited to see the lights every turn she was gasping and trying to take it all in. Hiett wanted to get through it as quickly as possible and kept trying to run off.
When we got to the place where they have the big Nativity set up we stopped for a minute and Madelyn looked up and saw in the north visitor center's window The Christus. She let out the biggest gasp and said "I want to go in there!" So of course we went in. Madelyn and Hiett immediately ran to his feet. I could help but think if this would be kind of how it would be when Christ comes again. That we just can help ourselves and run to his feet. Madelyn said that she felt the spirit she said that she felt warm and happy inside. I loved that I got to have this special moment with her. Caleb when he saw the Christus he just smiled and started giggling. It was so cute to watch them.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Then Hiett said that it just wasn't his birthday unless he had balloons and a cake. We weren't going to do any today because JD had to work so we moved his party to Sunday. But he persisted and JD went to the store and bought little cupcakes and three balloons. Which after he got them he decided it could be his birthday.
Then later in the afternoon, Grammy (my mom) came by and gave Hiett the gifts from her and Poppy (my dad). They gave him a soccer ball, a book and an awesome goal for him to practice with. He has been practicing like crazy so he can be good for his party on Sunday.
After dinner, we had the cupcakes even with a candle to blow out.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
5. Kids (rarely do I get to leave them)
5 Cartoons I watched when I was younger:
2. Tom and Jerry
4. Care Bears
5. Sesame Street
5 Things that terrify me:
1. Roller Coaster that make you go upside down.
2. Dying before my kids are raised.
3. Semi Sandwich on the freeway.
4. My kids getting seriously hurt.
5. Losing JD.
5 things that I dislike that everyone else seems to like:
1. Gummy candy
2. Cold weather
3. Shoes (wearing them)
5. Indoor Pets
5 Things I want to do before I die.
1. Raise my kids
2. See the ocean.
3. Go to San Diego Temple.
4. Meet the Prophet.
5. See my kids make something of themselves.
5 People I tag to post this on their blogs:
1. Sarah Potter
2. Angie Finlinson
3. Erica Harward
4. Brooke Lott
Monday, December 7, 2009
On the way back, Madelyn thought that we were so far away from home that she would keep asking if we needed to stop at a motel to stay the night. We were only about a half hour away from home.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Then came time for the cake. While we sang to him he was snickering a little and then he got the cake and had a little taste and then just dove in. He loved it.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Madelyn was a cute bumble bee
When he looked in the mirror and saw it he sighed and said "It's perfect"
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This is what the kids did while dad put the roof on the playhouse
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Well one night I was surfing the internet looking for things to do with pallets (since JD has a lot of them at work) and I came across this website
where the guy built a shed out of pallets and I thought that we could probably make a playhouse out of pallets too. So yesterday we started on the pallet playhouse.
It is not built completely out of pallets. JD wanted it to have a sturdy base so we used 2x4's and wafer for the floor and posts to support the roof when we get there.
We ended up taking apart all the pallets and using the wood off of them for the walls. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to remove all the nails and disassemble the pallet. It didn't take very long to screw the pallet boards up to form the walls and the kids were so excited and willing to help with this part of the project. Hiett handed me the boards and I put it in place and then Madelyn handed JD the screws and he screwed the boards to the 2x4's.
There will be more posts to come as we finish more on the playhouse.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Madelyn was pretty excited to go to the dentist especially when we got there she just kept talking about the whole thing. I went first so that she could see how it was going to be and once the Dental Hygienist had her hands in my mouth she proceeded to give the history of our family to the best of her 4 year old memory needless to say she had everyone at the Dentist office just about rolling on the ground laughing and there I am helpless to even try to defend myself because the Hygienist was laughing so much that she did not even give me a chance to get a word in.
After I was done it was Madelyn's turn and for the first time since we got there she had to be quiet although she was sure trying to keep talking but she found out it is hard with hands in your mouth. She did really well and had a good check up, no cavities yeah!(which means no more money to give away).
Friday, August 28, 2009
Hiett has done a lot of growing up the past few weeks. I am so proud of him and just wanted to share that with everyone. We ran out of diapers and so he had to be potty trained and he took right off with it. He has had a few accidents but for the most part he has been great. We will be taking him to the store next week for his big potty treat. (We did this with Madelyn as well.) We take them to the store and let them pick one toy for being such a big kid.
Also, Hiett has figured out how to peddle his trike. He loves it. He is almost always on it whenever he is outside. It is so nice to go for walks and he rides his trike.
He has grown into such a little boy and not a baby. It is amazing to me how fast they mature once they conquer some of those big things. I am so proud of him and glad he has decided to be a big boy.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
JD and our friend Bill just before JD tipped the slide.
All the kids on the big huge slide. I think Madelyn went down it at least 15 times.
CJ & Hiett loved the bouncer. They didn't want to get out. Hiett liked it because he could do it himself.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The creek was close but not so close that the kids were tempted to sneak off and get in it. They did really well by always asking an adult to take them down to the water. They would collect leaves and call them their boats then they would race them down the creek.
Grammy brought her 4 wheeler. The kids loved riding it especially Caleb. He rode it more than anyone else I think. He would lean you over to it and make the engine noise. (Since he can't walk yet he just leans wherever he wants to go)
The hammock was another one of Caleb favorite places. It was the only place where he would take a nap. He would go from all out screaming to dead asleep in about two minutes after being placed in the hammock. It was good to have him nap but some one always had to be on Caleb duty and sit next to the hammock.
On Thursday, JD and I took the kids down to the creek and let them walk in it. The water was freezing but felt good on our hot, tired feet. JD led us down the creek looking for fish. We found some and it was cool to see the kids faces when they saw them. Madelyn kept saying that we were explorers and finding new things that no one had seen before. We will probably go back next week and fish, since we forgot their poles this time.
It was a lot of fun and we hope to do it atleast once more this year.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Then this morning, the kids did the cutest thing. They have been doing it for a while but this time I was ready with the camera. Every time JD gets out his book to read there are the kids with their books reading right next to him. It was so cute I just had to share.
Monday, July 6, 2009
After the parade, we went home and put JD and Caleb to bed. The kids and I watched Toy Story. It was nice to have a little time to relax after the parade.
After all the naps and eating lunch, the kids and I went up to Oak City to visit and play in the pool. Madelyn and Hiett had so much fun in the pool and running through the sprinklers with Em, Kaylin and Kolby.
We went to the fireworks and Madelyn was pretending that the fireworks were shooting her. Hiett would say the color of the fireworks everytime one came up it was so cute. Caleb wasn't impressed with them. He cried almost the whole time, it was mostly because he was exhausted.
All and all we had a pretty good 4th. Hope all of you did as well. Thanks mom for all the pics since I forgot my camera. Thanks to all my family that are so willing to help me with the kids so that I can enjoy the day too.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here the website for ideas. The possiblities are endless.
Thanks Bobbie for all your great kids ideas.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Madelyn has been bugging us to go camping or sleep outside, so last night Madelyn and I slept out on the trampoline. (I forgot how terribly uncomfortable it was.) It was pretty chilly outside and I didn't sleep very well at all.
When morning comes the first thing Madelyn does is rolls over and says to me "I can't wait to get my bike, can I have it now, please?" I tell her we have to wait for Dad and Hiett to wake up. She didn't have to wait too long about 10 minutes and then she got her bike. We made her get dressed and eat breakfast before she could ride it. (What mean parents she has) She is getting pretty fast on it already. Before long we won't be able to catch her.
Later that evening we had cupcakes and ice cream at our house with our families. It's nice to get together and visit. Thanks to all who came and we missed all who couldn't make it. Madelyn got quite a lot of stuff which she loves all of it. Thank you everyone!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Madelyn loved casting her "bubble" out and then reeling it back in. She actually got pretty good at it. She could cast out further than I could. (which is not saying much but hey).
Hiett liked to play in the water and watch dad cast it out and reel it in.
The wind was blowing pretty hard and so we called it quits after about an hour including time to eat dinner. But we still had fun and it was good to be out of the house.