Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homecoming Parade/Powder Puff Game

Isn't this the COOLEST haircut EVER!?!?!?!

According to Addi it is SO cool!  We were sitting, waiting for the homecoming parade to start when I kept hearing Addi say "Mom..., Mom...."  I turned around to see her pointing to this man sitting a couple of benches in front of us and saying " Isn't that SO cool!  I like the way it is shaved all on the top and has hair just around the bottom and the sides."  My response was obviously "YES! should we take a picture of it?"   She was so excited and who wouldn't be to see such an awesome haircut!

Yes, the boys look like they are auditioning to be the next Ronald McDonald but in reality they are just showing their school pride.  They got to be in the homecoming parade this year with the kids from their school and it just so happens that their school colors are gold and red.

These two crack me up.  They were more interested in playing and pulling silly faces than they were anything else - AND....finding older men with COOL haircuts!

Powder  Puff Cheerleaders
These guys were the most exciting and entertaining part of the night.  OK, the flag football game was alright but seriously, some of these boys were having WAY too much fun prancing around in their cheer leading uniforms which made it that much more fun to watch.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nanny for a Week!


Thanks to my super AWESOME husband and my amazing mom, I got to fly out to Seattle for a week and help my sister with her adorable new baby and two kids while her husband was on a Trek with the youth in their ward.
Mia and Trevon kept me busy from the minute I landed at the airport.  They immediately took pictures with my camera, we took a walk UP (literally - they live just above the Seattle Science Center and the Space Needle) to the park where Trevon and Mia took me on a "shortcut" their dad takes them on (definitely NOT a short cut but a sly move to keep them busy for longer) and played for hours.  Most of the days were rainy so Trevon and I did a lot of puzzles, played with Lego's, pretended to be monsters etc. and Mia and I played SEVERAL games of Kids Skip-bo.

Of course what would a rainy day be without a little baking.  We made yummy chocolate chip cookies while mom and Daxton slept.  (And, things do cook differently at sea level than they do at high altitude)
Mia and Trevon had fun hiding behind signs at the Sea hawks and Sounders Stadium while I was shopping for souvenirs in the Pro Shop.

The Pier 
Sam, Mary's husband, is amazing and Mary and I were able to get out for a Girls Night.  We went to one of my FAVORITE Thai food places, Thai Toms, went to some of the crazy souvenir shops along the pier, and played at the arcade.

Mary insisted that I play the race car game - I think she thought she would beat me since all of the driving games make me dizzy, BUT......Ha! Ha! she was fooled - I won! However, we played what I thought was a mouse version of whack-a-mole but later found out that instead of hitting EVERYTHING that pops up, you are only supposed to hit the mice and not the cats.  Hmmm.....I think Mary purposely didn't tell me that part so she could win.  Regardless, we had a great time walking, talking, shopping and playing at the arcade.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Party Time!

I absolutely LOVE my calling -
Primary Teacher!!!!

This year I get to teach the 6 -7 year olds and they are so much fun.
At the beginning of the year we made class rules and talked about how we should all behave in church and class. To re-emphasize those rules, we read a story about a town called Bugville and discussed how each different bug acted and which one we wanted to be like. One of the rules the class came up with was walking with "marshmallow feet". So, I bought mini marshmallows and a large Mason jar and we decided that when they followed the class rules they would earn marshmallows to put in the jar.
Once it was full they would earn a class PARTY!

Giant slip-n-slide in the back yard, pool filled with water, sprinkler under the trampoline, a game of Exterminator Tag (the "Exterminator" chased the "ants" with a spray bottle and if the "ant" got hit with water, they were a "dead ant" and had to sit on a beach towel until all of the other "ants were dead), a relay game carrying bugs on a fly swatter, read the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", and had snacks (otter pops, gummy worms, and bug juice).

The Girls

The Boys

We all had SO much FUN!  It was a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heat Wave!

Anybody else's house this HOT!?!?!?!?

I knew it was going to be hot without an air conditioner but seriously.......88 deg. inside.  I will definitely appreciate the air conditioner once we can use it again.  Right now it is completely disconnected from the house. ...So not even an option. When we started the basement we decided to move the air conditioner to a different location AND pour cement. So.....unless we get the cement work prepped and ready to pour soon, it is going to be a VERRRRY LONG, HOT summer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Love it When They are Sleeping

Almost every night for about a week now, this is what Jason and I have found when we have gone in to give Addisyn her medicine at night. She is sound asleep with her headphones in and MP3 player close at hand.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Addi's First Soccer Game

Addisyn has been SO excited for soccer to start. Every time we have to go to one of Britton's or Gavin's practices or games, she asks "When is MY soccer?" She finally had her first practice on Thursday and LOVED it!
She played her first game on Saturday. Unfortunately, I had to miss it because I was coaching Britton's game in Provo at the same time.
However, all I could do was laugh when I called Jason to see how her game was going. She apparently was playing really well but got tripped by a boy on the other team. When she got up she was upset and frustrated. Jason told her she was OK and just to go play the game. Well, apparently she didn't think it was OK so she jogged to the other side of the field and shoved the kid that tripped her. (She did NOT learn that from me). Jason finally had to tell the two of them that there was "no fighting" and they both went back to playing the game. Ha! Ha! I guess it is good to know she can hold her own - after all, why wouldn't she, she has two older brothers.

I called again when her game was over to talk to her but all I got was the silent treatment. She didn't want to talk about it. When I asked her what was wrong she quietly, but adamantly said "I'm just a little upset!" Why?......."because they kept scoring and I didn't want them to! Of course I was sympathetic....who EVER wants the other team to score?!?!... Not me. When I asked if she scored any goals she said with a mad little voice "yes, but for the OTHER team."

Addisyn was in a much better mood when I got home and told me ALL about her game and how much fun it was. Then she took me into the back yard and showed me how good she was at dribbling the ball and how fast she could go.
I love her little competitive spirit and her determination. I cannot wait to watch her game next week!
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Thursday, March 31, 2011


 Could it be that nice spring weather has finally arrived?!?
I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures of my kids enjoying the WARM spring day.
Even if it only lasts for today..... 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Jesus' phone number

Addisyn and I were having one of those days today.  She didn't go to bed last night like she was supposed to - instead she kept coming out of her room "needing" to tell me something, or once in her room I would find her playing at her table with toys or looking at books.  Needless to say, it made her very tired, and SASSY and DEMANDING all day.  She had been sent to time out several times - which only made her cry and then get mad at me because she wanted her blanket.  There were times that I thought I was going to lose it because I was SO tired of it, and several times that I just laughed at the way she was acting and talking - really if you had heard her she was talking and sassing like a spoiled teen-ager - My laughing at her only made her madder which made me laugh harder. 

Since Addi and I were the only ones home, we had Eggo waffles for dinner.  Her response  - now picture this in the sassiest little voice you can - "Great, waffles! and they don't even have SPRINKLES on them!"  I told her that sassy little girls don't get sprinkles on their waffles and if she had asked nicely she probably would have had sprinkles.  Instead she had to eat the waffles "without sprinkles"!  While she was eating I picked up the phone to call my mom.  Of course, in the same snotty, sassy voice , Addi asked "WHO are YOU calling?"  When I told her I was calling grandma she asked "WHY?!"  I was still laughing at her sassy attitude.  Just as my mom answered I told Addi I was calling grandma to get Jesus' phone number.  Her face immediately changed from sassy, to scared, shocked and sad with the biggest, saddest frown on her face.  She then started to cry and said "I don't want you to call Jesus"  I asked "why don't you want me to call Jesus?"  And she said, still crying and hugging her blanket, "because I don't want him to kill me."  I told her I was not going to call Jesus and that Jesus would not kill her.  I felt bad that it scared her but my mom and I could not stop laughing. 

Addi really is a sweetheart (most of the time) and she LOVES Jesus, so threatening her with a phone call to let him know she was being naughty broke her heart.
I think I might have found a new way to get her to behave - The next time she is being naughty - I just might pick up the phone and tell her that I am calling Jesus.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just Dance!

I just couldn't resist taking pictures of Britton and Jayden playing "Just Dance" the other day. It made me smile every time I walked by the family room or stole a look from the kitchen. They were having so much fun dancing to song after song after song - I am not even sure how long they played, but it seemed like a really long time.
They both have some pretty good moves and can shake it like nobody's business.

I love how serious Britton looks - major concentration on the TV trying to get the moves down. And I love that Jayden just smiled the entire time.
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Cookie Creation

How does a cookie with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, a dash of oatmeal, coconut, peanut butter chips, carmel, and marshmallows sound?.....
That is the creation that Addisyn and her cousin Mayci came up with today. They were SO excited to bake something and decided that regular cookies just wouldn't be good enough. I definitely had my doubts when every ingredient that was set on the cupboard was added to their cookie dough. However, it was their creation and I told them they could add whatever they wanted to them. When they got done, all of the boys (Britton, Jayden, & Gavin) got to be the tasters and try to guess what was in their piece of cookie dough - and you know....they got it right!
The cookies aren't too bad.  The carmel is a little hard to chew but other than that...they are really
Sweet & Rich!

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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was pretty uneventful at our house this year. Usually I at least try to have an all green dinner but with both boys having soccer practice at different times in different locations, it just didn't happen this year.
But, Addi did make a DARLING hat at preschool that she proudly wore and showed off to all of us.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Black Eye Day 3

I guess you can say that day 3 is better in some ways and worse in others, but mostly better.
Better:   The swelling is not as bad, he went to school, he can smile now, and he actually let me take pictures today.
Worse:   The bruising - it is getting darker, more colorful, and is clear down into his cheek (almost to his chin). - I am really hoping it is just really badly bruised (lots of tissue damage) and not a cracked or broken cheek bone.

I love this little guy. He has been so tough - even stayed at soccer practice the day it happened. He went to school today and made it through the millions of stares and questions from kids and teachers. And, despite it all, he still plays as hard as ever and cries when a ball (soccer ball, dodge ball, or basketball) accidentally hits his face but keeps on going.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Black Eye Day 2

Gavin still didn't want his picture taken this morning but at least he tried to smile. I keep telling him that one day he is going to be glad I took pictures ... he doesn't believe me yet.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baby Coen

It's Official! We have a new nephew/cousin in our family!
My younger brother and his wife were blessed to adopt an ADORABLE little boy this past weekend.  Jason and I were able to see him hours after he was born but the kids had to wait until he came home from the hospital.  When they finally got to see him Monday, they couldn't stop smiling.
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Nice Shiner!


This is how Gavin walked in the door from soccer practice today. Apparently the coach was having the kids race each other. They had to run as fast as they could to the coach and give him a "five". The only problem with his plan was that instead of holding his hands in front of him and to the side, he decided to hold them behind his back so that the kids had to run around behind him from each side to slap his hand and win. I hope he realized that it was a REALLY dumb idea when Gavin and another player collided!

I feel so bad for him.  He can't smile, close his eyes, or chew without it hurting.  The worst part is, he normally LOVES soccer practice but today he didn't want to go and I made him.
I feel SO guilty.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Whole Lot of Something

Anyone else have pictures like these on your camera?
Apparently, my kids have been having a lot of fun with my camera while I am not looking!
Just a whole lot of randomness and it makes me laugh!!!!

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