Sunday, November 30, 2008

The General Authority Song

This is fun!

I love the mountains of Utah....

We were blessed this Thanksgiving break to make a trip to Utah for my niece's wedding. We pulled the kids from the last day of school and away we went. We came home on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving! We spent Thanksgiving day with our good friends the Moxley's, my sister, my mother, and Steve's parents. We had lots of good food and good company!

There is a beautiful park just a block or two away from my sister-in-law's home. The kids loved our visits to this park.
And of course these trips provided some "Kodak" moments!

More to come....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby walk...

Emily does this new kind of walk, on her knees. It is the funniest thing to watch as she crosses the room on her knees. It makes us laugh every time!

Happy Birthday Kristina!

Kristina turned 12 yesterday, Nov. 17th.
Some of the items on her birthday wish list were:

German Chocolate cake with My Little Pony toppers.More accessories for her doll house.She wanted more clothes. She also got a sewing machine from her Aunt and a movie and doll house people from Grandma.For her dinner choice, Aunt Tami's homemade chicken noodle soup! Yum!

Baby in a hotel bathroom.........

This is what happens when you let your baby have the run of a hotel room and you leave the bathroom door open!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy 14th Birthday Jonny!

Jonny turned 14 this last Sunday. I can't believe how time just flies by! He is a good boy who is taller than me, his mother, and almost as tall as his father. He is working on his next Scout rank of Life and trying to conquer the 7th grade! He has always loved building with Legos since he was a toddler with the Duplo blocks. He gets Legos for every birthday and Christmas. He had put specific things on his Wish List and he was happy with all he recieved! One word, SPOILED!The kids can request their dinner and cake on their birthdays. The newest craze at our house is the ice cream cake. My sister makes a three layered ice cream cake with Oreos as the crust and the filling between the layers of ice cream. The ice cream flavors she usually uses are chocoloate, mint choc. chip, and oreo cookie. I tried decorating the top with my regular frosting and it froze and fell off. So the only frills on this cake was the traditional Happy 14th Birthday Jonny!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Steve was returning home from a meeting tonight and called ahead to have the garage door opened for him, his clicker has left the premises. The phone is answered and Steve says "Hello.......Hello......Hellooooo?" and gets no response. Then, this unintelligible chatter begins and then CLICK and the phone line is dead. Emily had answered the phone, spoke and then hung it up! This little girl LOVES the phone. EVERYTHING becomes a phone. If she doesn't have a toy to use as a phone, she will just turn her hand in and put it up to her ear. And then she talks and talks. I think we are in trouble with this one!

A funny potato

Some friends gleaned potatos and shared a box with us. This potato was in that box. I just had to take a picture! Maybe I should send it to Jay Leno, his potato "J" from Idaho!
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Emily loves Po!

For Halloween one year(2000), when the kids were all preschool aged, they were all a Teletubby. My sister found these great sweatshirt material costumes back east on one of her business trips. They were all so cute! They all had a talking Teletubby too.
Logan's Teletubby, Po, is the only one that hasn't run away from home!

And now Emily meets Po! She loves this toy. She will crawl across the room, ignoring any toy along the way, and grab Po and give it hugs. If you push on the tummy it has 3 or 4 different sayings and Emily's face lights up when she hears her stuffed friend talk.

I can see clearly now the blur is gone....

Logan got glasses when he was in second grade and almost blind. He literally couldn't see the fingers you were holding up. We spent the next few years going to the eye doctor every 6 months. Patching his good eye for 6 hours a day, forcing the weak one to work. He had eye drops to blur the good eye, film on his glasses to blur the good eye, and the patching too. He didn't have to do this all at once. Oh, and part of his "prescription" to help his weak eye, play hand-held games ie., Gameboy/DS for 2 hours a day. He was heartbroken!!!
Logan lost his glasses this summer so we had to go get new ones. About two years ago Carson got his glasses. And now the girls got them too. Kristina has been squinting at everything for awhile now. We would all tell her not to squint. Katie has been complaining of headaches and things being hard to see. Now everyone can see clearly! And 4 out of 6 kids are now in glasses. Aren't they cute! They couldn't be happier!

I LOVE to see this....

I absolutely LOVE to see my kids reading. I loved to read as a kid and still do today. It's a little harder to find the time to read. But when I have a good book you can't stop me. I just hide, usually in the bathroom, "I'll be out in a minute." The other day I went to pick up the younger kids from the bus Logan decided to come along. He sat outside of the car reading. It made my heart happy! I WISH I had to take away their flashlights at night because they were reading in bed. When they tell me they are bored I tell them to go read a book, no one does! I just don't get it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween 2008

This has been one of our most laid back Halloween's ever. We didn't carve pumpkins, their costumes came from the dress-up bucket, except for Emily's, we only did trick-or-treating at the ward trunk-or-treat. Some of the children have eaten all of their candy already! We still had fun!
Emily now knows what candy is too! Oh, joy! She sees the jar of candy corn and starts making her plea to get some.My sister made the mistake of setting Emily near the candy corn jar. So, being the best Aunt ever, she opened the lid and let Emily take one and she did take just one! Then the second time she took just one. The next time she put her hand in she took a handful and shoved it all into her mouth! Kids sure learn quickly!