Monday, September 29, 2014

I CANNOT believe it was 5 years ago that I had this kid! I still remember his pregnancy and labor and delivery like it was just a few months ago! I remember the doctors wanting to induce me since my babies kept getting bigger and bigger…they planned on this guy being around 12 or 13 pounds after #3 being over 11 pounds.   I went in for induction…and they did 3-4 rounds of PG gels and NOTHING….nurse "fingers" even came in and tried her magic…nada!  So I got up and started to head out…and GUSH!  There it began! 
I just love this kid to peices.  He's my most sensitive, goofy, hugging, calm kid. He still gets wound up a bit, but he's not as crazy as my first 3 were.   He's a thinker, and loves to do puzzles, "homework", and "read" books.  Not too much of an outdoorsy kid like the rest.  He does like ot be out there with them, but not interested in riding a bike at all, or doing anything semi dangerous.
He's had a countdown to his number 5 birthday for months and months…and every commercial that comes on, "mom, come look! I want this for my birthday!".  And the dude didn't get a single thing he asked for and he was perfectly happy!  He got some "new to him" cowboy boots, a shark dentist game, some trucks, some adorable little European swim shorts, and a toy gun.  He was SO excited for his shark party!  
He loved hitting his shark pinata…
His shark cake….
His shark watermelon….
and of course, riding the train with all of his buddies!  Happy number 5 birthday Pearcen Paul!   Even though you still want to stay 4 (and I want you to stay 4), I think 5 will be a great year!!!! LOVE YOU!

Now it's time for a little 5 year old Pearcen Interview….

Mom: Who is your favorite person in the whole world?

Pearce: Grandpa, because he's a little bit old and he has a truck.

M:  What is your favorite color?

P: Umm, BLUE!  Because blue is my favorite color.

M: What is your favorite tv show?

P: Paw Patrol, because it has talking puppies. And the talking puppies can ride cars.

M:  What is your favorite outfit?

P: THIS! My new swimming shorts!



M: What song do you love?

P: Bumpum Gungum Style

M:  Who is your best friend?

P: Stratton.  I like going to his house.  I like his smiles.

M:  WHat do you want to be when you grow up?

P: A motosisycle rider (yes, that's motosisycle)

M: What is your favorite book?
P: The firetruck library book

M: What are you really good at?
P: Dancing.  My dance class stuff.

M:  Where do you want to go on a vacation to?
P:  A lunch date to somewhere really far with burritos and salsa, but only avocado.

M: What is your favorite memory?
P: Playing with my toys from my birthday party

M:What would you by if you had $1000
P: A hugemongus monster truck so that daddy can ride it around the block with me.

M: Who is your biggest hero?
P:  Superman and Batman and dad.  Dad cause he's a big with bald hair.

M: What do you hope to do before your next birthday?
P: Get an army snake with batteries. I want to learn to weeeed! (read). Get a water bottle that's this big (putting his hands about 3" apart).  I want to be better at Miss Wendys and eat all of my food at Miss Wendys.

M: Whats your favorite thing that you do everyday?
P: Play with Vivian.  We play toys and matchy game, but vivian doesn't know how to play.


Great interview kid!  You've got a bright future…so bright you've gotta wear shades. :)

Happy Birthday to the best of the best!

Jana and I have been best friends for 15 years now! Pretty much since the day we met….but we grow so much closer each year as life presents us with new challenges to help each other through.   We've definately pulled each other out of some pretty crappy times, and enjoyed some super amazing times together as well.  We've all been in bed together (jase, craig too), to try and watch a movie…lasting 10 minutes before we were all zonked out.  Shared some awesome texts that make us cry from laughing, we've canned everything you can can, camped, road tripped, cook outs, double dates, ikea trips,  given/recieved advice on everything, vented, consoled, consulted, cried, laughed, sang, danced, cooked, baked, and about a billion other things together.  I'm grateful for all of my awsome friends, but this one has been there for me through it all…and continues to call or text me at least once a week to be sure that I'm still somewhat sane.
Even though it wasn't the best birthday weekend, I know this'll be an awesome year for both of us!  And hopefully we can get an up to date picture…with make up and hair done and not in our PJ's.  haha

September 2014…in all our real mommy glory!
1999…adorable with bangs!

Probably our first picture together….I was the messed up weirdo roomate (with make up that was wayyy to white)  and Jana was the gorgeous roomate that cooked and baked and made us all look good!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

You never know…

Today was nice. It's 3pm and I'm still in my moose pajamas. I hung out with the 2 littles all day and got the pantry cleaned out and organized.  I LOVE not leaving my house.
 (my babies all sleep together most nights…sometimes in very uncomfortable places)
I just watched a mormon message called "You never know".  I can't beleive how EXACTLY my life it seemed. Cooking cleaning, homework projects, so many little tasks each day for people outside of my little family, appointments to remember, FAITH to have….and then the second the exciting thing falls through, you feel like you can't get anything together and youre a failure.  EVERYDAY! I used to be so good at laying in bed at the end of the day and looking at all that I did right that day, and accomplished.  But these last few years, I go to bed with EXTREME guilt, failure, or most often, "I could have done SO much better today".  This video had my desk drenched. I've GOT to change my thinking.  All of these little shorties around here don't see me as a failure (well, somedays one of them has a hormone burst that makes him think so, but I know he loves me).  I've gotta see myself how they do. I'm SO grateful for them.  SO GRATEFUL for them.  They are the only thing that truley makes me happy right now…which is somewhat ridiculous since everything in my life is great.  I truely long for them when I'm not with them.   They're such great kids!
Here are a few random shots off of Jason's phone….
 Vivian at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
 Our hike up Peralta Trail…wait, I don't remember which trail it was….
 Grandma, Grandpa, and Boston and us at a D-backs game for Boston's birthday
 My two shark deadheads at Universal Studios
All 5 sound asleep on our way home from…Hmmm, i don't remember.  Looks like camping.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A day in the life of…

I know that most of the things I post on here are just regular days in the life of these guys….but for a couple of days I decided to just follow them arround and take shots of the everyday thigns they do…enjoy.

Of course, everyday starts with a spinach shake….sometimes it takes an hour, sometimes it takes 5 minutes…usually depending on how many grapes and bananas we have on hand. 
 Then they play with whatever they feel like for a while…usually, cars, bubbles, fake food, or puzzles.



 Then they start to go crazy….so I pop on some Nick Jr.

 Then I feel guilt after a show or two and have them play in the toy room….this day they chose books and trains.


 Somedays…MOST days they keep breakfast on their faces til lunch and their bedhead is the fashion of the day.  Clothes…always optional with the Mulders.

 This day we got to go swimming with our buddy Stratton.  Always makes for a good time.








Vivian got worn out very quickly…and just laid across my legs for the last half hour of swim time.
 Lucky me…she's a lovely sleeper and transports from legs, to car to bed nicely.

And the ride home from the pool was enough to put this guy out.  We've been bless with AMAZING sleepers and AMAZING eaters. Two things I'm always so grateful for.
 This is the next day's naps. I'm a sleep stalker.  At least once a week I take pictures of one or more of my kids sleeping.  I love how adorable they are when they're asleep! I want to slurp their cheeks offf!!!
 This guys STILL, at almost 5 years old, gets excited for quiet time….goes right in and picks out a few books, "reads" until he falls asleep..and will sleep up to 4 hours if I let him….of course, he'll be my night owl that night if I let him go past 2 hours.  Gotta choose.




 This was in June….I'd like to do another one for fall since they already do different things each day…I love it…and I'm going to desperately miss these littles!!!!