Monday, February 2, 2015

huggy huggy

These two are my huggers.  They LOVE to hug.  They both love to just come up to me and different times and give me hugs and kisses.  Vivian kinda likes to kiss everything though…including her blankets, and toys.  I LOVE how lovey they are.  It was no problem to get them to hug for a quick couple of shots.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

playing catch up….again!

Halloween was kinda, super, very unorganized this year.  I was out of town for trunk or treat, so J let the kids pick a costume out of teh boxes.  Same with Halloween night. I didn't even snap a shot of my younger two!!! ugh
Boston wanted a shot with a monster since he was a zombie….
Kam wanted to be the same thing she was last year…..
and Jaden decided last minute to be a missionary.
Vivian does this cool thing where if she starts pouting about something, I ask her to go to her room until she's happy…and um, SHE DOES IT!  She runs back there, reads a book or two, or something 9 or 10 and then comes out all smiles!  She's awesome!!!!

I started the bath for these two the other day and TOTALLY forgot….bad mom moment…they were so excited to get into the "big swimming pool".
And yes….I threw a party.  I miss being the party thrower….I just feel like so many people are so busy here, and that I'm kinda, um, lame now, so I never throw them, but I decided to throw a Favorite things party and IT WAS A HIT!  There were about 16 of us, and they all brought such fun things. I totally forgot to take pictures of it all, but we did snap a few before the party of myself and Millie.  She just loves me!  :)

And I'll end with a sweet moment with the older 3 playing Trash.  They go through game phases….it was trash a few weeks ago, now it's 4 player Mancala or the Marble maze…but no matter what game they play, they usually put it away when they're done, then go ride bikes…everyday!

For Christmas, 3 of us got new bikes.  So now we can go on bike rides with these two little monkies on the front and back of Jase's bike.  THEY LOVE bundling up and going for rides.  They were patiently waiting….for about an hour, for the rest of us to get ready for a bike ride.  They just sat on Vivian's blanket, and got up and threw a ball on the roof for a bit…then sat back down. I asked them to give each other a big hug so I could snap a cute pic….it turned out hilarious….

 Then I asked them to show me sad faces….

 Then mean faces….
 Then silly faces…
 Then happy faces….

I had no idea I would be this sad…daily…about these two babies growing up.  Everyday I beg them to stop growing, and they say they won't…but I STILL remember my dad saying the same thing to me, and I told him I wouldn't grow up.  ugh!    I hate how fast the time flies now. I hate it!  Pearce was just singing on the potty learning to use it…and Vivian was just born…seriously…seems like just a few months ago.   I LOVE how much fun they have together.  We'll be sad to lose pearce to kindergarten this next year.  STOP GROWING UP KIDS!!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Waa Waa Waa

Ok, first off, I'm going to start with a slight insensitivity.  Or maybe just full lack of compassion.  But I've had TOO many mom friends complain about how they have so much to do, or they're stressed out, or, when I tell them that I'm tired of ending my day feeling overwhelmed and depressed they say, oh yea, me too.  Fine, sure, maybe they do…but it's always the ones that have either a "mommy helper" (a high school or college girl that comes and helps them with the kids, or housework, or cooking, or JUST A GROWN UP TO TALK TO!…and these are much more common than I had thought), and the ones that have housekeepers at least once a month…usually the mom friends that have both.  By NO means am I against either of these…in fact, I'm completely jealous of both….but there are LOTS of us out there, that can't afford either and have to be the full time mom, the one that 100% cleans the house, makes the meals, takes her kids grocery shopping, takes her kids everywhere she goes all week long….I do believe that makes the days a bit harder.  I love it, and 99% of the time I want my kids with me….but to have someone come WITH me and my kids once a week or so and just help out…or to have someone, once a month come and help me get caught up on the house…yea, I'd feel a little more accomplished and a little less tired.
 Ok, done.

Now on to cuter things.  I made my girls wear their cute matchy dresses/pants one last time before they both out grown them.  Kam's dress is getting too tight and Bib's pants are.  I just love these two. I'm so glad they have each other!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bzz review

As a Bzzagent I was able to try a Dofino cheese for free.  We tried the Edam.  We put it on a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with apples.  All of us at it, but we all agreed Edam isn't our favorite cheese.  We should have gotten Havarti.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fun at the park

Danica and I decided to take the kdis to the park for a bit to wear them out before we headed home.  This little monkey kept climbing to the top of EVERYTHING!  She has no fear AT ALL!  It's hilarious, but freaks me out!

 Of course, Boston, always making sure everyone is having a good time. Love that kid!
 and just a couple of quick shots of the beautiful landscape on our way home that evening….

As much as I do not like the desert, it IS beautiful.  We had a lake on one side and the mountains on the other.  Driven this road, probably thousands of times in my life, and only appreciate once or twice a year.  I might miss it just a bit if we get to move to the mountains this coming summer.

Fall Break Apple Pickin

This last week we spent 4 or 5 days up in Taylor.  One of the days Grandma set it up for us to go pick apples at her friend's orchard.  The kids loved it.  There were some spots with LOTS of bees, and some spots where the branches were so packed with apples that they were almost on the grass.  Vivvian mostly pointed out the ones for us to pick.
 Pearcen mostly climbed the trees….
 Boston and Jaden would pick a few, eat a few….

 Vivian finally decided to reach for one…and with a little help, she snagged it!

It was a lot of fun, and the apples are SO delicious! (and organic. :)