Monday, December 30, 2013


Alright, I missed a couple of months, but I'll just recap December and try to stay up to date!  Luckily my #1 2014 resolution is to simplify EVERYTHING so I can be home more.  I can't wait!
December was awesome.  My blogger uploads my pictures backwards, so, well, so whatever.   This was Vivvian about 2 weeks ago hanging out in front of our tree.  She slapped the hat on herself, and since she matched my wrapping paper, I had to snap a few.  she's a pistol, but amazingly enough, we had NO issues with her messing up the tree!  She loved it and admired from afar.  I'm sure we won't be so lucky next year.  And we DID however have a few, um, old enough (older than 8) year old kids strategically open underside corners of most of the gifts…which we did not recognize until we went to load them in the car to take them to grandma and grandpas.  Luckily, most were from amazon, therefore, they were in brown unmarked boxes.  SUCKAS!

 Another December event…Kam and Boss were in the stake children's Christmas choir!  I was so happy they decided to be in it . They did an amazing job!  2 performances, back to back…completely filled up the entire stake center…COMPLETELY!
 Our biggest event of the year was Jaden getting the priesthood!  It was so lovely!  We had lots of family shoved into bishop's office, and one screaming baby that was sufficed long enough for the ordination with a go go squeeze.  ha!   We had a luncheon here afterwards and then the cousin's white elephant exchange at the guttery's after that.  It was a fun day!   Yesterday was Jaden's first day to pass the sacrament.  He was a bit nervous, but did it like a pro!  Him and Jase got to take care of the middle section. I'm sure next week passing w/o dad will be a  lithe more nerve wrecking, but he'll do great!
 Earlier in the month we went with Dani and stratton to see Santa.   The kids loved it…except Vivian…
And the first week of the month, Jase came home for lunch and when he leaves, Vivvian makes kissy noises and lips until he comes back and gives her hugs and kisses.  
 It was a fun, and quick month.  I've never had Christmas come and go so quickly.  We just spent the week up at grandma and grandpa's with the bollwinkles and guttery's.   We had a great time, lots of food, cards, and movies.  The best part was when all of the kids 12 and older went with the adults to do baptisms for the dead at the temple.  It was of course, Jaden's first time, and Jase got to do the baptizing.   It was awesome…except when everyone laughed during the reverence because of a name that came up…I.M. Eaton. hahaha!

Friday, November 15, 2013

My little Mr. Increidble

So I was just planning on taking pictures of the whole group last time, and they all jumped in and wanted their own shots…all but one….Mr. Incredible just sat in the background, patiently waiting, and wanting the whole thing to be over with so he could go back in and finish his game of wii batman.   I realized this later, after we put the costumes away out in the shed, but after a couple of friends pointed it out, I realized, I bettered do it!  So we did a Mr. incredible shoot!  I told him to pull some "incredible" moves.  And this is how it went….in proper sequence….
 Fighting the bad guys, and doing pretty well….

 Until they get him down….then it doesn't look too good for Mr. Incredible….
 fake death…
 Suddenly , back in action!!!
 The crazy face of VICTORY!!!!
Love you Mr. Incredible!!!!! You make everyday happy!!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Halloween and the missing children

This week I had a photoshoot with a super adorable little baby boy, and I figured I'd snap a quick shot of my super adorable baby girl….with super adorable bed head. I love it!
 And of coarse, I'm 2 weeks late, whatever.  Halloween was a bit ridiculous.  Used to be one of my favorites…and I still dress up every year, and love getting the kids dressed up, but each year, when halloween is over, I'm a little more happy to move on.  ha!  This year we had a slight cop incident.  Kam and Boston took off with our neighbor girl and didn't let anyone know where they were going and didn't check in for over an hour and a half…so the neighbors had me call the cops…and of course, just as the cops pulled up, Jase came around the corner on his bike with the 3 hooligans. ugh!  Needless to say, we spent the better part of trick or treating time searching, and putting out FB messages and texts  and had about 30 people in the neighborhood searching rather than our big awesome plan that we had to convert our patio into a haunted area and have J chase the children away in his gorilla costume.  Aw well, the good thing about halloween is, it's just like my hair…it'll be back next year.  Anyway, cute kids, cute costumes.  Vivian and her elephant costume (yes, same as last year) got oohs and ahh's everywhere we went!  When we walked into Oregano's for lunch the entire restaurant stopped and ahhed her.  One gansta business guy said, "that's probably honestly, the most adorable little girl I've ever seen".  I agree.
 And I'm SO glad Pearce wanted to be the Cat in the Hat!  Boston was this a few years ago and I couldn't stop taking pictures…and same with Pearce. I think it's the cutest little costume..and I'm so glad it's not a costume that everyone is wearing.   Pearce was Spiderman for his little friend Halloween party, and of coarse, he wasn't the only spider there
 And this is the only costume we had to buy this year.  Kam wanted to be "the polka dot monster".  And it's adorable, and she's adorable, so we got it.

This guy wanted to be Luke Skywalker, so I borrowed a costume, and then we found this awesome Superman costume that I bought in the after halloween sales last year and he thought it was awesome. And seriously, what scrawny 11 year old doesn't want to wear a costume with built in muscles?!
 THis pose was all him….

 Seriously like these 5!  I'm sad that next year will probably be our last year to get everyone in on the action of the Family theme year of dressing up.  Gotta make it good!  But I LOVE what they all chose for their year of choosing their own.  They're awesome!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

10 year old princess...

M: K, Kam, it's time for our annual interview!  Are you so excited?!?!?!
M: Ok, first question, what's the most fun thing you did this year?
K: I have 2. Universal Studios and going to the zoo with Grandma Mulder.
M: Those are both awesome ones.  It was fun to have Grandma Mulder here for two weeks. We should go visit her in Hawaii next huh?
K:  uh huh!
M: What's the coolest thing you did this year?
K:  I went to this cool activity thing about the temple and we made stuff and we got a real piece of the rock from the new temple.
M: that was super awesome. I can't wait until that temple is done, and then you'll get married in who?
K: I don't know.
M: Any guesses?
K: no
M: lame.  Alright, what's your favorite food this year?
K:  Jaden's homemade cookies.
M: I think that's all of our favorites this year....and luckily he makes us a batch or two a week!
M: Ok, what are some things you've learned this year?
K: How to make cinnamon rolls, about how Joseph Smith died and how old he was when he died, at church.
M:  What do you think about Joseph Smith?
K: He was a good prophet. He was a good guy and he was trying ot help everyone learn to be good and I think that was nice.
M: Do you think it was pretty impressive the things he went through to help us have the book of Mormon?
K: Yea, I think it's cool.
M: Alright, so what goals do you have for this upcoming year?
K: Maybe to earn money and try to be nicer to my brothers, and try to make new things.
M: What kinds of new things?  Here are some of my things I want to make: a new shoe organizer for the toy room, a headboard, a freezer full of ready about you?
K: Things I want ot make are.....something ot keep my room organized and like maybe just find crafts off of Pintrest to do.
M:  That just made me very proud right there!

M: What's going to happen when the boys start flirting with you?
K: I don't know.
M: What are you going to do?!
K: I'm going to walk away.
M: Good Answer, but maybe you could also say something like, "get away from me punk!"  or maybe punch em, or something, just so we can guarantee that they won't try it again!
K: yea, ok
M: If you could go anywhere today, where would you want to go?
K: Hawaii!
M: I knew it!  Me too.   What do you want to be when you grow up?
K: Easy...a cowgirl or a vetranarian.
M: I knew it.   What's your favorite thing to do each day when you come home from school?
K: I liek to play for a little bit, then do my homework and then see if a friend can come over.
M: What about all of these little friends that i created for you?
K: oh yea, I like them. I play with them a lot.  With Vivian I play with stuffed animals with her.  With Pearce I either read with him or play trucks. Boston, he likes when me and pearce are his dogs and we go on the tram and he trains us. and Jaden.....I like to go ride bikes with him and his friends but he doesn' treally like it.
M: He'll be nicer soon!

M: What's your favorite movie right now?
K: Monster University and Dispeciable Me 2.
M: Who do you want to be like when you grow up?
K: Dad or Uncle Same
M: Both wrong answers, but ok, why?
K: Because I want to work on people and make em feel better.
M: Um, I do that everyday!  HELLO!  OK, anyway,  you're a soccer player's that going?
K: It's going awesome and I really like it.
M: Good, you're good at it.   So now, let's talk about all that hair.  What are we going to do with it?
K: I don't know.
M: Maybe we should grow it out and put you at the top of a big big tower and you and I will live safely up there forever, because, Motherrrrrrr knows BEST!
K: sure
M: Ok, last question, what are you going to do this year to become even more amazing that you were last year?
K: I could grow more of my hair out and i could play with my brother's more and do more activities with you.
M: Alright, done!  Love you sister!
K: love you toooo!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My 11 year old....

M: Time for our annual (or every other annual lately) interview kid....let's begin.  What's the coolest thing you've done this year?
M: What was so cool?
J: Everything! The rides, the movies that it makes. And that's all.

M: What's the worst thing you've had to do this year?
J: Work 3 and a half hours everyday!
M: But wasn't it worth it?
J: NO. Yea, I learned not to steal money and learned how to work for it.
M: Ahh, good.  Good boy.  Who's your best friend this year?
J: Mom
M: Ahh, good.  Good boy!  What's the coolest thing you've learned this year?
J:  I learned how to make chocolate chip cookies and how to not get my mom mad.
M: Did you really?  When was the last time I was mad at you?
J: A few days ago.
M: So still a work in progress?  For both of us?
J: yea (laughing)

M: What do you hope to accomplish this next year?
J: Make a goal in soccer. I've never done that before.
M: You'll do it. You're awesome!  What else?  this is your big "deacon" should have lots of priesthood/righteous man goals.
J:  I want to work on learning the scout oath and scout law. I need to work on being awesome so I can get the priesthood.

M: Where do you think we should go this next year?
J: Knottsberry farm!
M: Why?!  You like it better than Universal Studios?
J: Oooh yea!
M: lame

M: What do you like the most about your family?
J: Everything
M: That's not true, or you'd be a little nicer to a certain someone (hint: she's 10) and you'd be a little more obedient.  What's your real favorite thing?
J: Oh my gosh! Come on!  I like that they're really talented, and know how to bake good food and they're really active.
M: What do you think we need to do more as a family this year?
J: We need to exercise more.
M: We go on more family walks than anyone I know...I don't htink we need to improve on that one.
J: I know, that's why we're a healthy family, but we need to do more active stuff as a family.

M: What's your favorite movie?
J: Nacho Libre
M: Good answer kid.
J: Anaconda Squeeeeeeze!

M: Alright, I love you a lot.
J: I love you too mom (laughing). Mom, you're so great! (fake laughing)

M: This interview is OVER!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

No more 3 year old boys.... waaahhh!

My sweet little Pearcey turned 4!  I can't believe it.  I feel this way, but I've had so many people say, "it seems like you just barely had him!"...even though we've had 4 moves and another baby since we've had him.  I just can't believe he's 4! I hope he stays just as sweet and amazing as he was when he was 3.  Him and I are best buddies.  Well, next to Stratton and Boston.  He loves those 2!

 When we asked him what kind of birthday he wanted, luckily he said a spiderman monster truck...and we still had a frozen spiderman cake from Boston's birthday....SOOOO, I just ran out to Target and go a spiderman monster truck, and BAM!  Wish granted.

 We also asked him what he'd like for his birthday...his first answer was a simple, "everything!".  But then he narrowed it down to:
Root Beer
Rainbow Pancakes (the family birthday fav)
I'm pleased to say, he got it all (except hotdogs, but I don't think he could have shoved one down).

I also asked Pearce, hat he wants to do for his birthday...again, the answer was "everything!"  But we narrowed it down to
Play in the sprinklers with Stratton, swim at Stratton's mom's pool, go to the movies, go to Costco, put Jaden and Boston to sleep and watch a movie at home with popcorn.  And again, pleased to announce, it was all accomplished (except we didn't really put the older 2 to bed before the movie, and well, he got too impatient with the previews at the movies, so we ended up leaving our awesome seats, taking our root beer and popcorn and getting a refund at the movies, ha!)  

My top 4 favorite things about Pearce:
When he says, "let's do this!" and kisses my face all over
His love for home.  He loves to go home.  He's always ready to go to Costco, or Stratton's, but anywhere else, he wants to go home very quickly and do puzzles or play trains or cars.
I LOVE that he loves cars and trains and puzzles so much.  He plays with all 3 everyday, and has for the last year.  He has a more extensive hot wheels collection than any kid I know (thanks frys for doing $1/2), and he usually has one in his pocket at all times.
I LOVE his smile.  His little dimples, round face, bright blue eyes, and adorableness.  Mmmm!