Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Bamboo Hut!

These two worked hard together to make it....(with a little help from mom) (yes, my hair is poop brown with a little green tint to it...I'll just hide in this hut for now ha!)

and some help from their little brother......

Landen would pull the leaves off and help carry them back to camp.....We made about 5 trips whew!
The little sisters were surprised when they woke up from their naps to find a new place to play!

See you soon!


Monday, June 28, 2010

What do you think these kids are up to now?

any guesses?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Playing catch with Daddy......

come on Dad, show me what your made of......




throw 586

.........nope not in the glove!

bounced out......

rolled out......

throw 799

oh no....

keep trying...

ok, here it can do this!
you got it.....

hold on.....
yeah! you caught it!

Mommy, do you wanna play catch now?

I think Daddy's arm is tired!

How could I say no to that face?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A "Sweet" Prayer......

When tucking this cute little one into bed,
she prayed the sweetest little prayer.....
Dear Jesus,

thank you

so much


cupcakes, brownies, cookies, ice cream and all the dessert in the whole world.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Times seems to be flying by.... (no time to blog.)
I barley have time to shower it seems...(I'm sure most of you mom's can relate)
This season in life has me busier than I've ever been before...(toddlers and pre-teens)
I really don't have time to blog unless I want to blog at midnight, which is when I usually do...
(but I need the sleep!)
So I won't be blogging as much.
I will pop in from time to time to update and let you know where in the country we are:)
(We are still in California.)
Daddy has been working A LOT...which is good! Business is really busy so we haven't been able to leave up north as planned. (It's all God's timing though right?)
I've been busy keeping the kids busy:) and looking at stick houses.
Actually was in the process of buying a new home and then backed out because we didn't feel like that was the house we wanted.
Missing my old house on Armsley, makes it hard to find a house again.
I want a yard, the new house didn't have a yard.
It was nice and new, but I'm thinkin' old...picket fence, big yard, fruit trees????
Not sure if we should buy now or wait till our trip is over and we know where we want to settle down.
Will we ever settle down?ha!

I've also been busy working on next years school schedule....

I can't believe I will be teaching a 6th grader!
(I have a 6th grader?!?! )
I think my son is officially smarter than me..shhhh don't tell him:)
I only have to be one day smarter:) I keep telling myself this:)
And thank God for friends who are math tutors:)

School next year will be very busy. I will have a 6th grader, a 4th grader, a kindergartner, preschooler and a little 2 year old that is into everything!
So I'm sure you can understand why blogging and the computer all together will be taking a back seat.

Last week we celebrated Faith turning 9 on Monday....
We went to her favorite restaurant for lunch had a little tea party, got our nails done then went on a special date for dinner.

She wanted Italian food. So Daddy and I took her to the Old Spagetti Factory.

being 9......(it's still very cool to hold daddy's hand:))

fyi: we had to wear green. birthday girl request.
She wanted me to wear this dress with a belt.
Very demanding... I'm telling you!!!

She's an idealist..I think she takes after her mom...

Then on Tuesday we all woke up early...Daddy headed to work and the kids and I headed to Vegas. We picked up Great Grandma on the way........
We went to take Grandma to visit family. Family she hasn't seen in 15 years. Grandma and I talked the whole drive:)
Grandma and I could talk for hours......and we did:)

The kids couldn't wait to go swimming.........

and try out the slides......

The pool was amazing....

We stayed in our timeshare. It was our first time checking it out and we were really impressed by the size of the room. It had 2 big rooms, a kitchen, living room and dining room. Then by each room was two big jet tubs . Much better than staying in a hotel with kids. (One reason we bought these timeshares) After the kids had their fun making a bubble mess I put them to bed. Then Grandma got in one tub and I enjoyed the other....ahhhhhh relaxing.
Taking a trip without Daddy is hard work!

I thought of my good friend Tara as I took this picture...her blog name is Too Many Kids in a Bathtub:) She has 5 kids the same age as mine but is now adding another little baby boy to the tub:)

Most of the cousins have summer birthdays so we seem to party the whole summer.......
Here is Cylis Buzz turning 3. Next week it's Aven's 2nd party....(forget swimsuit season with all this birthday cake!)

He couldn't wait for everyone to sing Happy Birthday to him:)
Landen helped blow out the fire......speaking of fire...
Landen set fire to the RV. That's a whole other blog post that I don't have time for...but lets just say, don't have a candle in an RV anywhere near paper towels.
Wait...let's just say, don't have a candle in an RV with Landen ha!

This week was also the 5th year in a row Daddy took Faith to the Daddy Daughter Prom.
We didn't think Faith would get to go this year. We thought we would be gone by now. In fact I didn't even know when it was and completely forgot about it. Until Daddy called at 3:00pm and told us he was taking Faith to prom and be ready by 5pm.
Faith called all her friends last minute to see if she could borrow a dress.
We picked up a dress, borrowed Great Grandmas heels...yes, Faith wore Great Grandmas heels to prom LOL....
She put in her contacts, I did her hair how she requested. Daddy got home just in time to take a shower and no time to shave.
I was lucky to snap a couple pictures and off they went to dance the night away.
She looks so old without her glasses.

So pretty!

It will be hard for Faith to find a real prom date...she will be very picky. They better open her door and treat her like a princess because that is what she is use to:)

She is such a lady:) When she got home she told me she had a great night on the horse and carriage and dancing with Daddy...
and that she remembered to put her napkin over her lap at dinner and sit up straight:)
Until next time...pray for more time during the day, for my babies to slow down(they are growing so fast!) and for me to soak it all in, for self control on only eating one piece of birthday cake, to be smarter than a 6th grader,wisdom on house shopping, safe travels, and no fires!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Boy have our lives changed.......

We no longer go to the Shoppes to shop.....(we go to take the kids to play)

We no longer have time to get ready, maybe just a ponytail..... (and if it's really bad a hat!)

We no longer can take a picture and actually look at the camera...(too many kids to watch!)

But we sure are enjoying raising these crazy kids together!
my sis and I
I love that I can (finally) share this season of life with my sister, and now she gets me! She understands things like Mommy brain. ha!

I can't wait for my other sister Brenda to add some little ones to the mix!

My sister and I were talking about all the fun things we want to do with the kids when I get back from the road trip. I mentioned I want to get a big huge van so we could all just jump in and go......(right now we have to take 2 cars) and if my other sis adds to the mix.....

She said, "Did you say VAN?"
Yep, my dream car is now a huge mormon van...

Boy have things changed......for the better!