Friday, July 30, 2010

Being The Grownup That's NOT Boring!

I took my kids to the splash pad today. I was absolutely amazed at how many parents sat in the hot sun on blankets and watched their kids play in the water. Not me! I got in the water with my kids and had so much fun. My favorite part had to be when Jack would sit on top of the fountains so the water couldn't come out. Then when those fountains would turn off he would stand up, pump his fist, and yell "Yes! I killed the water!" Pretty soon he had each one of us sitting on fountains so we could help "kill" the water.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Being The Grownup

It's nice to be the grown up. Nobody yells at you when you spray small children with a hose.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Something New

So how fun is it when you have been friends with somebody for years and you just figure out that you have common interests that you didn't even know about? I'll tell you..... It's LOTS of fun!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SO COOL!!!!!

I just saw wild elephants! The whole family has been using this web site that has 4 different web cams in South Africa. We have been hoping and hoping to see elephants, but haven't yet. Just now as I was about to walk away from the computer I decided to give the cams a quick look and I found an entire heard of elephants right there getting a drink. I know it is Africa and I'm no where near it, but I just saw elephants in real time!

Monday, July 26, 2010


So remember when I said I saw a guy on his bicycle carrying a ceiling fan? Well I've seen something even better now. I saw a guy riding his bike with a highchair on his head. It was pretty funny. I don't think he expected his yard sale find to be so LARGE.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just The Boys

It seems so quiet when the girls are gone and they are gone until tomorrow morning. Now we need to figure out something fun to do with the boys tonight. Not that they need it, they got to go to a Raptors game last night. They are just so dang cute though, it's fun to spoil them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Nicole came in on the train today. She walked in and all my kids crowded her. They all had something to tell her or show her. I was even pushed out of my seat by my 4 year old so he could sit by her. We love our Coco visits and I am always happy to claim her as my "sometimes kid". Now I have promised to take her to Walmart so she can teach my girls to make bracelets, so I guess I'm off.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Midweek Get Togethers

Getting together with friends on a Tuesday has to be so much cooler than waiting until the weekend. It makes me happy that I have friends that are close enough that I can call and say, what are you making for dinner, do you want to combine? It's even better when what you are making goes perfectly with what they are making. It's like it was destiny to have dinner together.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I just had a very interesting conversation with Jack... cute, sweet, innocent, 4 year old, Jack. He had just been bonked (accidentally) on the head by Eli. He climbed on my lap and said, "If Eli hurts me again I will just drink his blood. Cause I am a half human, half monster, half ghost." Then he started pointing to random parts of his body and continued, "This part is human, this part is monster, this part is monster, this part is human, I mean ghost. That means Eli will be dead."
Then he climbed down and walked away.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pretty Bird

Timm has to take the bird out of our room every morning now when he leaves for work. If he doesn't my cute, naughty bird talks to me all morning until he wakes me up. It's pretty funny. He rarely talks when Timm is around and talks all the time if he wants my attention. In fact as I am typing this he is sitting on top of the blinds whistling and saying, "pretty bird" over and over to get my attention. He knows I can't resist him when he talks so he uses it against me. I don't even know if Timm has heard half of the things this bird can say. For me he talks, for Timm he cuddles. He is definitely a smart, pretty bird.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Oh, yuck, I don't feel good. I mean I REALLY don't feel good. I don't know why I always get sick, but that is not the point. It is so much easier to be sick when your kids are old enough to help out. They have made their own meals, brought me things when I needed them and haven't complained once. I am now going to go to sleep, and I can rest easy knowing they will be fine while I sleep. I have the best kids ever!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The irrigation canal runs along the back fence of our back yard. Jack came into the living room yelling, "There's ducks in the water!" over and over. I didn't know what had gotten him so excited since this is a very frequent occurrence. When he was finally able to breathe he said, "The ducks are talking to me. The are saying, (in his best duck voice) 'Where are you Jack?' " It was so cute how excited he was that the ducks would talk to him. We went and got our stale bread out of the freezer that we keep just for ducks and went outside. Sadly, the ducks left while we were walking down the stairs.

By the way, is it strange that he is not the first of my kids that actually believed that the animals were talking to him?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So Grown Up

I just took Hollee to get her hair cut. She looks so pretty and so old. After the hair cut I took them over to get a summer school lunch and a 15 year old girl that sat by us was shocked when she heard that Hollee is 13, she thought she was 15. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful and grown up my kids are. Where did all the time go?

By the way... the girl that did Hollee's hair is amazing and she would like to do more work out of her house so she can stay home more with her daughter. Her at home prices are fantastic and I have NEVER been disappointed by her. Let me know if you need her info.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ummmm, O K.......

Last night during dinner Jack left to use the bathroom. He came back completely naked, making horns with his two pointer fingers like a bull, running at full speed, yelling, "Look at me, Look at me!" It is very difficult to not laugh at all and say in your stern "mom voice", "Jack! Go put on your underwear!"

Friday, July 9, 2010


All the happy colors of yarn make me happy. Is that weird?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Girls Night Out

Two nights in a row of knock-me-out-migraines should always be closely followed by Bunco or some other type of Girls Night. Bonus if you are not super close to every single girl there, then you don't have to "talk", you can just hang out and have fun.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Being Cheap

I was out with friends and we were looking at some cute things in a little boutique. Do you know how great it is when you find something really cute that coast $12 dollars and realize that you can make it just as well and it won't cost you anything because you have everything you need? I do. I saw these really cute flowers, I have already made 3 plus headbands to put them on. Plus, mine are better because I can pick the colors. Yay me!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Going To Bed?

My kids love that they can stay up late in the summer. What I love is that they still end up going to bed earlier than they think they will. Sure, sometimes they push it and talk for a bit longer once they get in their bed. Sometimes they just don't want to go, like last night when Jack pointed to the alarm clock and said, "Mommy, why all these letters mean we gotta sleep?"More often than that though they just get tired and decide to go to bed. I find Andrew sneaking off to bed earlier than the others most nights and Jack staying up longest. On the 4th of July just as the fireworks were about to start Jack snuggled up on my lap and hid his face. I said, "You aren't going to sleep before the fireworks are you?" He just looked up at me and said, "But I'm tired!" Of course he ended up wide awake and making jokes the whole time, but it's just so cute when these kids who think they can stay up for 3 days straight are just too pooped to keep their eyes open for one more second. My favorite times like these are when you find them falling asleep on the couch and you send them to bed and they walk all the way down the hallway without opening their eyes.

Monday, July 5, 2010


We went to see Angie and her family do the indoor sky diving today for her birthday. She couldn't stop smiling for hours. Her smiles were contagious. It was great!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Timm took me to a new little place here in town called Vintage Cupcake Co. That place is so great! They make the most fabulous cupcakes. I had the Creamsicle and Timm had the Chocolate Raspberry. I don't know which one is better. We also got some day olds for the kids and they were yummy too. The whole store is adorable, they have the greatest furniture. Plus, they sell a bunch of vintage things in the back boutique style. Until today I never would have dreamed of buying cupcakes for entertaining. Now I am sure I will and the prices were not bad at all. Go check it out:
Vintage Cupcake Co. 470 24th St. Ogden

By the way, sorry I missed some posts... We had a family reunion for a few days, followed immediately by Girls camp.