Thursday, April 28, 2011

sometimes you're just blah...

yup. i am here. after being gone for 5ish months. life is just tooo busy and lets face it, i am lazy. i had good intentions of being a good blogger at the turn of the new year but they went out the window with my goal of not eating chocolate. hehe. me not with chocolate? funny.

the kids are all right. the hubs is the awesomest and life is pretty dang sweet. i feel like me and the hubs have got a good thing going lately. maybe we just have been married long enough to work out the bugs although he is pretty fun to be with, i love the guy. he even gets snaps for washing and replacing the sheets on our bed with out my asking. yeah, hes cool like that. and he is the best part of me. if that makes sense.
miss marie is getting taller and prettier and older and wiser everyday. she is a good lil confidant and always seems to know when something is amiss. i know that she is going through some growing pains and is starting to think that i dont have a clue as to what i am talking about BUT she still smiles at me and talks to me and i love that.
megra has grown a little bit too. my big 9yo 3rd grader is sporting size 6x jeans now. lol. she is a sassy lil payback and i love her. she is completely set on a new dog and i am not sure about that. any bets on who wins that battle?
parkster has figured out more that his fair share of torture devices. his latest include ripping off a fingernail and then having what was left of said nail surgically removed 2 days later and then the infamous flipping himself in the eyes with a bungee cord. seriously. and these were less than 2 weeks apart. i know why he came in a tank sized body at birth now. and i am sure my dr thinks that i might beat my kid...
teej is happiest with a thumb in his mouth and a shirt tag in his finger. yeah dont judge me. i know he is almost 5. chillax. if he is still attached to his thumb when he plays football at the Y i will do something about it. he is sweet and always tells me that dad is his favorite... i am not sure how to take that. but he makes me smile with the hugs he gives me so i wont worry... to much.
mr miles is the baby. the baby baby. which i think is kinda sad. he passed his first birthday. he is starting to walk and starting to talk a little. he is a genius i am sure. just holding his breath for when he can get a word in. i took the little stinker for tubes today and i cried a little in the car, i wont deny it. i started thinking that before i know it he will be 11 just like sadie. i never knew that this went so fast. i really feel cheated.
at easter i saw the big picture. i was with all my bro's and sisters and all of their kids and it kinda freaked me out. there are some really cool people in my life and some really great examples out there for my kids. my mom and dad are really amazing and it is pretty crappy that it took me a while to figure that out. they have started something big in a great way.
all in all life is good. i wish it would slow down for a while so i can be the kind of mom i want to be and do those things that i know should be done. i hope that my kids grow into the little amazing people that i get a glimpse of every once in a while. i bet they will.

until next time...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Really?!? Here's to the over-achievers!

For the past few years, my sis has been gracious enough to host a FHE where we carve pumpkins. Let's just say the creative competition has gotten a tad fierce. Like over the top... But in a fun, non-"your the loser for a year" if you don't win kinda way :/ !
Just as long as you are the winner...

This is my brother Jared's pumpkin. He didn't even have a template... I have a love/hate relationship with artistic people. Wish I was in that club.
Jaret pulled out the heavy artillery for Brady. Skill-saw... gotta get me one of those!
This is my Sadie's pumpkin! She did most of it herself. Impressive? YES!
Jon-boy is well, just plain hysterical. Loved that pumpkin!

And this is Mikes.
Again, NO template.
First vision.
Makes me feel unworthy.
Thats all.
I'll be going now.
Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where to start....

Busiest summer ever!
We had fun, played hard,
became beck and call gardeners,
vacationed, relaxed,
chased, snuggled
and laughed the summer away!

We saw fireworks, rodeos,
cousins, friends from across the country,
grandmas, great uncles,
frogs, fish and parades.

Glad things are slowing down just a little.
these kids are growing faster than i like.
and time is flying.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Froggy Friend

Thanks to our friends the McKee's, Parkers life long ambition of owning a frog has come true. He has been trying to get me to take him frog hunting for quite some time and I would if I knew where to find the little guys BUT since we have this one I am safe.
Isn't that a face only a mother could love? He is kinda cute and I am not opposed to holding him either. He makes a chirping noise and has been a good little pet for the boys.
We are going to let him go so he can be free again soon- I don't want his demise on Parkers shoulders.
But for now we will enjoy our newest little friend.

Sadie's Summer Dance Recital

She did such an awesome job! They all did-
For those of you who know them, Maizie, Mollie and Quincy are in here too but the wigs make it hard to tell who is who. Watch for Sadie with the white exercise ball, Maizie with the skip-it, Mollie with the jump rope and Quin with the heeleys.
This dance was so creative and funny!
Sadie has won "Best Showmanship" two years in a row now because she is so crazy with her facial expressions. Where did she come up with all of those faces?!?

For those of you who need a great dance studio that doesn't get into competitions (THANK YOU NATASHA!) check out Limelight in Payson. They are great!