Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New best friend

This is Justin's new best friend. Grandma and Grandpa Schade bought this for him recently when we went up to the Jelly Belly Factory. He takes this straw everywhere, including preschool and bed, and includes it in everything. Just tonight we were saying who our best buddies are and "Jelly Bean" was mentioned by Justin too. That's what he calls him, Jelly Bean. I told myself I would never put pictures of food I made on my blog, but here I go! I guess this isn't really food, but treats, yum yum! These are the Halloween treats I made to give mostly to all the boys' teachers at school and church. And I just think they're really cute and wanted to remember them so I'm putting them on my blog. The caramel apple idea is from Enrichment Super Saturday a few weeks ago. These are the Enrichment ones. They were SO tastey! They're my new favorite treat at night afters the buds go down to bed. I also made these at Super Saturday, cookie ingredients in a jar.
Also, soups in a jar.
Lately, I've had an obsession with wigs!! I bought 4 wigs this Halloween season, this one I like best on Justin. He actually likes it too. We went to the store a number of times and Justin was the only one willing to try on all the wigs for me. We got some good laughs in the store, some other people walking by did too.

Justin showing off Ryan's Halloween 80's mullet!

Trey's turn, I finally convinced him to put it on, and then he really got in character!
Last Friday, Justin came home from preschool with this all over his face. I thought it was so cute and apparently so did he. We finally got him happy with his Halloween costume just a few days earlier, a race car driver, and then he came home with this on his face and wanted to be a kitty instead!
But we finally convinced him to be the race car driver. Here's the boys before the ward trunk or treat.
The ward Trunk or Treat.
Ryan--80's mullet guy
Nanci--70's disco girl
Trey--Indiana Jones
Justin--race car driver

Justin posing with his Sunbeam teachers! They definately won for costumes of the night. She made them, they were amazing. The baby is Boo (from Monsters Inc.), she doesn't have her hood on.
Justin won a pumpkin for trying so hard at pumpkin bowling.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


When Trey was about 2 years old, he couldn't say the word Triangle well. Instead he said crynee. I'm not even sure how to spell that. It's pronounced like the words "cry" and "knee" put together. Eventually he was able to say triangle, but we have a new use for the word these days. One day last summer we were having a picnic lunch and Justin wouldn't eat his sandwich, so randomly, don't know how he thought of this, but glad he did because it worked, Ryan told Justin that he was going to count backwards from 5 and then Justin would have to take a bite and then everyone would yell out "crynee!" Well, it worked! Justin thought it was so exciting when we all yelled crynee that he did it, in fact we did it every time he took a bite until the whole sandwich was gone! So we've tried this peculiar strategy again and again and it seems to work most of the time. It cracks me up. Tonight we were eating dinner and he didn't want to eat his chicken and rice and so Ryan decided to try it out again. Needless to say, it worked again. This time though it got really rowdy and fun. Even Trey needed the trick to finish up his food, but hey, it worked for him too! We all got musical instruments (tambourine, rhythm can, morocca, and more) and in addition to yelling out crynee, we shook our instuments wildly including Justin and even Seth. It was pretty fun. The boys loved it and everyone finished their food!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Tooth Fairy forgot!

Yesterday Trey lost his 3rd tooth. He and Justin were headed to the dentist today and he had a very loose tooth. I told him that the dentist might try to pull it out, so last night he asked me if I would do it so the dentist wouldn't have to. So we got the tooth out.

Trey put the tooth in a bag and set it on his dresser for the tooth fairy to come. Well, that darn tooth fairy completely forgot to come!! So this morning he came in my bedroom with the tooth and told me how she forgot to come, I sat up quickly from bed and I felt so bad! I told him that one time that happened to me when I was a kid and I ended up getting more money. Ryan and I were out this evening and Grandma and Grandpa were babysitting, so I found this note on his dresser when we got home.

If you can't read it, it says, "Dear Tooth Fairy, you forgot my tooth. Will you please give me extra money." Pretty funny, we had a good laugh.

So the tooth fairy wrote him back, and here's what she said,

Dear Trey,
I am sorry I didn't get by your house last light, you wouldn't believe how many children lost teeth yesterday! Here’s a dollar for you!
The Tooth Fairy

He received a quarter for the first two teeth, so hopefully he'll be happy with a dollar! And maybe he'll be glad the tooth fairy forgot!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


You can never not have fun when you've got a wig around the house. I bought this wig last week for me for Halloween, but I had to put it on my boys, for my enjoyment. Justin is the only one I got pictures of, but all of the boys were wearing it. I guess I'm the one that has the most fun!
It seems like somebody always needs a haircut. Check out Justin's mohawk, he wasn't too pleased, but again, I had a lot of fun with it! His hair is so blonde and beautiful, I wish I could take it put it right on my head!

Then it was time for Seth to get another hair cut. That kid was born with so much blonde hair, well they all were, but especially Seth. So he's been getting hair cuts his whole life. This was probably his sixth one and he's not even one year old yet! It's almost impossible to cut his hair, he moves around like crazy, and I can't use the clippers yet because his hair is too soft and fine. But we eventually get it cut, it's pretty uneven, but it's better. Now he looks like a little boy to me.

This is a pretty typical picture of when Justin goes outside. He always seems to end up in the pool, clothes on and sopping wet. He got caught here. But he loves it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

General Conference

I LOVE General Conference! I remember so well being young and being so anxious for General Conference to be over, but now I can't get enough. I could keep listening for days. It fills me completely. And it went so well this weekend, the little boys played nicely and pretty quietly with toys and Trey actually really listened, without even being asked, he wanted to and sat through pretty much all of it! I was so proud of him. Last Sunday we attended a baptism at church. After it was over, I asked him if he liked it. He said that at the end he felt really happy and cried a little. I explained to him that he was feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost, telling him that these things were true and right. He told me he knew that already! We've been very filled lately. I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ.