Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mormon Messages

I love Mormon Messages! I could watch them all day long. They fill me so much with peace and love and hope. If you need a boost, go watch some, they will make you feel better! Find them on

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Funny boys

Justin is such a funny character. He does things that always crack me up. Recently he said he felt sick and couldn't go to school. I didn't really believe him, and I should have listened to my gut. The carpool came and picked up Trey, they usually take Justin too, and as soon as they pulled away, he said, "I feel better!" And went and ate breakfast! What a stinker!

The other day I was having a Primary meeting at my house and Justin was home sneaking around and somehow ended up on the floor in the room where we were and fell asleep in this position. He did not look comfy!

Justin got some new glasses from the dentist!

Seth likes them too!


We got to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving, in Utah, this year! We had some obstacles, as ALWAYS, but overall it was a great trip! We got stuck in a snow storm heading out there and had to stop and buy chains, so the drive took 2 days instead of one. But it was fun to stay in a hotel because we never do. Then, two days after Thanksgiving, 14 of my family members, including Seth, woke up vomiting and diahrrea-ing like crazy! We're pretty sure we had some food poisoning from turkey day! That wasn't fun, but at least we weren't the only ones throwing up this trip! :) Other than that, we had a great time. We did some Cougar bowling, met up with old friends, went to Cabella's, shopped, hot tubbed with Grandpa, saw my nephew who just got home from a mission from India, and just hung out with family! Lots of plans fell threw, we just did a lot of hanging out with cousins and family, and my kids LOVED it.

We had my sister Krissy take some pictures for us for our Christmas card while we were there. We actually got some good ones, here are some of the winners. We don't get many pictures where we're all in it, someone always has to take the picture.

By this time, we were FREEZING! Justin was crying and look at Seth's face, his little nose was so red.

Justin and Trey got in the hot tub with Grandpa and loved it. Too bad they only did it once.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I think this year was the best Halloween yet! Everyone was old enough to enjoy it, everyone could walk, even though Seth chooses not to often. And we basically had 3 Halloween days, which was fun.

Justin and I carved this pumpkin in his kindergarten class. He was so proud.

The Friday before Halloween we made pumpkin shaped pizza. Before it had toppings...

...and after. Looks a bit scary now. But it tasted good!

Trey decorated his own pizza faces.

This year Halloween fell on a Sunday. We don't trick of treat on Sundays, so we went Friday instead. We asked some ward members if we could trick or treat early and they said yes. So we went out with a few other families and it worked out great.

Seth did not want to put on his Halloween costume every time we tried to have him try it on prior to Halloween. But luckily that night, after he saw the boys put on their costumes and get black eyes, he wanted to do it too!

"Yo Adrian!" My boys are obsessed with Rocky.

Trey lands his own punch.

What a good looking group!

The next night we had a ward trunk or treat at church. Yes!! More candy!

There were some pretty impressive costumes. Like Ken the doll. He glued every sequins on one by one! His wife Barbie was there too.

The Little Mermaid and Family. She made these, very impressive. And little Sebastian the crab to the right too.

So finally when Halloween came along, we had already trick or treated 2 times and the boys were fine not going again. And then we actually got to be home for when the trick or treaters came, it worked out great!

Trey carved some pretty awesome pumpkins. Three of them, all by himself. He's such a little artist. I kept telling him he couldn't carve this little pumpkin, it was too hard. But he did it! I didn't think it could be done. But he proved me wrong, as always.

His haunted castle .

And his skeleton pirate.

Yummmm...whipped cream on a Crunch bar! Can it get any sweeter?

Justin's tooth

Justin has had 2 loose teeth forever. But he's not really a wiggler, he doesn't wiggle them much. So finally I just asked him if he wanted me to pull them out, and to my surprise he said yes! So I pulled one out. And then two days later I pulled the other one out. And I'm happy to report that the tooth fairy came! She was not sick, or too busy, or vacationing, like with so many of Trey's teeth. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Patches

Justin's class went to the pumpkin patch last week. Justin actually has 2 classes, his orthapedic class and his kindergarten class. He was a little intimidated by his special class at first. There are several in wheel chairs, 5 out of the 9 are, and 4 are mobile. But as we have come to know these kids, they are wonderful and funny! His teacher, Terri, is amazing as are the 4 aids in the class. Justin goes to kindergarden for most of the day with an aid. I get to volunteer in the K class and I love to observe Justin and get to know the other kids. He's doing great.

To be honest, I was a little intimidated too by Terri's class. But last week I got to go to the pumpkin patch with them and I tell you, you spend a day with these kids and it can change your life. These kids have it rough and they are troopers and some of the most special people you could be around. And those teachers of these kids are heaven-sent also. Some of these kids make Justin's life look easy. These kids range from K-4th grade.
Jusin, Caleb, and Lidia. Big Al (is what they call him) with the black glasses and big grin, he's a hoot!

In the gigantic box of corn. They loved it. It was a therapist's dream for all these kids! Sensory input here we come!

Justin loves Caleb. He talks about him all the time. Apparently they are quite the pair in class, they crack each other up constantly and then it makes everyone else crack up too!

It was a wonderful day at the pumpkin patch with this class. Makes you really grateful.

Last weekend we went to a different pumpkin patch here in Clayton. Here the boys are in a hay maze.

Big bowl of some sort of seeds. I found seeds for the next few days all over my house, in the washing machine and even all in MY clothes. Just when you thought there couldn't be any more, there always was. We must have brought a pound of it home with us in our clothes.

Justin's favorite thing...putting seeds in his pants...

...and in Seth's shirt...

...and on Seth's head...

...and on Mom. Thank you Ryan. He threw me in!

And my favorite...the digger. He just learned how to self clean this summer.