Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow Much Fun!!

We got a couple more inches of snow yesturday and since it was relativly warm (right around 30 degrees) we went out to play! The kids had a blast! We made a pile of snowballs and had them ready for when Bryan got home from work and when he came into the backyard Abby and Dylan both hit them with one and ran back for more. They threw those and came back for more and Bryan was like "how many do you have made?!!" It was pretty funny! The har part was getting them all back inside-there were lots of tears and bribing going on so I cant really say who was the winner, the parents for stopping the crying and whining or the kids getting som candy!

Christmas Fun!

Well I have to start out by saying that I am super slacker mom and didn't get any pictures of Christmas this year. I know I am horrible!! The kids had blast of course! Santa brought books this year. To some of you that might sound boring or sad but my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE books. One of the things that was first on Abby's list was Fancy Nancy Christmas book and guess what Santa brought?!! Abby was hilarious!! I don't think that anyone has ever seen a kid so excited to get a book before!! she was screaming and shouting and dancing around! We read it everyday and she sleeps with it! She has also decided that she wants to be Fancy Nancy for Halloween. Dylan has 2 favs among his toys, a shark hot wheel track thing and a clear toolbox to hold all his cars. He carries both everywhere! It is pretty funny. Lacey of course got some Tinkerbell things-her current over-obsession. When she was unwrapping some of the little figures I was like "Wow Lace what did you get?!!" she replied "It's mine". She is totally a 2 year old! My mother-in-law got me Twilight Scene-it! When I saw what it was I was like "Bryan is going to be so mad at you!!!" Bryan was like "oh man!". He knows he is going to have to play it with me! Bryan's fun thing this year was a remote control helicopter which took a couple tries to get the hang of it. The kids like to watch him fly it but I am not sure how they feel about diving for cover when it hit something and spirals out of control! So Christmas was all around good at our house and we are looking forward to ringing in the New Year with so good friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

I think this has become a yearly thing now! Then kids love it and want to watch it all the time but as for me it gets a little old after awhile I mean for real how many times can you really watch it?!!!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Danc'n!

Here is Abby at her Holiday Recital. I felt kinda bad for her because she really wants long hair and for the recital all the girls had to have thier hair up in a ponytail with the red scrunchie and everyone has these long ponytail and poor Abby just had this poof of curls sitting on the top of her head! She did really well considering the last rehearsal was canceled because of all the snow we had. I only wish she would look straight ahead instead she keeps looking at the girl next to her, I mean she knows the dance!! I asked her about that and she said " well she knows it better than me so I was just making sure". We only stayed for her dance and not for the finale this year because my kids a Santa issues and he was making an appearance at the finale, plus after last year I wasn't taking any chances!! Also 2 posts down are some clips of Abby's Christmas concert at school. I started the post and then was having trouble with the videos loading so it took a while to finish it so anyway she had a great time at both and did a very good job and is super adorable if I do say so myself!!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Look at this nastiness!!! We got way too much snow at one time, about 8 inches. It was all wet heavy stuff with a nice layer of slush under it so after you shoveled it iced over. Very nice huh?! Abby got 2 days off of school. I got 2 days of craziness. I have been couped up with 5 kids with all this snow and I am dying to get out of the house!! After I get Abby from school we are totally headed for the store! I need a break from my house! I feel that snow is only good for Christmas before that and after I really have no need for it. It looks pretty but I really dont like it. We couldnt even go play in the snow because it was way way too cold, like wind chill in the negatives cold. So not cool!!! All I can really say is that I was super glad that I didnt have to deliver papers in it!!

Sing Loud!!

Abby had a little Christmas Concert at school on last Monday. They had an in-school performance espsecially for grandparents so I went to that since none of her grandparents were able to make it and then the whole fam went to the evening show. She was so excited and I have to say that I was too because after listening to the songs for the last month I was glad to see how they all went together!! She even got to play the triangle in one of the songs-she didn't tell us that so it was a fun suprise!
She couldnt find us befor ethe concert started so she kept looking through out the whole thing so that is why sometimes she looks mad!
I tried to get a clip of each of her songs-the one I love isnt loading up of course so once I can get it to work I will post it! The videos are a little shaky well alot shaky actually but I was holding Lacey and she doesn't stay very still!! So sorry about that and Mom just close your eyes and listen and then you might not get sick!!! hahahaha!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy December!

Well Happy December everyone!! I have been a little m.i.a. lately, I have bronchitis again and it has really been kicking my butt!! This round has lasted 3 weeks and counting. Totally not cool. But at least my energy is up so I can actually get some stuff done like get all the Christmas decor up. That has been nice! I know this pic is blurry but they are all smiling so nicely!! It is hard to get a pic of Dylan where he is smiling a good smile-here is the in-focus pic for comparrison! You choose! lol!!
I usually make the girl's Christmas dresses but being sick this year and with the horrible boys I babysit I just didnt have the time or the energy to do it so I found them some super cute ones at Target! If you know me then you know that everything has to match and coordinate well while I was out shopping I ran into a matching problem. Noone has girl dresses that cooridinate with the boy sunday stuff! They were completly different shades or just different colors altogether!! It drove me nuts!! So I just had to suck it up and deal with it this year-but I wasnt happy about it!
We celebrate St. Nicholaus Day at our house. It is a tradition my family picked up when I was little and living in Germany and something I have carried with in my own little family. The kids totally love it! They were way excited to put out thier shoes and to see what they got in the morning. I kept asking them if they were good enough for a toy or if they thought they were going to get sticks. Abby and Dylan both assured me that they were good enough for toys!!
I guess they were good enough for a littel something fun.....this time!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon!!

Alright I thought New Moon was fantastic!!! I totally loved it! I was able to got with 4 friends and we had such a blast. We went out to eat and then headed over to the movie-we had a little wait but it was fun to just talk and laugh without any little kids interrupting and asking for stuff! We had 3 Team Edwards and 2 Team Jacobs in our group (-why anyone is Team Jacob I dont understand but whatever!) so it was pretty funny the comments that went around!
I will admit that I am a nerd so I made little New Moon goody bags! They were so much fun-I was able to find some fun stuff-I think they all liked them! If not well-they were fun to put together!
So anyway I was very satisfied with the movie-the wolves were awesome-and they almost put in everything I wanted to see. The one part I wanted to see was Alice's conversation with Charlie about Bella-I thought that part went a little fast-but all the Volturi stuff was fantastic and the guy who plays Aro was so funny.
So anyway not a shocker that I loved it and cant wait for it to come out on DVD!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The oven makeover

Lacey decided that the oven needed some decorating! She was very proud of herself!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well if you know my kids you know that they are in no way camera shy!! The other day we were all sitting in the living room watching some cartoons and having some down time and Abby was like "hey mom take a picture!". I looked over and the three of them were sitting with ready smiles for a snap shot. That is the pic on the header-it turned out so cute! I love my little guys!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Falling in leaves!

Having a little fun in the leaves!! We have so many it is ridiculous!! It is kida hard ot tell but Abby i s sitting on her bike, and that isn't even all the leaves from the yard!


This years Halloween was fun as always-how can Halloween not be fun?!! Abby was a princess Tiana, the new Disney Princess, Dylan was Leonardo, the blue Ninja Turtle (his current obsession) and Lacey was Tinkerbell. The all looked so cute! We started celebrations off on Wednesday at our Branch's Trunk or Treat.
Thursday Abby had a costume Parade at school that was way cute. They started the parade off with The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 plus a couple others!
Saturday was actual trick or treating in our little town. So Bryan decided to stay home and pass out candy and I braved it with all 3 kids! Go me!!! The kids were awesome-Lacey was done with all the excitement before Abby and Dylan were so she just hung out in the stroller while we just finished up. They ended up with a ton of candy but supriseingly enough hardly any tootsie rolls and only 2 peices of gum. I thought that was kinda crazy! Sunday was trick or treating out at Bryan's moms little houseing area so he took Abby and Dylan over there. It was crazy!! They went to about 10 houses and ended up with almost the same amount they had gotten the night before!!! Totally nuts!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just for fun!

Hopefully those of you who visit us here got a good chuckle when you saw the new look! And contrary to popular belief I do not live and breathe Twilight-I do have other interest!! I did this for fun, for those who think I am a total nerd and mostly for Bryan who thinks I am crazy! So enjoy it while it last-I am changing it after New Moon comes out! But don't forget to ask Edward a question on the sidebar! I saw that and it made me laugh so I just had to share it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How fun is this?!

Summit announced today that they are re-releasing Twilight in theaters for 1 night on Nov. 19th. Apparently people have been requesting this-didnt know you could do that!! So now you can see Twilight and New Moon back to back in the theater! How fun is that?! Totally something to look into!! Although the only way it would be worth it would be if they were showing them in the same theater otherwise you wouldnt be able to get in line in time to get a good seat!! Oh and the tickets might even be a discounted price since it is already out on DVD. Might be looking into that!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I love fall! This is our tree in the front yard. Isnt is awesome?! I love all the colors of fall, the bad thing about all those awesome colors is the raking of all those leaves! This isn't the only tree in our yard, so all our trees plus the neighbor's trees and thier leaves all add up to ALOT of leaves as you can see you can barely see the grass already! It usually ends up taking up a couple hours just to rake them up and then a couple truck loads to get them to the city compost. It is a lot of work that I dont really enjoy but the kids sure love them! We will be getting those pics soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tinkerbell and Cave Drawings

This is a little late but a couple weeks ago we had Lacey birthday party with the fam-I was running around a couple hours before trying to find a cake topper because Wal-Mart wont sell them at the bakery any more-stupid Wal-Mart! So as I was running around it was getting later and later so I decided I probably wasn't going to have time to make a cake never mind get it decorated so I went over to bakery to see if they had a cute ready made cake or some cupcakes and totally scored!! They had a Tinkerbell Fairy cake just sitting on the shelf -it was waiting just for me!! I was so excited!! Lacey totally loved it-she loves loves Tinkerbell! Last week I was really busy and was gone 3 evenings in a row! Bryan wasn't thrilled at all (that's putting it mildly!) but since he has spent the last 2 semesters gone every evening to class I deserved it right!! I tried not to let my mothers guilt get in the way! So obviously Bryan was in charge of getting kids to bed, so he would do that and everything went well unfortunately he went into "Dad Mode" you know the everything-is-quiet-so-everything-is-fine way of thinking and then they tune out any noise at all. Well friday I went into the kids room, and something on the wall caught my eye. Abby was having a little fun while Daddy was in charge!!
When I politely and calmly asked her what we color on, she gave me a hesitant "paper" answer. So I asked her "then why were you drawing on your wall?", she just looked at me with this "duh" kinda of look and said "Well I had to practice my numbers".

Monday, October 12, 2009

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Not an Announcement!

The other day we were on our way to Abby's dance class and she says "Mom, I just need to know something." So I asked her what and she says "I need to know where babies come from." So my minds starts frantically coming up with answers that would satisfy her curiosity and I answered "Heaven". She says "Heaven? O.k. well we need 1 more baby, so we can have 4 kids. And need to be a boy baby so we can have 2 boys and 2 girls. So what should his name be?" I was just laughing. So she starts listing name and came up Nathan Colby. And she also decided that his birthday will be in July. So then she starts talking about her baby boy Nathan and on and on about things she will do with him and it will be so much fun and ends this with , "but we can't bring him home till after your belly gets big.". Interesting. But like the title of the post THIS IS IN NO WAY AN ANNOUNCEMENT OR WILL THERE BE ONE IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Moon Tickets!!!

Well after lots of waiting and checking-daily, sometimes twice a day to be honest, for New Moon tickets to go on sale-I GOT SOME!!!! WooHoo!! After hearing that tickets were going on sale early I was way excited and then I found out that our theater wasent selling them and according to them they didnt know when they would be. Bummer! So I checked the website-alot. Then reports came in that showings we selling out!! Oh noo!! So there are a couple of people I am going with and since I am the OCD one of the group and would be the first to get a ticket because I dont like to take chances by waiting, it was decided that I would buy all of them. Which works for me because then I know for sure that we are all going to the same showing!! Funny thing too is that Bryan mentioned that I was checking for tickets to the ladies he works with and they told him to tell them when I got my tickets so they would know when they went on sale! Totally funny!! So if you are in the area and are dying to see the movie and are nerdy enough to want to go to the midnight showing grab a ticket and give me a call and come with us!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lacey's Party!

We had some friends over to celebrate Lacey's birthday. It was tons of fun of course! We always have fun with the Butlers! Lacey was so funny when we went to sing to her she immediatly folded her arms because she thought we were going to say a prayer and looked around like why isn't anyone else doing this?! It was totally funny! She loved her presents, a TinkerBell and Rosetta dolls from us and a bag full of candy and some jammies from the Butlers. Jen, who I will get back some how one of these days, gives Lacey whatever she wants and whenever Lacey would hand her some more hershey kisses Jen would unwrap them and give them to her! Lace just kept cramming them into her mouth till she didn't have anymore room! Chocolate was just running out of her mouth and down her chin! In the goody bags all the kids got plastic vampire teeth and so of course we had to get everyone to pose for pics! Some were more willing than others but everyone was good sports about it!! Fun times! Happy b-day Lace! We love you!!

Lacey is 2!

Happy Birthday to my Lacey Mae!! The big number 2!!!
A little about Lacey-
She is very funny! She talks alot. Seriously alot. You can't really understand much of what she says but she sure thinks you can! She is very stubburn and has a glare that while she thinks she is showing you how mad she is and that you should be scared is in all actuallity just plain funny and it is hard to keep a straight face!
She loves Tinkerbell and thinks that everything that has tinkerbell on it is hers and only hers and will fight anyone who touches it.
She is on the go all day and very nosey or curious depending on the spin you want to put on that particular trait.
She is also very very sweet and helpful. She has started asking for hugs at night or as she says "I a gug mom?"!
something else alittle fun is a scrapblog I did of her. She sleep in the wierdest positions so it is always fun to go check her to see where she is and how she is sleeping!