Jan 8, 2015

We are alive!

Holy Cow! I was curious to check out my blog, since I knew I hadn't written in forever...but I wasn't sure exactly how long it had been.

2+ years!!

Thats crazy..and Crazy sad. All the things our family has been through during that time that I haven't documented. I hate that. 

So here I am, starting up again because it really is important to me to keep a record of what we are up to! 

Is anyone even out there? Is blogging even cool anymore? haha!

Since its the beginning of the year and we all know that means resolutions to do or be better, I hereby resolve to post at least once a week here on our family blog. If I can spend who knows how long posting and reading things on facebook, I can spend 10 minutes typing up a summary of our week! 

Here is a pic of our family we just recently took. We all look so much..ahem.. older..than we did two years ago. Obviously. :)

We have a lot of changes coming this year, Nate graduates, we are moving across the country, Seth starts Middle school (ahhh!) and so much more. So I definitely want to get everything written down!

Who thinks I can do it!? 


Oct 12, 2012

Rain gutter Regatta

Its the boat version of the pinewood derby!
 Seth had an awesome time! 
He painted his own boat and stuck on all the vinyl that I cut out for him. Not incredibly fancy, but it did the job. 

He got 5th place overall, which I though was pretty awesome considering there were a lot of kids who raced!
Seth absolutely loves scouts. In fact just the other day he had the opportunity to go to McDonalds for dinner but he would have missed scouts. He chose to stay with a friend and have them take him to scouts. I was very proud of him for honoring his commitments. 
Good job buddy! 

Sep 4, 2012

First day of school 2012

All the kids are back in school! Im pretty excited. I know a lot of moms who are so sad when their kids leave for school, but I really like it. It gives me a little needed break and I think its good for them to have their days filled with more structure again. 

Seth started 3rd grade with Mrs. Clark:

Eden started 1st grade with Mrs Mills:

and Lyla started her first year of preschool with Miss Claudine! She was sooooo excited and definitely ready to go.

Im so proud of all my babies. They are getting so big and time is flying by. Its kind of strange to be home with just Ezra for a good part of the day. I had forgotten what it was like to just have to take care of one! :) They all love their teachers and have made some good friends already. Lylas preschool is a developmental school. She is considered to peer a pear leader. The class is a mix of typical children and children with developmental disabilities. She loves it! Next year is kindergarten. I can't believe it!

May 17, 2012

Pinewood derby

Since The Boy is 8 years old he gets to go to scouts and he has loved every minute of it, especially because The Man has been his pack leader for most of the time he has been in. Its a great way for them to have some bonding time. 
This April was The Boys first official Pinewood derby. 
He was really excited. 
He drew out what he wanted his car to look like on the wood block and his dad cut it out the best he could with the limited wood tools we have! 
The Boy sanded and painted it himself and I used my new cameo to cut out some vinyl decals that he put on as well. 
Since The Man has been really busy studying for all his classes, it was pretty much all up to The Boy to get it done and I think he did an awesome job. 

We were kind of blown away when we got to the derby by all the other cars that were seriously cool looking. You could tell that they had probably had a lot more "help" from their dads in their creation. We also overheard a few of them talking about all their secret tips they had found to help them go faster. :) The Boy was pretty worried that his car wouldn't be fast enough. You can see in the pictures that he was biting on his fingers, which is a sign that he is nervous. 

But, he ended up taking first place  in his age group and second place in the whole derby overall! We were so proud of him for his hard work and following the rules, and he was pretty excited too. Im sure it didn't hurt that our car was the "choose the right" one, we must have had a little divine help.  ha ha!

Love this boy.

May 15, 2012

Mothers day interview

I saw this on a friends blog and thought it was cute, so I interviewed the kids at separate times to see what they had to say about their mom. 

It turned out pretty funny:

The boy is 8
Little girl is 6
Baby Girl is 3

1. What is something that mom always says to you:

TB: Clean your room
LG: I love you
BG: I love you

2. What makes mom happy?

TB: a clean house
LG: having me as her daughter
BG: When I say I love you

3. What makes mom sad?

TB: when I'm rude to my sisters
LG: if someone stole baby Z
BG: doing wrong stuff

4. what does your mom do to make you laugh?

TB: I don't know (apparently Im not very funny..) :)
LG: tickles me
BG: I don't know, when she says funny things

5. What was your mom like as a child?

TB: ummmm, happy?
LG: I don't know
BG: 3 years old

6. How old is your mom?

TB: 20 something...29?
LG: 13
BG: 3

7. How tall is your mom?

TB: I don't know ( sooooo interested in taking this survey...)
LG: 14 ft
BG: 6 ft.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

TB: watch Biggest loser
LG: go shopping
BG: clean

9. What does your mom do when you are not around?

TB: clean
LG: goes shopping with baby girl..and gets her treats and it makes me mad!
BG: be sad!

10. If your mom ever becomes famous, what will it be for?

TB: cleaning 
LG: making movies
BG: fashion things

11. What is your mom really good at?

TB: cleaning 
( I really actually don't clean very much at all... all those chores he's forced to do must be taking a toll on his mind..) :)
LG: I give up
BG: cleaning (really!? ha ha)

12. Whats your mom not very good at?

TB: paying video games
LG: hair
BG: sewing

13. what does your mom do for her job?

TB: watch us
LG: I don't even know your job...
BG: clean her room

14. What is your moms favorite food?

TB: I don't know
LG: soup...yuck!
BG: avocado

15. what makes you proud of your mom?

TB: she's a good person
LG: when she buys me a treat
BG: when she takes me to preschool

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

TB: Olive oil, because she is a girl and she cleans and she loves someone...
LG: a juggling clown with a funny red nose
BG: a fake mommy

17. What do you and your mom do together?

TB: play board games
LG: go shopping and buy treats
BG: clean and say I love you over and over and over, and play

18. How are you and your mom the same?

TB: we both don't like shopping ( we are getting some contradicting stories here...) :)
LG: we are both girls
BG: we have the same eyelashes

19. How are you and your mom different?

TB: Mom only has one eye
LG: we don't have the same color eyes
BG: we are wearing different clothes

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

TB: because she always makes me good food, sometimes...
LG: because I'm your little girl
BG: because she says it

21. Where is your moms favorite place to go?

TB: Wal-Mart
LG: the store
BG: Ice cream place

I have some pretty funny, pretty cute little babes for sure.