Saturday, December 27, 2008

Santa Came

We had such a great time with our family in Elko. Barts parents are such wonderful hosts and they make sure we are all comfortable and taken care of. They sure love and spoil their grandkids. One night the moms even found time to go to a movie and get ice cream afterwards while the boys stayed home to watch the 13 grandkids.

The Three Amigos- Bostyn, Gus, Tate (20 months)
Santa found Zhoee
Jadon and Bossy
We stayed so busy these are the only pics I have-I may have a few on the video camera-I'll post them if I do!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Village

We had a fun time in downtown Ogden going through the Christmas houses!!! We even saw Santa!! The entire time we waited in line Zhoee practiced what she would tell Santa. Her turn came and she wussed out! She hid behind her mom and cried. Jadon, of course, had no problem at all rambling off his list to Santa.

Zhoee had to get as close as she could to little Baby Jesus!
Isn't she cute trying to peek into the stable.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

We're Younger Today!!!

We had such a fun neighborhood Christmas party at our home last night. We laughed and laughed and ate yummy food and laughed some more. The football game was on, we played Christmas pictionary (have you seen The Break Up, that game scares me) But, besides Bart teasing me because I continuously hit the point of the marker against the board..... we made it without any major fights and the GIRLS team won. The white elephant gifts included a book called "As We Pass Gas"(Bart can't wait for a free min. to read it), a "Guns don't kill people, Chuck Norris kills people" t-shirt. A 1985 origional Nintendo with many games, and some bright blue, red, and purple Mary Kay make-up. We laughed so hard as we shared stories about our jobs and kids. When the night was over, one of our friends told us that we gain years of our life by laughing... it actually makes us younger because it healthy to laugh. I feel younger this morning with all the laughing we did last night... I remember thinking a few times that my cheeks and stomach actually HURT, I was laughing so hard. I always stress how grateful I am for my wonderful husband and beautiful children this time of year, how happy I am to have such great parents and parents-in-law and wonderul sisters and brothers but last night I was so thankful for such great friends. Here's to great neighbors and friends!
PS: Thanks so much Carlie, Mom, and Dad for watching the kids for the night!!! You're amazing!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Home Alone

I remember laughing and laughing when I watched Home Alone 2 in theater with my family. I was probably like 12 years old.? My parents have it on VHS so we borrowed it and it's all the kids want to do in this snowy weather. They watched it last night and Zhoee fell asleep during it. As I moved her upstairs she slightly opened her eyes and told me she needed to go back downstairs to finish "Kevin movie". Then first thing out of her mouth this morning when she woke up was, "Mommy, I just want to watch Kevin, now". What a good show!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

OHH! Edward

Ok, This was just too funny I had to blog about it, seeing how I put the posts into our scrapbook.
I was just busy cooking awaya minute ago in the kitchen and Zhoee just came up to me with my high heels on and toting a baby inside her shirt to be "pregnant". I asked her when she was going to have her baby. She then yelled, "Edward, our baby is going to come out now". I was shocked- Did she say EDWARD and that she was having his baby??? My thoughts: Twilight, of course. Had she heard me calling his name out in my sleep? :) JK I'm not that obsessed over the vampire. I hurried and asked her who Edward was.... I was so confused and surprised at how my 3 year old knew who Edward Cullen was. She told me Jadon was Edward for pretends and they were married. "Who chose the name Edward", I asked. "Edward, from Enchanted", she explained. OHHHHH!!!! That explains it!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Card Dilemma

So, I had a card all ready to send in to get printed. Cute pics of the kids, my list of recipients in the making and then Bart brought up a good point. He said "Everyone who we're sending cards to has already seen those pics on the blog". Humph! He ruined all my efforts and excitement. But, it was a good point. So, I need to either get some new Christmassy (my favorite word lately) pictures of the kids in some cute wintery clothes or just send normal cards. But, doesn't everyone like to get picture cards??? What a dilema! Time's a ticken and I better get busy!!!!

i LovE ThIS bOy!!

I just finished playing with Bossy and remembered I hadn't uploaded some fun pics of him. Here they are. I laugh all the time at the mischevious and naughty things he does.

I just got Bostyn a new baseball hat and he won't take it off. He keeps going up to the glass doors and putting his face to the door and tapping the front part of the hat against the glass.
What a goof.
Yes, I put my kid in the laundry room sink if they need a bath during the day! It's close the the family rom and kitchen so I can see them! They love it more than the tub.
I just went upstairs to do Zhoee's hair for preschool. Two minutes later we came down to find Bossy fast asleep in his high chair. He hasn't done this since he was a little baby!

Piggy back rides are Bostyns new form of transportation. If any of us sit down he jumps on our back, expecting a ride. Jadon is a good sport and totes him around.

You are so fun to play with Bossy!!! I love you so much, Mom

Yummy Soup!

And it couldn't be easier to make!!!
For my meal group this month I made a yummy cheddar broccoli soup. I have made a similar soup for years but this recipe had a little different flavor and we all really liked it!
Cheddar Broccoli Soup

(This recipe makes enough for 2 families)

1 pkg. (16oz) frozen broccoli
6 carrots, sliced
4 stalks of celery, chopped
3 cups butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups flour
10 cups water
10-12 chicken bouillon cubes (to taste)
1 (16 oz) container cheez whiz or velveeta cheese

Steam Vegetables until almost tender. In a separate bowl, microwave butter or margarine until melted. Stir in flour and mix until smooth. In a large saucepan dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water. (I used a big stock pot) Add a cup of bouillon water to the butter and flour mixture and whisk together. Then add to boiling water and stir. Add drained vegetables to soup. Add Cheez Whiz or Velveeta Cheese. Stir until melted.
From frozen: heat and serve

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What do I want?

Bart has continued to nag me about writing up a Christmas list. I look through ads, browse through websites and I really can't think of a thing I really want. Am I weird! He thinks I am crazy and came up with a list for himself 2 pages long. Sometimes I think he really is 8 years old. If any friends out there have some ideas of things for me to want for Christmas please let me know!!! I need to ask Bart for something or he'll end up pacing from one end of the mall to the other and end up buying me a weight set or guitar or something else on HIS list!!! I'm worried. HELP ME ! What are some "mom" things that I could ask for??????