Saturday, January 31, 2009


It's been FOREVER since I've actually sat down and scrapbooked (I make my books on the computer now, it's so much faster). We are making some memory books for enrichment next month so I am making a sample. Zhoee is such a helper, she LOVES the little paper cutter.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Line up ladies!

He's cute and he cleans!!!! What' a catch (In twenty years)
I just love this boy so much, his bright blue eyes just make me melt. He lately brought up Zhoee's vacuum from the toy room and it has been in his hands all week long. It's all he wants to do. He's a cleaning machine. ADORABLE!!! He will even pick up large items and move them to vacuum under them. Sometimes I'll catch him turning it on and just laying on the ground with his face against the vacuum enjoying the vibrations. FUNNY!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Wet Shoes Club

I noticed that Jadon's shoes and socks were soaked when he came home from school yesterday. I told him he would have to wear his boots tomorrow so his feet could stay warm when he played in the snow at break. He was very annoyed and told me he couldn't wear boots or the captain of the "Wet Shoes Club" would kick him out. I suggested he start another club called the "Boot Club". Well, he wore his boots today and when I picked him up I asked him if he started his own club. He explained he didn't think that was a very cool idea, so he started the "Army Club"!! He went on and on about it and how he is the "General" and in charge. WOW! What a kid! Did we do these things in 1st grade? I really can't remember. I think we just played on the swings and ran around. Anyway, if anyone wants in on the Army club I can hook you up.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Just a little church nap....

Bostyn's nap time is 12:30. Right after I get home from taking Zhoee to pre-school. Unfortunatly church is now at 12:30 and this kid usually DOES NOT sleep anywhere but in his bed. Not snuggled up to mom or dad, not during sacrament EVER. Today was different, he made it through his nursery snack but not quite through coloring. His nursery teacher luckily had her phone on hand to take this for me and share the moment. Isn't that adorable. This boy is too cute!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Brand New Year

1 Tim 4:12 'Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity'
This is the new YM/YW theme for 2009. A few weeks ago Bart went to the fireside that introduced the theme and he recieved a DVD copy of it. As he was preparing for combined YM/YW this week he wanted to watch it again for ideas. We watched it together after the kids went to sleep and what an AWESOME program. It was made for the youth of the church but I felt so encouraged and motivated to be a good example, better mother, and serve everyone I can. There are so many good kids in the world and in the gospel, it actually made me look forward to having older children, rather than be scared.
Here is the link:

Monday, January 19, 2009

We're getting a dog!!!

This is our nephew, Spencer, holding one. A week old.
A week old.
Three weeks old.

FOR YEARS Jadon has been begging for a dog. He's asked for one the last 3 Christmas' and Birthday's. We are finally giving in. Taniel (Bart's sister) just had a litter of seven beagles. The cute pictures of them have suckered us into it even more. We are going to get a male (cuz I don't want to deal with girl dog issues) and they are the cutest little things. I have some days where I am so excited and others when I think, "What are we even thinking, we can't get a dog. I can't even handle my kids." I'm really nervous about potty training and I'm not going to be happy if things get chewed up. And don't even get me started with my garden. So, if anyone has any tips or suggestions PLEASE send them my way. Bart is really excited too! He's wanted a dog since we got married. One of our first dates he told me he had his names chosen for the two dogs he would one day own. Kodiac and Dexter. The kids are choosing between the two. Jadon wants Dexter and Zhoee's begging to name him Kody! Does this count as our 4th child?????? I'm nervous! We are picking him up over President's Day weekend.

That was EASY!

Bossy has been climbing up his crib and climbing up to the top of Jadon's bunk beds; both of which were making me very nervous. Sunday night we decided we should probably take the top bunk off and put it in Bostyn room and take the crib down. I mentally prepared myself for a few weeks of screaming fits and taking him back in his room over and over again to go to sleep at night and for naps. That's just how it is when they move on to a bed, right? It made me sad to give up the luxury of him being the best sleeper. I could always just lay him down with a cup of water and he'd either be fast asleep or just mumble to himself until he did. SUCH A GOOD BABY!
Bart put him in his bed last night and yep, he came right out to "play". I took him back and laid him down and could see him getting out again before I even closed the door. I held the doorknob so he couldn't open it and he cried for about 30 sec. Then nothing. We checked on him about 3 min. later and he had gotten back up in his bed, pulled his covers up, and was already asleep.
Awesome! I wondered if that was just a fluke and the real business would begin today.
NOPE!!! EVEN EASIER. I took him up to his room for a nap and just held the door for a sec. so he knew he couldn't come out and he tried once then I could hear him playing with his little racetrack. I went back a couple min. later and there he was curled up on his blanket asleep by his toys. What a cutie!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Buzz

Is he not the cutest little buzzed boy EVER! I love his sportin new haircut, and, of course, the only way I know how to cut hair is to use the clippers.
He looks so much older. The day I cut him I kept just starring at him doing his normal thing thinking, "Holy cow, he looks like a terrible-two-year old now." I just love him and can't stand him getting so big!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Three things

It's been a weekend of growing up at our house and I'm getting emotional about it. I've noticed three things that are making it obvious our kids are growing up and I don't want them to. I want them to stay young forever. I love them crying for their mom when they are hurt or sad, sneaking into our bed at night, snuggling in my arms, singing songs with me, etc. I don't want these days to ever end.
1. Jadon lost his first tooth. He was more excited about this event than Christmas morning. 2. With much encouragement from Aunt Kelsie... We took Zhoee on our girls shopping trip and to get her ears pierced. She didn't even cry, scream, nothing. She was so brave. She thinks she is EVEN MORE grown up!!!
Kelsie took the pics so I'll have to wait till she posts them.

3. Bossy is talking more and more. He say's "Jadon" pretty good now. His vocabulary is growing and growing. Words he says... No, mama, dad, out, hot, shoes, Jadon, mine, dog, whoof, car, vroom, hat, on, and did I say "mine"? that's his favorite.

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