Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
We had our very first teachers conference for her. I knew she was doing well and loved school, but I also knew she is very social and nosey. As a child (OK I still am) I was nosey too. It took me through first grade to focus on my work and get it done. I had a fear she awquired that fault from me. Surprisingly enough, the teacher said the first two weeks or so of school she did have a problem, but it is expected with the newness of school, friends, teacher, etc. She said then she switched and is very down to business and gets her stuff done. She said she is a "joy to teach" amongst her other amazing accomplishments I would like to brag about this one. She commented on Miranda's singing, she said Miranda is always the loudest and most enthusiastic singer (which surprisngly isn't different at home). She went onto say that she gives all the kids S (Satisfactory) in the art areas, as long as they do it, they are expressing themselves, so she doesn't feel it is fair to grade them on the quality. She put an S down for Miranda and just couldn't leave it that way, she changed it to a E (Excellent). She said it was the only one in the class. She is my shining star. She is doing well academically, socially, physically and artistically. She has a few areas to improve on like all children, but I am a very proud Mama!
The moral of this story, if you can't beat 'em let them smell candy they will be begging you to let them behave!
She was the true definition of a "Cute" but drowned rat!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
White and Nerdy
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This is really a picture of our LIVING ROOM:
If you can't tell yes that is a cabinet filled with action figures. He usually rotates them about once every couple of months.
Edited to Add: When Jeremy saw this picture he said to himself, I can't believe that she didn't set up Doomsday and Supergirl. If you will notice on the second shelf up on the right side two figures are lying down. I am not sure who else would notice that.
The kids really enjoyed getting candy. I mean how smart to reward kids for doing what comes naturally and that is look super cute! I do have to say the quickest learner was Haylie. If there was a window to see where the candy was coming from she had her head pasted to it. She also grunted while hold her little bucket so she would not get over looked. And last but not least she had no fear, she practically took out her big brother so she could get to the candy bowl first.
Here is a picture of our family. We went into Jeremy's work to show off our cute kids...and score some more candy of course...and we were able to get a family picture.
Jeremy is a 80's rocker, I am...well...just me tired and pregnant like normal. Miranda was Ariel, Logan was Buzz Lightyear, Haylie was Pooh Bear, and Hannah was the Purple Heffalump, Lumpy. Kind of funny that Haylie's twin sister is her worst nightmare! Anyways here's the picture I promised.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Ok I know I am an old pergnant mother to four children, do I deserve a night life? The answer is no you crazy woman! My mom was staying with me for a few night and our only time to talk was at night, so I stayed up later than my average 10:00pm bedtime. (If I don't get 8 hours I am not terribly wonderful to be around!) Starting Sunday night Haylie woke up and would only sleep ontop of me so from 3:00am on it was a little rough. Monday night I went to bed a little late. Tuesday again late, but Weds. I took my mom to the airport and woke her up at 3:30am I did get back home at 5:30am so I got about 2.5 hours of sleep. This is where my huge down fall was...mind you I didn't even get to take a nap. Wednesday night I went to a ModBod Party...super cute...and what was I thinking, clearly I wasn't! We stayed and chated until 4:00am! I am not kidding. Hubby asked what we talked about, honestly it was 4 in the morning do you expect me to remember. I think we were all pretty incoherant at that point. And our gracious host let us park it and talk. It was fun but highly not recommended when you cannot sleep in the next morning.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
So anyways I am still super excited for this little one and the twist it adds to my journey through life. I went to the temple and was reminded that we have children so that we can share in their joy and happiness. How lucky I am to be a part of something so amazing and miraculous. I sometimes say it is not fair that women get such a raw end of the deal with monthly pains, hormones that are usually out of control, pregnancy and labor discomforts...but in the end we get so much more out of being a woman, a mother, and a wife. Life is a little loud at times but boy it is GOOD!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Well I get to go away for the weekend and guess what happens...everyone falls apart!!! I was packing up to come home and my hubby calls and reports Logan has the Chicken Pox. Later on the drive home he calls and says Hannah has a 102.4 fever. He is having a hard time with work, and I had motion sickness or pregnancy nausea, either way it is an evil feeling. Miranda and Haylie were OK, thankfully. Needless to say when I got home we were quite the traumatized family. Well OK it really isn't that bad, a little Tylenol cured Hannah, Logan's pox are mostly on his arms, a few on his legs, and a few on his face almost microscopic. I was mostly just sleep deprived. That brings up something else. We as women, get a rest from the kids, do we sleep NO! We stay up until the wee hours of the morning then wake up early, well 8:00-ish, because we want to scrapbook. So not only are we not rested when we get back we are more tired then if we never took a break in the first place!
Although everyone was in a state of less comfort I had a great time and I always enjoy the friendships I share with the 9 crazy, beautiful, creative, crazy, sincere, fun...did I say crazy, gals!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
AAKKKK! The prego hormones are at an all time high! I feel sorry for my dear sweet almost innocent husband, since he helped get me into this. I feel like a huge tug of war inside, I want to cry, scream, laugh, sleep...all at the same time. I feel sorry for those around me. Usually it is only Jeremy that worries what I might divulge in a moment of weakness, but now I am a little worried also. I can usually control my little annoyances until I am in the safety of my bedroom with only Jeremy to listen to them. I think right now I might just tell you "you annoy me." That is not a good thing, especially since I am going away for three days with some of my closest of friends. If you are reading this: I am not annoyed with you...but I could be in the next minute or two, so be on the look out, evil, emotional, pregnant woman could be right behind you!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
I also signed up to help with Motor Skills on Wednesdays. So I will get to work with Miranda's class for about an hour playing games and such. Jeremy will work late on those days and stay with the rest of the crew. He is so flexible for ME. We are lucky that he works where he does. I can't say it enough, we are truly blessed.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
So I am sitting at my computer, as always, and Logan is sitting under the desk. He started pulling on the mouse and I scolded him slightly. Then he got Hannah to join him in his little hideout. So I about to send an email or something uber-important and I here zhooooo, as the computer shuts down. He turned off the power strip. I instantly look under and see his little hand coming away from the strip. I tell him to go on his bed. When I went to talk to him about it he said it wasn't him. I asked if he was lying, he said no "baby did it!" I told him I saw him. He said "You saw me did it?" I said yes. He said "You saw a little hand did it?" Again I responded yes. Then he said "That is baby's little hand not mine. Mine is big!" Then he admitted atleast he told Hannah what to do. Needless to say I was trying to be outsmarted by a 3 1/2 year old.
Well, it has been an excting month. Miranda came home from her third day of school and had a loose tooth "from eating an animal cracker." Later that day she woke up from her nap and had another loose tooth. On Monday night she showed us her tooth and it was bent forward hanging by...I don't know a nerve, a root...anyways Jeremy asked if Miranda wanted him to pull it out. She happily agreed.
The next morning Miranda was happily surprised that the Tooth Fairy very sneaky like swapped her tooth for a dollar. Life is so good when you are little ain't it!
Monday, September 11, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Here our our four precious cuties. We were getting ready for church and I found the perfect opportunity to take a picture. All of them are growing so fast. It is hard for me to imagine how much each of them have grown and changed. Each of their personalities are unique and special. I feel truly blessed to be a stay at home mom.
...We are expecting #5!
We found out this weekend we are expecting our fifth child. We are so excited.
When the kids found out:
Miranda age 5 1/2: She gave me a big hug. She wants 1 boy and 1 girl but thinks it will be two boys.
Logan age 4 in December: Stared at us blankly (he just woke up). He wants a little brother
Haylie age 19 months: Pretended to ignore us.
Hannah also age 19 months: She cried like a baby.
Needless to say we are going to have fun adding another little one to our family. Our newest blessing should be here sometime in May.