Monday, October 20, 2008

CHOC walk 2008

Devin and Jack with the Toy Story characters, Devin is not that fat, just a weird angle.
Chase was so awesome, he carried Owen on his shoulders almost the whole time. Owen is making a silly face in this picture.

Emma's first CHOC walk!
Me and Devin
Whit and Kelly
Owen and Chase

Ava's first CHOC walk, well she was there last year, just still in the womb
We had a great time and I am so grateful to everyone that joined us. Casida family rocks for putting up with us that early in the morning!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TAG! I'm it....

Three names I go by-
1. mommy
2. T.T.K.
3. Tiff

Three restaurants I love-
1. San Sai
2. Mimi's Cafe
3. Spaghetti Factory

Three trips to plan in the next year-
1. Utah
2. Camping
3. Idaho (maybe)

Three things I want badly -
2. Ethan and Jack to get along
3. More hours in the day to get things done

Three pets I have had-
I'm assuming this is past tense so the current ones don't count??
1. Snuggles the cat that got hit by a car the day that Chase was born and then thrown into the trash when I was lead to believe that she was resting comfortably in a pet cemetary, i'm over it, can you tell?:(
2. Chiquita the best attack, in-bred, half chiuaha half pekinese you have ever seen hop by
3. The noisy guinea pigs that now reside at the park (I still go a feed them)

Three things I did yesterday-
1. was a taxi driver for my kids
2.fed people
3. cleaned up after the same people

Three things I ate today-
1. pancakes
2. rice with teriyaki sauce and onions yummy!
3. alphabet shaped tater tots, so cool to spell your name and then eat it!!

Three fears I have-
1. dentist
2. elevators
3. flying

(Three things I plan(ned) on doing today-
1. Finish up my LLL leader stuff
2. Start christmas shopping
3. Make cookies

Three things I plan on doing tomorrow-
1. Take kids to and from school
2. volunteer at school
3. take Ethan to the eye doctor

Three favorite holidays-
2. Thanksgiving

Three favorite beverages-
1. water
2. Mojito lemonade
3. Diet coke

Three things I can't live without-
1. My family
2. MAC foundation
3. my car

Now I tag...... Julie, Judith and Jen (all J's )

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oak Glen Apple Orchard

I LOVE FALL!! o.k. that being said we decided to do our favorite fall activity and go up to Oak Glen to the apple orchards. We picked the perfect day. It was a cool, crisp and dry day. We all had a blast. We started out at the petting zoo. I need to mention that 3 of my four children are terrified of petting zoos, total wusses. The only one that showed no fear was Ava. She was fascinated by all the animals especially the pot belly pig. Owen was pretty brave once he warmed up to the animals, Jack came face to face with a chicken and from that point on clung on to Devin like a spider monkey. Ethan avoided the whole situation by staying completely out of the petting zoo. After we were done torturing our children with various farm animals they got to sit on a fake horse, rope some fake cows, play in a fort and on a wagon. There was a small maze made out of hay. They played on that for at least an hour. Then we bought some fresh pressed apple cider and sat under the apple trees to enjoy it. We ended the day with a hay ride tour of the orchards. We never did pick any apples, we ran out of time, but it was a great day. At one point I was looking out at the view and sitting with my family and smelling the wonderful smell of the apple orchards and I realized how blessed I am. We may be crazy, but I wouldn't change any of us for anything!

*Sorry the pictures are out of order, I have a hard time figuring out this blog!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Smokin' Hot

Owen and I were watching an airplane write in the sky today. It took us a while to figure out what is was writing because it was upside down to us, but we soon saw that it said "Will you marry me" I told Owen that a man must be asking his girlfriend to marry him and be his wife. He looks dreamily out the window at the plane and says, "She must be smokin' hot" Knowing that that message must have cost a fortune, I couldn't help but agree with him! haha

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!!

Ethan learned a valuable lesson last night. He was jumping on his bed and fell off and hit his back on the corner of his bed. I think it's safe to say that he will not do that again...hopefully!!
Update: Ethan was just getting a drink of water when Devin walked behind him...
Ethan: Be careful of my sports injury dad
Devin: Jumping on the bed is not a sport
Ethan : It is when you are trying to break a world record
Devin: What world record?
Ethan: The highest Jump in the world
ahhhhh... it all makes sense now!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Proofs

Jack pretty much refused to be in the pictures so we only got one group shot with him in it and a picture of him in his costume at home. Oh well at least they came out cute, mission complete!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ethan, the poet

Ethan had the best second grade teacher ever last year. She had the kids write poems and then had them published in a book. I ordered a copy last year and totally forgot about it until it came today. How cool to have Ethan's poem in an actual book!!
Red is the color
of a prize in a race

Halloween Pictures

O.k. we survived the halloween pictures and they actually came out really cute. Just one thing was off....Jack refused to wear his costume and insisted on sitting on a car push toy. When Jack and I were looking at the pictures at home Jack pointed to the picture and said, "Ethan is Indiana Jones, Owen is a skeleton, Ava is a princess and I am a cool guy on a cool car" So I guess that is Jack's costume, he's a cool guy! Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, I had to take pictures of the pictures, but at least you'll get an idea of what they look like.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ava is 6 months!

Today was Sassy's six month appointment. She is 18lbs. and 27 inches, putting her at 90% for height and 80% for weight. And more important then the stats, she is perfectly happy and healthy. We then went costume shopping. She is going to be Snow White, but we decided the wig was to much. Ethan is going to be Indiana Jones, Owen is a skeleton and Jack is wolverine. We are getting our annual Halloween pictures today. 4 kids in costumes, 2 parents, 1 photographer=chaos, so wish us luck!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Remember when........ was fun to look in a mirror? Yeah, neither do I, but Sassy does !

Happy Birthday Uncle Bj

On Friday night we got to go to Claim Jumpers with Devin's family to celebrate Bj's birthday. We had a good time and good food!! Happy Birthday Bj!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

All this took place in about two minutes........

It being Devin's day off we all walked in the door at the same time today, chaos pursued. Ethan and Owen stitting to the table complaining about homework, whining , begging to play video games instead. Sassy crying in her highchair. Devin and Jack unloading the groceries. Finally Devin took Owen and Sassy into the other room so Ethan and I could concentrate on his math homework and he could help Owen with his spelling homework. Then it dawns on me, I noticed it was strangely quiet. hmmm where's Jack? I walked back into the boys room expecting to see him playing with quietly with Ethan's toys, if I can redirect him Ethan will never know and we can avoid a fight... not there. Look on all the beds, not there. Is he in my room?...NO. "Devin where is Jack" "I don't know" The doors are all shut and locked. Did I lock him out somehow?Open front door, JACK! JACK! My heart is now pounding. JACK! JACK! throwing open shower curtains, running from room to room. JACK! JACK! Devin asks "Did I leave him in the car?" Run to the driveway, Ethan and Owen are crying. "Stay in the house and stay together!" I yell No, not in car. "JACK! JACK! running up and down street screaming, asking strangers, "Have you seen a little boy, MY little boy?" What is he wearing? My mind is blank. Was he just in pull ups? What did I dress him in today? Where is my baby? Mind spinning, tears running down my face. Who has my baby? Neighbors are following, watching the panic unfold. I've got to call the police, shut down the city, Where is my baby??? I run in to the kitchen , where is the damn phone? "Ethan, Owen sit on the couch and don't move!" Sassy safely in Devin's arms. Devin runs up to Whitney's house. Running to bedroom to find the phone, can't feel anything, but terror, JACK! JACK! and then, on the floor by my bed, I almost tripped on him.

Instant, unbelievable relief. I collapse on him and cry, he stirs in his sleep and I hold him while I sob. I cannot explain the pure terror of not being able to find your child. It is by far the worst feeling in the world. Who cares about homework or putting the groceries away, I have all my babies and they are all safe. I feel like the luckiest person on earth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where have I been???

I noticed today that it has been weeks, yes weeks since i have posted. This is my official "catch up" post and pictures will follow later tonight when Devin gets home with his computer. So where did I leave off, oh yea, I left off in glorious summer. Oh how I miss the lazy days of summer. Sleeping in, not rushing, not worrying about bedtime, oh how I miss you summer.
On that note...Welcome Fall!! I do love fall, just not all the new schedules. We are getting used to having places to be and times to be there, but some of us are more reluctant then others. The boys started school and are doing well. I like both of their teachers and I am already amazed at how much they are learning. I know you were all wondering what I decided to do with Jack. I didn't send him to preschool. I decided to do "mommy and me" classes at the local college for this semester and then reasses the situation in January. I'll keep you posted. As for Sassy, she is growing and is just the sweetest baby ever. She'll be 6 months tomorrow and hopefully i'll be able to post about her tomorrow with all the new stats. So to sum up this post we are all doing great, busy, happy and are loving life. I'll try to be better at posting!