Friday, December 17, 2010

***Warning***disturbing images below

how could i forget about the ugly sweater party!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Christmas thus far

I decided this year to go with a kid/fun tree. So we have snowmen heads, gingerbread, candycanes, etc. So I thought it would cute if we made a popcorn garland. Well, it is really cute but I dont think it was worth the time and pin pricks.

We have frosted sugar cookies and eaten so many that we go tummy aches

Ofcourse visiting Santa is a must every year.

And we decorated a gingerbread house. It was a pretty bad looking house but the boys did it all by themselves. It was all eaten the next day. (i think the boys have my bad habit of eating way to much candy in one setting) and yes chase is winking it was the only way he would be in the picture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

man camp

I was really sick of peeling 6 oranges a day so Mike decided to start "Man Camp". Every couple nights Mike takes the older 2 boys and teaches them how to be a man. It started with teaching them how to peel an orange, do push ups and shave. I will try to take more pictures. I'm trying to think of more ideas for man camp this is what I've up with:
-gather the grabage from the bathrooms,
-take out the trash
-unload the dishwasher
-fold the laundry
-ride a 2wheeler
and so on. Some of these Mike doesn't consider the "mans" job but if the Lord is only going to bless me with boys then they are going to have to do some "women" jobs


Chase hates hiking

Thanksgiving was so much fun. We went to St. George with the Roe's. Judi got 3 condos at Las Palmas. There was plenty to do swimming, football, paintball, hiking, scooters, and ofcourse shopping. We did lose Chase though, I thought Mike had him and he thought I did. We found Chase outside riding his scooter in the street with another kid and his dad. The dad said he had been out there for about an hour!!! Thursday night the women, Alicia, and Emdawg went shopping. We started at 10:00pm at the outlets, then Walmart at 12am, then Denny's at 2am then Target at 4am. We had so much stuff we had to drop it off and Alicia she was starting to feel sick. Then we went back out to Tai Pan then home at 7:30am!!! I have to say it was one of the funnest/funniest nights I have had in a long time. We spent Friday with my family. I absolutely love my sisters. I love being with family. I am so grateful for all the wonderful examples we have in both families.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Halloween 2010

I am the WORST at taking pictures. Poor Caleb has like 5. Anyways here is our Halloween. I can't even remember what we did. I know Connor and Chase each had little parties at their schools and parades too. Again poor Caleb didn't even get dressed up! I lost his costume (chase wore it 3years ago) and i didn't want to buy another one. The ward trunk-or-treat was a blast. We had so much fun trich-or-treating with friends.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

my pregnancy with caleb

Throughout my entire pregnancy with Caleb I felt like it was trial after trial. I found out I was pregnant while we were living in Lake Havasu then we were able to move home but not into our house, so we rented for a while. I absolutely hated the house we were renting. It stunk like smoke and animals, and the kitchen felt like a dungeon. I was soooo sick I remember I thru up 13 times in one day. It was terrible. Finally we were able to move back into our house ahhhh so nice. But right before we moved back home I had my first ultrasound. It was mixed emotions when we found out we were having another boy. Ofcourse we were happy that he was healthy and had ten toes and ten fingers. But I really wanted a girl, needless to say I shed quite a few tears that day. But in the ultrasound they saw a spot on the heart and that the kidneys were dialated. We had been through the spot on the heart before with Chase so we weren't worried in the least. But they sent me to a high tech ultra sound place. It was the scarriest day of my life. We were told that those two factors combined were indicators of Down Syndrome. After that I kind of tuned out I just wanted to go to my car and cry. The Dr. said there was a pretty good chance that our baby could be Down Syndrome! I left and sat in my car and cried and cried. Then I called Mike and cried some more. I tried not to look anything up online but I couldn't help myself. I knew no matter what we would keep the baby, and the baby would be lucky to come to a family that wouldn't abuse him and do everything they could to help him. I was coming to grips with it and there was still a really good chance he would be perfectly healthy. So a couple months go by then I have to go back for another ultrasound this time he said the spot on the heart was gone. Oh thank heavens! But he was still worried about the dialated kidney and now I had to much amniotic fluid. Oh boy. So the Dr. sits Mike and I down and says it's really important that we take care of this buy monitoring it and if he needs an operation we really need to get it done. Then he continued to say worse case scenario when he's a teen he will need dialysis and they tend to only live 4-5 years! Mike and I left in shock. I had to go every week to be monitored and have ultrasounds done. Well, Caleb was born perfectly healthy. His kidney is still dialated and he has to go every six months to have an ultrasound but so far so good. In the future he might have to have a littler surgery on his "plumbing" but we are just so happy and relieved at how things transpired. It was a really humbling experience and I'm so grateful that my Heavenly Father new what was best for my family

Back to School

Connor is in kindergarten and loving it. He really wants to ride the bus so that MIGHT be in the future. Chase is going to Flying Colors preschool and thinks it's pretty great. The night before he kept saying he didn't want to go but then on the way to school he asked "you're not staying, right mom?"

Caleb's Blessing

On August 1st Mike blessed Caleb. It was so such a sweet blessing and I feel so blessed to have a husband that has the priesthood. My mom and dad, sister Mindy and her family came. Mike's parents and sister Robins family were there and Emdawg! We love our Caleb and don't know what we would do without his sweet spirit. He is such a peaceful baby and Connor and Chase adore him.

Beach Trip

In August we headed to the beach with the Patricks started off BAD! it took us 3hours to go 30miles. But once we left Primm it was smoothe sailing. Our boys love to stay in hotels and it's so cute to see them walking along pulling thier own suitcase. We went to Laguna Beach and hung out on the beach for about 6hrs! The Thomsens showed up too and we can't forget Shauna she introduced us to the wonderful luxury of eyelash extensions.

Annual July trip to Utah

Every July we head up north to ZION! We visit with our Roe cousins and have so much fun. Bear Lake is always in the cards we LOVE it. Jeep rides, scooters, boats, hot tubs we can never get enough. We LOVE Utah.

Our Soccer King

Last spring we signed Connor up for Soccer. Compared to boring t-ball it was a blast. It was fast paced and he got to play alot. Ofcourse he was with his buddies Lincoln and Jack. Chase had a hard time just sitting and watching but his turn is coming up. GO EAGLES!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Caleb Michael

On Thursday I was 38 weeks and went to my Dr. appt. He stripped my membranes but just incase he scheduled to induce my that Saturday Morning. All day I felt contractions and made Mike come home early. Around 3 they got unbearable, so we took Connor, and Chase to the Marshall's. I didn't want to go the the hospital without a video camera so we went to Frys and bought one and then went to Subway all the while I was having bad contractions. Then off to the hospital we went. We got to the hospital around 5 and I was only dialated to a 3! So they hooked me up and monitored me for an hour then came back to check me but nothing had changed. Then the nurse went to get the discharge papers and when she came back I made her check me one more time and I had dialeted to a 6! So then I was admitted,and Megan Patrick came to the show. When Dr. Fleisher arrived I pushed twice and out came our Caleb at 2:34 a.m. on Friday May 21st. He weighed 7lbs and 6oz and was 21 inches long. The next day my mom and sister Minday drove down from Utah and Robin brought Connor and Chase over.

Chase's Birthday

Chase LOVES Mickey Mouse. He had so much fun.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Chase

What a spitfire! We love our Chase and can't imagine life without him. At times he is very moody and stubborn but then he'll turn around and be the most bubbly and loving little boy. He loves his brother and wants to be just like him. He is very smart and can figure just about anything out. He was potty trained before 3 and we think that's amazing! We love you Chase! His party pictures are to come.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Connor turns 5!

Wow! What a party! We had Darth Vader and Darth Maul show up and lets just say they weren't cryin cause they were losing the battle. There was no battle! All but 2 of the kids ran away scared, one locked themself in the bathroom. It was way to funny. Connor loved it. There was plenty of light sabers to go around and lots of action between the kids.

Happy Birthday Connor. We Love You! You are such a good kid, you make my life easier. We love how eager to learn you are and how much love you have for your brother. We can't believe you're 5!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Holy Ghost

Connor as a little baby. Oh I love him.
The other morning bright and early around 3 or 4 Chase comes into our room so I turn him right back around and put him in his own bed. Connor pokes his little head up and I tell him to go back to bed. Then around 8:30 Connor comes into my room all excited saying the Holy Ghost was in his bed last night. I asked him what did he say and he said "He sounded like you mom and he told me to go to bed. I felt him in my heart." Um he is the cutest kid.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My new Bag

I just got this diaper bag tonight. What do ya think? It's a purse on the outside and totally a diaper bag on the inside, and it comes with lots of handy dandy stuff. It was a bit pricey so I really have to decide if I'm gonna keep it. What do ya think and should I keep it?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My life right now

Right now I have it soo easy. Chase just got potty trained! Yay no diapers for a couple months. My kids sleep in bunk beds and sleep through the night. I only make one thing for dinner. The kids help clean up, and can entertain themselves (most of the time). I have to do 1-2 loads of laundry a day to keep up and we do the dishes about twice a day(that's what happens i guess when you have no $ and can't eat out). But pretty soon everything is going to be turned upside down. I'm so out of baby mode. What am I going to do?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

what i want and what i will end up getting for my $

This is my baby wish list. All way to expensive even the bags I can't afford. But if I had unlimited funds these would be the first things I would buy(after my range rover gotta keep the baby safe)

but this is where my money will be spent.