Friday, October 31, 2008

A not so Happy Halloween

So these are our little trick or treaters. Braden was the blue power ranger, Lincoln was Optimus Prime, and Brooklyn was a fairy. We went to the ward trunk or treat and had fun, at least until the very end. Yesterday, we were talking with our kids and telling them that when we went trick or treating the next day that it was very important for them to stay near by us at all times. Well come tonight, Braden decided he was going to do his own thing. Barry was chasing him around all night trying to get him to stay near us, but he wasn't listening very well. The party was over and he told Braden that it was time to go and that he needed to go to the car. Barry turned around to hand Brooklyn to me so he could get Lincoln and Braden took off. We have no idea where he went but we looked for him for about a half hour. We had several people helping us look for him. He had run off and was playing with Jesse Thayn. I was almost was crying at one point. We eventually found him, he had lost his candy bucket though. So we had a little chat with him. Come to find out he had heard us calling his name and he didn't come. We were planing on walking around our neighborhood after our trunk or treat, but Lincoln only got to go. Braden had to go straight to bed. That is why you only see Lincoln outside in one of the pictures. So that is our adventurous night, I hope that your Halloween was a little better than ours.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I was tagged again

I was tagged again! This time is was by Wendy Frederick. I am supposed to tell 7 interesting things about myself, so here we go again!

1. When I was 2 and 1/2 I was burned when a teenage boy took off a radiator cap of an overheated car. I had second and third degree burns all over my body, but the only scars that i have are on my shoulders and on my arm.

2. I had eye surgery when I was 4 for a lazy eye. I can't believe I am saying this but I actually used to run into walls because of it, or so I am told. I really don't remember it.

3. I have had two babies on their due dates, that doesn't happen very often.

4. I love to sing and act. As a child and teenager I played Mary in "The Secret Garden"; a maid in "My Fair Lady"; Kim in "Bye Bye Birdie"; I was Hope Heartcore in "Anything Goes", and I was in the chorus in "Fiddler on the Roof".

5. I grew up in a little town called Charleston, Illinois. It was actually one of the sites of the Lincoln/Douglas debates. Abraham Lincoln lived near there as a child and the cabin that was his home is still there, they have reenactments of that time period and the debates as well. You often hear that area called that Land of Lincoln. That is one of the reasons we named our second child Lincoln.

6. I want to go back to school this next fall and get my degree in Sign Language interpretation. I started to take sign language my freshman year and I just fell in love with it. But, I got pregnant and I got pregnant again, and then Barry started school, and then I got pregnant again. Life just happened. But I am determined to start school again. After I get my degree I would love to volunteer places so that I can keep fluent with the language. Eventually I would like to get a job interpreting for deaf children in a school. I think that might be when my children are older and gone though....I dunno, it is so far away.

7. my favorite color is yellow.....i just couldn't think of anything else

i don't tag anyone else

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I was tagged

Okay so I was tagged by my sister Amanda, so here we go:

8 Favorite TV Shows
I don't have much time for TV with 3 kids, but we'll try for 8
*The Doctors
*Lincoln Heights
*News Chanel 8
*Rachael Ray
*Biggest Loser
*American Idol
*So you think you can dance

8 Favorite Restaurants
*Old time spaghetti factory
*Olive Garden
*Cheesecake factory
*Chick fil-a
*Chinese buffet

8 Things that happened yesterday
* I took Braden to Preschool
* I went to Andrea McCausland's to "play"
* picked up Braden from preschool
* did some laundry
* vacuumed
* took a nap
* changed a lot of diapers
* watched "Becoming Jane"

8 Things I'm looking forward to
* going to Utah for Christmas
* having the kids be in bed
* scrapbooking with Brit this next week
* taking the kids trick or treating on Halloween
* Barry finishing school
* the weekend
* watching the rays win the world series
* when Lincoln is fully potty trained

8 Things I love about fall
well there really isn't a fall in central Florida but I'll try
* going to the park
* 80 degree weather
* Thanksgiving
* cooler temps at night
* Halloween
* college football
* pumpkins
* Halloween candy

8 Things on my wishlist
* someone to paint my upstairs
* a flat screen TV
* a house
* a backyard
* to lose my baby weight
* a cricut cutter machine
* for Lincoln to be potty trained
* for my children to be angels all the time

8 people I tag:
*Sarah Mitchell

Boys getting dirty

Barry was changing his brake pads this past weekend and the boys wanted to help, so here are some pictures of all the boys getting dirty!

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My little girl

I just love my little girl, I think she is so beautiful.

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Braden's 4 year old pictures

So I decided to take Braden's pictures myself instead of going and spending money at a photo place. These are the best three that I took. Recently I have been trying to be more frugal. I knew it would be cheaper for me to take them myself and take them to sam's club and have them printed off, yay! So Mom, Dad, tell me which sizes you want of which photos you want.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My hair

I chopped my hair off last week, I usually do this after every baby. It feels so good to have short hair. My head feels much lighter.

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My little smiley girl

I have such a smiley girl. She is smile all the time now. It just cracks me up. Yesterday she was sticking her tongue out at me so I stuck out my tongue back at her and she let out this little giggle. It me me laugh. I know I keep saying this, but I'm so glad I got a girl this time.

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I love my children

I have been major slacker ever since Brooklyn was born, but this time I did have an excuse. Lincoln broke our camera, but it was still under warranty so we shipped it to the canon factory and they fixed it for us. So we didn't have a camera to take pictures with. These are just a few pictures of the kids. Braden is obsessed with Brooklyn. This morning I heard him talking to Brooklyn so I looked over and he was leaning over giving her a kiss and said very softly, "I love you, Brooklyn, you are one of my best friends." I just thought that was so sweet. He really loves his family. I am so grateful for my children. I love them so much. They can be a handful at times, but I love them nonetheless.

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