Thursday, December 25, 2008

Pictures with santa

I love this picture of the kids! We lucked out and got all of them smiling!

On Monday night all of the extended family came over. All of the cousins were there except 3. The last time that we took a cousin's picture was when I was about 5 I think. I am going to try and dig it out so that you can see the before and after.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Monday, the third day that we were here, we had a big snow storm. It was so great! The boys have only had a chance to play in the snow once before so they loved it. Every chance they could get they would put a handful of it in their mouths. Good thing it wasn't yellow. They had a fun time building a snowman too. They named him Clark, after superman. It was a great time.

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Christmas in Utah!

We are in Utah visiting my parents and we are having a wonderful time so far. The only downside is that our baggage got lost. STINKY! We haven't had it for five days! Barry's, Brooklyn's, and my clothes are missing. Oh well, at least we have some travel vouchers. The kids love spending time with their Grandma and Grandpa Stewart and Aunt Mae Mae. On Sunday afternoon my Grandparents, Jim and Sharon Fitch came over for a visit. It was the first time that they had met Lincoln and Brooklyn. I think that Brooklyn looks so much like her Great Grandpa, she took to him very well too! We had a fun time with them. The kids were

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My brother is a dork!

My brother, Ryan, came and visited us for the Thanksgiving weekend. I just happened to have my blog up and I was signed in. I had to walk away from the computer for a sec and so he decided that he was going to be funny and write "I tooted." That's my brother for you. Love you Ry!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I tooted!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My kids doing tricks

Both Brooklyn and Lincoln did some new tricks today. Brooklyn started holding her head up while she is on her belly....yay Brooklyn! Lincoln showed me his disappearing act. He tried to close himself in the fridge. Not so yay for Lincoln, but at least he thought it was fun.

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family pictures

We recently went to the beach with the Alvarez family to take pictures. They took our pictures and we took their pictures. Now I know that those of you who are non floridians are going to think that I am a wimp, but it was freezing cold that day. I think it was like 60 degrees that day maybe colder. The killer was the wind. Anyway we decided to go anyway, but it didn't help our family pictures. Brooklyn was crying most of the time. She had never really been exposed to that kind of cold before. The boys were just space cadets that day. We might try taking pictures another day. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Little Piggies

So I decided that Brooklyn needed some pig tails. I think she is going to take after my sister Chelsea. She used to scream bloody murder whenever mom would do her hair. I have tried doing piggies before, but she sees the comb and she just starts crying. I think i will just stick to the easy bows until she gets a little more hair.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Leo the Lion


Braden was able to bring home his class mascot. We were able to take Leo the Lion to all sorts of places. We took him to places that started with L's. We took him to a Latin market. We took him to Lowe's were he went to the lumber yard and sat on a lawn mower. We even took Leo to Braden's friend Lilly's house. Braden had a lot of fun with Leo.

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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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