Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

funny stuff...

Mom: "B, let's shave your head tonight."
Brad: "I don't want to mom. I am growing it out so that I can put Jello in it again and look sharp"


Kendyl: "Mom, will you roll up my window? I am getting freckles!"

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

what do your flip flops say about you?

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You live to have fun, and your sense of humor is downright goofy.

You are a big kid on the inside, and you have a very open heart.

You try to make every day feel like a vacation, even if you have other responsibilities.

Each day, you make a little bit of time to play and let loose.

Your ideal warm weather place: Disney World

zooper fun day...

we spent Monday at the Zoo... then walked around Temple Square... it was a lot of fun!! and REALLY hot...

Kendyl devs big day...

I can't believe that she is now a 1st grader... you think time goes by fast-but once your kiddos are in school... yeah. It FLIES.

On her first day of school her teacher took a picture of her and said "Mom, you will be shocked when you compare this picture to the one from the last day of school.... they change a lot in Kindergarten." I guess I didn't believe her. Until I compared the two pictures....

wow. she's my first baby.... and she is SO OLD.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day...

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

what a princess...

my funny conversation with Av tonight....

**Av was stacking my scrapbook bottle caps...***

Av- "Mom, look at my Princess castle!"
Mom- "wow Av! that is awesome!!"
Av- (with both of her hands holding my face... in all seriousness) "Mom, this is the castle we live in. You are the queen and I am the princess. And Brad is serious"
Mom- "Really. Where is Daddy?"
Av- "over there" (she points to the other side of the room)
Mom- "what is he doing over there"
Av- "He is getting ready to save you from the turtle that bit your face."

Dang turtles.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

thankfully no scissors were needed to get out of this mess...

jade and grandma...

I had so much fun doing this photo shoot the other day... My friend Jodi had me come to their farm and take pictures of her daughter, Jade and Jades Grandma. It was a photographers dream... so much color and texture... I was drooling all over the place. I will TOTALLY be back to the farm for more pictures....

And it was a really great idea to get some one-on-one pics with Grandma... I really need to do that for my little buggies as well... Hmmm. add it to my list....

time for a haircut...

we (for the FIRST time ever) tried growing out B's hair... it looked so adorable... I love the crazy hair he had going on... but, it was really getting too long so I told him he needed a haircut. He told me he just wanted a mowhawk.... So, to comprimise... I told him he could have a mowhawk for just one day then we had to shave it off... He loved it so much... he asked if he could wear it to church. Yeah, that was a big negative.

I think I have already done this tag before... it seems familiar... but, I've lost my mind--so, who really knows?! I will just do it again...

A- Attached or Single: Attached to my hunk a burnin' love.
B- Best Friend: my hubbs.... my sis.... my girls night crew...
C-Cake or Pie: is it chocolate? then either one....
D- Day of Choice: any day spent with my family
E- Essential Item: hmmmm. my computer. ... and bleach.
F- Favorite Color: red
G- Gummy bears or worms: chocolate covered gummy bears
H- Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
I- Indulgence: fudge bars. and really hot bubble baths
J- January or July: Jan because our newest little nugget will be here...
K-Kids: one lucky boy--three girls-- and one on the way
L- Life is incomplete without: me crying everyday... just kidding. without Stephen or my buggies
M- Marriage Date: June 29th 2001
N- Number of Siblings: two bros one sister
O- Oranges or Apples: I crave both everyday..
P- Phobias or Fears: my kids getting hurt. Car accidents. teenagers...
Q- Quote: "Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."- Pres. Hinckley
R- Ring size: uh... ask Stephen.
S- Season: without question, Fall
T- Tag 3 Friends: Traci, Jill and Sharlie
U-Uknown Fact About Me: I have never gone fishing in my life.
V- Very Favorite Store: Tai Phan Trading
W- Worst Habit: putting away clean laundry and cleaning my bathtub.
X- X-ray or Ultra sound: Ultra Sound!
Y- Your Favorite Food: uh. I'm really not picky. I love EVERYTHING.
Z- Zodiac: Gemini

Sunday, May 4, 2008

wouldn't you love to find this in YOUR shoe??

yummy Rylin... thanks for sharing....

yes. that is a fully chewed--fully nasty chunk of bananna...

24 things about me... (thanks juliann)

4 Places I Go Over and Over
Wally World
Kendyl's School
the Loo

4 People Who Email Me
My Madre
LDS Nuggets

4 of my Favorite Foods
sticky rice
really yummy toast
Almond Joy :)

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
bubble bath
in a clean house
on a date with hubby
on a cruise

4 People I Think Will Respond

4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over
I don't really watch movies.. I fall asleep after
about 15 minutes... but, If Jon and Kate (plus 8)
made a movie... I would watch it over and over, I'm sure.

Friday, May 2, 2008

flashback friday...


Thursday, May 1, 2008

kid tag

Mr. B

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
super strong
What chore did you do last?
brush my teeth
What is your favorite Movie right now?
john wayne
What is your favorite song?
cowboy songs
When was the last time you cried and Why?
kendyl and I were fighting over the computer yesterday
What do you want to be when you grow up?
a bull rider and a cowboy
Describe your perfect day?
going to see the bulls. (a rodeo)
What is your favorite food?
What's the nicest thing you've done lately for someone in your family?
What makes you mad?
when a bull hits me...
Where would you like to go on vacation?
swimming pool
How are you the same as your Mom?
we both have arms.
What one thing is Mom always saying to you?
you're welcome.
What is something you liked doing with your Dad?
going with him somewhere.
How do you know that Mom and Dad love you?
because we snuggle.