Thursday, December 18, 2008
Last week I went with Rhett and Ethan to the IMAX at Arizona Mills. Even though they don't look thrilled, we had fun watching the movie with sharks and sea creatures!
Afterwards we went and ate at The Rainforest Cafe. The best part of course was the Lava Mud and Worms they boys chose for desert...yum!
He's made some great friends this year....
The next stop was the Ward Christmas party. Kade loved the cupcakes :o)
Kade's best bud Brayden was there so of course they ran around together, trying to escape from Mom!
Santa was there, even if you can't see him under the boys! Rhett would like a black whistle, Ethan wants a transformer, and Kade wants a cow to supply his daily milk demands.
This last Santa picture is a picture of a picture....I couldn't get my scanner going tonight. The boys also got to see Santa last week when he came to Rhett's school.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Even little Kade wanted in on the action.
He didn't like it when Ethan stole his turn....look at that look he's giving!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We were all bundled up....brrr it was cold outside!
Ethan and Hayden had too much fun together!! They enjoyed the hot cocoa and cookies served on the train.
Here's Dawniel and Brynn. She is a couple of months older than Kade. Is she not the cutest thing ever??
We are almost to the North Pole...they are anxiously looking out the window!
At the end of our journey.......the end!
*PS please ignore my scary red eyes. This last week I have been getting over an eye infection / allergic reaction to eye medication / other eye infection. YUCK!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The food was so yummy, and it was so fun to visit with lots of family members. I feel so lucky to have grown up with so many amazing aunts and uncles who are such great examples to me. They are all so generous, loving, and truly care about my family....
There is so much I am thankful for. The biggest thing that has been on my mind is the Plan of Salvation. Almost two weeks ago I got the call that my sister-in-law had lost her sweet baby girl at 28 weeks. Cody was gone for the week and I just broke down. I felt so bad for their family....wished I could be there to help. I felt so hopeless living in a different state, where all I could do was call or send an e-mail. I have learned to hug my little ones a little tighter and appreciate this miracle and gift of life we have been given. That being said I wanted to list some things that I am thankful for about my boys (all four of them!)
Rhett, I love how you and I are best buds. You are so smart, and try so hard at school. I love how you have stayed on green everyday all of last year and this year too. I love how you idolize your school and church teachers! I love the pictures you color for me and sweet little notes you give me. I love the flowers you pick for me from the backyard. I love your laugh and toothless smile! I love to watch you play video games, you can't sit still! I love to see you read to your little brothers. I love your memory...you never forget!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
7 Things I can do:
1 – Get places on time, I hate being late
2 – Test well even if I haven’t studied the material like I should have…
3 – Find a good deal, I love to shop
4 – Eat a whole package of Ferrero Rocher’s….embarrassing!
5 – Jump off high cliffs into water
6 – A back flip on the trampoline (my boys think it’s cool at least!)
7 – Cook
7 Things I can not do:
1 – Fall asleep fast, it takes me forever even if I’m really tired
2 – Eat breakfast…I’ll do it when I have to but food before 10 makes me feel kind of nauseous.
3 – Go to bed early
4 – Go anywhere besides the gym in my running shoes…I feel so grungy!
5 – Mow the lawn / change the oil / tires / anything manly
6 – Wear Gauchos…my sisters know my views on this one!
7 – text LOL (right Shannon?)
7 Products I love:
1 – L-Oreal Voluminous Mascara, it’s the best!
2 – My Orek….I vacuum with it at least once a day, I’m obsessed
3 – Lip Gloss, always have it on, the cheaper the better
4 – Shimmer Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion
7 – Target Jewelry, so cute and so cheap
7 Things I love to eat:
1 – Homemade white bread with butter & jam
2 – Thanksgiving dinner..yum love it all
3 – German Chocolate Pie from Marie Callander’s
4 – White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
5 – Lettuce Wraps from Pei Wei / PF Changs / or ones my Dad makes
6 – Diet Coke w/ Lime
7 – Cafe Rio Pork Salad
This was fun....you should do it too. I'd love to read the answers, especially the products you love! It's so fun to find out new products....the cheaper the better I am not all about the labels. And while we're talking about products...does anyone use a fabric softener that is strong smelling? I *LOVE* the smell of fabric softener on my clothes and my Downy is good, but not strong enough for me!! The other day at the gym a lady walked past me and smelled like Downy x 10.....just what I'm looking for! Overpowering! But I was too shy to ask her what she used... so now you all know how weird I am but if you have any advice let me know! And if I am sniffing your clothes you'll know why!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So if the 4 year old can do it....then his 7 year old brother needs to learn how, right? Rhett does not like trying new things unless he can do them perfectly...so he's never had the desire to take of his training wheels and we've never pushed him. So I made him do it, and after just about 3 minutes he had the hang of it also. Woo hoo, go boys!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday morning Cody moved into his new office (new to him!). It's at 99th Ave. and Greenway, in Sun City. This was such a busy week, running all around to Kirklands, Costco Business, Staples, Office Depot, etc trying to get all the things needed to furnish and get his office going for clients on Thursday. We are so proud of Cody and his hard work that earned him this office - all those 60 hour work weeks are paying off. It will be a challenge but he is up for it. Here are some pictures...keep in mind that it's a work in progress and we do have to work with a forest green color scheme!
There is also a conference room we are still working on and a room where he keeps all his files/fridge/misc.
Here's some more random pictures from the last little while...Ethan with his preschool class:
Ethan showing his flexibility with Aunt Ally....could he be the next Paul Hamm? We hope not!
Today Cody taught the older boys how to do front flips on the trampoline. You know how some people have little tickers on the side of their blog, counting down until they have their baby? Well I need one counting down the time until one of my kids gets a broken bone!