Tuesday, September 30, 2008

along with the spider.....

came the bees! We have had LOTS of bees around our house lately. I noticed last week there were about 20 bees flying around the front of our house. This is NOT a good thing. Megan is deathly afraid of bees, she won't go out and play if she sees a bee out. Yesterday we were outside and I noticed this strange little "ball" with a bunch of holes in it in the rocks by my rose bushes. Turns out this "ball" was a beehive nest, I knew there was one somewhere but I didn't know it was right by our front door! Megan saw it and immediately started crying. When Brent got home he sprayed it with bee/wasp killer. The only difference from this picture today from yesterday is that there were wasps covering it yesterday! Not fun!!!



Here are some pictures of Joseph playing soccer as well!

Monday, September 29, 2008

3 kids and a spider

Just a few little random things going on with us lately. First, Sarah....the big thing with her going on is that she thinks she is ready to potty train! She will be 2 on thanksgiving this year, she talks like crazy, and now every time her diaper is changed she wants to go potty on the "potty seat". We were having chef salad the other night for dinner I usaully give all the kids what we are eating at least a little bit of it, but I didn't give any salad to Sarah. I knew she wouldn't like it. So, she saw we all had salad and says as clear as can be "I want some salad too", it is still crazy to hear her talk to clearly sometimes. I think our little girl will be potty trained if I can keep it up with her, but we will see. She just seems so little, but she is the one who has started all this sooooooo.....



On to Megan, she is loving 1st grade still, I will love it when she gets home earlier! To answer a few questions, her school is being remodeled this year, so just about all the kids in her school are all being bused to a temporary school for just this year. It is a Bit farther than the 3 minute drive from our house and due to small parking lot and it being a small school, they don't want kids being picked up by parents, so this year she is riding the bus, she is one of the last to get picked up and one of the last to get home. The other day we were walking up the street from picking her up off of the corner from the bus and Brent pulls into our driveway. It was just about 5:00! Way to late in my opinion to be getting home, but she doesn't seem to mind and it is just for one year (so I keep having to remind myself).
Anyway, sorry that was long, she is also soaking up on how to read! She made a "series" of books based on a little boy named Robee, they are very cute, she drew all the pictures and she wrote all the words in the way they sound, e.i. sed=said, ses=says, eneewara=anywhere, dun=done, just to name a few. It is all very very cute! :) We are sooo proud of her!



The lastest going on with Joseph is he started soccer a couple of weeks ago. He really enjoys it and it is fun to see him play and ineract with the other kids. I will have to post some pictures of him playing soccer when I get them downloaded. He has seen Megan play 2 springs of baseball, a summer of dance and a fall of soccer....so now it is HIS turn. Finally old enough to play something himself.
He is a smart boy, we were looking at some library books last night about the 9 planets, and he was able to tell me which planet was which, corrected me on the order of the planets on a diagram of them, and could spell each planet. He never ceases to amaze me on the things he knows and does. He is a tough one to get to say prayers and he loves to goof off and be silly and can be a little temperamental sometimes, but this all is part of him and why he is so much fun. And such a handsome boy!! He is also at an age where he wants to make lots of friends. There are a few boys at preschool that he wants to have over sometime and of course there is always his good friend Austin! And his best friends Megan and Sarah!


All of these pictures were taken of the kids the other night when we were outside playing.
There was also a great big spider who built a big web on the house next to the patio doors. He is big and ugly, about the size of a nickel. He was really active and moving all over, so we thought we would feed him a moth or two :) So in this picture is Mr. ugly spider and below it is, I believe a different bug he caught earlier and the first moth we fed him below that, wrapped in white. Brent caught the little moth then threw it on his web, the spider quickly crawled over to it and started wrapping it, let it sit for a couple of minutes, went back and ate it. It was all really neat to watch. He gave him a second one too. I got that on video! We all enjoyed watching the little cycle of life! But I don't think I will let Mr. ugly to take up permanent residence on the back of our house.........

The video is a little wobbly at first but gets better. I have never seen a spider in action like that in real life so I thought this was worthy of documenting.


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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ten Years Ago (yesterday)


Yesterday was our 10 year anniversary! We were married in the Salt Lake Temple, as seen in the above picture, on September 19,1998. It was a beautiful day, we had lots of family and friends who came and we had a wonderful reception later that day in my grandmothers beautiful backyard!
I can not believe 10 years have gone by. It has been a great 10 years and I love my husband more now than I did then and my love continues to grow. We have had a great 10 years, with not a lot of arguments, we agree on most things and we can "read each others thoughts" so to say in many ways. In these last years we have been and are experiencing: 3 kids and hopefully another one someday, 4 cats, 2 houses, different jobs, many, many different friends, different callings, and many, many, many more wonderful things.
So Here is to another 10, 20,30,40,50 more years together!
And if I do say so myself, Brent, you are still as handsome as the day I met you! Love you!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

isms

eating cookie dough on sunday.....sooooo yummy!

Joseph-ism -

Our cats like turkey, the kids know this, so I am getting ready for the day and the kids are playing with one of the cats, Joseph walks into my room holds up a bag of turkey

Joseph: "I want Liddy up on the bed with us" (hence the turkey being held up for me to see)

Me: "why don't you just pick him up and put him on the bed?"

Joseph's face breaks into a great big smile and look of joy and says "OH YEAH" runs out to put the turkey back in the fridge! It was really cute and I had to laugh to myself over his cute reaction to the "simple solution".

Megan -ism -
Megan: "I LOVE going to work"

Me: "You go to work?"

Megan: "Yeah, school!" with a look of duh! mom on it.

I figure this is a far assessment since she leaves home at 8:35am and doesn't get back until 4:35pm. I will be glad when she is back at her regular building.

Sarah-ism - I have just dropped off Joseph at preschool and I am talking to the head director there, Sarah is being shy-silly-goofy. Just acting funny, especially when we would look at her or talk to her.

director: "Sarah how old are you?"

Sarah: bends down and puts hands on floor so her bottom is sticking up in the air and says "spongebutt, spongebutt" mind you she says words quite clearly! We both had a good laugh, mine more from embaressment! The joy of older siblings!


I think Sarah will be our piano player, she loves it! She will actually sing the whole song but not for the camera, I will get her one of these days though!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not very often (a little long)

Yesterday was one of Those days....I didn't want to get out of my comfortable warm bed...it was raining and cold out....I didn't want to get the kids up and go through the process of getting them ready for school and the mayhem of the morning.....but I did.

Then I had a busy day....a piano being delivered.....geek squad coming over to install a new tv and surround sound....a meeting with a couple of moms (at my house) from school to talk about a project for the new remodel of Megan's school....take Joseph to preschool and pick up....go to the grocery store....this all on top of the daily chores and playing and what not. This is why I wanted to stay in bed. But I didn't

So the piano comes at 9:30am.... I am excited.... it was free... I knew it needed alot of TLC. But I see potential and I think it will look nice....someday, but I was disappointed at how much TLC it needs, I need to say that again, it needs ALOT OF TLC.
When I went to look at it, it was covered with stuff so I wasn't able to look at ALL of it...now getting it here in our bare living room, you can see it ALL. I knew Brent would not be to happy and see it as it was and not the potential....but hopefully I can take care of it......

I continued to wait for geek squad to call or come, by 12:30, time to take Joseph to preschool, nothing, by the end of my meeting, now 2:00, nothing, by the time I pick Joseph up at 3:00, nothing, I go to the store, which was a Nightmare.... kids asking for EVERYTHING.... crying in the middle of the store.... I was hoping to be in and out in 20 minutes or less, I didn't need very many things.... it took us 40 min. to get out of the store.....aaaahhhhhhh..... get back home at about 4:00, put groceries away, still nothing from geek squad.

Mind you, in between all of this I am moving toys and trying to get things in order for the new tv and install, plus dealing with kids.

4:00 I am annoyed..... With the whole grocery store drama and just being on the go from the
time I got up and not hearing a thing from geeks.... I call them and they tell me it is UNSCHEDULED! Can you believe I wait all flippin' day and they aren't even coming when they even called friday and said they would.....long story short....I talked to 4 different people and got nowhere....they are coming out thursday.......all the while talking to them on the phone I am down on the corner of our street waiting for the bus and Megan...which usually shows up at about 4:35, it didn't get here until a couple minutes before 5:00!!!!! (they had a sub driver, not a nice one either says a couple of kids)

By now I am on my last nerves....I get up home....kids put a movie on -fine keep them busy for awhile.....Brent gets home.....disappointed by the piano and says so.....I am frazzled.....they also came to aerate our yard and seed the backyard and the note says "water everyday for 2-3 weeks"!.....I am asked "so are you going to water it everyday?!" .... I am more frazzled.....I change a dirty diaper.....I go in the bathroom....turn on the light and fan and have a good cry.......This is what does not happen to me very often.....

There are days that I feel annoyed or things aren't going to well, but I can usually get over it....but not yesterday.....I had had enough.....I get emotional just typing about it. It was just one of those days where everything just wears on you......I am not a real emotional person anyways, I don't cry often and I don't let things get to me....who knows what was going on with me yesterday.....

I finally composed myself and continued on... made dinner.....did the whole night routine.....I felt drained...

Today, is a new day though and I just want to move on. I am going to go eat lunch at school with all my kids with Megan, get Joseph a very much needed haircut, look for new pants or shoes for him also, and just try to have a better day.

It always feels good to just let emotions and thoughts out in black and white.

These are a few photos of our "new"piano....The bottom one shows how much TLC it needs, the whole thing looks alot like this, scratches, paint splattes, worn finish. Any suggestions? Maybe it doesn't look to bad, but I want it to look better.
And it will someday!!! so help me!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor day and preschool

Joseph started pre-school yesterday....he was not excited. Everytime we asked him if he was excited he would say "not really"! We went to orientation last week and he wasn't happy about going to that. We found out he has the same teacher Megan had when she went there 2 years ago and she is a fantastic teacher, so we were excited.
So I picked him up yesterday and he had "SOOOO much fun"
Hopefully it will continue! These are pictures of him after school, the batteries in the camera were dead before school, but I think it was better this way, he probably would have been frowning before school!



Sarah has been sleeping from around 9:00 or 10:00pm - 10:00 or 11:00am, and has not been taking naps, but every now and then she will get tired enough and fall asleep somewhere. This time she fell asleep with her legs propped up on the couch and her "blankeys" up around her, she was looking upside down at the movie they were watching. I just thought this was sooooo cute!

This BIG cat is my in-laws cat, Tom! or Tommy as Sarah was calling him this last weekend. He is huge and he is a lot of fun!

Just a few pictures from this Labor Day. We went down to Brent's parents from sat-mon. We had a good time and the kids were soooo happy to spend the night, Twice!


Megan wanted me to take a picture of her with her eyes closed so when people say it they would think she was sleeping sitting up!


This is Little Miss Blue Eyes! (if you click on the picture you can see how blue they are, got that from her daddy!) She was having fun running around in just a diaper! We can hardly keep clothes on her lately, she has figured out how to undress. Great fun!