Sunday, May 10, 2009

Owen's 2nd Birthday

Owen turned 2! He's such a fun boy! His personality is really fun! We started the day off with our traditional breakfast in bed with a few presents. He loves "Cars" so I got him a mater truck and some other cars. He carried them around with him all day. I had him alone that day so we headed to the zoo. It was so fun just hanging out with him and watching him get excited over the animals. We were looking at the rhino's and he dropped his mater truck down in the pit! He was so upset, so we headed to target to find another one. Then we came home and I made him his cake and we headed off to Chucky Cheese for a family party! He had such a fun day. He knew it was his birthday and he loved every minute. I love watching him be a boy! He's so animated and makes me laugh all the time.

We had the big family party that Sunday and I made cupcakes...thanks Karen! They were a lot of work, but so cute and the kids loved them.

He got lots of fun stuff. He loves his toys! Owen has been such a blessing to our family. He's been a challenge with his swallow dysfunction and pneumonia and his digestive problems but he's finally growing out of all this. His last case of pneumonia was about a month ago so hopefully we are in the clear! He's growing and talking and trying to keep up with his older brothers. We love him so much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


My brother Jonathan and his wife Jen went on vacation and we got to babysit!!!! We love this dog! The boys had so much fun and she is so could you not love her. She peeded and pooped on my carpet a couple of times but I didn't care...she was just so cute! I loved her. The boys want a dog more than ever we are working on Daddy! Owen's first official "first word" besides mom, is Bella. He would hold his hand out and snap his fingers and say...Wella, Wella" So CUTE! Thanks Jonathan and guys can go on vacation anytime!

Ethans BasketBall Season

Ethan eats, breaths and lives for basketball...he plays it at school, and when ever he can in the front yard with the neighbors basketball hoop! Thanks neighbors! So I signed him up for Upward. He loved it! He so good at sports...not the fastest kid, but concentrates so hard that he really knows how to PLAY! Its so fun watching him!

During one of the games, Jake took Owen in the hall to play. He came back crying and said he fell off the window ledge. I big deal he falls off of everything. But he wouldn't stop crying and then got sleeping...and then started throwing up! So we rushed him to the ER and after being taken right back...four hours in a room waiting for a doctor to come and tell us he needed a CAT scan....he was fine. After waiting in that room for over an hour I could have told him that!


Jake's always had some girl that he likes or that likes him, but this is new.....

We teased him a little about it, but it really is cute! Makes me remember my first crush.

I don't like this one bit...he's still my baby!

Jake's School Trip to Austin

This actually happened in finding time to goes!
Jake's fourth grade class chartered a bus and went to Austin to see the capital. It was long, and some of it was boring, but just being with Jake was wonderful! He actually wanted to sit by me! He held my hand, he hugged me, we talked and had a good time being together! He's ten and I know that he probably will not want to hold my hand or "be alone" with me much longer, but I really cherish these moments. Thanks Jake for letting me go with you!
Just Me and Jake!

His friend Ashton

His friend Calob

His friend Josh

His friends Thomas and Ryan

How many pizza's can one fourth grade class go through?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Boys Are So Cute!

Here are some pictures my friend the famous photographer
She's amazing...THANKS Becky! I can't wait to get some on my walls.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Justin!

Happy Birthday Justin....I know it was last month, but it takes me a while to post things. I can't believe you are FIVE! You are getting so big! We had so much fun celebrating your birthday. First, "Breakfast in Bed" it's a tradition in our family and we love it...candles in the pancakes, singing, and gifts. The kids really look forward to this.

Then we had the "family birthday" party...those are always a lot of fun...more fun for Justin! Thanks everyone for coming to celebrate!

Then came the "friend birthday". I had been planning for a while and Justin had mentioned that he wanted a Kung Fu Panda Party...did you know that NO ONE sells kung fu panda party supplies, except for on line and since I always wait till the last minute...that wasn't an option. So luckily, party city had Chinese new year party stuff! It turned out really good!

I made Justin's Panda Cake, fortune cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, candy sushi, and I had the kids eat Roman Noodles with chop stickes. They loved it!

The bouncy house was an hour late, this is a picture of all the kids waiting for it to be put up...but it all worked out! I love you Justin! You are such a stud! You are so loving to me and I love the time I get to spend with you. I love watching you grow up! Your so fun, and I am so proud of you! I love being your MOM!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Christmas 2008

We did a lot of celebrating this Christmas season....we had the ward Christmas party, we had three of the boys school parties, we went on the polar express train...which was awesome (except for Ethan..he cried the whole time because his ear hurt) we had Rylee and Ashley over for a sleep over and hung out with them. It was so much fun having the boys home. That's my favorite part, spending time with them, having them home with me all day long. I love just being with them...we made a ginger bread house, tons of candy and cookies, turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, pies, we went to the movies a couple of times, saw Santa Clause finally at the polar express, sang Christmas carols, had our Wall traditional Nativity Scene which all the kids get to dress up. Owen did pretty good for his first time. So Christmas Eve I read a "The Night before Christmas" to the kids, they got to open the traditional PJ gift and we kissed them and sent them to bed.

I started to feel bad around this time and progressively it got worse, by 12:30 I was preparing for Santa's arrival, and in between that I would get sick, so I would go put stuff out, come back and throw up, and the night went just like that...back and forth till about 1 in the morning. Ethan came in around 2 and said that Santa had been there and asked if he could get up. I told him he could go look but that it was too early, to go back to bed. of the kids got up before I did!!!! Of coarse, I was suffering from the flu, but every Christmas morning I am up, waiting on at least one of the kids to get up. This year, I was relieved to finally have the kids up before I was ready. Sounds odd, but I love this part....getting up way too early and the excitement of what Santa brought!

By 6:30 A.M. Ethan and Jake couldn't wait any longer so I got up, and had them wake up Owen, Justin and Dad...MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE...