Thursday, December 30, 2010

None sense!

I have not written a post about my crazy daughter in awhile- oh this child makes me laugh!

She loves Fancy Nancy- and Fancy Nancy uses big words- so she is always asking me for new words- lately she likes the word None sense! Instead of true or false- we play none sense and reality. Like a car has wings- None sense! The other day we went to see Yogi bear- and while the movie was pretty quiet, Yogi starts talking and Taya is laughing so loud and says- "That's None sense"- the whole theatre cracked up laughing.

This Christmas she is so into Santa and what she wants- when Jen takes her to Wal-mart, she is hiding toys that she wants behind things and under shelves- so worried that they will run out and she will not get what she wants.

When you tell her you love her she says"Aw, I love you too and I care about you."

One day she says- "Mama, you are pretty" Silly me thinking she is giving me a compliment I say, "Thanks Moo"- and she responds with- "But, not as pretty as me!"

These are just some of the crazy things my kid does. Here she is with her friend Chloe- they got tattoo's and to my horror- they put them on their necks! Who puts tattoos on their neck? My kid does.

Toby Turns 13!

I am a few days behind on posts-so I am still trying to play catch up!

On December 23rd- my little Toby turned 13! I now have 2 teenagers- how can this be? My little baby that the Dr.'s told me would not make it- to not get to attached to him, because the chances were not not good that he would survive- is a big 13 year old boy now!

Toby, you are an amazing kid, a great student, a wonderful athlete, and a very caring and giving soul. I am so proud to be your Mom. Go Team Toby! I love you!

Blowing out candles

The cake that Taylor made him

New Jeans!

Opening gifts at Pizza Hut

Toby and Taylor.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December Game Night

I do love game night- our games nights have gotten too big, so now we can only invite a few small families over. This night we invited over Taya's dance teacher and her family- the husband is also Dylan's wrestling coach and of course Bryce and Toby's girlfriends!

I made friend chicken, a whole bunch of Christmas treats for dessert and then we played Guesstures and Pictionary. the girls made a gingerbread house and then wanted to eat it. Who eats the gingerbread house? I mean the candies yes, but the old, hard, stale gingerbread?- yuck!

Matt, Garrett, and Trey playing Guesstures-

The gang at the dinner table

Karlie, Taya, and Ali making the gingerbread house.

Bryce and Megan

and me- smiling because my team ALWAYS wins!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas treats

Well we made our Christmas treats- we made:
Rice crispy Treats
Hay Stacks
Choc covered Pretzels
Chex Mix
Oatmeal cookie sandwiches
Sugar Cookies
Carmel Puff corn
Spritz cookies
Baby Ruth bars
Peanut Brittle

I love goodies!

Toby, Bryce, Taya, and Bryce's girlfriend (the one in college), Megan helped me- It was sure nice having help- that has never happened in all my years of baking!

Bryce and Toby and arguing with Megan about the size of the pan- so they are trying to read what size it is- and how could I not take this picture?!

Tay in her new apron, helping making Choc covered pretzels

Toby stirring the chocolate

Can you believe this kid is 12? he is HUGE!

Taya likes to get her picture taken

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Life goes on

Not much going on- and everything going on. Jen started a new job a few months ago as a Sheriff Deputy- but she has to work nights 7-7- I am a big baby and I hate it- I can't sleep until she gets home- but then I can't sleep because I have to get the kids to school and activities and it just sucks. She really likes it much more than the prison- so I can only complain here. :)

Dylan is wrestling, Trey is in basketball, Toby is wrestling, and Bryce is working. Taya has dance and gymnastics- so I stay pretty busy. Taya does not have school on Friday and if you have ever tried to keep a 4 year old quiet- it does not work, so we try to do stuff all day while Jen is sleeping, but it is hard to come up with new ideas every week.

I have really been enjoying this warm weather we have been having- it makes me so happy to not have snow. We have a new corn stove- so I am enjoying that.

We have new puppies- and more on the way- dogs are like humans- in that they all come into heat at the same time- so we have like 4 litters due within a month. I am not complaining- just saying I will sure be busy.

I am not ready for Christmas- the gifts I did wrap and put under the tree, Taya opened. Even if they were not for her- she opens them anyway.

Bryce still does not have grades good enough for a driver's liscense- will I be driving him around until he is 30?

I think I am in a funk- maybe I need Prozac! :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Corn Stove

Well I guess the corn stove did not work out so well. This is what the side of the house looks like where it vents. Can you say fire hazard?

I was dreaming the other night that everywhere I went people were telling me that I smelled like a cabin- like smoke- I would tell them that it was the corn stove. Then out of a dead sleep Jen is yelling- "get up, hurry, the house is filled with smoke!" Sure enough the house was filled with smoke from the stove. The hopper was on fire- so we opened all the windows and put the fire out.

This is the second fire we had in the stove- so something must be wrong with it- teach me to save a little money and order from the internet from a company I know nothing about!

So, I am trying to get my money back- but no response yet from the company and I ordered a new corn stove locally- keep your fingers crossed that this one works. I painted the side of the house and the ceiling in our bed room because it was also black but I forgot to take a picture of that.

I guess my dream was trying to tell me something- but I was not listening.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Trey and Dylan!

How is it possible that my little twins that were placed in my arms 11 years ago today are getting older?

Happy Birthday Trey and Dylan- I am so proud of the young men that you are becoming! I love you!



Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010!

I heard this joke the other day...Why didn't Frankenstein have any kids?

(Answer at the end of the post!)

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween- we had a busy one- starting with Taya not feeling well on Friday- so I looked in her throat and knew without a doubt she has strep- so off to the Dr. for a strep test which was positive. Great!

The Dr. gave her some liquid penicillin- knowing better I asked for it to be flavored- we get home and I go to give it to her and she spits it all over me- I was pissed! It had already been a long day, she was whinny and not feeling well and now I am covered in pink, sticky medicine- so we tried again with the same result. How do you force a 4 year old to take medicine that she does not want to take? Oh, and I forgot to mention she has to take it 4 times a day!

Some days I am just done with her trying my patience! She also hates dance class all of a sudden and does not want to go. She throws a fit, kicks the wall and screams. Did I also mention that when we went to the Dr. she refused to talk to him- she would not answer one of his questions and hid behind me the whole time- so embarrassing- then wen we got to the car and she was chatting my face off- I asked her why she would not talk to the Dr. She said, "he called me Taya, that is not my right name" She refuses to talk to anyone who does not call her Tay Tay! Shoot me now- please.

Dylan with his pumpkin

Toast thinks he needs some help

Toby- not to excited about carving pumpkins

Turtle goes for a ride on Toast with Jen's brother

Tay and her pumpkin

Dylan, Tay and Trey at the High school during Bryce's parent teacher conf. that he did not want us to go to

Dylan and Hilda

Trick or Treat street group

Tay at school

Answer: Because he had a hallow weenie! LOL

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The rest of the kids

I already posted Bryce's picture- and I finally got the rest of the kids so I better post them.

Life has been busy around here- I just want to chill and relax, but it does not happen. basketball and wrestling are about to start- Bryce is still playing football. Taya is starting gymnastics on top of the three dance classes she takes- UG!

Next weekend I will be at scrapbooking for 4 days- I can't wait- I may even take a nap!

Dylan 10- 5th grade

Trey 10- 5th grade

Toby 12- 7th grade

Tay Tay 4- Pre-School- love this picture BTW!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I always loved taking the boys to the Pumpkin Patch- now they think they are too old to go- so we took Taya. She had a lot of fun.

We decided to take Toby to his first Haunted House this year- he took his girlfriend and we had a great time. I think Bryce was about 14 when we took him. It is fun being able to do stuff with them as they get older.

I am not a big fan of corn mazes. I have zero sense of direction and after awhile I do not think it is fun to be walking around a field of dried corn- but I did OK on this day!

Only mu daughter would wear a dress to a pumpkin patch!

Going for a train ride!

Mama and Tay Tay

What a photo opportunity!

Tay Tay in the corn maze!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Cricut? I made this Halloween decoration with it tonight. Not really sure how I am going to store it- but it is cute for this year!

Monday, October 11, 2010

One ends, another begins!

Bryce is finally eligible to play football! Due to bad grades last Spring- he had to sit out for 6 games! I gotta hand it to him, he still went to practice and busted his butt even though he could not play- and now he is back in the game. Number 47! These teenage years are killing me!

Toby's team won the Championship on Saturday with 2 more TD's from Toby! So his season is over for 7th grade!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I am loving my new Imagine- I have never been a card maker- but I am sure having fun playing witht his awesome machine and these are some cards I made today!

A Birthday card: