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.