Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Being a mom is hard, any mom knows that. But I also think it totally normal for Mom to have slumps.  Sometimes I feel like I never write on my blog about myself unless I am in a slump. But it’s good for me to write about the downer times. But my life is not a big slump, it has a lot of ups which makes the slumps so….slumpy (sick of hearing that word yet?) I think the biggest thing weighing on my mind is finding a job. Oh so stressful. My heart just aches wishing Dan and I could figure out exactly what we want and get it! While we have both turned to our Heavenly Father for guidance, it’s not that easy! Dan finishes school in 4 months which is beyond exciting and more than just a little nerve racking! Dan doesn’t deserve the best, he has earned the best! He has gone to school for 9 ½ years and stayed at the top of his class without playing teacher’s pet or stomping on anyone in his way. Can you tell I am proud of Daniel? Than there is the issue of raising a family. Some days it fun, exhilarating and rewarding. Then there are the days that stink, the days where you are holding back everything you have so you don’t go all Ricky Lake on your sassy little two year old! The days when you clean up the same mess for the ten thousandth time, while the nasty toilets that you had nothing to do with are waiting in line for you to clean also. The days when your children expect everything from you in an instance but give you no sort of gratitude in return. You know, the days when you want to just sit in front of the TV and let the world fall apart around you and let the kids find their own lunch out of the cheez it box and wait til the hubby gets home to take over. It makes me think a lot about my testimony in the church, because I do rely on God a lot. Dan and I have had or heard of many friends that have fallen away from the church. We both agree that at our age it’s kind of a your in or your out sorta thing for religion. So it’s a prime time for people in their late 20’s early 30’s to fall away from the church. When I have these slumps I wonder why God is not keeping me happy. But to think about giving up on such an amazing friendship would be a tragedy. God has helped me plenty of times in the past, he has given me so much hope and love of this life. It reminds me to instill the love that I have for Heavenly Father into my children. It also reminds me that life is not perfect and sometimes we have slumps, some longer than others but if we stick it out with a long time friend we will get through it. Blah onto my photo over load of my kiddos that I love to death but drive me absolutely crazy!
 This one is my stinker! I try to remember that I thought life was over when her brother was the same age and I made it through!
 Kylee can almost always be found munching on something that is not edible! Kylee and I already made a pack to never turn 2, she will stay my sweet baby forever.
 Does she love her Dad???
 Or her mom better??? Momma just knows what she wants...
 My little man that started VPK. He has been making excuses for weeks, "Mom, I will do that when I get big and start school." Oh those days are over boy! You better come up with a better excuse than that to get out of cleaning your room!
 Hayden tries to keep it under raps, but you can tell he really enjoys reading princess books with his sister, he is always helping her pick a good princess book or movie. I look at it as a wonderful way to open his eyes to something other than trucks, trains and transformers that he is obsessed with.

 Long enough hair to actually do things with! I love this do because it actually stays past naptime.
 Notice the shirt under the dress, nothing but dresses phase.
 Hadley and I have matching eyes.
 Riding gators
 Smiley Ky
 OHHHHHhhhh boy...you want a good story? Well whatever you do don't head on over the JC Penny for free hair cuts for kids month! While things went fine with Hadley........
 ..things were not so fine with Hayden and his Russian hair cutter. She made him look like Jim Carry on dumb and dumber. He totally had a bowl cut! I asked her like 3 times "Not to short, blend it, blend it...........it that blending?" As she is "blending" it with a trimmers! I was horrified and finally said, "ok stop! Thats enough, we are done!" the Russian was shocked, "but I am not done, are you sure your done? Me "yes, we are done!" As we walked away I was so grateful that she hadn't butchered my daughters hair!  Hayden's hair was horrible and so short that it was hard to fix with out just buzzing it all off, but I blended it at home and it is growing back to look half normal!

 Trying to stay occupied on a raining day building forts and shooting bad guys that need to go to jail.
 Hadley and her buddy that she hardly seen lately! It is crazy how busy life gets with you add a kid! But they can go weeks without each other and hit it right off to where they left off. They were princess dancing, with Rapunzel and Belle.
 Late night beach run. We have not had enough of these lately and really needed the sand in out toes. Hadley's funny of the week. Had's "Mom! there is a bug in your house!" Me "oh, it's a fly, tell it to get out of here." Hads "Get outta here fly.........MOM, that fly not talking to me!"
 Can you believe he just turned 4! I need to upload the birthday photos! He seems so tall!
 I know I have mentioned this a million times before but if I left my house and got out of my car ANY where with these kids at least one person will ask me if they are twins! Every single time!
 This girl is not officially mobile yet. Some how she gets around on her tummy going in circles and backwards but she still gets around. I always say how'd you get there? But she is loving walking, she has to have both hands held and she will start booking it if she see's the right thing in her eye sight.
 Action shot, the Olympic's have sparked a flame!
 Pop eye!
 Crazy Dad.
 summer saults, look at that form!
 I love dressing the girls up matching. I hated it when my mom did it, but I will torture my kids until they won't let me anymore.
 Baby in a bucket?
 First day of School, eating his "toaster" and cereal
 That beaming big boy face. He loved it, and I loved it! Yes I cried. My baby is no more sheltered from the world! But he is happy and Hadley is happy to have mommy alone! I will still keep him sheltered at home, and pray to know what to say if he starts asking me about so and so that has two mommies!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My baby

 I am way behind like usual with blogging, but I wanted to post the the last few months of photos of my baby girl! I love, love, love having a baby! She is pretty funny and puts up with so much from her big sister. She trying so hard to crawl right now and gets so upset that she can only go backwards. But she is happy as a clam if you let her lean on something so she can cruise around on her feet. She has great balance.
 Kylee DOES NOT like baby food! my goodness it is such a chore to try and shovel that stuff down her throat, so we have been trying to find solid foods that are easy to eat.

 She sucks her thumb more often now, and if you take it out she will growl at you. Well she growls a lot lately. If you blow a raspberry on her belly she will blow one right back at you with her lips!
 Yeah her relationship with her sister is a love, hate. I am just preparing myself for the teenage years. Hadley can't help be all over such a cute little thing, but doesn't really know or want to stop bugging her!

 Don't mind the half naked girls in swimming suits, just note the naked baby. Went swimming with the fam and I forgot Ky's swiming suit! Can you believe how horrible I am! Well she went naked until some lifeguard threatened that all children must be in a bathing suit. SO......she wore her cousins suit.....her boy cousin! Yeah memories.
 Camping didn't even phase this girl, she is ready to party anytime.
 Playing with her boy cousin Gibson. They got a long quite well. I can totally see them sharing raisins in the future :)
 Comparing thighs on this one :)
 4th of July Parade

 Comparing size and weight Aunt Keen uses those Insanity muscles!
OOOOHhhhh the things this girls puts up with....

Monday, July 23, 2012

Disney World

 This is what we do when we go to Disney World! Ha, my kids love that they have TV to watch. Pretty comical for Dan and I! We decided to make a goal to hit up the temple on a regular basis, which happens to be 30 min from DW. So we took the kiddos and we all had a blast.
 The car ride Hayden begged to go on ten million times, Ky's couldn't go on this one so we did parent swap which made us not want to go ten million times! The lines were great, hardly had to wait more than 10 minutes for a ride.
 Hayden got to have the Orange car. He also got his drivers license.

 The boys getting ready to speed down the track.
 Hads on the tomorrow land train. So nice to get some cool air in our hair!
 Yeah we try to act like we are wild and crazy, but I must say that my kiddos did hit up a roller coaster. Hayden had mixed feelings after he went, but Had's was ready to go again. (It was the new one in the new fantasy land next to the dumbo ride)
 The treasured Dumbo ride. This we DID wait forever to get on, but the kids wanted it so bad, all 30 seconds of it!
 Cat nap Ky!
 Wild man!
 The carousel that they went on 5 times!
 Happy kids!
P.S. we decided the day before to make this trip and we got an unbelievable deal on a hotel, we love price-line!