Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Today was full of excitement, anticipation, cute boys in costumes, trick-or-treating with the cousins, eating LOTS of sugar, and of course....meltdowns. And now the house is quiet with sleeping boys! The perfect Halloween!
and a big THANK YOU to Shelley who lent us the adorable Tigger costume!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Photos

Baby Josh at 10 weeksColby 5 year

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Colby's Fashion Sense

This is my adorable, smart, loving and fashionable? boy Colby. Please take note at the pants and how short they are. No, he is not preparing for a flood....he has grown out of these pants. There are his "comfy" pants that he absolutely LOVES! When I ask him to go get dressed in the morning and I haven't picked out an outfit, this is what he comes out looking like. His "95" shirt (it has the number 95 on it that you can't see, and that is Lightening McQueens number) and his "comfy pants". Being a girl who has a little fashion sense (even though it is debateable at the moment), I guess there is a part of me that wishes that he cares what he wears. But then I remember he is a BOY! And they are all about comfort. And Nate keeps reminding me of that. He tells me I can buy all the nice clothes in the world, but a guy just wants what is comfy. So, needless to say, I think it is time to put the pants away, far, far away. But I will give him a couple more weeks with his beloved comfy pants. I love you, Colby! :-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's All About the Pumpkins!

We went to the pumpkin patch tonight with our friends Gary and Jana and their two adorable boys! We got to go on a tractor ride, but not before we had their yummy apple cider donuts! We had a great time and the kids loved it! This is Cars with the sippy cup clutched in his arms, which is a common sight with him!

Colbs hanging out on the fence while we wait for the tractor ride.

Gary, Jana, Tanner and Gage

Tanner and buddies.

Carson and Colby in the pumpkin field.

Colby, Tanner and Carson

Carson found sitting on the pumpkins to be much more entertaining than picking one out......

while Gage found the rocks much more interesting!

Here we are getting ready to leave on the tractor ride.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun Pics

Colby got these galoshes for his bday and Carson LOVES putting them on. Getting in some good reading!

That smile melts my heart!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hi 5!

This fabulous young man turned 5 yesterday!

This is a day late because life has been crazy this weekend, but......


I just can't believe he is 5 already. And what an amazing 5 year old he is!
He is so intelligent, kind-hearted, sensitive to others feelings, responsible, a fabulous helper, tender-hearted, obedient (most of the time), strong willed, handsome (like his dad), eager to learn, and just about the best boy we could ever ask for!
I am so proud to be his mom and loving watching him develop his own personality.
I love him so, so much!

On Friday he had his bday party. His choice was a Halloween theme, soooooo.......

invitations went out,

decorations were hung....(didn't get a picture of those, lame!),

guests came,

games were played....(didn't get a picture of that either, even more lame!),

birthday cake was served,

presents were opened,

gift bags made to like like brooms were dispersed,

and lots of fun was to be had! It was a lot of fun, and everyone had a blast, especially Colby!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Baby Is Blessed

Yesterday we blessed our sweet Joshua. It was a great day! We love you Josh and are so glad you joined our family!

My mom made this blessing outfit for Colby, and because of that fact all my boys have worn this blessing outfit. It has so much meaning especially now that she has passed on. I cherish this outfit and the fact that my mom's love and hard work went into this beautiful outfit. It was nice to have a part of my mom still involved, even though I know she was their in spirit.

Josh and his Grandma

Josh and his Grandpa

Josh and his Great Grandma C*

Josh and his Great Grandma M*

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Three Sons

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tag, I'm It!

Abbi tagged me on this, so here goes....

5 Joys

  1. My Family
  2. The Gospel
  3. Crafts
  4. Treats (oh my, I love treats!)
  5. Traveling (I would love to do more)

5 Fears

  1. Heights (just a mild fear)
  2. Being raped
  3. Losing Nate
  4. Not teaching my children adequately
  5. One of my kids being kidnapped

5 Obsessions

  1. I have to fold my laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer. I really don't like wrinkles.
  2. Dental Hygiene
  3. Blogging :))
  4. Smelling good
  5. Crafts and quilting (although, I don't have as much time for it as I would like)

5 Surprising Facts

  1. My birth father didn't raise me (and I don't have any kind of relationship with him), my step-dad did. And I don't like calling him that, because he has been the best Dad and Father to me!
  2. I broke my leg when I was 1 year old.
  3. I had to be saved by Search and Rescue after spending the night in Natural Bridges National Monument with my Auntie Cyn.
  4. All of my kids were born Cesarean
  5. I still occasionally listen to the old school New Kids On the Block

5 People to Tag

  1. Lindsay
  2. Caytee
  3. Debbie
  4. Danielle
  5. Carol

Advent Continued

I have had some people ask about a pattern for my advent calendar. Unfortunately, I don't have one, but I will tell you how I did it. I found the idea off and then tweeked it a bit.

  1. I got a cookie sheet, had Nate drill 2 holes at the top (for the ribbon), then painted it.
  2. I Mod Podged some scrapbook paper to the bottom of the cookie sheet. I put mod podge over the top of the paper and the paint to seal it all.
  3. Glued some letters (for "halloween countdown") on the paper and some embellishments.
  4. Made a grid with a ruler and a black, permanent pen and wrote the numbers for each day on the grid.
  5. I got a package of little cardboard chip squares and glued some different scrapbook paper to them.
  6. Glued a bunch of different little Halloween stickers from the craft store to the squares.
  7. Glued magnets to the back of each square.
  8. Put ribbon through the drilled holes and tied a bow for hanging and voila! You are done!
It really didn't take too much time anf you can be as creative as you want and make it to your liking! I hope it all makes sense.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Advent Calendar Fun!