Saturday, November 29, 2008

Time to play catch up :)

Well I have not posted for a very long time, and I am very far behind, so I am going to attempt to catch up. SO I am warning you all this might be a long post.

Thanksgiving was good. We had 2 days of it, SO needless to say Paul was happy, he LOVES Thanksgiving. (probably just cause he likes to eat) . We went to my moms the Sunday before,and then we went to Pauls Familys on thanksgiving.

My mom bought the kids coloring books, and it kept them all busy. (notice the 2 big kids Jamie and Paul)

We have Thanksgiving dinner at the highschool, because Pauls family is so big, there is not a house to fit us all. It was extra fun this year though cause Gunner thought it was fun to wander around the school, so we all took turns chasing him around.

After we eat every year everyone either heads to the gym or stays in the cafeteria and plays Bingo. My kids were actually really into the Bingo this year ( I think they were after the prizes) Cambria kept stealing my card everytime I won, cause she thought my cards were lucky :)

Paul always head down to the gym to play basketball. Bingo did not last very long for me, because Gun kept running away and when he wasn't running away, he was trying to eat the Bingo Beans. Tyson lost to Paul in Basketball, and that won us a baby sitter for a night !!! Yeah!!!! Gunner loved it in the gym cause he could run wild, and there were lots of" ba ba balls". But then he discovered the stairs and the boys locker room, and then the chasing started again. I think everytime I turned around he was gone.

Paul thought it would be a great idea to get to the balcony this way instead of using the stairs, and so all of a sudden Gunner thought he would try to chase daddy up the same way :)

Heres just some fun Pictures from the day. Gunner loves shaylynn:)

And heres the 2 boys. They are just so much fun to watch play together. I love that they are the same age.

Cambria and the 2 girls Madi and mackenzie, that live next to us, spend most of there free time at Madis house making up cheers. They had made a Thanksgiving one up and Cambria was dying to show it to me. She kept telling me," mom we are performing at 4". It was so cute, and actually I must say the cheer was quite creative.

Here is Braxton with his special day poster. He could not wait to go to school that day, cause he kept saying " mom its like I am having my birthday all over again "

The picture on the right was of Trevon. My sister came out so we could get all of our littel neighbor gifts put together and wrapped. Well all of the kids had fallen asleep and Trevon was a trooper and stayed up with us. So he pulled Cambrias bean bag down to the kitchen and made his bed next to us :)
And Last but not least, I am thinking Christmas trees were not a good Idea this year. I got the ornaments out so the kids could decorate our downstairs tree, and the second I opened the box, there came Gunner " Ball Ball Ball Ball" So We decided to wait and put them on when he took a nap. Well He never took a nap and the kids got impatient to I decided to just deal with it, but I must say I was ripping my hair out by the time I was done. And It is fully decorated from top to bottom, but we will see how long that lasts.
This Is Cambrias little tree she bought with her own money to put in her room. ( Lets see how long it stays in one piece with gun around )

One last note.....while I was blogging, Gunner tore all of the ornaments off the bottom of the tree, so Cambria so kindly moved them all up to the top. SO now I have a half decorated Christmas tree ......Oh well guess thats life with a 1 year old :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy thanksgiving!!!!

Well I would feel bad if I did not post about the things that I am grateful for, cause there are so many of them, and there is no better time in the world to do it then on Thanksgiving.
I have to start by saying that I am so grateful for our heavenly father. With out him nothing else that I am thankful for would even be possible. I am so grateful for the power of prayer, and that even at a young age, and even though you cant call me the number one mom when it comes to taking my kids to church, my kids even know the power of prayer.
Family!!!! I am so grateful for my family. All the way around. My husband has got to be one of the best men I know. He is such a hard worker, and seriously the number 1 dad!!!!! He is not a complainer and he is the optimistic person you will ever meet.....which balances us out, cause I am definatly the exact opposite. I am so grateful for Cambria, she is my rock, and I know my life would not be complete without her. Braxton, is such a funny kid, and my life would be so dull without him. And Gunner... what can I say, he seriously keeps me on my toes. I love my kids with all my heart and am so blessed to have them, I cant imagine my life without them, how seriously boring would that be . I am so grateful for my mom... I couldn't live without her. She is my shoulder, when I need someone.. She is one of my best friends!!! I am grateful for my sister, We have such different outlooks on life, but I love her to death. I am so grateful for my wonderful inlaws. I really lucked out, and I love them to death.
There are so many little things to be grateful for. I am grateful that Paul has a good job, it is such a scary time in this world, and it is nice to know that he works somewhere that just does not have the policy of laying off, that truly is a blessing. I am grateful for modern medicine. without it who knows where Paul would be. I am grateful for all those people trying to find a cure for diabietis, it gives me hope that one day Paul will be cured. I am grateful that my kids have been lucky enough to be so healthy. And Friends.........I am so grateful for good friends. Paul and I seriously have some of the greatest friends, and I am so grateful for that. Good friends are hard to find, and I feel lucky that we have such great ones.
I could probably go on for days, I probably get wrapped up in wordly things and dont always sit down to remember how truly blessed I am. I am glad for all of the many blessings in my life. I hope everyone has a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

JuSt SoMeThInG FuN!!!!

I saw this on friends blog and thought It was cute! I asked them both seperatly so they wouldn't have the same answers

1. What is something mom always says to you? C:Claen YOur Room
B:Your in Trouble (LOL)
2. What makes mom happy? C: Being Honest and not getting in trouble, and asking before we do something
B:Giving Kisses
3. What makes mom sad? C:When we lie to you
B: Not givin kisses
4. How does your mom make you laugh? C:By tickeling me
B: Tickeling me
5. What was your mom like as a child? C: I don't know she had blonde hair and in 1st grade she had glasses...Thats all I can say
B:Like me
6. How old is your mom?C:25
B 25
7. How tall is your mom? C:Shes shorter than my dad, shes probably 7 feet
B :(He reaches his arm way up and says ) I can't reach that high
8. What is her favorite thing to do? C: Spend time with daddy
B: Go to the pool and clean
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? C: I don't know clean probably
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? C: Cause dad wanted you to or something
B: For a concert
11. What is your mom really good at? C:Helping me at math
12. What is your mom not very good at?C:stop saying bad words (uh oh )
B: doing dishes ( As he looks at the sink full of dishes)
13. What does your mom do for her job? C: Nails
B: Nails
14. What is your mom's favorite food? C:Baked potato with chili on top
15. What makes you proud of your mom? C:When she takes me to the mall
B:Being good
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? C:Cinderella
B: Buzz lightyear
17. What do you and your mom do together? C:Homework
18. How are you and your mom the same? C:We both have short hair and thats pretty much it
B:WE are 5 ( I am 25, he's 5 )
19. How are you and your mom different? C: Your prettier than me and taller
B:Your big and I am small
20. How do you know your mom loves you? C:You never say you hate me and you always say I love you
B: You take me to the pool

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Paul!!!!

Today is Pauls Birthday....he turns the big 27:) I am so Very Very blessed to have this man in my life! I love him with all my heart, and don't know what I would to without him. He can never fail to put a smile on my face. He is the best daddy a kid could ask for!!! He is truly my best friend, and the best husband EVER!!! I love you babe and hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

...I might just be a little obsessed !?!.....

Ok so I admit that I might just be a little obsessed with Gunner and this point in my life. He is at the funnest cutest age, and he does such funny cute little things everyday. I love to just watch him.... He is definatly into everything, but he is also such a little tease.......I feel bad to my other kids, but they also once went through this stage and I was just as obsessed with the things that they did...

.....Gunner is constantly running around chasing the dog, sometimes they will chase each other for hours, but his new thing is to run around trying to catch him so he can give him kisses. He runs around yelling "MUAH" MUAH" and him, until he catches him. And then usually the dog attacks him with doggy kisses and then he gets really annoyed and runs away!!!.......
.....The other day I was on the computer blogging and not really paying attention to what everyone else was doing. Well Pauls dad gave us these little bags of Popcorn on Halloween and the kids were eating theres, and Gunner happened to find an extra one. I found him behind my curtains in the kitchen just looking out the window eating popcorn.....Notice the shocked look with a mouth full of popcorn????
And My last thing about gun ......He is obsesed with putting on shoes. Braxton had his cousin and his friend over the other day and they all had left there shoes in the kitchen. It kept gunner busy for probably 45 minutes just putting them on and walking around tell they would fall off and then putting a new pair on :).....

Now onto another child( I promise I am just as obsessed with the other 2 too, they just aren't at that cute little stage LOL) Cambria has been telling me for months that she wanted to cut her hair off, so finally I made the appointment and we cut it off. It looks so much better and made her look so much older :(
Just a few other funny little notes......
The other dayI had my Friend Mikela watching my kiddos while I was at work. WEll She called me just laughing, She said you will never guess where I found the girls ( Cambria, and mya who is 5)Well it had been drug free week at school and the girls had wrote on a piece of paper ..." Drug free"...Sometimes drug free"...Does drugs"....Mikela lives in and appartment complex and they were going door to door asking the people, "If you are drug free sign here....if you sometimes do drug sign here ....If you do drugs sign here ... well the people would sign there names,(Of course they all said they were drug free ) ......:)
And LAst but not least, my little boy Braxton got in his first little fight at school sad, but also kindof funny. I picked them upfrom school and The first thing out of Braxtons Mouth was "MOm I got in a fight today " Me...."Oh really " ...then went on to fish out details . I asked Braxton who started it ( Of course he said the boy) He told me "mom this kid just hates people" I asked him what happened and he told me that he told the kid he was a meany head , and the kid turned around and punched him in the heart and ripped his shirt. ......(LOL) well later we were sitting in the truck and I heard him whining in the back seat I turned around and he was holding his shoulder, I asked him what was a matter and he said "oh nothing my shoulder just hurts cause I got in a fight today " >>>>( But remember the kid punched him in the heart LOL LOL) He is to funny, I just don't know what I would do without Braxton for a good laugh.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I've been tagged by wendi
8 T.V. Shows I love to watch......
1.The hills
2.Lipstick Jungle
3. Private Practice
4. Greys anatomy
5. the news
6. Good things Utah
7. Er
8. Cartoons with the kids
8 Favorite Restaurants.....
1. Mandarin Garden
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Applebees
4. Red lobster
5. Saigon tower
6. cafe rio
7. chilis

8 Things that happened last night.....
1. cleaned the house
2. took the kids to my moms
3. went to Clint and amandas
4. went to Brett and Rachelles
5. Went to Ben Petts house for his halloween party
6. Hung out with friends
7.Ate some yummy chips and dip
8.Came home and went to bed

8 Things your looking forward to......
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
3. Decorating for christmas
4. All the fun Christmas time things
5.Cancun in february
6. my new workout videos that are coming:)
7. Spring so I can go camping again
8. Pauls birthday

8 Things on my wish list.....
1. Lose weight
2. Paint my doors
3. New clothes for winter
4. New shoes
5. Gunner to sleep through the night
6. Be done Christmas shopping ( but I am almost done)
7. Take the kids to disneyland
8. My kids to have a happy healthy life

8 people I tagged......
1. Teresa
2. lynette
3. BOth ashleys
4. Nicole
6. jayme
7. Everyone that looks at my blog

Saturday, November 1, 2008

HaLlOwEeN FuN!!!!!!!

Here are some picture from out HalloweenDay!!! It turned out good as usual, and we lucked out and Paul ended up with the day off, which was nice. We usually go TO Boo fest, but they did not have it this year, so we just took the kids to see my mom and headed home. Cambria dressed up as a little Devil Girl and she was cute as ever.

Gunner was my little monkey boy....I tried so hard to get a good picture of him, but i could not get him to hold still for 2 seconds.

Braxton was Optimus prime (sp?) > He had a mask, but it broke before the night even started.

We always head to our wards trunk or treat first, and they usually get a good hall of candy there. It wasn't as big this year as I had seen in the past, but the kids still had a blast , and we ran out of Candy due to all of the kids going around multiple time :0) WE had to keep stealing some from Pauls sister to keep stocked.Here are the kids at trunk or treat with there best little neighbor friends Colby and Madi. . . And once again we tried to get gun in the picture ( I even had my neighbor holding onto his tail), but still no good pic ....

Next we headed over to Pauls Grandmas house...It is tradition every year to go to her house and have Chili and hot dogs and donuts.....And I lucked out this year and she had some clam chowder ( I am allergic to beans so I usually just have a hot dog ) Its always such yummy food and the kids love to get together with there cousins.
Here is gunner and Hunter. They are about 3 weeks apart and so much fun to watch when they get together

Here are the rest of the pictures from the night.....WE stopped at our best friends Nick and Ems before we went home and Cambria got to hold There new baby for the first time and she loved it....she even ended up putting her to sleep :)