Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time Keeps Marching On

Tweet Tweet-and not the Twitter kind
Monday, April 9, 2012
Day 316

Lately we've been hearing birds outside. I mean A LOT of birds. Chirping and flapping and making such a racket that at times it sounds like they are right in our living room! But every time we open the door it quiets down and we can't seem to figure out what all the fuss is about.

Today I was working with my flower pots out front and Mike was standing talking to me. Suddenly he stops, mid-sentence, and said, "There are 6 little eyes looking back at me."



The birds built a nest in the wreath on my front door!

You've Got Mail!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Day 317

A new playlist for my car. Oh happy day!!! Thanks, Ryan!


Bad Hair Day
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Day 318

About a week ago the kids planted grass seed in little plastic ducks.


This is how they look so far.


Thursday, April 12, 2012
Day 319

I've been taking Andrea Scher's online Superhero Photo class and part of today's assignment is color! I was shopping at Target with Harrison and found all sorts of fun color to photograph!!!




Friday, April 13, 2012
Day 320

Well hello there, Spring!


Man at Work
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Day 321

All I know for certain is that a few minutes ago he was cutting holes in my brand new dry wall.

Sometimes it's better if I just don't ask.


All Dressed Up
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Day 322

I didn't really get a chance to take some good pictures of the kids when they were all dressed up for Easter so today I made them get all dressed up again. I haven't even looked at all the pictures yet but as I previewed some of them on my camera's preview screen I snapped a few quick pics with my phone to give you some idea of what you are in for once I do finally get them all downloaded off my memory card.

He is just starting to reach that age where he thinks he's too cool to laugh at mom's antics.


Loving her gap-toothed grin!


Oh my cuteness!


Here is, by far, my favorite from the day!


Can't wait to get these pictures off my camera and onto my wall!!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Birthdays, and Parties, and Easter, oh my!

The Long and Short of it

Just a short post script about the whole lay off thing. Mike is, for now, doing a little contract work....for the company that just laid him off. Contract ends June 2nd so, for now, we have a little time to figure out what to do next.

Dinosaur Train
Monday, April 2, 2012
Day 309

Harrison LOVES Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids.  When he watches he really gets into the zone.


All Tied Up
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Day 310

Trying to choose a tie for Adam for Easter.....


Read to Me
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Day 311

Still love the way that they gather around each other whenever one of them is reading.


I also love how the toes of Zoey's shoes are always scuffed up. Here they are dangling off the couch as she reads before school.


Stocking Up
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Day 312

Cadbury Mini Eggs are my favorite candy! But you can only find them at Easter time. So at this time of year I stock up! I buy a bag (or two) every time I'm at the store until they disappear.


I can't wait, until I'm 8!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Day 313

Today is Adam's birthday!!!!

First he got Space Mountain


And there were some pirate Legos. Because what's a birthday without pirate Legos?


And there was miniature golf.


Then Zoey lost a tooth, because she didn't think that Adam should get ALL the attention.


And of course there was cake! No candles. But cake!!!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012
Day 314

Adam and his friend from school had a joint birthday party today. Since they have many of the same friends it just made it easier to have one big party.


So we gathered 12 boys, fed them cake and pizza and then threw them in the swimming pool. Good times.

Happy Easter!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Day 315

All Dressed up, with someplace to go!


Life Throws you curves, and you learn to swerve

One More Day
Monday, March 26, 2012
Day 302

Back to school tomorrow, which means swimming today!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Day 303

Chino Bandido. That's all.


Something's been eating me
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Day 304

My hibiscus appears to have aphids, and after the day we've had, that's the least of our worries.

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Mike was informed today that he was being laid off, Friday is to be his last day.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Day 305

In light of yesterday's news I made some quick phone calls and was able to get the kids into the dentist before our insurance came to an end.




Can you SEE me now?
Friday, March 30, 2012
Day 306

Still trying to squeeze out every last insurance claim I took Adam to the optometrist today. My favorite part of the optometrist is the jumbo print magazines.


They just humor me. I don't know why. They just do.



Saturday, March 31, 2012
Day 307

Today there was a neighborhood Easter Egg hunt. Unfortunately it was quite warm and all the chocolate eggs melted before the kids found them.


Follow the Prophet
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Day 308

It's General Conference weekend and I always have to find ways to keep the kids happy during the sessions, which usually means lots of coloring and cutting and gluing.



Officially Official

Monday, March 19, 2012
Day 295

I walked into the bank the other day to deposit a check and the teller informed me that my driver's license was expired. Oops! I seriously had no idea! So we decided it was as good as time as any to finally go get our Arizona Driver's Licences. Which means.....lots of sitting around and waiting. Yea!


The Rest is History
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Day 296

Wanting to stay busy this spring break we took a trip today to the Gilbert Historical Museum.


The Museum hosts a live quilting bee year round. Volunteers gather each day to quilt heirloom quilts that have never been finished.


We walked into this room and my kids said "What are those???"


Train Park, Again
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Day 297

Think my kids will ever get tired of this place?


Bloom Where you are Planted
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Day 298

Proof that, for at least a little while, my flowers were pretty. Because, chances are, I'll kill them soon. It's what I do.




What a way to end vacation
Friday, March 23, 2012
Day 299

Today was supposed to be a swim date with some of the the kid's friends but Zoey woke up in the middle of the night puking.

sleeping beauty

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Day 300

Got these new slippers at Costco today. They are fuzzy and soft and I LOVE THEM!


Bed Knobs and Broomsticks
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Day 301

Walked into Zoey's room today and discovered her doll bed broken like this.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

I asked her what happened to it. She looked at me sheepishly and said that she and Harrison had been sitting on it. I asked why they were sitting on it. She blushed and said it was because they were playing Bed Knobs and Broomsticks.