Monday, November 30, 2009

We Gobbled 'till we Wobbled!!!

Thanksgiving was fun this year. We went to Mom's house with Brother Jared and his family. Mom made tons of good food as always. The kids had fun playing together. Especially the boys with Morgan's play station. I even played guitar hero and Jordan informed me that I sucked really bad!! The kids played play station. The girls made a mess of Grandma's books and the adults watched a movie and let all that food settle.
Keira was so tired before dinner she had to have a little snooze.

Yummy, yummy for your tummy Jared and Morgan.

Family feast. Mom gave little goodie bags to everyone. The kids loved these. I loved the chocolate in mine!

Giggly girlies. Jordan and Zoe.

The girls did really good this year. They can pretty much feed themselves now. The both like turkey. And Zoe really liked the salad Jordan helped her mom make.

Zachary had his usual roll, cheese, cucumber and mashed potatoes with no gravy. One day I'm sure he'll decide to try some turkey.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


The Reading Mother
You may have tangible wealth untold: caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
But richer than you can never be, for I had a mother who read to me.This month I've been thinking of all the things I'm thankful for.
Of course I'm thankful for my family and friends, good health, community, etc.
But one thing that has really stood out was my Mom.
There are a million reasons I'm thankful for her, but one is she read
to me when I was little, and I believe as a result I've read to my kids.
And I love the fact that they love books!
Zachary has always loved books. I would read to him every nap time and
every bed time. I haven't been that fortunate with the girls.
However they absolutely love books. Anytime anyone comes
to visit they start dragging out their books, and if you read
them one you read them all.
Mom is the librarian at the elementary school, and I've never met
someone so perfect for their job. Everywhere we go we hear
Miss Lorie, Miss Lorie. I love it.
So this Thanksgiving I'm so very thankful to my Mom
and her love of books.
Love you Mom

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some of my Favorites!!!

So I was sitting here thinking I should post something new, but I wasn't sure what. Then I got thinking how fast this year flew by. So here are some of my favorite pictures from this year.

This is Keira and Zachary saying cheese for me.

Zachary was growing some carrots from pre-school in a laundry detergent scoop. They sat in the kitchen window forever, and I finally planted them in the flower bed out front and forgot about them. They grew for a really long time and I figured they weren't producing any carrots because I waited so long. Finally one day we pulled them up and there was about six really good sized carrots! Go figure. Any way Zac was pretty excited.

I was going to send this picture to luvs! "we love our Luvs!" The girls were pretty excited to get this huge box of diapers from the UPS guy. Man do we luv!

We went to Aunt Traci's for a water day, and Jordan got the ice cream and popcicles out. All I can say is Keira and Zoe were her best, best friends.

They have the Cheese part down.

I'm afraid Zoe has the mis-conception that everybody has two babies because her mommy has two babies! More often than not she has one under each arm and heaven forbid we leave home without a baby!

I love this picture of Zachary. He's my little book worm.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Goodbye Thomas, Hello Star Wars!!!!

It was a sad, sad day for mom. I knew this was coming but I didn't want it to end. I always tell people I miss the Thomas stage, because Zac was so cute and mellow in it. He loved, loved, loved Thomas the Tank Engine, as did I. He would play for hours. Everything had to be Thomas. Especially his bedroom.

His tastes have changed the last year or so and I don't find him in train mode as much. Now it's all about Star Wars the Clone Wars!!! Out with the trains and in with the Light Sabers!!!! Well today I realized our Thomas stage is well and truely over.

He's been pestering me for months to get rid of the Thomas curtains and other decor and replace it with Star Wars, so this weekend I got his room painted, hung new curtains and hauled the Thomas stuff to the basement for a future yard sale. So so long Thomas, Mom will miss you and may the force be with me!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Treat

Zachary was a star wars dude ( a sky trouper) Zoe was Cinderella and Keira was a witch.

We all had fun this Halloween. The girls were old enough this year to know something exciting was happening. And they really liked the candy. I think at one point Keira had three suckers in her mouth at once. ( I believe she had some help with the un-wrapping??) One of which was blue, so her lips were smurf blue all night. This is probably the first year Zachary has been so involved in the hype. He's not a big candy eater so trick or treating isn't that exciting. He love to dress up however. I hope he had fun, it was hard to tell. I believe he got nervous for the parade at school, but once he got moving he had fun. It's hard to believe he's in Kindergarten. I guess in my eyes he'll always be my little boy.

So I'm new at this.

I love to read other's blogs so I figure I'll give this a try. I guess we'll start with this picture and then when I get the hang of this hopefully it will get better! This picture was taken this summer and I can't believe how much the kids have grown