Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Today when we arrived at the library for story time we found out it was out back, hands on!!  It was chilly so we didn't stay long. 

I think Carson had a blast.  What do you think?


I think I'm about caught up.  This past week, McKinzie has had her car in the shop.  It originally was suppose to be for three days...wrong.  It took a full week!  I have been running her to and from work (a 50 minute drive one way), to church, grocery store, and soccer games.  It has been a long week.  Today has been so nice to get back to some normalcy.

Last night was pack meeting and all the scouts did magic tricks, and a few siblings as well. :) 

 Mason's first trick was pulling this string through his neck. 
 Carson pulled a coin out of his mouth.
 Mason did a card trick to find your card, then raised your card with one finger.
Karlee did a different card trick to find your card also. 

All the kids did a great job.  Mason was very scared before it even started.  When he watched as each boy had their turn he realized that he could do it too.  It really wasn't as scary as he thought it would be. 

easter morning

We still haven't found one egg.  :/ 

first haircut

Adam had his first haircut on Saturday.  He sat great...because he had a sucker.  That is the only way to get babies or toddlers to sit still.

Such a big boy!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

egg hunt

I didn't know if I was going to make it to Carson's class Easter egg hunt today.  Mason had an ortho appointment that was scheduled 6 weeks ago, then Karlee had an appointment in the afternoon to xray her wrist again.  I luckily showed up about 5 minutes before they lined up to hunt.  Because of the misting all morning they hunted in the halls.  The kids didn't mind at all. 

 The kids were able to keep 12 that they collected, then Miss Kara give them 4 more because one mom brought over 40 eggs for the hunt. 

I might be an over zealous mom. (Kinzie agreed with me.  So then I slugged her in the arm.)  Carson's teacher kept telling me that the party was very low key and wouldn't really give me a time when it would start.  But this morning I pinned her down with a time, told Carson I might not make it because of Mason's appointment but I would try.  One of the best things about being a stay at home mom is being able to attend the class parties and field trips.  I do all I can to be there, so I get a little frustrated when I schedule an appointment on a day like today.  I'm so glad it all worked out. 

Tomorrow is Mason's class party.  I don't think an egg hunt though. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


 These eggs are already dyed!  Pretty cool.   These eggs come from Easter Chickens...  Yes, it's true.  Kinz brought some home from work that a coworker gave her.  Of course, I googled "Easter Chickens" to make sure she wasn't trying to pull a fast one over me.  ;)
Last year, I was going to make my Moms Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs, but...  Bailee had her surgery, then my Mom passed away.  It just wasn't a priority anymore.  A few days ago , I remembered that I bought the unflavored gelatin back then and that I already had the rest of the ingredients.  So I made these for FHE.
 My Mom made these when I was very young.  I remember the flour the most.  :)

 By the time I got all the marshmallows in their molds, the last few were blobs.  Next time, I'll need someone to help me spoon them out.

I'm not a big fan of the chocolate covered marshmallow treats I buy the kids for the holidays.  But these were YUMMY!!  I had to start encouraging my kids to eat them so I wouldn't finish them off.  :D

pool party

This was not a typical pool party.  Monday afternoon, Brian calls to tell me that we're having a baptism in our pool on Tuesday.  So cool!!!  One of my first thoughts  I need to provide refreshments.  Of all the baptisms I have attended, I don't remember refreshments.  I guess when it's in a home it feels like a must. 

Nick had a great turnout of friends.  At one point I counted 80 people, and they kept coming.  It really was standing room only, in a very warm house.  I didn't even think to turn the AC temp down earlier in the day.  :(

I wish I could have taken a picture of the ordinance.  It looked amazing with two men in white, standing in our pool with the amazing weather of the day.  (I believe the high for the day was 95.  The pool was 75. Perfect!)  I was able to grab a fast picture of a few people around the pool, after the ordinance. ;)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Carson gave me a compliment the other day.  "Why don't you wait to exercise when you get fat?" ;0)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I found some....

I thought I waited too long this year.  After the library I decided to go for a ride to find bluebonnets.  I couldn't find any and was starting to panic.  Carson said we could take a picture with the yellow flowers.  :)  They were pretty, but not a bluebonnet.  I finally found a beautiful patch...along a very busy freeway.  

a day at the museum

Sunday, April 10, 2011

super heros

At our house we often try to figure out which super hero is the coolest.  It usually ends up a fight between Superman and Batman.  This past week Carson found a movie at the library about Batman.  As soon as we got home he put on the costume, for the first time, and watched Batman.  :)

During church today Bailee was reading the New Era and came across this... SUPER!  I quickly showed both boys.  Carson thought it was soo cool that Missionaries were Super Hero's.  After sacrament he wanted to ask our Missionaries in our Ward if they were Super Hero's.  He was very shy about it.  They both said Yes!!  Carson's smile was huge.  One Missionary even put his own name tag on Carson's suit coat and told Carson that he looked like a Super Hero. 

If Missionaries and Super Hero's are intertwined then I think it's a done deal.  ;)

When we got home from church Carson asked where Missionaries get their powers.  I told him that they read their scriptures everyday.  They pray everyday.  They have the Holy Ghost with them all day.  All of that gives them their powers.  He then had huge tears and started to cry.  Carson then said that he can't be a Super Hero because sometimes he forgets to pray.  :(  I told him that when he has a companion that he will never forget.  That missionaries study scriptures together and they pray together.  That he can and will be a Super Hero when he's a missionary. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

moms and muffins

We cheated and picked up donuts before.  Yummy!!

poor karlee

Thursday had started out to be such a great day.  As I was leaving Walmart at about 3:15 my cell phone rings and it's Karlee, well her phone anyway.  A nurse is on her phone in a little bit of a panic.  Karlee had broken her wrist.  Poor girl.  I could hear her crying through the phone.  They ask if I can come get her soon or have them call an ambulance.  I told them I would be there in 20-30 minutes.  I don't think she liked my answer.  I hurried home, dropped off groceries, dropped the boys at some amazing friends and I headed to the school.  It was 30 minutes, I was surprised.  They had her all wrapped up and in a wheelchair  when I arrived. 

Evidently the tennis team was waiting for the bus to go to their game and Karlee was talking with some girls when another girl came up and scared them.  They all jumped and started running.  Karlee stumbled and her wrist and her friends foot collided.  She fell to the ground and remembers seeing her wrist looking like a W.  Kind of "squiggly" she says.

This is a first for us, a broken arm that is.  We weren't sure where to go so we headed to the ER where Brian met us. 

 Karlee would not look at it.  :(  She could only move her thumb and pointer finger. 
 The xray on the left only shows a possible hairline.  But the second, this is why more than one xray is needed, shows just how bad it is.  Karlee said she didn't need the xray to tell her was broken.  Just looking at it at school and she knew.

 Karlee was in lots of pain before they gave her morphine.  After the "surgery", they had to sedate her to manipulate her bones back into place, she was very loopy.  It was hilarious!  She would ask the same question about every 3 or 4 minutes.  She kept floppy her head all over the place.  Most of the nurses were laughing with us.  As she was being rolled out she started sing a song from "The Sound of Music".  Can you guess which one?

So long. Farewell...   :D
Everyone gathered to hear her story. :)

Today she is doing much better.  In fact, she's kind of bored being at home.  Still having some pain but tolerable.

My little brother, Richard, just happened  to be here Wednesday and Thursday evening for work.  It was great catching up.  I guess Thursday night the boys went swimming, Richard, Carson, Mason, and Adam.  Bailee put her suit on pretending like she was tough...she's not.  The water was 68....brrr.   

My boys think he's the greatest.  Richard has convinced Carson that we need to visit him now.  I would love to...someday.  Thanks Rich for being such a great uncle and brother.