Friday, October 23, 2009

It's so nice to have my handyman back.

Look what Craig built for me last night:
Okay, I love all my pampered chef stones. But I hate storing them! Finally Craig solved the problem with this custom cabinet. Yeah! I think it took him about 15 minutes. He is so great!

Monday, October 19, 2009

poor paigee

This picture cracks me up!
You would never know it now, but Zoe was feisty when she was little. Sometimes even just plain mean. She was a determined little girl. And strong! If she wanted something, she was going to get it anyway possible. Paige was 2 years older and bigger, but Zoe could take her. (sorry, Paige) Of course she wasn't always like that, she had her sweet moments too. I'm just glad that it was a phase and the sweet side won out!!!
Love ya Zo.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fun Pictionary Night.

Last night was my turn to host Pictionary and it was so fun! We had lots of crazy costumes, lots of good food, and lots of laughs. I need to get a picture from Amelia of all of us girls dressed up. I will post that later. We even had a costume contest. The winners were: Scariest - Cindy as a baby. Funniest - Cousin Kellie as Snow White (not sure why that was funniest?) and Most Creative - Amelia as a bunch of grapes.
Here are some of the prizes that Celeste and I made:

All of the blocks were made from a $3.99 2x4 and paint that we already had. We also used Colleen's cricut to cut out some vinyl. They were so fun to make, and we made 10 prizes for $4.oo. Can't beat that!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I love October!
It's cooling down outside.
Pictionary Costume Party.
One more month to Family Reunion.
Halloween Candy.
Adorable kids in cute costumes.
What's not to love?!


Just a quick update on what is going on with our family.
Most importantly, Craig is back!!! We are so happy to have him home again. This has been a rough year, being apart from him so much, but we did it. He still is not able to work on the railroad, but we are so thankful that he has something to fall back on.
Paige is an "awesome" 7th grader and is loving life. She is just so happy all the time. I am glad to have such a good tween. She likes YW, she has good friends, good goals, and she makes good choices...most of the time. :) I did get a call from her principal, the first week of school. She said she had Paige in her office that day for dress code violation. ??? Here is her offending outfit:
Zoe is just so cute and fun. Last week she went to 5th grade camp and was gone for three days. I got a little teary eyed when I dropped her off. She seems so much smaller and younger than Paige was when she went. When we picked her up on Friday, she couldn't stop talking about how much fun she had. I'm glad that she got to do that. She has lots of good memories. She also recently had the medieval torture device taken out of her mouth. (her expander) She is very glad to have that thing gone. She still has her braces on for another 6 months or so, but her teeth are already so straight and even. I love this girl and her beautiful smile!
Livee and I got some extra bonding time last week. On Sunday night she came down with a fever. On Tuesday I took her to the Doctor and he said she had the flu. On Thursday we took her back to the doctors because her fever was still high (103-104) and she had a really sore tummy, he ended up sending us to the E.R. because he suspected appendicitis. After a long day there, we found out she had a UTI. Poor thing had a double whammy with the flu and the infection. Finally on Saturday her fever went away for good. I'm glad she is feeling better, but I did like all the snuggle time last week! She is doing really well in school. Her reading is great, she is super good at math, and her printing is improving every day. I'm so proud of her!
While Craig was gone he got a picture or two of Miles after he had been dressed up by his sisters. Daddy was not very happy! But he really didn't need to worry. This kid is all boy! And so much fun. He talks non-stop, and I love all the big grown-up words he uses..... actually, never mind, usually, yesterday, instead, Netflix, ..... but it's funny because he uses them correctly. So cute!
I love my family, and I am so happy that we are all together again. Hopefully it lasts longer than a few weeks this time!