Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Or as my kids used to say "Merrrrrrry Kitmas!"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Bailey's Turn!

Ok. Sunday morning Bailey woke up before anybody else. I'm not sure how long, but enough time for him to do this:

He took the cord from the vacuum and wrapped it around the paper shredder, through the filing cabinet, around the exercise bike, through Lily's chair and then tied knots in the end back by the paper shredder. From what I could see he hadn't touched any thing else in the scrapbook room. I asked him what had happened and he said "I made a contraption."
Our boys have a special gift for saying just the right thing, so instead of getting in trouble we have a good laugh!

The kids asked if they could clean the floor boards. They really had to twist our arms! Two of them had a toothbrush to scrub the dirt and then the other one had a wash cloth to wipe it all clean. What a crazy bunch!

And last but not least, our little baby is now 4 MONTHS OLD! She has another cold and this time an ugly sounding cough. But she's still smiley and darling. We have to go to the Dr tomorrow for shots :( I can't wait to see how much she weighs!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oh Ashton!

This morning Daisy and I were sleeping in (8am) and Ashton came in to see us. He said "Mom, you can sleep all day because Daddy already made us breakfast!"
He was holding something in his hand and I could tell that it was covered in tape. I usually hide the tape, but I had some out to wrap presents with and he grabbed it! I was a little angry. I said "If you guys don't stop getting stuff out of the scrapbook room, you are going to get in big trouble!"
He said "It's the Polar Express!"
They had watched the movie at school the other day. I smacked myself in the forehead and realized what a creative and smart thing he had done. He had taken an empty diaper box and cut out train cars and then used paper to make the wheels. What is a little tape compared to an art project? Especially instead of watching tv! Man he's cute! He also combed his own hair today!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Lily just wanted to get it over with! She really just wanted to write a letter!

Ashton was in awe just to be in Santa's presence!

Bailey could have sat and talked all day! Motioning with his straight hands as he explains something important.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hello December!

When Lily was in 1st grade she started giving me a hard time about what clothes she would/wouldn't wear. She refused to wear anything with a bothersome tag, anything that felt a little funny and absolutely NO JEANS! If I made her wear something she didn't like, they would come home from school with mysterious holes in them. She didn't like it when I would patch the holes! hee hee hee! I bought every color of pants that had a soft elastic waist and no "riding up" in the crotch. Then, about a month ago we were all out shopping and Donn spotted some really cute jeans and top and he talked Lily in to trying them on. After about a minute, she came skipping out of the fitting room announcing that she loved jeans! Donn will be doing all of her clothes shopping from now on!! It still took a little harassing to get her to wear the outfit to school but now that she's gotten used to the jeans she loves them and even has more than one pair. She said to me the other day "You should tell everyone on your blog that I love jeans now!" hallelujah

Ashton loves to take baths, especially when Daisy or his green army men get to join him! **edited** 12/12 Tonight Ashton had stallion dressing on his shtrimp and pea pad linguine. I don't know where this silly boys comes up with these words? He makes me laugh a lot!

Daisy's two new favorite things: Her thumb and her jumper swing.

Bailey came in to our room the other day and said "I wrote a song for you." He wrote a new song today so I could make a movie of it. He told me the other day that he was addicted to spongebob. We had been talking about cigarettes and how you can get addicted to them. He also had a conversation with Unkie Rory about addiction and cigarettes. tee hee!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Very Thankful!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I swear I only blinked once and now Daisy is 3 months old! She is so cute!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hi There!

It was a little hard to tell whether Daisy was a bank robber or a kitty in the previous Halloween pics. So, I got some shots with better lighting. Whoo, check out those blue eyes! I am going to try to get better shots of my other cuties too.

The other night we had BBQ Beef sandwiches for dinner. While I was trying to eat, Daisy was requiring to be held! Of course she was wearing white! So, I tucked a napkin in to the back of her outfit so I wouldn't drip on her clothes. I still managed to get BBQ sauce on her sleeve!

I tried to add a video of Lily's Veteran's Day Program but I shot it vertically, and need to figure out how to post it so you don't have to see it sideways!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trick or Treat

Here are my little spooks! Lily wanted to be something scary this year and picked a vampiress costume. So, I was pushing for the boys to get the skeleton costumes so they would all coordinate with the same scrapbook paper. Hee Hee Hee! Luckily it didn't take much convincing. The boys learned "Trick-or-Trick, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" and they were singing it all day and even serenaded some of the houses passing out candy. Thank goodness they don't know the toilet version! Even Daisy went Trick-or-Treating. She slept the whole time and since she's getting a little heavy, we had to keep passing her around. Luckily we had 4 adults!

This is our Family Pumpkin. We waited til the last minute to get pumpkins and the reasonable places were all out! We had to go to a pumpkin lot and they only had humongo pumpkins left and they cost about $20. The kids weren't too happy but Donn talked them in to sharing one big pumpkin. Everyone took turns scooping guts and everyone got to choose how one part was carved. It all turned out ok!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sooooooooo Big!

Daisy is 2 months old now! I can't believe it! She weighed 10lbs 13oz at her 2 month doctor visit (that's 50th percentile). She is such a good girl and we are all really enjoying her! This was the 1st photo shoot with her beautiful smile. She's wearing the darling outfit from Grandma Lindy. She is already very good at putting up with me and my photo shoots!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Halloweem!!!

These aren't their costumes. Stay tuned for the real Halloween fun!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Musical at The Oswald Theater

The other day the kids put on a play for me. It was called "Thunder Mountain"
Lily was a princess who lived on top of the mountain and she was waiting for a prince to come and marry her.
Ashton and Bailey were cowboys "Smith" and "Big"
They had horses and little pistols.
The first musical number was Smith and Big singing about how they were going to marry the princess:
"I'm going to marry the princess" sang Smith
"No, I'm going to marry the princess" sang Big
"No I am"
"No I am"
"No I am"
"No I am"
Lily had music from her piano playing and she would whisper the words to the boys before they sang.
Then both the cowboys raced up the mountain to ask the princess to marry them.
Next the princess sang about how she couldn't marry the cowboys because she wanted to marry a prince. And she was sorry but she wasn't that "in" to horses. Lots of singing "I'm sorry!" over and over! Eyes closed, arms outstretched.
The same music as the cowboys' song played on the piano, just different words.
And that was the end. I really had to contain my laughter! They did a great job with very little rehearsals. Oh, my silly kids!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Bailey popped the lenses out of his sunglasses and wears them like this now. I think he's pretty handsome!!

Daisy is doing a lot of growing! She is smiling a lot and testing out her voice. Getting ready for coos! I think she looks a lot like her big sister!

Lily played a dust bunny in The Princess and the Pea. She did an excellent dust bunny ballet!!!!

This is a song that Ashton learned at school. He sings it to Daisy when she gets upset. These are HIS words to the song:

Minnie Mouse

Nice Manners in the house

When she sips hers milk, she never makes a mess

Mud Pies never stain hers dress!

I think he's very funny!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

First Blog

I've been wanting to start a blog for a while. I'm hoping it will be an easy way for me to keep track of the funny things my kids say/do. And also for friends and family to check out what we're up to!

So I will start with our most recent excitement. Our Baby Daisy! She is so much fun and all the kids LOVE her. They beg to hold her all the time and get mad when she's sleeping, eating, or being fussy! Here are some of her first pics: