Tuesday, November 2, 2010

math class

I remember sitting in math class in high school thinking when are we EVER going to use this stuff?  Well I can definitely say that as a mom I never thought I would use it everyday.  Lately I have been brushing up on the good old story problems such as...


If you have a family of five, three children and two adults, everyone has pancakes and scrambled eggs for breakfast, except the baby who has cereal and a glass of milk.  At lunch dad has a sandwich and chips, mom has leftovers, child 1 has a peanut butter sandwich, child 2 has a hotdog, and child three has noodles.  At dinner Everyone eats the same, entree, side, and vegetable.  Everyone has something to drink at every meal.  Two snacks are made throughout the day and several drinks are consumed (mostly by children who need a clean cup EVERY time).  At the end of the day how many dirty dishes will there be?


WOW ALOT!!!  And out of that family of five who ALWAYS gets to do them?  ( Don't even let me write a story problem for laundry-especially now that there is mud EVERYWHERE!)   So how was everyone elses day?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

videoSo here is how Halloween night started.... We trick or treated at the park where some businesses had set up and as we were getting into the van we saw lightning, heard thunder, and saw a WALL of black coming toward us.  As soon as we were all in the van it started to hail like CRAZY!!!  I was driving 30 mph and could barely see in front of me. Oren was sitting next to me and i could barely hear him shouting.  The video is when it had mostly stopped when we remembered we could take video with the camera.  The kids thought it was hilarious, I was just glad that we were in the van =)
Fireman Calvin-oh yeah he wants to be a fireman when he grows up.

Princess Lulu-she already believes she is one.

Oh yeah, she wanted to be a "masked princess"-she thought she might shake things up a bit.

Cutest Tinkerbell ever!-until she turned into Stinkerbell.  Oren says his nostrils are still burning, and thats saying something for someone who is fairly accustomed to smelling....stuff....

This was about 1/2 hour after the hail.  It was an AWESOME double rainbow.  I was glad when driving down a smaller road and I was one out of like 10 drivers taking a picture!  Seriously EVERY person we saw pulled over at one point and most had a camera in hand.  It rocked!

This is the end result.  My camera definitely did not catch how beautiful it was, but here it is after the storm cleared out.  I love where I live!  There is not 1 apt. complex in view!  

If babies could talk I'm sure this one would be saying that Halloween is her new favorite holiday!

Cute kids ready to pack it in for the night and head home.

Pumpkins

Cool guttin a punkin

"ya I still don't like the guts.  Their slimey."

Okay so I love this one of Cal and dad.  I was telling Lu and Ziz to smile, and here are the boys peeking in between for their ten minutes of fame!

Yes that is a fly paper above my head.  Yes it IS gone now.   And yes it was needed this summer.  The first day we put it up I almost took a picture after 24 hrs.  I started to count the little friends while eating breakfast.  I stopped at over 130!!! OH...and that was only 1 of 3 that were in our kitchen and living room!


I love that Cal can never have a straight face!
Hewe are carving our punkins.  Well, mom and dad did most of the carving, but we had lots of fun!  Ziz had a bottle, Cal had a vampire face, Lulu had a girl face with beautiful lips and eyelashes, dad had a face that looked like Isabelle (because she now has four teeth =), and mine was a ring because Lulu said I had to have something like a girl, but not the same as hers.
Okay so here is Ziz on her first birthday.  Yum! CAKE!!!   Of course Calvin and Lulu were there to show her how it was done.  She did not take ONE bite of her cake, however she carefully skimmed off almost all of the frosting.  Hahahahahaha  =)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer 2010

Well it's been a while since I have updated.  We have had a great summer doing anything and everything that is free.  We have been to parades, fireworks, rodeos, hot air balloons, picnics, camping, hiking, and everything in between.  The kids are both going to preschool and loving it.  Isabelle is crawling and walking along the furniture.  Life has gone by too fast this summer!  hope you all enjoy the picture update.

Childrens Museum


We went to the childrens museum in SLC with the cousins and had a fun fun day playing and riding the train.  Calvin loved the water table the most, but he also thought that climbing the rock wall was pretty good too.  And little sassy cowgirl...where does she get that? on the roof they also had a real helicopter which the kids got to "fly" and ride in.

Learning to hunt


Grandpa Bryan made the kids some bows out of PVC pipe.  They really had a great time learning how to "hunt".  Calvin especially loved wearing camo and shooting a bow and arrow just like Alex.

fire station


Tashas boyfriend Brandon took us all to the local fire station in Stevi and let the kids play in ALL the fire trucks and gear.  The kids had a great time.

summer fun

MUD FIGHT!!!  Does this look familiar to anyone?!?

The middle pics are when we hiked the grotto.  It is an easy hike and there is a waterfall at the end.  The kids LOVED it!  The other pics are of a fun family campout before Alex left.  My family is crazy!!!

Strawberry Days


We all went to Strawberry Days for the carnival, the parade, the rodeo, and of course the fresh strawberries and cream!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Elizabeths birthday party





YAHOO! Birthday party! Elizabeth was SO excited for her party. We all had lots of fun...and yes Calvin is back in a princess dress. He hasn't changed out of Spiderman or Batman since his birthday, but when everyone arrived in princess attire he had to join in. The cake was another experience with a buttercream fondant, but it turned out pretty good. Elizabeth LOVED it...can you tell?!?

Hiking the Yl



Oren wanted to hike the Y before we left the valley so we decided to take the challenge on tuesday. We all made it...YAY!!! We had quite a bit of fun and the kids LOVED it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Last day of school




Elizabeth has LOVED pre-school but now it has come to a close. Here is our beautiful girl with her teacher Miss Becky, receiving her "diploma", and sitting with her class as they sang to the parents. I think I will miss her going to preschool just as much as she will!