Monday, April 30, 2012

This little girl has too many older siblings! She grabbed this of Kenadee's (the game made from paper where someone picks something written on the paper, and your fingers move the paper to a new position... got it) and asked what we wanted then counted. She cracks me up everyday!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The kids got out Taylor's missionary stuff yesterday and have had tons of fun with all of it. 

 I finished making K's scripture case. It has a lot of flaws, but overall I'm happy with how it turned out. She'll be so surprised when she opens up her brand new nice scriptures on her baptism day!!
 Taylor brought home some Jamaican dominos. Apparently they're way cooler than the American ones I found at DI. We've had tons of competitive games already!
 I love this shot of Kolbi! This is my view of her everyday! I love this girl and her long curly eyelashes!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

First off, the picture from yesterday.
Taylor and I went on a date last night. It's always so nice to spend some quiet time together!! I love this man more and more each day. (no worries, he trimmed today!)

This morning Kenadee and I had our first ever Activity Day event. It was the Mother-Daughter one! It was all princess themed. We put some make up on the girls then put tiaras on. They had a bunch of mirrors too. Then we took some pictures by the carriage. It was so pretty and fun!
 We had a laundry folding game...

Then we went for a ride in the horse drawn carriage!! The little boy decked out in the hat/boots was SO cute! It was fun to spend time with my big girl, even if she did say,"This would be more fun without our moms!" 


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today Taylor was a fun dad and took the kids to the park to play some wiffle ball. We probably had more fun than them hitting it and having the kids chase down the balls and bring them back to us. Ya, we treat our kids like pets sometimes. 


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I found this beauty thrift shopping today. I got so excited when I saw it; can't decide what color to paint it.....

 Yep, I was the crazy lady today with 40 boxes of cereal in my cart. The kids eagerly ate bowls and bowls for dinner too!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today via iPhone

This is the new way to watch a lecture....

 We had a break thru today. Kolbi used a public toilet!!!!!!!! We were in a store without a potty so we ran across the parking lot to Paradise Bakery. So we celebrated with a few cookies!!! Wahoo!!
 We were at the dentist at 8 am today. They have this little room with a tv on the wall and the kids love that little room. The office had a cancelation that morning, so 2.5 hours later and a filling for Kenadee (plus he fixed her odd colored big front tooth of hers...) we were on our merry way. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

I didn't take near as many pictures on her birthday as I planned. But here's what I got. Taylor's parents and little brother and sister came over for dinner; that was really nice. We don't spend as much time together as we should. Life gets busy! Kenadee had a great day and that is what makes me happy.




Today was beautiful. It was our last day with Kade. We spent lots of today outside. More work than play. I cleaned the windows both inside and out, the blinds, and the window seals. Phew. Glad it's over with; they look SO good. I actually can't believe how dirty they were!! Then we turned on the sprinkler and the real fun began. 


 I asked Jack to run thru the spinkler....
 Better believe I told him he looked like a sissy girl and made him do it again!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today was Kenadee's party! She's been beyond excited for this day to come!! We had a baking party and made some cakes in tin cans. We also made chocolate covered strawberries and rice krispies on sticks dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The girls did all the work and they seemed to love it! Mission accomplished! They were so much fun!!!



 The girls with all their aprons on! I'm glad they all liked them!! Makes the work worth it!!


As you can imagine after 5 little girls in the kitchen, it was a disaster! I had a few hours to clean up and then finish the prep for our fist BBQ of the year. We had 25 people in our little house. The weather was A-MAZING so lots of kids were outside. I just like to think of it as a test run for when 40 people are in this same house for Kenadee's baptism luncheon. haha! I was pleasantly surprised with how all the seating worked out. I'm a 'little' worn out and tired after 2 big occasions, but both were totally worth it! I'm hoping I have a little energy tomorrow for her actual birthday....

Friday, April 20, 2012

 Taylor got these pictures of Kolbi. She is such a nut!!

 Today I started decorating for Kenadee's birthday and the other 3 kids were so excited to help. Jackson thought and thought and found the perfect Barbie movie to give to his big sister. It was so cute how thoughtful he was and knew she is gonna have the best birthday ever! All the kids made her cards and wrote some cute messages for her. I'm pretty sure tomorrow's party IS gonna be pretty dang awesome!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I grow stuff



This was my highlight for today.... something is growing in my vegetable garden!! By vegetable garden, I mean my flower beds in my front yard... I'm white trash like that. The kids are so use to using it to dig and play in, I'm surprised something has survived! I can't even remember what I planted where. Can't wait to see what it becomes! hahaha!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yesterday Kenadee came home from school super happy; which normally it's quite opposite. It was so nice! She told me all about the 5 food groups that she learned about that day. She picked a very healthy after-school-snack that included all 5 groups.



My friend, Ashley, got an awesome opprotunity to go to Australia with her husband. Ya, AUSTRALIA!! So I've been watching her sweet 2 year old during the days when grandma and grandpa are at work. He's quiet, which is a nice change for our house, and has been such a sweetie. I was laughing so hard when he started walking around with Kolbi's purse! I pulled out the camera and he gave me a great smile. He really is such an easy going and laid back kid!


A few kids were super excited for the garbage truck to come by this morning. Haha. I must be pretty boring!


Monday, April 16, 2012





Oh man. This little boy. He tests my patience. Every. Single. Day. I love his craziness at the same time though; that is what makes him Jackson. He is super sensitive and genuinely thoughtful. I love my wild boy!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Apparently I like to have multiple projects. Moving on to Kenadee's birthday now....

We went to my in-laws tonight to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday! It is always crazy loud with 25 people, but lots of fun. Tonight a friend of Taylor's sister came over too. She is crazy musically talented and sang and played the guitar for us. She had quite the crowd watching her! Sadie was such a good sport and just taking our country requests!! (my favorite was her acoustic version of "Super Bass." So good!!)

Saturday, April 14, 2012


This little lovey was my helper while baking today. I hope you all had a fun filled Saturday; ours was great and very productive!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sigh!

I. Love. This. Girl.

SO. MUCH.

She is such a blessing to me.

Enjoy a ton a pictures of my sweet and sassy Kenadee!


















(this one is over exposed, but I love it. Gonna see if I can fix it up a little bit)