October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This us at Nick and Kim's Halloween party. Don't mind the look on my face...it was the only one were everyone was at least facing the camera! Before our ward trunk or treat. Carter has decided that he officially doesn't like pictures anymore so it's quite fun to try to take one of him!

Carving pumpkin's in Grandma and Grandpa's garage.

Boston's beautiful masterpiece!

I'm not sure what Brylee was going for here but I like it!

After a year full of being sick and having strep throat for three months my ENT Doctor said it was time to get my tonsils and adenoids removed. I was really nervous because for one, I've never had surgery before and two, he said it would be a two week recovery time..yikes!
But it had to be done. So on Monday the 25th I had the surgery. It's been difficult to say the least. I've always been somewhat of a control freak and I feel completely out of control. I've been in a lot of pain, had a swollen throat (with not much of a voice), been very sleepy and have been throwing up (either from the anesthesia and/or pain pills). So, it's been a very slow go, I still don't have very much energy and haven't been able to eat a real meal yet.

It's been hard on my kids not having Mom up to par, so I tried my best to be a part of Halloween despite being so miserable.

Anyway enough of that I hope everyone had a great Halloween!!!

October 24, 2010

Gardner's Village

On Saturday I went to Gardner's Village with my sister's Shauna and Mikka. It was very rainy and cold. Plus, I had forgotten that you couldn't take stroller's in to the shops, so I ended up packing Carter around everywhere to prevent a catastrophe. But getting to have a fun day with my sister's made it worth it!

The kids had a great time. We ended up coming over to my house afterward to play games and hang out. And that was a blast, good times! Mikka and Nick came down from Idaho, it was great to see them. And we hope it's not too long before we see them again.

October 20, 2010

Kangaroo Zoo

Last week Ben took a half day and we went to the Kangaroo Zoo in SLC. It's a really fun place that has a whole bunch of bouncy things for the kids to play on. The kids were crazy we couldn't even keep up with them, they were going from one to another!!!
The weight limit was 150 lbs. Ben magically lost some weight that day, so he could go on! He, he!!! Jump, jump, jump!!!

We had a fabulous time and we'll be going there again soon!

Then we decided to go the new IN-N-OUT burger in Centerville. It was really busy but very delicious!!! Gotta love their hats too!

Very hungry boy...

I LOVE our time together as a family!!!

October 11, 2010


The cutest kids in the world!!! Logan ~ 13
Brylee ~ 5

Boston ~ almost 4

Carter ~ almost 2

October 10, 2010

Our future Roylaire

This last week Brylee has been practicing every night for her "Hairspray" performance at half time for Roy High's football game on Friday night. It's a fun thing the Roy High drill team does for the girls, and one of my sweet Mia Maids, Riley, signed her up!

The boys watching some football!!!

Getting ready to go out...

She did an awesome job and had so much fun. We couldn't be more proud of her!!!

October 2, 2010

Boston's catch

On Friday we decided to split up the fam and do boys and girls nights. Me and Brylee went shopping at the Mall and got Slurpee's. And Ben, Boston and Carter rode bike's over to the Roy pond to go fishing. He called me and asked if when I got home I would grab the camera and come over because Boston got a nice catfish all by himself! Good job Buddy!!! By the time I got over there it was dark, but the boys had so much fun anyway. Boston was so proud of himself, it was really cute. I love, LOVE, LOVE his face!

Goodbye my binky boy

It has been a very long week....sigh. I don't think I knew how much Carter loved his binky until stopped giving it to him. He's good until he gets sleepy then he wants the comfort of it. We've had MANY, LONG tantrums...at least a couple a day. I do feel like I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though, they're not as long and often anymore. He's starting to get the drift that he's not getting it back, I hope!
I even was so desperate, for the first time, that I cut the nipple off a couple of his binkies. Then he just walked around saying (in his own words) Mama, broke...fix it, fix it. All of my boys have had binkies (Bry was my thumb sucker) and he has been the hardest to wean from it. Maybe I baby him more because he's my last, boy am I sure paying for that now!!!I love this picture, he always had his binky and blanky at sleepy time. I took this because I thought it was so cute that he was snuggling with Brylee's baby.
I sure love this boy!!!