Sunday, December 20, 2009

quotes from matthew:

Matt- "i don't want my family to get old and live in heaven. I want them to stay here."

Me- " Don't worry matty. Heaven is going to be just like here, but better. You'll play and laugh, and be happy!

Matt- "No mom. I climedb a really big ladder and looked. There's no parks there."

Me- "Matt, don't worry. You can't go to heaven until you're so old you can't talk or walk and someone else has to wipe your bottom."

Matt- giggles

Matt- .... a few seconds there hot dogs or bread?"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

READERS BEWARE! Not for all stomachs!

*This is for Aunt Krisitn. If you happen to have a weak stomach don't read on. If you feel you may pass judgement please skip this post.*

Charlie. Char. Sugar bear. muffin top. bottom feeder.

I first want to start off by saying we love you charlie. Nothing you ever do will stop that.... even when you do nasty things that could be considered the nastiest thing any human has ever done. ever.

Last sunday charlie was crawling around in her church dress when dave noticed she had something in her mouth. I look, said it was a raisin, no big deal, it was. She eats them all the time. As I glanced around the room a little more I noticed a few more raisins. I went to pick them up and they looked kinda weird. Like they had been boiled.... WHAT?!!!!!!

That's right. She was wearing tights so they couldn't have squished through the sides... they made their appearance from the back! I lifted her dress to find raisins pouring out!

I was trying to get david to give me the diapers and wipes, but he was gagging! I couldn't just lay her down.... you know why.

SO she's officially done the nastiest thing in human history. Don't judge her. But only a mother could still love on a face like this!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

whoa! look out... studs approaching.

What handsome boys... that's all I can say.

We thought it was finally time for these guys to start dressing like gentlemen. They hold doors open like gentlemen, so they should be dressed like gentlemen. They stayed like this up until class time. When dave peeked in their rooms all their ties were half way off. :) It's ok. Becoming a gentleman doesn't happen over night. it takes time.

can i get a woop woop? who's that guy in the middle? could somebody get me his number?

charlie.... oh charlie....

If you haven't already, meet Charlie. She pretty much the star of the show right now at our house. The boys LOVe her... too much at times, she loves them, too much at times, and of course her dad and I are head over heels for her!

Her hair kinda reminds me of a comb over/ toupee. I love it. Dave wants to cut it.

"I think she's cute, I just don't like her hair."-David Elmer

SHe loves to rip out her hair clippies and eat them. I can tell she's already trying to get back at me for making her wear them. Those things are expensive, and this is how she shows her gratitude? By sticking it in her mouth? I forgive her!!! :) Can you tell I'm a sucker for her already?

This is pretty much how she is all the time. She wants me to hold her... but she wants down... this is what I look like at church every sunday...

She's obsessed with spoons right now. If she hears someone open the dishwasher and you shut it before she has time to get out 2 spoons, bang on some things, and take off with them she will flail like in the picture above.

she is very cute though... and I love her....

one saturday we were heading out as a fam and I had on a long sleeve red shirt....... and so did charlie..... to this day I promise I did not plan it nor do it on purpose, but David made fun of me all day and all night... he will never let me live it down. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

happy halloween!

We had a great halloween!! Lots of candy, lots of fun, and lots of family!!! We were shocked when a "vampire" showed up in our house. I guess it's a sign that he's getting bigger! But Mr. Power Ranger, and SUper Man were back in action and they found a little cupcake! Will and Nicole came over with the CUTEST little scarecrow and moo cow. We all headed over to the church to trunk or treat, then went to Grandma LIsa's and Papa Guy's. We trick or treated there for a minute... literally. Then we headed back home for some of Grandma T's chili, made by Uncle brad, Aunt Kristin's BEST ever cake like cornbread, and a fabulous salad by aunt Karen that we forgot to open AND homemade carmel apple cider with homemade whipped cream by Nicole. It was perfect. We have more candy that we know what to do with, and four happy little trick or treaters.

hey, get that marble out of your mouth!

On monday before we went to Kendall's VBall game Jack kept putting a marble in his mouth. I told him at least 10 times to "get that marble out of your mouth!" And about 2 seconds later he smiled and said, "I swallowed it." I thought no big deal, it was small, kids swallow stuff all the time and they just poop it out. Apparently, this marble likes it's new home. Right between the large, and small intestine! :) We've had 2 x-rays and it's not moving. Dr's want to go in on monday and take it out. The first thought I had was no! We haven't even given him a priesthood blessing. He needs a priesthood blessing. Well, he's had one now, and I know that all will be fine. So we will go back in a week or two and get a new x-ray. In the meantime, you'll find jack eating lots of dense fiberous things such as, but not limited to: broccoli, chili, beef stew, cooked beans, raw beans, etc. Anything to help move his new little friend along.

I feel pretty confident that you won't find jack with foreign objects in his mouth anymore. That doesn't mean his brothers won't... but at least for now you won't find jack! :)

Fairy tale Ball

Jack's school had their annual fairy tale ball. All the kindergartners dress up like fairy tale characters and parade around the school. All the grades come out of their classes to watch them parade around. Then they have a castle bouce house, cupcakes, activity stations, etc. It's a big event. Jack HATED dressing up. All the kids started sword fighting and his was the only home made sword.... our of cardboard... and it kept "flopping over". He kept saying, "please... let me take this off! My sword keeps FLOPPING OVER!" I let him know that I'm sorry, but this is the activity for today and he needed to participate. I think he had fun, but he apparently doesn't like to play dress up! :)

Fall Festival!

it was that time over year again. The Lantana Fall Festival. I couldn't believe how cold it was. Perfect Fall weather!!! Thanks for taking us Grandma Lisa.

we call it her pretty...

THANK YOU aunt Kristin! A few WEEKS ago Aunt Krisitn sent this wonderful little package with a little something that miss has been missing... the perfect little bracelet for her chubby little arm rolls!

Thank you Kristin! We love it. Especially me! :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

it's become a tradition basically.....

every conference weekend, i use gentle force and MAKE them take a picture for me. I love it.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

big man on campus!

Matty had his first day of preschool about 2 weeks ago..... FORGIVE ME MATTY! I have been a busy mommy lately and let these sweet photos be held up in the posting process! But here he is. In all his glory!!!!

he ran up and told me he was ready to go!!!! (YEAH RIGHT MATTY! Not with out pants on!!)

here's his cute little cheesy face inside the room!!!!

It's a pretty full class, but he loves it. He's made a new friend and hints about this "funny girl" in his class.... wink wink! :)

and charlie ate her first marker...... obviously. :)

just saving it for later....

At this age they just like to store stuff.... where ever they can i guess. :)

and this is the happy face that greets us everyday.

Monday, August 31, 2009

the best days....

the days just seem to be flying by. I wish I could freeze them... well, not all of them. :) But when i sit back and look at it... I realize these are probably going to be the best days of my life.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

it's official...

We have a Kindergartner in the house!!! It was a happy day and a sad day. Jack went with no problems and LOVED it. He can't wait to go back. I can't believe how big he is. We're so proud of him and the boy that he's becoming!!! And I expected him to be wiped out and go to bed with no problem tonight, but no. I put him BACK to bed AGAIN at 10 pm. :) That's my Jack!

and to our amazement this morning our neighborhood had a near wipe out. No, not from a tornado, but from a hot air balloon. The proof is in the pictures people. They were feet away from our next door neighbor's roof! CrAzy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Elmer overload

Nothing says fun like 88 elmers under 1 roof. no seriously we all fit into one gigantic cabin. We had so much fun.

Aint nothin without NUMBER 1. Thanks Grammi.

As you can see each shirt has a number. The number represents at which point you came into the family. When I married Dave I became number 59.

Our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness allows for us enjoy the blessings of family relationships after this life. I can think of no better group of people and no greater blessing.