Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oh yeah for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving break! What a busy last couple of weeks we've had at my house. I'm ready for a break, but not until the house is clean and the laundry is done! Then it's pack for the cabin and spend the weekend with family in the beautiful mountains. Bring it on, I'm ready!
We've had so much sickness at our house, it's been crazy. Kids have stayed home from school, Garth has stayed home from work and Pyper has kept us up at night. Ear infections, fevers, yucky noses and coughs that never seem to stop. It has been a blast!
But I've seen New Moon and thought it was really good, had lunch with two of my most favorite people (I love you guys SO MUCH, thanks for coming), went to CEU's dance performance with Taylor and Rylie and took all my girls, along with the majority of the Frandsen girls, to see The Sound of Music that was put on by the local community theater (what an adventure, one parent and 4 girls-thank goodness for family). So there have been some pretty good moments in there too.
But I'm definitely ready for a break, especially after my VERY busy Tuesday.
-wake up late
-get kids to school
-make cookies for a funeral
-get myself and 2 kids ready for the funeral and dance class
-go to funeral
-go teach dance
-pick up kids from school
-go visiting teaching
-get ready for dance
-teach dance (3:30-8:00)
-come home, have dinner, get kids to bed and GO TO BED (and watch Dancing With The Stars)
Not really a break in that day. It was go, go, go! So glad it's over.
So this weekend I plan to get a little crafty with Vale and maybe even to a little scrapbooking. We'll see how it goes and what the kids let me do.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. One of the things I am most thankful for is my family and friends. I love you all so much!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Five Things Tag

Okay, so Emity tagged me a week ago. This took some thinking and finding time. So here it goes. . .

Five Things I don't leave the House without
  1. Purse
  2. Phone (sometimes I forget too Em)
  3. Diaper Bag
  4. At least one child
  5. Keys
Five Cartoons I watched when I was Younger
This one is tricky because some of my siblings have already done this and I don't want to look like a copy cat, but I guess since we lived in the same house, that's kind of the way it goes.
  1. My Little Pony
  2. Rescue Rangers
  3. Duck Tales
  4. Inspector Gadget
  5. The Flintstone's
Five Things That Terrify Me
  1. Something terrible happening to Garth or my girls.
  2. Getting hit by a train. This is a new fear of mine since living in Price. I always check before I cross.
  3. Walking through a field full of grasshoppers.
  4. Some one breaking into my house while I'm home.
  5. Being alone in the dark - scary!
Five Things I hate/dislike that everyone else seems to like
  1. Diet Coke
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Mafia Wars/Farm Town - I don't play the FaceBook games
  4. Oprah - not really a hate, but not a big fan
  5. Raw Onions
Five Things I want to do before I Die
  1. Go to Europe, mainly Italy
  2. Go on many cruises
  3. Go to Hawaii with my family
  4. Live debt free - I'm with Garrett on this one
  5. Go to the temple with my kids - stole this one from Em
Five People I tag
  1. Mary
  2. Joy
  3. Clisty
  4. Jana
  5. Becky
  6. (Alexis)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Free Stuff

Hey, I'm a gal who likes to win free stuff. I never have, but here's to trying right?
Check out this blog, Seventh Smith and see what she is giving away. :)

All About Pyper

So this post is devoted to the newest addition to our family (if you don't count the cats, but that is an entire different post).
Pyper turned four months old on Oct. 15th. She weighs 13 lbs. 6 oz. (40%) and is 24 1/2 inches long (54%) and the cutest thing you've ever seen! (at least in my opinion).
Here is a bit of her first experience with cereal. She usually does pretty good. The video might be a bit long, but she starts to giggle toward the end. You don't want to miss it. video
And a cute picture, because one of the days, I will print this blog off.
Pyper also started rolling over on Halloween, we were at Jared and Liz's house. What a big girl! No more just putting her down where ever.
video
And one last picture of Miss Pyper in her Halloween costume. Nana made this costume for Taylor and I have had all 4 girls wear it every Halloween. Each one of them has looked just as cute.

These days Pyper likes to chew on her fingers, suck on her lips and when she's on her back, grab her toes. She likes it when her sisters make her laugh and she is turning into a real mama's girl. If I walk into a room and she hears my voice or I walk past her and don't pick her up, she gets upset - the stinker. She is such a sweetie. We love having her in our family.

Monday, November 2, 2009

So Many Choices

I have so many things I need to blog about to share with this virtual world, but I only have so many hours in the day. I still need to share camping pictures, Halloween fun, new kitties, I killed the new cat, Pyper rolling over, the girls hunting with Garth and many other everyday craziness, but Time always disappears on me. He is very good at hide and seek. I, on the other hand, stink at the game.
But I do want to share a little bit of a conversation I had with Camryn Sunday night. When we put her to bed, she will call out to one of us, usually me, and ask for her milk or to get out of bed or whatever. Well Sunday night was no exception. She called out for her milk, we go her some. Then she called out for me and I went in her room. She says to me, "Mom, I want ham."
"You want ham?"
"Yeah, go get it."
Funny girl! I laugh at her, she laughs with me and I tell her she can have ham in the morning, its time for bed and she says okay.
If that doesn't make your day, I don't know what will. I love that girl. Tonight her voice sounds a little hoarse. So darn cute. Imagine her sweet little voice a little bit low and raspy. Too cute! I definitely think I'll keep my little monster.