Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thanks Shellee and Lynnae this is great, I only need one more elf.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Look at me grandma, I can walk, dance walk somemore, fall down, get up by myself, and dance somemore. He really likes the music to Shrek the Third.

Don't you love it when they like to go to bed.

Then again, maybe not.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The one question I always get is, how do you do it? 5 kids three a year or younger, well here is the secret. I LOVE MY KIDS. That's it. I love them so I will do what I have to do to take care of them. Victoria loves school so I make sure she is at school no matter how hard it is to cart all the kids in to drop her off and pick her up. There are times that someone has to cry alittle longer then I would like or they have to share my lap with more then one other kid, but in at the end of the night everyone goes to bed for the most part happy. We have certin things that the kids do to make things easier. They lay their clothes and shoes out at night and try to comb thier hair. Dylan can change Wes if her is wet and between Dylan and Victoria they can get Wes dressed if I need them to, this always makes for a funny morning. I have to know what we are having for dinner by 3pm or dinner turns into a disaster. When Dylan get home we do her homework right away, then we eat. By 6pm the girls get thier pjs on and settle in to watch a movie to get everyone to relax. In the girls closet are 2 shoe holders that thier clothes go in, I fold them, they put them away. This way I know they match and they still get to choose what they want to wear. Maxine, the comic strip says,"I find it helps to organize chores into catagories: Things I won't do now; Things I won't do later; Things I'll never do." I have good intentions to do alot of things but at the end of the day if the laundry didn't get folded AGAIN, but everyone had a good day and is happy then oh well. Do I like things like this?, NO, but in the long run it doesn't matter if the laundry was folded or if the all the dishes weren't donewhat matters is I love my kids and for the most part We Are A Happy Family.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Can anyone guess what this is?

Let me know what you think, I'll tell you in a few days.

This is Victroia's new favorite song, she sings it all the time. It is also the ring tone for my mom then she calls. Hope you enjoy it mom.
I always tell Dylan that she will never know how funny she really is.

Here is my group of ASU cheerleaders and Sparky, the twins went as fans.

Here is our demanding child Piper. The only place she seems content is the swing.

Here is my Little Was Man. He has Finally figured out how to smile for the camera. For a very long time he would squint waiting for the flash.

This moarning I went to get Paige a bottle, so Victoria held her for me. Then I put the bottle next to her in the chair and told her I had to go to the bathroom, but when I came back I was going to feed Paige. When I came back Victoria was feeding her. She was so proud of herself. She loves the twins so much, she told me this morning that, "I love Paige and Piper so they can't go anywhere".

This picture was taken on Oct. 28th. We blessed the girls that day. Paige is on Ross' right and that puts Piper on the left. It always makes it hard to get everyone to look at the same camera when there is more then one.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


In the last few days I have given much thought to the act of motherhood and how things in our lives make us look at motherhood. Just today I went to a sealing for an old friend, the last sealing I was at was also hers. Her ex-husband had joined the church and loved it, I knew him also. Then one day after three years and 2 kids he said to her, "I don't want this, I don't want to be a dad, a father, a husband, a member of this church I don't want this!" Now here she is a single mom with 2 young kids alone. Today she was sealed to a man who is also a convert, but who loves her kids as his own and is adopting them as soon as possible. As I sat and listened to the Sealer I had to wonder about her thoughts. I also had to wonder about her mothers thoughts, as they sat there both crying in joy. I know it had to be hard for Julie, my friend, to date again, she had not only her happiness to worry about but her childern's as well. Today I also talked to another friend who's baby was born very pre-mature. I am sure that she has heard I know how you're feeling, but to all of those so sympethetic women, you don't. As I told her "I know how you feel", I contiuned, "You feel like your body let you child down, like your body wasn't good enough good enough for your child. Then you feel like it's your fault that your baby in in such trouble and not doing so well. You feel respondsable for problem." As she began to cry, she said" That's exactaly what I told my husband, and he told me not to feel this way." I began to remember back to when the twins were born, people would ask"How do you feel, are you ok?" and I would say" I'm fine", but inside I was sceaming "Look at what I have done to my kids! They are in the hospital for who knows how long and both having problems! How do you think I feel!" But of course that is not how you are suppost to act, so you don't. It's hard to know what a mother is thinking in times of joy and in times a sorrow. It's hard to know really what to say in these times also. With the twins even my mom telling me it wasn't my fault did not work, but she held me as I cried, for that is what moms do. Next time I tell some one I know how you feel I will continue with how I felt in the situation, I realized today that is the best way to show someone that you really know how they feel.

Ross' favorite sign.

Ross' favorite sign.