Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hill Country Christmas!!

A few days ago our family went to Schlitterbahn. For those of you who don't know Schlitterbahn was voted best water park in America by the travel channel. Schlitterbahn was having "Hill Country Christmas." They had lights everywhere. There was ice skating, sledding, a hay maze, and "snow." We got four free tickets from someone at my work. Since Carson doesn't need a ticket we took our niece, Madison. The kids had a blast. Their favorite thing was the "snow" it looked real but it was just bubbles. I added tons of pictures so you could see some of the fun. They also had pictures with Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, and the Schlitterbahn mascot. Carson would not get near any of the characters. The kids had fun playing at the park and on the blow up slides and stuff that was set up too. The weather was perfect. We didn't even have to wear our jackets.

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tags

1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? Wrapping paper
2. When do you put the tree up? Whenever we get around to it.
3. When do you take the tree down? After New Year’s
4. Eggnog?? Yes!!!
5. Favorite gift received as a child? Cabbage Patch Doll
6. Hardest person to buy for?? Corey!!!
7. Easiest person to buy for? The boys. They want everything.
8. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Christmas cards. When I actually get them mailed.
10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? If I did get a bad one it must not have been that bad cause I don’t remember.
11. Favorite Christmas movie? The Classic Christmas Story and Charlie Browns Christmas.
12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I usually start after Thanksgiving, but every year I say I am going to start sooner and never do.
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Sure
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies and Treats.
15. Lights on the tree? Yes. Who doesn't??
16. Favorite Christmas song? The First Noel
17. Least favorite Christmas song? I will have to get back to you on that.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home. I wish we could travel.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? You betcha!!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Bow.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both!! My husbands family has a huge Christmas eve party where everyone opens tons of presents. Then we open more presents on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I have to work more hours because people think they have to eat more at holidays.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I don't really have any yet because we share our tree with Corey's family.
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? HAM
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I am not really sure what I want that is in the budget.

These are a few of my favorite things.....

Five favorite treats during the holidays:
1. Peppermint ice cream
2. Mint M&M's
3. Homemade toffee
4. Pumpkin Pie
5. Almost anything with Cool Whip!

Five favorite Christmas movies:
1. The Christmas Story
2. Christmas Vacation
3. Charlie Brown Christmas
4. Home Alone
5. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (original)

Five Traditions during the holidays:
1. Christmas Eve PJ's
2. Christmas music
3. Christmas Eve Party with Corey's family
4. Girls Only Shopping Trips to San Antonio
5. Driving Around to Look at Lights

I tag those of you who haven't done this yet. Rookie, Ashley, Melissa, and Jenni.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Picnic Fun

A couple of days ago the boys and I had a fun picnic. I got up to take the kids to day care so I could get some laundry done without their help. When I got to the van I realized that the battery was dead. Corey and I tried to jump start it with no luck. I decided to let the boys stay at home with me. Even though it is December the weather was beautiful so I let the boys play outside. They were having such a great time I couldn't get them inside to eat lunch. I got a blanket and their food and they had a picnic. They thought it was so fun. Now they want to eat all their meals outside.
After the picnic the boys had races up and down the new sidewalk in front of our house. (We just got a new porch and walkway.)
When I got the kids ready for daycare they both had on jeans, but when they knew they were not going they went in and took them off. Carter put on some shorts and Carson just went without.

I just love these boys!!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What Kids Think

I saw this on a friends blog and thought it was fun to see what her kids said. Then I started thinking about what I thought my boys would say. I asked them both the questions but Carson didn't really understand what was going on. I hope you enjoy reading it.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Carter: Do you want to read a book.
2. What makes mom happy?
Carter: Me
3. What makes mom sad?
Carter: If we are not good at church.
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Carter: Tickle me.
5. What was your mom like as a child?
Carter: You were a girl.
6. How old is your mom?
Carter: I don't know.
7. How tall is your mom?
Carter: Big real big I said.
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Carter: Play with me.
9. What does your mom do when you are not around?
Carter: You go to Albertson's
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Carter: I don't know.
11. What is your mom really good at?
Carter: Being with me.
12. What is your mom not so good at?
Carter: Listening to me and Carson crying.
13. What does your mom do for her job?
Carter: Buy stuff.
14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
Carter: Cheetos
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Carter: I don't know.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Carson: Pikachu
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Carter and Carson: Play games and crafts
18. How are you and your mom the same?
Carter: We have hair and eyes.
19. How are you and your mom different?
Carter: I boy and you a girl.
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Carter: Because we read books and play games.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Am So Busy!!!

With Thanksgiving comming quickly I have been so busy. Well that might be an understatement. Of course working at a grocery store means that this time of the year is real busy at work. At home we are busy as well trying to get everything ready for Stewart and Felicia to move back to town. I will be go glad when everything settles down. Please forgive me if I haven't posted in awhile. I will be back after the busy busy holiday week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

SOOOO Much Fun!!!!

We had such a great time on our mini vacation. We were gone three days and two nights. The hotel was amazing. It is less than a year old so everything is really nice still. We went during the week so it was not crowded at all. It almost seemed like we were the only ones in the whole place. The boys were very good on the long drive up there. They even slept a little. When Corey went to check-in the desk clerk asked if he wanted to upgrade to a childrens suite. Corey asked how much it would be to upgrade because when we booked our trip the childrens suite was a lot more money. The clerk said that it would be no charge. We upgraded to a childrens suite. The boys were so excited. So was I. We got the wolf den suite. The kids had a "wolf den" that had bunk beds and their own tv.

The water park was just as cool as I had hoped it would be. They had a little kids area with tons of stuff for them to do. They had another part for kids and adults that had tons of water shooting out of everywhere imaginable. It came complete with a huge bucket that is filled with 1,000 gallons of water then dumps out and drenches everything and everyone under it. They had a wave pool. They had about six big water slides and four kiddie water slides. Car 1 wants to live at the water park.

The hotel also had a game called magic quest. You buy a magic wand and get a quest book. The quests in the book take you all around the hotel looking for things and interacting with the hotel decor. You use your wand on the pictures and they change. The kids loved using their wands to make the pictures and stuff come to life. To be honest I think I was having as much fun as they were.
Did I mention how well the boys slept after playing in the water park and then running all over the hotel doing quests. Well they slept so good.

I just really like this picture of Car 2.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm So Excited

I am going here.

We are leaving tomorrow. When we get home I will post some pictures and let you all know how much fun we had.
If you can't tell from the pictures it is a hotel with an indoor water park.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Here are some pictures from our church Halloween party. The kids had a blast. The hit item was the bouncy castle. I wish I would have taken a picture of them jumping in it. There is even a picture of me. I dressed up as a banana.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

He's 4!!!!!

Car 2 is 4 years old. I can't believe it. Where has the time gone. It seems like only a little time has past. My first born is growing up to be such a fun little boy. He is so sweet. He is always telling us he love us and he says his brother is his best friend.

Happy Birthday Bean.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Look Who's 2!!!

That's right Car 2 is now 2. We celebrated last night at his favorite place in the world. Chuck E. Cheese's. He just loves that place it has everything he wants food and games.

Car 1 had fun as well. He got to open his presents there also. His birthday is on Tuesday. We had planned to do both parties at once but Car 1 insisted on having his party at home. So we are going to have a small family thing on Tuesday.

This is Car 2 having a great time with his favorite gun game. He puts coins in and plays them both at once.

Chuck E. Cheeses was super crowded. At one point I lost track of Car 2 I didn't know where he went and it seemed everyone else lost track of him too. I found him just like this. He was watching all the people play skee balls.

I guess my kids like to climb because Car 1 was found climbing on the basketball game just a few minutes later.

Car 2 is a tiny bit short for his age and has been wearing 12 month jeans but I decided to try him in 18 months size. Well as you can see from the above picture they came off pretty easy. He was climbing up the jungle gym and he was standing on his pants. They just kept getting lower and lower on him. Just as he was going into the tunnel at the top I saw his pants fall off. I tried to get Car 1 to go and help him but you know how well 3 year olds listen sometimes. A nice little boy chased Car 2 around the tunnels carrying his pants until Car 2 finally took them back. I tried to get his pants back on but he just ran off to play some more.

All in all I think that he had a great birthday.

He has an appointment with the doctor on Wednesday so I will post about that after we go.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Car 1 says the funniest things sometimes. This week it was homecoming for the local high school. On Thursday night they had a parade that went down town. I had forgotten all about it and had asked Corey to bring home pizza. Well I guess that he had to go this really round about way and he was kind frustrated when he got home. Here is the conversation that we had when he got home.

Corey: (annoyed) What was with the parade down town?

Me: Oh it is Tivy's homecoming parade.

Corey: (annoyed, Tivy was his high schools rival) Brother.

Car 1: (trying to sound annoyed) I hate parades.

Me: You have never been to a parade.

Car 1: I still hate parades.

Me: Car 1 they throw candy at parades.

Car 1: (sounding interested) Oh.

Corey: It is always the nasty kind of candy. Plus parades are just out dated.

Me: What do you mean out dated?

Corey: Like they would have been fun before TV or video games.

Car 1: Mom I just hate parades.

After that I just gave up.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wish I had a Picture!!!!!

Car 1 is getting so big. He likes to make his own chocolate milk. He climbs up and get a glass out of the cupboard. He gets the gallon of milk out of the fridge. He is even getting big enough to pour the milk into the glass. I make him let me put the nesquick in because he puts toooooo much. I can't believe that he is getting so grown up and independent. A few days ago while Car 1 was getting himself some chocolate milk the funniest thing happened. He got his cup out of the cupboard and poured his milk into it. I think he must have been planning on putting the chocolate in himself because up to this point he had not told me he wanted chocolate milk. I was in the other room cleaning and he came running in and he was really upset. He kept saying "My milk that thing is in my milk." I had no idea what he was talking about. I started asking him questions because I had no idea he had milk. He was starting to cry and he kept saying "The thing on the window is in my milk." I could not figure what the heck he could be talking about. By now I decided to go in the kitchen and find out what was going on. When I got there I saw his cup on the counter and the gallon of milk was sitting on the floor. I asked him what was going on and he said that he was scared of his milk. I looked in his cup carefully because I didn't know what was in there or where it came from. I found a gecko floating in his glass of milk. I really wished that I had my camera. Right now there are quite a few geckos around our yard and sometimes they get into the house. I guess it must have been in the glass and he just didn't see it before he poured the milk in. Poor Car 1 is now a little afraid to get his own glass for chocolate milk.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Things You've Missed!

As you all know my camera got broken last Sunday. On Thursday we took it back to Best Buy to have it looked at. The good news is it can be fixed and it is covered by my insurance thing I got with the camera (for an extra $20). Now the bad news is that it will not be back in my hands for almost two weeks. I am dying. I have so many things that I want to be taking pictures of. So far you have all missed the awesome butterfly migration that is going on right now. It is crazy there are butterflies everywhere. Seriously tons of them. You also missed seeing the cute baby blanket I made for my friend to give to someone for a baby shower present. It was another rag baby quilt but it was blue, green, white, and had frogs and snails on it. I want to take pictures of my niece and the flower hair clips I made her this week (I will take pictures of that when I get my camera back). My two boys where playing so good together and I wanted a picture but no.

I just wanted you guys to know what it is you are missing out on.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Spring!!

We have a little spring on our ranch. It is kind of far from the house but today we got in the van and drove out there. Well as far as it could go anyway. We had to walk a little way. I wanted to take the kids to see it and I wanted a chance to take some pictures of the boys. Corey drove and his brother, Sky, came along to navigate. It was so much fun. Here are some of the pictures I took.
Would you believe me if I told you the second picture is of Car 2 eating a rock. Yes he love to try and eat rocks. Don't worry after I got the picture I took the rock away. Here are some more picture just because I took a ton and want you guys to see them.

There are two different ponds at the spring the lower pond, that you can see in the picture with me and Car 2, has fish in it. They are just little minnows but the kids thought they were neat.

Corey and I decided that we need to spend more time outside on the ranch it is so big and there are a lot of things to see and do.

*2 side notes- We didn't even get any rain or wind from hurricane Ike. I was disappointed because the boys love to play in the rain and puddles. I was also glad because floods are not great. The other side note is Car 2 broke my camera when we got back from the spring so I have to take it in to get fixed or replaced. Wish me luck that it wont be gone long.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is There A Wrong Way To Eat A Reese's??

I love Reese's peanut butter cups. I also love the ad campaign "No wrong way to eat a Reese's." The other day I gave Car 2 a peanut butter cup. Just one mind you and this is what I found when we got to our destination.

Car 2 was asleep and he had chocolate everywhere. I tell you that it looked as though he could not have gotten any of the peanut butter cup in his mouth. I never go anywhere without a box of wipes so I was able to get him clean when we got out of the van.

Note to self don't give a kid a peanut butter cup in the car on a hot day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

One Word Meme

I have seen this on a couple of people's blogs and I have been getting a few on my e-mail so I thought I would go ahead and do it as a post since I have been looking for a new post lately.

You can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think. Now copy, change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one-word answers, but you can only type one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair? short
4. Your mother? home
5 . Your father? work
6. Your favorite thing? Kids
7. Your dream last night? vampires
8. Your dream/goal? house
9. The room you're in? tv
10. Your hobby? sewing
11. Your fear? ambulances
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? successful
13. Where were you last night? cooking
14. What you're not? cold
16. One of your wish list items? house
17. Where you grew up? Ogden
18. The last thing you did? work
19. What are you wearing? jersey
20. What kinda of shoes? none
21. Your TV? on
22. Your pet? Rake
23. Your computer? useful
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? always
26. Your car? Odyssey
27. Something you're not wearing? jewlery
28. Favorite store? Target
29. Your summer? HOT
30. Love someone? yes
31. Your favorite color? Yellow
32. When is the last time you laughed? now
33. Last time you cried? 13th

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I Am So Mad At Myself!!

Corey and I took the boys to the county fair last night. We had a great time. They boys loved looking at the animals and the vegetables that people entered into the fair. You should have seen them on the rides. This brings me to the reason I am mad at myself. I left home without my camera. I did not get one shot of the boys enjoying their first fair. Very, very sad. Now you have to imagine the two cutest boys ever and a county fair.

I wish that I had a picture of Car 2 when he had his first encounter with a turkey. The thing was huge. The turkey was at eye level with Car 2, while he was belted in his stroller. Car 2 was enjoying the view of the birds when the turkey let out a rather loud gobble. You should have seen Car 2 freak out. He was crying and trying to get out of his stroller and away from the turkey. I couldn't get him to settle down. Finally I had to take him to see the bunnies. They seemed to be more his style cute and quiet.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Sister's Wedding!!!

Congratulations Julie and Jake!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Busy Time of Year

We have been having a very busy time. We went on vacation for a week and I have worked everyday since I got back. I have to work everyday because on Tuesday I am going to go back to Utah for my sister's wedding.
Here is a picture of the happy couple.

When we were in Utah on vacation we did a ton of fun things.

We rode the Frontrunner.

We went to a museum.

We played some video games with the family.

We also went to a luau at our family reunion.

It was really good to see everyone. I am looking forward to visiting again real soon.