Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kids say the darndest things

So I am driving the girls to softball last night and we had stopped at Arbys for dinner,we get down the road and Halle says to Shelby "do I have red hat over my head" and Shelby says "no why" and Halle says "because I'm thinking Arbys". Just a quick reality check for me because apparently my kids watch to much TV. Ya know though when they say things like that I want to just eat them up it's so cute. I am so bummed because my video camera pooped out on me and of course I so needed it this morning as I was standing in the doorway of the bathroom and Cassidy was on my counter singing out her heart in the mirror. I don't know if it's just the whole baby of the family thing or if she just has more personality than I have ever seen. She cracks me up all day long:)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I had to post this picture. Cass thinks she is such a help and had followed us around all day saying " I help, I help". So Jason told her she could help him dig a hole for our sprinkling system, so he put her down in the hole and gave her the shovel and boy was she mad when we made her get out.

Monday, April 21, 2008

WOOO HOOO So I know this is a scary pic but it's the only one that counts cuz it was at the finish line of the SLC half marathon that I actually finished on Saturday. It really was fun, it started at the University Hospital and wound its way 13 miles to the Gateway. I wasn't sure even up until that morning that I would be able to do it but I did and I am so glad (and almost as glad that it's just over). Aunt Shawna talked me into it in January so I trained for the last few months and I am really grateful to her for convincing me that I could do it, it was an amazing experience!

Halle and Shelby celebrated their 6th birthday on Tuesday the 15th (yup they were our tax break for the year). They had so much fun with their friends after school and then the family came that evening for cake and ice cream. I hope that my girls will always remember how blessed they are to have such a great extended family, we all feel so lucky to have so many people in our family who love our little girls and help us on a regular basis to take care of them. So thank you to all who helped us celebrate that special day for the twins.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Typically what time do you wake up?
7:15 and not a minuet earlier.

On a good night what time are your kids in bed?
8:00 and not a minuet later:)

How long have you been a mommy?
9 years on the 30th of May.

How old were you when you became a mommy?

What is your favorite kids TV show/movie?
Kim Possible.

What is your least favorite kids show?
Farliy odd parents.

What are your kids favorite chores?
Not really a chore but they all LOVE to organize their shoes.

What is your favorite meal to cook?
Tacos. (easy easy)

What is the meal you cook most often?

What are you kids favorite meals?
Brooklyn loves shrimp (I know she dosen't require much).
Halle and Shelby both like their spaghetti.
Cassidy will eat anything (like mama like daughter:)

What is your favorite thing that your husband does with your kids?
He has been taking turns taking each of them to the Jazz games, they get so excited I love to see them going out of their minds with the anticipation. He also wrestles with them Sundays before bed and they love that.

What are five things that make you smile when being a mom?
I think I am happiest when my kids are laughing, and I love that time of night when they are all safe in bed sound asleep, healthy and happy:) I am filled with joy when they accomplish something that they are so proud of. And I love to watch them play together nicley and laugh together.

If you could take your kids anywhere, where would it be?
I would take them to England, they ask all the time about dads mission and they love to look at his scrapbook.

When was the last time you went somewhere without your kids?
Last Thursday I went to lunch with Aunt Shawna, so fun thanks Shawna.

What is your favorite passtime activity to do with your kids?
Anything outside.

Name one thing you said you would never do as a mom?
Ha just one, I did swear I would never let my kids eat in the car (yea that lasted as long as the first road trip we took:)

What is your favorite quality your mom has?
Everything? I think I especially appreciate her patience and compassion because I have SO often been the recipient.

What is your advice for new moms?
Relax, don't worry so much about the eating and sleeping enough, they will do both when they want and need it.

What is the scariest or most heartbreaking moment as a mom?
When they told me I was having twins:) that was the scariest. Everytime my kids have their feelings hurt my heart breaks.

What is your most joyfull moment of being a mom?
Every time my girls smile and tell me they love me.

When was the last time you were told 'I love you' by one of your kids?
This morning when they left for school. (the twins are much more generous with theirs than Brooklyn is)

So obviously I have been slacking on the whole blog thing. Halle and Shelby are having their 6th birthday tomorrow, and that means I have lots to do. Jason's Grandma Smart had her 90th birthday party on Saturday and we also took all the kids on his side of the family to have their pictures taken (that was fun:) Jason's dad also had a birthday on Saturday and Grandma Sherri took the twins to build a bear for their present and they had so much fun. So after tomorrow I will be so done with birthdays at least for a month or so.
So I will have to wait till after this week to post any more pics.