Monday, March 31, 2008


We signed up Chase for soccer. He has been so excited! He wore his jersey to bed and has slept with his soccer ball many nights!! Then came his first game. He was so excited, but when they started to play he just stood there. He finally would run after the ball after much prompting, but never tried to kick it! I thought well we weren't the greatest at introducing the game to him before hand. After another practice we had a game. This time he didn't run at all. Not with prompting or anything. Then after a few minutes he said he wanted to go home! He wouldn't go in the rest of the game. We have another practice tonight so we will see what he does!!! So much for following in his daddies footsteps!

This was his first practice!
First game!
This is when he actually ran!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


We had a great Easter! We did it on Saturday we had to do it early since we were supposed to get snow later that day. That is two Easters in a row with snow on the ground! The kids had a lot of fun. Later that night we got 2 babysitters and Rob, my brother and sister in law and me went out to dinner. It is the first time we have gone out just the 4 of us since we had kids. That would be 9 years!!!! We had a blast.

The kids were told that if they were good in sacrament that the Easter bunny would come. Rob had to sing in the choir so I was a lone. It was a disaster! I had a YW sit with me. She helped with Zack, but the younger kids wouldn't listen to her. Zack escaped later on and was sliding down the large middle isle. He was sitting on peoples laps who didn't even know who he was. There faces were priceless. I couldn't leave since the younger ones would follow me. We was eventually snatched up by someone who took him out. The younger 3 would just fight the rest of the time. So no one got to open their baskets until Monday. Chase was really a good boy I have to say the other 3 just made it seem terrible. Rob can't sing in the Choir again!!!

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Sleep... Or the lack there of

I am not sure what is wrong with my kids lately. I have been up so many times the last few nights. A couple of nights ago Zack woke up at around 2:30 Rob put him back to bed. A few minutes later he was up again. I bribed him with peeps. I told him if he would go back to sleep I would buy him new ones. (I am not sure what the new bride is going to be as I went to Target today and I couldn't find any) Then about 10 minutes later Taylor woke up. I just had to cover her up. Then after a few more minutes Jesse is crying. Same thing just cover him up. It took me until after 4:30 to fall back asleep after getting up so much!!!! Jesse is my best sleeper he rarely wakes up. Chase is next he will only wake up to go to the bathroom, but of course he wants my help. Taylor will wake up almost every night just for us to cover her up. We have been tracking for 2 weeks now with her and there have only been 2 nights that she hasn't woken up. It is fast, but I still have to get up. Zack is by far the worst sleeper. He might not get up every night like Taylor, but he doesn't go back to sleep that well. There are many nights that he will be up from 4:30 on. Not so much fun. People laugh when they hear my email address 4kidsnosleep. The sad thing is that it is true. Is this just my kids or do others have this same problem. I was so naive thinking that when babies sleep through the night they sleep that like forever. I guess I was very wrong!!!

I sure hope that my mom, dad and mother in law don't read this post!!! They are watching my kids for us while Rob and I are in Hawaii next month! I guess that is why it will take 3 adults to watch my 4 kids :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rob's Birthday Present!

Rob got a wonderful present for his birthday! He got a free ambulance ride to the hospital. Yep that is right. He was coming home from work and was rear ended! That happened at 9pm. The ambulance came and when Rob told them that his neck and back hurt they shipped him off to the hospital. They did exrays and he is fine. Not a lot of pain today. I just love his truck his bumper is slightly messed up. Her car was totaled! She of course said that it was Rob's fault because his break lights didn't work. Which was a lie. I was lucky enough to find a friend to come over and watch the sleeping kids and go get Rob. The bad thing was it was 35 minutes from our house. At least he is okay! We went to bed at midnight that night.

I will post a picture of Rob's truck when I remember to do it when he is home!

Happy Anniversary!
So the morning of our anniversary was such a joy NOT!
We had to go and get Rob's truck out of the police impound lot. It was more than 50 miles away from our house. We got there and he was in line waiting and then they told him that they needed Cash and they don't give out change! They couldn't tell him yet if it would cost him 155 or 175 to get it out he would have to go get the money and then tell him. I wanted to tell them that we were not criminals getting our car out we were hit by someone. The other bad thing was that the impound lot was in the middle of no where. We had to drive another 5 miles just to find an ATM. The first one we found didn't work. Then the one we found a lady didn't know how to use the ATM and Rob sat there and waited for another 5 minutes for her. She never figured it out!
We were finally on our way home at noon. We had told the kids that we were going to take them swimming today so they were all crying wanting to swim. The twins sleep at 1:00 for I was stressed, but we just took them anyway and they had a great time. The rest of the day was so wonderful. We dropped the kids off at my brother and sister in law's house and we went to dinner and a movie. It was great just to be with Rob after a stressful morning!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Rob

Today is Rob's 37th birthday. It is sad we had to actually figure out how old he was! Oh the days when you told people that you were 15 1/2 and counted down the days. My nephew told me the other day his birthday was in 4 months and 10 days those days are long gone for us! I just hope he knows how much I love him! He is so perfect for me. He takes care of me and our kids and works so hard. We are lucky enough to have a beautiful home and I get to stay home. It is sad, but there isn't a lot of moms that can do that when their kids get older. I am just so glad that he is mine:) We will be married 14 years tomorrow. CRAZY I don't feel that I could be married that long. I am so lucky to have a great marriage and still say that I truly love Rob with all my heart. I fall more in love with him all the time. Who knows what he will say about me (Just kidding) Anyway I feel very lucky to have found Rob and followed the spirit when we first met!

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Coloring Easter Eggs

I bought the Easter egg coloring kit a few weeks ago and ever since Chase wanted to color the eggs. We did this for family home evening 2 weeks ago. It was fun to have someone excited to do it to motivate me! We had to beg Zack to come and help. Once he was there he had a lot of fun, but getting to come took some time.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sleep Where you can!

In our house you just sleep wherever you can!!! We had my niece and nephew this weekend while their parents were out of town. Rob worked 12 hours on Friday so I had ALL 6 to myself. It wasn't as bad as I feared. They had fun playing together and my nephew is a lot of help. I didn't take one baby out of their crib all weekend!!!!
On Saturday afternoon Rob was feeling tired so I told him to go lay down. After a while I went to go get him and couldn't find him. After a few rooms were searched I found him asleep in a box! We had just bought some huge shelves for our basement and the kids were playing in them that day. Chase had brought his bedding down to play in it. This is where Rob decided to sleep. I guess going upstairs to bed just took to long! The kids thought it was so funny that he was sleeping in the box!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Male Bonding

Chase is always asking Rob to play the monster game! It is a game on the Wii. He loves to sit and watch him play. He will move the ottoman over to the coffee table and get a pillow for Rob's back and then he sits by him. When Chase was an infant Rob would hold him in his arms and play the Xbox so maybe Chase remembers!
I am not sure why Chase wants to watch the monster game so much because not to long after he starts to play it Chase will hide behind the couch. He still watches, but he says he is scared and wants to hide behind the couch!


5 Snacks you Enjoy
1. Skittles
2. Chips
3. Those little pies with chocolate inside
4. Diet Dr. Pepper
5. Cookies
(I am gaining wait just thinking about it)

5 Things I would do if I was a Millionaire

1. Pay off Student Loans (although we are close so hopefully by the end of the year!!!)
2. Buy a SUV
3. Redo the inside of my house
4. Go on lots and lots of trips
5. Have a full time housekeeper. I hate cleaning up after the kids ALL DAY LONG!

5 Bad Habits
1. Being on the computer to much
2. Watching to much tv
3. Waiting until Saturday night to start my Sunday school lesson
4. Talk on the phone to much
5. Staying up to late

5 Things you like to do

1. Blogging
2. Scrap booking
3. Play with my kids
4. Being outside (when it is nice)
5. Talking on the phone with friends

5 Things you will never wear again

1. Stretch pants
2. Spandex (hello 80's)
3. Florescent colored clothes
4. Really wide belts
5. White hair ( I bleached my hair in high school and it turned white)

5 Favorite Toys

1. DVR
2. Computer
3. WII ( I don't play a lot, but like to watch Rob)
4. Digital Cameras
5. Some of my cool scrap booking items

I will tagg
Fawn, Jean, Hailey, Jill, Christy

Sunday, March 2, 2008


This is Zack's most favorite thing in the WORLD!!! I know, how disgusting! I think they are nasty, but Zack asks for them all year long. He likes the chick peeps the best. When Chick peeps are out of season, then he settles for the other kinds. He doesn't really eat them he just plays with them. He lines them up on varies places in the house. The problem this year is that the twins like to eat them. Taylor usually will eat the head off and then throw it on the ground. Chase is smart and doesn't touch them. I have already bought about 10 boxes of peeps this season. The first time I told him that I had chick peeps he was so excited he was jumping up and down. He was actually more excited for me to give him the peeps then he was opening up his Christmas present! At least I know what he likes!