Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my dad's birthday. At least in New Zealand it is. Tomorrow is his birthday here. Since I can't call him I made a video for him. Jesse was being stubborn and would not sit on the couch with the other kids. Since I know my dad would want to see him he did one by himself normally I wouldn't.

Hope you have a great birthday dad. I love you! You have been a great dad. It was nice to have you live with us for a couple months. You worked very hard for an old man:) I also love that we can joke with each other. You are the best have a great day.
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I have lost my voice so I sound funny. That sad thing is I have lost it for a month and a half. I am not sure what is wrong so I am going to have to go get it checked.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our Garden

I am loving this Colorado weather. Not the 15 days in a row of above 90, but my garden is growing so much faster then in Oregon. I have already shredded 35 cups of zucchini. I have cherry tomatoes as well. In Oregon I didn't have anything until the end of August or the beginning of September. Tomatoes would always be the last to ripen. My big tomatoes are not red, but are getting bigger. The kids love it. The first day that I picked a Zucchini Jesse begged for some. I just cut it in slices and he ate it raw. He even asked for 2nds and 3rds. I ate a bit and about puked it was so gross! That is by boy though. Chase just loves to shred the Zucchini. We use our kitchen aide that has an attachment on it. When I pick just one he goes and gets all the stuff out. I do make him wait for more. It makes to much of a mess for just one. Anyways I am just loving how my garden grows here.

Brotherly love

I walked into the room and saw the boys watching tv this! Chase is very sweet and always wants to hug the twins. He gets so sad when they don't want to hug him back!
I am trying more black and white pictures. I see them on other peoples blogs and just love how they turn out. I am unsure of mine though! I am not a good picture taker at all. Before the digital cameras were invented I would ALWAYS cut off peoples heads. I have a number of Easter pictures with only a hand and an egg. I don't even know who the person is.

T- Ball

Saturday was the last T-ball game. Chase really liked it and did better than soccer. He says that he wants to play soccer again so I am giving him one more chance to play. After the game we went to the coaches house they had pizza, cupcakes and most important a trophy! The first day of T-ball practice Chase asked where the trophies were so I am glad they came through!
He ate the icing and left the rest. I guess that he how he stays so skinny!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Zack doing his version of rap

Zack got a microphone for his birthday and is loving singing with it. Tonight he was sing Chicka Chicka boom boom. This has been one of his favorite books for a long time! It sound a little bit like rap to us!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Taylor GRACE

Taylor's middle name is Grace. I loved the middle name for a few reasons. I was hoping that with a name like Grace she would become graceful! I had a nickname in high school that was "miss grace". I played softball and was always tripping or falling. Even though I played on the varsity team and did well I always made someone laugh with something stupid I would do. I am afraid that Taylor is following in my footsteps. She has more bruises than my boys. Rob saw her walk right into the wall. She didn't move her foot to the left to go through the door way. She is always crying about hitting her head on something. Well last night she did a number on herself. She was helping me make dinner:) I didn't see what happened next but she was flying off the chair and instantly began crying. There was a lot of blood so me being a wimp, I yell for Rob to come get her. I thought that she just hit her lip. Well she did that alright and a little more. The poor girl bit her lip so much that it went through to the other side:( She has a hole in her lip. Rob very gingerly told me she bit through her lip. It didn't register to me until I saw the HOLE right below her lip. Then I looked inside her bottom lip and you can see where 4 of the top teeth had bit in. I of course started to cry, that just seems so painful. She was crying, but not very much. Rob stayed calm while I freaked out so Rob told me to walk away. I thought we should take her to the ER because she would need stitches. Rob said that the cut in front was so small that it was fine. He was nice and said that we would take her over to another dentist in our ward to look at it. That made me feel better. Taylor was happy to go for a ride in the truck, but she was still crying and telling me her lip was hurting. They were gone for about 30 minutes and came back. She was like a new girl. She wasn't crying said her lip was feeling better. I asked Rob what did you do to her. He just said we gave her a blessing:) Yeah for the power of the priesthood. The other dentist said that she was fine and didn't need to go in. Rob knows best! I am just a little over protective. She had a good night sleep she woke up once and I gave her more Tylenol. She slept great after that. This morning it was hard to eat, but she did it. I think I need to wrap her in bubble wrap until she is a little older!

Her bumps are getting better as well. They are almost healed up!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Breckenridge

Since Rob was off for so long we decided to up into the mountains. Rob wanted to camp, but I am not ready yet with the twins maybe next year. So we got a condo instead :) That is my camping for now. We got a great deal on a place. It had a lot of room so we invited my brother and sister in law with their kids. We had a lot of fun. The guys got to go fishing and we did a little shopping. We hung out and played some games as well. We went on an absolutely beautiful hike. I was so mad that I forgot my camera. There were a lot of families taking professional pictures there. We met two families who live in Highlands Ranch. One was from Zack's school the girl knew Zack. We would have gone back the next day to take some pictures, but the trail isn't the safest with little kids. I was a little crazy trying to keep the kids close to me as we walked in some areas. My batteries died in my camera so I didn't get a lot of pictures either. Here are some of sleeping arrangements.
Here are the triplets! My niece is only 3 months older than the twins. She is a sleep, but the twins are still awake. My nephew was asleep as well, but the picture didn't turn out.

I thought Chase was asleep, but when I took a pictures of the triplets he sat up. We made a bed for him on the floor because he wanted to be by Tanner.


After 3 days in Breckenridge we went to Vail for the day.



We rode the gondola up the mountain where they had activities for the kids and a place to eat.


The twins looking out. We rode it up and down 3 times they thought it was so "awesome"! That was Chases explanation of it.

The jumping tramp was one of this things the kids wanted to do. Zack loved every minute of it and went as high as it would go. He laughed in delight the whole 3 minutes!



Chase was more reserved as I knew he would be. He would tell the guy "that is to high"

This is one of those moments that he was to high. He looked so scared!

The new pictures on the right are from the lookout spot in Vail. Zack fell and cut up his leg right before so he didn't want to pose for a picture.

Happy 4th of July


We had a wonderful holiday. Rob was off for 5 days in a row!! We got up early and went to a parade here in Highlands Ranch. The kids had a lot of fun. since we had to get up early Jesse was resting before the parade started. This is my nephew Tanner!Chase was trying to flag down more people with candy!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Molluscum Contagiosum

I sure hope none of you know what that word is!! I know Larissa you do unfortunately. My poor Taylor got this stupid dots on her skin about 6 months ago. I took her to the doctor and he said it was Molluscum Contagiosum and just to wait they will go away, but be careful because they are contagious:) Now she has about 100 or so. I took her to the dermatologist this time in hopes that there was something better than just wait and they will go away. They tried to put some meds on her skin that would take them away. They got a couple on, but Toylor was fighting them way to much to continue. They told me to come back with Rob so he could help. Those few that she did get the medicine on they turned to a scab the next day and they healed up. They did give me a oral med to give her. The taste was horrible and I had to hold her down. We got it in a pill form and it was better, but I had to threaten her with a time out twice a day to take it. I also had started her on this "Natural" ointment to see if that would help. It did a little, but she was getting new ones faster then the old ones were going. Then Chase came running to me with excitement saying "Mom I have a bump just like Taylor" He was so happy. I was not! So I made an apt with the doc again to have it removed with that same medicine. I took Taylor to see if he could do it or if I should go to the dermatologist again. He said he could do it. This medicine looked different than what the dermatologist put on Taylor, but it did the same thing. Poor Taylor woke up from her nap later that day crying so hard. She was in so much pain. They all turned to blisters. I think this was stronger than the other medicine she got she didn't complain once when she had her other sores. I couldn't pick her up because she has the meds on her arm pit. Both butt cheeks, her one side, and the other side of her knees. I was so sad that they had spread so much. I thought some of them were just zits, but they were not. She has been miserable ever since. She has slept in our bed for 2 nights meaning we have not. SO if you see your kids with any weird bumps get it taken off quickly before they spread. Here are some pictures of my little girl.
I know this is blurry, but I am not so good with the camera and Rob was gone.