Thursday, October 30, 2008

Preschool Halloween Parties

I just love holiday weeks. My kids get so excited and get ready for school so much faster:) Poor Zack is off track so he will miss out on a party. I didn't think he would notice, but he has. Luckily for the ward party he got to dress up. Here are their class parties. The twins I didn't get a good picture because I didn't get permission from parents to post their pictures.

Walking into school. She had a really hard time with her shoes. Chase wanted her to wear them! Jess is in the background cheering her on.

Walking into school. He can't really see through his costume.
This is Chase's full class! We are so lucky there are 4 kids and 3 teachers. I think our tax money isn't being used the best here, but what a treat for Chase.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Jess is totally potty trained if he doesn't have any pants or underwear on. If he has clothes on he pees all the time. So you will see him only half dressed at my house a lot of the time.Tonight we had someone come to the door and we told him he had to get his underwear on. He went and got all of his underwear and then put them all on:)

Ward Halloween Party

Our ward had its Halloween party on Friday. I had my niece and nephew come since their party is on Halloween. Rob had to work late so it was nice getting help from my brother and sister in law:)
This is the 2 princess:) My niece is only 3 months older than the twins.

At the party they had the kids walk around the gym so everyone could see their costumes.
In the back is my nephew Tanner.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I don't know if Rob was playing a joke on me or if fate just made it this way.... Look at the picture this is what I saw when I was opening up my dryer today. A spider. It looked so real I screamed and jumped. Upon closer examination I saw that it was fake. It still made me nervous to move it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We had a big crowed there. 4 missionaries, neighbors, and extended family all sang. It was so loud when we sang and they loved it. Just a word of warning. DO NOT HAVE YOUR KIDS ON CONFERENCE WEEKEND!!! What was I thinking. I was scheduled to have the twins on the 4th and I didn't even put it together that I would always have this problem! Zack is the same way. So we get to have a party between General Conference sessions twice a year! I hate it. I knew that no one can plan this, but I just had to let it out there!

Right before we sang to them.
We were singing Happy Birthday to them and Taylor was dancing!
Jesse knew just what to do after we sang!

We had to tell Taylor to blow out her candles.

Jesse after his cake. Usually Taylor is the messy one, but she didn't eat much of her cake. She is not a sweet eater. I wish I wasn't.

The Twins turn 3!!

WOW I can't believe that my babies are now 3 years old. I was thinking back to when they were born. That was a hard time having to get up in the middle of the night 3 and 4 times. I know that some of you are still doing it with your twins. (sorry) I was involved with a twin group back in Oregon and I remember going to a meeting and talking with moms who just had their twins or who had older twins. A lot of them were telling me that their moms were staying for a few months. Some hired nannies to stay with them for awhile. I left that meeting more scared then when I walked in. I was so blessed to be able to have help. Rob's mom came and stayed 5 weeks. That wasn't the plan, but Rob wanted to work on her teeth and the lab would take a few weeks to get things back, so she stayed longer. My mom would come up every Tuesday (from the time I got pregnant) and help me as well. We mostly grocery shopped. Having two car seats and one grocery cart you don't get much food in there. Then there was Brenley who started coming 3 days a week for 4hrs so I could just sleep and pump! Oh how I hated to pump! Some days I would stare at the clock and wait for 10am to come! She really helped me stay sane. Taylor has a great set of lungs on her. When I was in my bed some days I could hear them scream, but I knew Brenley could handle it. So thank you thank you all for all the great help that I got!

This was the start of opening up presents. Taylor wants to be a princess so bad! She was so excited to wear her tearia(sp) Jesse got more trucks, cars and most importanly trains! Taylor got a doll and a lot of dress up items. She is loving putting on lip gloss. So is Jesse should I be worried?

The cakes! Jess picked out a Cars cake! He is all about Cars now. He will only wear Cars underwear.
Taylor had to pick her princess cake!
It is so much fun being a mom to twins. They fight a lot now that they are getting older, but it is so fun to see how they care about each other. They are getting so grow up and talking more and telling me everything about what they are thinking! I am so lucky that I get to be a mom to 4 wonderful children!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

100th Post

WOW this is my 100th post pretty cool. At the beginning I thought I would reach this by June, but I have slowed way down!

My other Tag this one is harder for me I am supposed to write 7 interesting things about me. I am not that exciting I guess.

1. I have 4 kids, but I have only been pregnant 2 times (thank heavens)

did you figure it out? I know that most of you know the answer, but some may not. My first Zack was adopted and then I ended with twins.

2. The twins and Chase were conceived at the same time, but the twins were Frozen for 2 years before I got pregnant with them. I have such wonderful stories to tell my kids when they get older:)

3. I was proposed to by 3 different men. I dated the first 2 for awhile, but knew they were not for me. Rob came a long and proposed after only 2 weeks of dating. I guess once I got to know them I didn't want to marry them. I didn't know Rob long enough at the time to say no. After 14 1/2yrs of marriage I am still glad that I said YES!

4. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. My senior year I did an internship in Brigham City Utah. It is a little town outside of the University that I went to. The first time I drove out the the canyon and into the town I thought to myself "I wonder what people are like that live in this town?" I met Rob a few weeks later and he grew up in this town!

5. I flew on an airplane from Portland to Utah with my brother and sister when I was around 3. I was afraid and didn't want to get on the plane. I remember telling my grandma and grandpa that I just wanted to live with them:) Once I was forced on the plane and we were in the air the flight attendant asked if I was okay. I lied and said that I wasn't feeling well and that my ears hurt (Before I got on the plane I heard that your ears can hurt when you fly) They made some contraption for me to put on my ears to make them feel better. I kept telling them that I was still in pain. I made the lady stay by me the whole flight. I am sure she was so mad at me by the time the plane landed. I was a good actor at the age of 3:)

6. If I have to get in an elevator I make sure I have my cell phone. As I get older I get more and more scared that I will get stuck in one. If the elevator looks too old I just walk up the stairs. I know that is weird. My mom is afraid to go over bridges. Granted she is in her 60's and this is a recent thing, but being afraid of weird things must just runs in the family.

7. When we move to a new house or go to a hotel I always have to sleep on the side of the bed that is closet to the bathroom:) So I really don't care what side of the bed I sleep on as long as I am close to the facilities. I have to get up and go most nights. The kids did this to me.

Well there to have it not to exciting, but some random things about me.