Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I've been sayin' I would for like, forever...

So this is a picture of Krew and one of his sweet little cousins, Addison, on the day after she was born. He was born in August, she was born the following February.
He looks like he could roll over and eat her!
Can't wait for these two to get together at Christmas time- hopefully by then she can hold her own because now he has teeth!

Monday, November 15, 2010

He's 7 now... but I can't bring myself to tell him!

This one is more for me than for you guys. Sorry. But Gage says some dang funny things. Things that he is too old to say, but I can't stop him because I want him to stay little a little longer:

"Vajamas." Says it every night; Makes me smile every time. Borderline indecent.

"I can't wait for the firecrackers to kasplode!" Explode. FYI. He also says "Kestroyed."

"I wish those planes would stop flying so low... they are costracting me!" Gage to Tony as he was playing soccer and NOT focusing.

"From now on, I only do money jobs!" Me asking Gage to pick up his clothes and put them in the hamper. I made the mistake of paying him a nickel to pick up all the toys in yard.

"Mom, you had better wash his face. I think he feels embarrassed." Gage to me after I had carefully applied white halloween make-up to Krew's entire face.

Background on this- I had just spent 25 minutes doing Darth Vader's face on Gage's even though he was going to be wearing a mask. (You know, white with dark circles, heavy wrinkles, the works. He looked in the mirror and said HE was embarrassed and made me wash it off.)

Marker. He JUST figured this one out. He has two family members with the name Mark. He has called them Uncle Marker and Grandpa Marker since he could talk. My Dad set him straight and I was ever so sad.

Jossy has a few good ones too:

"Please help us be healthy and survive till we are grown-ups." Jossy's prayer last night. Amen, sister.

"Mom, I never watch the kissing parts on shows." We're talking Cinderella and Belle here, people.

"Mom, did you know that Chuck-E-Cheese is the place where a kid can be a kid? Unless it's their birthday and then they get to be a star!" Jocelyn.

Me telling the kids that their Daddy's birthday was coming up right after theirs.
"How old do you guys think I'm going to be?" Tony asks.
I whisper 49 into Jossy's ear.
Tony does his fake shocked "What!?!"
Gage says "Okay, 48 then."

"Would you guys rather go to Disneyland or Chuck-E-Cheese's?"
Jossy and Gage yell: "Chuck-E-Cheese!"
Poor, deprived kids.

Lauren's comments always leave me speechless:

"Mom, why does that man have girl hair?" Really loudly to a guy wearing leather chaps and a fringed vest. Brass knuckles at the ready in his leather fanny pack. Pretty sure his Harley was parked outside.

"MOM! Her's FAT!" Screaming. In Walmart. Beyond mortifying.

"Mommy, how old will I be when my boobies hang down on my chest?" Truth spoken from the mouths of babes. Lucky for ME, this one was in the car on the way to church, not actually at the church. Phew!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Life's like an hourglass glued to the table...

My biggest babies are having their birthdays this week. I CANNOT believe Gage will be 7. And Jossy will be 6! It breaks my heart a little because time is going so fast! Gage was just a baby...Then a toddler.
Then before we knew it, there were two!
It wasn't that much later we bought this beast!And we got our little Polly Lolly. Gage was 2 and a half.
This is Gage and Lauren. She was such a tiny little thing!.
We were quite the circus! This is when they 1, 2, and 3.
Gage's kindergarten graduation!
Jocelyn's preschool graduation. She is awesome at remembering the actions...
The girls tormenting #4; who is a complex combo of Gage and Joss.Now they're all so big. I can hardly stand it.
But Jossy will always be a wonderful, special, sweet girl. Lauren couldn't wish for a better sister. And Gage can't wait for the day when he can play catch with his baby brother. (I've been getting this pouty face a lot lately.) It is such a funny thing; I wish they could be my little sweethearts forever. But I am so proud of how they are growing and learning. I love them so much.
So a happy, happy birthday to Gage on the 12th and Jossy on the 17th!

Monday, November 1, 2010

An unexpectedly nice day...

When Tony said Friday night that he was getting up to leave for Idaho at 3 a.m. to go hunting, and that he would TRY to make it home for Halloween night, I was a little disappointed. Of course I wanted him to be with us for Trick-or-Treating!
My dad said he would help me, but still, it wasn't the same. The forecast was rain, and I was wondering how in the world I was going to get all 4 kids down the street in any manner of funness. (Nope. Not a real word.)
So we did laundry in the morning, made some treats, colored some pictures, hung out and watched some Ichabod, and then started costuming up! I was feeling good; Checked a few things off my list, the kids had been pretty happy with my minimal planned activities... Then Tony showed up about 4:30 with this poor guy! And then we could get to the real fun! Have you ever seen a cuter, more big boned skeleton?
I know- me neither! Can you see the little treats on the tummy? Accuracy is key...
All my cuties. Lauren is a musketeer, Jossy is a witch, Gage is Darth Vader, and Krew is adorable!
(I was a butterfly, and Tony was a hunter with authentic deer-musk smell.)
We were super lucky in our timing- the rain stopped, we ran down the streets in our ward and got some tasty treats, and the rain started back up when we were at the second to last house. The kids had a great time. We came home and my dad grilled up some hamburgers and hot dogs, we dug into the candy, and watched Harry Potter.
I was expecting the day to be less than ideal, but it couldn't have been more lovely. Tony got his deer, the kids had a good time, I got some laundry done, we ate a lot and nobody cried too much.
Just another day to remind me how wonderfully and completely lucky I am.

So Happy BOO to YOU!