Saturday, February 26, 2011

Times they are a changing

Today I am Thankful for SLEEP
I miss sleep. Jaxon is almost 4 and FINALLY is sleeping through the night. YAY! Owen who used to be an awesome sleeper has stopped sleeping... I have a 1 hour (2 if Im really lucky) nap from him during the day and then he is up about 3 times a night (at least 2 times) I have taken to sleeping on the couch with him on his little couch beside me because that way all I have to do is roll over and pat his back or give him is soother instead of walking down the hall to his room. Last night was a brutal night... I went to bed at 9 because I had a killer miagrain and I got my day started at 730 so that should be 10.5 hours sleep... but I was up 9 times last night.... He just doesnt like to sleep! BLARGH (one or two times last night I was woken up by are totally awesome partyer neighbours but the other 7 were owen) here's hoping for a better night tonight!
We finally had a nice day today too. It has be bitterly cold this week so me and the boys have stayed indoors. Which means CABIN FEVER. Tim took the boys out this afternoon and they played for at least an hour in the snow. What a good daddy they have!
Tomorrow is the big day. They announced last sunday that we had to go to this 'special' meeting this sunday at 2pm. Sounds like they are changing the ward boundaries. Which is bitter sweet. I love my ward and want it to stay the same no matter how unrealistic that is. So part or me is hoping that I stay with the majority of Chaparral ward... but since we are in Walden and not chaparral that seems unlikely... which sorta excites me too because its always an adventure when I new ward starts and you get to be a part of it from day one. So after a week of wondering we are approaching the end and will find out tomorrow!
here a some pics of my awesome boys

im sure Ive mentioned it before but Owen lives in his boots. he loves them. We only take them off when its bed time. But he sleeps in them at nap time

he tried so hard to keep up with Jaxon!

King Jaxon!
Jaxon is growing up so fast. he will be 4 in less then a month! I know! He is getting so smart and such a helper. He cracks me up all the time. he is super funny! He is really into building things lately. We make towers and castles alot. He also has loved puzzles this week! he is super good at them too!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011


Today I am Thankful for MUSIC
  On thursdays Owen and Jaxon have music class. I love watching them dance and sing and play the instruments. I was really surprised that Jaxon loves it as much as he does. At home he normally could care less about music. owen is my dancer! But Jaxon just goes to town when he is there. Its super cute.
  This afternoon Jaxon asked me to turn on Hairspray and we had a dance party. He is hilarious! He also has taken to saying "you cant stop me! Im all powerful!" Not sure where he got that but I about peed my pants I was laughing so hard!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Today I am thankful for BUNS
  I finally made the family tradition of buns... YUMMY Im still pretty thrilled that I did it. check them out

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Today I am Thankful for HELPER BOYS
Today was a pretty normal day. All I did was clean and go to safeway, but the boys were so happy and willing to help. It was a pretty good day. Plus Jaxon has taken to calling me 'Master' so I cant complain. I ask him to do something and he says "Yes Master" LOVE IT
I dont know if I posted these pictures yet so if I did they are worth a second look

Owen loves shows and is always putting some ones on his feet. Yes Jaxon has no pants on.... if we are at home and no one is coming over he takes them off... I cant stop it...

Owen loves trains! LOVES THEM. Thomas is is favorite of course and he plays with him all the time. These are all the Take n Play Thomas train sets we have. I set them all up in the living room one day and he was thrilled!

My handsome boy! I cant believe he is going to be 4 next month!
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Monday, February 14, 2011


Today I am Thankful for LOVE
Of cource on Valentines day I have to say love! It was a super fun day. I got to go to preschool with Jaxon and have fun giving out valentines and decorating cookies. The kids are always so much fun! Thanks go to my friend Linda who was so willing to take owen for me on like 10 minutes notice! YOU ROCK LINDA!
  Owen is finally better... I think. Although his teeth are still not in! ARGH... Im so sick of sleeping on the couch next to him... I miss my bed.
  Tonight we are taking the boys swimming... and I promise this week I make sure the suits on in the bag!!! BAHAHAH... Jaxon is so excited. He woke up yesterday and when I told him it was a church day he said "YES! That means tomorrow is monday and that means just one more sleep until we go swimming!"
  Well I figured there is no better way to celebrate the day then by sharing my valentines with you!
Yes its sideways.. i dont know how to fix that!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Today I am thankful for FAMILY
  We did nothing today. And I loved it. Owen has been a real pill lately. He is working on some teeth and has had a fever for the last 2 days. Miserable doesnt even begin to describe it. if he was awake he was crying and he wasnt sleeping at night... AWFUL.
  So today we just hung out. We played. We walked to the park. We dug in the snow. It was great! Plus I made Gumbo... you will have to go to to to read about that!
  Now Im putting off going to bed... Its CRAZY windy and I hate the wind. Makes it impossible for me to sleep and it wakes up my kids... looks like Im in for a rough night. So yeah I know I should go to bed and sleep while I can... but since I know its going to be a crappy night I try to pretend its not night time...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fun Day

Today I am Thankful for MUSIC
  I think I may have mentioned it before but I am lucky to be in a ward of super incredibly talented ladies. I am constantly in awe of all the do. I am constantly inspired. One of the ladies, Miss Pam, has started doing a music class for toddlers in her house. She does it outside her house as well, but its up north so she has started one in her house. I am lucky enough to have her allow me to bring both my boys. Jaxon loves it. they sing and dance and wiggle and he is wild the entire time and laughing! Owen adores music and he loves it too. he was more reserved then I thought he would be but he was giggling the entire time too! he would sit with Miss Pam and when we went to leave Jaxon looks at me and says... but I dont want to go! I think it will be become the highlight of our week!
  Funny story for you about Jaxon... Yesterday he asked me where our rocket was. I told him we dont have a rocket... we have a car. he looked shocked "how are we supposed to get to the moon?? We cant drive out car to the moon!" Awesome... looks like we have some explaining as to what an astronaut is to do!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Been a while

Its been awhile since I wrote anything... life has been insane. Thursday morning at 2am  Owen threw up... he was better by morning-ish but that night was a write off... then thursday night I had the RS service auction. It was a lot of work but alot of fun. We have a super group of sisters in this ward. they are all so supportive and amazingly talented! I feel lucky to associate with them! Then friday was a friday... Jaxon when to school, and we left the boys with Stef and Jarett so Tim adn I coudl go to a speech workshop for Jaxon... then at midnight Jaxon threw up... so that nght was a write off... he was better by saturday afternoon. But tim was sick too and then it hit me sunday morning. So that should explain the absense.
  So today I am thankful for HEALTH! lets hope it sticks around this time!
  Now I have some funny Jaxon stories to share. First the other night I am putting him to bed and he tells me he hates dots (his quilt has dots on it) he likes stripes, they are his favorite.. so he says. I tell him that he only has s dot blanket and he seems to get over it. Well that night at 1am he wonders into my room and I tell him to go back to bed... which he does. Then I hear him muttering in his room "i dont like dots... i want a stripe blanket" sure enough 10 minutes later he is back in my room complaining about the dots! I could not beleive it! I was not going to fight in the middle of the night! luckily for me he was easily swayed! Lets hope he learns to like dots!
  We tried to go swimming yesterday for FHE.. key word... tried... Its totally my fault... I was rushing to get everything ready and I told jaxon to grab his swim shorts and Owens swim shorts... which he did.. I saw that he had them and I told him to put them in our bag... which I didnt make sure he did... so there we are standing in the change room... and no swim trunks for the boys! Jaxon was not impressed! But he has been pretty easy going lately so like a big boy he shed a few tears but agreed it would be nasty to go swimming naked and that we should go home and try again next week.
  Oh yeah... thats his new word NASTY.. everything is nasty. I love it!
  Owen... is owen... bipolar owen. one moment he is happy the next he is screaming. I am constantly having to remind myself that I am a joyful mother of children. I can not wait for his teeth to come him..

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Fun

Today I am thankful for SNOWMEN
Yes I still hate winter. But today we had a sorta break from it. yes there was still snow but at least it was warm out. Jaxon played in the snow for an hour. I spent about 30 minutes out there. We built this awesome snowman. We even had a snow ball fight. jaxon thought that was a blast. he didnt even cry when I being the awesome mom that I am nailed him in the face with one. I didnt make him wear his snowpants because it was so warm. We were both drench. Even owen joined us for a bit once he woke up from nap.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Today I am Thankful for GOOD FRIENDS
I am really blessed to have some awesome friends. Besides being super talented, amazing women they are kind and caring and so much fun. Makes my life alot easier and fuller.
This morning Jaxon got to go to a birthday party for one of his best buddies, corbin. It was a great party! it was super hero themed and my super amazing friend Chelsea blew me away by making the kids personalized superhero capes to take him. AWESOME.
Then we spent the afternoon over at our friends the salas house. They live just down the street which is awesome because Ive taken to just hanging out with claire. Its nice to have a grown up around and just do crafts or tag team the kids, mostly it just keeps me sane frmo all the Diego, Dora, Spongebob-ness. Krysten is a fiery chick and fits right in with my two maniacs!
Jaxon loves taking pictures. here are some of the latest that he took!

The Alphabet bus... Krysten has one and Jaxon loves it... so mama and papa gave him one when they come to visit. he was thrilled!

Grapes in a dump truck

Yep... Owen
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