Thursday, March 15, 2012

Watching the neighbors lights

One day in February we were walking into the house and the neighbors Christmas lights were in. Jason threw a tantrum because I made him go in the house. So Jason and I got a blanket and a chair and sat outside to enjoy the light show.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Duncan is enjoying his time at wrestling.  He still complains about conditioning, but who wouldn't.


On February 15th Duncan also received his 1st and 2nd class in scouts.  He's very proud of himself.  I'll post the picture of him as soon as I actually empty my camera.

Being Silly

My boy likes to join me at my desk all the time.  He is such a silly kid sometimes.  I just had to get some pictures.

February 15th

On February 15th this little guy came into the world.  I'm so excited for this man to join us.  He's so precious and little.  I'm going to start invading his Mama's space soon, they grow up to quick...I need to get my baby fix.  =)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Valentines Day

My VERY sweet husband MADE me a valentines card this year.  It's a pop-up card.  He was so excited to give it to me he couldn't even wait until Valentines day.  I love my husband.  He's such a sweet guy.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tori's Broken

On February 8th I got a phone call from the school office.  Tori was in the nurses room and she fell down at recess and hurt her arm.  I decided to wait about 20 minutes to run over to the school.  Jason was still at pre-school, and I wanted my break time.  In my defense, I can not tell you how many times I have rushed over to the school just in time for Tori to be feeling better.  Well.....she wasn't  She said she had fallen down and hurt her arm.  I asked her if she wanted to stay at school or not, and she said she thought she could make it through school.  She was still struggling to stop crying, so I checked her out and took her home. I gave her some Ibuprofen and she seemed to get better.

I sent her to school the next day without any kind of worry.  She stayed at school all day, so I thought we were just fine.  When she got home she told me she had dropped her lunch tray because when she held it with one arm to get some food from the salad bar it hurt really bad and felt like one of the bones had shifted.  I of course though maybe she had a sprain.  So I went over and looked at her arm.  There was no bruising but it was definitely a little swollen.  No REALLY swollen...just slightly bigger than the other arm.  I decided when Brett got home to take her to the Instacare.  In the back of my mind I thought it would let her know she was ok, and all she really need was so ibuprofen.

We waited for a little while, and talked to the nurses.  The one that took our information put in the computer that it was Tori's left ankle......not sure how that worked out but it confused the staff from than on out.

We got her X-ray's taken.  Again....everyone was confused.....They had set up for x-raying her ankle, which was not the problem.  =)

The doctor poked her head and said "Yep...she broke it..."  I was stunned.  This is our first kid with a real broken anything....huh.....  Tori was so excited she could hardly sit still.  She was going to get a caste.  They put a splint on her arm and made her hold the peroxide bottle while it hardened.  They referred us to a Sports Med Doctors so I had to set up an appointment for the next day.

The Sports Med Doctor pulled up her x-ray so I was able to get a good picture of the brake.  She has a buckle fracture so it's actually hard to see. Until you know what to look for.  See that small line just under the bulge?  That's where it's broken.  Tori was playing chase with her of them pushed her...she fell down backwards and she put her hands down to brace herself.  That's how this happened...that is why you need to where wrist braces when roller blading or skate boarding.

Tori contemplated getting a glow in the dark caste.  That would have been pretty cool.  However....the nurse told her the disadvantage was when it was light it just looked like a dirty old caste.  So she picked the green one.  This will be coming off in a week.  She only needed it on for 4 weeks.  Crazy how quick these little monkey's heal up. 

Looks like a boys bed...huh?

This was my idea of a test run.  We found some sheets on ETSY that basically fit the bed like a pillow case. I wanted to see if it would be worth the money.  So I took the only matching sleeping bags we had and zipped them together.  Then I slid them over Jason's mattress.  Which by myself was a bit of a pain.  However he loved it!  As soon as I was finished he jumped right in.
 Yes..I know how AWESOME these sleeping bags are.  So does Jason!!!
 But it confirmed the need to buy the sheet.  So we ordered it!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Another Check Up

On the 31st of January Jason had another check up.  He's had quite a few infections/asthma/whatever problems this year.  Along with his meds we are always schedule for an appt. in 6 weeks.

This room is the one he always runs to.  Must be the yellow walls.

 His tongue was out this whole time.  I'm not sure why, but I thought it was cute.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eye Appt's. January 23rd

The girls had their six month check ups on January 23rd.  I don't remember where Jason was....He must have been at my in-laws it's just been so long I can't remember.  

Tori knows the drill..that's for sure.
 Samantha is such a cheese monkey.  She has to pose.
 They do get a long pretty well when it's just the two of them.
Both of their check-up's looked good.  No knew tears, and no changes in prescription.  Samantha did get some new eye patches, cuz she thinks they are cute.  However she hates wearing them.  Something she forgets until we get more patches.  =)

Breakfast for Dinner

Periodically we have Breakfast for Dinner.  This is something we did as a kid, and I like doing it with my family.  With the way we do breakfast now....cereal...You don't often have the wonderful breakfast foods.  Thus...Breakfast for Dinner.

I found this lovely idea on Pintrest.  The recipe really isn't new.  You could search for Hootinanny pancakes or German Pancakes.  But instead of using TONS of butter just spray down a muffin tin with oil and add your batter.  Much better for you than the other.  They were a bit tougher without the butter but yummy non the less.

Grandma and Grandpa's 60th Wedding Anniversary

My Grandparents have been married for 60 years.  I know these pictures were taken on January 16th.  =)  We all got together for a family party and surprised the old people.  Grandma and Grandpa were told they were going out to a restaurant for dinner and than were brought to the church.  

Jason loved being in the gym, and he actually was in the way while the men and boys played Horse.
 Duncan and Brett playing with the boys.
 The girls are still little enough they will sit down and color with the young-uns.  I love they still want to be creative.
Leslie took pictures of us with Grandma and Grandpa, so as soon as I get that one I'll post it.


Tori got to get Braces in January.
 This is her lovely mold that she had to have done.  You can see how she has a slight cross bite.  Her one bottom tooth pokes out in front of her top teeth.
 This was after he put the braces on the very back teeth.  She wasn't very happy about that.
 Awesome Mom picture.  This one is for when she needs to be blackmailed.
 Close up!!!