Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's a long one!

Well let's see...
I had this picture and it was to funny not to post. As I have mentioned before I love sleeping babies. Well the girls get to start the night w/ their door open but if I see or hear them then it gets closed until we go to bed then we open it. The other night they ended up w/ their door getting closed . When we we to open it this is what we found. They had moved their pillows and blankets and all the junk on their beds to the floor by the door. It was so funny. I do have to say that at least they put it a little bit further away from the door. They usually fall asleep right behind it so when we check on them we have to push them w/ the door in order to get in the room.

Okay now for our long weekend. My brother is building a house down in Casa Grande so when he has to be there for a couple days he crashes at my house. Well this past weekend he stayed Thursday and Friday nights w/ one of my other brothers. Which means play time for my kids. On friday morning I come out of my room and here he is playing ring around the rosies w/ my kiddos and the niece and nephew I was watching. It was just too cute not to take pictures. They all had so much fun playing w/ him.

So much fun in fact that Derek was exhausted. Or he was exhausted from the fact that he wanted to go home. I guess he had never stayed w/ out his mom or dad so he was a little hysterical at times. At dinner one night he lost it so bad he started dry heaving at the table and I thought he was gonna blow so I made Eliott in charge of that one. Anyway it really was very sad but I was making Riley's halloween costume on Friday (which it so stinkin cute. just wait for the pictures of Halloween!) and he wouldn't leave my side. I looked over at one point and the poor little guy had fallen asleep on the rocking chair. Now how on earth could that be comfy!?!

So then on Saturday morning we drove up to Mesa to drop off the extra kiddos. And thanks to Kristine she told me about an awesome yard sale w/ scrapbook stuff so I went there while Eliott drove them home. When he came back to get me we headed to a fundraiser thingy called the "Buddy Walk" it is a thing for Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona. Eliott's best buddy's Mom is the founder of this organization so every year we attend the Buddy Walk. It is a lot of fun. It is like a little carnival thingy. The past few years they have had pony rides. Which Seth loved. Last year Riley rode too but she wanted nothing to do w/ it Saturday. Lexi loved them as long as she could sit in the stroller! Then they got to play the cheesy little carnival games and win prizes. And they had a "train" too. Over all the kids had a blast and we always have fun seeing the Johnsons! After the park we went to see Carly in her new (to her) house. It was super cute and I know she is gonna have a blast living w/ girls. It made me miss (kinda) my college days and living w/ girls. It really is fun even though you have the drama. Anyway, so after a long day and all of that we finally got home. This was the first time Lydia played in the tub so we had to get a picture of that of course!

(and for those of you that have asked, my neice is recovering slowly. But still recovering. Luckily her tumor was not cancer but she still has to do radiation because they didn't get the whole thing. Thanks for caring!)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Too Funny!

Seth and Riley were just looking at church magazines and seeing pictures of Jesus and Seth asks me: "mommy, when are we gonna die, cuz I really want to see Jesus"
Me: "I don't know bud, nobody knows when we are gonna die"
Riley "I am gonna die in just a few minutes, and then I am gonna see Jesus"
I loved it, they are so stinkin cute and funny!
Just thought I would share!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What a week!!

Well let's see last Tuesday Eliott left for a work trip to Florida for 8 days! So I had things planned for everyday so I wouldn't go crazy. The first few days were fine, then I went to Wickenburg to stay w/ my brother and his wife and kid for the weekend. On Friday night another brother called to tell us that their 7 year old had a seizure at school and long story short she had a tumor in her brain. So we went to his house in Mesa on Saturday to visit then back to Wickenburg Saturday night, then back to Mesa on Monday. I went to my friend's house and made her some Harry Potter costumes for her and her husband then went to stay the night w/ my brother and his kids. On Tuesday they did the surgery on my niece and to keep busy while they were doing that we went to my other friend's house and made Seth half of his halloween costume. Finally they finished surgery around 9 at night. She was in there for 9 hours or so. It didn't go fabulous but she is still here so that is a plus. She isn't moving as well as they would like so to allow for my brother and his wife to visit I took home their 2 youngest to stay w/ me for a few days. So my week has been crazy!! For the last few days I have had 6 kids under the age of 5. But at least they all play well together. On a good note I found out one of my good buddies just found out she is prego! She has been trying for years upon years! I am so happy for her! Congrats Girl!!
Anyway I think I am little stressed out and needed a vent, so here it is! Maybe my next post will be more fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


okay so the site I got my background from was doing something not quite right, so all my cool stuff disappeared and now i am going to have to fix it so bear w/ me while I work on it!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sleeping Babies!

I love sleeping kid pictures. They are my favorites! Mostly because they just look sweet but also because if the kid is sleeping then they don't need anything from me!! Anyway the other day Seth was playing in my room while I was spending way too much time blogging during nap time and when I looked over at him this is what I found! He had put a pillow in the basket and fallen asleep. Now how can that be comfy?! Well I took a picture and went back to blogging, and shortly after that he woke up went to the bathroom and came back. He laid down in his basket again and fell asleep! When I took this picture he woke up but he had fallen back asleep. He is so funny!

Before we go to bed we always check in on the kids. This one night though Carly was over and
looked in on them and told us to come check out the girls. This is what we found! Now Lexi has had her own bed for about 9 -10 months now and they have never slept together. It was so sweet that they just crashed I couldn't resist taking their picture!

And now on to Lyddie! She is a funny goober, almost every time she falls asleep this is how you find her. She always has her thumb in her mouth, although she doesn't suck it, it just has to be in there! And she smothers her face with her blanket and then she rolls half way over and criss crosses her feet into the bars on the crib! She is such a funny baby! I have tons of these pictures because I just can't get over how she does this when she sleeps.


Last week the kids wanted to have a picnic in the backyard. So we busted out the picnic blanket and made lunch. They had a ton of fun. Until half way through lunch they saw some ants and of course flipped out and ended the picnic. But it was fun while it lasted!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Blog Hopping Pays Off!!

Hello, my name is Jen and I am a blog hopper...
Well this time I found some interesting info. You know how we do this blogging thing and think "this could count as my journal or scrapbook" well I found through another site some links to sights that make books out of your blogs.

"The first is Blog2Print (http://blogger.sharedbook.com/)
This one is in Beta right now so it may have some bugs but it is REALLY easy to use. This one also allows you to include your post's comments if you want. It allows you to choose all posts within certain dates to include in your book. It starts out at $19.95.

The second one is www.blurb.com (http://www.blurb.com/create/book/blogbook)
This lets you download software for free that creates a blog book for you. It starts at $12.95 for 40 pages to print a book. I like this one because it allows you to easily deselect posts like this one that you wouldn't necessarily want in your book."

I just copied and pasted what she had on her blog, if you want to look at it yourself it let me know and I will give you the link to her blog, but I don't know if she would want me to put it up here for all to see. Anyway I was pretty excited when I saw this cuz now it really can be my journal!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

That's all!
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