Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Yes, Joe still had the 'stache. It has since been removed and his face made clean but not before our Family Christmas Photo unfortunately. I will post IT soon.
The kids were so excited for him and wanted to show anyone who came over "Ace's new trick". He was about 6 1/2 months old at the time. (Sorry, I've been really busy, gosh!) They would lay him on his back on the floor and Ace would quickly roll over, get up on his hands and knees (or feet) and then enter the sitting position to a rousing round of applause! Yay, Ace!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is the sweet 80's mullet wig Sterling picked out for Joe for his B-Day. Doesn't he look like the swordsman on The Princess Bride who keeps saying, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die." He's growing this mostachio out as a dare. I kinda like it cause no one else does.
Poor Ace had to entertain us for a minute and wear Buster's nerd costume glasses!
Sterling was Frankenstein and it fit his cranky self that day!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Father of our Family celebrated his 34th Year of Birth on Oct. 29th. He worked all day then I took him to El Pollo Loco for dinner while Abby and Buster were at a Halloween Party and my friend, Chantel, sweetly watched the two little boys. When we all got home we sang 'The Song' and had Brownies with Andes Candies melted on top (you should try this, it's so yummy!) and opened presents. Afterwards, Joe went to a neighbors house to watch some sporting event, football game? Anyways, we love him even with all his quirks (if that's what you call them!) Happy Birthday my Big Man!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I walked in the desert, oh, with my friends.
It's a big world, look at the view.
I made up this day.
It's called Big World Day!
I guess he goes on to Regionals or something now. Go Buster!!
Abby got honorable mention for her story titiled, Year 7000. She did a really great job on it.
I'm trying to get the video clip of him performing his song to upload but it's been over an hour so I will try again tomorrow...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
1. What is something Mom always says to you?
Sterling: to not play the WII (he's not old enough)
Abby: I love you
Buster: go to bed (only every night!)
2. What makes Mom happy?
S: cleaning up toys (really?)
A: having fun
B: doing stuff when you don't have to ask us (yes!)
3. What makes Mom sad?
S: not cleaning up toys
A: if Ace dies
B: if we leave our backpacks on the bus (hmmm)
4. How does your Mom make you laugh?
S: by being a clown
A: she acts like a nerd
B: by making faces
5. What was your Mom like as a child?
S: me! no...yeah!
A: I don't know
B: you liked candy
6. How old is your Mom?
S: no, Mom, you tell me cause I don't know how old you are
7. How tall is your Mom?
S: 54 feet tall (heehee)
A: 5 foot 2
B: 5 feet
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
S: turn stuff off (not quite)
A: laugh (yes)
B: wash the dishes (not quite)
9. What does your Mom do when you're not around?
S: write stuff
A: go to parties (we had gone to a Halloween party the night before)
B: play with Sterling (while he's at school everyday)
10. If your Mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
S: Abby's Halloween dress (I made her a cute tutu for her witch costume)
A: Um, being a nerd as an actress or something? (thanks a lot)
B: Dancing (no way)
11. What is your Mom really good at?
S: playing the piano (the kids are catching up to my skill level really fast)
A: yelling (uh oh)
B: playing with Sterling
12. What is your Mom not very good at?
S: playing the recorder (true)
A: arguing with Dad (true)
B: picking us up early (true)
13. What does your Mom do for her job?
A: hm...watches us
B: be a Mom
14. What is your Mom's favorite food?
A: um, salad
15. What makes you proud of your Mom?
S: reading books
A: that she usually doesn't try to start an argument (do we argue too much?)
16. If your Mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
S: Uniqua (Backyardigans)
A: mmm, probably Mr. Krabs' Mom (Spongebob)
B: Squidword or Sandy, either one (Spongebob) (not sure how to interpret this one)
17. What do you and your Mom do together?
S: play games
A: go to movies and go to the mall
B: ride in the car or shop at the store (he dislikes both of these activities)
18. How are you and your Mom the same?
S: we do have the same eyes!
A: we both like painting nails
B: we both like to watch TV
19. How are we different?
S: we don't have the same hair and we don't have the same size of our nose
A: she has brown hair and I have blonde hair
B: I'm a kid, you're a grown up
20. How do you know your Mom loves you?
S: I'm guessing (silly boy)
A: uh, cause she days it everyday
B: because she says it
21. What does your Mom like most about your Dad?
S: when Daddy dances
A: he's handsome
B: his hair color (funny answer)
22. Where is your Mom's favorite place to go?
S: stores, parks and Abby's dentist
A: um, Olive Garden
B: to Target
Don't kids say the darndest things!? This questionnaire gave me great insight into my children's lives. I can see lots of areas with room for improvement. They kept asking me why I was asking them all these wierd questions. Thanks for playing guys!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Ace (five months old) is growing up way too fast for our liking. We already miss how snuggly and sleepy he was a couple of months ago. Although he is so much fun now; wiggly and giggly and slobbery fun.
Sterling (three and a half) is sweet and hilarious. He recently made up the word comflated which means he needs to watch cartoons. After styling his hair the other morning he said, "let me go look in the mirror...I look fantastic!"
Buster (seven years old) moves quickly from one thing to the next. He loves soccer and football and wrestling. He is quick with a joke and has a gut-busting 'Eh, Old Buddy, Old Pal' routine that you have to experience to understand.
Abby (nine years going on nineteen) is my right-hand (wo)man, okay, girl. As helpful and as full of spit and vinegar as ever. She loves to be independent and do things her way. Currently she takes a Hawaiian Dance class and is learning to shake the hips that she may have one day. She was voted friendliest person in her grade last year at school.
I am busy trying to keep the little ones happy all day and I have started working on the photo calendars I make each year for the grandparents for Christmas. I love baking and cooking and trying new recipes. I'm trying to figure out what to make the kids for Halloween. I bought a hot dog costume for the baby on clearance last year. We have some previously worn costumes that I am trying to convince the older boys to use this year. The Frankensein costume Buster wore a couple years back didn't get it's fair share of wear. Anywho, enough about me....
Joe works hard everyday for us as a realtor/golfpro/entrepreneur/businessman/husband/football coach/writer/father/sports fan/wrestling coach/scoutmaster/teacher/soccer coach/comedian/etc. It's hard on him to be so awesome.