Monday, December 22, 2008

What does mother do to keep busy?

We have had quite the last day, week, month, several months! I thought life was busy before kids then there was one, then two, now three.
Late Congrats to Brendan & Katie who had a baby a couple of weeks ago. Little Carsten sure look like a cutie, I can't wait to meet him. The plan was to go the weekend after he was born-but Kira got croup-what a nightmare-especially with Reggie gone hunting. But we got through it. Cooper completely lost his voice two weekends ago all the while Reggie, his dad and a guy from work were working on our air ducts. Kira's room gets no heat-so she has/had a space heater in her room and our bathroom was always freezing - but not anymore-thanks to the Christmas present from Reggie's Dad, we can now start our fires with the intent to heat our whole house-no more space heaters!
The Pictures began like this...wild!
And got wilder...

and wilder!
Doesn't Reggie look excited to be taking pictures=)
It's a miracle - we took 40 pics and got 1 good one!
Kira doesn't have her hand in her mouth and everybody is smiling.
Thank you camera & tripod for taking our pictures-whew!
Cooper was sad that Santa didn't give him the truck he asked for-I had to explain that it was coming on Christmas-this is just when we tell Santa what we want. He was cool with that.
Poor Kira-her mommy was busy taking pictures that the camera died when it was time to sit on Santas lap-my camera gave no warning-just died. She wouldn't sit on his lap but somebody did talk her into sitting next to Santa so Mommy could get a picture only to have mommy so mad at herself for not having more batteries-ok-breathe.
Kyler had his first bite of little big boy food last two Fridays ago.
oooohh gross Mommy!
Concentrate-bring the spoon to the mouth.
It's not that bad.
Oh yeah, I like this stuff!
Kyler in a box-what a wonderful Christmas present!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

Lookin pretty for the camera.

Say cheese!

Good job! One more time! Man it's easier to get my kids to smile than my hubby=)

Hey there cutie pie. Chillin' on his cowboy blanket made by his Aunt Katie. His Aunt Katie adn Aunt Marie have quite the talent with sewing-one day I sure hope to learn some of their tricks.

Cooper had his 1st visit to the Dentist in November and my cousin Pat is our Dentist in Show Low. We had quite the dental month. On Halloween I got my wisdom teeth pulled-holy cow! Then Cooper had his appointment and that same day just a couple weeks after getting my wisdom teeth pulled I go my first ever cavities filled-TWO CAVITIES-but it wasn't too bad. Just glad that's over with. I thought Cooper would be terrified but the Hygienist(spelling?) was amazing, and he loved her!

You see the white corner where somebody already painted-yeah it wasn't white for long once Kira got to it. I knew that would happen-Reggie didn't so much plan on it.

Isn't this adorable!

Reggie did the top and I did the bottom-with Coopers help of course.

Playing dress up and looking at pictures
I knew they were being too quiet. I round the corner to the kitchen and this shredded paper was everywhere!! The bad in Coopers hand should be full but instead is all over my kitchen and the mud room. Reggie brought them home from work for a good fire starter. I actually had to try not to laugh when I saw this mess - I mean who can blame them-doesn't that look like it would be fun! They were very good at cleaning it up.

We let Cooper use the clippers a little bit with his last haircut-he hates haircuts-so it was a little incentive.
I am very excited about Christmas and to see what Santa will bring my kids-it's all very exciting. This is by far my busiest Christmas season ever-but I'm keeping the holiday cheer!
Well I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas-it's almost 1am and I still have much to do before bed-goodnight.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tagged by request!

So I had a request to add to the other tag

7 things in life you dream about doing eventually. (most of these have to do with money-go figure?!)

1. I dream about helping people-like I literally get sick thinking of all the people I should be helping-especially little children. I dream of opening orphanages in other countries-if it weren't for my sanity and my own little children/husbands need for attention I would probably be a foster parent.

2. I dream about becoming rich so I can buy a ranch for Reggie and buy him hunts and a building apart from my house to keep them =)

3. I dream about becoming an interior decorator and/or an architect. (I would have a problem-
since I worry WAY too much about what people think of me-I always feel like people are judging me and so I would always be worried people didn't like me or what I do.)

4. I dream about becoming a childrens book author and a songwriter(maybe when I have more time)

5. I dream about being more patient - like my mother.

6. I dream about being proud of my children when they all live away from home and happy that I raised amazing children.

7. I dream about traveling.

This was a fun one-I tag everybody who wants to do this-Please do this. Especially Aunt Cindy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tagged-7 THINGS

1. Change my baby with a cloth diaper.
2. The alphabet in sign language.
3. Body board in the ocean.(using your body as a board)
4. Stress/Worry
5. Make fun shapes with pancakes.
6. Clean up the same toy 5 times a day.
7. Cut my sons hair.

1. Remember
2. Play basketball(I wish I could)
3. Drive a stick (pathetic I know)
4. Keep dust out of my house!
5. Do more than one thing-EVER-at a time. (like when I talk on the phone-it's very difficult to do anything else)
6. Watch Reggie and the kids wrestle wildly (it really stresses me out-I just wait for someone to get hurt)
7. Be on time.

1. His Smile.
2. He was funny.
3. I thought he was very sweet.
4. He was a good dancer (although he doesn't agree)
5. He was a Hottie.
6. His name-I never knew a Reggie before.
7. Last but definately not least-He's a COWBOY-I think that says a lot. (I say was but that's definately now as well)

1. Have Fun!
2. Be Safe!
3. Anyways!
4. How Funny!
5. Cooper Be Nice!
6. Kira calm down - it's ok.
7. Whatever.

1. Reggie
2. My Mom
3. President Thomas S. Monson
4. Pam Jones(my merry miss teacher/drama teacher)
5. Aunt Julie & Aunt Cindy ( using two isn't cheating is it? )
6. My Grandma Goodman, & My Grandma Cluff (two again what can I say)
7. Pioneers

1. Carne Machaca from Eva's
2. Fettucine Alfredo
3. My chicken casserole
4. Brownies Brownies Brownies
5. French Toast
6. Crepes
7. Peaches, strawberies, & bananas & cream (oh yeah don't forget the sugar =))

1. Stephanie
2. Jaci
3. Katie
4. Katie
5. Marie
6. Hartley
7. Hillary

Monday, November 10, 2008


Kyler was blessed yesterday. It went great. Our church is @ 11am and Kyler usually naps from 10am-3:30pm so we took some pics that morning. My parents came over the night before to hang out and help out. I am so glad my mom was there to give me a hand, I love to hang out with my mom-she is amazing.
All my family came, and Reggie's grandparents came. It really was great. We fed everybody lunch before they had to go home and were sad to see them go - but at least Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.
Kyler was a good sport the whole day. Cooper and Kira both had a blast with cousins.


I don't know which of the next 2 pics I like better=)
Our family of FIVE!

Just the three of us-poor Reggie was a good sport-he doesn't much like picture time.

My 3 little ones-oh my gosh trying to take a good picture of three kids is work!

This was my favorite picture taken!

My parents with my kids-Cooper looks so big in this picture.

It is my sisters B-day tomorrow, so we sang Happy Birthday - I don't imagine she was to thrilled-but hopefully she knows I love her. Happy Birthday Karen.

Cooper is posing with Kyler-he was being so sweet and cute-as he normally is with Kyler.

Reggie bore his Testimony for the first time EVER in Sacrament Meeting-it was awesome. I am so proud of him. I also bore my Testimony - but not for the first time. It was great to see him up there and hear his Testimony in church.I love Reggie so much-he is a great guy-maybe I should be nicer to him. I am always so quick to tell him what he is doing wrong and never pointing out all the great things he does. I am so glad he is a worthy priesthood holder. Reggie is different than anyone I have ever met. He is rock solid-never sheds a tear yet his feelings are so strong and tender and even his parents and I are always amazed at him. I don't think his parents even have a clue what Reggie is actually like, they just think he's so headstrong and stubborn with a wildly short fuse (which isn't entirely false). It's a good thing Reggie is around to teach me things. He is so smart and his knowledge of the scriptures and the church are absolutely amazing. I am the luckiest little lady with three crazy but very sweet kids and asuch a good husband.

Monday, November 3, 2008


A very giggly pumpkin!
Our family of trick of treaters.
(they do it inside)
Inmate stealing a pumpkin!

Peter Pan!


Peter Pan showing off his candy and Tinker Bell (my candy queen) is thinking she's going to eat it all by midnight.

Painting Pumpkins

Kira got a lot of comments about her hair like this - I thought it was pretty cute on her!
Kyler loves his Daddy and loves to smile!

Kira was excited about painting pumpkins!

I was very impressed by Coopers painting of his pumpkin!


A couple of weeks ago for Coopers preschool class they went to the corn maze and the pumpkin patch. It was a blast for them and Kira loved feeling a part of the preschool.

Cooper didn't take long to find his pumpkin. Kira on the other hand picked up several pumpkins large and small-she finally settled on a SQUASH=) Silly girl!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Coopers blessing picture.
Cooper at about 16 mo old.

Coopers birthday was yesterday on Oct 16th

Cooper w/ his preschool friends(there is one more boy who wasn't there today) He loves preschool. We switch houses every week and we each take a letter, shape, social lesson, etc. We weren't suppose to meet at my house this week but things came up for others so I did it and we sang Happy Birthday and had some cupcakes for Coopers birthday. In this picture the numbers are even - 3 blondes and 3 redheads

Me and my sweet little ones.

I am glad I got a HAPPY picture of Cooper - he is so often closing his eyes when he smiles for pictures nowadays.

See- eyes closed-big cheesy grin.

Cooper has been so excited for a long time about turning 4. Now that it's here, this is what he tells me birthday morning: "Mommy I just want to be 3" Mommy says "but 4 is big and 3 is little" Cooper in a sad voice: "I just want to be little and be 3" Poor kid-he's just like everybody else-wants what he can't have.

Happy Birthday to my little Man.