Thursday, March 10, 2011

AJ (there is no nickname...AJ says it all!)

Our other cowboy!  He is so hilarious!  The faces he makes and the things he says crack me up!  I could have a whole blog entitled "AJ's quotes".  I have decided to post all the crazy and adorable things he says so we can all have a good laugh.  I can't believe my baby is 4 years old...where did the time go?

Pockets (A.K.A. Tyson)

Tyson LOVES John Wayne.  He also ALWAYS has his pockets full of stuff, which is where we got the name Pockets (from Hitari).  He refuses to wear shorts or pants if they don't have pockets.  He always has a pocket knife, a cell phone, some sort of map, and some sort of gun or toy.  One day I will take pics of what he has stored in there!  It's so adorable, don't you just love him?

Punky Brewster (A.K.A. Rebecca)

In the first pic just ignore the passed out, exhausted, sick dental student on the floor (poor guy).  Rebecca has her own sense of style and I try very hard to let her wear what she wants, although some days I just can't do it and I gently suggest she wear a different shirt or skirt or pants.  I am trying to let her be herself and express herself and be proud of herself and have a good self esteem.  Some may call me crazy...and they'd be right :)  In these pics she is not really dressed crazy but it gives you a taste of the outfits she picks out.  I posted the first one cause she has cloth, sparkly, headbands on her ankles.  The second one I just thought it was cute she added her scarf to her second  outfit for the day.  Ignore the messy floor.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kids say the darndest things!

Okay, so I am gonna tell this story...but I don't want any sarcastic comments about my driving abilities!  Agreed?  Okay.  So I am driving Tyson to scouts and we have one of our neighbors in the car with us, he was trying out scouts for the 2nd time :)  Anyway, it's raining and I am eating my dinner, a healthy Whopper w/ cheese, and yes I can feel my sweat pants getting tighter, when the cars in front of me stop suddenly.  They could have been stopped for a long time and I just didn't notice because the Whopper was blocking my view.  I slam on the breaks and Tyson, who had taken his seat belt off to reach something and forgot to put it back on, goes sliding off his seat and almost ends up in the front.  We are all chuckling at the fact that we didn't wreck and Tyson says " It's a good thing my legs are strong like my Uncle Jason's.  Ya know, his legs are so strong they jiggle in the back.  I'm really glad mine are strong too so I could stop myself."  Now that's what I call good parenting right there...doing things so that your kids can discover their true strengths and potential.  Aahh, I'm so close to the Parent of the Year award I can almost taste it!  And thanks Uncle Jason for being such a great example and having He-Man sized muscles!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Halloween 2010

Becca's first lost tooth!

November 10, 2010- Becca "lost" her first tooth (after Dad pulled it out).  You can see a few tears were shed at the prospect of it being pulled.  Then she didn't even know he had pulled it!

Thanksgiving 2010

Kids really got into the pumpkin pie!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Beginning

Let me just start by saying that this whole blog thing is a lot of pressure! I am so not creative. Trying to come up with some witty, cute, funny blog "title" was excruciating (thank goodness for spell checker!) . I have been working on my first post for like an hour! I keep typing and backspacing over and over again...aaghhh! Anywhoo, I am super excited about blogging. It's a perfect way for family and friends to keep tabs on us! It's of course going to take me like 6 months to get this whole thing figured out...just bare with me! In a perfect world I will post picks of the kids and post things about our day to day adventures. I know some of you are rolling your eyes at this point, but seriously, have some faith in me! Once I get the hang of all this it will be great...wish me luck!