Saturday, May 31, 2008

School's done!

Ellie is done with preschool! She had a picnic her last day that we got to go to and pictures of that are soon to come. This is her class and her teacher.

rain rain go away!

It has been pouring rain for 3 days straight, so we got creative and made coin jars for the kiddos. We are going through a fighting phase at our house and Connor and Ellie seem to fight even more when cooped up in a house all day. So I talked to my friend and she told me about her kids coin jars. My kids now know if they do all there chores without complaint, they get a penny. If I see them dong nice things for eachother, they get a penny and so on.... once they hit 10 pennys they get a tiny treat, and other amounts equal bigger things. On Saturday we sit down and cout out our coins and pay our tithing. My kids are so excited to be able to take there tithing to the Bishop on Sundays. It has worked great in the store, cause I keep a handful of pennys in my bag and I can give them out at the store if needed. Ellie takes her purse everywhere now and Connor sticks them right in his pocket. It has been a huge stress reliever for Mommy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I was walking past Ellie's room yesterday and had to stop and grab my camera. Ellie was jumping on her bed and would fall down for Macie and she would laugh and laugh. She was laughing so hard that it made Ellie laugh even harder. It was so cute, I am so glad that they both have a sister to play with. I hope that they stay happy with each other for a long time...well that is until they are pulling each others hair out over a shirt...let's say a really cute new pink shirt...that gets stolen from the other sister....and gets ironed...when there is spandex in the shirt..and it ends up with a huge burnt spot the shape of an iron across the chest.......sound familliar JULIE!!!!!!!!


Friday, May 16, 2008

What's new?

Summer is finally here and my kids can't get enough of the awesome weather lately. It is actually gonna be pool weather today. Scott is done with track next week and with only about 20 or so days of school left we are all ready to pack up and go camping!

Ellie is almost done with preschool and she takes every chance she gets to write words down in her notebook or make you sit with her so she can read to you, I can't believe I will have a child in Kindergarden in the Fall. It just blows my mind!

Connor is working on potty training and thinks it is beyond cool that he can stand up and make his own bubbles. I think it is so cute to see his tiny little rear end walking around in Spiderman big boy underwear!

As of Mothers day, Macie is a whole new kind of mobile. She is walking....some of the tinyest steps you have ever seen, but she get's from A to B. Sometimes it takes these little milestones to make you stop and think how fun it is to be a mom, and how good you really have it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

C is for Cookie

Amm num num num! 1st Oreo at Meema's.

Just jogging!!!

I finally got a great picture of her teeth, 40 pictures later!! These pictures are for Auntie Jena and Uncle Josh. Macie just workin' out in the living room, working on her abs!!