Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chloe first day of school!!

So there we were just sitting there then all of a sudden we realized it was Chloe's first day of school! She was oh so excited to go and as for me well I am excited for her to go but kinda sad also. Now that she is in school it just means that she is getting bigger. She is no longer the little girl who is stuck by my side day in and day out. Kinda sad if you actually sit and think about it. It's great that she will be able to finally get on her own and do things for herself, she always has but now it will be bigger and better things she will be doing for herself. Like writing her name or the alphabet or writing a letter to someone she loves. All by herself. She was very very excited. Here are some pics I took of her and her 2 teachers. She will be doing speech therapy also so she will have 2 teachers. The one on the bottom of the page is her speech teacher and the other is her actual teacher. Here is her first day of school!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kyle receives Webelos badge and Arrow of Light

So one day kyle had Pack Meeting. His leader came up to me and told me kyle only had 2 months left before he moved to the Boy Scout troop, that is when I realized that Kyle was like zero out of Nine for his merit badges. So I bit the bullet, canceled all my appointments (like I have any of those anyway), ordered a Big Mac, large fry and a choco shake and proceeded to eat them while I barked orders to Kyle. After a lot of dumb looks, lots of frustration and a few gray hairs Kyle finally earned his Webelos Badge and his Arrow of Light. Now is the fun time of scouts. You all know what I am talking about, sneaking BB guns on camp outs, a scout issued weapon of mass destruction (a Swiss army knife), learning how to play with fire and how to put it out using the only one true way. TO PEE ON IT! Last Sunday Kyles Boy Scout Leader came over to give us the head up on what was going to happen, what to expect and to get the insurance information. Out of all the information he shared with us the best part of it was he said the scouts were responsible for the cooking, cleaning and serving the adults the food, that sounded like a pretty cool idea. Well here are some pictures of the hard work I did and the credit Kyle got for it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

1st day of school

Today was the first day of school..The kids were sooooo excited they were all up and ready to go by 7:30 this morning. To bad that is just a one day thing LOL. Today was a special day though, not only was it the first day of school and Chloe going to kindergarten. But Kyle was able to help raise the school flag today for the first day of school. We are very proud of him and wanted to show some of the pics we took hope you enjoy them like we had.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bear Lake

Last weekend we went to our Family Reunion up at Bear Lake. Only some of the family was able to make it but they were their in our hearts. Here are some pictures from the Talent Show and the Dance Party we had.

Click to play Bear Lake

Thursday, July 17, 2008

No more hair for Chloe !!!!

So yesterday we were sitting around and I decided I was going to do Chloes hair, she screamed and through a fit and ran the opposite way. So I got on the phone and called Dollar Cuts. Got her a apt yesterday and took her in and chopped off the hair. I got a side view pic and a frontal view pic but here is what it looks like now. They really wanted to donate her hair to locks of love but she was a inch off from having enough to donate. Maybe next year when I decide to cut it I will wait a little longer so we can donate it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Sad Sad Day

There we were enjoying some quiet time (something that does not happen here) when all of a sudden we got nailed with a rouge idea. After some counseling and lots of crying because of the nick name Jolene called Kolby we decided it was time.... It was time the mullet found another home, it was a very sad occasion, we first celebrated the mullet with Ice Cream and then we pulled out the shaver and CUT IT OFF, I didn't think I could do it at first but after a little bit of liquid courage I managed to get up the guts and I just did it, I cut the mullet, I couldn't believe I did it, at first I panicked a little and then I closed my eyes and off it went, at first it slowly fell to the grass but the more I cut the faster it fell, I felt like I was Edward Scissor Hands, pretty soon all of it was off and laid there on the grass looking up at me and saying why, why did I have to be cut off, why now, why me. All I could do was respond by saying Sorry, your Aunt Jolene made me do it, I didn't want to do it but she made me, it was all her fault. Well here are some before and after pictures of this sad event.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summer fun, something in expensive to do crafty with the kids

Mini Pinatas!!

1. Collect four short paper tubes ( like the tp ones ). For legs cut two of the tubes in half. Tape the legs to a full-sized tube. If desired, fill the tubes with wrapped candy ( or leave them empty and use the mini pinata as a table decoration. Tape over the ends.

2. For the head, cut off the end of the fourth tube and tape it back on sideways. Tape the head to the body.

3. Wrap the pinata with masking tape. Shape the ears from teh tape.

4. Cover the pinata with crepe paper strips, add wiggly eyes

As soon as i get one done I will post a pic of it, I figured this would be fun for any kids of any age to do so I thought Id share have a great day!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kolby and sand, Oh my!

So since today we only had Kolby, ( which don't happen very often ) we decided to go up to pine view to have a little bit of fun. Well, he had a blast! He loves the water not to mention the sand. Brian brought his kayak but didn't pull it out. Kolby was having way to much fun in the sun today. He played in the water and the people next to us let him use some shovels in the sand. He had a great day. Thought I'd share with you all how much fun he had playing in the sand and in the water with mommy n daddy. He loves it when he is by himself with us because then he don't need to fight for attention. Although when school starts it will be just him and me during the day. YIPPEE!!!! Here are some of my favorite photos out of the 20 we took lol.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

End of year field trip!!!!!

So today was the kid's end of year field trip and we went bowling! It was a blast. Kyle bowled at 102 and Chey bowled a 96 very close in scores. Kyle was the winner in our group so the next round everyone was out to beat him. LOL.. Kinda funny bad thing was we got to bowl our 2nd round till about game 5 and then it was time for us to leave. So Kyle won all the rounds because when we left he had the highest score on the board again. Just thought Id share the excitement we had today and show you a few pics I took of the field trip with the kids and there best friends. I will tell you the names of the kids that are in the pics. I will do the boys first. We have Aaron in the camo shirt, Travis in the blue shirt, Christian in the brown shirt and then we have Kyle. For the girls we have Savanah in stripes Skyler in polka dots and then we have Chey. These are the kid's best friends ... They all had a blast today and so did I.

Friday, May 16, 2008

You better sit down for this

So there I was laying in bed when all of a sudden I got a phone call. It happened to be my brother Eric calling me to tell me about his stupid fishing trip. Eric went deep sea fishing (with out me I might add) and then thought it was a good idea to call me and brag about it. Granted I would have done the same to him but still that is not the point. I guess I should back track a little so none of you out there in the fibers of time are confused. A few years ago I was minding my own business when I got a phone call.. It was my dad asking me if Eric could move in, I was single with 2 kids at the time and had enough room so I figured why not, that is what a good brother would do. So a few weeks after that Eric moved in and we became fishing buddies. We also became very competitive of each other and the fishing abilities the other person claimed they had. It was pretty cool cause now I had a "guide" that would fund all my fishing expeditions. Then all of a sudden Eric got a wild hair up his bum and decided to move to Oregon. Granted this was a very good move for him, you know to get back out in the world and re-discover himself but it really put a burdon on me. Now I no longer had a "guide" that would fund my fishing trips plus it is not very fun to fish alone and brag to yourself about the fish you just caught. Well anyway after he moved up to Oregon he was no longer allowed to fish because of the restrictions up there (HA HA take that Eric), he told me about his dream about going deap sea fishing and he was planning on doing it in August. I was planning on going up there in August to go deep sea fishing with him but no he decided to go because he had a day off and just happened to go to the ocean. This is just a perfect way for him to get even with me, I guess I was the one that started it since I went fishing and sent a pic of a fish I caught and was bragging that I went fishing and he couldn't, but that is not the point. The point here is.... well I forgot the point. I guess I will just have to get even with him when we go on our fishing trip down south. 21 days and counting!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Me and my Family

Hello! I decided I should start off will telling you about my family and I. I meet Suz about 3 years ago (I am a guy, I don't keep track of all the details). I have 2 kids, Sam and Kyle, and Suz has 3 Kids, Chey, Adam and Chloe and we have a child together Kolby. Our life together started out as any other relationship. We had our ups, our downs and my anal ways. We get along great and our kids get along good also (for the most part). We decided to have Suz and her kids move in to my house so we could save money (not having to pay for 2 places to live) and to give our kids a chance to be able to bond with each other. In the 2 years that she has lived with me (I am hoping that is how long it has been, I am kinda guessing) we have gotten alot closer, our kids have gotten alot more spoiled and we have gotten the upper hand on Mr. Debt (at least for now). In my eyes we have the perfect life! Eric lived with us for the first year we were together but he decided to pursue other adventures with his side kick Charlie. In the time we have been together we have had some pretty interesting events happen. Sam decided she wanted to live with her mother so she moved in with her, Adam was diagnosed with autism (still waiting more info on that) and the other kids found the buttons to push on each other to make them happy or extremely upset. I am currently working at American Express as a software developer contractor and I am really enjoying the experience and people, Suz is currently a stay at home mom but is keeping her eyes open for other activities (maybe PTA President LOL). She is getting into the scrap book thing and is getting really good it.

Sam is still in school and looking forward to being able to drive (if grades are good enough) and make her dad worry.

Chey just got back from Disney land and had the time of her life while she was there.

Kyle is getting into skate boarding and wants to join a hockey team this September.

Adam is learning how to read and loves it. He also loves the alphabet and can say it forwards, backwards and can sign it in sign language. He will also be starting in soccer here soon, he is excited about being able to play a sport.

Chloe is getting ready to go to Indiana with her dad and is very excited about it. She is also getting ready for kindergarten she will be starting in August she is very excited and can not wait to go to school with her big brothers and sisters...

Kolby has started walking, talking and getting into everything that is within his reach and loves every minute of it. Well that is my family!