Thursday, August 28, 2008

Compiling a whole week....

So on Friday we went to the Splash Park, and spent the whole day there. The kids had a blast and "L" got to have a fun day before school started, and I had my little brother with me and that was awesome too. On Saturday night we enjoyed "The Ultimate Combat Experience". My husband bought a table so us and some friends could go to the fight. Well our table ended up being like right next to the cage so that was really awesome. I ended up having a really good time, I was not sure what to expect and it was kinda gruesome at times but it was fun. After the fight we went to a friends house and played Rock Band for a few hours. I can tell you this... I have no hand eye coordination because I suck at this game.

My mom was watching the children, and just stayed the night at our house so that we could go. Right as my mom had shown up on Saturday I turned on the oven to preheat cause it was dinner time and we left. On our way to the fights I recieved a call.." We had a near cotastrophe, but it has been diverted" at this point I hear the smoke alarm going off in the background. "When I opened the oven to put in the pizza , we found a half cooked Hannah Montana doll and the smell of burning plastic has set off your alarm, and the alarm won't stop". My only advice.."Open some windows and fan the smell or disconnect the alarm". I had to calm a devastated 7 year old and assure her that we would get her a new one.

The only downfall was that Mike was on-call and ended up having to go to work at 8am on Sunday.

Since Mike was not home on Sunday I decided to go shopping. Not as fun as it sounds with 3 kids. I went to our local store, and tried as a might, they did not have what I was looking for. So after some contemplation, and going home to get more money, I decided to drive 30 miles to our local Walmart. I will first say this.. My kids are great, they really did well. But it was like this. My first stop was to find an over the door organizer, that was pretty uneventful, I found them with no hitches. Kids started fighting over drink. I stopped in an aisle and aided in the sharing of a drink. About 3 minutes. I headed for the Lunch boxes, Mike needed a new one, when I got there I did not know exactly what he was looking for. So I did some texting and looking and calling. I really got nowhere I could not decide. My kids decided they were hungry. I went all the way to the other corner of the store and got them food, popcorn chicken and barbeque chicken. My kids loved the food , but again we had sharing issues and alot of messiness. While they were eating, we went to the clothing section to find "L" a pair of levis for school. Went to wash all kids. Back to clothes. After searching the whole section we found about 5 pair of pants or capris that were her size. That was all they had. We went to the fitting rooms for her to try them on. After the first pair "K" says "I gotta go potty". So I make "L" put her clothes back on so we can go. Well once there "K" won't go and we were in there forever trying. Back to dressing rooms. After awhile she finally chooses her clothes, we put the others back and head off to electronics. And we realize that "L" does not have her shoes. Back to dressing room. Back to electronics. They do not have what I needed there- Aerosmith guitar hero game for Mike. Back to lunch boxes, finally choosing one. Next stop... Rannie gave "L" money to replace the Hannah doll with a new one, however she decided she did not want a Hannah doll, so we had to walk the toy aisle. Of course all of the kids are now excited and starting to get rambuncsious, and they all want something. Well finally she decides she wants nail polish for school ( I can handle nail polish, anything else , no way..) , so we go to make up. She finally chooses nail polish, but sees the makeup cases, so we spend more time looking. Finally time to go, we get to the check out and they are so busy that every aisle is spilling into the clothes. RRRRRRRRR. We are ready to go , kids getting super fussy and I am tired. I get them drinks. Remember that I need batteries, run the checkstands looking for them. Wait in line for 1/2 hour, finally onward home.

This was a very long day, and still had to get "L" ready for school the next day.

Sorry that day was probably really boring for you, but I had to get it out of my head.

Monday was back to getting up early, battling a slightly ornery, and very tired but excited child. Normally she rides the bus, but today she wanted a ride, so I woke up other kids and got them dressed and we headed off to school. I needed to go to the store but it did not open til' 9 and it was only 8 am so we went to the park, after dropping "L" off at school. That was the most eventful thing of this day.

Tuesday "L" had a back to school night, so my parents watched my kids while we took "L" so that we could meet her teacher. After that we went to dinner and then picked up the kids.

Wednesday was the day that my computer went KAPUT! It will not turn on at all. So I had to spend one whole day with out internet access (this is harder than it sounds). I also was able to help a friend pack up some of her kitchen because they are having mold issues. Later that night I drove out to my parents and picked up there old computer tower. Finally internet access.

Thursday I had a friend come over for lunch and then we went to another friends house and the kids played with fingerpaints and playdough, ate fruit pizza and cookies, played in the water and in whole just had a blast.

That sums up my week.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Liberty Park -after the visit.

We also got to go to Liberty park this week and as usual the kids had tremendous fun. It really is a great park, it is made so that anyone of any age could really enjoy it. There is lots of shade, lots of water, food, drinks, rides, a playground, tennis courts, horse shoes, and all sorts of stuff. Again I am going to post some pics.

First pictures are of "The Canyons"- these were a series of different water canals that the kids could play in and they were all different. I tried to get them in order we started from left to right and played in them all. At the end all of the canals and things weave into a little pool.

This is Parleys also

This is Big Cottonwood also.

After the canyons we grabbed a snow cone. The concession stand was by the old rides that they have at the park - and yes they actually run them. There was also a merry go round and ferris wheel and maybe some little cars?
It also seemed like Tracy Aviary was located over here- we opted not to go there this day.
Finally we hit the park.
This park is big and there is also a mini splash park here to , and somehow i did not take pictures.
The energy seemed endless.
We had family join us at the park later on, it was such a great time visiting with everyone. But I spent most of my time chasing kids.
Day turned to night and my uncle brought all the kids glow sticks- Big Hit! Thanks Unc!
This is gramps with his glasses on.
Time to go home.

There is also a lake at the park , and paddle boats but they were way on the other end and we never even saw them. We were at Liberty Park for approximately 7 Hours and we had so much fun. Thanks to all the family that went out of their way to come visit- we had a blast!

And a great big HUMONGO thanks to my mom and dad for letting us crash at their house for like 5 days, feeding and accomodating us and showing us such a great and fun time. We loved every minute.


Recreation Center

So this past weekend we got to spend some time at a recreation (fitness) center and it was so much fun. We only participated in the water events but we had a blast. I am going to post some fun pics. The best part was we got to hang out with my mom and my little brother alot this week.

My little brother -isn't he handsome!

"L" having a blast

My mom

This is how "Q" enjoyed the water

"K" was here there and every where in a flash

This bucket would tip and dump water everywhere. A bell would ring first to warn you that it was ready- you should see the people gather
Here is the bucket dumping water.

Enjoying watermelon

"L" coming off the water slide

AAAhhhh. We found life jackets.

Here is the indoor play area

One of the play areas.

Another play area.

So this past weekend we got to spend some time at a recreation (fitness) center and it was so much fun. We only participated in the water events but we had a blast. I am going to post some fun pics.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sick Kids..

Oh my what trying times these become... My middle child is sick , she is just under 3 years old. All in all she has actually been really good, but the late night wake up calls to throw the child in the bathtub to drop a fever (I think I have done this about 5 times now since Wednesday morning, plus 2 regular baths for washing), the sudden energy surges when they are feeling well at 5 o clock in the morning. I am exhausted..However it is not all bad, I have gotten alot of cuddle time, I actually laid down and watched movies with them for like half a day just chillen. I have had to push some plans back a few days, and I am going to take her to the doctor tomorrow but life goes on right.. Hopefully everyone will understand.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


My hubby got his CDL.
I just had to share.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Liberty Park

This park is so cool, my oldest loves it. I personally have only been here once or twice. We are planning a trip to Liberty Park and i personally can't wait, I think it will be a blast. I am hoping to get to see some family while we are in the area (hint, hint redhoodoos).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I need my Tator Tot by my side!

Wow! You probably now think that I am crazy, and well maybe I am but let me explain. My middle child has become known as Tators or Tator Tot to me, I do not know how or why but that is what I call her, and that is what she answers to. So you see in my house this is a common statement. Weird but common. I thought I would share some other commonly weird or funny things you may here at my house.

First kids nicknames: "Princess", "Lou Lou", "Tators", " Tator Tot", "Q", "Shwenton", "Chunky Monkey", "Silly Billy", "Crazy", "Beautiful", "Handsome", "Stinky Bo Binky" perhaps I could go on but I will stop there.

Crazy words that I hear:

"Denna" = this means I want to watch Dennis the Menace ( I have no idea how I figured that out).

"Denna Sar" =somehow means the same as Denna, apparently depends on his mood.

"Froop"= pretty obviously just fruit

"Unwear"= means I want to wear underwear

"Sackett"= Not going into much detail, only boys and men have them and they dangle.

"VV"= T.V

"Bob Bob Pants"= Sponge Bob Square Pants ( unfortunately popular with my kids)

"Undressed"=oddly I found out that this means Under Arrest

I end up with statements like" Chunky monkey wants Bob Bob Pants", and "I need my Tator Tot by my side"

As a parent I find myself making up funny songs, making funny faces to make my kids laugh, dancing around just for the heck of it, laughing at things that really should not be funny.
The joys of parent hood!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Not much has happened.

The girls brought blankets and pillows out to watch fireworks.

"Q" found a dandelion to blow on

This is "Hearts" L's new dog that she bought at Walmart with her b-day money.

So I havent posted in a few days, because really not alot has happened. I spent Wednesday and Thursday gathering items to sale at a multi -family yard sale a friend of mine was having. Friday and Saturday I sat out in the hot sun with some friends, watching children, and greeting our eager yard salers. We definitely met some interesting people I can assure you. Our children ran amuck outside all day playing and having a great time. Out of 2 days I made about 115.00 dollars , so not to shabby really. So 2 days and 115.00 = hot sun (my face fried), good friends, happy kids (sometimes not so happy), all in all I had a good time. I had alot of baby clothes when I started and I still had alot when it ended so I decided that instead of packing it home I would donate them to the D.I.

Saturday while I was at the yard sale with the 2 littlest, Mike took L to Walmart (30 miles from home) so that she could spend her birthday money. And she spent it all. While over ther Mike visited his cousin, who told us that we were invited to Grandma's for dinner. This is a great treat cause we all Love Grandmas cookin. Well upon arrival at Grandma's we realized that we had not actually been invited to Grandma's for dinner, only Mikes cousin and family had. It was very ackward, she of course accomodated, and let it be known that she tries not to have to many Kids at the house at any given time for Grandpa's sake. Yeah, we still felt like huge idiots.

That night their was fireworks at the park for our local yearly celebration, we opted to stay home and watch them from the front yard. We got home right around 8:30 or so from Grandma's and decided that the fireworks would start anytime so we all gathered outside to hang out. Well we waited, and waited and waited. They did not start until 10:30. But kids had a blast so well worth it.

Sunday, well I think that I may have caught a bug of some sort because I seriously got out of bed at 11, by 1 I was back in bed and slept until 5:45 with two really cozy tots laying by my side. Finally we got up and had dinner (at this point we opted for pizza hut cause I certainly did not want to cook). We tried the pasta , the chicken one, it was so tasty, I will definitely get it again. After that I was back in bed close to 10 , again with a cozy tot laying by my side ( she would not sleep since she had such a late nap).

And finally today, I woke up feeling pretty good, started cleaning my house and then it all hit me again. I did not feel so good. Alas, I only accomplished a few things but better than nothing I suppose. It happens alot that I do not feel well , but usually I can trudge forth and it will go unnoticed to all but me, this week however it hit me like a sack of bricks.