Well the bags are all pack (I think). We are headed out for what is sure to be a very memorable occasion. As long as the majority of the memories are happy ones I will call it a success. Wish me luck! A week long vacation with all sisters, their husbands, and kids (6 kids total 5 under the age of six!!!! Whoa I think we're all crazy! ) it will be interesting. If California blows up no worries it's just us. See ya soon. I promise to bring back lots of pictures! : )
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Apparently my creative little son wanted to come up with a new recipie. This is how my morning went.
Dyaln: (yelled down the hall from the bathroom) Sorry Momma I used all the strawberry toothpaste.
Mom: That's okay buddy... I'll get some more.
Dylan: Okay because this soup is really good.
Mom: Soup? What soup buddy?
Dylan: This strawberry soup that I made.
Mom: (Walking quickly to the bathroom...when I get there I see Dyaln sitting on the counter with his feet in the sink full of murky water.)
Dylan: See mommy I was washing the syrup off my hands and then I washed my feet and then I decided to brush my teeth.
The sink was full of bubbly soapy water that he had washed his hands and feet in, then squeezed the rest of the toothpaste into as well. With his feet still in the sink full of water he was dipping his toothbrush into the "soup" and brushing his teeth in it. YUMMY!
The joys of having a boy!!!!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Today was Monday.... we didn't mind a bit! Here are a few of the things that totally made my day today.
Teaching my 4 year old video addicted son the ins and outs of Super Mario Bros 2. Oh yeah baby.... old school! He was so totally loving it. In his eyes Mario is the big brother. Lugi is the little brother and then there is a princess put there solely so the girls will have a character to play with.
Avery getting so excited about the sun hat that I made for her. She loves to wear it around the house (since it's too dang cold to wear it outside. Yesh!)
Watching my six year old who loves to draw figure out all by herself how to draw her favorite cartoon characters from a learn to draw book (seeing her so proud of herself makes me even more proud of her than before... is that possible?)
Watching the pink backpack Haley wears bounce happily off to school to catch the bus.
Grabbing some dinner at Wendy's since Mom was not feeling up to cooking tonight. The whole family actually went inside instead of going through the drive thru... letting the kids out of there seat belts usually is a bad idea....but today they were so well behaved I was EXTREMELY proud. Maybe I should raise my standards?!
Snuggling with all 3 of the kids...everyone in their pj's watching Curious George before bed. Two heads(one on each shoulder) and the littlest one on my lap! It just doesn't get any better than this!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Bad mom confession coming up......
Okay..... Okay..... I am aware that most children visit the dentist sometime before they are 61/2. Nope not mine. Today was a momentous occasion I took all 3 kids to the dentist. This is a stretch for me. I don't ever want to go there myself let alone take 3 of them kicking and screaming too. I (luckily... I think) have a sister that is a dental Hygienist and my mother-in-law is a dental asst. So we usually have a lot "teeth talk" around our family functions. To add to this they are always looking around in the kids mouth. When you start to hear Uh-oh from both of them you figure it's time. So.... I DID IT ....I made the apt. fought the urge to cancel the night before and actually took them it ( I am literally patting myself on the back right now) Guess what!!! It was SOOOoooooo fabulous. The kids already knew the dentist.... he is in our ward and coached Haley's soccer team. His office is AMAZING! Since he is a pediatric dentist everyone in the office staff was so great to the kids! Totally a good experience. Sadly to say.... Haley did have 3 cavities one which requires a baby root canal, cap and THANKFULLY sedation to knock her crazy butt out : ) At least she doesn't hate the dentist yet! Dylan did much better NO cavities I am so proud of him ( we told him about the sugar bugs and he took that to heart!) The baby was having none of it so we just left her alone. She way eyeing up the dentist and I KNOW she would have bit him if she had the chance.
After the dentist we headed to the store to get a little prize for such a successful (and totally dreaded) Dental Apt. The kids were picking out toys and Haley decided to forgo her toy and instead get the swimming baby she's been saving up for months to get. I told her she would finally have enough with the money we would have spent on the toy today. The problem I am having is actually taking all her money now that we are at home. I know it's a great lesson and I explained she would have to give me ALL of it once we got home but I feel so GUILTY. I am really proud of her for not giving up and saving every little penny to get this 35 dollar baby. She is so excited to have it before the trip to Cali so she can use it in the pool. Tell me you all would have done the same thing and actually taken her money away. Am I being a good mom for taking it or a bad mom for taking it. ?????? Hmmmm...... the joys of motherhood
Saturday, April 12, 2008
We sure have missed being outside and playing at the park! These little rocking 4-wheelers are always the first thing that Dylan wants to play with!
The little sound tunnel thingy is always a big hit as well. ( As long as naughty words aren't being exchanged we are all happy)
He doesn't quite reach the talking part but makes up for it by yelling really loudly! This is always a thrill to anyone on the other end.
We played soccer (or tired to) Avery is a bit of a ball hog. We even brought her her very own ball to play with but she always wanted to play with the one that we had!
We climbed and slid and played to our hearts content. I am so happy that the weather is finally changing. Tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer. I can't wait!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
So I guess it's been a while since I've posted. We've had company (as usual) it's a good thing I get along with all my family members and in-laws. We joke around all the time and call our house the Cozart Bed and Breakfast. That in addition to the construction going on in the basement has made for a busy week. Add on top of that the fact that preschool has been at my house this week too and that equals no time for blogging (sigh) But things are settling down a bit. The jack hammering down stairs has been quiet for a whole hour!!! This is an extra good thing... you know it's been a long day/ week when you send your house guest on an errand for "the strongest Mt. Dew" they can find at 8:30 a.m. I know what a looser huh! Usually I don't drink very much caffeine (I already feel like a humming bird on crack most of the time.... I don't need any help with that) but today with endless hours of jack-hammering going on at my house it was a definite must! Anyway that's about all the time I have for today folks. Wish me luck! : )
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Okay... so Avery hates when I use the vacuum. She says it scares her, but today the funniest thing happened. I was vacuuming in her room and she was hiding behind me (as usual) when all of the sudden she screams and pushes past me. She runs into her room and scopes up a baby doll laying on the floor. She then yells at me... hugs her baby tight and whispers reassurances into her ear as she scowls at me and walks past all the while patting her baby lightly on the back. Wow.... motherly instincts kick in early don't they.