Thursday, October 29, 2015

It's Fall

So in creating your first blog in a few years, where, or rather, when do you start.  Now or way back when you left off?  I'm choosing to start right in there here and now October 2015.  Fall is so beautiful and there are so many fun activities to share.
 We tried Wales West Pumpkin Patch.  It was a fun day trip for the family.  They each got to choose and decorate a pumpkin with train rides, inflatables, and hay rides sprinkled in as well.  We love taking our wagon on these trips because Paige is so happy in it.  

 This was our second attempt at crazy hair day.  Our first attempt was the WRONG DAY!  I was fearful the boys would be totally upset with me but when they got home and noticed my new haircut they commented on how weird my hair looked.  On the real crazy hair day they got off the bust and upon noticing that I actually curled my hair they asked "did you do crazy hair day too?"  
 Jackson has decided he wants to be an author and has started making comic books at night.  He is a natural motivator because he'll often recruit Sam and other friends to write their own books as well.  This was his first day setting up a stand to sell them in the front yard.  He told me he was a little disappointed his only customers were family, but he was happy to earn $1.15.
Paige and our friends the Emmertsons' son Ryker dressed up for the Trunk or Treat as Pebbles and Bam Bam.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Instead of instagram

My blog might become more unorganized...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013


Instagram pics.   
 I was told not to take a bite.
 brotherly affection
 lego robot
 when going out to eat is too much.  (grandma jan and Hannah keep us busy!)
 after Jackson called me upstairs in a very sweet voice he pointed to this then burst into tears exclaiming "because you were mean to me!"
 sweet sam which follows tantrum sam
first pigtails 

Facebook statuses

I've neglected my blog.  I got into facebook and instagram and it was so much easier.  I got a new phone and transferring pics was so much harder.  I didn't want to lose the things that the kids have said that I've posted on facebook.  Here are the quotes.  Do you have a favorite?

Sam's "best friends ever" of the week include Simba, Blaine, Mickey Mouse, Nemo, Sienna, his mom, Eva, and his red Hot Wheels car. You can't explain to him that this is illogical. Trust me, Jackson's tried. "Tinkerbell is NOT my best friend."

"I want bedbest! Bestbest (starts crying) befbest. I can't say it!"--Sam
He was trying to say breakfast.

"Sam today is going to be one of the best days ever. You want to know why? One of the apostles will be at church today! " --Jackson
Can't wait to see Elder Dallin H. Oaks!

At church I learned that if we didn't have skin our blood would shoot thirty feet away from us. -Jackson. Poor teacher, I'm sure she was trying to get something spiritual in there. You just never know which of the 100 sentences you spoke during a lesson will stick.

jackson: one day can we go to a real ice cream stand?
me: sure buddy, one day.
jackson: good because i want to buy an ice cream cone and leave it there to see how long it takes for it to melt.
me: ?? i'm not gonna do that.
jackson: but mom its an important discovery!

"I want to take care of the grass." --Jackson I had to document that one so that I could remind him of that in 10 years or so.

"I want to be a billionologist (they dig for dinosaur bones), an astronaut, a builder, and a clown when I grow up." --Jackson

After Brent and I upgraded phones last week, Brent loaded our old phone with kid apps, wrapped it up, and gave it to Jackson as a birthday gift with encouragement to share it with Sam. It has been in heavy use since then. He brought it to us last night dismayed that he couldn't get it to work after washing it in the sink. In his defense, it was disgustingly crusty. poor boy.

At 6:00am Jackson pokes his head in our room to say "The world is broken. I've been awake for a long time but the sun isn't coming."

"I get ice cream because I went poo poo!" says the boy who just pooped his pants

"I have a testimony that I want something to eat." Sam

"Its raining in many pants! " -Sam. If you were wondering he is not potty trained but I'm assuming he meant raining on his pants.

Jackson: Sam, we're going to the church but don't worry, we're not learning anything, we're going to a pancake breakfast.

me: "jackson, do y'all still have to sit girl boy at lunch?"
jackson: "no,we sit boy girl"

So my sister-in-law asked me what roll tide meant and I thought, I might as well tell everybody. It mostly means go bama but may also be used to say hello, good bye, or i love you. any i missed?

"Santa doesn't really work because Sam hits me everyday and he still got everything he wanted. " Jackson

jackson: you are one of the best moms ever.
me: one of? who is the best?
jackson: maybe dad

Sam fished a spider ring out of the candy bowl, started biting it then said "I can't figure out how to eat this!"
At church they marked places on the floor that need to be fixed with blue tape. Jackson asked me what the tape was for. I told him its there so they can fix the church. He asked "Why didn't they just use wood glue?"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So Jackson gave a talk in church this month and all I can say is his real talk was even cuter than his practice. He did a great job on it.  He's becoming such a good reader.