Thanks Billy's inlaws for the fun day. Hope we can do it again before the white stuff goes away.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm having a "old" moment. My friend/neighbor called me and asked if Mac could babysit. Her baby had just fallen asleep, which he hadn't done all day long, and they were planning on going out to eat. They didn't want to wake him up, so that's where McKenzie came into the picture. So really it was going to be "please sit in my house for an hour and call your mom if the baby wakes up," type of babysitting. She has a long range monitor so we plugged it in so she could call out to us if she needed me or Randy. I know she is only 10, but she is sooo excited to start babysitting. I'm really excited for her to start babysitting too ;). I started babysitting at 8 (granted I'm number 4 of 9 and was changing diapers before I was pottytrained), but it feels weird to have a kid almost old enough to really babysit. Double digits was hard enough. What's going to happen when she goes into Young Womens? From my perspective, however, I feel like she is really mature and knows how to watch kids and keep them out of trouble, she usually does that with her siblings. What is the legal age for babysitting anyway these days? Anyway, I just had to share my "old" moment. . . can I stop the clock pleeeeeeaaaaassssseeeee???
Monday, January 17, 2011
Our little man had a lucky weekend of a birthday. His actual bday was on Thursday and we celebrated the best we could (being a school day and all) and then it gradually got bigger throughout the weekend. I'm tired and get too frazzled on school mornings to make any decent kind of breakfast for my kids, but on their birthday's I usually make pancakes. It seems every bday, it gets harder and harder. So I got this idea in my head, how about cinnamon rolls (frozen one's that is) the night before and all I have to do in the AM is put them in the oven. So that's what I did. Here's to a day full of sugar, woo hoo!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
1st off, Randy turned 34. Seriously can time just stop now. Before we know it we'll be hitting 40, AHHH! I'm not ready for that. Anyway, we kind of had a long birthday weekend. We celebrated New Years day with some cousins. Had a potluck and a white elephant exchange. It was fun visiting with them. Randy's mom brought down a birthday cake to share with everyone. So we sang to him on the day before his bday. Then on his actual bday on Sunday, my brother, Billy, blessed their new little baby girl (btw congrats to them, I still haven't taken a picture of her yet). So we went up to their ward and then had dinner with them and didn't celebrate that day. But on Monday we decided to have a few of Randy's friends over for dinner and cake.
Hope you had a fun day/weekend Toots.
Micah lost his 1st tooth on Wednesday. I had been doing P90X with my friend Jess when he bit into an apple and Randy said it started. He noticed on Monday that another tooth growing behind his 2 bottom teeth (which made me nervous) and neither of his teeth were loose at all. I figured well we have a dentist appt next month, I'll let him deal with it. That was until he bit into the apple. From Monday until Wednesday, there wasn't even a hint of it being loose. I came home and he was holding a cold rag in his mouth. I asked him to just let me see it and would not cooperate. So I pinned him down and barely touched the tooth and it fell right out, literally.
That little white thing behind the hole in his mouth is the new tooth coming in. . . craaazy.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I finally got my jump drive over to my friend's home so I could get the some of the pics she took of a couple of things we did. One being the ward breakfast. My camera's battery died and it also doesn't take the best pics in the gym's light. So here are a few she got.
Malia being. . . Malia
Malia being. . . Malia
We went to Cafe Rio and showed off our awesome sweaters. Randy's was pretty sweet too. It was a green suit jacket with poo brown slacks, a green/red plaid shirt and and heinous tie. I added the holly and ivy to the lapel for a better affect. I should've gotten a pic of us, but we were having too much fun. Thanx guys for the great time.
So it's been over a week since Christmas and I've been dying to announce this, but I had to wait until my dad ok'd it since he's the bishop in his ward. But he has told them, so it's my turn.
My dad got a job transfer. . finally.
He has been trying to get a promotion since he moved to Michigan and it just never happened, until now. We are alllllll soooooo excited. He starts at the end of February in Montana. Do you know how happy that makes me? It will be be only a 9 hour drive instead of 2 and half days. I can't wait till they are out here. They are going to let James finish his senior year before they completely pack up and head out, my dad's nice like that, he did that for Shauna when we moved from Virginia to Oregon too. But by the end of this year, my whole family, minus my bro who's serving in Afghanistan, will be in the west. That is an amazing accomplishment. Anyway not that this affects any of you, I am just really excited and happy that after many years of hard work, patience and being faithful, my dad is being blessed. He deserves it.