I cannot believe its been since Halloween that I have posted anything. Ive been meaning to get on and post and I just havent done it.
We had Thanksgiving with some great friends, Jesse and Heather and their family. It was wonderful. The food was great and the company was better. It was a great day. The kids played outside the whole time, and it was COLD! They looked like little ice cubes when they came inside. They were running and playing so it didnt seem so cold to them. I was cold just looking at them. Then riding the quad in the dark, about froze me!
Brekyn had her 6th birthday! We had a great surprise... Aunt Lesli, Uncle Ian, Trent and Ashli came to her party! IT was so fun! I was so happy, and so was the rest of my family! She had a fun party, she had friends come and she loved it. She got a lot of fun things. I cant believe she is 6! Where in the world does time go? It breaks my heart, believe it or not! I dont want them to grow up! She is loving school and doing very well. She has a lot of friends and is a friend to everyone. Her teachers told us she is very kind to all. That makes me feel good. I am proud of her. Brekyn had a Thanksgiving play at school. She did so good. These little plays are so fun to watch. She had a part to say with 2 others. They did perfect! It was soooo cute!
Tanner and Brekyn had their Christmas plays as well. It was a blast! Tanner was a Rapping Bear! Brekyn was a Cookie Star. They both had parts and did so good. I am so glad they can get on stage and function. I sure as heck couldnt when I was 6 and 8 yrs old. I couldnt do it now. Not my thing!!! Id pass out! They do it very well.
Not much else is going on. Justin is workin his buns off. Its busy, busy! He is loving his new position. He is doing great with it. He loves to not have to shave, or do anything like that. Its a nice change for us all. He goes out of town a lot more. He just got home from an over nighter a little bit ago. Glad to have him home! I miss him when hes gone, and so do the kids!
Hayden is doing great. He got a palate splitter in his mouth to widen his upper jaw. It sucks.... poor kids. Any of you who know him, he gets canker sores so bad in his mouth to begin with. This just gives him more. Its awful. But hes hangin in there and can get it taken out in June. SO we have a while left of this. Next month he gets head gear, which we are all thrilled about. Let me tell you! It will be worth it in the end. I keep telling him (and myself) that anyways.
Tanner is doing well also. Nothing too new with him. Same ole sports, sports, sports and Now GIRLS! Ugh! Thats all I can say about that! He actually did have a lump removed from his back on Dec. 1st. It ended up to be nothing to worry about. Thankfully! Its always a scary situation when things are growing in your kids body that shouldnt be! It was big, by the time they were done it was about the size of a half dollar. 6 stitches to sew it back together. Stitches are now out and hes as good as new with a huge ugly scar! He will be able to make up some good battle wound stories with this scar!
Caison is funny as ever. He is in to cooking! Yes cooking. It drives me nuts! The other day he opened the oven and poured a whole bottle of salt into the bottom of it. Was soo proud and said Mom, I cookin! How do you get mad at that? Until about 2 hrs later. He opens the oven and cracks and egg in the bottom and says, Mom... I cookin! Not so cute this time! Stinker!! I was out shopping with a friend and I get a call from Justin. He said hey I learned something new tonight. I asked what that was. He said you need to check the oven before pre heating cuz Caison leaves things in there. He had left a plastic cup for us to melt and catch fire with. I just had to laugh... silly kid, he really is funny!
Well thats about it. Or all I can think of right now!
This year I chose the costumes for the kids. Mean I know! lol We had our own little CHAIN GANG! It turned out so cute and the kids liked it too! Caison was the little Cop and Hayden, Tanner and Brekyn were his Prisoners! It was great! Caison won 1st for his costume at the Fire Dept where we spent the evening. It was much warmer than going outside. It was all fun and games and a Trunk or Treat in the parking lot when it was over. Justin ran a booth, He ran the jail. For a few pieces of candy you could throw anyone in jail for 5 minutes. He at the last minute, I really mean the last minute.... 45 to be exact. He informed me he needed a costume. (He knew for months) So I came up with a CHICK MAGNET! He got to spend the night with some hot chicks hanging all over him!!! He had his hair all slicked back and everything!! Fun times!!!
Today was just one of those days! It was OFF! First thing this am I got up with Tanner for school, 7:30 am. He usually just gets up and dressed and ready for the day. But not today! Today he didnt want to comb his hair, because he was too cold. But... he didnt want to wear a long sleeved shirt because he might get too hot at school! So we went round and round until he missed the freakin bus! So I told him I was not going to drive him to school because he was being a turd and missed the bus. So he Freaked out about not going to school! Screaming and crying. I thought for sure the cops were going to get called. He has not missed a day yet this year and doesnt want to either. So he combed his hair and changed his shirt finally. I ended up driving him to school. Mainly because I didnt feel like dealing with him all day long. lol Later I had to go pick up my sweet friends 2 kids and get them to school. She was sick today and not able to get them there on time, or at all. I was loading my other 3 kids in the car. Hayden sat in the very back in his "Spot". I told Brekyn to get in hers. I was buckling the baby in his car seat. I had put my cell phone, purse and babys cup on the front seat. The door was still open. Brekyn thinks she has to run the whole show. So she is doing what Brekyn does, in the front seat. Instead of being in her Spot. She kicked my cell out the door and I had no clue. (she didnt either) I drove away, right over my dang cell phone! I get down the road, Im looking for my phone. I knew exactly where I had put it. So I thought it must have fallen out when she was in the front seat, doing what she does. I turned around and went back. Sure enough it was in the cinders ran over... face down! It still works if you dial from the inside and not the front obviously! Im shocked it works at all. I can even still text! This phone is only about 4 months old. UGH! So I will be ordering a new one tomorrow. Thankfully I pay that $5 a month for Ins. I do this because Justin ran over his phone last year and I never stopped giving him crap for that! SO THIS IS KARMA!!! KARMA... KARMA.... KARMA!! It got me! Sorry I made fun of you Dear! lol So Justin had gone to work today like everyday. Gone by 8 am. or 7 whenever he leaves? We do scouts at our house Weds nights at 6 pm. We have a bunch of rowdy 9 yr old boys who come each week. So Justin calls me and says he has to work late. I have to pull something off for scouts. So my 4 kids, one being 2. And 7... 9 yr olds all by my self!!! I did it! We made a Halloween craft and played the Wii! I sent them home with an assignment for next week. They had fun and we survived. I fed my kids and had them all in bed asleep by 8:15 pm. Ahhhhh the silence! Oh ya, its now 11:00 pm and my Hubby is still at work! I sure hope he had some dinner! Poor guy!! I love him! I hate the long days when he doesnt even get to see the kids. They get sad, and so does he. He will be gone again in the am before any of them are even awake!! Thanks babe for all you do!! You are the best!!
Hayden is 11!! Holy cow where did time go? He had a wonderful birthday party. He had a some friends Kaylee, Kyle, Cassidy, Grace, Matt, Cousins, Preston, Tracen, and sweet Kelci, Grandma and Grandpa Fellows, Grandpa and Elaine Tanner, Uncle Nate, Heather and Sherry and Wendy Watson who came from Phx to celebrate with us!! Thanks to all who came, he had a great time!
Tanner had his first football game yesterday. They played the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets! It was a great game. We won 32 to 21. Tanner played awesome. He loves football! Its amazing how much those little guys know about it already. He played mostly defense, but played a few plays on offense. They got to play at the Show Low High School Football field, The boys were so excited to play there. Next sat they play Round Valley. We get to travel to RV and they will play in the Dome. They are thrilled! We will play against Holbrook, RV, Payson, Snowflake, Winslow, and Blue Ridge this year. Super Fun!! GO COUGARS!!!
My Mom was the most wonderful person in the world. Today is her Birthday.... I wish she was here to celebrate with us! She has been gone for 8 long years. But today we celebrate her life! She was given to us as our Mother. A great one she was! She taught us so much. She taught us how to love unconditionally, to forgive, to not judge others, to be respectful and kind, But most of all she taught me that I want to be the kind of mom she was to us, to my kids. Not a day goes by that I miss her any less! I do my best to make sure my kids know their Nana. I love you Mom and Miss you like crazy!! Thanks for being the mom you were to us! You are the BEST! I love you!!Dad, Mom, Nathan, and MeMy sweet MomLen, Mom, Nikki and Lindsey 2000Dad, Me and Mom 1997
I just wanted to wish LORRI RAE a Happy Birthday!! She is always so sweet to wish everyone a Happy Birthday on her blog, so I wanted to do the same for her!! I love you Lorri and Hope your day is GREAT! Thanks for being so Awesome!!
This past few weeks has been super busy for us. Tanner started Football. He (for 2 wks) had practice Mon-Thurs 5 PM to 730 PM. Long days. Brekyn started soccer as well. We still do scouts at our house once a week. So on Thurs we have Football, Soccer and Scouts. All between 5 and 6. So I do sports and Justin does Scouts. We make it work.
School stared last Weds. Hayden is in 5th grade. We are homeschooling him again this yr. He is doing great. He is excited about the school yr and so are we. Tanner is in 2nd grade this yr and loving every minute of it. Brekyn started Kindergarten. She is loving it as well. The 2 kids ride the bus to and from school. Which is nice for me. We have not had bus service the last 2 yrs. So this is wonderful!!
Brekyn had her first Soccer Game last night. She has never played before. She has only had one practice also. She played like a pro. She scored 2 of the 3 points her team made. She was so aggresive with the ball. I was so proud of her. She just appeared to know what she was doing. We had NO idea she knew how to play. LOL It was sooo fun to watch her. Thanks to Grandpa Tanner and Uncle Nate for coming to watch her. We appreciate it! And so does she!
Tanner has his first Football (tackle football) game on Sept 12th. He is so excited as well. I love to go watch his practices. Its so much fun! They have just started tackling last week. It scares me a little. BUT Justin assures me, he will be just fine! He is a beanpole!! LOL But he is tough! He is in a traveling league. So his games will be in Payson, Holbrook, RV etc. So it should be a lot of fun. We are super excited about it.
Hayden had been in Karate for a while. But he wasnt in love with it. He is not much into sports. We give him the option to play as well and he just hasnt found what he loves to do yet. So he goes to scouts weekly and goes to watch Brekyn and Tanner. If he finds what he loves than thats great. If he doesnt ever love any sport, Im good with that too! Hes a fun kid to just hang out with!!
I have always loved the 24th weekend in St. Johns. It has been 8 yrs since the last time I went to any of the activities there. I went this year and had a wonderful time. Wendy Watson was able to come and stay a couple days. We had a great time! Amy Price Holly was in town from Va. and also came and stayed a few days. It was a wonderful visit. I loved getting to know her sweet girls! These 2 have been wonderful friends for a lot of yrs. It was so good to hang out and visit!! Time sure goes by fast, But I don't feel any older. Thanks Amy and Wendy for staying!!! I love you guys!!
We had a super fun class get together in SJ. It is always fun to reconnect with people. Thanks to Spence and Kellie Platt for making it happen!! It was a blast!
Justin had to leave for school in Laughlin for a few days. He left on my birthday. Justins mom had taken me to see the Wicked in Phx the day before. Which was awesome!! (thanks... I had a wonderful time) So on my birthday, Justin gave me my very favorite breakfast, Cake! He got me a Boston Cream Pie with fresh strawberries. It was delicious. He and the kids got me some fun gifts. We ate cake and spent some of the day together, then Justin had to head out. Me and the kids loaded up and went to dads house. Terra and Nate got me a cake and we had hot dogs and chicken. It was a fun time. The kids brought their bikes and rode for hours. Tanner has a ramp, and they think its the funnest thing ever. At least Tanner and Preston think so.
I LOVE THIS MAN! He is the best! I love his sarcastic sense of humor, his work ethic. I love The husband he is to me... The Father he is to our kids.... The friend he is to us!! Thanks babe, for being mine!! I love you now and always!!! XOXOXO
We had a fun filled Birthday! Our sweet Caison was born on 07-07-07. He came into this world so full of happiness, and he still is. We love this little guys so much! Caison has a special bond with his cousin, "Baby" as he calls her, Kelci. She is Nathan and Terras daughter. They are so sweet together. I just love it! Her Birthday is 07-14-08. So we decided to do the birthdays together this year. Im so glad we did. They had a great time together. Caison got his little bike and Kelci got her little walker toy. They walked and rode around the park together. It was sweet! We had yummy cake with both of their names on it. It was blue and pink. It was a fun time!! I cant believe my baby is 2!!
Miss August Carley, Mr. July Caison and Mr June Gannon..
We went camping over Fathers Day weekend. We went to one of the Forks, I cannot remember which. It was just past Big Lake. It was a beautiful area. As most of you know, I am NOT a camper. I dont like much about it at all. But I did have a good time visiting with Justins family. His brother Jeremiah, wife Tracy, kids Carley and Zach came from Colorado. Jamin and His wife Elizabeth and Gannon came and Justins mom and dad. So it was their entire immediate family. We all had a good visit. It was also the first time all the Grandkids were together at the same time. Gannon was born in June, Caison in July and Carley in Aug. They will all be 2. It was fun the see them together. Here are a few pictures from the camp out, (thanks Tracy) I forgot my camera. Dang it! Grandma has some good ones too. I will have to get copies of. Tanner, Carley, Brekyn, Hayden and GannonGannon, Carley and Tanner..... Jamin and Justin Goin Fishin!!! :)
Caison is seriously a funny kid!! He is always up to something! He loves to wear shoes always.... Even if they dont match. (notice his shoes) He loves to play in the toy box! He takes everything out that is big, and sits on whats not...
I was making dinner tonight. I was in the kitchen and could hear a muffled MEOW. I was looking every where and couldnt find the kitty. We have kittens we are getting rid of and they like to come in sometimes and eat. So I figured it was one of them. But I could not find it anywhere. I just assumed it was meowing from the front door wanting in. It was a soft meow. So I open the dishwasher to get a spatula and Cais had put the kitten in there. He was really sweet and left it a toy to play with. But he made sure the dishwasher was latched closed. I reached in and about screamed when I saw something furry moving! Once I realized, I laughed so hard. Caison came over and said Kitty in it! This kid is always doing something somewhere.... We have to be on guard always with him and hes not even 2!! :)