Monday, September 1, 2014

Collier's first steps.

Collier took his first steps on August 24th during sacrament meeting. He really wanted to get Sandy McCoy's jacket in front of him enough he was willing to walk for it apparently. 
He's a pretty good walker now and can walk when he wants to. He still prefers to crawl most if the time though, it's quicker for him and easier. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ears pierced for kindergarten.

Addi has been talking about wanting her ears pierced for some time now. On August 26, 2014; the day before she started kindergarten she decided she needed it done before school started. 

I described it to her graphically...about a needle literally going through her ear, then even after that one it finished and hurting having to sit and get another needle shoved through the other ear. She still wanted it. Telling her that I didn't have money for it until the next budget didn't detour her, she quickly volunteered to pay for it herself. So to walmart we went. 

They had two ladies there so she got both ears pierced at the same time and handled it like a pro. Both ladies said she was the best kid they'd ever done. She didn't cry, scream, flinch, anything. My Addi Angel just sat there with a big happy smile on her face while her purple butterfly studs got put in. She loved it and said it didn't hurt. A cute couple waiting at the jewelry counter for a watch battery said she did so well she deserved $5. They told her to buy some earrings with it. She wanted to use it to go toward the piercing. She's loved them. 

First day of kindergarten showing off her new earrings. 

This is her at the piercing counter. 

Our first lose tooth...

Addi's tooth has been loose for a while. I checked it at the beginning of sacrament meeting, it was still attached quite well. She told me not to wiggle it anymore, so I stopped. Literally about 2 minutes later she came to me and goes "mom look!"  She tore it out all on her own during sacrament meeting today. 

No tears at all. I think she really wants to see the tooth fairy...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Spy Kids party...

This happened months ago, I couldn't get it to publish until today though. 

Spencer all dressed up for the "spy kids party", he got dressed all by himself insisting on wearing his church clothes. 

Showing me his best spy kids moves...

Addi dressed to go showing me her spy kid moves...

Maloree playing with the hair stuff while the older kids are obsessing with their spy kids party. 

Collier trying to happily play with his toys, if only the others would leave him alone. 
They wanted a picture with Collier. 
They've told me they have to leave for anywhere from 1 day to 9 weeks. I told them I could handle 1 day, the thought of weeks truly made my heart hurt. I don't ever want them to move out, I'm lonely at the thought of it...  I love that my life gets to revolve around my babies, even though it can drive me crazy at times. 

Collier's 3rd tooth!

This sweet little boy finally got his 3rd tooth today. It has been a beast. He's been working on it for a good month and a half at least. It's the tooth next to his bottom left. Hopefully this means we can go to bed well again. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

4th tooth!

Sunday, August 24th this little man got his 4th tooth. His top left. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hidden magazines...

Spencer was feeling sick yesterday. I think he may have gotten too much sun and too little water at the block party yesterday. 

I wanted him to sleep by my bed last night so I could keep a closer eye on him.   Carl told him to act like he was going to sleep in his bed so all the other kids wouldn't want to sleep in our bedroom. 

When I went in to get him he was asleep already. I asked him if he wanted to come into my room. He said he'd come but to get his bed ready. I got it ready and went into his room to get him. I picked up him, his pillow, and the blanket on him. He looked back to his bed and asked me to grab his magazines also. 

This was his magazines. 
A whole pile of lego magazines. It made me laugh. He wasn't even trying to sleep until I tucked them under his pillow in my room. Once he'd made sure he had them all he quickly went to sleep. These are the only kind of magazines he'd better ever hide under his pillows...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Made me laugh...

Carl's at his office studying. I've got the kids in their beds, except Collier, (who's sure bedtime doesn't apply to him lately). I'm with Collier in the front room and I hear Maloree yelling from her room. 

This is the text I sent to Carl about it: 
Maloree just felt the need to come to their door yelling "mom, I peed!" Why can't that happen during the day. She then tried to strip both pairs of her pjs off to change her diaper... Love her. 

She is so funny and sweet. I just love her. 

Too old...

These are Addi taking a nap a few days ago. She looks way to old to me! Beautiful, but too old. Looking at her I felt like I was getting a glimpse of what a beautiful young women she'll someday be. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ready got bed...Da Mals

Putting the kids to bed last night. I told them to run get ready. The pictures are backwards, but I caught Maloree in my closet trying on boots... 

These ones are after I first found her and she decided to make a go at trying to walk in them.  She did quite well, I was very impressed, and scared...

These ones are when I first found her. 

Nana, stay a little longer...

Daddy was working late tonight. He's been doing this a lot the last few months with tax season and now he's trying to study. We've all missed him a lot. The kids are having a hard time with it. 

Tonight Addi wanted to invite Nana Foley over. Nana was sweet enough to humor her and came right over. We all loved having her here! The kids were a little sad to see her go. Maloree insisted on watching from the steps. Addi came over to join her. It was a sweet memory for me. 

I'm so grateful that Carl and I each have amazing parents that are so close. I love how special they make our children feel and that even though they are all so busy, they are always willing to take time for family. What an example they are to us!

Nana's now gone. Addi's getting up to come in. 

Maloree watching Nana get into her car. 
What a sweet memory...

We can be together forever...Spencer.

Spencer drew this picture for me tonight...he truly is so sweet and picks up on so much more then I realize. 
A close up if his picture. It is Jesus on the cross and the American flag. Because Jesus created America and died on the cross so we could all be resurrected and live together forever, he explained to me. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

So thankful and so blessed!

I love my kids! I love their adventurous personalities, take charge attitudes, imaginations, determination, gentleness, sweetness, breathing, snoring, snuggles, hugs, kisses, smiles, mischievous eyes, tired eyes, hurt eyes, mad eyes, thoughtful eyes, cheeks, hands, feet, love, patience, laughter, how they're all so very very different and yet so similar in so many ways.

 I love how much they all love their daddy and how much he loves them! I love how they are teaching me to become a better person in every way. I love too watch my girls be little nurturing mommies and my boys be little take charge lets get this fixed and done men! I'm truly so thankful for them and feel so so so abundantly blessed to get to call them mine! Each and every one of them and all of them as a whole! I'm so thankful for my little family! 

Life can be so hard and crazy at times and I find myself getting caught up in it. But, when I allow myself to just focus on what really matters, my family- my sweet little perfect-very far from perfect family; then life and everything about it truly is perfect and wonderful!

 I'm so grateful and blessed to know, without a doubt, that because of my brother and friend Jesus Christ families can be forever! My family can be forever! So grateful to be a member of The Chirch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and for the happiness, peace, and love I find within it! 

I'm thankful that I was blessed to be born in a free country and so thankful for all of those who have and continue to sacrifice to keep our country this way. Thank you . 

Life is beautiful, wonderful, and perfect (even when it's not)! Thank you to my family and my Father on Heaven for all my blessings! 

Collier's second tooth!

Collier got his second tooth today!!! Bottom right, and we didn't even have too horrible of a night last night or a day today.  He really is such a good baby. 

And from this pictures apparently his hair can look red in the right light...I know it's just my wishful thinking though. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Collier's first tooth

March 20, 2014 Collier got his first tooth, his bottom left. 
He decided to chew on his sisters dress up shoes to celebrate! 
I love this little boy so much! His happiness, easy smilies, sweet calm demeanor, I just love everything about this boy. I'm so glad we've been blessed with him! I do wish he would start sleeping better though. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I even brought you a flower...

"Mom, I even brought you in a flower."  The kids we outside playing with their friends this evening, spencer came running in with this. He really is such a thoughtful boy. I live him so much.

We had a BBQ at my parents house a few weeks ago. That morning for breakfast I had what've an avocado. As we were starting to eat, we did kids first. I got Spencer his food and set him at the table with it. 
He noticed there were sliced avocados on the table; I was still in the kitchen getting the other kids food. Spencer got up from his food, got me a plate with a slice of avocado on it and brought it in to me. He handed it to me, saying (in the sweetest voice ever), "mom, it's your favorite food".  
He truly is such a sweet thoughtful child. I'm so thankful for his sweet amazing spirit in our home. For how willing he is to help and what a great big brother he is to each of his siblings. He truly has such a sweet tender spirit and I'm so thankful I get to call him my little man. 

Laugh and smile...

"Mom will you grab me some shoes that fit me? Not my purple boots, they have toe jam in them!" This is what Addi told me as I was running in the house to grab her shoes for her so she could go to her friends house today. It made me smile and laugh. 
Last time she wore her purple boots I think she peed her pants in them, it may be more then toe jam she's afraid of. I'm so thankful for these babies of mine and how easily they can make me laugh and smile everyday. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reptile show

I took the kids to the reptile show at the library yesterday. The older two loved it. Maloree wanted to play and Collier was actually quite good during it. Maloree was needing me and wanting just me, without Collier, a nice lady next to us took Collier, he happily went, thankfully. 
This snake was the last animal they was huge, and disgusting. It was fun to take the kids. 

The picture below I love the little boys face in it. 

Addi's latest

I absolutely love all the arts and crafts that my kids love to make. Here are a few of Addi's. The gun she made today. The picture she drew this past Tuesday. (She had me write most of the names on the picture for her). I love this little angel that that Heavenly Father has blessed me with so much, her personality, her sweetness, her tenderness, her thoughtfulness, and yes even her sass and determination! They all make my Addi Angel my Addi Angel and I can't imagine life without her! I'm grateful for all she teaches me each day.