Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dallin's Presentation

Dallin class was assigned to read a biography of someone famous this month. Dallin actually chose two, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. He read both and decided that he wanted to to do George Washington. The night before the presentation Dallin tried on the wig in the bathroom, looked in the mirror and said," I don't know mom, I think everyone is going to laugh at me." I reassured him that everyone was dressing up and that people would think it was cool. Moments later Gregg came into the bathroom and began laughing uncontrollably. So much for mom's comforting words!Anyway to make a long story shorter, he wore the wig (I let him decide) and he looked great! Hardly anyone in his class made a sound. He did a great job on his presentation and I was VERY proud of him. . .and he was too!

Here are some of his classmates: Abe Lincoln , the indian girl(I forgot her name)and, Helan Keller

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alise's Cooking Party!

Let me introduce you to our six little chefs: Abby, Shaylynn, Teya, Sariah, Alise (the birthday girl),and Breanna.

First, our little chefs made their own personal pizzas. . .Yummy!

They also frosted their own specialty cakes!

Aren't they Beautiful???

Time for Presents!

One of the Dad's modeling our beautiful aprons!

Also a couple of shots playing with her new toys.

We had a great Party! A special thanks to Becky (Sariah's mom) who stayed and helped. I couldn't have done it without her!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Random updates

Maleah will be 2 years old in March but she is already showing interest in the potty. She asks me once in awhile to go (or I ask her) and she actually goes almost every time. She is very proud and mommy is too! Maleah also LOVES to sing, so I recorded a couple of her favorite songs. . .isn't she a cutie???

I have been so proud of Dallin lately that I just need to brag a little. The other day I got a phone call from his 3rd grade teacher asking me to attend their school Assembly that Friday. She said that Dallin would be getting an award because he is just outstanding and his grades are awesome!!! I was such a proud mommy that day! I went to the Assembly (he had no idea I'd be there and no idea he was getting an award)and I had butterfly's in my tummy because I knew how happy he'd be to see me there and then to get an award like that in front of the whole school. He walked in and saw me, and was all smiles after that! It was a great experience!!! I am so happy to be his mommy! Also, I've started baby siting for a family in our ward once in awhile, while she heads off to school. This is a quick video of their little boy falling asleep while he was playing . . . .I just couldn't resist filming, it was so funny!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We have a winner!

The total of my shopping trip was . . . .$54.73
So our winner is. . . . Shandy Vogt! YEAAAAAAAA!
Mealah show her what she's won:

A wonderful box of Fruit Loops!

Fruit Loops are great for snacking. . .

For wearing as a necklace. . . .

For eating for breakfast. . . .

And even for taking on long road trips!

Shandy we hope you enjoy those Fruit Loops!!!!!!!
But wait that is not all . . .we have a second runner up. . .Staci Starnes! Staci for being the second place winner you will receive a complimentary box of peanut butter granola bars! Great guessing ladies!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Okay, I admit it I'm Cheap!

I am probably one of the cheapest people you will ever meet. I love sales, coupons, thrift stores, you name it. If I can save money I'll do it!

FACT:It kills me to spend over $10 for my kids shoes (I've only done it a few times and with 4 kids that's amazing).

FACT:I usually search the ads before I grocery shop, and then I go to at least 2 or more stores to get the right deals.

FACT: I am to cheap to buy a newspaper so I get all the coupons I can from my mom's paper and I use them as much as possible.

FACT: I haven't bought any children's clothes (that weren't clearance priced) in years, and I can probably count on one hand how many times I have.

Now that I have admitted how cheap I really am (because I KNOW most people have no idea) Here is what I bought today and I am taking guesses on how much the total came to after the sale and coupons. Oh yeah, and there were 3 candy bars that we ate before we took the picture.
Here's a clue- the original total was: $199.71

Now be reasonable, I didn't spend $20 okay!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been really busy lately preparing for for Alise's birthday party, and I think I am finally done! Her party is not until Jan.29th but I always feel so much better when I am prepared ahead of time. I thought you migh want to see the cute invitations that I made for her party. I just love doing parties, they are so much fun and the kids love to help!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is too funny!

This is totally my grandma. Thanks for letting me steal this one Jethro.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Eve at my parents house.

I know this is a bit late but I thought I'd post something about Christmas anyway.

The poor kids had to eat on the floor because there was no room at the table. They loved it!

My handome husband, being the good guy that he is, cleaned the kitchen after dinner.

The adults were chatting and relaxing after all that good food!

The kids were upstairs in the playroom having a great time.

Christmas morning

All of the kids in their matching P.Js. Don't you just love Maleah's hair?

Preston in his new pirate gear.