Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm not tired

So my Reese is convinced that she is DONE with naps!! UGH!!! She hasn't taken "naps" for about 2 months now. She doesn't really get super grouchy until about 5 or so at night. She will just veg out on the couch and watch a movie for about an hour which is really nice. One day last week my friend Sandra and I took Reese and went to lunch. She was perfect the whole time. When we got home and Sandra and I were talking she started getting fussy and whinny. Next thing we know she was CRASHED!! Standing up next to the couch. HAHA it was so cute. Once in awhile I guess I get lucky with a short little nap--hey I'll take whatever she will give me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Today the kindergarten kids did their Thanksgiving program. It was so cute. Raegan's class were pilgrims. They did a poem. Raegan has been practicing that poem for a week now and has it memorized. All the classes sang two songs together. The last song "Under One Sky" is so cute. I remember getting teary eyed when I heard it with Riley's class. This year was no different. Raegan told me yesterday "Mom the last song is gonna make you cry." It did. I tell you what--I haven't ever been much of a crier BUT seeing my babies get big just sends me into a crying frenzy. It's awful. We are so proud of our Raegan and we love watching her be so big and learning new things.

This Thanksgiving day I hope that we all reflect on our many blessings and GIVE THANKS for what we have. Our family is so blessed and we can always be better at showing our gratitude.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Raegan goes to the dairy

The kindergarten classes went on a field trip last week. They got to go the the Sunrise Dairy here in Snowflake/Taylor. I was very excited to get to go with them. It was very interesting. We saw all the mommy cows and how they line up to get milked every morning. We got to see the way they hook all the cows up to the milking machine. OUCH!! We saw how they put the milk into cartons and the huge fridge. All the kids got to have a chocolate milk. Then we got to see the baby cows and got to feed them some hay. It was a super fun little trip. These are the cute kids that were in my group--they are super good kids and stayed right by me the whole time.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mr. Snowman

Isn't he cute? I love how he turned out. The only bad thing is that he is too top heavy and won't stand up on his own. He has to be propped against something else. Oh well it works. He is made out of 2x4's and scrapbook paper.

Thankful Trees

The kids had Veteran's day off of school. It was a LONG day. They all started to get pretty board and then they get naughty. SO I thought they needed a project. I cut some leaf shapes from my cricut. I had them paint a tree with only the branches. Then I had them write on the leaves some things they were thankful for. Then they glued the leaves on their trees. Riley was thankful for toys, family, army guys (he had just visited the Veteran's at the cemetery), and ice cream. Raegan was thankful for her family and that was the only thing she could write. Reese didn't write anything but she was talking as she scribbled. She said, mommy, daddy, sissy, brother, Ninna. It was good for them to do a project and it is good for me to hear what they are thankful for sometimes.

Proud to be an American

Riley's class did a flag ceremony last week--it was the day before Veteran's day. The parents were invited to go and watch. It was so touching. It was a wonderful sight to see the boy scouts march the flag in and everyone stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. I'm so grateful to live in a town that we are able to raise the flag and sing together the National Anthem in our school. What a wonderful experience for Riley and all that were present. It did bring tears to my eyes--I know I'm getting OLD!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Raegan looses her first tooth

Raegan has been waiting and waiting to lose a tooth like her brother. Her front two teeth have been loose for a really long time. Actually we are all kind of surprised those front teeth have lasted this long. When she was little she would fall A LOT and EVERY time she would bang those front teeth. There were a few accidents that I thought there was NO WAY they were ever going to be the same. BUT they made it. The dentist said last time we were there that they had hardly any root left. Of course she is super excited that the tooth fairy brought her a whole dollar. We think she looks pretty cute.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Riley's first piano recital

My hunny boy is so amazing. He was SOOOOOO NERVOUS at his piano recital. Can you tell?? Look how he is sitting. He was so nervous he didn't even adjust himself on the bench. Poor little man. He seriously ALMOST started crying when he had to say his name and the songs he was playing. But he said he looked over at mom and that made him not cry. He played two songs--"Come To My House" and "Christopher Columbus". The one you actually hear on the videio is "Christopher Columbus". Yeah I pretty much suck--I couldn't find the record button until his second song. DANG IT!! He really does LIKE playing the piano. I usually never have to argue or fight with him to practice. He was just so nervous. I was so nervous for him BEING so nervous. I know how hard it is to get up in front of people who you don't know and have EVERY ONE watch you. Russ and I are just so so proud of him that he wanted to play and that he went threw with it. Way to go buddy. Our friend Sandra Carter came with us to watch and support him. After the recital we went to DQ for some ice cream. Everyone was calmed down by then and I hope it will be a good memory for him. Next recital maybe he won't be quite so nervous. I lOvE yOu RiLeY!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

This is our Halloween in a nutshell. We didn't carve pumpkins until FRIDAY night. YES this is the longest I have ever waited to do pumpkins. The kids asked almost everyday if today would be the day. And they stayed paitent until it was the actual day. This is Riley's 7th year doing pumpkins and again this year he was totally grossed out by the pumpkin guts. It's kindof crazy. When I MADE him do some of his own guts he would wash his hands like 3 times. Too funny. He wanted a vampire pumpkin. Of course mom had to do most of the work but he was pretty proud of it when it was finished. Raegan is a trooper. She dug right in and cleaned hers out. SHE CARVED HER PUMPKIN ALL BY HERSELF this year. I was really excited about that. It turned out adorable. Way to go Rae. Reese was just happy to be there. While I was helping the other two she was trying to draw a face on her "baby pumpkin" with some chalk. I love her.

Costumes this year were the eaisiest and cheapest we have ever done. Riley wanted to be a vampire. OK easy--church clothes, black hair color, white face paint, and a borrowed cape--total of $3. Raegan wanted to be a witch. My good friend Cassie MADE her an amazing black and purple skirt, black dance leotard, black tights, black and green hair color, witch hat from the dolloar store, and fake eye lashes. Total of $3. Reese--well I figured that this may be the last year I can TELL Reese what she is going to be. Anyone who knows my Reesie knows she has an OBSESSION with Q-tips. She has since she was a small baby. They are like her binkie I guess. In fact she is holding one now as I type this. SO I thought it would be super funny if I could dress her like a Q-tip. She was MORE than happy to comply. She would tell everyone that she was going to be a Q-tip for Halloween. Her costume didn't turn out how I invisioned in my head but it was still super funny. Total cost--$1 for a stocking hat from the dollar store. Grand total--$7 for all 3 kids costumes. DANG that is awesome.