Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All aboard!

We took the kids to the Polar Express last week and we all loved it. This is pictures of the kids opening their gift in the car and changing into them (PJ's). We drove to Flagstaff and did some shopping earlier that day and told the kids that we had a surprise but they never would have guessed.

It was funny cause the night before we went we had them watch the movie The Polar Express, and after the watched it I kinda asked them some questions and Jaimin said he would be so embarrassed to go out in public with his PJ's. That kinda scared me thinking he would fight me to wear his jammas. Anyways, after the kids dressed in the car we started walking toward the building and the boys started talking about the movie and saying they were embarrassed to have their jammas on in public. I told them they were fine and they still didn't have a clue what we were doing. We sat in the Polar room where the kids colored and stuff for about 30 min, they never really even asked questions, they just made comments about everyone elses jammas. To make this long story a little shorter, we were standing in line, after probably almost an hour of hanging around, and we finally told the kids what we were doing. They were so shocked. (pics of in the car below)

Pics of us hanging around before ride.

Pics of in the train

They got hot cocoa and cookies while we listened to the Polar Express story on the way to the North Pole (30 Min. Ride). On the way back we sang Christmas songs and waited for Santa to come. BACKUP: Santa was at the North Pole, but when we started going backwards towards the station Santa was gone, then they told us they got word that Santa was on the train, Eighmey said Santa "poofed" on the train. Santa gave the kids a jingle bell. They loved it. Madden even was all smiles when Santa came and handed him his bell. We had a really good, maybe we'll go again ;)

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The Tree

Madden loves looking at and touching the tree, he has now learned how to say the word "NO" because we have to say it so much when he's around the tree.

Madden grabbing stuff on the tree

All the kdis by the tree, Jaimin (far right) is gonna give me gray hair I swear, he can't just take 1 nice picture for me.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Tree and Eighmeys hair and 4 new posts

We set up the tree finally, we didn't get it done we just set it up. So here is a pic of our family(minus me) by the not so done tree.

I had Eighmeys hair cut, she only took off like an inch or 2 but it seems alot shorter now to me. This is her hair before we cut it just so I could remember how long it was. Haven't got after pics yet.

Madden likes to ride daddy like a horsey. This is him when he was getting tired of it.

Cute ol' Madden

Gettin' big!

Madden is now 10 months old (in 4 days) and is getting so big. He still seems like such a baby to me so it kinda amazes me some of the stuff he does even though my other kids did it even faster than him. Here he is crying cause he got sad.Here he is walking to me, he does okay. He took his 1st steps like 1 week after his 9 month mark but just hasn't got it down yet. Note: 3 of my other children took their first steps right at 9 months and by 10 months walk dang good, except Jaimin he took his 1st at 8 months and by 9 months was a pro. So Madden is just a little bit slower with walking but is doing fine (it is probably cause he doesn't have much furniture to walk back and forth from to practice is my guess). He takes about 5 steps real good and gets off balanced except yesterday I let him just go and he knew dad was in the other room so he concentrated really well and took like 15 steps till he got there, it was cute.

Madden walked over to me

Madden walking over to me
All I know is he is too dang big. As for the other things he does that are cute *He starts to clap when you sing patty cake to him. *He dances and bounces anytime you turn on music no matter where he is. The other day driving somewhere he was in his car seat facing backwards of course and one of the Black Eyed Peas songs came on and he immediately started to bounce in his car seat, his feet were hitting the seat and his head was bobbing up and down, had to be there I guess but way cute. *He gives kisses if you ask. *He gives fives when you ask. *He listens when you say "no Madden" or "come here". *He knows when you are playing with him like chasing him or when Mike changes his diaper Mike always tells him to stay but somehow he knows Mike is kidding so he turns around real quick and crawls away, even if he is naked. *He plays peek-a-boo using a blanket to cover and uncover his face. * And my favorite, he loves my silky garments so I have made him his own "nie nie" is what we call them, he can't sleep good without it. On and on I guess but needless to say we are having fun with him.

Eighmey's smooth moves????

So Eighmey likes to dance ( apparently she likes to make faces for the camera too).Here she is posing for me in her cute girly stance
Here she is shaking those hips, (she scares me for when she is 14-16 thats all I got to say)

breakin' it down

not sure

And obviously she watches WAY to much Michael Jackson :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oops, I did it again!

HAHAHAHA!!! I know right. No you are not having deja vu. Yes it is what you think it is. ANOTHER BABY TICKER! I guess this is my "official announcement." I am 14 weeks along now, due in May. We are quietly praying for a little girl to surprise us (and yes it will be a surprise) but we are quite sure its a boy, not cause I have crazy intuition or anything but come on do you really think this Yarn man can produce a girl very easy? Apparently not! We don't have ANY names but have all we need for either sex so we feel good about not finding out the sex this time. I am so excited to have them hold my baby over the blue tarp as they shout out the gender to me. I remember doing that with Trey and can't wait.

The shock has worn off by now (if your wondering), and yes my babies will be 15 months apart. I know alot of people think thats not too bad but they don't understand my point. Let me give you my point: K, I had my first 2 children 2 days short of one year. I loved it, it was like having twins. From day one I dressed them alike every chance I got. They have always been best buds and always did everything together, even to the point I have to make them seperate sometimes cause they don't realize they are seperate beings. Like I said I loved it and still do, BUT, and thats a BIG BUT, I have had 3 other kids since then whom I spaced out fine for that same reason. I like to enjoy my babies and not hurry and make them grow up like I did with my first. I didn't know any better at the time but looking back he did some things at 1 that most 3 year olds couldn't handle. I don't want to do that with Madden. He is my baby and most of all acts like my baby so how do I take that away. I must say he has changed to me in the last little bit, he has started to walk and he responds well to lots of things we say, he sleeps perfect, he is getting more independent in his play times, BUT, and yes, that's a BIG BUT, he is my baby! I want to keep him my baby.

I know we can do this all over again, I know we can cause Heavenly Father obviously has trust in us to do so. Talking to some of my friends lately I have realized even more now how grateful I am for a body that functions correctly. I have never had a problem getting pregnant (we've only "planned planned" 1 out of the 6 if that tells you anything). We love them all and they all came when they were suppose to but we have never sat down and discussed the "right time" to have a baby. Is there ever a "right time"? I don't think that's anything we have a say in, our right time is never the same as our Heavenly Fathers, that is for sure. So here's to the next 26 weeks, or should I say 25 cause I go in a week early due to c sections. Yes I should say 25 makes it sound quicker. :)

pic of Madden at 9 weeks, haven't got one of this peanut yet

Monday, November 16, 2009

Misc. of Madden

Dressed like a girl

5 months or so

Posted by Picasaand giving me loves with his sleepy eyes on the way home from flagstaff, just him and I

Monday, November 2, 2009

This is one of the 2 family pics we have. I just had to add it. I know, we look so happy huh? Mike never smiles so what can you do.


So I usually like to make costumes every year for Halloween, I am even so anal most of the time I make my kids match with some kind of theme (note: doesn't work the older they get) I wanted to do something this year that had a 5 group like wizard of oz or something with 1 girl and 4 boys, I don't know. Anyway, i decided to never mind all that when the kids wanted totally different stuff and I realized I really didn't want to make costumes this year. End result was borrow from my mom, who has everything you could imagine, and open the costume bucket from years before. Brian and Trey dressed up like pirates this year at school.

This is the kids before trunk or treating

Brian: a girl, and a very cute one at that, we borrowed this costume from my mom

Trey: a pirate, and a very mean looking one I'd say, we borrowed this from my mom too.
Jaimin: is dash from incredibles, I made this 4 years ago for Trey Eighmey: is strawberry shortcake, adorable! I made this last second cause she changed her mind. I kinda mixed the strawberry shortcakes though, we have a modern movie that she wears the pants and shirt and has a hard looking hat, the 1980's shortcake has this kind of hat and a dress, so they are mixed, still cute huh?
Madden: spiderman! He was cranky before we left and could care less about the whole thing so we just used this costume from when Jaimin was a baby.
I think it turned out well this year, we went to trunk or treating in our ward and got just enough candy to last a week or so (so much better than years past when we have enough candy to last till Christmas).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Yesterday Trey was baptised. He was so excited and a little nervous. He said he thought he might drown, I wonder what goes through these kids heads?, do they think their own dad would just hold them under for a while or something? Kinda funny. Trey actually had to get dunked twice cause Mike added a couple of extra words to the prayer:) He told me afterwards that he knew it was wrong as he said it but there was no going back at that point :)

After the baptism we had everyone come to our house for yummy food. I made a cake very quickly that morning cause we were gonna celebrate the boys birthdays that day too. My older boys don't really like any certain themes that I could go with and make a cake from, so last second I just whipped up this(picture below). They like black and red so I just did that. The party was fun and the boys got some gifts so they were happy.

It was a good Sunday!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Who needs a good camera when your kids are freakin' GORGEOUS!