Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Who knew Macaroni & Chesse could be so fun?!

Mother of the Year

I almost have no words to describe how bad I feel about this!

Tonight I decided it was a good time to cut the boys' hair. Ezra first, he did good, looks a lot more blonde now! Next up, Luke---he didn't totally need a hair cut, but since I was doing the other boys, I thought why not? I had an extra capri sun from some baseball treats, well this is a huge treat for Luke because we just don't give him junk food. So, I thought this is great, he'll drink the capri sun while I cut his hair. I got the bottom half done, number 2, looking good!
Capri sun is starting to get low, he's starting to get squirmy, he takes the straw out and puts it back in to get those last precious sips. Right as he sucessfully gets the straw back in, Ezra is freaking out as Adam is trying to get him out of the bathroom as I'm telling Adam to play with baby Ezra, and Luke is as still as can be, going in for his last bit of drink and I have a fleeting thought, "Here's my chance to get the top while he is so still." One short stroke and GASP! I hold my hand to my mouth in total shock and start to cry----The guard wasn't on!!!! I took off the number 2 to put on the number 4 all at the same time as the screaming Ezra and Adam chaos erupted. But, obviously number 4 wasn't on yet!

I was/am sick about this! My handsome Luke now has a shaved portion of hair/no hair!
I was literally crying and Jack came in and was so cute and calm. He put his hand on my arm and said, "Mom, it's ok, it was just a mistake, everyone will know it was a mistake because no one would do that on purpose!"

I've tried to spike up the rest of his hair and that helped a little. I tried to do some type of comb over, but that only covers up a little. It's just going to be a long few weeks until it grows out! Good thing he is so dang handsome and good thing he enjoyed that capri sun because right after that last sip, he just ran off, happy as can be!

He's watching a movie on the laptop in most of these pictures, that's why he's looking down.
First just focus on that darling face, can't really notice anything from this angle:

Luke thinking up some payback for me for years to come!

The spikes help, a litte:

No, the spikes helped A LOT because the combover action did not work!

I am so sorry Luke, but good thing you are so dang cute, you could rock any hairstyle! And no, I will not be looking into the hairstylist profession!

Double Digit Julia!

Julia had her big birthday---I can't believe we have a ten year old! It was a fun birthday---We went to Lagoon on her birthday. I can't believe she talked me into going on Wicked with her. She kept screaming to me, "MOM, OPEN YOUR EYES!" I really was trying, but the best I could do is a mere squint in one eye! I don't have the roller coaster love I used to have. Ok, I never had it as a child, but then I did for a while, but now I guess having kids has taken it's toll.
Then Julia, Jack & Adam spent the night at Aaron's parents' house--aka, Nana and Baba! This was a fun for them and part of my big surprise---I planned a surprise party for her with her friends & it totally worked! She had no clue and the girls all had a blast.
We had a little family party that night. Grammy and Papa came a couple days later to stretch her birthday into basically a week long celebration!
We love our Julia SO much! She is a the perfect person to have four little brothers---she's loving, patient, wise, funny and a great teacher. I can't count all the times that I see her teaching her brothers things. She knows how to create everything into a fun event and party. We are so thankful for our beautiful Julia!

Monday, June 20, 2011

First Day of Preschool

I know I say it all the time, but I am so proud of Luke. I am very proud of all of my children and I am thankful at how hard they are working to learn and grow and make good choices. But, Luke pulls at my heart strings at a slightly different angle---one that's hard to describe, but to see this little guy work so hard and put some much desire and determination into his life is amazing to me.
Today was his first day of preschool and I am SO happy to report, he did awesome! He sat in the chair for each rotation of 15 minutes, he paid attention, he followed instructions----he did it!
In all the rush to get there on time this morning I didn't get pictures before. So, by the time I got these pictures, he was ready to get out the door!

Fathers & Sons BYU Camp

I forgot to post these great pictures of an awesome weekend Aaron and Jack had. They attended the BYU Father's and Son's Basketball Camp. It was weekend packed with events, games, instruction, food and lots of great memories. Jack was really excited about getting a basketball that he got all the player's signatures on. Also, he was REALLY happy about the surprise guest speaker--Jimmer!

I'm so glad they were able to have this weekend together. These were definately memories that will last forever!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


There is a reason we call him smirks---because he's smirky, adorable and a bit of a rascal!

I posted a bunch all at once today, don't forget to scroll all the way down to the first post for today to hear one of my all time favorite things that Adam has ever said---he's says a lot of hilarious things, so that's saying a lot!


It has been a very rainy spring/summer so far here in Smithfield, so much so that I don't know if Jack & Adam will ever really get a baseball season in!
Jack has had one game at least---It was on a night that Aaron also had a game, so Julia & Adam wanted to go to that. I had this great idea that we could just pull the car up really close and watch the game from the car, two babies strapped into their car seats, I brought toys & snacks for my plan to work----as you can imagine, my plan lasted about 10 minutes! Then it was stroller time to watch Jack's game!

End of School Year

I think the end of the school year is officially now as busy as Christmas time! It was fun, but really busy. Julia was in the fun run at the Sky View track. She also received her Great Utah Award after a lot of hard work throughout the year. Julia and Jack both had a great school year & we are so happy with the school they go to!

Camp Fife

Jack & I survived our first Cub Scouts Day Camp. I should say Jack thrived, I survived! Lots of rain, freezing cold for June, but we got through!

Surprises Everyday--Post Edit!

It's amazing to me that I can still have mom moments that surprise me on a daily basis---Mostly I feel like I've seen & heard it all until things like this happen:

*Today Adam was being a little over the top and I said, "Adam, you need to settle down" & he said, "Sorry Mom, I'm just in a superity, duperity good mood!" What could I do other than laugh?
Then, moments later after finishing his lunch he ran off saying, "Yummy, there's a party in my tummy!"

*Then, I walked into this:(took the picture off---realized I'm a little too desensitized to baby stuff---Baby yucky stuff!
Little one experienced his first shower this morning to be able to clean up this doosey!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Three Cheers

Our Luke is 3! Tonight when I asked the kids what word they thought of when they thought of Luke, everyone blurted out "strong, tough" He's that alright, and adorable!

Here's to the strongest, most handsome, hardest working 3 year old we know!
Love him so very much!