Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Andrews Family Bday

Andrew's Family Party

Andrew chose a basketball cake for his family birthday celebration.  He ended up being sick the day of the family party so we had him blow out candles on a leftover piece of cake.  Poor kid.

Grandma Tuckett made this huge pillow for Andrew.  He loves it and drags it all over the house.

Happy 7th birthday to my big, sweet boy!

The Little Mermaid

Under the Sea

I took Julia, Emma and Ashlee to see the local charter schools production of The Little Mermaid.
Two boys from our ward were in the show.  They all did a marvelous job!
Emma was star-struck and couldn't wait to meet Ariel.  (She really wanted to dance on stage in a pretty dress with the Prince after the show.)

Flounder and Sebastian 
King Triton 
 Prince Eric
 Flotsam and Jetsam (Logan Leach)

Andrews 7th birthday party

This boy is 7 years old!
I can't believe Andrew is already that old.  He wanted to have a friend party this year.  This was his first one.  He had a snowman themed party.
We played pin the part on the snowman.

He invited 5 boys and 7 girls from school and church.

 He got lots of great gifts!  
 Here is the whole group minus 2.
It was a little crazy but I think the kids had fun!  I know Andrew loved it!  He is such a sweet boy!  We love having him in our family!  Especially because he is so good at cleaning bathrooms!

Friday, January 18, 2013

New Paint

I love the way new paint can make a room seem brand new.  Our renters moved out in August and we wanted to let Julia and Andrew move downstairs, but we wanted to repaint and recarpet before we transitioned.  We hired someone to come paint.  It took him a few weeks, but we were very happy with the results.  We let the kids choose the paint colors for their rooms.

Andrew chose green and since his mom has not decorated his room yet he took it upon himself to decorate with his school work.  I just can't bear to make holes in the walls... yet.

Julia's color looks similar to Andrew's in the picture but it's actually a teal blue.  It's really pretty and bright and looks like a pre-teen room.

Emma chose pink, of course.

AJ chose light blue, which is his favorite color.  I guess I should have cleaned up the mess before taking the picture!
 After Miguel was done painting we let Julia and her cousins do an ocean mural in the playroom.  It's my favorite room in the house!  I love how bright and cheery it is and how fun it feels.  I think they did a great job!  I love the happy octopus!

Ariel is Emma's favorite part of the room, and I love the eels and the crab!

We miss our renters, but are so grateful for more space and especially for a separate place to put the toys.  Happy Playing!

Good-bye 2012

New Years Eve

We had the Tuckett's, Jeremy, Tessa and Max over for some New Years fun.  First we played the game gift trap.  Then most of us, excluding men (bunch of party poopers), had a dance off.  We had a bracket and everything.  It was pretty fun and some great exercise.  I kept videoing, but ended up dancing while videoing.  That makes for some bouncy videos :)  It was a super fun night!  Josie D. won the dance-off, but I came in a close 2nd!  (I'm not competitive at all.)

Welcome 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

So happy to be blogging again!  For those of you who read my last post you know that Eldon bought me a laptop for Christmas!  Now I really am back in the blogging saddle!

Merry Christmas 2012

After a fun Christmas Eve Cracker Dinner/Christmas Party at G&G Hult's house we let the kids open their Christmas Jammies.  They were so excited for Santa to come there were no complaints at bedtime.
I love trying to catch the kids reactions to their gifts on camera.  This was a good one from Julia when she opened her new ipod.  She was really surprised because that was not on her Christmas list.

 AJ got a Chugginton train set, a new bike and an ipod.
 Andrew was pretty excited about all his gifts, even this coloring book, crayons, and pencil from his school teacher.
 What could be better than Princess bubble bath?  Emma has the best excited faces!
 Julia was even excited about her new softball bat bag and that one was on her wish list.
 The puppies seemed pretty content with their new beds.  Are they spoiled or what!
 After opening gifts at home we headed to G&G Tuckett's house for breakfast and more gift opening.  Julia was excited about the neon yellow tennis shoes she has been begging for.
 Emma got a cute tangled doll from one of the Hardy cousins.  It also came with Rapunzel's pet chameleon, Pasqual, that Emma calls Hopkins, like the frog from Signing Time.  She is getting her movies mixed-up :)

We were extremely blessed this year with good health, the love of family and friends, and the knowledge that our Savior lives and loves each one of us!  We are especially thankful Eldon was able to find a good job after our summer of uncertainty.  Very Blessed!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back in the Saddle

Last year around Father's Day Eldon's company upgraded his phone to an iphone.  Our lives have not been the same since that day.  Every night after getting his phone Eldon would gush about all the wonderful things his phone could do.  It has an app for this and an app for that.  "This phone is so cool!" is all I would hear about.  It is no wonder that after listening to this raving about his wonderful phone that I asked him to buy me an iphone.  Yes, I understand it's different that his company pays for his so it's free, but shutup about how great your phone is then, right???  Pardon my garbage talk :)  Anyway, it took a couple of months, and actually having Eldon's sisters on my side helped more than anything, but Eldon finally broke down and bought me an iphone the beginning of August last year.  So my excuse for not blogging for the past 14 months is that since I have the internet on my phone I no longer find it necessary to sit at our home computer.  Besides the kids have practically ruined the computer by downloading games and viruses so it's now slower than a turtle.  Recently a friend of mine was visiting from out of state and encouraged me to blog again.  I love reading her blog and feel like I know a little about what's going on in her life and realize that loved ones far away feel the same about my blog.  So I decided in needed to get back in the blogging saddle.  But I think my computer is too outdated because I can't even upload pictures.  Sorry friends, it was worth a try.  I begged for a laptop for Christmas last year and got a bosch instead, which I love!  I begged for a laptop for my birthday this year, but Eldon said he would buy an ipad instead of a laptop.  "I'll take it," I said, but I got a bra for my birthday instead, which I also love, but I can't use my bra to blog :)  Well... you know what I mean.  Maybe this Christmas....