Thursday, December 27, 2007







































videook, this blog is mostly for Jon. His connection over there is so slow that he can't seem to open the files I send and so I am loading the little video on here for him. So...the video is of Matthew, normaly he sings "Silent Night" right along with me, but he knew the camera was rolling so...nope...so it turned into a funny tickle time. I thought Jon would love to hear his laugh!
there are a lot of pics on here so here we go.
Matty with a bandaid on his belly button becuase it was owie...he then threw up...mmmm fun~there are some of the kids and oma practicing how to be asleep when santa comes, and danny using a nose hair trimmer i got him that looks like a finger..
other than that they are just self explanitory,

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Time


Well I am taking a page from Bonnie's blog and adding some of our favorite traditions.
We have St. Nickolas come to our house. The night of the 5th of December the kid sit a boot outside and if they have been good this year St. Nick brings then candy and toys. Noting really big but fun none the less. We realized that not having lived here for a while that the boys no longer had snow boots (hmm need to get some of those..lol) so we used Jon's extra's boots. The boys had so much fun this morning opening the boots and finding things in them. They did find a note from St. Nick WARNING THEM TO BEHAVE OR NO CHRISTMAS!
HAHAHA come on..I gotta try right!

The picture of Matthew in the bowl just cracks me up, after the kids went to school this morning, he stripped off his jammies and sat down in one of my mixing bowls..lol random!


Also I wanted to show what the tree looks like finished. Danny says it looks like a grandma tree, I like it...what do you think..lol
I am trying out some new decorating idea's this Christmas, hanging glass balls from my curtian rods, and letting the boys help put foam glitter snow flake stickers on the windows.


Ah the boots all full! sorry the pictures are so out of order! And as a side note! I will NEVER bath my own dog again! Man Petsmart rocks! $26 bucks a clean dog and no wet dog smell equals a very happy Rachael! Come on! you try and wash that heathen! hehe


I love this picture of the three boots!
Just some random decorating stuff








We love to do gingerbread houses! We have so much fun! YES, we cheat!...lol..we get it in a box..and put it together but it's still fun to see my kids trying to sneak candy and eating the icicle's off the roof! We used the cutest little gummie elfs!






Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Elf yourself

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1175796471


you've got to check this out

I stole this off Rivka's website, it made me giggle..I hope Jon can see this! hehe

Friday, November 30, 2007






videoI have got the toughest kids on earth! Mikey and Cody each had some big dental work that needed done. The Dentist we saw in Arizona was basically useless, and once we got to Texas unfortunately my health issues sort of took precedence and Jon and I both feel awful that the boys dental work was left. As soon as we got here we got in ASAP. Dr. Randy Smith here in Idaho Falls is AMAZING! If you ever know someone who needs a referral to a great dentist...here's one! He did the work up on the boys and we talked, he explained that both boys had a few things that needed done. Mikey needed a tooth to be pulled, where the dentist in Arizona had done such shoddy work, he needed a filling and root treatment on another, and had traumatized saliva glands on his lip that were swollen and sticking out, that unless surgically removed would have remained there. I know allot of you have seen them on his lip and wondered what they were. Cody had to have a tooth pulled that both the dentist in Arizona and in Texas neglected to catch that it was abscessed, he needed two small fillings. Because having a tooth pulled and having fillings done can be traumatizing to kids their age and they offer sedation for long procedures, and then kids aren't afraid to go back to the dentist! Both boys had their work done this morning. The boys weren't allowed to eat or drink after midnight last night so needless to say they were hard to keep out of the kitchen this morning! When we got there Cody went first, while in the waiting room the nurse handed him a small cup with medicine that turned him loopy! It was hilarious, he and Mikey both (once Mikey had it) kept trying to get up and walk around, I had to hold them down and distract them.. With Cody Mikey asked him to say his ABCs and because it was so hilarious the first time I had to record it the second. The nurses and another lady in the waiting area were rolling! Man I couldn't even hold the camera steady, you have to listen close, phew...funny funny funny!




videoMikey's video isn't nearly as long, I felt bad for the little guy, he drifted off really FAST! and wasn't playful, but just...pitifull..lol..so I only tried for a minute so I could show him later on. When he woke up though, he was completely incoherent for two full hours, from the time he was opening his eyes and looking around he kept trying to get up and walk off and talk, none of which was working! He only realized where he was an hour and a half after we were home. They are however enjoying themselves now, loads of ice cream, sherbet, chicken noodle soup, milkshakes, jello and puddings galore! Gag. My stomach would hurt so badly right now.


The last picture is of the tree house the dentists office has for kids to play in while they wait...obviously NOT when they've had that medicine to drink though..lol, and last is of Cody waiting to wake up while Mikey was being worked on. I was hoping the pictures would end up down here but oh well. ! What a fun day!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SUPER HEROS!


Cody really likes to have me help him make super hero masks an put on the capes they have and run around just being boys. I just had to share what a cute pic this was!

I LOVE YOU

How cute is that hair! lordy would ya look at that...lol..
We use sign language a lot to say "I love you" to each other, and the boys do it each morning as they leave for school, Matthew has been desperately atemping to make his little fingers cooperate and FINALLY yesterday they did..hoorah! HE WAS SOOOOOOOOOO PROUD! Now we can't get him to stop...lol.. cute!

P.s. I do dress my child...he's two..he has the tendency to unrobe...lol

The Christmas Tree








Well we finally decorated our Christmas tree, as I am sure most of you have already done, and my boys usually help do it Thanksgiving day, but there were other things to do that day so we put it off, had Mom come over and we just let the boys at it.....we did...help even things out after they went to bed but they did most of the tree decorating this year, it was fun! Mikey was very good at delegating where they should go, and Cody was great about climbing in and under and around to place them where Mikey said too. Matthew helped too, At fist he just stripped of his Jammie's and put on the Santa hat, sat on the stool and zoned out to the Polar Express, but after a while he got even sillier and put on some stockings I unpacked...lol..Here are a few good pictures...lol there is only one of Cody, as after a few minutes he decided to write Mom and I "I love you notes that he would wad up and THROW at us from the other room..lol..it was fun! Hot Cocoa and Apple cider and cookies. What a fun night.