Wednesday, November 9, 2011

halloween around here

 A puppy (what ALL my boys have been their first Halloween)

Harry Potter


 The Mario Brothers

 Our 5 Crazy Boys!

 Pumpkins Pancakes. With real pumpkin, yes we're healthy breakfast eaters! :)

 Our Halloween Dinner. Done on Saturday since the day of always ends up being too hectic.

Jello Worms. Totally messed up the coloring. Oh well. Now I know for next year. 

Spiders in our ice

Goblin Toes

Mummy Dogs and Mummy Pizzaa

 Trey enjoying the candy corn jello

We had a fabulous Halloween and I'm still eating too much candy. On a side note, my camera has totally broken. Like turns on and does NOTHING else, so I'm on the search for a good new one. Which will then motivate me to take better pictures and learn how to edit them to look spectacular. ;) And it must be done soon before I have no pictures of Brock at this age.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

a little randomness

So a few (or more) times the past couple weeks, I've thought I need to write a new post, but I have NOTHING exciting or even semi-interesting to write about. We've certainly been keeping super busy, but just with boring school and house stuff.

So I decided to just share a couple pics and stories. 

Peyton (the 4 year old) can now ride a two wheeler. It's so cute to see him zipping all over the place. Makes me want to get him a new awesome bike, instead of the lame bike I bought at a garage sale and then Seth spray painted all black. I was trying to be a good thrifter (or whatever you want to call it) and it's only discouraged me from trying again.

We're still working on Cole. He can go down hill just fine. Up hill is another story. He just doesn't seem to have the leg muscles for it. I'm also constantly having to assure him the bike does not have a mind of it's own. Hopefully I'll be able to update that he can do it before the first snowfall.

One morning, I got out some bread for the boys to have toast or something for breakfast. I then had to go upstairs to do some motherly job. When I came back downstairs, I found Trey had made his own breakfast sandwich. 4 or 5 pieces of bread. Nothing else. Such an independent little guy.

Brock is almost 6 months old! (AH! I just realized he's 2 days away from being 6 months! Here I've been thinking it was more like 2 weeks. AHHH!) He's still such a fabulously perfect little guy. When he does cry, it's pretty quiet and still calm. He sleeps SO well at night. I'm often woken up more by the other boys. Blankets that don't stay on. Nightmares (or what they call nightmares). Drinks. I just have to keep telling myself that someday I'm going to desperately wish those were the only things keeping us up at night.

Anyways, back to Brock. For like the past 3 weeks, he's been getting up on his hands and knees like he's ready to take off crawling. He doesn't know quite what to do and then just topples over and bonks his head.
I just love these pictures I took of him one cold afternoon watching his brothers practice bike riding.

In an outfit my old roommate gave me for Easton. Yep, over 8 years old and still looks fabulous. (I'm going to go back and find a picture of each boy wearing it to compare. :)

Puckering up. :) 

In other news, regarding our future dog as a pet score - we are back to Mom-6 and Dad-1. (I've had a deal with Seth that we can get a dog when I am outnumbered.) Recently, thanks to friendly, well-behaved friends' dogs, Easton and Cole, and occasionally Peyt have sided with Seth. Luckily our fence is falling apart so any dog plans are on hold. But on our walk on Sunday, all boys came back to my dark side.
Let me share the sad, yet occasionally hilarious facts of our Sunday walk.

I asked the boys if they wanted to go on a walk.
Seth was at a fireside for the YM/YW.
Easton, Peyton and Trey wanted to ride bikes.
Cole wanted to walk.
I was pushing Brock in our single stroller.
At the end of our street, Trey wanted to walk with Cole, so I put his bike on top of the stroller.
The walk was going well.
Easton and Cole started getting ahead of the younger boys and I.
I hear little dogs barking and start looking around for where they're coming from.
I look up and see 4 little dogs barking, running straight for Easton and Cole.
They start screaming like girls. Screaming.
East jumps off his bike and takes off running towards me. Screaming.
Cole follows right behind him. Screaming.
Cole's shoe flies off. He continues running. Screaming.
Screaming. Screaming. Screaming.
Dogs get scared by the screaming and don't even make it to the sidewalk the boys were on, before turning around to their owner.
Boys continue running and screaming. 
Cole arrives with a bunch of prickly thingies stuck in his sock.
Easton loudly announces "I HATE dogs!!!!"
Peyton and Trey are now very concerned and nervous as well.
I pull all the pokies out of Cole's sock, pricking my fingers many times.
Easton and Cole are staying right by my side.
Peyton and Trey follow behind me and their still very upset older brothers.
I hear more barking.
Peyton starts crying.
A big dog, behind a chain link fence ran up to him.
I go grab him when the dog starts barking again and Trey begins to cry.
That same dog had ran over to Trey and terrified him.
Trey won't let me put him down.
I am now holding Trey, pushing Brock, along with Trey's bike.
Easton finally attempts to ride his bike, instead of walk and falls over trying to go over a big bump.
Easton announces he will never ride a bike again.

Such a wonderful, relaxing Sunday stroll.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

baby brock

  Just wanted to share a little update of the best baby ever. ;)

He continues to be ADORED by all his brothers, specifically Trey

He is already very interested in what is going on around him. I put him in his crib to run downstairs to do something (the only place he is safe - from tackling brothers or rolling and banging his head on things - when I'm not around) and came up to this. SO cute. He had pulled down on the bumper lots so he could see what was going on.

Rolling under the bed

 Don't worry - not stuck! :)

Trey must always join in when he sees me taking any picture

Happy, happy boy!

 Tried baby food a couple times - and seems to find it disgusting. This is really the face he makes when I try and feed him (and I've only tried oatmeal and apple sauce, nothing actually gross), I am NOT gagging him with the spoon or anything. Promise. He just does not seem to like it. At all.

At the end of a feeding, clearly not happy

What he'd rather be doing

Still a perfect baby in every way.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

great to be eight

So my baby turned 8! It still seems insane to me that he is that old, although sometimes he acts so much older. :) 

We've decided for big birthdays (8 and 12) we won't spend money on a friend birthday party and get them an extra big present. (Although I'm still trying to decide how exactly we want to do birthday parties... doing 5 most summers just seems like PURE MADNESS! My sister-in-law gave me a great idea that her family used to do (each year the child could choose between a big friend birthday party OR a night out with just the parents and pick a few presents together), but Seth doesn't seem convinced of it yet. So if anyone else has great ideas, let me know. :)

Anyways... the reason I explained that is because since there was no official birthday party, I don't hardly have any pictures of Easton and his birthday. 

Birthday Breakfast (Yes, that is a doughnut. Krispy Kreme to be exact. Hey, what the birthday boy wants, the birthday boy gets.)

Then a week later we had his baptism. It was a beautiful and perfect afternoon. Despite being late, (I won't blame anyone, but will say that it was not my fault :) and not getting a picture of Easton and Seth before. :( Seth got one on his phone but we're still figuring out how to email them. 

and no, Seth is not going bald. He just shaved his hair with the shortest clippers and this picture makes him look bald. :)

And I will share this tip for all those who have future 8 year olds ;)-
I got some cardstock in a couple shades of blue and cut them into about 5x7, then while Easton and Seth were changing after the baptism, I asked everyone to write down thoughts and/or their testimony for Easton to keep. And my sister Mandie played music during this time. The next morning Easton and I read them together and it was so special. I loved reading all the encouraging words, advice, testimonies and everything else. And he just couldn't wipe the grin off his face while reading them too. So special and I'm so glad I did it!

Happy Birthday my Baby Boy!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

st. george

The weekend before school started we went to St. George with my sister Ginger and her husband. It was way too short but relaxing (as relaxing as life can be with 5 little boys) and super fun.

 See that tiny little opening behind us? The boys and I climbed up thru there. Crazy! Good thing I'm not too claustrophobic. :)

 We also went swimming and Ginger and Curtiss let us go out to dinner one night, and we even we able to leave Brock! Fun. Fun. Fun. Can't wait to do it again when the boys will have a cousin to play with too. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

1st and 2nd

The older boys started school last Monday. They are now both going for the full day! Crazy! They both seem to enjoy it enough. Easton's teacher is a yeller, like a mom heard her yelling on the first day :(. However, when I asked him about it, he said "Yeah, she yells. But just at Kaden and the bad kids." So I guess she won't be yelling at him. ;)

Cole doesn't really tell me much about whether he likes or doesn't like things. He just tells me facts... so I guess we'll see when he finally reveals his emotions about it.

Here's some pictures of them on the first day-