Friday, August 31, 2012

Handy Man Bill

Following tradition, after every move Bill has to come over and help Mike mount and hook up our T.V.'s, in addition to the other odd and end jobs we need help with. He brings his bucket of tools and a smile on his face everytime.

Gina wasn't able to come with him this time and Annie was asking where she was {all the kids were asking but this part is about Annie}. I told her to go ask Bill. She did and she came back. I asked her what Bill said. She said "Gina is at home with that OTHER baby!" I don't know if that is what Bill told her but it was pretty hilarious how put out Annie was that Gina would have another baby to play with .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Sushi

I took the kids to a sushi restaurant the day we moved. They weren't impressed with the food. I even got them orange chicken and broccoli chicken. They just liked the big fish tank there. They still talk about it and want to go back.
One day while the kids were at preschool Annie and I went over to our old house to clean. She really wanted to visit our old neghbor, Dede. Dede wasn't there but Annie insisted she was and sat on the porch to wait for her. I had a hard time getting her to leave.
Our tile in our new house AFTER Mike and I cleaned it.
The tile before we cleaned it. Pretty gross.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mattress Surfing

I was storing these crib mattresses under the boys beds. When we took the beds apart the kids found them and have had so much fun on them.

First the play was innocent and fun.

Then someone decided to try surfing.
It was a fight to see who got to ride down.
Down they go. . .
Miraculously, no one was hurt.

This entertained them for quite awhile! I think I was even able to get a bathroom cleaned.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My 5th Climber

All of my kids are climbers, even Annie. She climbed up here and got stuck and did not think it was very funny. (Don't mind my strange pantry selections, we were in the middle of moving.)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My 5 Littles At Naptime

I was trying to clean our new house before we moved in and the easiest way to get cleaning done was when the kids were sleeping! The nap didn't last long, probably because it was a little uncomfortable.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pool In The Yard

The kids love cooling off in the pool. Several times a day the kids jump in the pool to cool off.
Anthony and Annie
Michael and Jakob
Big grin!
The quad squad!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sheep Watching

The last couple of months there has been a herd of sheep grazing in the fields near us. I decided to take the kids over to see them. First we drove by and looked at them in the car but they all wanted to get out so we found a place to park and I let them get out. I should have made them wear tennis shoes because they all had flip flops on.

Annie, Jake and Anthony very excited!

Jaileigh said she would wait in the car. I made her get out and go with us. Silly girl.

The boys all held hands.
Jake, Michael, and Anthony

Everyone wanted to hold hands except Annie.

Anthony, Michael and Jaileigh

Jake playing in the dirt.


Anthony was very brave and went to go pet a sheep all alone.

The sheep wouldn't let the kids pet them. They were crying when we left and wanted to go to the petting zoo. I ended up taking them to the Dairy so they could pet the sheep and goats there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We Are Moving, Once Again!

Yep, we can't seem to stay in one place. When we moved into this last house I was hoping it would be for a long time but it didn't happen that way. It has almost been 2 years (in November) and that is the longest Mike and I have ever stayed in one place our whole marriage. This time I am praying we are stuck for the long haul. We have purchased a home and hopefully this time we will be in it for a long while.

My kids love living out of boxes!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Annie's Earrings

Annie decided she wanted her ears pierced. I waited until she wanted them consistently before I took her in. I had to go to the mall to get Jaileigh a new pair of earrings, she lost 2 pairs in 1 day, and Annie really wanted hers pierced so she could be like Jaileigh. So both girls got brand new heart earrings with pink diamonds in them.

When I got Jaileigh's ears pierced they had two people that did the piercing at once. She didn't cry at all. Annie is much tougher than Jaileigh so I thought she would be fine. She hasn't ever cried when she gets her immunizations. Well, she cried. It was so sad. This place only did one ear at a time and it was hard! She was fine within 60 seconds but it was still sad. She is now very proud of her earrings like Jaileigh's.

Right after. Happy face again.

I had all the kids with me. We went to the gas station, the bank, Target, Kohls, the Farmer's Market, and the mall with Anthony wearing his pirate's scarf on his head.  He sure loves pirates and Peter Pan!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Swimming At The Aquatic Center

We went swimming at the aquatic center again. My kids have so much fun here. We had to leave early because Annie ended up with a fever. She had one off and on for 36 hours. It was the strangest thing. She didn't have any other symptoms of being sick and the other kids weren't sick and didn't get sick from her.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cell Phone Pictures

Michael and Annie playing at the campground.

I love Jake's face as he looks at his daddy.

I took Jake to Lowes with me and let him ride in the driving cart all alone. I was one of those mothers that I curse everytime I go with my 5 and see a mother with her one hogging the big carts. He sure had fun though.

Annie loves her birthday present.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our Vegas Buddies

Our Vegas friends came to California for a visit. It has been such a long time since we saw them last. I looked it up in my blog book and we haven't seen them since early 2010. We are facebook and blog friends so we have been able to keep in touch.

Ryan reading a story to the crew.

Jaileigh has a crush on Ryan.

Annie tried on Jaileigh's wedding dress for Karmann.

Had to show a picture of her boots.

Thanks for visiting Ryan and Karmann!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Our Lock

One morning as I was cleaning up breakfast I had heard Jaileigh yelling for me to come help her. This is what I found-

She was stuck on the window ledge. She was trying to open the butterfly lock that is really high on the door. A few days later she actually got it open. She pulled the high chair in and climbed on the back of it so that she could reach it. Annie came and got me and told me Jaileigh was outside. Thank goodness for tattlers! I was worried that she was going to do it again but she hasn't.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lost Utah Pictures

These were pictures from our Utah trip that I found on my phone. They were too cute not to share.

We went to the St. George Temple Visitor Center and I snapped these two pictures. Jake did not want to be in the picture but in the 2nd one I caught him.

Jake, Jaileigh, Annie, Michael and Anthony

My babysitter. ha ha! I came home from one of my dentist appointments and found this.
Michael, Jakob and Jaileigh babysitting Rori.

Playing with Grandpa. All 7 of his grandbabies are surrounding him.

Can you see all 7?

Helping Grandpa off with his work boots. Jaileigh must be emptying his pockets.