Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Toddler bowling and McKay's 6th Birthday Party!!

This was a BLAST!! We had a family BarBQ at my moms house and Aubrey was in town and brought over this HUGE Construction tarp (AKA Super fun slip and slide). We put my dads hose over the fence, poured a gallon of soap on the tarp, and we went to town. Becky and Joe came by with their kids, and most of my family were there. It really was so fun. I have not laughed so hard for a long time. The kids kept walking up the tarp when they were done and kept getting knocked down by everyone going down. Hence the name, TODDLER BOWLING. My nephew, Jonathan who is in remission for cancer was such a champ and also went down a few times. Thanks Aubs for a super fun time!!

Shaun, McKay, Jaden, and Max

Aubs, Jaden, and Harlie

Jonathan taking a ride.

Jaden taking Roxcy who cried the whole time. I don't know if she was more afraid of the slip and slide, or the crazy people running around with soap all over their bodies.

The Train 'O' Fun!!

Max, Jaden, Brig

McKay grabbed a raft for some extra air!

Poor Roxcy. This was here expression the whole time. Utter confusion!!

McKay and Mrs. King, (his kindergarten teacher), handing out cupcakes on his birthday.

Grandma and Grandpa taking us to Chucky Cheese for the B-Day celebration. McKay had just lost his first tooth. Love it!!

My kids are obsessed with chucky cheese when they see him. They seriously follow him around like two little puppy dogs. Look at those grins.

Ray, LuAnn, Mariann, Shaun, Roxcy, Jaden, and McKay

The Birthday Breakfast!! The "M" pancake that my mom and dad so skillfully taught me to make growing up.

I asked Aubrey if I could borrow the tarp, and re used it for McKay's B-Day party. The boys (and Jaden) had so much fun. Krew, Quinn, Aaron, McKay, Carson, and Ryan

All of the crazy boys actually sat and posed for me. I love Jaden in this picture. I went to drop her off at her little girl friends house during the party. She started sobbing and said she did not care that she was going to be the only girl. She had so much fun and absolutely did not care that she was the only girl.

McKay and his bud Reed. These two boys have so much fun together and just love to be wild!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

When is our last day of church?

So I want to make a scrap book of my blog at the end of the year. In order to do that, I need to actually post my pictures from this last year. Here are two of my favorite moments from when Jaden and McKay played T-ball. We have a great neighborhood that got a few teams together to play T-ball on Saturdays for free! So fabulous! I was getting the kids ready for their last game and McKay was less than enthusiastic to go. I bribed him but nothing worked. I finally told him that it was his last T-ball game and he did not have to go anymore after the game was over. He did not answer me. He just sat there in deep thought and finally asked, "Mom, when is our last day of church?" I was on the floor laughing. When I told him that there will never be a last day of church he looked crushed! Classic!

Jaden loved playing T-Ball. She felt so big and looked so cute and tiny in her over sized T-shirt. The only problem was when she was in the out field and a ball was hit, she would run as fast as she could to pick it up but never quite make it. So the last game she must have tried ten times until she sat down and cried. I could not take it anymore so I got a ball that we had and threw it to the out field right next to her. She looked up, and I told her to get it. She picked it right up and was so excited and proud of herself. I was proud of her too. :)

I of course love this shirt and try to get McKay to wear it as much as I can before he is too embarrassed.

I love that pink glove!

Dad's 70th Surprise Birthday Party!

My dad's 70th party was so fantastic. We wanted to do something really special because our dad is the most amazing man we know. We emailed, mailed, and called as many old friends and family as we could and asked them to send us memories written down on paper for my dad. It was so fun going through them all. Some stories we had heard before and some were new and really made my dad blush. We put all of the memories in a book for my dad and then all of my siblings, their spouses and my mom surprised him. We had pizza, cake (Cherisse made it), 50's music, and karaoke. It was the funnest night. My dad was so surprised and was even more surprised when we read all of the things that people had to say about him. He really has been such and amazing person his whole life. Everyone that he knows holds him near and dear to their hearts. He is so great in so many ways. He is such a calm, non judgemental listener. He is so intelligent and seems to know just about everything. If he doesn't know the answer to something, he has a book that does have the answer. He is so humble and would never make anyone feel small or insignificant. He says yes with a smile and never complains. I have never known a more giving person of their time and talents. He keeps a few spare keys to every ones car in the family even after we are married just in case of an emergency. And yes, we have all had to use them. His greatest joy is watching his family grow, learn, and live life to the fullest. He loves to laugh and has the greatest smile. He is calm and not quick to react in a bad situation. Always giving others the benefit of the doubt. He can be a bit mischievous. The best baby sitter that my kids have ever had. Can fix anything. Love you dad!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Jaden 4, Roxcy 1, Mckay 6
So excited to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Kept doing karate moves all day.

So I bought Jaden this costume last year for Halloween and on the day of she refused to wear it. She said she wanted to be a princess. So this year I talked about lady bugs, and read books about lady bugs, and sure enough she wanted to be a lady bug for Halloween. Yeah!!

These girls are two peas in a pod

Roxcy kept her little head band on most of the night and just kept running in circles going BZZZZZ! :)

Who likes posing and who doesn't?

Roxcy, Nixie, and Jaden. When these three are together you can not get any more girly. They are so cute to each other and the conversation is hilarious.

Malloy, McKay, Jaden Roxcy, Nixie, Carson, and Cody Halloween night

Love the Sistas! Tiff, Cherisse, and Juliette

Jonathan and Cherisse. Love that they dressed up on Halloween.

Roxcy pushing Cody. I think that Roxcy thinks that she is 10 yrs. old. She tries to get anyone in those strollers to push around.

Jonathan, Cherisse, Juliette, Adam, TIff, and Shaun

McKay wanted chauffeur service the whole night.

Love this pic of Jaden!!

Mom and Dad staying strong for two hours passing out candy. We have a lot of tricker treaters in our neighborhood so they just both sat at the door and left if open.

I love that little face!

So McKay came in after an hour of tricker treating, had his costume off, Jammie's on, candy dumped on the floor in 1.2 seconds. A kid after my own heart.

We had to drag this girl in from trick or treating. She would have gone all night long. Love it!

The next day we had a family+Amber :) shower for Juliette at Crackers. It was the funnest. No clean up and no cooking. Just fun, laughing, presents, and food.

I love this picture. These three boys have the funnest, craziest, most hilarious (did I say crazy), personalities ever. They definitely can liven up any room. I don't want to know the trouble they will be into in the future. :)

My cute sister Cherisse had all of us over on Halloween day to decorate cookies, make finger puppets, and candy necklaces. The kids had a ball.

Of course we let her do all the work. She is the MASTER!

OK......... can you pick out my son? That's right. The one doing the ninja moves. I was laughing so hard. McKay is so funny. I love that all the kids are posing so still and in every picture I have of McKay's class he is doing a ninja move!!

Flex those muscles

Mother Natures Farm with the Hogles. Jaden, McKay, Jesse, and Reed. They all had so much fun.

THe candy witch visited our preschool this year. (aka mimi or mom) THe kids loved it and my mom always tells the most dramatic, interesting story. THey love their mimi.

Jadens prescool class having some treats.

The teachers. Miss Cherisse, and Miss Tiffany

Jaden and Carson. These two are such good buddies but can be very mischevious together.

So fun being able to be Jadens teacher. She is my little sweetie.

OK, so fun!! We went to Amber Olsens Halloween party as...... you guessed it Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. I think that Shaun and I had more fun actually getting our costumes on. We seriously were laughing so hard. My husband is such a good sport to put up with all of my crazy ideas.

MILK anyone. I guess my sister is having the milk man's baby!! hehe

Such a fun party, and so fun being with Adam and Juliette

OK....... so Jaden, McKay, and Carson built this little fountain with rocks and the hose. They were really into it. They spent a lot of time on it. I had to get a pic of all the hard work.

Go inside to put the camera back and come back out to this!! They are quick. So I get the camera and take another pic. Then I go back inside to put it back and come back out with all three of them jumping on the tramp. in the nude! Can't leave them alone for a second. :)

I love the mornings......sorta of. I always wish I could sleep a half an hour longer and wish my kids breakfast could magically make itself. But what I love is the sound of Jaden and McKay going into Roxcy's room, Jaden crawling into Roxcy's crib to snuggle with her, and McKay doing something crazy to make them laugh. I was able to sneak in there the other morning to catch this cute moment.

AM I GOING CRAZY???.......... I am still laughing at this picture. One night when Jaden had dance, we were running late so I grabbed her dance clothes, put Jaden in the car, and told her we would change when we got to dance. When we got there, I parked and started getting her dressed in the car. We walked inside, she went to her class, and I started chatting with someone. When there was about 15 minutes left of class I started watching Jaden dance. Her leotard looked a little skeewampus(as my mother would say:)) and I thought she had probably gone to the bathroom and had put her leotard on wrong. When she came out of dance I asked her if she went to the bathroom and she said "NO". I asked her why her leotard looked that way and she said, "Mommy, you put it on this way." OK, first of all I have put on leotards my whole life, it is second nature to me. But, for some reason that day I decided to put on her leotard first with BOTH LEGS through one of the holes so part of the leo was hanging off her waist, then her tights after that. What do you think her teacher thought? I did not even have the excuse that her dad got her ready because I was right there at dance with her! Don't you just love some days. The funniest part is that Jaden did not say one word. She danced her little heart out the whole time doing shuffle ball change. :)

Pixie sticks anyone. This is one of those moments in your child hood that is priceless. A little neighboor down the street was doing a lemonade stand. Before I knew it, Jaden and Mckay came out with pixie sticks, a box, paper, markers and a cup to sell pixie sticks. It was a big hit! The neighboorhood kids loved it. My favorite part was when I tried to buy one and offered them a quarter. McKay then told me it would be a dollar for me. What a businessman.