Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Matthew, The Super Hero!

So Matthew last week decided to climb up on his CHEST HIGH dresser and jump off of it. I am not sure which super hero he thought he was, but I am sure that it was one that flies. So this happened on Monday afternoon. When Steve got home from work, he checked out the foot because Matthew wouldn't walk on it at all. He crawled everywhere. Steve said give it a couple of days, because there was no swelling or anything. By late Tuesday he still wasn't walking on it at all. And much to my chagrin, he missed pre-school that day too. I took him in to get x-rays. Luckily there was no broken bones, he just has a bad sprained ankle. He is still hopping around but otherwise, most of the time it doesn't bother him. I was really grateful that he didn't break anything. So he was asked if that was a good choice? He said "Yes then No." He then was aksed if he was going to do it again. Then he said "Yes and then No". So hopefully he means the latter rather than the first. Otherwise, we may have an update to this post!!

Benjamin and Redbox

So I have some pictures that I will post when I have more time. We went up to Utah over General Conference Weekend. We had so much fun staying with Ben and Cait. (Steve's sister and brother-in-law) The kids LOVED playing with their favorite cousins. I had a blast holding their new little GIRL, Alissa. That was so much fun. I didn't give her up very often. She is 3 weeks old.

So the real reason for the post is to tell a great!! story about Benjamin. So for any of you that know him, you will totally understand. For those of you that don't, trust me, soo typical.

So on our way home we stopped to get gas and they had a Redbox ($1 movie rental out of a machine) But the cool thing about Redbox is that you can return it to any Redbox you want. (in other words you don't have to return it to the one you rented it from, including out of state) So we decided to get a movie to keep the kids happy on the rest of the drive home. (PS they rented happily never after (animated), the boys said it was the worst movie ever!!) So we are leaving somewhere near Cedar City, and we are driving on the 15, and Ben says "Mom, how will we get the movie back that we just rented?" (we have done this before) I said, "Oh, I have nothing to do tomorrow and will just drive back to Cedar to return it." And his response was, "well isn't that a long way? Like hours?" OH, my Ben, smarter than a cookie, but can be so dense sometime. We all were laughing so hard when he thought that I was really going to drive back.

Well, gotta go to choir, will post more later.

Monday, March 30, 2009


I know, I know. It has been way too long since I have blogged. I am addicted to Facebook and have sorely neglected my blog.

All is well. We are busy like always. Michael is really busy playing baseball. He made it in the Majors this year! Steven is recovering from mono again. Will be back to school after spring break. Benjamin is busy getting bigger!! He weighs almost as much as Steven now. He is doing great in school. Matthew is doing well too. He is loving pre-school and doing well.

Today, he decided to do a superman off of his dresser and now can not walk on his left foot. Steve doesn't think he did anything other than bruise it good. I hope so.

Steve is busy with work and as the Scout Master. He never is without something to do.

Bette just received a new calling in Primary (at church) She is now the new 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency. I am a little nervous because I am over Scouting. There is alot to do and am hoping I can keep up with it all.

Well, that is about it. We are venturing up to Utah this weekend to visit our new niece, Alissa. She is soo cute and can't wait to see her.

Steven's Birthday with friends at Sky Mania (wall to wall Tramps)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bedtime Problems Update

Update on Bedtime problems:

So it has been 5 nights in a row and he has gone to sleep on his own. I read to him and let him keep his door open. That is all it took. I just hope it keeps going this way. Thanks for all of you for your advice. Next we work on him staying in bed ALL night.

So on Sunday his was acting up in sacrament meeting so I took him out. Just as we got to the door, he holds his butt and says "don't spank my butt Mom" and then looks at me with those big brown puppy dog eyes. AAHHH! Matthew is always a source of either amusement or utter humiliation. It just depends on the day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bedtime Problems

Attention ALL Moms: I need some advice. Okay, here is my problem. Matthew does not like his room. I don't want to rearrange all the boys because Matthew needs his own room and not be in a room with the other boys because they have too much stuff for him to get into. A few weeks back he told be he had monsters in his room and then when I showed him No monsters he said they were outside his window. Another things is that in order for him to sleep, we have to lay down with him until he falls asleep. Which isn't too bad but before we could read to him and leave and he would go to sleep. Another problem is in the middle of the night around 2 or 3 o'clock he wakes up and climbs into bed with us. Our bed is not big enough for all of us. I am going to rearrange his bedroom today with his help and suggestions. Does anyone else have any other ideas to help him sleep in his own room? ALL night. And to put himself to sleep without locking him in his room? I am running out of ideas. I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas. I will try anthing.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Morning

We all got up around 6:45 and opened presents. The boys are allowed to look in their stockings before we get up. So they are got up and looked in their stockings which they had a lot of fun doing. Then it was time to open presents. We usually make them open one at a time. But for some reason this year was basically a free for all. It was fun though, just a little crazy.

Matthew opening a train. He is so excited. (though you can't tell from his face. I don't know what he is doing.)

Another one of Matthew

Michael and Steven showing off their new shirts.

Michael and his new guitar. (starting lessons next week)

Steven doing something. Benjamin showing off his fancy new scooter.
Michael and his new Nintendo DS. (Matthew broke is other one)

Finally Christmas Eve and Morning

So after we spent time on Christmas Eve at Felices house (see previous Christmas post). We came home with Aunt Jenny and kids, Rob (Bette's brother) and Michelle and kids, and Mom and us. We did our family gift exchange and had hot chocolate and cookies. We had a good time and then it was time for everyone to go home and go to bed after we tracked Santa and found out that he was getting close. We also had the boys open their "present" with the annual matching PJ's (Thanks to Old Navy for having all the same pairs in the right sizes).

Mema (Bette's Mom) A beautiful robe

Matthew and Daddy (A firetruck)

A bunch of us. Bette (got a bag with her name embroidered on it) From her Aunt Jenny.

All of the kids. (Ava, Julia, Spencer, Sidney, Justin, Matthew, Michael, Benjamin) I think all we are missing in this picture as far as kids is Steven.

Michelle with her head cut off (SORRY) And Hunter the cutest little baby dressed in his striped holiday shirt, and his new hat from Little Steven.

The boys in their matching pajamas. Sorry, the lighting stinks.