Saturday, December 12, 2009

I knew it!

A while back when we were talking about presents and whether to wrap them and put them under the tree, Wendy was all for it - putting them under the tree. I told her that I would not do that because of a certain little boy. Well, yesterday we wrapped those presents and put them under the tree. Here is the first and only victim and the rest are on top of the entertainment center. Above is the boy who did it. He is crying and saying, "No", because he likes that word a lot. So, Jamie now knows what she has for christmas.

Ethan's Crafts

Ethan brought these home one day from school and he was so proud of them that he put them on our doors. Hopefully you can read each of them. We thought it was too cute not to post.

Oh Christmas Tree

We decorated the tree a week ago and here are some pictures to show:
Jamie and Jeffery decorating the top of the tree

Another attempt to blow out the candle.
Jeffery trying to blow out the candle.

Here is Jeffery decorating the tree.

Katherine is putting the sticky window stamps on.

I am not sure why jeffery has a screwdriver.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What's Wrong

This is a test to find out what is wrong with the blog. I don't know what happend to the last post.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Plastic Cups Stuck Together

The Insanity Begins

Here we go. Jeffery is 3 now and the "mess making" has picked up steam. Saturday, the only day we were home for the Thanksgiving weekend, he sprayed Lysol all over the bathroom and hall floor. He even sprayed it in Jason's eye! Then Windex was used to clean the dining room windows, window seal, wall, floor, and even Jeffery himself. I think it was Thanksgiving morning that he got a bottle of blue ink (a refill for one of my Stampin' Up ink pads) and squeezed half of it all over our white sheets, my pillow and, of course, himself. It doesn't take him long to make a good mess. He is fast!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The most important pictures of the year!

Alabama 26 - Auburn 21

Late, real late Halloween pictures

Yard work

Wendy loves to rake leaves and make the yard pretty. This day, we raked and removed a couple of shrubs that we don't need. When we moved to this house a few years ago, the lady who owned it must've loved shrubs because she put a lot of them in this yard. On this certain day I removed 4 different shrubs and this past weekend I put some stump killer concoction on them. Hopefully, I'll never see them again.

Egg a la floor

Jeffery decided one morning that he wanted some eggs for breakfast. Several mornings before this incident, we had made omelets with cinnamon toast. He must've decided that he wanted to do the same this particular morning.
Mommy made him clean up the whole mess by himself (almost all).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jeffery's Compromise

For the last week or so, Jeffery has been sneaking into the girls room to sleep. For the longest we tried and tried to make him sleep in his own bed. The girls kept letting him come in when we didn't catch him leaving his room, so we decided to make the girls suffer a little. At first the girls would complain because when they got tired and really wanted to go to sleep, Jeffery would still be awake and want to play. Jeffery wore his welcome out. After a while I would go into their room and get the sleeping boy and and put him in his bed. That way when the girls would wake up for school in the morning they wouldn't wake him up.
Well, tonight after 9 PM we noticed that all was quiet and no stirring was found. So I went into his room to see if he had gotten in his bed - because he's done that before, too. He was not there. I went down the hall to the girl's room and looked in their bed where he usually is located. No, he wasn't there either. So I was about to shut the door and I saw a pillow and blanket in the floor and Jeffery's little head peaking out. So I went closer to see if he was asleep and he wasn't. he had is eyes open watching me. I snickered a little and told him that he needs to go to his bed to sleep and of course he answered with a whispering "No".

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I was up late last night working on the blog and had to modify the posts several times due to errors I found later. Maybe I (really Jason) could do what Kim does and paste the link to the post in the email. Anyway, I want everyone to see my new backgrounds. I'm having fun changing them.

Jeffery's Birthday Party

Mindy was a big help with the game. She held the spinner for everyone to thump it and get a good spin and kept track of who's turn it was to go.

Jeffery is showing the tractor that Jodi and Adam gave him. He loves anything with wheels! Thanks, Westenhofers.

Now here is a perfect example of Brian "looking up" to Brock. I sure hope he doesn't learn to smile quite that big.

Long Time, No Post

I've been busy with my school, the kids' school, Jeffery's birthday party, the primary program, and the Trunk or Treat activity and haven't made time to update the blog. I guess the best way is to look at the pictures Jason downloaded from the camera.

I thought this was funny that Brock and Ethan wore the same shirt on the same day. It reminds me of Becky and I in high school. She would get dressed before seminary (in the clothes she planned to wear to school), and I would get dressed after seminary (in the clothes I planned to wear to school. I wore sweats and a t-shirt to seminary). I paid no attention to what she had on everyday (especially since I slept through seminary anyway), but I would choose to wear the same shirt as Becky. We had a lot of t-shirts that were the same.

Here is a good picture of the ex-Ironbirds, Brock and Ethan.

Silly boys! Brock with his ridiculously BIG "cheese" for the camera. And Ethan with a ridiculous look on his face and holding up some silly toy.

Here is Jeffery with his new dump truck just before his 3rd birthday party. Thanks, Joe and Trish! (He is in the middle of an eye blink, not drunk.)

Do you see some of the silliness he is getting from his big brother?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Midterm Madness

Am I really still sane after all that cramming on Monday and Tuesday? I think so. I always call Kathy whenever I have a question about anything math related. Usually, she knows the answer or how to find out the answer. She is definitely a BIG help just because she can guide me through whatever I'm studying at the time. I know I would not be able to get through my classes without her! She has more faith in me than I do most of the time which is a comfort to me. Thanks for listening to my problems and providing answers to most of my math questions. I love you, Kathy.

Sucker Suckers


These are some pictures we took while waiting for the homecoming parade to start.
Brian, Luke and Jeffery

Ethan and Brock

Katherine and Sarah

Mindy and Jamie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Ball

Jason came home from work and decided to play football for Family Home Evening. After supper, everyone but Ethan went to play. He didn't want to eat his food and missed almost the whole game.

The boy's huddle.

Team picture.

Ready for Prayers and Scriptures?

We got home way too late one night and Katherine and Jeffy just couldn't stay awake one minute longer to have family prayer and read scriptures.

Here is a crazy picture of ALL (yes, Becky I can say all because I have more than 2) the kids.

Crazy Thumbsucker

Do you want to hear a funny story?

We were kneeling down tonight to say prayers before bedtime. We had just put the scriptures up and everyone was in place except Jeffery. I wanted him to stay by me so I can keep an eye on him. He didn't like that too much and wanted to kneel by Jamie. He got mad and sad, so he started sucking his thumb. Well, I wanted him to fold his arms like we're supposed to do and he didn't. I kind of forced him to do so and let go. Hopefully I can paint the picture well enough so that you see what he is doing through my words.
So, Jeffery is folding his arms and Jamie begins to pray. I glance over at him to see what he is doing. Then he slowly unfolds one of his arms and turns his wrist and leans into his thumb so that he can suck on it. Well, I see it and catch him and I put his arms back. Well, Jamie is into the prayer now. So now we have a moment of solemnity and seriousness. This makes it worse. Jeffery then thinks I don't see him and continues to move his arm and wrist and leans into his thumb, all very slowly. Well, that did it. I am about to bust out laughing because of him and the attitude were supposed to be in. Jeffery sees me laughing as quiet as I can and he begins to laugh, also. This doesn't help matters at all. I look over at Jamie hoping that she wraps it up soon, so I can seek relief. Then Jeffery says giggling, during the prayer, "you funny daddy". Oh man that was tough to sit through and hilarious at the same time.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Coloring

Easter in September Continued

Ethan dropped his hard-boiled egg on the floor and cracked it.