December 18, 2010

Breath Of Heaven - Amy Grant

This is my Favorite song of the season! I love that it is from Mary's perspective. It makes me cry....but then again....a lot make s me cry.

November 30, 2010

Clumsy, Lego builders and Movember

1st for the Clumsy,
Emily....It isn't really her fault.
She, well, got pulled into the corner of the toy shelf by her cousin and her baby sister as they were playing a horse game. This little girl has gone to school so many times with sctratches, and bruises... it makes me nervous that her teacher might think that we are beating her.
Nope, she's just clumsy... and FAST. Mix those two, and you get bruised.
I know this... she gets her clumsiness from me!
Sorry baby!

Here is her sweet puffy eye.

2nd.... The Lego Builders.
Lilli is really the master mind behind the Lego craze at our house.
She is obsessive about them, doesn't like sharing them, and hates when they accidentally get broken by her little sisters.
She is very creative.
She made these things without a pattern.

The Duck

The Elephant blowing a trumpet!
Because of Lilli's recent obsession, all the kids want Santa to bring them Lego's.
We are going to have Lego's coming out of our ears!
Oh, well... at least they are a timeless toy!

However you spell it... Joe had a fun time growing it this month

He had to shave it off a week early, due to him speaking in church.
He felt he should look presentable, after all, he is the Sunday School President.
So we took this picture before the shave to document his month of no shaving, except his chin, obviously.

we took this one after a little shaving and a little second thoughts about shaving!

"Howdy, Little Missy"..... "Is that you John Wayne?"
I Love him with Facial Hair... Can't wait for him to let it go again!

November 2, 2010

Margaret the Magnificent

Friday, October 1....
A normal Friday afternoon, a bit lazy...
went to get the kids off the bus, when....
Maggie hobbles off the bus sobbing.
She sprained her ankle at school, jumping rope at 1st recess!! Why didn't someone call me?!
We iced and wrapped her and told her to take it easy. By Wednesday she was walking fine, so I didn't even think to wrap her for gymnastics.
But....halfway through class, she had a the high balance beam, and re-injured it!
It looked BAD! It looked worse than before...with weird bruising. The coaches wanted us to go to the ER. We opted for a cheaper route, one that has worked for us before....Dr. John Harmon, a really awesome chiropractor who specializes in sports injuries.
After x rays....he said he was sure she had fractured her growth plate, and he sent us on our very unhappy way to go see Dr. Shae, a pediatric orthopedic specialist.
Thursday, October 7th....Confirmation...
Maggie had a non-displaced fractured growth plate!!!
A cast HAD to be put on, and PINK was the color she picked!

After Maggie received the news that she needed a cast, and not surgery... she was spastic! Like Christmas had just come, and she had the most awesome present ever!

She paraded around, flaunting her cast, and making all her sisters jealous! Silly girls!
About 1 week into the 3 weeks required, she started hating it. She HATED baths, she hated how it itched! Most of ALL, she HATED not being able to do kart-wheels!
She was caught several times trying to scratch down her cast with things, like pencils...NAUGHTY!!

Joe was also....well... naughty!
He was being a bit dramatic.... and got into a fight with the wall.
Let's just say, the wall won!
We thought he had broken his wrist... but he WOULD NOT go to the Doctor.
It bruised bad, and he had some pain during movement... but he COULD move it.
So, we wrapped it securely, with a brace, and he took Ibuprofen for a week for the pain.
It looks good today, but he still has pain when we play "slug-bug".

Sunday night, 3 days before the cast comes off....Maggie did yet another NAUGHTY thing.
She couldn't sleep, and came upstairs after 10 crying. She said her ankle hurt...I asked her if she needed Tylenol...she said NO. The pain was being caused by a marker lid in her cast.
How did a marker lid get stuck down deep inside her cast?! She was scratching!!! It got too low, into the tighter part of the cast, became lodged and there it stayed!
In unbearable pain, we (not so quickly) came up with a cut off some of her cast, as to keep her poor ankle still in the cast, but to get the lodged lid out. After 11pm, the cast was cut, thanks to a cutco knife, and Maggie was crying again....this time in relief and joy. We put cotton balls around the top of the cast, so it didn't hurt her, and used good ol duct tape to finish her up!

We had to cut off about 6 inches of the cast, and the lid was still lower than that!

Good thing it came off when it did...October 27th!
I couldn't take another week of this extreme girl!
She has gymnastics tomorrow, and she can't wait!
I will wrap her, I promise!

November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun

Trunk or Treat...Friday the 22nd

Our ward decided to do their trunk or treat on the Friday before the Friday before Halloween!
We went anyway!

Maggie, the injured soccer player. The cast helped this outfit be believable!

Lilli as "Juliet"

Katie as "Cinderella"

Emily as "The Karate Kid"
Thank you Aunt Lori for the accidental borrow of this will be returned!

Then.....on the Friday before Halloween....the 29th,
We decided to crash 2 other wards Trunk or Treats.
Thank you to Aunt Lindsay and Auntie Sarah for inviting us!

Lilli was BORED of her "Juliet" outfit, so she went as a "Spanish Dancer"

Katie decided to change too.... here is "Kat"!

After going to 3 Trunk or Treats, we thought...why not one more?
Thanks to good friends in Meridian, we hit our last one on Saturday...

Emily doing the "Crane Kick". She was the only one to keep the same outfit through all 4 events. Thank you Emi! I am sooooo happy you were so easy, and cute!

Maggie got her cast off on Wednesday the 27th, so she decided to be.... "Super BSU Girl".
Thank goodness we already had that outfit!

September 5, 2010

College Color Day

Friday: College Color Day!!!
My Bronco Girls!
Thankyou Grandma Green for the AWESOME shirts and skirts!
Lilli won the BEST dressed Broncon her class!

Even we Three Home-bodies got in on the action!
Can't wait for the big game!

September 1, 2010

The 1st days of School

Here is Emi on her very 1st day of School.
She was sleepy, and excited all at the same time!
After we had family prayer, she gave Joe a great big hug and kiss and said, "Love you Daddy!"
Joe just about started balling, and I knew I was in for it!
Maggie, this was her 2nd day of school!

Lilli. They got soooo many compliments on their glasses!

Man, my house is going to be quiet today....

As I dropped them off at school, anxiety overtook me.
I didn't want Emily to see that I was going to cry so I held them back
and gave her a great big hug and kiss.
As she closed the door, she very loudly, cause the window was up... said
"I Love you MOM!"
I rolled down the window and said, "I love you too, Emily! Have a GREAT day!"
"K! I LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!"
As she turned around to find her friends on the playground, I started crying.
I watched her go....with tears in my eyes, and said, "Help me to let her go, Lord"
I cried all the way home. When I got home, I gave Joe a hug and cried some more.
Man, this stuff is hard.
Emily's 2nd day of school, she got to ride the bus!
She was so excited!
This is the poem she brought home from school on Thursday.....
The Kissing Hand
It's my first day of Kindergarten
And I'm thinking of you.
I made these precious handprints
So you'll think of me, too.
It's my first day of school
And "The Kissing Hand" is what we read.
It's about a raccoon
Who did just as his parents said.
Like the raccoon's first day of school
I was scared and a little shy.
But because of what you said
I was brave and I got by.
All through the year
I'll make more things for you.
So as I change and as I learn
You can witness my growth, too!
Of course, I cried again after I read that.... and it had her little hand print on the bottom.
Keeping that one FOREVER!

On a lighter note......
I came home from Maggie's gymnastics class the other day to find this....

what does it look like to you?
To me, it looked like Katie and Emily were doing water shots.
When questioned about it....
YEP! They were taking turns drinking water as fast as they could.
At least they are hydrated!
Maybe I should be more aware of the programs I watch!
And Last of ALL!
My cute Katie, made herself a "Baby Crib"
climbed in and read herself a book. It was so cute!
I always want to remember their little fun personalities!
I am soooooo blessed to be a MOM!

July 29, 2010


My girls went to the eye doctor on Monday,
the prognosis.....
Lilli chose purple, "Barbie" brand.

Maggie chose black, "Barbie" brand.
They look so smart and old!


Lilli face-painted a cat or lion or something fun on Katie.
They are finally being creative with their birthday presents.
I am glad my money and effort to find them one of a kind presents is paying off!

July 23, 2010

A Day at the Park

So, we went to Free Lunch at the Park yesterday....
and got more than FREE lunch.
We got FREE Face Paint too!
Lilli - Tiger

Maggie - Puppy

Emily - Butterfly

Katie - Cat
A lady in Lindsay Ward spoiled the kids rotten!
She is really good!
The only Not Good thing about it.......
When we went to the park today, Katie's first question was,
"Where is the Face Painting Lady?"
I love summer!

July 12, 2010

June, at a glance!

June 1st
Emily and Katie go to a "Pajama Party"
they did really fun arts and crafts,
like these awesome crowns and sashes!

June 2nd
I borrow a lens from a friend photographer,
and discover the AWESOMENESS of capturing close ups!

June 3rd,
Splashing fun on the Green Belt!


Not AT ALL timid!

June 4th,

Maggie and Lilli's last day of school!

Lilli's teacher, Miss. Sykes..... 3rd and 4th!
We will miss her!

June 5th

Maggie's Baptism!

All my beautiful girls!

June 7th,
Emily turns 5!

It's tradition in our family to wear "The Birthday Crown"
all day on your birthday!
Joe doesn't have to wear it though!

June 8th,
Lilli goes to work at Malibu Medical!
She wants to help pay for her Competitive Soccer League funds!
Doesn't seem like they are working too hard, right?

Some where in the middle....
The Activity Day Girls got to go to the Boise Temple!
Here is Maggie with her friends Liv, in the blue, and Ashley.

Lilli with her bestie, Brooke.

June 17th,
Emily's "Princess Party"

Maggie was a BIG help!

the whole crew!

June 26th
Emily discovers she is a "Double Crosser"

Those are her words, not mine!
She is soooooo silly!

June 29th!!!!
For Kim's 30th birthday 17 of us went to a double feature of Twilight and New Moon!
Then we watched the midnight showing of Eclipse!

The Company was the Funnest part of the night!
I will probably forget the movie, but I will never forget the laughter, and FUN!

There you have it folks!
I will TRY to be better about these HORRENDOUSLY long posts!
My goal is 1 post a week!
We'll see.......