Monday, March 30, 2009

Crawl, Drag, & Squirt

This is the video of the Crawl, Drag and Squirt that Ellen Smith did.
Regan was able to be one of the kids who got to compete from his class...

This was all of the kids learning what they needed to do...

Regan was getting ready for everything to start when he dropped his hat. He did so good, we were so proud of him...

This is Zach and Regan they were the boys that came out of Ms. Ortiz's class, they did such a great job. The top winners of the race move on to compete at Toad Suck Daze.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Why Men are Never Depressed!

Most women are just too high maintenance I guess.Men are just happier people--
Yeah right!!! Life is just easier for them!!!
Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5,000, Tux rental $100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thougtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes--one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24th
in 25 minutes.No wonder men are happier.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our weekend in Dallas

We had one of the funnest weekends ever Kevin and I went to Dallas for a wedding and we left the kids home with a great couple.
Friday night we went to a dinner and a movie. We went to the movie theater that was also a restaurant, when you go in you sit at a table and order your food and eat while you watch your movie. They had salads, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches and desserts of all kinds. It was so neat. The prices where about the same that you would pay at a normal restaurant so its like a one stop shopping!
Saturday morning we went to one of my favorite places, IKEA! We love that store they have a little of everything for your house for half the price of anywhere else. So after spending the morning there we went to the hotel to get ready for the wedding.
The wedding was so much fun, it was for my cousin Kelly, and she is my age so every time we would get together we would have so much fun. She married a great guy, and they really seem so happy. After the wedding we went to the mall for a couple of hours before the dinner reception. I have decided that Arkansas has no clue what a mall really is. We went to the American Girl store, man oh man I pray that I never get an idea to take Paige there. They have dolls of every kind, she would go nuts there, and I don't think I have that kind of money for that type of hobby!!
Well after the mall it was back to be with family a little more at the reception. My aunt and uncle where there from Utah and then all of Kelly's family, that I haven't seen in years. So it was a great night just visiting.
Sunday we started the drive home. Its not that long of a drive only 5 hours, and it was just Kevin and I. WOW was it ever silent, it was so nice. No fighting, no "are we there yet" no "I want out of the car" it was just peaceful. So as you can see my weekend was wonderful, and before you ask yes I missed the kids and was so glad to see them. But yes anytime anyone wants them for a weekend so we can get away please call, really please, please, please call!!!

Mark, Luke, aunt Lynn, Kelly, Tom, uncle Van, Matt

This is my aunt Arlene and uncle Brent. We had such a good time visiting and learning about everyone there at the reception. (both my aunt Arlene and I love to people watch and talk!!)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Curls, Curls and more Curls

OK so you know that I am a proud mother of 2 ruff and tuff boys and one sweet girl, and as a mother of a girl yes we have to make her pretty. So I finally decided to go get the sponge curls so that I can have her hair curly.

She thought that she was the prettiest little thing ever. After we were done she ran into the bathroom and just stared at herself. She loved it.

And yes she kept them in all night, first thing in the morning she came into the bathroom waiting for me to take them out so she could see. She has always been really good about me doing her hair but today she was better then usual.

You cant see it very well but she did look cute. The sad thing is they don't last long but you couldn't wipe the smile off her face. Yes I am so excited to have a little girl and even more excited that I will only have one sweet princess!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

This past week

This past week of school was a big one for the kids. Braydin had to do a President report in front of his class. He did his report on Zachary Taylor the 12th President of the United States. He was so excited he brought home a book all about him and got his report all ready to go. Its amazing how much he is growing up, and how much he is learning.

Regan had a character parade, he got to choose his favorite book and then dress up as a character. Well needless to say I am not that good and so he wanted to take this pop-up book on dinosaurs and we just sewed and glued dinosaurs all over his shirt. I thought he looked dang cute and he liked it so it was perfect!
It was a really fun week because my mom was able to come and be with us while I have been recovering. So like I said before this was a real big week. I am doing really good, with the exception of my spirit after we took my mom to the airport. I love the friends that we have made here and I wouldn't change them or the growth that I have had sense being here, but I wish so bad that I was closer to my family. So my week was filed with alot of laughs, pains, and tears but it was a good week.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cake Auction

Every year we have a Chili cook off and Cake Auction for the cub scouts. This year we decided to make a hamburger. The kids thought it was so cool, we had alot of fun making it.

This is the final product, it raised some good money for the scouts. We made it with a yellow cake mix and then added a little coco into the middle section to make it brown like a real hamburger. So if anyone has any ideas for next year we are up for suggestions!