Sunday, November 30, 2008


I forgot to mention that on Thanskgiving we had the boys do a 1k turkey run in Bountiful. I wasn't so sure on having them do the race as we've been battaling a cold for the past week but I agreed to let them run. So here is the run down on how the 1k went for the boys:

Nathan took off running with his brothers and ended up far ahead of them. Somewhere along the way he caught up with his cousin Hunter and they walked/ran for the rest of the way. He finished probably middle of the pack.

Noah and Zachary started running and as they saw the playground they slowed down. Eventually Don says they decided to finish the race. Zachary ended up going on a nature walk during the race. They were the last two runners to cross the finish line. Noah crossed a few minutes before Zachary. I have to say the winner for the proudest finisher should be Zachary. He looked like he was barely going to make it across the line until he saw the people cheering at the finish line. He ran through the finish line with the worlds biggest grin and was so excited when he was handed a medal.

Overall it was a fun experience and one I can't wait to make a tradition every year.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


The kids and I have been sick now for a week. Whatever we had was not fun. The kids woke up last Saturday with fevers and pretty much stayed sick until late Monday early Tuesday. Lucky for me I didn't start feeling bad until after the kids started on their journey to recovery. Now Don is feeling as miserable as we felt earlier in the week.

I am done Christmas shopping for the boys. I braved the day and went out first thing yesterday morning to shop. My mom picked me up around 4am and we shopped until about 2 pm. I found Nathan a telescope which he really wanted. Our neighbor has a really big and fancy one that he will set up and allow the kids to come over to see. I think the kids would spend most of the night over there looking at the moon and stars if I would let them. The one I bought Nathan isn't real fancy and was pretty cheap but I didn't want to spend tons of money on one until the kids were a little older.

I met my new nephew, Iggie, this weekend. Gosh I don't remember my kids being that small but I know at one time they were. Its amazing how quickly they grow. Sure enough, Nathan mentioned on the way home that he was pretty sure Santa was bringing him another brother for Christmas.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


It's been awhile since I posted. Life has been busy. Not much new happening in the house so I'll just give updates on everyone.

Don- Still as grumpy as usual. He's so not into the holiday spirit. We nearly had to twist his arm off to get the lights put up and only after we agreed not to turn the lights on till the day after Thanksgiving. Not much help at picking Christmas presents for the boys either.

Me- I completed a sewing project. I made Wonder pet capes for the boys. Now you may be thinking so what but I can't sew at all so this was a huge accomplishment. Okay I cansew pillowcases but that's all. My big plan was to make the capes for Christmas presents but there was a major flaw in my plan, I took Zachary shopping with me when I bought the fabric. I picked up the red fleece and was looking over the blue when he said we need green too mom for the capes. While the capes aren't pretty the boys love them and I feel a great sense of accomplishment. Too bad my 8th grade sewing teacher isn't around to show my capes to.

Nathan- He loves writing words. He loves to spell. He hates learning how to read. He actually said to me why do I need to learn to read you do a good job of reading to me mom. He's great at math and rapidly completing his kindergarten math class. His new obession is the Wonder Pets although the Wiggles are still big for him too. I have no freaking clue what to buy him for Christmas. Last year I had hundreds of ideas and this year nothing.

Noah- Boy is he turning into a trouble child. His new favorite phrase, I'm gonna kick your butt. Anytime he doesn't get his way he threatens to kick our butt. Enjoys doing the Wonder Pets with the others but does his own thing. He's a smart little kid. Keeps right up with Nathan in math, phonics, and spelling. Doesn't like to write though.

Zachary- What can I say about him? He's one of a kind. Still worships his older brother. Totally obessed with the Wonder pets and the Wiggles. Constantly asking me if his wiggle shirt is clean. He has started to want to write. He's always hollering I made something. Once in awhile he actually really does write a letter or number. Other than the writing shows no interest in any of the school work Nathan does.