Saturday, May 7, 2011

Yes, it really has been that long!

I know it has been a LONG time since i've updated my blog. I'm not sure who really reads this anymore but me, but I will still try to keep it going! A lot has happened since Ivan's blessing! He is now almost walking. He can actually take a few steps by himself now. It is so fun to watch him figure these new things out. Kade is now potty trained! WHOO HOO!He picked it up so quickly. Once he decided to do it, it was 3 days and he never has accidents and he can sleep all night! It's amazing!:) Leah is in soccer and LOVES it. Isaac has a new job, which he also LOVES. I'm just excited that he has finally found a job that he enjoys, we don't have to move, and we can pay our bills. It's times like this where i look back at all the struggles we'vegone through and think I'm so lucky to have a Heavenly Father who loves us enough to allow us to suffer because he knows it can only strengthen us and lead us to the where we need to go. Everything we have dealt with these past 2 years and led us to where we are today. I'm grateful for the experiences we've had because we are a stronger family and more grateful for what we have than ever before. I'm also so grateful for the family i have. I have a wonderful husband, who treats me so well, and 5 amazing kids who many times are doing the teaching!
The pictures that are posted are from Easter. We had a really nice holiday. On Saturday we started the day by cleaning the house and painting easter eggs. We also made resurrection roll, which if you have never had them you should try them. They're very simple
and very good! And it's a fun way to talk about the Christ's death and His resurrection. That night we had Isaac's family easter party which was really fun and the kids had a blast! We came home and got to finally meet Shea's girlfriend Stephanie. She was very sweet and I thought they made a cute couple!
More things about the kids: I am teaching Leah Piano and she can play old mcdonald on the black keys, which is is very proud of herself! She is almost done with first grade and is already reading at a second grade level; now we just need to work on her spelling. Saidy is the best helper in the world. I told her she can't go to school
next year because i don't know what i'd do without her. She can change diapers perfectly, without any help from me, she can take kade to the potty, and she is so good and doing anything i ask her to do. She is awesome. I'm going to sign her up for gymnastics next year, hopefully, which she LOVES to do. Vince is my quiet kid but he can be so funny! His favorite thing right now is to burp, and man sometimes i think it's ISaac! He started saying "Thanks for the burp talk" every time he burps. Then last night he said that, then burped, then said "one more questions: BURP" For some reason it was SO funny. We were all laughing! Kade is a smart, stubborn, fireball! He can be sooo sweet and do everything i ask with a smile, and then he has this other side to him where he won't budge for NOTHIN'! But he's so stinkin cute you can't help but love the kid. They get along so well, it's fun to see them playing together. Which is ivan's favorite thing. When they're wrestling and chasing each other, Ivan is kicking his feet, shaking his arms, and screaming right along with them. It's cute to watch. I love being a mom! The sticky fingers, the messy house, the exhaustion, is so worth it. When they come and give me the sticky kisses it makes me so glad to have 5 precious babies. I wouldn't change anything. I'm very lucky!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Ivan's blessing day. He did NOT want his picture taken apparently!

i know i've been a slacker and still haven't posted any pictures of our newest member of the family so here are some. Ivan is such a good baby, sleeps through the night and is always smiling and now giggling. I love seeing him grow and learn new things. He loves his siblings and will give them a big smile, well when they're not smothering him that is. He's also found his tongue. It's totally cute, he sticks it in and out of his mouth. He also found his voice and cooes all the time now. I love it. I feel so lucky to have 5 wonderful children.

Monday, July 12, 2010

39 weeks pregnant!

Here's some pictures of me to prove to my family that I really am pregnant!:) If I don't go into labor any sooner, then Friday, the 16th I'll be induced. YEY! I'm getting very anxious and impatient. But I only have 4 days left, so I think i can make it!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Kids are getting to be tree climbers. They're getting pretty good too! This was at the park, that we visit quite often, because there isn't much else to do. So you can imagine how boring it gets when it rains!
I had to post this picture, because it describes Vince the best! He loves pink and he loves his cars. Saidy decided to help me out, one morning, by dressing her brother. He thought it was SO funny and wanted to stay in the dress for a little bit. He'll probably hate these pictures when he gets older, but a boy just can't go through life with older sisters without being dressed up, right?! P.s. He still loves his pink, flowery "tainty".

I signed Saidy up for gymnastics this year, so she could have something to do while Leah was at school. She LOVED it. And she was pretty good. The last day they had a play day, where siblings could come and just play on the equipment. I brought all of our kids and they all had a blast. I think i'm going to have to sign them all up for it now.

Kade's 2nd Birthday

So Kade's birthday started out with a bunch of balloons blown up all over the floors! He loved it! It's starting to be a tradition for us to blow up balloons and have them everywhere when they wake up. They all have a blast, and I'm amazed at how many don't get popped! It turned out to be a pretty fun day. Isaac went to work late so were able to have a little party with him. I made a simple treasure hunt to find his cupcakes and then we opened presents and ate cake. It was really fun! The kids all seemed to enjoy eating the icing off the cupcakes. Kade's favorite present was his 2 toy trucks. He LOVES them. takes them everywhere, even to bed. I can't believe my little boy is growing up. He's no longer a baby, but a little boy! He talks SO well now. Better than Vince ever did. He loves to help Mom out with throwing away garbage or putting dishes in the sink. He's gotten better about putting toothbrushes in the toilet, which makes mom and dad VERY happy. He is a fun and loving boy who I can't get enough of. He is like his Dad, always making everyone laugh and loves the attention from it. I'm glad i have this little bundle of joy in my life!

Easter 2010

So I know I'm a little behind in my blogging, but here are some pictures from Easter this year. I can't believe how grown up my kids have gotten! I 've just recently realized that i'm going to have another 5 year old in just 4 months! These years just fly by, especially when you're traveling everywhere! This Easter we didn't paint that many eggs, but we were able to salvage at least 12 from being cracked to make our traditional curried eggs for breakfast.
The Easter bunny brought the kids toys that were so fun, they didn't even look at their candy! So it was kinda nice to be able to wait until after breakfast to eat the candy.