Dinosaurs and Thomas the train were a hit with Phoenix this year. Poppy got the Island Barbie Princess that she asked for. Poppy also got a doll from American Girl but it seems like the Barbie was all she needed. I took the American Girl out of the box to play with.(I couldn't wait any longer) Willow got Hannah Montana stuff and a Zune (which her Dad loves), it plays music like an MP3 and holds movies. Dave has had fun getting it all loaded up for her. Dave got a new dress shirt and tie and will get to pick out a new gun. I got a big digital Photo Frame that holds a ton of pictures and a new Patricia Cornwell book. We are grateful that our children are still small and that they are easily pleased with Barbies and Dinosaurs!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Wierd Santa. Why do we put our children on strange old men's laps each year? It's a little creepy if you ask me. No wonder they cry. I would too.
This year I am torn between having the Christmas spirit and just being a Bah Humbug. I enjoy the lights and the festivities most of the time... but I hate all the traffic and craziness about the season. I know I'm supossed to say it's the most wonderful time of the year, but when it's past time to get the cards out and the ever expanding gift list gets rolling I cringe. The kids are excited and they really only want a few things, so for that I am thankful.
The new baby is growing well. This week I think it must be a boy because I have those weird hormone headaches. You know the ones you can't get rid of. The room is shaping up. The crib is almost ghetto painted (spray paint). I have looked at the crib mattress and I think a new one is in order. I am working on a castle bumper that will suit either a prince or a princess. Phoenix is doing great in his new big boy bed. Actually he doesn't get out of it once I put him down for the night! Poppy and Willow are liking their arrangements so we are all snug like bugs in a rug.
Dave and I are talking about where, and what we will move into when Mom and Dad come home. It varies by week. Some weeks we are going to buy a (another) house and put in a pool and get what we want. Some weeks we are renovating another house. We vacillate between selling the houses in Utah to keeping them. Some weeks we are renting, and some weeks we are building. The location of the house varies just as much. Yesterday we went from Hemet, to Temecula, to La Quinta, to Corona, to back to Utah in a matter of an hour of conversation. I wish I could look into the future to know where to go. That would be a lot easier.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Today was a typical Sunday for the Snow Family. We got ready and then went to Church. Willow had a talk in Primary so she practiced all morning long. I can't believe that Phoenix and Poppy will be in Sumbeams in just 4 weeks. I asked again if they could hold Phoenix back a year but the answer was still no. I went in to nursery today with them and Poppy was quite-put off by the fact that Phoenix would not sit down for the lesson. She kept yelling at him. I think she better get used to that.
She thinks that I should name the baby Tater Tot. I don't know where that came from, but it is unisex. Phoenix thinks that Clifford is a good name and even calls the baby Clifford (like the big red dog). I guess Cliff (ie. ledge, or crevace) could be considered with the theme of names we got goin' on. Willow thinks River. I think it's a girl this week, so I don't think most of those will work.
Monday, November 26, 2007
German chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines has this recipie on the back)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2- 1 cup caramel or butterscotch syrup/sauce
1 container Kool Whip
2-3 SKOR or Heath bars broken into little pieces
1. Bake the cake like it says on the box
2. When cake is still warm from oven prick it with a fork all over
3. (While warm) pour about half a can of sweetened condensed milk over the top and
let it settle into the holes.
4. Then pour caramel sauce over the top and let that settle in (it won't settle all
the way in)
5. Then refrigerate. When ready to serve frost with Kool Whip and top with crunched
up Heath Bars. I'm sure you could use whatever your favorite candy bar is. I
thought Reese's or Snickers would be tasty too.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
From left to right Jade 15, Poppy 3, Willow 6, Chase 8, Tatum 9 mos, Phoenix 3, DeLane 10
No snow or cold here in California only fires. I put the kids in pants, but by the end of the day they were all wearing shorts and short sleeves. I wish it would get a little cool at least...Maybe not 25 but in the 70's would rock!
Here's the newest snow in the bunch. This is Tatum he's 9 months. Isn't he cute!!
Phoenix, Dave, Papa, and Chase all had birthday cake. Their birthdays are all this month or next so they get to celebrate when we all get together. Phoenix's main goal was to get a party hat. This improvised paper plate seemed to appease him.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thank you cards made by Poppy and Willow. Aren't they cute? I think Poppy dictated this to Willow. They think it is hilarious to call him "Dave" instead of Dad or Daddy.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Dave is feeling better. His hand hurts but we think the danger of infection and more damage has passed. Now we just have to keep it clean and bandaged with cream. He went to work and they put him in "Central". He has no contact with the bad guys and the crazy stuff they come in with.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
PS I'm trying to figure out how to get the slide show thing down. Bear with me.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Hendrickson's looked darling. Jeff and Nadine were bee keepers from the twin hives.
Ok, it feels like Haloween has gone on forever this year! Normally this is my favorite Holiday. I love dressing up but this year was like a week long party. It seemed like every day we had someone who had to dress up. I don't mean to sound like a BAH HUMBUG but thank goodness it's finally over. Here are a few pictures from one of the many activities.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I put her hair in curlers the night before and it looked so cute! That's Rachel her friend sitting next to her. Dan is next to Rachel, that's who she talks to the most. Dan and Willow got yellow notes two weeks ago for talking. Apparently he's the heart throb of the first grade AND he has passed off ALL his sight words. I think that makes him cool. It's not until high school that not doing well in school makes you more attractive to the ladies. There are benefits to having a child who talks. There is little information that doesn't make it's way to mom and dad.
POPPY THE DANCIN QUEEN (BEE THAT IS)
Our Mimi is the best! She gave Poppy this tutu for dance last weekend. Poppy tried to sleep in it the night before dance, but I took it off her after she fell asleep because it looked to itchy. She picks up on the dance steps very well. Not at all like her mother.
She is concentrating hard on that shuff-le step. See how fast her foot is going? She can do the whole dance at home. It's nice that she can do something all of her own, and be great at it. SHHHH don't tell but she is already better than her mother ever was!
Monday, October 22, 2007
These are the pants off a teddy bear from Build-a- Bear. This picture does not do them justice. The are sooo tight. They also have a hole in them for the bears tail... imagine what they look like when the hole is in the front! :0)LOL I call them his hot pants. The other day he had them on with a big flower hair bow and a queen robe. Dave is a little on edge about his wardrobe choices lately to say the least!
Yep, this pictures is exactly what you think it is. Gross I know. I found this little pile in the evening who knows when it happened. The clothes laying right next to the brown substance in question gave me the tell tale information. I have been saying to myself please let it be chocolate, Please Let It Be Chocolate, OH PLEASE LET IT BE CHOCOLATE to myself a lot lately. But alas, it rarely is. My lovely son is not potty trained but "house broken". He never has accidents in the house. He rarely has accidents. He is very deliberate where he pees and poops. The back yard offers too many possibilities to be stifled with a white porcelain toilet in the house. My girls never did stuff like this. I don't know where he gets it from.
Sorry it's been so long. I have been brain storming ideas for a book. Maybe I'll start this year. Yeah, 4 kids, an impending move, I've got tons of extra time on my hands.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
PS The picture is of the baby at about 8 weeks. The heart was beating and the little blop measured the right length. There is only 1 in there. Whew!