Madi came up to me yesterday and said, "Mom, look what I can do with my belly!!" I can't help but laugh and laugh and thought you all would too...enjoy!! (Sorry about her dress...hair...etc.....she's four.)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Madi got to lick the spoons after I made GREEN Rice Krispie treats for mutual.
Kylie came out of her bedroom the other day with this get-up on. She said she was a super hero! She put her toast colored dance tights on over her leotard, and then put these pink underwear on over the top of them. I thought it was hilarious and she thought it was ingenious.
I didn't let the kids hide the real ones! :)
I said to her, "Madi, where did you come from?" and she just simply said, "From you mom!!" I love all the silly things kids say, and do, I mean....look at this outfit! AND, she's blowing bubbles. When they're not being stubborn, I just love these little people in my life.
The weekend of the 19th my niece and nephew (Logan and Whitney) called and asked if they could come visit. I was thrilled to have them here. They are great company and they have the cutest little girls. We heard Shoshone was running really good, (from the McQueens blog) so we decided to take them down. We got everything ready for an AWESOME picnic at the falls....crescent rolls, chicken salad, cottage cheese, canned peaches from last summer, chips, ummm.........pretty much the works. So, off we went!! We got down to the turn off and there was a HUGE line of cars backed up for TWO MILES!!!! There were even signs up that said to expect a 45 minute delay. We decided to go to the Twin Falls park instead....so they never got to see the falls. I'm sure they'll be over again, but the falls don't flow like this that often. We did have a great time though and the kids loved every minute of it. On our way back I told Jon he should call his parents to come over and see them. I called. And 2 1/2 hours later they were over!! They spent the night and then we took the kids out of school a little early. Here are a couple pictures we got while we were down there. The only time I've ever seen them they just have a trickle going over them, but this time....WOW!!! They are so majestic. It reminded me of a time I drove up to Ashton, Idaho and we were looking out at the Teton Mountains, and one of my friends made the statement, "How can someone see something like that and doubt there is a God?" It is SO true, and it makes me so thankful for all the beauty our Heavenly Father has blessed us with. I'm glad we were able to go and enjoy all of it.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Can you tell I'm loving the collage feature from Picasa? I just figured out how to use it!! I'm sure most of you are thinking it's about time, but, I'm on a learning curve here!! Last week was spring break so the kids had a full week off of school. We've been telling them we would take them fishing forever. So, we took them up to Dierkes lake. Jon rigged up Madi's princess pole with a fake worm and threw it out in the lake. It wasn't in the water for 10 seconds and he had a fish on the line!!! He let Madi real it in. (picture of the two of them on bottom) We fished for about two more hours without even a bite!! I was mentally preparing myself for the LONGEST day of fishing ever when Jon said, "Oh.....my.....gosh! Do you know what that truck is over there???" Me, "duh, No!" Jon, "It's a fish and game stock truck." Can you believe it?? Fish and game came and dumped 3000 planter fish in the lake while we were there with the kids! We put spinners on all the poles and after about 20 minutes (we had to let the shock wear off the fish) I caught a fish. After that we couldn't keep the lines in the water long enough!! The kids were fishing by themselves with their own poles.....this usually doesn't happen because we have to help everyone out and watch so if they get a bite we can help secure it on the hook. We caught about 80 fish (catch and release)!! We stunk terrible but we had so much fun!! All of Jon's buddies at work said that he ruined his kids for life because they'll never have such a good fishing day again!! I told him he ruined his wife too, because I think fishing is terribly boring if you're not catching anything. But, this was a fun day and we'll probably remember it often as we're sitting on the rocks waiting for hours for the next fish to bite!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This is Madi's. There is a button on the chimney so that when you push it, it sings, "I want a Hippopatamus for Christmas..."
I love this one too!! This little drummer boy beats his drum to the beat of 5 different Christmas songs. Kylie is the proud owner of this one.
This is Bailey's. Can you guess what this one does? It plays the Chicken Dance. Sooooo cute!!
All of us got one of these from Grandma and Grandpa this year. My maiden name is Horton, so we all got one of these and a stuffed animal of Horton which is adorable.
We made a gingerbread house before Christmas. It was fun to make with
the girls. They really enjoyed it too. If you look close enough I'm sure you
can tell which one each of the girls made.
Kylie was invited to her good friend Megan Buckley's house for her annual Christmas party.
This is Kylie's creation of her first gingerbread house. I thought it was a fun idea
for Megan to have this little party and thrilled she invited Kylie.