Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LOVE the view..

...out our front door!

Things to remember

Madison is going to be too much like her momma. She hates to be dirty. She gets mad at that boys if they don't clean up the toys right, or put the toys in the wrong basket. And tonight there was a very strong hay smell rolling in all the sudden and she started freaking out! She just kept crying and whining and says "no, no, no, no" (which is nose) and sticking her finger in her nose. She REALLY didn't like the smell. She would not stop until I took her inside. So cute!
Cameron is in LOVE with cowboy boots right now. He is forever asking for his boots. He loves them. He wears them with the funniest outfits and looks pretty goofy. I love how kids decide they love things and just run with it. He also has a new love for limes. I think he had this one in his mouth for at least 2 hours. Would have had it in longer if Dad didn't throw it away!Blake has started a nightly ritual of kissing Madison and Cameron good night. It. IS. Adorable!!! He gives me and Jason our hugs and kisses and then runs to Madison, grab her face or shoulders with both hands, opens his mouth wide, tilts his head to the side and gives her a big,lingering kiss. ADORABLE. Then he runs to Cam and does the same thing. I love it.


We are sure trying to pack in our weeks these days! :) I like it that way, Jason...not so much! He's stay at home, don't be too busy, just chill by ourselves kind of guy. I am a do everything, be apart of everything, go go go, have lot of fun, see lots of people, see lots of places kind of gal. Get's interesting around here sometimes! :)
Last weekend we had a lot of fun. We went to Boise for a snoring appointment for Jason (not the fun part) My mom and dad watched the kids, we didn't make a whole lot of progess in the snoring department but have a few ideas to try. PRAYING they work, I am tired of having separate bedrooms or if it's the same room NO sleep for either of us. Sad! :( After that we all went out to eat with Mom, Dad and Jacob at Goodwood BBQ, one of my FAVORITE places! Jason and I did some shoe shopping after that while my parents put the kids down to nap. We just enjoyed driving and walking around together and some alone time! We picked up the kids and took them to Cabelas, where Jason had some $$$ burning a hole in his pocket! We also walked around and showed the kids all the cool animal displays they have there. IT WAS SO CUTE! (I can't wait to take them to the zoo!!) They LOVED the animals and were so excited to see them, they were talking and laughing non-stop. SO CUTE! And they were VERY well behaved! I was proud of them. They stayed with us, held hands and obeyed! Went home and had a quiet evening. Saturday lots of work and chores to catch up on. Then off to Boise again for a goodbye party for Sage. We are so sad he is leaving, be praying for him and Kristen!! Sunday we had a great church service, got taco bell (YUM and not healthy! :) with their delicious limeades. I am addicted to limeade right now! Jason let me rest most of the afternoon as I was feeling very yucky. Short lived bug thankfully!
Tuesday was one of the funnest days this summer I think. We went jet skiing with my family. Jason had to work which was a bummer!!! But I took the kids and headed out to Black Canyon. It was a BLAST! We got to tube behind the jet ski, SO fun! :) We played in the sand, in the water, ate yummy food and lots of good family time! The kids did great there also. They obeyed well and were really having fun. Madison HATES the water. At least that water. She was so scared and would not go in all day. Cam was happy if you were really distracting him and playing with him in the water. Blake LOVED it. He was walking and splashing and having a grand old time. He walked all the way up to his chest, very brave! We also got the kids to take a nap there which I couldn't believe but allowed us to stay and play all day. We had blankets and layed them down (Grandpa napped with them to help out! :) ) and they slept for an hour. Such a fun day! Loved that time with my family! (Pics to come)
Today was an eventful day for me! Went walking with Sheila and Jamie and was attacked by a bee! Ok, a little exageration but I was walking along minding my own buisness when I bee flew into my eye lid and stung me. How random! MAN it hurt! I reflexivly started FREAKING out - forgot to notice where my kids were. Thankfully they were right in front of me wondering what Mommy was doing. So crazy! The other girls were wondering about me too, but it hurt so bad and was surprising. You don't think about being stung in the eye while walking! The rest of the morning was pretty good but after nap times the kids were being really naughty. REALLY giving me a hard time. So I decided to walk out to the mail box and when I tried to open the door it was locked!!! My kids somehow figured out how to lock the door and I had no way in. I also did not have my phone with me. I was about to freak out when I happened (when GOD reminded me!)to remember that I saw a window in the back open that morning. I usually shut everything up at nap time (cause I am still working on my worrying issues) since I take a nap too but forgot to shut the window Jason left open. Thank the Lord I did or I don't know what I would have done! Climbed in the small window without breaking anything so that was a good thing I guess. Crazy! Had Sage and Kristen over for dinner for one last hurrah before Sage leaves. Had a nice night with them and lots of YUMMY food! I think someone slipped the kids something cause they were sooooo hyper and happy.
This weekend, mini family reunion and birthday parties. FUN FUN!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update 2 - The Kids

I am NOT ok with how BIG they look in this picture!
They are still pretty stinkin' cute though!
(If I do say so myself!)

Little Miss Madison

Oh, this child! She is amazing! She will keep my on my knees, praying, for the rest of my life I think! She is so full of life and presonality! She is very stubborn, determined child. (Yes, Mom and Dad I know - she's a mini me and it's payback! :)) She can be the silliest, happiest little ball of joy one minute - and the next she can be so upset and throw fits I can't even describe to you! She is all girl in some ways and others she is not. She screams and screeches with the best of them when she is excited or scared. She loves to play in the dirt but gets upset if anything gets dirty. She has a temper. She likes bugs, most of the time. It changes. When she is really happy she babbles non-stop in her own adorable language. She does not say a lot yet, but I am just waiting. She LOVES to eat still. Great eater, not too picky either. Not loving her milk these days but we did finally switch from bottles to sippy cups and I think she misses the bottles! She LOVE LOVE LOVES to climb, anything, anywhere without thought to what could happen. Yes, my heart stops often! Sleeping well through the night, wakes up anywhere from 7-8. Goes down at 8:30 (unless Dad is in charge, he lets them stay up late!) Down to one nap a day (mommy likes 2 naps!) and sleep for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Goes down GREAT wakes up grumpy if I don't get her out RIGHT AWAY! We are working on that! Is a Mommys girl - but still loves her Daddy! She is a joy and a challenge. Can't wait to see what God will do with her spit fire personality!


Blake is a super sweet little boy! He is funny about being sweet though, it's pretty random. Sometimes he just wants to hug and kiss and hold hands with the other kids, and sometimes he is a loner. So funny. He is ALWAYS loving on Mommy though. He comes running in at full speed and grabs the back of my legs, sticks his head through my legs and just hugs me for a while. SO cute! He loves babies, is usually very sweet with them! He has started being a little more of a stinker these days. He isn't obeying mommy as well as he used to. Has been very stubborn when I ask/tell him to do something. Everything that has always been off limits is now ok - or so he has decided! He has been starting to push and hit a little bit these days. So we are working on being nice, nice touches ect. He does have a sweet heart though and I love that I can see that! He has always been our quiet one but is getting noiser everyday!! He doesn't talk (as in words you can understand) but he babbles and hollers a lot. He likes to "Run Fast", and jump off things. He loves music and dancing and ring around the rosy! He's never been our big eater but I think he must be growing right now because I can't keep enough food and milk in his little belly. Blake is a great sleeper, although a little light. So if someone else is having a hard time sleeping he will get woke up. Otheriwse, goes down at 8:30 and sleeps until 8. He also takes on nap and naps great! 2-3 hours depending on the day or if Madison wakes them up! :)Love this little boy and all the joy he brings us! Excited to see the kind of man he will grow up to be!

Cam the Man
Cameron is FUNNY! He keeps me smiling! He knows how to make you laugh and does his best to do it!! He is a talker - talks ALLLLL the time! And you understand most of it. He also babbles, non stop - I love listening to him talk. He is very animated when he talks, he has GOT something to say! it! He loves to dance, jump and just be silly! He LOVES basketball and most any kind of ball. He is really good at basketball too. He can shoot and dribble too! He has a special monkey that he absolutley loves, asks for it all the time. Plays with him, talks about him, loves that monkey. He also likes dolls, yes my son likes dolls. :) He takes them on walks (in Madisons babydoll walker) and pats their back after he makes crying noises for them. It's got to be one of the cutest thing ever. He asks for pictures now - above is his cheesy grin when I ask him to smile. He has been VERY VERY whiney lately. Cries and gets upset about everything these days. He has also been getting frustrated more and hitting at things when he's mad. So we are working on how to be nice and deal with things. Really though, he is just easy going and happy most of the time. He's my easy one. I need one of those! :) He loves to eat, loves meat! He asks to eat and then asks to eat meat! He is adding "ies" to everything i.e. mommies, daddies, monkies, sissies ect. So funny! He is a SUPER sleeper. Sleeps long and hard! Same sleeping schedule of the other two. I love this sweet boy so much, I think he is going to make a good husband some day!

Update 1 - The Adults

Well, I thought it was about time for an update! I was doing so good at my once a month update on the kids and now I have totally fallen behind! :) They keep me so busy these days that I barely have time to get on here let alone get a big update done! :) But here goes....

Jason: Is staying SO busy at work! This is a blessing (though if you asked me right now you would get that answer begrudgingly! I miss him so much!) but I know that God is taking care of us and we are thankful! He's been working loonnnnngg hours, goes out of town regularly, right now is busy with fire season! The wet spring and mild summer has made it just right for the fires. When that happens they go out, try and fight the fires around their polls, and then replace all the damaged polls to get people back into power. His schedule this week is work 16 hour days then hours of sleep and repeat until everything is ship shape again. When he is home he is completely dedicated to helping me out. To making sure he has lots of time with the kids and that I have the breaks I need after he's been gone. He even makes sure he spends time with me which we both are missing right now! And in the rest of his spare time he works on the house. He keeps the lawn immaculate! Right now we are getting bids and getting ready to do a bit of a remodel and addition. We are both excited but that will mean more work for Jason! Although for the first time in our married life, we are having someone else do some of the work which will be awesome for Jason!!
Me: I am mostly staying busy taking care of our little crew! It's the hardest/best/most frustrating/most rewarding/stretching/growing/wonderful job I have ever had! :) Right now all 3 kids are cutting at least 3 teeth! Yikes! I think they are growing too because I can not keep enough food in them to keep them happy. I have been slowly working on projects around the house that I have been working on for at least a year. That's how my projects go these days, but that's ok! My biggest project is raising my kiddos! Been walking everyday with Sheila and Jamie. Jennifer also joins us somedays. It's so fun to get out and exercise and have good company too! I have also been doing a Bible study at Calvary Chaple and have loved it. I have to miss the last week - I am so bummed! I have been learning a lot from them! One of the biggest things I am learning is that this is my season. That raising my kids, teaching them, showing the Christ and loving them IS what I am supposed to do right now. So, if I don't do a lot of other things - that's ok. Because my calling is to raise my kids - and to raise them in the Lord. I tend to bummed that I am not doing as many things. I read crafty blogs, or even friends blogs that are just good at certain things and are always doing something creative. Then I get discontent. Or wonder why I can't do all that stuff. You see, one of my passions is to creat and make things homey and beautiful! So I do miss doing those things. But then I remind myself a couple things. 1 - They don't have triplets. :) 2. This is my season - brought by the Lord that I do NOT want to miss out on! So thankful for the teachings of wiser women! I could write a whole book on all the other things I am learning right now but we will leave it at that for now! :) I am heading up the inside makeover of our church. New paint, window treatments and decor. SOSO excited to see some much needed changes in there! I am SOSO thankful and blessed to have my husband! He has been wonderful throughout these harder days - always encouraging, reminding and giving me breaks. He's amazing!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I have some VERY exciting news!!!
Are you ready for it????
I am going to be an Auntie again!! Kristen is havin' a baby! :)
Can you say EXCITING????? It's going to be soooo fun!
Congrats Kristen and Sage - we love you and are so excited!

Friday, August 6, 2010

What's been going on?

  • Been busy around here!
  • Jason was out on a fire for a week - that was after he was home for, 10 hours! He got a call and off he went!
  • Working on remembering what a blessing Jason's job is - even when he's gone!
  • Thankful Jason is home for a little while now (as long as the weather cooperates!)
  • Been going to a Home Builders Bible study and LOVING it! So nice to be encouraged as a mom and thankful for the ladies who are leading it and sharing with us!
  • Took the kids to Roaring Springs for the first time - we had fun! Jacob and Bianca helped me watch the kiddos! Can't wait to go again!
  • Had 2 VERY good days this week! Thankful for those!
  • Took the kids to the fair in Ontario this week - was HOT! Went.....ok......but a good experience!
  • Got to go for a nice, long and fun shopping day with Sheila last week!! YEA!
  • Got to spend a day last week with Grace and all the girls doing wedding stuff! So fun! The dress is AWESOME!!
  • Had dinner with Curt and Rene' - yummy homemade salsa courtesy of Grace!
  • Going to the Rodeo tonight with my main squeeze
  • Put all three kids in the shopping cart at Wal-Mart for the first time! BIG step for this momma. (My stroller was out of commission) I did wipe it down with my sanitizing wipes I carry with me - I bet people walking past thought I was CRRAAAZY, you might even think it was crazy! :) Somethings die hard.....the NICU nurses have ruined me for life! :)
  • Picked out paint colors for the church - so excited to help re-do the inside!