Friday, January 27, 2012

out with the old in with the new

 I am now the proud owner of two white mini vans. yes, that is right.  I purchased a new van. Just like the old one it is white with gray interior.  However, it is much nicer than the old one.  It is a 2010 Chrysler town and country.  Landan is so disappointed in me.  He can't believe I would choose to buy a new vehicle and get another mini van.  Well, I will bear my testimony of minivans.  They are super convenient when you have kids.  They are cheaper than most SUV's and they get better gas mileage.  So there!!  We are trying to sell our old one.  So if you know anyone that wants a salvage title 2005 Saturn Relay with 138,000 miles on it and stained carpet, permenant marker on the seats and missing ceiling lights, send them our way.

 Trey, PJ and cousin Waylon, started playing basketball at the city.  It is a group for 3-5 year olds.  My boys think it is pretty awesome.

 Trey is showing some skill in basketball.

The Unified Special Olympics tournament was on Tuesday. Unified means that each team is made up of two special Olympic athletes and two non special Olympians (peers)  All of our teams did great.  The one I play on got the silver medal.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


 We started the new year out with an awesome party!  which meant, I played with the kids while Landan watched the Jazz game and then I sent them to bed at 9 p.m.  They didn't know any better.
 PJ had  a field trip to the fire station.  The was a big deal because PJ is afraid of fire trucks.  He cried twice but other than that, he did great!!

 his cute little class

 My boys are really into playing in their band " the Utah Rocking Utes"  they recently competed in a  rock competition in my kitchen.  They were awesome!!  Thankfully, they were in the only participants.

 Trey went to the dentist.  He was the best kid ever!  I was so proud of him.  He actually fell asleep in the chair.  He had to get a mini root canal.  They gave him some amoxicillin in case his tooth got infected.  He took it and we soon found out he was allergic to it. He vomited several times, had breathing issues and broke out in big welts all over his body.  I hope this doesn't ruin future dentist visits.
Just going through my pictures.. It is hard to remember Addie this small!  What a cutie

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Christmas Eve, we have the tradition of eating German pancakes and bacon.  We also open their new pajamas in the morning because we have parties until late at night and usually at least one of my kids is a sleep before we get home.  They also wear them all day.  Right now they love it.  I am sure there will be a point when they don't want to wear them all day and everywhere we go.

 They are some pretty darn cute kids.

 After breakfast we went to see "the Muppets"  I thought it was too long, but kind of funny at times.
 We went to two parties.  The DeGraffenried and the Grandma Patty party.  They were both fun!  The kids were pretty tired and ready to go to sleep so Santa could come.  Christmas morning, the kids opened their presents left under the tree.  Once they were done I told them that Santa's biggest surprises they had to find.

 Trey found his in his bedroom.  The Arcade hoops.  He also got the orange cones you see by his bed.  He has already issues  citations to all have crossed the cones.

 Everyone is enjoying the basketball game. 
 PJ found his surprise in the toy room that said "PJ's mechanic shop"  He got this car that can be completely taken apart and then rebuilt.  He has already changed multiple tires, changed oil, rebuilt transmissions etc...

 Trey is also loving the car
 The kids got a cash register for their gas station.  They always play gas station in the little area under the stairs.  They pull up to the window in the little car and order diet cokes. 
 Addie's big surprise, the number one thing on her list was an orbeez foot spa.  I have to admit is pretty cool.  She loves it! Christmas day, all the grandmas, myself and Pj got foot massages from Addie.
 Addie was also thrilled to get a Justin Bieber shirt and leopard print purse.
 She also got Just Dance 3, We Cheer 2, and Sing it
and a new church dress...  We had a great Christmas!!