Friday, December 18, 2009

Jojo in Boots

I raided Sheryl's DI bags and found these cowboy boots that Jojo absolutely fell in love with. I don't know what it is, but I think it's SO STINKIN' CUTE how much a loves them. He wears them to school, church, and yes, even first thing in the morning with his jammies. AWWWW!

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Dude, where's my car?

Gabers was playing with a motorized car track set today. I walked away and moments later he was crying. I couldn't find his car, and he couldn't articulate his problem.

Oh, wait, look! There it is. See it?
Here, now can you? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Poor Mupp. That hair can be somewhat of a curse.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Thanksgiving...

For more than 6 years Jeff has been grilling whole turkeys. They are deeeeelish. And the great part is that they cook in about 3-4 hours rather than the 6-8 hours it takes in an oven.

This year the big 'ole bird was cooking up beautifully.... until it happened. 20 minutes before it was done, there was a grease fire, or that's what we assume because we never saw it. Maybe some mean person sneaked into our backyard with a blowtorch or some accelerants and torched it. I guess we'll never know.

Our Thanksgiving ham was delicious.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

New Moon

I resisted the bandwagon as long as could, but when my friends were squealing with delight and came to pick me up, I decided to jump aboard for the fun... and it always is!

Some of my friends bought twilight themed shirts, but since I'm too cheap and don't care enough to spend the money, I decided to be festive and gave myself a vampire bite mark.

Here we are some of us at dinner. Chrissy showed up with a cardboard cutout! HAHAHAHA! It was hilarious, and I'm sure the other restaurant patrons were thoroughly annoyed.

We waited in line for a little over an hour. It's really a big part of the fun, since spending time talking is one of our favorite things to do. We waited about an hour and we had good seats.

We bestowed the "Edward" to Vashti (who joined us after a performance in her Hillcrest HS musical- stage make-up and all!) as a keepsake of the evening.
Even though I think the whole Twilight Saga craze is sometimes a little exaggerated, it really is so much fun to giggle and hang out with my friends. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

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This is the hair that has earned this child the new nickname of Mupp. This floppy flyaway mop of hair looks just like a muppet's when he's running around the house or singing to himself and bobbing his head back and forth.

Do you think we'll still be calling him Mupp when he's in High school?
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where's Gabers?

The other day I took the two little boys to storytime at the library. It was a jungle theme and it was so cute. They always love storytime. Afterward when I was checking out the stack of books they selected (ha! selected... that implies some sort of thought or intent as they crammed random books in the bag), Gabers wandered off. Jojo informed me that he had gone downstairs which he isn't supposed to do. All that is downstairs are offices, meeting rooms, and set of shelves with books for sale. I went to look for him and I called and called his name and couldn't find him....

But then I did....
Look how funny he thinks it is! Okay... it was funny.
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Halloween 2009

I loved Halloween this year! All of our festivities were spread out over three days. Usually I run around like a crazy person from one place to another on Halloween and it's exhausting. It was so nice to have regular meals and naps for the little ones so we could have happy kids- after all this holiday is for them... mostly.

Our boys chose their own costumes and fortunately they were fairly simple to create from finds at Savers and some fabric remnants. Nanos was a disco dude, and he actually looked kind of handsome, so I'm making him be a pumpkin or something cute next year because I refuse to let him get any older. Bear was a chef and he totally loved it! I made his trick or treat bag to look like a pot of soup and it opened like a flap for candy deposit and retrieval. Jojo was The CUTEST Man With The Yellow Hat and carried his Curious George. I loved his oversized cartoony tie! And Gabers was able to fit into Nanos' old Mr. Peanut costume and Jeff and I (and a surprising amount of other people) were delighted that it finally fit another one of our boys. It is probably our all time favorite Halloween costume (special props go to my mom, Grandma Judy, for making it so well!)

Jeff wore a Frankenstein head and I was Little Dead Riding Hood. I usually don't have time to costume myself when I'm running around so much, but it was fun to do something this year. I included a photo of Jeff's parents because I think they're so funny! Jeff's mom is a witch and his Dad is a neanderthal - I wish they'd been able to wear costumes. HAHAHAHA!!! Kidding, my mother in law should have dressed like an angel and my FIL should have been a... pun.
Here I am with my beloved Sarah-lula just bein' dorks. She's an 80's diva and apparently has a wide range of expressions, where as I have but one.

On Halloween night we first went "trick or treating" at our church for an hour and my parents and siblings always join us. I wish I could have gotten photos of everyone, my nieces and nephews looked awesome. Check out my mom's crazy cool lashes! Holla to Joannie, Missy and Kristie who are these photos!

After we were done at the church, we went real trick-or-treating in Jeff's parent's neighborhood. They have the BEST trick-or-treating neighborhood EVER. There were people every where and the houses are decorated and well lit. It's just fun. I've bragged about our great Halloween events so often that my cousin Wendy and Paul and their family decided to join us this year- I love them and their ADORABLE kids and I'm so glad they drove from Heber to come with us!

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Kristie's Family

I just wanted to share these photos I took of my friend Kristie and her cute family (Justin, Kai, and Bailey).

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Monday, October 19, 2009


Two boys, two different days, two similar disasters, ONE culprit.

Who can guess why Jojo is BANNED from yogurt?

Two questions remain for me: 1- why would a person think of using yogurt as a weapon? 2- Why does Gabers just sit there and take it without complaint?
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My boys have recently decided they love to wear matching clothes. These two usually are the planners. They go through everything they have to find the thing that they think matches the closest. Then they jump out from around a corner and say "Ta-da!". I must admit it's pretty freaking cute when they're standing there all matchy, arms outstretched, grinning in self satsifaction.

I wonder if any other 4th graders would find it socially acceptable to wear matching outfits with their younger siblings. But since they go to different school I suppose it really doesn't matter.
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Funny Strangers

I drove past this after I dropped my kids off at school. I laughed out loud, got out, and took a picture.

Thank you funny stranger, for making my morning a little more laughy.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meg 'n' Chels

As a birthday gift, my triplet sisters (the other two are identical and I'm fraternal- it's very rare) took me out to see Chels in her show. It was pretty much awesome.

Now, here we see Meg and I doing a self-inflicted photo. I typically love how these turn out.

See. Don't we look cute? But undoubtedly, some good citizen always comes along and offers to help us take our photo...

And THIS is what happens. We laughed ourselves sick over this picture, it was so funny to us at 10pm. So I'm actually grateful that this horrible photo was taken. So, thank you kind stranger, who ever you are, for taking this awful picture of us.
Hahahahaha! Okay, I'm laughing again, it must be funny at 2:30 in the afternoon too. I look like I'm tasting something terrible and Meg looks like she has something in her eye. We totally missed the mark on a cute winking picture. Hahahahahaha!

Here is Chels (in the middle) during the final curtain call. I'd like to mention that this is right after I was dragged onto stage for an "audience participation" number and forced to ad lib a devil dance while playing a washboard with a stick. Yeah, that's right, you heard me. It was supposed to be completely random selection from the audience- apparently not. She ganged up with Ed (who my brother and I knew in high school) to put me intentionally in the aisle seat for easy access for just this situation. Happy Freakin' Birthday to me. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Chels, Me, and Meg. I wish I'd gotten their gorgeous giant eyes.

Oh, yeah, here's Ed. He did a good job in the show, he's a long time pro at Desert Star. However, I think he's still in the dog house for bringing me up on stage. Ed, Don't think I didn't noticed that mischievous delighted look in your eyes as you were taking me from my comfortable anonymous seat and onto the bright stage full of strangers. Brat... :-)

Thank you Meg and Chels for such a fun night. I only wish it had lasted longer! Let's start our next "Triplets Night Out" earlier than 9:30, and lets do something where we can actually talk to Chels while she's entertaining us. Love you!