Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Never a "dull" moment!

This is what I did to Adriann's hand by total accident on Saturday night. I was cutting up some potatoes and she was unloading the dishwasher. I turned to the left and she turned to the right and we bumped into eachother. She grabbed her hand and started freaking out. I had no clue what happened. Then I looked at her hand saw a bit of blood and said "Did I just cut you?" I felt so bad because I didn't even know it had happened.

And of course it happened when Akoni was gone with Kamden. I had Kenyon and the baby at home. I also had dinner and dessert both in the oven. I thought Adriann would need stitches, so I needed to somehow get over to the Dr.s on Duty by our house. I called two people that didn't have little kids at home to see if they could come and stay with Kenyon and Monica and get my dinner out of the oven when it was done, and they weren't home. So as a last resort I called my friend Kelly who was moving into her new house, but it is right up the road from us. She said she would be there in 5 minutes. 3 minutes later my other friend Heather showed up. She had just gotten to Kelly's house after I called and said she would come over. I was so greatful. So I got Adriann into the car and drove to the doctor office. They were closed! So Akoni met me there and took Adriann to the Emergency Room. They ended up just gluing it shut and telling her to not use her hand for 5 days! Yeah right! They said if that didn't work then she would need to get stitches. I wish they had just stitched her up because try telling Adriann to not use her hand for 5 days! It will probably have to get stitched up. We keep wrapping it up so she won't use it, but I think that because it doesn't hurt she forgets. Well we will just have to see what happens in the next few days.....

Fun Crayon Project

I love when school is about to start. All the art supplies are super cheap and I stock up. I usually just throw away all my old crayons and start fresh, I love a fresh box of crayons! But I found this fun thing to do with all your old crayons and so I put the kids to work and it was a lot of fun!

The tedious part is peeling all the crayons. I ended up taking a razor blade and slicing along the crayon and then the kids could easily remove the paper. It was a lot faster then peeling the crayons and trying to rip the paper. And you got less crayon under your finger nails!

We then put them in my car cupcake pan. This is what the lady did and that's why I wanted to do it because I happened to have the same pan! It kind of ruined my pan, but I hated cleaning it when I made cupcakes, so I think it has now become a crafting pan! You have to make sure that you spray your pans really good, otherwise you will have a tough time getting the crayons out. Then you bake them at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes. I just kept watching them to see if they were done melting. Also, the crayons as they melt shrink down in the pan, so it would have been nice to add more crayons as they melted, but we didn't have anymore and I didn't think about it till after.

And this is what they came out looking like! Aren't they cute? I don't know if you can tell, but we didn't really get any wheels on the cars because of when the crayons melted they ended up not filling the whole mold. I did however make the mistake of letting the kids take them to church and Kamden thought they were cars and was rubbing them all over the backs of the benches! Yikes, had to put them away after that, we kind of got crayon all over. And then he did the same thing on our wall. So they are not allowed to be used when he is around! One of them looks like Mater, so he loves that one. I thought these would be a cute present to give, or even a party favor if we ever did a car themed birthday.


Can't believe it!



It still blows my mind that he is potty trained. He will be 2 1/2 next month and we started this at the beginning of the month. Of course it was a few days after I bought a costco box of diapers for him and had barely used part of one pack. So I now have 5 packs of diapers sitting in my closet, I guess being saved for Monica? Oh well, I am still putting them on him at night, but he has woken up every morning dry! Compared to the other two, he was a breeze training. He had 2 days of tons of accidents, but I refused to put a diaper back on him and on day 3, no more accidents. Well except for a few times when he couldn't get his pants off in time, but now he pulls them down in the hall and runs to the bathroom! It's hilarious!

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Bone Spur

This is why my foot hurts sooooo bad! Under the spur is a huge bursa sack that gets poked every time I step on my heel. I have to do three rounds of cortisone shots, very painful, and see what happens from there.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fun walk with the kids

Our kids are going to go to the local elementary school this next year, and it's only 1 mile away so I wanted to walk up there with the kids to see how long it would take us to walk so I could figure out when to leave in the mornings. Well it only took us 21 minutes! So I am really excited about walking them to school. It will be 4 miles every day for me and 2 for the kids, great exercise for everyone!!

Just a cute picture of Monica! She's starting to show lots of happy expressions, I love it!

At the elementary school they have this cool map of the United States. So I had the kids sit on their state that they were born in. It was really bright and windy out, so that's why none of them are really smiling!

Then I had them all sit on California, where we are now!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I was Featured!!

Check out www.spearmintbaby.com I was featured on Friday July 8th!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

We had a really fun 4th this year. We waited until today to buy any fireworks for the kids and it was the best idea every! They had to work real hard all week and all morning today to get money to buy them. Definitely doing this next year again!

So we started the day cleaning and getting all our fun food ready for a BBQ we were going to. I made these cute cupcakes for all the kids, there were 11 so it was really smart to make these because they all loved them! I also made a yummy jello poke cake and forgot to take a picture, but it was delicious.

After the BBQ we went home and had dinner and waited for it to get dark so we could do our fireworks. Our neighbor usually does a ton, but not this year (bummer), so we just did the few that we bought and I felt like it was plenty. Kamden was freaked out and hid behind the bench almost the whole time. But it was still fun and really cold, so I'm glad we weren't out there long.

It looks like Kamden is sleeping, but he's not. He was behind the bench and Akoni lit a firework that scared him and he hit his head on the bench and had been crying, so I think he is pouting in this picture. And Kenyon took the picture, so that's why my head is cut off.

These were the fireworks that scared Kamden. We didn't know what they did and Akoni lit 4 of them together and they make a really loud pop and spark, so he lit one at a time after that!

Our supply of fireworks. It was a fun cold night, but we are thankful for the freedoms that we have and to be able to live in such an awesome country.