Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is anyone else having issues with blogger? My posts are weird and when I stalk, some of the other blogs are not complete...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rhett has another birthday party...

Is it just me or are my kids extremely spoiled? This was another party for Rhett's birthday...celebrating with my family. I don't think he minded at all. I made yet another sugar cookie cake and he loved it. My mom and dad spoiled him and got him 2 Wii games, some school clothes and some books. He's my easiest one to buy for because he is so appreciative for everthing. Right after we opened presents, he started reading his new book from Grandma...right in the middle of all of the trash and gifts...how sweet.

Fall is Here...Yay!!!

If you know me, you know how much I love the fall...especially Halloween. I love the crisp air, I love to make soup on a cold day, I love to stay in my jammies all day, I love having to warm up under a blanket on the couch...I love everything about it. While we were at my mom's, we went to the Pumpkin Patch to get some pumpkins for our porches...I think we walked out of there with almost all of his pumpkins...the kids kept picking and picking and changing their minds on which was their "perfect" pumpkin.

Becky has a baby boy...

Well, we have been a little busy this last week. The kids went off track on Monday and we got the call from Becky that she was in labor on Tuesday at about 6:00 pm. So we jetted down to Richfield as fast as we could and got here at about 11:30 pm. Becky's contractions were about 10 minutes apart and were coming strong. By midnight she decided to get to the hospital. My mom got a call at about 1:30 am to head on up because she was dialated to an 8...Holy Crap!!! My dad cruised on up to give her the epidural and we were up there by 1:43 am. My mom, Jenner and I...what a crew!!! I just left the other kids sleeping at my mom's house knowing they wouldn't wake up. And by 4:00 am, little Branson Knight Barney was here. He's just adorable and such a good baby already. Sleeping through the night at only 5 days old...jealous? I am!!! There is something about a newborn baby that is just so beautiful...I love it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rhett the Goofball

Conversation with Rhett...

Goes like this: Chris and the boys were outside throwing a football.

Rhett: "Whoa, it's getting dark out here."
Dad: "You scared?"
Rhett: "No, are you?"

Mom: "Hey Rhett, which hand do you throw the football with?"
Rhett: "I don't know, let's see!" Proceeds to throw football with right and left hand. Can't decide. Still hasn't decided which hand to write with too. Crazy kid or just really cool!

Tada...the Lake Powell pictures are here~

We went to Lake Powell the first of September and we had a blast. We were there for 4 days and it only took me 3 of them to become less apprehensive about the water. I am a paranoid mom and water has always made me nervous. After that, I had a great time with the fam. Ashley's parents were nice enough to let us stay on their houseboat and it was amazing. A hotel on water. Brian and Lisa's family came down from Seattle along with Nate and Ashley's family, our family, my mom and dad and Ashley's brother Robbie and sister McCall. Robbie manned the boat and took care of all of the technical stuff and McCall did everything else. Those Christensen kids know how to get a job done...and fast! We are so grateful to Ashley for this awesome opportunity...it was a first for all of us. Thanks Ash...We love You!!!!!
Let me give you a run-down of the family:
Chris and Amy: Taylor, Rhett, Grady and Jenner
Brian and Lisa: Brooklyn, Isaac and Lillie Kate
Nate and Ashley: Connor, Ellie and Sophie
Grandma and Grandpa: My mom and dad
At the beach...


What did Geronimo say when he jumped off the cliff?

Uncle Bobby (Brian), and Lillie Kate with her squacker stopper Chris and Taylor, don't tell his Dr.
The HUGE Jumpoline
Who me?..you want my picture?
Chris and Rhett just veggin

Taylor, Ellie, Brooklyn, Isaac and Grady

Hey kids...Yeah! Hey kids...Yeah!

Let me see you get down....no way!

Let me see you get down...okay!

D-O-W-N say let me see you get down...Hey!!!

Sophie, Jenner and Lilli Kate
Grady's side stand
Booty shakin
Time for Bed
My hunka' burnin' luv

Look at my muscles!
Ashley and Sophie
Taylor, Grady, Isaac, Brooklyn and Ellie
Best cousins ever

Me, Jenner and Taylor (the camera adds about 20 lbs.)

Grandma, Ellie and Grandpa
Brooklyn, Taylor, Rhett, Connor, Grady and Ellie
Rhett sailing his boat
Uncle Bobby (Brian), Isaac and Grady

So Grady is undoubtably my most clever little boy. We were trying to decide what to do for Family Night and Grady suggested the Zoo...too late for that. Then he suggested Jensen Park...no we do that almost every week. He then suggested going on a walk...where we ask?...To Jensen Park. Smarty pants.

Rhett's Barton Birthday Party

Yesterday we celebrated Rhett's birthday with Chris' family. Rhett requested hot dogs and Sugar Cookie cake, for recipe click here. He had so much fun with his cousins and loved all of his gifts. We got him scriptures and a few other things. Nammy and Papa got him this awesome game called Blokus Trigon. Last year she got him the original Blokus and the guy at the store told her it might be too hard for him...guess not. He has already mastered the original Blokus and so that's why Nammy got the harder Blokus Trigon. It's supposedly harder and makes you have to strategize more...I hope so because he has his strategy memorized for the original one. Tyler, Sarah and the kids got him Battleship and he loves it. Aunt Jodi got him two more box car children books. Rhett is my one who loves to read, do puzzles and play board games...imagine that!

Blokus Original
Blokus Trigon
Two way fun games for the family. I highly recommend them!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Our day in a nutshell...woken up by Brenda (JK) because husband blew out knee and she needed us to come get kids...click here for some awesome photos...went to 2 soccer games only to be rained on during the second one...saw 2 weddings taking place in 2 different parks, in the rain, with loads of mosquitos (you might be a redneck if...)...had a family b-day party for Rhett...spent $95.00 in gas, ARGHHH...came home with a new pet, a furry little caterpillar, see photos...got some giggles from Taylor's mismatched idea of PJ's, she often dresses this way for sleeping, WEIRD!!!...baby fell asleep early, WAHOOOO...blogged way tooooooo much...learned that garter snakes and baby rattlesnakes look pretty much the same, too bad for me because I am often spotted picking up any snake I run accross; a valuable lesson learned through this blog...watched movie!!!! Ahhhhh......

my camera takes AWESOME close ups don't ya think...

Lightning/Furry's house, the caterpillar...the snake in there is fake.
Taylor the weirdo...
And just to clarify in case you didn't get it....CHRIS IS NOT POOPING IN THE TIME OUT POST...hence the title, "Time Out"....Tyler........get it.......okay!!!!!!!! Chris tried to get me to erase the photo but I didn't and I won't and he doesn't know my password....NaNaNaNaNa!!!!!