Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Random Things Going on

There hasn't been a lot going on around here lately. 

The kids are stuck playing inside so they make cushion forts and play silly games relating to My Little Pony. 

Elizabeth misses the kittens in North Dakota so she wanted this sweater to remind her of them. 

The kids like to play on the AquaTrack on weekends. This time, you can see Jeremy decided to race them. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chilly Days

It's been getting chilly. Kids are bundled up and of course I think it's so cute even though they are big now. 

The walks to and from school are pretty cold. Charlotte's hair is in curlers because she was in The Nutcracker. They were in her hair day and night for nearly 2 weeks! 

We get home from school and then it's dark about half an hour later. By the time they are done snacking, it's dark. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Funny conversations heard around the house:

Elizabeth: "What's the definition of the word Mother?"

Nathan: "She's the mean old lady who makes up all the rules."

We were out driving around looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music. An Elvis song came on.

Me: "Hey, it's Elvis."

Nathan: Who's Elfis? Is he an elf that sings Christmas songs?"

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Apple Cup

Everyone dressed up in their Cougar clothes to witness a typical Cougar Apple Cup. The Cougs never even had a chance to Coug It. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Grandma Pam's

We went to visit Grandma Pam. 

We took a few family pictures. Yes, the boys are wearing only sweatshirts and I am wearing my big huge coat. I didn't actually need the big huge coat, but just didn't know how cold it would be, so I went with the worst case coat scenario. 

Grandma picture

While Elizabeth was exploring, she came across a deer skeleton. 

Jeremy cut down some cottonwoods that were trying to overtake Grandma Pam's aspens. 

Nathan did some bb gun shooting. 

Jeremy got up on the roof to clean out the chimney. Elizabeth and Grandma helped vacuum up any dust that came out. 

Elizabeth did quite a lot of exploring. She explored the creek, picked up rocks and found good hiding spots. 

Nathan reloading his bbs. 

He was quite camo! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The other night, the kids were beginning to argue or have some kind of problem while I was cooking.

I told them to please stop fighting as dinner was almost ready.

Nathan said, "Mom, we're not fighting. We're conducting aggressive negotiations."

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Nathan's friend had a birthday party at the bowling alley. It's hard to just drop him off and leave due to all his allergies, so Jeremy, Elizabeth and I stayed and just did our own bowling. Well, Jeremy and Elizabeth bowled. I wasn't feeling too well. 

They set up their game with some funny names. 

Jeremy gave Elizabeth a few pointers. 

Every time after Elizabeth bowled, she ran to me and sat in my lap! I love it when that happens! I got lots of good snuggles. 

Jeremy did such a good job of teaching Elizabeth that she actually beat him during one of the games. She was Joe on this one. Granted, she had the bumpers up and he did not. 

Here are a few pictures of Nathan bowling with his friends at Eva's party. 

Nathan and Miley taking turns. 

Nathan had a lunge and throw system he used...

Friday, November 10, 2017

Food Groups

The kids wanted me to share their food groups.

Here is Elizabeth's 5 food groups.

1. All noodles (including mac and cheese)

2. Burritos

3. Bacon

4. Candy

5. Cheese pizza

Here are Nathan's 4 food groups:

1. Meat

2. Fries

3. Spinach

4. Lemonade

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Veteran's Day Concert

The 2nd graders put on a fabulous Veteran's Day Concert. It was so patriotic and gave thanks to our Veterans. Grandma Pam was visiting and was able to attend. That was perfect because she is a veteran. 

Elizabeth was very serious about wearing red, white, and blue. Her headband is a dark blue and she put red and white flowers on it. 

As you can see here, she wore a blue cardigan, white shirt, red pants, and white socks! 

A view of the other half of the group. 

They sang some great songs! They sang the Star Spangled Banner, You're a Grand Old Flag, My Country Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, Proud of our Veterans, American Tears, and Thank a Vet. 

I think they were all proud of their great singing! 

I think there are around 106 second graders at her school. It's the biggest class in the school. 

Smiling at her friend Cecilia. 

Hand on her heart during the Star Spangled Banner. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Aqua Track

The kids had a fun time this weekend trying out the Aqua Track. It was a big obstacle  course on the pool! I had to drag them out after an hour and they were exhausted! There was a lot of climbing and crawling and swimming involved. They have this open every weekend all winter so it will be a fun thing for them to do. 

When we got home, I opened the dryer to throw in their wet swimsuits and towels. I had to pull out dried snowpants, gloves and hats! It seemed bizarre to take out cold weather clothes and put warm weather wear in the dryer on the same day! The dryer was busy today. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

First Snow

We had our first snow today. This is the earliest I ever remember significant enough snow to make a snowman. I really hope we don't have 9 missed days of school and 
like 7 delays again. Things are not starting out well though...
Elizabeth eating the fresh snow. 

Nathan in his new coat that Papa Norm and Gram got him for his birthday. 

Nathan made a BB-8. 

Elizabeth made a little snowman. 

Let's hope we don't have a 2 hour delay tomorrow if we get some more tonight...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Jeremy

Jeremy turned 38 yesterday! 

He had cheesecake. 

He got some fun gifts for his birthday. He got a Keurig coffeemaker, the complete set of Battlestar Galactica, a french fry holder for his car, a Guns and Ammo magazine, and $38 in ones.  

He also got bacon and eggs for brunch. 

Random Things Going on

There hasn't been a lot going on around here lately.  The kids are stuck playing inside so they make cushion forts and play s...