Monday, October 31, 2011

The weekend...Well if thats what you call it?

My weekend was spent in a chair or bed. I spent the majority of Saturday puking my guts out. I know for real, it was HORRIBLE!!

Friday we decided very last minute to go to the trunk or treat for the ward in our neighborhood. The kids froze the bums off, but it was still nice to get out.

Saturday, we, I mean I did a whole lot of the above. I think this is the only picture that Jaxon isn't buzzing around like a bee.

And this guy has decided I take way too many pictures.

And this girl, I'm finding it hard to keep up with. She came downstairs on Saturday and said "Mommy, I colored my door blue, its pretty!" Oh if she wasn't so dang cute I'd be mad, but its hard NOT to laugh.

And at the end of the day, I'm thankful for these 3 monkeys and I love them to moon and back a million times. They also take good care of their Mommy when she doesn't feel the best.

So thats our weekend, not too exciting at all.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We did it...

As Dora would say....

She is FINALLY potty trained...FINALLY. We are going on day 5 of no accidents and I am ONE PROUD MOMMY!!!!

She has by far been the hardest to potty train. I tried it all, the bribing, the timer thing and nothing worked. So I asked for help on FB and my cousin advised me that she let her Son run around with no bottoms, just put a long shirt on him. So I thought...WHAT THE HECK? If it will work, I'll try it. So Sunday, we woke up and put a dress on, no bottoms, no underwear, no pants (Unless we left the house), no diaper and it was pretty successful minus her pooping on the floor. So Monday right after she got home from Grandma's we took off everything and she was getting it. It was the first time she went #2 in the potty and I was so happy. Then the next it was the same, no accidents and so on. On Thursday, she got the tummy bug, I worried that this would mess our plan, but my little princess went to the bathroom still even when she was sick. She even got up in the night to go potty. I am so happy! I think its finally clicked and we're there. So its underwear all day long, to the stores and all. Then right before bed, its a diaper. I'll only do this for another month and start winging her at night. We'll do trial periods to see how she does, but normally she wakes up dry.


Sunday, October 23, 2011


We jam packed EVERYTHING in to one weekend and I am just realizing we did that. The boys insisted on carving pumpkins yesterday, I've never let them do it. I hate the mess it makes and the pumpkins don't last long after that, but since we got our pumpkins late this year, I said "OKAY!!!"

The boys hard at work. I bought the kits and they went to town, I left it all up to them minus opening their pumpkins up. Jax decided he just wanted to do his own thing and then Ash did too. But Ashton was just cutting and not really making anything.

Jaxon finally asked his Grandma for help, after all he is a Grandma's Boy!

But Ashton took some convincing, he is very independent and wanted NO ONE to help him. But I finally begged him to let Grandma help him and well....

she made it perfect for Ashton. I love his pumpkin, its him!!!!

And Lex wasn't allowed to help, I know I am a mean Mom, but she would have been a disaster, she sat with Grandpa and talked the entire time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Days

This fall has been amazing to say the least. I love having a fall and not going from super HOT to FREEZING!! I've enjoyed the 70 degree days and being able to not wear a jacket in October.

Also, I think the leaves are beautiful this year or maybe I just recognize them more.

So today we raked up some leaves and the kids had a blast. Ashton isn't in very many pictures because he isn't feeling too hot today.

I love my three babies.

I love days like today, I love watching my kids have fun.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Black Island Farms Year 4

After a stressful week of work and a very sick Husband I was ready for some FUN. We made plan several weeks ago to go to Black Island Farms over UEA.

I've given up on getting good pictures of this 2 year old. She is always looking somewhere else. I think this is the only picture of her looking.

I love it here, I'm not sure if its because there are so many pictures to take or if its truly that my kids laugh and giggle and smile the ENTIRE time we're there. We'll go with both.

My Daughter was obsessed with the pig, she laughed and laughed and laughed. She kept saying "Its a pink piggy Mommy!!"

Ashton was quite impressed with the water troft (I think that how you spell it?)

Jaxon eye-balled the slide from the moment we walked in...

And then I said, "GO!!!"

And they made a mad dash for the slides.

The slides are always a big hit.

And the looks on their faces are PRICELESS.

Well minus this girl whose Dad sent her down the big steep slide by herself...Oh wait!! That was my Husband and my Daughter, poor thing. But she did say "I want to go again!!!"

I am pretty sure we paid the $50.00 just for the slides, but it was totally worth it to me.

And this little girl, I'm sure next year we will have to fight her to leave the slides.

And then we continued our quest to the tractor ride.

This picture melts my heart. Jaxon always protects his little sister.

Lexi loved this ride, she would go over and over and over again if I would've let her.

And we did get lost in the corn maze, but don't worry we didn't have to call 911.

I truly love taking pictures at this farm.

And we got the perfect pumpkins. I was proud of Jax, his was the best pumpkin. I love the whole adventure at Black Island Farms. Its a tradition that will never end for us.