mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Andrew Try's His Foot at Soccer

This fall we signed Andrew up to play soccer for the first time. He joined a team that had 3 of his friends on it. He had a great couch that helped them practice and was just a lot of fun. At Andrew's first game he was a little shy, he kept up with the ball but didn't want to get too close. None the less he had a great time and was happy to be there. So for the 2nd game after maybe the first quarter Steve gave him a little pep talk about getting in there and kicking that ball. And then from the sidelines we yelled our hearts out! It was so funny to see him! He started going for the ball more and giving us side glances after he would kick it or block it and then try not to smile. I was so proud of him for trying and feeling the love from the sidelines. I am also so happy that my fabulous family is such a support and comes to his games, it means a lot to me and him. We even had our awesome neighbors the Allens come watch one. Andrew is such a fun kid and I am happy to be his mom.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Halloween 2009

Our 3rd annual Halloween party was a success with homemade tomato soup, gourmet cheese sandwhiches, lots of candy and cute costumes. I love having family over even though it means lots of noise. Costumes are as follows... Andrew - Stormtrooper, Ella - Kitty Cat, Ivy - Clown, Charlotte and Victoria - Witches, Wyatt - Puppy Dog, Henry - a Pokemon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in Panguitch

I am trying to catch up...
For labor day weekend we went with the whole fam damily to Panguitch, we were grateful to have Grandma Susie supervise us. We went on a fabulous hike near Bryce Canyon, fished up at the lake and just lounged around. It was fun to be together. There are quite a few little kiddos when we get together so it can be noisy but they are all so cute!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall means school

This fall Ella started her 2nd year of preschool with her best friend Paige at The New Sunshine Preschool. Ella loves to go to school and is happy to see her teachers and learn. Most of all she can go with Paige and she would say that is the best part. Ella is now learning songs for he Christmas program and is doing great with her writing skills.

Andrew started the 1st grade and so far is thriving. His teacher is Miss Turner and his best buddy Cole is in his class. I am so pleased with his happy attitude with school and homework. I actually couldn't believe how happy he was when he would come home, I thought it would end but he continues to love it. We just had his first parent teacher conference and he is doing great academically, he's just a little roudy sometimes. This is no surprise, look at his dad :) He also loves school lunch and recess. He plays kickball and most recently football. He was so proud of himself because they have been playing with the 3 graders and he "got a hand" on one of the 3rd graders during their touch football game.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Yesterday Andrew and I were watching "Life on Deck with Zack and Cody" and yes I was laughing. Anyway on the show Cody has a girlfriend and every time they hugged or were cheesy Andrew would cover his face in embarrassment. I said....
"You may not have a girlfriend Andrew" he replied "Maybe can I have a girlfriend when I am a teenager? Or when I'm person who needs a person?". "Sure" I said

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

good intentions

I have good intentions of blogging, you know a family history right? But time gets away with me and I like to put pictures on but they are still on my camera that is downstairs, the excuses go on and on. It is not my favorite thing to be at the computer. Today while watching a morning show they were talking about technology. ("I love technology, but not as much as you and me...") And they did a piece on a girl here in the valley that writes on about 8 different blogs, follows 80 blogs, twitters and follows tweets, and facebooks. She said "I try not to spend more than 2 hours a day on the computer." As I am trying not to judge I couldn't help thinking "holy crap, what a waist of time". It is important for me to get some blogs done so I can remember some of the fun things we have done and cute things that have been said. I wish I was better at it, but at the same time I am glad it does not consume me. What is important here is our interaction with people right? Am I nice to Steve and my kids. Do I spend time with them? Do we have fun and laugh? Am I a good friend? Do I watch out for my neighbors? Am I being responsible with my time? It was definitely something to think about.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ivy the Great

Since Ivy was born we have all enjoyed her sweet personality, she was calm and nice and just what I needed! Ivy is now 19 months old and is growing up so fast. Lately it seems that we are always laughing at Ivy and talking about how cute she is. This even from Andrew, who isn't all that generous with any compliment. I think Ivy and Andrew have something special going on... She will let him tackle her and wrestle her and even pick her up, normally she screams when others try to do this. Lately I have been thinking about how wonderful and fun she is and I am so glad she is mine. One of her new "tricks" is folding her arms at dinner and mumbling while someone says a prayer, it is so cute. This winter she will be 2, I can hardly believe it, but it is so fun to see her grow into such a fun little kid. I can't wait to experience more of life with her.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

keepin' it real

sometimes you read peoples blogs and they are all peaches and cream.... "oh, my kids are the best and we are always happy...." whatever. I would just like you to know that my kids can be toads, my laundry is not done, I just got a shower in (3:00pm), the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, my room is a disaster and I don't want to cook dinner tonight. Don't get me wrong, I am happy right now at this very moment, but there are times when I scream, yell and cuss like a sailor. My life is crazy with 3 kids and on some occasions 4 and sometimes I want to cry. And I have this hunch that there are many out there that feel the same way. Even little miss "my life is perfect" blogger. So here is a shout out to Keeepin' it Real!!!! Booya! I don't believe anyone that "seems" to be swimmin' in sugar and I don't expect you to think I do.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I forgot

I forgot to post some pics from our 4th of July BBQ. My awesome neighbors Jenny and Jared Allen host a bbq for the 4th and luckily invited us this year. I thought I should have a fun activity for the kids to do while we waited for night to come and fireworks to glow. So after much thought I settled on shaving cream. Here's what you do.

1. Buy lots of shaving cream.
2. Set up a large tarp on your lawn.
3. Get the hose ready.
4. Let the kids loose with a can.
5. Watch and laugh.

Monday, July 27, 2009

18 months

18 months means.... welcome to nursery, addicted to her binkie, can say Mom, Daddy, Drew, Ella, Daisy, Cookie, all done, binkie, car, baby, no, poopy, outside, uh oh and others I can't think of right now. Loves to play outside on her bike (oh that's another word she can say). Loves to play in the water even if it is just Daisy's water bowl or the toilet. Gives great kisses and hugs. Is loved by the whole neighborhood. When I go outside with her all I hear is "it's Ivy!". I love my Ivy Lucile, she is sweet as sugar. Here are a few funny pictures that Steve took of her the last time she went swimming. Notice the purple lips, she wouldn't get out of the pool even though she was freezing. I can't believe how big she is getting, she is now one of the kids, not so much my baby.

Monday, July 20, 2009

something cute Ella said

The other day I asked Ella how she got to be so pretty and her response was "I don't know". Then I ask "Did Heavenly Father make you pretty?" and she said "No, you did. Heavenly Father doesn't know how to do ponies". I laughed and then wondered if he could do a good ponytail or not?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ella's New Bike

For Ella's birthday back in March we gave her a bike helmet and told her that we would go and let her pick out a bike. 4 months later we did. (What is our problem?) So off to the store we went and Steve lined up 5 bikes for Ella to choose from. There was the princess bike, one that said Cutie, a Barbie bike and a few others. Without hesitation she chose the Barbie bike and it was a great choice. It is pink and purple, has a backpack on the front, tassels on the handlebars and a Barbie bike that attaches to one of the handles that she can put her own Barbie in for a ride. Doesn't she look great?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


on my blog it says I have 1 follower, is that supposed to make me feel good?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sales pitch

this morning Andrew came up to my room and woke me up with this...  Mom, there is this vacum on tv you should get, it cleans using steam.  And did you know our mop doesn't clean the floor?  It just spreads around bacteria.  You can use it on carpet and wood floors, you know how you want wood floors?  It also cleans tile.  Meanwhile I am saying "wow, really, cool" and when he told me about all the bacteria I laughed.  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

see me climb

I am hoping we can get through the summer without a broken arm or leg.  Andrew loves to climb.  I think he thinks it is manly and tough to do it.  Sometimes I just have to look the other way when he is on his way over the fence to the neighbors, scares the you know what out of me.  So I am just praying that he will be safe and survive the summer.  I used to climb my fence all the time.  Remember Ashlee?  If I am correct I think it was on that fence that I said my first swear word... Remember Ashlee?  My best buddy lived behind me and it was back and forth all day long.  Poor fence, we would pull out boards and then hit them back into place.  Oh the joys of being a kid.    

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spring Recital

One of my favorite poses.  To me it says "I'm rockin"

Oh my heck Ella, you were awesome!  I think we can all recall the sad story of Ella's winter dance recital, the tears that were shed...  So Wednesday night was Ella's Spring Recital.  She was excited.  She had shown me a few of her moves and we had talked about being on stage and not getting nervous.  So lucky us she had a dress rehearsal and then the performance which meant we got to see her do her dance 3 times and when I say she rocked the stage I mean she was absolutely awesome!  She danced her little heart out, she did all the steps and knew just what she was doing.  I couldn't be more happy for her.  I have taken her to a few recital's of our neighbor girls and Ella dances all around, she just loves it.  So yipee for Ella, it was a fun night.  Love you Ella Rose Roger Bunzarellie!!!