Saturday, February 28, 2009

POTD- Clues

This is what I saw when I arrived home from the grocery store on Saturday morning. The clues were right there in front of me on who did it. I saw Bryan's shoes but knew that he was too big to fit in that car. :) I imagined my sweet little 2 year old wearing his daddy's shoes all the way out to the garage, seeing his little car, getting in a driving around with the big shoes before finally taking them off when he got out. I solved the mystery!!

Here is the happy boy showing me how much he loves this little car.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Daddy Day

The kids got a big surprise today when they arrived for their dental screening only to find out that their dad was the dentist doing it!!! I came by to visit and was able to see him giving Katelyn a screening. She was a celebrity in her class for the rest of the day. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

Today was supposed to be such a beautiful day that a friend of mine and I decided to take our kids to the zoo. When we arrived it was a bit chilly and breezy. It turned out to warm up a little and we had a great time. I was going to add a bunch of pictures but this is all my computer would allow today since my Hard Drive is full on my Mac. I am (im)patiently waiting for my new external HD to arrive.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Uh Oh!!!

This is what you get when you leave a 4 year old alone with a bowl of brownie mix. I was only gone for a minute!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Recorder

Do you all remember using the Recorder in 5th grade?? Well, I do!! It's so fun that now my 5th grader herself gets this fun opportunity. She brought it home this weekend to practice. It was actually pretty funny. Those memories popped right up!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Story Teller

Our Madelyn just loves to write her own stories and tell them to all her friends. We had our home teachers over last Sunday and one of them brought a couple of his kids. Madie just couldn't wait to sit there and read her latest masterpiece to them. I'll attach the story on the bottom.

"Seven Steps"
by Madelyn Cardon

Once when there was a nice family of seven, they were watching the news. They heard there was oing to be a twister. Amy was really worried. She was eleven. She was worried because the last time there was a twister her little brother died because he thought it was a game. So he went outside and ran away from the twister saying "You can't catch me". Then the twister caught up and he died. OH NO! Said Amy. What are we going to do? I don't know said her mom. Then we have Seven Steps. Wat are those? Asked Jhonny her little brother. Those are, said Amy, Lock all the doors and windows. CHECK! Get in the closet. CHECK! Make sure everybody is in the closet. CHECK! Ah wait a minute, we don't have Sally!! OH NO! I said! I looked out the window. She was out there screaming, "You can't catch me!" I could not believe my eyes! She turned into an angel! I tried to go out there but she came up to the door and walked right into the closet! She really was an angel. But how did this happen? I figured out that it was all just a prank, Joey, My big brother set up a prank T.V. Also he got into my clothes and made the twister out of it. And he dressed up Sally. I fell for it!! He probably had help with my big sister Donna. I liked her name but not her. She ruined EVERYTHING! I wish she wasn't my sister. But I have to Love my family. And I do love them even if they get in my way. I love everybody.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Naked Popcorn Brayden

Yes, Brayden is in his birthday suit behind that popcorn bowl. Bryan had been chasing him around the house so he could get him dressed after his tubby. This is where he ended up........ sitting on the stool in the buff eating some popcorn!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Aren't sad babies cute?

I can't remember the reason but Brayden was a sad little boy today. It was so cute how he puckered up his face that I just had to capture it on film.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Isn't she a doll??

This is my friend's baby, Emma. I am just messing with some of the pictures from our photo shoot and I came up with this. :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Did I do that??

It was very quiet around our house this evening, which is not normal, and we didn't know where Brayden was. Usually this means he is up to something. We were right! We found him in the dining room throwing our leftover corn all over the kitchen floor. This is just how our days go lately. He is a big mess maker but we still love him bunches!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Close Friend

Okay, this is going to be a super mushy post so you'd better skip it if you don't like those.

This is my friend Karlee. Over the past year we have really clicked and become really awesome BFF's! I just love this girl. I am just sitting here today suddenly so sad because she is moving in June. Very sad for me indeed. I have a handful of other close friends but I would not want any of them to move either. I haven't felt like this since Bryan was in Dental school and we watched all our friends move away to start their new lives. I remember when my BFF Jennie & her family moved back to Utah and it felt like I was losing a sister. That is how I feel now, too. :(

I'll miss you Karlee!!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ward Valentine Dance

Tonight our ward had a family dance. It was a lot of fun and my kids had a blast!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

No pictures please!!

Ya right!! That is not my personality at all!! A friend of mine and I decided to have a fun photo shoot one day. I just got my hair cut and highlighted and I wanted some pictures of it. I hardly ever take pictures of me!! Really, that is not my thing. Anyway, we thought it would be fun and it really was.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My, what cute hair you have!!

Yes, I know I am being very vain but it is just so stinkin' cute!! I have never been one to have a trendy "mom" haircut but I think I finally am at that point. I am just wondering why I didn't do this sooner. It is so super easy to do and just FUN!!! Okay, I promise, no more vain posts, at least not until.......... tomorrow!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tornado, OH NO!!!

Today was a very scary day in Edmond, Oklahoma. Here is my story.....

It was around 2:20pm and I was just heading over to pick up my boys from Mother's Day Out. I decided to stop and get some gas first because I was almost on empty. While I was pumping the gas I noticed that the skies to the Southwest of me looked kind of dark and gloomy. I got in my car and turned on the regular radio when an emergency announcement comes on that there is a TORNADO warning and one is on the ground!! We were supposed to take shelter immediately!! I headed over to get my boys and when I got there the head of the program told me to come on in as were going to all go to the safe place. I told her that I only lived 1 mile away and that I had a storm shelter. My friend Karlee was there, too, so we both picked up our kids and headed over to my house. We actually had a good time even though it was kind of scary and stressful being in a shelter with 4 little kids who didn't understand what they were doing. We ended up going down to my shelter 2 times. We could hear the sirens outside my house and were lucky to have a safe place to go to. A neighborhood about 4 miles from our house was hit pretty hard as the tornado actually went through it. We were very blessed to be safe and have a fun story to tell.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Want some??

These cookies are my favorite to make and they are so super easy AND yummy!!

Robyn's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter (not margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well. Add...

2 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Mix, then add....

2 cups chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for exactly 11-12 minutes.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Yes, you all know that I love to scrapbook. (Thanks Linnea for getting me started 12 years ago!) Yesterday a friend and I were in charge of a crop at a scrapbook store for those who own Cricuts. It was a lot of fun! The best part of the day was when I won the Cricut backpack. I'm such a dork about things like that but I LOVE to win!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A girl and her dog

Even though sometimes Muffin is a little pill, we all love him. Especially Madelyn. I truly believe that that little puppy has become a part of her. She just loves him.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm such a weirdo!!

Yep, that pretty much about wraps it up. I love to be crazy & absolutely WEIRD!! Of course, in a tasteful way. I'm the loud one at get togethers, the camera hog, and the one who always has to make everyone else do crazy things. Like this picture for example. My friend, Karlee, was over for a few minutes and I MADE her take some pictures of me since I was sick of taking them of myself by myself. We ended up having a blast and I took some fun ones of her, too.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sweet Feet

Brayden is at such a cute phase of life. He loves to sing us songs EVERYDAY but his newest things is that he loves to try on our shoes and wear them around the house. It is so funny & cute!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New haircut and SICK!!

Here is a pic of my new haircut. I am going to try to style it on my own in a bit.

This morning I ran on my treadmill and then went to the gym to workout. While I was lifting weights I suddenly felt nauseous so I just packed it up and headed home. I thought that maybe I needed to eat and drink something. I have been fine this morning until about 1/2 an hour ago. I was doing stomach crunches when I suddenly felt very sick. I barely made it to the bathroom in time! I don't understand how I can have a stomach bug out of nowhere. I guess that is what working out and eating healthy has done. I didn't even feel this one coming!!! Now I am laying on my bed and totally vegging out!! Uggggghhhh! I had so much to do today, too!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Yes, Katelyn did the funniest, scariest thing in the world!! She decided to see if her tongue would really stick to a frozen pole in our front yard in the middle of an ice storm. Well, now she knows!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Baby, it's cold out!

For about 5 days it was sooo freezing outside. Today was one of those days. We all just bundled up and hung out in the living room, when the kids weren't outside loving it! To be a kid again!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Muffin in undies!!

This is what we found when we went to get Muffin today. He had apparently got into the clean laundry and somehow got himself in the girls underwear!!