Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fall Birthday's with the Morrison's!

Happy Birthday, Parker!
Parker turned 13 on November 1.
He celebrated with his friends Clayton, Leif, Chase, Devon, and Grayson.
Three of them brought exactly the same gift - Zelda Windwaker for the Game Cube!
He was so excited - now when one gets scratched, he has back ups. Apparently, he told all of his friends that they should give him that game as a gift. That's Parker for you!

Happy Halloween!!!
Riley and I were Pumpkins for the school parties on Friday.

Brynlee was a princess - how appropriate!
Spencer was a Ninja!

Carson was Darth Vader!

Riley was Pac-Man for trick-or-treating!

Happy Birthday, Spencer!!
Spencer turned 9 on October 12!

Spencer celebrated his birthday with his friends Hayden, Noah, and Jayden.

Happy Birthday, Carson!!
Carson turned 5 on September 1. We had a little party for him at the park with his friends Michael and Ryan and his little brother Riley!

Carson opened presents with the family, too - he got a scooter!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Summer 2009 . . . We went to visit my sister Carlene and her family in El Dorado Hills, CA in June. We had a great time swimming in their pool!

Riley warms up on the swing with his cousin, Carmen.

Carson learned how to jump in the water with a life jacket on!

A great shot from the back of Spencer jumping in.

Brynlee is a great big sister! She wanted to help Riley get comfortable in the water.

Say cheese, Spencer!

Spencer got sick on our 3rd day there. Turns out it was the swine flu. By Friday, all but 2 of our 11 kids had it. The moms and dads got it the next week. It really was not a fun sickness to experience!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Rilenator Strikes Again!

I love my little Riley so much! He's such a fun little guy. His two nicknames are
'The Rilenator' and 'The Grin Wreaker' because he wreaks havoc on so many things and he smiles the whole time! It can be difficult to clean up after him sometimes, but he is truly such a joy to be around!

"Riley, that really can't be very comfortable!!"

March 3, 2009

Riley decided this was the best place to take a nap. Good thing Mom was doing TONS and TONS of laundry that day!

Apparently, his nap was a really good one! Later that afternoon I was trying to scrapbook and I thought to myself, "Wow, Carson and Riley are playing so well together! They have been quiet for such a long time," which of course every mother knows is a BAD sign! Just so you know, there are many, many cards in Apples to Apples!

This room was one of two that were victims that day . . .

. . . this would be room number two!

We decided to worry about this at another time!!

March 4, 2009

"My ducky needs a bath!"

Riley carried this ceramic ducky around all day. He had a blast giving the duck baths in this crate several times. SO CUTE!!

A week later I was trying to take a nap (another huge no-no for a mom, hello!!) when I woke up to Riley saying, "I need a paper." He repeated that a few times till I was fully awake and wondered why he would need a paper. I was a little surprised to see the ink on his neck (later that day we found lots more ink on his tummy - he'd colored down his onesie) but the couch took the cake. Thank heaven for alcohol!! The rubbing kind, of course. It took all the ink out!! Yahoo!

Yes, this is the garbage can.

Do I need to say more?

Riley vs. the Treadmill:
the Treadmill wins!
March 30, 2009

I was running on the treadmill Monday morning while Carson and Riley were playing in the basement with me. I guess Riley thought there was a toy under the treadmill and he reached underneath it and the belt sanded off the skin on his forearm. We ran to the nearest Instacare, and he cried "I need a band-aid" all the way there. So sad!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Christmas Morning 2008

Here's a moment of (near) calm amidst all the wonderful chaos of Christmas morning!!
All right, so it's March. We realize Christmas has been over for a while, but it seemed like a good place to start. You'll have to be patient with us while we learn how to do this whole BLOG thing . . . look at us (ok, me, Christine) finally entering the 21st century!
We are excited to get this under way, hopefully we will be successful!!
Merry Christmas and Happy March 1!!