Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I am so grateful for a special mom who taught me so much about life and responsibilities. Who taught me the gospel; who taught me how to work hard and to never give up; who taught me that family is everything.... who taught me how to be a mom.
Thanks mom for being such a wonderful mother to me, such a sweet special grandma to my kids, whom adore you so much. Thanks mom for being you.... You are the best!!!
I Love You!!!
Posted by Tana at 2:42 PM
My sweet little Taeler got to spend her 7th birthday travelling home from California. We got home and had all the family over for cake and icecream. She wanted a bigger bike to ride to school, "Cooking Mama" and clothes. We celebrated her birthday with friends later. Out of all my kids Taeler has gotten the shaft on her Birthdays its either been storming so we cancel our original plans, I am having a baby, or we are travelling from somewhere. She has, out of all my kids had the coolest birthdays. Her first Birthday we had while we were in Hawaii. And her 5th Birthday, Nate had a client in town that had a plane so He and Jena took her on an airplane ride all over St. George for her birthday. She absolutely loved it and Madi was very jealous!
Taeler is such a sweet and fun girl, and has got a lot of quick wit, just like her dad. Between the two of them they keep us laughing. I've said before she is such a wonderful helper never complains for one second when i ask her to do something for me, she just says "ok" and does it, especially if it has to do with Landri. I am so grateful to have such a special little girl.
Happy Birthday Taeler!!!
I love You!!!
Posted by Tana at 1:40 PM
While we were in California without the guys Monica and I took all the kids to the San Diego Zoo. Our favorite part was watching the Orangutans. Luke was standing up against the window and Clyde (the Big fellow) bounced up and kissed the window in front of Luke. It scared him to death but the kids all thought it was great!
And yes my daughter is picking her nose.....
Posted by Tana at 12:30 PM
Steve is the eBay king! For Spring Break this year the kids wanted to go somewhere really great! We have a year pass to Disney Land so we thought we better head there to get some good use out of it. So Steve found this great deal on a condo in Escondido at the Lawrence Whelk Resort. It came with every amenity possible you would want for your kids. I would recommend this place to anyone! Steve didn't have the first of the week off and we decided to go with Jeff and Mo and there kids; and Jeff didn't have the first couple days off either. So Monica and I get this sweet idea that we are going to head down there with the kids, by ourselves and the guys would come out later. Me, driving in California!?!... And we did.... we piled all 25 of our kids in my vehicle ( which I wish we had a picture of cause it really was quite a sight) and we left. Poor Steve and Jeff watched us Sunday morning drive away and seriously thought it was the last time they would ever see their wife and children ever again. Thank goodness for Tom Tom... we made it there just fine. (with a few detours..) I think we actually did better than the guys coming out.
My kids loved the rock water slide, the splash pad and playground that was all right there together. Monica and I loved sitting by the pool, people watching of course (That was great!) and enjoying the fact that we didn't have to move and we could see our kids at all times and we could just relax and have fun!!
This is Luke for Ya!!!?!
Posted by Tana at 11:29 AM
Madi and Lainee for the last 3 years have been the best of friends. They have been in each others school class every year since 2nd grade. Every second they get or actually whenever I allow it, they are asking and having some sort of sale outside our house or down on the corner. They sale lemonade, pop, snowcones (which are the biggest hit!) and anykind of cookie, brownie or rice krispie treat they can find or make. They are so sweet and include Tae and Luke. Actually they make them do all the running around for them but they do pay them. ( a few coins?!... ) I am amazed at how much they have made some of the time. They have lots of fun and we love having Lainee around.
Posted by Tana at 11:14 AM
I lied... Steve wasn't able to take work off for Landri's Birthday. That is my favorite picture! She was so cute eating her cake. She had what she wanted and then started sharing with everyone. I can't believe my baby is 1!!! Steve kept saying we were done at three but I always wanted four. So glad I convinced him cause I can't imagine life without our little Landri Lou. She has been so fun and has stayed so little in fact she still isn't walking. Madi and Taeler didn't walk until they were 14 and 15 months. Landri will probably be 16 or 17 months. That's ok with me though I want her to stay little as long as possible so I can just enjoy her. She is so fun right now. She loves to give kisses; play with all the kids; and dance ( which looks like she is doing squats). She says mom and dad and thank you and cookie and cracker and Ma Ma for Madi and tries to say just about anything you try to get her to. It makes me sad that I will never have another baby... Just not so sad enough to have another one. She is perfect to end on. The day was great!, having everyone over for cake and ice cream and lots of fun!
Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!!!
I Love You!!!
Posted by Tana at 10:49 AM
k so back to where I left off six months ago. February 16th was my sweet hubby's 33rd birthday! I remember when my parents were this age and I really thought they were old! Don't know what I was thinking.... Time just flies by though. I can't believe we are in our thirties, and have four kids; one which is going into 5th grade, crazy.... Anyhow not the funnest birthday here, of course he doesn't ask for it off, he spent the whole night working so he could take off time for Landri's birthday, Tae's birthday and mine all which are in March. What a sweet man... we did get to spend the day with him though so went went to lunch and did a little shopping and then spent the night calling him and taking him lots of birthday stuff into work, and he was able to swing out to my parents for a few minutes for all of us to celebrate with him. I would have to say I am the luckiest wife in the world.... I am so grateful for the wonderful man my husband is. He works so hard for us and does whatever he can to make us all happy. Wasn't at the top of your list for birthdays... But there are lots more to come... I love you Babe!
Posted by Tana at 9:59 AM