Monday, June 29, 2009

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the GREAT dads out there!

We had a good fathers day. We went to the buffet with all of my available family. We ate breakfast on our first trip up.....BUT we were lucky cause our second trip we saw they had put out all the lunch/dinner items.....Chris was in heaven with the steak.....we ate and talked and hung out for a while. Then got some desert and hung out some more. The kids had their own table and loved getting all the food they loved and not having to eat the "yucky" stuff LOL! Grandpa was happy that we met up and enjoyed all the kids and company. Then it was time to focus on our star Chris. All he wanted to do was go home with some good movies and cuddle up in front of the TV for the afternoon. The kids loved it as much as we did cause we have been working so hard and have not been able to do a family night in a few weeks. Happy Fathers Day Chris!!!

My dad was up in the pine trees with my aunt Deb and enjoying the nice weather so I didn't get to see him till he got back that night. We had desert and just hung out. Happy Fathers Day Daddy!

Ok so I read my sisters Blog and thought WOW she has hit it on the head! She has such a way of putting things into words. The only thing I would add is that a father can be in you life everyday and have just the opposite affect on you. The father that has an addiction. Like an alcoholic. This kind of father is only destroying their child's future. Statistics say that a child that grows up with an alcoholic for a father is very likely to do drugs, drink, become violent and even suicidal. I know first hand watching my friend growing up with an alcaholic father and the things she goes through to this day just brings me to tears. I would hope and pray for all the mothers this year to open their eyes and by next fathers day stand up for their children, not be selfish and get these kids out of this mental or physical abuse. Strip these dead dads of their title! Dont stick arround because you "love them". Love your self and your children and GET OUT!

From the Boothroyd Blog:

With Father's Day coming up I started thinking about the true meaning of a Father. Out of curiosity I decided to googled it. First I googled:
The Definition of a father
1. The father is defined as the male parent of an offspring
Then Meaning of a father
1. A male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child.2. A man who adopts a child.3. A man who raises a child.
What do you think when you hear the word Father?
For me a father is SO much more than it's definition. It's not just the name but the actions. A father is a very important role in every child's life and every child deserves to have an active father.
As a child I was always close to my dad. I never feared going to my dad with a problem. I always knew I could talk to him. Something I always remember my dad telling us kids is a family that plays together stays together. We were always doing things together as a family. Not just with my mom but with both my mom and dad. From learning to ride my first motorcycle at about 8 to learning to drive at 16, my dad was right there guiding me. Things weren't perfect but at least I always knew I was coming home to both of my parents. Even most of my friends had fathers that played an active role in their lives. So, as I got older I realized how fortunate I was to have both parents. I met several people that had grown up with no real connection with their fathers. They always talked about how growing up they always felt like something was missing. Now with kids of their own they still all have one thing in common. They are determined to ALWAYS be there for their kids NO matter what. To be the best father they can possible be.
I am extremely lucky to have married an awesome husband and father. I know that he will always be there for our kids no matter what. What's more important in life than your spouse and your children. So you might ask...what qualifies him to be an awesome father. Just ask the kids what they think.
Kayla: My dad is the best dad. He always comes to my things at school. He fixes all of our bikes and scooters and watches us ride them. He makes popcorn and lets us eat it while watching a movie with us.
James: I love my daddy because he plays games with me and watches movies with me. He reads books with me and lays with me when I'm scared. Daddy takes me outside to play and shows me how to work on things with him. He said he might get me a chiuaua one day.
Haylie: Even though she might not be able to explain to you how she feels about her daddy, her actions show more than words could explain. When Haylie wakes up in the morning the first person she looks for is her daddy. She follows daddy like his shadow all day and even helps herself to every meal he has. When her favorite show comes on daddy is right next to her singing along. She loves to go BYE BYE with daddy to see the fishies and go out to lunch. In her mind he is only her daddy!
Notice how each one of the kids said something that he does WITH THEM!
Jimmy has a special relationship with each one of our kids. He cares more about our kids than anyone could imagine. Sometimes we lay in bed and talk about how we just can't imagine life without one of our kids in it every day. After looking into the eyes of your child how could
you ever abandon them and live like they don't exist. You know statistics say that 24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father. Crazy HUH! And we wonder why so many kids have issues. This statistic shows why a fathers involvement is so important.
Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. Studies on parent-child relationships and child well being show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
Thank you for everything you do for our me and the kids. Every day you plant another great memory that they will always have with them. Every day you give them the courage and strength to be themselves and that no matter what you will always be there for them. And most importantly you teach them about our Heavenly Father and without him nothing is possible. I couldn't have asked for a better husband and father. XOXO

This isn't the best pictures of Jimmy with the kids. As you can see they are not all willing participants for pictures. This was taken right before we left for breakfast on Father's Day. We met up with my grandparents, mom and sisters. We ate till our stomachs were ready to explode and laughed at all the crazy people around us.
Happy Father's Day to all those great father's. Enjoy every minute with your precious children, time doesn't go backwards. Once it's gone, it's gone!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It CAN get better than this!

Today I am not happy! Nick threw up and I have a ton of work I can be doing.......Last week Alexa got sick and found out she has Scarlet fever! The day before I took Brendon to the Cardiologist for his murmur and found that he has 2 plus a dilated left ventricle and his rhythm is off. He had to get a hulter monitor to record his heart doing all the normal things at home. So Thursday we got that on.....The stupid lady didn't give me any extra leads or pads sooo once he went out to ride his bike 3 fell off and I had no way to put them back on! I was not happy about that. I called and the lady said I can come back in the next day and get it replaced and all the spare leads to take for sure this time. I MADE SURE!!!! She was actually very nice and even gave him a vest thing to help keep the leads in place. She also gave me a chart in case they fall off so I know where to put them back on. We started talking and her son has the same thing as Brendon and told me that I need to watch Brendon close cause if he gets the scarlet fever he will have to be hospitalized cause he could die if not really careful with fevers and infection. So home to disinfect I went. We are swamped with work and I have to stay home with all these kids and keep them all away from each other! How frustrating! So I cleaned the living room and put all the kids in their own corners or spots and popped in a movie. Nick wanted to go to grandpas so I let him so he could stay away from Alexa. And here we are days later and he is throwing up and coughing and has a sore throat!!!!! So to the doctors I will be going, tomorrow. This is the life of a mother of 4! If he has the strep or scarlet fever I am locking him in his room with some snacks and movies cause I am going to stop this once and for all. This fever thing is no fun!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hook Up!

Ok so a friend of mine and Chris's cousin are both single and have alot in common so I invited them both to Peter Piper Pizza to meet and play with us to break the ice. Mighty fine idea I mush say! Here are a few pictures of all the fun! By the way they went out to a movie after dinner with us and hit it off nice!
They had so much fun and got a ton of tickets on the millionare game!
Getting Kylee to eat and then play was like pulling teeth LOL!

Holding on for dear life HA! Shhh it was a kiddie ride....
Kylee and I YUMMY!
Steve wanted to ride with her and she loved that
LOL caught ya!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Well the kids go to a Tots Unlimited and the girls their are great! They have so much fun and don't want to go home at the end of the day! We have been working long hours and the kids were there till 6. I came in and saw the older girls dressing up kylee and I said oh camera time!!! So I went out to get it and they had everything off when I came in so I could see them do it all over again.....OK so I just told them to do her hair again that was soo cute!

So then Brendon comes over with this basket over his head LOL!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Espee Park

We went to Espee park and played in the water! Yes, I did play too. Kylee wanted someone to play with and so guess who she picked.....Me! Michaela came and was Alexa's friend, Jason, Sanford and Billy came with Steve to play with the boys. They all had soo much fun they fell asleep on the way home :) Perfect plan for the night, clean in peace and watch a good movie.


Nick thinks I cant see him LOL


Can't catch me.....



LOL the water goes off and on like every fifteen min.



Friends having fun....

The war!


Monkey Brendon

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stamp Fun!

Today I treated my friend Lena to a stamping session. It was at Stamp Works, the store where my mom teaches classes.

We did 6 cards. They turned out sooo cute! The theme was friends so all the cards had to do with friends. PERFECT RIGHT?

Anyhow, if you want to do a class you can sign up and take
one, she does all kinds. Also does Copic marker classes and I am sure much more. Her class calendar is HERE. I'm going to put together a class so I can get all my friends/family together and do one. Cause they are that much fun! So beware mom --- and get ready for that one! YEEEAAAAHHHHH!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Goodbye 2008-2009 school year.....

Oh my, the year is over....I am soo sad its gone too fast! Today Chris and I went to the school to watch Alexa get her awards from 1st grade=) She received two for Social Studies, and one for being the only one in class to spot a sad person needing a hug especially her teacher. She is just talented that way. She can feel if I or anyone is sad and tried all she can to hug and make you happy again. LOL or she will cry with you =( Anyhow so she also received a diamond backs ticket for her reading goal and a free mini golf admission to golfland for this summer. I am so proud of her for trying her hardest this year!

Brendon had a busy week and just had a plain old goodbye party but we didn't get to go cause we had to go to work. But we made it to his class to give his teacher roses for being such an awesome teacher to him and also was Alexa's teacher last year. She is so sweet and good with the kids. I couldn't get a picture of him though cause he was being sooo shy and wouldn't get out from behind me LOL I am sure you all have seen that move!Now Nick we got to watch play outside before we had to leave and his teacher was sooo great as well and he was her favorite....Shhhhh cause they aren't supposed to say that HA! HA! HA! They I guess did their awards earlier this week and we weren't told so sadly we missed it.

So summer here we come! We are planning a trip to Texas to see Chris's Aunt and Uncle, Disneyland for our family vacation and Chris's dad may come down here for a visit. Chris would love to go to New York this summer but I would rather go for Christmas or New Years and see all we are missing.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nick's 10th Birthday

Well today is Nick's Birthday and we gave him the option to do what he wants....He chose to go to Carabbas for dinner and to see a movie "Wolverine". It was fun he wanted to bring his friend Isaiah so we picked him up and he stayed the night. They stayed up all night. I was soo tired I didn't get any pictures I was in BED! LOL! He had fun. We got him a game for his DSI and clothes. He is having a party on the 23. A boot camp party cause he loves camo and army stuff. It will be fun! Look for the pictures after the party!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Family FUN night!!

Well we decided one day to have a family day and go to dinner and a movie. It was fun! We went to Peter Piper Pizza for dinner and ate and played....

Then we went to Wal Mart and got drinks and candy to sneak lol into the theater. The kids thought this was sooo funny!!! Probably not the best thing to teach our kids.....breaking the theater rules but we were teaching them another valuable lesson and that was saving money! WINK WINK! They want like $4 for a box of candy that we paid $1 for at the store. Also we all got a soda or water and only paid $1 and they wanted $3 or more. But we did get some popcorn to make the mood! HA! Well Nick wanted to be a sneak of his own stuff and put his in his waist and I was gonna object and keep it in my purse but it was toooo funny so I let him cause I knew he wouldn't drop it LOL! So many people do it I am sure but whatever call us "bad to the bone!" We saw Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D it was cool and we are gonna see UP next.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Ok so I am dead tired and soooo full!!! We had a FIESTA tonight!!! I made fresh pico! YUMMY!!! Chris made the carne, straight from the market LOL! Their is only a few we trust and boy oh boy was it goooood! I just got done cleaning up all the left overs and that's gooood to! We are crazy busy now and all the work is flowing in. That's good cause I want to hurry and work all I can and get my summer off! If I don't get this summer off that will suck! It gets soo hot and painting outside in this heat is not fun. Just trust me on that one! Well off to bed I go I am beat from working all day and then cutting tons of pico and all the cooking......I didn't get to enjoy this holiday like I wanted to. Well that's what I get for being a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and daughter in law.....your welcome to all of you that stuffed your face for like 30 minutes on what took me all afternoon! HA! Only kidding I only expect a perfect meal in return. Ummm goodnight!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

April project fun!!!

Well we are making the chicken coop and almost done:) It is turning out good for not knowing what we are doing and nothing to follow. This coop is gonna be from scratch LOL! The chickens are getting huge and have a bunch of white feathers coming in. Sad to say they are getting ugly before they will be beautiful HA HA HA! Or maybe getting uglier Shhh I looked at some online and the ones we got arent the most beautiful but I guess we will just have to go and get some more he he he..... I kinda wanted the brown ones but they werent colored and Chris wanted them to be fun! We will have to get some more once the coop is painted and roof is on. That will be today for sure!

The kids and I started a garden this year. Lets hope the plants grow full and give us alot of fruit and veggies cause the damn prices keep going up! Plus, homade salsa sounds just delicious right now! I put some pictures up. I am getting green onion today and a few other things. I want to find some fruit trees cheep and big but the stores and nurserys want my first born! LOL!

From left: cucumber, yellow squash, corn, green squash, watermelon, cantalope, big tomatoes, roma tomatoes and in the little container I have some more roma tomatoes and bell peppers.