Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some people's kids......

I can't believe that some people let their kids play in parking lots..................

not my kid!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The importance of smoke detectors

I haven't posted in awhile because I couldn't find my camera for awhile and I have a hard time wanting to post anything unless I have pictures. Well I found my camera, but haven't looked to see what pictures are on there. We did have something interesting happen two nights ago that I thought was blog worthy.

I was laying down by Adam late one night trying to help him get back to sleep when I kept hearing popping sounds. I thought that one of the kids was up, so I went to see who it was. Well all the kids were asleep and as I walked down the hall to the kitchen I could smell smoke. I turned on the light and there was smoke all over the kitchen and there was that electrical burning smell. I was frantic and couldn't tell right away what was going on, so I run and wake up Dennis. We look all over the house and go outside to see if there is smoke coming out from anywhere, but everything looks fine. We figure out that it's somewhere in the kitchen, and we think it's the fridge. We unplug the fridge and pull it out. There are tons of dust bunnies down there too. After vaccumming and cleaning the dust bunnies, we look with a flashlight and notice there is a burnt, melted wire and black soot that is covering things. I didn't know that could happen with a fridge. We never plugged it back in, but I was afraid to go to sleep after that. Needless to say neither Dennis nor I got much sleep that night. What would have happened if I hadn't heard that noise and gone to investigate? I guess we don't have a working smoke detector. If I had been in my room with the fan going like it always is at night, I wouldn't have heard the noises.

So today I am on the hunt on craigslist for a fridge.

Just a plug for craigslist, I love it. We have a lot in our house that has come from craigslist. We wouldn't have been able to afford those things brand new. It has saved us from financing things, and we have gotten good used things too. We even sold our truck in one day on craigslist, it was great!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Caught up.....

Yay, I am finally caught up to our current year now!!!! I better keep up this posting pace or I'll get way behind again!!!

New Year's Eve 2010

Sometimes I forget that the year does not end at Christmas. We actually have another week to go. For New Year's we went to Darren and Cody's house and played games, had a marshmellow roast. Let me tell you, it was soooo cold outside that evening/night. The kids kept wanting to go out. I had packed some things for Adam and myself, but they got left behind unfortunately, so Adam had to borrow a jacket thus becoming our little princess!!

We stayed the night that night and ALL the next day too. Thank you Darren and Cody for putting up with our family for soo long.

Adam's 2nd birthday

I already posted about Adam's birthday. Here are some pictures.

Our family

I love any excuse to get a family picture. Damond and Adriana blessed their new baby Jacob the Sunday following Christmas. Dennis took pictures of them so I thought hey let's get one too.

We love to watch football

Christmas afternoon we loaded up and drove down to Yuma. I thought this was funny, if you can't tell there is actually a football game on tv, must have been an exciting one.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chrismtas 2010

We spent Christmas morning at home and Grandma and Grandpa Morrison came over! I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of them, but they were there!

Daniel had been wanting something new to wash his face, so Santa found something new he could try.

Allison likes to color and draw and is always excited for new crayons and girly coloring books!

Ethan and Cade like to play WII games and they needed new batteries for controler so Santa helped keep them stalked with both!!

Allison got this cute dress from her Aunt Teri!! Thanks Aunt Teri!!

Adam got some new cars and a car ramp!! He loves cars and got kind of possessive with them!!!

Daniel made us some pumpkin pancakes for breakfast too! Very yummy!

Scooby Doo where are you...........

Adam loves to watch Scooby Doo cartoons! He will walk around the house talking about Scooby and Shaggy and even called fruit snacks, scooby snacks!

At the train park there are various characters walking around taking pictures with the kids etc. Adam would walk around them in circles and watch them from a distance, but would not go anywhere near them, except of course Scooby Doo!! He did'nt even hesitate to give him a hug!!!

Christmas at the train park 2010

For the past several years at christmas time, we have gotten together with the Farar family at the McCormick train park in Scottsdale. Sometimes I wonder if waiting line for usually more than a half hour (and a lot of times, much much longer) is worth it, but we do have fun!

Winter Sing

Franklin West Elementary has school concerts twice a year, in the winter and spring. Allison sang with the first graders, it was very cute.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wow, I can't believe...................

that Ethan is 11!!! That' means not only is he and the rest of my kids are growing up, but that I'm getting old!!

Ethan has a very spunky (that's the word that first came to mind) personality. He loves to do and accomplish things and he likes to do them well. Even when he was little he never hesitated in letting us know if he felt he was being left out of something or if something wasn't fair. He loves being recognized and praised. He loves playing sports and is pretty talented at just about any sport he plays. Recently he played flag football and was the quarterback for the team both times he played. He is a great student at school and has lots of friends. He is very motivated and I think he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to.

He has some pretty good dance moves, but few people are honored to get see his moves!! I tell him he would be a great belly dancer!!

I love our Ethan!!!! I can't believe next year will be his 12th birthday and I will have 3 young men!!! Crazy!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My not so little any more cub...boy ....scouter

In the beginning of December Ethan hustled through his remaining requirements and earned his Webelo's AND his arrow of light award!! Yay Ethan!! Good job!! I kick myself because I did not have the camera with me outside, but we had a really neat awards ceremony for him with indians and flaming arrows and a bridge. It was pretty cool. He now moves on to the world of Boy Scouting!!

Just Because

I love these pictures of Daniel!!