Friday, February 27, 2009

Blue and White Day

So here are the boys on Blue and White day! They both wanted to have their faces painted like Bobcats--our school mascott. I think I did a pretty good job considering I used the school T-shirt to do it from and I did it all in about 10 min each kid. I took me longer on the first than the second.

Frans is probably too little to get his face painted like this because he is so wiggly.

We have purposefully not cut their hair because we wanted it to stick up for today. I think its funny that Owen's hair is actually quite curly--and yet all the girls are pretty straight. We hardly ever let his hair get so long so normally Owen's hair appears straight. I personally think his hair looks cool. We had fun!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spirit Week

Owen and Frans are participating in their elementary school's spirit week. Today was costume day and they each came up with their own get-ups! I love their imagination. They could of gone as like spiderman or batman but no they came up with this stuff out of our costume bag. I thought they did a great job. These two boys always make me laugh. They love spirit week! I will have to post pictures of them on Friday too as they have some impressive plans for wacky blue and white day. I sure have to be on my toes these days.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mikaydi's Birthday!

Yesterday we celebrated Mikaydi's Birthday, she is 3! It seems like just a few days ago that we were so scared that she wasn't going to make it. I am so glad and blessed that Mikaydi is here and part of our family today...we love her! She is always so happy and smiling. She has the sweetest personality ever--always wants to play with everyone and pleasant to be around. She is very imaginitive and loves to get "into things" with Molly. Those two are best friends or not talking to each other. One of her aunts says, "she reminds me of the sun, she is so sunny and bright all the time." It has been fun to watch kaydi grow and her personality develop...she is an important part of our family! Happy Birthday Mikaydi we love you!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Too Tired!

Okay so I have been recovering from my death least I hope I am on the recovering end of things. The problem is I am still so tired that I keep making little mistakes through out the day. Like I left a comment on Pearls blog and spelled stuff wrong, forgot where I put my cell phones, forgot where I put Jax's diapers (I just bought) so I had to buy some more, I think I forgot to add something to Mikaydi's cake because it is flat--oops! I can't remember which bills I paid on line and which I haven't...oh and don't forget to put sugar in the juice--it tastes bad I know from experience. I have apparently forgot how to do math--can't seem to help Haylee today--its pretty bad when you stare at 7x8 for twenty minutes trying to figure out what the answer is. I only hope that my cold is gone sooner than later--for the sake of my family....I hope I don't food poison anyone!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tag Your It!

8 TV Shows I enjoy watching:
1. Biggest Loser
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Gilmore Girls Reruns
4. Man V Food
5. Amazing Race
6. The mentalist
7. Man vs Wild
8. Private Practice

8 Things that happened yesterday:
1. Came home early from work because I was sick.
2. Slept--took a nap
3. Read a book
4. Watched my kids completely destroy my house.
5. Tried to figure out the "challenge" for primary kids
6. Went to Wal-Mart to get medicine for Jax and I
7. Laughed
8. Tried to calm Mike's worries (scout pies, messy outside, reunion...etc.)

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Mikaydi's Birthday on Tuesday
2. Reunion this summer--seeing the Hokanson's
3. Starting a new book
4. Jax feeling better and sleeping through the night
5. me feeling better and sleeping through the night
6. Summer
7. Going to Jens' play next week with Mike (ooh a date)!
8. Thanksgiving in the Fall---getting together with the Yorgesen Fam.

8 Things on my wish list:
1. to find my missing shoe (perhaps Mikaydi or Molly did something with it?)
2. to find my missing cord for my phone (two girls I predict hid it)
3. Finding time to scrapbook
4. an Alaskan Cruise with Mike
5. a family vacation to disneyland
6. maid service (I'm with Sally on this one)!
7. a scrapbooking weekend with my friends
8. my laundry to be all done at the same time--I don't think this is possible

8 Things Mike did yesterday:
1. watched TV
2. fixed washer machine
3. fixed girls light
4. tried to get the tractor going
5. fixed the a/c heater unit
6. cleaned the utility room
7. watched a movie with me
8. made the kids lunch!

8 People I Tag:
1. Kattie
2. Trish
3. Mike
4. ShaRee
5. Debbie
6. Stacy
7. Karlee
8. Pearl

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Molly's Question

So today for Sunday dinner we were sitting at the table and talking about just everything. Suddenly Molly asks, "is this the cow's butt?" (she was holding up a piece of roast). Everyone gets quiet, except Owen who is trying hard not to laugh. We tried to get her to tell us where she heard that from but she did tell us. She kept asking over and over and finally Mike told her, "its the cows rump, yes." Molly takes a big bite and says "yumm." Who's crazy kid is she?

Valentine's Tag

♥ How long have you been together? 12 years in April
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? A few months
♥ Who asked who out? He asked me.
♥ How old are each of you? He is 37 and I am 32.
♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? Mine just because of location.
♥ Do you have any children together? Six
♥ What about pets? We have had
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Colors of walls
♥ Did you go to the same school? Yes College
♥ Are you from the same home town? No
♥ Who is the smartest? I am...sometimes
♥ Who is the most sensitive? I don't know
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Chinese
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Hawaii
♥ Who has the craziest exes? He definitely does...I only dated sane people.
♥ Who has the worst temper? Me
♥ Who does the cooking? Me
♥ Who is more social? Definitely me...he gets anxious
♥ Who is the neat freak? He is inside but doesn't complain because he doesn't want to do it himself.
♥ Who is the more stubborn? He is.
♥ Who hogs the bed? He does.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? He does when he has to work...I do when he doesn't.
♥ Where was your first date? Watching movies in the cold shed at the land...he wanted to warm me up.
♥ Who has the bigger family? He does 8 siblings tons and tons of cousins
♥ Do you get flowers often? Very rarely...he thinks there a waste
♥ Who is more jealous? If I have to pick someone probably me...but neither really.
♥ How long did it take to get serious? A couple of weeks...we knew it was different right from the start but I was in denial as I was kind of dating someone else.
♥ Who eats more? Him.
♥ Who does/did the laundry? I do--he tries and shrinks clothes.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? Me
♥ Who drives when you are together? He does the control freak.
Tag! You're it!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spa Day

Today I took Haylee to the spa for her birthday--which is tomorrow. She got a facial and her eyebrows waxed. She also got her ears pierced! She was so cute all day long--a bit nervous and excitement mixed together I think. I have to say I thought there would be more dramatics when she got her ears pierced but she handled it really well. She just squeezed granny's hand and there was a little teary eyed but no crying or anything. After she got her eyebrows waxed we asked her what hurt the worst and she said "getting my ears pierced". I was glad to here that because she is going to have to go back and get her eyebrows waxed again someday and I don't want her to remember it as the worst thing of the day. We also went and got a pedicure and was a fun girl day! I can't believe how much Haylee is growing up and how well she handled everything.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Here is a picture of Haylee's last time to go to cheer camp for Connell. She loves it and would like to take a cheer/dance class so we will see about that later. Haylee turns 11 on Saturday...I can't believe how big she is getting. She is such a sweet girl...beautiful on the outside and the inside too. We always have such a good time going to the basketball games--I think next year we may have to get a family pass. I love to watch the football too. Go Connell!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Lucky you!The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Grandma's Gift

So Grandma Hokanson is visiting. She does this point reward system that when you earn enough points you get a prize. Owen's prize was a screw driver. Mike said, "Just don't take anything apart." Next thing we know Owen has unscrewed the sheet rock in Haylee's room (we are just building it). I caught him in the act when I realized they weren't going to bed...I open the door and there Owen is with an incredibly guilty look. I am just glad he didn't get enough unscrewed that it fell down and broke...that would of been bad. The thing is Owen a few months ago got a pocket knife from Granny and Papa Yorgesen and the next thing we knew the strings on the bales of hay were cut...did he learn anything at all? Is this just a boy thing? Thank you Grandma for the gift....I think...or maybe not...I am a little concerned about sitting in any chairs-just in case Owen got them first.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two Little Tornados

Okay so Molly and Mikaydi--WOW! Who knew they could be so tornado like...all the time. Any of you having kids out there do not I repeat do not have two girls a year apart. I mean yesterday it was puzzles being knocked down from the closet then picked up and put into the same box. Do you know how long it takes to seperate 400 pieces of like 3 different puzzles? I'll tell you it took forever. Molly is the "boss" and Mikaydi hates it. After about an hour or two Mikaydi finally cracks and it is like WWF wrestling mania--except girl style. Then Molly always comes back to me and tells me, "Mikaydi doesn't like me!" I try to explain that maybe she shouldn't be so bossy but apparently that is just to hard for her little 4 year old mind to grasp. I feel like I bounce from mess to mess to mess! It is twice as bad when they seem to be getting along and their quiet...wait a minute they are quiet right now...Oh they are just playing with knives and matches (ha). Yesterday they decided to take all of the cans off the pantry shelf and make with blocks. Molly has also decided that if she takes someone's shoes outside with her she can throw it to the dog and make a run for it. Then he doesn't chase wonder no one has matching shoes anymore.