Sweet Gavin is almost completely done with this whole potty training business. HALLELUJAH!!! Anyways he woke up this morning with a dry pull up and takes it off so he can wear his "big boy" underwear today. He grabs a cute pair and starts twirling them around on his finger, smiling the whole time. One of his little basketballs catches his eye and he puts the basketball in his underwear and shows me. "Silly Gavin balls don't go in there!" I say to him. "Yeah they do mom, my balls do!" He says. My THREE year old. He knows he has "balls?" Oh man! The big brothers are in so much trouble when they come home! :)
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Our newest addition is officially going to be called Cooper!
He has been such a great little pup so far! And easy! We all just love him. Cooper has not nipped, or barked at all. He goes potty outside regularly and is so sweet with the boys.
**An extra special THANK YOU goes out to Paul and Laura who had no hesitation in letting us use the same name as their sweet little boy. We wanted to double check and make sure they were okay with it and they laughed at the thought that it might have been offensive to use the name. Thank you SO MUCH for your understanding. We LOVE you guys!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Hey ladies. I am having a Pampered Chef party this coming Saturday at 7pm at my house. I have sent out most of the e-mails officially inviting you. I still have some more to do this afternoon. But, I wanted to let ALL of you know that you are ALL invited to the show.
Valerie, the Chef lady, is going to make a YUMMY snack for all of us to sample.
If you cannot attend and would still like to order something please go to: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/valerieblake. Click on ORDER PRODUCTS and then type in my name, as the host. Pampered Chef delivers anywhere in the U.S., so if you don't live close to me that's ok!
Hope to see you all on Saturday!!
Posted by Lori Thompson at 9:14 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009
There are so many times I walk into the boys room while they are sleeping and I am shocked by the way they are sleeping. One time Will was lying on stomach with his butt way up in the air. Other times Tyler and Jackson limbs or head is hanging off the mattress. Or they are totally curled up all weird with their head all the way back. It looks to uncomfortable, but they are all snoring away. Gavin and Jackson snore the loudest. Louder than an adult! No joke! All children are like this. They sleep so weird and crocked, but it doesn't seem to bother them at all. Especially in the car, their heads and necks are so jacked up. So funny! To be a kid again.
Here is sweet little Brigham totally asleep in a totally funky way.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I am sitting at my kitchen table right next to my 2 dozen long stem white roses. They smell so wonderful! We went out to lunch yesterday which was a lot of fun. We haven't had lunch out in a very long time. we played games on the Wii and then I made a very delicious dinner for all my little Valentine's! The boys and I made some yummy cookies for dessert. Scott was very sweet to me all day, like he normally is, but kept reminding me how much he loved me and kept wishing me a happy Valentine's day. We watched a cute romantic movie together after the kiddos went to bed and then he gave me a nice little massage.
Thanks babe! Happy Valentine's day to all!
Happy, happy, birthday Gavin dear....Happy days will come to you all year! If I had a wish that it would be, a happy, happy birthday to you from me!!
Gavin turned 3 years old on Wednesday, February 11th. We celebrated it on the 12th because Scott was out of town until then. I made him an extra special breakfast and then he choose lunch also. We ran around doing a bunch of errands and he was as good as gold. We then had to go to the book fair at the brother's school and everyone there remembered and wished him many Happy Birthday's. It totally made his day and he couldn't stop smiling! It was real cute. That night for dinner we went out to pizza as a family and had a great day. We all sang to him many, many times during the day. He always got all excited about it.
In the morning he was taking a bath and I heard him singing happy birthday to himself! It was so cute. I ran and got the video recorder!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
OK. This year was a little crazy when it came to Christmas. We usually, (okay always) go to Santa Barbara to be with my mom and spend the majority of the holiday vacation with her. This year we decided to go to the snow and PLAY! Scott and I did NOT want to hall all the presents across the states so we opened them all on the 23rd. It was fun and a little strange. Christmas #1.
We arrived back home form a wonderful vacation with great weather, and awesome family fun. My mom sent a couple huge boxes a couple weeks later full of Christmas presents. Christmas #3.
Brigham was a little skeptical of Elmo and Grover at first but really loved the dancing and singing Valentine's pig Nana got.
When Gavin opened the bag and saw that it was Mickey, he just stood there and held onto him like it was his long lost friend. Gavin sure loves Mickey.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
We also had over Steve and his wife Jen and their 4 kids. Steve is such a little comedian and had us all laughing continuously. We snacked on food, and chatted about the old times, while all of our children played together! It was fun to hang out with some old friends and it was wonderful to see our children playing so well with each other!
What a GREAT lookin' group of kids! That's a lot of little blessings.
Posted by Lori Thompson at 2:08 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today was a very special day for my sweet little Gavin. It's his 3rd birthday party. He choose a cowboy theme with a Diego cake! Go figure! We started the party off with the kids drawing their own "Wanted" signs. We hung them up in the "Sheriff's Office". We did that until the majority of the children arrived. Next was drawing the vest that Scott cut out for me. They turned out real cute. Again, the children seemed to enjoy having a little scribble time. We stayed inside for the next activity. We have this cute little shooting range came set up with a "Shooting Gallery" sign right by it. Each child had a turn and we posted their scores on the sign. Next, we went outside where we had a bail of hay and we took pictures of each child with the Birthday boy. Inside the bail of hay I pushed in a ton of change for the next activity. Each child had a small bag to collect their change in. We cut the ties and let them have at it. The totally destroyed the bail of hay. That was a lot of fun, but very dusty and stinky. The kids enjoyed it. Next, we had a Boot pinata full of candy. Each child took a turn starting with the Birthday boy all the way to Will. A few pieces came out when he hit it. We asked if any of the parents wanted a turn.....none of them wanted to. So I took the small stick and gave it a few good swings. The boot flew open and candy pored out. You know you have too much candy when the kids are done collecting it in the their bags and there is still candy on the floor!
HAPPY Birthday GAVIN!!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I have needed to go bra shopping for sometime now, but it's always too complicated toting around 5 boys all the time. Yesterday Scott was home for a couple of hours, this was the right time to run out and get some of my errands accomplished!
I picked up the three big boys from school and off we went. I did warn them before hand though. I told them I needed to do some errands and if they didn't want to come with me they could take the bus home instead. They all wanted to come so off we went on our way. Post office, library, Half Price Books, Ross, and then to the mall.
I went to a store I usually buy my bras at and warned the boys a few minutes before hand what I was needing to buy. We walked up to the lingerie area and all three of the boys just stopped cold in their tracks. Will's eye's got all big and said, "There is NO way I'm walking in there!" Jackson just stood there and laughed shaking his head. "Come on boys, mom needs a new bra. I'll be really fast." I said trying to convince the boys it was really no big deal. Tyler reluctantly agreed and Jackson followed still giggling at the variety of bras I had to choose from.
I was looking through the sizes of the one I needed and right next to me are the bras that are padded and look like there are boobies already in them. Tyler pocks at it. Jackson is immediately modified and tells him, "You can't touch that!" Tyler shoots back, "I'm not toughing the private part, I'm just touching what holds the private part!" With that Jackson left the bra and pantie area to hang out and wait with Will.
Tyler stood close and kept looking around at all the colors and styles as I kept shopping. It was pretty funny. After I asked who wanted to hold my small bag for me and again it was like asking the boys who wanted to hold some poo in their bare hand. Will freaked out, Jackson laughed shaking his head and saying, "not me!". Tyler looks up at me with a cute little smile and says, "I will mom!" I guess next time I'll go by myself. :)
Posted by Lori Thompson at 11:46 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Oh, man! I can't believe I did this! I've never done thins before!
But this morning I have been crazy busy getting some vinyl order completed, working on my boys book fair that's coming up and doing normal everyday things. Brigham, who is almost 11 months keeps walking into the computer room where I am trying to work and unplugging my computer! So, I put him in his high chair with some candy! AWW!
I know I am totally terrible. I have never done that before with the other brothers. A small little Dumb-Dumb. He LOVED it. He was happy. I was happy.
Please tell me I'm not alone and you've done this before!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Aww man! It was so exciting that we made it to the SUPER BOWL!!! The Cardinals, to the super bowl! A-Maz-Ing. It was a fun and very entertaining game. We almost had them! There were a few DUMB little mistakes that cost us the game. Bummer. Towards the end there we were all screaming and jumping around the living room. We must of looked like crazy people. The kids would stop and just look at us funny. It was cute.