Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thank goodness for blogs...

So I've had one of those mornings/nights when there's nothing else to do but cry, laugh, take some video, and of course, post it on your blog!
So last night was the usual craziness with dinner, homework, bedtime stuff, etc. Tom had been gone all day for work and then Young Men's activities at church. To boot, his car wouldn't start. So I pile the kids in the car to go get him right after dinner. Tim Dickman picked him up on the way home from his work though, (thanks Tim!) so I turned around and came back. But right after YM, he has to go back to the work parking lot with my dad (bless him) and try to get the car to start. (Having a car towed didn't exactly fit into our December budget...)
Kai would NOT go to sleep, Kalea had extra homework I was trying to help her with because she had missed school for being sick, along with the rest of our family, we ALL have colds right now. Lovely. Jett would not stop crying all through me trying to help her with her homework. On top of it I am in charge of and was trying to plan Kalea's class Christmas party. I kept telling myself, "Don't lose it, keep it together man!" Little did I know the fun was just beginning.
I finally got to bed and couldn't go to sleep 'cause I was coughing so darn much. Kai kept waking up crying for no reason, ( so I thought) and he wouldn't say what was wrong, so I just thought he was having a bad dream or something. I finally start fading when well, you know what's coming... every frazzled story has a dab of puke somewhere in it. So ya, he is wheezin the juice all over his bed, (sheets which I just changed, mind you, due to a pee accident the night before). I clean him up and put him in our bed with a towel and bowl. (I love sleeping with those in my bed personally, don't know about you.) I get the job of cleaning up the chunkies, which smells great, all the while I'm coughing and hacking away with my stupid cold. Why did I pay for flu shots?
Tom gets up and goes to work, but calls me shortly after leaving and says the car isn't working and he's gonna try to get to a shop, which he does, but then has to wait outside for 45 min. 'til it opens. While it was getting fixed I needed to get Tom and take him to work. So I'm hurrying to get Kalea to school on time, and get all the kids loaded up, (still in their pj's.) (Don't worry, Kai had the bowl on his lap just in case.) It's snowing like mad, of course, which, normally this time of year I love, but today just didn't need. We're all ready to walk out and CRASH!! The Christmas tree falls down! Out of nowhere! Just to go along with the theme of the day. I'm just happy it didn't catch a kid on the way down. So there's ornaments shattered everywhere, water everywhere, Kai is crying 'cause it scared the poop out of him, and we gotta go!
I considered not going home after I got Tom to work, just because I didn't want to face the chaos. But being that I looked like H-E-double and the boys in their pj's and Kai with a throw up catcher on his lap, I figured there was nowhere to go that would welcome our clan. While I was cleaning up the broken tree and ornaments, it entered my mind to post this on my blog. And THAT made me smile for the first time that morning. :)
At first I wished all these things didn't happen, but then what stories would I tell? :> I'd love to hear about all your crazy days too, I know you have 'em! Thanks for reading about mine!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Lists of 4

4 random things I like about my husband:
1.He makes me laugh, even when I'm super mad.
2. His blue eyes.
3. His dimples when he smiles.
4.His hands, don't even get me started.

4 jobs I have had
1. receptionist
2. assistant tech producer
3. piano teacher
4. softball pitcher (hey, it paid the bills)
(5. MOMMY!!!)
4 Movies I have watched more than once:
1. Elf (it's great any time of year)
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Every Disney movie
4. Ace Ventura (know it almost verbatim)

4 TV shows I watch:
1. American Idol
2. Prison Break
3. 24
4. The Office

4 People who email me regularly (depends on regularly):
1. Jody
2. Arianne
3. volleyball people
4. My mother-in-law

4 of my favorite foods:
1. Chicken Devan
2. Chocolate
3. Jody's pumpkin bread
4. Chocolate

4 Places I would like to visit:
1. Hawaii always
2. Fiji
3. Tahiti
4. Church History tour

4 things I am looking forward to this year:
1. CHRISTMAS!!!! (I'm like a little kid starting right after halloween...), seeing all of both families is so fun.
2. Thanksgiving
3. hopefully a new house
4. Watching Jett's "firsts"

4 People to tag:
1. Arianne (unless you've already done this one)
2. Jean M.
3. Lacey my cousin
4. Bev

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So I wanted to add a family picture to the top of my blog, and it came out huge, can anybody tell me why? Come on all you experienced bloggers.... tell me how to fix it!


Halloween was fun as usual, aside from Kai throwing up right before we went trick-or-treating! He still wanted to go, so Tom took him to a few houses on the street. As you can see, Kalea was a spanish princess, Jackson was Iron Man, Kai was a dragon, and Jett a pumpkin. I even dressed up per request from some friends at church, who said I should be Pocahontas, and Tom found an Indian costume that wasn't hoochie mama, so I did. Good times. I helped with the kids' school parties. To tell you the truth, I'm always glad when Halloween is over so the real holidays can begin!

Field Trips

Tom went with Kalea and Jackson on their class field trips. They thought that was so awesome. Kalea's 2nd grade class went to the Four Mile Historic Park, where they learned about Pioneers. At one point, the teacher asked Tom to carry the basket full of lunches, and Kalea announced to everybody, "My daddy is so strong!"
Jackson's Kindergarten class went to the Children's Museum. They had a great time also. Jackson's favorite room was the train room and the nature room.


As you can see we have yet another addition to the family, a grey kitten the kids named Diego. The cat does not lack in attention! He's had his turn napping with everyone in the family, even Tom!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Funny Kai

So I have to tell a story about Kai. He says the funniest things. Yesterday I was in my bathroom getting ready, and Kai comes in and starts using the toilet. He was just sitting there after doing his business for the longest time, and I finally said, "Kai, get down and pull up your pants." To which he replies, (in a pathetically hoarse voice because he's had croup), "Mom, will you just give me some privacy?" Just to be sure that's what I heard, I turned around, dumbfounded, and said, "Did you just ask for privacy?" And he said, "Yes, can you give me some privacy?" I busted up and called Tom right away. What 2 yr. old says that? He's a live one!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My kiddos--my life!

Jett in his halloween getup
Cousins and best buds: Jackson and Ty. They played on the same soccer team. This is Jackson's first trophy! Way to go Tigers!
My birthday lunch at Hacienda's. Can you say fried chile rellenos....yummy
I asked Kai if he only used the markers on the paper, he said "yep!"

Adams and Fobert family craziness

PLD's-- Poor Little Dozers
PLD's--Proud Lounging Dad's

PFS--Pretty Fly Sistahs

Jett and Hallee, they linked arms! Future wedding video material!

The "big kids"

Whadda ya know, more PLD's--this time it means Pretty Lazy Dorks

Goblin Valley Camping

Tom and KaiWe went to Goblin Valley in Utah, (it's kinda near arches). It was so fun. Wendy's family met us there, as well as my Grandpa Johnson, Kasey and Katie, and Devin. Dane and Jamie's fam was there as well as my mom and dad. Here's some pictures of the fun.
Aunt Wendy, Sydney, Miki, and Kalea
We were all laughing so hard at Kai during this trying-to-get-his-pants-up-after-peeing-in-a-bush episode. After camping we have to remind him that when we get home we have to pee in the toilet again!

Jackson loves 4-wheeling
Me and Tommy boy out on the trails together, I told him to take me somewhere "easy", let me just tell you I'm lucky to be alive today. I'd hate to see where his idea of "hard" was.

This is such a cool picture of Kalea I think, and you can see the whole valley behind.
Me, Jett, and Kai

Grandpa Johnson and Kai

My handsome boys

Kai, Jett and JacksonKai fell asleep while eating his ice cream!
The Jetterbug, at almost 2 months

Sleeping angel, he looks like Kai's baby pictures in this one

Kai absolutely adores his little brother. This was too precious. One of those mommy's-heart-is-gonna-burst moments.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jett's Blessing Day

It's official: Jett Douglas Fobert

We enjoyed having Mutti and Abba for a visit for the blessing. Love you!