Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Volleyball Coach!

My brother Brandon and I got to be the coaches of Kalea and Bekah's volleyball team. It was very unexpected for both of us, but it was sure fun. Brandon did a great job, and I just stood by and cheered everyone on!

Zoo Day

Jody and I and all the kids of course tried our luck at the Denver Zoo on a free day. It was certainly a zoo...and there were animals too. It was fun though, and we couldn't have asked for better weather.
Our friend and neighbor, Garrett came with us too.
That makes 11 kids, and 2 adults! Slightly crazy, but the kids slept great that night!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Caramel Apples!

We made caramel apples at the Adam's house, as you can see, it was a hit all around!
Jody, ever creative, showed us how to make these "mini" caramel apples. The kids loved it!

My Birthday

My 31st birthday was great. Tom and the kids made me breakfast in bed. They gave me a BIG huge birthday card and a bunch of yummy chocolates from "Mountain Man." They know how to make me happy. :) Then Tom surprised me by taking the day off! It was a Friday and the kids didn't have school, so we had a 3 day weekend. It was beautiful weather, so my family met us at Panera for lunch, and we ate outside on the patio. My mom made me my favorite favorite cake ever...german chocolate! Ono! Nobody makes it like her. Then my parents watched the kids while Tom and I went out. I felt so loved.:)

Poor mister Jett fell the night before and hit his head on the corner of the railing. He had a pretty good gash that we butterflied together, but as you can see, it was oozing the next day. :(

Me, re-enacting blowing out my candles, since it didn't get caught on camera the first time. I'm such a nerd!

Keani 4 months

Baby Keani, smiling and showing off her baby blues.

Toilet Papered!

Here is our house after some friends (Kinslows!) t.p.ed us! It was funny because we were watching Jody and Kevin's kids while she was in the hospital after having the baby. The kids come bursting into our room on Saturday morning and say "Mom! Dad! You have to look outside! There's toilet paper everywhere!" It was in a scared, something-is-terribly-wrong voice. We both started laughing and explained that someone just played a practical joke on us. When we told them it was probably one of our friends, they seemed to calm down, then proceeded to go outside at 7:30 am and play in it! One of our neighbors is a Korean grandma that speaks almost no english. She was outside looking at us like we had maggots crawling out our ears! She came over and asked, "The children?" I said no, our children didn't do it, and tried to explain that it was a joke. No harm. I need to learn Korean apparently. She obviously couldn't understand why we were smiling about it!

(No we don't have 2 minivans, we were just using the Adam's van for transporting all the kiddos.)

The kids even played the "mummy" game with it!

Girls lunch out (and kids!)

Before Katie and Kasey left to go back to school at BYU, we had one more girl's luncheon. Bev was sick that day and we were sad she couldn't make it. We went to Panera and had a fun time as usual. Then we went to Jamie's and made hair bows for our cute little girlies. We sure miss Kasey and Katie's family. Jett especially misses his buddy Cody. These pictures of Jett and Cody and Tali are so cute! It's so cute watching them learn how to be friends and laugh at each other. Love it!

Nataliya ("Tali"), Jett, and Cody

Future bff's! Isabella and Keani

Jett LOVED feeding Cody, and they both thought it was hilarious!