Saturday, February 26, 2011

If you make it through this post, you deserve a thank you and a brownie!

Before I move forward I feel like I need to go back and catch up on what we've missed. So, what's happened since Daisey's birthday in September? Well, there was this little thing called Halloween in October.
WONDERful costumes!

Fun crafts!

Yummy treats!

And Crazy Hair Day!

A new stove!

Because I broke our's....

Oops! It looks like I took a sledge hammer to it, but really I was standing on a chair trying to reach something on the top shelf and the chair dumped me off!Our land lord was not happy.
In November:
There was a random deer just hanging out in our yard.

And then....SNOW!!!

Maggie and Ari

Ari, Daisey and Maggie

Adeline, Noah and Lauren

Isaac and Ethan

Danny and Val


And more cuddles!

Our "Thankful Tree"

And turkey crafts!

On to December!
On the 13th our mancub turned 8! He's getting so big!

Why he's wearing pajamas at his birthday party? I really don't know. But, it's his birthday so he can wear whatever he wants!

James, Isaac and Andrew

Ari and Ethan

Yay presents! Ethan, Logan, Maggie, Isaac

Isaac requested an "Outer Space cake". I tried my best. It was a pain in the butt! Never again!

But, he was happy.

He made his own rice crispy bear astronaut!

Which reminds me,Isaac says that when he grows up he wants to be an astronaut OR a hamburger cooker. This future astronaut and/or hamburger cooker got a real tool box filled with real tools for his birthday. He was thrilled!

What do I love about the holidays?
Trimming the tree

Countdown to Christmas

Christmas stories

Holiday crafts

Family dinner parties

Children singing Christmas songs

Daisey playing "Joy to the World" on the piano.

Holiday goodies!

And for a delicious sugar cookie and glaze'frosting recipe go here

Christmas Eve
New jammies and ornaments

Bedtime stories

These faces on Christmas morning

How did Santa know I wear deodrant now?'s a mystery...

Mohawk hat!

The kids' big present this year was a Wii. After months of enjoyment I must say that Santa made an excellent choice!

New Year's Eve
Happy 2011

Our new year's "feast"

We made these awesome hats and glitter glue firework "paintings".

Daddy wasn't feeling so hot, so we spent our night like this

They made it to midnight. Barely.

Up next, on January 3rd our baby turned FIVE!

January was busy. We celebrated nearly a month later at Chuck E. Cheese aka Bliss for children/migraine for parents.

But look at that happy face!

Alan and Aundra were able to share in the fun!
(I have no words for this picture!)

January means back to work!

Don't they look thrilled?

As you know from my previous post, my grandma passed away on January 8th. It's been really hard but I'm comforted by memories,family,

My children snuggled up in Grandma's quilt when they're sick (we've had way too much of that the last couple of months)

Grandma's out of this world delicious banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

A memory book I made for my grandma's funeral, including this letter that Isaac wrote to Grandma. It makes me cry every time I read it. What a sweet little boy.

I turned 31 the first of February.
Woah! That's a lot of candles!

Gifts from my children. Oh, they know me so well!

Going on a birthday date! Dais insisted on taking our picture!

"Someone" turned SIXTEEN on Valentine's Day but she doesn't want her picture taken so this will have to do!

We celebrated Maggie, Val and my birthdays at the most amazing Japanese restrant (that I can't remember the name of!) with our friend's Jess and Augest and their girls. The chef cooks right in front of you. It was a lot of fun to watch but it was almost more fun to watch the kids. They were pretty excited about it!

Next up is Valentine's Day!

Aren't I a great cook?:)
And that about sums it up! Like the title says, if you made it through this post you deserve a thank you and a brownie!


Shirley said...

I love it! I just realized why I love looking at all your pictures, besides your adorable kids, it reminds me of my family growing up! Three kids, two girls, one boy. Your kids always look like they are having so much fun (besides the homework picture lol) and everything you plan for them is amazing. You are such a great mom! And when can I come and get a brownie? :)

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

Oh thanks Shirley! But, trust me, they're not always happy! Lol! And if it means you're coming to see me I'll get started on those brownies right now! :)

nate_clarlaw said...

I made it AND loved every minute of it! Brownies please? :) Also, I have a little gift for you!! It's silly really, but my sisters thought you'd get a kick out of it :)

Eric and Brynn said...

Loved it! So worth it and yes I want my brownie now! Love ya!

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

Made brownies tonight. Come over all.

April said...

If I had 1/10th of your creativity or energy, I'd consider myself a great mom! You're amazing! Please don't ever tell Zoe what she's missing out on...

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

Oh stop! Zoe couldn't ask for a better mom! And, I should admit that half of these creative ideas come from my children! Just wait until Zoe can google "Valentine crafts" and demands that you do them all! Lol!

Diva Daisey! said...

WOW!that is a lot of writing I have a really good mom that apple cider just let me say YUM!That was a great job on Isaac's cake.Val is geting older and she sure is having a hard time.Mags is five so it adds a little more sas and love. And let me say Isaac's fishtank asome.It is sad gandma is gone it hearts a lot Isaac's note is toching and cute.The Halloween costumes were asome.That's good i'm not sick anymore.I like school but it is hard work.New years eve was a loong night i'm just saing.And you are geting older but you still look young.And that Japeneese resterant was the most coolest resterant i've been to.