Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sometimes my kids are funny. Sometimes they are just plain weird.

Jaxon wakes up from his nap, and has a poopy diaper.

Savannah: "Mom, can I change Jaxon's diaper?"
Mom: "Sure."
Savannah: " I can't wait to see his poop!"
Mom: "WHAT? You want to see his poop?"
Savannah: "Yeah, it's COOL!"
Mom: "You like to look at poop? Okay. "
Savannah: "Pew! That is stinky. It's exciting but stinky."

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

California Vacay- Part Deux- Day 1 of fun

We arrived in California and checked into the Portofino Inn and Suites (for anyone looking at a Cali vacation, we were able to get the large suite, with 2 beds, as well as bunk beds, for $78 a night and it's right next to Disneyland). The kids were excited that there were bunk beds. Remember when that's all it took to make your day?

The next morning we headed to Magic Mountain. So. Dang. Fun! I know you really don't care to hear all the details of each ride, but basically, Mason was the only child tall enough to go on all the rides (but there were some the first day he didn't dare go on, but the second day, that boy took 'em ALL!), so when we headed for rides to big for the little ones, one of the 4 adults (or 2) would take the kids for a while and let the others ride away while they took the kids to the kiddie rides. It worked out so well. And thanks to the time of year, there were NO- read that again- NO lines! Quite often they would just let us re-ride. Kiana, my niece, was the bravest of all! She is 8, and this tiny little thing but she loooooved all the roller coasters. She was furious about the ones she couldn't go on! It was amazing :) The weather was in the high 60's, so we did wear coats most of the time but with jackets on, we weren't cold at all. In the afternoon, we really didnt even need jackets.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mason's Exciting Night

I will let him tell the story. Check out his blog at He loves getting comments, or new followers, of course *shameless plug* so go find out what he is so excited about and leave him some luv!

Monday, January 19, 2009

California Vacay- Getting there

I'm sorry I haven't yet blogged about our trip. I have been sorting through the photos and it's taking me a while :) So I thought I would blog it a little bit at a time.

Day 1: Everything was packed and ready to go. We dropped the baby boys off at my Mom's house and drove to Pocatello where we met up with my sister, Miriam and her family. We moved everything over into their van and headed to Vegas baby!The kids were great on the long, 10 hr (ish) drive. We had 3 laptops, a DVD player, and webkinz for them to play. They were so happy to see each other that we had no issues with them at all.
We got into Vegas very late, checked into the Stratosphere, and wandered around town a bit. We went to the Bellagio and let the kids see the fountains, and hit a few other places while we were out and about. The next morning, we got up, took the kids to see several more places. They thought it was very neat, and learned quickly about "don't look!" at just about everything on the strip :) Savannah would say, "Don't look at that huh mommy? Don't look at the naked bum" Eek! I'm from Rigby. When we see buses passing by, it's school children, not something you wouldn't even want your school children to know exists.

Savannah, Dan, Me, Mason, Jeremy, Kiana, Miriam and Keegan

I was so happy that I was able to meet up with my friend Heather for lunch while we were there. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe. The kids loved it, and I loved getting some time with Heather!

On the way out of town, we stopped at the Silverton where they have the Mermaid Aquarium. The girls thought it was the most amazing thing ever! I think they liked that more than anything else in Vegas.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am a Nine

My friend Carrie posted this on her blog, so I gave it a shot. Hit the nail on the head. This is me to a T.

You Are 9: The Peacemaker

You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others.

Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict.

You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come.

Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm.

At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world.

At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies.

Your Fixation: Harmony

Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict

Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are

Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.

Friday, January 16, 2009

And another deal for ya...

After finishing up the aforementioned girl shopping *HOLLA*, I was wishing I could do the same for my boys. Turns out, I can :) Some of you know this (Tatiana, I finished my purchase and came on here to blog about it and saw your comment, so you and I are on the same page today!), but Old Navy also has a coupon code for an additional 50% off. The code is EXTRA50. I got $259 of stuff for $66. So check that one out as well, if you wish. I'm feeling goooood that it's January and Im nearly done with next Fall's school shopping! Heads up that the site is running VERY slow due to the traffic, so be patient.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

AWESOME deal on little girl's clothes

For those of you with girls sizes 6-18.

Limited Too (which is now Justice) is having a great sale, and there is also a 50% off coupon code. You can use the code on clearance merchandise, including clothes, accessories and even Webkinz. I just did a lot of Savannah's school shopping for next year this way. I love their stuff but it's usually so expensive that we don't buy much there.

I got- brace yourselves.....

$857.46 retail price of merchandise for.....

wait for it......

$153!!!!!! YAAAAAAYYYY!

Here are a few of the things I got, and then you get the code :)

Retail price: $99.50

Sale Price: $39.99

After Code: $19.99

Retail Price: $24.50

Sale Price: $8.99

After Code: $4.50

Retail Price: $39.50

Sale Price: $19.99

After Code: $9.99

Retail Price: $46.50

Sale Price: $19.99

After Code: $9.99

Retail Price: $29.50

Sale Price: $12.99

After Code: $6.50

Retail Price: $59.50

Sale Price: $29.99

After Code: $14.99

Retail Price: $29.50

Sale Price: $11.99

After Code: $5.99

Retail Price: $36.50

Sale Price: $19.99

After Code: $9.99

Retail Price: $28.50
Sale Price: $13.99
After Code: $6.99

Retail Price: $22.50

Sale Price: $13.99

After Code: $6.99

Retail Price: $28.50

Sale Price: $14.99

After Code: $7.50

Retail Price: $46.50

Sale Price: $19.99

After Code: $9.99

I also got a some basic shirts, henleys, a dress, a headband, a couple of Webkinz.... Anyway, very good deals, lots of selection, and such cute clothes! A lot of them only have a few sizes left, so I would hurry. I wasn't able to get some of the things I wanted since they were out of Savannah's size.

So here is what you do:

Go to

Click on sale/clearance

Click on the left hand side on clearance (the sale stuff is listed first, clearance under that)

Select the category you want, buy whatever you want. At the end, enter coupon code 649, and it will take 50% off your purchase. That's it! So go ahead and get a head start on your school shopping and save yourself some moolah!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

When you're own voice comes out of your children's mouths

How often do your kids say something and you swear it was you speaking? My daughter probably does it the most, but Mason does it often as well. Usually I get a good chuckle. And occasionally, I get a glimpse into how it must sound to listen to me all day :)

Yesterday, I was getting gas at the gas station, and Savannah was with me. We were sitting the car waiting for it to fill up when a guy started to back up and he got kinda close to the front of my car. I mumbled something under my breath, and Savannah looks at the guy backing up and says, "DUDE! SERIOUSLY!" I guess I've said that a time or two ;)