Wednesday, July 30, 2008

All dressed up.

Here are the girls wearing new outfits and some dress up jewelery they got for b-day presents from their cousin Mikey. They also got little hair pieces. Way cute!

Travis' enlistment

So my brother Travis enlisted in the Utah National Guard yesterday. He is in the 141st Military intelligence unit. This is the same as my older brother Brent's unit. In fact, Brent is in Iraq and he did Trav's enlistment via camera over the internet. Brent says an oath and Trav repeats it. Since this is the 6th brother from my family enlisting there were reporters there. So that was
kind of funny. So thanks to Trav for his service!
In the first picture you can see Brent on the t.v on the left, and Trav is on the right. It was pretty cool.
Sami is getting on camera so that she can talk to uncle Brent!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy birthday Sami!

Sami is 4 years old today! Wow, that went by fast. To celebrate we went with Jennie, Meggie, Lincoln and Troy (mom, dad and katie too) to Kangaroo Zoo. It has a bunch of the bouncy blow up toys, and slides and such. The kids, and myself too, had a great time! They didn't want to go home. For some presents Sami got: A fairy wand and crown, a guitar, a barbie doll, and a barbie movie. She is very excited about them all.
Sami loves fireworks and enjoyed playing with sparklers yesterday.
Sami is my sensitve child. Katie is totally the boss of her, and one word from her, can send Sami into deep despair, or hysterics. This is rather unfortunate. But she also is very motherly. She always makes sure Beckham is taken care of. If he cries she always has an idea of what the reason is. She'll say, "He just needs some milk mom." Or something to that effect. She loves cheese, and yogurt, and sunflower seeds. She loves to dance and listen to music. She also plays a pretty wicked air guitar, and head bangs quite well. She is so fun, and is learning so much. She is excited to go back to school in a month, and talks about it a lot. She's my Samster the Hamster and I love her!

Monday, July 21, 2008

My little Becky

Here's Becky, or Beckham as a crossdresser. He was naked and cold, and it was too tempting to grab Katie's dress and put it on him. He had a run in with the corner of a dresser. Ouch!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Proud Army Sister!

O.k I want to give a shout out (yes I just said that) to all the awesome men and women serving in our military. (even the coast guard!) Especially to my favorite military personel, my brothers. As many of you are aware, I have 5 of 7 brothers currently serving in the army or amry national guard. My 6th brother, Travis, will be joining in a week or so. I can't even express how proud and thankful I am to these great men. Two of my brothers have served in Irag, with one still being there. To see my brothers leaving their wives and children behind for Iraq, or for their various training and drill and such, is so inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. To miss your childs first steps, first words, moving young families across the country away from any and all family. I can't imagine these sacrifices. Whether you agree with the war or our nations' leaders' and their policies, there is no doubt that our military personel are sacrificing greatly for us, wherever they are. I love running into soldiers at the store and such. I am sure they think I'm crazy when I come up and start asking them questions. I try to use as much of the cool lingo that I've picked up as possible. The soldiers are great and all, but let's not forget who made them possible. That would be the mothers' and fathers and spouses. My parents and my sis-in-laws are also heros to me. They sacrifice much in supporting their soldiers. I just wanted to say thank you to my brothers, their wives, and their children for their willingness to serve. I am proud of them, and humbled by their examples. My greatest wish is to join and serve with them, but that isn't possible for me at this time. So, I am a crazy, rambling person, and if you see a soldier- Thank them! Hooah!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Beckham!

O.k so it was Beck's first b-day yesterday! He is such a big boy. He is close to walking full-time and is slowing getting his molars. (oh fun) He can say a few words. I know you don't believe me but he says: momma and dadda, hello, cracker, quack, and ear. Now, cracker and quack sound pretty similar but he uses them in the correct situation. He loves talking on the phone, following his big sisters around, and eating! He is such a happy little guy, with a huge smile.

He is always getting into something, and has recently been throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way. Which is cute, for now. I can't believe he is already one year! It went by so fast. He loves eating pretty much anything, especially if it is what I am eating. He loves peppered beef jerky. Crazy I know!

He is such a boy. I can't believe how different he is from the girls. Very mischevious. Not that the girls aren't, but he is just on a different level. He heads for exactly where he shouldn't be the second he gets a chance. He is always climbing on or under things and getting stuck. He is a master at getting through all my barricades. Such a cute little rascal! I love my little Hammy!

Not for the faint of heart!

Ok this post will have some "gruesome" photographic content. So here's the story. Both the girls have their ears pierced. Sami was sitting with Aaron tonight and he looked behind her ear to see if her skin was dry, and thought her earring looked kind of weird. So I took a look, and was pretty distressed by what I saw. The post was bent, the back was on crooked, and her ear had grown to almost completely cover the back of the earring. It was all crusty, and red and swollen. I simply could not believe that she hadn't said anything about it. So basically the problem was that the back of the earring got pushed on past the catch on the post, and the post got bent. Then her ear basically ate the back. Ouch. It looked so painful and horrible. She was such a trooper as I tried to get the earring off. I got the earring off and put it in the trash, and she started crying cause she really liked her dolphin earring. Well, then I noticed a faint dolphin shape being carved into the front of her ear lobe. So here's pictures. Sorry there is no pic of it with the earring still in, I was concerned about getting it off at the time. Although, I wish I had taken one now.These pictures really don't do it justice?.? It really was horrible. So hopefully it will heal without closing completely. So check your girls ears if they are pierced!