Thursday, August 08, 2013

School is COOL!

I am thankful school is back in session, I like structure, bedtimes and a nice regular routine.  It has been such a fun summer- lots of traveling, cousin time, cooler weather in Snowflake- all around exhausting (in a good way).
Kloey and Klaire started school yesterday and it has been SO exciting for them!  Kloey is really teaching Klaire about all the rules at school- how to raise your hand before talking, don't run in the halls... you know all the important stuff.  Kloey is such a smart girl and loves to help.  This is Klaire's first year attending any type of structured school.  I am a little nervous for her because it is FULL day Kindergarten.  She is beyond excited to go and LOVED every bit of it yesterday.  I know she will do great, she might get a little tired, but that's expected. 
Jeff made the comment to me the other day, 'it's going to be so weird to have 2 in school, what are you going to do..?' (like I have so much free time now.... I still have 2 at home, and they are the hardest... AND i'm loosing my helpers....!!) WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?! Jax and Kels are trouble makers- I'm a little nervous.  But so far so good (its only been a day HA) Time will tell.
I love my sweet girls and I will miss them, but I am so thankful they have a great school to go to and wonderful teachers!


Mexico was a BLAST! I wish I would have slept better prior to the trip, but I am lame like that and very childish, I stay up all night thinking about how FUN the trip will be, then I am beat tired on my actual trip- it's a vicious cycle.... I don't think i'll ever break it, cuz I'm cool like that.
I hope pictures just sum up how awesome it was.

I absolutely LOVE my family, they are so much fun to be with- until next year Mexico... until next year.

Monday, July 15, 2013

a quick catch up

Coming up with a title for this post was a little ridiculous, I am ashamed for my lack of posting and just want to forget completely that it has been close to a year since my last post, so if you can forget it, so can I..... MOVING ON.
This past weekend we had the privilege to go up to Kanab UT and spend some time with all the Reidhead family.  Jeff's grandparents were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, SEVENTY years!!! What an accomplishment!  I asked them what the secret was, and Grandpa said to me while laughing, 'she says jump and I say how high?' and sweet Grandma chimes in and said, 'sometimes I don't even have to say it.. he just does it' and they both giggled to each other.  I have heard many of the older generation say that, and it just cracks me up- because its kinda true, I can't think of a time when Jeff followed my advice and things went badly, haha TOTALLY kidding!  But we do get along SO much better when he does follow my advice, and if it turns out badly- well we continue to get along so well when he doesn't point it out.... :)
  On our way home from Kanab we were making such good time, and I was loving that my kids were being good, it was actually quite a peaceful drive.  I was able to climb to the back of the van with a smile on my face anytime my kids dropped things (jax and his hat, toy car, spoon) you name it, I was in a good mood we were making good time.  Then we got into Flagstaff, found out an accident had happened up a ways on I-17, we thought a little wait won't be so bad.... yea.... it was bad.  When we were in the thick of it we had only gone 10 miles in 3 hours- the smile on my face was GONE.  But it amazed me how Jeff just knew where to pick up when I could not smile ONE more time for my kids.  My patient demeanor was replaced with short, harsh tones.  I just figured, 'if you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all'  so I got quiet, and prayed we would get home, so Kelsea would stop screaming, and Kloey could FINALLY go to the bathroom, and Jax could get unbuckled (Klaire was actually being really good, just hungry)  Jeff was so good with them, had them counting as high as they all could go, singing with them, and getting them all calmed down.  It just made me really think, that is what makes a marriage work, knowing when to pick up when the other person just can't, helping each other along the way.  Its all about being selfless.  I know Jeff's grandparents sacrificed so much for each other throughout their marriage, I know mine did too, and so have my parents and Jeff's parents-  no marriage is perfect, and it certainly is work to make it to 70 years.  I am just so thankful I have the perfect partner to help me keep going!  
  This summer already is passing too quickly, we have been up to Snowflake quite a bit, and plan on going again next week for the 24th celebrations.  My family is doing a Roosevelt trip this weekend, and Mexico in a couple weeks, and then school starts.  Klaire is so excited to start Kindergarten, and Kloey can't wait to show Klaire the ropes.  They are too funny together.  Kloey is honestly the best big sister, I am glad Klaire has Kloey to look out for her.   
....  Funny story about Kloey.  So I waited to potty train Jax until he turned 3 (late I know) but I wasn't ready, and he was SOOOO easy! anyway so I would remind in throughout the day, 'Jax don't pee on spiderman/superman/batman (who-ever he was wearing on his underwear that day) you will make them so sad'  and sure enough that kid was not about to make his super hero's sad.  Kloey was helping him get dressed for church, and he wears his White underwear to church, but on the rim of his underwear he had baseballs, basketballs and soccer balls..... so I over hear Kloey say to Jax, in the sweetest voice, 'Ok Jax, don't go pee pee in your underwear it will make your balls really sad' HAHA- I just about died.  Just love my sweet Kloey!
  Jaxon has the cutest lisp when he talks, I know he will grow out of it, but it sure makes for some cute things he says right now, like, the other day when he was approaching Kelsea and says, 'HEY KEoulS, wanna go to bad guy skool- I gotta a bucket of BoMBZ.' or when we were at church with my parents and he wanted to go sit with my Dad, and he says in a really loud whisper, 'I wanna sit by Granpa- because I LOVE HIM' too many cute sayings.
  Kelsea is kinda in a ruff stage right now, she gets really frustrated that we don't understand ALL of her jibberish, she retaliates in a HIGH pitch ear piercing death scream, its awesome. What we do understand is so cute, she loves to say 'I LOVE YOU TOO' and after hitting, she has learned to hug and say, 'I so Sorry' now if we could just teach her to NOT hit, I might feel like a better Mom.
 Here are a few pic of the reunion; Carnival games

 Dress Up Booth
 He wasn't so sure about dressing up at first....

 Now for the start of our drive home, so beautiful

 My other view when I wasn't looking out my window, I think I like this view better :)
 cute little munchkins watching Narnia
 and Miss got a decent family photo, woohoo!
I love Kanab, it is a beautiful place!
We did get a picture with Grandpa and Grandma at their 70th anniversary party, but its on Jeff's phone, I will post it when I get it.


Monday, September 10, 2012

To say that I have been busy is kind of an understatement....  for me anyway.   I can't believe it has been since Fathers Day that I have posted- crazy.  I don't want to give up the blog, but I can't seem to find the time to keep it updated.  I keep thinking things will slow down but they haven't (not yet)  I am giving up my shower time right now so I can post.  (Kelsea is sleeping and Klaire and Jax are stuck watching Leap Frog)

We had a busy summer FULL of Snowflake Trips, vacation to Mexico, lots of swimming at Caldwell Pond, Playing with cousins, camping, and reunion in Utah. 
Me and the kids stayed up in Snowflake for weeks at a time trying to escape the valley heat, we missed Jeff tonz, but couldn't help but have so much fun with our cousins.
In Mexico I took maybe 2 pictures before I dropped my camera and it broke. (that was in May) haha- yes I am awesome! It was kind of a cheap camera, but still the only one we had.  We didn't purchase another camera until August right before we went up to Utah for our Reidhead reunion, so we don't have any pictures of this summer prior to the reunion, its awesome!  oh well- life goes on. 

While I was up in Snowflake I started working out with Chelsea and few other awesome girls- they kicked my trash, but it was nice to finally get a good workout (its always better with other people) While I was there we started Insanity (crAzy) and I am proud to say I am still doing it!  I am on week 7, and it is HARD! Last week I was bad at doing it, Monday being Labor day and we were driving home from Camping- I didn't do it that day, Tuesday I had co-ed Volley ball and was still recovering from Camping so I didn't do it that day either- but I didn't finish the week out strong (cuz I cheated BIG while camping)  I will post my result when done- havn't had a whole lot of pound loss, but I feel stronger and things fit a little looser.

here are a few pics that I do have :) and I am making it a goal to post more often.

Grandpa Steve was supporting our Scottish Heritage and rocking the kilt! He was LeGiT

 Horse Shoe Toss

This girl has since grown 3 teeth in the funniest places, that post is for later

My kids had so much fun in Kanab, it is so beautiful there!
These pictures are from my birthday,
 yes.... This is how we woke up Aug. 14- awesome right.... NOT, I seriously don't know why ALL kids but Kels decided to get in bed with us- Jeff was making me breakfast- so sweet :)
Kids blowing out my candle (yes I am 1 (year older) and wiser too)
Haha, I just love this pic! Cutest little girl ever!