Monday, December 1, 2008

A few holiday digital freebies

Ok. I'm not going to start listing all of the freebies out there but one was linkware so, here are two sites with Christmas countdown digital freebies.

Hope that someone else enjoys them too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All before 10 am

Ellery was home sick yesterday. Today he had an orthodontist appointment at 10:10am. Since he missed yesterday I sent him to school on the bus even though he' only be there half and hour before I had to pick him up. All fine and good. I even started the dishes and laundry before I loaded Owen, Patrick, and Lillie up and headed to school on time. Owen and Patrick love to play on the bike racks. We even had time for that. But not to do it repeatedly as Owen would have liked. As I escorted him up to the school door Patrick fell down an bumped his forehead.

I went back to Patrick and picked him up in one arm and had Lillie in her carseat in the other hand whereupon I twisted my ankle and fell, scraping my knee. Someone was coming out of the school then and asked if I was ok.. I wasn't sure of the ankle status so I said I wasn't sure. She offered to carry Lillie I said ok and by then the school secretary had come out. So we all trouped into the office where they had the nurse's aid clean up my knee and give me a band aid. They offered ice for Patrick's head, which he won't keep on, and my knee and ankle which I didn't have time for.

Ellery came and we left for the Doctor's office- me wondering if 1/2 hour of school was worth all of that.

On the way to the office I clipped someone's newspaper box with my mirror breaking it. We were still on time for our appointment.

After the orthodontist we went back and found most of the broken bit. We are still missing a piece the size of a quarter.

While the docter poked around Ellery lost a tooth. But that would have been after 10 am.

So I decided that I wasn't up to taking everyone to the grocery store. Maybe I'll go after the big boys come home. Now it's nap time.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Patrick is 2!

Patrick loves his new basketball hoop that he got for his birthday. He shoots and shoots. He is a real ball boy. He loves all balls and is very coordinated for someone so young.

Grandpa and Grandmother Chambers and Aunt Emily and Talea came over for cake and ice cream.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tag I'm it (finally)

My cousin tagged me so here's my list. Becky, sorry I took so long to do this.

8 TV shows I love to watch:
The Amazing Race
Handy Manny
The Cosby Show (still love it- long live TVLand)
Scrapbook Memories (on BYUTV)
Iron Chef America
Ace of Cakes

8 Favorite restaurants

Potbellie sandwich factory
El Vaquero
Senior Antonios
Chipotle (It gets at least 2 votes)
The Grappa Grille (in St. Louis)

8 Things happening this weekend
Fletcher has a camp out
Connor has a play
Donovan is going to watch the playoff game (maybe)
Youth fireside
Choir keeps on practicing for Christmas
Central Ohio Emergency Response Communications Net

8 Things I'm looking forward to
Getting over this cold
No more phone spam regarding the election
Learning more about Photoshop Elements
Finishing Lillie's quilt
Reading stories to my boys
A call from Bradford
Getting the guest/craft room organized

8 Things I love about this Fall
My cute little kids
The fall colors
Fletcher and the boys preparing for a big bike trip
Knowing that Bradford is at BYU
Apple cider
Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin cookies
College Football

8 Things on my wish list
Getting over this cold
Getting past the Baby Blues (first time I've really had to deal with them)
Getting Lillie's quilt done
Getting Christmas projects done
That the Elections go the way of freedom and righteousness
Bradford finding a ride home for Christmas

I guess everything else is good. I can't think anything else.

I tag Lydia, Tiffany R. and anyone else that reads my blog and blogs. Anyone want to start blogging so I can tag you? Becky already got the rest of you.

Halloween pics

Here we have the Trick or Treaters. Ellery is Fear. His sign says, "Fear be afraid".

Patrick really liked his cowboy costume. The design made it hard to walk in though. His legs are the back legs of the horse. You have to hold up the head and front legs or you trip.

Lillie is a Scary Bat. This is at Trunk or Treat. She had a cold for Halloween and we didn't get any good pics of her that night. My friend Liz is holding Lillie. She held her almost all night which was very helpful as Fletcher wasn't there. Ellery had a different party to attend. Se we divided in order to conquer.

Aunt Lydia made this awesome Indian costume for her boys. This is Owen's second time wearing it. It looks better without the purple stripes he insisted on wearing on Halloween night.

The Purple and Black Striped shirt is his new favorite. It is one that Bradford wore. That is part of why Owen likes it. (Of course, everyone else wore it too.) We are lucky that the weather was relatively mild for both nights. Halloween was really quite warm. Still around 60 at Trick or Treat time.

For Halloween Donovan and Spencer dressed as Chipotle Burritos and got free burritos and then went to a party where I imagine they shed their emergency blanket wrappers.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Drive by Fall

All of these Fall photos have been shot from the car as we wait at the stop light taking Donovan to work. I love the Fall. I have always loved the Fall. During the last few years I have also come to more greatly appreciate the Spring - But I have always loved the Fall.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

I was trying to use the Open Shade that I learned about on to take some pictures the other night. I have a camera. I may as well learn to use it. I have cute kids that grow up way too fast but are still willing to pose for me, so here are a few pictures.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall up date - Connor

Connor has been running cross country this Fall. He is getting better and better. He had his best time at his last meet and was under 14 minutes for his 2 miles.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Drivin' in a car...

The other day we took Lillian to the doctor and while we waited the boys drove cars under the exam table. This is one of their favorite doctor's office games. Here their cars are side by side.

I think they had different destinations here.

This looks like a serious race. Or maybe just a serious racer.

Owen looks a little more like it's a ride in the park.

This looks like a happy driver.

Out of gas?

Lillie was healthy and well. So, it's all good. Another wait over and done with.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New habits

She also started to suck her thumb.

She can't quite figure out what to do with her fingers though.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Off to school

Fletcher took Bradford out to BYU last week. They stopped in Chicago on the way. They saw The Blue Man Group and went to the Sears Tower. I think they had fun.

When they got to Provo they opened a bank account, bought books, and got checked into the dorms. Off Into the big wide world.

Good luck, Bradford. You'll do great!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to School

Bradford is packing for BYU. We are also packing up his things from his bedroom. He also has a physical scheduled for today. He needs a meningitis shot.

Donovan, Spencer, Connor and Ellery Started school yesterday.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Watching the Olymipics

We are hanging out and waiting for Micheal Phelps to win his eighth Gold Metal.

I'm trying to figure out how this all works.

Here's a picture to test that feature too.

This is Lillian with Grandmother Chambers.