Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Elation hit the house on Christmas Eve- when Jordan and Whitney announced that they are expecting! I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!!! I am so very happy!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Secret part- I watched a show called The Secret Millionaire last night and I cried for an hour! I was impressed with the GOOD that people can do when they literally have nothing! I can't tell you all about it- you should see it for yourself!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Then as we are leaving Pajha grabs Jameys hand and asks "Do you have a baby in your tummy?" Jamey laughs and says "no". Pajha cant drop it there- she then says "well you should get one in there so it can grow"- Jamey still laughs, Maybe she is hoping this will end if she doesn't respond. No such luck! Pajha then tells her "I know how to get a baby in there. My mom told me. You just need a Futon. Futons make babies. Do you have a Futon?" Poor Jamey! And I am wondering WHAT her mommy is teaching her!?! (Just Kidding Kerryne- I know they have minds of their own!) BUT as we drop Jamey off at home Pajha rips off her seat belt and announces she is going into Jameys house to see if there is a futon so she can SHOW her that babies are in them!
Oh MY! Pajha cried when she didn't get to escort Jamey into her house!
So please watch out for those futons ladies! (Unless you want a baby!)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Last night Jordan picked up Jayce to play with him for awhile. Ross and I used this chance to bring Christmas in and get it wrapped and stored. I didnt get to wrap the Wii- Ross beat me to it-
Jordan brings Jayce home. Baylie, Jordan Jayce and Ross and I are sitting in the front room and somehow the Wii comes up- Jordan has played a few games on it and enjoyed them. I turn to Ross and say- does our Wii have that? (WHY DO I DO THESE THINGS?)
He did not respond. But my sweet Baylie caught on quite quickly and now she knows- we are getting a Wii! Luckily Jayce has not a clue as to what a Wii is- so he can still be surprised!
Monday, December 1, 2008
It hurts! I was asked to bring the simplest pies possible- I didnt even make my own pie crust- I bought the pre-made, frozen kind. So simple- But I can mess up just about anything! I placed them in the oven on a cookie sheet, just as instructed, with the most beautiful fork poked designs ever, and I washed a sink full of dishes (which for me leads to a very wet front!) while they baked for 10 minutes. I pulled them out and stuck my big belly right on that 425* cookie sheet! Thats one sweet burn and I believe this one will leave a scar!!
Jordan said-" Thats what happens when you start getting fat!!" I love that kid but sometimes I still have the urge to spank his butt!
Friday, November 28, 2008
The day began for him with Pajha and Kelcey jumping on the bed to wake him up! Pajha proudly announced that Jayce grew during the night! He is so much bigger now because he is 5!
We sang to him at pre-school, and had a few friends and Ross's family over for pizza, cake and ice cream! Jayce wanted everyone to know that you dont officially turn 5 until you have blown out the candles! Thats good information to have! In that case I should be about 25- since I havent blown out any candles for a few years!
Thanksgiving was great also! The Christensen side got together for family pictures. This is quite an experience when mom and dad have eight kids and those eight kids have husbands/wives and kids of their own and some of those kids have spouses and kids of their own! It was crazy but worth it! Thank You Shontell for getting that arranged for us!- Dinner was nice also! I decided when the food was ready to let those hungry men go ahead of me- I thought it was a good choice! It turns out that I should have shoved my way to the front of that line! The sweet potatoes were gone- the stuffing was gone- - Drat! I learned a lesson- Dont feed the men first!!!
I was forced to eat veggies and fruit salad and great pasta salad (yum!)- and to make up for the fat I might of lost by not having the stuffing and yams- I ate 1/2 of a pie by myself!! That'll show 'em!
On the GOOD NEWS side of things- KELCEY IS A GRADUATE!! She finally finished cosmotology! She will take her state test in January! Good Job Kel!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am just babbling at the walls!
My husband even walks out of the room when I start talking!
The children are called by a combined phrase of names that do not necessarily exist-
BayKel KelBay PayJayce JayPey - I have even heard Kerryne call Satan-- actually wanting Peyton! So maybe its a good thing that nobody listens!
The feeling is similar to the Christmas morning feeling! The kids are overjoyed- total excitement overload! The house is a disaster- with no hope of being straightened in the near future- the adults are exhausted due to the endless energy of the children!
Somehow I think we will manage to truly enjoy the time we have together and when they all leave it will be the after Christmas feeling- the bummer, so sad, why did it have to end feeling!
For now- babbling at the walls is beginning to feel rather normal! When I do escape home alone- I become dangerously silly! I went to Maceys to pick up some groceries- all by myself- I felt so lucky! Grandma and Grandpa had invited Jayce to play with them at their house and everyone else was gone- so I am at Maceys with my grocery cart and I am singing in my head one of our new pre-school songs- Skip around the rosie- and I find myself skipping with my cart down the isle. I would have been very embarrassed had there been an audience- but the only spectator was a cute little old man who smiled and seemed to understand! Still- I think I will avoid the public alone! When you sing and skip and babble with children- you seem normal! Alone- that's a different story!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Okay- maybe it is not so organized- but definately chaos!
Just to give you an example of the daily going ons-
Today I came into the office to find Kerryne standing on a chair acting like she is driving and Jayce and Pajha are both talking with their "outside voices" AND Jayce is hitting Kerryne on the legs. I CLAPPED my hands and said "GET DOWN!"
So of course Kerryne jumps down like a scolded child.
What I meant to say was "Stop hitting your aunt"- it just came out all wrong. SERIOUSLY!
Later, Kerryne and I were talking and Jayce comes in and announces that he has brushed his teeth again for about the 30th time today and I said "glad"
thats it- just "glad"
-- Maybe I am going crazy!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I had to pray before I voted- I am so uninformed and I dont know who is the best person for for the job- but its done.
The rest of the day was full of family and fun. My sister Kerryne and her two kids are living with us for awhile, so Jayce is on excitement overload! I had plans to spend the day with Kohen and Pajha and Jayce. My brother Cameron also lives with us and had the day off. While Kerryne and I and the kids were gone to get Bay and Peyton from school, some kids came to the house to play with me! Imagine that- nobody has came to the door and asked to play with me for years! Cameron answered the door and had no idea who these kids were and why they would want to play with me. Turns out it was my nieces and nephews from Ross's side- so they came and joined the fun! Morrison, Merrick, Wellya, Fania and Allora. Thats 8 friends- if you count Jayce- Then Kelcey comes home and she is wanting to go car shopping. She has a hard time saving money so she has been giving me the cash and I have been saving it for her. I put it in a special place. Then she found that special place so I had to put it in another special place. She wants it NOW! I cannot remember where that special place is- BLAST IT! I search and search- I have friends over- I dont want to search anymore right now, but Kelcey is crying and upset- How could I do this to her???
So I go upstairs and shut myself in my closet and say a prayer- I need some serious help. I am loosing my mind and my "friends" are in need of some intelligent supervision- The real issue is that Kelcey needs her savings and I am personally resposible for loosing a large amount of cash-- Please help me remember where it is! And this amazing thing happened! I knew- I saw that special place- I knew before I had even finished praying! I calmly walked out of my closet and went to that special place and took the cash out and handed it to Kelcey- she was shocked- she thought this would be like the christmas shoes I bought her 7 years ago and still have not found.
I have had prayer answered before but never so easily and so sweetly! All I had to do was ask! I am a lucky lady!
Monday, November 3, 2008
20 years ago: I was a 22 year old mother of one cute little boy, Jordan. We had a small home in Sandy. I was in the Primary Presidency and was really learning alot and loving our ward. I was also coming to terms with the possibility of not being able to have another child and undergoing surgical procedures to remove scar tissue- cysts- whatever else could be found that should not be there. I was a lucky lady to have been able to have any children at all- I never dreamt that I would have 4!
Ross was searching for his dream career. He worked for the family business but also went to school at night. He would have been working on becoming an EMT at this time which eventually lead to his career as a Fireman.
10 years ago: I had 3 children- Jordan who was 11, Kelcey 8, Baylie 4. We have FINALLY finished our home in murray and Ross was probably cooking up plans for some addition. I was still serving in the Primary- Different ward- Primary is and was a really great place to be. Ross would have been in the bishopric- soon to be High Council and then Stake Young Mens Pres. I was also called to the Stake Primary Presidency about the same time. It was a busy life for this family. We worked super hard at doing all the "RIGHT" things- Family Night- scripture study- famliy prayer twice a day- meetings coming out of our ears- soccer, basketball, dance class, baseball- Now when I see the cute young families going through a similar time in their lives I just smile to myself and think- BEEN THERE! I am officially too old to do that again! It was wonderful! We have great memories- and we learned so many wonderful lessons! Work wise- Ross had been a Paramedic for about 4 years and went from his 24 hour on shift- 24 hours off- to working days and teaching Paramedic courses- Home every night- What is a woman to do with a man who stays home every night. The kids and I had a schedule- a routine- "I" was the boss-- things were a bit touchy for awhile, but we worked it out. I let Ross think he's in charge.
5 Years ago: THE SHOCK OF MY LIFE!!!
I had been working at Liberty Elementary tutoring. I loved my job! I loved that I had the same schedule that my children had. Baylie is 9-Kelcey 13- Jordan 16. I have one child in each school-elementary, Jr high and High school. Life is sweet! I had not been feeling well for a few weeks, that turned in not feeling well for a month- I call my doctor who has been really great through years and years of female problems and he says "lets do a quick blood test to start with then go from there"
I go in for the blood test- And I get the phone call the next day- Mrs. Fowlks Your test was positive- I ask "Positive for what?" Oh, mam- you are pregnant. I instantly started to cry. I had suffered miscarriages, I had hurt for years from "knowing" that there was a little boy waiting to join our family- AND I HAD GIVEN UP YEARS AND YEARS AGO! I had moved on- I was done! This could NOT be happening to me! I had been "Medically Induced" into menopause- This was a miracle that was unexpected and at that moment it was too much for me to handle! I cried alot! But it all worked out just fine! Jayce was born- He will be 5 in 23 days! And we cannot imagine life without him! What a blessing!
I am also serving on the State PTA board. Its alot of meetings! And a great way to be informed and involved in- well- everything!
3 Years ago: Jordan was 18 and Graduating from High School! Yeah! Kelcey was 15 and giving us all kinds of heck! GRR! Baylie was 11. Playing soccer for a competiton team and loving life! Jayce was 2- fun age! Fun times. Honestly- I never thought that I would say this but I loved life right then! Jordan always had a group of boys over that were "my boys" and they were messy and they ate everything in sight and I complained constantly about them- but oh how I loved them and I miss those days! Jordan was dating Whitney Earl and we were so grateful that he had found a really special girl to spend time with! Kelcey could be trying- and honestly I prayed so much for her- and for me- it takes such love and patience and forgiveness and hope and faith to raise children! And I am so glad that I have her! She has taught me much!
Still on the State PTA Board- still alot of meetings and a great way to be informed and involved-
1 year ago: Jordan was a married man and looking to purchase his first home. We love Whitney. Kelcey was attending cosmotology at Echelon Edge part time and still being a stinker about high school. Baylie is in Jr high- 13 years old. Still playing soccer and doing very well in school. Jayce is 3- I am working at Copper Creek Preschool twice a week. This works well for me. I can have Jayce with me and we both get out of the house. I am in the Relief Society Presidency- something I went into kicking and screaming- its just not "me"- But its becoming very, very dear to me! I love the women in our ward! I learn so much from them and I am so incredibly blessed to be serving them! Still on the state PTA board- I am informed and involved and I have met the best people and had great experiences- but I think this will be my last year!
Today: I LOVE going to the gymn- so I am so happy that I got there today! I still work at the preschool-3 days a week now! Baylie has a soccer game tonight- its indoor- and they call it Footsal! Kelcey is looking for a new car- any one want a 1987 Thunderbird?? Its a Classic! She has 40 hours of cosmotology left- but she'll skip class for the silliest reasons! Ross is working days again and will possibly stay days until he retires. I still let him think he is the boss! I am still in the Relief Society and loving it!
Tommorrow: I plan on VOTING! And then Jayce and I are playing with my Niece, Pajha and Nephews, Peyton and Kohen for the day.
Next Year: Maybe I will be a Grandma????? No- Jordan would not like me to think that!
Jayce will be in Kindergarten and Baylie will start High School- How wierd is that? I guess I will be doing PTA/ room mom all over agian!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Probably best told in his own words.
Days ago I went to "that place where I had no cavities." I liked it there and "that Guy" said "good job on brushing your teeth Jayce. Keep up the good work. You should brush whenever you want- morning, day or night!" I like "that guy" and even I woke up at like 3:00 in the morning and said to my mom that I needed to go brush my teeth because "that Guy" said I should do it whenever I think about it!
Mom thinks she needs to have a little CHAT with that Guy!
When I brushed my teeth on Sunday I remembered about church and I told my mom and dad that I dont wish to be FOO-WISH.
DUMB STARES- what the heck is foo-wish?? Ross and I have no clue but that doesnt stop him. Keep in mind his mouth is full of toothpaste and a toothbrush during this lesson- he was difficult to understand!
I should say my prayers and brush my teeth and then I wont be foo-wish. I should do good things- then I wont be foo-wish. I should be kind and then I wont be foo-wish!
Yep! Thats a great lesson! I am so grateful for our great primary. I am trying to be grateful for "that Guy" too- He's getting on my nerves- I dont enjoy getting up at 3 AM to brush- Ill have to work that!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
"Mam, Didnt you see me?" Thats an obvious "NO sir! I did not. "I honked my horn and flashed my lights at you." I said I did not see you. Where were you?
"I chased you from your mailbox!" Please know that this man was not a happy man. He was very serious! So that 15 MPH drive from my mailbox to the house must have felt like a high-speed chase to him- I am wondering at this point if he has called for back-up. The good news is that this high-speed chase lead him directly to my garage! Hows that for a catch! He had NO sense of humor! I get him all the "stuff" he needs while he informs me that I have a tail light out and my registration seems to be expired. I look at the plate and -YEP- its expired! I am a guilty woman. I tell him to please write the ticket and I will take the kids inside- since they are both crying and upset-- He walks to his motorcycle- which still has lights running- so I thought we had a deal! I take the kids inside- my cute neighbor comes over and we had a little chuckle at his expense in the kitchen and then I returned to the garage only to be scolded for leaving the "crime scene"= The crime being an expired registration and burnt out tail light- the scene being my garage. Are you serious Mr. Policeman? "Yes- Do you know that when you entered your home I have no way of knowing if you are going in to get your shotgun or another form of weapon- You need to understand that!" YES SIR!! He is now standing practically on top of me with his finger shaking in my face. YES SIR!! As he turns to leave he hits his head on the stroller that is hanging in the garage! Its a good thing that shiny white helmet was firmly in place- otherwise, who knows what could have happened!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
If you haven't read my earlier post- POWER, and a Diet Coke- stop right now and read that first!!
If you have already read that- then all I can say is --- read on!
Today was like any other day. Busy. I was entertaining Jayce and Kohen and took a quick break to swap the laundry out- you know the drill- dry clothes to the couch to be folded sometime, hopefully today!, and wet stuff to the dryer, then start another load. We all do it day after day- does not take much thought!
So- I walk out of the laundry room and instantly begin wondering where the kitten is- I have Kohen and Jayce after all- and they do love to chase her or put her in boxes- stuff like that. So I ask them- have you seen the kitten- NO, they say. I think this is weird because she generally follows me every where. I sat down to try to get some of my book work done and I cant stop thinking about this kitten- where could she be??
I hear a clunk, clunk in the dryer. You guessed it- She was in there! I run to the dryer and open the door thinking "PLEASE don't let her be in here!" I see the clothes moving- good sign I think- shes moving at least. After all how many of us would survive 5 minutes in the dryer?
The Kitty I pulled out of the dryer was panting and had bulging eyes and a look that scared me! She was bleeding from her mouth and her nose a bit. What would you do?? I called the paramedic- Ross and he ignored my call- So I called the EMT Jordan , who said "I don't know what to tell ya!" - Should I call 911?? Ross would kill me, I know, but its tempting. So I snuggle the panting little kitten in a towel and say a prayer, some higher power should be able to help me with this. I cant just watch her die, so I lay her down by the water and leave the room. I check on her seconds later, she is still panting and she looks just just like a cat named "SCREECH" should look- scary! Ross calls and through the laughter I realize he is not going to be any help at all- he can hardly wait to hang up on me and go tell the guys what his goofy wife did this time- So I am on my own.
Well, she is still alive at this time. She's drinking water and jumping around. She has a big ding on her head. POOR KITTY! But I think she could pull through!
SO, thus the URGENT WARNING! ALWAYS CHECK YOUR DRYER BEFORE YOU START IT- You never know what might be in there!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Shelli has a Diet Coke addiction- this also is not news to anyone!! I gave it up for about three months. I didn't remember why I gave it up- just seemed like a great idea! Then I took it back up about two months ago. Now I remember why I gave it up. It was the constant headache- oh- how I dislike those migraines! and the sick to the stomach- all day- every day feeling!
Friday was a bad day! Every room Jayce walked into turned into a disaster zone-
Why do children shred Toilet Paper while they sit on the toilet? Why does the hand towel end up in the sink, soaked, when he washes his hands? Why does half a bottle of hand soap need to be squirted into the toilet? Why does my wash machine need thirteen scoops of detergent in it when I am not even washing today? Why does the kitten need to be in the dryer? (At least it wasn't running!) Why can I not keep up with this child??? And it is simple- he has power and I NEED a Diet Coke.
So we stop at my favorite Diet coke store on the way to Pre-school. Its only noon, but I feel like it should be bedtime! My favorite Diet Coke shop has good crushed ice and its on the way- so we get out of the car and go in. Jayce instantly disappears- I find him, explain AGAIN why he needs to stay by me- I waited too long for this little guy and I wont have him kidnapped. Please Jayce, Stay with me!
I get the good ice- I go for the Diet Coke and he is gone again. I find him- explain the whole stay near me AGAIN! and he says- "Mom I cant help it- I have uncontrolled visibility power. (It comes out "Uncontrowed Visibiwity power" ) What is this power and how did you get it? "Well, It cant be expwained- some people just get it!" Great- I am guessing that its shows itself through "unexplained disappearing" You hide because you have power to be invisible- I think I am getting this and I really want that Diet Coke- So I had to have some power of my own!
So- I tell him- I know just what to do about this. I will use my amazing power to tie up children with my uncontrollable invisible rope. Nobody, and no power is greater than this rope so once I tie you up, you will not be able to move until I take the rope off!
Well, it worked- I still got some power in me!!!
I turn to get my drink and he stands statue still next to me. A man walks in and looks at Jayce and says "your a good boy" He says "My mom tied me up!"
Thanks Jayce! So I'm ready to go- and guess what- He cant walk while he is tied up- I will have to carry him. Oh I can play this game buddy- I will now use my super untying power to release you!
Great idea- didn't work.
I have now lost the power so I had to carry the stiff as a board boy to the car- karate chop (Gently of course!) his tummy to bend him to the car seat- Now we are ready to go!!
I jump in the car and put it into reverse before any other power sneaks up on me- and I look at the hood of the car just in time to see my diet coke fall to the ground! RATS!
Would I look silly if I jumped out of the car and gathered the ice and shoved it into my mouth? Maybe I could suck the drops of Diet Cole off the hood???
OH -BOY!!!!! It took all my power to be a lady and just drive away!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Turns out that the anisthesiologist (Spelled wrong- I know!) was a great friend of our sister-in-law Cheri's boyfriend Kevin. SO Ross hit it off with him and the chat session began and before they knew it, Kelcey was finished! She has been in a bit of pain but feeling pretty great today. She's back to school and work and thats good news for all of us!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Cameron, who is my baby brother (26) moved in a week ago and he seems to be tolerating the Fowlks' rather well! We are enjoying him!
Kelcey has had 6 cavities filled and will be getting her wisdom teeth pulled next week- stinks for her, but she will be happy to have it all finished. She has about 6 weeks left of cosmotology school and is loving her job at Sally Beauty Supply.
Baylie had only great reports from teachers this week at Parent-Teacher Conference!All A's and they love her!
Jayce has had a bit of a rough week- seems that he has his fathers temper!! Lucky me! When he isnt feeling well it is a bit scarey! So this week we have been fighting the sore throat, stuffy nose, cant sleep virus! I have been head butted a few times and have the bruises to prove it- DANG he has a hard head!
but its all part of being a mom!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I know the idea is to focus on the good things that happen during the week, so I am trying to do this and wouldn't ya know it I thought of TWO items of GOOD NEWS!!
My sweet brother Chad married the beautiful Becky three years ago. She has a son who is 11 and in the 6th grade named Cameron. Cam wanted from the very beginning to be adopted, and it took awhile, but on Thursday in a little Provo Court house, Cameron was adopted by Chad!! YEAH!
And secondly, my sister and dear friend Kerryne and her two children, Payton 7. and Pajha 4, will be moving into our house on October 28. Bjay, my brother-in-law, is going to Korea for a few months and we will be happy to have her and the children back in Utah. (They have lived in Cyprus which is a little island in the Mediterranean Sea near Turkey for a few years.)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The kids all loved the pool. Ross and Todd had a good time too! Diving became the sport of the weekend- and let me tell ya- the girls could do some pretty great belly flops! I believe it was Todd that challenged Ross to dive into the pool with his life saving devices in place. For Ross and Todd this would be an intertube around the belly and several noodles to balance the head and feet. Ross took the challenge- and the intertube exploded- not pretty! Plus it was not even his intertube- so now he owes somebody a tube!!
Any free time, away from the pool, was spent playing cards, eating, playing cards, eating, and a little shopping at the outlets! The shopping was worth it, because Shontell bought a swimsuit AND we got her into the pool- that was a first!! She even has a bit of a sunburn on her "Celestial" Skin!
As the weekend wound down and we prepared to head home I realized that I wish we could have more time like this together with the people that we love! Just time to chat and relax and laugh! I cherish these moments and look forward to next year!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This takes the cake! This summer I have had the JOY of spending time with my nieces and nephews a few days a week. There's my sister LeAnnes son, Kohen, who is 4, and my brother and sister-in-law's children, Morrison and Merrick, who are 7, Wellya, who is also 7, and Fania who just turned 5. Occassionally they are all here on the same day and its like a great big PARTY!
We had a party day last Tuesday. I returned from the gymn to find a full house. Baylie volunteered to take them all outside for a few minutes so I could get a quick shower. I did not lock the door- BIG MISTAKE!! The kids all love to play in my bathroom. They had chosen an Indiana Jones Theme for the day- so lots of sword fights and such were in the works when they came crashing into my bathroom just as I step out of the shower. HELLO!! MEET YOUR NAKED AUNT SHELLI!
Embarrasing for me- they didnt seem to mind, as they contiued their sword fights as if I were not even there!
Baylie laughed her buns off! Thanks for the help Bay!!
Funny #2This is just as good as the first but happened a few weeks before and I am still recovering from the event- so I am a little sensitive about it all! But the story must be told!
We were enjoying a BBQ with the cheif and a few captains from the fire dept. one evening. Every one had a great time and we were preparing to leave. Ross went into the cheifs home to use the potty, and I went looking for him, knowing he was inside. It was very dark outside!! VERY DARK!!Okay, maybe it wasnt that dark!) So I was walking toward the light inside the house when CRASH!!- It sounded like a gun had been fired right next to my ear. Horrible! But it was no gun! Just my face hitting the glass door! It hurt! I left a very great impression of my nose and forhead smeared on the glass and I have a darn good bruised up finger as well. (I was holding a cup of ice water which exploded upon impact, thus the gun firing sound, and drenched me in water!) Why do I do these things at the worst times??
If I had been home alone and ran into the glass door- no big deal. Nobody would know! But here I am in front of the people Ross works with-- Stupid me!
Jordan is now working on a fence for the cheif- and he was proud to show Jordan the face print that his mother left on his door. Think they could wash that off sometime real soon!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
All are so missed! But I LOVE this song-"I Believe!" I hope you will take a second to hear it out- Its beautiful and I know we have those loved ones near us always!
And then to lighten your mood- I have added some favorite MEMORIES!! SHONTELL, I cant think of you without bursting into a horrible, off tune Carpenters tune!! (You know I really can sing- HAHA!! Its just horribly off tune because I know you love it that way!!) Kerryne,"your gonna miss this" is my memories for you! I actually am the one missing you and your family!! And the song always gets me!! Wish you were here!!
Next year will be the same group- minus a few that move into Kindergarten--
so it will be fun to spend another year with them! Jayce loves school and will
be very bored on Tuesday and Thursday without it! I think I actually will be bored as well- but, ya know, I do enjoy cleaning house and so I guess I know what I will do with my spare time!!
So we were able to get a few pictures during the tournament. The Team did well- and
won a game on Thursday- a shut-out, which gives us a few bonus points in tournament standings, then came Saturdays 8:00 AM game, which means that the players show up NO LATER than 7:30 AM- and the games were all in Kaysville. Imagine the Fowlks Family leaving the house about 7:10ish and hitting the freeway, Ross at the wheel-
Yes, that would be a ticket! So NO we did not make it for the 7:30 cut off- but we were there by 7:45, ticket and all!!
The team played two games on Saturday- winning one, one lost! And the began agian on Mondays RAINING morning! Now IF we win this game- we will play at least one more game today in the drizzle- possibly two more games- and if we dont win, we are free to go home for the rest of memorial day! -So we didnt feel terrible when we lost the first game- we were very wet and some girls- Baylie in particular, very muddy! It was time to go home!!
Kelcey wasnt feeling great on her birthday- We took her to Training Table at her request and she ended up in the bathroom the whole time. Her birthday party was put off several times, basically because she thinks her mom is lame for planning it- BUT- she had a great time and she even told me THANK YOU!! WOW!! Its a miracle! We played survival games for the things kelcey NEEDS to survivr in life- she chose the subjects- Food, music, fashion and money. She won a case of mac and cheese- the only food she eats lately, and some gift cards to her favorite clothes stores, her friends and family wrote some great songs for her and they won her $40.00 (thats in addition to the $200 we gave her for her birthday.) The tribes were divided into "family" and "friends". It was fun! (Thank You Shontell for the fun ideas!!)
Excluding Baylie and Ross, we are one sick family! This time I did get Jayce to the Doctor within the two day time frame and he is on TAMI FLU- for the influenza- its like energizer bunny fluid- hes going and going and going- and I am POOPED! Kelcey has walking pneumonia- which is a two day "doctor excused" break from school- why do they they do this to moms- doctors should know that two days off for her is TONS of work for me! She's resting, unless she is "out with friends" which she seems to feel fine doing- unless shes resting, of course- there's no in between. Cant clean up her dishes because she is resting, cant move of the couch- shes resting- But when those friends call- shes fine!
We have spent the last few days with HARRY POTTER! Isn't he cute? He seriously wears these Harry Potter glasses everywhere! He believes he is a wizard- and he casts all kinds of spells on us all day long! Very creative young man! I am invisible right now and I am loving it! I tend to ask questions when spells are being cast, and Harry is pretty confident in his abilities- and always reassures me with calmly stating, " Don't worry mom, I have everything under control!!"
Now that's comforting!!
(Shonie, I hope your cute sisters-in-law know that I really dont make him do homework- He just likes to talk big!
Jordan and Whitney went to nice sunny Vegas to see the Nascar races. They should be returning tonight and we hope they had a great time.
Here is the Fowlks Family!
Kelcey is 17 and 11 months today and looking forward to completing school at
Baylie is 13 1/2 and a great student and soccer player (GO MURRAY MAX!)and has been coined the "SILENT GENIUS" by a school teacher.
Jayce is currently the family entertainment- thats what happens when your 4 and every other person in the house is a teenager or OLD! He loves Harry Potter and Spidey and Power Rangers- he also has an invisible friend named Pablo- I should say he has two invisible friends-
Ross is working for Unified Fire Authority as a Captain. Shelli is helping out at CopperCreek Preschool and doing a not so great job on the book work for Allied Vinyl Fence and Gates- (thanks for all the help, shonie!)
Jordan is a paid call guy for Unified Fire and running the day to day business for AVF&G-
Whitney is a CNA at U of U hospital in the after mom has baby center- she sees all the new little babies!!
Jayce would like you to know that he no longer talks to Gingy, Tyron, Uniqua and Austin AND Tasha-They are all lost, or they moved and they lost their map to come to his house! What else can we expect from imaginary friends??