Saturday, April 25, 2009

Don't leave Kelcey in charge!

I don't like leaving the kids, so I avoid it as much as possible, but this week I needed a break and Ross had been in Wendover for the Firefighters Union convention- so, he enticed me to join him for one night- good food, TV to myself for a few hours.
Jordan and Whitney were coming to stay with Baylie and Jayce.

I talked myself into NOT calling and checking on them every 15 minutes! I wanted to- but I didn't. I made it to Sat. morning- and then I called, because I needed Baylie up and getting ready for the soccer game. Kelcey answers. She says that Jordan and Whitney never showed up, so Baylie and her have taken care of everything- Jayce and Baylie are still asleep (it was 9:30- so I am thinking they had a really late night) and she has everything under control- no worries!

Well, I am worried and kind of angry that Jordan never showed, so I call him. The conversation went like this- "Jordan, Kelcey said you did not show up last night."
jordan "Oh, really? Then I wonder how Baylie and Jayce made it out to my house?"
me "Baylie and Jayce are with you?" jordan "Yes, where does Kelcey think they are?"

That's a good question! So I call Kelcey again and ask her to get Baylie up for soccer right away.

About ten minutes later we still have not heard from Kelcey, so Ross calls to see how everything is going. Kelcey has freaked out. They are not in Baylies room- where she swears she saw them last night!?!? and they are not in my room. They are not at the neighbors or at grandmas or aunt Suzies. She cannot find them! She even called Jordan and he played along- had no idea where they could be!

We let her sweat for a good long time then we all had a good laugh! And now you know why I don't leave Kelcey in charge!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The BIG day is...

June 27th. This is when Ben and Kelcey have chosen to get married. It seems like a really soon thing- I think we will have to get busy with the planning right away!
We hope our family and friends will keep the date free- that has really been Kelcey's only concern- getting her family and friends from far and wide to the SL valley on this great day! They will be married in the Salt Lake Temple and are planning the reception in her Grandparents yard that evening!
Wish us luck!

Monday, April 20, 2009

And the winners are

1- Becky Gray
2- Shontell Olson
3- Lori Metcalf

I am a little sad that I could not get the rest of you to play along-- are you afraid of what I might make for you?? There are 2 spots available and I am really, really excited to start crafting, or baking-- or whatever-- just for you- so, come on! Join the fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to be a Mean Mother...

While Ross and I were building our home we resided with Ross's parents. My Mother in law had the privileged of hearing how "MEAN" I am on a daily basis. At that time our little darlings were 7, 4 and a newborn. Obviously the 7 and 4 year old were the two voicing their feelings about my meanness- and I would just bet the newborn was egging it on in her own way. So my Mother in law bought this cute saying for me and I wanted to share it with you- just in case your kids think your mean also!

A mean mother never allows candy or sweets to take the place of a well balanced meal.
(I totally failed on this one!)

A mean mother insists on knowing where her children are at all times, who their friends are, and what they do.
(This is Baylie's current gripe about her mother-)

A mean mother breaks the Child Labor Law by making her children work- washing dishes, making beds, learning to cook and doing other cruel and unpleasant chores.
(Some days I am a lot meaner than other days! Today I forced Jayce to clean up the plastic eggs that he threw in the living room, along with the jelly beans that were once inside them- it was cruel and unpleasant- but I know he will think twice before he does that again.)

A mean mother makes life miserable for her children by insisting that they always tell the truth.
(And sometimes only a mother knows when they are fibbing!- I don't mind calling them out on that!)

A mean mother will smile with secret delight and pride when she hears her own grandchildren call their parents "mean."
(I cant wait!!!)

What the world needs now are more "mean Mothers... and Fathers."
Author Unknown

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The first five people.....

The funnest tag ever! Here's how it works: The first five people to leave me a comment get something made by me just for them. It can be anything I want, I get to choose. It can be silly or serious, edible or not, but don't plan on anything alive. There are a few rules involved (aren't there always?):

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It will be done sometime this year (Don't expect grand things if it takes a long time. I'm just lazy!).
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. (The choice is mine! --insert evil laugh here--)
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange and/or silly.

The catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they've posted on their blog win a hand made, super creative, possibly lovely whatever in the heck I decide! Be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!


I need a toothpick for my little nuts!

I am still laughing!
A few weeks ago when we were slicing avocados, he asked if he could keep the "nut"- so I told him how my mom used to put toothpicks in the seed and set it in water- to grow a plant. That was the last of that. Then out of nowhere he remembers and -well- now you know the story!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our First

Happy Birthday Jordan.
He was born on April 9 1987
he was due on March 26 (yes thats Kelceys birthday)
I was a very stubborn lady back then and determined to have a natural childbirth so I was against being induced- so I have only myself to blame for his tardiness.
But I followed through with the plan- went into labor and they broke my water at 2:00 PM- he was born at 2:13 PM- it was a breeze! We left the hospital at 8:00 that night- just 6 hours later and never looked back-
-except for the many times we have returned for stitches, and a broken thumb (right on the growth plate so have him hold his thumbs up for you sometime, one is smaller than the other) a zillion bouts of strep throat and tonsils and adenoid surgery -
He was always a very quiet kid. He rarely ever complained.

Here are five things I love about Jordan
1) He adores his dad. They are great friends and probably talk to each other at least once a day.
2) He passes out at the sight of his own blood- he can handle seeing yours or mine- just not his!
3)He has two dogs that he treats like children, Molly and Nakita.
4) He loves to snowboard and three-wheel and four wheel and 2 wheel and- probably anything with wheels and speed would make him happy!
5) He has a very sensitive and quiet nature- he would not want anyone to know that, but its true and that's what makes him a really great person!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You don't have to ask me........

what to do!
As Jayce gets "older" he is becoming more and more independent.
And he has his daddy's temper- that's for sure!
So last night I was giving him some advise about pouring A-1 sauce on his chicken- full bottle- freshly opened- and the mom in me can just see two thirds of the bottle on his plate- He ignores me pretty well- its a new skill that he is quite proud of- but I was persistent so he turned to me and yelled "YOU DON"T HAVE TO ASK ME WHAT TO DO! GOSHHHHHH!"
Fine then- I won't ask him what to do- but I will probably tell him what to do a lot more often, now that I know how much it bugs him!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Its official! Kelcey is engaged to Ben Andrus!
The wedding is set for July 3- yep, thats coming up here pretty dang quick-
She is very, very happy and the ring is a beauty! I will post a picture tonight but had to let you know- we have been waiting for this for weeks-
On April first Kelcey woke up to a Ring box near her head- with a lovely note inside saying APRIL FOOLS! She was ticked! When he finally gave her the real thing he just set it on our kitchen counter- thats it- just set it there. She opened it, said yes and the rest is history.
Ben will fit in just fine with the boys in this household- a great tease, but can use some work on the romance side!