Tuesday, March 19, 2013

::St. Patricks Day::

The Leprechauns left the boys a trail to their magic treasure box!
They were so excited to see what they got...mostly the money. Wyatt was pretty excited about the candy tho!
The Leprechauns had to stop for a potty break, (don't judge to two right feet...totally didn't notice until someone commented on instagram ha)
Lucky Charms & Green Milk!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

::Legend Of The Leprachaun::

(from Family Fun)

Full of magic and trickery, the leprechauns remain in their hidden world until the night before St. Patrick's Day. On that one night of the year they appear throughout the world to dance and sing and frolic. Disguising themselves as leaves and grass, and sounding like the wind and the crickets, they come and go unnoticed. However, it is said that if a decorated treasure box is left empty under the moon, the leprechauns must fill the box with gold or jewels or gifts. But then they will hide the filled box in the most unlikely of places. If the box is found on St. Patrick's Day, the treasure remains in our world. If not, the leprechauns may retrieve what is rightfully theirs. And though the leprechauns are very clever, it is not impossible to find the treasure because, unknowingly, leprechauns often leave a trail of greenery behind them.

Our Magic Treasure Box

::Grandparents...The People We Look Up To::

 My boys love Grandma Ancys house. Phil & Nancy are such good grandparents, they are always so happy & welcoming even with what feels like a million little boys running around. I get so annoyed knowing that they are being so loud,but then there is Grandpa & Grandma reassuring me that they are seriously just fine. I am so glad that we live so close to them to just go up for the weekend.
I lived 6 hours from my grandparent & it was always so hard to rarely see them, usually only once or twice a year & sometimes we would go for a week in the summer. I always loved going & staying with them. We developed a very close & strong relationship. I talked to them weekly. I never went a week without talking to my Grandma Vicki, even in college. I considered her one of my best friends.When I was old enough to understand what my Grandma was really going through with her Cancer, it was a hard hit. I knew she was in pain, but to me she had always been strong and put everyone else before herself. She always made sure that we had everything we needed growing up & never hesitated to give us what we needed.I  am so glad that my mom was able to go home to be with her before she passed. My grandma had all of her kids and her husband with her when she left this world. I remember getting the phone call from my mom letting us know she was gone. I cried, but it is certain little things that make me miss her and want to be able to call her, when my boys do funny things, when I had Wyatt ( although I know she got to spoil him before he came to us), when we bought our house....I love her & miss her. It is so hard to realize that she will not be there when I go to Ferron or that when Mandy comes she isn't bringing Grandma with her. She was always one of my biggest fans. She supported me through everything...she was there at every Poky drill team competition & every year end review. She was at my wedding, even tho she didn't have any hair & was self conscious about it. She put ME first....like always. It will be two years this year that she has been gone and August 22 will always be a hard day for us...but she is always here...& I know for a fact that she feels SO much better. Her pain is gone & she can finally rest in peace.
When I started to date Trev I got to meet his family right off the bat, as did he. I think that is part of the reason we ended up together. I knew from the moment I met them I wanted to be a part of their family. One of the other most amazing women I know is his Grandma Ricker. She was always there for Trev's family, there for the kids during their high school sports the best she could be ( they lived in Island Park). When they moved to Shelley they were always there for the family. Trev has the best memories with his Grandma & Grandpa at the cabin. He tells me about them all the time. Grandma was always so welcoming and so thoughtful. I loved her as if she was seriously my own blood. But that's just how Trevor's family is. You feel as if you have always been there. They are all so loving & so nice.We will always miss Grandma. Grandpa is not the same but he is beginning to be back to himself. After losing your sweetheart & your best friend, you can't expect someone to be the same. It has got to be one of the hardest things ever. When Grandma got sick, it was apparent that she was probably going to go pretty fast. It was so sad to watch her suffer. It's a terrible thing to watch & watch your family be so upset. We will always miss her & we will always love her.

I want my kids to have the kind of relationship with their grandparents as we did. We are fortunate enough to live down the road from my parents & only 2 hours from Trev's parents. My boys feel deprived if they don't see my parents on a regular basis & they love when we tell them we are going to Firth. Half the time Carter would rather be with my parents than me. He practically lives there. I want them to feel lost if they don't talk to their grandparents. I want a close relationship. Our parents are the best grandparents, they are thoughtful, helpful, willing, amazing, caring, fun, entertaining....I could seriously go on & on about them.

I just hope & pray they stay close with them.

Grandma Vicki Crosland
Grandma Betty Ricker

Friday, March 15, 2013

::Weekend in Firth::

Trev has 2 weekends in a row that are his 5 days off and we try to go to Firth one of those weekends. My boys love Grandma & Grandpas. Every single time we go Grandpa Phil makes them Mickey Mouse pancakes & then they expect their mom to do it every time (thanks a lot Grandpa). It's the little things like that, that make me so excited for them. They are going to have such a good relationship with them in the future.

Here are a few things that we did!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

::CaRtEr ChRoNiClEs::

Kam is here this weekend. Carter thinks it is hilarious to play with Kas's Bumbo. This time he thinks he is a hippo like Madagascar. He says she has a big butt so he needs one to, hence the Bumbo.
Thursday, March 7, 2013

::Throwback Thursday::

This is Alicia. She is one of my many guardian angels. I lost her in 2008. I dont need to go into details. I miss her spunky little attitude. We used to get in trouble together all the time. Drillteam was so much fun with her around. I know she will always be there to watch over all of us.

::Wild Wednesday::

 My Crazy Boys

Wyatt started giving that look to my little brother...now he does it when I am not fast enough with his food!

We have daily dress up's as Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Wyatt in his highchair....typical boy..eats all the time

Kam & Carter in the matching pajamas....spiderman pretty much rocks at our house

Carter does not like being referred to as a girl...but he sure thought it was funny being stuck in Kasleigh's Bumbo!
We love going to McKee's while we wait to pick up Kam! Love feeding Llama's!
Kasleigh is my little princess! I love having a niece!!
Carter falls asleep with the IPOD quite frequently...I am pretty sure we a technology problem!

  This is my new huge house!!!
It is where my wild boys will grow up & have the best memories!!