Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Cookies

I learned to make these cookies at an enrichment activity in Owasso. Aren't they cute? Ashley had so much fun helping while Lucas was entertained eating ravioli ( and of course making a mess too)

Monday, November 24, 2008

We are grateful for...

This week we are very grateful and happy to share with you our BIG news...Yes, I am expecting another baby!! We are very excited and are looking forward to baby #3.
I found out that I was pregnant right after the Redman (competition) and I couldn't be happier with the timing of it. They are all going to have a birthday in the month of June! Ashley will be 4 and Lucas will be 2 and I am very happy with that.
We have shown pictures of the ultrasound to Ashley and she is So excited about the baby. Of course, she wants a baby girl. She is so tired of her brother that every time he does something to her she immediately says " I want to have a baby sister" She thinks that when the baby is born Lucas will be gone:( Isn't that sad? They play well but he is always on her nerves.
I just wanted to share this with you and for you to know what have been in our minds and prayers.
Happy Thanksgiving for everyone!!

p.s If you think we are crazy trust me you won't be the first one. My friend Marlene couldn't believe it either but she is happy for us. Thanks Marlene!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mama Cristi is coming to town!!

Our lives have been so busy that I have forgotten to post anything about my mom coming to visit us for Christmas! She will be here in less than a month and will stay for 4 weeks!! I am so excited to see her and to have her with us for Christmas. My mom is just the best, I really mean it!! After being here for 4 weeks she is taking Ashley to Paraguay with her so I can get some rest! Though she might need to take Lucas instead of Ashley ( she has offered to take him too but that will be too much for her already busy life)
Ashley will be attending school with all of her cousins so she will definitely have a great time as she did a little over a year ago. Though she was two at the time she remembers it very well!! She loved it there and she was so spoiled by everyone. My parents and my siblings are great about spoiling kids and she felt like a queen and all the attetion was on her! She is so excited about going to Paraguay with my mom and I am so happy about that. Lucas and I will go there too but we will go a month after they leave the US to pick Ashley up and we'll stay there for another month!! It will be summer down there so we will be busy having fun and my family surely knows how to do that. Thanks Mama Cristi, we are so ready for this trip! You are AWESOME!!!

Lucas, Lucas and more Lucas

This week wasn't an exeption. Lucas is a very healthy and therefore active child. I am very grateful for that but at the same time I wish he would slow down a little bit so I am not always running after him like a crazy person! Church has been so hard with him because he just won't sit still. He is always looking for someone to play with and a reason to get out and walk (which we don't let him do but he tries) As most kids do, Lucas loves to play in our bathroom and get out all the lotions, perfumes, and anything else that we might have under the sink. He just has a blast doing that. Another thing that he loves to do in our bathroom is to brush his teeth! You can't brush your teeth and not give him a toothbrush. If you do that he will scream at you until you give up. At least I end up giving up.
On Wednesday night right before I left the house to go to the Temple with the youth I saw Lucas playing with my favorite perfume! I took it from him and left the house. On my way to the Temple I get a phone call from Tim telling me that Lucas has just broken his bottle of cologne!! It was pretty new and it was one of our favorites. Tim was pretty upset and I was too except that I just laughed because I didn't know what else to do.
Every day, every hour there is something that he will do that drives me CRAZY!! For instance sitting on the table and dancing on the table have been some of his latest tricks!! He also has started biting Ashley on her back and arms when he doesn't get his way. He is crazy and we love him tons!! he definitely adds some humor/work to our lives!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

But he is clean!

Last night I needed some time by myself to fold some laundry so I decided to bathe the kids and leave them there playing until I was done. My kids love to play in the bathtub so I knew that it wasn't going to be a problem to let them play for a good 10 to 15 min. I was going to be in my room putting the clothes away so I decided to have them take a bath in my bathroom so I could keep an eye on them.
I bathed them and told Ashley that they could play(brought all their bathtub toys) until I came to get them. About 10 min later I started to smell Clorox coming from the bathroom. I ran into the bathroom and found Ashley spraying the Clorox bathtub cleaner on Lucas. I took it away from her and told her that we don't use that to clean ourselves and asked if she put it on herself too. She said she only put it on Lucas who couldn't even look at me because of the cleaner on his face!! So I went ahead and bathed him again and Ashley too just in case...But in the process of rebathing them Ashley kept saying "But he is clean mom" no matter how I tried to explain to her that he wasn't because of all the chemicals she put on him she kept saying with an angelic voice, "but he is clean" She really thought that she was helping me bathe her little brother and that I didn't need to worry about it anymore. Don't you love their innocence??

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween night!

Tim and Lucas at the church Halloween Party.
Ashley had so much fun playing games and winning some toys!
Lucas tried to play basketball!!
Tim had to play this one against another member and of course, Tim won!
Lucas trying to eat the doughnut without his hands.
Too hard to eat without your hands! Forget it, he used his little hands and finished his doughnut:)
Ashley had to play the same game that her dad and brother played and she also used her hands. Yes, we cheated.
Tim took the kids around the Lusk's neighborhood while I had some fun scaring kids at the their house.

Can you tell that they really get into it? Gissella was inside the coffin right next to it and would come out running after the kids with a sword.
This is my friend Gissella, isn't she scary looking? The Lusks LOVE Halloween. They set up their garage and front yard as a Haunted House and they have so much fun scaring kids. They really get into it and have lots of scary things. The whole family is involved and they have a blast! Last year we watched them do it and this year Tim and I joined the fun. I loved it!! It was so much fun to scare the little ones and also the girls. It was hilarious! Later we had stew with corn bread and of course, some candy! It was an awesome Halloween Night!

Halloween at Moore High School!

On Thursday night we took the kids to Moore High School to go trick-or-treating. There were a lot of people and the kids had so much fun dancing, playing games, and, of course, getting candy. This year has been so much fun for us because Ashley was able to understand the meaning of Halloween and she loved it!

Carving Pumpkins!

Last Monday we went to the Lusk's home to carve some pumpkins. My kids love Gissella and her family and they love my kids too. Lucas and Ashley got some toys/treats from Gissella; she surely knows how to spoil them!! We all had a great time carving pumpkins, eating caramel apples, and drinking apple cider.
The last two pictures are from home. Tim helped Ashley paint her pumpkin on a Sunday afternoon while Lucas and I took a nap:) Ashley and Tim are the Energizer bunnies in the family; they never need naps.

Ashley's haircut!

About two weeks ago Ashley got a haircut! They cut 8 inches of her hair and we are planning on donating it!! She had been wanting to get a haircut ever since she saw me getting one so I thought it was time to do it. Ashley was so happy to be at the salon and to get all the attention from the employees:) She felt like a princess and after getting the haircut we went to Quiznos for lunch to treat Lucas, who wondered what was going on!!