Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Look What Mom Made!

She Just sent them and I'm in love!!! They are so adorable and just knowing how hard she worked on them for us makes me and my little family feel so loved!
Thank you Mom!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Jeep Got A Face Lift.

Well here is the exciting story. I was going home from work, I just merged onto the Loop 101 in Scottsdale. I was in the right lane in traffic. traveling about 35 mph. I wanted to change lanes, so I looked over my left shoulder to move into the middle lane, after I looked over my shoulder and found that it was safe to change lanes I looked forward and found that my lane had stopped. I started to move into the middle lane to avoid a collision but failed to do so in a timely manner and clipped the left rear of the truck in front of me. After I hit the car in front of me my car stalled and sat in the middle lane for about 2-3 secs when I got nailed from another car from behind. This car kinked the whole body that now the rear doors are popped out on the top and the doors are hard to open. We had liability insurance so I am going to be doing all body work by myself. Every body involved in the accident are ok. The jeep still drives good.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Caden's Burn!

My poor baby! We were at Costco and they were offering samples of cocoa. Caden wanted one, so I got him one. The woman serving it had it in a plastic juice pitcher and was pouring it into little Styrofoam cups. She new I was giving it to him and she said nothing about it being hot. Nothing in my head made me think it would be very hot so I (foolishly) gave it to him without testing it. As soon as it touched his lips he screamed and it spilled on his chest. I wasn't too worried but I got him water and was trying to calm him down. After a few minutes I couldn't understand why he still hadn't calmed down so I looked down his shirt and I could see his skin peeling and his skin was bright red. I found Nate and he went to get a manager. We had to file a report and They brought Caden candy, ice cream and a whole pizza. They were really nice about it and they admitted that they should not have been serving a drink that hot to any costumers let alone children. He feel asleep on the way home and when he woke up he was happy as a clam and hasn't said anything about it since. It's healing just fine but it looks pretty bad.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Things That Made Me Smile this Week!

Leave a comment and tell me something that made you smile this week!

We were taking pictures after church on Sunday and Caden noticed that there was a red Jeep that looked just like ours. He proceeded to try and get us into the car but we explained that it wasn't our car and that ours was at home (we walk to church). After a few minutes we hear Caden start screaming bloody murder(watching some one drive away in the Jeep), "My Car! My Car, NOOOOOOO My Car!" He threw himself on the ground crying because he thought some one was stealing our car! It took several minutes for us to calm him down. We couldn't help laughing. You gotta love his passion for cars:)

Nate Got a 350 dollar bonus this week for fixing 100% of his cars right the first time. P.S. He is loving his work!

Drake took his first step! Just one but it was very exciting!

Drake eating his cereal!

Caden telling me "No pictures Mama!"

Drake watching a movie in his lazy man pose:)

Watching Caden Dance and do Karate moves while watching Kung Fu Panda!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Drake!!!!! (Video at the End)

My sweet little man is 1!!! I can't believe it! He had such a great day! I took these adorable pictures of him after church and then we went home for a nice nap.

Later that night Drake had a delicious dinner and then dug in to his Birthday Cake! He was giving bites to everyone with his fork and Daddy, Mommy and Caden all helped eat it:)

This is a video of us trying to take Drake's Cake away from him! He was not happy about so we gave it back!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cute Boys!

So we only stayed for sacrament at church this Sunday because the boys were being absolute nightmares but I did manage to get some pictures of their new Sunday outfits from Grandma and Grandpa Packer and their new dress shoes from Grandpa Drake. These smile did not last long. Caden was doing pretty good till we got to church and he took off his shoes and sock and didn't want to wear his pants anymore!! Drake just Cried but I did get one little smile out of him. We are going to take them to get portraits done soon now that they are feeling a little better. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa's!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Teeth Suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caden and Drake are both teething! Caden is getting his third year molars!! Drake is getting some side teeth! They are so miserable, and therefore Mommy and Daddy are also miserable! Caden doesn't want to be out of our arms and Drake just screams! Here are several pictures of the misery.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Good News!!

Good News Number 1 is that Nate just got his first pay check! Whoo Hoo!

Number 2 is that they re-rented our old apartment so we don't have to pay rent there anymore and they are going to give us back rent for November!! We were going to have to pay for the rest of the year so this is very good news!

Good news number 3 is that I should be able to go to the doctor soon! Nate is getting the insurance at his work set up today. It's not the best insurance right now but in one year we will be eligible for the good stuff! Since we plan on staying at this job for a long time it is very comforting to know that we will have good health insurance for the whole family.

Good news number 4 is that Nate is loving his new job! Everything about it! He is so thrilled with all of the positive changes compared to his last job. He got a great raise, better insurance options, he likes all of the guys he is working with (there are three other vegetarians which make it a little more comfortable for him.)

All in all things are going great! We will let you know once we've been to the doctor!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bird Park, Sick Weekend, and Playground pics

This is a long post but I have had quite the weekend! The weekend started off great! My Dad watched all of the kids so that me and my sister Misty could go on a double date with our husbands and it was so much fun!!!!! My dad treated so that made it even better! We just laughed all night and just enjoyed hanging out without the kids. After a relaxing evening we took all of the kids to the Bird Park in the morning. The bird park is a bird sanctuary, and it has free roaming chickens, roosters, peacocks, wild turkeys, and pigeons. The kids loved feeding the birds and Caden loved covering his ears and running in to the birds. There's also a playground and Caden really liked playing with his twin cousins.

We put the twins playpens in my dads room for nap time and when I went to check on them I found this...
She pulled down a bag of stuff in there and found a pink highlighter to decorate herself with! It was very cute! The weekend started to go bad as soon as my sweet nieces left. Caden threw up and kept going until Sunday night! I felt so bad for him! He spent Sunday and a lot of Monday on the couch watching movies and sleeping. As if that wasn't enough Nate and my dad got sick too! Nate had to take Monday off because he was up all night puking!
We have been having so much fun in Az. One of my favorite things is that there is a fun park really close that we go to everyday and the boys love it! It's so fun to be able to get out of the house! I really felt like I couldn't so anything in Washington unless I called for a ride or waited till Nate got home. Now I just hitch up my wagon and off we go!

There's also a little farm thing by the playground and we go and feed the horses! Isn't it cute!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Caden!!!

My baby is 2!!! I can hardly believe that my little boy is growing up so fast!!! Everyday he learns something new and gives me even more reasons to love him! He is such a good big brother and a sweet loving son. Happy birthday Caden!
The night before Caden's birthday we let him open his presents from Grandma and Grandpa Packer. I'm glad we decided to open it a little early because Caden carried his Pack Pack (back pack) around the whole next day. He also carried his cars in side. He looked so cute with a little back pack on. I put diapers, pull ups and wipes in the big packet and he uses the little pocket for cars! It was really sweet to see caden unwrapping them because he was so excited but he still took the time to throw away all of the paper!
The morning of Cadens birthday he woke up to a room full of balloons and he was happy about it but Drake was ecstatic! I filled his playpen with them and he had a ball!!
After Grandpa Drake asked Caden what he wanted for his birthday breakfast Caden decided on Toast! Grandpa took us all out to breakfast and got Caden some extra toast. After taking the boys shoe shopping (Grandpa's Treat), He took them to Peter Piper and it was a lot of fun.
This was Caden's favorite ride. He would come and get tokens from Grandpa and get on all by himself and put the coins in! It was very cute! Drake liked the ride to but his favorite was this little air plane (and the pizza!)
Here's Caden looking out at grandpa from the play structure holding the car he got with 300 tickets(Some guys gave him a bunch from playing basketball). I was so proud of him because he went down this really dark and scary slide all by himself!
For dinner we took Caden to Red Robin, he had his usual cheese pizza and cantaloupe. He loved when they came and sang to him! Caden and Drake were clapping and Caden loved his Sunday. He started passing out bites to everyone, so sweet!
Here we are leaving red robin. Caden looked so much older wearing his new big boy shoes and caring his new "pack pack".
After Red Robin we went home and celebrated my sister Jante's Birthday as well. We got Caden to big remote control trucks and he loved them so much! I didn't get any pictures with them because I was trying to control him a little. 2 year olds get a little crazy on their birthday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Trip to Az!

So we made it safely to Arizona! It wasn't the best trip but we made it and that is what matters!

Here is Drake in his car seat all ready to go. I don't know why but I just love this picture of him.

Caden sleeping at Grandma's house!
Here's the lovely flat we got on the way down to Az.
My boys waiting for the Uhaul guy to come fix the tire! Two hours later we were on the road again!

We got in around 2 in the morning and Nate was about to die of sleep deprivation! We are here and settled in and Having fun. We will be celebrating Caden's birthday this Wednesday so I will post again after that.