Thursday, July 31, 2008
I am bummed that we didn't make it to the beach today, I heard it was really nice. Instead, James and Curtis went over to my mom's to help her for the day. They dusted, vacuumed, swept balconies, straightened up, and brought her things when she needed them. It was nice to see them sacrifice a summer day to take care of their grandma. So, at the end of the day, I may just be doing some things right.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Branden buried James and Zack....I went large on this picture, because there is sweet KC in the background with a nice sized rock....luckily he did not drop it on them, which lately, is very unlike him!
James and Curtis started football this week. I hate being sore as much as anyone else, but they have been complaining about knots and sore legs, etc. They have been soaking in the spa every night. I'll try to toughen them up, but so far they are a bit diva-ish. Plus, they don't even put on pads til next week....that should be even more interesting!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
By "everyday" he means every single day. He has worn this outfit for three days straight. Nothing says late July like a black pair of track pants....gotta love it. So, a normal Mom might not tolerate this, I on the other hand am very curious to see how many days he can go like this. It should be interesting come Sunday when we go to church!
I'm not sure the latex gloves were necessary, but Scott LOVES them! Plus, it is fun to make fun of him.
My friends funeral was yesterday. It was a nice service, sad, but uplifting in the sense that we know there is a more than this life to look forward to. It has been an emotional rollercoaster this week, which has left me exhausted. Last night I taught a class and all I wanted to do was take a shower and eat (of course), but Scott had an idea to hike up to the cross with the family. The kids love doing that with us, so I figured why not. Here are a few pics...
Scott loved the way that KC "held on" during the hike.....
Scott's ears come in handy!
The only reason I am posting this next picture is because I told the boys if they peed, I would take the picture and put it on my blog....they thought I was bluffing.....
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This week has been full of emotional ups and downs. I am so grateful that my mom is well, and yet so sad at the loss of one of my friends. My heart breaks for her husband and young children. I am grateful for the knowledge of the gospel and wonder how people get through this life without it.
I have always tried to appreciate everyday, and not take things for granted. I now appreciate it that much more.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It was such a major bummer when the doctor told Charlie he couldn't go in the lake water anymore. Charlie's favorite thing is jumping in the middle of the lake off of the boat. Yeah, that lasted for one day. Luckily, it seems to be healing pretty nicely. I am the biggest baby if I have a canker, and Charlie did not complain one time about his lip hurting. He was able to eat ok, and drink fine with a straw. Charlie learned that he could use this to his advantage. I allowed them one soda a day, and Charlie would ask for more, at first I would say no, and then he would say, "but I cut my lip" That was all it took, and he ended up getting pretty much everything he wanted. He is not stupid!
The next couple of days were pretty care free and fun. The kids got along pretty good....most of the time. Between the two families, we had 9 kids.....8 boys and 1 girl......luckily, we were out in the middle of a lake, and people couldn't hear all of the yells. We were really loud. I have known Shane since 4th grade. We were friends, but I can remember fighting with him in early morning seminary. If you had asked me 20 years ago if I thought I would go on vacation with Shane and his family I would have said absolutely no way, but things change. Shane is a crack up, and lucky for him, his wife, Juli is one of the nicest people I know. We had a lot of fun. James was a big help with the boat. Scott is lucky to have him help him all of the time, because I am pretty much good for nothing. Curtis is a good kid, and was a lot of fun. George had his meltdowns, but when he was good, he was really good. Charlie was a good sport, and had a good time with and without stitches. KC loved it. He thinks he can swim, and this was his favorite thing to do......
Yes, he is completely naked with sandals on. He loved being naked, and he loved skimming the water. I wish I could say that was it, but I made one more oops. The last day of launching the boat, I dropped Scott and a couple of kids off at the dock. I ended up going forward when I thought I was going backwards. I only drove part of the boat up on the dock. I almost hit a couple of people...one being Scott, and a young girl.....but the point is I did NOT kill anyone! I did end up scratching the boat just a little bit. Scott had been pretty good about all of my stupid things until then. At that point, his patience was gone, and we got in a bit of a tiff. After all of the emotions wore off, we were ok, but I think it scared the crud out of both of us. Here is the thing, if you don't want things like that to happen, I probably shouldn't be the one to drive it. I am actually not that bad, I am generally pretty good at it. I think you are allowed to do stuff like that one time.....hopefully! Luckily, I don't drink, because then it would be REALLY scary....can you imagine? Other than that, we were safe and happy. I love vacations, but we are back, and I have to go do another load of laundry....oh well. One last thing, while I was there, I got a call from my sister. Unfortunately, my mom has to have heart surgery this Tuesday. She has always had a heart murmur, and within the last couple of years, she has had a bit of trouble with her heart. She has been seeing a cardiologist for a while now. We have know that she would need the surgery eventually, but it looks like now is the time. So, she will go in and have a valve repaired. The surgeon is supposed to be the best one around, and she is a strong person. It is just a bummer that she has to go through this now. Luckily, I am back home and can be there with her.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Pam brought her boys with her, who are super patient, and really nice to the boys. Matthew, who is 14, told us that Charlie let him know that if he had to pee, he could do it in the ocean. You can always count on a Cuillard for wisdom! Charlie is so weird!
The weather was kind of hot at first, and then the sun got covered, and it was really comfortable.....a great day at the beach. I managed once again to get real funky tan lines from my lame sun tan lotion applying! Oh well. Curtis has zero body fat, and I don't know if you can get the full effect from this picture, but his lips turn so blue.
It doesn't seem too bad until you get the full view.....
The whole reason we got such a mongo couch, was so we could all sit on it comfortably. The boys haven't figured out how to do that yet....looks like we could have saved money on a loveseat! Oh well!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is how it went down.....It is impossible to play a game with KC around, so we had to wait until he went to bed. He went to bed kind of early, so we started. Let me state that I enjoyed every bit of it, but I do put up with a lot! George totally won, but if there was any chance of him starting to lose, he would freak out....Scott thought every turn was his and was trying to tell everyone what they should do. He mellowed out after the first few rounds (I think he was just excited!) James had to be told EVERY single time when it was his turn. Charlie just jumped around dropping chip crumbs on the floor and jumping on my back, and then Scott's back. Scott and George won, so they decided to celebrate by screaming, which resulted in KC waking up! Not super relaxing, but still fun. When we switched games over to Taboo we had to separate into teams. That is not easy, because there is always someone unhappy about it. Anyways, James thought he was funny when he called out..."boys vs. girls" Boys are mean, but James learned his lesson when he ended up on my team, and we won! Now, I know a lot of families have game night, but I imagine it very different than ours!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
So, if you live close by, and you really like something in your front yard, you should probably bolt it down!!! You can look at him as a thief, or choose to see him as I do... a proud citizen of his country!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Ruby and Charlie are constantly together. Charlie loves her.....we just need to keep them from kissing each other all of the time!
It is so nice to have family and friends close by to do fun things with. Two of my girlfriends from high school met us there, and it was so fun to just hang out! I am glad my kids get to see some of their cousins regularly. They have cousins out of state and far away, but love to see them! Craig and Jody were going to come out this week, but unfortunately couldn't make it. My kids were so bummed.....they get along and have so much fun together...hopefully they will make it out soon!
We have had a couple of really lazy days.....not much accomplished, but sometimes that is necessary. A good friend of mine that I haven't seen forever stopped by to say hi...which was nice. It is so great to have people in your life that make you happy. Today is the 4th of July, and we did not have much of anything planned. I got to sub a class that I don't normally teach, but absolutely love! It was hard, but I survived, and felt I accomplished something. I came home, and Scott was getting all of the bikes ready. I am such a diva, riding a bike in the heat today did not seem fun, besides I had already exercised in my air conditioned, controlled environment! KC fell asleep, so I volunteered to stay home with him while the others went for a ride.
Anyways, back to the 4th of July. The boys went for their bike ride. I am not sure what I did.....I should have been reading, but found myself vegging out infront of the TV. We decided to BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs. I can't tell you the last time I ate a hot dog. I was really craving them, so not only did I have one, I had two.....and they were so yummy! I refuse to count all of the fat grams, so I won't. We decided to head down to the church to go see the fireworks. There was a great turnout, and it seemed like most of the stake was there. It was really fun to visit with everyone. Here are a few of my favorite people....
Enjoying the fireworks show....
Now that the three younger ones are in bed, my three older kids, Curtis, James and Scott are finishing the night with some Wii. Hope everyone had a happy 4th!
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- OK...here it goes. I am a mother of 5 crazy boys....ages 10 months to 11 years. I have been married for twelve and a half years to an even crazier boy!!! I am not sure how he has put up with me for so long, and then I remember that he is as big of a goofball as me! I get to stay at home with the boys, but I work about 6 whole hours a week teaching fitness classes. I think I am funny when I remind Scott that I am independently wealthy (if you knew how much I made, you might think it is funny too)! I do love to work out, and without it I would be about 500 pounds and completely insane. Well, that about sums it up. I am looking forward to keeping a record of the completely abnormal behavior of my perfect family!