On the 17th of February Colton got home from serving in Cleveland Ohio. The family was so excited to see him! As he came through the door Val and Jill ran to hug him, but guess who got to him first? Brooklyn! The night before Colton left they came over to my parents house to say good-bye. Colton was trying to tell Brooklyn the next time he saw her she would be five. Brooklyn was really tired that night and just kept saying "I am three not five!" Needless to say Brooklyn was quite excited to see him. Jaxsen had never met Colton so it was neat to see that. Baylee just wasn't sure what to think of all of it. We sat out at the airport for about an hour after he got home. It is also exciting to think that the next time we all head out to the airport it will be for SHAUN! YAY!
Natalie and Jax!
Jill and her best friend Brooklyn!
Nat and Jax! Your shirt is up there a bit bud!
Jerimiah, Camille (the girlfriend), Hannah and Danielle waiting in anticipation
Z-man taking charge
Kirsten, Trent, Heather and Cami waiting for the missionary
I took this picture of my cute girls one day on their way to play outside in the snow, because what else do you do in the winter time in Idaho. They are getting so big! I am thankful for a safe neighborhood, with friendly neighbors that are willing to help or watch out for one another.
The kids one day decided to put the chairs on the top bunk and pretend they were on a train. I love how creative they are.
I caught Baylee sitting on Brooklyn's face farting. They were both laughing histarically afterwards. I told Baylee she is disgusting and asked her where she learned it. "From Dad" was her reply. When I told Andrew, his comment was "Ya and while I was teaching her that, I also took your bra to work!" Love this family.
Took Brooklyn to the doc and they told me she had croupe. On the the way home she told me she hates having "CROW". Somehow she heard crow instead of croupe.
This one is disgusting but at the same time funny. Last night we are making a little treat and Baylee was sitting next to me on the counter. As I mixing things up I caught her picking her nose (YUCK!!!!). I told her that's disgusting and please don't do it while I am making something. She told me "It's ok mom, I put my finger in my mouth." I think I just threw up a little in the back of my mouth! I told you are going to have bougs growing in your stomach if you don't knock that off. Seriously what makes children think that it is ok to put buggers in your mouth. On every level that is just disgusting and the fact that my child does is even more gross!
Someone in my family told Brooklyn we are eating at Cinderella's castle when we go to Disney World in November. The funny thing is Brooklyn has no clue when November is so everyday she tells me she wants to eat at the castle when I ask her what she wants for lunch! It is going to be a long 6 months!
Brooklyn got a new stroller for her dollies but isn't allowed to have until she goes poop in the potty (refer to old blog). She refuses to go number 2 in the potty but really really want her stroller. Anyways she comes to me one night and saysBrooklyn: "My dolly so heavy."Me: "I sorry."Brooklyn: "I think I need my stroller to put heavy dolly in."She thinks she is so slick! Must get it from her dad!
We are pulling into Walmart yesterday and Brooklyn says, Brooklyn: "I get a snow white toy?" Me: "We'll see." Brooklyn: "Don't say no mama. You be nice to me." Honestly what do you say to that?
Brooklyn wakes up a Grandma Lemmons house this morning and tells grandma, Brooklyn: "I wanna make cookies!" (At 8:30 in the morning I might add.) Grandma: "I've got to go to work right now." Brooklyn: "Grandma, girls don't go to work, boys do." Where she gets her logic I'll never know. Hope grandma is ok!
I picked up Drew yesterday and he tells me that he got his license to shoot birds. (Which I am not a fan of of but that is up to him). Anyways he says he was able to go hunting last week. I said- ME: "How did you do?" DREW: "I can't hit the broad side of a barn" just a serious as can be.
Grandma and Brooklyn were making cookies and grandma happened to be a little tired. In the process of making cookies Brooklyn spilled a glass of juice that was on the counter. Grandma apparently said a little too loud "GET DOWN!" Brooklyn ran off crying, a few minutes later she returned and said to Grandma "Grandma, you scared me to crap!"
Brooklyn: Mom, you know what? Me: What? Brooklyn: (In her most serious voice) Trix are for kids! And that silly rabbit keeps trying to get them! He is such a silly rabbit!
04/10 As I was putting the girls down for a nap I told Baylee that if she got out of bed I was going to spank her butt (I have to threaten in order for her to stay put!) Brooklyn always has to add as soon as I say I am going to spank someones butt "With a spoon." I don't know where she got that from. Anyways Baylee this time decided to say "With a spoo, or a fooook, or a knife. Really harrrd. All I could do was laugh.
5/10 We went into the bathroom this evening and miss Baylee had about 15 of the band-aids removed from the paper, spread out and stuck to the bathroom counter. ARRRGGGG!
Baylee and Jaxsen were going crazy tonight wrestling and running all over the living room! Andrew looked at them as they were crawling all over him and said "Who put a quarter in you?" Baylee responded by saying "ME!"