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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Valentines Day!

Blake's school had a Valentine musical program. Blake volunteered to make a big heart. The program was so sweet and the songs were adorable!
 My baby girl! 9 months old
 Blake got to bring home Pete the Cat backpack from school. Each week a different kid gets a turn to take it home for the weekend. It comes with the books Pete and music. The first thing Blake did when he got home was turn on the music and jam out. Blake happened to get Pete on a long weekend and Valentines day. We had lot's of fun adventures with Pete!






 We celebrated Valentines day with our tradition of Pizza!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bath Time

Tonight as all the kids were taking a bath together I found joy in being a parent. Even if it was for just a moment. Zoey loves the bath and was giggling the whole time. Zoey was hitting Drew on the back and just laughing. Once I took Zoey out of the bath Blake and Drew became quite wild and were laughing and playing together so well. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Blake's Version of Hawaiian Haystacks

Blake's teacher Mrs. Vinning asked us to send in our kids favorite recipe. So I sent in a recipe of hawaiian haystacks. For Christmas she made a recipe book of all the kids favorite recipes. The recipe that we sent in and then under was the kid's version. It was so clever and I just love the gift.

Blake's Version of Hawaiin Haystacks

You need rice and gravy and cheese. Mom cooks the gravy for a long time, like 2 hours. Then, you get a fork, actually a spoon and get the spoon and get it in your mouth and lick it. When you eat it, it looks like a stack.

A little background... After I sent in the recipe Blake came home and asked how we make it. So we talked about it and he actually helped us make it. I guess this how he told his teacher it was made.  I love the way kids see things, so simple!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scorpion, Zoey, and Cops

I really have been wanting to write and keep putting it off. I do not like to write because I am not good at it. There are some things that I do not want to forget. This week has been quite eventful!

The other day I was peacefully sleeping when I feel a poke. I thought maybe I had a sticker in my bed so I just rub my foot on my knee to brush it off and then I feel another poke and it is stinging pretty bad. Finally I am fully awake and realize that it was probably a scorpion, so I got out of bed. At this time I was hurting pretty bad. I made Louis find the scorpion and kill it before I would get back into bed. He found it thankfully and killed it! So I got stung twice by that nasty scorpion. I was trying to go back to sleep but my leg started twitching and was still stinging pretty bad! I finally took some tylenol and eventually was able to go to sleep. I have been stung about twice before and it was nothing like this time. I would say double the pain! Needless to say I"m really looking out for those scorpions. 

Zoey is getting really close to crawling! She is 6 months old now and weighed in at 18 lbs and is 27 inches! She is such a patient sweet baby! She doesn't sleep through the night lately but I think it's because she has been sick and her nose is stuffy. 

Blake came home from school one day and told me that he had to go to the office. My first thought was oh no! what did he do? I asked him why and he told me, "I ran into a pole." I couldn't help myself and just started laughing. I think cause I was relieved he wasn't in trouble. Then he went on and said that he started to cry cause it hurt so much. Then I started feeling bad for my baby! He then went on to tell me that he met a new friend. I said where? He said in the office. I asked him why he was in the office and he told me, "He fell off a pole and got hurt." Kids! 

Yesterday Louis was leaving for school, He walks to work, and I was feeding Zoey in my room. Blake woke up and said he wanted to go and catch Dad and say bye. I told him not to because Drew would follow him and by the time you put your pants and shoes on Dad would already be at work. Well being the obedient boy that he is ran outside as I was in the middle of changing Zoey's diaper. I hurry and finish and run outside. I have my santa pj pants on and one sock, and my hair is a mess! I catch Drew about to run into the intersection by the high school where all the High school kids are driving to work and I yell Drew come back! He listened thankfully and came running back. I couldn't see Blake anywhere so I ran inside got the keys and buckled up Drew in the car and went looking for him. I couldn't find him anywhere. I went back to the house to see if he went back home and I just missed him but he wasn't there so I walked back out to the car and a police officer was outside my door. I knew immediately he had Blake. I was so relieved and embarrassed at the same time! When Blake got in I asked him if he was scared and he said, "No." I start talking to him and then I see his eyes get watery and his lip start to pucker and started to cry. I said why are you crying then and he says I don't know. Now, here is Blake's and the cops end of the story... The cop says that Blake was running and didn't make it to his Dad before he went into the doors. Louis had no idea and had left his phone home because it was dead, of all days! The cop told Blake to get in the car and Blake said, "But I have no pants on." The cop told him get in its freezing outside! So Blake got in the car and the cop had his daughter go and get Louis. Louis came out talked with the cop and told him where we lived and the cop brought Blake home. Louis said his students were teasing him saying, Mr. Cheney you have a naughty, naughty boy! Blake thinks its pretty cool that he got to ride in a police car 2 times. The other time was when Ethan got in a wreck and my mom came across the wreck . They were helping us move from Tucson to Safford and my mom had taken Blake back to Thatcher with her so we could clean up the apartment. The cop gave my Mom and Blake a ride in the cop car cause it was cold and dark and a long ways to walk with a kid to the scene!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halloween 2014

This year for Halloween I wanted to have a fun and simple dinner! It was so much seeing Drews face when he first saw the dry ice. Having kids makes Halloween so much more fun!  This year Blake was Monster Inc, Drew was a "Jake" From Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Zoey was Snow White. Drew was going to be a bat that my Mom had made for us as kids but he was too scared and wouldn't wear it. When Blake saw the bat costume he wanted to wear it. I told him it was too small for him but he insisted that he try it on. Other than the legs ending at the knees instead of the ankles it fit him. So his plans were to wear Drews bat costume. My Mom went with my Dad right before Halloween to be with him at a convention and so she got to shop. She found Blake the monster inc costume and Drew a Pirate costume. She had the brilliant idea to tell him that he would be "Jake" and to not tell him he was a pirate. It worked, He was so excited! We went to a ward trunk or treat and then to a couple houses mostly family. It was a fun Halloween!





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mt Graham

For labor day we took our family up to the mountain and dragged Grandma Paula and Grandpa Phil with us. We had lunch, went on a hike to the bear caves, and played some horse shoes. It was nice to get away. The boys did a great job on the hike. Better than I thought they would do. My dad did amazing at horse shoes. He got a couple of ringers. 




Everyday Life

Three Amigos! These boys love there sister. I hope they always take good care of her!
      Drew is good at smiling for the camera, "Cheese."
 Our little thumb sucker!

Just Chillin