Background

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



4 Months Old

Zoey is 4 months old already! I can't believe how fast she is growing up.  Everyday I look at her and think, I can't believe I have a girl! For some reason after I had 2 boys and no sisters I thought for sure I wasn't going to have a girl. Then I was blessed with Zoey and she is the best baby ever! She is starting to laugh and smile more. She rolls over both ways. She sleeps through the night most nights. I just have to put her in her crib and she finds her thumb and goes to sleep all by herself. I couldn't ask for a sweeter baby. I soak up everyday I get to be with her. Like Blake says, "She is our angel."


Blake's 1st Day of School


 Blake's did so good on his 1st day of school. I was really nervous cause he hasn't dealt with change very well in the past. His teacher wrote him a note before school started. The note told him that they were going to have a teddy bear picnic. He could bring a stuffed friend with him. I thought for sure he would choose his stuffed pillow Lightening McQueen but to my surprise he picked out his big blue bunny that he got for Easter. I asked him why he chose the Bunny and his reply was, "So I can hide my eyes from my teacher so I won't be scared." We got to the door of his classroom and his teacher was there to greet him and he looked at her and went back to me with fear in his little face. I told him it's okay, just go inside and put your backpack and bunny at your desk and then you can go and play on the playground. So he put that bunny across his face and walked in, set his stuff down, and ran outside to the playground. Drew followed and so I got to chase Drew around the playground with Zoey in my arms. Drew wanted to play with Blake but Blake kept running. No good bye, No I love you. I was okay with that only because he was so happy and was so brave. I was so proud of him. 

After school when I came to pick him up his first words were, "I got to eat hot dogs at the cafeteria!" He had such a good time at school. I asked him if he liked his teacher and he said, Yeah! He warmed up really fast.