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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Out of the mouth of babes! 2016

Drew  - I gave Drew a ice cream sandwich and he said, "Mom you have to help me! Cause my teacher (primary teacher) says if you don't help anyone then you will be sad."  (May 19)

Blake - Blake got a new bike for his birthday and about a month after having his bike he comes in from riding home from school super excited and yells, "Mom, guess what? I didn't know this but I just found out that my bike is electronic. When it's super hot outside it gets it's energy from the sun and makes my bike super fast. Really, it's true!" (May)

Zoey - Zoey had her birthday and got a lot of new toys. She was so excited to play with them. She didn't want to go to sleep. So while Zoey played Louis and I were watching Wild Fire on the computer and Zoey comes in and asks me to open her Mini M&Ms and so I open them and she walks out the door and as she is shutting it says, "Have Fun!" (May 18)




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Drew is 4!

Our little Drew turned 4. We had a cupcakes at the splash pad and opened presents and the kids just played. It was nice and relaxing cause that meant I didn't have to try and keep the house super clean. I heard a quote the other day that said, "cleaning the house with growing kids is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing." That is exactly how I feel right now with 3 kids. 

Drew is so easy going. He loves cookies, chocolate, and well basically anything with sugar. These cupcakes I made by hand. No cake mix, cause I didn't have chocolate cake mix and I didn't want to go to the store again. They have an oreo cookie on the bottom, chocolate cake mix, and the frosting was homemade too it had oreo cookies crushed up in it. The cupcakes were so good. 

Blake wanted to help him blow out the candles!

Here is Chip and Oliver! 


Drew is pretty fearless. He loves playing with Braden and Emma's dogs at Grandma and Grandpa Joan and Clarence's house. He loves the water. He also is good at giving loves.

Graham got to come too. He is making sure everyone knows that Drew is now 4.
Drew didn't think he actually turned 4 until he had his birthday party and blew out his birthday candles.
I wish I would have gotten more pictures of everyone that came.
Drew's Great Grandpa and Grandma Clarence and Joan, Grandma and Grandpa Paula and Phil, Braden and his family, Chip and his family, and Emily got to come. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I Have to Tell Grandpa Something!

Oftentimes in the morning as we are eating breakfast we see Grandpa Clarence McBride through the window. Drew loves to run outside and say Hi. Today we saw Grandpa and Drew started for outside. We asked him what he was doing. He said, "I'm going to tell grandpa something!" We asked him what? and his reply was, "I have problems." Louis and I laughed so hard and agreed that indeed he did have problems. I was just telling Louis that Drew had another rough night. He keeps waking up in the night with nightmares and he cries and gets out of bed, which wakes up Zoey! The life of a Mother! I love my little ones so much though they make all the hard times worth it with just one smile, or I love you!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Drew's Words of Wisdom

My kids have been saying the funniest things lately. I just laugh and am so happy and I think I will never forget what they said. The next week I find myself trying to tell someone the funny thing my child was saying and I can't remember. So for the sake of remembering I'm going to try and write down just some of the fun things they say.

The other day Blake and Drew were arguing and Drew got mad. 
The conversation that took place:
He turned to Blake and said, " I'm getting the bad guys to come and get the cops to put you in jail." Blake responds, "you don't even know any cops." 
Drew then says, "Yes I do!" 
Blake - "What are there names then?" 
Drew - "Copies"

Blake and I just started laughing and laughing and it was making Drew so mad. I just couldn't stop myself. Out of the mouth of babes!

Friday, August 21, 2015

School Blues!

Today I woke up at 6:30. I found myself sleeping with Drew in his bed. I got up so I could say bye to Louis and get Blake up and ready for school. I was soooo tired. I woke up several times last night. All three of the kids needed me. Blake woke up at 3 with a nightmare. Then Zoey woke up at 4, so I fed her so she would go back to sleep and not wake anyone else up. Drew woke up at 5 so I went in and layed down with him and I must have fallen asleep. I looked all around the house and realized Blake was no where to be found. My second thought was maybe he went next door to get a donut from Grandpa. So I went over there and nope he wasn't there. This is where I start to panic. I knew he didn't want to go to school. Last night he begged us to let him stay home Friday. I go back inside and I hear a door shut. I knew he was around now. So I keep looking and Louis keeps looking and finally Louis found him. He was running around the outside of the house hiding from us cause he really didn't want to go to school. Blake has never been like this so I knew something was up. So I drilled him. I finally got the real reason he didn't want to got to school out of him. Apparently all week long they have had work to do. If they don't finish they have to put it on red which means they have to finish it on Friday. Well he said that everyday he didn't finish his work so he had soooo much work to do today cause it was Friday. He is scared that that teacher is going to time him. Blake has time anxiety pretty bad. So we decided to say a prayer to calm his nerves. I went in and made some pancakes. While he ate and I finished making up the rest of the pancakes I told him a story. The story goes like this. Two days ago Zoey threw my phone in the a bucket of water that was in the shower. Afterwards I would call someone but couldn't hear them. I said a prayer that I would be able to call people on the phone. Later in the day it worked and I was able to call people. Then that night my touch screen stopped working. So I woke up and was taking to my Mom when she told me I should have put it in rice. well it was 24 hours from the accident and I knew it would probably be too late. However I tried it out. I put it in rice and as I was doing so I said another prayer that it would work. After only being in the rice 10 min I pulled it out and tried it, and it worked! I was so happy. Blake was really impressed with this story and it really helped him believe that prayer does work. I told him that if there was anytime in life even in school that he needed help he could say a prayer and Heavenly Father would help him. This gave him the courage to go to school and not be afraid anymore.

I know I had this experience to help my testimony and Blake's. Heavenly Father knew that Blake would need that at that time. I had no idea all week what was happening with Blake at school. He seemed happy and when I asked him how school went he would say good. Heavenly Father did know what was going on at school and in Blakes mind. Our Father knows us so well and knows what we need and when. I am so grateful for prayer and for a Loving Heavenly Father that answers those prayers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1st Day of School

Preface: Last night the school had a Meet and Greet. I took Blake and Drew came along for the ride. Basically I can't go anywhere without him. Blake was terrified. It took me 15 min to get him to go in the classroom. He wouldn't talk to his teacher or anyone actually. Drew saw Blake's fear and got scared and wanted me to hold him. It was really hard and I was really nervous about how the morning was going to go.




1st Day of School


I wanted Blake and Louis to have an organized, non stressful, perfect 1st day of school. Louis is teaching at the high school and is teaching college algebra this year. Blake is starting 1st grade. In my mind I wanted the perfect morning. The morning, however, was anything but perfect. Drew had a horrible night he woke up about 10 times. Zoey woke up 2 times. Then to top it off Blake woke up at 5:15 with a a bad dream and couldn't go back to sleep. I peeled myself out of bed so we could all have breakfast together. I made the 3 eggs we had. The chickens haven't been laying very good. We had cereal with 1 cup of milk. Drew drank too much at night. So Breakfast was less than desirable. Blake wanted me to make him a lunch which I wasn't planning on because last year he Loved eating at the cafeteria. Last night at back to school night he got a code for the cafeteria and was asked to memorize it. He was scared about the code and didn't want to eat at the cafeteria. So I had to pack him leftovers from last night. I didn't have any good lunch box food. Then Blake really wanted to ride his bike. Thankfully we left with enough time. Drew rode his big bike with training wheels while Zoey rode in the stroller. Drew was terrified of his bike the whole time and wanted me to pull him. He kept saying this is so scary. He used to ride his bike with very little fear. The whole way was absolutely miserable It was also hot and humid. Once we got to school we locked up Blake's bike and took him to his classroom. I told him to put his backpack on the rack outside and his friends came up to him with a warm welcome! His teacher asked him to organize his things inside. His friends went in with him and  just like that he was off on his own. I am so grateful we live in a small town. With so many friendly people and that Blake can have good friends and teachers. Can't wait to hear about how his day went.

Teagan's Warm Welcome! He was so excited to see Blake




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Drew is 3

My Little Drew turned 3! We had a little birthday party for him. Braden and his family came and my parents came. We kept it pretty low key cause Drew was sick and we didn't want to infect everyone. Braden and my parents wanted to come even after the warning. He got lot's of gifts and loved eating his cake and ice-cream! Drew is such a sweet kid. He gives good hugs, is a mama's boy. He doesn't sleep well at all. He wakes up almost nightly with night terrors. He Loves all things with sugar. He loves Zoey and Blake and plays well with them most of the time. He has been potty trained since he was 2 and a half even through the night. The down fall is he wakes us up at night to go to the bathroom. Between him having to go to the bathroom at night and his night terrors he wakes up 3 to 4 times at night. He loves playing with cars.  He loves going to his great grandma/pa McBrides house to get Hug drinks and cookies, pop tarts and donuts. We love Drew and our so glad he is part of our family.