Wednesday, December 3, 2008

 I D.A.R.E. you!
The fifth grade classes graduated from the DARE program this last Thursday.  The kids had to write a report on the DARE program and what it had taught them.  The police officers and teachers read through the reports and chose a boy and girl from each class to read their reports at the DARE graduation assembly and Cameron was chosen from his class.  He did a great job!  He wasn't even a bit nervous.  Although I do have one issue to take up with Cameron.  Thursday morning he "just remembered" he had to read his report and "am I going to be able to come?"  and "I have to wear just a nice shirt, like one with a collar, but not like a church shirt and nice jean are o.k. to wear."  Well probably 99% of the girls had dresses on and most of the boys had on khakis and ties some were even in suits!  I fought Cameron to even wear a dress shirt!  I had to let him wear a t-shirt on under it so he could take it off when he was done!  What a Stinker!!!  We are proud of him anyway!

Here is his report:
The DARE program helped me to learn about drugs.  It changed my life.  It helped me understand how to protect myself against drugs.  I learned lots of facts about marijuana and tobacco.  Like that marijuana is illegal in the United States and tobacco has more than 200 poisons in it.  I learned that there is strength in numbers.  I learned that if I don't hang around friends that smoke or drink I will not smoke or drink.  I learned that the DARE decision-making model helps you in life.  I learned how to avoid peer pressure situations.  These skills will help me later in life.  I learned all of this in DARE, which is a great program.
Marijuana has more tar in the smoke than tobacco smoke.  Smoking marijuana causes breathing problems.  There is lot of nicotine in cigarettes.  People who do drugs get sick more times than people who don't do drugs.  Over 400,000 people die each year because of drugs.  All of the skill I've learned will help me in my years in school, and when I'm in college and have a job and a family.  I'm looking forward to it in 8Th grade when DARE starts for me again. 
All the skills that I've learned will help me because it helps me keep my body healthy and keep me from doing drugs and smoking cigarettes.
I pledge to never do drugs as long as I live because my Uncle was killed by a drunk driver who ran into him.  I know the sadness of those who lost people because of drugs and alcohol.  The DARE program will help you learn these things so you can be safe from drugs.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sean's friend Steve Hall invited Sean, Cam and Cars to go down to St. George and ride motorcycles.  Steve has two boys the same age as ours.  Sean was a little worried because the BYU/UofU game on and he had to be sure that Steve had the right channel as his house. Luckily he did and they agreed to go.  They had the best time even though BYU lost!  All the boys want for Christmas now are motorcycles (yeah right!).  Cameron really liked riding, as you can see in the video Carson would rather run after Cameron.  Carson liked it while Cameron loved it! Even In-n-out came in a very, very close second to the motorcycles.  The boys had fun reconnecting with Steve's boys whom they hadn't seen for years while we were in Idaho.  Thank you Steve for letting our boys have experiences like this so they never stop talking about it!  

Cameron all smiles


Carson having fun?

could a smile get any bigger?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Yeah, it's over!  I don't know why this holiday is so hard for me to like!  I guess there are times when I don't exactly hate it, like when the kids are asleep, no one is knocking at my door and I have 4 bags of candy at my disposal watching 30 rock and the office I Tivo'd the night before.  I guess it's alright then.  We had a fun time visiting Sara, Luke, and Amy and then heading to Grandma Myers' house for some dinner and pictures then heading back up to Heber to get in on all the festivities in our neighborhood.  This year the boys could just go (with Sean hanging around in the shadows) by themselves.  There was a haunted house, carmel apples, hot dogs, chili and scones plus the usual candy.  It was a lot of fun.

Reese (Dorthy) waiting patiently for the kids to get home from school.

This is Amy's dog, Lucy ( snow white).  How cute is that?

Reese-Dorthy, Carson-Jungle power ranger, Tyson-spiderman, Cameron-elvis, Luke-pirate
Pirate Luke... love the hook!

Carson, Tyson, Cameron, Reese, Tandi-Tinkerbell, Macie-Belle, Tommy-pirate, Halle-skunk

still trying to take pictures and Garrett yelled, "let's go get some candy!" and the photo shoot was over! 

Brian- Captain Jack Sparrow complete with eye liner!

After a hard day of trick-or-treating, Reese like to relax by putting on her crown and princess shoes.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I love  your pumpkin guts!

Cameron has no qualms about putting his hands in slimy goo.

why do we do this?

Tyson punched a hole in every single dot for his picture.

Carson didn't want to carve a pumpkin this year....well until I cleaned out the guts.  I guess he has some qualms about slimy goo.

Reese- just happy to be in the middle of things.

Cameron is very into his design.

Carson's own creation

Headless horseman


Friday, October 24, 2008

It's always fun when Grandma (and Luke) comes!

The kids were out of school Friday so I invited my Mom and nephew Luke to come up and do some Halloween stuff.   When she showed up she was dressed in her witch costume.  In her ward in Delta they have a "Witches night out" and all of the ladies in the ward dress up with cute hats and stuff and have a dinner.  I didn't ever think that sounded a little weird until I just now typed it, anyway, it was last night and she missed it so she dressed up today.  My mom is a really fun Grandma! She is always making stuff with the kids.  Today she made homeade play dough to make creepy fingers or noses with, fun!

Cameron, Grandma, Carson, Luke and Reese

We made pigs-in-a-blanket for lunch.  I haven't had these in a very long time!

The kids dressed up in our old costumes and we made skeletons out of paper plates.  They were not as easy I thought they would be.  My mom and Cameron did a lot of cutting out and the assembly was not fun either, but they turned out pretty cute.


Then...we decortated cookies.  These are the best sugar cookies.  Here is the recipe:

Sour cream sugar cookies/ cheerleader cookies( this is what my Aunt JoAnn calls them)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
cream together

5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

mix together 
1 cup sour cream
refigerate 2 hours or more.  Roll out on floured surface and cut out shapes with cutters.  Bake at 400 for 10 min

The Lukester
Tys  His cookies had at least an inch of frosting on them!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Over by our house there is a little grove of huge trees.  The scouts have made one into a big tree house.  Sean is one of the assistant scout masters in our ward and they had an activity there. He was so excited to take the boys there.  He told them it was a secret and they couldn't even tell me what it was or anything about it.  They were so excited!  When we lived in Spirit Lake I was always trying to get the boys to go explore.  Just across from our house was a mountain with fun trails that we would hike.  You could see our house or the lake from just about anywhere on the trails but they would never go by themselves.  They loved going to the tree house.  They would stay there all day with their friends.  I'm glad they are finally getting a little adventurous.

I don't know if you remember how Reese rubbed vaseline all over her hair (which she did more than once!)?  If you don't, you can see pictures on the first page of my blog.  Well, this is her next phase.  She will climb on the counter in the bathroom via the  bottom drawer to get into my make-up hence the black eyes.  She has ruined 3 things of mascara!  She will come find me to show me how beautiful she looks.  She has also taken to drawing all over herself with anything that will leave a mark, markers, pens, or the best of all red, black and green sharpies!  I know what you are thinking, "why doesn't Carrie just put her makeup where she can't get it or hide all the markers (side note:  Reese just came to me buck naked!  She has taken off all of her clothes and her diaper!  She has been doing this the last few days, all day long! whattheheck!) anyway, she just finds things! I don't know how she does it. What a sweet girl!

(sorry i can't get the picture to flip)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Last week I made cookies!  I know, I baked!  I can, you know, I just don't do it very often, but I can.   Last thursday I was having one of those "haven't worked out very good this week, might as well make some cookies" days!  I had the little neighbor twins, Zoe and Eli, come over and we made cookies.  It was really fun eating dough and watching the cookies bake, to the twins this was old hat, my kids were like, "you can eat the dough?" and "there is a light in the oven?". It was fun.  

waiting patiently

Zoe, Eli, Tyson and Reese
So, I was up at the outlets in Park City when I get a call from Carson.  I had left the boys home to tend themselves just for a couple of hours.  Well, he proceded to tell me that he and Cameron were goofing around and Cameron had knocked him in the mouth and his tooth was loose so he pulled it out!  What? I know, we might have a Doctor in the making, or a professional wrestler.

they were both fighting for camera time!

Tyson started kindergarten this year and I, I mean, he is so excited!  He was so ready to start.  In fact I didn't know how ready until I dropped him off on the big first day preparing for a little emotion, by him of course, and clinging, maybe even having to spend the first few minutes with him in class and calm him down.  He did NOT even look back to say good-bye.  It was Reese who cried and wailed and wanted to stay with Tyson at school.  He loves it!

Reese wouldn't leave Tyson's side.  
We are so lucky that we live so close that Tyson can ride his bike or walk to school.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The first day of school!
It seems kind of early to start school.  I'm not complaining, I'm just saying it seems early.  We are starting over new again.  New house, new neighborhood, new school, new friends. 
Cameron was so excited about school he was up at 6:00 am!  I even got up early, showered, dressed and was ready to go with the boys to walk to school.  I thought they would want me to go on their first day just to make sure they knew where to go etc... well I thought wrong.  Carson was very adamant about me going or not going with them.  I guess they thought it would be embarrassing for their mom to take them to school.  I saw other moms going, oh well.  

Cameron age 10   5Th grade
Cameron- 1st outfit
somehow his shirt had toothpaste remnants on it.
Cameron- 2ND outfit

Carson age 8  3rd grade

Carson-2ND outfit  
I missed taking the picture of the first one.


Tyson the KINDERGARTNER (starts next Thursday!!!!)
(Three down  one to go)
Brave Carson
Carson, after a lot of coaxing and bribing, tried the wake board!  You can see Sean in the water helping him.  It only took Carson a couple of times to figure out how to get up.  We only had a big board so if it looks like he is doing the spits, he is.  

Spirit Lake, Wake boarding, and Garrett?  ( i know! i didn't know he could do this either!)