Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Lacy turned 4 yesterday. I am so lucky to have her in my life. I will post pictures later, we are having her celebration on Sunday with all the family, so look for the post there. I was just sitting with her talking and we decided to do a little survey. I asked her the questions and wrote them down exactly what she said, with no edits. So this is all getting to know LACY JO...

Where are you right now? Home
Are you bored? No
What day is today? Late
Are you happy? Yea
Do you have a lot of friends? Yea I have one hundred and fifty one friends
Are you close with them? Yea
Who is your best friend? All of them
Do you ever fight with your best friend? No, that makes me angry, it makes me sad whhen we fight
Do you have a boyfriend? Yea, he's nice
Do you want kids? Yea
Do you miss being a kid? What?? What do I miss?
Who was the last person to call you? Uh... who was it? Grandma and G-pa
Who was the last person to text you? Uh... I texted Katie and Katie texted me. Little kids text.
Do you have any tattoos? What does that mean?
Do you have any piercings? No, what does that mean?
Do you have any regrets? What does that mean?
What are you wearing? A pink bow shirt, panties and nothing else. I'm just kicking a balloon.
Do you have plans for the weekend? Yea, my birthday party and the museum
Will you be with your friends this weekend? Yea
Do you ever lie? shakes her head no... i dont lie, I'm a great little kid. I dont scream and I dont make you mad anymore.
What was the last movie you watched? Little Einsteins
Who was the last person to email you? me? why? what does that mean?
Who was the last person you talked to? You What did you say? To you? What did I say to you?
Do you wish you were somewhere else? Yea... uh... Brian and Kates house with you and Daddy and Hugo
Are you a nice person? Yea
Do people like you? Yea, they believe me
What song are you listening to? I dont know what it is, golf ball, I dont hear any songs
Are you getting bored of this survey? No, what does that mean? No, I just tooted!
Are you close with your parents? Yea, hahahha, yea.
What's your favorite thing to eat? Pizza and Ramen
Whats the thing that you hate the most to eat? Uh... I hate to eat pasta
Apple juice or orange juice? Apple Juice AND Orange Juice, I like both of them!
Are you a morning or night person? Morning time AND night time... I like Morning time better tho
Ninjas or pirates? What does ninjas mean? aye aye capitan
What was your favorite childhood television program? Spongebob and Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse
If you could be any animal, what would you be? a pretty one
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I want to be one of the two girls, like wonderwoman and spiderman
What is usually your first thought when you wake up? eat munch, take a shower and go
What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? take a bath, take a shower and eat breakfast tomorrow in the morning and go to sleep
What's your favorite color? Sparkley Red
What's your favorite animal? A monkey with a flower
You're given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on? a lot of toys
Are you mostly a clean or messy person? Clean
What would be your dream job? A rock-star mom

I had to stop there at the pefect answer. I've taught my girl well. I love her to pieces!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Speaking of my favorite men....

This cute little guy is going to get a....


I love this picture. I snapped it with my camera phone. He came in the room with this loom on his head saying "hat, hat hat" it was adorable. He is such a cutie.

Back to the new baby. Lacy was really really wanting a little sister. She already had her named and everything. We thought it would be fun to bring her to the ultra-sound with us. She walked right in the office, up to the front desk and asked the lady, "is it a boy or a girl?" She was a good sport and told Lacy she didn't know but she would find out soon. As soon as we walked into the ultra-sound room Lacy asked the tech again. She was nice too and told Lacy she would find out soon. I then told Lacy.. Okay, it might not be a sister, it might be a brother. She was not happy and screamed "ITS NOT A BOY, ITS A GIRL. I ALREADY HAVE A BROTHER, I WANT A SISTER!" I quickly appologized to the tech and told her I was sorry in advance in case its a boy Lacy might throw a fit. As soon as the tech got in the right spot it was obviously a boy. We told Lacy and she was fine and quitely watched the rest of the time. I was relieved and happy she didn't throw a fit.
That is.... until we got into the car. I buckled her in and as soon as I got into the car she said, "Mommy I dont want another brother, I want a sister." I was nice at first but the tantrum lasted the whole car ride! She is finally getting used to it and I told her she can get a new doll to be her sister.
We'll see how this goes. I am really excited though. The new baby and Hugo will only be about 18 months apart, so hopefully they will be the best of friends. Lacy can hold her own, I'm not worried! :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Some of my Favorite Men!

3 of my most favorite men had birthdays the last couple weeks.

Most Recently was my Daddy-o's birthday. He turned 53 on January 9th!
He has truly taught me all I need to know and given me all the tools to be successful in life. He has led and is leading the greatest example of a happy marriage, a successful home and a christlike attitude. I love him dearly and am so thankful for everything he has given ME over the past 25 years and I know will continually give me for all eternity.

My Grandpa turned 83 on New Years Day.
He is such an awesome grandpa. I am so lucky to get to see him all the time. He picked up Hugo the other day and called him his "boy". It touched my heart so much because I like to think of myself as grandpas "girl".
And my most favorite of favorites is my dear hubby who turned 27 on December 28th. He has truly brought me more happiness than I ever thought possible. I could go on for hours and hours about how much I love him and everything he has done for me.

I found this "HUNKY HUSBAND" survey on someone elses blog, so I'm going to copy it!
What is his name? Shawn Patrick
How long have you been married? 5 1/2 wonderful years
How long did you date? 3ish years
How old is he? 27
Where did he serve his mission? Philippines Naga
Who eats more? Shawn wins hands down (and I'm pregnant:)
Who said I love you first? I think it was him.. but I dont remember, that was a loooong time ago
Who is taller? He is 8 inches taller!
Who sings better? I love to hear Shawn sing- I'd say he is way better but I'm sure he would say I am, he's sweet like that
Who is smarter? Depends what subject we're talking about... but I think its pretty close
Whose temper is worse? We are both sooo laid back, but prob mine (sad to say, but I have more of a temper since I've had kids)
Who does the laundry? Mostly I do
Who does the dishes? I unload he loads... but he does it all on sundays
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you are laying down looking at the ceiling, I'm on the right side
Who pays the bills? Me
Who mows the lawn? Whenever we have grass, he does
Who cooks dinner? Me or our moms :)
Who drives when you are together? Always Shawn
Who is more stubborn? Shawn for how sweet and calm and laid back he is suprisingly stubborn
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Shawn-he's perfect
Whose parents do you see the most? We are so lucky our parents live only a mile away from eachother and we see them both at least once a week. Its divided pretty evenly
Who proposed? Shawn
Who has more friends? We have always had the same circle of friends so we dont really have any that are just one of ours, so we're tied!
Who has more siblings? We both have 4... but I guess he wins because all of his are married and only 3 of mine are married (we really need to work on that)
Who wears the pants in the family? We each get a leg... I'd give them to him though anytime he wants them (unless I really really want them :)
I am so lucky to be surrounded of such wonderful men!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas and New Year Happenings

So much to blog about. Be prepared for a long post.

The first of December's party's started with Grandmother Lisonbee's annual Christmas party at the park. Lots of good food, a teddy bear parade and an auction! It was super fun as usual, especially getting to visit with all of Shawn's cousins.

Lacy had her fun pre-school party and was so funny singing this time. She was distracted most of the time and every once in a while she would jump up and sing loudly one part when she was paying attention. I guess there was just too much going on!
We had our annual Ollerton Christmas Eve Eve party that just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. The earliest I can remember it, it was actually at my Grandma and Grandpa's house then we would go caroling to Great Grandad and Millies. Then it got too big so we moved it to Aunt Julies where it was for years. Now, for the past 3 or 4 years we have to go to a church building and have it in the cultural hall. We have over 100 people just with Aunts, Uncles and cousins.. and of course, Grandpa! Lacy was so excited that she got to sing Jingle Bells into the microphone and she totally hammed it up!!

One of the more important things we did these holidays was that Patrick and Chaz were sealed in the temple. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were so blessed to be able to be there. That night they had a big party at the Stolworthy's to celebrate that and their graduation's. There was lots of delicious food and Santa even came!!
Christmas eve we spent the day with Brown's opening gifts, eating lunch, watching Christmas moveis and missing everyone who couldnt be there. It was just Mom and Dad, Patrick and Chaz and us with our kids. We were so excited that Ryan and Krista made it home from Mexico just in time to open gifts!

That night we went to Fullers to eat dinner and visit with Lacy's great Grammy and Grandaddy. We also had our Christmas pjs which was home-made for the kids and new robes for the boys!
Christmas morning we spent at home. It was nice opening the few gifts we had together. We didn't get a lot of gifts but we all got a BIG gift. Santa brought everyone their very own bike. Shawn and I nice big mountain bikes, Lacy a pink bike that had her name on it and Hugo a little car to ride on. (we got a bike trailer the day after Thanksgiving for him to ride in during family rides)

We then came back to Fullers later Christmas morning for breakfast and opening gifts. We had a low-key rest of the day playing in the rain, sleeping and just lounging around. Most of my family had the stomache flu so they weren't on their A-Game!

Shawn's birthday was the 28th which was a Sunday. We had a ton of people over for a nice dinner and Shawn got a GUN. He was really suprised and excited.
New Years Eve Shawn and I went and chapperoned the dance for all the 14-18yr old kids in the area. We had a suprisingly good time and enjoyed breakfast at midnight with some of my favorite girls!
We had our first annual pijama bowl where we all went bowling with the kids, in our pj's. Every-one made it except Randal who was taking his turn with the stomache-flu. AJ and his girl even came (but I guess we just consider him part of the family!)
The break was also filled with...
fun adult dates
dog-sitting Patrick and Chaz's dogs (which made us all really dog-hungry)
fun days with the kids
a trip to McCormick train park where we got to ride the train and the merry go round
one ride on the new light-rail in Tempe
lots of throwing up and diahrea (sorry, TMI)
pink eye for Shawn
and of course MOST IMPORTANT
Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ