Carroll family circus

Each new day is a day worth waking up for.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Zach snowboarding on his new snowboard from grandpa and grandma. He is really good. We have a pretty good hill by our house, and the kids love to go sledding on it. Now it is the new snowboarding hill.

This is our annual christmas party at Grandma and Grandpas house. Joey hanging out with Aunt Lori and Uncle Kevin.Joey playing games with his cool new teeth.

Uncle John and Zach hanging out. Uncle John what is that look on your face? Could it be the bunny ears behind him.

The girls hanging out in front of the fire. Jonni, Emmy, Alli, and Kristie.

Grandma and Grandpa looking so cute in their green and red christmas party clothes.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We were out shopping the other day, and jason found this 'Diego'underwear he just had to have, so I got it for him. On the way home, I could hear Joey and Alli laughing in the back seat so I looked in my little baby mirror, and this is what I saw. I can't get this kid to wear a hat for anything, but underwear, he is proud to wear. What a goofy kid.

This is Joey 'Joseph' with Mary at our ward christmas party. He sure did a good job (even though there were no speaking parts) . He is pretty cute too!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The kids showing off the chirstmas stockings. There were a couple comments about how small they are this year (Joey). I told him they are the perfect size for coal. (he doesn't think I am very funny). Also this year I did not have the energy to decorate our tree, so I just let the kids have at it. This is truly a charlie brown christmas tree in its decoration. However I have left it alone, and I hope to continue to leave it alone. They are very proud of their work. And very excited to start seeing some presents under it!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

OK YES I am a huge Twilight fan, and yes I did go see the movie with my sisters, I LOVED it!!!! I can't hardly wait till the make the other 3 movies. It makes me want to read all the books again!

Me, Alli and Jason decorating the trees for the gingerbread house. Well we were trying to decorate faster than Jason was eating.

This is the kids on the night of "light up Downey" Sorry I don't have a pic of Zach, he claims he is too old to sit on santas lap. But Jason, Joey and Alli, were ready to get in there and put in their requests.

This is the gingerbread house that the kids, (and Brian) put together. Its a good thing I took a picture of it because the kids started eating it right away!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Well this is how my weekend ended. Jason decided he was tired of me saying, 'we need to get you a haircut' so he took matters into his own hands!!!

Alli at her dance competition. She did so well, and she looked so beautiful!!! Great job Alli

Monday, November 3, 2008

4 little monkeys!

Allison, Zachary, Jason, and Joey.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! We sure had a great time this year. The kids got to dress up twice. The kids school parade, and carnival were Thursday, and then halloween on friday! They had a good time and they got tons of candy.

Just me and my cute hubby hanging out!

Ok I have not been very good about my blog lately. I have had so much going on in my little life, but with a not so little push from my friend Jennie, here I am updating at last. And it just so happens that Jennie was the one who took these pics of my cute little family!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bad mom

Ok so have you ever had one of those days when you just should have stayed in bed, and simply skipped the entire day?? I so had one of those today. It kind of felt like that movie groundhog day, but instead of the same day every morning, it was the same thing every hour. Jason who we have been potty training, and he has done great so far, decided to rebel today. I have never seen a kid who can poop so much in one day, again and again and again and again!!!!! Then when I left him alone for 2 seconds, (I know he's 3 he shouldn't be alone for 2 seconds) he was washing his hands in the bathroom, and decided to dump out the bottle of hand sanitizer into the toliet. OK frustrating but I can handle that. Only 10 min. later he was back in the bathroom dumping out Alli's brand new bottle of hair detangler!! I just bought it 2 days ago!!!!!!! THEN he was outside playing with Alli after school, got into the shed, and dumped out a gallon of gas outside. Doesn't he realize that gallon of gas was part of his college fund!! Ok to round out my lovely day, we got a call from Zach's teacher (that call would put any mom in a bad mood) I won't get into that, but It just went with my day. And to end it all. I put jason in the tub, left him (yes I know I probably deserve all this for leaving him unsupervised ) I went to grab his jammies, during the 3 min. alone he managed to dump out a bottle of body wash, and a bottle of bubble bath. On the upside, he smelled really good. So, I am now heading back to my room for a nice not bubble bath since I don't have any, but a nice bath. so wish me better luck tomorrow. And yes I will be a helecoptor mom tomorrow, and hover over him 24/7!!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Last year when Joey was in 3rd grade his teacher gave them a small plant of a cabbage. Only 2 of the 11 kids in the class could keep theirs alive, and believe it or not Joey was one of them. Here he is on the day we picked it. It was a whopping 5.5lbs. That is going to feed us for a month. Great job Joey!!! He is now officially in charge of the garden.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Daddy and Jason showing off their 'big muscels' on the load of rock we just had delivered. Jason calls it his castle. He also found some dinosaurs in the house that he went out and buried in his castle. It will be fun finding all of the dinosaurs later.

Well Zach just completed his swimming requirements for boy scouts, and within an hour of completing that he set off for his 10 mile bike ride to get another requirement. He is doing so well in scouts, and loves every minute of it. We are so proud of him.

Ok so I just got my new camera!!! yea for me. Here are the kids helping me learn how to get a action shot. They were having way too much fun.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A day at the zoo. We decided to go to the zoo before we headed home after our long weekend in orderville. We had so much fun,and were so happy grandma and grandpa carroll could come with us. Sorry the pics are not that great. I was using one of those throw away cameras. but at least I got some cut poses.

Celebrating Jason's 3rd birthday in orderville. Here he is opening his presents just outside our motel room. (I will put a pic of his cake up later, its on my moms camera and I don't have a copy yet.)He loved his presents!!! I can't hardly believe that my baby boy is 3. Time is going so fast.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The four girls at the reunion!!

Mel, Kami, Mom, and Me :)

The only girls on the Heaton side of the family. And what a group they are. Alli, Saydee, Audrey, and Rachel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ok so I have never been the kind of mom that cries on the first day of school. And today was no exception. I thouroughly enjoyed getting them ready this morning and kissing them each goodbye and watching them ride down the street to school on their bikes. I did miss them a little during the day, but I just had to close my eyes and enjoy the quiet to get over that.

Even though the boys said they were not excited at all for school, I think that they were very ready to go this morning. Alli got up on her own, and ready in like 10 min. Joey had to make sure to pick just the right shirt, and Zach had to make sure his hair was perfect. They all succeded. They are so adorable!!!

Here is the cake I made the kids for their first day of school.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Daddy came home for a few days, and Jason could not get enough of him. He was daddys little shadow. Brian even got one of Jason's rare kisses.

Well, we made it through the summer with no broken bones or stitches, but Jason had to get something in. I was at a friends house, and he was running around with the kids, and ran smack into the wall!! We all thought it was cute to put the boxing gloves on him. Even though I think the wall won.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's fair week!!!
These are the cupcakes the kids made today to enter in the fair. Alli did the 'corn on the cob', Zach did the ice cream cone, and Joey did the caterpillar. We will find out tomorrow how they did!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to take the 4 kids to the Twin Falls temple open house. I was a little hesitant, you know my kids in the temple!!!! but I have to say I am so glad I took them . They were perfect children ( the tour was only 15 min. ) Their true colors were shining at diner after but that wasn't so bad either! We all had a very memorable time.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Jason mostly liked to play in the sandbox, but here he took a moment to talk with his dinosaur he won at the fishing game.

Joey laying down on the job, looking for the money in the sandpit. He still managed to find quite a bit.