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Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday to you....Happy birthday dear Jason (I can't believe you're already 4) Happy birthday to you. Oh my sweet baby the past 4 years years have gone by soooooo fast. They have been so fun and full of adventure. Thanks for making me soooo happy. This pic is of Jason showing off his frosting covered hands after licking the transformer figure cake toppers clean.
Jason blowing out the candles on his transformers cake.

Jason's present from aunt melie! Awesome, we love george.

Jason with all his presents. I asked him if we should skip christmas since he was so spoiled. He said not yet. Thanks to everyone who gave JJ a present, he had so much fun, and loved everything so much.

THOMAS another carroll household fav! Thanks grandpa Roy and grandma Sally. He loved it, and for the book, and outfit, Mr. Strong loves everything!

Grandma and Grandpa's weekend visit!!
Grandma and grandpa Carroll came up for the weekend to celebrate Jason's birthday. We had so much fun with them. But I think they went home pretty tired, after the...lets go on a walk, lets play a game, read to me, lets go to the school to play, will you fix my bike, lets clean out the shed together. We may have taken advantage of them a little bit. But we hope they had enough fun to come back up soon.Here is Jason opening the present from grandma and grandpa, he loved the puzzle, and book!!

Jason reaching in the money bag. He hasn't quite figured out how to get a lot of money, but that will come with time.
Grandpa reading to miss Alli!

Grandpa and grandma stopped at a fruit stand, and found this humongous cantaloupe. It is the biggest one I have ever seen!! AND it tasted good. Joey was in heaven!

Our wonderful g & g also surprised us by stopping at the sock shop on thier way up here. Here we all are in our new socks, and what you don't see, is when my kids get new socks, they immediatly spray the hardwood floor with pledge, and go sock skating. Over the next few days, there were many slips, and falls, but no broken bones, and many laughs!!
Thanks g & g for a great visit!! come again we dare you!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ok so those of you who know me pretty well, know I have somewhat obsessive compulsive tendencies. Well I was having a bad day the other day, and I decided to have a handful of m n m's to make everything better. Because of course chocolate makes everything better right??? So when I eat m n m's I have to eat them in 2's and they have to be the same color, at the end of the handful, if there are any single m's left I have to put them back. I know I know you don't have to say it. So anyway, I grabbed a handful of the yummy chocolate stress relievers, and grabbed the exact right amount, I ate the whole handful 2 at a time, 2 blues...2 reds... 2 greens...etc . and when I was done there were none left, the perfect handful of m's. What a great way to change a day from bad to good.
I wish you all the perfect handfull of m n m's today!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

First day of school treats
Every year I make the kids a special treat for the first day of school. This year I made rice krispie treats that look like pencils. They loved them. And they all had a pretty good first day. (minus some trouble getting a locker open).
My babies are growing up!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

first day of school

Farewell summer!!
Its been a wonderful summer. We have had so much fun this summer, but even the kids were ready for school to start today. And they sure looked cute this morning! I only have 2 more weeks till preschool then the big list of what I need to get done starts. But for now, I am excited for the kids today. I don't know who is more nervous, me or them. I actually have a son in middle school wow thats so crazy!!

Ok so I decided to try and make a different bag, Brian and I made this bag out of a 'hit the deck' deck of cards, and packing tape. It turned out pretty cute I think. WELCOME HOME CODY! We are so excited for Cody to be home, our first missionary in the Carroll family!!

Daddy Daughter moment.
I looked over and saw Alli and Brian in a cute conversation.

Survival of the fitest

We made it!!!
Our last summer adventure. And what an adventure it was. But we made it.
This is zach, and chase (charlie snuck in too) but Zach and Chase pretty much ran up the mountain. Oh how would it be to be young again!! I was wondering if I would make it and these show offs ran the whole way. Alli standing close to the top showing off how far up we were.
Grandpa, Joey, Alli, and Abby taking a small break on our way up the mountain. But they were all troopers, there was no complaining while hiking (well a little from me) but I was so proud of all of them, even you grandpa!

Jason and Morgan how cute are these two!!! And they walked all the way. wow pretty impressive.

And the proof that we made it to the top,this is the sign at the entrance to the cave.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Downey fair week!!!
I stayed so busy this week, I didn't even have time to take my camera out. This was on friday the last day, Brian actually took the pictures because somehow I was talked into going down the big water slide. here is my little Alli on the slide. Joey loved it too, but we didn't get a picture of him, he's too fast, Zach, Abby, and Jason didn't want to go on it.
Here I am, climbing up the lovely stairs I am surprised I even made it up to the top. And I have to say, my friend Deb was at the top, but she had to help everybody up, not just me!

Ok so here we are, Jennie, Brianna, and me trying to reclaim our youth!!!

Twin lakes fishing trip.
We had decided that we didn't get to do much this summer besides swimming lessons, and hanging out at the pool, which we did ALOT, so we wanted to spend the day fishing, and camping, and hanging out. (this was before the downey fair, but I didn't have time to do my blog) Big borther teaching little brother how to fish, They were so cute, Jason was just ready listen, and learn.

Alli and Zach swimming in the lake, looks like those swiming lessons paid off!
more playing in the water

Jason had an ear infection while we were there, he played a little, but most of the time he stood around looking like this! I felt bad for him, but he was still pretty cute!

This is about the only thing we caught fishing! A big stick, but he was proud he was the one to catch something.
Abby and Jason playing in the water.

Zach and Joey figuring out the fishing pole. How adorable are the men in my life!

Abby chillin on the chair.

Spending the day fishing.