Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baby Shower!!

This Friday, I was in charge of putting together my sister's baby shower. I love throwing party's but boy are they a lot of work. This is my sister's first baby, I am so excited for her to finally be a mom. I know she has waited for this time in her life for awhile. I know she will be a wonderful mommy. My kids adore her. So because I had so much to do for the shower, I completely forgot my camera. Thank You to Sharon Judy for taking the pictures. I am so happy that it is finally over. There was a great turn out and it felt like everyone had an enjoyable time. Thanks to everyone that helped me with this special day!!

Center Piece for the Food Line.

Dessert Table(Thanks to Lani for making Diaper Cake)

Cake is made from a delicious Mexican Bakery

My Sister Clarissa & Sister in Law

Kristi my sister in law, she helped with the Game.

My Sister Heitje & Karalee Cutting bread bowls for the yummy soup.

Clarissa finally done with gift. Thanks to everyone for all the gifts.

It was a fabulous night, I hope it was everything that Clarissa dreamed of.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma McNeil!

We enjoyed a birthday weekend with Grandma McNeil. We took her out to dinner on Sat, Mar. 28th. Her favorite place to eat is Serrano's her in Mesa. We are glad that she is getting better so she could travel to come spend time with us. We love her and miss her! We hope she had a good birthday.

Birthday Cake
Mark & Clarissa

Karalee & Anthony

Brayden & Grandpa C
Justin & Grandma

Matt & I

Karalee & Abby

Me & Clarissa

Grandma C & Heitje

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brody is growing fast!

Brody is so much fun. He loves to laugh, smile, and blow bubbles with his mouth. He is learning how to sit up. He has been sleeping through the night for a little over a month now. We are all happy about that in our house. Brody will be 6 months in about a week, time sure does fly. I feel like I just had him not that long ago. Brynlee sure loves her Brobeee that is what she calls him. She loves being the big sister. Just today she was helping hold his bottle while he ate. I am so thankful to my father in heaven for sending me three healthy children. I love being a mom and at one point in my life I thought I would never be a mom. I sure love my kids!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Rock Stars!!!

Brayden and Brynlee love playing Rock Band... I had to take Pictures of my little rock stars. Love you guys......

Day at the Drive-In

Brayden's Preschool class had a day at the drive-in. They were to create a car or truck to sit in while they watch their special movie. Brayden found a box in our garage that he wanted to make his car. Brayden picked what color he wanted, green. Dad helped him put the wheels on and steering wheel on. Next, Dad painted a stripe down the side of the car. This was a neat experience as Brayden worked together with his Dad. Brayden is a McNeil so he had to have the McNeil trademark on his car, Grandpa McNeil's Truck. He had so much fun that day at school. I am glad he enjoys Preschool it will soon be over and on to the Five year old School.(that's what Brayden calls it) Brayden loves his Dad. Thank You Daddy for helping me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I am working on updating hopefully I can catch up so check out the posts below.. More to come.

Mother Nature..

Matt's Explorer!!

Poor Brayden.....

Amazed by the Horny Toad

We also went riding with friends, two weekends in a row. Quads are so much fun; we also took Matt's Off road Explorer. We took turns riding; I felt like I was a kid again. I loved feeling the wind in my face. The kids love playing in dirt and exploring the wild life. They found a horny toad and were so excited to hold it and touch it. I didn't take many pictures as I was having so much fun that I forgot I brought my camera. Well maybe next time.

Girls Love To Have Fun!!!

Even when we get dirty riding......

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thank You Grandma McNeil!

Grandma McNeil sent Brynlee a special package with mickey mouse on the outside of it..
Brynlee loves her new dress she wore it to church on Sunday and didn't want to take it off when we got home from church. My kids are lucky to have grandparents that spoil them. Love you guys...

Broken Collar Bone Again!

Brayden broke his collar bone again a couple of weekends ago. The first time he broke it he was three years old. He loved to jump and play on Mommy and Daddy's bed. So one Sunday he was jumping so hard he fell off and on the way down hit his shoulder on the wood slats on the side of our bed. He cried and pointed to his shoulder saying that it hurt. I called one of the Doctors that I work for and he kindly met us at my Office to check him out. Yep it was broken, so he gave us a brace for him to wear. (thank goodness that I work for Pediatrians!)

This time it was mostly my fault that he broke it again, we were headed home from a fun night at Peter Pipers with some friends. Brayden jumped into my expedition with his friends. I was carrying Brynlee so I could put her into the car. I opened the car door, and as I did Brayden came falling out.(my windows are tinted pretty dark and it was dark out) So I couldn't see that he was still by the door. I felt horrible, he was screaming and crying. He said mommy you hurt me. I never intend to hurt any of my children but this time I did on accident. I cried for him, he was in alot more pain this time. I dropped my other kids and husband at a friends house and we were off to Phoneix Childrens Urgent Care. They took care of us quickly due to brayden's pain. Yes it was broken again. The doctor said, "he is not a lucky kid to brake his collar bone twice."
Thank You to Amy and Jen for your love and support. Thank you for coming along with me as I felt like a horrible mother. You guys are friends that I can't live without.

Brayden has to wear the same brace for 6-8 wk until it heals. He didn't want to go to preschool at first,but he is doing great now. Hopefully it will not happen again.

Sorry Brayden Boy.... Mommy Loves You So Much!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

FHE at the Park with the Schads..

The weather has been so nice in the evenings... Last Monday we went to the park and had a picnic for dinner. The kids loved sitting on the blanket while they ate their dinner. Here are some pictures.........