Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Daddy's little helpers

Jarom's work truck is now ready to go thanks to the cleaning help of his two little buddies.

Arrrrh matties this be captain one tooth Cole.


Will the real tooth fairy please stand up!

Tardy Tooth Fairy

A little background behind these pictures: Brynn finally lost her second tooth. She faithfully put it under her pillow expecting of course, to get some kind of prize. Day one....no tooth fairy. Her parents came up with some lame excuses as to why the tooth fairy hadn't gotten to the tooth, which she accepted. So on day two, she added some demands (See letter 1). She sealed the tooth and her letter in a zip lock bag to make sure the tooth fairy would be sure to see the letter with the tooth. Well......absent minded tooth fairy once again. The Heaton's tooth fairy must be one busy fairy. I hope the fairy is not male because male and fairy don't go well together. Well on day three, Brynn left her note, some money (to help buy the prize of course), and just to be sure, she placed one more note on the floor pointing to her pillow (See note 2). The tooth fairy finally came, with her webkin of course.

Coops got this goalie business DOWN pat.

We asked Cooper if he wanted to be goalie for a little bit because he was out of breath. After a few minutes of trying to figure out how to stop the ball from getting by, his little boy brain came up with this.

Martha, Martha what have we here?

Dad and mom did their best on Coops tractor birthday cake. We are quite proud of ourselves. Please leave us nice comments. We are working on 100% approval ratings here.

coop-a-loop turns four!

Cooper was way excited about his new set of wheels. He had worn the front tire off his big wheel. Now it's bikes and scooters. He is quite the boy.

Holy Scorpions

We are sure loving the nice warm weather, but the bugs sure make you watch your step. We have seen four of these scorpions this week. They sure are ugly. The kids keep asking if we can keep one for a pet....aaah that would be a great big NO. Time to have the bug guys back over.

Monday, November 24, 2008

First Day of School

Brynn and Shayla are off to school. They are now bus riders...I must mention that they don't want to be bus riders. It took them three days to figure out what stop they were supposed to get off on. They love their school and their teachers. They are even finally enjoying the bus ride with all their new friends.

I can't believe she actually gave me doughnuts!

This was Cole's first birthday. We had just dealt with the stress of trying to get into our pee infested home...So instead of a birthday cake we had to settle for birthday doughnuts. Cole was in heaven, and the kids thought is was pretty great as well.

Surprise...It's a fixer upper

 Kristy picked this one out all by herself on the internet...can you tell! We were finally grateful to be heading for our first home. When we got to Texas, there was a sign on the door that read, "Welcome to your new Phouse. Notice there is p in your house. Long story short not only was our yard dead, but the house was full of dog urine. After days of discussion, stress, motel 6, and tears, we got the carpet replaced and began work on our new rented home. We drove around looking for new places, but felt like this was where our family was supposed to be. We are so glad we stayed. We really love the area, our neighbors and the ward.

Chicago trip

Kristy, Cole and I took a surprise visit to chicago just before our move to Texas.  We had such a good time.  Special thanks to Travis and Britt for their help on planning the whole thing.  We had fun shopping, seeing the sites and of course eating the chicago deep dish pizza

Chicago trip