Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Juli's BIG Baby Boy!

Juli and Erik became parents on Friday, December 7, 2007. After a long labor and a lot of pushing, they decided that a C-section was the best idea. Thank goodness they did. Maxwell Lubor Mrazek came into the world weighing 12 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21 inches long. No, I am not kidding. No, she was not diabetic. He was just a very big boy. His cheeks are so squishy. They are home and doing well. Juli is recovering nicely. Juli and Erik are glowing and happy!

Andrew's Big Day!

Andrew had a very special birthday. He turned 8, which means he was able to be baptized. Frank baptized him on December 1st. Ellie Kaai was baptized on the same day. It was just the two of them. It was special to share the experience with best friends. Andrew was really excited and nervous. He did great. He was smiling the entire night!

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Syrup Snatcher

Frank is on day shift and 3 of my kids are at school. Which leaves Carter and I for a fun day. Right? Wrong. I caught him in the living room with the syrup bottle. He was drinking it. Like, really turning the bottle upside down and guzzling it. Needless to say it was all over. Syrup. All over. So hard to clean up. I make him some waffles, yes with more syrup, and clean up. Then I put him in the bath. As I continue to clean up , Carter poops in the bath. Not a little, a LOT! So I take him out clean the bathtub, put him back in and re-wash him. As I am picking up the bathroom, he poured out a container of cereal. As I am sweeping up the cereal he emptied all the kids books from the bookshelf. I made him help me put them back. Then as I was making the beds I hear him in the kitchen. When I arrived he had a chair by the pantry and was reaching for more syrup. He is now watching T.V. Thank goodness for Nick Jr. Now we will see what he does as I attempt to shower.... I'll keep you posted. ( by the way I hid the syrup)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bodega Bay

This was a great trip. We rented a house in Bodega Harbour. We had a fantastic view of the ocean. The DeGarmo's, John, Carla and Payten and our family went. We had 6 boys and little Payten. They had a blast. We went to the docks to see the boats and went to the Head to hike around. We spent some time at the beach. The kids were covered in wet sand. The climbed rocks and dug trenches. They made cities in the sand. It rained one day, but it was nice to be inside relaxing. We really love Bodega Bay. The area is so beautiful. The beaches are great. We look forward to our next visit.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Clay is 6

Clay turned 6 on Tuesday. We were driving home from San Diego that day so we celebrated on Monday night. It was fun to celebrate with Ryan, Melissa, Grandma Mills, and Adeline. He opened presents, of which Thrillville was the favorite (thanks Grandma)! We ate cake and ice cream (again, thanks Grandma)! Clay had a good time. He is very happy to be 6.

Our Last Minute Trip

I decided I just couldn't wait to see Adeline so we went to San Diego. It was worth it! Addy is absolutely beautiful. Frank and I fell in love instantly. It took the boys a little longer, I think they were excited to see Uncle Ryan (and in Carter's case Melissa). She was awake and alert most of the time. Her hair is such a pretty color, and her skin is tan. She certainly didn't get that from Ryan. Grandma Mills was there, so that was an extra treat. It was nice to see Ryan and Melissa's apartment, and Ryan's school. The kids now understand where they are.


Yes, I am very late in posting Halloween. We had fun. Payten came and we trick-or-treated. As always, we had quite a bit of candy. The boys loved it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

I can See!

Andrew got his glasses today. When he put them on he said "I can see", so funny. He looks so cute. He has to wear them pretty much all of the time. He is allowed to take them off for P.E. and things like that. I think he likes that Harry Potter has them as well!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Baby Macy Kaai

The Kaai's 5th baby is here! Macy Kalawaianuiahina Kaai was born on October 27th at 7:20 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Macy is beautiful! Betty looks wonderful. Macy was 3 weeks early, but is perfect. It was so fun to hang out with Betty at the hospital tonight. Amber came and we just chatted and laughed. Macy is a tiny ball of love!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Miss Addy is here!

This is Adeline Lily Mills, daughter of Ryan and Melissa Mills. She was born on October 24th, at 3:20 pm. She weighed 8lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. After a dramatic week of fire and evacuation she finally made her appearence. She was born C-section after being more than a week late. Melissa is doing great, and lookes beautiful in the pictures. Congratulations to my little brother and his wife! I can't wait to meet Adeline!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Are you ready for some football?

Flag football started this week. Ok, you all know that I am not a huge football fan, but it is so much fun to watch Jordan play. He absolutely LOVES it. He is the captain of defense. He knows everything that is going on throughout the entire game. His favorite thing to do is to kick-off, and then go and grab the flag of the kid who caught the ball. So far he hasn't missed. Football is his favorite sport. He really wants to play tackle. I say no. They practice 5 nights a week and travel for Sunday games. I will try and tape a game so I can post some of it here. It's very entertaining.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sweet Aeve...

Last Friday my friends, the Brown's, were in a terrible car accident. Aeve (Eve) died as a result of head trauma. She was 9 years old. Mitzi, her mother, has injuries to her hand but thankfully everyone else is okay. They were driving on I5 near Bakersfield when the uncle who was driving fell asleep behind the wheel. When he awoke he over corrected causing the Suburban to flip. Mitzi's husband, Tom, was on the East coast for the military. Also in the car were Mitzi's other children, Isaiah, Shad, Giddeon, and baby Tabitha. I attended the memorial last night. It was beautiful. Pictures swarmed the halls of Aeve. Aeve was a very intelligent, social and talented little girl. She was involved in many organizations. It's amazing how much a child can accomplish in such a short time on earth. She touched many lives. We will miss you Aeve!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We had a great Saturday at the Pumpkin Patch in Dixon. We picked our own pumpkins right off the vine. We went on a hay ride, a first for all of us. We went with Juli and Erik and John, Carla and Payten. The kids loved the huge hay stacked pyramid. We had a fun time!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Prego Babes!

Juli (my sister) and Betty (my best friend) are both pregnant. Betty is due November 13. Juli is due December 5th. They came over tonight for dinner and Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream. They look so cute.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My Treasure!

Today I did a lot of laundry. I thought I would share with you the items that I found in the washer. I do go through the pockets, these are just the things that I missed. The items are, a piece of bark, a fake pair of teeth, a small battery, a pink rock and a chess piece. A quarter was found as well but we used it today to buy a diet Coke. I really needed a lift. I have washed some interesting things. The most impressive thing that still works is a game boy. Nintendo must have designed the game boy with moms of little boys in mind.

Driving Miss Daisy Belle

We are watching Daisy while my parents are out of town. Daisy is actually my brother Ryan's dog. My parents have cared for her while Ryan went on his mission and while he is in college. Quite honestly I think they could never give her back. She is a funny dog. On her second night with us, she fussed all night long. She was whimpering and barking (half bark and half howling) . We let her out, that didn't work. We pet her and gave her attention, that didn't work. She was very irritated. Finally she slept on the floor. She was refusing to get in her bed. Now, this is strange for her. She LOVES her bed. The next morning she was sitting, staring at her bed. She was doing her half bark, half howl thing. I looked in her bed. A Purple block was in her spot. This block was taking over her bed, and Daisy was not happy. I quickly moved the block and Daisy got in her bed. She slept all morning.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

BIG Night!

So tonight is the night that we have all been waiting for. The Office AND Grey's Anatomy start a new season. I know it's pretty sad that I look forward to TV so much. But quite honestly it gives me something to look forward to. Franks at work, the kids are in bed. It's quiet and I can enjoy it. Amber is coming over to watch Grey's with me. Total fun. I hope Jim and Pam kiss.
AND.....Carla and John found out that they are having another girl! I am so excited. Payten will have a sister. We all need sisters. You may hate them growing up, but as an adult they are your best friends.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Let the Clay and Carter stories begin...

I thought I was being a good mom by letting my kids paint. This is a very messy activity so it is limited in this house. They were having a great time and wanted to post their artwork around the house. I noticed Clay went outside to put some on the outside of the house. I let him knowing I could take them down later. Well, what I didn't see was the GLUE in his other hand. So he glued his artwork all over the garage, the awning posts, the mailbox and the wall. Not just drops of glue, globs of glue all over the place. So while I am scrubbing outside, Carter finds the glue bottles. They were high up on the counter, but I should have known that height never stops a little boy. He glued everything. Turned the bottle upside down and started squeezing. All over Andrew's dresser, the carpet, the backpacks, the fan, the frogs cage, the CD player, the vacuum, toys, shoes, clothes, you name it it was glued. I just finished the clean-up. So now I need to go see what kind of damage they did while I was writing this. Wish me luck.

Clay and Kindergarten

Clay, as you all know, has started Kindergarten. It has been a wonderful experience for me as a mother. He has loved it as well, until this week. He still wants to go, he just wants to do whatever he wants. On Monday, he got in trouble because he kept saying "booty". (I know all of the Mills relatives are saying well at least he didn't say a**) (and yes that was my first thought) But you can't say booty in kindegarten. Clay missed a recess and was devestated and promised to be perfect the next day. That promise proved to be to hard to keep. We have to start class contracts with him Monday. Mrs.Leonetti has had Jordan and Andrew as students. The look on Mrs. Leonetti's face was one that I have never seen before......except for the times that I have seen myself in the mirror after a day with Clay.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's a miracle!

Today was a strangely perfect day. I worked in Clay's classroom(3 1/2 hours!!!) and when I got home Frank had a Bean Burrito with no onions plus sour cream and a large Diet Pepsi waiting for me. Then I took a nap, yes a nap! The older boys were home by 1:30 (early day) and after a snack we did homework. They thought it was weird that we were doing homework so early, but they didn't complain. They really didn't complain! So then we take a trip to Target. They were good. Carter stayed in the cart the whole time. I only had to tell Clay to stop running twice. Normally I tell him 1000 times and he never stops. Jordan and Andrew did not ask for ever single thing they saw. We even made it through the Halloween stuff with no sword, or hatchet fight in the isle. I felt so good as we left that I got dinner and took them to the park. We played for over an hour. When we got home we got ready for bed and read like 20 books. They listened and only asked a few questions. Usually they ask 10 questions per page. They are now all in bed and it's quiet in the house. I'm telling you, It's a miracle!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Our Sunday Dinner

So we had new friends over for dinner on Sunday night. We had the new Elders Quorum Presidency over.(Frank is the new President) So the Clay family(and their 4 boys), the Nelson family (2 boys & 1 girl), and the Matheny couple. They have been married for 4 months. Salote and Brian McKenzie came as well because they are moving to Utah and it was the last chance for Brian and Frank to bond watching football. Anyway, 11 kids, 10 of which were little boys. It was good food and good fun.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Boys Update

Here's the scoop on the kids....
Jordan- Jay(this is what he wants us to call him now) started 5th grade. He is playing fall ball and loves it. Yesterday he hit a triple and got 2 guys out at first. Football starts in 2 weeks.

Andrew- Drew started 2nd grade. He is trying to perfect drawing the Nintendo characters. Baseball just finished, so we have some time off between sports.

Clay-Clay started Kindegarten! Hip Hip Horray! He likes it most days. He is very social and wants a play date every day.

Carter-Carter is 3. Oh boy, where do I start. He loves to talk, growl and tackle his brothers. We are working on potty training. Carter is so sweet, but if you mess with him...look out!