Sunday, July 20, 2014

picasso

Darin took a couple weeks off and this is what he's been up to!! Playing, Painting, & Hanging out with the kids!! It's AMAZING what a little paint can do for a place!! I can't wait for the whole house to be painted and I'm sure Darin can't either, I think he's glad he's not a painter but he should be he does a good job!!

Say hello to my little friend

We went to the res the other day to cool off and the kids were driving us crazy being cooped up in the house all day!! They found this cute little frog in the mud! It freaked Daxton & Bailee out every time it would jump out of the kids hands but it kept everyone else entertained for a long time (actually until I made them put him back cause they weren't being very nice!!) BOYS!!

Dusty's first visit from the tooth fairy


7-6-2014 Dusty's tiny tooth has been loose for quit a while and he has been wanting it to be pulled out since it had the tiniest little wiggle! He would ask almost everyday if it was ready to be pulled out! FINALLY on Sunday night it was super loose and he wanted it out. I tried to talk him into waiting until Dad was home to help him but he wanted it out so bad he talked Degan into pulling it out for him! We got Dad on face time and after a few unsuccessful attempts Dad told us to do it his way and tie a piece of floss onto the tooth, so that's what we did and Dustin pulled out his own tooth!!

7-22-2014 Dusty's other tiny tooth was wiggly and he kept bugging Darin every 10 minutes (no joke) to pull it out! We made a trip to St. George and he got a lieu in his kids meal and he asked if he could pull his tooth out with it! Than he found a piece of string in the car and asked if he could pull his tooth out with that! We convinced him to wait until we got home and we'd do the floss thing again! To his disappointment the floss trick was not working so he gave his Dad permission to pull it out with some needle nose pliers!! This kid is fearless or crazy!! either way we love hime!!

Independance Day



The fourth started really early for some of us! Dillon & his scout group had to be at the flag raising ceremony at 6:30am! Yup you read it right 6:30am! The Chaplin said a prayer after the flag was raised and in the prayer he of course blessed the soldiers past & present that have served and serve now for our country but he also blessed future soldiers that in the future generations that their would be brave soldiers that would be willing to step up & defend the flag!! I for one have never heard or thought of praying for the future kids to want to fight for our country!! It hit me hard and yes I even got a little teary eyed, I have a little 8 year old that swears he's going to join the army and I always tell him "NO you don't want to do that" and now after hearing that prayer I have vowed to not discourage him, we need brave souls to fight for us!! I've never been to the ceremony before but I think now I will be waking my kids up to attend it was kinda cool! The rest of the day was spent at the fairgrounds playing in the water and later all the original Jones Boys (Bo-Darin-Ty) and their families came over for a BBQ and some sparkler fun!! GOD BLESS AMERICA

Get Wet go Wild

7-3-2014 We bought season passes for Wet N Wild last year when we lived in Vegas but ended up getting our money back and we never went. Right before school got out I got an e-mail to renew our season passes for $49.99 and we decided we couldn't pass up the good deal seeings how it's $40.00 to get into the park for the day! We thought we'd get to the park sooner but June was a busy month with summer school, Dad working a lot of OT and I didn't want to go by myself  so we are just making it now. The Elkington's meet us there to show us the ropes! The final verdict is: It was fun, all the stairs are killers, and the old Wet N Wild was better!! 

Goodbye Ryan

6-29-2014 Ryan's farewell was today and to our surprise it was Holly's homecoming!! So we got to listen to two of my favorite people speak in church today!! So proud of both of them for being willing to serve the Lord! Pennsylvania watch out Ryan is headed your way and FYI in St. George they pass out gluten free bread for sacrament to those that want it!! I'm not sure why I find this so funny but I HAD to text Darin & tell him!! HAHA!! 

Once upon a time....

Somebody who shall not be named (me) left the door that leads to the garage open and a lizard found it's way into our house! The little critter tried to hide in the arm of the lazy boy but with all these boys around he didn't stand a chance!!

I'm not sure how it happened it seems like just yesterday I was bringing my baby boy home from the hospital and now he's 2.5 and bosses everyone around! He loves to watch TV his favorite shows are Dino Dan and Wild Kratt's he will sit on the couch with his eyes glued to the screen as long as one of those shows is playing! Another favorite thing is i-touches he's not picky he'll take whatever i-touch is laying around and find something he wants to play and take 100 selfies of his foot or the top of his head!! He is a busy child and loves doing whatever his brothers are doing! He still sleeps with me and he will yell at the boys to get out of his bed or to get out of his spot, which is really daddy's spot but whatever he's the baby he rules the house!! I love having a buddy, so glad he decided to sneak in and join the family he's everybody's favorite!!

Dax 2.5

Summer School


6-26-2014 Mrs. Parker decided to only do the month of June for summer school this year! She had some crazy idea to get out of the heat and go to Colorado for a few months! I don't blame her one bit for wanting to get out of 110 degree weather in fact I'm a little jealous! I signed Dillon & Dustin up for the month & Degan was allowed to go with Dillon and just hang out but Mrs. Parker just couldn't help herself he wanted to learn multiplication so bad she started to teach him the basics, to bad they didn't have July I'm sure he would've had it down!! I'm so thankful for her and for her love of teaching little people I know that Dustin would never had made as much progress as he did without her, She is simply amazing!!

Skatepark after hours

June 2014- When you live in Vegas nothing good happens at a skate park after hours but when you live in Overton and you have four boys you hit up the skate park at 8:30pm and if your lucky you run into your cousins and old neighbor and they make your 8 year old do crazy things like lay on a ramp while he jumps over you with his bike!! It's a good thing I didn't see I might have spanked Destry!! Life is crazy when you have all boys!! I love it!!