Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dear Nanny 911

Dear Super Nanny-

Please help me! I dont know what to do with my little Austin. He is 16 months old and has never been a very good sleeper. I don't know what to do. I am desperate for help!
He has been getting up between one and three times a night and usually wont go back to bed. Since he hasnt been sleeping well anyway, we decided to take his binkey away and let him cry it out per doctor's suggestion. He will do good for a couple of nights (only getting up once and usually going back to bed) but recently he has been getting up, screaming, and wont go back to bed, waking everyone up.
I'm sure I have made my share of mistakes as a parent, but I dont know what else to do. Please, please help me.


please come to my house

Playing in the snow

We has so much fun playing in the snow. Uncle Ryan and Mark built and igloo and Uncle Tyler pulled the kids on the 4-wheelers. Austin had so much fun in the snow. He was so mad when he had to come in even though he was freezing.

Ash playing in the igloo

Austin and Tyson

Mark, Tyson and Austin getting pulled on the 4-wheeler

going down the igloo on the sled

Austin playing with Mark

This is a little video of Austin going on the sled. It's not the greatest but it's so funny


Christmas was so much fun this year! Ashlynn was so cute and Austin was just trying to take it all in. We had so much fun though...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gingerbread house, Snow, and a new hair-do pic

Just some more pictures of Ashlynn.......

One of her famous hair-do's that she likes to do

Eating the snow!

Making a ginger bread house for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's about time........

So, I know I havent posted forever and this post is going to be kind of lame. But oh well.
Here's what's been going on with the kids-

Ashlynn is real big into fixing her own hair and wont let me do it at all (see picture below). She is still into picking out her own clothes too. It's an everyday battle. So, if you ever see us and wonder why we look like white trash, that might be why.
She has been really sweet though too. Through out the day she will just say, 'mom, I love ya, or mom I like ya.'
Her favorite movie right now is The Polar Express. The other day she was helping my mom put up Christmas decorations and she found a stocking with little tiny bells on it. And she started shaking it and she said, 'Grandma, I believe'. (From the Polar express). She cant wait for Christmas!

Austin is into everything. He climbs on everything. He has figured out that if he pushes the chairs around he can climb on the chair and then on to something higher. He wants everything he cant have (the laptop for example-one reason posting has been so hard). Oh ya, his other favorite toy is the toilet!
He still isnt a very good sleeper so I have excepted the fact that we will be up at 6 or 6:30 every morning. Oh well.
Austin loves books and knows what the dog, monkey and owl say. He is just starting to pick up little words. He loves waving and blowing kisses.

Well I guess that's it. More stories after Christmas!! TTFN

Austin just being crazy

Ashlynn after she just fixed her hair and picked out her clothes for the day (this outfit is one of the better ones.)

Another thing Austin likes to do is sit in this swing when his cousin Lily is sitting in the other one.

Lunch with the cousins!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I really need to update my blog....................... Later...................

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Photo Tag

Thanks Lindsey for the photo tag. If you haven't been tagged, here's how it works:

Go to the picture area on your computer, pick the 4th picture in the 4th folder, post it and then tell about it.

So here's mine. It's a picture of Ash when she was about 8 months I think. I love this picture of her. It makes me miss her as a baby, but not so much that I want to go back to that stage. The stage she is in right now is much better. She has such an imagination and just says the funniest things.

Anyways, I tag whoever reads my blog... (does anyone read my blog). It really is fun to see what picture you are going to post so do it.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Halloween was so much fun this year. It was warm outside and Ashlynn loved trick-or-treating. Mark out-did himself this year again by shaving his head so that he could dress up as a baby. I added a picture from last year though just for memories. Anyways, here's what we got.

Mark as a baby this year

Mark as Officer Dangle last year

Austin was Charlie Brown

Ashlynn, Bailee, Tyson, Austin and Davis

More Austin

Ashlynn and Bailee again

And Ashlynn as Cinderella

Friday, October 10, 2008

Camping, the pumpkin patch and other random stuff

I feel like it has been forever since I have blogged. We went camping the last week of September with my dad's family. It was a lot of fun, except for when it was time for bed. Austin fell asleep for a few hours and then woke up and would not go back to bed so Mark took him home and Ashlynn and I stayed up with the rest of the family. Camping with kids is crazy.
We also made it to the pumpkin patch, or the 'pumpkin field' as Ashlynn calls it. She loved it. IT was pretty cold but it was fun. She kept saying to me, 'I wish the pumpkin boy would come clean the pumpkins so we could get more.'
We also started watching Ashlynn and Austin's cute cousin Lily a couple of days a week. And for some reason whenever Lily cries, Ashlynn tells her, 'It's ok Lily. We're not witches, we're nice people.' So funny.
Ashlynn has been so big into playing house lately. She likes to be the mom, Austin is the dad, Mark is the son and I am the sweetie. I asked her what the sweetie does and she said, 'the sweetie cleans.' Lucky for me. She was playing with her dolls the other day and told me to hold one and she said, ' sweetie, hold this doll. She's not fake.' The things she comes up with?
Austin has been such a funny little guy. He loves Ashlynn. He is so close to walking but since he can get places faster by crawling, he sticks to that. He is still not sleeping through the night and it's driving me crazy. I'm in for another few nights of 'crying it out'- again. Crazy little kid.
I guess that's it for now. Go jazz.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

crazy pictures

So my little sister had a rock star party for Bailee's birthday. It was so cute! Anyways, we decided to dress up the babies too. I think we should make Austin's hair color permanently blue...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to Austin


You are finally one! Yay! You are the busiest little guy. You love getting into things. You love emptying out all the drawers in the kitchen and playing in the toilet. You love to play with cars and trucks.
You are so much fun. We love you buddy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove was our favorite place growing up. Anyway we went there with my dad's family a few weeks ago. It rained so we didn't do a whole lot and we didn't stay very long but it was still fun and the kids had a really good time.

I just love these

Ashlynn and Austin (so cute- I think)

Ashlynn's 3-year picture

Austin's 1 year old pic (well 11 months). He looks a little bit like a midgit. Oh well.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashlynn


I cant believe you are three. You are the funniest little girl and we just love you to death. Your favorite things are Cinderella and Princesses, Barbie and your scooter. You love to play around the house and sing, and we love to listen to it. You love being outside riding your scooter, or swinging at the park.
You are really big into using manners right now and when you ask for something you say, 'but mom I asked nicely' or 'but I used good manners.'
You say some of the funniest things like, 'mom look at me- I'm a human.' I love when you pick up new words and try to put them into sentences.
You are such a good big sister to Austin. You love getting his clothes and getting him dressed.
Daddy and I love you so much. You are the sweetest little thing and we cant imagine what it would be like without you. We are so glad you are 'our little princess'. We love you!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Crazy Kids- Crazy Summer

Things have been crazy. It's seems like we have been so busy, except I cant really say that we've done anything to exciting.
We have just been playing outside all day, going swimming and to the park. I guess that's whats been keeping us busy.
Ashlynn and Austin have been crazy lately. They are all over the place and it seems like I cant ever get anything done.
Austin is crawling all over the place and loves to be outside in the water. And Ashlynn is just getting funnier.
Here are some of Ashlynn's latest comments:

She went the bathroom the other day

Ashlynn: Dad, what's in my poo
Mark: Just stuff Ashlynn
Ashlynn: Are they crumbs

Then the other day she said to me:

'mom be quiet. You're going to wake up my children.'

She has been so funny. She loves to listen to Hannah Montana and she just belts out the songs. I wish she would let me record her.

Anyways, this last video is of Austin on the slip and slide. It's not very good but Austin absolutely loves it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So my kids are being bad and I can never seem to find time to write a post so for now I'm just going to put some pictures of Austin eating oreo's and Ashlynn and her friend Sadie camping...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Licorice is YUMMY!!!!!!!!

We gave Austin some licorice tonight and he was in heaven! He was such a mess... and then he started rubbing his eyes... He seriously looked like his face was tattooed... or like I beat him... He loves licorice!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What's going on?

Nothing to exciting is going on. But here's what we've been doing:

We took a trip to the zoo with lots of cousins. It was crazy but so much fun! Ashlynn has been in to gardening and has been trying to help my mom with her flowers (scary).

Austin started crawling and is all over the place and into everything. He is getting tubes in tomorrow and I cant wait.

They both have been loving being outside and swimming! I hate days when we cant get outside!!

One more thing, Ashlynn has been adding 'ed' to the end of everything and it sounds so funny. She pronounces it like the name Ed. She has also learned the word 'stupid' and likes to say it with everything. Great! Why do they seem to pick up those things and not other things they should??? Kids...

Anyway, as always here are a few pics..... thanks Janica for telling me about this- I love it.

(notice Ashlynn's hair- it can look cute. too bad I can't do it.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away!!!!!!!!!!!

It's so hard to think of things to do with kids all day when they cant go outside and play. Katie and I thought it might be fun if we let the kids paint on cookie sheets with pudding. They had a blast........

Bailee Ashlynn and Tyson making beautiful pictures.

Ashlynn was a little reserved at first but as soon as she saw Bailee and Tyson doing it she started right in.......

Bailee wanted to give herself gloves...... what a good idea

Ashlynn was a complete mess.....

I think Tyson wins the messiest though......