Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Stahale Farms and the Pile of Hay...

Ty's King of the hay!!
Of course this was him just after he jumped off of it...
Oh yeah- so now you know where Mary got it from... she has no fear! She was gonna jump whether Kregg was there or not. This was actually her favorite thing of the night. We had to force her to leave the hay.

They had also a seesaw, some swings, and a rope. Ty loved swinging from the rope.

More Stahale Farms

We got to pick out our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. The kids really liked that! They were a little bit picked over, but they ended up working out really good to carve!
What? Animals at a farm? Who woulda thought? Here's a turkey.
Mary loved the goat, although her very favorite was the donkey (since she's going through this Shrek obsession).

How cool are these slides? Pretty fast, too. They fall into a bed of corn.
Yep- even Kregg went and took Karson.

playing at Stahale Farms

This was the redneck trampoline. It's a mattress.
Kregg showing Ty how to rope a bull. You would think that since he's from Iowa that he would actually be able to rope one! Love you honey!

They had a bunch of little farm toys to play with.






Stahale Farms

Oh man! This place was a blast! My kids had such a great time. It's this little farm in Washington City. We went there late on Thursday night, and it really wasn't busy at all. It ended up being a perfect time for us to go. But I just have to tell you how crazy it was- there were ORBS in EVERY picture that I took! Creepy!! So fun, though. So here is another rare pic of all of us. And of course- we have Ty blinking.
In this one Ty is coughing. No one is even looking at the camera. One of these days!!
See all the orbs in this picture?
We got to take a hay ride to the corn maze and again to the pumpkin patch. The kids loved that. They really liked the corn maze. Ty loved looking at the map and pretend to know where he was going. Karson has been obsessed with creepy since then. He tries to get scared everywhere. Ty also loved being on Kregg's shoulders for a while.

The moon


These were just some pics of the moon by our house. The sunsets and the sunrises out here are so pretty, too!

Ty's Pumpkin Run

So at Ty's elementary school every year they have a pumpkin run. It's first thing in the morning and we get to go watch. They start at Kindergarten and go up through the grades. They start with the Kindergarten girls first, and then the boys second. The top 10 in each race win a pumpkin! It was SO CUTE!!!
As you can see- he won a pumpkin. He came in 3rd. This pumpkin didn't last very long, though- he dropped it and cracked it. So he came home with a little smaller one, but still good! He was so excited about it!!

Here he is before the race. Every kid made their pumpkin to put on their shirt.


I really like this picture- he's in the black in the middle. It was funny to watch them- they kept looking at eachother. If they would have just looked ahead, they probably would have gone faster.
Since this was my first pumpkin run experience I didn't really know where to stand. So I was in the middle, I missed him at the finish line. Next year! Good job Ty!

Hangin' with friends

So every Monday for a few hours I watch a couple kids so their mom can go to Ty's class and help out. Then she watches Mary while I go on Tuesdays. I love it. They all play really good together for the most part. Left to right: Mav, Tyra, Karson, Dax, and Mary. Dax comes 3 times a week.
Kars and Tyra get along really good. I love that he has someone to play with. These pictures are kind of funny, though. I put Shrek 2 on, and they all just went and sat like that. I didn't have to pose them or anything. Do you see that they are actually looking past me?
It's funny how much better they at snack time than they are at the table. This week Kyri was visiting. That day was a little crazy.
Okay so this is Mary and her little boyfriend Ben. They have a blast together, and they are so funny! They are always taking care of eachother. Ben is always trying to give Mary everything, and Mary forces him to eat pretzels. They are a lot of fun. Sorry about this picture (you know how much I love to get the back of heads) and I won't even go there with the little goalie on Karson's team flashing them...

FINALLY!!!

Okay so I'm sorry- I've been a little bit behind on my blogging here... I've been putting together a Ward cookbook. I had to have it in yesterday to the publisher and I probably got about 200 recipes from ladies the night before (nothing like waiting until the last minute!). So I was up all night but I got them done- all 300 recipes! I'm really excited about it now that I'm done. But next time I think I better think a little bit first before I open my mouth. It seems to making a lot of work for me lately! Anyway- If anyone is interested in buying one let me know. Hopefully it will be here before Christmas. Oh- and since I'm thinking about it... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I got tagged...

Okay- so it looks like I got tagged... I don't know if you guys want to know this stuff- but just read it anyway!

MY HUSBAND

What is his name? Kregg Samuel Clemens- I call him "PUNK"

How long have you been together? Oh man... I guess a little bit under 10 years. We were friends before that, though.

How long did you date? About 11 months

How old is he? OLD!!! Kidding- he's 31.

Who eats more? He does- unless I'm pregnant. Then he doesn't have a chance.

Who said "I love you" first? Hmmm... That's a good question! It was probably me- I pretty much instigated everything...

Who is taller? Me in high heels! Lucky for him I never wear high heels.

Who sings better? I might sing better- but he's a whole lot more creative. He rarely sings a song with its original words.

Who is smarter? Definitely him- he has one of those photographic memories, too. It makes me so mad sometimes!!

Whose temper is worse? I'm pretty sure it's me. But sometimes he freaks out at the stupidest things! Oh wait a minute- so do I.

Who does the laundry? I do. Although he doesn't mind doing the laundry part- as long as he doesn't have to fold anything!

Who does the dishes? We both do. He's awesome!! If I empty the dishwasher (the easy part) he will load them (he thinks that is the easy part- SUCKER!!).

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do.

Who pays the bills? Neither of us! Totally kidding- we both do.

Who mows the lawn? The landscaping guys!!! IT'S THE BEST!! But if we had a lawn to mow, it would be him. That was the deal- he would mow the lawn, I would shovel the snow. Looks like I have another great deal!

Who cooks dinner? Both of us. It works out really good.

Who drives when you are together? It depends on if I am picking him up from work or not. It's usually him.

Who is more stubborn? Me- hands down. He's so lucky to have me.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Neither of us are ever wrong. He just lets me win.

Whose parents do you see the most? mine.

Who kissed who first? Him- FINALLY!! It took long enough!

Who asked who out? Oh man... there was a bet... maybe we aught to not go into that...all I can say is that Jim Carrey WAS married to Lauren Holly.

Who proposed? He did. He's so sweet!! Mmmm- The Garden... yummy!!

Who is more sensitive? That's definitely me. And he's so good about letting me vent on him!

Who has more friends? I guess that is probably me, just because I'm a little bit more social than him. He doesn't need them as bad as I do, too.

Who wears the pants in the family? Yep- that would be Mary. Hands down.

Now I'm supposed to tag someone: Lacie, Wendy, Justen, Abby, Melony, and anyone else who wants to be tagged :) either in email or on a blog.

Hope I didn't bore you to death!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

playing dress up






They love getting out the Halloween stuff (wonder where they get that from??). So we just played a little bit! Ty would make a cute girl, wouldn't he?

Mary's first haircut




My good friend Kat came over last week and cut Mary's hair. I was a little worried about it- just because I didn't want to lose her curls in the back, but lucky her... her hair stayed curly. Now she doesn't have a tail! It's real cute- even though these pictures really don't show it real well. Mary was real good while Kat was cutting her hair, too. It consisted of me making a lot of faces.

Ty singing "YELLOW"

video video

So Ty learned this song at school- he sings it all the time. And as you will see- Mary has become quite the bully...so we tried again. Notice in the second one Karson's favorite part- "He is such a happy fellow"...Karson cracks up still. He's cracking up right now because I'm talking about it. But he's funny. A couple days ago, just out of nowhere, he starts laughing hysterically. I asked why he was laughing, and he said because it was so so funny. When I asked him what was so funny, he said, "Laughing is funny, mom!!" He continued to laugh for a good 5 minutes after that, just laughing at his own laugh. It's times like that, and when Ty sings a song and decides to do a spin dance move right in the middle of it, that reminds me why I love being a mom. And as bad as this is, I actually crack up watching Mary think that she can take on Ty who is twice her size. By the way-sorry about the camera shaking at the end of the second one- Mary was trying to take me down. My kids crack me up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another Update on Mary

Yesterday the counselor from Nevada Early Intervention Services and an occupational therapist came over to get an update on Mary. They did a complete evaluation of all of her fine motor skills and all that stuff. She will be 2 in November- and right now she is at about 21-22 months- so pretty much right where she should be. They are concerned about her sensory skills (why she can fall all the time and not freak out- is she not feeling pain?), and maybe all of her hitting and bodyslamming other people. I kinda think it's because she's hitting her GLORIOUS two's, and that she has 2 older brothers, but they were a little concerned. So Kregg and I will have to take a test and return it to them next week.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Do I look like my bro or my sis?



Holy cow- I can't believe I look so much like Traci! I thought me and Tony looked a lot more alike. Oh well- what do you do???

Who do I look more like?

Who does Ty look like?



So I tried this because my joe-cool cousin Justen did... It was fun! So here are my kids... and HA HA HA to all of you who thought my boys were spittin' images of their dad... Ty even looks more like me by 4%!! It's probably because we are both sticking our tongues out. Give it a try and let me know, okay?

Who does Karson look like?

Who does Mary look like?



Can you believe that Mary looks equally like me and Kregg? Ha Ha Christa- you thought she looked so much like me... TOLD YOU!!! Ha ha ha...