Monday, December 31, 2007

Had to have it!

I found this sign at a craft sale early in the fall and just had to have it.

What a 'Funny' guy I married...

I've got to get some work down on the Expedition sometime soon. Kolin and I were bowling last night and one of the guys on the opposing team works at the shop we have all out work done. We won all 4 games last night and the other team wasn't too happy. Kolin and I are putting our shoes and bowling balls away and the only thing Kolin could say to me was:

At least he won't be working on MY vehicle.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Oh Brennan...

This morning in church Brennan looks over at me and says "Do I look handsome?"

Of course everyone around him smile and laughed a little bit. And I told him that he definitely looked handsome.

Before Sunday School everyone who had overheard him was telling Mr. B that he was definitely a handsome little guy.

Good Morning!

Every Sunday at church we greet one another with a small handshake and say 'Good Morning."
In the last couple of weeks Karis has decided that she'd like to do the same.

She reaches out her little hand for a handshake and will say 'Good Morning' clear as day to anyone and everyone around her.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas 2007

Christmas this year was great for the kids. They thought that it was really neat that Santa left footprints throughout the house and that they were able to find reindeer food around the front door and on the area rug.

Mommy and Daddy got them all things they've been wanting for quite a while. Santa was really nice and brought the kids a wii with some additional remotes and games. (We haven't been able to play the wii yet though because the elves sent it too us broken and we had to call to get a replacement)

Christmas Eve Pics

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Herdman like Christmas Program

We had to be at the church an hour early tonight so that the kids could practice a little bit.
We were supposed to have 3 angels in the Christmas program tonight, but Brennan demanded that he be a wise man instead.

The practice hour was complete chaos. It seemed like the kids has no clue what they were really supposed to do and we weren't exactly sure what was going to happen once the service actually started.

Jadyn was the archangel, Taryn was an angel and Brennan of course was in his wise man glory. (I think it had to do with the crown he got to wear and the shiny present he got to hold) The robe was HUGE on him and he could barely walk. During the service he got himself caught a couple of times. He'd try standing up and trip. Then he'd call out "I'm Stuck" "Help Me" I NEED Help" etc. The crown was a bigger than his head and would fall down around his neck. This started a new tyraid of "I'm Stucks" "Someone Help Me" etc.

Least we forget that when the angels were called forward a certain 3 year old wise man decided that he needed to make a devine appearance as well. When told that he needed to sit down he said louder than loud. "NO!"

Jadyn had a scripture reading tonight. She was a little nervous, but did a fabulous job.

Brennan was an absolute HAM! He had everyone smiling and laughing at his cute antics up
front. He was using his present as a harmonica, dancing and just having a great time. He was truly joyful.

Out of the mouth of an almost 4 year old

That's it! I'm going home to go to bed

(said while we were checking out Christmas lights after church tonight)


I'm thankful for a wonderful and loving husband who puts up with my crazy antics.

I'm thankful to have 4 beautiful and healthy children. I love watching them grow up and experience everything around them. I

I'm thankful for FABULOUS friends! Those I see every day and those I wish I lived closer too.

I'm thankful for having everything we need; shelter, food, clothing.

I'm thankful for our extended families. Without them we wouldn't be who we are today.

Out of the mouth of a 2 year old...

Get up! I need a bowl!

(she was ready to eat breakfast)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bye Bye Baby Tooth #3

After MASSIVE hysterics the darn thing it out. One would have thought I took a sledgehammer to her mouth. Once the tooth was finally out and she saw how cute she looked in the mirror she was happy again.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The amount

of presents already under the tree (and not being messed with) is absolutely staggering and santa hasn't even arrived yet. :thud: Packages have arrive all throughout the week from family and friends. I'm just shaking my head at just the thought of how bad the house is going to be overtaken with wrapping paper and toys.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Almost all done!

Almost all the presents have been wrapped, some have been put underneath the tree. Still no lights up outside, but that's fine with both Kolin and I at this point.

Round 3 is almost over

Taryn woke up yesterday morning bright and early screaming "Daddy!" You know that that is NEVER a good thing. She's got the darn stomach bug as well. This has been an every 3 day occurence. It should be (hoping not though) Jadyn's turn on Sunday.

Taryn is finally able to keep food and water down. Her smarty pants attitude has returned and now she just wants to play...which I've put a halt too for a little bit longer.

Here's hoping to a sick free Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007


MY Mommy (always said when someone else has my attention or is sitting on my lap)
Help Me (self explanatory, but you better be paying attention!)
I'm Stuck (most of the time she's not stuck)
Come Here (said as she's waving her hand for you to follow her)

It's BOY Stuff!

Brennan is figuring out the difference between girl stuff and boy stuff. He's getting to the point that he lets everyone know that his stuff is boy stuff and the girls shouldn't play with any of it.

Karis of course could care less that his toys are BOY toys If he refuses to share his toys, she'll grab something of his and hit him in the head with it. Then of course the crying and yelling starts.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fun in the snow

We had a great time playing in the snow yesterday. Even Brennan who wasn't feeling 100% came out to play for a little bit with the rest of us after a nap.

Jadyn's new glasses

Her eyes are getting much better. New lenses were in order, but we decided on a full new set since the pink frames had been through a lot in the year she's had them.
Here are the brand new shiny blue frames. I think they make her blue eyes even bluer.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Poor Mr B.

Brennan's preschool Christmas program is tonight and we don't get to go. This morning he was all excited and telling me about the songs he was going to sing. Around 1 he started puking and hasn't really stopped since.

He's upset that he can't go and sing. I'm upset because he's not feeling well, but I really really wanted to see and hear him sing the songs he's been practicing so hard on for the last month.

Here's to hoping he feels better tomorrow....

Miss Karis is 2!!!!!

Here are just a couple of pics. I'll try and get some more up later today.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No snow day for us....

We got an ICE day ionstead.

All 6 of us are home today. We're supposed to get more ice this morning/early afternoon and some snow later on tonight.

Monday, December 10, 2007


I noticed when Taryn came out of school this afternoon that her jacket wasn't zipped up. I told her to zip it up and she told me she lost a tooth. I of course looked at her mouth expecting to see a gap in her cute little smile. Then little miss told me that she lost a tooth on her zipper. Bummer!!!!

We're supposed to get a nasty ice storm late tonight/tomorrow so miss Taryn and I will be going out and getting a new jacket. Hopefully someone will have what we're looking for on sale.

I'll miss the columbia jacket. This was year #4 that it has been used and it's held up awesome.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Brennan's Christmas List

Mr. B definitely had some ideas on what he'd like to see under the tree this year.

More Cars
Action Figures
Daddy Action Figures (Figures he only gets to play with with daddy supervision)
Creep Crawler Bug Maker Thing
Pirate Ship
A Rope
Floppy Hair
Hats- BATMAN! (Wonder where he got that from?)
Suckies (Pacifier) for baby sister

Taryn's Christmas List

This is exactly what her paper says:

Merry Christmas
I would like littest pet shops
Hannan shirts and webkinz pet and shining star.
Polly pokits
School Musical High Dolls(Just a tad backwords) =)

Jadyn's Christmas List

I love seeing what they come up with....

In no particular order:

Littlest Pet Shops
Hannah Montana Dolls
Hannah Montana Backstage Closet
Hannah Montana Books
Hannah Montana Shirts
Shining Star
Polly Pocket Mall Race

I think Hannah is winning out this year.....

Friday Ramblings

I finally got Karis' cake ordered. I was going to try and make it myself with my (somewhat functioning) new cake decorating skills, but couldn't figure out how I was going to find the extra time to do a good job. Karis is going to love her cake and I can't wait to see her expression when she sees it for the first time.

We got more snow last night and the kids are having fun playing it in. Me.....I'd rather stay warm and dry. I'll try and get some pics of them all playing outside this weekend.

Kolin was able to find the last 2 HSM musical dolls we needed for Taryn. I'm thrilled and it helps that Walmart will pricematch Shopko so we got them for a decent price.

I've got cookies to make and take to church tomorrow for the brave souls that are going out caroling. Hopefully I can get them done while the 2 little ones are down for their nap this afternoon.

We still don't have our tree up...we're seriously slacking this year. Hopefully we'll have it up by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Holiday Homesickness

I always get homesick around the Holidays. I miss my parents. I miss my sister. I miss my grandma. I miss my nephews. One would think that after 9 years it would get easier, but it doesn't.

I really miss the big family gatherings and everyone being together. There isn't anything like it. Everyone shows up and enjoys being together. No one is in a hurry. The kids all play together and the adults just take it all in.

Monday, December 3, 2007

One minute they are destroying the house

The next I find both of them like this....