Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I am way behind on posting! And many other things for that matter! Here are the cute kiddos in their Halloween costumes. Maddie was Fancy Nancy. She had to choose a storybook character for school and she looked fantastic! Ava decided on a ballerina. And Nora wanting to be like her sister was also Fancy Nancy. Jack dressed up as a giraffe. They all looked great and we have loads of candy...Here they are...
aren't I scary??????

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Chapter....

It has been a fun and busy summer and now it is time to open a new chapter in our lives...Maddie started Kindergarten. Yesterday was her first day. She was more then anxious to go. She looked all grown up. I had many thoughts as this day had been approaching....I thought A Lot about these days...

It seems like only yesterday she was a newborn and I spent all day cuddling and loving her. I was so happy to have her a couldn't believe she was mine. Before long she was a big three year old heading to preschool...
She loved both years at First Christian preschool. and I cried when I saw her graduate...

And there are No words to describe what went through my mind when I saw her yesterday like this....
I looked at her with tears streaming down my face and I knew in my heart that she was ready for this new chapter in her life...even if i wasn't. So we loaded in the car and i said a silent prayer that she would have a great day and that the kids would be kind. I prayed that she would remember all the things we had taught her and that she would stand up for herself and Always be a good Example. And most of all I prayed that she would be watched over and that her teachers would love her and see in her what i see in her. And my prayer was answered she came back smiling, and happy! I think we will have a good year.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vacation 2009


For Vacation this year we took the kids to Sesame Place in PA...and then to DC to visit April. We had such a great time and it was a much needed break for the whole family. The Sesame Park was so fun for the kids and so nostalgic for Art and I. I loved seeing the charecters as much as the kids did. The shows were fantastic and Maddie even got to be in the Elmos World Live show. Our first day at Sesame Place there was NO crowd at all all and we got to go on rides and Water slides over and over again with no line. Art and I had as much fun as the kids! The second day was hot and more crowded but we still managed to have a blast! DC was great too. we really just wanted to get to see April...we knew the kids wouldn't be that into touring the sights but we all loved the natural history museum...we had a great time there and especially loved the fact that it kept us out of the 95 degree heat. WE also had fun visiting the DC temple and playing at a park..Santa Clauses park! WE enjoyed seeing all of the places that April has lived the past few years. The kids just couldn't believe that Aunt April has to park her car on the road. They told her that she should move to Ohio because we have driveways there! The kids sure love their Aunt April. I don't think Maddie left her side the entire time we were there. It was a great trip and we are so glad we got to go. Sesame Place is on our lists worthy of a return visit.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Avas last week of school!

We had such a fun school year with Maddie and Ava both at the same preschool together. It made my heart melt every morning as watched them walk in the school hand in hand. There we a LOT of fun activities as we finished up the school year. Avas class had a teddy bear picnic and then a trip to the zoo. We had a great week. and I am happy to be on a more relaxed summer schedule now! We had a great year though. The girls both had really great teachers, whom they adored! Here are some pictures from Avas picnic and zoo trip.

Ava with Mrs Taylor


Ava with Mrs Thompson






Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lots to catch up on!

I am way behind on posting I doubt anyone still checks for updates. SO hopefully over the next few days i will get some new post up. here are some photos from the Indains game we went to while my sister and brother were both in town! Thanks to Dave for getting us the suite. It was the perfect way to take all the kids to a game. We could contain them and we had a bathroom in the room! we could also go inside and get warm, it was a bit chilly that night. they loved it. Brent thinks that would make a nice bachelor pad. him living at the ball field.he could order food when he wanted and open the curtains when the game was on! i think it sounds like a great idea! we sure had fun! the Cavs playoff game was also going on and we could watch that inside...Art was in heaven..At a baseball game and watching the Cavs on the TV win. And its always nice when the whole fam can be together!







Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Baskets!

Our kids always get their Easter Baskets on Saturday before Easter, and we really try to make Easter really simple. So that we can spend most of our time learning about our Savior, and his Atonement and Resurrection.
They got just a few treats and A Webkinz with an outfit for it! They were thrilled!




More Easter!

Here are a few of the pictures I took Easter morning before church! i was trying to capture some of the beauty of the dresses that their Grandma made them. but we were really rushed to get to church on time as we are most Sundays so they aren't the best, but cute none the less! Enjoy!

the bows i made to match their dress!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!


Here is a shot of my kids right before church this morning! Thanks to Grandma Becky for making the dresses!!! I have a lot more Easter pictures I will post soon!

Intellectual thoughts from a 5 year old!

Maddie just said to me...
"Mom, poop is not Necessarily a bad word...it only is bad if you call someone a poopy face!"


Since when did my 5 year old start using the word Necessarily???

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Making Bows!




I recently learned how to make Hair Bows and I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with them. I made these cute bows for my niece Claire to match her Easter Dress. So My little model Nora is showing them off. Hope you like them Nikki!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another funny!

This Morning while eating breakfast Maddie was looking out the back window and started yelling...
"Get off our telephone wire you squirrel!!!" You have already eating through it once now get off!!!"
Then looking Up she said "Heavenly Father, next time you make a squirrel could you make it with no teeth!!"


She has been cracking me up lately!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Funny of the Day!

Lately my kids have been saying the funniest, most random things and I thought I should be better at getting them down so that I can look back and enjoy them someday.

Conversation this morning between Maddie and I

Maddie: Hey mom, guess what I am imagining right now??
Me: I have no idea...
Maddie: I am imagining Grandpa Walt going to bed in a nightgown.(begins to laugh hysterically)


I thought this was so random and funny...i hope my family will appreciate this!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seriously Studly!



Here's my little man Jack at nearly 8 months old!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Little Cartwright Idol!

The kids like to make up songs so at night before bed we started the tradition of Cartwright Idol where the kids can each take turns singing one song before they have to go to bed. Maddie is always making up these funny love songs...so i taped her singing. video

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Valentine



This is my Valentine! I Love Him!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

jacks christmas jammies


Art's mom made all the kids cute pj's. Here is Jack in his!