Monday, August 25, 2008

Mackay's First Day Of Kindergarten

My handsome Kindergartner
Mackay and Mrs. Helseth

Oh my gosh I have a kid in school! It is amazing how fast they grow up. Last night Mackay was very anxious to go to school. He laid out a new pair of clothes and his new shoes. This morning he woke up a little nervous about school. He gave himself a little bit of an upset stomach. We got to school and he was a little unsure. We went into his classroom and the teacher had a little paper out for them to start working on. I showed Mackay where to write his name and as he did I could see his little hand just shaking. Then Rob pointed out that his little upper lip was sweating. He warned me this morning that he did not want to see a "cry show" and so I had to hold back the tears in front of him. Once we got to the car I began to cry. I did not think it would be this hard to let him go to school. However it is only half day and when it came time to pick him up it was like, already. He said that he had a lot of fun and made new friends. He said that he got to help the teacher pick up papers today and he enjoyed that. He is so excited to go back tomorrow. Rob stayed home from work today so we took Mackay to lunch after school. Jonah and Hallie missed Bubba man, so they are going to have to adjust as well.

Brotherly Love
Hallie cleaning her mess at Fazzoli's

Friday, August 22, 2008


So today I took Mackay to meet his teacher. There were so many people there we had to fark (in Katie and Mandi language this means to park far away from your destination) like a block away in the dirt and on a slope. Anyways I took him in and we found his desk and said hello to his teacher. So anyways I was feeling a little weepy at the thought that my baby is starting kindergarten already. I was good though I was able to hold back the tears, come Monday I may not be able to. We go back out to the van and I try to pull out and it wouldn't move. I was putting the pedal to the metal and it was just spinning out dirt. Then I tried to reverse same thing. I panic and called Rob. He asked me if the dirt was to the axle. I got down on my knees to look and it wasn't. He said " I do not understand how you were stuck?" Well I did not either. Kayleen was parked right next to me and I saw her coming back towards her car. I yelled "Kayleen I am stuck!" A man and his wife heard me yell this and so they came over. The man said, "I will push you while you reverse and then you can go forward." So I again put the pedal to the metal in reverse while this man is pushing my van. Again it will not budge. Then his wife says, "Maybe you should release your emergency brake." "What a brilliant idea", I said. I was so embarrassed! So I guess I was not really stuck. I wanted to cry again for the second time today. This day has been an emotional roller coaster.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bubba's South Carolina Adventure

And they were off!

Auntie Doda and Hunter Oops

Mackay and Layla were best buds when it came to catching frogs.

This is Mackay and his Uncle Jay playing in the ocean.
They went to Ripley's Aquarium and had a blast.

Fun at the baseball game.

He will try anything

Shopping with Nana

We missed him so much!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Robert's Aunt Pam has tagged me. So I guess you will all suffer because I am it for the moment.

Joys (my top 3)

1. My Family. I have been very blessed. I have awesome husband and 3 wonderful children. I also have loving parents and a wonderful extended family.

2. My husbands days off. Whether it be just staying at home or a vacation. Things are just always easier and less stressful and all around funner when he is around.

3. Being able to stay home with my kids. It is a lot of work and can be very stressful however I feel very blessed to be a stay at home mom.


1. Dieing before my kids are all grown and raised (I saw I share this one with Jaime, it truly bothers me to think about that happening)

2. Driving. I feel as if everyone is coming at me. I especially fear driving anywhere near semi trucks.

3. My kids being harmed in any way, shape or form.

Current Obsessions/Collections

1. My Tile Floors. I am obsessed with cleaning them. I hate anything to get on them. I hate sticky floors.

2. I am obsessed with Coca Cola. I guess it is more of an addiction. I have tried to stop drinking it, but I just can't seem to kick it.

3. I collect Kim Anderson Figurines (Rob started me in high school)

Surprising Facts

1. I AM HALF MEXICAN (no one ever believes me because I am so pasty white but my daddy is full Mexican and people tell me he does not look it either. I tell everyone that my sister Tricia got the nice dark skin, thanks a lot Tricia for taking it all.)

2. Growing up I had some strange desire to be a astronaut.

3. I was born in Ajo Arizona (a very small mining town)

I Am Tagging

1. Katie Z.

2. Tricia H.

3. Mindy T.

4. Stephanie S.

5. Sophie M.

Friday, August 8, 2008

We Miss Our Bubba Mac!

Jonah Bear missing his brother
Ryan and Jonah playing on the bouncy slide
Moema and Hallie Kate
Popsie and Jonah Fenix

Mackay went to South Carolina with his Nana and Tata last Saturday and will be returning tomorrow afternoon. We have all missed our little man. Jonah especially. He has been asking, "when is my bubbie coming home." The other night when I was on the phone with Mackay, Jonah had said that he wanted to talk to him. The phone cut out before he was able to talk to him and he started crying because he wanted to talk to his brother. Luckily we were able to get him back on the phone so that Jonah could talk to him. Jonah did have a fun week though and Hallie as well. We hung out with Katie, Ryan and Ella Bean. We had a lot of fun we went to Pump It Up, where Katie and I pulled some muscles (what are we 90). Katie and I decided to get in the bounce house that had the jousting. We could not even stand up on the platform. We were laughing so hard we could hardly catch our breath. We also went to the park by Katie's house and let the kids play in the water. Yesterday the kids and I were treated to Red Robin by Moema and Popsie. The kids really enjoyed that and seeing their grandparents and their cousin Fenix. We had a lot of fun but it is not the same without Mackay. We are anxious to see him tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hallie's First Airplane Ride

Going out to South Carolina was Hallie's first time on a plane. She did very well going out there. The way home, well it was another story. She wanted to get of my lap and walk around and so she was not too happy. It seems that every plane ride we get sat next to some random person. For instance on the way there this time we sat across from a lady with 2 cats shoved in a duffel bag that were meowing the whole way (annoying). Luckily on the way home we were next to a 7 year old boy. I was so embarrassed because I am sure we were classified as the annoying ones because Hallie was screaming. Plane rides are always exciting. Jonah and Mackay's first flights were to Salt Lake City and again we were probably the annoying ones. I was flying by myself with the boys on this little plan and we were seated at the front of the plane. Mackay stood on the seat and turned to the back of the plane and yelled out, " Are you all ready to blast off?" Then at the end of the flight the lady across from us started to look ill and asked for a barf bag just to be sure. Well just as she asked for the barf bag I could smell this horrible stench and I thought to myself Jonah had a dirty diaper and if this lady smells it, it will probably make her puke. So I start checking pants and Mackay yells out," Mom, chill out I just tooted." Needless to say I was so embarrassed but everyone was laughing. Anyways my point is Airplane rides are always an adventure.