Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brains & Braun!

For the last few day's I have been working hard on the cakes for the boy's birthday party today!
This is the cake half done!

Looks like a brain to me!
25 Marshmallow guns ready to go!
Christopher's cake completely dirty iced!
It's getting closer to being done!
The done brain cake, eyeball cupcakes, and brain cupcakes! They were a
huge hit at the party!
The Tank is ready for battle!
Starting to look like a party!
Rich starting to paint the guns! We let the kids pick 2 or 3 colors out of the five we bought and Rich painted them in a camo pattern! The kids all LOVED it!!!!!!
Two of the guns drying!
They look awesome!
Look at all the "battle gear"!!!!
Great Job Rich!
We did several science experiments one
of which was the volcano!
We also did the Mento's & Dt. Coke fountain, and dancing raisin's!

The Party Crew! Ready to go inside
and open the presents.
Aimee brought some "boogers"...... Eeeewwwwwwe!  The kids loved it!
Chris is so happy and can't
wait to eat his cake!!!!
I love the way the brain came out!
It looked awesome!
Good Job Alex!!
After the cake & Ice cream they were off to the races on the obstacle course! Rich was trying to get the kids around on the tire swing all by himself but couldn't keep up so Grandpa Hatch stepped in and helped make some of the trips around!
Go Lindsay & Dani!!
Hang on Sid!
Look at that line!
Run Rich!
Alex got really high this time around!
So did Micah!
Hang on Sid and James!!
Look at Grandpa in the background!
He fell and got pulled & spun across the grass a little ways! Hang on Grandpa!!!
Then we started the Marshmallow gun battle! Here are the "girls"
Clockwise: Bridget, Dani, & Lindsay
This ended up being the best spot to shoot the Adults from! LOL Rich and Matt (Micah's Dad) we battling with them!

Friday, July 30, 2010


Today Ellie fell asleep on the couch reading a book! I love how much
my kids are into books!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cub scouts & Rain

Alex is his cub scout uniform! He looks so handsome! Today they went to peter piper pizza and got to make their own pizza's. He had a good time! When he a home he bought home a box with his "leftovers" in it..... all crust! It made me giggle.

Tonight it POURED rain! the kids had a blast running in it and were not happy when we made them come it... to much lightening to be playing in the rain!
Peaka tried to eat the rain as it came off the house! Silly dog! The bunnies spent the night in the shower! The kids were afraid they would get to wet outside and be cold!
Kids playing in the rain!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Movies & Lizards

We took the kids to see "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on Monday morning. They were so excited to get to go to the movie with Mom & Dad! Ellie Did her own hair! She had 11 bobby pins in it!  

We were a little early for the movie so we walked around the mall and the kids wanted to have a picture with this bunny for Grandpa Hatch to see!!

Some of the movie posters.....

I finally took the time to find out what kind of Lizard Alex caught on July 5th in ShowLow. She is a

She can get up 5.5" from snout to vent, the original tail is usually more than twice the length of the body.  She eats a variety of insects including grasshoppers, caterpillars, and moths. It also feeds on scorpions.This species has lived to over 15 years of age in captivity.
So we may be in for a long haul!

You have to admit........ she is a
pretty cool looking lizard!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alex's Lesson

Today Alex had his first real experience with the Holy Ghost. His cousin had lost her $3.00 and had looked all over the cabin for it. She was really upset about losing it and was in tears. She asked Alex if he knew where it was, and Alex said "No" But then a few minutes later I found him sitting in the car crying. He said to me " I can't take it anymore!"......... "I found her money, but didn't know who's it was, I put it in my pants pocket and now they are packed and I can't get the money out!" we talked about what he was feeling, why he was feeling that way, why he hadn't told her the truth, and what he should do about it. He was still crying after we borrowed $3.00 from his Daddy to give back to Hailey. It was so touching to watch him give the money back to her, tell her what happened, what he was feeling, and apologize! I have never been prouder of him then I was this morning! It's hard to make things right when you know that you have done something wrong. I LOVE YOU ALEX!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bed Nabbers

This is what if found when I went to
go to bed last night! The kids
took over my bed!!!!!
They started like this and....
Ended up like this! They were all
laying the same way this morning!
 I thought it was cute!
It's a good thing that we have a comfy guest bed! I did steal my pillow from Ellie! She's little, so it didn't bother her! LOL

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


She has finally arrived!!! 
Our newest niece is here! 
J'len Leann Houston!
~Born June 6th 2010 @ 7:47a.m. 
~ 8 lbs 4 oz & 21 inches long!

Proud Mom Jessica!

LOVE the parking job John!!!

Grandma loves this baby girl!

But she has to share with Grandpa!

I'm a proud Auntie!