Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving x 2

Mama Lemke had to work on Thanksgiving Day so we decided to have our big family party on Friday. My family still wanted to have our own Thanksgiving , and I already had a turkey so we had thanksgiving two days in a row. Both dinners were very good and I have to say it didn't help in my quest to be swimsuit worthy for Hawaii, but it was worth it.

At Grandma's house the girls made pretty pictures with all grandma's scrapbooking stamps.

The boy's were very serious about their Yoga on the Wii Fit, it was pretty funny to watch.

Everyone had a great time and a relaxing evening.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight Baby!!

So if you didn't know already, my sisters, my mom and I are Twilight fans (fanatics whatever), and a few months ago we thought it would be fun to see the movie on opening day. We knew it would be crazy to try and get tickets so we did the only logical thing, we rented a theater and invited 162 of our closest family and friends to come be crazy Twilighters with us!! I have to say it was soooo much fun and I would do it again in a heart beat! Rachel did most of the planning and oganizing, Amanda and I made some party favors and my mom was in charge of the after party, it turned out to be such a fun night that I'm sure we will do it all over again when New Moon comes out. As you can see we were all sporting our awesome twilight tee's and having a great time.

People came from all over and it was really fun to be there with so many friends, old and new.

The after party was alot of fun, my mom put out a basket of apples which if you haven't read the book (are you living under a rock?) represents the forbidden fruit, which is Bella in the story.

She also had this awesome red velvet cake made and it was super yummy!

Thank you all so much for coming and making it so much fun. I have already been back to see the movie again and I have to say it was so much better the second time!! I highly recommend seeing it again!!!
See you all at New Moon!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Bobby's birthday was on the 16th. The kids love be involved so I let them do almost everything. They saw a question mark candle awhile ago and they decided that it would be perfect for dad's cake so nobody would know how old he's getting! Haha :)

The kids also each picked out their own gift to give him. Lauren got him his favorite cookies.(okay, I might have helped with that one)

Stacia picked out a soccer calender.

Landon got him some Mini Charleston Chews

and Milli got him a glittery bouncy ball!

All of the kids decorated a mug for him.
Bobby and I, went to the Thai House for dinner with the Bender's and we also went to the Real Playoff game with Jeff, which would have been a better birthday present if they would have won but it was still a really fun game. I hope you had a good Birthday babe! I can't wait to celebrate mine in Hawaii!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

KaNgaRoo ZoO

Bobby came home from work early last Monday so we could do somthing fun. We took the kids to The Kangaroo Zoo and as you can see they had a great time. It was the first time we've been there and it really was a lot of fun. Bobby had Stacia and Landon racing down the slides and I was getting tired just watching them. Where do kids find all that energy?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bobby in Cali with Mom and Dad

Well I flew in for business on Wednesday and had meetings until Thursday afternoon

and at that point mom and dad picked me up and we rolled out!

Thursday we ate at dads version of Harry's- (the old Bobs Big Boy by the mission viejo mall).
Friday mom went to work and dad and I hung out- Dad prepared his talk for Sunday and I watched tv and vegged.

Friday night we picked up Cassy

and headed to the symphony- with a stop at Jerry's Deli on the way

The symphony played some movie tunes from old John Wayne movies and a few others- fun to watch all the different musicians do their things! Then The Righteous Bro Bill Medley rocked out with the symphony- mom and dad did not like how loud it was. Cassy had a ball and I was entertained. He sang his popular hits from Dirty Dancing and Ghost- ( I had the time of My life and Unchained Melody)
Fun Night
Sat- Mom went to work because she is a workaholic---dad worked on his talk for awhile and then he worked the weed eater while I worked the Lawn Mower-it's such a huge lawn it took us an entire 25 minutes!Then we washed his car, then mom drove up and so we washed hers too!
Sat evening- Mom, Dad and I took off for Carson Calif-with a stop in Santa Ana for some good Vietnamese food-(Pho is good)Then we got to doing what we set out to do--Watch Real Salt Lake Soccer- Great game with Mom cheering her heart out the team ended with a 2-2 tie that sends RSL on to the Western Conf Championships!!! Go RSL GO!!!

Sunday dad gave a great talk and Bobby left to return to Utah.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

This week has felt like two.

* WARNING* Long Boring Story Ahead
This last week felt sooo long. It was my turn to drive the kids to school and since I am NOT a morning person, it was a bad way to start. Monday and Tuesday went pretty smoothly everyone was ready on time and we even got to school early. Wednesday was another story... It started out fine, but then I noticed it was snowing, so I told Stacia she had to wear her tennis shoes and she told me they are not allowed to wear shoes that light up. Then we couldn't find her other snow worthy shoes and she wouldn't wear the shoes she wears everyday because her feet would get too cold. I finally ended up calling Nicole and borrowing a pair from Brynlee, but by this time we are running late so I get all the kids in the car and Stacia says "I wish I could go potty really quick before we go" ARE YOU KIDDING ME! So Stacia goes potty and we're off. At this point, I'm thinking we will be a few minutes late and then I hit main street where apparently the snow has made everyone forget how to drive. I was literally going 5-10 mph and let me just say, I am all for being cautious but seriously the road was not that bad. Anyway a drive that usually takes 15 min. took almost 45 and the kids were very late to school, and the worst part was that it was early-out day so by the time i got back home I only had an hour before i had to go back and get Landon. After school I had four haircuts which led right into my primary presidency mtg. After the meeting I was going to go get Pizza because I was not going to make dinner. Since I was also babysitting Kamree at the time Lori Stucki offered to go pick up the pizza for me which was so great! Thanks Lori.

Thursday went a little smoother, I got the kids to school on time and then Amanda came over so we could do each other's hair. It took us about 3 hours and we would check on the kids periodically but they were doing fine (Lauren was sleeping so it was just Kamree and Milli). My hair was finished and we were waiting to wash out Amanda's so we went inside and found Milli with poop all over her hands and she was saying "I stinky" Gross!!! Luckily she only got in on herself and her blanket and needless to say she got straight into the tub. Of course Kamree wanted to join her so they had a fun bath together. After that we just hung out the rest of the night and watched a movie. Lauren was not her usual happy self and around 8 o'clock she started crying and didn't stop until almost midnight it was one of those times when you feel like you could just tear your hair out. I know she is teething and I think she had a tummy ache as well, not a good combination. It was a long night, she woke up every hour or so and by morning I was the one who wanted to cry. The best part of the day was around 9:30pm when Lori Nielsen brought over the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had. Thanks Lori, you'll have to teach me how to make them someday :)

I don't remember much about Friday. It was another early-out day for the kids so when they got home, they helped me pass flyer's around the neighborhood for the primary program practice which was Saturday Morning. And let me just say that the practice went pretty smoothly but we have so many kids it's insane. We had to use the stand plus bring in benches and we used the first five rows of pews, crazy. After the practice I came home and cleaned the house because it looked like an earthquake had hit. I told the kids that after the house was spotless we could make pumpkin cookies so they were great helpers. Then Nicole called and said she was taking Bryn to see HSM 3 and so I decided to take Landon and Stacia and go to the movie. I had to scramble to find a babysitter but luckily I have great neighbors and the Haslam's took Milli and the Pierson's took Lauren. The movie was pretty much what I expected, but the best part was when the boys ( Troy & the other guy) were in a junkyard and of course they broke out into a song and dance and Landon jumped up and started dancing in the theater! It was so funny, he was watching them and trying to copy their moves, where is a video camera when I need one?

Sunday, I had to be to church early because of the program and I actually made it!! I was supposed to be helping but I have to admit that I was no help at all, it was all I could do to keep Lauren and Milena under control ( did I mention that Bobby left town on Wed. morning?) it made me wonder how I used to sit alone with two little kids when we lived in Iowa, because Bobby was in the branch Pesidency. Anyway the primary kids did such a great job!! I love the primary program and I had a perfect view of Stacia and Landon, they were so cute.
So, that was my wonderful week, plus Tae Kwon do, piano lessons, and hair appointments that were mixed in there somewhere. Bobby will be home in a few hours and I can't wait. I never want to be a single mom, I don't know how they do it.

Oh, I almost forgot, after church today Brother Elison stopped me and asked if Bobby and I would speak next week! An awesome way to end the week, it was like the cherry on top.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mosaic Maker

A few people have asked me how to do the picture Mosaics, so I have posted a link for it on the side bar of this blog. It is called Mosaic Maker.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween fun!!

At Odyssey they can only dress up for Halloween if they pick a famous person from history, and write a report about that person. Stacia picked Louis Pasteur. At first I thought she was crazy, but it ended up being easier than I thought to put a costume together and she had fun with it.

Landon had a Halloween party at Tae Kwon Do. Master Augustine Dressed up like a big woman with a puppy stuck to her behind and he carried around a sign that said ' Lost Puppy' it was pretty funny. they played games and had lots of treats and Pizza. I was the only one there not dressed up...oops...oh well.

For real Halloween Stacia was dressed as a snow princess, Landon was Optimus Prime, Millie was Strawberry Shortcake and Laure was Pebbles. Grandma Ginn and Bobby took them trick-or-treating around our neighborhood and then we headed to Grandma Lemke's for a second round of trick-or-treating with the cousins. We have so much candy, the kids are going to be bouncing off the walls for weeks.

The cousins- Parker & Jason, Kamree with Wade, and Lizzie. They all looked great, I think Wade was dressed up like Mike Newton, HaHaHa