Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tanner's homecoming game

I decided this year, that the girls and I were going to be FESTIVE for Tanner's last homecoming game. (Yeah, he is a senior!! Sad huh? I met him on his fifth birthday-Jake brought me from college to meet all his family at Tanner's family birthday party, sniff, sniff!!! My how time flies, now he is all grown up!) Anyway, we went out to my mother in law's house to see if she had any of the right colors!!! I can always count on her to come through for me, so that I didn't have to go spend $2.00 on tole paint!!!! Man that would have been a tragedy. :) :) Mal and Karter were out there, so they joined in on the fun and this is how we all turned out:
Teya wouldn't let me paint her face, so she got some on the back of her hands!
karter sat so still.

Tai loved every minute of it!

At the game, Karter loved watching all the boys warming up! I was glad I caught it in a picture how excited he was.

And then there were my two little cheerleaders! Tai and Teya were dancing all over the place, loving all the attention. Imagine that!

I have wanted to get a picture of this for quite a while. Pretty cool!

That time of year again

When the leaves start to change and the weather gets a little chilly-we know it is time to bring the cattle home. I love, Love, LOVE the fall, and pretty much everything that comes with it, other than the super cold weather.

The "Round-Up" week started out with an overnight camping trip up to the Grazing Pasture with daddy. He was going to be getting up really early to get his horse saddled and get ready to meet all the other Cowboys, but we were on strick orders to just hang out and have fun when we woke up. Of course my little Teya was the first up and had to go potty. So out of the really warm bed and out into the really cold morning. That had done it for me. I got the girls up, cleaned up our bedding and into the truck we went to head home. As I was closing the last gate on our way out, I turned around to this picture!!! Gorgeous!!!! I got feeling a little bad for Jake since he was going to be staying in the trailer all week and it was FLIPPIN' cold up there so we ended up driving back up there the same day to bring him an electric space heater (which he said "SUCKED"-and didn't help)! But we were lucky enough to catch the guys right after lunch and so the girls got to go on a horse ride:I know that I am a little biased, but gosh my cowboy is darn cute!!! The girls DID NOT want to get off Arizona. They love to ride horses!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Matching Cousins

The last time we went up to my mom's, she suprised all the girls with matching jammies. They were so darn cute. Thanks Grandma!!!

Quarnberg Punkin' Patch

It was Kendall's birthday last weekend, so we ALL got together. Not to many times in a year are all the Quarnbergs & Grandma Whicker there for a picture. So I made everyone stay for a quick snapshot, thanks to timers on cameras. Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Tanner have had a really nice garden this year. They have had Kipp help them do a lot of cement around it and they built up with rail road ties for the garden. So while we were all together, Grandma wanted all the grandkids to go out and pick a pumpkin. The kids all loved it and Grandma was so excited that she grew them!

Teya picking her pumpkin

Grandma cutting each of the pumpkins off:

Once again, none of the kids wanted to look at the camera, but we had to document each of their pumpkins that they picked!

Grandma cutting out Tai's pumpkin.

Sunday afternoon when it's cold outside

This is what the girls wanted to do after confrence on Sunday. They got out their rubbermaid full of stuffed animals and covered daddy! They thought it was so much fun!

Running back and forth to bring the animals out of their room.
My parents call Teya a little bunny rabbit because she always does this with her arms. yes, that is daddy under there!

Nasty Note:

A couple weeks ago I talked to one of the Salina City workers and was told that we were sent a letter (that i hadn't got yet) about our weeds. I was told that we had so many days to take care of them before we were to be sent a VERY strongly worded letter and then an officer would be sent over to our home to cite us. I was stunned and asked, "you will send an officer over to give me a ticket for my weeds?" She said yes! What the crap??????!!!!!!??????? So a little tid bit for many of you that don't know that we moved to Salina and bought an older home and fixed up. We have been living here since the middle of July and have done quite a bit of work to it. Got the front and back yard looking nice and green and mostly weed free! Our neighbors had been taking care of the yard for quite some time, so it didn't need a lot of work, just daily TLC!!! We have a total of about 3/4 of an acre but most of that is fenced off in the back. Well, those are the weeds that they were having a fit about, the ones in the very back. So here are some pictures of it- Yeah, they were big and out of control, but I am only one woman. I can only do so much when my husband is gone A LOT!!!! But whatev!!!!!
So the below picture is what our house looks like now that we have done some updating. Still a work in progress, but see where I put the arrow? That is where the weeds are. Do you see them? Well, they are kind of hard to see from the road. That is why we were a little baffled at our note!!! Apparently the other kinds of people that got these "nasty notes" are the ones that have all sorts of CRAP in their yards. You know the kind with 7-8 broken down cars, old strollers, broken kids toys, rubbermaids stacked 4 or 5 high, and all sorts of unimaginable junk. So you can now call us the trash of Salina!!!! Here is what they look like up close. I know a bit large and in charge:After the "note" Jake decided to try and mow them over!!! Let's just say, lawn mowers are not meant for that type of work! Our kind friends even loaned us their goats to help with the weed infetestation! The girls love having them back there. They get to pet and hang out with the goats! It is kind of funny. We just moved from the perfect place to have pets and we never had one, now we live in the city and have a cat and 2 loaner goats!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

While Jake was away:

I loved it when the girls wanted to talk to Jake on the phone. I especially loved it when Teya talked to him, this is what she looked like:I think we were the only ones out for a walk the day it rained. The girls had so much fun with their umbrella's. Thanks grandma Paula for those!!!!

Teya's hair looked so funny/cute this day, so we sent a picture of it to Jake!

Tai has been blowing bubbles for a couple of years now, but she still wants me to watch every one of them that she blows!!! Good job Tai!

Preschool starts

While we were gone to Las Vegas, Tai missed the first two days of preschool. But when we got back, she was ready to go. So here she is on her first day of school!

Vegas with kids???

Well I attempted it!!! Not going to say that it was a TOTAL loss, but it was kind of a wreck. I had asked my parents if they wanted to go to Vegas with me and the girls so that we could go see Jake. (He works down there for two weeks at a time, and we were kind of missing him). I got rooms for $25 a night at the South Point and we headed down. First off Tai was fine, she was the easy one, but Little Janie Bop was OUT OF CONTROL!!!! She would lay down at any given moment and just cry, wanted to go where she wanted and if everyone didn't like that, she screamed (total two year old)! The only thing that made her happy was swimming and riding the escalators (over and over and over and over).

Here are a couple pictures of our happy trip:

We finally got the girls to ride in the stroller together. I guess at some point you just need to break down and buy a double stroller. It was a contstant battle with us and the Shaws, they had a double stroller that EVERYONE wanted to ride in, at the same time!!! But we managed, good thing for taking turns-Thanks Misty for sharing! We took the kids to F.A.O Schwartz (huge toy store) and let them each pick a toy. The three oldest girls all picked the same thing-a Barbie car that came with two Barbies. The girls thought they were so big so carry their own bags around.

Teya of course headed right for the stuffed animals. She had her heart set on a pink "Dumbo" (elephant) until she saw the horses. Then she changed her mind, but as soon as we left, she wanted the elephant! I kept trying to talk her into something Barbie, I know my girls a little to well and knew they were going to fight over the car and barbies, but Jake told me to just let her get what she wanted. Boy was I right! I ended up going back there on the way out of town to get another Barbie car, I was tired to hearing them fight! I am a sucker, I know, but you can only handle so many fights a day!

My mom went to Express and bought some clothes and that entertained Teya for a while,she tried on the shirt and showed it off. We went to eat and my girls were so loud and bouncing all over the place. Misty and Braydan's girls were so well mannered, and just sat there. Sorry again guys for the distraction!

The day we arrived in Vegas, Teya was so tired, so lucky for me, my mom and dad stayed at the hotel to let her have a quick nap until Jake and Braydan finished up work and then they came and met us. With a little alone time, we headed to the M&M Store. Tai was in heaven. It was kind of fun to let Tai pick out her favorite colors of M&M's and also to pick out some for her sister. But be WARNED!!!!! There is not a sign that states exactly how much those M&M's are. UUUMMM!!!$12.99 a pound!!!! What the flip??? Well luckily we only had about a pound and a half!!! it cost me around $17.00. Only in Vegas right? But on the flip side of all this we spent that much money on M&M's just to have them get water logged in the cooler on the way home!!

We went to see the Shark Encounter! It was fun and the kids all loved it! I even gave my parents a night off to go do their own thing since Grandma Snell and Uncle Alan had come down to Vegas too!

Outside the shark encounter there just had to be stuffed animals. Teya jumped at the opportunity to get a bunch of matching aligators together. She even tried to get me to buy all these for her.
Country family in the BIG city!!!
Thanks again Dad and Mom for going with me and helping me with the girls when Jake was at work. Even though it was a little stressful, we still had fun-thanks to you both!!!! I Love you!!!

The girls having fun out of the strollers!

Teya getting to do just what she wanted: up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, well you get the picture!One last picture before we headed back home! We love you Jake and sure miss you when you are gone. We were glad to come see you for a couple days!