Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fracture or Sprain?

On Sunday after Kyson's blessing, Ryanna was playing "dead man" on the trampoline that was underground when she fell & twisted her ankle. I kept telling her "toughen up" "quit milking it" etc... Then on Monday when she was limping I took a closer look at it and felt bad because it was really swollen & bruised. So I took her to the doctor today. They put a splint on it & sent us to the hospital to get x-rays. They will call me tommorow & let me know the results.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Party

Diva-Ryanna Shrek-Stratton Anekin-Brayden

Grandpa & Grandma Stevens took our kids to a Halloween Party over in Heber tonight. Ryan & I went to Park City. When the kids got home Stratton had won "the cutest costume award." He didn't even end up wearing the headband with the ogre ears cuz I thought he might lose it, which adds the final touch to the costume.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Stratton is obsessed with Shrek. It is all we have on the T.V. 24/7. So I wanted him to be Shrek for Halloween. I didn't want to pay what they wanted for the Shrek costumes so I got on ebay and found one for $4.99 plus $9.00 for shipping so for only $13.99 I got this. The only problem? Stratton doesn't like wearing it. Now what? It also came with a Shrek mask that I know he wont wear. Maybe we will paint his face green but what about the ears?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Brayden's Kindergarten Project:

We had to make a self esteem poster for Brayden's class. The teacher will chose a student each day and they get to be the king/queen of the day. They will do some activities using their name and learn more about them. Then his teacher will laminate all of the posters and stick them in a book for the kids to look at all year.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It doesn't get any better than this:

Baby Kyson

Today I got to watch Kyson while my mother & sister in-law went to the temple. He was great! He looks just like his dad. (mini Marc)
Ryan got (had) to take Brayden with him to the Utah football game. Thanks Babe! All I can say is SWEET SATURDAY!! (1 down, 2 to go)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween @ Gardner Village

Today my mother & sister in-laws (out laws) went to Gardner Village to see the witches. Stratton rode a pony & visited the petting zoo. He loved it. If you haven't been there this time of year you've got to take the kids & go.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


This was part of an e-mail that really touched me.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but an entire life to forget them.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

"Get away"

Saturday night the Tychsen's invited us to stay at the Hilton with their family. So we met them down at the Olive Garden (table for 10), was seated in our own room even. Dinner was tasty! Then the guys took the kid-os swimming while us women went and had a piece of heaven. (an hour massage) Of course I left my camera in the van and didn't want to get drenched again to get it, so sorry no pictures. We got to stay in the executive rooms, they brought us chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolates and also had a "suite" where they served dessert last night and a continental breakfast this morning. Then we went to Chilis for lunch. (PUKE) It wasn't very good. (I only like the chips & salsa) Then we ran a few errands and came home and took one of my favorite things: A NAP! Next time will definetly be without kids. It was fun but a lot of work. Thanks again Sarah & Dev!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Baby Anniston

Stratton was happy to see Anniston!
Proud Brayden!
The boys & baby Anniston!

We got to tend baby Anniston today while Cass took Bridger to the school. Brayden thought he was pretty luck to feed her. Stratton was just happy to be by her. I asked Brayden if I should have another baby and he said "I wish this was our baby and Cassidee could get her another baby girl." But Cass wouldn't go for that. DANG! That would be easy. Brayden did say he would like me to have another baby. I said "would you want a baby brother or sister?" and he said "I think a sister so it would be even." We'll see.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Ryanna's is a princess!
Brayden's is a pirate!

Stratton's is a ninja!

The kids decorated their pumpkins today. They had a blast. I cannot believe that it's already October! This is my idea of decorating pumpkins. Forget the carving... bring on Mr. Potato Heads.