Thursday, August 27, 2009

How well can you see?

Our Brittany had a hard day on Monday. She had her tooth pulled (one that should have fallen out 3 years ago) Then we went to the eye doctors and found out that she is near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other.
How does that happen?
We don't know.
The doctor said it doesn't happen very often but it is an easy fix with glasses. We shall see how she does with the glasses before we move on to the contacts.
Anyway...we know that Brittany will be able to rock these "Candy" glasses...look at how cute she is in her new glasses.

Brittany was babysitting Ivy at the time the glasses were ready and so she came with us to pick them up. What a cutie she is...too.

Today is a much better day for Brittany because she can see "EVERYTHING" nice and clear.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Great to be Eight!

So it has happened. Our youngest child, Aaron has turned eight.
We had a friend party for him this year. He invited 10 friends. It was a "Star Wars" theme. Aaron wore his Star Wars shirt on Saturday and waited for his friends to come. (He had been up since 6 am)
The party was from 11 to 2pm. Pizza by Cost Co and games by, well, whoever.
The boys liked running around the house and yelling and screaming. It was much different then the 16 year old party.
We did have some time at the table with marshmellows and toothpicks, then pizza and later some magic molding clay. All and all Aaron had a great party and loved that his buddies could come over and play games with him.
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The next day was his real BIRTHDAY. He had french toast for breakfast and loved them. For dinner he wanted Fettucini with garlic toast. So Grandma and Grandpa Geier came over for the family party and dinner. More presents, more cake and more fun.
Aaron loved all the attention he got, except watching old family video's of him as a baby. (which we all loved!!)
Tonight...first night of cub scouts. Tomorrow the world...

Monday, August 10, 2009

First Day of School

Four children and three schools. Brandon starts school at 6:23am at Corona, Rachel and Aaron at 7:45am @ Paloma and Brittany at 8:15am @ Pueblo. Home again at 2:15, 2:25 and 3:15pm. It was a great day for everyone.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brandon is 16 years old!

Yep, Brandon had a birthday and is now 16 years old. We don't really know how time went by so fast. We thought about keeping him back a year...but ya know...we couldn't.

He woke up on Saturday to French Toast and a phone call from England, Grandma and Grandpa Steenhoek.
Brandon invited 21 friends over for a party from 12 to 3. The party was soooo cool that the last guest didn't leave until 7pm! And only because he had to go home to get ready for the stake dance that everyone was going to at 7:30.
Paul got 8 pizza's and a cake from CostCo. He stayed at the party while the rest of us left for a few hours. They played Rock Band on one T.V., Dance Dance on another, and Call of Duty on the third one. When we got home around 3:30...the party was in full swing. Loud happy noises were coming from everyone. Like I said, the party lasted waaaaaay longer then we thought. Brandon had a blast and got some great cash and gift cards from everyone.

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Sunday Brandon was ordainded a Priest after church. Grandpa and Grandma came over and stayed for lunch and a family party. Brandon again had super day!
Love ya buddie!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time to clean up!

While Aaron worked on his laundry...that filled the whole front room! I worked on cleaning up the boys room. We hadn't seen the floor for months. I threw away two large trash bags of garbage, and found 3 bags of clothes that were two small for them to wear anymore. Plus, 6 pair of shoes that didn't fit Brandon any longer (and fit Paul instead). The next step was to get Brennen's bed put in the room and await Brandon's arrival from EFY.

The next step was the girls room. I should have taken a before picture, but I just couldn't. The floor wasn't seen for weeks either and the clothes were all over in piles. But after three days of cleaning and trying on clothes that were too small, the girls room came out like this.

The bag of clothes now need to make there way over to D.I.

Let school come...we are ready. (at least the bed rooms are all clean and organized)