Monday, March 30, 2009

Cy's Birthday Again

So we had another little party for me and Cy when my parents got here. He LOVED his new bike from Oma and had as much fun putting it together with Matt as he did riding it I think, not really. He loves the bike and asked me to bring it to bed with him the first night!

Now that Cy is in a big boy bed, I asked Oma Great if she would get him new bedding for his birthday. She really gets into birthdays and was a little disappointed at not getting him a toy or something "cool" that he would really enjoy. I couldn't have planned it better, he LOVED his sports sheets. He ran and got his pillow and made me put the case on and then laid down on the floor all cuddled up. He even brought his bear. He loves anything that has to do with sports, it was Oma Great felt good about the present!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blessing Gus.....finally!

When my parents told us that they were coming out for my birthday, we decided to wait to bless Gus until they were here. It was a MUCH anticipated visit, especially by Taite who asked about once an hour for the last 2 months "how longer until my Oma comes?"

So here is Gus in his little outfit...I know, not your normal white blessing outfit but I could never find one for Cy that wasn't girly, so this is what they both wore. I think he looks Dashing!

It was a great day, we had the whole gang over, Grandpa Al and all three of Matt's siblings and their families from Ft. Wayne, Mamau all the way from Oregon and my parents, niece, nephew and of course Oma great from Utah. It was a great day starting off with a wonderful blessing performed by Matt. Each and every blessing is special and this was no exception, I think Gus is an exceptional little guy with a big life ahead of him. I am SO grateful for a wonderful husband who honors his Priesthood and is able to bless my children's lives through his obedience.

It was a Wonderful Day! I am so glad that my family was here for it, just as it should be.

The Uturns are coming!

The girls think it is really funny that we are "Hoosiers" now, Bailey asked me what we used to be and when I told her Utahns she died laughing! So somehow "miss memory" Bailey remembered that and said, about my parents, that the Uturns are coming!

So the big day finally arrived for my parents to come, and not a moment too soon for Taite! We decided that it would be fun to keep it a secret that my parents were bringing my grandma- Oma great, my niece Megan and nephew Logan. It was hard because every time we talked about the visit the girls would say how much they wanted to see the kids and that they just couldn't wait until summer. But it was very worth it because they were SO delighted when Logan and Meg came in the door after Oma and Papa!

Before they got here I gathered all the information I could about fun things to do in South Bend, but once they got here, we just wanted to hang out and be together. It was great! We just went to parks, resturaunts, swimming at the hotel, jumping on the tramp, lots of goodies and lots and lots of games! It was a wonderful week that went by WAY too fast!


Bailey came home from school and said...very matter-of-factly...
"Hey Mom, we played a game today and my team won....we obliterated them."

I'll admit, I was flabbergasted. What?

She said, "What? It means destroyed."

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cy's Birthday!

So I have some catching up to do. First there was Cy's Birthday! I can't believe he is 2. Where does the time go? I just don't think that I can adequately describe how much I love this boy. He is so precious and so fun. He gives a love to me that I just can't live without! My little man.

His birthday was fun we had a BBQ, Grandpa and Aunt Becky came up with Gavin of course and we just let the kids play.

Cyrus got lots of great toys and had SO much fun playing with his sisters and cousin. He LOVED that the house was decorated for him and he was so excited about his cake. I made him an ugly football cake and he must have checked on it at least 30 times in the fridge. He never touched it...just makin sure it was still there. When I brought it out he got super excited, but then I made the huge mistake of lighting the candle and he was SO UPSET!!! He grabbed onto me and looked up at me with this sad pouty face like...why are you setting my fabulous cake on FIRE?!? We couldn't even get him to blow out the candle---too funny!

Don't worry, he had no problem with the eating part! I love this kid. He had a hard time understanding opening presents. He just wanted to start playing with each present he opened. So when we wanted to move on to opening another, he was devastated. There was a lot of HAPPY....sad HAPPY....sad going on. It was a great day!

Thanks Hoss

Thanks Mattie for the post! I love you so much, you made my birthday WONDERFUL! Thanks for everything.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Hello everyone!! Hope all is well with you and yours, I know that the Johnson family is gearing up to celebrate two wonderful people. I labeled this "Beauty and the Beast", the only reason picking beast for my 2 year old son is really not because of his looks (he is a rather dashing young man--add the british accent and it works) but because at two years old he has to wear at least 4T clothing, he has the biggest hands and feet I've ever seen, and he is just an ox!! If you're not ready to pick him up be ready to bulge a disk in your back. We haven't measured in some time, but he's comfortably over 40 lbs and there's not an ounce of fat on him. Geesh, am I a proud papa or what?!?!? No pressure Cy, but me and Papa are fully engaged in a race to see who can have the 1st 3rd generation kid to play football at BYU. Dev's dad played with two guys whose sons I played with at BYU, and now those two guys have two boys as well. But we love Cyrus, he is a great little brother, a great son, a great personality in our family. Love you son!!
And then will you look at that gorgeous woman? She gets embarrassed anytime I try to tell her how beautiful she is, she really doesn't know she's beautiful. I can think of a lot of lines from country songs that describe her pretty well. Let's see, 'she can drive a truck' and back a trailer up better than me or her brother Max (sorry Max, its the truth), 'like me she likes Gus from Lonesome Dove', 'she don't know she's beautiful', "I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine, till time stands still, until the winds don't blow. When today is just a memory to me, my love, I'll still be lovin' you". I could go on and on, but I won't. What a great woman! I am the luckiest man alive to have found a woman who loves me, shares many interests with me, and who inspires me to be as good a man as I can be for her and our family. Everyone make sure you wish her a happy birthday, she's 30 this year!! 30 and as hot as ever......I gotta go now!! Toodles!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just look at that face

Well the photography was an awful experience....I don't want to talk about it, it was that bad! Just try to block it out like I do!
Still, he is Super cute if I do say so myself!!!!

Gus was the easiest baby until about 3 months and then he stopped sleeping! Matt and I are BiG into sleep training and all of the other kids were pretty easy to train when we were consistent. Gus, however, is kicking our butt! He is awful at naps and gets up all night long. 3 & 4 hours of sleep a night is not uncommon for me right now, but it is getting better...s..l..o..w..l..y!
With the five kids I just survive on my "schedule" and Gus apparently has some issues with the "schedule"...little stinker. We thought we had this down pat....we are rethinking our evaluation of ourselves! But he is ADORABLE nonetheless and so stinkin cute I can't be mad at him, even at 2am.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I never get tired of these!

Don't you love when the store clerk is kind enough to help you. Well Taite says to this wonderfully helpful clerk, "Excuse me Sir, excuse me sir..." (pronounced essss-cooze me sirrr, with a thick heavy lisp!)
The clerk turns rather quickly because maybe
A) SHE didn't appreciate being called Sir, &
B) because Taite was poking her on her upper arm, right where she had a big butterfly tatoo.

Taitem, still jabbing her finger into the woman's arm, says, "Excuse me sir, why you do that?" (she begins now to tap the butterfly)

"Didn't your Mom tell you not to color on your arm?"

Bailey came home quite worked up yesterday as she hopped off the bus. "MOM!!! Joshua came and sat next to me on the bus."

"Oh that is great Bay."

"No, it is not! He came and sat by me and then said, "Bailey, guess what! Boys private parts are called GONADS!""

I almost choked as my first reaction is to laugh at that word. But then I don't want my 5 year old using that term so became serious. "Oh no, that is not a good word. Don't ever say that word....what did you do?"

"I KNOW that is a bad word Mom! I said "That is INAPPROPRIATE!" Then I moved 3 rows away."

Monday, March 2, 2009

None of That!

Oh, no thank you!

Maybe if I clench my gums together,

Maybe if I just spit it all out,


Gus was having none of that, but at
least I got to use my new Super Coolest baby spoon EVER!