Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Radio Fly Wagon.
Yesterday I was Food shopping with the kids when I ran into Stacy Jernigan from the ward and she mention they had a Radio Flyer wagon they no longer use and wanted to know if we would like to have theirs. I tired very hard to NOT jump up and down in excitement because I have wanted one. I said "yes" and later that night Stacy and two of her sons drop off the wagon!! I have wanted on so bad but I couldn't bring myself to spend 75$ not knowing if the kids would like it. As you can see from the photos they love it. I have the best ward and I couldn't ask for sweeter ward family.
Martin and Roxie Shopping. I remember why I like shopping at night by myself. WAY to many helping hands. Mom how did you bring 4 of us shopping at once? You were very brave!!
Roxie being silly on our way home from Grandma's House
Roxie's Outdoor Bath
Every Tuesday and Friday Morning we water the grass and I usually keep the kids inside because well I hate mud. But since last night the kids didn't get to see the wagon I decided it would be ok if they played in the wagon and stayed away from the mud. Being preggers I need an emergency run to the bathroom and when I came back there was Roxie taking a bath in the muddy water. She was having so much fun I didn't have the heart to drag her out. To my surprise Martin didn't freak out at Roxie getting dirty BUT he didn't join her either.
“One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.” - Randall Jarrell
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Roxie is really starting to talk. Last night she would say " More mash please or more chips please." She is has fallen madly in love with her piggy from the Spam Museum and every time she wakes up or goes down for a nap the first thing she will say is " Where is piggy?" I personally hope that is the only thing she falls madly in love with until she is 24 years old and its time to get married.
If I had to count how many words she knows on her very own without any help I would say about 20 words she will say though out the day. She will also copy any thing someone says to her. She tells me when she poops and wants to sit on the potty when I am going to the bathroom BUT she will wear her her wet diaper all day long if I let her. She has been trying to say the blessing by herself and that is very entertaining. Its just crazy how clear she can talk when she wants to.
I called Grandma Bremner the other day and Roxie wanted so badly to talk to her gammy. She was in tears until I gave her the phone which she hugged and kisses. Its so cutie because she gave Grandma Bremner the nickname while we were in Austin Mn for the 4th of July. Roxie misses her Gammy and loves to talk to her whenever she gets the chance.
A little girl can be sweeter (a badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. she can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
-- Alan Beck
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
To finish off the party in Austin Doug, Martin, Roxie and I went to the WORLD FAMOUS SPAM MUSEUM! Its been 4 years since the last time we visited and it was just as much fun. I was however very disappointed because the Spam Store no longer sells Honey Spam. Roxie picked a stuffed Pig named Spammy that she hasn't let go of since we bought it and Doug bought a new Spam shirt for him and Martin. It was so much fun to see everyone and all the cousins.
It was a wonderful vacation and now I need a vacation from my vacation.
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. We make discoveries about ourselves." -Gail Lumet Buckley
Where do I start? Well Doug, Martin, Roxie and I flew back to MN for the 1st Bremner Family Reunion and the 4th of July. It started off with a 3 hour flight and being told by the flight attendant we had too many bags and I looked at as nicely as I could and said " One for me, One for my Husband and One for my son." Her response was " Does he have a ticket?" Again as NICELY as I could respond " Yes he is 4 years old." Martin was the best little 4 year old he could be and Roxie was well Roxie. We arrived in Austin late Thursday night and was hoping for some sleeping in but like always Martin was up at 6:30 am (which is 4:30 am in Arizona.") It was our first day in Austin and off we went to the park for lunch and enjoyed catching up with all 7 siblings and there kids. We were all having fun until Grandma Bremner noticed Martin wasn't having as much fun because he was running a temperature. So Martin cuddled into Grandpa Bremner arms and lied there for the rest of the picnic. Later that night we had family pictures and I was very proud of Martin for being so sick he tired really hard to be happy and smiley.
Saturday we had the family reunion with Bouncy castle, snow cones, hot dogs, and everyone wearing there tee shirts (1+1=33 2\3). Later that night we went to the first of two firework shows and I was able to have my favorite fair food deep fried cheese curds and YES they were worth every penny.
On the 4th of July we headed off to church and because of the rain we decided not to take the kids to the parade. The family celebrated Cenneidigh's 10th birthday with a big party and tons of cake, food, glow sticks and again the popular bouncy castle. After the birthday celebration we headed to Lisa's house and walked to the band shell for the 4th of July firework show. It was a HUGE firework show and Roxie enjoyed every second of the fireworks and would point that each one with her big eyes and say "Look or pretty" and Martin was just as excited to watch the fireworks as well! It made again realize how special of a country we live in and the scarifies men and women have made so my family could enjoy the freedoms we have today.