Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Howdy, strangers!!

For the past few years, my blog posts have consisted of why I have not been posting or school related.  Well, I graduated.

Yep, that is right.  I have a bachelor's degree.  I just wish it came with a bachelor's pad.  How nice would that be.  A quite, clean place with nothing sticky or broken like my house!!!  Any way, back on topic. I am not sure what this blog even is anymore.  It is fun to look back at old posts, like a journal, but I don't really need an online journal for all to read.  I don't think people really care what is going on so I guess we will just see what happens.  Life with 9 kids is quite a circus.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ray, a drop of golden sun. . .

One thing about raising these bonus kids is that I don't get to be lazy. When my older kids were younger, I could just drop them off for school or extra activities, but with the babies, I don't have that luxury. So, here I am sitting on a gym floor of the elementary school giving the evil eye and my mom finger when the babies are doing things they shouldn't during choir. Our school has a great after school program, my kids learn French!!!  They also attend choir. All my kids have been in Mrs. Leigh's choir. I want the babies to participate so here I am ... sitting on the floor of the school doing my best mom charades. 
Josh is adorable singing his choir songs around the house (and he has only been to 2 practices).  We hear a lot of "Kids are Music", "What's More American than Baseball" and of course, "Feliz Navidad"... complete with the cha cha cha's.  Jonah, on the other hand, I have yet to convince to stand when others are standing let alone to keep his shirt on :0)  

Hooray for public school!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I miss blogging. It's as close to journaling that i will ever get!!!!

I realized that I am about a year out from really blogging about my family.  I am not sure if anyone really even reads blogs any more.  I don't because when I switched to a tablet, I got out of the habit.  I couldn't find an easy blogging or blog reading app. I am determinde to do it again.  It is the closest to a journal that I get.  I enjoy tradional scrapbooking with my photos, but this is a fun digital way to watch my family age, get older and older and wait.  I need to go to my happy place.  

So, I guess I will do an update on whole famdamly. 

Becca is now a senior in high school.  I know, right? Holy crappola!!!! I am too young for this stuff. She is on her 3rd year of the drill team. She is an officer . . . the drill mistress. Doesn't that sound horrid? 

She also gets great grades in honors classes while working at a pizza place and keeping up with a social life!!  She is super amazing.  I hope this year treats her well ;0)

Sassi Cassi is a junior now.  She is still dancing at the same place she started when she was 3.  I love this sequence of her flipping over at her last recital, so pretty.  

 and I liked this one, too.

 Anyways, it is crazy that my little babies are not so little anymore.  Cassi is also working and getting fabulous grade while taking honors classes.  

James is a hoot and a half.  He has done a little of everything.  He is still involved with music, 
he is a percussionist and he participated with a local youth symphony.  He was also in the school play.  
 Can't he rock eyeliner?  
And a giant napkin?    

Can you guess the play?  

He has not started his summer yet, though.  He is in a summer camp that he is gone all day.  But he has learned to fly airplanes, well simulators.  He is now working with a 3-D printer.  And up coming will be robotics.  Poor thing gets up so early.  (I am blocking out the fact that they moved our 9th grade into the high school and I will have 3 kids in high school.  AHHHHHH)

Annie is super into crafts.    She will be starting jr. high.  It seems like just last week that I was pregnant with her and thinking that she will be in elementary school with Becca, Cassi and James.  Well, that was a long time ago.  

She is counting down the seconds right now until I finish this blog post so we can go to Micheals.  That girl lives for craft stores.  She even has her own youtube channel where she has videos explaining how-to do crafts. 

She is also the best big sister these girls could ask for :0)

Jason is in 5th grade going on a senior in college.  He remembers everything and is super smart at things also.  He loves facts.  He also loves to correct me, especially with my word crimes!!!

Apperently he likes to pose for photos with his mouth open, hee hee. 

Mia is going to be in 3rd grade is quite the little fire cracker.  She is so much fun!!!

 She is our resident photo bomber.  She loves photos and gets in them how ever she can.  I got an iphone and these are the first photos on it . . . 

Selfie central ;0)

Elly is a sweet little stink.  She is going into the 2nd grade.  

She loves friends and cousins.  She is a social butterfly, sometimes too much!!!!!

Jonah is a crazy little dude.  He went for a ride on the outside of an escalator at the airport yesterday.  He is super friendly, he will talk and hangout with anyone, and fall in love with lots of girls.  

Maybe one of these days, he will figure our how old he is!!!!!!!

Josh is well, Josh.

He is super happy and energetic.  He likes things how they are supposed to be.  He is starting kindergarten and he can count to over 60.  He is also enjoying memorizing books right now.  

Ok, so there you have an update on my rugrats.  We are doing amazing and we hope you are all doing amazing also.