Monday, December 21, 2015

Conversations with Meg.

"Mom!  There's some boys at school who are in love with me and are trying to get me to fall in love with them!"
"Oh yeah? How do you know?"
"Because they dress really nice and then walk by me. (She giggles. Shoot, I giggle). They want me to see how nice they are and fall in love!"

This next conversation happened in church. 
"Mom, did you know that they have these machines that can MAKE clothes and that they sell them at the store???"
"Yes, they're called sewing machines. They sew cloth and material together, not paper though (Megs clothing making material)."  
"Can we get one????"  
She's forever the fashionista. Poor girl was born to the wrong mother. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oh no

Perry had discovered how to open and close the doors. Now I have to put things out of reach. Why is he growing up so quickly?!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today's update.

Perry is working really hard on learning the names of the objects on faces. So far he has nose and possibly the ear. Hahaa. He also folded his arms for the first time today. He looooves cars. It took 3 sons to finally have one who likes to play with them. Lucky for him, since he is the third boy, we have scores of cars and car toys.   He is happiest when he has a car in his hand. Although today he was quite frustrated because he couldn't carry the three big trucks in his arms at the same time. Haha. One year old problems. 
Poor Megan has three colds sores on her lip and a canker sore on her tongue. She has her daddy's genes. She also got bonked on her forehead today, so life is a little hard. She did recently rediscover American Girl dolls, thanks to a magazine in the mail.  She is constantly coming and asking how much this and that is. Guess what she wants for Christmas?  
Derrick is turning into Carter. Full of energy and craziness. He is fun though. And so sweet. He still loves puzzles and just begs and begs for someone to play games with him. 
Carter has finally discovered the joy of reading. I hope it lasts. He has been breezing through books, and passing off the quizzes he takes on them. At home I'm pretty sure he thinks he's one of the adults, not the kids. Ha. But having him get older and more responsible has been great. He continues to crack me up with jokes and facial expressions. And he can still be the biggest charmer. 
And thats my update. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015


A couple of nights ago, as I was carrying Derrick in his sleep, he mumbled, "Pancakes."
Me: "Pancakes? You want pancakes?"
Derrick: "Uh huh."
Me: "Okay, well if you go back to sleep, I'll make you pancakes for breakfast.  Sound good? With eggs and bacon too. Does that sound good?"
Derrick nodded.
Me: "Okay, go back to sleep."
The next morning, I got up with Derrick, he's my early riser, and started making pancakes, just like I'd promised him.
Derrick: "What are you doing, Mom?"
Me:  "Making pancakes, just like I told you I would. (Because even though they are asleep when you say something, you know that the one time you don't follow through would be the one time they remember!)"
Derrick:  "Pancakes? What are pancakes?"
Me: "Seriously? You don't know what a pancake is???" (Yes I have made them before. Plenty of times!)
Derrick shakes his head no. 
Insert palm smack to forehead. 
I don't know how he can ask for something in his sleep but then act like he hasn't even heard of the word when he's awake.  Kids!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Day With Derrick!

On Tuesday last week, my mom called asking for some company. Bo had a string of days off, so I had the next day free to go and help and hang out with her.  I felt bad leaving Bo with both Perry and Derrick, so I decided to take Derrick with me.  I am so glad I did!!!  He was an absolute joy.  Seriously.  This day was one of my favorites. 
Derrick and I got to my mom's around 11.  The whole way there Derrick was just a happy fellow.  He sang, chatted, watched a little bit of a movie, but mostly just watched the scenery.  When we got to my moms, I started helping my mom paint, and Derrick got out the Lincoln Logs and got to work himself.  He hummed, he sang, and the best yet, he had conversations with the toys.  My mom and I would chat, but mostly we just listened to Derrick and laughed.  Derrick, "Oh don't do that (talking to himself with the farm animals in the barn he made with the logs), go say you're sorry. If you say you're sorry, I'll give you one of these.  (in another voice) Really?  Is there one for all of us? (back to first voice) Yes, there are, and I will share them with you."   I mean seriously!  How cute is he???
Derrick also went out and checked out my dad's MASSIVE pumpkins in the garden.  When my mom and I were done painting we all went out and checked out the super pregnant goat (which just had her babies (2) yesterday), gathered eggs, and watched/pushed Derrick on the tire swing.  Then we went to dinner, and after that to see my dad at the potato cellar, since Harvest had just started.  I got to show Derrick all the happenings (sort of) of what happens to potatoes once they leave the field.  And all through it all Derrick was a joy.  A dream.  He was charming.  I feel like his personality really had a chance to shine.  With no siblings and no distractions, he was able to just be carefree and let the creativity just come out. 
I went to my mom's house that day, expecting to have a fun day with my mom, and while I did have that, I left with having had a MARVELOUS and memory making time with my son. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The things kids say...

Conversation tonight:
Bo: Megan, you're supposed to be Daddy's girl.
Meg: But I came out of Mom's tummy!
Derrick: No you didn't. Mom peed you out.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!!  What a wonderful country America is. I am so blessed to live here and to raise my children as proud Americans. 
We spent the morning of the fourth at good ole Chuck E Cheese. The place was empty and perfect. It was just our family, and it was really nice to just be our own little family. Carter spent the whole time earning hundreds of tickets doing a jumping game. The rest of the kids traded off on the riding toys, and in some instances not trading off. Haha. We like to get our money's worth!!
That evening we went to the Jones family reunion over and Ken and Becky's in Othello. The kids played, we ate good food and had good conversation, and then played a fun white elephant game. I won a tarp, Bo a windshield wiper, and Perry some car cleaning wipes. Haha. Derrick got caramels, Carter traded his puzzle for candy, and Meg, after opening three gifts, came away with a nail kit.  She is so thrilled!
 After that we rushed back to Pasco to see some fireworks. We made it just in time, but in our hurry I forgot to take pictures. Bummer!!  The kids loved the show, and now are sad they have to wait another year. 
All in all, I'd call it a very good day. 
God Bless America!!

Monday, June 8, 2015


My cousin, Homer, was married in Twin Falls, Idaho this past weekend. Bo and I went with the kids and my parents to go watch and celebrate. Since Bo had to work super early on Sunday morning, Bo and I and D and P had to leave right after the wedding. I didn't get the chance to take many pictures, what with greeting everyone and chasing after my kids. Oh well, next time?  
My parents stayed and kept Meg and Carter. They took them to some more wedding parties and also took Jen on a hike.  
It was a fast and short trip, but worth it. I'm so glad we now live close enough to do trips like this!

Bring on summer!

Okay, so summer vacation hasn't officially started yet, that's coming up on Friday, but with it being up in the 100's the last couple of days, we decided to bust out the sprinklers and slip and slide. The kids had so much fun, and Bo and I enjoyed watching them laugh and giggle. 
Moments like this is when I feel most content and complete. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"My husband will change the dirty diapers."

Megs and I were in the car yesterday, and we started having a conversation about her and when she grows up and is a mommy. She said she wanted 5 kids. 3 girls and 2 boys. She wants at the max 6 kids, but hopefully less. 😉. Anyways, I was telling her that when she's old and married, I'd come help her she. She has her babies. I'd teach her how to feed her babies, give hem baths, and show her how to change diapers. At this she responded, "Oh, well I'm older and have a husband, HE'S going to change the diapers."  
And that was the end of the conversation, because really, what else needs to be said?  

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sleep talker

Last night I was sitting on the bed with Derrick as he was drifting off to sleep. He was asleep for like 10 minutes when all the sudden he rolls over, looks at me, and says, "I told you, I only like to watch UmiZoomi!" And then he blinks, his eyes come into focus, and says, "Oh, never mind."  Hahaaa. He totally caught himself sleep talking. Such a funny boy. 


Derrick has been fascinated with robots lately. 
Out if the blue this morning, he crawls into bed and says to me, "I really wish I could meet a real robot." 
That would be pretty cool....

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Florida, Day FOUR

We spent our last day in Florida at Universal Studios again.   We saw a bunch of characters that day.  Some just out in the park, and some from the Character breakfast that we got tickets to.  The kids were thrilled every time.  I think my favorite character picture was the one with the pharaoh guy on stilts with Carter.  Carter and I had gone to ride on The Mummy ride, way cool by the way, and afterwards this guy just came up to us and motioned for me to take a pic with him and Carter.  Uhhhh, okay.....  He never spoke.  The shrunken head from the Harry Potter bus was funny.  The driver would talk to Carter, and then the shrunken head, in a Jamaican accent would start talking and joking with Carter too.  FUN! 
I took pictures of Whit's family on the Woody Woodpecker ride.  Just swap their heads out and imagine ours, because we went on that ride a jazillion times.  True story.  The kids loved that ride and it's line was short. 
Bo took Meg and Derrick around for a bit in the little kid area and Carter and I rushed back to Diagon Alley one last time, which was when we went on The Mummy and saw the HP bus.  In the picture of Carter in front of Sirius Black's home, note the curtain pushed aside.  At that moment, Kretcher, the House Elf, was just about to peek out the window, which totally freaked me out!  Ha!
We ended the day with the kids pretending to ride the waves, while Bridget and I went and used up the rest of our meal plan money on Cinnabon and Chocolate milks for the gang.
WHEW!!  What a trip.  SO FUN.  It was great to finally go to Orlando, and to be able to spend it with family was even better!!

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus