Thursday, October 15, 2009

Little White Chicken and "little white lies"!

The other day Nate comes in from outside all upset saying one of our chickens had died. I started asking him questions and he tells me that he was down checking on the chickens when the "little white chicken" started choking!!! He said it was choking and choking and choking and finally it fell over and died. I then asked him where the chicken was and he proceeded to tell me that he buried it in the creek. When Tim got home from practice I told him about the chicken and he went to check it out. In the mean time Nate was sitting at the dinner table getting ready to eat when JT came in and started asking Nate-dawg how he was doing. Nate starts crying and yells out "I KILLED A CHICKEN"!!!!!
Well to make a long story short he totally came clean with the "little white chicken" story to his big brother. He tells JT that he went down to check on them and he had these marbles in his pocket from a game that he got for his birthday the night before. He told JT that he fed it a marble and it started choking and he didn't know what to do!!!! He said he didn't know how to help it and that it fell over and died!!!! Poor chicken!!! Nate cried and cried and cried, he actually cried most of the night and when I tucked him into bed he still was crying!!!

I am just grateful that he feels like he can tell his big brother anything - even the TRUTH!!!
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We were walking over to the Martineau's the other night for Amelia's birthday celebration and it was very DARK. I proceeded to cross the road and cut across their lawn like I always do, when all of a sudden I hit the ditch (that the County had dug out that morning) and I fell HARD!!! Large people do not fall light:) I was lying there on the ground with all my children around me. They were very concerned and it took me a while to get up and dust myself off. The next day I was taking Tyton over there to be babysat, I was walking over and he was riding his bike. I started to cross the road when he drops his bike and runs over and grabs my hand. I asked him what he was doing and he told me he was helping me cross the road so I wouldn't fall (sweeet huh). He then proceeded to tell me everywhere I should step (step right here mom, now step right here etc.) I made it across and onto their lawn when he lets go of my hand, starts clapping and yells "GOOD JOB- WAY TO GO MOM"!!!!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This past week was Homecoming and there was something going on everyday of the week!!! It was absolutely CRAZY. My BIG boys had some activity every night, by the time the weekend came I was sooo tired. Here are some pictures of the Homecoming assembly on Thursday night. It was a lot of fun, both Macky and JT were up for Homecoming royalty.

I LOVE this picture !!! These boys have been nominated for Homecoming Royalty 4 years in a row and have lost every year:) I can't find their freshman and sophomore pics or I would have posted all 4 years - how HILARIOUS - "I grow-up to be a loser"!!!! They are so stinkin FUN and HANDSOME!!

I am blessed to have these boys in my life, they are not perfect, they don't always do and say the right thing but they're MINE and I'm THANKFUL for that!!!!

We survived another Homecoming week and we even won our football game a bazillion to nothin!!!!

What more could you ask for????

How about a sweet victory this Friday!!!!!

I might just stay home and wait for the fireworks to tell me who won!!!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We just wanted to wish this crazy little boy a very Happy Birthday!!! There is not a day that goes by that you don't make us laugh. We waited a long time for you to join our family and you came in a very special way.

I will never forget the first time I met you at Phoenix Children's Hospital, it was LOVE at first sight and when it was time to say goodbye to you that day I just couldn't do it. I got in the car and cried and cried, it was as if I was leaving my baby behind and I knew right then just how special you are. I couldn't wait to get home to tell everyone about you. I told them about your amazing blue eyes and your cute little smile and what a lovable baby you were. A few days later daddy and I got to go pick you up from the hospital. We were so excited and nervous at the same time. Because you had a feeding tube we had to learn a lot of things from the nurses before we could bring you home. We got home really late and Carly was waiting up for you, she said she couldn't sleep. Early the next morning your brothers tiptoed into your room to see you for the first time, they were so excited to have a new little brother. You have been a great blessing to our family and we are so grateful that Heavenly Father allowed us to be a part of your life. We love you!!!

Happy Birthday Hyrum Nathaniel Slade!!!!!!
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Sunday, October 4, 2009


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We couldn't let the day go by without wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! You have been such a blessing in our lives and we would be lost without you. We can't believe how swiftly time goes by and we want you to know what a pleasure it has been to watch you grow. You are an amazing woman!! We appreciate your example and goodness to us. We hope you know how much we LOVE you!!!
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart!!
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend!!!!