Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fun Date night

Last week we went on a fun date night with some friends.

We started the night out at pole position racing, then went to Rosa's for some yummy, cheap Mexican food...
Then ended the night with ice blocking.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hot Spring

Today we enjoyed some 80 degree weather. Preparing us for yet another hot summer to come!!
Tera is excited to be swimming again and when she saw the sprinklers turn on in the backyard she quickly put on her suit and ran out to run through them. I love watching her face light up when she does the simplest of things.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Favorite family times...

Two of our favorite family things to do...

Sunday after-nap walks...
Friday Night Pizza and movie nights...

I know these are a few of the many things I will miss as these kiddos grow up!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our little yellow belt

Ashton did his first tae kwon doe testing last Saturday. He broke the board, recited the rules and had a big smile on his face the whole time. I have seen a big improvement in Ashton since he started Tae Kwon Do. He is much more obedient and has more self control. We are so proud of our little Ash and are glad he has found something he loves to do.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy B.day Niki

To my dear friend Niki.
Hope you have a beautiful day!

To a girl who:
is a great mother
never raises her voice
I've never seen angry
is as patient as they come
always willing to serve
is always up for fun
is a great baker
always has perfect hair
is a good example
always has a smile on her face

Love you Niki! There's no else out there quite like you! So grateful for your friendship and for all the memories!
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Thursday, March 11, 2010


How different and unique each person is! My childrens' three distinct personalities alone are a testimony to me of each persons divine nature and individuality. Each person so unique and important to all those who are influenced by them in a way that no one else could influence them.. and all children of our Heavenly Father. I feel blessed to have these three special spirits in my life and to be able to raise them. The love I have for them is overwhelming, as is the responsibility I feel for teaching them, raising them, nurturing them. I feel blessed. Here's a little blurb on each child and what makes them... them.

Ashton- my Ash... Ashton- Scotty-Pants... Who doesn't like to be called Ash and will correct people by saying my name is not Ash it is Ashton Scott Thompson. This kid has been busy and a handful since the day he was born. Luckily for him he was equally cute and charming so I could put up with him. Everything about Ashton is intense. If he is sad, unhappy, excited or happy it is to the extreme. When he is sweet- he is extra sweet: saying the kindest things, cleaning up the whole house, helping his sisters. He was born with awesome coordination and good looks... we think. He was jumping off picnic tables at 18 months and was such a beautiful baby that he was always called a girl. He still amazes me with how quickly he picks up on physical things and I think he is still one good looking kid. He has always loved anything that has to do with technology- movies video games. Even as a baby he would sit and watch TV with us totally in awe. We thought this was normal, until we had two girls who could care less for television. He has amazing negotiating skills, and if you read the "1oo day post" you know that he can be quite the little manipulator. We've got to watch out for this one. He is too smart for his own good. He has been making up stories since he was two. Ashton's energy and passion for life makes every day an adventure. We love our little guy and despite what he says, he will always be my "Ash."

Tera- Tera lynn-ski-doo, Tera Bear-a, beautiful inside and out. I often look at this girl and am amazed at her beauty. Her gorgeous eyes, her perfect lips and her golden hair. She is gorgeous to me. From the day this one was born I could sense that she was an extra special and sensitive spirit. She, until recently, has wanted to stay little. She has always had a peaceful demeanor and can entertain herself for hours. She is emotional and to me is the epitome of innocence. My mom and I often say we love how Tera thinks. She has a "sweet little brain." She has always smiled and giggled easily though we find that now she can also whine and cry just as easily. She is an artist. I love to see the things Tera creates. She is very good at copying things she says or watches. She is good at imitating things she sees done and she always wants to help (as long as it's her idea.) She loves all things girly and seems to be a romantic at an early age. She says the sweetest prayers and gives the best hugs, kisses and cuddles. Tera makes me feel loved. Even if I have had a hard day, when I tuck her in at night and here her pray "Dear Heavenly Father. I love (wuv) my mom and my mom loves (woves) me" and then she gives me a hug and a kiss... I am cured of whatever has gone wrong that day. Her speech keeps her that much younger in my eyes... she is our little girl. As sweet as they come....

Then there's our little Mazz. Mazzi moo, Mazzi mooskers, Miss Mazzy Pants. This child is as fun as they come. She can always be found with a smile on her face and has more personality than I know what to do with. Mazzi has been extra easy going since the day she was born. She has always seemed extra observant and aware of her surroundings and has caught on to little things like talking, high fives, waving, and walking quickly because she is constantly watching others. One hug and kiss from this little one could melt any ones heart. She is such a snuggle bug and seems to love everyone. She is growing into a busy girl, always finding something to get in to or do. I love to watch her boogie around the house getting into trouble. She is a pretty good listener. If I tell her to put something back she usually does... unless it is cat food. I cannot keep her out of that. She is also sensitive... but I think she does it to get a reaction. She has the best pouty face I've seen. And this one is tough. For instance, in the last two days she has fallen down the stairs and off a chair in the garage onto concrete- but she is fine within a minute. Had that been Tera or Ash they would have cried for hours. She constantly entertains me. I could watch her and be amused with her for hours. She really is fun and silly already. I think she will be life of the party in her future and that she will get along with everyone. Not saying that you can tell everything there is about a person when they are a mere 14 months old.. but the other two I would have guessed they would be just like they are now at their ages. I love being a mother. I feel very blessed as I continue to feel guided and given the extra love and patience I need to deal with these three beautiful blessings. I love seeing them grow and watch their personalities develop even more.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Goodbye baby teeth.

Ashton lost both of his front teeth last week
(with a little help from our friend Dave pulling them out)

I thought he would look so silly without his front teeth, but turns out he's still pretty darn cute! I was watching a family video today with the kids and was in awe at how much our kids have grown and our lives have changed in such a short period of time...

Wish I could slow down time! Love you my little Ash!
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Shallow post

Nothing deep- just the latest on my hair color. Cuz I know you're interested. Right?

Changing hair colors is one of my favorite things to do. I get bored quickly...
So last week, with Kati's expertise, I went from dark brown with red low lights....
to brown with blond highlights. I am trying to gradually go as blond as I can without looking weird (cuz I have dark eyebrows) So in a few months you might see me at my blondest. So exciting right? I know. You won't be able to sleep tonight your so stoked!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cheese Ball

Mazzi is such a little ragamuffin. Come to think of it... all my kids are. But I love these pictures of little ragamuffin Mazzi eating her string cheese and being a little cheeseball for the camera!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gender Roles

Playing with Tera's castle...
and Ashtons swords...

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It's a good life.

My kind of girl

One thing I love about Tera is that she likes to shop with me and get new clothes. Granted we have completely different tastes in clothes- it is still fun.

Tera will only wear comfy clothes (stretch pants or cotton skirts) or puffy, pink dresses.
NO jeans, no cute simple dresses- and she prefers to only wear shirts that have butterfly's or Disney princesses on them.

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This year for Easter I begged Tera to get an adorable blue dress... but she insisted that she buy this pink one with flowers on it.... and because I believe you should let your children have their own style and let them make these little decisions- I let her get it. I am a bit disappointed that her and Mazzi won't be matching for Easter (Maz can't pull off the pale pink) But- Mazzi will be wearing the adorable blue dress that I tried to talk Tera into because Mazzi is too young to argue with me about it (Thank goodness for that!)

PS Anyone recognized this dress and swim suit from Costco??
What does it mean when you do your clothes shopping at Costco?
I am sure there will be plenty of Costco- Easter dresses at Church on Easter Sunday. :)