Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow, where has the last couple of weeks gone?  We had a wonderful Christmas and were even lucky enough to have my oldest sister, Stephanie, and her family here with us, as well as my sister, Melissa, with her husband and son.  While everyone was here, we played in the snow, went to temple square, had sleepovers with cousins, ate yummy food (which did a total number on Aiden's belly and skin), opened lots of presents, went to Kangaroo Zoo, and had Aiden's baby blessing.  All the cousins played so well together, but especially Dylan and Taj, who are just a couple months apart in age.  Don't get me wrong, all 3 year olds have challenges getting along, but they loved being around each other.  Taj is so loving and so many times would just hug or kiss Dylan and say, "Dylan, you are my buddy."  Also, Oliver and Luke were 2 peas in a pod-- we love having cousins close in age!!! It couldn't have been a better holiday season!

I absolutely love, love, love having family here and it's so hard when they leave and tears inevitably ensue, but it's also difficult cause we are only home for a few minutes at a time unless we're sleeping.  Hence, our front room still looks like a bomb went off in it and laundry has been piling up.  But I've also been lucky enough to have Jared home from work the last couple of days, which is such a treat, and he's been an amazing lifesaver and help.  And Aiden was totally spoiled being held 24/7 by family that now he's used to sleeping in arms and on bodies and struggles when he's put down--lovely.  But I definitely won't complain with all the help I had and I loved being able to have my sisters and their boys take turns holding him.

Hmmm, let's see.  It's New Year's Eve and we are at my parents house trying out our new Wii, playing games, dancing to Just Dance 2, eating pizza, and having good times!  I haven't decided if we wanna let the 3 older boys stay up till midnight--I don't know about you other moms out there, but have you ever let your kiddos stay  up late but they still wake up at the same time?  Yah, not sure 7:30 am sounds good to me, but it's about making memories, right?! :)

So here's a couple funny stories and quotes I want to write about for memories sake.  The other day Aiden was crying cause he was hungry.  I picked him up, gave him kisses, and asked him if he wanted some "num 'n numms"--my version of deliciousness.  Oliver turned to me and asked, "why are you asking him if he wants M & M's mom, he's a baby?"  I laughed and then explained what I was really saying.  Oliver is so good at making us laugh--he's such a sweetheart!  Here's another one:  we were all driving in the car the other day and Conner said he wanted to get some magnets like I had gotten for Primary (when I was Pres.).  Jared explained that they came in a pack of 50 and he didn't need that many.  But Conner insisted he wanted that many and Jared tried to give him an analogy he would understand.  "Conner, it's like wouldn't go buy 8 pairs of shoes at one time, you'd really only need or wear one--it's just like the magnets.  You don't need that many."  Oliver quickly replied, "unless you were an octopus, dad.  They'd need 8 shoes."  Right, just like an octopus....way to take the wind out of your dad's sail and make his point null and void--funny kid.  I turned to Jared and went, "pbllllllt" (for those of you who didn't know, that was a fart sound I made with my mouth).  Oh, our kids are always keeping us on our toes.  Gotta love it--them.

Ok, I'm gonna try to post some pics of our last couple weeks.  Sorry if there's too many.  It's just so hard to choose which ones, I love them all!

                                                                       James and Isaac
Conner, Oliver
Taj, Dylan, Luke

Melissa, Mom, Stephanie,
Candice and Me

Gotta love the shirt and his little smirky smile!

Our version of the story of Christ's birth--the Nativity

The boys in their Christmas Eve jammies

Conner Christmas morning with some
cute socks from Santa

Aiden Packer Scoubes
Born November 10, 2010
Blessed on December 26, 2010

Grandpa and Grandma Packer with the Scoubes Boys

Our family!

Couldn't get any cuter! (maybe with a smile)

Aiden with mommy and Daddy
Kangaroo Zoo

Dylan, Conner, Taj


Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Scoubes Family Blog!

Yes, it's about time we start our own blog!  I have been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but finally got around to doing it.  We have so much going on, with the new birth and addition of our fourth boy, that I might not have time to email all my friends and family or make calls like I should, so this is here to help everyone stay updated and to read posts about our fam.

I think I've titled this Blog rather appropriately, seeing as I'm the only female in the family, surrounded by boys.  What better way to represent our family than the classic nursery rhyme:
What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
 Of course I'm the sugar and spice and everything nice (my boys would beg to differ about the nice part), but we are definitely all boy in this house! 

So as you read this, some days it may just be a funny quote by one of the boys.  Another day it might be me venting about what I've gotten myself into. Or maybe just a picture that encompasses it all (hopefully this will help me be better about taking pics--usually Jared is the one that does the picture taking)!  But as I've read lots of blogs and talked to friends who do them, it's also a really great way to journal and keep as a memory of all that's going on.  So if you find yourself laughing, crying, or just wondering what's going on in this crazy house, then I've done my job--and if it's ever too graphic or I divulge too much, I apologize ahead of time...that's what happens with a house full of boys that toot, burp, fight, and a mom that's trying to stay afloat.  I'll try to be honest and real, cause I've appreciated that about other blogs I've read. I don't want to pretend to be anything we're not, or that life is harder than it is...I hope you get the picture. Oh, and if you know me, then you know I like to talk and sometimes I go on and on and on.  And if you don't know me, then you'll soon realize it :) 

Ok, seeing as it's noon and I'm still in my PJ's, yes, I said PJ's, I better get going.  Thanks for reading and I look forward to this new adventure in blogging!