Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just another day

So it's been a pretty average week in the life of the Farley's. I had to take Tatum to the doctor today because yesterday she swallowed a piece from one of her games. I have no idea why! It was a little plastic chip that she uses for her bingo game, no bigger than a nickel and very thin. It wasn't really anything to worry about, it was more for precaution. They took an x-ray and couldn't see anything, the doctor said it would pass fine. He said that he has seen open safety pins pass through a child's system just fine, can you imagine! So anyways just another day, the weather has been really nice, it's funny because the temperature in the morning is between 45 and 50 degrees, and you just need a long sleeve shirt and maybe a sweatshirt. But back home in the desert when it's that temperature I remember freezing my tookus off(and by the way I have no idea if that's how you spell that). So anyways in spite of a missing bingo chip all is well!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Unibrows and Crushes

Hey everyone, I know it's been a couple of days since I've written. I hope everyone is well! We miss you all a ton and hope this blog has been fun for everyone to visit. Thanks for the comments from some of you about the blog, it's the only way I know if anyone's reading it. We were thinking we would be coming home in October but that is looking pretty slim, since Ash has had a couple of guys leave Dreyer's. One guy quit which was a huge blessing and the other guy went on to pursue a career in which he has a degree in. So Ash will have to cover for them until he gets someone hired for their positions. Hopefully it won't be too long. So we are sorry that we won't be able to see you for a while. I'm also sorry that I won't be able to have some good Mexican food, they just don't have very good Mexican restaurants up here. I could make Mexican food better than some of these places and that's not saying much. Let's just say thank goodness Ash loves me for me and not my cooking. And I'm sorry I won't be able to see Tyler play football. We miss you Tyler!!!! So anyways, I've started my jewelry business up again, I'm having a party in a few weeks here at our house to get things going so please pray that everything goes well and that I get off to a good start. The kids are doing well, but Tatum had an accident the other day. She tripped over the dog and hit her forehead on the window sill right between the eyes. Poor thing, she looks like she has a unibrow, but she is one tough cookie I'll give her that. The picture doesn't do it justice, it's turned a deep red since I took this picture and it looks like one continuous eyebrow. It all happened in slow motion for me and she hit it so hard I thought for sure she was knocked out, but she got up a little teary eyed and basically shrugged it off. I know it had to hurt from the looks of it and she has a pretty nasty bump, which is still kind of tender to the touch, but she is doing just fine. She has always been a tough kid even when she was a baby and I'd take her to get her immunizations, she never cried. It always made those appointments a lot easier on mom that's for sure. And Prestin is doing really well in school, he loves it a lot. We think he might have a crush on a little girl named Theresita. You can see her in the first entry I wrote, she's the girl standing behind him in line on his first day of school. Everyday he comes home saying something about her. Like today I asked him if Theresita spoke English or Spanish, he said she spoke English, but he really liked it when she spoke Spanish. And he made it a point to tell me she had new earrings on today and that he liked them. They sit next to each other at their little table, so it could be that he just notices things, but it's so funny the way he get's when he talks about her. He always has the biggest smile on his face and his ears turn a little red. So that's pretty much what's going on in the life of the Farley's. Hopefully we'll get a little more exciting this week.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sweetie pies

When we found out we were moving to Washington one of the things I was really excited about was having a garden, especially since everything grows so easily out here. Well I got my wish on Mother's Day, Ash and the kids took me to Home Depot to pick out a ton of new plants. I was really excited and now I have something beautiful I can see right out my kitchen window. There isn't a picture of my garden because there are a lot of weeds in it right now, so once I pull those I'll let you see it. But anyways I grew these sweetpeas from seeds and planted some in my garden and in this planter we have out back. Tatum wanted to help me plant them so I would dig the holes and she would put them in and pack the dirt around them. We would watch them get bigger and bigger and finally she looked out one day and saw that they had blooms on them. She came running up to me with the biggest smile and said that our sweetie pies had flowers on them. Isn't it funny what kids say sometimes? So this is Tatum with the sweetie pies she planted. Isn't she beautiful? She is getting so mature I have to remember that she's only four sometimes. She's definitely mommy's little helper and such a worry wart. She asks me if I locked the front and back doors when we leave and she's always making sure that everyone's safe. If one of the younger ones strays just a little she's after them like a mama bear after her cubs. She's funny but she's my little sweetie pie.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Avery's Birthday and The Company Picnic

So it's been a busy couple of days, yesterday was Avery's birthday and I can't believe she's three already. I made cupcakes and the girls decorated them, they turned out pretty cute and were tasty to boot! I know, I know I'm a nerd but I couldn't resist. But as you can see Madi liked them a lot. So after cupcakes we went to Target to let her pick out some presents, because the girl was loaded. By the way thanks to everyone who sent gifts, cards, and money that was very generous of you all. Today was the Dreyer's company picnic, they always do such a nice job hosting these picnics for the employees and their families. Back home they always did them at water parks, but here they had it on a huge soccer field and had a bunch of those blow up bouncy things with tons of games to play. We definitely weren't bored. The kids had a blast! By the way Avery bought this outfit with her birthday money. Madi was running around the whole soccer field and loving her new found freedom. She was really cute today, and as you can see my big kid was having a lot of fun as well. Here's some pics of Ainsley for those of you who haven't gotten to see her yet. And sorry for the huge space between the title and the post. I'm trying to figure out how to fix it, it seems the more pictures I add the larger the space is. And I've been messing around with some new backgrounds, tell me if you like this one or the the polka dots. You can leave your comment at the bottom of this post where it says comments, just click on the word. Well gotta get to bed we have church tomorrow.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I know for some time now I have been saying that I was going to start a blog, so no more excuses here it is. I'm going to add a family pic as soon as I can get us all together, which might not happen seeing how it is impossible to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time. This morning as we were getting ready to take Prestin to school I was surprised to see a blanket of fog, luckily we are only two blocks from Prestin's school so I didn't have to drive in it for too long. But as the day went on it became nice and sunny. The weather has been in the seventies here. It's been really nice, but I know it's about to change come October. Everyone tells us that it changes overnight, so we're just waiting for the cold. The trees are changing colors to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. It really is nice to see the changing of seasons here. Prestin has been doing really well with kindergarten. He has the nicest teacher, Mrs. Schultz and a really nice Principal. It started out where I was waiting with Prestin while he stood in line by his classroom, but as the days go by he wants me there less and less. So today I just drove up to the front of the school and he got out and walked to his class by himself. I admit it was a little gutwrenching as I watched him go but I am glad that he likes school so much. And truthfully it's a lot easier not to have to get all the kids out of carseats. It's really cute as well because Zippie waits for him to get home from school every day and then runs out to greet him. Here's a few pics of him on his first day. Tatum had a little trouble with him gone but has gotten used to it. She has become a little artist lately, all she wants to do is sit at the kitchen table and color or do crafts. I put a bunch of stickers and paper together in a box, all left over from my scrapbooking and she glues to her hearts content. Prestin is quite the artist as well, he brought home this picture he drew from school yesterday. He says it's an alien, it's so cute I'm going to scrapbook it in this album I'm starting for his first year of school. I'm not quite finished with the front yet, but here's what it looks like so far. So anyways tomorrow is Avery's birthday and I can't believe she's going to be three already. You always hear that saying from everyone that it goes by so fast, and you know it really does! Madi is growing up so fast as well, yesterday she said Diego, which she got from that cartoon Go Diego, Go!, it sounds more like doogo but I know what she's saying. She also loves this new show on Nickelodeon called Yo Gabba Gabba!, it's cute to watch her dance to the songs which are pretty catchy by the way. I've caught myself watching it and Ash likes it too. She also decided that yesterday was the day she was going to go down the stairs all by herself and she did great! Hopefully she'll get the hang of it and I won't have to take her down every time she goes up the stairs, although I am getting a pretty good workout. And little Ainsley is just a doll, she's really chunking up. I took her to her doctor's appointment for her two month checkup and she was a little over thirteen pounds. Ash is doing well at his job, since we've been here all he's been doing is cleaning up messes but it's definitely getting better. We have the company picnic this Saturday so it'll be nice to get out, hopefully it doesn't rain. We might be coming down in October, around the 21st for Ash's family reunion. But we need to see if Ash will be able to get the time off and now that Prestin is in school we have to work around that as well. Plus, we aren't really looking forward to traveling with five kids for such a long trip. It wasn't fun the first time with four coming up here so I know it won't be fun with five. But I think the excitement of seeing everyone is making the thought a little easier. And if anyone is interested me and Ash have not been out by ourselves for a very long time so we are welcome for babysitters when we get there, ha ha( please!!). As for me I had a really nice birthday, Ash and the kids got me the most beautiful cake. At our grocery store there is the most wonderful bakery, the women that work there are very talented and I always comment to Ash how beautiful everything looks so he and the kids surprised me with one of their cakes. I almost didn't want to eat it, I wish I could put it on a shelf and look at it always. But we dove in and it tasted as good as it looked. So anyways this is turning into a really long blog, I'll be blogging as much as I can so check back often. Just real quick I just got up to see what the kids were doing and this is what I found. Avery decided she wanted some cake and was feeding Madi from this spatula. There was more than half a cake here and now look at it! This is a cake I made for dessert the other night not the birthday cake. So anyways got to go to the grocery store.

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