Saturday, November 12, 2011

Funny things they say.

Brian all day keeps saying "happy valentines day".

One of our family traditions that we often do, When we are waiting for everyone to come for prayers, all those that are in the room agree to say "AMEN" when someone walks in. Pretending like we just finshed saying the prayers and they missed it. Tonight Kerry and Brian were the last ones to walk in . So we proceded to say in unison "AMEN". Brian started to cry . I thought man he must be really tired until he said. "AHHH I wanted to say it." We all thought it was so funny so Kerry helped him say the prayer. While Kerry was saying the prayer he started to bless the Family with "please bless Mom and Dad" and Brian says "and Me". Kerry went on "and Megan and Ashley" Brian says "and Me" and so on. I really do not remember much more of the prayer because I was holding my giggles in.

Another funny story. We came home from being in town and Brian had fallen asleep on the way home. I tried to lay him down but he wanted his binki. He realized that he had left it at work with Kerry. I let him try calling Kerry but it went straight to voice mail. He handed me the phone and told me to charge it. I asked him "What" and he pointed to the side of the bed where my charger is and said "Charge it" Obviously my phone was not working because Dad did not answer it so I needed to CHARGE IT.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Family Pictures.

We finally did it. We got family pictures. I love our dear friend Amber. Thank you so much for taking our pictures. They turned out amazing. I will post more later but here is one that Kerry picks as one of his top favorites.

The Man

We love this little guy Brian. He has won us all over in this house full of girls. He thinks he is Bob the Builder and if you call out for Bob he says what. He wears overalls everywhere. When it is time for Bed he will not change out of his "Bob the builders"(overalls).You ask him what he wants to be for Halloween and he we quickly respond "bob the builder" Last week before Church I was trying to put on his Church clothes and He cried for 20 minutes while I wriggled his church pants on him. I finally had to let him carry his "bob the builders" to church. When it came time to take him to nursery he dragged along his trusty overalls that were dirtier then ever. When I got out of Young Womens he was standing out in the hall waiting for me with his overalls on over his sunday clothes. It was the funniest thing ever. I have finally convinced him to take them off to take showers. He reverently lays them on his bed and quickly gets in the shower.I am very sneaky at this point and think that I can get them into the washer before he notices. Unfortunaly he notices the minute he gets out of the shower and will (not) patiently wait by the washer for them. Until this Morning.
I really needed to go to the store and did not want to drag his sweet little stubborn self with me. So trying to be discreet, I asked Kerry if he would take "the man" to work with him. We were all eating breakfast in the kitchen and little Brian looks up and asks tentavily "Mom, I'm the Man?" I quickly replied to him "No Brian you are Bob the Builder"
He replies with a little more confidence. "No Mom I am the Man"
He then looks around and sees his hard hat sitting on the counter in front of him, and says "this a Man Hat"
We were all giggling after that . Except him. He is smiling when Megan asks Him "Brian what are you going to be for Halloween"
without even blinking he says "a man"
Megan being as brilliant as ever rushes him back to his room and shows him all the man shorts in his closet which he in turn gets way excited and brings them to me to show me all the MAN PANTS he has. He actually wore normal shorts to work with his Dad today.
I really thought we had finally turned over a new leaf today . That was until he came in while I was putting Melanie down for a nap with his dirty overalls on begging me to put on his Bob the builders. Oh well at least it lasted for 1 morning.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Reunion 2

For our second day of the reunion we went downtown to the parade. Our built a float with the theme "built upon the "ROCK" and we had  a couple of the young men and women in  our ward bring there band on the float while the kids walked alongside.The kids dressed up like rock stars. It  was a really cute idea.
Megan had already signed up to do a booth at the park. She sold her hair bows and our neighbors necklaces. She loves the thrill of making a few extra dollars. She is such a smart little buisness woman.Allie helped her out at the booth. They have become great friends.

The kids went down the slip and slides and tried out the free fishing booths, and Home Depot set up under the Big gazebo with all there little wood projects. Kerry is such a trooper, he always puts up with me running around being crazy. I was so happy to have the reunion over with that night. I don't have to do it again for 8 years. I guess that is one of the perks of having a big family. I really do love my family and having them all around me. But I am starting to appreciate quiet time a little to much.

Borrowman Family Reunion.

I was in charge of  the Borrowman family reunion this year. I figured everyone was low on money this year so we camped it out at our house. We had so much fun. We went and visited the local water park, went to the Pioneer day parade, and just hung out with lots of good company and good food. This was us at the water park. Megan and Allie were into modeling with the cute glasses they had on. There are plenty of pictures of them modeling for us. Look how cute Megans new swimsuit is on her. She is so beautiful.
It was so much fun seeing all the family together. Brian loved hanging out on my lap. Believe it or not it was sort of a cool evening.
Sweet little Lexi, I do not think I saw her more then this one picture most of the evening. She was so busy hanging with her cousins.
All the girls together again but without the face masks on. What a cute bunch

Dad was the photographer all night but we did get a few pictures of him. Kerry was at home making wonderful tres leche cake and cobbler for us to have when we got home. He also let Melanie take a nap.Maddie,Kennis, Emma And Hallie(not pictured) love hanging out together.

Sisters Girls night

We had a rare occasion happen. All of the sisters were in town. So we planned a sisters night. We went to cafe rio for dinner. It was so yummy. Who can resist a good Cafe Rio salad. After that we went to Moms house and did facials and played games. We regretted taking pictures before the facials .

 I was not to keen on the idea of the facials and as you can see I went along with it happily.

 Bree drove from Ohio, Jessica flew in from Indianapolis, and Stacie drove from California. Earlier that day we had a shower for Mckensi and little Olivia.

Friday, July 22, 2011

4th of July

I have to admit I stole these Pictures from Kensi's blog. Thanks Kensi.
Our awesome aunt Kensi and Ashley.
For the 4th we started the day out with a Breakfast at our house . We had Grandma and Grandpa Borrowman , Kensi and Josh Meecham, and Tyson and Lori. We had wonderful caramel rolls, quiche, and waffles. It has become a fun tradition to have whoever is next door i.e. the Borrowmans and Grandparents, over for breakfast. We then went swimming at Aunt Terias. We always have so much fun. We then met at the park for our annual fireworks. Kensi made caramel popcorn and Kerry helped the kids do sparklers. Melanie loved the fireworks and could not stop smiling and jumping through it all.

Grandma and Grandpa. Saving us a seat.

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Madison, is she  just the cutest

we had so many sparklers we actually came home with some.

Kerry was such a sport he just kept lighting them till the kids got tired of them.

Our spirited Megan and Emma.

Ashleys 11

Tuacahns Little Mermaid. What more could I say. Awesome! Ashley wanted one thing for her birthday. TICKETS. I was able to get $10 tickets for the girls and I. It was so amazing. The show was sold out and the weather was perfect.
Kerry stayed home with Melanie and Brian so I could take the girls to Little Mermaid. We were able to sit right in the center and they were great seats.

 The costumes were so neat. I really do not know how they could have done it better. They girls did awesome although Lexi got very tired in the end. We had to go the day before Ashleys real birthday but we surprised her. We were sitting down to dinner when Kerry pulled out the tickets and handed them to her. We told her we were going that night. She was a little dissapointed that the rest of the girls were going with us but she quickly got over it. I cannot believe Ashley is 11. She is growing up so fast. She is the best helper around the house.  We love you Ashley. Happy Birthday!

we snagged a picture with Arial and Prince Eric.

This is one of the eels. You cannot see but he has green rope lighting, lining his costume. Lexi posing with him.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Along with cousins coming to town we always have to have sleep overs. On this night Lexi slept over with Emma and Annie and Mason. We had Hallie sleep over with Maddie. We took them to get Ice Cream at the new Ice Box in town.Then they stayed up till midnight watching a movie. Brian slept with them in the Den. They had so much fun. Megan also stayed up watching the movie. We love cousins.

Water day.

Madison, Hallie, Emma, Annie
Bree is in town for the next month or two. What does that mean. Party time. We seem to do stuff at least 2 times a week.This day Lori got out all the water stuff and the kids went out and played . Melanie even got in on the action. She just crawled right into the slip and slide.

 The kids always need treats when we get together. We pulled out popsycles today but it is usually fresh fruit. This is especially Brians favorite part. After this picture he went in and took a 2 hour nap. We always have so much fun with the cousins. And it helps that they are here for so long. If they were only here for a few days we would never get any fun like this in.

 Jessica is also here for the next two weeks. She is such a partier too. We have loved getting to know little Luke. He is getting so big. Melanie hates the grass so much and as you can see in the picture she tries her hardest to get every part of her off of the grass.

 Lexi and Mason love hanging out on the old swingset that has seen better days. I think they like it more now then when it was actually up and functioning. Meg and Ashley are my little Divas and would not be caught dead outside without some of there friends too. But I really wanted to have some pictures of them so I snapped a couple before I headed out to the sun.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brian and his new bed.

 Brian is a busy boy. You rarely find him asleep anywhere but his bed. This was a rare sight that I found the other day. He was half on my bed and half off, fast asleep.
Yes Brian was still in his crib. Our neighbor gave us a toddler bed and we finally got it set up for him. He loved it and the first night he never got out once. But half way through the night he wanted back in his crib. I have never had a child that wanted to be in their crib.This child has been the best sleeper. He will go straight to bed if you give him his binky and blanket. We need to move Melanie into a crib but Brian does not look like he will be giving the crib up any time soon.

Melanie is getting around

Melanie is a little go getter. She has been crawling for the last couple of months. She can now go up the stairs in the family room. I also find the little mover in the dishwasher on the excercise machine, and on Brians little toddler bed. I found her on his bed yesterday, butt naked. She had somehow slipped out of her little diaper and climbed right up on his bed. She is such a fun little baby. She now has 2 teeth and she suffered dearly for those two little teeth. Her siblings just adore her. Brian loves her and is constantly found playing with her. She loves to grab his binky and suck on it for a few minutes. He thinks it is great!

Friday, April 15, 2011

M.O.M. award

Mom of the Moment award goes to .  ME..........So I have to say I get the M.O.M. award today. I really am still deciding if I should laugh or cry. I took Megan 13 Alexis 5 Brian 2 and Melanie 6 months to the grocery store today. When we got out to the van , I realized that I had not paid for some chicken that had slipped under Melanies car seat. I told Megs to load the kids and I would run back in to pay for  it. The checker told me I was awesome for coming back to pay for it. I ran back to the van and we were on our way home. About 8-9 minutes (and almost home) later. Lexi asks me were Brian was. I turned around and realized he was not in his car seat. AHHHHHH!!! I called for him hoping we had just forgot to buckle him and he had gotten out. No such luck. I immediatley turned around and headed back to lins. I had Megan start looking up the # for Lins and realized it was on there receipt. I called and asked if they had an extra little boy. Sure enough they did. That was the longest ride to Lins I have ever had. I ran in to get him and he was sitting on one of the employees laps.Now picture our cute little 2 year old with a handsome lime green brand new shirt and cute shorts and a bike helmet on his head. Yep the one he wears everywhere. He looks up at me with his beautiful blue eyes and says with a cheerful unbothered voice "HI Mom" He jumped down and we were on our way. I asked him were they found him.  " The candy isle " they say. Yep the candy Isle.He had unknowingly to me, followed me back in to the store. So now you know why I get the wonderful yet terrible award. And might I suggest next time you get in the car check all the car seats. You never know........................................

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beautiful weeds

Melanie in the weeds.
Our Sweet Friend did it again. Thanks Amber. I love this picture.
Amber called me this week telling me the weeds were out and she wanted to go and do pictures. How could I ever say no.She has such amazing talent. The sky was cloudy the wind was a bit cold and it started to rain. Melanie never cried. She did sneeze and tipped over from the force of her sneeze. She is the sweetest little girl. Thank you thank you thank you Amber.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What we have been up to

I cannot believe it is already March! We have been just chillin at the house. Megan has probably went to school a whole 5 or 6 days since she has got out of the hospital. We took her to the Dr. on Monday were he decided she has a ulcer in her tummy. OUCH! So what does that mean for the Bang household. Life is on hold. Ashley is the bestest helper ever . She is about the only one doing chores around the house.  She is also the babysitter for me and the whole neighborhood. Thanks Ashley.Her teacher at parent teacher confrence had nothing but good to say about her. She is also doing so amazing at dance.
Madison is working on reading and catching up on all her homework. I went to parent teacher conference were the teacher informed that she is one of 2 kids in the class that needs extra help. WHAT 1 out of 2. Wow that boosts my self esteem as a Mom. I guess  have been a real slacker in that area of life. But she is now getting to the point were her clothes and shoes are all laid out for school the next day. Makes for easier mornings without crying over lost shoes. I also found a major reason for a stinky house the other day. I could smell this horendous smell coming from the hall around her room. I kept checking for a unflushed toilet or a dirty diaper but finally found the culprit in Madisons room. She had some "PET" potato bugs in the aqarium in her room, with a pan of water for the drink. The pan of water stunk like no other. I have to say it smells alot better now that I took that outside.
Lexi, Lexi, Lexi, What can I say about her. She is so dang busy. If I tell her to do a chore she sneaks out the basement door and runs to Loris. But She does usually get the dishwasher unloaded every day.She is lovin preschool and cannot wait to start Kindergarten next year.
"Tractor" or should I say Brian. That sweet little boy makes me laugh. He adores tractors and anything else that has anything to do with them. He can be found driving the crane that Dad bought him or the dump truck that Grandma Bang gave him or the tractor that Dad got him on the outing to the tractor store. OR you could find him running out to look at the tractors working on the streets next to us.He loves to wave at the driver of the tractors while  showing him his little tractor.When we sit down to dinner he has a trusty little tractor by his side. And you can count on him naming everyone at the table down to the tactor by his side. If he has more then one tractor with him he will name those also. And you can bet that he knows them by name. "tractor, dump truck, crane, truck, cycle, train,car, and whatever else he can find. We stopped to see his Dad the other day and The concrete pump was sitting in the driveway of the shop. He got out of the van and said "WHOA" He walked over to check it out . When he  got to the huge tire he got down on one knee to check under it. He walked around the truck with one hand in his pocket saying whoa for 10 minutes. Then told his Dad " concrete truck" over and over. I could littarly do a whole post on this little boy. Maybe I will.
Melanie is one of the best babies ever. She is a smiling wonder. She is getting closer to sitting up. She loves her siblings so much.
Kerry is busy with work and I am busy with Dr appointments and trying to get the house clean.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

funny things they say

Lexi: calling from Loris house to see if she can yet again go with them to town.
"Mom can I go with Lori to town"
Me " No Lexi you need to come home you have been at Loris all day. Do you even know who your Mom is"
Lexi " yep Lori, can I go with Them"
Me laughing" Whos your Mom Lexi"
Lexi without hesitation " Lori"
Me trying to hold it in " Lexi you need to come home. Who is your Mom?'
Lexi" Lori , Mom please"
We go on like this for a few minutes and then we end the conversation with an understanding that she is on her way home.
20 minutes later. the phone rings. Its Lori
Lori" did you tell Lexi she could come with us"
Me "No"
Lori laughing" Lexi chased down my Mom and told her she already talked to you. She is here with us now"
I love Lexi as if she was my own child. Oh wait she is.

Monday, February 7, 2011

new pictures

If you scroll down I added lots of pictures of Megan in the hospital

Out of order.

I forgot to write about Megans last night at the hospital. Jessica had planned on staying the night with her. I had been with Meg all day and decided to head home early on Sunday evening to see the kids. I figured Meg would be okay by herself for awhile and I thought there might be a few visitors. Grandma Borrowman came to visit and her friend Celise Hight (who also has juvenile diabetes ) came to visit.  Megan called me after they left to let me know they were moving her to another room because they had a child who needed to be closer to the nurses station. Megs was letting me know she was okay and actually enjoyed being there by herself for a little while.

Me,  Meg and Melanie, With the chicken strips that Megan
had at every meal. She looks pretty ghostly.
Megan and Chelsie Pettegrew playing this cool Wii that
they wheel into your room. It had tons of games on it and you
could watch movies

Megan, Chelsie and Elise. Party time
Megan and Lindee Peterson. We loved having her as
Megans nurse.
Elise and Melanie at 11 p.m. Do they look tired at all
 We put the kids to bed and it was around 9 or 10 pm. I was sitting in Bed with Kerry and I said to him. "I am really  worried about Megan, they are moving her to another room , I think I need to go in and make sure she is ok." Kerry told me she would be okay but if I needed to go and see her to not come up with a lame excuse like that. He told me just to say I needed to go and see her. Ha ha. Not kidding you 2 minutes later the phone rang and Megan was on the phone crying. She said that her IV was leaking and they were going to put another one in. That was all I needed to hear. I packed Melanie up and raced to the hospital. When I got there  I ran into Elise Pettegrew out in the hall. Chelsie was in seeing her and Elise informed me that Chelsie was hoping to stay the night with Megan.Jessica walked in right then and we all decided to let Chelsie stay with Megs. These are pictures of us having a party. Them playing on the WII. Also Callie Petersons Aunt was Megans nurse that night. How lucky for all of us. I was not worried one bit once I found out she was her nurse. I somehow did not get any pictures of Jessica but she was there with us at this late night party we had. .Thanks Jessica for being so willing to stay. She brought lots of movies and partied with us till about 11