Saturday, December 31, 2011

Child's Crown Pattern

Here is a pattern for a child's crown I made. You can print it out on normal 8.5 x 11 cardstock. I am letting the boys decorate it to wear for our New Year's celebration tonight. Feel free to use it. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Healthy-ish Cupcakes

Yesterday, I made 60 healthy-ish cupcakes for Nicholas and Lucas's school birthday parties. The recipe was passed along by Nick's teacher and I am not sure where it came from originally.  All the kids (and myself) loved them. Here is the recipe:

Applesauce Cake/Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

1 1/12 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup honey or sugar

2 cups applesauce

1 egg

1/2 cup oil

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl combine the honey/sugar, applesauce, egg and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to mix. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan or make them into cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes if using 9x13 or 18 minutes if doing cupcakes.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Many Hands Make Small Work

A clean-up time mantra at our house I made into a print. You may have it if you would like.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Picture Day

This year we opted out of the traditional 8 x 10 school portrait and instead I took photographs of the boys myself. I uploaded and ordered them through Persnickety Prints. I am excited to get them in the mail and hang them on our wall soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nick's Tooth

Nick lost his first tooth Oct. 22 2011. He is almost 6. He was very excited about it. I made the boys this moster pillow. They put their tooth in the mouth pocket until the tooth fairy exchanges it for some money. They love it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Jayden as Thomas Edison

Cutie Pie Jayden was the lead guy (Thomas Edison) in a skit at school this morning. He had to speak in front of the whole school K-10th grade. He and his buddies did such a good job my eyes were tearing up a little. He never ceases to amaze me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School

The Udall boys loved their first day of school at the brand new John Adams Academy. Here is a link to the school's website if you would like more info http://www.johnadamsacademy.com/ and here are pictures I took from their first day:







Tuesday, September 6, 2011

John Adams Academy Boys

Today is a big day! Nicholas and Lucas start kindergarten and Jayden starts second grade. They are going to a brand new school The John Adams Academy. I take them to school at 8am and pick up Nick and Luke at 12 and Jayden at 3:40. When I dropped them off we did a scavenger hunt around the classroom and then the teacher read The Kissing Hand book. I can't wait to hear all about their first day.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lucas's Dream

"Mom, I had the best dream. Jesus came and helped me climb the biggest tree then he took me to the temple and then he took me to Target to get a toy. He helped me to run really fast and then gave me a jet pack to I could go all the way up to the sky. Then when it was time to sleep God came and slept right next to me!"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Reward and Chore System

We have a new reward and chore system in our house. It is working really well. When one of the boys does something we like, he gets a stick. They each have their own color of stick so they can not get mixed up. If he does something we don't like a stick can be taken away. Each stick is worth a certain amount of money and at the end of the week he can cash it in.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Learning Rocks

Today I made letter and number rocks for the boys. They love them.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What I Found in the Fridge

I opened the refridgerator and found a cute surprise note from Lucas. I says I love you, Mom and has Star Wars figures shooting in the background. Very sweet in his own kind of way. He is still learning how to write.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All About Jayden

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day this year was wonderful. We went to church and the boys (reluctantly) got up and sang a song with the primary in sacrament. After church we went to our siblings home and the men BBQ'd for us.









Flattered

I was very flattered when a lady from church brought me this picture of a model from the clothing magazine Garnet Hill. She said this she thought this girl looked like me. I don't think so but I'll take it!!!

James Blunt and Christina Perri Concert

Annette (my SIL) and I got tickets to see James Blunt and Christina Perri in Reno for Mother's Day. We had so much fun. First we went to eat




Then when we were looking for parking when alien ship clouds appeared in the sky. RUN!

 Christina Perri opened the concert. She has a beautiful voice. Her most popular song and the one that helped quit her waitressing job in L.A. is Jar of Hearts. We were very pleasantly suprised she was there.
So, Annette is amazing because our tickets were for the back and side of the stage. Annette noticed chairs in the middle and a little more forward that were empty so went and sat in them. Much better, but not good enough for Annette. She then noticed TWO seats a little farther up so we scurried up to them. WAY BETTER we were about 5 seats back from the stage! I thought that was great but Annette kept scoping out the place. TWO FRONT ROW SEATS were OPEN! No freggin way. You can guess what we did. We couldn't believe it were were in the very front row for the whole concert. It was unreal and so much fun.









Folsom Temple

Last Sunday we visited the Folsom Temple. It is a smaller temple up on a little hill; beautiful as always.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Don's Sweet FB Update

Oh my gosh! My husband rarely gets on facebook so I was surprised to find what his status update was today:

"While world celebrates the Brit's royal wedding, I celebrate marriage to my own bride, a beautiful princess in her own right." -Don


How sweet is that!

Nicholas Says...

"God and Jesus are the real bosses, Mom. You are just the fake boss." -Nicholas age 5

Spring Break on Balboa Island 2011

photos coming soon...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Funny Hunter and Skirt

video
We were getting ready for church Sunday (March 2011) and Hunter stared doing this all on his own. When we started laughing he kept doing it. It was so funny. My Dad thinks he was wondering if he couldn't see us were we still there? Could be.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Club Nature Rules

The boys made up a club called "Club Nature". These are the rules of the club. I thought it was sweet.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Outside School

The boys are enjoying homeschool so much that they want to do it on a Saturday! Jayden is the teacher today and I am the principal. Here is the school they set up today.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In The Friend Magazine

Jayden, Lucas and Nicholas are in January 2011 issue of The Friend magazine on page 47! Here is what the page looks like:

They are in the bottom picture in front of the temple. Jayden is wearing a white shirt and Nicholas and Lucas are wearing blue shirts. The picture was taken during a fun primary outing in 2010 to the Washington D.C. Temple and visitor's center.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Horizons Homeschool

A lot is new lately. A new state, new house, and new school. I chose to do homeschool with the help of a charter school. It is going pretty well so far.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

I like this picture because it has my late Grandma Delone in the background. Aunt Darnell had us over to her house for the first time this year. Aunt Judy came as well. We had a wonderful time.