Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jason Turns 10!!!




Jason turned 10 last week. He got a Bop It, a $10 gift card to I-Tunes for his new I-Touch, a Lego set, a Target GC for $25 and a bag full of his favorite items, including a giant sausage. We also had a cheesecake. I will never understand Jason and Lewis' obsession with cheese and sausage. They are two peas in a pod for sure.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Years Eve

Abigail played the computer...
Lewis, Haley and I watched Lord of the Rings...
And Adam had friends over and they put off some fireworks in the street...

That's right! We Frampton's can get pretty crazy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Every single time I come here I am reminded as to why I hate it."

It was Christmas vacation. They pulled us in by advertising with the Deal of the Day. It was half price for 3 hours. They gave you a bonus of all you can drink soda, 50 tokens, 100 tickets, free glow in the dark flashy thing, and 3 hours of all of the activities. The kids were tired of being home so we went for the day.
They drank the soda:


They played the games:
They seemed to have a great time:
They even skated:

As Lewis and I held our breath and smiled at the kids, we both knew that despite our hatred for this place the children still enjoyed coming. Hopefully someday they will see what we see and understand what we understand. Until then I will hold my breath and carry Clorox wipes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Hate...

Before I even start I need to just put this out there.
If you know me well, or know me at all, you know that I dislike messy toy/activity things. I hate things like play dough, paint, glue; anything wet, smelly, dirty and not easy to use. So why is it that people insist on giving my children these type of gifts.
Haley had a birthday party in October and she was given SEVERAL "kits" from friends. Gluey, stringy, small pieces with paint, ribbons, beads and anything else you can think of.
When you give someone one of these "kits" you are not giving the child a project you are giving me a project. I DO NOT want your project!! Please hear my plea! I am not trying to be ungrateful, not at all. Thank you for wanting to give my child a gift. But I have some much better ideas then the crafty "kit" things. How about socks? We love socks at our house, and guess what... they take no glue, string, safety scissors or paint. They are practical, and useful. Oh! And another good thing about socks...they cost like $1 for a pair.
Wait! Jason just said what about a sock puppet... okay, just don't give us gifts.
And onto the real post...
For Haley's birthday she was given a "kit" for dying shirts. I tried to hide the kit and managed to do so for about 2 months. Then she found it. Haley shared nicely with Abigail and hey each made a shirt.


They had so much fun! Did you know that this type of "project" takes about 12-15 hours to complete? No, neither did I. But we got it done and the shirts turned out very cute! Plus the girls had a great time doing it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Under My Umbrella.. ella... ella...

Isn't this the most gorgeous photo ever? I have fallen in love yet again!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reindeer

We had some visitors again this Christmas visit our yard. Santa always sends reindeer to visit us on Christmas. Sorry about the line across the face. He was standing behind the zip line.


Monday, January 3, 2011

It's A Girl!!!!!!!!

...And a beautiful one at that! My bestie Sharon had a little girl last week on Tuesday. (But I guess by the time you all read this it will have been two weeks.) Her name is Elisabeth, or I like to call her Baby E, which I have been told by her brother is not her name, but I will tell you that part later. First I want to talk about this baby!!! She is so sweet. I went to the hospital around 3 on Tuesday so she was already about 7 hours old. I tried as hard as I could to get there faster but kids and snow and work held me back. As soon as I got there I got the little one. Ohhh, and she had had her bath so she smelled so good! I held her for about 45 minutes before actual family showed up (thanks Erin!) and I had to relinquish the baby. She is the first girl to be born out of I think 7 or 8 so everyone was very excited to see her. But since I am Kendra I snuck in first before anyone else could :)
5 days later Sharon and Shane (dad) brought their two boys over to stay the night with us so that Sharon would be able to have an easier day on Monday when Shane was gone to the airport to pick up family. As soon as they got here Abigail wanted to hold the baby Here she is enjoying the little one. But it did not last long because it was not what she thought. she has to hold the head, sit still, don't poke, talk quietly. She thought it was going to be like holding her American Girl baby.

I gladly took over the responsibility. I can't wait for Baby E to be big enough for sleep overs too. I am glad that Sharon had one more little one because now I don't have to. I have my four and I can play with her little ones anytime I feel the need. Notice Haley, she did not want to hold the baby at all. Surprised? Yeah, not me either.

So we finally got those two parents out of here so that we could have some fun with the boys. "O" & "A" stayed the night. We had chicken and potatoes for dinner with gummy fish for dessert. Then we changed and watched Toy Story 3 before bed. In the morning, after they slept until 8:45, we had pancakes for breakfast. I had a blueberry mix and these cool pancake molds so we had a great time. That is until "O" noticed that they were not plain pancakes. He asked me if they were blueberry because he hates blueberries. I said um, no they were berry pancakes. And he ate them! He might have hated them, but he ate them anyways! Not really a lie, a blueberry is a berry right?

Where's my pancake lady? -A
Oh yeah! Fun stuff because "A" here was sick all morning carrying around a bowl "just in case". Luckily he started to feel better about breakfast time. Woosh!

Here is "O" questioning me about the berries! He looks suspicious!
He also asked me why I kept calling the baby, Baby E. I said that I like calling her that. He was so not happy and told me that her name is Elizabeth and I can call her that or Lizzy, Liz or Baby, but her name is not Baby E. Oops, sorry "O" I will ask mom what I can call her.
All in all we had a great time. I hope that they will come back again, now that they know we are not scary freaks, and that the dog does bark, but doesn't bite!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The New Camera Lens

I got a new camera lens from Santa in my stocking.
It is a Cannon EFS Lens. EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Do you know what all of that means? Well some of you will. All I know is that it is a high-performance telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer. That information is straight out of the manual. I also know that it take CLOSE up shots. It is very clear shot too. With the lens I also received a filter for outdoor/natural UV light. It makes the pictures more clear and it looks good.

Thanks Santa. I love my gift.

PS. This is my cat 7. I usually do not have many pictures of her on the family blog because she is usually hiding from the rest of the family. She is about 7 years old, or 49 in cat years. She acts like a grumpy 49 year old lady too. I was surprised that she let me take this picture. Thanks for being part of the family for a few minutes 7.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Seek and Find

Can you see Adam in the picture???
He has been begging for a ghillie suit for months. A ghillie suit is a camouflaged suit that looks like it has fur or hair all over it. It really keeps him camouflaged when outside in the yard. We have no idea what he is going to do with it but he got it. I think that he looks like a greenish/brown abominable snowman. That's my eldest son, the Sasquatch. It makes a mother proud :)