Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jenny is warming up




Since Zane has gotten home from the hospital Jenny has refused to even touch him. She won't sit by you if you have a baby blanket near you or esp if you have the baby. So We have been working on her trying just to get her to touch him or bring him a binkie or something. Yesterday I asked her if she wanted to hold Zane and She said" I think so and everyone will be so excited if I do it huh" too bad he screamed but she didnt seem to mind and She even let Zane play with her new Bolt stuffed animals...

Christmas 2008
















This Christmas the kids asked Santa for a wii and even though mom and dad to lend Santa some elf exchange money to do so they still got a few extra items under the tree. All and all it they were all happy and it was a good christmas morning.

Top Ramon Please




Josh turned 9 the day we got home from the hospital with Zane. I was feeling pretty quilty and offered to make him ANYTHING for dinner and dessert. All he wanted was some Top Ramen and he went to the store with Jake to pick out a yummy cake or something for dessert and he came home with Egg Nogg Cake. No Joking...he loves egg nogg. I was surprised how easily he still had a good birthday with out doing much. I will have to ask him in a few years and see if it was still a good birthday in his memory.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Family photos with the new baby


The happiest picture we could get of Jenny with the baby


The proud big brother

Bailey and Zane


THe one and only outfit I bought for a christmas photo





Zane Jacob Owens


Santa and Mrs. Clause came to the nursery to visit


Jake got me flowers .... 2 pink for the girls and
2 red for our boys.. he has done this for every baby


8 lbs. 12 oz

We are home from the hospital and we survived. Here are some pictures from the hospital of Zane.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's the end of the world




My husband bought us a fake tree. Never in the ten years that we have been married has he waivered on this Christmas ideal.. to have a freshly cut Christmas tree. I was shocked when he came home with his purchase. I guess having a 4th kid and getting old finally broke him. Another first this week was he felt cold and turned our heater on and wore a jacket... thats the first time since we moved here. I think his blood is starting to thin... and he is turning ARIZONA- IN. Baby update we have grandma owens here and the kids are thrilled and Jenny keeps telling me that I can leave now. I have less then 48 hours left until we have the baby here. I am offically freaking out. Maybe I can wait a little longer. ARe they sure that there is real baby in there, I think I am hitting denial that this is really going to happen and I still have so much more to do. I was surprised with a little shower from some good friends in my ward last week, which was so kind and nice of them and got our carseat today. So I am set but still working on the mental part of being ready. ... I will let you know how that goes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nesting and sticker shock


I had my very last dr. apointment today. I don't have to see him again until he is taking the baby out next week in 9 days and grandma comes in 6 days. THe kids are so excited for grandma to come and I am excited for them too to get to have grandma all by themselves with out all the cousins. We love our cousins but it will be special to have some one on one too. I am starting to freak out when I realize that this will finally be over and our life as we know it will change again. I went and bought some diapers, baby bath, binkies, bottles and onesies. It is like having my first baby again because I dont have much. I still do not have a carseat. Jake and I will go and make that purchase this week. It is a lot harder to buy things when you know this is your last baby and you have to re buy those things you gave away. The one thing that I could not buy was formula. A can of formula when Jenny was a baby was around 12 bucks and now it was 21 dollars. I couldnt belive it and I couldnt buy it. Maybe when I have an actual baby screaming and then I just have to I will but right now it still not real.

Jenny, Jenny


So yes I have a little tomboy named Jenny. Which I am totally okay with but recently she discovered Josh's old underware that have cool boy things like batman and spiderman and cars. And since they dont make this in girls, she refuses to wear panties anymore she only wants the boy underware. Should I be worried. I do make her wear girl panies when we go to church and when she is in a dress just in case she flashes someone. She slept with me while Jake was at camp and I came into to this and had to take a picture for proof someday that yes she was really that boyish.

Back Yard Body Shop







My dad came down to visit us last month and wanted Jake to fix up some dents in his car that he got when he backed into his tractor. Jake and he went down to the local body shop supply store got supplies and paint from the owner had recently changed his first and last name to DUDE legally even. ... anyways, after lots of time prepping, sanding and painting Jake noticed that DUDE had mixed the wrong color of red... so yes after all that hard work my dad left with a two toned colored car. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product because its not done we will try again in February when he comes for the baby blessing.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

ThanksGiving THanks


Jenny kissing Roofert yuck... but it makes me giggle


Megan and Jenny on the tramp



Braxton and Josh shooting guns with the boys




The girls at the pink table


This Year for thanksgiving we went down to Brian and Shan's and I didn't have to do anything. Shan and Brian had everything ready all we had to do was show up. Which was so nice and I appreicated that esp. since I feel as big as a whale and cant do anything in this body until this baby gets OUT. WHich is in 19 more days , you bet I have a count down. Jake is leaving me this week and going to camp for a week for work. He will get home a week before the baby comes. I am going to miss him but at least I can be a complete home body if I want since I have no soccer and no callings and I am not opposed to going and renting video games and movies to entertain the kids. Yes, I know good parenting for sure. Anyways, back to thanksgiving. ... we had a lot of fun and I love the picture that shan has of the boys in the back of the truck with Jake and Brian I think that was the best picture for sure but I will try and see if I have some different ones of the cousins having fun this thanksgiving. We are so glad we aren't alone with the Sun State.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Reprieve is here....Hallaleu la!!!




Soccer is over!!!! After 3 months of helping COACH soccer with my friend so both of our sons could play I am finally done. I have been counting the days and boy did I barely make it. We had practices twice a week and games on Saturdays where I had to go alone carry three camp chairs get all my children to follow me as we walked to Bailey's and then Josh's game. Alot of times my feet were so swollen by the time I got to Josh's I could not even stand up but I was still there and thats what counts. I also got released from teaching primary this week, which I wanted for when the baby was here and out because realistic -ly Jake doesnt have a lot of sundays off and I just am not even willing to try and handle a newborn with a primary class. I did it with Jenny and it was just too hard. So I feel like a wuss and not a very tough lady but I am grateful the presidency gave me that break. I still have scouts every thursday night but I think I can handle that. BUT the biggest thing that has happened in the past few weeks is Jenny started HEAD START at the school. So she is gone from 12- 4 everyday. So I have NO KIDS in the afternoon everyday. NO kids!!! I have been shopping and out to lunch and even to the movies all by my self. That hasn't happened for over 9 years. 9 years people..... and soon it will all be over. I am down to 30 Days. I am so ready for the baby to come but yet I am enjoying my last taste of a little freedom.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pretty baby teeth




I love pretty baby teeth. I never relized how much until Josh lost his front teeth and these huge chompers grew in that totally do not fit his little face.... so when Bailey's started to get loose, I waited. I didnt beg her to let me pull them out like I did Josh. I wanted those pretty baby teeth to stay in. We lost both front teeth today and I am sad and a little afraid of whats coming. Please let them not be too huge and maybe even straight.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween and babies


I have been looking at everyones cute halloween blogs and I decided I better i better post one of my kids. I will post my one and only picture that I took. I am offically a slacker mom. I bought all the costumes and poor Bailey got to make up a combonation costume at the last minute. I am usually quick good and creative esp. for halloween but not this year. I could have skipped the whole thing except my kids were so excited. This halloween was almost as bad as the Halloween when Jenny was born and the kids just trick or treated on all the doors in our house (bedroom, bathroom, etc) I know pretty sad but at least they were too little to remember so shush keep the secret.Anyways, I have offically 46 days left until I can get this baby out. Baby boy owens will be born on December 19, 2008. Yes, I am sheduled for c-section # 4 and hopefully will be home for Josh's birthday on the 22nd. I seem to be carrying another amazon boy. I am on offical watch from my dr. and ultrasound lady to check my amino fluid every few weeks since I am measuring 3 weeks bigger and the baby is already 5 lbs. My girls were normal but not the boys.... anyways I ran out of fluid with Josh reason for the c-sections and they took him 2 1/2 weeks early weighing 8lb 9 oz. and He is still a big guy and always will be. I think both my boys will be taller then their dad and maybe even their tall grandpas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ready to Ride?







Josh was supposed to get his cast off this week but the dr. ended up going out of town so Jake got permission to cut it off himself. WHAT! I know I can't belive I actually let him do it. Josh did not want jake to do it and has been very nervous that his arm would look funny. But we convinced him it would be easy and quick. It was a little more tramatic then both Jake and I thought it would be and we should have probably just waited but boy did that cast stink. The girls fought about who had to sit by him because of the smell. We even tried to sprinkle baking soda down in it. We are so glad that he is whole again and he can do his own homework (Jake and I have been taking turns doing his homework while he sits by us and tells us what to write and the teacher gave me complients on my handwriting not jakes) No more making sure everything at the dinner table is sitting on his left so he didnt knock it over with his cast.(cooked oatmeal all over the floor and his cast was by far the worst I had to clean up) But the big question is HE READY TO RIDE again? Nope. .. and either is his mom.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pedis for Jake


Jake and I went out on a date last night and I surprised him with a pedicure. This was after I caught him using his pocket knive on his heels. I have been wanting to go again for awhile but the only time I went before was in washington with vicki so I wasn't sure where to go but these nail places seem to be popping up everywhere. SO after the pocket knive incident twice this week I made an apt. for both of us. I wasn't sure that he would go for it so I waited to tell him until we were walking by the door of the nail place. (Luckily it is right by target so I had a good cover story.)He wasn't sure at first esp. when the lady asked him what color he would like. He freaked out and said "NO COLOR" She was kidding but he was still worried. Anyways, it was really fun to watch him swirm and finally relax and enjoy himself. I think he'd go back and he didn't freak about the price so now I have to figure out how I can afford two pedis every once in awhile instead of one.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cause we are crazy


Jake brought home a trampoline last week we had one before but he ripped the mat when he was jumping. Anyways, the kids were so excited to have a one to jump on again. Josh was upset that he wasnt allowed to jump with his cast. I know pretty mean of us to get this while one of the kids is out of commission but it was a get it or lose it deal so we did. I am still a little nervous to watch them jump. I think that the broken arm visual is still too close in my memories. Jake has taken full responsiable to take kids to ER and explain to social services while our kids have had so many injuries and even defend his reasoning agaisnt letting Josh jump broken arm and all.

yep, After hours of boobing Jake told Josh it was up to him to risk re breaking his arm having to have surgery HIS decision so of course he's been jumping. But only when dad is home because I just cant see that arm visiual again soon.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Real Batman(starring Jenny) and The One Arm Bandit

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Jenny turns four!!!






Jenny turned four years old today. I can't belive she is that old... Well, all she wanted for her birthday was a batman suit which I made the cutest pink and purple one with a matching one for a super bunny as well which she loved. ..... until dad pulled out the batman suit he had found at savers for $ 2.99 which he talked me into getting as insurance... (I wasn't so sure she was going to go for the girl style batman) she got spoiled to say the least. We went to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner. Yuck! Was not good but the kids had fun and we made it home by 7pm. Here are some cute pictures of our Birthday girl and our day of fun..

Friday, September 19, 2008

Four-wheeler for Sale



I have been working really hard to get over my fear of Josh riding this little four- wheeler and he has been doing really good. Jake even got him riding gear and they have been going on nightly rides with the dogs.... so last night Jake wanted to take him out I decided to get some exercise and walk with the girls while they went riding. Everything was going good and Jake decided to go and take the dogs back so we could stay a little longer..... so he left me out in the desert a few miles from our house with the girls and Josh riding around on his four wheeler. He wasnt gone 3 minutes before I heard Josh scream and he had flipped the four-wheeler over on him. He was probably over a 100 feet from me so I took off running (forgetting I am over 6 months pregnant now) and left the girls screaming. When I got to him his legs were still under the four- wheeler and he was even missing a shoe. That was pretty scary for me because everyone knows Jake handles all medical emerencys. I was brave and started to look for injuries and he looked alright until I got to his arms. I am not a dr but I knew his right arm was broken. It was awful no bones sticking out but awful. So by that time the girls had caught up to me and started crying again because they didnt want a brother with a broken arm.... I just was weighing my options hoping Jake would be back soon. We were over 500 feet from the truck and plus I had lost the keys as I ran to get to Josh and Jake wasn't planning on being long.... so I sat and held Josh and his arm until Jake showed up on his motorcylce. Jake of course handled everything well and had his emt stuff in the truck and was able to put a splint on it until we got to the ER. Josh was very brave and wanted a blessing for we even started the car. So Yes, we have a broken arm through both bones in his right arm. They had to re set it straight and put it in traction. I know broken arms happen and this could have been a lot worse but it still was scary for me and if Jake was there it probably wouldnt of happened because he watches josh so closely and is riding close. All the things I couldnt do on foot. Josh went with Jake to drop the four wheeler off to get fixed and wanted to make sure that it would be fixed when he gets his cast off. So He is for sure braver then his mom.

Friday, September 5, 2008

What to name the Baby.....Jesus Santa Clause Owens

We can not agree on a baby name for the soon to be boy in our family. Jake pointed out that we had named all our kids with either J's or B's and our names fit that way too which I totally didnt do on purpose. So logically if I was going by that theory I need a B name but I swear they are all used and taken by family members. We have Brad, Brian, Blake, Breck, Braxton, Brody and a Brady that are already named and taken.... leaving me with not much. I don't like Brandon, Bryce, Brock and most of my logical other choices. I do like Ben and Blaine and Bo but I cant commit plus Jen rhymes with Ben so does that make it out as a choice esp. since jake calls her Jenny Benny and Ben is an old boyfriend name but so was Jenny (actually 2 old girlfriends) so we have that cleared and okayed. ANd I am sure my family all thinks of Blaine Nelson who was quite a strange duck. And Bo Owens too many oo 's next too each other and I dont like BEAU. So out of all the B's that is all I like. The other names that are under consideration are Wyatt, Luke, Zane, Justin, Matthew or Kaden. Jake votes for JACOB and to call him CUB and the kids want Jesus santa clause because of his birthday so close to christmas. So do I just give up on the B's and do a Z for the end?

Jenny's no princess





Jenny is such a little boy I am not sure what to do with her. Lately She is so into Batman, dinosaurs, starwars you name it. She has even started to talk in this weird voice that is supposed to sound scary but it is more creepy-like. I know this is probably a just stage and I should be grateful she doesnt want short boy hair too. (SHe will not let me cut it) but it does make me a little sad that is turning 4 in a few weeks and all she wants is a Batman suit and batman cake. Who says BAtman can't be pink right.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

IT'S A BABY IT"S A ........

We found out what we were having today. I thought I would record the kids reactions for the big annoucement.. Everything is going well and the baby is big and healthy.
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

4-wheeler part two

I decided that the pictures did not do justice to how fast and loud this thing is so all of you can see I was justified for my fear here's video.
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I am my mother.




Jake found a little four-wheeler for Josh and the girls this week. But mostly for Josh and him to play and do a little boy bonding with.. the only catch was it wasn't running so I wasnt too worried. But today after Josh and Jake were out in the garage for a few hours I heard the motor revin' up. Josh came in with his helmet on yelling "It's all fixed it it's done. " I went out side to see Jake already gone on the wheeler... just testing it out. When he got back it was Josh's turn and that's when I turned into my mother. I just could NOT Believe that Jake was just going to let him get on it and drive. Jake just looked at me and said "RELAX" he will be fine..... and he was surprising enough but I still had a big old knot in my stomach and was so nervous for my little boy. Then Jake decided to take Josh down the ROAD yes he had to ride by himself on the road. I told Jake that I did not think that was such a good idea. again I was told to relax and how he was driving cars when he was eight.. so they went and I followed in the van with a cell phone and Jake's EMT bag. AND they were fine Josh did well and when he got off he said "Man, that was sweet, I love that thing like a brother." And thats good because thats all he might get.