Monday, July 25, 2011

Jaxson, Jaxson, Jaxson

Last night at dinner:
Mom: I can't believe school is about to start!
Jaxson: Yep, then you won't have to play with me all day.

Today I was standing outside my car talking to a friend when Jax banged on the window and yelled, "Mom, did you remember us?"

Just a minute ago I heard, "Who wants to spank my butt and win a prize?"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Summer ... So Far

On Sunday after church, we went to see the Mormon Battalion Museum.
The girls sat in a covered wagon. Charlee said it was like the one from Little house on the Prairie.
 They started the presentation with a group of talking pictures... very cool.
 In the general store, Jaxson was dressed up as a soldier along with a very embarrassed teenager we did not know. His siblings were taking pictures of him and posting them on facebook.
 After the presentation was over, we all panned for gold.
 We went to Vista for a great firework show on the 4th.

 Emery is a hoot. She loves me:)
 Jax loved his glow sticks.

 On 7/11 we went with the cousins to get a free slurpee at 7 eleven.
Check out the girls and Brian boogie boarding. Oaklee totally biffs it:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oaklee's Backstroke
Charlee's Backstroke

First Swim Meet

Charlee and Oaklee had their first swim meet tonight. They both swam great! Oaklee won 1 first, 2 second, and a fourth. Charlee won 2 seconds, 1 third, and 1 fourth. It was so fun. On the way home, the girls and I stopped by Wal-Mart to buy buns because I really wanted a Crabby Patty for dinner. We went into their version of a "man cave" to see what we could get Brian for Father's Day. We ended up buying him a new recliner. Since I sprained my ankle a few days ago, we needed help to get it to the car. This nice Wal-Mart worker with dread locks, a 5 o'clock shadow, and many great tattoos helped us to the car. While I put the seats in the van down so it would fit, a pole fell out of our car. The worker picked it up and gave it to Oaklee. She said, "Thank you, interesting man." The guy did not say anything, but I cried laughing the entire way home.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I thought life was supposed to slow down when summer came. Yeah, not so much!
Charlee and Oaklee joined swim team. It is so funny:) I will put video on after their first meet.
Jaxson has decided that he needs to be the messiest kid in town. He keeps doing bad stuff. We started this thing called as a reward system. We are still in our 2 week free trial, but it is working great. It keeps track of their chores and attitude on the computer. Whenever they do one of their chores, they put a smiley face on the square and the smiley faces all cheer. Even Jaxson's attitude has improved some. He is still messy, but he is fighting less with the girls. The girls love it because they all have their own password... Pretty cool. I made one of their things sit still during scriptures and it has made a huge difference there. I also made it for brush morning and night and floss. Since Oaklee had 3 cavities this week at the dentist, I hope the game can improve their oral hygiene. Check it out (Thanks Audra for the tip)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Date With Jaxson

Brian and I went on a date to the Mellow Mushroom tonight with Jaxson. The girls are at a birthday party. Jaxson ate yummy pizza and made us laugh. He said it was not a date... we just went out to dinner. On our way home, we stopped by the girl's party because Charlee called us with "bad gas" and wanted a Gas X Strip. We don't know why she calls it "bad gas" instead of just gas, but oh well. The Barry's will get a kick out of Charlee's chosen pajamas for the party... She cam out wearing a black t- shirt that says "Fresh Burrito" on the back. Real classy :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another day with my kiddos...

On the way to school today, we drove by Brian on his way to work. Oaklee said, "He is on the way to the city to go to work." Then Charlee said, "Yeah, he goes to the bank to count money all day. That must get pretty boring."

Jaxson and I were coming out of Walmart today and Jaxson said he wanted a happy napper. I asked him what it was and he quoted the infomercial for me. "It is a pillow that folds up into a lovable friend." I guess it is like a pillow pet. He also said, "Mom, you have to order it because you have to be 18 or older to call. You are older than 18."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Froggy!

This is Froggy.
(she took this pic herself)
He comes everywhere with our family.

This morning, Oaklee woke Brian early to invite him to Froggy's birthday party at 1:00.
Later she came in and said that Dad, Charlee, Jaxson, and Oaklee were going to his party. I asked why I was not invited. She told me, "You were invited while you were sleeping. You have not RSVP'd yet".

So at 1:00, we all went to Froggy's party. We opened presents from Jaxson and Charlee. Oaklee made Froggy a ring, necklace, and bracelet. I told her that I thought Froggy was a boy and she replied, "Froggy is a boy who likes jewelry." Okay... The bag containing Froggy's jewelry said "To: Froggy  Love: Momy"

Next we played "tadpole, tadpole, froggy" Oaklee's version of "duck duck goose". Then Froggy blew out a yellow candle in a cookie because one of his favorite colors is yellow.

Then Charlee dressed up like a clown to make balloon animals and hats for the party guests. All of this was planned by our sweet 1st grader, mind you.

Then the door bell rang because Oaklee had invited my mom to Froggy's party. Grandma brought a gift for Froggy, too.

I looked at Brian and asked when we turned into the kind of parents who had a full blown party for a stuffed frog. Awesome!

What can you do? Oaklee was happy... and so were we:)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In the car with Jax again!

Jax: Mom, I love Happy Meals.
Mom: Me, too.
Jax: I am so glad the old McDonald's traded in hims farm to own a restaurant.
Mom: Me, too. (giggle)
Jax: Yeah, because then no one would know what a Happy Meal was.

(5 minutes of silence)

Jax: Mom is there an old McDonald's dot com?
Mom: I don't know. What would be on that dot com?
Jax: You know Happy Meals and adult meals. You could order and they would deliver your Happy Meal.
Mom: We will look when we get home.

FYI, is a place for networking for people who love animals... I wonder if they frown on eating chicken nuggets???

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More fart talk from the Barrys

I was picking up my niece, Emery, today and had this conversation with my gross boy.

Mom: "Gross, Emery, did you toot?"
Jaxson: "What is toot? Is it like fart?"
Mom: "Yes."
Jaxson: "Is it like a little fart?"
Mom: "Yes."
Jaxson: "Then I don't toot because I never fart small. I only fart big."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jaxson at dinner:
"Dad, we should have a garage sale so we can get rid of all of the old crap we don't use anymore."

Happy Baptism Day, Charlee

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gross Boy

Jaxson: "Dad, I farted real big. At least I did not make a hole in my pants."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday, Charlee

Happy Mother's Day

My very special kids:)
(Pay close attention to the sign language for "near"... Hilarious)

My dad and I were mopping the floor and there was way too many bubbles. I asked my dad how much soap he put in. Jaxson said, "It might be from when I put dishwasher soap on the mop."

Jaxson and Oaklee were playing in the tub. They had been in there for almost an hour when Brian asked them what they were doing, Oaklee said, "Dedo, we have been reduced to counting boo boos" (Dedo is Brian's nickname and I guess they call bubbles  boo boos)

Jaxson asked Brian to sleep in his room tonight. He said I could sleep with his stuffed penguin if I get lonely. That is what he has to do when he get lonely. I said that did not sound good to me. Then he offered to let me sleep in a sleeping bag on his floor.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I am sure a grouch...

Day one of no Coca-Cola. I am very grouchy! Maybe I should just give in and have a Coke.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our school had a "Read In" on Friday during school. They had politicians, doctors, army people, firemen, policemen, and even Smokey Bear come to read a patriotic book to each class. Charlee had Officer Cramer read her class "Abraham Lincoln". Then she went outside and got to sit on his motorcycle and make the siren go off. I asked Oaklee who read to her and she said the following:

Oaklee: We had Officer Cramer. He is really good with children.
Mom: How do you know that?
O: He has six kids and he likes to read to them.
M: What was his name?
O: Officer Simpson... You know like Homer Simpson.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today I am so thankful for the Plan of Salvation. I was able to attend a funeral of a family friend this morning and was so grateful for the knowledge that I have. I know that she is with her husband and family members and I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. Journee's 2nd birthday would have been this past Saturday. It is a bitter sweet feeling when I think of my two angels. I am so thankful that I have 2 perfect children waiting for me, but I am sad that they are not with me. I wonder if that will ever pass. I love my family's dynamics now. We work well together and I can't wait until I meet with my whole family one day in the presence of my Savior.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brian!

Oh, Jaxson!

Jaxson had a couple of doosies this weekend, so here goes:

Grandma: Oh, no, I forgot one of the pans of potatoes in the oven at home.
Jaxson: That's OK, grandma, some people like burnt food.

Talking with my Uncle Marlow:

Marlow: Jaxson, did you know that when I was a kid, we did not even have TV?
Jaxson: Why didn't you just watch TV on your phone?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Charlee's letter to the Easter Bunny

We went on a date tonight and came home to find a letter Charlee wrote to the Easter Bunny. Her exact words were:


We are sarry for being bad. We hope you still give us preasents.


The Barry Family

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Jaxson Conversation

Jax: Mom, I need my own check book.
Mom: Why?
J: To buy important stuff.
M: What kind of important stuff?
J: You know toys and McDonald's and Circle K.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I went to get a blood draw today and had the following conversation with my smart little boy.

Jax: Mom, How do they get the blood back into your body?
Mom: They don't. My body makes more blood.
J: How?
M: It just does. Remember when I had a tube put blood into my arm after Trevee was born?
J: When is Trevee going to come live with us?
M: She isn't.
J: The scriptures say she will come back when Jesus comes back. When will I get to live with Jesus?
M: Not for a very long time. First you have to grow up and be a dad.
J: I can't be a dad. I don't have a job or any money. Well, I do have a mud job.
M: What's a mud job?
J: It's where I make food out of mud in the backyard, but it doesn't pay anything.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oaklee came into my bedroom tonight wearing only a green, plastic hula skirt. I asked her if she was naked under and she said, "Nope, I am camoflaged" She was wearing bright green panties under it. Then she started to scratch and said, "I am glad we don't live in Hawaii. These skirts are itchy." Oh, it gets better. Then she took off her skirt and laid it over the crate that is Froggy's house and said, "Look, Mom. I made Froggy's house into a hut!"
My brother , Greg, and his wife Nancy have chickens. Jaxson wanted to know how the chickens lay eggs. He asked Nancy if, "the chickens have little workers in there that make the eggs".

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Funny Kids

I'm Back!
Oaklee:" Dad, can you please help me teach Froggy how to spell his name. He keeps writing Forgy instead of Froggy"

Oaklee came into my room after bedtime and said, "Mom, I have 2 questions and a statement for you."

Jaxson started to play t-ball. He got hit with the ball and his coach came over laughing and told us that Jaxson said, "Coach Tom, that ball hit me in the wiener." Classy!

Charlee: "Mom, I have bad gas. Can I have a Gas X Strip?"

Jaxson: "I got really strong because I drink lots of water and only one coke a day."

Jaxson: "Mom, it was cold in the shave at school today."

Oaklee: "Who wants an ice cube? I do!"

Charlee hid Grandpa's remote and played the cold and hot game for him to find it.  Poor Grandpa!

Charlee came up with 10 pranks to play on Grandma Randee on April Fools Day.
examples: dump a box of cereal into her bed, short sheeted her bed, turned off her water and electric, put saran wrap on the toilet so she would pee on herself... you get the drift. When Grandma came over to toilet paper our house to get her back we went out and sprayed her with the hose:) Awesome Day!!