Friday, May 30, 2008

Linford's Dance

Linford just started dancing to music. I didn't have any "music" at the time, so he is dancing to "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree"

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Isn't he cute?

Hewitt and Boss

Hewitt playin with Boss
Boss is the best dog ever. He is just so amazing with our boys and with people. Would never hurt a soul and so much fun to have in the family.




Thursday, May 29, 2008

VERY FIRST TOOTH

LiNfoRD's
FirSt ToOTh...

You can't really see it that well in this picture, BUT that is because it just barely PoPpEd through TODAY!!!
It's the bottom one on the right.

Grammy and Linford Smiling for the camera at Jayson, Jackson and Linsey's Birthday Party




Check out my Slide Show!

Fishing in St. George

Hewitt's FiRSt time FISHING!!!

Brandon was so cute. He kept telling me that he wanted to take Hewitt fishing. When he told Hewitt his plan, Hewitt would NOT STOP ASKING TO GO! It was really sweet. He kept saying,

"I wanna go fishing noooooooow"

"I wanna catch a fiiiiiiiiiisshhh"

SO, Brandon went and bought Hewitt a fishing pole and some bait. Then off they went. Just Hewitt and Brandon. We came later to meet up with them and Hewitt was so excited to show us his fish.

"come see, come see, its dead, come see my fish, its dead, it died, come see!"

It was so cute. They caught 3 fish that day. Hewitt had a blast. Thanks to Brandon.


Look at this HUGE fish he caught! Well it was big for him!


Daddy bought him a COOL new "Spider Man" fishing pole.



Reeling in the 3d fish!




Say "ChEeSE"


The Pond we went to

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Pictures!!!!!

LINFORD MARK MCBRIDE


8 Months Old
Smile: 6 weeks
Sleeping through the Night: 2 months
Roll Over:3 months
Sit up:6 months
Crawl: 7 months
Pull him self up:7 months
Weighs: 21 pounds (at 7 months)
How Tall: 28 inches (at 7 months)
AND I swear he says, "mama" and "dada"!!!! (7 months)
FIRST TOOTH: 8 months

Monday, May 19, 2008

One of Hewitt's Songs, "The Days of the Week"

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Hewitt is singing "The Days of the Week"

This is a song that Grammy taught Hewitt, back before he turned 2.

We have a problem with this song . We CANNOT get it out of our heads when he starts to sing it, over and over and over!!!
Brandon will come in the house singing, "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs....."

A Day of Fun at Grammy and Popps House.....


Linford
Eating Watermelon
and happy, as usual.....


Hewitt and J.J. cheesin' it


NeEd I say mOrE?

The WHoLe GaNG,
J.J., Linford, Hewitt, Halle and Ashlyn(her friend)
Don't you just love the popsicle smile?


FUN-DIP
Hewitt has Cherry and J.J. Has Blue Raspberry, see they're showing you!



Summer days are so much fun. We just love getting the boys together and letting them "be boys"



Sunday, May 18, 2008

I HAVE BEEN TAGGED!

WHEN YOU'RE TAGGED....
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2.Post these rules
3.Tell about six unspectacular quirks about yourself
4.Tag three fellow bloggers by link

Okay, these things may or may not be things that people already know about me, but I am not really sure of my individual quirks....these are in NO Particular order.....but here it goes!

1. I have to have my day planned out. I buy a notebook about every month or so and everyday I write lists of things I need to do, or want to do. This happens about 5 or more times a day, and of the same freakin things each time!!! Sometimes I will do the whole week at a time, hour by hour. SO when Brandon can't help me decide what we are doing that night (if we are or aren't going out) then I seriously get anxious.

2. I always let the gas tank get all the way empty, and then fill it up with 10 bucks. It really bugs my husband. I don't really "WANT" to do that, its just a bad habit.

3. When I am writing a letter or note (handwritten) , or writing a "LIST"........ If I mess up, I can't just cross it out or erase it. I have to start all over. Even if its at the very end of a really great letter. It just BUGS.

4. I fold a certain way. SO it takes me forever to get my laundry done. Because it has to be folded RIGHT. My husband just flips the shirt around, and says "its folded"....but no, that doesn't work!

5. I keep everything. Too many things. BUT I really treasure memories. SO I have things from people in 3d grade...things to help me remember people that were important to me.

6. I have a very STRICT sleeping and eating ROUTINE for my kids. Its so much easier that way for me. I have loosened up alot since Linford, but they will go down for naps and to bed the SAME time everyday, NO MATTER WHAT! It keeps me sane. Same with their eating. I will go set up Hewitt's room an exact way and then I have a very particular thing I do with each child every night. I have finally found a sitter besides my family that I trust, and she is awesome, but just imagine:She gets a written "SCHEDULE" hour for hour that MUST be followed.....and a "step by step" list of instructions on the "bed time routine"....that takes a special babysitter!! It doesn't take that much work, i'm just ANAL. It doesn't have to be done this way....it just makes me feel comfortable.

Last thing I have to say....
I love candy. I always have to have it in my house or I will go steal some from Christina (my friend). I will find it somewhere if I can't find it in my house.

I am tagging: Kathy Berlin, Hayley Potter and Linsey Linford

Saturday, May 17, 2008

2 firsts for linford, Spaghetti and Otter pops!

Messy Messy Boy
Today was Linford's first time eating Spaghetti. He loved it, as you can see and we just had to take a picture of his precious smile. Linford is the happiest baby, we are so lucky to have him.




Linford and Andi, Best friends already! Otter pops are probably not the BEST thing for these babies, but man they sure loved it! This was also a first for Linford today.
We went over to Macko's house to swim in the warm weather.

Bath-Time for Boss

BOSSY
Boss got cleaned today...I thought it would be a hard task, but it was actually fun. He loves the water. He is such a good dog, he just let me scrub him clean and he LOVES to be brushed.
Squirting him off, he really wanted to drink the water while I was trying to hose him down.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Best of FriendsHewitt, Linford, Macko, Halle, J.J., and Andi
We went to the park today, and the kids had so much fun. We couldn't resist with the warm weather.

Linford







Hewitt Just discovered
an "under-dog" today.
He didn't want to get
off the swings.




































Thursday, May 15, 2008





GIRLS NIGHT!!!

Me, Aubrey, Cassidy, Chanel, Christina......Brigitte took the picture! We Have a girls night every other wednesday night. Its alot of fun.....just chatting and eating and doing fun stuff like this!


How do ya like this shot???

Cassidy and Chanel


Sunday, May 11, 2008

I Hope They Call Me On A Mission

I HOPE THEY CALL ME ON A MISSION......

We just love to hear Hewitt sing, OBVIOUSLY, so here is another one of his many favorites.ENJOY!!!!! video

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!!! I love this holiday...I think because we grew up making such a big deal about my mom, and I loved making my her feel special. I couldn't wait to be a mom and I looked forward to someone making a big deal about me. Now that I am a mom, I get so excited. I don't know if its fair to Brandon, just cause I expect alot...not alot of "things" but alot of "special" attention from him and the boys! I told him this year, ALL I WANT is a card and a letter telling me how great of a mom I am and how much you love me and breakfast in bed......and FINALLY he did exactly what I said, and guess what, it was THE BEST MOTHERS DAY so far!!!!!
It started with "Breakfast in Bed"...Brandon came in with the tray and the boys and taught Hewitt to say, "Happy Mothers Day". It was really sweet, it meant alot to me.

We went to my mom and dads house for dinner to celebrate Mothers Day. This is just a picture of our fam.

Brandon is the sweetest Husband in the world I am so blessed to have him!!! He made this Mothers Day a very special one. Me and Linford, he's such a cutie.








This is Macko on the right, holding Andi his little sister......and Hewitt on the left holding Linford. Mack and Andi are my brother Jayson and his wife Brigitte's kids. They are so sweet. We just love them to pieces. Hewitt adores Mack.
Look at Hewitt's smile in this picture....
I HAVE TAUGHT HIM WELL!!! Hopefully Linford can follow in his footsteps and learn, "1-2-3...smile"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Visiting Grandma Smith for Mothers Day




This is my Grandma Smith, we came to visit her for Mothers Day with my mom and dad and the boys. Doesn't she look sweet? Well she is the sweetest person you'll ever meet.

Friday, May 9, 2008

NEEDING A HAIR CUT

Hewitt has had a million hair cuts, but I just wanted to show off how good he is, and of course how cute he is too! I am one of those mom's who likes a boys hair (and a mans hair) cut SHORT. So the moment I find a little hair growing over the ears, in we go for a hair cut.
So this is BEFORE we started...

The good thing is, I have sort of brain washed him to think getting a hair cut is like going to the toy store, so when I tell him we are getting a hair cut, he gets all excited!
Getting STARTED....


He is so good, everytime we go, the lady asks him ten times if he is really 2 years old, cause he is so good and patient.
Almost DONE....



The FINAL product, doesn't that look SO MUCH BETTER!?!?!?!? I just love it. Now we need to go get family pictures!!!
This is AFTER!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Visiting the animals at Thanksgiving Point

Hewitt and Grammy looking at the roosters.The roosters were going nuts, and kept crowing and Hewitt LOVED it.

This was just one of the animals we saw.

Hewitt was able to ride the pony all by himself this year!!! I asked him what the horses' name was and he said, "HARRY"
This is "HARRY"



Hewitt LOVES Animals, so he just has a blast visiting all the animals at Thanksgiving Point. Their candy store is amazing too.




Our Famiily

Our Famiily

Hewitt

Hewitt
Hewitt is our SMART litte 4 year old. He listens and does everything I tell him to. He is the BEST big brother and my big helper too.

Linny Binny

Linny Binny
This little dude keeps us laughing all the time. He just barely turned 2 and He is so sweet and getting so big.

Harper

Harper
Harper is 7 months old. Easiest baby yet and crawls everywhere and stands up on his own too!

Bossy

Bossy
Our BIG Wonderful Doggy. He will be turning 4 in October! We love ya Buddy!

McBride Family

McBride Family
20 grandchildren and 1 on the way! 14 boys and 7 girls.

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Linford Family

Linford Family
7 grandchildren, soon to be 8! 3 girls and 5 boys