Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This is Halloween!!!!

All of my costume prep has paid off :) I had decided to make Mara's costume, as this was the first time that I have sewn any type of clothing, it turned out awesome :) Now I have all the confidence in the world (when it comes to sewing) LOL
On Sunday my mom threw the
First Annual Ramey Halloween Party!!
She had fun decorations, treats, games and activities :) She was quite proud of herself!! Here are some pics of the party.

This is Max and Xander
(I think that spiderman was really popular this year)

Here are all the Grand kids
L to R: Mara, Xander, Sawyer, Max & Conli

The cute girls!!

Mara & Mana
My mom got a new camera and it takes the funnest pictures.
I am all sorts of jealous, mainly because our camera is broken :(

On Monday I took the kids to a Halloween Party that Lisa invited us to. It was at a church and there were a ton of little kids running around. But I got the best picture of Mara!! She loves that pumpkin bucket, and won't let go of it!! LOL

This was tonight before we went out Trick or Treating, which started with visiting Karri at Target and JD at FYE!
This is Mara and her cousin Maddox. He is 4 months old and the chubbiest thing ever!!! He is by far the cutest Pea Pod ever :)

Here is our Halloween family picture!!

My niece Addi!! She was Wonder Woman!!
(This pic is for you Chris!!!)

Wonder Woman and Black Spiderman!!
(too bad they exist in different universes, because they are best friends in this one)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pre-School Time :)

Friday was Xander's first day of Pre-School :) He is going to the
Itty Bitty Bruin Pre-School at
Mountain View High School!!
(Pat's mother Tammy is a secretary there)

Xander was really excited to start school :) He goes every other day
(some weeks m,w,f other weeks t,th) for a little over 2 hours. So far he has a great time.

Every kid in the class has a spotlight day. And of course Xander's was the first day of class :) So we made this poster about him.

The pics on the bottom are from Pat's toy magazines LOL

Friday, October 26, 2007


Today is a very emotional day, if I think about it too much, which thankfully I haven't until writing this blog entry.
Today is my Dad's birthday.
He would have been 57.

I could rattle off all the things that I love about him and miss about him, but I really don't want to cry to much while writing this. (For those of you that don't know, my dad died of cancer about 4 1/2 years ago)

My brother started having us get together on his birthday and death day and go to lunch together. So today we went to Wendy's (which is where we always go because my dad loved to get nuggets and frostys)

It was good to be together, but I realized that we didn't talk about him. I don't know if that was good or bad, lol

Like I said, I really don't want to cry right now,
so I found this poem about fathers!
It says what I want to say

My daddy was my hero

For my very youngest years;

Daddy kept me safe and happy,

And he chased away my fears.

I watched in awe and wonder

At each manly thing he did;

Oh, I looked up to my daddy,

When I was a little kid.

My dad was still my hero,

As the years passed,one by one.

He taught important lessons,

And he took some time for fun.

He was my firm foundation;

On my dad I did depend;

He was always there for me,

My dad, my guide, my friend.

My father is my hero,

Now that I am fully grown.

I love him and respect him,

The best man I've ever known.

I knew when I would marry

That my husband had to be

A great man, just like my father,

Dad, my hero you'll always be.

By Joanna Fuchs

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Once There Was A Snowman!!!

Like I said in the last post, it snowed last night!! So we woke up this morning to beautiful white grass!! LOL

This was the best kind of snow in my opinion, it stayed on the grass and melted on the road!! So we didn't need to shovel :) That is one thing that I don't like about winter, shoveling and trying to drive when the snow is just everywhere!!

Needless to say, when we got home from church and were still in the car, Pat told Xander that they were going to change their clothes and then go outside and build a snowman!! Xander was really excited :) I watched them from the kitchen window making their big snowballs. When they were done I took some pictures :)

It's sad, but a few minutes after we came inside the snowman fell over :'(
Oh well! It is just the beginning of the snowy season, and there is always more time to make snowmen :)

The Haunted Train Ride! Muahaha!!

Last night we got together with our friends Scott and Stefanie Shoell. We went up Provo Canyon to Vivian Park and got on the Heber Valley Railroad for their Haunted Canyon Ride. It was a lot of fun :) But of course it had to be the first day that it really snowed! So we were cold, but had a good time. It took us forever to get out of the canyon because of all the snow! We drove about 25-30 MPH! The snow was coming right at us and it made me feel like we were going
"warp speed"!! LOL
It was really great to get out and have a double date without our kids in tow :)

Here is Pat and Scott :)
Then me and Stefanie :)
A cute picture on the train!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


On Thursday, October 16th, 2003, we became a "real" family.
Our little Xander was born at 4:33 PM.
Weighing in at 9 pounds and measuring 19 1/2 inches.

He was our little angel :)

I was so excited to be a mother, and I can't believe that he is 4 years old!! I am totally going to copy my sis in-law Lisa

Ode to Xander

My Little Man

You are growing up so FAST

and I don't want to miss even one of those

special MOMENTS

and tumble and make

all the noise you are capable of

then you find enough energy

to jump and run some more.

If you let me share with you

these special moments and let me be a

part of your wee life, I promise

I will try not to crowd you and let

you be the person you are....

Share with me these moments...

let me come along for the RIDE

I will share wih you the

sky and let you spread your wings and fly.

Somewhere along the way, you started growing up.
You crawled,

then you walked,
now you play with other children, and climb around the park by yourself.

I am so blessed to be able to be part of your life.

And for now I am your best friend.

I am the one who gets to hear you say your first words.

I am the one who gets to hold your hand.

And I am the one who you share all your new discoveries with.

Yes, I am blessed.

One day you will have a new best friend & I won't be the center of your world.

That is how it should be.

But I am going to enjoy all of our special time together now.

For you will only be my baby once.

Xander, I Love You! And I am grateful to be your mother :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Early Birthday :)

Last night we had Xander's Birthday party
(family only, I am not ready for a friend party yet LOL)
So here are the highlights!
Xander showing off his new Robot Heroes,
Bumblebee and Baracade!!
The first of the presents!
An awesome Go, Diego, Go! Bug set from Max, Conli, & Sawyer :)
Mana (my mother) gave him
Aqua Dots!!
He has been asking for these because of the "wonderful" commercials on NickJr!!

Pat & I gave him Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bob Cutlass Cars!!

Mana made him a cool bathrobe!!

A cool Bumblebee from Noah!!

This is the best!
The toy plays the theme song to the Transformers Cartoon from the 80's.
This is Xander & Pat's reaction to the music!
Classic :)

Some really cool Jets from Jacob, Jeremy and Cody

A fun Backyardigans game from Carter, Alex & Addi :)

The new Pat Pat Rocket from Little Einsteins!
This is fun because it plays music, slow, fast,
loud and soft, all depending on how it is played with! So, so cool :)
From Pat & Me

Now on to the cake!
It is supposed to be a Lego Brick,
but it looked more like a sand castle once the candles were put in.
Oh well! He was excited :)

And I can't forget Mara!!
She enjoyed the cupcakes A LOT :)

All in all it was a fun party. All of these pictures are courtesy of my mom and sister, because my camera DID break, and we need to send it in to get fixed. At least my mom bought a new camera so we can use her old one for awhile :)

I just want to say "Thank You" to all of our family for coming to celebrate Xander's birthday with us.
We love and appreciate all that you do :)

Tomorrow is Xander's actual birthday,
so there will be more pics to come
The Big 4!!!