Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to School

The kids all started school last 
Monday. SierraDawn is in Mrs.Guererro's
  combo class again this year. She enjoys 
being a first grader and helping the 
Kinder's in her class.  Ian is in a combo
 class also this year.  
He is in Mrs. Yoshimura's 
2/3 combo.  He also enjoys
 being one of the oldest in 
the class.  Britton is in the 
5th grade this year and we 
absolutely love Mrs. Krogh. 
 He just turned in his application 
for the 5th grade Band he is 
hoping to play the Saxophone 
or the Trumpet.  we will know
 in a few weeks.  It's has been 
hard for mom to be alone all 
DAY long.  I think I need some 
new hobbies, better yet any 
Hobbies would be great. 
( if you have any suggestions let me know)

Excuse me I'm Pregnant!

So I finally am posting some pics. from Memorial weekend. We all had a good time.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our BIG News!

So after my brush with Manazumma's Revenge. I took what seemed to be forever to get back to normal. I kept wanting to take 2 naps a day. Well I hadn't had my period yet, and thought It was because I was soo sick. And my sister's all have had early pre-menopaus symptoms. I thought that's what it was for sure. Yeah, no more periods!! Until just a week before Mike had to have his final surgery. I started feeling nauseous late at night. And then it hit me!!! Ahhhhhhh, I might be expecting. I kinda felt real stupid, We were so set on us being done. I never would have even considered the fact I might be Prego. So it's official we are expecting baby #4 in January!! Which means December (for those who know how my pregnancies are anything but normal.) So here is my GOOD excuse for not updating my blog since may. Oh yeah and there is nothing like a 7 yr. gap between kids. Oh and better yet we gave everything away!! We have no baby items at all. Heavenly Father must be L.O.L.

It's been way too long!!!

So it has been awhile since I have updated my blog. I'll start off with our Memorial weekend.
4 out of 5 of my siblings all spent the weekend down in Baja (where else?) Most of us has a great weekend, with the exception of Rob and I. We both came down with what we call Manazumma's Revenge. We were down the whole weekend!!! (and longer!) All in all everyone else had a great time. My three kiddos had a blast playing with all their cousins. Whitney and Chad we missed you!. Maybe next year eh?

Friday, May 2, 2008

Spring Break

SierraDawn after a fun makeover with the Tuttle Girls. Ahh so pretty!

Yes , there are 10 kids in that Jeep! Can you find my 3!
Brother Tuttle was a very busy man all week, driving the Harper's Jeep around. with at least 4 screaming girl's, standing up in the backseat holding on to the roll bar!
(sound familiar to anyone??)

Siesta time! Mike always finds time for a nap in Baja!

The whole gang is here! Even Crash made an appearance in the photo.

This is long over due, but I just got the photos off my moms camera. Can you believe I forgot to take mine down to Baja.(that has never happened before)
We spent our spring break down at Grandpa Ragle's house in Baja. (what a surprise) The kids just love spending time down in there just running wild. That is was I love about it now.
When I was a kid everyone had the same spring break in Cali. (always around Easter) and the beach was always busy (but not California beach busy...) most of you know what I'm talking about. Baja beach busy means there is someone else on the beach, how dare they encroach on our 1/2 a mile of beach... they are way too close. No seriously it can get a little busy on holiday weekends, with vehicles going up and down the beach all hours of the day, and you have to keep an eye on your kids. Now it's completely different. We were there the week after Easter, which meant it was soo quiet. I think we were the only Quads and Jeep on the beach all week. Ahhh so nice. To have miles and miles of beach to our selves. Upon our arrival to the house we were surprised to find out that a Family from our stake was staying at The Harper's beach house next door. So much to my delight and my daughter's the Tuttle's were there all week too. The Tuttle's have 11 children, 8 were there. 5 of the 8 are GIRL's, SierraDawn was in heaven all week. The best part is Krii (mom Tuttle) is so used to having a ton of kids my 3 just blended right in. But my kid's are also finally to the age that they can go off down the hill all by themselves and stay out of trouble. They have been so many times they know the rules, (Stay away from any reptile!!!). It is nice to have that freedom, from constantly having to entertain them. All though the constant quad rides does get a little old after a while. (who am I kidding I love it and so does Grandpa Ragle) It was a nice relaxing week, of soaking up the sun, swimming, 4x4 rides, quad rides, campfires, and smores... who can ask for anything more? Oh and after 30 years of spending evey Spring Break in Baja I finally found Starfish. Yay for me, I had to leave them there to dry out in the sun. So everyone, (Family) hands off at Memorial weekend. Just kidding there is plenty to go around we found at least 20. For all of my siblings see you all at Memorial weekend I can't wait.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's not Rocket Science!

For those of you who didn't already know our oldest son Britton (10) was diagnosed last year with Aspergers Syndrome. A.S. is on the Autism Spectrum, and is affectionately called the "little professor" syndrome. So needless to say a child with A.S. is quite smart, but not very coordinated. (Family think of our cousin Sione!!!)oh how we tortured him:(
Last week I picked the boys up from school and Britton insisted we go to the park. "Mom I want to show you something" ...I'm thinking I have already seen every rock in the park! "MOM I have a surprise for you!" "OK"
We get out of the van and I'm expecting him to show me something he saw on the ground through the school fence. I'm not kidding!! To my delight he jumped up on the swing and away he went. I asked him where did you learn to swing, who was finally able to get you to move your body the right way? (if you have seen my sweet boy try any type of movement which requires coordination before, you know what I mean) he proceeds to tell me in his best Rocket Science Language ( believe me I was lost) of how he figured it out by watching other kids. I was so lost I can't even come close to repeating it.
Then on Friday he mastered his BIKE. (I didn't get so lost in the Rocket Science Language this time . Yeah me!) Mom is so proud of her sweet boy! These are huge steps for him. and As SierraDawn put it "It's about time now we can ALL now go on a bike ride!!!"
Now if we could only get him to catch a ball?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

SomeBUNNY came...

We came home after church and there was an egg sitting on our porch. And when we opened
the front door our dog was in the house, how weird we left him outside!? Who do you think let him in? The kids quickly ran out back and soon realized that the Easter Bunny came.
How did he know we were at Church mom? The Easter Bunny just always knows!

Sierra and her new Hello Kitty sunglasses.

too busy looking through my Easter bucket.

Ian and his bandanna again

SierraDawn and her pretty white dress.

Pre Easter Egg Hunt

This year we were home to enjoy the Easter egg hunt at our aunt Janet's house the day before EASTER. The kids swam all afternoon and then went to Chad's Baseball game and finally just before dark got to hunt for 139 hidden eggs. And then some more swimming until 9PM. They look forward to this every year, and so does mom she loves hiding those eggs. The kid's love spending time with there 2nd cousins.

Britton and Sierra hunting for some eggs!

The whole gang after the hunt. We are all 2nd cousins!
Chad ,Riley, Rex, Sierra, Lilly, Lexi, Ian and Britton

Sierra looking cute for the camera

Ian and his infamous Capt. Jack Bandanna, he does not go any where without it

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Check out the terror in Ian' eyes! And can SierraDawn look any more relaxed???
infact it looks like she is looking around, just for the heck of it.

Ian and who else but the one, and the only...... Capt. Jack Sparrow!

Hey Capt. Jack........ get us outta here!

I is for.....IAN!

Mike's parents and siblings all chipped in and got our entire family Disneyland annual passes for Christmas. The best gift Ever!!! thanks . So we had to wait for the holidays to end so we could go. So last Tuesday the kids had teacher in service, and Mike wanted to go be fore he has surgery on the 30th. We had a blast, it had been so long since we have been ,the kid's didn't even remember it. SierraDawn is now a roller coaster Freak. If we would let her she would ride over and over(until she gets sick). Britton and Ian on the other hand went on Space Mountain and Indiana Jone's, and once was quite enough for them. Sierra cried her eye's out because she was just shorter than the height limit for I.J.
Mike's parent's met up with us in the afternoon and we stayed until way after the kid's bedtime. Needless to say they had a hard time getting up the next morning. Sierra wanted to ride S.M. again, so Sierra, Grandma and Mommy decided we will ride it again. While those boring boys go on Nemo!(Blah) I convinced Sierra she wanted to ride next to me, and as we were heading out in space I told her you have to put your hands up, when a roller coaster goes up a hill.
she kept her arm's up the entire ride. What a brave little girl.

Ian got to meet his Idol........ Capt. Jack Sparrow, but he was so afraid he couldn't say a word he just looked terrified. I wonder what he would like like when he meets his enemy?

SierraDawn watched the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 parade at California Adventure. She had a Blast, she went out and danced every time they would ask kid's to come out and participate. Finally a child who is not like her mother in that respect.!!!

Britton was just his usual self, just so happy and Thankful to be there having a good time. He couldn't even decide which he liked most.( we asked him at the end of the day)

We had so much fun Mom decided on Friday we needed to go back. It had been raining and she knew it would be empty. ( she was right) Much to there mother's surprise Ian and Britton requested we ride Sapce Mountain first! So now we have 3 roller coaster freaks. Friday we had enough time after school to hit all the major attractions, Space Mountain, Indiana Jone's, Pirate's, Thunder Mountain, Soarin just to name a few. And yes SierraDawn had her hands in the air on every ride the entire time.. Can I say it again, what a brave little girl. I must say it's so nice, that my kids are finally all big enough to really have a good time. (I don't miss the stroller). Sierra wore her boot's which made her tall enough to ride Indiana Jones. She loved it!! It was a great day and we all had fun hanging out with daddy before he goes under the knife. (ahhh)
We love our daddy!

Ian's Baptism

Ian and Daddy before the big Plunge!

Got to love Ian's cheezy smile!

Ian was so excited to get Baptized. His Grandma Great came down from Utah, which made his day. He sure loves his G.G. After his baptism we had a PIZZA party at Grandma Ragle's house, family and friends all gathered. It was so neat to see how many people came out to support Ian on his Big Day.