Sunday, January 27, 2008

Perfect days

Five days of potty training with 3 perfect days. WHAAHOOO! I love my life. Jacqualynn Grace was ready for big girl underwear and trips to the potty back in June. Let's be honest her lazy momma was not. I never knew potty training could be so fun. So easy. It is a dream come true. Too bad she is smarter than the other short people at this house. The little stinker discovered she can use the potty to her advantage. For example she managed to push her bedtime by at least an hour. Little Miss has to go "potty" every 10 minutes. Unfortunately for me she squeezes a little something out every time. I guess I will take it. Heck YES I will take it! I will take it every time over dirty diaper after dirty diaper. Girls Rule!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Maximus Klein's new clothing line

Well the wait for functionable high fashion is over! Modeling his own line is our little designer Maximus Klein...

Monday, January 21, 2008


SNOW FUN! We woke up this morning and the snow was coming down like a sheet. My first thought was will this snow ever go away?? Probably NOT! At least not any time soon. The kids on the other hand can not get enough of the snow. They played their little hearts out and were begging for more.
Max was a little mischievous today. The king of the shovel. The crazy behind the wheel. The wheel? Yes the wheel. Captain of the sled. He built a little hill of his own. You name it ~ He thought it up. That is what he does, "I think about it!"

Alexander is a funny boy. Throwing snowballs at mom and eating snow. Maybe I ought to invest in some snowcone type syrup. With his cheesy grin he couldn't be a happier boy. He just kind of did his own thing while loving his snowy life.
Where's Barrett Boy? Barrett was loving his world tucked under mounds of snow. If you look close enough you will see that his eyes are smiling and he is happy as can be.
My Crazy Lady Jacqualynn Grace was so excited when she saw her pink and purple trike that she squealed for joy. We practically had to brie her frozen little hands off her trike.
After hours of fun, I suppose the snow isn't SNOW bad and it can stay another day.

Where A Kid Can Be A Kid!

I am not personally the biggest fan of Chuck E. Cheese, but the kids love it, love it, love it. Tim and I caved, set a token limit, and headed out to play where "the kids could be kids." Max and Tim played what felt like 20 rounds of air hockey. Max became a competitive, smack talking, crazy air hockey fool. Alexander was seriously obsessed with "have your picture taken with Chuck E. ride." No tickets for him, just a nice collage of pictures of him with him, him, and Chuck E. Pretty sure the kid used every last token on pictures with him and Chuck! I think I only saw Barrett long enough to take one picture and give the kid a cup full of tokens. He was out of here. Who knows what he did, but when I finally found him he had an empty cup with a big smile on his face. That picture of Jacq's backside is all you get to see of Jacqualynn Grace. Who is her mother? The poor kid has been seriously neglected lately. She could use a face wash once in a while and maybe a bow in her hair. I can't believe we went out in public like that. She could honestly care less. She just wants to be a kid ~ playing where a kid can be a kid. LOL .. . . Good Times!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Plan

"Heavenly Father has a plan for me. It is kind of like a treasure map. First we are born, learn to be happy, read our scriptures, say our prayers, go on a mission, get married, return to Heavenly Father's house, then we get our treasure." I love Primary and simple talks that ring true. After a little prompting and recovering from a case of stage fright, Max delivered his talk nearly perfect. Good Job Max!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ready, Set, GO!

The snow will fall so the kiddies will play. And play they did. Inside? Yep, Indoor sledding. I can not even tell you how much snow fell at our house this morning. It was crazy. Not one of the Watson kids were all that excited about going outside to play. Consequently the kids just made fun of their own. Sure it was at the expense of the poor mattress and did that mattress take a serious beating. And the poor door at the bottom of the stairs. There were lots of laughs and giggles and sometimes that is more important than the mattress or the door. I love it when they play play play. And they played for hours. That makes for a couple cute pictures and one happy mom.

Monday, January 7, 2008

What's in your Cupboard?

I feel like when I write a healthy blog entry, people must think I am this super Health Freak that restricts my children from all food fun. Well it is not true. We do our fair share of splurging on sugar and junk. We purchase the occasional Happy Meal. Have Sunday popcorn/movie night. Bake and decorate sugar cookies for each and every holiday. OK. That was my little "We are normal" (whatever normal is) disclaimer. On to the good stuff. There are so many exciting products that can be easily added in our diets. They are simple and helpful to our health. Wheat Germ. Flax Seed. Vegenaise. Vitamins. Cod Fish Liver Oil. Apple Cider Vinegar. Green drinks. Coconut oil. Xylotol. The list is endless. I am still learning all sorts of new yummy ideas. Knowledge is power. I thought I would write a little something about a few of my favorite products.
Vegenaise. Love using this product on my tuna sandwiches. This is straight from the bottle. "Vegenaise is a premium quality dressing and sandwich spread which delivers all the taste of real mayonnaise, but without the usually eggs, dairy products, and refined sugars, fillers, or preservatives. Our unique process controls the quality and refrigeration maintains the fresh flavor. Veganaise is low in sodium and contains no gluten, hydrogenated oil, trans-fatty acids, animal-derived or genetically engineered ingredients." Yes, there is fat, but not all fats are a like. I love healthy fats.
Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities. Some of the amazing benefits of this product are. . rich in enzymes and potassium. . .supports a healthy immune system. . helps control weight . . promotes digestion and ph Balance. . .helps soothe dry throats. . . . helps remove body sledge toxins. . . helps maintain healthy skin. . helps promotes youthful healthy bodies . . . soothes irritated skin. . .and. . . relieves muscle pain from exercise. I love this gift from nature. If you don't use it ~ you got to give it a go.
Coconut Oil. Not only is coconut oil one of the best oil options to cook with it offers benefits for oral use as well. Have a rash? Use coconut oil. What about a pimple that you can't get rid of? Use coconut oil. I can not tell you all the amazing benefits of coconut oil they are endless. I use it for everything. I butter the children’s toast, pancakes, and waffles with it. I put it in warm milk. I substitute coconut oil for butter whenever I can. I love cooking with it. There is just something about knowing that I am not damaging a product or the healthy fats because of high heats.

I am serious when I write that I could write a book on any one of these products and their benefits. I feel so passionate about healthy living and wanted so share with you some interesting products that are easy to add to your lifestyle and very beneficial. I hope you find something that will work for you. Happy Healthy Eating.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Do you think if I keep telling myself to take the time to really enjoy these giggly little boys with cheesy grins and really do it, they will stop growing up so dang fast? If it were only that easy. For some reason these long winter months and current challenges in life have really caused me to slow down and really enjoy every last minute of these goofy kids that I can. Sure do love them and their zest for life ~ for love ~ for living.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


My name is Shauna and I am a pictureholic. I think my kids dream the word "Cheese" or "Smile." To make matters worse Max has started to run from the camera these days. Poor him. Poor them. I just love pictures. More pictures. And even more pictures. I love pictures at every stage. I love pictures that capture moments. So I thought I would do a post on more pictures. We took a Field trip to a little aquarium. I didn't even know that an aquarium existed here in Utah let alone one just up the street. The kids had a blast. I am pretty sure that we saw the place at least three times. "I show you frogs!" "Where are the sharks!" "I touch sting rays!" "Can we see the octopus again?" There was so much excitement and running through out the aquarium. This is one of my favorite pictures. It makes my heart smile seeing all four of my little ones lined up loving nature. The little ones dominated the touch pond and the kids were there forever learning all about starfish, sea cucumbers, and crabs.

Even at the aquarium Max found something that had to do with a pirate. I managed to sneak up on all his fun and snap a shot. He is getting quite good a dodging the camera. I'll tell you one thing. If there is something I know about Max it is that he has little pirates running around in his head.

Big Smiles ~ Best friends
Love these two cheesy grins. Especially Barrett's nose crinkle. They were just having a ball with each other. I think that is the best part about being a twin. They are the best of buddies. They look for each other. They share each others excitement. I will be honest. They do find trouble pretty much everywhere they go. Some might say double trouble. But they share a lot of love with a lot of people. So I guess we will take the good with the bad and keep them around.

Doing everything Jacqualynn Grace style.
Jacqualynn Grace could stare at Jelly Fish all day. There was something about them that had her amused and mesmerized for what felt like my whole life. I personally could have taken a half dozen pictures of her playing with herself in the mirror, but she liked the jelly fish. I was looking for the perfect shot. With Jacq I have about 2 seconds (if that) to get that perfect shot and then I get what I get. She is either done with the camera or has moved on to the next interesting thing in her life.
Well, as you can see the aquarium was a super big hit for our family. The kids were thoroughly entertained and loving their life. I think I was able to sneak a hand hold with my Tim for a minute or two. I don't believe I would want to ask for anything more ~ Happy kids with their Happy Dad taking lots of Happy pictures. Sounds pretty Happy if you ask me.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mommy WOW!

Sissy is starting the New Year off right. That's right she slept in a big girl bed today and was loving every last minute of it. There was no getting off the bed to push bedtime. She snuggled right in with her special blankets and lovey and off to dreamland she went. Hopefully the novelty of being a big girl doesn't wear off to fast.