Sunday, December 26, 2010


Our Christmas was a blessed one. Thank you family for such happiness on my children's faces.

I'm trying something new here so if you click on the above picture, then click on the word "slideshow" in the upper left, you should be able to see a slideshow.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Back to the North Pole

When Pixie arrived at our house I had 3 scared to death little kids, but now as she leaves for the North Pole I have 3 very sad little kids. They have thoroughly enjoyed her over the past few weeks and will be sad to wake up in the morning with no one to look for. Pixie left a note and it read:
Dear Sharum's
It's been fun living at your house for the past few weeks. I've had a blast playing with you guys. All 3 of you are very awesome kids. Stay good! Santa is very proud of you.

Macie - Good luck with basketball. Keep your eyes on the ball and your arms up. Get on those girls and stay on them.

Austin & Eli - Good luck with t-ball. Be patient with your swing and keep your eyes on the ball.

The elves and I will be cheering for you at the North Pole as we look down upon you.
Have a wonderful new year and always try your best. Have fun with everything you do.

I love you and will see you again next year.


Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just Dance - Eli

Eli was second best tonight. Boi's got some moves - haha!

This is so funny!!! But Austin was good..

Just Dance - Macie

Just Dance 2 was one of Macie's Christmas presents for the Wii. This was hysterical to watch. All 3 kids did pretty good, but I tore it up - bbaawaahahahahahahahaaaa..

Christmas in Oklahoma

We had an early Christmas with my dad and here's some videos of the kids opening their presents. I haven't even looked at my pictures yet, so I may or may not post those. We all got exactly what we wanted :0) Thank you pawpa Doug and mawma Karen. Merry Christmas!


Cold day for Santa! But he gave them an awesome goody bag.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A message from Tom

Our first message from Talking Tom :0)

Send us another message Tom!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What's Pixie Been Up too

Here's what our elf Pixie has been up to since Friday night.

Day 1:
Macie found her at the top of our tree. Took them awhile to find her but they finally did. Macie was beyond excited. Pixie was and still is talk of the house. Macie's still full of questions, like how did she get to the top of the tree w/o knocking off the ornaments? My response was maybe she flew and that opens another can of questions. haha

Day 2:
Pixie had a good time with Macie's American Girl Dolls.

Pixie was decked out in her cowgirl vest and boots. Needless to say the kids LOVED this.
Last night Pixie found her way on top of our bedroom t.v. She may have to go 4-wheel'n tonight in the boys room.
Since Jason wasn't home when Pixie arrived Macie is suspicious he had something to do with it. Jason was gone for a while this evening and Austin says he hopes another elf doesn't arrive - haha. He's not scared anymore, he says..Apparently Macie has been talking about our elf at school cause she wants me to email it to her best friends mom so she can see it :0)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our Magic Elf, Pixie

Tonight we were watching Polar Express and it was towards the end when the train had stopped at the North Pole and the children and elves were waiting on the arrival of Santa. Well I knew our magic elf was coming tonight so I casually said "I've heard of elves visiting peoples homes". Austin said he hopes one doesn't come to our house cause he'd be scared and he kept his word. Our elf arrived with the sound of the doorbell, which Jason wasn't home and the rule is for us not to answer the door when he's gone, so Austin got scared when I was gonna open the door anyways. Macie was/is so confused, she was firing about a million questions about the elf and said she's gonna have a good story to tell her class Monday..Eli's neutral in the whole deal. He knows Santa sent the elf and is kinda on the fence about everything else. I hope they warm up to our elf Pixie Sugarplum, I have some wonderful and fun ideas..She's 141 years old which Macie just can't believe..Why is she so little, how'd she get here, where'd she come from, how is she gonna write with a normal sized pencil, does she really come to life at night, etc, etc, etc

Stay tuned on where/what Pixie does next.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Shining Star

Today we celebrated Eli being Student of the month. YAY Eli.. Of course, I forgot my camera in my car and my phone memory was full. I was rapidly trying to delete some pictures before the principal got done.

I can honestly say I'm glad November is gone. Just about the whole month has been one stomach bug after another. Hoping December is better.

Monday, November 29, 2010


As Christmas is getting closer I've been asking the kids what they want. And the answers are "everything". They don't get out and shop, so they have no clue what kind of toys are out there, they are typical kids and want everything they see on tv. Seems like every Christmas Macie has been getting one of the American Girl Dolls. I asked her this year if she'd like Santa to bring her one and she says "yes, she wants Samantha". Well after searching for Samantha I learn she was one of the four first American Girls and is now retired. Automatically Ebay pops into my head. And as expected those dolls are double the original amount because she's retired (and no they don't come out for retirement like the Disney movies). I did in fact find one that was gently "used" to say the least. I rescued a "Samantha" after she was attacked by a dog and lost her fingers. After Christmas, she will spend some time at the hospital especially for the dolls and get her fingers fixed. Macie doesn't think I can find one, but little does she know Samantha and a wheelchair will be waiting for her under the tree come Christmas morning. I love this story, it's so much better than the "Santa brought me another AG doll"..Once at the hospital, she'll get a new arm, a good cleaning, her hair will be all brushed and she will arrive in a hospital gown and arm band. Other than the fingers issue she's in good shape. Her hair was quite a mess, but I did manage to get it brushed out. I have a new outfit waiting for her and I know the other girls will love her :0) No more dog attacks! I'll keep you updated on this developing story.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Here's my beautiful girl! She wrote the best essay paper on what she's thankful for. She's such an awesome person. She always tries to do the right thing and is always thinking of others.

Macie's class put on a reading theatre for us parents. Each child read a line from the story. Everyone did such a good job!

Here's my Indians at their feast. They made homemade butter the other day and got to eat it today on their rolls.

One Turkey Places

Eli's turkey placed 3rd. YAY!! Austin's snowman didn't place and naturally he was pissed :0) His was pretty good, I have to admit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkeys in Disguise

A few weeks ago when Eli was in the hospital, Austin brought home a homework assignment that was to disguise your turkey so he wouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. We decided to wait until Eli got to feeling better before attempting to work on the assignment. Weeelllll, the weekend before the assignment was due we start working on it and Austin gets sick with the stomach bug. He got to start it, but Macie and Eli had to finish it. He wasn't feeling good in this picture. Eli was dead set on making his turkey look like his "big bear", which turned out pretty good considering it didn't start off very well. Austin originally wanted his as a horse but with Jason gone I had no idea how to do that, so luckily he changed his to a snowman, which turned out awesome as well. Supposedly these will be judged by their principal, so I'm hoping they win. They're are some good ones, though..

O and I have to mention the making of Austin's snowflakes were a b!t*h....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Before Eli left the hospital he got to mark his spot.

Pretty neat, but I hope we never, ever go back. It was sad to see so many tiny footprints (for the babies) along the wall.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


After spending the night in the hospital, Eli is very glad to be home along with his brother and sister. Eli has had the stomach bug for 6 days and finally got hydrated. He's feeling much better, but still has a ways to go before normalcy. Today Austin brought home some get well letters from their classmates, which were adorable and amazingly sweet. Most said "I love you, Eli", "Get Well Soon, Eli", "I like you, Eli", but my favorite was "I like you, Eli. I love your mom"'ve never even spoken to the boy, but I'm a fan. HOW FREAKIN SWEET IS THAT!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

MO $$$$$$$

Thank you pawpa Doug for the goody bags full of candy!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

And the Winner of the Pumpkin Contest Is..............

Not Macie...But she got 3rd place and was very excited. Way to go Macie!!! There were many many cute pumpkins, so we're very excited she placed. Her prize was a book of her choice and a certificate. The Hungry Caterpillar was 1st, then some lizard or something that was very good got 2nd (which probably shoulda won, but no one asked me to judge (0:

This video is Macie's teacher announcing her greatness.

Remember here is our "pinkalicious" pumpkin

Halloween Parties

Today was a busy, but fun day for my kids. The boys went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch, then lunch at the park. Followed up by a party in their classroom with cupcakes, crafts and goody bags. Macie also had her Halloween Party also. Much more on Macie in the next post.

Class Quilt Part 2

Remember back on the post of the quilt piece? Well here is Macies. We covered her square piece in materials from hand made outfits my mom has made. The class quilt was cute!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You Got Mail

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This evening the kids and Jason carved our pumpkin while I made cookies..
Macie and Eli helped get some (which amounted to about 5) seeds outta the pumpkin. Austin was the only one who didn't mind slimy hands.

TA-DA!!!!! Frankstein!!!

Looks fake I know, but I swear it's real!!
Up next: Awesome soccer pictures (if any) and Halloween

Student of the Month

This month Austin was chosen "Student of the Month". Here Austin is with our wonderful principal.

Here's my boy. Don't let this picture fool you, though. I had to beg for this smile. He doesn't like a lot of attention drawn to himself.

I took Macie's pumpkin to school today and it was a HUGE hit. Girls out in the hall were all talking about it as I walked by and Macie's teacher loved it. We brought our "A Game" today :0) In all fairness there were some good ones, but nothing like ours (of course). Just kidding.............kinda.......................

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

First off, I forgot to get a picture of Macie's quilt piece. I'm hoping the quilt will be put together and on display in a few days. If so, I'll take a picture then.
Macie's class and a few others are having a pumpkin decorating contest representing their favorite book character. Macie picked the book "Pinkalicious". I've fixed her ponytails since these pictures so they stick out a little more. I'm hoping Macie wins!!

Up next: 1) Austin's student of the month breakfast

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Classroom Project

Macie's class is doing an author study of Patricia Polacco and one of the books they're reading is "The Keeping Quilt" by Patricia Polacco - who is phenomenal btw!. Her class is constructing a quilt from construction paper with each square representing a student. I can't wait to post Macie's.
Stay tuned for her square and pumpkin decorating contest!

Monday, October 11, 2010

We Love BDays

Today was daddy's birthday, so here's a few pictures of the "opening of presents".

I made the kids agree on a cake and this is what they agreed on, but that didn't last long. Thank goodness we made it out the door before Eli wanted something else.

Here was Jason's reaction to the cake picture - lol!!


I'm Dun Playin

Just wanted to share these pictures from Saturday's game, because well..... they're good pictures.

This pictures speaks a thousand words to me. He was working hard, wasn't getting much help and missing a very good player. This was right after he scored I believe his first outta 4 goals. I"M DUN PLAYIN'

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Step Aside Boys.....

Again, Eli played Mondays game w/0 his brother and played amazingly. The boy was so fast it was ridiculous! See Eli at the very back and notice 3 orange shirts ALL AROUND. It was like this every time Eli played. Don't ask me where the rest of the team was.

Now he's bigger than me, stronger than me, and he's older than me, and stronger than me, and his arms are a little bit longer than me. (I pulled these lyrics from a JB song featuring Jaden Smith.)

Poor Eli was ssssooo tired, but he never gave it up! Awesome lil guy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hat Day'10

Today was "hat day" at school. And the first "hat day" for the boys.

We saw some huge and interesting hats today, but everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

She scores-He hurt his foot

Macie played in a jamboree this weekend for a charity event and scored her first goal of the season. It's tougher this year because there is a goalie and it's 8 vs 8 AND it's coed. I took one picture of her breaking out (which is what she does), then I have the ball going past the goalie (who was a boy) then I have this picture.
It's a miracle I have the 3 pictures that I have because if you know me, you know that I was yelling my loudest (which is loud) and jumping up and down cheering. And to top it all off Macie says she only hears Jason cheering for her. WHAT!? I'm making a fool of myself and I'm by far louder than Jason. hmpf!
On another note - Austin has hurt his foot and probably won't be able to play soccer for awhile.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2nd Soccer Game Together

..............the 2nd soccer game with the boys playing together was disastrous. It was very hard on them to play soccer after going to school all day. LOTS of emotion for EVeryone. So I'm ending this post by saying if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all :0)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

First Soccer Game Alone

Austin had to play his first soccer game w/o his brother. Eli was left home sick and brokenhearted.

Austin scored twice. The picture below was right after he scored his 1st goal.

Austin did very well. He fought a long hard fight against some taller boys. When he came home he even gave Eli one of his treat tickets. Such a sweet boy!

Eli is well and ready to go for the next game. Go Sharum's!

Monday, September 13, 2010


I subscribed to the Kids National Geographic for my kids and we've received 2 issues so far and I LOVE THEM! I've been so busy reading them I haven't even shared with the kids yet. For example: If you lined up all the eyelashes a person loses in a lifetime, the hairs would stretch the length of 10 crocodiles.
Seriously, how cool is that?!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Friends

Thanks to uncle Gary Macie has 2 new friends. She's had the best time fixing hair on these girls. I even got ahold of one myself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Copy Cat

Here we are at the doctor's office bored outta our minds. Macie decided to entertain Eli by copying his every move. Pretty funny stuff.

1st Field Trip

The boys can "officially" say this is their 1st field trip. YAY! The boys have 3 guy friends that they talk about constantly, so that's awesome they have friends like big sis.

Macie was there at the same time, so I was back and forth.

This was one of the shows the kids watched..I forget this dudes name. Cool, though.

I had the wrong bus when the boys arrived so I was able to get a picture of Eli boarding the bus going back to school. Eli has an aisle seat, so look close.