Friday, November 14, 2008

Weekend at Gilbert

My sister invited the kids to stay over Friday Night so, Freeman and I could have a date night, so we decided to invite ourselves over too! We went out to Gilbert and while Nadia watched the kids we were able to catch up with some our friends, The Gould's, who lived down the street. The next day we slept in and then went to the Mesa Temple, did some Christmas shopping, and even went out to eat! I don't think we've ever been on a date that long with kids! So thank you Nadia for that special treat!

So while we were enjoying a kids free day... My sister took her Godson Keizer, and our kids to the park down the street from her house. Unfortunately, the sprinklers came on so what do you think happens with a 2 and 4 year old?

Later that day (after muddy wet clothes were washed and dried), my sister took all 3 kids to the Phoenix Zoo! Above are some pictures from their day at the Zoo. Little Freeman just loved spending time with his Aunt Nadia and his new friend Keizer.

Monday Night Football

Note to Megan: I stole this from your blog!

Happy Birthday to Kelly and Freeman! Freeman's good friend and Bike Partner, Kelly, had his birthday this week and Freeman's is coming up next month, so they celebrated by going to the Arizona Cardinals Monday Night Football Game. They arrived early to tailgate with some buddies from work and enjoyed watching the Cardinals win the game! Go CARDINALS!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Camera Man Litte Freeman

Little Freeman grabbed a hold of our camera and started to take pictures of everything. Most of them were of his hand covering the lenses, but he did get some good ones in! My favorite is of Daddy Freeman!

Happy 1st Birthday Nathan!!!

Freeman and Nate pushing around their trucks

Katelyn, Nate and Jackson checking out Nate's new books and toys.
Tiff filming Nate's first present opening

Freeman showing off his new shirt from Grandma Homenick

Nate and Freeman dancing to dad's singing of "Happy Birthday!"


Nate loves his presents!

Carson and Freeman eating cake and icecream.
Ashton and Brooklyn enjoying some too!

Nate's Birthday Cake! Yum Yum!

Freeman never eats anything, but he was licking his plate clean!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Old Photo

So Freeman is at the Cardinals Game for Monday Night Football so here I am stuck at home a little bored. So I decided to Google my husband's name and I found a football picture from Phoenix College. Go Bears!

I also wanted to give an update on my husband. A few months ago he dislocated and broke his elbow in five different places so he had to go into surgery where they replaced the radial head. This is a very unfortunate injury, because it has taken away a majority of Freeman's favorite activities that he will no longer be able to do. (Lifting weights, water skiing.. anything that puts pressure on the joint.) Well, Freeman has been doing a great job going to therapy and working on his elbow at home and he has already exceeded the doctor's expectations of his progress. And just last week he was able to do 2 push ups! (That is a really big deal.. the doctor told him he didn't think he would be able to do that) I am proud of my husband and his determination to get his elbow to be at it's best. It hurts me that he had to go through so much pain, and then go through "the talk from the doc" when he told him he couldn't do his favorite activities anymore and possibly a career change. Even through all of this, I still think he has a good attitude and I'm proud of him.
So, for the record, Free I love you and your bum elbow! I still think your perfect-Lovies!
Freeman Carney
Phoenix College
photo from

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Night

Halloween Night...
We had a spooktacular night! We went over to a neighbor's home who puts on a haunted house in her home! She has family, and some kids from the neighborhood volunteer to stand in her house to scare people. Of course, when there are little ones, they just stay still to not scare them (somehow I still got scared...) We then went trick or treating in our neighborhood, where Little Freeman thought it was so fun to go up to a door, knock and say, "Trick or Treat!" We chatted with our neighbors and then called it a night. Here are some pictures of our Halloween!
Bumble Bee Nathan
He loves to clap his hands

Attack of the Bumble Bee!

Tiff and Free

Howdy Ya'll
Little Freeman the cowboy

Tiff, Free & Tohbi

Trunk or Treat!

Happy Halloween!
Last week our church held a trunk-or-treat in the parking lot which is a fun, safe way for kids to collect candy. Each car had a game for the kids to play where they could win some candy or prizes. Our game was, "Beanie Babies Toss" where they had to throw a beanie baby into 3 different size buckets. Some other games they had were, Skull Bowling, Fish for Candy, Shoot Hoops, Spin the Wheel and they even had face painting. Here are some pictures from our fun night!

Carney Family
Halloween 2008

Tiff and Nate

Nate, Free & Freeman

Beanie Babies Toss
This was our little trunk game

Freeman was so serious about getting his face painted. He thought the spider was so cool.

Safety Check
I always remember how we always had to check our candy to make sure it was safe and not tampered with, so we told Little Freeman we had to do a Safety Check. So here he is going through his candy to make sure it's safe!