I have been a slacker, not posting every day. I am going to start posting every day again, and attempt to go back and catch us up ! Thanks for sharing in my miracles every day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wishful thinking

The boy heard something on the radio about tying notes to a balloon and letting it go. He decided he MUST do this. So tonight for FHE, we got several mylar balloons, made little post cards and tied them on. The balloons did not really float very well, and they took FOREVER to float up out of sight. My guess is that they won't even make it out of the county, if we get any response from them at all. But, the boy enjoyed it, so that is what really matters.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Boy has made friends with some of the kids from the play he is in, so we had them and their parents over for dinner and to dye Easter eggs. It was a lot of fun, and the boy really enjoyed having company over for him. 
Our finished eggs, and sister being a good egg and watching! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Quote from General Conference

I loved this quote from President Monson at General Conference.  I put it on this picture I took of the Seattle temple.  I love the way it turned out.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is there anything prettier than cherry blossoms?

One of my favorite things about spring in the PNW is all of the cherry blossoms. They are so pretty and delicate looking. I love the color, the fluffiness of them, the way the petals fall off in the wind like a cotton candy shower....EVERYTHING! I wish they lasted longer, but the fact that they don't is part of what makes them so special.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


My grandparents are in town, and staying with us. It's so fun to see the kids interacting with them. The boy just LOVES Grandpa, while baby girl is quite taken with Grandma. These are two of my most favorite people, and I love having them here. I have learned a lot about them that I never knew before, just listening to their stories of their lives. I love that my kids know them and get to spend time with them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thumb sucker!

Baby girl is still a thumb sucker. I think it is adorable. She always sucks her right thumb, and she is so cute about it, she hooks her other fingers over her nose and she can talk and smile around it. She seems to lately only do it when she is tired, so I think she might be outgrowing it. It is a super cute little habit she has.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Shadow dancing

The boy was dancing with his shadow, and he kept telling it "red light" and "green light." It was pretty hilarious. Speaking of hilarious, here are some funny things he has said lately.
*Eating a tomato he said "This pretty much rocks my whole mouth."
*After church he was singing "Christ the Lord has risen today, a-a-a-a-lle-lu-u-ia. In a one horse open sleigh, a-a-a-a-lle-lu-u-ia." LoL!!
*Daddy told him to quit being silly and eat his meal. He said "This is not a meal..it's a vacation!"
* "Mom you're not pretty, you're just a mom."
* I coughed and he said "say excuse me" I asked why and he said "Your mouth tooted."
* I was super sick on Tues, and I went in to take a nap, when I came out he kept calling me "Mama bear." Finally I asked why he was calling me that and he said "Because you were snoring like a big bear."
* "When Santa Claus brings me something....I KEEP it!"
* "Ow!" Mom "What's the matter?" Boy "I just fell on my spleen."
* He was lying in my lap with his head on my stomach and said "What a comfy pillow." After a few minutes, he moved his head several inches north and said "Oh, a bigger pillow!"
* Mommy "You are my knight in shining armor." Boy "No, I'm just a kid... in pajamas!"
‎*"Mom, can you tell me another story?" "No I just told you one." "I forgot it...it's gone out of my head."
*When I asked him what he learned in preschool, "When I get bigger my belly will grow... and my wiener."
*"I'm using my xray vision to see the milk in your boobies."
*Me"I don't negotiate with terrorists." Boy "Yeah we don't groceries state with carrots."
* When I gave him a hug, he said "Don't squeeze too tight, all my juice will run out and I'll have no energy drinks left."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My gorgeous kiddos!

Not much explanation needed here....I got some great pix of the kiddos today.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The boy is a dancing fool!

The boy is in our local high school's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." They were learning the dance to "Go go Joseph" and he was quite excited. I think he is the only one who gave 100% up there...too bad he's not *exactly* doing the dance the way they were teaching it! There is something to be said for enthusiasm though. He'll get it, I'm sure. And, if he doesn't, then he will still be the cutest one up there!! (sorry it's not great quality, it was taken with my cell phone!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ready for work

The boy took this picture of Daddy in his work clothes. He looks so nice in a shirt and tie, I'm glad he wears one every day. The boy is a pretty good photographer, for a 4 year old!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lovely View

I can't ever get over how beautiful our little hometown is. Every day I see something that makes me take pause. This was taken from the end of our street, with my cell phone!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let me count the ways...

The boy had me draw this hopscotch for him, and he wrote in the numbers all by himself! That is the first time I have seen him write 1-10 and he was so proud! Way to go!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Grandpa Bob and Grandma Bob have been staying with us for a few day while they are in town. The boy is quite enamored with his Grandpa, and baby girl eventually warmed up (she is SUCH a Momma's girl!) We were sad to see them leave, but we enjoyed visiting with them. I  learned a lot about them that I never knew before, just listening to their stories of their lives. I love that my kids know them and get to spend time with them.

Monday, April 4, 2011

You're no bunny till some bunny loves you!

The boy loves to hold his bunny and let it jump around him. We had to have a little talk about being gentle, but since then he is so incredibly soft with it. He is such a sweet boy, and a joy to have in our home!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Baby girl loves it when Daddy holds her upside down. She giggles and grins and kicks and squeals. Mommy is always chastising Daddy about being gentle, but Baby girl seems to enjoy herself, so maybe Daddy is on to something here!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Corn snakes are soft and tickle you

One of the boy's favorite past times is going to the pet store to look around. Today they were cleaning out the snake terrariums and there was a snake skin that had been shed. The employee told the boy he could have it if he wanted it...which much to my chagrin he did. The boy has been talking non stop about corn snakes lately. I don't know where he got his information, but he says "Corn snakes are soft and they tickle you and they want to climb all over you. Mean snakes want to eat you. "

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lil stinker!

Brother had a powdered donut sitting on the countertop. When he came out from getting him dressed, we found that SOMEONE had stolen it. I'm not sure who it could have been. There has been no ransom note. There is really nothing to go on.