Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
N with Aunt JanEtta
We had a fun weekend visiting with family. Grandpa & G spent a lot of time together going to a Conference, their Home Ward 50th Reunion, and the Jazz Festival. We all got to visit with Eric, Vince & JanEtta, and their boys on Sunday night. We had a delicious dinner together and enjoyed visiting. The boys had a blast playing together. It was so nice to see everyone.
Monday, May 26, 2008
T with his birthday presents
We actually sang to him the next day, too, because he was sad that he didn't get 4 candles while we were at Leatherby's. He's been talking about blowing out candles for so long. So, we put candles on a cake and then had strawberry shortcake. A win-win for all! I think his expression says it all.
T could hardly wait to be sung to during Primary on Sunday. He kept harassing the music leader until it was time to sing! Yes, he can be quite insistent!!! He loved every minute of it, too.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday night was my bi-monthly Bunko night. Everything is divided up among the group: 6 of us host once a year, and 6 of us bring small prizes once a year. Anyway, I look forward to it every time. I love these girls, and we enjoy visiting, catching up, and just being together. We had yummy salads, homemade dinner rolls, appetizers, and dessert. I ate way too much because it was so delicious. We share stories, updates, advice, recipes, and most of all ... friendship. I won one of the prizes for having the most mini-bunkos (3 of a kind). I rolled 20 of them! (possibly a group record) Amy brought these way cute huge clothespins for the prizes and I really needed something to hold my recipes when I'm cooking. It's SO cool. Several of us stayed for another hour to visit after the prizes were handed out. Thanks for hosting, Raimi!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
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Friday, May 16, 2008
Ahhhh! The boys were SO happy to cool off
We've been enjoying our cherries while we swim
Thursday, May 15, 2008
T & I went to the zoo with his preschool today. It was really fun, and we could go at our own pace. He seemed to attach himself to another family! Luckily, they were very nice about it. T was most happy to see the zebras and giraffes today. We spent about 2 hours at the zoo and really enjoyed ourselves. It was pretty hot today, but I'm still glad we went. T ran from one thing to the next. He just loved seeing the animals. He wanted to crawl in and touch the huge turtle. It was quite cute!! We'll definitely have to come back with all of the boys this summer.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
T is VERY happy with his pickin's
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
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J gave me a decorated container with 2 sunflower seedlings
T made some chocolate dipped treats at school for Mom. The part that "it's for Mom" escaped T because he started to scream when I ate a pretzel!
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Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
As T & I were getting our receipt checked at the exit of Sam's Club today, we noticed a penny on the ground, under a shopping cart the worker was leaning on. I mentioned it, and T easily crawled under the cart and picked it up. Instead of immediately putting it into his pocket, he started to hand it to the Sam's Club worker. He was so surprised that a child would not claim it as his own, but rather give it to it's "rightful" owner. I was proud, too. The worker told T he could keep it and T just smiled and jumped in delight. Then he carefully slipped it into his pocket to bring home. I was reminded of T's sweet spirit and awareness of others, and I got a little taste of Heaven today with his act of kindness.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
Last night, when T & I were talking about preschool, I asked him what he wanted to bring for the "Share Bucket" (He gets to bring an item for a 'show-and-tell' every day). Without hesitation, he said, "B!", as in his big brother. He was serious. I gave him a few other suggestions and then we went onto doing other things. Then, this morning, I asked him again about what he wanted to bring for the Share Bucket, and he said, "B!" , as in "I ALREADY told you what I'm bringing!!" It was a good thing that B had already left for school by then. There might have been a fight on my hands!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Have you ever looked in the mirror at the END of your day and wondered, "How long has THAT been in my teeth?" or "How long has my fly been open?!" "Why didn't anyone say something!!??" Well, as I was brushing my teeth and washing my face the other night, I noticed that I only had eye make-up on ONE eye! I kept doing a double-take in the mirror trying to figure out how I managed this one. How weird is that? I must have been very distracted that morning! I just have to laugh at myself. Anyone have a similar story to share???
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Dad's helping T with his melting ice cream cone. What's funny is that T insisted on having a cone, so we ordered him one and asked for a cup to put it in. He immediately took out the cone and set it aside! Go figure!!
We took the family over to Dairy Queen for Blizzards. Ohh, they were SO good! We sat outside & ate our Blizzards. It was such a beautiful evening. When we got back home, we finished off FHE with our scriptures, a song, and our family prayer. It was very simple, but yummy.
Monday, May 5, 2008
In case it's a little hard to tell, I'll clarify: that's a FOOTPRINT on the top of my piano! Definitely not a large one by any means. Probably from a small child ... say 3 or 4 years old. When questioned, it was denied. My mom used to always say: "When I find "Not Me", he's in DEEP trouble!!" Anyway, talk about some indisputable, hard evidence! What was he doing up there anyway??? ... oh, and the fact that there is a pile of dust on my piano hasn't slipped past me either!
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Sunday, May 4, 2008
I went outside to find the boys to call them in for dinner. I found them just sitting on the banister, out on the porch, just chatting and playing with the leaves. I just stood there for a minute to observe. They were in their own little world, enjoying one another. This was one of the really great 'moment's in time', or as my Mom says, they were 'making memories.'
Saturday, May 3, 2008
We've been talking for a while about when we would get our pool set up in the backyard. What got us moving quickly is the fact that our city will soon be imposing water limits. So, we'd have to pay more $$ to fill up our pool if we waited. This year, our pool is about 6 to 10 inches deeper. Though an in-ground pool would be very nice, we're grateful for a place to cool off in the hot summers. Well worth the $$.
We had SUCH a busy day. We worked a lot around the house and yard. Lots of check marks on the chore chart. Mom likes that!! G did lots of shopping. He took N out this morning, and then B out later in the day. T & I squeezed in a small nap together after reading a few books. Then we went on a short bike ride to the park. Didn't last too long because J developed a nasty blister, and he wanted to go back home. Can't say I blame him. The blister was pretty bad. He had been working SO hard to complete the 'monkey bars' and it just shredded his palms.
After showers and baths for the boys, we piled onto our blankets and pillows to watch a movie together. We enjoyed yummy brownies, too. We're worn out, but happy.