Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When she's not eating yogurt with her sunglasses upside down,
she's waking up her baby sister or begging for some ice cream.
Either one is a pretty safe bet.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Things that made my day (yesterday)

With Chandler being in school all day I think I've been missing out on some of the humor he has to offer. So summer has reminded me of how funny he can be. Well, at least to his mother. Here is a sampling of things he said today that made today so worth it.

When I saw that Michael Jackson died, I told the kids and Chandler said, "I can't believe Michael Jackson died! He's was like my favorite singer. At least the Beach Boys are still alive."

Somehow Chandler "accidentally" pushed Baden off his bed and so Baden was hurt. Weeping, wailing, and gnashing of the teeth. I was feeding Clara so I couldn't help Baden out, so I told Chandler that I wanted him to console Baden. He kept refusing to do it and finally I ask why he won't obey me and he starts crying and in-between sobs says, "Because I'm a man! And men don't do those sorts of things." (it was really funny and I lost all sensitivity and started laughing, but really I'm gonna bust the chops of the macho man who is feeding him such lies. And I know it's not Brian.)

I was trying to pull a fast one on them tonight and skip reading scriptures, but Carson set me straight so I repented and summarized the story of Abraham and Isaac. When I finished Chandler said, "Mom, don't you read the Bible? That is not how it ended." Then he proceeds to tell about the sheep in the thorny bush etc... Then he asks me if I need to borrow his Bible stories. I've been sufficiently humbled.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stop the clock!

My babe is 2 months old.
Growing, growing, growing!
We love her overpowering cheeks and her serious nature (she's got some Lybbert genes).One thing we know for certain. It is virtually impossible for a baby to get too much lovin'.
She's a keeper, that's for sure.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My saving grace

I'll be flying solo for half the week so my cousin, Katie Sue, has come to the rescue. She arrived yesterday and I don't think she's left Kate's side since she got here. She even slept on the floor by her crib! It's got me thinking that adopting an 11 year old might be a brilliant idea.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Letters

I love reading the weekly emails from my brother Andrew who is on a mission. But, I have to say the one he sent today is my favorite. He's right. It's all about obedience and sacrifice. Good lessons to remember.


Napoleon style

Thanks for the Costco tip, Debie!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last Day of School

Some of us are more excited than others.
I'll let you guess who's who.

Chandler 2nd grade Carson Kindergarten

I have approximately 67 hours to figure out how exactly I will keep myself these bundles of energy busy all SUMMER LONG!

Care to share what you will be doing to keep your children entertained?
I'd love some ideas...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Clara's Day

Yesterday was Clara's blessing day.
It was a special day for our family.
Brian gave her a beautiful blessing.
She wore a beautiful dress my mom made her. (based on only a picture!)
After church we had a delicious meal and enjoyed the company of family.
You will just have to believe me that the day was wonderful because the pictures that were captured towards the end of our day don't do it justice.

See what I mean?

We are going to have to try again another day.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Life is beautiful

(if only they'd bloom all year long)

Doesn't this little video make you want to keep a little notebook and a pen by your bed?
Sure makes me want to.
In fact I'm going to.