Friday, February 27, 2009

Famous Last Words

Children caught in the act of their savagery
"You're killing me, Physically killing me!" Those might just be my husband's famous last words, but it will probably be "uggggggh." Seriously! I am an ER nurse after all, I know that people don't die, very often, choking out something eloquent! But in case he does kick the bucket in "death by children" this will be his last statement. I have always thought it was funny, because obviously if someone is killing you, it is most likely in a physical way- am I right or am I right?! Just to give you some insight into this statements use, I will share an example. This morning my husband was not too happy with our two older children and the tirade began like this, " 3 bathroom trips, your mama coming home after work, and one maxi pad change all which woke up the daddy..." And it ended with me filling in the blank, "you're killing me, physically killing me!" Poor Daddy! Have no fear, I, super nurse/sexy hot mama, will never let childhood overactive bladderitis physically kill you. Tonight there will be no more to drink after 6 pm and booby traps will be set for anyone daring to get out of their beds before 6 am! And as a side note, sexy hot mama does not have to work tonight! Be brave poor Daddy, your rescue is assured!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fun Little Game

Here is a little bit of fun…..

Here is how it works-the 1st 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive at some point during this year a handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment here write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going( or cut and one will judge you, cause that is what I did). Then come back and let me know you are going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift. Remember only the 1st 3 will qualify. Good Luck!!! And PS I will actually get it sent out sometime- not like that Christmas prize that is still sitting in my living room waiting for me to take it to the post office!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Abundance of Talents

One of the fun things we have started as a Primary Presidency is an annual Talent show for the children. It is amazing how many talents come out. We had everything from gymnastics, to violin to magic, to poetry, to singing. Some did 2 or 3 talents! It was a very fun day and the kids really seem to love it. This is the only year that I had all 4 of my kids performing. Emma is still technically in primary until the end of the year (she is in limbo!) She did a card trick that I showed her. Samuel showed a cartoon that he had drawn of his favorite made up character- The Incredible Chunk of Fudge. But his friends kept egging him on and so at the end he did a back flip. It was the highest he has ever gotten. He landed perfectly straight, not bent over at all! This is Joseph's talent.

And Max ran/walked backwards. It was very cute! I hope the next presidency will honor the tradition and keep this up! What fun for the kids and the parents!

Daily Scripture trials

I remember growing up doing all kinds of things to try and make daily scripture study work for us. I think my family did an excellent job at trying! We are doing the same. We started when the kids were small, reading to them when they were in the bathtub. We have gone through the pictures in the gospel art kit, we have read the little picture/cartoon books with them and we have tried various times and places. We keep trying even thought it is not easy. We don't have a set time that we read them for- just whenever the craziness gets too much to focus anymore. Does this sound familiar to you?:
It's Emma's turn to read- she reads while Samuel corrects about every 10th word she reads and we have to keep saying "Samuel" or "he's right. Read the words in front of you. There's a big difference in with God and by God!" Now it is Samuel's turn to read.
Emma: Look at my arm. It's all red
Me (holding a squirmy Max): those are rug burns from your planks that we did together.
Emma: Well they hurt.
Remember we are still reading at this point. Now it is Dad's turn to read. Joseph has been stirring and stirring his fiber and juice for about 5 minutes straight. Dad starts reading
Joseph: Can I have chocolate milk now?
Me: Not until you drink your juice.
Joseph: But, I've tried and I can't drink anymore.
Dad stops at this point to say, if you can't finish what you already have then why would we give you more to drink. Dad continues.
Max is trying very hard to get a Bakugon open. I try to help him and then Emma says, "it's easy, let me try." and then fails.
Me: Drink it Joseph!
At this point I fling the Bakugon against the floor board, because I heard one of the kids say if you throw it at a wall really hard it will open. No such luck. Sorry.
At this point we all start laughing and singing "Wild Angels, Wild Angels, watching over you and me." Dad doesn't get it, until he rereads what he just read. He had stopped when the Bakugon hit the wall, then started up right where he had left of, "while the angels," of course he dropped most of the "the" and it became, "while-da angels,".
Joseph now gets his chocolate milk, repeats a verse and we close. Hmm I guess Mom was part of the problem this day! Hee hee. That was my inner child who sits still but isn't really being reverant coming out! Is this just an unruly family scripture study or is this typical? What's your experience? Do you have a better way? (OK, besides mother being more reverant!)

Cute, but otherwise a pain!

No, I am not talking about my children here. I am talking about the Valentine's I made this year. My inner super mom decided to pop out this Valentine's day. I saw a cute picture of some valentines in Family Fun Magazine and I just had to do them. First- they took a really long time to put together. My friend Midori helped- thanks Midori! And I had my daughter cut out all the faces to the little ipod looking things for me while I was at work one day. Even Max helped me glue, but they still took a long time! Second the "headphones" got all tangled up on themselves until some of them were impossible to get undone. My 9 year old was so frustrated that he ended up not giving his out at all! They did turn out cute- but otherwise they were a complete pain! My verdict- only do these if you have plenty of time and only a few people to give them to!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

So, What would you do?

I have had a feeling that my time as a member of the Primary Presidency was up, since September. That's been 5 months now! I am not very good at waiting for anything to happen and 5 months is a long time to be put on hold. The other day the President was going to see the Bishop and asked if I wanted her to tell him that I was ready. I told her no, don't say anything, but after church I felt like I really should be honest. I tried to call her, but she had already gone to meet with him. So at New Beginnings on Tuesday, I pulled one of the counselors aside and told him. Instantly, I felt guilty. Yes, that's me- guilt-ridden! I had discussed it with my husband before and asked what he thought. He said, "well, where do you want to be?" I couldn't answer that question, except with a lot of "I really don't want to be put into _______." So he advised me to just be happy and enjoy what I was doing instead of complaining. Well, apparently I am just not good at that! I love being in the primary. I love who I work with. I will miss them so bad when I am released. I guess my inner army brat is just coming out in me and after almost 3 years doing the same thing, I am ready to mix things up! Really crazy- I know. But what would you do?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Big day

Yesterday was a big day in our house. Emma went to her very first New Beginnings. They introduced her and two other girls as the newest Beehives and then introduced the only other girl that will be coming in for a year and a half. She will be coming in a couple weeks. For some reason this seemed to me to be Emma's official introduction into YW- sort of a Coming out, if you will. To me, it was a big enough deal to have a photo shoot. I didn't have a lot of time (we ended up having premade sandwiches from Costco for dinner), but I thought some of the pictures turned out pretty well for someone who doesn't have a clue what she is doing, but does have a nice new 50mm f1.4 lens! Yeah me!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love it when...

Via Cell Phone
You take me to a restaurant or movie that you would never go to and which is full of nothing but women, just because you love me! Thanks for taking me to the Melting Pot the other day. It was very fun, even if I did gain a couple of pounds by the time we left! You are the best man in the whole world!