Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My little Picasso

I love kid drawings. They make me so happy. Luckily, my kids love to make drawings for me (well the girls still love it, the boys are too cool for that kind of baby stuff any more) so there are pictures all over my house all of the time. I especially love seeing the progression in skills and tendencies as the kids grow.

I scanned in a couple of pictures that Mya has made for me over the past 6 months. They are in chronological order. I love that we start with just the basic stick figure with eyes and not much else, then we add a little hair and some shoes, and finally we progress into clothing and more defined features. I just think it is adorable.

Also, I wanted to note that in the last picture, you will notice that Logan and Mya have nice big smiles, and mom has a sort of grimace. I wonder if that was an accident.....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Family Night at Temple Square

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I believe I have the most stubborn 3 year old in the whole world. The other day we were all leaving the house to go somewhere, and I attempted to get Mya dressed in something other than a fairy princess dress (my first mistake) and apparently the pants I chose for her were somehow offensive and she refused to put them on. Now I dont want to reveal too many details of my pathetic homemaking skills, so lets just say that these pants were our only laundry option. I started out trying to convince her to put them on by pointing out the cute ruffles and the heart embroidered on the butt.....nothing. I then moved to threatening ( idle threats of course) to leave her home while the rest of us went out. She seemed to prefer that option to the pants. Finally, we just had to physically force the pants on her. And let me tell you, it was not as easy as it may sound. That little girl has some amazing strength when she wants to. It took Rollin and me several minutes and several attempts to put those pants on her. Anyone looking in the window might have felt impressed to call child services. She screamed bloody murder the whole time, in fact, she sounded like a alley cat in the middle of a fight. We just could not help but laugh because it was so ridiculous and she was fighting so hard. She cried all the way to our activity and refused to get out of the car for about 10 minutes until she had calmed down. The best part was, later that night after I put on her pull-up for bed, she wanted me to put her pants back on, because now she loves them.

Last night, Logan's 2nd grade class had a program. As you can tell, they love America! It was such a cute little program, it reminded me of programs I used to do when I was in school: Patriotic quotes and facts, essays on "Why I love America," and all the great songs we all remember from elementary school....You're a grand old flag, Yankee Doodle, The 50 states song, etc. The kids wore flag neckerchiefs and hats (they all looked like they were working at the soda fountain) and there were props and bells and the whole shebang. It was short and sweet and very cute.

Way to go Logan!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Photo Tag

Thanks Brit for an excuse to do a blog entry.

Anyone who wants to join in the fun is tagged! (I am not sure that 6 people even read my blog.)


1. Go to your picture folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

2. Go to your 6th folder and then choose the 6th picture.

3. Post it on your blog and then tell the story that goes with the picture.

4. Tag 6 other lucky people to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog telling them about it.

Logan and Mya enjoying the Salt Lake Bees baseball game Summer 2007.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Draper Temple

Yesterday, the older kids and I had the opportunity to attend the temple dedication for the Draper Temple. It was so nice. We were in our seats for about an hour before the dedication began, and it was just like sitting in the chapel at the temple. Everyone was so quiet and there was lovely music playing and the spirit was just so amazing. There was a slide show playing with pictures of the various rooms in the temple and they look so lovely. There was a flower that was a continuing theme in the decor which I did not recognize, does anyone know what it is? I wondered if it was the Sego Lily, the Utah state flower. I am sure they explained it at the open house, but we were slackers and did not go.

The dedication meeting itself was amazing. The speakers did such a great job of talking about the importance of temples. President Monson was his usual cute and funny self and his dedicatory prayer was just wonderful and brought some tears to my eyes. I think the kids were a bit bored, but I had a good time so that is all that matters, right?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beautiful Nature

One of my truck driver applicants sent me a couple of lovely pictures that he took around his home in Nevada. I just thought they were so nice, I would share them with all my bloggy friends.

Arent those nice? I am determined to learn how to take pictures that well. Anyone know of any classes?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Who doesnt love blog fun and games?

Look at these fun crafts. Dont they look cool? And not too hard for the craftily challenged? That's exactly what I thought! I am going to make some, maybe one, maybe all, but definitely some. Want to win one of my attempts at one of these (or maybe different) crafts? Well, you can!!!
I have recently stumbled upon a great new bloggy bit o' fun in which bloggers, like me and you, give away a gift of some sort to a bloggy friend, with the understanding that the bloggy friend then has to do the same thing. Is that exciting or what? I thought so too!
So here is the deal, the first 3 people to leave a comment telling me just how cool you think I am, will win!! But remember, you then have to promise to "blog it forward" and do the same on your blog. Don't worry though, you don't have to make something or try your hand at crafts, you can just buy something.
Ok then.....GO!