Wednesday, December 30, 2009
took down all the Christmas stuff.
rearranged the front room. (It looks beautiful.)
read the first 9 chapters of 1 Nephi.
played Monopoly with Matthew. (He kicked my trash.)
did NOT take a nap. (I wanted one.)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The lovely gifts waiting to be discovered. Santa was rude this year. He only filled stockings and he gave the kids electric toothbrushes. The best part was they didn't believe me when I told them that was all they were getting from him! MUHAHAHA!I LOVE LOVE LOVE bedhead pictures and they are even better when the person is still tired. Matthew bought this white board for Nicole and I think her ink is almost dried out she's used it so much.
It is probably needless to say that Nicole was NOT pleased with my fantastic haircutting skills, so we took care of that in short order.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This is Nicole's lovely Christmas Stocking. (I just wrote stalking and then had to correct it.)
Nicole does not love Cinderella anymore. When she was begging me to make her that stocking (made the same typo) I was worried that she would one day out grow her love of the princess but then guessed probably not since I still love some of my favorite childhood characters.
It turns out my concern was valid. Nicole had been embarrassed of her stocking for 2 years. She hides it when people come over and and is unhappy if I remind her that she used to LOVE Cinderella.
So, out of the kindness of my heart, I have made Nicole a new Christmas Stocking.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I was annoyed by it but let it slide--it's the first day of Christmas Break.
Tonight when I kissed her goodnight I noticed that she was really warm. Apparantly faking being sick with a 100.8 temperature doesn't really count as faking. I've given myself another 'best mom ever' award.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I love my job--that's a blesssing because last year at this time, I HATED it.
I'm an entrepreneur. Stay tuned for more details--unless I need a bail out.
I got a Christmas Card from little brother who is on mission in PA. He didn't sign it. haha That made me laugh.
I'd like to invite you all to make me a pie. I like pie.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Where's my shoes?
Can I hot lunch?
______ hid my agenda.
______ has gum.
______Do I have to brush my teeth? (My youngest is TEN YEARS OLD! When do they outgrow grossness?)
What's for breakfast?
For Christmas I want ________.
On my birthday can we go to Chuck E Cheese? (Both were born in the summer)
I think I want build a bear from Santa.
When can we go to Thai?
You promised the next time we go to Wichita I can with you.
Can we eat Thai when we go to Wichita?
When are we going to Wichita?
_______ slept in that!
_______ is drinking milk. (This is not again any rule I know of)
Where's the hammer?
Can we paint my room?
I had homework!
Can you draw a bridge and floorplan of the house for me?
What's a floor plan?
TIME FOR DEVOTIONAL!!
sigh...I'm tired before it hits 7am.
ps, Ken sleeps through all of this almost every morning. On the other mornings, he's just getting home from a graveyard shift and he just ignores it. :)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We met up with our friends, Ben and Liz. This is their handsome son, David.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I had a long day. I am tired. I'll write tomorrow.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Today in Relief Society we were reminded about the martyrdom of Joseph Smith. I reread section 135 of the Doctrine and Covenants. As we approach his birthday I'd like to recommend that you reread it too.
Apparantly we've started the Christmas Break Schedule early...It's 8pm and they're watching a movie. It should be over in an hour. I know I should make them go to bed but I LOVE hearing them laugh. What's another hour?
Nicole and Matthew gave the talk and scripture in primary today. One of the leaders told me they did a really nice job. That made my heart smile.
I need a good idea for my Christmas Letter. I need to write it soon. Suggestions are encouraged.
Have a good night! ps, I still hate cats.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
*I cleaned my room today.
*Ken and I went Christmas shopping tonight. It was fun to spend time with him but I don't really feel excited for Christmas so the shopping was only so so.
*I've had heartburn for 3 days...anyone know why?
3 fun things our family does during Christmas are...
*Building and Eating Gingerbread Houses on Christmas Day.
*We put together puzzles...as many as we can during Christmas Break. Last year we (I) did 7.
*We eat homemade Chinese Food on Christmas Day. Growing up, my family did it on Christmas Eve. We go to our Relief Society President's House for Christmas Eve so we have moved that meal to Christmas Day.
I hope you have a great weekend! See you tomorrow.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Kate is a genius. (I copied this idea from her.)
It's too cold to go to work.
I'd like to have sticky corn for breakfast.
song lyrics...though I'm sniffing and sneezing, afraid that I'll freeze, it's the best time of the year.
I'm going to call in sick. (I really don't feel well...not just the psychosematic kind either)
I think I'll make beirocks for dinner.
Duncan is the only kid I know that can take cute little animal toys and make them weapons. (Direct quote...you want me to hit you this bunny rabbit?)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Dan in Real Life is one of my favorite movies. It's funny and touching and I love Steve Carell, so that just makes the movie even better. Here's a clip of one of my favorite parts. I tried to find this on YouTube last night but didn't find a copy clear enough, so I made my own. If you haven't seen this movie, you should rent it. You can also watch it instantly on Netflix.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I went and picked up the kids, they were 10 minutes late to school and I was 17. Oh well. We had good intentions.
Tonight at dinner Matthew had some interesting info for us. His high was that he is now a cop. Then he said, 'I have some business to discuss. I am now a cop.' I was asked him what that means and he said, 'It means that you will now be getting tickets if there are any disturbances.' I asked him a couple more questions then he finally gave us the details... If it gets too noisy, we get a ticket. If there are arguments, we get tickets. If I tell him to practice the piano, I get a ticket. If Nicole practices her clarinet and it squeaks, she gets a ticket. If anyone blows a tire, they get a ticket. I asked him who his superior was and he doesn't have one.
In other news...
Tonight during the prayer for dinner Nicole prayed that 'Dad's funeral would be nice and a lot of people will attend.' NO, Ken did not die...he is just working a funeral today.
Duncan threw up at school today and we were all glad that he had to go home early.
Our low today is 20 and we haven't reached it yet.
Matthew jimmy rigged the Uno Attack game so that he could use AA batteries instead of C's. He's a genius. I worry he'll burn the house down one day.
Both the kids had detention today. I'm a proud Mamma.
Lastly, I cut Nicole's hair on Saturday and I think it turned out pretty well. ps, when I say I cut her hair, I mean, Nicole cut her own bangs, unsupervised, and I cut the rest of her hair.