Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sweet Children

1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.

3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.

4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.

6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bath Time: An Institution for Patience

Bath time is like an institution for patience.

"No Splashing"
"Turn the water off"
"Sit down"
"No drinking the water"

And, "I said, No Splashing", about 15 more times, sums it up.

I figure "Bath Time" is a success if the water stays in the tub, most the shampoo gets rinsed away and the kiddies get wetter than I do.

Friday, January 18, 2008

More Kyanne Quotes

1. "Mom, I'm sorry for throwing up raspberries on you." (next post for gooey details)

2. "It's Heavenly Father! Look, it's Heavenly Father." Refrence to the Columbia Pictures Statue of Liberty at the beginning of a movie.

3. "I want to give you a true love kiss." (A kiss with a twist!)

4. "Mom, I wish our house would turn into McDonalds."

Sick as a dog but, cute as a PUPPY.

Poor Ky is sick as a dog. She went to play with Grandma today and when they got back, she just looked ill. But, it wasn't until I offered her a "case-a-walla" (quesadilla) and she declined that I knew for sure.

So, Daddy carried the limp little thing down to her bed and that's when it happened, in an instance her face turned several shades of green and then red and then out it all came, more pre-chewed raspberries than I've ever seen in my life. I tried to catch them, but my hands weren't big enough, and her dad wasn't fast enough, so the carpet, after much scrubbing, is a very light shade of pink.

I feel sort of guilty admitting this but, I love sick kidlings. I love them not sick too, but there is something so precious about those big sad eyes, that makes you want to wait on them hand and foot and feed them terrible amounts of sugar. The sweet little whimpers, and all the snuggles, I can't help it, kids are teeth clenching adorable, when they're sick!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Casserole. It's so Alias.

The Casserole. Such a clever packaging for dinner. It's like covert ops. in the kitchen.

With toddlers that balk at the site of anything green, trying to push veggies is like trying for world peace, right? ("If you're gonna ask a question, give me time to respond. Unless your asking rhetorically, in which the answer is obvious - yes.")

Casserole: avoids the losing, broccoli vs. kid face off, skips the mommy tantrum, and the wasted veggies. Not only is it a one step meal, with minamal amnt. of dish useage, and an economical use for leftovers, but it's a delightful packaging for vegetables.

It's so 'Alias' sneaking all that healthy veg into one meal.

"When I was an adult..."

Ky was puttin' on the naughty show last night with Auntie Meg, so I intervened. While I was explaining that Aunt Meggie was an adult and she needed to obey her, Kyanne interrupted to say with all the dramatics of a A-List actress, "when I was an adult and Aunt Meggie was a kid she obeys me!" There you go.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Adoring Mommy vs. The Mommy Monster: Round 1

Today in church I can remember holding sweet little Fin and singing "As I have Loved You" and feeling the Spirit so strongly my heart felt like it might explode. I wish I could hold on to those sweet feelings endlessly.

Tonight as Jess and I tag teamed the 3 pips I felt anything but feelings of sweet peace, it was closer to borderline insanity. And, now as I reflect, I wonder why I can't hold onto those tender feelings of the Spirit during the witching hours of the evening when all the zoo animals need to be fed and watered.

Where does the adoring mommy go and how do I slay the "Mommy Monster" that too quickly takes her place?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Puppy Lovers. They come by it honestly.

Achievement Day 40's Program

The Achievement Day Girls did a fantastic job preforming in front of the elderly residents of McKenzie Retirement Home. They sang "Marizy Doats", swing danced to "Jump Jive n' Whail", did a pillow dance to Doris Day's "Pillow Talk", and sang some sweet primary songs. It was darling and the audience just loved the girls. Afterwards some of the ladies in the audience chatted, shook hands and even gave kisses to the girls.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mattress Sledding

Christmas Holidays

Christmas was a blast! We went down to Raymond to for Christmas eve games and treats at Jess' parents. It was fun insanity all rolled into one. There might be a positive correlation between traveling with small children and psychosis, but the fam's worth it!

Then we headed down to Nana and Poppy's house where we spent Christmas Day and had a wonderful Christmas dinner and little family program. Here's some shots, including Kayla's newest hair style (she said too many people were copying her old style so she had to be more drastic. I wish I could say she gets her guts from me and style for that matter.)