Friday, December 30, 2011

Wise Guy

My dad, Daddo, was talking about the Christmas story, explaining that there isn't proof that there were only 3 wisemen.

The conversation went something like this:

Daddo: There's no proof in the Bible that there were only 3 wisemen. It says that there were three gifts brought and that is why we tell the story with three wisemen.

David: Well, if there were more, they weren't very wise because they didn't bring gifts.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Sweet Christmas

We ended our Christmas day by making our Gingerbread house. It was sweet. The whole day was sweet.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

The Morning Mess

This morning I walked into the kids' bathroom only to find pee all over the bathroom floor.

I interrogated my boys. No one wanted to admit who missed the toilet. We considered which bathroom they went to and who was most awake. I asserted that Thomas could have been awake but not paying attention.

Then, with an angelic smile on his face, Thomas said,
"Well, the lights were off."

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011 was fun and full of sweets.

We made caramel apples for the first time. Momma made pumpkin cookies. Daddy carved a pumpkin- after receiving lots of suggestions for the face- and all of the kids painted pumpkins. We ate a pumpkin pizza (from Papa Murphy's) and then we went Trick or' Treating. We were so full from dinner and sweets that we decided to wait a day to try out our apples.

Here are some pictures from our fun day.
This is more pictures that I'd normally throw in a blog post but I couldn't get Facebook photo uploads to work for me today.

Caramel Apples



Trick or' Treating
Jonathan and David were both Ninjas. Thomas was a robot and Elisabeth was a unicorn.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Elisabeth on Love

Elisabeth was crying and throwing a mini-fit. I was rubbing her back. We had this conversation about love.

(Momma) Elisabeth, I love you.
(Elisabeth) I don't love you.
(Momma) I will always love you, no matter what.
(Elisabeth) I only love you when I am happy.
(Momma) Do you love anyone when you are unhappy?
(Elisabeth) Only God.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Overheard at Bathtime

"Momma, I like being creative but I do not like taking baths."

Thomas, age 6

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Soccer Saturday

~A few pictures of the family during David and Thomas's soccer game today~

Daddy catching a few minutes with David on the sidelines when he was out during one quarter

Thomas planking - during the game

Momma intently watching the game with one sweet looking Elisabeth on her shoulders

Jonathan giving the camera one of his best smiles

Friday, October 07, 2011

Hello Kitty Land, anyone?

We are planning a family vacation for next year. We are headed to Disneyland and Legoland. This will be a first for the family. We are all excited about the trip. The boys are especially excited about Legoland. But Elisabeth is not that impressed with the idea.

Every time we talk about Legoland, Elsie says,

"I want to go to Hello Kitty Land!"

She's adamant and doesn't seem to understand that Hello Kitty land doesn't exist.

Sometimes she says,

"I want to go to Hello Kitty World! I mean, Hello Kitty land, actually."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

School Highlights 9/21

School highlights for my boys today:

Thomas was told he should be a chef when he grows up.
During lunch, Thomas was adding pretzels to his brownie when a cub scout leader (the leader was handing out cub scout stickers) said he liked it. Thomas said, "Wait, I don't have the raisins, yet." He added raisins for a delightful dessert.

David got to move seats in his class.
He had to put his head down for five minutes at the beginning of recess. He had been laughing a lot because another kid was really funny. He said, "My teacher thought I was goofing off but the other kid was just really funny." He "got to" move seats because after his 5 minute time out, he told the teacher the other kid was bothering him.

Jonathan was asked if he would feel comfortable being in the independent, novel reading group.
And now all is right in his world.

Her 1st Shave

The other night, Elisabeth decided to shave.

She shaved a little too close and called my name in a panic. I met her in the hall. Her hands were covered in blood. Blood was all over her chin and on her neck. It was messy.

Turns out, it wasn't a big cut. It was just on the bottom part of her lip, which is a very sensitive part to cut and it bleeds a lot.

When I asked her about it, she said she was "trying to shave like Daddy."

She also said she is never going to do that again.

Side note: It's interesting to me that not one of my boys has ever tried to shave. Or, maybe they asked and I said, "No". She didn't ask, which makes me wonder about her desire to achieve (for a lack of a better way to put it).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lake Tahoe

On August 7th we went to South Lake Tahoe. This was the kids first visit to Lake Tahoe. They loved exploring. They climbed trees, inspected pine cones, and looked at the lake in amazement. I can tell we are going to enjoy Lake Tahoe.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our Nevada House

Tomorrow is Moving Day (again!). We got the keys to our house tonight. The movers will bring our stuff in the morning. We looking forward to getting settled. Let the unpacking begin!

We love the swing that came with the house.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

THE Water Park

When the kids were struggling to get excited about moving, we went online and showed them the website for the water park in the town where we were relocating. We watched the online videos of the water slides. The boys knew the slides by name. And so it was that when we talked about moving, they talked about THE water park.

This past Sunday was the day we took them to THE water park. As expected, we all had a blast.

I took a slew of pictures and didn't even take pictures of everything in the park.There were more rides and activity areas. The place is amazing.

Elisabeth and Thomas by the sign. (This was actually at the end of the day on the way out.)

Jane Anne and Elisabeth looking cool in shades.

Elisabeth takin' it easy in the pool.

Jonathan on the Scorpion ride.

Seth and Thomas on the Scorpion ride. (Thomas was the first to do this ride. You can see a picture of that, here: Thomas on the Scorpion)

David trying out a slide on his belly.

Jane Anne and Elisabeth on a slide.

Thomas on the Fire side of the Fire and Ice slide.

Elisabeth and the frog.

David in the Montego Bay Wave Pool.

Seth and David

Jonathan smiling because "It was awesome."