Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We finally have Home Teachers--Now to get them to stick around...

Our family has not had consistent home teachers in about 10 years. When John told me our home teachers wanted  to come for a visit, I was excited!  Sunday at 6pm rolled around and our home teachers showed up as promised.  We visited for a few minutes before Brother Butterfield started asking about General Conference.  Just as he began sharing a message from one of the talks that stood out to him, Eli sighed really loudly and exclaimed, "This is soooo boring!"
John and I were mortified! Brother Butterfield just laughed--good thing he has a sense of humor! (Granted Eli had been in time out for about 30 min. prior to the home teachers showing up for peeing behind the shed with the neighbors watching, but still!)
Guess we need to have an etiquette lesson for Family Home Evening before the home teachers come back....if they come back! Ha ha!
April 12, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Queen has Spoken



Lindey was getting tired while we were hiking out on the desert.  She asked John if he would pick her up.  He told her no. She pouted a little and John gave in saying, "Alright, fine. I will hold you."  As soon as she was perched on his shoulders she starting singing, "I'm the queen of daddy!"  Boy does she have that one right! :)
April 3, 2015

One Down, 5 to go...


 We went hiking on the desert and on our adventure we found a little dugout house.  Eli told us that he was going to live there.  We explained that there was no electricity, so he wouldn't have lights or his Kindle to play.  His response? "To live here you have to be a man, and men don't play video games, so I'd be alright.  I'll just light a fire and go hunting.  I'd only have this set of clothes, so I guess I'll have to wash these..."  It was so funny to listen to him think it through.  One thing he hadn't thought about was where he was going to go to the bathroom.  He didn't know.  We told him he would have to dig a hole to go in. He did not like the sound of that at all, and so we convinced him to come home with us.
April 3rd, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Repentance and Pennies

Tonight we had Suzette and her family over for Family Home Evening.  Eli was teaching the lesson about repentance. He started by asking, "Who in this family has stole something?"
We all looked at each other.
He asked again, "Who stole something?"
Again we all looked around. Finally, Zander said he had. Eli started grilling him about what he had stolen. Zander wasn't about to give up that information.
We, as the four adults, tried to get him back to the lesson, but he was fixated on knowing what was stolen and wouldn't move on.
John's niece, Samantha, finally said she had stolen a penny from her friend. (Because she left it on the floor of her bedroom.)  Eli then asked what his puzzle said (He had this lesson in Primary and the puzzle pieces had the steps to repentance on them). We told him what they said, and then he finally talked about what to do AFTER to make it better, and, since Sam said she had taken a penny, he was into telling her how to repent and that she needed to pay the person a penny back!  He made quite the example of her. Lol--It was hilarious!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Skipping along, do do, singing a song...

Lindey was skipping down the hall at the school.  I started singing to her, "Skip, skip, skip to my Lou....skip, skip, skip to my Lou....skip, skip, skip to my Lou...skip to my Lou my Darling."

Lindey grinned at me then started singing, "Skip, skip, skip to my Mom!"

I didn't even make the connection that we call her Lu and that "Lou" is in the song until she started singing back to me! Ha ha!

January 13, 2015

We're going to crash...

We were waiting to make a left turn at a stoplight and were at the front of the line.  Lindey looked up from her Kindle and calmly said, "Daddy, we are going to crash because there's a car right there." Then she went back to playing her Kindle.

(There was a car in the turn lane across from us.)

It made us laugh with how calm she was and so matter of fact about it! Gotta love kids!

January 9, 2015

Blink, blink, blink...

We were on our way to a Doctor's appointment in Provo and while driving through the canyon Eli was looking out the window.  He very excitedly said, "Look at the snow! They are blinking!"
"What are blinking?" I asked.
"The sparkles on the snow are blinking!"

It was beautiful!

January 9th, 2015
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