Monday, November 9, 2015

Flower Power!

We were playing a game called "Beat the Parents" with the kids.  We asked the kids, "What is another name for "Flower Child"?

The kids discussed it for a few seconds then Zander blurted out, "A Bloomer!!"

Ha ha!  No, the answer was Hippie. LOL
Peace out!

November 6, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

There's a Hole in My Sock!

Micah came into the scrapbook room and said, "Mom, I have a hole in my sock."
If you have boys, you know this is not uncommon. (At least my boys.) So I totally wasn't expecting what came next.
When I turned to look at him, this is what I saw:
I busted up laughing!  I couldn't help it!  Every time I look at this picture, I chuckle.
What a crazy, crazy, kid! August 15, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

So Annoying!

We went to Lagoon last Tuesday, July14, with John's family.  We go every year and the kids always look forward to it.  They plan out exactly which rides they want to go on and the order they will ride them in.  John and his siblings talk about doing the same thing when they were little. :)

We went on a few of the kid rides, and then went over and tried to get on a few of the bigger rides.  The minimum height on most of those rides is 46".  Eli measured in at 45" tall, and, sadly, was unable to ride them.  I decided to part ways with John and the older kids and take Eli and Lindey to the rides they could do.  As we were walking back to Kiddieland, Eli said, "Only being 45 inches tall is kind of annoying!"

It cracked me up! :)  Good thing he's not done growing yet...45 inches is such an annoying height!

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!
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