Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Things my mom taught me or maybe I'm teaching my kids

25 Reasons I Owe My Mom (I found this on another blog and thought it was too cute)

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
’If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.’

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
’You better pray that will come out of the carpet.’

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
’If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!’

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
’Because I said so, that’s why.’

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
’If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.’

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
’Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.’

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
’Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.’

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
’Shut your mouth and eat your supper.’

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
’Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck.’

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
’You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.’

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
’This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.’

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
’If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!’

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
’I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.’

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
’Stop acting like your father!’

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
’There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.’

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
’Just wait until we get home.’

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
’You are going to get it when you get home!’

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
’If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.’

19. My mother taught me ESP.
’Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?’

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
’When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.’

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
’If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.’

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
’You’re just like your father.’

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
’Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?’

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
’When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.’

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
’One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!’

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Along with all of the back to school stuff I updated the kids info down the side of the blog. Just thought I'd let you know incase you wanted to read it. Have a great day!

First Day of School!

It's official school has begun! MaKady is starting 5th grade and Meggan is in 2nd. Brock won't start preschool until next week and Gracie gets to spend her days running around with mom. It's amazing to watch them grow. It all happens so quickly. Here's hoping we all have a great day.

Monday, August 18, 2008


For some reason our family must love Cindrella. We've collected a Cinderella dress up outfit in 3 different sizes, and the oldest and youngest discovered that the other day. They had a "ball" playing. The middle one was having a moment and didn't want to do what the others were doing at the time so I missed having her in this picture as Cinderella too. Oh, well maybe another time.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

So grown up!

She wants so much to be like her big sisters. She found MaKady's DS and was playing just like they do. Kick backed and relaxed having a ball.

End of Summer

I noticed today that with all of the other posts I had been adding to our hair blog I had neglected this one a little so two posts today. WOW! Actually harvest is in full swing and Dust doesn't get home till dark and I let the kids take over. They built this huge tent all the kitchen chairs and tons of blankets and we left it up for two days. That is so unlike me. I usually make them put their creations away before we move on to the next activity. But hey nothing is normal during harvest. We ate lunch in it, played games and they had a great time.

Monday, August 11, 2008

No harvest isn't over

No harvest isn't over but I was tired of looking at the tractors on my background so I thought we would celebrate summer with flip-flops in the background for at least one more week. We start school next week so I'm sure I'll change it then as well. Hope you are all having a marvoulous day!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A new calling

This is Dustin trying to sneak in a little nap between meetings. He was called a couple of weeks ago to be the new second councilor in our bishopric. He has meetings before church and after church, which means Sundays have officially become the longest day of the week for mom. Actually we are all very proud of him and know that he will do an amazing job helping the members of our ward.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Brock

Brock's birthday was a couple of days ago but with the end of summer being so busy I haven't had a chance to blog about what an amazing kid he is. Brock wanted a skate board for his birthday and we settled on a skateboard cake and a new bike. He spent his birthday money on a play double barrel shotgun and a classic scooby doo movie. He also go spiderman pj's and a magnetic set. He is such a sweet boy who loves to wrestle with his dad, play with his sisters and love on mom. We are so grateful he is part of our family.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hair-New Blog

So my girls have developed a new passion for letting me play with their hair. We thought it would be easier to just create a blog to share all of the fun things we've tried. Feel free to check out the link in the right column and let us know what you think.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Candy, Candy and More Candy

We took the kids to the Caribou County Fair last night. They have a great parade that goes down main street then turns around and comes back. The kids made a haul! They got Frisbees, footballs, necklaces, otter pops, water bottles not to mention the candy. We came home and weighed the bag of candy after they had kept there mouths full the entire parade and it weighed in at 8.5 pounds. WOW!!!! They are taking a gallon bag to church today to give the bishop to use in the candy dish in his office and we still have way too much here at home. I'm sure well find a way to share it with all the neighbor kids.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Preschool Projects

Brock and Mom participated in a parent ran preschool program at school last year and as one of our projects in the spring we planted sunflowers. This variety is supposed to reach a height of 4-6 feet and have lots of flowers on one stalk. We did it before spring break so these little seeds had almost reached the top of my kitchen window before it was warm enough to plant them outside. They are doing really well and Brock is really proud of his plant. We are doing the preschool program again this fall and I think next year we'll find another place to plant sunflowers at home. They've been fun to watch grow and bloom...just like our kids are.