Monday, January 2, 2012

The Flirt

Every summer we take swimming lessons from a family in our church congregation.  Last summer, little Zoey made friends with their 13 year old son.  It was pretty cute to watch how he doted on her.  He'd push her on the swings and pull her in the wagon.  She just had him hanging on her little pinky finger.

In the last couple of months she has discovered him in church.  She waves to him and flirts and is always looking for him.  Last week, we happened to sit in front of his family and she was shameless.  It was almost embarrassing, but his mother was getting such a kick out of it. At one point, I told Zoey to take it down a few notches and she says to me, "But mom, he's so HOT!"

I said, "You're five years old.  You shouldn't be calling boys hot."

Then she says to me, with a very disgusted look on her face, "Mom......I'm almost ten."

I was so worried about Hali being a wild teenager, but somehow I think she'll be tame compared to this one.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Swear Words

My children have a huge aversion to swear words.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm happy they are very uncomfortable with them.  But sometimes it can make things awkward.  Let me explain. 

Every night before bedtime, we gather the children on our bed and read the scriptures together.  It's a nice bonding time for us.  Every time a swear word like hell comes up, they substitute the word heck.  It's kind of funny.  We've tried to explain that when you are talking about the place, you are not really swearing, but they are still uncomfortable and continue to substitute other words for it.

Well, tonight we were reading about the ten commandments and it was my turn to read.  I came to verse about coveting your neighbors things, including his ass (meaning donkey).  My kids all spoke over me and substituted the word "butt" for the word ass.  Scott and I started to laugh as we explained that you wouldn't covet your neighbor's butt.  Of course, that got the kids giggling and imagining people saying "wow, my neighbor has a great butt!   Sure wish I had that butt!"  It took awhile to calm those giggles down!  I'm still laughing just thinking about it!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Remodeling Project!

I have so much to blog about. like our whole summer, but I'm trying to gather all the pictures together. It's amazing how scattered they can be when digital. Anyway, I thought I'd let you see what we've been doing to our house. It's a big project that will take forever to do! I'm hoping to get it done by next year when Porter is baptized.

So we have this little vestibule area when entering from our garage. I unfortunatly don't have a before picture. It was painted yellow, though. Now it's not!

I just love the wood panneling look.  We kept it kind of simple in here, but are going to add some more details as we bring it out into the living spaces.  I'm very excited to see the end results!  But we have a long way to go!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Regan!!

It feels like I just keep doing birthday posts!  Today is Regan's 14th birthday! It seems like not too long ago she looked like this:

 She still does that goofy smile.

Regan still cracks me up.  She's so sarcastic and I have no idea where she got that!  Must be from her dad.  She's such a good soul and never wavers in her quest to do what right.  I'm so proud of her and so happy she is my first born. 

Love you, Regan.  Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Zoey!

My baby is 5!!!

And yes, I'm wondering where all the time has gone.  At least, I get one more year before she goes into Kindergarten. 

Zoey rules her siblings.  She can get them to do anything for her.  She starts to cry and they do everything they can to get her to smile.  She knows how to work the system!  She's so smart and love to play with her family.  She loves dance and pre-school!  And she has the weirdest fear of fire truck/ police car sirens.  It's a serious fear.  She freaks when she hears sirens.  And we have the fortune of living across the street from a fire station.  Makes life fun.

Zoey has the greatest laugh!  You can't help but laugh with her!  It's the best sound in the world!

We love you, Zoey!  Happy Birthday!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK

I have so much to blog about, but that will have to wait for a while.  If I stay too long on the computer, it starts to make my eyes go buggy.  In fact, their bugging me now!

On Friday, July 8th, I had PRK surgery.  It's a type of laser vision correction surgery.  Kind of the old school LASIK.  See, my eyes weren't compatible with the newer stuff and I had to go with the old version, if I wanted vision correction surgery at all.  I'm not sure I really understood what the difference was going to be.  I should have treated it like the major surgery it was, but I chose to treat it like LASIK, sure I would be back to church by Sunday.  Not so.  By Monday night I thought I would go crazy!

Let me explain the difference between the surgeries.  And if you are a little squeemish, I suggest you skip to the next paragragh.  In LASIK, they cut a flap in the top layer of your eye and reshape your eye with the laser so that your eye will interpret what you see correctly.   When the reshaping is done they fold that flap back over and it adhears to your eye.  With PRK, they completly remove the top layer of your eye and then reshape it.  Then you have to regrown the top layer.  Takes a bit more time to do that.

With LASIK you are pretty much seeing the next day.  With PRK, it could take up to six months before everything is really crisp and my eyes are fluxuating pretty good.  Somedays I see well, other's not so much.  The first weekend was terrible!  Everything was blurry, I couldn't read or get on the computer and the tv was really fuzzy.  By Monday night, I was so bored!  And I had so much to do and couldn't see to get it done!  I so wasn't prepared. 

Scott helped out a lot on the weekend, but had to return to work on Monday.   By Tuesday, the kids had places they had to be and my vision wasn't great.  Not terrible, but not great.  And yes, I did drive.  I had to!  Luckily they were all close by, so no accidents.  Luckily

My eyes are still fluxuating, but not really badly.  My left eye seems to be good, but the right eye is still pretty bad.  It feels a lot like I'm running around with only one contact in.  I'm not really feeling the advantage of the surgery, yet.  I'm still fussing with my eyes so much that it feels just like with contacts. 

Yes, this is all normal.  They warned me all about this before the surgery. I just didn't hear them very clearly.  And I know that by Christmas I'll be really happy I can see without contacts or glasses.  I'm just really ready to be able to read without having to rest my eyes every minute, because the words are blurring!

It may take another week or so before I can blog about all the fun stuff we've been doing this summer, but I will!  Keep checking back!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just My Luck

So, this is how things work in this household.  Whenever, there is new technology purchased, Scott gets the lastest and greatest and I get his hand me downs.  It's just how it works. 

So, yesterday, my lovely son thought he could play a game on my iPhone and pee at the same time.  Yes,  I said pee.  And you can imagine how that worked out.  He's not as talented as he thought.  So, now my phone isn't functional.  I guess the good thing about it all is I get a new phone.  And maybe an iPhone 4!  Woo Hoo!!!  I get the new technology before my husband!  I will have the better phone!!!  Yes!!!

Well....not so much.  Seems my phone isn't eligable for an upgrade.  So I pay a small fortune for a new phone or I wait until August to upgrade.  I can't even get my same phone without paying more for it now, than I did origionally!!  Are you kidding me?!  But the "good" news is that Scott's number is eligable for a upgrade.  Seriously?!  So, now, the cheapest way to fix this is by Scott getting the new iPhone 4 and I get his current phone.  Figures.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Porter!!

My only son turned 7 today.  I can't believe how fast they grow.  It seems like not too long ago he looked like this:

And yes, he really did sleep like that.  It was the funniest thing!
Porter is hilarious!  Just two days ago he said to me, "Mom, I can't wait until tomorrow, then I can say I can't wait until tomorrow!"  He was talking about his birthday.  And I love how he calls instructions, "constructions"!  He's a total momma's boy and I love it!  He loves to snuggle with me and I'll be so sad when he doesn't want to anymore!

Porter loves his lego's.  He could sit and build things all day long.  He's been playing baseball this year and has been having so much fun.  But I think he loves the social aspect of it more than the game.  Surprise, surprise.  I can't figure out why my kids are so social.  Hum. He's been quoting movies a lot, too.  We just introduced the kids to Monty Python's The Holy Grail the other night and that's all he's quoting now!  So, Uncle Ken and Uncle Jordan, you'll have another inductee to your group at Lake Powell this year!

Happy Birthday, Bud!!