Sunday, December 14, 2008
Michael: "If you are really good Santa will bring you lots of presents!"
Matthew: (Laughs with excitement)
Michael: "If you are really bad then Santa will come and fart in your stocking."
Matthew: "Na uh!"
Well, there we have it folks...Santa too has felt the pinch of the economy's downturn. He can no longer afford coal so he has turned to a free renewable resource!
I hope you have all been very, very good!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
1. I am an extremely private person and most people do not really know me.
2. I love, love, love shoes!!! The more the merrier! My motto is: If the shoe fits...buy it in every color!
3. I enjoy ironing and often iron my bedding. Weird, huh?
4. I am not anywhere close to the person I was in high school. My husband said that if he had known me in high school he would have never married me.
5. I am deathly afraid of bodies of water where I can't see the bottom.
6. I was named Business Student of the Year my senior year of high school. I was also named Most Likely to Have Ten Kids but not because a crystal ball saw that I would marry a Mormon. Maybe it had something to do with all the partying? I think that it's totally funny that I now have 9 kids.
7. I am a major homebody and have no desire to travel.
8. Someday I would like to be a foster parent and do emergency placements of infants and toddlers.
Well, that's it! Not very exciting, huh? I actually had to go back and change some of those after the first posting. I'm just so darn private that it was driving me nuts having a couple of the original things that I said hanging out there for anyone to run across. :)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This is happy little Matthew, our 4 year old. See this cute little happy face? This is not the face he gave me the other day. Let me explain...
My dear husband will not allow any burping or farting around others. I have never actually heard him do either and we've been married for almost 15 years. Not allowing those actually has merits, I mean, who wants to be stuck in the van smelling something that has come out of someones, ugh...know what I mean?
But sometimes, I just have to let loose a really good burp, just to show the boys who is boss. Of course, this has to be done when the husband is not around.
The other day, I thought I was out of earshot, and I took a big swig of pop and let one loose. It was long, loud, and had lots of interesting textures to it. I turned around to see my 4 year standing there in open mouth astonishment. I was about to say "Hey babe, what do you think of that?" when he said:
"MOMMY! Where are your manners?! Control yourself!!!"
Now I'm just hoping that he doesn't tattle on me!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Our favorite game-What does a "insert animal name" say? We usually play this at mealtime or bathtime. I ask what certain animals say and the little ones answer with an animal sound. Recently we have branched out and this is what the kids have come up with...
Me: What does a Daddy say?
Kids: Go Ducks! (said while pumping your fist in the air)
Me: What does a Mommy say?
Kids: No, No (said while shaking finger)
Me: What does a Joseph say?
Kids: (Make farting noises)
Me: What does a Michael say?
Kids: Mr. D (His soccer nickname, stands for Mr. Defense)
Me: What does a Timothy say?
Kids: I forgot (This is Tim's favorite and our not-so-favorite line)
Me: What does a Joshua say?
Kids: Beavers, boooooooo
Me: What does a Liz say?
Kids: Sorry, sorry, sorry (said while laughing and putting hand in someone's face)
Me: What does a Matthew say?
Me: What does a Hannah say?
Me: What does a Levi say?
Kids: Batman (insert Batman music) Batman...
Me: What does the baby say?
Kids: (make crying noises while rubbing eyes)
Me: What does a Grandpa say?
Kids: Motorcycles! Vroom...vroom...
Me: What does a Grandma say?
Kids: Love you!!!
I think that pretty much sums us all up in one line each. I guess that doesn't say much about Joseph... Poor Josh, he is Joseph's roommate and he sleeps on the top bunk. :)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The not so smart one?...He (the older, taller twin wouldn't allow me to release his name) wouldn't let me take a picture of his shiner. How did he get the shiner you ask? While playing the Wii he got really into the game and accidently hit himself in the eye with his controller. That is the most lame self-inflicted injury that I have ever heard of!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Hannah was a beautiful princess
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Joe with Tim and Michael at a swim meet
Joe with his new desk in his unusually clean room
Joe working on his Archery merit badge at Scout Camp
Joe with Lillian. He is soooo loving with the little ones.
Josh swam on the swim team again this summer