Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My favorite memory of President Hinckley was when I was attending conference in the conference center. After the session was over President Hinckley got up to leave. On his way out he took his cane and bopped the head of one of the brethren! It wasn't hard, and the man was laughing, but I couldn't believe what I had just seen. It was so funny! Here was this prophet of God, and he was joking around with his friends! It was awesome! Suddenly he was a very real person to me. I will always treasure seeing that moment.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I can't remember if I told you earlier...and I'm too lazy to go and check the other posts, so if I have you'll just have to hear it again...but Addison has started using utensils. And by using, I mean she refuses to eat without one if she sees one. Sometimes I can trick her into finger food if no utensils are in sight, but if she even sees me using a fork, she'll demand it, and once she has it, she'll start trying to stab her graham crackers with it. It's really quite a sight.
My favorite is when she eats yogurt. She starts getting fed up with the spoon and will stick her fingers in it. But she knows I get mad when she puts her fingers in it, so she'll like make eye contact with me (and we're talking a very intense stare) and not break it as she sticks her hands in the yogurt. It's like she's thinking, "Okay, if she's watching my face, she can't see my hands." I make sure she knows she's not supposed to do it every time, but inside I'm secretly laughing. The first time she was having a hard time getting the spoon in the little yogurt bottle, so I put it in a bowl for her. I turned my back to her, and when I looked again, her whole face was in the bowl. She was just licking it off the bottom. It was pretty funny.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
If you think that it looks remarkably like she doesn't have a diaper on, that's because she doesn't. She had unzipped her feety pajamas, unbuttoned her onsie, and taken her diaper off. There will be no peace in the Francis house any more...our daughter knows how to strip.
Today we were watching a movie, and I smelled something not so pleasant. After asking around, and assuring myself that nobody had tooted, we all looked at Addison who smiled, and turned around revealing that she had somehow miraculously grown what looked like a tail. It wasn't. And I was very glad that it was Bart's turn to change her diaper. :o)
Bart got a new calling today at Church. He is now the Sunday School President. I swear! Our ward changes presidencies ALL the time! NONE of the presidencies are the same since we've moved into the ward, and the only "Presidents" that are the same are the relief society president and the bishop.
Fortunately I am still in primary and loving it. When I first got called to primary I was really worried that I wouldn't get to know anyone (a big deal since we were new to the ward and I hardly knew anyone as it was). But now that I'm there, I think I know more people than I would have if I wasn't. It's because I know them all through their kids. I'm not nervous about getting to know kids at all, so when I meet their parents we automatically have something to talk about. It's ended up being a real blessing. I love it.
Well, that's about it for this week. Until next time, Au revoir.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Random picture of week - Addison in glasses. So my mom put her glasses on Addison. She absolutely loved it. When she had the glasses on, Addison would reach toward someone, and when you got her close enough, she'd tap them until they would look at their, then she would just start cracking up. Then she'd reach for someone else. It was like she wanted everyone to look at her! It was so funny!
So one of our family resolutions this year is to pray more on our knees with Addison. Bart & I always say family prayers when we wake up and when we go to bed, but usually Addison is either still sleeping or hasn't woken up yet. I will say night time prayers with her, but I haven't been very good about saying morning prayers with her. So we decided that we wanted to pray more with Addison so that she could learn how to.