Friday, May 28, 2010


So a few months ago we had a family home evening on modesty. It didn't go so well. I was pretty sure everything just flew over her head and figured we'd try again in a year or two. Well apparently it did stick because lately Addison's been pointing out that she needs to wear sweaters with some of her clothes because they're not modest. Cool. She got it.

Well, today we were waiting for Hannah's 1 year dr appt. She had a runny nose so we were waiting in the Hall at the hospital so we didn't get the babies inside sick. A lady walked by with a spaghetti strap dress. Addison pointed and said right to her, "That's not modest." I just about died! Fortunately the lady just laughed. I apologized. This weeks FHE may be on keeping some thoughts to yourself.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


So Bart's been complaining that I'm not posting lately. (Who knew my biggest blogging fan was my husband...I didn't even know he read regularly.) Honestly. I've been trying to get our Garden in, deal with sick kids, clean the house for an appraisal (refinancing), get ready for family and friends coming to visit, babysitting friends kids, leaving town for a graduation, a cold, etc.

And now he's left me again for a weekend painting in the grand canyon! How on earth do I have time to post!?!?

But, to relieve some of the stress I'm feeling, I thought I would post a few things Addison says that make me laugh:

Addison: On the Board
Translation: All aboard

Addison: Holly e you a
Translation: hallelujah

So the "all aboard" one is from her watching Dinosaur Train. I must confess, I actually enjoy this show. It's about a Teranodon family who has adopted an orphaned T-rex, and their adventures learning about dinosaurs while riding the dinosaur train. It's a cute, clean, upbeat show.

But perhaps part of the reason I like it may be because I picture episodes far in the future. Episodes where Buddy accidentally eats Tiny, or marries Annie only to discover she's his biological sister. I'm slightly twisted, I know. But seriously. He's a T-rex. Some day in the future that family harmony is going to be shattered by primal instinct. AND Annie looks EXACTLY like buddy. I wonder if Mr. & Mrs. really found that egg abandoned somewhere, or if there were shadier antics involved. And why Mr. & Mrs. Tyrannosaurus haven't brought up the issue.

Sigh. Some people have soap operas. I have Dinosaur Train and my own imagination.

Friday, May 07, 2010

A Reminder for the Winter Months

I've been driving around our neighborhood for a few days now falling IN LOVE with the snow capped mountains and warm weather and I just HAD to take a picture of the scenes from around town. I have just felt so grateful lately for the beauty that is around me. I thought if I took some pictures of the scenes that make me feel so good, maybe if I look at them in the freezing winter months it'll remind me of why I am still living in Utah (and loving least in the spring, summer, and fall). :)

And I thought Addison was a good eater...

Hannah will seriously eat anything we put in front of her. So far we've tried peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, avocado, lettuce, ground beef, chicken, zesty curry and lime chicken, potatoes, sweet potatoes, spaghetti, green beans, squash, cheerios...and seriously, the list could go on and on.

It's a challenge now. Everything we eat, we cut into tiny chunks and put on her high chair tray to see if there is anything she won't eat. So far we haven't found anything. We even had some spicy chips the other day that somehow she got a hold of, and the spice didn't seem to phase her! I can't believe it!

When Addison was her age, I had a hard time getting her to eat a lot of things...especially meat. Can this child be an easier baby?!?! I am seriously terrified of what the teenage years are going to bring. If they're good babies, that means I have to have a hard experience at some point doesn't it?