Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
The theme was Landmarks. Each member was encouraged to show a photo of a landmark in the their life. As most family gatherings we also were encouraged to sing our favorite song. The girls sang but if you look to the right of the photo that slumped over guy holding his glasses and looking like he would rather be anywhere-else-but-here tells exactly how #1 felt. Needless to say our boys didn't sing. My boys will sing but not in front of people-even family.
Our family landmarks were:
mine: DH's and my first date in Toronto that he didn't actually admit was a date until we were married 5 years.
DH: our wedding day
#1: receiving the Aaronic priesthood
#2: being baptized
#3: learning to tie his shoes (hallelujah!!)
#4: wearing big boy underwear and giving up his binky
#5: having a pig tail
#6: being born
Sunday, March 16, 2008
As you can see, we filled the dining and living room. Everyone got an individual star shaped brownie with a candle and the big dessert was trifle. It was a great Sunday dinner/party.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
mmmmm, you have a lot of holes in those socks
yeah, I like that my toes stick out and I get good traction
oh, okay (mother has to ramp up thinking here) but don't you want to slip on the hardwood floors?
yah, I could use some new socks
that was with #2
Conversation with #1:
do you need new underwear?
are things getting too tight?
do you have enough?
So here is the mystery...we are packing for a visit to Grandma's house (over the river and through the woods and over the mountains and over more rivers....). I ask #1 to get 3 pants, 1 shorts, 6 shirts, 1 pj, 6 underwear, 6 socks. I got the pants, shorts, shirts, pjs. I hollered at him to get him to get his underwear. The child says, "Well, I only have 2 pair." Mother's mind implodes with the word "eeeeeuuuuuuuuu!" echoing in her brain. Where do they go? I know the dryer eats socks? does it have an adolescent boys' appetite and eat boxers too?
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
All have been fed, cleaned and are still breathing. I had to lower my standards this week.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
#3 is spending the day with Johanna. There has been no arguing, screaming, tattle reports, stomping due to unfairness of life, you get the idea. The day has still had its demands. Normally at this time of the day I am ready for DH to take over just because of the amount of referee work I have to do.
He walked in and the fighting started. sheesh
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The Suburban has been replaced. It has had a problem. Every now and then, and mind you only every now and then, it wouldn't start. It wouldn't start only for me and it did it twice when I was pregnant and twice with children aboard. All the dash lights would turn on but it wouldn't crank. When I was stranded at the Target parking lot, had called AAA, the towtruck was turning into the lot and then it started. At least I only had the eldest and the youngest with me that day.
We brought it to the shop. $1500 later...two weeks later I am stranded with all 6 children, AAA is called, #2 tries it and it starts. We sent it back to the shop but after 3 days they gave up and couldn't find a problem.
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