Friday, November 21, 2008

High aspirations for a 3 year old

I was spending my special one-on-one time with Celestial playing with play-doh. I was asking her all sorts of questions. She decided I am supposed to have two more kids, both boys. I asked her what she will be when she grows up. She said a mommy. I asked her how many kids she is going to have and she said 10, 5 girls and 5 boys. Wow, that's a large family I said. This is what she said, "Yeah, basically I am going to be rich." I laughed so hard. Then she preceded to tell me she is going to go on a mission and baptise someone who will then become a bishop, then become a mommy, and get this, then she is going to find a cure to cancer so nobody has to die. All this came from my three year old. Straight from her mouth! Talk about high aspirations for a three year old!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Must see Video

My brother, Jared made this for the school he teaches at for Veterans Day. It is really good.

He also made this one for Ben while he was in Iraq:

And this one of his family that I love:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Israel Dude

My kids pick out their own clothes in the morning and this morning was no different. Israel got himself dressed with a hat on backwards and his dogtag from his dad and came up to me and said, "Do I look like a dude?" I said yes and then he said, "I have flip-flops on and dudes always wear flip-flops."

Those of you who know Israel well I am sure can hear him say it. He just cracks me up sometimes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I don't think he meant it that way...

We were trying to get the kids to go to sleep tonight and the older two girls decided to sleep in the living room. I said ok. After a while, we could see they weren't going to sleep anytime soon so Ben had me turn off the music he had on and he decided to turn something on the tv for him to listen to while he worked and to put the girls to sleep. I don't think he realized at the time exactly how true it was. He put in the DVD from one of the general conference sessions we had while he was in Iraq and what do you know, the girls were asleep in just a couple of minutes LOL.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Field Trip and Halloween

So, Halloween was a big day for us. We started with a field trip to Tallassee, AL. They taught the kids about the civil war and "enlisted" them in the army.

Can you figure out where my kids are? They had these kids yelling "Yes sir" and really into it. They taught them how to handle a gun and sword. It was great!

They then taught the kids about the tons of different flags the confederate army had, taught them all about canons and even shot one, then about camp life, and the medical part. The last station they played the banjo and sang some old songs. It went pretty well other than my kids being hungry and thirsty (it was lunch time) and towards the end, Eden had a huge fit cause she wanted her friend to come over and I said not today cause it was Halloween but another day and she went nuts. I had to have another mom take my other kids so I could go deal with her.

We finally got back to the van to get our lunch and my van key was missing. It had fallen off the key chain at some point. All we could figure was that it had to be in the big field somewhere. So I went looking with a couple of the workers while my kids stayed with the other kids and shared their lunches. We looked for hours and couldn't find it. A friend of mine has AAA and she called them but they couldn't help cause it is a dealer only key. So she called the dealers closest to us but they didn't have any in stock. We had no idea what to do and we were about two hours away from home in the country.

Finally, one of the guys pulled up in a truck and asked it I wanted a ride to where my key was. I was so relieved! He had gone over by the van and kicked it up out of the grass. I was never more excited to go home.

As soon as we got home, it was time for trick or treating. Eden went as a ballarina (she lost the angel costume I bought her), Israel was a dragon, Celestial as a dinosaur, and Luci was a ladybug. We went with the neighbors around our neighborhood. Ours is a big hit every year. People come in with the back of their trucks full of kids dragging a trailer full of kids and just let them go. Some people give out these cute little goodie bags instead of just candy. They have stuff like bubbles, straws, stickers, toys, etc in them. I haven't seen Halloween this fun ever in my life. We really enjoyed it!
After we got home, we settled down and watched "A Corpse Bride", which Ben picked out and relaxed. It turned out to be a pretty good day.