Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Last night we went to the Library to watch Horton Hears a Who. It was a very cute show. Kat and kids came too. It was fun, but I think my kids ate all the popcorn. I guess that's what happens when you decide you don't want to eat your dinner!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our Favorite Elder




We had an awesome Hawaiian missionary here named Elder Alisa. Chris was actually friends with his brother in the MTC (small world). So we got to know him really well. He would come over to have dinner when they didn't have it. Even if I had to throw them food through the door because Chris wasn't here. We always like to make sure the missionaries are fed. Especially if we like them. Elder Alisa would bring his ukelele over once in awhile and sing to us. He had a very good voice. One of the songs he would sing for us was "Somewhere over the Rainbow" the version on our blogspot. So the other day it started playing when I pulled up our blog. Stockton heard it and said, "When is Elder Alisa going to come here again?" I told him, "In the summer." He said,"He has to live in that other place for a long time!" I said,"Well the summer is when he gets to go home and is done with his mission. Then he'll be able to come over in his jeans and t-shirt and not a suit." He said, "Oh... then he'll be a real man." The thoughts of a four year old. Some of the things kids say you just have to share. They are just too funny not to!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The kids










Z saw me take the picture of S dancing and she was cheezing. The next is S dancing. M loves to draw. Tonight she just chilled in the rocker and drew. We finally had a warm enough day to play on the trampoline. The kids had fun. Tonight we had Parmesean Chicken. It was really good. Now we just need to figure out how to get S to eat anything with a seasoning on it. He just looks at it until we make him take a bite. At least he doesn't throw it up.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What's important

Saturday night I asked M if she wanted to stay at her dad's another night or go to church and she said I don't care if I go to church or not. I hung up the phone. It was his weekend and usually we pick them up for church, I think that is very important. I was upset all weekend. Not knowing what to say to her when she got home. Our lessons in church definitely helped. When they got home they were sent straight to the bath and after they were done we sat down and talked. We decided to let them know why we attend church. We told them they get to take the sacrament every Sunday. It helps us remember Jesus and that he died and suffered for our sins so we can live with him again. We also told them that they get to go and learn more about Jesus. M is getting baptized this year and I think that's what upset me the most. I will pray every night that they will be able to make the right choices. But Chris and I realized that we need to make some changes too. We always read the scriptures at night as a family. We use the Book of Mormon for Latterday Saint Families. It has extra quotes and questions at the bottom to help children and adults understand better and makes you think about what you are reading. Last night we did something different. We had the kids get their scriptures. M can read so we had her read a few verses. S just held his Book of Mormon. Chris went through and stopped every few verses and asked questions. I hope this works better. They always asked questions, but M reading will help her understand better too.

I always hope that I can be a good example to my kids so they will want to go to church later in life. Sometimes it just takes a jolt to realize I need to do more.

When I went to check on them at bedtime both of them had tears in their eyes. I told them I loved them and we weren't mad. I was just disappointed. I told them it's good that they want to spend time with their dad. But they need to be the example to him too. They don't have prayers at all over there. We told them they need to say prayers together. Even if their dad doesn't want to. They can say them together. They can tell their dad they want to go to church. They can tell him that they want to say prayers. They should want their dad to be a better person so he can see them sealed in the temple one day.

I hope we were good examples to them last night. I hope they will remember who they are and remember that we love them.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Z Praying

video

Last night I went and had a shower. Z got a hold of my shirt and was parading around the living room. She had managed to get it on. Backwards, but on. She thought she was the queen of the ball.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Okay I finally got a new background. The cutest blog on the spot is down right now so I used a different one. I got Kat added to Facebook!! Now I'm sure her husband is practicing voodoo on me because I have a headache today. Just kidding about the voodoo. I decided that I'm going to have a recipe of the week on here. My cousin Brad's wife on their website have recipes. I thought that would be very fun. So look for a recipe on my blog. I'll have to think of some other ideas to put on here. Maybe a craft for kids to do with you once a week or something.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kat showed me how to post things!! Yeah!! Thanks to Kat. now when I have time I can actullay make it look cute.... maybe.