Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow Day!

It started snowing last night around 9:00. We went to bed and in the morning woke up to maybe an inch of snow. Enough anyway to cancel school for the day. By 8:30 a.m. all snow in our immediate vicinity had been trampled on or sledded over by 5 very excited children.
Of course, K would be the first one out there:)

Oh, and due to the precarious weather situation:
soccer game tonight is cancelled.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bike Riding!

Saturday was a sunny day. We took the opportunity to have a family bike ride day. I'm so proud of my littles. We went to a 3 mile trail near our house. D and Roy went all the way to the end and back! That's 6 miles round trip! D rode the whole way and didn't complain one bit. A was in the bike trailer attached to Roy's bike so technically she went 6 miles too. Much of that was spent asleep though.
K and I rode together. She pumped her little legs on that little bike and managed to hit the 3/4 mile mark before turning around. Her hands were cold. She should have worn gloves. Still, 1 and a half miles is not a small thing when you are such a small thing. I was proud of her too. I think there are many more bike rides in our future!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Which was more like Valentine's Weekend. Saturday, Roy and D went to get a few surprises for their Valentines. They came out with a yellow rose for the girls and a red rose for me. Very sweet. Since they can't really hide the roses and keep them alive, we put them out in a vase to enjoy all weekend.

We also went to ToysRUs because we were down by there and the kids love to shop there. D actually wanted to buy a Lego City train but since they cost more than $8 he had to pass. However, we did find a cute little girl bike on clearance. K has been wanting a bike for some time. She tools around on what we have affectionately dub the "Red Racer" but she has been pining after a 'big' bike. Everytime we go to a store with bikes she tried to ride them around. So guess what K got for Valentine's day? Roy and D put it together Saturday evening. We were going to wait until Monday to give it to her but she saw them assembling it. There was no holding her back after that!

Sunday, D and Roy made a special treat for their girls. D had an idea to melt chocolate chips into a heart. Roy had the idea to add peanut butter. And thus, imitation Reeses was made. They worked together and made a pan of Reeses for their girls. D tried to use the cookie cutters to cut hearts but it didn't work out too well. The chocolate broke all over. Still tasted really good though.

Monday, Roy and D had one more trick up their sleeve. They had bought some little tacks to hold up shelves in my laundry room cupboards. We have the cupboards; we cut the shelves, all that was lacking were the tacks -- so they got me some and put up shelves.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Random Updates

I can't believe I didn't get around to blogging about my HOT DATE! It was a few weeks ago now. I kept meaning to but .. . well, you know how it goes. Roy took me out to see the Zags play! We went a couple of years ago. It is so much fun! Last time, Roy had just graduated so we actually 'knew' some of the players. Not so much this time. Although, being from Utah, I had a special interest for #11 David Stockton. I must say, he did not disappoint. He is small (only 5'11" -- this coming from a 5'3" SAHM) but fast! He was all over the court. #00, Robert Sacre, on the other hand is crazy tall -- 7'0". And his eyesbrows reminded me of Sean Connery all night. The team didn't play as well as I've seen (again, like I could do better.... ... I do have a pretty wicked granny shot though... . . ) but at least they won.
Our neighbor babysat while we went out. The kids love him. Yes, I just admitted to using a male babysitter. Roy and I had a strict no boy babysitter policy until we moved here. Now our next door neighbor loves kids, comes from a good family, is a great kid and our kids love him. **shrug** In the morning (we got home way after bedtime) K asked me where Kadon was. She wanted him to be here to play with in the morning!

The laundry soap seems to be working out well. I have probably used 1/5 of the bucket I made in December. The clothes look just as clean to me as always. Roy thinks they don't smell as fresh but I didn't add any essential oils to it either. I have also used the soap to scrub carpets and as a pre-treatment. It's good. Guess we'll keep at it. Especially since I probably have a year's supply. And it will only cost me $1.50 out of pocket to make another year's worth.

K is a dragon. Too much viewing of How To Train Your Dragon. Delightful movie. Less delightful 3 year old roaring all.the.time.

We went bowling today for a birthday party. It was fun. K and D both bowled. We bowled over Christmas in Delta. Today, K beat me. She can't take all the credit though since Roy and I bowled a lot of her frames. Still, if it hadn't been for the gutter gaurds, I would have had no game at all.

Friday, February 4, 2011

K's funny

She's said a few funny things lately that I want recorded for the future. You know, like when she has her first date, or when she has her own little rascal.

K has started using the word "crap". This is not a word we like to use in our house, but it has been known to slip out at times -- obviously. She uses it for everything. She will hold out something and in a matter of fact tone say, "This is my crap."
I like to add tomato sauce to mac and cheese (so yummy:) and K likes to get the can for me. She never can remember which can it is though. So she was up on the counter the other night while I was making mac and cheese and she got a can. "Mommy, is this the right crap?" Uh, no.
I've tried to talk to her about this. I've told her this is not a nice word. Her response, "Yes it is a nice word." "No it isn't, it means poop." "No it is crap. It is a nice word." Before you know it we've degenerated into "No it isn't." "Yes it is" "No it isn't" "Yes it is". . . .

Tonight, Roy put K to bed and then left to go to Home Depot for a few things. As he was leaving, I went into the girls' room to put A to bed. (Totally didn't work, by the way. She is sitting on my lap right now. Typing with a 19 month old is interesting.) K was standing by the door upset. I asked her what was wrong. She said, "I don't want daddy to go. He will get lost." I reassured her that he would not get lost and would in fact be back soon. "No he will get lost and we will have to get a new daddy! And if the new daddy gets lost he will be dead." You see the logic at work here.

I love this little girl. She is just amazing and funny. She talks to grown-ups like a grown-up and makes all sorts of people smile. I'm proud of her.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Been gettin' my craft on

I've gotten far behind on my craft posting. Here's a run down of several projects I've done.
Chore Charts
Inspiration from here

I'm hoping the novelty lasts until they graduate high school.

YW Craft Night
Inspiration from here

Bathroom Decor
I actually did this a while ago but I don't think I ever posted it. I really like the way it turned out. I got the mirror at Goodwill for $2. There were 4 of them that looked like this:
I painted 2 others blue for the kids bathroom.

Girls' Room
It has been a work in progress but I think I'm done.