Wednesday, February 24, 2016
#1 Today Ruth and I were discussing what women can do when they grow up and she said, "I want to be a doctor or a hairstylist, how can I be both. ...I know I'll do doctoring one day and hairing the next! Ya that's how I'll do that! Feb 16,2016
#2 Loving listening to me newly 12year old daughter's sleep over. They are now having sing along dancing in the living room. .. when I turned 12 I had a slumber party and I remember singing and dancing to Bon Jovi. This may shock some of you who know I'm a die hard New Kids on the Block fan. But right at age 12 I also had a HUGE crush on Jon Bon Jovi. So there is a little known fact for you all. (Except my mom who may remember listening to us belt out Bad Medicine, and you gave love a bad name, and wanted. ..) he only came second to my love for NKOTB. ANYWAY my daughter is having a sing along to Disney songs, mixed with a few from our dance classes. Makes me smile! Feb 5,2016
#3 Today picking Ruth up from school we heard a boy teasing a little girl calling her a "poo poo" over and over. I hesitated to say something only long enough to hear Ruth yell "NO! That's a bad word and I shouldn't hear that! " I did ask him a little softer to be nice. She is so bold! Not afraid of the big kids. I'm not too worried about her taking care of herself and asserting what ok and what's NOT. She must get that from aunt Emily Apilado. Jan 28th 2016
#4 After a long morning of fits over homework, I made the wrong breakfast and all the food I make is disgusting, and don't comb my hair, your putting my socks on wrong. ... I told her she could eat breakfast at school and talk to her teacher about her homework because I tried to help with all of the above and she chose NOT to let me help. ..(I also kept reminding her she had choices this or that, this or that... you don't choose I choose for you. ...) we get in the car, only because I KNEW she won't walk to school in that mood.... we get in and on the radio the song says "don't have anyone to blame but my self" over and over. I turned it up for effect.... Jan 6, 2016
Just keeping it real! LOVE my kids and their funnies!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
This was last week but wanted to share anyway. Ethan swam in the district swim meet and did such a great job! He's improved so much. He made it to the second round in one of his races and took 7 seconds off his personal record! I guess shaving your legs was worth it ;)
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Our family has been working on how to keep the Sabbath day holy. We watched the training video that was done by the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After we watched it we asked the kids what they thought we could do to improve our Sabbath day observance. Three of them said play games together. So we have tried it two weeks in a row. I'm worried it will cause to much fighting but we will work out the bumps. Last week we played Disney trivial pursuit. This week we tried this one Larry found at the church in a free pile. It's older than me but it was fun. Only one kid melted down due to losing. But I think it was mostly a success. We may only play games one Sunday a month if it becomes to much. ... we'll see.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Every Valentine's day I make my kids a special cookie with their name on it, and we have red dinner. This year we had the missionaries, grandpa Davis and grandma Lucy over for dinner too! It was so much fun. We had lasagna, red jello, beets and strawberry ice cream with our cookies. I made special ones for our missionaries too. We love our elders. They are so nice and always being such a sweet spirit to our home. Ruth calls them the missiomaries.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
For years Jace and Kade, two boys I have baby sat for 6 1/2 years, have told me about their grandma's cocoa gravy. I finally decided to make it and let's just say it totally lived up to the hype! Yummy! You can see the recipe on my food blog.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I started by cutting the hand towel in half. The fat way so you have 2, almost, squares. (I thought I took a picture of this step but it isn't showing up.) Then take the washcloth and cut it in half corner to corner like this
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
She gets to have a slumber party this weekend with her friends and tonight she gets her favorite dinner (spaghetti) and ice cream cake! Then she will be off to Young Women's activity tonight! BUSY day!
Monday, February 1, 2016
In 2014 I made these Valentine bags for my family. I put them up on February 1st and all month we are suppose to write a note to tell each person one thing we love, appreciate, or an act of service given to show love for one another. This helps strengthen our love for one another, and reminds us to show love for one another. I some times put little treats in them too! I have a bowl filled with paper hearts for them to write on. Let the love fest begin.