Friday, November 27, 2009

what a fun and busy week

Monday morning I finally registered my car so there is no need to hide from the policeman anymore. Then I rushed home to babysit Carlene's kids. Surprise!! My mom and Carlene showed up at my door with Bajio and Diet Coke. I wasn't really tending they were surprising me with lunch for my birthday. How nice was that?!
Later, when I picked Addie up from school, she came running to the car, "Mom, I won! and they gave me my own debit card." she won the reflections contest in her school in the dance category. She was pretty pumped. She had to go use her debit card (walmart gift card)immediately.
Tuesday, I had to go pick up Addie from school because she claimed her heart was hurting. I have discovered over the years that this means she is worried about something. But the school was concerned so I took her home. Later, I discovered that she was worried about math because she had lost her math homework. She thought the teacher was going to be mad at her. She also was refusing to go to dance because she lost one of her tap shoes. We found the tap shoe and her heart was miraculously healed.
Trey has been cracking me up. He says so many funny things. Some of them are only funny because he is 3 and still innocent. for example, at dinner time blessing on the food, Trey folded his arms and very loudly sang " Heavenly Father had a farm E I E I O" He also announced he wants to be a baseball card when he grows up and has started hitting his head in frustration and saying " son of a bit" I swear it didn't come from me or Landan. Addie insists he got it from watching Elf.
Wednesday My mom and sisters went to see New Moon. I still don't get what all of the fuss was about. But I enjoyed it. I would definitely have to be team Jacob. Edward is too scrawny, has a hairy chest and looks like he wearing lipstick.

We also made Indian head dresses

and sugar cookies on Wednesday. Trey really enjoyed the cookie decorating.

Tuesday, I also went to dinner with friends for my birthday. It is always fun to get together with these girlies.

Thursday, Carlene and I ran in the Earn your turkey four miler. We had a good time! It was really cold and there were like a thousand runners but it was still fun!
This year we also had Thanksgiving with all three families. The Huff's had theirs last week at GC. My parents dined yesterday noonish and then we went to Grandma Patty's for Dinner. It was a great day! Fantastic week... And No, I am not going shopping on black Friday.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I am always getting older

yep, I am officially 33! How does this happen? I swear I just posted about #32. Highlights from the birthday include going out with my mom and dad to Texas Roadhouse. My new digital camera also purchased by the parents, Landan's attempt at making cheesecake, my new Pedometer/heart rate/chronograph watch from Steve and Ellen and the numerous art work that Addie gave me. I also got enough diet coke to keep me in business for a while. I can't complain.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

girls on vacation

We went on our semi -annual girls' trip this weekend. We had so much fun! Addie and Hallie made friends with these lovely rats. The rats, being very appreciative of their friendship left them treasures by their bed. No, not rat poop. They gave them coloring books and crayons to help them settle down at night.
We went to Pirate Island pizza. That was really fun

We went to see the Christmas Carol in 3D. Hallie and Addie thought it was scary. Lydia was great.

We went by the temple and looked at the Nativity. Hallie and Addie are pretending to be wise men.

On the way home, the girls decided to see if their 3D glasses would work for watching a movie in the car.
Once again, we had a great time! Landan did a great job at home with the boys. He even cleaned and did laundry.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

weekend review

A couple of days ago, I ran over this beautiful creature in my driveway, while coming home from taking Addie to school. I wasn't 100% positive it was dead, So I took the picture and then ran for my life.
I am so extremely proud of this preschool picture of Trey. Why? because he looks like he is cooperating!! That is huge for Trey! Plus, he looks incredibly handsome. Other funny Treyisms for the week. Trey has narrowed down his costume choices for Halloween next year to either the letter Y or X or the number 56 or 32. When I asked him what he wanted from Santa he replied "fruit snacks and chocolate milk" at least he won't be hard to please. On the other hand, Addie only wants her own computer, uneven bars, wii, dollhouse,digital camera, beauty salon and makeup. If she only gets these items she will be completely happy. I guess we are going to have a sad Christmas.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

what an example

My dad is pretty amazing! He is the Mayor of Santaquin and was up for re election.The Opposition has been campaigning very dirty. There have been some horrible things said about him. There were vicious lies spread about his character. But my dad never played their game. He never stooped to their level. There were times when I wanted him to because I thought what they were doing was so unfair. However, the fact that he continued to be the bigger person has reminded me that he is a great guy and his way was definitely the better way. With my dad what you see is what you get. He is very honest and stands by his decisions, even when it doesn't seem to be the popular thing to do.

In the end, he did pull out another victory. I am very happy he won. But even more happy he didn't lose.(yes, I did mean that in more than one way) It was a win for the good guy.