Can't believe Noah is in first grade.
July 25, 2013
July 20, 2013
I think nightgowns are stinkin' cute on little girls. The down side to that is that they don't make any (that aren't super duper expensive) without a toxic flame retardant on them. So, I made my own. Don't look too close. ;)
The popsicle? It has avocado, coconut milk, dates, vanilla, pinch of salt, and stevia. It taste oh so good!
July 16, 2013
July 11, 2013
Gunny is a guy (bag) that comes and eats toys and clothes that little kids don't clean up. He hides at the top of mom and dad's closet. On Saturday he reguritates the toys and clothes briefly so kids can claim their belongings. If they're not picked up they are assumed not wanted and get to go to the D.I. Got the idea from The Entitlement Trap by Richard and Linda Eyre.
July 5, 2013
We went to grandma and grandpas house. The cousins had matching outfits (too cute). Grandpa let the little boys take apart old motors and things and make fun experiments. They LOVED it!!! The day ended with a few fireworks at our friends house and watching the big city fireworks from afar. It was a late night and everyone was tired. Asher didnt feel good today. Poor little guy. Happy 4th!
July 4, 2013
Today Heath brought home cucumbers from the garden and wanted me to pickle them. I admit with todays craziness, I didn't want to. I did it anyway and now that its done I'm glad.
We went swimming this morning. The boys are getting very comfortable in the water. Then a trip to the library to get books, movies, and to see grandma. I have to admit I was really excited that Noah wanted a science movie and book. The other day he told me he wanted to be a scientist and I'm down with that.
Hannah is such a girly girly. She has started putting her hands on her hips lately and she loves anything pink. Her vocab has really taken off.
The other day I asked Asher if he liked my hair. He said,"yea, but I like your face better." Love that kid :)
Here's the pickles.
July 2, 2013
June 30, 2013
Yesterday we worked in the garden. I was excited to harvest. We pulled a few things but I couldn't wait to taste the heirloom purple carrots. To my surprise they were terrible. :-(
Hannah loves to harvest. She picked an unripe tomato and an unripe watermelon. She better be glad she is so cute. She also fed the chickens from a bucket. I watched her from afar and I'm pretty sure that's what the good life looks like.
I think Heath gets the most excited about harvest time. You should see his face!
Asher has a watermelon patch. He likes to work in the garden, unlike Noah who doesn't enjoy the heat or working in the garden but would rather play video games . Teaching that boy to work just might be one of our biggest challenge.s. In his defense it was about 115 yesterday.
Asher threw up twice last night and Noah had diarrhea this morning. We didn't go to church. They wanted to paint eggs so we did. I think it was inspired by The Rise of the Gardians movie. (The Easter bunny part)
June 28, 2013
June 17, 2013
June 4, 2013
My brother, Matt, is funny, he's a teaser, his armpits smell like a double whopper with extra onions, he's got a metal rod in his back, he's married to a cute girl and has 4 kids. Oh and did I mention he's bald? You decide which one of these is his weird.
That's his daughter's hair.
June 2, 2013
May 27, 2013
We (me and the kids) are on our way to Washington state along with my sister and her husband and 5 kids and my mom. Our mode of transportation? My sisters Mercedes Sprinter. Oh, yes, it holds all 12 of us. Our activities have included sleeping, balloons, glow sticks, window markers (with a little pictionary game), DVD watching, a little crying, color, drawing, stickers, and eating.
My kids are doing surprisingly well. Answered prayers!
May 26, 2013
I'm going to start asking people what's "different" about them and taking pictures. My brother-in-law is the first in the series.
His name is Sam and this is his weird...
He can stick his arm down his throat...just kidding
He was born with only half an arm.
May 24, 2013
May 22, 2013
I'm always looking for the perfect recipe and tweaking recipes. I have probably tried 100 bread recipes (ok realistically 25 ish) but this is it. It's 100% whole wheat and 100% fluffy and yummy. Even my husband asked me to make it again.
It will have you white bread eaters converted over in no time!
We also made donuts and pizza with it.
Noah is playing in a peewee ball league. They are all so cute. I think Noah is the tallest on the team. They run the wrong way, sit down in the outfield, forget to run to the next base, and get about 10 pitches to hit the ball. They dont keep score that I know of but they all have fun.
March 17, 2013
He was assigned to give a talk in primary this week.
Last night Heath was helping him with it.
It subject: Jesus Christ is our Savior.
Heath gave him the first line but the rest is ALL Asher.
I wanted to remember it forever. It's so cute!
Jesus is our Savior.
Jesus died for us because he wants us to live.
Jesus stood beside me.
Lamanites met others who were seeking liberty.
I love Jesus.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
He really told Heath all of that but the first line.
He gave his talk just like that.
I think we'll do that from now on...ya know, let them write their own talks.
January 15, 2013
after I cleaned up the puke off the carpet, off the kitchen floor, off the clothes and off the sink and
after Noah had been crying for an hour because he didn't want to eat his dinner and
after I was looking at and folding some of the mound of clothing on my bed and
after I sent Noah to his room crying and
after Hannah climb in Noah's chair ate ALL his dinner (round 2 for her) and then spilled water all over her clothes (after the bath)...
I said , "Asher, I just can't do it anymore."
me: be a mom
Asher: why? you just get tired?
me: yes, sometimes.
Asher: well, you take care of us.
me: do you think I'm a good mom?
Asher: Yes, sometimes everyone in our family makes mistakes.
me: yes, that's true. Guess I'll be your mom forever.
-Asher, almost 4
January 11, 2013
I told him it wasn't nice and to say he was sorry.
Noah: Sorry Asher.
Asher: I don't forgive you.
Noah: Jesus wants us to forgive.
Asher: I still don't forgive you.
Noah: ok, I'm going to say a prayer and tell on you.