December 30, 2008
(My camera battery was dead while they were here so I stole this picture of the fun from Jami's blog! Thanks Jami)
December 29, 2008
December 28, 2008
December 25, 2008
December 20, 2008
So here are our festive variations on the traditional scene:
On the first entrance the wise men couldn't remember where to stop and so they approached and retreated a couple of times before stopping, and then still being a bit unsure wise man #3 lay down on the stage and did a few break dancing moves.
The little sheep's costume was made from quilt batting, which allowed her to pull small tufts of fluff off as she walked leaving a little trail behind her in case she couldn't find her way off stage.
Upon second entry the wise men now knowing where to stand went right to their spot, offered their gifts and pressed their hands together in the attitude of prayer. The third little wise man began chopping the little sheep on the hear with his prayerful hands. The 2nd wise man tried to shush him and he turned on her with his hands still clasped but not so much in the attitude of prayer as much as the attitude of Jackie Chan.
P.S. I found out at church today (Sunday) that our little sheep was also fed real hay by her siblings!
December 19, 2008
She ate all the chocolates.
How do you discipline that? I tried a couple things, finally I bought another calendar (considerably cheaper at this point in the season) and the kids are doing it without her. So they all had 3 chocolates this morning with their breakfast.
December 18, 2008
So... to all the kind hearted generous friends who have given or offered to give us TV's (we actually received 6 in the last year), thanks for the offers but we already have a brand new 19 inch flatscreen. :) It's huge!!
December 17, 2008
Sydney opened the fridge and a brand new gallon of milk "jumped out" and split open. The spilled milk pooled under the fridge. There was a pen jammed in the back wheel of the fridge so it was hard to pull out. Nate slipped on the milky floor and was sent away and went to play with the puppy. Christian was moping behind the fridge. Sydney forgot to do her homework. Rebekah refused to shower because she didn't want to be third in the shower. When all the girls came out none of them had showered and there isn't time for Rebekah to shower. Nate says "mom Dejay pooped in my room". No one can find clean socks. Christian says "Oh, you wanted me to mop behind the fridge until it was clean?". Truman says "I just stepped in dog poo in the hall". And the only clothes Hazel will wear is a swim suit!
I'm thinking about going back to bed...
December 14, 2008
How are you all doing? We are fine, thanks.
This was another busy week. Monday we went to a concert. Tuesday we went to a concert. Wednesday we went to a concert. Thursday we went to a concert. Friday we went to a concert. Saturday we went to a concert. Just kidding about Tuesday...It is really fun to watch your own kids perform!
Hazel looks like this at many of the concerts...
It's tough to be the baby!
December 12, 2008
December 11, 2008
Is the Puppy's front teeth
December 5, 2008
December 4, 2008
November 30, 2008
Kenneth got the haircut of his dreams!
And We went to Moab for Thanksgiving, Emma, Miho, and Charlotte and Jeremy were there too. It was fun to spend time all together, we did miss Paul's family.
The weather was very wet but Saturday we did get out for a little hiking!
The wet weather did make it possible for me to read three books over the weekend.
Here is a clip of Christian's Jazz band concert in October.
November 29, 2008
November 19, 2008
Nate: Mom I leaned how Indians say fish
N: Actually they don't speak
M: Oh? I think they do
N: No, they only draw symbols.
M: They do speak.
N: No, Mrs. Johnson said No they do not speak.
M: Well, maybe you misunderstood what she meant
Rebekah(my peacemaker): Nate mom's right.
N: I have never seen any Indians speaking.
R: Well sometimes they talk and you can't see them....
Everyone looks at her.
R: ...like when they are wearing masks!
N: See I knew they could talk.
November 16, 2008
The kids pooled their money and bought her a nice kid-friendly camera. She has been a good sport about sharing it. Here they are all watching her open it.
Blowing out the candles.
Kenneth got this great picture of Bekah and Hazel!