Monday, March 31, 2008
Posted by Lori at 10:29 PM
So, here are a couple little examples of times when I say to my kids "Seriously?"
Posted by Lori at 3:42 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We decided to go to a "special, invitation only" sale at the local furniture store (I would guess almost everyone in Tooele got a "special customer invitation"!). They had a few doorbusters- one which was a microfiber couch that we decided would be nice for our basement. They had 12 couches available at this price. We loaded up the kids (which we had to wake up the baby and tell Scotty that he was going with us whether he likes it or not!) and drove on down. We were quite surprised to see the parking lot packed and a huge line outside waiting for the doors to open. What?? A line?? At the furniture store in Tooele?? In March?? I immediately said that we should just go home because there was no way we would get this couch- since I am pretty much a hermit anymore and don't like crowds! Miles said we should go in anyway and at least take a look at carpet since we're in the market. So Miles went to stand in the line and I got out the huge double stroller, bundled everyone up (it happened to go back to freezing temperatures just in time to stand outside in a big line) and we made it in. I wandered around until I saw Miles following a salesman so I followed him right over to the exact microfiber couch in the ad. Could it be? Could Miles' early morning runs have helped him beat out all those crazy people? YES!! We got it! I couldn't believe it. Go Miles!
Posted by Lori at 10:01 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I am the worst procrastinator. I really hate that I do this, but so far I haven't made too many attempts to change it. I have had the plan to do journal jars for an Activity Days activity for 2 months now. Last month I ran to make the copies a half hour before the activity was to start and made it there just in time. I had good intentions to finish the rest of the jar preparation for the next activity. Well, the next activity time came and I had nothing done- but Grant was sick and I had to cancel- whew! I told myself that I now had two full weeks to get this done. So two weeks have gone by, I wake up this morning and realize that the activity is tomorrow and I HAVEN'T DONE A THING TO PREPARE!!! Argh. Luckily I have a great mother-in-law who was able to help me out getting stuff together. Tomorrow I'll have to run to get a few more things and hopefully be ready in time. I could be doing stuff tonight to prepare, but I have lots of time tomorrow!
Posted by Lori at 9:40 PM
Monday, March 24, 2008
Posted by Lori at 10:23 PM
Posted by Lori at 9:02 PM
Friday, March 21, 2008
I love the way little kids talk. Here are a few of my favorite things that Scotty has said recently.
- He says my instead of I: My wants a drink please. (He's very polite!) My got my hair cut today.
- He mixes up the order of words: Mommy, where my best friend Urban is?
- He mixes up letters in words: Garbage is bargage. Polka dots is dolka pots. Popcorn is caporn. Music is mucsic.
Posted by Lori at 5:46 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This time last year we signed Scotty up for preschool for the 3yr old class in the fall of 2008. At that time he was really shy and so we figured it would be good to get him started in preschool early to help him come out of his shell. Well, yesterday I got the email with all the information about his class that will be starting in the fall. I'm sitting there reading it and starting to doubt myself! Do I really want him to start preschool already? He isn't extremely shy anymore, so maybe he doesn't need the socializing. What about the mean kids and bullies? What if he won't have any friends? Will he be potty trained by then???? (Oh, he better be!!)
Posted by Lori at 10:24 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sometimes it's just hard to be a little kid.
- Scotty wanted to watch The Little Mermaid (which we're sure that he has a little crush on Ariel!) but when the scary part came on he dissolves into tears saying that he doesn't want to watch it anymore and instead of just turning it off he continues to watch, be scared and cry.
- He is having so much fun spinning around and around until he stops and is really dizzy and walks right into his dresser resulting in a bump on his forehead and lots of tears.
- He really loves to play in the playplace at Carl's Jr but he's a little too short to climb up the platform and has to stand there and yell for help. Then he has to listen to Mommy trying to explain how to climb up staring at her blankly because he has no idea what she is talking about! Until Mommy finally finds some kind kid to help him up (because she has already done her time climbing in those things rescuing her nieces and nephew!).
- He has to stop playing for 1 minute for Mommy to change his diaper. But if you suggest using the potty you get a big no screamed at you!
- During daylight savings time he has to go to bed while it's still light outside!
Posted by Lori at 11:09 PM
Every once in a while I get the giggles. You know- when you start laughing at something but you just can't stop! Well, whenever this happens to me it annoys Miles. And the fact that it annoys him makes me laugh even more! It's a vicious cycle- I laugh, he gets annoyed, I laugh more because he is annoyed, he gets more and more annoyed the longer I laugh, and on and on it goes. He gets really annoyed if he doesn't know what I'm laughing about. Like recently I was reminded of the time my friend Ally fell down the stairs in front of a hot guy (sorry Ally, but this is the most recent example I have!!) and it made me laugh and I got the giggles. Miles was asking what was so funny but I was laughing so hard I couldn't tell him. So he just sat there being really annoyed asking every so often what was so funny while I rolled around wiping the tears from my eyes trying to stop laughing long enough to tell him! It's just so funny when he is sitting there asking what is so funny! I think he's just jealous that I get to have a huge whopping laugh fest once in a while! Plus he's always worried that I'm laughing at him. But he knows I would never laugh AT him- just WITH him!
Posted by Lori at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Scotty has numerous times grabbed a little notebook and announced that he was going on a mission. He will invite us along too. Today he had a photo album and said he was going on a mission, so I asked him what you do on a mission. (I have explained this numerous times, but he has selective memory!) His answer this time was "Go to the airport." I told him that you teach people about Jesus and he says "At the airport?" I laughed so hard!! He remembers going to the airport to pick up Uncle Drew when he was a missionary, so to him airports and missionaries go hand in hand! I explained that Daddy went to New York and Mommy went to Ohio to teach people about Jesus and he says that he wants to go to New York like Daddy to teach people about Jesus. I told him that wherever he goes he can talk about Jesus. Teaching moments pop up when you least expect them.
Posted by Lori at 6:37 PM