Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Noah's Nightly Prayers

This is a video of Noah saying his bedtime prayers. He loves to pray and is usually very reverent. He got a little crazy in this one... I blame the video camera. :) At the beginning of this video, he prays for elephants and trucks... cute!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Can't help myself

Ok so most of you know I have my own blog now where I can talk about things other then how great my family is (they are great). I love this blog the way it is and don't want to clutter it up with the craziness of my head. BUT I think this had to be shared because it will have you wondering what this world is coming too.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Yep, I changed my blog background. I know we haven't even gotten through Thanksgiving yet but it snowed today on our way to Kindermusik which, in my mind, means it's winter! Winter to me means Christmas, and Christmas means family! I can't wait to spend time with the people we love most!

Story time

A little background... This book is about a frog who goes around to different animals in search of the perfect dance. Each animal has it's own dance and none of them seem right to the frog. At the end, his mother shows him her dance and he realizes that it's perfect for him. This is the first time Noah ever read this book to himself. It's pretty cute! Unless you're a grandparent or aunt or uncle, I can't promise that this long clip will be entertaining to you. We love our little man and love to see him learn like this!

Hello from Griffin!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Locked Out!

You might have read my to-do list from last Saturday. Well, since I had written it down, I was much more motivated to actually do it. I got up from the computer, put a load of laundry in and then went to look at my picture frames. I found one that I wanted to use but I didn't like the color of the wood. I decided to take it outside and spray paint it black. Griffin was asleep in his room and Noah was playing. I walked out the front door and saw Noah watching me through the glass door. I proceeded to put a coat of paint on this frame which probably took about 15 seconds. When I turned around to come inside, the front door was closed. No problem, right? WRONG! Noah had flipped the deadbolt and locked me out of the house!! I tried to talk to him through the door to let Mommy in... He wasn't understanding. He tried to turn the knob but didn't understand that he had to turn the deadbolt. Now, Ammon was out of town on a camp out which means that house was locked up tight. Every window, every door was locked. We don't have a key hidden outside so there was no easy way in. I told Noah that I was going to be right back and I ran across the street to my neighbor's. I told them that I was locked out of my house and my babies were inside. I used their phone to call my in laws. I knew that they had a key to our house. I got up with Will and he said that he was on his way. It's about a 30 minute drive from his place to ours so I ran back to my house to talk to Noah. Luckily he stayed in the living room and I could see him through our front window. He found a bag of fritos, threw everything off the coffee table and played with his flash cards. He talked to me through the window and we did the itsy bitsy spider a thousand times trying to make the time pass. My neighbor came over while I was still waiting and started talking to me about a time he locked himself out of the house in the winter... That was nice and all but all I wanted to do was keep Noah engaged so he wouldn't roam the house or get upset. My neighbor prayed for us and then left. Noah tried to unlock the door a few more times but to no avail. Finally Will pulled up on his motorcycle and gave me the key. Thank you Will!! I spent about 45 minutes locked out and I'm so grateful that Griffin was sleeping and Noah was happy. Things could have been much worse!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas in November

I knew that Ammon REALLY wanted this shirt but was never going to buy it for himself. I went ahead and ordered it and was going to give it to him for Christmas. Well, the little booger found it in the mailbox the other day and realized what it was by the packaging... I went ahead and let him have it early. Pretty cool shirt, eh?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Today's List

I would like to get these things done today... Ammon is gone on a camp out so I'm hoping the kids will let me. Happy Saturday everyone!
  • get ALL laundry done
  • clean kitchen
  • organize scrapbook room
  • create new header for the blog
  • get a couple pictures framed and hung

Friday, November 7, 2008

Have you ever?

Bold the things you've done:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

39 out of 99.
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