Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Taelynn looked at me and said "Mom, you SHOULD have a baby...then you can get bosoms!"
Keep in mind we had company! I'm sure that my face turned bright red. She wouldn't let it die either, she just kept repeating it until I said "Taelynn that is enough!" It is a pretty clear sign that you are in need of some 'enhancing' when your child can state the obvious!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
So onto my next relationship, Pilate's at home with my trusty video. Here's to the approaching swimsuit season! BARF.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thanks Momza for posting such a great post!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This was the picture that we had to try and reproduce.
Building the masterpiece.
The finished hut...what a goofy girl, just gotta love her!
"Enough is enough!" says Cinderella as she throws down her broom and turns in her resignation papers!!!
Did anyone else read this fine print, or were you just as shocked as I was???
It is true that these little 'dwarfs' can bring so much love and joy into my life, but does the mess have to be part of the package? For real, my dwelling looks so WT right now and I am done with it! So like the title says, I threw down my broom and said ENOUGH!
I am sharing this plan with you because if you are Cinderella in your kingdom maybe it will work for you.
I created a chore chart! Some of you are thinking "well duh, Cinderella, you should have done this years ago!" to which I reply, we have tried to come up with a system in the past, but just can't seem to get it to work.
I made a 'weekly' chart circle that we will rotate each child...I mean dwarf, through. Then I made a chart that listed every daily task that I could think of that the munchkins fight us on doing IE...brush teeth, getting dressed, making bed, taking a shower, reading scriptures. Each day they will get a pink or a black check for each task completed. The color of the check depends on how they completed it, if they complained, argued, or just didn't do it when asked then they get a black check. If they do it like the angels I know they are, then they get a pink. At the end of the week we total the checks...for every pink check they get 2 cents, for every black check they get 2 cents deducted. They have the possibility to make $2.50 a week, which they must then pay their tithing and put 10 percent into savings. Now since they will be making money each week, they will start paying for things like treats at the store, or going to the dollar store etc.
I must say that so far, it seems to be working, granted we have only been doing it since Sunday...so my fingers are crossed!
This is the weekly job circle chart, each week I will rotate their name around the circle.
This is Ana's chart...she has a hard time with doing things without complaining...hence the black checks. sigh.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For dinner we did Fondue...which the kids had never done before but absolutely loved! We had steak, chicken and shrimp that they could choose from. I made a few dipping sauces that they could then dip their meat in. It was very tasty.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The little stinker!!!! Does anyone have a leash that I can use on this little guy? We were all standing around the Salt Lake Temple grounds waiting for our turn to take pictures on the temple grounds (keep in mind that it was a Saturday at the Salt Lake temple, so it was PACKED with people) and I looked down to see what this little guy was up to and low and behold....HE WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND! Panic. Fear. Anxiety.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Since things are tight right now, I had to be creative with my gift giving. I have been searching for one of his favorite games which is currently IMPOSSIBLE to find. 'Bang'. I found a company online in November that was going to sell it in December. But then it was put on back order until the middle of January. So his Christmas present became his birthday present.
He recently learned to make homemade pasta, so I found a Pasta Maker online for a GREAT deal and got that for him also. Have you ever tried homemade pasta?! Next time you are at our house we will have to make it for ya, it is the best! I think that he had a good birthday (hopefully). We love you baby! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
When I got home I got the story of all stories. Kade had a messy diaper and I guess that Chris didn't get to it fast enough. Well, at some point, for whatever reason, Kade put his hand down the back of his pants and pulled out a handful of...yep, you guessed it. Well it got worse. Then for some reason he WIPED IT ALL OVER HIS FACE! Seriously dry heaving right about now. But it didn't stop there, then he decided that he needed music while he had his 'facial' so he started to play my piano! You can imagine the scene that Chris found when he walked into the living room. There was poop ALL over Kade's face, his clothes and my piano! Let this be a lesson to all of you father's out there that like to put off changing dirty diapers. The image is just too priceless...where's my camera when you need one? I know, I know, that would be WAY to graphic!